Events and Workshops

Bridgeport Cultural Arts Center Project

Sunday, February 19 - June 30, 2017

12:00 am

Special Events -

The ABCD Cultural Arts Center was a creative and social hub of Bridgeport in the 1960s and 70s.  The Arts Center occupied a space at the intersection of visual arts and music,  and politics and community activism.  Thanks to a generous grant from the CT Humanities Council,  the BHC is organizing an exhibition and public programming celebrating the Arts Center.  If you have memories of the Arts Center we would like to hear from you.   Please call 203-576-7400 #7, and leave your name and a number where you can be contacted.

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics Workshop – Comes to Black Rock Branch in March

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Special Events -

Genealogy Basics – New Location for March!
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.

Location:  Black Rock Branch, 3455 Madison Avenue
Contact:   (203) 576-7003

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Programming -

Genealogy Basics – New Location for March!
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.
Time:  Tuesday, March 28th, 6:00 PM
Location:  Black Rock Branch, Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport
Contact:   (203) 576-7003

Memoir Writing Class

Memoir Writing Class

Saturday, April 15, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Monthly Programming -

Memoir Writing Workshop
Time:  Third Saturday of every month, 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center,
925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Writer and published author Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month.

Genealogy Roundtable

Genealogy Roundtable

Thursday, April 20, 2017

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monthly Programming - Third Thursday of every month

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center, 925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

A Decisive Day: April 6th, 1917

Saturday, April 22, 2017

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Special Events -

Join us for a lecture on the entry of the USA into Word War I.  Mark Albertson, Norwalk Community College Professor and Army Aviation Magazine Editor will examine this momentous event that change the nation’s history forever.   Light refreshments served.

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Programming -

Genealogy Basics –  
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.
Time:  4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00 PM
Location:  Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St.
Contact:  203-576-7400, #7

Genealogy Roundtable

Genealogy Roundtable

Thursday, May 18, 2017

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monthly Programming - Third Thursday of every month

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center, 925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

Memoir Writing Class

Memoir Writing Class

Saturday, May 20, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Monthly Programming -

Memoir Writing Workshop
Time:  Third Saturday of every month, 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center,
925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Writer and published author Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month.

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Programming -

Genealogy Basics –
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.
Time:  4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00 PM
Location:  Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St.
Contact:  203-576-7400, #7

Genealogy Roundtable

Genealogy Roundtable

Thursday, June 15, 2017

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monthly Programming - Third Thursday of every month

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center, 925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

Memoir Writing Class

Memoir Writing Class

Saturday, June 17, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Monthly Programming -

Memoir Writing Workshop
Time:  Third Saturday of every month, 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center,
925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Writer and published author Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month.

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Programming -

Genealogy Basics –
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.
Time:  4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00 PM
Location:  Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St.
Contact:  203-576-7400, #7

Memoir Writing Class

Memoir Writing Class

Saturday, July 15, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Monthly Programming -

Memoir Writing Workshop
Time:  Third Saturday of every month, 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center,
925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Writer and published author Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month.

Genealogy Roundtable

Genealogy Roundtable

Thursday, July 20, 2017

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monthly Programming - Third Thursday of every month

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center, 925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Programming -

Genealogy Basics –
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.
Time:  4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00 PM
Location:  Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St.
Contact:  203-576-7400, #7

Genealogy Roundtable

Genealogy Roundtable

Thursday, August 17, 2017

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monthly Programming - Third Thursday of every month

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center, 925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

Memoir Writing Class

Memoir Writing Class

Saturday, August 19, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Monthly Programming -

Memoir Writing Workshop
Time:  Third Saturday of every month, 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center,
925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Writer and published author Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month.

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Programming -

Genealogy Basics –
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.
Time:  4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00 PM
Location:  Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St.
Contact:  203-576-7400, #7

Memoir Writing Class

Memoir Writing Class

Saturday, September 16, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Monthly Programming -

Memoir Writing Workshop
Time:  Third Saturday of every month, 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center,
925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Writer and published author Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month.

Genealogy Roundtable

Genealogy Roundtable

Thursday, September 21, 2017

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monthly Programming - Third Thursday of every month

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center, 925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Programming -

Genealogy Basics –
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.
Time:  4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00 PM
Location:  Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St.
Contact:  203-576-7400, #7

Genealogy Roundtable

Genealogy Roundtable

Thursday, October 19, 2017

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monthly Programming - Third Thursday of every month

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center, 925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

Memoir Writing Class

Memoir Writing Class

Saturday, October 21, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Monthly Programming -

Memoir Writing Workshop
Time:  Third Saturday of every month, 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center,
925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Writer and published author Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month.

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Programming -

Genealogy Basics –
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.
Time:  4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00 PM
Location:  Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St.
Contact:  203-576-7400, #7

Genealogy Roundtable

Genealogy Roundtable

Thursday, November 16, 2017

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monthly Programming - Third Thursday of every month

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center, 925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

Memoir Writing Class

Memoir Writing Class

Saturday, November 18, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Monthly Programming -

Memoir Writing Workshop
Time:  Third Saturday of every month, 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center,
925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Writer and published author Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month.

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Programming -

Genealogy Basics –
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.
Time:  4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00 PM
Location:  Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St.
Contact:  203-576-7400, #7

Memoir Writing Class

Memoir Writing Class

Saturday, December 16, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Monthly Programming -

Memoir Writing Workshop
Time:  Third Saturday of every month, 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center,
925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Writer and published author Elizabeth Hilts leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month.

Genealogy Roundtable

Genealogy Roundtable

Thursday, December 21, 2017

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monthly Programming - Third Thursday of every month

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library, History Center, 925 Broad St.
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7
Join us for our monthly Genealogy Roundtable led by Genealogist Bill Stansfield. Library patrons interested in researching their own family histories get together to discuss problems in their research and share tips on sources and methodology. Both beginners and longtime researchers welcome.

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monthly Programming -

Genealogy Basics –
Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.
Time:  4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00 PM
Location:  Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St.
Contact:  203-576-7400, #7