Saturday, April 28, 2018

Foodie Fest


Foodie Fest is coming to a library near you!

Throughout May and June, we're offering all sorts of food-themed classes and workshops, including free movie showings of Julie & Julia (2009) on May 2 at 6:00 p.m. and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) on May 31 at 5:30 p.m., as well as a Foodie Canvas Class on May 9, a special visit from Fred Sauceman on May 16, and a meal planning workshop on May 30.

Our Avoca Branch Library will also be joining in with a series of free health and wellness workshops, titled Eat Well, Feel Well on Mondays beginning May 7 at 4:00 p.m.  These classes offer hands-on information about nutrition, physical activity, cooking, and more, graciously provided by the University of Tennessee Extension office.

For more information on our Foodie Fest, make sure to contact the library at 276-645-8780 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Friday, April 27, 2018

We Reel-y Want to Know What You Think!

If you've recently had the opportunity to see one of our movies, make sure to tell us about your experience.  We want your feedback so we can learn how we can make the library even better!

To participate, simply click the link below and complete the survey.  It only takes a few minutes, and we'll be pleased as punch to hear back from you.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Classic Movie Corner: Thunder Road

To celebrate the final days of Teetotalers & Moonshiners:  Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, the Bristol Public Library will be showing Thunder Road (1958) for our Classic Movie Corner on April 26 at 5:30 p.m.  Join us in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room to catch our free movie feature and pick up some popcorn!

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In Thunder Road, Robert Mitchum plays Lucas Doolin, a Korean War veteran who returns home to Appalachia to take over the family moonshining business.  But as Doolin settles back into his hometown, he has to stay one step ahead of the Feds who want to arrest him—and the big-city racketeers who want his business for their own.

Not rated.  92 minutes.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hand-Crafted: Craft Beers & Local Wine in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia

Image may contain: textLocal vineyards and craft breweries have gained increasing popularity over the years, and they play a major role in the local economy.  But how do these businesses get started—and what exactly do they do?

Join us on April 25 at 6:00 p.m. for an hour-long discussion panel on the breweries and vineyards of the region.  Representatives from Mountain Rose Vineyard and Studio Brew, among others, will offer a brief history of and answer questions about their respective businesses.

Our library discussion panel coincides with the final week of our gallery Teetotalers & Moonshiners:  Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia presented with support from the Virginia ABC and the Virginia Distillers Association.  Teetotalers & Moonshiners will be available and open to the public in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery during the library’s hours of operation, until April 28, 2018.

Monday, April 23, 2018

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Friday, April 20, 2018

What Are Your Thoughts?

If you've attended one of our events, make sure to check out our survey and tell us what you think.  We're always trying to find new ways to improve the library, so we'd love to hear back from you!  To participate, simply click the link below and fill out our survey.

It only takes a few minutes to complete, but any feedback we receive is much appreciated!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April Newsletter & Calendars (Super late update!)

We are sorry for the late update!  Here are all of our calendars, as well as our BPL Bookends newsletter, for April.  If you have any questions about our upcoming event, please let us know by contacting us at 276-645-8780.

Thank you!





BPL Book Club: April 2018


Don't forget, BPL Book Club meets tonight at Elderbrew at 6:00 p.m.!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

From Busthead to Boozy Creek: Moonshine on the Map of Virginia & Tennessee

Joe Tennis, noted local author and journalist, will be speaking at the Bristol Public Library tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.  Tennis will explore the history and legacy of moonshine throughout the region, inspecting the marks it has left on our map and recounting the legends that have sprung up around it.  Tennis will share ghost tales from Patrick County, stories from the moonshine trade in Tazewell, Washington, and Sullivan counties, and legends of whiskey and more from Franklin County.
Tennis’ visit to the library coincides with the installation of a new gallery exhibition at the Bristol Public Library titled Teetotalers & Moonshiners:  Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia presented with support from the Virginia ABC and the Virginia Distillers Association.  Teetotalers & Moonshiners will be available and open to the public in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery during the library’s hours of operation, until April 28, 2018.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hand-Crafted: Craft Beers & Local Wine in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia

Image may contain: textLocal vineyards and craft breweries have gained increasing popularity over the years, and they play a major role in the local economy.  But how do these businesses get started—and what exactly do they do?

Join us on April 25 at 6:00 p.m. for an hour-long discussion panel on the breweries and vineyards of the region.  Representatives from Mountain Rose Vineyard and Studio Brew, among others, will offer a brief history of and answer questions about their respective businesses.

Our library discussion panel coincides with the final week of our gallery Teetotalers & Moonshiners:  Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia presented with support from the Virginia ABC and the Virginia Distillers Association.  Teetotalers & Moonshiners will be available and open to the public in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery during the library’s hours of operation, until April 28, 2018.

PC Class: Intro to Excel


Learn to use Microsoft Excel in the Jones Creativity Center at the Bristol Public Library using the Professor Teaches Software system.

Starting April 17, participants will have the opportunity to tackle new lessons each week that will teach users about the basics of Excel, including Entering Data, Using Formulas, and Creating Graphs and Charts.  Begin on any Tuesday and, after approximately 6 weeks, claim a certificate of completion!  Participants are encouraged to bring their own headphones; computers will be available, but participants may bring their own laptops.

Monday, April 16, 2018

PC Class: Website Design


Thanks to the Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) Grant, which is provided through the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Jones Creativity Center at Bristol Public Library will be offering monthly computer training labs and class to the public. These classes will assist in learning everything from basic computer skills to working with advanced settings and programs to creating your own website with Wordpress.

During April, the JCC will be offering a special class on “Website Design.” Using Wordpress, participants will learn the basics of designing their website and using Wordpress tools to create a completely customizable webpage. Our classes will be on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the JCC at the Bristol Public Library and April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Avoca Branch Library.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

VITA Tax Prep: April 14, 2018 (LAST DAY)

People Incorporated will be offering free tax preparation services at the Bristol Public Library starting on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  VITA Volunteers will be available on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:
  • Photo ID.  For married filing jointly, both spouses must be present with photo ID.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN).
  • All income statements, such as W-2, W2-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, college tuition, student loan statements, home mortgage interest, property tax statements, alimony paid or received, etc.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and provider's tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance:  insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid Card, 1095-A, 1095-D, or 1095-C.
  • Copy of last years tax returns.

To learn more free tax preparation services, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or call People Incorporated at 276-619-2235.

Friday, April 13, 2018

BPL Book Club: April 2018

The BPL Book Club will meet on April 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Elderbrew at 24 6th Street.  We’ll finish reading Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s award-winning novel, The War That Saved My Life, and pick up our next book Dawn by Octavia E. Butler.

BPL Book Club is open to everyone, so feel free to drop in at any time to join us for a wonderful evening of good books, good company, and sweet treats.

For more information, please contact Ambrea at the Bristol Public Library at ajohnson@bristol-library.org or 276-821-6147.

MakerSpace Open House


To celebrate National Library Week, the Jones Creativity Center at the Bristol Public Library is hosting a MakerSpace Open House, starting at 2:00 p.m. today. The JCC will offer free demonstrations of the new 3D printer, 3D scanning, our new Cricut, Raspberry Pi, and much more!

For more information on all the interesting MakerSpace products available in the JCC, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Creative & Crafty: Spring Mesh Wreath at Avoca

Image may contain: plant, flower and outdoorContinuing our spring Creative & Crafty events, we’re creating mesh wreaths! Starting at 5:00 p.m. today, the Avoca Branch Library will be hosting a special class on making a spring-themed mesh wreath.

Registered participants will be supplied with a 14-inch wire wreath frame, decorative mesh, and assorted decorations to create a one-of-a-kind spring wreath to hang on their door. The cost for the class is $5 per person; however, participants will be provided with all supplies needed to create a customizable spring wreath.

Please note: This project is geared more for adult participants. Children are allowed to participate, but it is recommended they receive parental guidance when handling scissors and customizing their wreath.


Registration is currently closed; however, make sure to keep up with all our upcoming events by visiting the Avoca Branch, joining our newsletter mailing list, or visiting our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/avocabranchlibrary/.


Beginning Genealogy

We're hosting Beginning Genealogy today in the Jones Creativity Center!


Designed to help new and experienced genealogists, Beginning Genealogy is an introductory class on both online research and book resources. Participants will be able to learn more about using Ancestry and Heritage Quest, library resources, and creating family trees. Kristin will be teaching this free educational program and offering tips on how to best navigate genealogy online, as well as printed sources.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Library computers will be available for patrons in the JCC, but participants may also bring their own laptops or electronic devices. For more information on Beginning Genealogy, please contact us at 276-645-8781 or by email at ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

From Busthead to Boozy Creek: Moonshine on the Map of Virginia & Tennessee

Joe Tennis, noted local author and journalist, will be speaking at the Bristol Public Library on April 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.  Tennis will explore the history and legacy of moonshine throughout the region, inspecting the marks it has left on our map and recounting the legends that have sprung up around it.  Tennis will share ghost tales from Patrick County, stories from the moonshine trade in Tazewell, Washington, and Sullivan counties, and legends of whiskey and more from Franklin County.

Tennis’ visit to the library coincides with the installation of a new gallery exhibition at the Bristol Public Library titled Teetotalers & Moonshiners:  Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia presented with support from the Virginia ABC and the Virginia Distillers Association.  Teetotalers & Moonshiners will be available and open to the public in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery during the library’s hours of operation, until April 28, 2018.

Prohibition & Modern Moonshine

Image may contain: 4 peopleJoin the Bristol Public Library tonight at 5:30 p.m. for a special presentation on “Prohibition & Modern Moonshine.”  Brian Edwards from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will be at the library to discuss the impact of Prohibition and its legacy, as well as the modern growth of legal and illegal moonshine.

Edwards’ visit to the library coincides with the installation of a new gallery exhibition at the Bristol Public Library titled Teetotalers & Moonshiners:  Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia presented with support from the Virginia ABC and the Virginia Distillers Association.  Teetotalers & Moonshiners will be available and open to the public in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery during the library’s hours of operation, until April 28, 2018.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

AAME: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


Kimberly Brubaker Bradley will be at the Bristol Public Library tonight, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Bradley is the author of several books, including The War That Saved My Life, winner of the 2016 Newbery Award.  She will be at the library as part of the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire (AAME) speaker series.

VITA Tax Prep: April 10, 2018

People Incorporated will be offering free tax preparation services at the Bristol Public Library starting on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  VITA Volunteers will be available on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., until April 14.

Don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:
  • Photo ID.  For married filing jointly, both spouses must be present with photo ID.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN).
  • All income statements, such as W-2, W2-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, college tuition, student loan statements, home mortgage interest, property tax statements, alimony paid or received, etc.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and provider's tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance:  insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid Card, 1095-A, 1095-D, or 1095-C.
  • Copy of last years tax returns.

To learn more free tax preparation services, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or call People Incorporated at 276-619-2235.

Monday, April 9, 2018

PC Class: Website Design


Thanks to the Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) Grant, which is provided through the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Jones Creativity Center at Bristol Public Library will be offering monthly computer training labs and class to the public. These classes will assist in learning everything from basic computer skills to working with advanced settings and programs to creating your own website with Wordpress.

During April, the JCC will be offering a special class on “Website Design.” Using Wordpress, participants will learn the basics of designing their website and using Wordpress tools to create a completely customizable webpage. Our classes will be on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the JCC at the Bristol Public Library and April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Avoca Branch Library.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

VITA Tax Prep: April 7, 2018

People Incorporated will be offering free tax preparation services at the Bristol Public Library starting on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  VITA Volunteers will be available on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., until April 14.

Don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:
  • Photo ID.  For married filing jointly, both spouses must be present with photo ID.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN).
  • All income statements, such as W-2, W2-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, college tuition, student loan statements, home mortgage interest, property tax statements, alimony paid or received, etc.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and provider's tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance:  insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid Card, 1095-A, 1095-D, or 1095-C.
  • Copy of last years tax returns.

To learn more free tax preparation services, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or call People Incorporated at 276-619-2235.

Bingo at the BPL!

It's time for Bingo at the BPL!  Join us at anytime between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to participate in bingo games, eat snacks, and win small prizes.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Creative & Crafty: Spring Mesh Wreaths at Avoca

Image may contain: plant, flower and outdoorContinuing our spring Creative & Crafty events, we’re creating mesh wreaths! Starting at 5:00 p.m. on April 12, the Avoca Branch Library will be hosting a special class on making a spring-themed mesh wreath.

Registered participants will be supplied with a 14-inch wire wreath frame, decorative mesh, and assorted decorations to create a one-of-a-kind spring wreath to hang on their door. The cost for the class is $5 per person; however, participants will be provided with all supplies needed to create a customizable spring wreath.

Space is limited, so registration is required. To register, please contact the Avoca Branch at 423-968-9663 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org. Limited numbers of colors and decorations will be provided, but if you have a specific set of colors or decorations you would like to use for your wreath, please feel free to bring them with you. If you bring your own supplies, we will provide the wire wreath frame and waive our usual fee!

Please note: This project is geared more for adult participants. Children are allowed to participate, but it is recommended they receive parental guidance when handling scissors and customizing their wreath.

Beginning Genealogy

We’re excited to announce that we are offering Beginning Genealogy on Thursday, April 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the Jones Creativity Center.



Designed to help new and experienced genealogists, Beginning Genealogy is an introductory class on both online research and book resources. Participants will be able to learn more about using Ancestry and Heritage Quest, library resources, and creating family trees. Kristin will be teaching this free educational program and offering tips on how to best navigate genealogy online, as well as printed sources.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Library computers will be available for patrons in the JCC, but participants may also bring their own laptops or electronic devices. For more information on Beginning Genealogy, please contact us at 276-645-8781 or by email at ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

MakerSpace Open House


To celebrate National Library Week, the Jones Creativity Center at the Bristol Public Library is hosting a MakerSpace Open House, starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13.  The JCC will offer free demonstrations of the new 3D printer, 3D scanning, our new Cricut, Raspberry Pi, and much more!

For more information on all the interesting MakerSpace products available in the JCC, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Poetry Reading by Michael Czarnecki

Michael Czarnecki, a poet and small press publisher, is hosting a free poetry reading today at 3:00 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library.  Czarnecki will read original poems, tell stories, and share his latest books, and he will offer an Open Reading for local poets and authors.

Everyone is welcome to participate and visiting poets are encouraged to share!

Avoca Branch Library Spring Book Sale

It’s time for the Avoca Branch Library’s biannual book sale!



Sponsored by the Friends of the Avoca Branch Library, Avoca’s spring book sale kicks off on today at 10:00 a.m. and continues through the rest of the weekend.  It only happens during their hours of operation, so make sure to stop by and pick up a new book or any number of nifty little gifts and goodies, before they’re all gone!

Book sale hours include:
Thursday, April 5:  10:00 – 5:00
Friday, April 6:  9:00 – 5:00
Saturday, April 7:  9:00 – 12:00

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

BPL Anime Theater: Tenchi Muyo! The Movie

The Bristol Public Library is offering a free showing of Tenchi Muyo! The Movie (1996) on April 5 at 5:30 p.m.  The BPL Anime Theater meets on the first Thursday of the month in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room to watch anime and related manga—and munch on Japanese snacks!

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Tenchi is not your average teenager:  he’s friends with an intergalactic criminal, a Galaxy Police officer, and members of the Jurai royal family.  He’s always drawn into different adventures and hijinks—but, this time, he may be in real danger!  When a merciless criminal named Kain escapes from subspace and demolishes the Galaxy Police headquarters, Tenchi and his friends are put in peril as Kain turns his gaze on the earth.

Rated PG-13.  95 minutes.

For more information about our BPL Anime Theater, make sure to visit the library’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bristolpubliclibrary/ or contact us at 276-645-8780.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Prohibition & Modern Moonshine

Join the Bristol Public Library on April 11 at 5:30 p.m. for a special presentation on “Prohibition & Modern Moonshine.”  Brian Edwards from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will be at the library to discuss the impact of Prohibition and its legacy, as well as the modern growth of legal and illegal moonshine.

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Edwards’ visit to the library coincides with the installation of a new gallery exhibition at the Bristol Public Library titled Teetotalers & Moonshiners:  Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled, a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia presented with support from the Virginia ABC and the Virginia Distillers Association.  Teetotalers & Moonshiners will be available and open to the public in the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery during the library’s hours of operation, until April 28, 2018.

Creative & Crafty: Glass Jars & Bottles

No automatic alt text available.The Bristol Public Library is offering a free Creative & Crafty project today at 6:00 p.m.  We’ll be decorating recycled glass jars using glitter, paint, paper, and ModPodge.  The glasses and jars will be all different shapes and sizes, and availability of decorations will vary; however, if you have a specific project in mind, feel free to bring your own supplies.  This project is great for all ages, easy to complete, and free to attend!

Please note we will only have one jar or bottle available per person.  Registration is currently closed; however, you can learn more about our upcoming events by contacting the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

For more information, check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bristolpubliclibrary/.

Teen Book Club: Marvel Night!

The Teen Book Club meets at the Bristol Public Library on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. to read and discuss a new book each month. We'll also have special programs, movie nights, and activities for all of our teens to enjoy!

This month, we're reading Permanent Record by Leslie Stella on April 4 and April 18, and we're watching 10 Things I Hate About You (rated PG-13) on April 25—and, of course, a special Marvel Night on April 11!

For our Marvel Night, we're casting our teen and tween guests for parts in the table reading of Thor: Ragnarok and hosting Marvel Trivia.  Brush up on your Marvel Universe lore by checking out some of our YA comics and graphic novels in the teen section, and join us on April 11 at 4:30 p.m. for an evening of fun and games!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

AAME: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley will be at the Bristol Public Library on April 10 at 7:00 p.m. Bradley is the author of several books, including The War That Saved My Life, winner of the 2016 Newbery Award. She will be at the library as part of the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire (AAME) speaker series.

Library Movie: The Untouchables


The Bristol Public Library is excited to welcome a new exhibition to our gallery:  Teetotalers & Moonshiners:  Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled.  To celebrate, we’re offering a free showing of The Untouchables (1987) on April 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.  Popcorn and water will be provided for all movie attendees!

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Federal Agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) is a Treasury agent committed to upholding the law and enforcing Prohibition in 1920s Chicago.  Together with a handpicked team of officers and agents—featuring the talents of Sean Connery, Charles Smith, and Andy Garcia—Ness sets out to fight corruption and take down the biggest gangster in Chicago:  Al Capone himself (Robert De Niro).

Rated R.  119 minutes.

Please note:  The Untouchables may not be suitable for all audiences.  Viewer discretion is advised.

VITA Tax Prep: April 3, 2018

People Incorporated will be offering free tax preparation services at the Bristol Public Library starting on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  VITA Volunteers will be available on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., until April 14.

Don't forget to bring the following items to begin your tax prep paperwork:
  • Photo ID.  For married filing jointly, both spouses must be present with photo ID.
  • Voided check for direct deposit.
  • Social security cards or Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN).
  • All income statements, such as W-2, W2-P, W-2G, 1099, etc. for you and all dependents.
  • Expense documents:  dependent care, college tuition, student loan statements, home mortgage interest, property tax statements, alimony paid or received, etc.
  • Total paid to daycare provider and provider's tax ID number.
  • Proof of health insurance:  insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid Card, 1095-A, 1095-D, or 1095-C.
  • Copy of last years tax returns.

To learn more free tax preparation services, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or call People Incorporated at 276-619-2235.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Avoca Branch Friends of the Library


Join us today at 12:00 noon for a meeting of the Avoca Branch Friends of the Library.  Bring your lunch and join the conversation!

Tween Book Club: Harry Potter Night!

The Tween Book Club meets at the Bristol Public Library on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. to read and discuss a new book each month. We'll also have special programs, movie nights, and activities for all of our teens to enjoy!

This month, we're reading Unwind by Neal Shusterman on April 2 and April 16, and we're watching The Lion King (rated G) on April 23—and, best of all, we're hosting a special Harry Potter Night on April 9!

For our Harry Potter Night, we're making wands, hosting wizard duels, and playing Harry Potter trivia. Brush up on your Harry Potter lore by checking out our copies of J.K. Rowling's novels (which can be found in both the teen section and the upstairs BPL Children's Library), and join us on April 9 for a magical evening of fun and games!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Library Closing: Easter Sunday


The Bristol Public Library will be closed today in observance of Easter Sunday.  We will reopen tomorrow, April 2, at 9:00 a.m.  Thank you, and we hope you have a wonderful holiday!