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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.

Bridgeport is Building a Playground in One Day

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September 18th
All Day
Shell Street Park

…and We need your help to make it happen.

Bridgeport is building a playground on Shell Street in one day on September 18th in partnership with KaBOOM! and the Our Family Foundation by Stop & Shop!

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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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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

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, September 17th
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.

Food for Thought Book Discussion

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Wednesday, September 17th
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 September, bring any book you ever loved THAT MUCH and in the tradition of school book reports, tell us why that book is special…and maybe convince us to read it.

Lee y Seras

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Wednesday, September 17th
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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“How Money Works” Seminar

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Wednesday, September 17th
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? Finances Dragging you Down?

You are invited to attend a  free “How Money Works” Seminar presented by: Jessica Layman, Independent Representative of Primerica

Representing Primerica Life Insurance Company.

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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 Movie Matinee

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

Saturday Movie Matinee

Each week the Black Rock Branch Library screens popular current, classic, family and foreign movies. For details on this week’s movie: click here or call 203 576-7025.

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.

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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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.