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Sheri Miller in Free Concert

7 PM Friday Sept. 12th, Black Rock Branch Reading Garden

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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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BPL Labor Day Closings

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BPL Labor Day Closings

All Bridgeport Public Library locations will be closed Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.

The BPL will reopen Tuesday, September 2nd.

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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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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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Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, September 3rd & 17th
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.

Saturday Movie Matinee

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Saturday, September 6th
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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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, September 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. 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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“How Money Works” Seminar

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

12:30 Friday September, 19th – Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable, led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield.

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Friends of the BPL Annual Meeting

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Thursday, September 25th
6:30 PM
North Branch
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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:

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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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Friends of the BPL Book Sale

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Thursdays
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library - Library Garage
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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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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.

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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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Bridgeport Farmers Markets

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Eat Healthy – Buy Local

Bridgeport’s Farmers Markets – Dates & Locations

Mercados de agricultores de Bridgeport - Fechas y Destinos en Español