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March Events

header-kidsMarch Events at the BPL Children’s Dept.

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

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READING IS GRAND – Celebrating African-American Children’s Books!

Saturday, April 5th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
Reading is Grand


READING IS GRAND is a project for African American grandparents and their grandchildren to discover, share and read about family history and cultural tradition. For children ages 4 through 12 and grandparents of any age.

This event is free to the public and is sponsored by a grant from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Reading is Grand! Festival Flyer

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Family Drumming Circle: Rhythm of Life with Michael Mills

Wednesday, April 9th
6:30 p.m.
Burroughs & Saden - Children's Room

Family Drumming Circle:

The Bridgeport Public Library will celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a Family Drumming Circle featuring Michael Mills of Drums No Guns and Friends on  Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the downtown Burroughs & Saden Library Children’s Room. Mr. Mills has performed at the New Haven Jazz Festival, the Special Olympics World Summer Games, and most recently at the downtown Bridgeport Arcade.

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Children’s Movie

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

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

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

North Branch Story Hour

10:30 AM
North Branch
Little Bears

North Branch Story Hour

Preschool Story Hour for ages 2 and up. (and a caregiver!)

Hear stories, make music, watch a short film, learn rhymes, and have lots of fun!

Information at 203-576-7821


Little Rocks

10:45 - 11:45 AM
Black Rock Branch

Little Rocks

Join us for our popular Little Rocks program for children up through age 3 with a caregiver. Stories, rhymes, music, movement, short films, and time for play are all part of the mix!

Contact: 203-576-7025.

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

peabody museum poster

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.

Back to School. Remember Tutor.com!!

Back to school reminder!


Heading back to school?  Remember with your Bridgeport Library card you have access to a live tutor every day from 2p.m.-11 p.m.!

K-12 and college students can get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in every subject, including algebra, statistics, chemistry, physics, social studies and English.

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Muzzy Online


, 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

Against Bullying

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.