Friday, March 31, 2017

Teen/Tween Programs: Book Clubs and Special Events

Next month, the Teen Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with a random poem generator and Reading without Walls, a nationwide program that encourages young people to open their literary horizons.

The random poem generator allows teens the chance to create their very own poem by taking adjectives, nouns, verbs, and some filler words and making something totally unique.  Everyone follows the same template, but everyone has a different poem to share.  When you finish, you can write down your poem or take a picture of it and give it to Hannahlily or Clancy to be posted on the wall!

With the Reading without Walls program, teens are given 3 challenges to complete:
  1. Read a book about a character who doesn't look like you or live like you.
  2. Read a book about a topic that you don't know much about.
  3. Read a book in a format that you don't normally read for fun (a graphic novel, a book in verse, an audiobook, etc.).
Teens can then review their book selections or make book recommendations by posting notes to the bulletin boards.  Read it, rate it, and tell other readers what you think!

Hannahlily will also have some wonderful, new books for teens to read as part of Reading without Walls and National Poetry Month.  Tween Book Club will continue to meet Mondays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., while the Teen Book Club meets on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

VITA Tax Prep: Saturday, April 1

Just a reminder, our VITA Volunteer Tax Prep assistance will happen on Saturday!  Tax prep begins at 10:00 a.m., but the sign in sheet should go out an hour before at 9:00 a.m. when our doors open.

And don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:

  • Photo ID.  For married filing joint, both spouses must be present.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • All income statements:  W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.
  • A copy of last years tax return.

If you need assistance with tax prep or if you would like more information, please contact People Inc. at 276-619-2235 or email Andrea Smith at asmith@peopleinc.net.  You can also find more information on their website:  http://www.peopleinc.net/program-community-services-vita.html.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

On Saturday, April 15, the Children's Department is hosting a very special program for National Library Week:  Kite Flying at Steele Creek Park!

In order to participate in the event, parents must register their children upstairs in the Children's Department of the Bristol Public Library, Main on or before April 14.  We'll meet at the park at 10:00 a.m. on April 15 for our spectacular kite flying display!

Kites will be provided for all registered participants, and families can bring their own picnic lunch to the Rotary Shelter at Steele Creek Park.  Entry to the park is $2 per car, but the event is free to all who register.


Avoca Branch Book and Attic Sale

This month, the Avoca Branch of the Bristol Public Library is celebrating their bi-annual book and attic sale!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Spring Avoca Branch Book & Attic Sale kicks off on Thursday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. and continues through the rest of the weekend.  It's only during their operating hours, so make sure to stop by and pick up a new book or any number of nifty little gifts and goodies before they're gone!

Their hours include:
    Thursday, April 6   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 7   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, April 8   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

For more information, visit the Avoca Branch Library at 1550 Volunteer Parkway in Bristol, Tennessee, or give them a call at 423-968-9663.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

AAME: Jeffrey Allison

On April 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room, AAME is hosting a special speaker series featuring Jeffrey Allison.  Allison, a Saltville, Virginia native, holds a BA in photography and film from Virginia Intermont College and a MFA in photography from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  He currently works as a curator for the Virginia Museum of Fines Arts, and he is the Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Manager for the Statewide Programs and Exhibitions.  He will be at the Bristol Public Library for a special presentation on the American Art Collection at VMFA and the 73 pieces of the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Collection.
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For more information about Jeffrey Allison and his visit to the Bristol Public Library, check out his article in A! Magazine or visit the VMFA website.

Monday, March 27, 2017

VITA Tax Prep: Tuesday, March 28

Just a reminder, our VITA Volunteer Tax Prep assistance will happen on Tuesday!  Tax prep begins at 5:30 p.m., but the sign in sheet should go out a little more than an hour before at 4:00 p.m.

And don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:

  • Photo ID.  For married filing joint, both spouses must be present.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • All income statements:  W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.
  • A copy of last years tax return.

If you need assistance with tax prep or if you would like more information, please contact People Inc. at 276-619-2235 or email Andrea Smith at asmith@peopleinc.net.  You can also find more information on their website:  http://www.peopleinc.net/program-community-services-vita.html.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Casual Word: A Community Type-In

Yesterday, we hosted The Casual Word:  A Community Type-In and our patrons had a great time.  Thanks to Langley Shazor with the Casual Word for supplying all the wonderful typewriters and creative energy, and thanks to everyone who took the time to "unplug" and participate in the event.

For more events like this one, be sure to regularly visit our events blog and keep an eye on our Facebook page.  If you'd like to learn more about Langley Shazor and the Casual Word, check out his work in the Loafer Magazine Online:  https://theloaferonline.com/2017/01/03/love-thoughts/

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Casual Word: A Community Type-In

Today, the Bristol Public Library will be hosting the Casual Word:  A Community Type-In.  We will have typewriters, paper, and more set up downstairs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for anyone and everyone to set up and start writing.


This is an all-day event to celebrate and encourage the creativity of the human mind through words.  This free to the public event is open to people from all walks of life to come in and try out both typewriters and writing in general.  Tell stories, write poetry, articles, essays; anything that you feel needs to be put to paper.  Enjoy engaging with other individuals and "unplugging" from the digital world.

All are welcome, so we hope to see you there!

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For more information, please check out our events on Facebook and invite your friends.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Avoca Branch Book and Attic Sale

Next month, the Avoca Branch of the Bristol Public Library is celebrating their bi-annual book and attic sale!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Spring Avoca Branch Book & Attic Sale kicks off on Thursday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. and continues through the rest of the weekend.  It's only during their operating hours, so make sure to stop by and pick up a new book or any number of nifty little gifts and goodies before they're gone!

Their hours include:
    Thursday, April 6   10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 7   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, April 8   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

For more information, visit the Avoca Branch Library at 1550 Volunteer Parkway in Bristol, Tennessee, or give them a call at 423-968-9663.


VITA Tax Prep: Saturday, March 25

Just a reminder, our VITA Volunteer Tax Prep assistance will happen on Saturday!  Tax prep begins at 10:00 a.m., but the sign in sheet should go out an hour before at 9:00 a.m. when our doors open.

And don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:

  • Photo ID.  For married filing joint, both spouses must be present.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • All income statements:  W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.
  • A copy of last years tax return.

If you need assistance with tax prep or if you would like more information, please contact People Inc. at 276-619-2235 or email Andrea Smith at asmith@peopleinc.net.  You can also find more information on their website:  http://www.peopleinc.net/program-community-services-vita.html.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

At Work Personnel Services Job Fair

Image result for job search clip artThis month, At Work Personnel Services is hosting a job fair at the Bristol Public Library.  They will set up in the William C. Burriss, Sr. Reading Room on the lower level from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 27.  They will be hiring for a variety of positions, including groundskeeper, concrete laborers, molding deck, part-time janitorial, secretarial, shipping, and more.

For more information about At Work Personnel Services, check out their website at http://www.lstaff.com/staffing-agency-bristol/.  Visit their branch office at 1816 Volunteer Parkway in Bristol, TN, or call 423-764-1334 to learn more about the job opportunities they have available.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Moonflower Montessori School

This week, the Moonflower Montessori School will be hosting a public information session from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26.  They will offer an overview of the Montessori education methods, as well as the Wildflower model, and information on upcoming enrollment with the Moonflower Montessori School.

They are currently accepting applications for their new school in Abingdon, Virginia, for both primary (3-6 years old) and elementary (6-12 years old) classes.  Classes will begin Fall 2017.

For more information, please see their website:  https://www.moonflowermontessori.org/.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Casual Word: A Community Type-In

On Saturday, March 25, the Bristol Public Library will be hosting the Casual Word:  A Community Type-In.  We will have typewriters, paper, and more set up downstairs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for anyone and everyone to set up and start writing.


This is an all-day event to celebrate and encourage the creativity of the human mind through words.  This free to the public event is open to people from all walks of life to come in and try out both typewriters and writing in general.  Tell stories, write poetry, articles, essays; anything that you feel needs to be put to paper.  Enjoy engaging with other individuals and "unplugging" from the digital world.

All are welcome, so we hope to see you there!

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For more information, please check out our events on Facebook and invite your friends.

Monday, March 20, 2017

VITA Tax Prep: Tuesday, March 21

Just a reminder, our VITA Volunteer Tax Prep assistance will happen on Tuesday!  Tax prep begins at 5:30 p.m., but the sign in sheet should go out a little more than an hour before at 4:00 p.m.

And don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:

  • Photo ID.  For married filing joint, both spouses must be present.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • All income statements:  W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.
  • A copy of last years tax return.

If you need assistance with tax prep or if you would like more information, please contact People Inc. at 276-619-2235 or email Andrea Smith at asmith@peopleinc.net.  You can also find more information on their website:  http://www.peopleinc.net/program-community-services-vita.html.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bristol League of Gamers

A word from our group, the Bristol League of Gamers:

"When you hear the words 'board games', if you're like most people, you probably picture games like Monopoly, Risk, or Scrabble. After all, these are the games with which most people are familiar. You almost certainly played them as a child, and you still see them every time you pass through the toy section at Wal-Mart or Target. To you, these games likely encompass all that is to be known about board games. However, if you come to a meeting of the Bristol League of Gamers, you'll discover that hundreds, even thousands, of games have been published since the introduction of Monopoly, Risk, and Scrabble. Many of these modern games have improved on the formulas established by the older games, creating experiences with enough strategic depth to satisfy adults. Other games not only improve on older designs but innovate with new types of game play most people would never have imagined.

"For instance, most people are familiar with board games as purely competitive exercises-only one person, or team, can win. However, a recent trend in gaming is that of 'cooperative play'. In cooperative games, players are not working against one another but with one another. As an example, in the cooperative game Pandemic, players assume the roles of members of an emergency medical response task force, working together to manage the spread of infectious disease and developed cures before a global pandemic destroys civilization. The players succeed, or fail, as a group.

"Another development is the creation of the 'social deduction' genre. In social deduction games, the majority of action occurs not by moving pieces on a board or playing cards, but by reading the actions, words, and body language of your fellow players. In the social deduction game 'Avalon', players are members of King Arthur's Court, performing a series of quests in the name of their King. If they succeed at a series of these quests, they are victorious, and the Kingdom of Arthur remains intact. However, a few of their number are secretly spies- minions of Arthur's traitorous son, Mordred. These minions of Mordred are trying to undermine the efforts of the loyal Knights of Arthur while remaining undetected. In this game, as much information can be gained from a player's explanations for their actions as from the actions themselves.

"Other games not only challenge your strategic thinking or ability to 'read' people, but your creativity, as well. For example, the game 'Codenames' turns the concept of word association into a challenging competitive activity. Players divide into two teams, tasked with being the first team to correctly guess which words, among a random assortment of 25 words, belong to their team. Each team has a leader who is able to give limited clues to their team. Guessing incorrectly, or correctly guessing all the words, ends a team's turn immediately. The team’s alternate taking turns back and forth in a race to find all of the right words."


If you're interested in future events hosted by the Bristol League of Gamers, feel free to check out the website at:  https://www.meetup.com/LeagueofGamers/.  This month, the League of Gamers is meeting at the Bristol Public Library on Saturdays, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, March 17, 2017

VITA Tax Prep: Saturday, March 18

Just a reminder, our VITA Volunteer Tax Prep assistance will happen on Saturday!  Tax prep begins at 10:00 a.m., but the sign in sheet should go out an hour before at 9:00 a.m. when our doors open.

And don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:

  • Photo ID.  For married filing joint, both spouses must be present.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • All income statements:  W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.
  • A copy of last years tax return.

If you need assistance with tax prep or if you would like more information, please contact People Inc. at 276-619-2235 or email Andrea Smith at asmith@peopleinc.net.  You can also find more information on their website:  http://www.peopleinc.net/program-community-services-vita.html.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Casual Word: Community Type-In

On Saturday, March 25, the Bristol Public Library will be hosting the Casual Word:  A Community Type-In.  We will have typewriters, paper, and more set up downstairs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for anyone and everyone to set up and start writing.


This is an all-day event to celebrate and encourage the creativity of the human mind through words.  This free to the public event is open to people from all walks of life to come in and try out both typewriters and writing in general.  Tell stories, write poetry, articles, essays; anything that you feel needs to be put to paper.  Enjoy engaging with other individuals and "unplugging" from the digital world.

All are welcome, so we hope to see you there!

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For more information, please check out our events on Facebook and invite your friends.

Monday, March 13, 2017

VITA Tax Prep: Tuesday, March 14

Just a reminder, our VITA Volunteer Tax Prep assistance will happen on Tuesday!  Tax prep begins at 5:30 p.m., but the sign in sheet should go out a little more than an hour before at 4:00 p.m.

And don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:

  • Photo ID.  For married filing joint, both spouses must be present.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • All income statements:  W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.
  • A copy of last years tax return.

If you need assistance with tax prep or if you would like more information, please contact People Inc. at 276-619-2235 or email Andrea Smith at asmith@peopleinc.net.  You can also find more information on their website:  http://www.peopleinc.net/program-community-services-vita.html.

King University Institute for Faith and Culture: Todd Shy

Just a quick reminder for our library patrons:  Todd Shy will speak at the Bristol Public Library today as part of the King University Institute for Faith and Culture.  His program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.

Friday, March 10, 2017

VITA Tax Prep: Saturday, March 11

Just a reminder, our VITA Volunteer Tax Prep assistance will happen on Saturday!  Tax prep begins at 10:00 a.m., but the sign in sheet should go out an hour before at 9:00 a.m. when our doors open.

And don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:

  • Photo ID.  For married filing joint, both spouses must be present.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • All income statements:  W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.
  • A copy of last years tax return.

If you need assistance with tax prep or if you would like more information, please contact People Inc. at 276-619-2235 or email Andrea Smith at asmith@peopleinc.net.  You can also find more information on their website:  http://www.peopleinc.net/program-community-services-vita.html.

King University Institute for Faith and Culture: Todd Shy

The Bristol Public Library is excited to announce a new speaker as part of the King University Institute for Faith and Culture.  Todd Shy will speak at King College Memorial Chapel at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, March 13, and again at the Bristol Public Library at 7:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.

According to King University:
"Todd Shy is director of educational design at Avenues: The World School in New York City. He grew up in Bristol, Virginia, and graduated from both Virginia High School and the University of Virginia. After college, Shy spent four years in London, working for John Stott, who was rector of All Souls, an evangelical congregation in London. Also while in the United Kingdom, Shy studied at King’s College London. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and has taught at various private schools for more than fifteen years. Shy’s writings have been published in major publications, and, in 2009, he was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing."

For more information, please see the official brochure for upcoming events and dates:  http://www.king.edu/_resources/pdfs/faithandculture/king_institute_brochure.pdf.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Study Room Policy

Effective Monday, March 13, 2017, the Bristol Public Library will be instituting a new study room policy.  It's much the same as the old one; however, we now will require patrons to sign up for a study room at the reference desk, unless otherwise reserved.  To make a study room reservation 24-hours in advance, please see the reference desk, call 276-821-6147, or email meetingroom@bristol-library.org.  And if you have any questions about the new study room policy, please don't hesitate to ask.  We'll be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

For a full copy of the new study room policy, please click the image below:

Monday, March 6, 2017

VITA Tax Prep: Tuesday, March 7

Just a reminder, our VITA Volunteer Tax Prep assistance will happen on Tuesday!  Tax prep begins at 5:30 p.m., but the sign in sheet should go out a little more than an hour before at 4:00 p.m.

And don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:

  • Photo ID.  For married filing joint, both spouses must be present.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • All income statements:  W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.
  • A copy of last years tax return.

If you need assistance with tax prep or if you would like mhttp://www.peopleinc.net/program-community-services-vita.html.
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Saturday, March 4, 2017

At Work Personnel Services Job Fair

Image result for job search clip artThis month, At Work Personnel Services is hosting a job fair at the Bristol Public Library.  They will set up in the William C. Burriss, Sr. Reading Room on the lower level from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 6.  They will be hiring for a variety of positions, including groundskeeper, concrete laborers, molding deck, part-time janitorial, secretarial, shipping, and more.

For more information about At Work Personnel Services, check out their website at http://www.lstaff.com/staffing-agency-bristol/.  Visit their branch office at 1816 Volunteer Parkway in Bristol, TN, or call 423-764-1334 to learn more about the job opportunities they have available.

Friday, March 3, 2017

VITA Tax Prep: Saturday, March 4

Just a reminder, our VITA Volunteer Tax Prep assistance will happen on Saturday!  Tax prep begins at 10:00 a.m., but the sign in sheet should go out an hour before at 9:00 a.m. when we open our doors.

And don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:
  • Photo ID.  For married filing joint, both spouses must be present.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
  • All income statements:  W-2, W-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, education-related expenses, home mortgage interest payments.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage, i.e. form 1095A, insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card.
  • A copy of last years tax return.

If you need assistance with tax prep or if you would like more information, please contact People Inc. at 276-619-2235 or email Andrea Smith at asmith@peopleinc.net.  You can also find more information on their website:  http://www.peopleinc.net/program-community-services-vita.html.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Newsletter & Calendar


Our newsletter is up and running this month, and we have a lot of great events coming up in all our departments.  In the children's library, our American Girl Book Club is meeting on March 20 and March 29 at 4:00 p.m to read Full Speed Ahead:  My Journey with Kit and the 8-12 Year Old Book Club is exploring Spy School on March 22 and March 29 at 5:00 p.m.  For our youngest readers, we still have our usual storytimes on Monday at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.  We'll be exploring:
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Rainbows
  • Spring is Here
  • Favorite New Stories! (March 27-28)

Hannahlily, our teen librarian, has planned some great events for her teens and tweens.  Although the Teen Book Club won't meet for March 1, they'll be reading Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones on March 8 and March 15--and on March 22, they're in for a special treat with Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle (PG).  And March 29 features a extra special program:  Game Night!

The Tween Book Club will pick up a new book on March 6 and March 13 with The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud, followed by a special movie featuring on March 20 with Disney's Aladdin.  They'll also have a special program on gardening on March 27.

The JCC is featuring PC Classes on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to help patrons learn more about personalizing windows, apps and accessories, printing, and using the desktop.  As an added bonus, they're beginning a new class on Touch Typing on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  And don't forget Adult Coloring on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. sharp!

VITA Tax Prep will continue through March:  Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.  The sign up sheet will go out roughly an hour before tax prep begins.  (For more information about VITA Tax Prep, check out the website for People, Inc. or simply click HERE.)

The Beaver Creek Storytellers are performing at the Bristol Public Library on Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.  Admission is free; however, they do accept donations to help with costs.  Additionally, they're always looking for new storytellers, so don't be afraid to speak up and join in with the story!

We'll also have Todd Shy speaking at the library as part of the King University Institute on Faith and Culture.  It happens March 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at BPL Main, so don't forget to mark your calendars.  (For more information on King University's Institute of Faith and Culture and dates to upcoming events, check out their online brochure.)

And, of course, we can't forget our Avoca Branch Library!


The Avoca Branch has a fantastic array of children's programs this month with their Kids Klassic Book Club, their Nifty Fifty Adventure, their regular storytime, among all the other clubs they host and sponsor.  This month, the Kids Classic Book Club is reading Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren at 4:00 on Fridays.  We're also finishing up our alphabet themed storytime, making it all the way to "Z for Zebra" and rounding out the month with St. Patrick's Day crafts and stories on Wednesdays at 10:30.  Our Nifty Fifty Adventure continues to meet on Tuesdays at 4:00, and we're ready to set off on an exploration of Alabama, Maine, Missouri, and Arkansas.