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Spark a Reaction Summer Reading Program

Spark a Reaction!

Sign up online for summer reading. Write reviews and pull from our “grab bag”
Participate in our photo id contest for random drawing gift card prize.

Teens and Tweens-Sign Up Link

Teens (Spark a Reaction)

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

BATMAN DAY!

Wednesday, July 23rd
All Day
Burroughs & Saden - Teen Café

Batman turns 75

CELEBRATE ALL DAY: Batman movies will be shown all day in the Teen Café (AKA The Bat Cave!)

Do you love comics? Enter to win a free ticket to the upcoming Connecticut ComiCONN!

More Info

 

Rangoli for Teens & Tweens

Wednesdays, July 23rd - August 13th
3:30 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Rangoli

Teens and Tweens join us Wednesdays from July 23rd – August 13th and learn this ancient Indian art form with Miss Jyothi.

What is Rangoli? Come to the Black Rock Branch and find out.

Come Play “THE GAME”

Tuesdays
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
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Come Play “THE GAME”

Using acrylic shapes you will build individually and in teams representative sculptures that require them to “Be creative and play.”

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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

Youth Poetry Workshop & Open Mic Cafe

1st & 3rd Saturdays - 1:00 - 4:00 PM
4th Fridays - 6:00 - 900: PM
Burroughs & Saden 1st floor
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KIDS GOT POETRY!

Join us on the 1st & 3rd Satudays of each month for a: Youth Poetry Workshop hosted & instructed by Poetz Realm, Jason Dorsey & Vanessa Liles with special guest Elm City’s own Baub OneGod Bidon.

Then, on the 4th Friday evening of each month come to the BPL’s brand new 4th Fridays: Open Mic Cafe.

Click here for more info on workshops and info on our 4th Fridays Open Mic Cafe.

Note: Connecticut Against Violence will not host Open Mic Cafe’ today (May 23rd) since we have a special event presented by Ms Kathy Silver & Bassick High School photography class Next Friday May 30th.

Check it out

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.

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.