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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.

Global Gossip Game-Success! Part of International Games Day at BPL

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Have you played the party game, Telephone, when you whisper a phrase to the person next to you, and the phrase is passed around the circle until the last person announces what is usually a different phrase than what they heard?  On Saturday, November 16, 2013 as part of International Games Day the Bridgeport Public Library Burroughs & Saden Main branch, did just that, only bigger!

The phrase which started in Australia, with “Playing games is great fun”  passed from person to person and library to library in the Global Gossip Game. The game finished in Alaska over 24 hours later with the phrase “Clouds travel around the world”.

The GGG came through the Bridgeport Public Library downtown at 3:30 p.m. with the phrase“ I love to road” from the Richmond Public Library in Richmond VA. During twenty minutes of play the secret phrase travelled through seventeen patrons and staff of all ages. It ended with “I love the world” Bridgeport  Librarian Nancy Sweeney passed on this phrase around 3:50  to the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepard Park Library in Washington DC.

The Library hosted a variety of gaming opportunities before the “gossip” began. Free play throughout the day featured chess, giant checkers, and fun new games donated by our sponsors: Square Shooters, USAopoly, and Yu-Gi-Oh!

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College Prep Informational Sessions

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Tuesdays
3:30 p.m.

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These drop in sessions will emphasize:

  • Searching for colleges, majors, and careers
  • Discussing  college affordability and financial aid.
  • Discussing high school courses, grades, and test scores.
  • Starting the application to college, writing essays, asking for recommendations, and more.

This program is free and open to all high school students and their parents.

Seventh and eighth grade students are also welcome.

It is never too early to be thinking about college!

No appointment necessary.

The following Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

October 22 November 5 and 26 December 3 and 17

Sponsored by: The College Place

Genealogy Roundtable

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Thursday, May 15th
12:30 - 1:30 PM
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Genealogy Roundtable

12:30 Thursday May, 15th – Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable, led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield.

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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.