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BPL Labor Day Closings

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BPL Labor Day Closings

All Bridgeport Public Library locations will be closed Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day.

The BPL will reopen Tuesday, September 2nd.

Labor Day History

Celebrating Industry in Bridgeport-8th Grade Essay Contest

June 30-October 1, 2014
Bridgeport Public Library All Locations

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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

Fizz Boom Read! BPL Summer Reading List: 2014

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Complete Summer Reading List K-8th Grade

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 & 8

September Events

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Check out what’s going on for kids this month.

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Cook and Grow is now accepting applications.

Friday, September 5th
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Cook and Grow at the Black Rock Branch – Orientation

Cook and Grow, a free after-school program for children 8 – 13 years old will have an orientation session on Friday, September 5th from 4:00 until 5:00 PM at the Black Rock Branch Library.

Classes will be held: Fridays 3:00 – 6:00 & Saturdays 1:00 to 4:00 PM, from September 6th – September 26th.

For more information please call:

Cook and Grow @ 203-543-9493 for application, or stop by the Black Rock Branch Library on Friday, September 5th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

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Mother Goose Yoga With Miss Jyothi

Tuesdays, 10:45 - 11:15 AM, Black Rock Branch
Wednesdays, 10:45 - 11:15 AM, North Branch
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Mother Goose Yoga for ages 0 – 4

Please join us for our weekly Mother Goose Yoga sessions.

This program is designed for children 0 – 4 and and their caregivers.

For more info call: 203 576-7025.

Pre-School Fun With Miss Jyothi

Fridays starting September 5th
10:45 - 11:15 AM
Black Rock Branch
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Numbers, Shapes & Colors

Join Miss Jyothi for our newest preschool program. This 8 week program teaches: Numbers, shapes and colors, using fun and innovative techniques. Ages : 2-5 years. But younger kids and siblings are also welcome.

For more info call: 203 576-7025.

Young Artists – After School at the Black Rock Branch

Mondays starting September 29th
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Young Artists – After School

Join Kathy Silver and learn drawing, painting and other fine art concepts: line, shape, color, perspective and composition.

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Children’s Movie

Saturdays
11:00 AM
Burroughs & Saden - Children's Department
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Children’s Movie

Join us for a family friendly movie and fresh popped popcorn.

Contact: Children’s Department 203-576-7400 ext. 408

Wii Wednesdays at Newfield

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month
6:00 PM
Newfield Branch
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Wii Wednesdays

Breaking News!- We have added X-Box Wednesday on the 4th Wednesday of the month; also at 6:00.

Contact Newfield Branch: 203 576-7828

Play and Tell with Miss Michele

Wednesdays
10:45 - 11:45 AM
Black Rock Branch
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Play and Tell with Miss Michele

Join Miss Michele us for our popular Play and Tell program for children up through age 3 and their caregivers. Stories, rhymes, music, movement, short films, and time for play are all part of the mix!

More Info: 203-576-7025.

Little Bears Story Time!

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

Children ages 0-3 years and a caregiver are invited to our weekly story time. Music, stories, finger plays, rhymes, play, movement and lots of fun! Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing,Playing! Led by Miss Bina

Contact: 203-576-7821.

 

Yale Peabody Museum: Our Newest Museum Pass to Check Out!

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The Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven is our newest museum pass!

Available at all branches of the Bridgeport Public Library.

Check out all the venues we have available for free admission or a discounted price using your Bridgeport Public Library adult library card.

Museum Pass List.

Muzzy Online

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Muzzy
, the world’s #1 language course for children is now available online with your BPL library card.

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Speak Out Against Bullying

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Speak Out Against Bullying

The Hearst Connecticut Newspaper Group is embarking on a project delving into bullying in our schools and woud like to hear directly from students.

Please click here to go to their Facebook page to comment or email: speakout@ctnews.com.

Here’s a short video on what some students have already said: click here.