Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium: Observing the Night Sky


We're pleased to welcome Jason Dorfman from Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium to the Bristol Public Library for "Observing the Night Sky."  As part of our community read project, "One Book, One Bristol," we'll be studying the night sky and looking into rocketry history, including how it has forever changed how we view--and visit--the stars.  If you have ever been curious about stargazing and rocketry science, make sure to join us tonight at 5:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room for this free presentation!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

University of Tennessee: The Intersection of Science and Space


As part of our community read project, "One Book, One Bristol," we're pleased to offer space-themed events to our patrons and visitors throughout October.  On October 25, we are very excited to welcome a professor from the University of Tennessee to the library for "The Intersection of Science and Space."

Starting at 6:00 p.m., a professor from the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) Department at UT, will tell us about the history of the space program, including how Sputnik kicked the space race into high gear, and look at the incredible work NASA has done since man was first sent into space.

Make sure to join us in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room for this very special program celebrating science, space, and the power of human ingenuity.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Library Closing: Staff Training Day

The Bristol Public Library will be closed today as part of our annual Staff Training Day.  We will resume our regular operating hours at 9:00 a.m. on October 17.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Library Movie Presentation: The Iron Giant

Looking for a fun, family-friendly space-themed movie?  Then check out our free showing of The Iron Giant (1999)!


Nine-year-old Hogarth has a very active imagination.  He envisions battles with robots, fights with terrifying monsters, and intergalactic wars with alien invaders--and then he meets a very real robot from a faraway place in the galaxy.  Suddenly, Hogarth has a very big friend and a very big problem, especially when a government investigator starts sniffing around the town and starts looking for the culprit behind some mechanical mayhem!

Join us today at 3:00 p.m. for a free showing of The Iron Giant on the big screen in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.  We'll have popcorn and water available for our guests!

Rated PG.  84 minutes.