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Hoopla is Here!!

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Hurray! Hoopla is here!

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your BPL library card.

Check out our newest service!

The first 15 patrons from each library branch to sign up will receive a FREE Hoopla t-shirt.

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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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Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, March 4th
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.

The Kerry Boys, CT’s Favorite Irish Balladeers

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Friday, March 6th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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The Kerry Boys

The Kerry Boys Duo with Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals and Colleen Filush on fiddle and vocals for a rollicking good time.

For over 25 years The Kerry Boys have been Connecticut’s favorite Irish Balladeers with CT State Troubadour 2007/08, Pierce Campbell on guitar, harmonica and vocals and Coleen Filush on fiddle and vocals. Playing traditional Irish ballads and originals, their signature harmonies are backed up with high-energy instrumentation. The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun!

Free Refreshments will be served!

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Saturday Classic Movie Matinee – THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

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Saturday, March 7th
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

After settling his differences with a Japanese POW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men’s construction of a railway bridge for their captors – while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. A near flawless war movie. Winner of 7 Academy Awards – including Best Picture.

Director: David Lean; PG; 155 minutes; 1957

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All March Movies at the Black Rock Branch

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

Sunday Film Festival at the BPL – My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

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Sunday, March 8th
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library
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My Left Foot:

Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb – his left foot.

Directed by Jim Sheridan; Biography, Drama; 103 min; 1989

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Free Refreshments will be served

All Sunday Movies for March (Irish Heritage Month)

Food for Thought Book Discussion

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Wednesday, March, 18th
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.

Our March book is: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

Neuroimaging, with Dr. Ken Pugh,

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Thursday, March 19th
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Neuroimaging studies of early language development, reading and reading disability: An update on recent findings

Join Dr. Ken Pugh, President and Director of Research at Haskins Laboratories (the nation’s leading multidisciplinary community of scientists studying speech, language and reading) for a discussion on how children learn to read and acquire language and most importantly, how can we help those that struggle?

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Genealogy Roundtable

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Thursday, March 19th
12:30 - 1:30 PM
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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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FEMALE EX-OFFENDER SUPPORT GROUP

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Tuesdays
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Support Group – Weekly Meeting

This will be an opportunity to make connections with others who share similar experiences and to create an environment of empowerment.

All female ex-offenders in the Greater Bridgeport area are welcome to join!

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Free Tai Chi Classes

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Tuesdays
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Tai Chi with Jonathan Davis – Weekly Class

Please join us for our weekly Tai Chi classes. These classes are designed for all ages and all fitness levels. Just wear loose fitting  clothing, flat shoes and you’ll be good to go.

Jonathan Davis, a.k.a. Brother Yah-ya,  is a certified Holistic Health counselor accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Yah-ya has been a devotee and instructor in the practice of Tai Chi for over twenty years.

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 computer classes designed for beginners.

All Tuesday classes begin at 6:30 PM 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
Booksale

Patrons may enter via State Street.