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This Week’s Kids & Teens Programs

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  • Saturday, February 6th

Take Your Child to the Library Day, All Day, Burroughs – Saden, Children’s Room

Children’s Movie, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Burroughs – Saden, Children’s Room

Lynn Lewis and Friends, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, North Branch

PARENT CENTER Parent/Child Book Club, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, North Branch

  • Monday, February 8th

Year of the Monkey-Chinese New Year, 3:30 – 4:45 PM, Newfield Branch

HOMEWORK HELP, 3:30 – 5:00 PM, North Branch

Little Bits, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Burroughs – Saden, Children’s Room

  • Tuesday, February 9th

Mother Goose Yoga, 10:45 – 11:15 AM, Black Rock Branch

HOMEWORK HELP, 3:30 – 5:00 PM, North Branch

Arts and Crafts with The Artsy Mom, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Black Rock Branch

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday (All Ages), 6:00 PM, Newfield Branch

  • Wednesday, February 10th

Play and Tell with Miss Michele, 10:45 – 11:45 AM, Black Rock Branch

Little Hands, 10:45- 11:45 AM, North Branch

HOMEWORK HELP, 3:30 – 5:00 PM, North Branch

Video Games, 3:30 – 6:00 PM, Old Mill Green Branch

Children’s Video and Board Games, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Burroughs – Saden, Children’s Room

  • Thursday, February 11th

T(h)inker Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM, North Branch

Board Games, 3:30 – 6:00 PM, Old Mill Green Branch

  • Friday, February 12th

Heart Garlands (All Ages), All Day, Newfield Branch

Little Bears Story Time!, 10:45- 11:45 AM, North Branch

Make a Valentine!, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, North Branch

When Cotton Was King, 3:30 – 4:30 PM, North Branch




Meet Santa

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Santa Claus is coming to the Bridgeport Library! Come and say hello to the jolly old soul, share some smiles and photos…and of course, share with him what you want for Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15th
Black Rock Branch:  6:30 – 7:45 pm

Saturday, December 19th

North Branch: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Burroughs-Saden: 1 – 2:00 pm
Newfield Branch: 3 – 4:00 pm

Fun Fridays

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3:30 - 4:45 pm
North Branch

Come join your friends for gaming of all sorts: Chess with Gerald Moore, Wii and XBox games, and traditional board games. Perfect way to get ready for the weekend!


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North Branch

Come play the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg in the American version. Whether you are a novice or a pro, enjoy playing! We have the boards and the cards…

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

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First and third Wednesday of the month
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Burroughs - Saden Library

Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters

Please come and visit the Greater Bridgeport Toastmasters meeting

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Newfield Events

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Newfield Branch Events Calendar

2016 Presidential Race

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According to the national news media, it is not too early to start talking about the 2016 presidential election.

On March 23rd, Senator Ted Cruz from Texas announced that he was running for president. He was the first major candidate from either party to do so. “It is a time for truth, it is a time for liberty, it is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.” he said.

Here are some others who might throw their hat in the ring:

Spark a Reaction Summer Reading Program

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Spark a Reaction!

Sign up online for summer reading. Write reviews and pull from our “grab bag”
Participate in our photo id contest for random drawing gift card prize.

Teens and Tweens-Sign Up Link

Teens (Spark a Reaction)

Bring back our girls

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On April 14th, a militant group kidnapped around 200 girls from a school in Nigeria. The group, Boko Harem, said they planned to sell the girls.
In early May, a social media campaign, #bringbackourgirls, brought the plight of the girls to international attention. Up to that time, Nigerian military and government agencies had not been able to locate the girls.
Many countries, including the US , the UK and Israel , have offered their help.
Boko Harem, which means “Western education is forbidden,” does not believe the girls should be in school but should instead be married. They have since offered to return the girls in exchange for the release of imprisoned militants.

Here is a timeline of events.

Here are some news reports:

From the BBC

From the NY Times

The most recent video


Newfield Branch Library Closed – January 17th – January 21st

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Closed Friday, January 17th - Tuesday, January 21st
Newfield Branch

Newfield Branch Library Closed 

The Newfield Branch Library will be closed for preventative maintenance from Friday, January 17th – Tuesday, January 21st.

Newfield will reopen Wednesday, January 22nd.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Best-selling, classic audiobooks & eBooks available 24/7

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The Bridgeport Public Library is proud to announce a new and improved way to offer you best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks available 24/7 from the library’s website. Just click on the above link.

audiobook download service

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Magazines, journals, newspapers & more

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Magazines, journals, newspapers, business & health information, statewide catalog – reQuest

Learn a New Language today

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Job Now!

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