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The True Story of the Bpt Poltergeist on Lindley St

Saturday, October 4th, 2:30 – 4:30 PM, Burroughs – Saden Library – Bridgeport History Center

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Passport to CT Libraries!

The Connecticut Library Association is proud to sponsor the first Passport to CT Libraries program, running in all participating public libraries from Sept. 1st – Sept. 30th.

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Library News

Sunday hours at Burroughs – Saden Library

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BPL logoSunday Hours at the BPL

The Bridgeport Public Library is pleased to announce the return of Sunday hours to the main Downtown Burroughs – Saden Library.

Starting September 7th, the main Downtown Burroughs & Saden Library will be open every Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Homeward Bound Books Program

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We Bring the Books to You!

Bridgeport Public Library Services Homeward Bound Books Program is available to Bridgeport residents who are home bound and unable to visit any of the library locations in person.

For more information please call 203-576-7828 to contact the Homeward Bound Books Coordinator Taja Shelton.

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Driver Permit Tests Available for Free!

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Free Permit Practice TestsFree Driver Permit Tests

In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Bridgeport Public Library is proud to offer FREE Connecticut Driver Permit practice tests.

These tests, for both automobile and motorcycle, along with the Driver Handbook for each, are available by clicking on the link. You will be taken directly to the test pages.

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Online BPL Library Card Applications

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Online Printable BPL Library Card Applications 

Printable BPL Library Card Applications are now available Online in both English and Spanish.

Just print out an application.  Fill it out and bring it to the library with proper ID’s (ID info is on each application.) and at no cost become a member of the BPL.

Library Card application

Aplicación en Español

Genealogy Roundtable

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Friday, September 19th
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Bridgeport History Center

Genealogy Roundtable

12:30 Friday September, 19th – Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable, led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield.

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Saturday, September 20th
1:30 - 3:45 PM
Black Rock Branch


Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who’s grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel.

Directors Joe Russo & Anthony Russo; Rated PG-13; 136 minutes; 2014

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Free Refreshments will be served – but feel free to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Black Rock Food Pantry.

Latino Advocacy Foundation of Fairfield County

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Tuesdays, September 23rd
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

Latino Advocacy Foundation Meeting

Our mission is to provide services, programs and advocacy that improve the social, labor and economic conditions of the Latino community in greater Fairfield County while nurturing and promoting its cultural traditions as it builds bridges with  other communities.
Nuestra misión es proveer servicios, programas y actividades de
promoción que mejoren las condiciones sociales, laborales y económicas
de la comunidad latina del condado de fairfield, Injectando la promocion de sus tradiciones culturales, creando puentes con otras comunidades.

Free Computer Classes for Beginners

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Tuesdays starting September 23rd
6:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
computer classes

Free Computer Classes for Beginners

The Black Rock Branch Library is once again offering an ongoing series of free Tuesday evening computer classes designed for beginners.

All classes begin at 6:30 PM and will last approximately 1 hour. Our new instructor will be Black Rock staff member Shadd J.

Space is limited so register for one or more classes now. Walk ins OK – space permitting.

Call: (203) 576-7025.

Lunchtime Book Discussion: Claire in the Sea Light

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Wednesday, September 24th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Newfield Branch
Claire of the Sea Light

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Teens and Adults, join us for our first Lunchtime Book Discussion at the Newfield Branch Library.

Our 1st book will be: Claire in the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat.

Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè-Claire of the Sea Light suddenly disappears.

Please feel free to bring a small bag lunch. Light refreshments will be provided

Lee y Seras

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Wednesday, September 24th
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden - 1st Floor

Lee y Seras

Lee y Seras

Ready for School, Ahead for Life

Six Family Conversations –  Wednesdays, September 10th – October 15th

Dinner and Child Care
Families with Children up to 6 years

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Friends of the BPL Annual Meeting

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Thursday, September 25th
6:30 PM
North Branch
Friends of the BPL

BPL Friends Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library will hold their annual meeting – 6:30 PM Thursday, September 25th, 2014  at the North Branch Library Community Room, 3455 Madison Avenue.

All are invited to attend.

Free Refreshments will be served.

Our Guest Speaker will be Rob Sullivan – discussing his recently published book:

RobSullivanBookPolitical Corruption In Bridgeport – Scandal in the Park City

Discover the stories behind some of the most contentious elections, like the alleged ballot stuffing that ended the twenty-four-year era of socialist mayor Jasper McLevy…

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Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, October 1st
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters Meeting

Please come and visit the Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters meeting

This is a great place to learn how to be comfortable leading and speaking before a small group. This will enhance your leadership and communication experiences before others. Toastmasters meets twice a month on the  first & third Wednesday.

For more info contact: Scott R. Davis at 203-727-2487.

Memoir Writing Class

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Saturday, October 11th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Bridgeport History Center

Memoir Writing Class

The Bridgeport History Center has sponsored a Bridgeport Memoir Writing Class since 2002. Our class has continued to write about memories of not only Bridgeport, Connecticut, but about the stories that we find have linked our lives.

We all have shared landscapes of memories, be it a football game, high school, or daily life. Newcomers are welcome!

Please join us on the second Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM.

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Friends of the BPL Book Sale

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Library Garage

Patrons may enter via State Street.

Kindle Fire Users

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KindleFireB1Kindle Fire Users Rejoice: OverDrive Comes to Amazon App Store

Now that the OverDrive Media Console app is available in the Amazon App Store for Android, it’s easier for users of the Kindle Fire to access eBooks from OverDrive-powered libraries.

The BPL has released new versions of the OverDrive Media Console apps for Android and iOS (iPhone/ iPad/ iPod touch). For the first time, OMC is available to Kindle Fire users in the Amazon App Store for Android, making it easier to access eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive-powered libraries. (Previously, Kindle Fire users could side-load the OMC app.)

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