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merritt parkwayThe Merritt Parkway:

Join us as authors Lauire Heiss and Jill Smyth discuss the rich history of the Merritt Parkway.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Library News


Christmas Closings at the BPL

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Christmas Closings at the BPL

All BPL locations will close Wednesday, December 24th at 5:00 PM and reopen Friday, December 26th at 10:00 AM.

 

 

 

BPL Mission Statement

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MISSION STATEMENT

We believe that libraries change people’s lives. They are cornerstones of democracy. The Bridgeport Public Library provides opportunities for residents to learn, enjoy and achieve. To accomplish that mission, the Bridgeport Public Library offers free and open access to a relevant collection, staff knowledge, and modern facilities.

 

BPL Board of Directors Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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Meetings & Minutes

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The Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors Seeking Applicants

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The BPL Board of Directors is accepting applications for a volunteer board position.

Any registered voter in the city of Bridgeport who has a high level of familiarity with the city’s libraries and who holds a library card may apply. Individuals who have a strong interest and wish to help reposition the Bridgeport Public Library facilities, collections, programs, and staff to help focus on building community, helping people, and changing lives are attributes sought. Applicants must be able to attend two or more monthly meetings.

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GO PLAY! Parks Passport Program

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Program runs until April 30, 2015
Passports also available at all BPL locations
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Explore, Learn, Play

Go Play! Parks Passport Program provides a fun opportunity for Bridgeport children and their families to visit and be physically active in Bridgeport parks.

TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE GO PLAY! PARKS PASSPORT: Click here

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Saturday Movie Matinee – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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Saturday, December 20th
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

A group of space criminals must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the Accuser from destroying the galaxy.

Director: James Gunn; Rated PG-13; 121 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.

Poetz Next-Gen Youth Poetry Workshop

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Saturday, December 27th
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - 1st floor
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Youth Poetry Workshop

Do you have a young budding artist and want a forum to showcase their talent?
Well look no further…
Poets, emcees, dancers, singers, musicians, actors, etc are all welcome.

Program days and times are 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month.

 

 

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, January 7th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library
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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, January 10th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Bridgeport History Center
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Memoir Writing Class

The Bridgeport History Center has sponsored a Bridgeport Memoir Writing Class since 2002. Please join us on the second Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM.

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Genealogy Roundtable

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Thursday, January 15th
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Bridgeport History Center
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Genealogy Roundtable

Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable, led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

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Food for Thought Book Discussion

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Wednesday, January 21st
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Food for Thought Book Discussion

Our lunchtime book club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM. Bring your brown bag lunch, we will provide coffee, tea and dessert.

For December we will be reading: “The Dinner by Herman Koch”.

Free Computer Classes for Beginners

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Tuesdays
6:30 - 7:45 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Free Computer Classes for Beginners

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

All Tuesday classes begin at 6:30 PM and will last approximately 1 hour.

All Saturday classes begin at 10:30 AM and will last approximately 1 hour.

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

Call: (203) 576-7025.

Friends of the BPL Book Sale

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Thursdays
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Library Garage
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Patrons may enter via State Street.

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.

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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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