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
 

Now Circulating STEM Toys!

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Now Ciculating STEM Toys!

The Bridgeport Public Library celebrates National Library Week with the premiere of new STEM toy collection! The items, varying from building and design kits to lab sets and strategy games, are now available for circulation! The library’s new STEM toy collection helps make applied learning available to all of the community’s children.


Library patrons interested in the new collection are asked to refer to the library’s STEM toy user guidelines, as new rules were established to manage the items.


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

Closed May 28 - 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.

 

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, May 31 and June 14 and 28, and 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 The Library at Mount Char

Participants will discuss The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 12:00pm. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch for this new mid-day meeting time!


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

Summer Reading Registration Begins!

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Summer Reading Registration Begins!

Registration for Summer Reading for all ages begins Thursday, June 2, 2016! Registered participants receive lists of recommended reads, reading logs, independent activities, a calendar of Summer Reading events and they are also eligible to win prizes and attend programs throughout Summer Reading! Registration must be done in person at the library.


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

Chess Tournament

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Chess Tournament

The Bridgeport Public Library will again partner with the Harrison County Chess Club, led by Bob Greer, to provide its seventh chess tournament on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. All chess enthusiasts and competitors are invited to the tournament!

 

Book Sale

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Book Sale

The Bridgeport Public Library’s book sale begins Monday, June 6, 2016 and runs through Saturday, June 11, 2016! The regular sale runs Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 7:30pm. On Saturday, the sale is open for $1.00 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!


Volunteers are always needed to set up, tear down, and work the sale. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Natalie at 304-842-824.


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

Book Signing with Daleen Berry

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Book Signing with Daleen Berry

Daleen Berry, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Sister of Silence, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a special book signing event featuring her newest book, Shatter the Silence, on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 10:00am to 1:00pm! Copies of all of Berry’s books will be available for purchase and personalization during the event.


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

Teen Movie Night

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Teen Movie Night Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Kick off Summer Reading 2016, Take Me to Your Reader, with a book to screen adaptation! The horror-style spin on the classic tale will sure to give participants plenty to enjoy and discuss. All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is the feature presentation on Monday, June 6, 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.

Ed Davis Book Signing and Dialogue Writing Workshop

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Ed Davis Book Signing and Dialogue Writing Workshop

Ed Davis, author of The Psalms of Israel Jones, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Copies of Davis’s books will be available for purchase during the book signing from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Davis will also teach a dialogue writing workshop at the library from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. All are welcome!


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

Book Signing with Paula Flint

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Book Signing with Paula Flint

Paula Flint, author of Life Coach, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a special book signing event on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm! Copies of Flint’s book will be available for purchase and personalization during the event.


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

Summer Reading Launch for Children

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Summer Reading Launch for Children featuring NASA

“NASA Summer Reading 2016 Launch” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 2:00pm. Jess White, of NASA’s Educator Resource Center, will offer instruction and assist children as they launch paper rockets outside the library.

 

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

Tabletop Gaming

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Tabletop Gaming

All tabletop gamers, both teens and adults of all levels of gaming expertise, are welcome at the library! Participants will play games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Takenoko, and more on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm!  


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

Toxin-Free Living

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Toxin-Free Living

Jaclyn Ruble will offer instruction on how to eliminate toxins from your life on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 2:00pm. The tips and tricks covered highlighted in this program are natural substitutions and simple DIY solutions.


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

Teen Movie Night

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Teen Movie Night The Fifth Element

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! The Fifth Element is the feature presentation on Monday, June 13, 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.

Solar System Science

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Solar System Science

“Solar System Science” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered twice: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:00pm and Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

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

Book Talk!

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Book Talk! featuring Anna Smucker

Anna Egan Smucker, WV author of Brother Giovanni's Little Reward: How the Pretzel Was Born, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a special author presentation and book signing event on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 4:00pm! Copies of the book will be available for purchase and personalization during the event. Pretzels will also be available to enjoy, while supplies last!


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

Jedi Training

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Jedi Training

“Jedi Training” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading series for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered Fridays in June: June 17 and 24, 2016 at 12:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.


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

CLOSED

The library will be closed on June 20, 2016.

NASA and Remote Sensing

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NASA Remote Sensing and Dinosaurs

“NASA Remote Sensing and Dinosaurs” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered twice: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 12:00pm and Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

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

Tea & Talk

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Tea & Talk

All are welcome to discuss the latest drama surrounding the third season of Endeavour during the group’s weekly meetings at 1:00pm:


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Monday, July 11, 2016


Tuesday meetings are scheduled to accommodate Monday library closures in honor of holidays – West Virginia and Independence Days.


Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. The four 90 minute episodes of Endeavour Season 3 will air on Sundays at 9:00pm, June 19 – July 10, 2016 on PBS Masterpiece.
If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

Space Camp

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Space Camp!

“Space Camp” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading series for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered Wednesdays in June: June 22 and 29, 2016 at 12:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

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

NASA and Space Weather for Adults and Teens

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NASA and Space Weather for Adults and Teens

“NASA Space Weather” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for adults and teenagers over the age of thirteen. The program will be offered on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 2:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

 

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

Silver Screeners

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Silver Screeners Tumbledown

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.


Tumbledown is the feature presentation on Friday, June 24, 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

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Teen Read Ink & Bone

Teens will discuss Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine on Monday, June 27, 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.

NASA Echo the Bat

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NASA Echo the Bat

“NASA Echo the Bat and Amelia the Pigeon” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Take Me To Your Reader” Summer Reading program for children between the ages of four and twelve. The program will be offered twice: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:00pm and Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

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

 

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We hope you use and enjoy the various services we offer, which include access to: books, eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, online databases, and more! Informative and social programs are available for children, teens, and adults. Please see the monthly calendar for upcoming events!

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Bridgeport Public Library to provide materials, resources and services which help patrons meet their personal, educational, cultural and professional information needs.