Bristol Public Library

5 High St
Bristol CT  06010

Phone: (860) 584-7787

Bristol Public Library

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The Bristol Public Library System is committed to providing the community with a friendly and knowledgeable atmosphere where educational, informational, recreational, cultural, and professional materials and services can be found in

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Mon: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm



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Events

Coffee House Concert: A Trip on the Train to Woodstock

Coffee House Concert: A Trip on the Train to Woodstock
06:30 pm - 06/01/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Friday, June 1st, 2018 @ 6:30 PM Get into your summer groove with a tribute to the legendary Woodstock Music & Arts Fair of 1969! Featuring the music of CJ West...

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Pin Presentation

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Pin Presentation
01:00 pm - 06/02/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Saturday, June 2nd @ 1:00 PM Are you a Vietnam era veteran? The Bristol Public Library is looking for Bristol residents who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed...

Presentation: Vincent: A Portrait by the Postman Roulin

Presentation: Vincent: A Portrait by the Postman Roulin
01:00 pm - 06/07/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Thursday, June 7th @ 1:00 PM Posing as Vincent's loyal--and oft painted--friend Roulin, educator and performer Ted Zalewski captures the spirit of van Gogh as both...

Movie--Loving Vincent

Movie--Loving Vincent
01:00 pm - 06/14/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Thursday, June 14th @ 1:00 PM Enjoy a free screening of the world’s first fully painted animated feature film! Each frame is painted using the techniques of Vincent...

Save the date: Brunch with Martha Hall Kelly

Save the date: Brunch with Martha Hall Kelly
09:00 am - 10/18/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Bristol Public Library is very pleased to announce that Martha Hall Kelly, author of the best-selling novel Lilac Girls is the guest speaker at our author Brunch...

Past Events

Movie: LBJ

Movie: LBJ
01:00 pm - 05/22/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Tuesday, May 22nd @ 1:00 PM Join us for a screening of this presidential drama free at the Bristol Public Library! (2017) (R) Register at the library, online,...

Ella May Wiggins & the Songs of the American Labor Movement

Ella May Wiggins & the Songs of the American Labor Movement
01:00 pm - 05/19/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Saturday, May 19th @ 1:00 PM Dubbed “Mother of the protest ballad” by Woody Guthrie and the “poet laureate” of the 1929 Loray Mill strike--where she was...

Book Bites: The Last Ballad

Book Bites: The Last Ballad
01:00 pm - 05/16/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Wednesday, May 16th @ 1:00 PM Come join us for terrific discussions around popular and classic books! May’s selection is "The Last Ballad" by Wiley Cash. Award-winning...

Coloring Club for Adults

Coloring Club for Adults
01:00 pm - 05/12/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Saturday, May 12th @ 1:00 PM Creative downtime with relaxing music, good things to eat, fellowship, and of course lots of coloring! All coloring materials are supplied...

Coffee House Concert: The Mojomatics

Coffee House Concert: The Mojomatics
06:30 pm - 05/08/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Tuesday, May 8th @ 6:30 PM Feeling blue never sounded so good! Awarded "best independently released CD" by the Connecticut Blues Society for their 2006 album and...

May Day: Crafts & Cake

May Day: Crafts & Cake
01:00 pm - 05/01/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Tuesday, May 1st @ 1:00 PM Make a spring-themed vintage paper cone craft and enjoy a piece of cake in honor of May Day! All craft materials will be provided....

New Departure Co. Exhbit

New Departure Co. Exhbit
09:30 am - 04/28/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Saturday, April 28th from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Rediscover the glory of Bristol's industrial powerhouse New Departure Manufacturing--a city within a city!--through...

Soup n' Spell

Soup n' Spell
01:00 pm - 04/24/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Tuesday, April 24th @ 1:00 PM Wordsmiths wanted! Test your mettle against fellow language fans at Soup n' Spell, our upcoming tournament of games and activities...

Comic Construction: Cartooning Workshop

Comic Construction: Cartooning Workshop
02:00 pm - 04/18/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Join Matt Ryan for some character designs and mini comics! Sponsored Connecticut Humanities and a number of other great sponsors! Contact the Bristol Public Library...

Book Bites: Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions

Book Bites: Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions
01:00 pm - 04/18/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Wednesday, April 18th @ 1:00 PM Come join us for terrific discussions around popular and classic books! April’s selection is “Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions”...

Coloring Club for Adults

Coloring Club for Adults
01:00 pm - 04/14/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Saturday, April 14th @ 1:00 PM Creative downtime with relaxing music, good things to eat, fellowship, and of course lots of coloring! All coloring materials are...

Coffee House Concert: The Whispering Tree

Coffee House Concert: The Whispering Tree
06:30 pm - 04/12/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Thursday, April 12th @ 6:30 PM Touted by Deli Magazine as "one of the most talented duos to take [the] stage in NYC," The Whispering Tree--singer/songwriter Eleanor...

Movie: Murder On the Orient Express

Movie: Murder On the Orient Express
01:00 pm - 04/03/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Tuesday, April 3rd @ 1:00 PM Enjoy a free screening of this modern take on an old standby! Kenneth Branagh stars as Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule...

Rescheduled: Book Bites: Victoria

Rescheduled: Book Bites: Victoria
01:00 pm - 03/29/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Thursday, March 29th @ 1:00 PM Come join us for terrific discussions around popular and classic books! March’s selection is "Victoria" by Daisy Goodwin. Heralded...

Rescheduled Performance: Someone Must Wash The Dishes!

Rescheduled Performance: Someone Must Wash The Dishes!
02:00 pm - 03/24/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Saturday, March 24th @ 1:00 PM Doors open: @ 2:00 PM Performance: @ 2:30 PM Someone Must Wash the Dishes! Presented by Michele LaRue of Tales Well Told You...

Spring Gala Celebration

Spring Gala Celebration
10:00 am - 03/24/2018

At Bristol Public Library

The annual Spring Gala will be held Saturday March 24th from 10am-2pm at the Bristol Children’s Library. Families are invited to join us for this FREE event that...

Rescheduled: The Softer Side of Celtic with Jeff Snow

Rescheduled: The Softer Side of Celtic with Jeff Snow
01:00 pm - 03/20/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Re-scheduled to March 20th @ 1:00 PM. Discover a new side of Celtic culture with Jeff Snow, a talented multi-instrumentalist whose repertoire includes the guitar,...

Movie: Victoria and Abdul

Movie: Victoria and Abdul
01:00 pm - 03/09/2018

At Bristol Public Library

RESCHEDULED: Friday March 9th @ 1:00 PM Join us for a screening of this heartwarming period drama free at the Bristol Public Library! (2017) (PG-13) Register...

Presentation: Reminiscing with Sheila

Presentation: Reminiscing with Sheila
02:00 pm - 03/04/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Sunday, March 4th @ 2:00 PM Local writer & genealogist Sheila Draper Orefice presents another program from her popular Reminiscing with Sheila series. Sheila’s...

Coloring Club for Adults

Coloring Club for Adults
01:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At Bristol Public Library

Saturday, March 3rd @ 1:00 PM Creative downtime with relaxing music, good things to eat, fellowship, and of course lots of coloring! All coloring materials are...

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