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BPL Adult Programs Survey

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bplbannerAdult Programs at the Main Burroughs-Saden Library

Dear patrons.  We would like to improve library service at the Main Burroughs-Saden Library by expanding adult programming.

Please help us by completing this brief questionnaire and let us know what type of programs would interest you.

If you haven any questions contact Anna Marc (203-576-7400). Thank you for your help.

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BPL Mission Statement

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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.


BPL Board of Directors Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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Meetings & Minutes

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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

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.


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Saturdays, January 24th - February 28th
2:30 PM
North Branch


In celebration of Black History Month, The North Branch Library  presents Alex Haley’s 6 part TV Mini Series: ROOTS.

Roots.(1977): Where Are They Now?

Free Light Refreshments will be served

Saturday Movie Matinee – IF I STAY

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Saturday, January 31st
1:30 - 3:15 PM
Black Rock Branch


On a day that started like any other, Mia had everything: a loving family, an adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music. Suddenly, a family drive on a snowy day changes everything..

Director: R.J. Cutler; Rated PG; 106 minutes; 2014

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


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Tuesdays, starting February 3rd
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Support Group – 1st Weekly Meeting

This will be an opportunity to make connections with others who share similar experiences and to create an environment of empowerment.

All female ex-offenders in the Greater Bridgeport area are welcome to join!

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Free Tai Chi Classes

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Tuesdays, starting February 3rd
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
Johnathan Davis

Tai Chi with Jonathan Davis

Please join us for the first of our weekly Tai Chi classes. These classes are designed for all ages and all fitness levels. Just wear loose fitting  clothing, flat shoes and you’ll be good to go.

Jonathan Davis, a.k.a. Brother Yah-ya,  is a certified Holistic Health counselor accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Yah-ya has been a devotee and instructor in the practice of Tai Chi for over twenty years.

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, February 4th
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.

AARP Smart Driver Course

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Tuesday, February 10th
12:30 - 4:30 PM
North Branch

AARP Smart Driver Course:

Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Driver Safety Course.

You will learn:

• Defensive driving techniques

• Proven safety strategies

• New traffic laws and rules of the road

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“Dare to Dream:” Readings from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Tuesday, February 10th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

“Dare to Dream” with David Mills

“Dare to Dream:” a 1-person show featuring David Mills that takes the audience on a journey through the most iconic moments of Dr. King’s public career his: “I Have a Dream,” speech “Letter from a Birmingham Jail;” “Early Days;” “Promised Land;” “Drum Major;” “If I had Sneezed” and “Dr. King’s eulogy.” )

These iconic moments are then peppered with insights into the private man.


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Friday, February 13th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Black Rock Branch


Join University of New Haven Professor (and New York Times Best Selling author) STEPHEN SPIGNESI for an Illustrated Lecture based on his acclaimed book: GROVER CLEVELAND’S RUBBER JAW & Other Unusual, Unexpected, Unbelievable but All-True Facts About America’s Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama.

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Memoir Writing Class

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Saturday, February 14th
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. Please join us on the second Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM.

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Free Intro to QuickBooks Seminar

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Wednesday, February 18th
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Black Rock Branch

Intro to QuickBooks Seminar

Course Overview

Get an introduction to QuickBooks Premier to help you meet your business goals.

Course Description

QuickBooks Premier Introductory Course helps you learn how to use QuickBooks Premier to manage your accounting system.

This short course provides a brief introduction to QuickBooks Premier.

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