Public Documents for May 19th, 2021 Regular Library Board Meeting – Agenda to follow

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Online Library

A Black Lives Matter Resource Page

A Black Lives Matter Resource Page

The Bridgeport Free Public Library statement denouncing systemic racism, Black Lives Matter Organizations, Books about Race available Online and at the BPL, Statistics and Data, Local and State History

Ancestry

Ancestry

Access billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more for individuals from around the world.

Click here, fill out form, and receive password via email.  Mail is checked several times a day.

 

Biblioboard

Biblioboard

Enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world.

BookFlix (Home Access)

BookFlix (Home Access)

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

BookFlix (Library Access)

BookFlix (Library Access)

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for cars, electronics, appliances, and more. The database also provides a health section and money guide.

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

Formerly known as ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions by Data Axle is the leading source for business and residential data in the United States. It helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more.

Historic Map Works

Historic Map Works

Plat maps with details of lot apportionments and street details for cities across the United States

Hoopla

Hoopla

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audio-books and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by your local library.

Hoopla digital’s latest app upgrade, LightSpeed – an evolution to empower brighter connectivity for users – is here. With LightSpeed, you’ll be able to experience, explore and enjoy free content from your public library in a new way that’s faster, brighter, mobile, easy-to-use and always available! Brought to you free of charge with your Bridgeport Public Library Card.

Overdrive

Overdrive

Download a wide variety of popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks and eaudiobooks to your computer, eReaders, or mobile device. for Bridgeport Library Card Holders

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Maps with details on buildings prepared for the insurance industry

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)

This online education resource provides everything a student needs to learn more about further education and assists in making informed decisions on their future from one single, handy database. Testing & Education Reference Center also features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests.

Tutor.com

Tutor.com

Provides on demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online in math, science, social studies or English.

World Book Online

World Book Online

Access online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video.

Virtual Programs

Date/Time Program
Tuesday, May 18
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays for the youngest! We’ll learn colors, shapes, opposites, the ABCs and always provide literacy tips at the end! With puppets and great music, grownups will have fun too!. Ages: 0-6.  Facebook Live at @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

Tuesday, May 18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
COVID19 - OUR YEAR OF THE PANDEMIC Stress Management 101 - Live on Zoom

COVID19 – OUR YEAR OF THE PANDEMIC Stress Management 101 – Live on Zoom

Has this year made you feel stressed, anxious, and nervous?
Are you wondering if what you’re feeling is “normal” or if you will ever feel “normal” again?
Join us for a look at various factors that have contributed to stress over the last year, common reactions and ways to manage stress.

More info & Registration

Tuesday, May 18
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Scary Book Club reads The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - Live on Zoom

Scary Book Club reads The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – Live on Zoom

One night photographer Gabriel Berenson comes home late. His wife shoots him in the face, tosses the gun and never speaks another word. She is committed to an asylum for the criminally insane…

More info

Wednesday, May 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mindfulness Session - When Did You Stop Dancing

Mindfulness Session – When Did You Stop Dancing

Please enjoy this weekly virtual Mindfulness session. Where we will discuss techniques on how to find peace in such troubled and frantic times.  Mindfulness is a basic human ability that allows us to be fully present in this moment.  By bringing conscious awareness to what we are doing we can become less reactive to what is going on around us.
We look forward to seeing you.  Join us by clicking on the following link. http://bit.ly/MindfulnessBPT
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Hosted by the North Branch Library

Library News

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Questions about the Emergency Broadband Benefit?

Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 pm
Come ask Lyle Ishida, Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division of the Federal Communications Commission. .
Meeting ID: 863 4811 9221
Passcode: 018138

MAIN BURROUGHS-SADEN LIBRARY HAS REOPENED!

The main Burroughs-Saden Library, located at 925 Broad Street in Downtown Bridgeport, has reopened for limited browsing, quick pick-ups, copy and fax services.

Computers are available by appointment. For computer appointments ONLY call:203 576-7400 ext. 5. 

Access to the the Bridgeport History Center will also be by appointment only. Click here for History Center appointments ONLY.

The Bridgeport Public Library now provides in person services Downtown,  in Black Rock, the East Side and the North End. Read More…

Download eBooks and Audiobooks

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more – anywhere, anytime through Overdrive  and RBdigital. All you need is a library card.

Download Magazines

RBdigital, the world’s largest newstand. Instantly browse the latest issues of your favorite magazines.

Download Music

Freegal, free downloadable music from Sony. Use your library card to download up to five songs a week and stream up to 3 hours of music a day!

Learn a Language Online

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 140 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more.

Learning a language with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.

New Arrivals

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Online Library Card Application

Just print out an application.  Fill it out and bring it to the library with proper ID’s (ID info is on each application.) and at no cost become a member of the BPL.

Library Card Application: pdf / doc
Aplicación en Español: pdf / doc
Carte D’Application: pdf / doc
Aplikasyon pou Kat: pdf / doc

Print at BPL

BPL Mobile Printing for your laptop, PC, and mobile devices:
Burroughs-Saden Printer
North Branch Printer