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BPL Memorial Day Weekend Closings

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BPL Memorial Day Weekend Closings

All locations of the Bridgeport Public Library will be closed Saturday, May 23rd – Monday, May 25th for the Memorial Day Week End.

Normal BPL hours will resume Tuesday, May 26th

1920’s Bridgeport Memorial Day Parade Video

Titanic in tow…and will reach port.

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Bridgeport Evening Farmer, Monday April 15, 1912

Greatest of Modern leviathans in tow…and will reach port.

 The White Star liner Titanic, having transferred her passengers to the Parisian and Carpathian was, at 2:00 this afternoon, being towed to Halifax by the Virginian, of the Allan line. The Virginian passed a line to the Titanic as soon as the passengers had been transferred and the latest word received by wireless was that there was no doubt that the new liner would reach port.
 
Agents of the White Star line at Halifax have arranged to have wrecking tugs sent out to aid the Virginian and her tow into port.
 

Bridgeport Public Library Master Plan…

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BPL Master Plan

BPL Long Range Plan & Budget

BPL Board of Directors Meeting Agendas & Minutes

BPL Mission Statement

Crochet Club

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Tuesdays
5:30 - 6:30pm
Burroughs - Saden

Crochet basic learning – all levels are welcome

Online BPL Library Card Applications

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Online Printable BPL Library Card Applications 

Printable BPL Library Card Applications are now available Online in both English and Spanish.

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The NEDP

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National External Diploma Program

Looking for a different way to earn your high school diploma?

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Literacy Volunteers of Bridgeport New Info

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National External (High School) Diploma Program Info

Vote for LVBPT

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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!

Bloody Sunday

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Fiftieth Anniversary of Selma March. On March 7, 1965 Read more →

BPL Closed President’s Day

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Monday, February 16th
All Day
All Locations

BPL Closed President’s Day

All locations of the Bridgeport Library will be CLOSED Monday, February 16th in observance of President’s Day.

Santa Gives Out His Loot

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Santa Gives Out His Loot

Christmas 1938 was a tough year for America. The last years of the Depression were difficult ones for the citizens of Bridgeport, and especially the children.  Standing in the Second Precinct (Corner of Arctic and Caroline Streets) Children eagerly waited for a visit from Santa Claus to the city.  Jasper McLevy was on hand to greet Saint Nick, pictured in the front of the photo.  Standing next to the Mayor was Superintendent of Police Charles E. Wheeler.

The party was held by Troop 58, Bridgeport Boy Scouts.  The Second Precinct Police Station held the party.

On the back of the photograph is written a note:  Santa Claus “Osag Kid,” reformed burgular.

Whether this statement is true or not has not been verified in the newspaper of the time.  The Bridgeport Telegram of December 25, 1938, which printed a copy of the photo, only identified him as Santa Claus.

BPL Board of Directors Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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Meetings & Minutes

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ABCmouse.com Free at All BPL Locations!

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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!

Driver Permit Tests Available for Free!

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In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Bridgeport Public Library is proud to offer FREE Connecticut Driver Permit practice tests.

 

These tests, for both automobile and motorcycle, along with the Driver Handbook for each, are available by clicking on the link. You will be taken directly to the test pages.

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Newfield Quilt Unveiling

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OPEN UP AT THE NEWFIELD LIBRARY

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