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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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Sunday hours at Burroughs – Saden Library

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BPL logoSunday Hours at the BPL

The Bridgeport Public Library is pleased to announce the return of Sunday hours to the main Downtown Burroughs – Saden Library.

The main Downtown Burroughs & Saden Library will be open every Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

BPL 2014 Museum Pass List – Check It Out!

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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

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

Youth Poetry Workshop!

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Saturday, October 18th
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. Hosted by Poetz Realm. 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.

Saturday Movie Matinee – GODZILLA (2014)

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Saturday, October 18th
1:30 - 3:45 PM
Black Rock Branch
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GODZILLA (2014)

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Director; Gareth Edwards; Rated PG-13; 123 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.

Become a Literacy Volunteer

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Wednesday, October 22nd
10:15 AM
Burroughs - Saden Library 3rd fl. Community Room (Classroom)
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Share Your Knowledge

Make a difference in someone’s life. Help an adult learn to speak, read and write in English or improve their basic reading and writing skills.

You don’t need to speak another language or have a teaching background to volunteer. Please join us at this informational session and learn more about the rewards of becoming a Literacy Volunteer.

RSVP to: lwolfeiler@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org  or call: 203 576-7012

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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.

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.

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

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