Friday, November 30, 2018

Great American Novel Book Club: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien


Don't forget, the Great American Novel Book Club is meeting at Blackbird Bakery tonight at 6:30 p.m.  If you have questions about our upcoming event, please contact Ambrea at the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Classic Movie Corner: Casablanca

Ready for a movie of mystery and intrigue?  Then check out our special showing of Casablanca (1942):


Based on Everybody Comes to Rick's, an unproduced stage play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison, Casablanca is a story of espionage, betrayal, and romance starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.  Rick Blaine (Bogart) owns a nightclub and gambling den in Casablanca, catering to a varied clientele of Vichy French fighters, German officials, refugees, and the occasional criminal.  But Rick's world is set to turn upside down when Ugarte, a petty criminal, leaves an incredible treasure in his hands and Ilsa Lund (Bergman), his former lover, appears out of the blue with her husband in tow.

Our movie presentation begins tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room, so don't be late!  Popcorn and water will be provided for movie attendees.

Not rated.  102 minutes.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

3D Printing Workshop: Snowflakes


Join us in the Jones Creativity Center anytime today between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to take advantage of our free 3D Printing Workshop!  We'll be helping participants create their own unique snowflakes on Tinkercad and printing them on 3D printer.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Bingo at the BPL!


Join the Bristol Public Library on today at 2:00 p.m. for Bingo at the BPL!  The library will have free bingo games and snacks available for all participants.  Plus, they’ll be giving away small prizes to a handful of lucky bingo winners!  No registration is necessary, simply visit the library anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to take advantage of free bingo.


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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

BPL Book Club: The Art of Misdiagnosis by Gayle Brandeis


The BPL Book Club will meet on November 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library.  This month, we’ll finish reading and discuss The Art of Misdiagnosis by Gayle Brandeis by Shirley Jackson, and then we’ll pick up our next reading adventure, which attendees will be able to pick.

Anyone is welcome to join BPL Book Club at any time.  We meet on the third Thursday of each month, unless noted on our calendar, to read and discuss a wide variety of books.  Make sure to join us for good company, good books, and sweet treats from Blackbird Bakery!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Great American Novel Book Club: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien


On Friday, November 30, the Great American Novel Book Club will be meeting to read The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.  We’ll meet at Blackbird Bakery in Bristol, Virginia, at 6:30 p.m.

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 ajohnson@bristol-library.org.

Friday, November 9, 2018

3D Printing Workshop: Snowflakes

The Jones Creativity Center will be hosting a free 3D Printing Workshop on November 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Interested participants will have the opportunity to create a snowflake design on Tinkercad, using a variety of templates and colors, and print their design with the library’s 3D printer.  This workshop is completely free to attend and no registration is necessary.  To join, simply drop into the JCC anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact the JCC at 276-645-8790.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Creative & Crafty: Pick a Christmas Craft!

We're starting to look forward to December, and we'd like to know what you want to see for our Creative & Crafty classes next month. Take our poll and let us know what you'd like to see this holiday season:

PC Class: Hardware and Peripherals [Avoca Edition]

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 the Bristol Public Library will be offering free monthly computer training labs and classes to the public. These classes will assist participants in learning everything from basic computer skills to working with advanced settings and programs to creating a website from scratch with Wordpress.

During November, the JCC will be offering a special class on “Hardware and Peripherals.” Interested students can learn more about computers, laptops, and electronic devices and uncovering what makes them tick. We'll be dissecting a computer, learning all about the individual pieces that go into making it work, and understanding how to upgrade outdated computers.


Classes will be held at the Bristol Public Library on November 5 at 5:30 p.m. and the Avoca Branch Library on November 8 at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact the JCC at 276-645-8790.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Bingo at the BPL!

Join the Bristol Public Library on Friday, November 16, at 2:00 p.m. for Bingo at the BPL!  The library will have free bingo games and snacks available for all participants.  Plus, they’ll be giving away small prizes to a handful of lucky bingo winners!  No registration is necessary, simply visit the library anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to take advantage of free bingo.

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


Monday, November 5, 2018

PC Class: Hardware and Peripherals

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 the Bristol Public Library will be offering free monthly computer training labs and classes to the public. These classes will assist participants in learning everything from basic computer skills to working with advanced settings and programs to creating a website from scratch with Wordpress.

During November, the JCC will be offering a special class on “Hardware and Peripherals.” Interested students can learn more about computers, laptops, and electronic devices and uncovering what makes them tick. We'll be dissecting a computer, learning all about the individual pieces that go into making it work, and understanding how to upgrade outdated computers.


Classes will be held at the Bristol Public Library on November 5 at 5:30 p.m. and the Avoca Branch Library on November 8 at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact the JCC at 276-645-8790.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

BPL Book Club: The Art of Misdiagnosis by Gayle Brandeis


The BPL Book Club will meet on November 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library.  This month, we’ll finish reading and discuss The Art of Misdiagnosis by Gayle Brandeis by Shirley Jackson, and then we’ll pick up our next reading adventure, which attendees will be able to pick.


Anyone is welcome to join BPL Book Club at any time.  We meet on the third Thursday of each month, unless noted on our calendar, to read and discuss a wide variety of books.  Make sure to join us for good company, good books, and sweet treats from Blackbird Bakery!

BPL Anime Theater: Mushi-Shi

The Bristol Public Library is playing Mushi-Shi for our BPL Anime Theater today at 2:30 p.m.  Join us in the large meeting room to catch the first five episodes of the series, munch on Japanese snacks and popcorn, and discuss related manga.

Mushi are creatures, but not like normal living things:  they hold supernatural like powers that can cause disturbances in the living world.  Few people can see them, even fewer can interact with them; however, Ginko has a special ability to both perceive and attract Mushi.  He travels Japan as a Mushi Master (otherwise known as a mushi-shi), seeking and researching strange mushi and helping people who suffer from problems caused by the ethereal mushi.

Rated TV-14; approximately 120 minutes.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Library Closing: Staff Training Day


The Bristol Public Library and the Avoca Branch Library will be closed today, November 2, for our annual Staff Training Day.  We will resume our regular hours of operation on November 3, starting at 9:00 a.m.  Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Creative & Crafty: Happy Fall Y'all/Let it Snow


Starting at 5:30 p.m. today, we're creating wooden signs!  Registered participants have the chance to create a fun two-sided, fall and winter-themed sign.  Although our class is full, we will be offering another one very soon so keep your eyes peeled for a new announcement on our Facebook page!

Newsletter & Calendars: November 2018


We have officially printed our November Bookends and calendars.  You can find our newsletter and calendars at the Bristol Public or Avoca Branch Libraries, or you can find digital copies here on our Events Blog or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bristolpubliclibrary.  And, don't forget, you can receive monthly email updates with our Bookends Newsletter email by subscribing HERE.