Events and Workshops

EVENING HOURS for the BHC – Department now open Thursday, 12-8!

Friday, June 23 - December 31, 2017

All Day

Special Events -

Please note that the Burroughs-Saden Library has changed its schedule.  The BHC is now open: Thursday, 12:00 – 8:00 pm; Friday-Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00 pm

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.

The Great War and the Striking Summer of 1915

Saturday, November 4, 2017

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Special Events -

The year 1915 would bring Bridgeport’s triumphant, striking summer. World War I transformed Bridgeport, Connecticut, into a powerful arsenal for the allied war effort at home and abroad. Munitions contracts on a massive scale would profoundly alter the physical landscape, population, and workforce. In a twelve-month period in 1915, Remington-Union Metallic Cartridge would construct a […]

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.