Calendar of Events

BPL Anime Theater
If you like anime, join us for our BPL Anime Theater on Thursday, January 4, for a special presentation of the first four episodes of The Big O (rated TV-PG).  Join us in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at 5:30 p.m. to discuss anime and munch on Japanese snacks.  Popcorn, water, and hot chocolate 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 January 18.  We'll finish reading and discussing Dead Wake by Erik Larson, and pick up our next reading adventure:  Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles.

Please note:  Unfortunately, we are limited on our available copies of Enemy Women.  We'll only have 5 copies available at our meeting, so additional copies will need to be procured by our readers.  We apologize for the inconvenience!

We're also offering a free showing of Jamaica Inn (1983), starring Jane Seymour, Patrick McGoohan, and Trevor Eve, on January 24 at 5:00 p.m.  As part of our BPL Book Club Movie Night, we'll offer popcorn and drinks to all movie attendees.  Everyone is welcome to join, even if you aren't a member of BPL Book Club!

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 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).  We'll kick things off at 5:30 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room on January 25.  Popcorn and water will be provided for all movie attendees!

New Year, New You
We want to help you start your New Year off right, which is why we're offering free seminars and workshops throughout the month!  We're kicking things off with a visit from Secure Money Masters for a special program on financial planning on January 2, 2018, followed by our New Technology Workshop on January 8.  Our program on Healthy Habits for the New Year is on January 10, a seminar on Fire Safety occurs on January 31, while our special workshop on Self-Defense & Personal Safety happens at 12:00 p.m. on February 3.  Last, but certainly not least, we'll offer a free seminar on understanding credit reports with Eastman Credit Union on February 6!

Please note:  Photography 101 is cancelled until further notice; however, we hope to have our photography classes back up and running very soon.  If you would like to receive more information about our photography classes or if you would like to have your name added to our wait list, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780 or email us at

For more information about our upcoming "New Year, New You" events, please contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-645-8780.

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
On January 9, we're offering a free presentation of Ever After:  A Cinderella Story (rated PG-13) at 6:00 p.m.  Starring Drew Barrymore and Angelica Houston, Ever After is a historical retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale.  We'll provide drinks, popcorn, and hot chocolate, so don't be late!

We're also excited to announce that we will be continuing our Creative & Crafty programs in the New Year!  We'll be offering canvas classes on January 13 at 2:00 p.m. and January 30 at 5:30 p.m. for $10 per person, as well as a special class on Homemade Wax Candles on January 17 at 5:30 p.m. for $5 per person.  We're also painting Kindness Rocks as part of BPL Rocks! on January 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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


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