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Black Rock Branch

Hoopla is Here!!

Hurray! Hoopla is here!

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your BPL library card.

Check out our newest service!

The first 15 patrons from each library branch to sign up will receive a FREE Hoopla t-shirt.

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Bridgeport Public Library SHOP

Bridgeport Public Library SHOP

Collectible Prints, T-Shirts, Mugs, Posters

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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!

The Kerry Boys, CT’s Favorite Irish Balladeers

Friday, March 6th
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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The Kerry Boys

The Kerry Boys Duo with Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals and Colleen Filush on fiddle and vocals for a rollicking good time.

For over 25 years The Kerry Boys have been Connecticut’s favorite Irish Balladeers with CT State Troubadour 2007/08, Pierce Campbell on guitar, harmonica and vocals and Coleen Filush on fiddle and vocals. Playing traditional Irish ballads and originals, their signature harmonies are backed up with high-energy instrumentation. The Kerry Boys are just plain Celtic fun!

Free Refreshments will be served!

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Saturday Classic Movie Matinee – THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

Saturday, March 7th
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Black Rock Branch


After settling his differences with a Japanese POW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men’s construction of a railway bridge for their captors – while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. A near flawless war movie. Winner of 7 Academy Awards – including Best Picture.

Director: David Lean; PG; 155 minutes; 1957

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All March Movies at the Black Rock Branch

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


Wednesday, March 11th
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Black Rock Branch


Join us for our newest young children’s program:

READING ROUND TABLE is a monthly Book club/reading program for children grades 2 – 5 with Reading Godmother Janet Krauss.

This month’s selection is Matilda by Roald Dahl. Books may be picked up at the library. Ask for Michele.

Food for Thought Book Discussion

Wednesday, March, 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 March book is: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

“How Money Works” Seminar

Wednesday, March 18th
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

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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Neuroimaging, with Dr. Ken Pugh,

Thursday, March 19th
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Neuroimaging studies of early language development, reading and reading disability: An update on recent findings

Join Dr. Ken Pugh, President and Director of Research at Haskins Laboratories (the nation’s leading multidisciplinary community of scientists studying speech, language and reading) for a discussion on how children learn to read and acquire language and most importantly, how can we help those that struggle?

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

3:30 - 5:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

Beauty Class – 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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Mother Goose Yoga With Miss Jyothi

Tuesdays, 10:45 - 11:15 AM, Black Rock Branch
Wednesdays, 10:45 - 11:15 AM, North 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 for Black Rock Branch,

203 576-7821 for North Branch

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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6:00 - 7:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Support Group – 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

6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
Johnathan Davis

Tai Chi with Jonathan Davis – Weekly Class

Please join us for 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.

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.