Access Health Enrollment Fair You don’t need to go far to get one-on-one help enrolling in health care coverage. Just come to the Enrollment Fair this Thursday at the BPL's main Downtown Burroughs & Saden Library to discuss your needs with an insurance broker or certified In-Person Assister. For more info: click

Three-City Health Exchange Information Tour Hosted by Congressman Jim Himes Learn more about Connecticut’s new affordable insurance exchange, Access Health CT, and get your questions answered at one of three information sessions. The events will feature presentations and Q&A sessions from assisters and brokers to help you find the right health insurance

THE HUNGER GAMES ViewTrailer Join us for the 1st Hunger Games movie just 2 days before the 2nd movie, Catching Fire opens. In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year

Catcher in the Rye . . . Of Mice and Men . . . Harry Potter . . . What's your favorite book? Chances are good that someone has tried to ban it. Celebrate YOUR freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 22 to 28. For more information, visit

Living Kwanzaa Through the Year Learn the principles to make life better every day – with Pearlye Sams Allen For more info call: 203-576-7821

Take Your Child to the Library Day

The Bridgeport Public Library will join other libraries throughout the country and participate in the third annual “Take Your Child to the Library” Day on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Parents with children of all ages are invited to visit the Bridgeport Public Library.

Discover the wonders of having a Bridgeport Public Library card. Check out a book, magazine, talking book or DVD. Find out how you and your child may learn another language, get free online tutoring, free early literacy software, access children’s books online and more.

Connecticut children’s book illustrators Deborah Freedman and Jennifer Thermes will visit the Burroughs and Saden Main library downtown at 2:30 p.m. and the Black Rock Branch at 11:00 a.m.

Obamacare and More presented by BCAC

Do you or your children need health insurance?

Do you have questions about the new Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

View Trailer Half the Sky, Human Trafficking and Slavery On Tuesday, February 4th there will be a film showing "Half the Sky" at the North Branch Library on Madison Ave. from 6:00-7:45 PM. This event is free and all members of the Greater Bridgeport Community are urged to attend.

Verses of Realness

Verses of Realness, will celebrate and examine creative writers. In other words, at certain points, the show will pay tribute to various poets. At other times however, it will cast a critical eye upon the lives of the people who composed poems. Aided by a percussionist, this show will be both entertaining and informative.

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Are Chemicals Affecting Your Health?

We are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals every day, in ways that we can’t even imagine. Could this exposure be the cause of the enormous increase in chronic diseases we are witnessing? Many of us believe that the FDA and the EPA are testing these chemicals and keeping us safe, but are they?