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Crochet basic learning – all levels are welcome
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!
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
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.
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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!
Online Printable BPL Library Card Applications
Printable BPL Library Card Applications are now available Online in both English and Spanish.
Try a new service that alerts you though emails of new materials that the library purchases each month.
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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.
Big Library Read – A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson
BPL Library card holders will be able to borrow and read the mystery eBook, A Pedigree to Die For, Book 1 of the Melanie Travis Mystery Series by Laurien Berenson, starting June 3rd and concluding the morning of June 18th (US EST) with no wait lists or holds by clicking here.