Calendar of Events

BPL Anime Theater
The Bristol Public Library is hosting our BPL Anime Theater on the first Saturday of the month at 2:00 p.m.  We'll meet in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room to watch anime movies and TV series, discuss anime and related manga, as well as munch on Japanese snacks.  No registration is necessary, simply drop in and enjoy a free movie showing on us!  This month, we're playing the Trigun:  Badlands Rumble (2010) on February 2, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.  Rated TV-14; approximately 90 minutes.

BPL Book Club
The BPL Book Club will be taking a special field trip this month to the Bristol Skateway on 210 Skateway Drive (formerly K-Mart Drive) in Bristol, TN.  We'll meet up at 6:00 p.m. on February 21 to finish reading and discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and then we'll spend some time skating.  We'll have snacks available, free skate rentals, and our next book, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, available for pick up!

Remember, anyone is welcome to join BPL Book Club.  We'll bring the books and the Blackbird Bakery Treats, just show up and enjoy an evening of good books, good company, and sweet treats.  If you would like more information on BPL Book Club, feel free to contact Ambrea at 276-821-6147 or

The Great American Novel Book Club
Known as The Great American Novel Book Club, our latest book club will read and discuss works by American authors, including classic works like Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, famous novels like Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove, and modern works such as Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.

Starting January 8, 2019, we will be meeting on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library.

During February, we'll be picking up The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.  We'll be meeting at the Bristol Public Library in the Frances Kegley Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. on February 12, 2019.  Readers will be responsible for acquiring their own copy of the book each month; however, the library will have a select number of copies available to check out at each meeting.

If you have any questions about our upcoming book club meeting, please contact Ambrea at the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6147 or

Classic Movie Corner
On the last Thursday of each month, we're celebrating film with a special look back at the classic movies we love and, starting in January, we'll begin screening our favorite westerns on the second Wednesday of the month for our Western Wednesday!

This month, we're watching El Dorado (1966) on February 13 at 12:30 p.m. followed by Laura (1944) on February 28 at 5:30 p.m.  Popcorn and water will be provided for all movie attendees.

Like reading?  Then you're going to love Nevermore.  On Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m., Nevermore meets to discuss all manner of books and consume donuts (from Blackbird Bakery, of course) and coffee.  Read at your own pace and share with us what you enjoyed best, and we'll even write a review about it.  (To see more of our Nevermore reviews, check out our lovely little Bookblog.)

Bristol League of Gamers
The Bristol League of Gamers gathers every Saturday evening, beginning at 5:00 p.m. to share a fun evening of camaraderie and board games.  If you're interested in learning more about the League of Gamers and when or where they meet during the month, feel free to check out their website:

Other Programs
February is National Library Lovers Month!  We're sharing the love by offering some brand new programs at the library, including canvas classes, tote painting projects, essential oils workshops, small business seminars, and much more.  For more information on our upcoming events or to find out how to sign up for a specific class, please contact the Bristol Public Library by phone at 276-821-6147 or by email at

For a full list of upcoming events, please visit the Bristol Public Library or the Avoca Branch Library or contact Ambrea at 276-821-6147 or  Flyers can also be found online on our Facebook page at

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