Story Time

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Story Time: Fridays at 10:30am for children under the age of three.

Many people believe that children learn to read and write in kindergarten or first grade. But developing literacy skills begins at birth through everyday loving interactions—sharing books, telling stories, singing songs, talking to one another, or pointing out and naming objects. Even painting, drawing or picking up things serve a purpose. These activities help develop hand muscles and coordination—skills necessary for learning how to write.

Adults—parents, grandparents and teachers—play a powerful role in preparing young children for future school success and in becoming self-confident and motivated learners.

 

Early Language and Literacy - ZERO TO THREE. (2014). Retrieved from http://main.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=key_language
 

Banned Book Week!

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Banned Book Week!

Celebrate Banned Book Week at your library by reading a banned book in September! Fill out a ticket at the library’s circulation desk and be entered to win a prize!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah Nora at 304-842-8248.

Tea & Talk

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Tea & Talk

All are welcome to discuss the latest drama surrounding the second season of Poldark during the group’s weekly meetings on Mondays at 1:00pm beginning September 26, 2016. Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Teen Game Night

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Teen Game Night

Teens will meet and play the popular card game, Phase 10, on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. All teens, between the ages of thirteen and nineteen, are welcome!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

eReader Workshop

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eReader Workshop

Bring your eReader to the library on September 27 and October 25, 2016 at 2:00pm for an informal workshop! Librarians will offer guidance and instruction for participants interested in downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from the WV DELI and OneClickDigital, as well as digital magazines from Zinio. Registration is required and may be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248 or by stopping by the front circulation desk.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah or Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Silver Screeners

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Silver Screeners Maggie's Plan

Kids’ and Teen Movie Nights are popular programs at the library and now there is a similar program available for adults, 21 years and older! Critically acclaimed movies newly released on DVD, with special emphasis on films previously unavailable to local theater audiences, will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy and discuss together. Popcorn will be provided.


Maggie’s Plan is the feature presentation on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Teen Read Round Table

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Teen Read Round Table

Do like Young Adult literature or want to delve into the genre with recommendations from members of your community? Both adults and teens are welcome! Join us for discussion and refreshments on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1:00pm!


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at 304-842-8248.

Books & Barks

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Books & Barks

The Bridgeport Public Library invites all children to Books and Barks on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. The Mountaineer Therapy Dogs will be present and eager to have children read stories aloud to them! Call the Bridgeport Public Library at 304-842-8248 to reserve a time slot for your child.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.


*Books and Barks is a monthly children’s program formally known as Dog Day.

Teen Read

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Teen Read The Diviners

Teens will discuss The Diviners by Libba Bray on Monday, October 3, 2016 beginning at 6:00pm. See Sarah at the library to borrow a copy of the book, but quantities are limited.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at 304-842-8248.

Larry Kennedy Book Signing

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Larry Kennedy Book Signing

Larry Kennedy, WV author of The Far Reaches, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a book signing event on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm! Copies of his book will be available for purchase during the event.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Colorful Yarns

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The Colorful Yarns

Now meeting twice a month! Community members interested in knitting or crochet or needlepoint, including crewel and embroidery are invited to attend meetings to share ideas! Bring your current project to work on while mingling with fellow fiber enthusiasts! All are welcome on Tuesdays, October 4 and 18, 2016 at 6:30pm!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Donna at the library at 304-842-

Chapter Chat

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Chapter Chat Dead Wake

Participants will discuss Dead Wake by Erik Larson on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 12:00pm. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Story Laboratory

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Story Laboratory Fantastic Bats!

Participants will learn more about bats and work on a bat-related craft on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:00pm! This program is for children between the ages of four and twelve. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248 or by stopping by the library’s back circulation desk.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Kids' Movie Night

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Kids' Movie Night Kung Fu Panda 3

All children are invited to movie night at the library on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:00pm! Kung Fu Panda 3 is the feature presentation! Children between the ages of four and twelve are invited to an evening filled with adventure! Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248 or by stopping by the library’s back circulation desk.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Book Sale

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Book Sale!

The Bridgeport Public Library’s book sale begins Monday, October 10, 2016! The regular sale will be held Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 7:30pm. On Saturday, October 15th, the sale is open for $2.00 Bag Day from 12:00pm to 4:30pm. Regular sale prices vary from $0.10 to $2.00 on items such as magazines to hardcovers, paperbacks, and children’s books!


The library will accept donations prior to and during the sale.


Volunteers are always needed to work the sale. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 304-842-8248 or stop by the library’s front desk to register.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Natalie Fox at 304-842-8248.

Teen Read-A-Thon

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Teen Read-A-Thon

Teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to a Read-A-Thon at the library on Monday, October 10, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm! Books will of course be available for the program, but teens are also welcome to bring a book as well!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at library at 304-842-8248.

Celebrate Teen Read Week!

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Celebrate Teen Read Week!

Teens are encouraged to vote for their favorite books from the list of 26 2016 nominees for Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s Teens’ Top Ten! Voting ends October 15, 2016 and winners will be announced the following week.


To vote, please visit: www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at 304-842-8248.

Teen Read Week for Adults!

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Teen Read Week for Adults!

Celebrate Young Adult literature and connect with the community’s teens by reading a YA book in October! The Young Adult section is full of historical fiction, magic, adventure, and growth. Fall in love for the first time...all over again...with YA’s heroes and heroines! Want a recommendation? Ask your librarians or check out the library’s SnapShot for Teens!


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at 304-842-8248.

Pizza & Pages

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Pizza & Pages Nightmare at the Book Fair

“Pizza and Pages” is a book discussion group for children between the ages of eight and twelve. Children are welcome to borrow a copy of Nightmare at the Book Fair by Dan Gutman from Amy at the library. Quantities are limited. Participants will discuss the book on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 6:00pm.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

Silver Screeners

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Silver Screeners Genius

Kids’ and Teen Movie Nights are popular programs at the library and now there is a similar program available for adults, 21 years and older! Critically acclaimed movies newly released on DVD, with special emphasis on films previously unavailable to local theater audiences, will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy and discuss together. Popcorn will be provided.


Genius is the feature presentation on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Teen Movie

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Teen Movie The Shallows

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! The Shallows is the feature presentation on Monday, October 17, 2016 beginning at 5:30pm. Pizza and refreshments will be provided for participants.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Book Talk!

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Book Talk! After You

The group will discuss After You by Jojo Moyes on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 4:00pm. See Joanne at the library to a borrow copy of the book, but quantities are limited.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Joanne at the library at 304-842-8248.

The Children of Pizza & Pages Present "Clue"!

“Pizza and Pages” is a book discussion group for children between the ages of eight and twelve. “Pizza and Pages” members will perform assigned roles, providing a mystery for other participants and audience members to solve. All are welcome to attend this mystery theater event on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6:00pm.


The mystery story used in this event is inspired by “Clue,” but revolves around the victim’s disappearance rather than murder.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy at the library at 304-842-8248.

 

Teen Game Night

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Teen Game Night

Teens are invited to join in a fun round of Dungeon! on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Bridgeport Public Library! All teens, between the ages of thirteen and nineteen, are welcome!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah Nora at 304-842-8248.

Halloween Costume Pet Show!

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Halloween Costume Pet Show!

Bring your pet, dressed in his/her Halloween costume, to the library on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:00pm! Library staff will judge contestants and winners will be awarded prizes provided by Pet Supplies Plus!


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

"Sour Grapes of Wrath"

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The Ladies of Tea & Talk Present "Sour Grapes of Wrath"

All are invited to this special mystery theater event on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1:00pm! The library’s Tea & Talk participants will entertain all with a mystery written by Michael Akers. Actors will gather around their Tea & Talk table, laden with sparkling grape juice, to discover the truth behind the death at Killingsworth Farm, a California vineyard and winery.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

 

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