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BPL Adult Programs Survey

|  Burroughs - Saden   |  Library News  

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.

Click Here for Questionnaire

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.

 

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

|  Black Rock   |  Burroughs - Saden   |  Kids   |  Newfield   |  North   |  Old Mill Green   |  Partners   |  Teens  

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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ROOTS: SATURDAY AFTERNOON MATINEE(S)

|  Library News   |  North  

Saturdays, January 24th - February 28th
2:30 PM
North Branch
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ROOTS: THE MINI SERIES

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

SUNDAY MOVIES at the BPL – REMEMBER THE TITANS

|  Burroughs - Saden   |  Library News  

Sunday, February 1st
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library
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Remember the Titans

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Directed by: Boaz Yakin; PG; 113 minutes; 2000

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Free Refreshments will be served

All Sunday Movies for February (Black History Month)

FEMALE EX-OFFENDER SUPPORT GROUP

|  Black Rock   |  Library News  

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

|  Black Rock   |  Library News  

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

|  Burroughs - Saden   |  Library News  

Wednesday, February 4th
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 Classic Movie Matinee – IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

|  Black Rock   |  Library News  

Saturday, February 7th
1:30 - 3:15 PM
Black Rock Branch
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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. Starring Sydney Poitier and Rod Steiger.  Winner of 5 Academy Awards – including Best Picture.

Director: Norman Jewison; NR; 109 minutes; 1967

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A Black History Month Presentation

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

 

GROVER CLEVELAND’S RUBBER JAW…

|  Black Rock   |  Library News  

Friday, February 13th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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GROVER CLEVELAND’S RUBBER JAW

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
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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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AARP Smart Driver Course

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Tuesday, February 10th
12:30 - 4:30 PM
North Branch
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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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Free Intro to QuickBooks Seminar

|  Black Rock   |  Library News  

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