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Bridgeport Public Library is NOW Fine Free!

Stop by at any of our locations to return overdue Bridgeport library materials and all late fines and fees will be removed from your account.

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Agenda for December 13th, 2022 Building & Finance Committee Meeting

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Ancestry

Ancestry

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

 

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.

Foundation Center

Foundation Center

Directory of private philanthropic and grant making foundations on the Internet.
(In house use only – Burroughs-Saden)

Freegal

Freegal

Stream and download songs or download music videos from hundreds of musical genres and thousands of labels.

 

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 - In-house

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – In-house

Maps with details on buildings prepared for the insurance industry.

 

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Remote

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – Remote

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

Live one-to-one help is available 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., daily.
New subjects available for Nursing & Healthcare and Computer Science!

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.

 

Upcoming Programs

Date/Time Program
Saturday, December 10
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
The Magic of Christmas (and Reading)!

The Magic of Christmas (and Reading)!

Christmas is a magical time of year and the library is a magical place. When you put them both together, you get Jay Reidy’s Magic of Christmas (and Reading)! Come and enjoy this funny & imaginative holiday magic show! Great for ages 5-10, but everyone in the family is welcome!

Location: Burroughs-Saden
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Saturday, December 10
2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
In Person: A Christmas Carol Live One-Man Performance

In Person: A Christmas Carol Live One-Man Performance

In 1853 Charles Dickens began public readings of his most popular work, A Christmas Carol. When he ended his performances in 1870, he had read it 127 times. From December 1867 to April 1868 he performed over 400 readings on an American tour in Boston, New York, Washington DC and other East Coast cities including Hartford. A Christmas Carol was his most performed reading on this tour.  Mr. Dickens will come alive again reading A Christmas Carol. It is the same shortened version of the story that Dickens performed. He removed sections for public readings so they would be about 90 minutes. Dickens was also a professional actor, so, like his, this reading will be animated and captivating. Please join us as a group of friends assembled to hear a tale told and to share in the true spirit of Christmas.

Kenneth Noll is a professor of Microbiology at the University of Connecticut and has been performing in community theater near his home in Storrs, Connecticut for over 20 years. He recently began to portray Charles Darwin in museums, schools, community events and universities. He now also portrays Charles Dickens as a way to spread cheer and good will during the Christmas Season.

Event will take place in the First Floor Community Room
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Monday, December 12
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Readers Storytime

Little Readers Storytime

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs followed by playtime with toys! For children, ages 0-4 years old with a parent/caregiver. Little Readers occurs every Monday morning at 11:00am in the Children’s Room of the Newfield Branch Library, except on holidays.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Children’s Room
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Monday, December 12
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Lego Club at Newfield Branch

Lego Club at Newfield Branch

Come and build amazing things! There are new building challenges every week to inspire children’s creativity and building skills.  Children can work together or independently.  For children, ages 5-12 years old.  Lego Club meets every Monday from 3:30-5:30 PM in the Children’s Room of the Newfield Branch Library, except on holidays when the library is closed.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Children’s Room
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Library News

Bridgeport Public Library is NOW Fine Free!

Stop by at any of our locations to return overdue Bridgeport library materials and all late fines and fees will be removed from your account.

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The Newfield Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle is symbolic of leadership, authority, honesty and truthful principles. The above attributes are all qualities of libraries.

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The Williams Doll and Folk Toys Collection

Courtesy of North Branch Children’s Librarian Bina Williams

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Download eBooks and Audiobooks

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more – anywhere, anytime through Overdrive. 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.

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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
Aplicación en Español: pdf 
Carte D’Application: pdf 
Aplikasyon pou Kat: pdf 

Print at BPL

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