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This Week’s Special Summer Programs

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Tuesday, July 22nd - Friday, July 25th
All Day
All BPL locations
Tuesday, July 22nd - Friday, July 25th
All Day
All BPL locations
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Special Summer Programs for Kids & the Whole Family

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Summer Reading Online Sign-up

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Sign up online for summer reading.  Read up to 15 books and receive great prizes!

Fun for the whole family!!

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Fizz Boom Read! BPL Summer Reading List: 2014

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Complete Summer Reading List K-8th Grade

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 & 8

The Black Rock Branch Reading Garden is Now Open

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Reading Garden  Now Open

The beautiful Black Rock Branch Reading Garden is now open Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 12:00 noon until library closing time and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00 AM until closing. We will also be opening the garden on Saturdays in the very near future.

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Rangoli for Teens & Tweens

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Wednesdays, July 23rd - August 13th
3:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
Wednesdays, July 23rd - August 13th
3:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Rangoli

Teens and Tweens join us Wednesdays from July 23rd – August 13th and learn this ancient Indian art form with Miss Jyothi.

What is Rangoli? Come to the Black Rock Branch and find out.

“RAILS TO BACK TRAILS” with Sue A. DelBianco

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Thursday, July 24th
7:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
Thursday, July 24th
7:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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RAILS TO BACK TRAILS

Join us as local Rail-Trail Historian/Author, Sue A. DelBianco hosts a slide presentation entitled “RAILS TO BACK TRAILS” at the Black Rock Branch Library.

Sue will show captivating images of then- and- now of a rail line, called The Housatonic, which started in Bridgeport, CT and continued north into The Trumbull Valley, Monroe, Newtown, Hawleyville, and continued all the way to Pittsfield, Mass.

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Gabe’s Pokemon Club

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Thursday, July 24th
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
Thursday, July 24th
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.

Mother Goose Yoga With Miss Jyothi

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Tuesdays & Fridays, July 25th - August 12th
10:45 AM
Black Rock Branch
Tuesdays & Fridays, July 25th - August 12th
10:45 AM
Black Rock Branch
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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.

Followed by Mother Goose Camp on Friday, August 15th  from 10:30-12:30

For more info call: 203 576-7025.

Saturday Movie Matinee

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Saturday, July 26th
1:30 - 3:15 PM
Black Rock Branch
Saturday, July 26th
1:30 - 3:15 PM
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Saturday Movie Matinee

Each week the Black Rock Branch Library screens popular current, classic, family and foreign movies. For details on this week’s movie: click here or call 203 576-7025.

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

Scandal in the Park City

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Thursday, July 31st
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch - Reading Garden (Weather Permitting)
Thursday, July 31st
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch - Reading Garden (Weather Permitting)
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Political Corruption In Bridgeport by Rob Sullivan

First incorporated in 1836, Bridgeport is notorious for a raucous political history that includes both liberating accomplishments and salacious scandals. From a state senator who spent several years in prison for racketeering to a mayor who was caught taking drugs while in office, Bridgeport has had its fair share of unlawful politicians.

The political playground of the city has also seen invigorating leaders who fought hard to bring jobs, industries and prosperity to the community.

The city’s most famous mayor was none other than circus impresario P.T. Barnum.

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Comics as Literature

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Thursday, August 7th
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
Thursday, August 7th
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Comics as Literature

English Professor Rob Nelson will talk about ways that comic books and graphic novels can address issues that blur the lines between high art and pop culture.

A lifelong fan of narrative forms including novels, films, comics, and rock operas, Rob will try to make the case that comics, especially graphic novels, are just the latest step in a long line of visual literature that stretches back into prehistory before the written word, a step that offers to carry us into a mixed media future.

Don’t miss this fun and informative program.

After all, Connecticut ComiCONN will be here in Bridgeport the following week.

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CIAO LUCIANO, the Life and Music of Luciano Pavarotti

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Friday, August 8th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Black Rock Branch - Reading Garden
Friday, August 8th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Black Rock Branch - Reading Garden
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CIAO LUCIANO with Enzo Boscarino

Enzo is returning to the Black Rock Branch with his new program: CIAO LUCIANO, the life and music of Luciano Pavarotti. During this reflection on the life and music of, the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Enzo will perform arias from operas along with popular songs, lead a sing-along and share humorous biographical incidents from Pavarotti’s life.

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Black Rock Cupcake Club

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Saturday, August 9th
12:00 - 1:15 PM
Black Rock Branch
Saturday, August 9th
12:00 - 1:15 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Black Rock Cupcake Club

Join us for a meeting of the Black Rock Cupcake Club. Chef Cupcake will teach you the fine and tasty art of cupcake making.

The Cupcake Club is designed for children up to 11 years of age.

To register your child please call: 203 576-7025. Space is limited to 15 children per session so call soon.

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Informational Session on Early Voting in Connecticut

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Wednesday, August 13th
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
Wednesday, August 13th
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Early Voting in Connecticut?

The ACLU of CT will be conducting an informational session on their view of the voting rights and the ballot question voters will see in November on whether to amend the state Constitution to allow for early voting and/or no-excuse absentee ballots. The session will be conducted by Isa Mujahid, ACLU of CT field organizer (imujahid@acluct.org).

Voters for, against or undecided on this issue are invited to attend for what should prove to be an informative and lively discussion on this important topic.

Brew Your Own Beer

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Wednesday, August 20th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
Wednesday, August 20th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Beer Brewing Talk and Demo

6:30 – 8:30 Wednesday, August 20th, Black Rock Branch.  Join Tess and Mark Szamatulski, owners of Maltose Express and learn how to brew and appreciate your own beer.  Participants must be 21 or over.

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