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BPL Mission Statement

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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 Foreign Language Book Collection Expanding!

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Through the generosity of the “Friends of the BPL” The Bridgeport Public Library is in the process of greatly expanding its foreign language collection. Books will be available in the following languages Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.

Stay tuned – the books will be available very soon!

LightSpeed from Hoopla

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Hoopla digital’s latest app upgrade, LightSpeed – an evolution to empower brighter connectivity for users – is here. Read more →

Lee y Serás

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Thursdays, April 2nd - April 23rd
5:00 - 7:00 PM
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Lee y Seras

Ready for School, Ahead for Life

Six Family Conversations (Seis Conversaciones Familiares) –  Thursdays, March 19th – April 23rd (Comenzando El Jueves 19 de Marzo – al 23 de Abril).

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Crochet Club at Burrough-Saden Library

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Tuesdays, starting April 7th
5:30 - 7:30 PM
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Crochet Club

Crochet basic learning-all levels are welcome. Please join us for our first weekly meeting.

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Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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Wednesday, April 8th
12:00 - 1:00 PM
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Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

Please come and visit the Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters meeting

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Memoir Writing Class

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Saturday, April 11th
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library, Bridgeport History Center

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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Sunday Film Festival at the BPL – Rush Hour

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Sunday, April 12th
2:00 - 3:45 PM
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Rush Hour

Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter. Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung

(Directed by Brett Ratner; Rated PG; 98 min; 1998

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Free Refreshments will be served.

Genealogy Roundtable

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Thursday, April 16th
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library, Bridgeport History Center

Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable, led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

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BOOK Club at Burroughs-Saden Library

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Friday, April 24th
2:00 - 3:30 PM
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book club


Not sure what to read next? Join our book club and read “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini. We meet the last Friday of the month.

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Friends of the BPL Book Sale

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library, Library Garage

Patrons may enter via State Street.

BPL Now a Funding Information Network Partner

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foundation center

Funding Information Network Partner

The Bridgeport Public Library is happy to announce that it is now a Funding Information Network Partner. In cooperation with the Foundation Center, the Library will be providing access to databases of potential funders for local non-profits and individuals.

Workshops and training will also be presented for those new to grant seeking.

For more information please contact the Bridgeport Public Library, Reference Desk at: 203 576-7400 ext. 5.

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