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GO PLAY! Parks Passport Program

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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ABCmouse.com Free at All BPL Locations!


With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

Use it for free on a Bridgeport Public Library computer!

Saturday Movie Matinee – IF I STAY

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.

Beauty Class & M A K E U P M O N D A Y S

Mondays, starting February 2nd
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

Beauty Class – 1st Weekly Meeting

Teens and Tweens come participate learn all you need to know about make-up application tricks and building the perfect skin care routine along with other beauty tricks for you!

Parent Permission Slip Required for Participation!! Get Slip at Black Rock Library!

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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

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.

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

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.


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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Gabe’s Pokemon Club

Thursday, February 12th
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Come Catch the Pokemon Club!

This new club meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Black Rock Branch of the Bridgeport Public Library. Battle with your Pokemon cards, share books, games, and all things Pokemon. To register your child please call: 203 576-7025 or email Gabriel: sbeaverperez@yahoo.com

Free refreshments will be served.

Food for Thought Book Discussion

Wednesday, February, 18th
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Food for Thought Book Discussion

Our lunchtime book club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM. Bring your brown bag lunch, we will provide coffee, tea and dessert.

Our February book is: Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger.

Free Intro to QuickBooks Seminar

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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Mother Goose Yoga With Miss Jyothi

10:45 - 11:15 AM
Black Rock Branch

Mother Goose Yoga for ages 0 – 4

Please join us for our weekly Mother Goose Yoga sessions.

This program is designed for children 0 – 4 and and their caregivers.

For more info call: 203 576-7025.

Young Artists – After School at the Black Rock Branch

3:30 - 4:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Young Artists – After School Weekly Program

Join us and learn drawing, painting and other fine art concepts: line, shape, color, perspective and composition.

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Free Computer Classes for Beginners

6:30 - 7:45 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Free Computer Classes for Beginners

The Black Rock Branch Library is once again offering an ongoing series of free Tuesday evening computer classes designed for beginners.

All Tuesday classes begin at 6:30 PM 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.