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Genealogy Roundtable

12:30 Thursday May, 15th – Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable, led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield.

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Sheri Miller in Concert

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheri Miller performs heartfelt, soulful Beatles-inspired original songs, mixed with popular classic covers ranging from The Beatles to Patsy Cline to Bruce Springsteen, among others.

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Get $mart about your money

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Get $mart about your money

Get Smart about your MoneyA series of free workshops about your money sponsored by:

Housatonic Community College and the Bridgeport Public Library

Workshops are FREE but registration is requested.

For more info and full schedule: click here

Youth Poetry Workshop & Open Mic Cafe

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1st & 3rd Saturdays - 1:00 - 4:00 PM, starting April 19th
4th Fridays - 6:00 - 900: PM, starting April 25th
Burroughs & Saden 1st floor


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.

Click here for more info on workshops and info on our 4th Fridays Open Mic Cafe.

Saturday Movie Matinee

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Saturday, April 26th
1:30 - 4:30 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.

Memoir Writing Class

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Saturday, May 10th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs & Saden - 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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Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, May 21st
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Burroughs & Saden - Community Room

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters Meeting

Please come and visit the Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters meeting on the first and third Wednesday of the month in the third floor community room at the main branch at 925 Broad St. from 12 to 1pm.

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.

For more info contact:  Scott R. Davis at 203-727-2487.

Free Computer Classes for Beginners

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6:30 PM
Black Rock Branch

Free Computer Classes for Beginners

The Black Rock Branch Library is once again offering a series of free Tuesday evening computer classes designed for beginners.

All classes begin at 6:30 PM and will last approximately 1 hour. Our instuctor will once again be the very popular and knowledgeable Jonathan,  so sign up soon.

Space is limited to register for one or more classes now.

Call: (203) 576-7025.

Friends of the BPL Book Sale

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Burroughs & Saden - Library Garage


 Patrons may enter via State Street.

Black Rock Knitting & Crocheting Club

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6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

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

The BPL BookMOBILE is on the Road!

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bookmobileThe BookMOBILE is on the road and will be coming to your neighborhood soon.

Take a moment and check out some photos of a recent BookMOBILE visit to the Health Fair held at the Gary Crooks Memorial Center:  Photos

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… and don’t forget to visit and “ Like” the BookMOBILE’s brand new facebook page where the latest BookMOBILE  schedule and news can be found.

Kindle Fire Users

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KindleFireB1Kindle Fire Users Rejoice: OverDrive Comes to Amazon App Store

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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onlineclassesOver 500 Free Online Classes From the World’s Leading Universities – Right At Your Fingertips: click here

Yale Peabody Museum: Our Newest Museum Pass to Check Out!

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The Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven is our newest museum pass!

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.

The BPL Launches OneClickdigital Media Manager

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OCD_Lib_Web-Banner-thmb_jpgOneClickdigital Media Manager

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. 




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