Upcoming Programs

Date/Time Program
Tuesday, December 6
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us in the Story Hour Room at the downtown library for the all-new Little Learners! We’ve redesigned our program and now, along with stories, singing, and learning the basics (colors, shapes, opposites, numbers, & the ABCs); we’ll do a simple craft each week, and have a free play time at the end! Ages: 0-5.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
More info
Tuesday, December 6
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mah Jongg! Bams, Craks, and Dots!

Mah Jongg! Bams, Craks, and Dots!

Mah Jongg is happening at North! We have the boards and the 2022 cards–just bring you! Beginners welcome! We will teach you the joys and quirks of this fun game! (see below for more details about Mah Jongg!)

Location: North Branch
More info
Tuesday, December 6
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black Rock Library:  Arts and Crafts with Miss Trina

Black Rock Library: Arts and Crafts with Miss Trina

Join Miss Trina on Tuesdays for fun and simple crafts!  This program is suitable for kids up to 11 years old.  Younger children may need a parent’s assistance.  Come on in and let’s make something cool!

More info
Tuesday, December 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Team STEAM for ages 5-11

Team STEAM for ages 5-11

Children ages 5-11 are invited to join a new science based program Team STEAM on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 for six sessions. Using engineering kits provided by 3DuxDesign, each session will introduce participants to various engineering, problem-solving, and team-building skills.  Children will experiment with form, function, creativity and deductive thinking. All sessions will be led by Iris Rivera.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, December 6
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, December 6
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual: The Come Up: An Oral History of the Rise of Hip Hop with Author Jonathan Abrams

Virtual: The Come Up: An Oral History of the Rise of Hip Hop with Author Jonathan Abrams

Join us for this book talk! The Come Up: An Oral History of the Rise of Hip Hop is the essential oral history of hip-hop, from its origins on the playgrounds of the Bronx to its reign as the most powerful force in pop culture—from the award-winning journalist behind All the Pieces Matter, the New York Times bestselling oral history of The Wire.

RSVP for Zoom link: here

Jonathan Abrams is an award-winning staff reporter for The New York Times. He is the bestselling author of two previous books, Boys Among Men and All the Pieces Matter. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Abrams was formerly a staff writer at Bleacher Report, Grantland, and the Los Angeles Times.

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Wednesday, December 7
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Black Rock Library: Play N' Tell

Black Rock Library: Play N’ Tell

It’s a game, it’s a story, it’s a song.  Join Miss Michele for a fast and fun half hour of stories, songs and games (as well as some free form dance!) for toddlers and their caregivers!  From the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, to the wisdom of Pete the Cat, this is a perfect pre-lunch and naptime event!  Come and play with us!

More info
Wednesday, December 7
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
EXPLORERS CLUB: PROGRAMMABLE LIGHT SCULPTURE Grades 7-10

EXPLORERS CLUB: PROGRAMMABLE LIGHT SCULPTURE Grades 7-10

Make a light sculpture that can be programmed with a 32-bit controller board! Who knew that pool noodles could be part of an art form?

In three sessions, explorers will learn about simple circuits, parallel circuits, and basic wiring.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Wednesday, December 7
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
ADULT & FAMILY YOGA  With Yoga Instructor Raruenjit Majarone

ADULT & FAMILY YOGA With Yoga Instructor Raruenjit Majarone

Learn short meditation techniques and cultivate breath awareness with
basic yoga poses. Yoga helps increase flexibility, strength and
balance. Reconnect your mind, body and breath for
relaxation and inner peace.

Location: North Branch
More info
Wednesday, December 7
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Career Guidance Class

Career Guidance Class

Are you preparing a new resume or need to brush up an old one for a promotion? Need interview tips to land that new job? Get career counselling from an expert People Manager. Our volunteer expert can help you with interview tips, choosing a career path, or getting your resume ready for your first job.  Registration is required.  Call (203) 576-7828 to reserve a spot.  Class will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 5:30pm at the Newfield Branch Library.

Location: Newfield Branch Library
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Wednesday, December 7
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kids' Holiday Movie Night

Kids’ Holiday Movie Night

Join us for a classic holiday movie (or two) in the Children’s Department! Will they star the Grinch? Charlie Brown & Snoopy? Santa Claus? Join us and find out! We’ll provide the popcorn and the movie…you provide the holiday spirit! Ages: 0-12.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
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Wednesday, December 7
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lawyers in Libraries @ Newfield

Looking for legal advice concerning your case? Lawyers in Libraries are here to help! You could meet with a volunteer attorney for 20 minutes. Currently scheduling for Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 6-8pm at the Newfield Branch Library. Book your appointment today, slots are limited. Call (203) 576-7413 to schedule an appointment.

Location: Newfield Branch Library
More info
Wednesday, December 7
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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 Zoom link. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84840527453
Meeting ID: 848 4052 7453
Hosted by the North Branch Library
More info
Thursday, December 8
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
AARP Safe Driving

AARP Safe Driving

Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course.

You will learn defensive driving techniques. Proven safety strategies. New traffic rules and laws of the road.

You simply sign up and learn and you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance.

Classroom course for AARP members $ 20 and for non-members 25 $.

To register call 203- 576-8113

Location North Branch Library 3455 Madison Ave, Bridgeport

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Thursday, December 8
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kids' LEGO Club

Kids’ LEGO Club

Join us every Thursday from 5-6 pm for BPL’s Lego Club! Your creations will be put on display in the Children’s room for a week!  Ages: 4-12. We supply the LEGOs ~ You supply the imagination! For more information visit our Facebook page: @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
More info
Thursday, December 8
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Switch Play!

Switch Play!

Get your gaming on with our Nintendo Switch! You can use our games or bring your own games and system to play. For children, ages 8-12 years old.  Switch Play is offered every Thursday from 5-7 PM in the Children’s Room of the Newfield Branch Library.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Children’s Room
More info
Thursday, December 8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gingerbread House Decorating

Gingerbread House Decorating

Children can decorate their own gingerbread house for the holiday season! For children, ages 5-12 years old.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Call (203) 576-7828 to register.  Program will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 6pm in Community Room A of the Newfield Branch Library.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Community Room A
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Thursday, December 8
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lawyers in Libraries

Lawyers in Libraries

Looking for legal advice concerning your case.

You should meet with a volunteer attorney  for free 20 minutes regarding your case.

Please bring any materials you may have with information about your case so the attorney can provide their best assistance.

To book an appointment  and for more info please call 203 -576 -8113

3455 Madison Ave, Bridgeport, CT

Location: North Branch
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Thursday, December 8
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Christmas Village Miracle 40th Anniversary

Christmas Village Miracle 40th Anniversary

Forty years ago next month, an arsonist torched a simple Christmas Village in Bridgeport’s Beardsley Park destroying a spot where each year thousands of city kids got to meet Santa and enjoy Christmas. The sick act could have put a serious damper on Christmas 1982 in the city.  But Mayor Leonard S. Paoletta, blissfully unfamiliar with construction fundamentals, put in action a volunteer effort that ended with a rebuilding and opening of a new Village in just five days.

Former Mayor Paoletta and Connecticut Post columnist Michael Daly, author of “The Miracle of Christmas Village,” will discuss the episode at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Bridgeport Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad Street. Books available at $8.

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library
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Friday, December 9
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Please enjoy this 6 – Week Outdoor “Being Present In Nature” Program at the North Branch. (3455 Madison Ave.) We will experience clean body and mind practices to improve our overall wellness.
Location: North Branch
More info
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
More info
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
More info
Tuesday, December 13
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us in the Story Hour Room at the downtown library for the all-new Little Learners! We’ve redesigned our program and now, along with stories, singing, and learning the basics (colors, shapes, opposites, numbers, & the ABCs); we’ll do a simple craft each week, and have a free play time at the end! Ages: 0-5.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
More info
Tuesday, December 13
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bridgeport Health Department Info Session in Burroughs Lobby

Bridgeport Health Department Info Session in Burroughs Lobby

Join the Bridgeport Health and Social Services Department in our Community Health Learning Series. Each month we’ll feature a new health and wellness topic. Drop in for giveaways, information on resources, ideas on how to stay safe, and more!

 

For more information on Bridgeport’s Health and Social Services Department, go to https://www.bridgeportct.gov/health

More info
Tuesday, December 13
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mah Jongg! Bams, Craks, and Dots!

Mah Jongg! Bams, Craks, and Dots!

Mah Jongg is happening at North! We have the boards and the 2022 cards–just bring you! Beginners welcome! We will teach you the joys and quirks of this fun game! (see below for more details about Mah Jongg!)

Location: North Branch
More info
Tuesday, December 13
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Covid -19 Vaccination at North Branch

Free Covid -19 Vaccination at North Branch

Please bring your insurance card and photo ID if you have them, but it is not necessary to have health insurance or ID to receive a vaccine.

No one will be turned away for lack of insurance or ID.

Ages 12 and older

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO ARE ELIGIBLE.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, December 13
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black Rock Library:  Arts and Crafts with Miss Trina

Black Rock Library: Arts and Crafts with Miss Trina

Join Miss Trina on Tuesdays for fun and simple crafts!  This program is suitable for kids up to 11 years old.  Younger children may need a parent’s assistance.  Come on in and let’s make something cool!

More info
Tuesday, December 13
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
DIY  Hot Chocolate Reindeer Cones

DIY Hot Chocolate Reindeer Cones

Looking for a holiday gift idea? Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 4pm to create Hot Chocolate Reindeer Cones! These cones are super cute and will make great gifts! For ages 13 years old and up, while supplies last.  Program will be held in Community Room A of the Newfield Branch Library.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Community Room A
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Tuesday, December 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Team STEAM for ages 5-11

Team STEAM for ages 5-11

Children ages 5-11 are invited to join a new science based program Team STEAM on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 for six sessions. Using engineering kits provided by 3DuxDesign, each session will introduce participants to various engineering, problem-solving, and team-building skills.  Children will experiment with form, function, creativity and deductive thinking. All sessions will be led by Iris Rivera.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, December 13
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Handling Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress

Join CMP as we explore mindful meditation and practice using tools to soothe our bodies, minds, and emotions during the busiest time of the year.  No experience needed .

Empowering people to live healthier lives by expanding access to mindful meditation.

www.communityMindfulnessProject.org

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, December 13
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Wednesday, December 14
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Black Rock Library: Play N' Tell

Black Rock Library: Play N’ Tell

It’s a game, it’s a story, it’s a song.  Join Miss Michele for a fast and fun half hour of stories, songs and games (as well as some free form dance!) for toddlers and their caregivers!  From the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, to the wisdom of Pete the Cat, this is a perfect pre-lunch and naptime event!  Come and play with us!

More info
Wednesday, December 14
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
EXPLORERS CLUB: PROGRAMMABLE LIGHT SCULPTURE Grades 7-10

EXPLORERS CLUB: PROGRAMMABLE LIGHT SCULPTURE Grades 7-10

Make a light sculpture that can be programmed with a 32-bit controller board! Who knew that pool noodles could be part of an art form?

In three sessions, explorers will learn about simple circuits, parallel circuits, and basic wiring.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Wednesday, December 14
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Claus Is Coming to the Library!

Santa Claus Is Coming to the Library!

HO! HO! HO! Everyone’s favorite guy in a red suit is coming to Bridgeport! You can send Santa a letter, then come to the Children’s department to take a picture, let him know what you’d like for Christmas, and ask him any questions you might have about life at the North Pole. As a special treat, maybe if enough of us are on the “Nice” list, he and Mrs. Claus might even read us a story or two! Ages: 0-12.

Parents, please send the letters to bridgeportsanta@gmail.com by December 12.  

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library / Children’s Dept
More info
Wednesday, December 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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 Zoom link. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84840527453
Meeting ID: 848 4052 7453
Hosted by the North Branch Library
More info
Thursday, December 15
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kids' LEGO Club

Kids’ LEGO Club

Join us every Thursday from 5-6 pm for BPL’s Lego Club! Your creations will be put on display in the Children’s room for a week!  Ages: 4-12. We supply the LEGOs ~ You supply the imagination! For more information visit our Facebook page: @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
More info
Thursday, December 15
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Switch Play!

Switch Play!

Get your gaming on with our Nintendo Switch! You can use our games or bring your own games and system to play. For children, ages 8-12 years old.  Switch Play is offered every Thursday from 5-7 PM in the Children’s Room of the Newfield Branch Library.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Children’s Room
More info
Thursday, December 15
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Art Workshop: Christmas Wreath

Art Workshop: Christmas Wreath

Please come and enjoy our Christmas Wreath Art Workshop with Veronica Arias.

Call the info desk to register: 203-576-8113

www.bportlibrary.org

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Friday, December 16
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Please enjoy this 6 – Week Outdoor “Being Present In Nature” Program at the North Branch. (3455 Madison Ave.) We will experience clean body and mind practices to improve our overall wellness.
Location: North Branch
More info
Friday, December 16
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Bears! Storytime!

Little Bears! Storytime!

Please join Miss Bina at the North Branch for a fun packed storytime with songs, rhymes, and books!

Geared for ages 0-5, children and caregivers will share in singing, chanting, banging lummi sticks, shaking maracas, and more! Meet the Five Little Monkeys and the Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly….

Location: North Branch Children’s Department
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Saturday, December 17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free Covid -19 Vaccination at North Branch

Free Covid -19 Vaccination at North Branch

Please bring your insurance card and photo ID if you have them, but it is not necessary to have health insurance or ID to receive a vaccine.

No one will be turned away for lack of insurance or ID.

Ages 6 months -11 and 12 and older

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO ARE ELIGIBLE.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Saturday, December 17
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Memoir Writing Workshop

Memoir Writing Workshop

Memoir Writing Workshop

Live workshop, held at the History Center (masks encouraged, please register below)

Contact: 203-576-7400, #7

ZOOM alternative also offered, please register below

REGISTER HERE

Brian Hoover leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month!

The History Center has sponsored a Bridgeport Memoir Writing Class since 2002.  Our class has continued to write about memories not only of Bridgeport, but about the stories that we find have linked our lives. We all have shared landscapes of memories, common experiences in daily life.  Newcomers are welcome.  Please join us!

Location: Bridgeport History Center
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Saturday, December 17
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 17
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kwanzaa Storytime & Mkeka Mat Craft

Kwanzaa Storytime & Mkeka Mat Craft

Join us for a special storytime about the celebration of Kwanzaa.  Children will create their own mkeka mat following storytime.  Mkeka is one of the seven symbols of Kwanzaa.  Program will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 1pm in the Children’s Room of the Newfield Branch Library.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Children’s Room
More info
Monday, December 19
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
More info
Monday, December 19
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
More info
Monday, December 19
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Let's Make a Chanukah Craft!

Let’s Make a Chanukah Craft!

Join us in the Children’s Department as we make a special Chanukah craft in celebration of the Festival of Lights! No registration required. Ages: 0-12.

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library / Children’s Dept
More info
Tuesday, December 20
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us in the Story Hour Room at the downtown library for the all-new Little Learners! We’ve redesigned our program and now, along with stories, singing, and learning the basics (colors, shapes, opposites, numbers, & the ABCs); we’ll do a simple craft each week, and have a free play time at the end! Ages: 0-5.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
More info
Tuesday, December 20
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mah Jongg! Bams, Craks, and Dots!

Mah Jongg! Bams, Craks, and Dots!

Mah Jongg is happening at North! We have the boards and the 2022 cards–just bring you! Beginners welcome! We will teach you the joys and quirks of this fun game! (see below for more details about Mah Jongg!)

Location: North Branch
More info
Tuesday, December 20
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Covid -19 Vaccination at North Branch

Free Covid -19 Vaccination at North Branch

Please bring your insurance card and photo ID if you have them, but it is not necessary to have health insurance or ID to receive a vaccine.

No one will be turned away for lack of insurance or ID.

Ages 12 and older

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO ARE ELIGIBLE.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, December 20
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black Rock Library:  Arts and Crafts with Miss Trina

Black Rock Library: Arts and Crafts with Miss Trina

Join Miss Trina on Tuesdays for fun and simple crafts!  This program is suitable for kids up to 11 years old.  Younger children may need a parent’s assistance.  Come on in and let’s make something cool!

More info
Tuesday, December 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marshmallow Dreidels

Marshmallow Dreidels

Join us we celebrate Hanukkah with edible marshmallow dreidels! While supplies last! For youth, ages 5-18 years old.  Program will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 4pm in Community Room A of the Newfield Branch Library.  Click here marshmallow dreidels.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Community Room A
More info
Tuesday, December 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Team STEAM for ages 5-11

Team STEAM for ages 5-11

Children ages 5-11 are invited to join a new science based program Team STEAM on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 for six sessions. Using engineering kits provided by 3DuxDesign, each session will introduce participants to various engineering, problem-solving, and team-building skills.  Children will experiment with form, function, creativity and deductive thinking. All sessions will be led by Iris Rivera.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, December 20
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Black Rock Library: Mrs. Santa Claus Meet n' Greet

Black Rock Library: Mrs. Santa Claus Meet n’ Greet

Mrs. Santa is back and will be visiting the Black Rock Library to wish visitors a Merry Christmas!  Bring along your camera for a terrific photo opportunity for your kids!  Get a candy cane, pick out a book to keep and enter your name in a chance to win a raffle for some small, fun prizes!

More info
Tuesday, December 20
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Wednesday, December 21
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Black Rock Library: Play N' Tell

Black Rock Library: Play N’ Tell

It’s a game, it’s a story, it’s a song.  Join Miss Michele for a fast and fun half hour of stories, songs and games (as well as some free form dance!) for toddlers and their caregivers!  From the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, to the wisdom of Pete the Cat, this is a perfect pre-lunch and naptime event!  Come and play with us!

More info
Wednesday, December 21
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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 Zoom link. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84840527453
Meeting ID: 848 4052 7453
Hosted by the North Branch Library
More info
Thursday, December 22
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kids' LEGO Club

Kids’ LEGO Club

Join us every Thursday from 5-6 pm for BPL’s Lego Club! Your creations will be put on display in the Children’s room for a week!  Ages: 4-12. We supply the LEGOs ~ You supply the imagination! For more information visit our Facebook page: @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
More info
Thursday, December 22
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Switch Play!

Switch Play!

Get your gaming on with our Nintendo Switch! You can use our games or bring your own games and system to play. For children, ages 8-12 years old.  Switch Play is offered every Thursday from 5-7 PM in the Children’s Room of the Newfield Branch Library.

Location: Newfield Branch Library – Children’s Room
More info
Friday, December 23
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Please enjoy this 6 – Week Outdoor “Being Present In Nature” Program at the North Branch. (3455 Madison Ave.) We will experience clean body and mind practices to improve our overall wellness.
Location: North Branch
More info
Tuesday, December 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us in the Story Hour Room at the downtown library for the all-new Little Learners! We’ve redesigned our program and now, along with stories, singing, and learning the basics (colors, shapes, opposites, numbers, & the ABCs); we’ll do a simple craft each week, and have a free play time at the end! Ages: 0-5.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
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Tuesday, December 27
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Covid -19 Vaccination at North Branch

Free Covid -19 Vaccination at North Branch

Please bring your insurance card and photo ID if you have them, but it is not necessary to have health insurance or ID to receive a vaccine.

No one will be turned away for lack of insurance or ID.

Ages 12 and older

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO ARE ELIGIBLE.

Location: North Branch Library
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Tuesday, December 27
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black Rock Library:  Arts and Crafts with Miss Trina

Black Rock Library: Arts and Crafts with Miss Trina

Join Miss Trina on Tuesdays for fun and simple crafts!  This program is suitable for kids up to 11 years old.  Younger children may need a parent’s assistance.  Come on in and let’s make something cool!

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Wednesday, December 28
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Black Rock Library: Play N' Tell

Black Rock Library: Play N’ Tell

It’s a game, it’s a story, it’s a song.  Join Miss Michele for a fast and fun half hour of stories, songs and games (as well as some free form dance!) for toddlers and their caregivers!  From the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, to the wisdom of Pete the Cat, this is a perfect pre-lunch and naptime event!  Come and play with us!

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Wednesday, December 28
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Let's Make a Kwanzaa Craft!

Let’s Make a Kwanzaa Craft!

Kwanzaa is a winter holiday that celebrates African-American heritage, family, and community. Join us in the Children’s Department as we make a special Kwanzaa craft in celebration of this special holiday! No registration required. Ages: 0-12.

Location: Burroughs-Saden Library / Children’s Dept
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Wednesday, December 28
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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 Zoom link. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84840527453
Meeting ID: 848 4052 7453
Hosted by the North Branch Library
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Thursday, December 29
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kids' LEGO Club

Kids’ LEGO Club

Join us every Thursday from 5-6 pm for BPL’s Lego Club! Your creations will be put on display in the Children’s room for a week!  Ages: 4-12. We supply the LEGOs ~ You supply the imagination! For more information visit our Facebook page: @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
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Friday, December 30
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Family Noon Year's Eve Party!!!

Family Noon Year’s Eve Party!!!

Join us at North Branch Library as we kiss 2022 goodbye and welcome in 2023 with high hopes for a Happy  New Year! We will start with a family storytime at 11:00 and then a countdown at 11:59a.m. (So what if we are a day and a half early…..)

For more information, call 203-576-7821.

Location: North Branch Library
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Tuesday, January 3
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
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Tuesday, January 10
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
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Tuesday, January 17
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
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Saturday, January 21
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Memoir Writing Workshop

Memoir Writing Workshop

Memoir Writing Workshop

Live workshop, held at the History Center (masks encouraged, please register below)

ZOOM alternative also offered, please register below

Time:  Saturday, October 15, 10:30-12:00 PM
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7

REGISTER HERE

Brian Hoover leads the class which will include free form writing exercises and an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining voice and perspective.  Drop in any month!

The History Center has sponsored a Bridgeport Memoir Writing Class since 2002.  Our class has continued to write about memories not only of Bridgeport, but about the stories that we find have linked our lives. We all have shared landscapes of memories, common experiences in daily life.  Newcomers are welcome.  Please join us!

Location: Bridgeport History Center
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Saturday, January 21
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, January 24
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
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Wednesday, January 25
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, January 26
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, January 26
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Tuesday, January 31
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
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Tuesday, February 7
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
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Tuesday, February 14
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
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Tuesday, February 21
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Wednesday, February 22
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, February 23
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Tuesday, February 28
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

LITT Chess for Beginners ages 11-18.

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered at North Branch Library in the Circulation area.

To register, please email bwilliams@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org or call 203-576-7821.

This program is funded by a grant from LITT: Library Initiative for Teens and Tweens. We are grateful for their generosity.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Wednesday, March 22
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, March 23
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Wednesday, April 26
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, April 27
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, April 27
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Wednesday, May 24
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, May 25
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Wednesday, June 28
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, June 29
4:00 pm - 7:45 pm