Calendar of Events

BPL Anime Club (for Grown-Ups)
If you like anime, join us for our BPL Anime Club on Thursday, November 2, for a special presentation of Steamboy (rated PG-13).  Join us in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at 5:30 p.m. to discuss anime and munch on Japanese snacks.  Popcorn and water will also be provided.

BPL Book Club
The BPL Book Club will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Frances Kegley Conference Room on November 16.  We'll finish reading and discussing The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, and pick up our next reading adventure:  Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier.

Classic Movie Corner
On the last Thursday of each month, we're celebrating film with a special look back at classic movies.  This month, we're watching The Wizard of Oz (rated G).  We'll kick things off at 5:30 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room on November 30.  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
We're offer a free showing of Hook (rated PG) in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at 5:30 p.m. on November 7.  Starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, and Julia Roberts, Hook is a fun, family-friendly film that shows what happens to Peter Pan when he's all grown up.  Popcorn and water will be provided for movie attendees.

During November, we're also excited to kick off Nanowrimo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month.  We're hosting special write-in events for all of our Nanowrimo participants.  These events are completely free and require no registration.  Writers will meet on the following dates and times in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room:
  • November 8:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • November 18:  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • November 25:  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • November 29:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

On November 14, Kristin will present a genealogy workshop on "Preserving Family History for the Next Generation."  If you have ever wondered how to make genealogy fun and interesting for everyone in the family, check out our workshop at 5:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.  Kristin will help participants uncover organizational strategies, fun ideas, and jumping off points for families who want to learn more about their history and grow a little closer this holiday season.

The Fort Chiswell Chapter of the DAR is also offering a free event on "Bustle, Bloomers, and Naked Elbows:  Fashion Fads in the Nineteenth Century" on Wednesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m.  Presented by Colleen Callahan, a costume and textile historian with experience in conservation and theatrical costuming, "Bustles, Bloomers, and Naked Elbows" will offer an interesting and eye-opening glimpse into the everyday fashion of the 1800s.  For more information, please contact Nancy Estes at 423-652-7460.

On November 20, Michigan based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps on at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room.  Dressed in uniform, Jamerson will share stories about the CCC, read excerpts from his book, show a short video from his PBS film, and sing original songs with his guitar.  Patrons and visitors are encouraged to bring CCC photos and memorabilia to this free presentation.

For more information on our events, please contact Ambrea at 276-821-6147.


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