Upcoming Programs

Date/Time Program
Tuesday, September 28
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WE DIG CHESS! Beginner's Class

WE DIG CHESS! Beginner’s Class

Bridgeport residents between the ages of 14-18 (grades 9-12) are invited to master the fine game of chess.

Location: Virtual
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Wednesday, September 29
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Stories in the Garden

Stories in the Garden

While the weather is still nice and there is no threat of rain,  Miss Michele and Miss Trina will take turns presenting “Stories in the Garden”.  This half hour program will feature two picture books and silly songs.

Location: Black Rock
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Wednesday, September 29
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.
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Wednesday, September 29
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

Join one of our librarians for a virtual storytime on Facebook Live! We’ll read some fun books, sing, and have fun together! Don’t forget to wear your pajamas and watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12

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Thursday, September 30
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Storytime Stars

Storytime Stars

Stop by at the East Side Library and join us for stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays for your little one! We’ll learn colors, shapes, opposites, the ABCs and always provide literacy tips at the end! Ages: 0-5
Location: East Side
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Thursday, September 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kahoot!:Everything Gaming for Teens

Kahoot!:Everything Gaming for Teens

Challenge yourself with questions about today’s most popular video games, card and board games, sports, and recreation.  Teens: 13-19. This program will take place on Zoom. ZOOM info: Meeting ID: 818 4793 6551; Password: BPLTeens. Did you know when you attend 3 or more teen events you’ll win a prize?  For more info, contact the Teen Room at 203-576-7400 ext. 444.

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Thursday, September 30
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WE DIG CHESS! Intermediate Class

WE DIG CHESS! Intermediate Class

Bridgeport residents between the ages of 14-18 (grades 9-12) are invited to master the fine game of chess.

Location: Virtual
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Friday, October 1
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
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Tuesday, October 5
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.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
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Wednesday, October 6
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime

Bedtime Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for a virtual pajama storytime on Facebook Live!  We’ll read some great stories, sign songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12.

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Thursday, October 7
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Storytime Stars

Storytime Stars

Stop by at the East Side Library and join us for stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays for your little one! We’ll learn colors, shapes, opposites, the ABCs and always provide literacy tips at the end! Ages: 0-5
Location: East Side
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Thursday, October 7
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Teen Talk: Life After High School

Teen Talk: Life After High School

Where do you see yourself after you graduate high school? Talk about your goals in this “Teen Talk” on work, college, and being an adult. Teens: 13-19. This program will take place on Zoom. ZOOM info: Meeting ID: 818 4793 6551; Password: BPLTeens.  For more info, contact the Teen Room at 203-576-7400 ext. 444. Did you know that the Teen Cafe at BPL (Main Library) is open 6 days a week?

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Friday, October 8
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
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Saturday, October 9
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manga Mania: Free Manga Online

Manga Mania: Free Manga Online

Learn how to find free manga online, through library databases and other resources – all for free!  Teens: 13-19. This program will take place on Zoom. ZOOM info: Meeting ID: 818 4793 6551; Password: BPLTeens.  For more info, contact the Teen Room at 203-576-7400 ext. 444. Did you know that the Teen Cafe at BPL (Main Library) is open 6 days a week?

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Tuesday, October 12
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.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
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Tuesday, October 12
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn Along Crafts for Adults:  Cardboard Tube Albums and Books

Learn Along Crafts for Adults: Cardboard Tube Albums and Books

Black Rock’s Michele is always looking for ways to turn trash into treasure.  If you are interested in upcycling the clutter and junk in your home, learn along with Michele who watches Youtube videos for inspiration, then shares what she’s learned.  NOTE: While these crafts are kept simple for ease of construction, they are NOT child-friendly crafts; they are aimed at adults and teens.

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Wednesday, October 13
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime

Bedtime Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for a virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live!  We’ll read some fun stories, sign songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12.

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Thursday, October 14
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Storytime Stars

Storytime Stars

Stop by at the East Side Library and join us for stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays for your little one! We’ll learn colors, shapes, opposites, the ABCs and always provide literacy tips at the end! Ages: 0-5
Location: East Side
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Thursday, October 14
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kahoot! Everything Food!

Kahoot! Everything Food!

Compete on the popular quiz show site, and find out how much you know about what you drink and chow on. Teens: 13-19. This program will take place on Zoom. ZOOM info: Meeting ID: 818 4793 6551; Password: BPLTeens. For more info, contact the Teen Room at 203-576-7400 ext. 444. Did you know that the Teen Cafe at BPL (Main Library) is open 6 days a week?

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Friday, October 15
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
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Saturday, October 16
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir Writing Workshop

Memoir Writing Workshop

VIRTUAL, via Zoom!

Time:  Saturday, October 16, 10:30-12:00 PM
Contact: 203-576-7400, #7

REGISTER HERE [closes at 5:00 pm, Friday, October 15th]

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!

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Tuesday, October 19
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.

Location: Burroughs-Saden
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Tuesday, October 19
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut Cryptids/Monsters of New England

Connecticut Cryptids/Monsters of New England

Get your Monster Mash going with a visit to gloomy forests and dark lakes with Michael Bielawa’s Zoom presentation focusing on New England Monsters! A fascinating topic perfect for Halloween!!

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Wednesday, October 20
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime

Bedtime Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for a virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live!  We’ll read some fun stories, sign songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12.

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Thursday, October 21
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Storytime Stars

Storytime Stars

Stop by at the East Side Library and join us for stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays for your little one! We’ll learn colors, shapes, opposites, the ABCs and always provide literacy tips at the end! Ages: 0-5
Location: East Side
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Thursday, October 21
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Escape Room

Online Escape Room

Journey into Hogwarts, Narnia, and other literary worlds and complete a quest! Teens: 13-19. This program will take place on Zoom. ZOOM info: Meeting ID: 818 4793 6551; Password: BPLTeens. For more info, contact the Teen Room at 203-576-7400 ext. 444. Did you know that the Teen Cafe at BPL (Main Library) is open 6 days a week?

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Saturday, October 23
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teens! Modern Poets Perform

Teens! Modern Poets Perform

Watch performances of Rupi Kaur, Amanda Gorman, and others — including you, if you wish to share your poetry!  Teens: 13-19. This program will take place on Zoom. ZOOM info: Meeting ID: 818 4793 6551; Password: BPLTeens. For more info, contact the Teen Room at 203-576-7400 ext. 444. Did you know that the Teen Cafe at BPL (Main Library) is open 6 days a week?

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Wednesday, October 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Halloween Storytime at Seaside Park

Halloween Storytime at Seaside Park

Join us for this special Halloween Storytime this time at our Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT!  We’ll read spooky stories, sing songs, and learn new rhymes!  Children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes!  Parents, please bring blankets, chairs, snack, water, … whatever your child needs to enjoy this special late afternoon. Ages: 0-12.

Location: Seaside Park
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Thursday, October 28
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Storytime Stars

Storytime Stars

Stop by at the East Side Library and join us for stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays for your little one! We’ll learn colors, shapes, opposites, the ABCs and always provide literacy tips at the end! Ages: 0-5
Location: East Side
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Thursday, October 28
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Teen Talk: Halloween!

Teen Talk: Halloween!

Talk about your Halloween plans and swap spooky stories with teen staff members Adam and Jonathan!  Teens: 13-19. This program will take place on Zoom. ZOOM info: Meeting ID: 818 4793 6551; Password: BPLTeens. For more info, contact the Teen Room at 203-576-7400 ext. 444. Did you know that the Teen Cafe at BPL (Main Library) is open 6 days a week?

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Wednesday, November 3
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime

Bedtime Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for a virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live!  We’ll read some fun stories, sign songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12.

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Thursday, November 4
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Storytime Stars

Storytime Stars

Stop by at the East Side Library and join us for stories, songs, movement, and fingerplays for your little one! We’ll learn colors, shapes, opposites, the ABCs and always provide literacy tips at the end! Ages: 0-5
Location: East Side
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Wednesday, November 10
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime

Bedtime Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for a virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live!  We’ll read some fun stories, sign songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12.

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Wednesday, November 17
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Native American Storytime

Native American Storytime

Did you know that November is Native American Heritage Month? Join one of our librarians for a special Native American virtual storytime on Facebook Live and celebrate the legends and traditions of the First People with us.  Ages: 0-12

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Wednesday, December 1
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime

Bedtime Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for a virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live!  We’ll read some fun stories, sign songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12.

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Wednesday, December 8
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime

Bedtime Storytime

Join our children’s librarians for a virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live!  We’ll read some fun stories, sign songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12.

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