Friday, August 18, 2017

Avoca Branch Library: Kids Classic Book Club


The Kids Classic Book Club is all about kids jumping feet first into the classics.  Each month, we check out a new classic and enjoy fun crafts.  Everyone who participates gets to keep a free copy of the book and join in as we read, create, and explore!

We meet every Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Avoca Branch Library.  This month, we're reading Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe.  We'll meet Harold the dog and Chester the cat as they try to unravel the mystery of the family's newest pet, a bunny with unusual habits--and fangs.

We hope to see you there!

Eclipse Glasses Giveaway


It's time for our Eclipse Glasses Giveaway!

Starting at 1:00 p.m., the Bristol Public Library will be giving away free solar eclipse glasses in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery upstairs.  We only have a limited number of glasses available, so they will be presented on a first come, first served basis and only one pair of glasses per person will be permitted.

If you don't have the opportunity to snag a pair of glasses, remember to check out our Solar Eclipse Live Stream Event on August 21.  We'll be live streaming the eclipse online in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at 12:00 p.m.  Our event will happen rain or shine!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

BPL Book Club: August


Our BPL Book Club is meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Frances Kegley Conference Room to conquer our next reading slope!  This month, we're very excited to be discussing Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, so make sure to join us for another wonderful book club meeting.

For more information on BPL Book Club, please contact Ambrea at 276-645-8780 or keep an eye on our events blog.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Eclipse Safety


Don't forget, we're offering a program on Eclipse Safety tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room!  Dr. Raymond Bloomer from King University will be visiting us and talking about eclipse safety, as well as creating a projection of what the eclipse will look like in our region.  We'll also present 1 pair of eclipse glasses to each person present with a maximum of 100 being given out.

We'll also be giving out our remaining glasses on Friday, August 18, at 1:00 p.m. in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery.  They will be given on a first come, first served basis.  Additionally, due to the limited number of eclipse glasses we received, only one pair of eclipse glasses per person is permitted.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Creative and Crafty: Mini Mandala Portraits

Our Canvas Classes have turned out to be a big hit with our Summer Celebration, so we've decided to keep offering Canvas Classes for our patrons!

On August 23, we're offering Mini Mandala Portraits at 5:30 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.  Registered participants will have the opportunity to create fun, intricate mandalas with a wide variety of colors, such as the one featured in the image below.


Supplies will be provided for a nominal fee of $5, but participants are welcome to bring their own canvas and supplies to waive this fee.  Registration is required for the event.  You can sign up at the Bristol Public Library by dropping by the Reference Desk or giving us a call at 276-645-8781.