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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

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Hour of Code for {Kids}

Bridgeport Public Library and BAYM Computer Genesis will be hosting a FREE Hour of Code event for kids grades 3 – 5 to learn the basics of computer coding in a friendly and relaxed way!

The Hour of Code is here. Check out our video.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Closings

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Thursday, November 27th & Friday, November 28th
All Day
All Locations
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Bridgeport Public Library

All BPL locations will be closed Thursday, November 27th & Friday, November 28th in celebration of Thanksgiving. The BPL will reopen Saturday, November 29th.

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.

 

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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Hour of Code for {Kids}

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Tuesday, December 9th - Thursday, December 11th
3:30 - 5:30 PM
All BPL locations
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Hour of Code for {Kids}

Bridgeport Public Library and BAYM Computer Genesis will be hosting a FREE Hour of Code event for kids grades 3 – 5 to learn the basics of computer coding in a friendly and relaxed way!

The Hour of Code is here. Check out our video.

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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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Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, December 3rd
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, December 13th
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, December 18th
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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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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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.

Kindle Fire Users

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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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Online Classes

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The BPL Launches OneClickdigital Media Manager

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The BPL is pleased to announce a new feature for our audiobook users: OneClickdigital Media Manager – free software that allows BPL patrons to listen and transfer audiobooks to their portable devices.

Just click on the button below and after a quick one-time account set-up process, you will be able to immediately checkout and download any audiobook you choose. 

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BPL Now a Funding Information Network Partner

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Funding Information Network Partner

The Bridgeport Public Library is happy to announce that it is now a Funding Information Network Partner. In cooperation with the Foundation Center, the Library will be providing access to databases of potential funders for local non-profits and individuals.

Workshops and training will also be presented for those new to grant seeking.

For more information please contact the Bridgeport Public Library, Reference Desk at: 203 576-7400 ext. 5.

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