Thursday, July 19, 2018

BPL Book Club: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

Join us this evening at 6:00 p.m. as we read and discuss Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca.  We'll also pick up our next book, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte.  Please note:  We only have a few copies of our next book, so readers will be responsible for finding their own book.  You can also find a free digital copy online through Google Books at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ambrea at the Bristol Public Library at or 276-821-6147.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

BPL Anime Theater: The Castle of Cagliostro

Join the Bristol Public Library on Saturday, August 4, at 2:30 p.m. for a free showing of Hayao Miyazaki’s Lupin the Third:  The Castle of Cagliostro (1979).  Although the BPL Anime Theater will be featured on a new day and time, the library will still offer free showings of favorite anime series and movies, as well as offer popcorn and snacks to all movie attendees.

Lupin III is a master thief.  Renowned for his ability to steal anything from anyone, he’s got his sights set on a cool million held at the national casino—except, once he has the money in his hands, he discovers it’s fake!  With his partner-in-crime Jigen, Lupin heads to the remote European duchy of Cagliostro to uncover the source of the counterfeit money.  But what starts as a simple quest to uncover a counterfeiting ring turns into a high-flying adventure with swashbuckling swordsmen, damsels in distress, evil counts, and gun-toting femme fatales.

Rated PG-13; 100 minutes.

We'll also be raffling off a few commemorative fans from TMS Anime for the brand new Lupin III, Part 5.  Make sure to sign up for the raffle as soon as you arrive!

Bingo at the BPL!

This summer, join us for Bingo at the BPL on Wednesday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m.  We’ll have free bingo games and snacks for all of our participants.  Plus, we’ll even have a few small prizes available for our winners!  No registration is necessary, simply visit the library anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 to take advantage of our free games.

It’s going to be a great evening of family-friendly fun, so make sure to drop in!

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Great American Novel Book Club: The Catcher in the Rye

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On July 27, the Great American Novel Book Club will be meeting to read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.  We'll be meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Blackbird Bakery on 56 Piedmont Avenue in Bristol, Virginia.

The Great American Novel Book Club meets on the final Friday of each month, and readers decide our new location after each meeting.  Readers will be responsible for acquiring their own copy of the book each month; however, they are more than welcome to request a copy from the library.  We're happy to help you find what you need!

No registration is required, simply drop in and enjoy an evening of good company and good books.  If you have any questions about our upcoming book club meeting, please contact Ambrea at the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Rock & Roll: Geology of Southern Appalachia

Join the Bristol Public Library today at 5:30 p.m. for a special presentation on the geology of Southern Appalachia presented by Jeremy Stout, manager of the Steele Creek Park Nature Center. Jeremy will delve into geology and discuss common--and not so common--rocks found in the region, as well as answer questions about curious rock formations and rocks found at Steele Creek Park.

To learn more about our upcoming presentation with Jeremy, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780. To learn more about Steele Creek Park and Nature Center, check out the Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park.