Upcoming Programs

Date/Time Program
Tuesday, November 30
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us for storytime in the Children’s Dept. of the Main Library. 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: 0-5 All attendees have to wear masks when visiting the library.

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Tuesday, November 30
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We are LITT For Beginning Chess!

We are LITT For Beginning Chess!

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered virtually via zoom. You will need to sign up for a free Chess.com account to play with others.

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

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Wednesday, December 1
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Play n' Tell Returns!

Play n’ Tell Returns!

Drop by Black Rock Library for Play n’ Tell, where we sing songs, play games, dance around with scarves or maracas and giggle a lot!  We will be socially distanced in one of the downstairs meeting rooms–don’t forget your mask!  We also have some mats for seating, but please feel free to bring your own.  Children 0 – 5 must be accompanied by their carers. 

Location: Black Rock Library
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Wednesday, December 1
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Bedtime Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Join our children’s librarians for bilingual virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live! Tiempo de Historia para la Hora de Dormir Bilingue en English y Espanol. We’ll read some fun stories, sing songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12. We’ll stream Live on Facebook at @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

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Wednesday, December 1
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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Thursday, December 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teen Talk: Kwanzaa

Teen Talk: Kwanzaa

Ever wondered about Kwanzaa? Do you celebrate it? Join our teen staff members Adam and Jonathan for a ‘Teen Talk’ and let’s talk about Kwanzaa! Teens: 13-19. The 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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Thursday, December 2
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Middle School and High School students: Would you like to hone your chess skills in person with a real coach from DIG USA? Join us on Thursdays for an hour of intense play with Coach Jake! 

Why learn chess? Chess helps with academics, concentration, strategy, and many more life skills. You will make life long friends with your fellow players. AND, your coaches are highly ranked with lots of experience!

Location: North Branch Library
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Friday, December 3
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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Friday, December 3
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Bears! In Person!

Little Bears! In Person!

Join us at North Branch at 11:00 a.m. every Friday for Little Bears storytime for ages 0-5. We will sing songs, share rhymes, read books, dance a jig, and more!

Location: North Branch Library
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Saturday, December 4
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LITT Chess Master Class with Coach Jan Van de Mortel!

LITT Chess Master Class with Coach Jan Van de Mortel!

Saturday,December 4 at 10:30 a.m. Join an online MASTER CLASS in chess with internationally master player and coach Jan de Mortel. Players must be between the ages of 11 and 18.

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Saturday, December 4
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hogwarts and Other Fantasy Worlds Competition

Hogwarts and Other Fantasy Worlds Competition

Fantasy books are portals to magical worlds but how much do you know about them? Compete against other teens!  Teens: 13-19. The 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, December 7
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us for storytime in the Children’s Dept. of the Main Library. 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: 0-5 All attendees have to wear masks when visiting the library.

More info
Tuesday, December 7
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We are LITT For Beginning Chess!

We are LITT For Beginning Chess!

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered virtually via zoom. You will need to sign up for a free Chess.com account to play with others.

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

More info
Wednesday, December 8
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Hibernation Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Bedtime Hibernation Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Join our children’s librarians for bilingual virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live! We’ll read some fun stories about hibernation/hibernación.  Tiempo de Historia para la Hora de Dormir Bilingue en English y Espanol. Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12. We’ll stream Live on Facebook at @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

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Wednesday, December 8
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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Thursday, December 9
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Teen Talk: Solstice

Teen Talk: Solstice

We invite you to chat with our teen staff members Adam and Jonathan about the Winter Solstice holiday. Teens: 13-19. The 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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Thursday, December 9
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Middle School and High School students: Would you like to hone your chess skills in person with a real coach from DIG USA? Join us on Thursdays for an hour of intense play with Coach Jake! 

Why learn chess? Chess helps with academics, concentration, strategy, and many more life skills. You will make life long friends with your fellow players. AND, your coaches are highly ranked with lots of experience!

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Thursday, December 9
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Creepy Christmas with Jeff Belanger

Creepy Christmas with Jeff Belanger

Based on Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends “Creepy Christmas” special that aired on PBS! Remember the famous Christmas song which goes, “There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long long ago…”?

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Friday, December 10
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Bears! In Person!

Little Bears! In Person!

Join us at North Branch at 11:00 a.m. every Friday for Little Bears storytime for ages 0-5. We will sing songs, share rhymes, read books, dance a jig, and more!

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, December 14
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us for storytime in the Children’s Dept. of the Main Library. 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: 0-5 All attendees have to wear masks when visiting the library.

More info
Tuesday, December 14
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We are LITT For Beginning Chess!

We are LITT For Beginning Chess!

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered virtually via zoom. You will need to sign up for a free Chess.com account to play with others.

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

More info
Wednesday, December 15
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Play n' Tell Returns!

Play n’ Tell Returns!

Drop by Black Rock Library for Play n’ Tell, where we sing songs, play games, dance around with scarves or maracas and giggle a lot!  We will be socially distanced in one of the downstairs meeting rooms–don’t forget your mask!  We also have some mats for seating, but please feel free to bring your own.  Children 0 – 5 must be accompanied by their carers. 

Location: Black Rock Library
More info
Wednesday, December 15
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, December 15
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Storytime with Santa via Facebook LIVE ~ Write him a Letter!

Storytime with Santa via Facebook LIVE ~ Write him a Letter!

HO! HO! HO! Join Santa and one his friends for a special Christmas storytime on Facebook Live from the North Pole Library! They will read stories, sing, and have lots of holiday fun!
Santa hasn’t had much to do this year, so please write a letter to him! ~ You may even get to hear it on the air! Parents, please send the letters to bridgeportsanta@gmail.com by December 14. We’ll stream Live on Facebook at @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.  Ages: 0-12.
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Thursday, December 16
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kahoot! Competition: Everything Holidays

Kahoot! Competition: Everything Holidays

How much do you know about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Solstice? Compete against other teens to win something cool! Teens: 13-19. The 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?

More info
Thursday, December 16
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Middle School and High School students: Would you like to hone your chess skills in person with a real coach from DIG USA? Join us on Thursdays for an hour of intense play with Coach Jake! 

Why learn chess? Chess helps with academics, concentration, strategy, and many more life skills. You will make life long friends with your fellow players. AND, your coaches are highly ranked with lots of experience!

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Friday, December 17
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Bears! In Person!

Little Bears! In Person!

Join us at North Branch at 11:00 a.m. every Friday for Little Bears storytime for ages 0-5. We will sing songs, share rhymes, read books, dance a jig, and more!

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Saturday, December 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LITT CHESS TOURNAMENT!

LITT CHESS TOURNAMENT!

November 20th! Chess players ages 11-18: Put all your classes to the test in a lively scrimmage at North Branch Library. Coached by Jan van de Mortel, you will play against chess players from various other groups! IN PERSON at North Branch Library from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: North Branch Library
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Saturday, December 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teen Talk: Half-Year Check In

Teen Talk: Half-Year Check In

Can you believe the school year is half way over?! Chat with our teen staff members Adam and Jonathan about how your year is going, and what you’re looking forward to! Teens: 13-19. The 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?

More info
Tuesday, December 21
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us for storytime in the Children’s Dept. of the Main Library. 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: 0-5 All attendees have to wear masks when visiting the library.

More info
Wednesday, December 22
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Play n' Tell Returns!

Play n’ Tell Returns!

Drop by Black Rock Library for Play n’ Tell, where we sing songs, play games, dance around with scarves or maracas and giggle a lot!  We will be socially distanced in one of the downstairs meeting rooms–don’t forget your mask!  We also have some mats for seating, but please feel free to bring your own.  Children 0 – 5 must be accompanied by their carers. 

Location: Black Rock Library
More info
Wednesday, December 22
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.
More info
Wednesday, December 29
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Play n' Tell Returns!

Play n’ Tell Returns!

Drop by Black Rock Library for Play n’ Tell, where we sing songs, play games, dance around with scarves or maracas and giggle a lot!  We will be socially distanced in one of the downstairs meeting rooms–don’t forget your mask!  We also have some mats for seating, but please feel free to bring your own.  Children 0 – 5 must be accompanied by their carers. 

Location: Black Rock Library
More info
Wednesday, December 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.
More info
Thursday, December 30
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Teen Talk: The New Year Around the World

Teen Talk: The New Year Around the World

Tomorrow the world celebrates New Year’s Eve: let’s talk about how it is celebrated around the globe, and in your home. Teens: 13-19. The 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?

More info
Tuesday, January 4
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We are LITT For Beginning Chess!

We are LITT For Beginning Chess!

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered virtually via zoom. You will need to sign up for a free Chess.com account to play with others.

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

More info
Wednesday, January 5
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Bedtime Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Join our children’s librarians for bilingual virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live! Tiempo de Historia para la Hora de Dormir Bilingue en English y Espanol. We’ll read some fun stories, sing songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12. We’ll stream Live on Facebook at @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

More info
Thursday, January 6
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Middle School and High School students: Would you like to hone your chess skills in person with a real coach from DIG USA? Join us on Thursdays for an hour of intense play with Coach Jake! 

Why learn chess? Chess helps with academics, concentration, strategy, and many more life skills. You will make life long friends with your fellow players. AND, your coaches are highly ranked with lots of experience!

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Saturday, January 8
10:30 am - 11:30 am
LITT Chess Master Class with Coach Jan Van de Mortel!

LITT Chess Master Class with Coach Jan Van de Mortel!

Saturday, January 8 at 10:30 a.m. Join an online MASTER CLASS in chess with internationally master player and coach Jan de Mortel. Players must be between the ages of 11 and 18.

More info
Tuesday, January 11
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us for storytime in the Children’s Dept. of the Main Library. 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: 0-5 All attendees have to wear masks when visiting the library.

More info
Tuesday, January 11
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We are LITT For Beginning Chess!

We are LITT For Beginning Chess!

Middle School and High School students! Come take beginning chess lessons with Coach Shawn from DIG USA. These classes will be offered virtually via zoom. You will need to sign up for a free Chess.com account to play with others.

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

More info
Wednesday, January 12
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Bedtime Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Join our children’s librarians for bilingual virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live! Tiempo de Historia para la Hora de Dormir Bilingue en English y Espanol. We’ll read some fun stories, sing songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12. We’ll stream Live on Facebook at @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

More info
Thursday, January 13
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Middle School and High School students: Would you like to hone your chess skills in person with a real coach from DIG USA? Join us on Thursdays for an hour of intense play with Coach Jake! 

Why learn chess? Chess helps with academics, concentration, strategy, and many more life skills. You will make life long friends with your fellow players. AND, your coaches are highly ranked with lots of experience!

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Saturday, January 15
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LITT CHESS TOURNAMENT!

LITT CHESS TOURNAMENT!

November 20th! Chess players ages 11-18: Put all your classes to the test in a lively scrimmage at North Branch Library. Coached by Jan van de Mortel, you will play against chess players from various other groups! IN PERSON at North Branch Library from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, January 18
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us for storytime in the Children’s Dept. of the Main Library. 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: 0-5 All attendees have to wear masks when visiting the library.

More info
Wednesday, January 19
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Bedtime Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Join our children’s librarians for bilingual virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live! Tiempo de Historia para la Hora de Dormir Bilingue en English y Espanol. We’ll read some fun stories, sing songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12. We’ll stream Live on Facebook at @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

More info
Thursday, January 20
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Get LITT on CHESS at the North Branch!

Middle School and High School students: Would you like to hone your chess skills in person with a real coach from DIG USA? Join us on Thursdays for an hour of intense play with Coach Jake! 

Why learn chess? Chess helps with academics, concentration, strategy, and many more life skills. You will make life long friends with your fellow players. AND, your coaches are highly ranked with lots of experience!

Location: North Branch Library
More info
Tuesday, January 25
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Little Learners Storytime

Little Learners Storytime

Meet us for storytime in the Children’s Dept. of the Main Library. 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: 0-5 All attendees have to wear masks when visiting the library.

More info
Wednesday, January 26
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bedtime Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Bedtime Storytime ~ Bilingual ~ English/Spanish

Join our children’s librarians for bilingual virtual bedtime storytime on Facebook Live! Tiempo de Historia para la Hora de Dormir Bilingue en English y Espanol. We’ll read some fun stories, sing songs, and learn new rhymes! Don’t forget to watch with your favorite stuffed animal! Ages: 0-12. We’ll stream Live on Facebook at @Bridgeport Downtown Library – Kids.

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Wednesday, February 16
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What’s It Worth? with Mike Ivankovich

Are you a fan of Antiques Roadshow? Have you ever wondered how much some of your old items may be worth? Then join us for this virtual Antiques Roadshow style appraisal event! Author, auctioneer and radio personality Mike Ivankocich will describe the 10 most important factors relating to the worth of old valuables and he will appraise one item each for the first 25 participants to sign up. Mike Ivankovich is the host of “What’s It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser” Radio Show which airs Fridays 9:30-10:30 AM on WBCB 1490 AM in Philadelphia and can be heard at www.WBCB1490.com

 

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