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.

Tea & Talk

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Tea & Talk

All are welcome to discuss the latest drama surrounding the second season of Grantchester and the fourth and final season of Mr Selfridge during the group’s weekly meetings beginning Monday, March 28, 2016 at 1:00pm! Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Tea & Talk will meet weekly throughout January and February. Grantchester, Season 2, airs Sundays at 9:00pm, March 27 - May 1, 2016 on Masterpiece on PBS. Mr Selfridge, Season 4, airs Sundays at 10:00pm, March 27 - May 22, 2016 on Masterpiece on PBS. 


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-8428248.

The Silver Screeners

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The Silver Screeners The 33

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.


The 33 is the feature presentation on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.


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

Children's Book Week

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Children's Book Week Bookworm Challenge!

Voting for the Children’s Choice Book Awards ends Monday, April 25 (vote online at ccbookawards.com or fill out a ballot at the library)...but it’s never too late to read the finalist titles!


Children under the age of 12 are invited to guess how many candy worms are in the jar at the library’s back desk. All children are encouraged to be book worms and read the books nominated for awards!

Teen Game Night

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Teen Game Night

Teens are invited to join in a fun round of Ticket to Ride on Monday, May 2, 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 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, May 3 and 17, 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 Short Drop

Participants will discuss The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons on Wednesday, May 4, 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.

Story Laboratory

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Story Laboratory Minecraft

Children will use ice cubes dyed with food coloring to build structures from their imaginations! 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.

Dog Day!

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Dog Day!

The Bridgeport Public Library invites all children to Dog Day on Saturday, May 7, 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.

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, May 9, 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.

Pizza & Pages

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Pizza & Pages Mr. Popper's Penguins

“Pizza and Pages” is a book discussion group for children between the ages of eight and twelve. Children will discuss Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:00pm. Children interested in participating in the program are invited to borrow a copy of the book from the library, though quantities are limited. Pizza and refreshments will be provided for participating children. Registration is required and can be easily done by stopping by the library’s back circulation desk or calling 304-842-8248.


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

The Silver Screeners

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The Silver Screeners The Lady in the Van

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.


The Lady in the Van is the feature presentation on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah 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, May 14, 2016 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm!  


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

Teen Movie Night

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Teen Movie Night The 5th Wave

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! The 5th Wave is the feature presentation on Monday, May 16, 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! The Boys in the Boat

The group will discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown on Wednesday, May 18, 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.

Kids' Movie Night

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Kids' Movie Night Open Season: Scared Silly

All children are invited to movie night at the library on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:00pm! Open Season: Scared Silly is the feature presentation! Children between the ages of four and twelve are invited to an evening filled with hilariously heartwarming 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.

Teen Read

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Teen Read The Impossible Knife of Memory

Teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to a Read-A-Thon at the library on Monday, May 9, 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.

eReader Workshop

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eReader Workshop

Bring your eReader to the library on Tuesday, May 24, 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.

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

 

 

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