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museumBPL 2014 Museum Pass list

Available at all branches of the Bridgeport Public Library.

Check out all the venues we have available for free admission or a discounted price using your Bridgeport Public Library adult library card.

Museum Pass List

Happy-Halloween-2014

6th Annual Halloween Parade & Party

Bring the whole family and join us for what has become a Black Rock tradition. Fun, Food, Scary Stories, Tricks, Treats and Music by Troubadour Phil Rosenthal and much more.

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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.

 

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.

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Aplicación en Español

Saturday Movie Matinee – THE QUIET ONES

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Saturday, October 25th
1:30 - 3:15 PM
Black Rock Branch
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THE QUIET ONES  (A Halloween Special)Pumpkin_craft_for_Halloween

A physics professor gathers a group of Ph.D students to help him conceive a poltergeist in this Hammer Films production based on actual events.

Director John Pogue; Rated PG-13; 98 minutes; 2014

View Trailer

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

Children’s Dept. Halloween Library Parade

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Wednesday, October 29th
6:00 PM
Burroughs & Saden - Children's Department
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Halloween Library Parade – Wear a Costume!

Children of all ages are invited to join the Children’s Librarians for our annual Halloween Library Parade.

Refreshments will be served.

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Youth Poetry Workshop!

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Saturday, November 1st
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - 1st floor
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Connecticut Against Violence presents Youth Poetry Workshop

Free Food and beverages. Bus passes will be provided if needed. If you will like to cut a cake for your kids birthday we invite you for a celebration.

Please spread the word: #cavbpt with CavCav.

The Youth Poetry Workshop will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Latino Advocacy Foundation of Fairfield County

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Tuesday, November 4th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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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.
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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.

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, November 5th
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.

Poetz Next-Gen Youth Poetry Workshop

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Saturday, November 8th
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - 1st floor
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Youth Poetry Workshop

Do you have a young budding artists 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.

 

 

Memoir Writing Class

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Saturday, November 8th
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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Food for Thought Book Discussion

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Wednesday, November 19th
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 November we will be reading: The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo.

Genealogy Roundtable

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Thursday, November 20th
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.

Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

For more info contact: 203-576-7400 ext. 7

Free Computer Classes for Beginners

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Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 PM
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Black Rock Branch
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Free Computer Classes for Beginners – Tuesdays & Saturdays

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
Booksale

Patrons may enter via State Street.