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BPL Community Meeting

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Wednesday, May 21st
7:00 PM
Burroughs & Saden - 1st fl. room off of Teen Cafe

Community Meeting on the Future Direction of the BPL

The Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors and City Librarian Scott Hughes invite you to a Community Meeting on the future direction of the Bridgeport Public Library – 7:00 PM. Wednesday, May 21st.

We believe that libraries change people’s lives. They are cornerstones of democracy. Please come and share your ideas on how we can best move forward with this mission.

Please be advised that the regularly scheduled meeting (every third Wednesday) of the Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors has been changed to Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Special Announcement

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Due to construction, The Downtown Main Burroughs & Saden Library will be closed all day. We will reopen tomorrow, May 28th at 10:00 AM.

Get $mart about your money

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Get $mart about your money

Get Smart about your MoneyA series of free workshops about your money sponsored by:

Housatonic Community College and the Bridgeport Public Library

Workshops are FREE but registration is requested.

For more info and full schedule: click here

Prepare and File Your 2013 Taxes for Free

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Free Tax Preparation…

The United Way of Coastal Fairfield County can help you prepare and file your 2013 taxes for free.

Please view the attached notice to see if you qualify, then visit the following website to file your 2013 taxes: http://www.myfreetaxes.com/

This message is brought to you on behalf of United Way CFC, serving 12 area communities.

For further information about United Way CFC, visit www.unitedwaycfc.org

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Drumming Circle

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Wednesday, April 9th
6:30 PM
Burroughs & Saden – Children’s Dept.

Wednesday, April 9th
6:30 PM
Burroughs & Saden -  Children’s Dept.

 

The Bridgeport Public Library will celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a Family Drumming Circle featuring Michael Mills of Drums No Guns and Friends.

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Declaration for the Right to Libraries

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Show your support for the Bridgeport Public Library and all of America’s Libraries.

Sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries.

Read a text-only version of the Declaration.

Click here to sign.

Citymaking: Bridgeport

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Saturday, March 15th
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Burroughs & Saden - 1st Floor

Make your mark on Bridgeport!

This afternoon festival highlights the many ways people around the
Bridgeport can take an active role in making their city. Take a bike
tour to re-imagine the Pequonnock River. Join a visioning workshop to
build three-dimensional models of your vision for the city’s future.

Learn how to fix a flat, build bikes out of salvaged parts, and make
your own bike art. Check out design proposals to protect Bridgeport
from future storms. Enjoy free food and drink from local restaurants,
and performances from local artists and musicians.

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Mardi Gras-Masks and More

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Burroughs & Saden Teen Cafe

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“iPadarama” Preschool Storytime with a Technology “Twist”!

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Burroughs & Saden Children's Room

babyblockJoin us for a preschool story time with a technology “twist”.

Parents, caregivers and guardians will engage in a traditional story hour featuring fingerplays, songs, stories and movies with the addition of iPad apps.  After the story time parents may “check out” an iPad to use with their child in the library.

Learn how a smart device can help with your child’s early literacy skills.  See how apps can enhance your reading experience along with using those traditional books that we know and love!

 

Story time is limited to 10 families.

Register online today.

Go to our website http://bportlbrary.org under “Events” or  call at 203 576-7400 ext 408.

 

Henna Art at the Black Rock Branch

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Friday, March 14th
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Black Rock Branch

Henna Art by Ezia “Z” Leach

Ezia “Z” Leach of “Z” Face & Body Art will create a design for each participant along with teaching you a brief history of Henna and its uses in today’s world.

Class is limited to first 12 people that RSVP
at the Black Rock Branch Library!

(Individuals under 18 years of age must have a signed
permission slip from parent or guardian
before event to participate.)

IT’S TAX TIME: Preparing Your Tax Forms

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Commonly Requested Tax Forms: 2013 Read more →

BPL closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Monday, January 20th
All BPL Locations

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All locations of the Bridgeport Public Library will be closed

Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Living Kwanzaa Through the Year

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Saturday, January 25th
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Newfield Branch

Living Kwanzaa Through the Year

Learn the principles to make life better every day – with Pearlye Sams Allen

For more info call: 203-576-7400 X408

Living Kwanzaa Through the Year

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Saturday, January 25th
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Newfield Branch

Living Kwanzaa Through the Year

Learn the principles to make life better every day – with Pearlye Sams Allen.

For more info call: 203-576-7821

Family Video Games

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Tuesday, May 6th
3:30 - 4:30
Old Mill Green Branch - Children's Area

Family Video Games

Have fun with friends and family playing video games at the Old Mill Green Library!

For more info call: 203-576-7634