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Homeward Bound Books Program

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We Bring the Books to You!

Bridgeport Public Library Services Homeward Bound Books Program is available to Bridgeport residents who are home bound and unable to visit any of the library locations in person.

For more information please call 203-576-7828 to contact the Homeward Bound Books Coordinator Taja Shelton.

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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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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.

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Summer Reading Online Sign-up

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Sign up online for summer reading.  Read up to 15 books and receive great prizes!

Fun for the whole family!!

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Celebrating Industry in Bridgeport-8th Grade Essay Contest

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June 30-October 1, 2014
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This essay contest, sponsored by Metrocrops is for students who will be in the 8th grade in September 2014 in a school located in Bridgeport, CT. This essay contest honors and celebrates the innovations that were part of Bridgeport’s proud industrial past.

The top three winners will receive brand new Kindle e-readers and Amazon gift cards to download books. Read more →

The War Begins: 100th Anniversary of the Beginning of World War I

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The Great War / World War I began 100 years ago. Because of alliances between different European Countries, the war began on different dates as each country declared war on its neighbor. On Monday, August 4th, Great Britain will commemorate their declaration of war on Germany with a “Lights Out” observance. At 10pm the country will go black for one hour and candles will be lit in remembrance.

All throughout Europe, different countries are planning different events. We must remember that the United States did not enter the war until 1918. Millions had lost their lives prior to the Yanks arriving on the scene.

 

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

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Closed Friday, January 17th - Tuesday, January 21st
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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.

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Summer Reading at the Bridgeport Bluefish Game

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Congratulations to all our readers who participated in the Bluefish game this past Sunday, August 11.  Readers were acknowledged after the second inning with a parade on the field.

 

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Bridgeport History Center Notice

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Due to staff shortages the Bridgeport History Center will be closed from 12:00 – 2:00 PM on: January 18th, 19th and 25th.

We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.