Various BPL locations
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway – Book Discussion
August is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War l.
6:30 – 8:30 Wednesday, August 20th, Black Rock Branch. Join Tess and Mark Szamatulski, owners of Maltose Express and learn how to brew and appreciate your own beer. Participants must be 21 or over.
Sign up online for summer reading. Read up to 15 books and receive great prizes!
Fun for the whole family!!
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.
First incorporated in 1836, Bridgeport is notorious for a raucous political history that includes both liberating accomplishments and salacious scandals. From a state senator who spent several years in prison for racketeering to a mayor who was caught taking drugs while in office, Bridgeport has had its fair share of unlawful politicians.
The political playground of the city has also seen invigorating leaders who fought hard to bring jobs, industries and prosperity to the community.
The city’s most famous mayor was none other than circus impresario P.T. Barnum.
In this musical spoof of Westerns, a woman (Jane Fonda) seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman (Lee Marvin) but he’s very different from what she expects.
Directed by Elliot Silverstein; Rated NR; 120 minutes; 1965
Free Refreshments will be served – but feel free to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Black Rock Food Pantry.
English Professor Rob Nelson will talk about ways that comic books and graphic novels can address issues that blur the lines between high art and pop culture.
A lifelong fan of narrative forms including novels, films, comics, and rock operas, Rob will try to make the case that comics, especially graphic novels, are just the latest step in a long line of visual literature that stretches back into prehistory before the written word, a step that offers to carry us into a mixed media future.
Don’t miss this fun and informative program.
After all, Connecticut ComiCONN will be here in Bridgeport the following week.
Enzo is returning to the Black Rock Branch with his new program: CIAO LUCIANO, the life and music of Luciano Pavarotti. During this reflection on the life and music of, the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Enzo will perform arias from operas along with popular songs, lead a sing-along and share humorous biographical incidents from Pavarotti’s life.
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.
Make a difference in someone’s life. Help an adult learn to speak, read and write in English or improve their basic reading and writing skills.
You don’t need to speak another language or have a teaching background to volunteer. Please join us at this informational session and learn more about the rewards of becoming a Literacy Volunteer.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 203 576-7012
The ACLU of CT will be conducting an informational session on their view of the voting rights and the ballot question voters will see in November on whether to amend the state Constitution to allow for early voting and/or no-excuse absentee ballots. The session will be conducted by Isa Mujahid, ACLU of CT field organizer (email@example.com).
Voters for, against or undecided on this issue are invited to attend for what should prove to be an informative and lively discussion on this important topic.
Patrons may enter via State Street.
Join us on the 1st & 3rd Satudays of each month for a: Youth Poetry Workshop hosted & instructed by Poetz Realm, Jason Dorsey & Vanessa Liles with special guest Elm City’s own Baub OneGod Bidon.
Then, on the 4th Friday evening of each month come to the BPL’s brand new 4th Fridays: Open Mic Cafe.
Note: Connecticut Against Violence will not host Open Mic Cafe’ today (May 23rd) since we have a special event presented by Ms Kathy Silver & Bassick High School photography class Next Friday May 30th.
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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