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
 

Best Books of 2017 (so far)

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Best Books of 2017 (so far) Reading Challenge

Join the library’s Best Books of 2017 (so far) Reading Challenge to obtain the full list of recommended reads for August! Your librarians compiled the list using various resources. This program welcomes readers of all ages with age-appropriate lists, August 1-31, 2017.

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

Tea & Talk

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Tea & Talk Endeavour

All are welcome to discuss the drama surrounding Endeavour beginning Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1:00pm! Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Endeavour premieres on PBS on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9:00pm. Did you miss the most recent episode or want to see it again on the big screen? View it at the library on Mondays at 12:00pm, prior to discussions at 1:00pm.

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

Colorful Yarns

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The Colorful Yarns

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, August  22 and September 5 and 19, 2017 at 6:30pm!


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

eReader Workshop

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eReader Workshop

eReader workshops will be offered on Thursday, August 24 AND Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 2:00pm! 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 A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Popcorn will be provided. 

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

Teen Game

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Teen Game

Teens are invited to join in a fun round of Tsuro of the Seas on Monday, August 28, 2017 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.

            Bridgeport Public Library will be closed September 2 - 4, 2017.

 

Chapter Chat

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Chapter Chat Dark Matter

Participants will discuss Dark Matter by Blake Crouch on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 12:00pm. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

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

Story Laboratory

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Story Laboratory How to Draw Anime

Kelsey Musgrave will offer sketch instruction, focusing on the Japanese style featured in Anime and Manga graphic novels and animation, on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6:00pm. This program is for children between ages of four and twelve. Registration is required.

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

eReader Workshop

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eReader Workshop

eReader workshops will be offered on Tuesday, September 12 AND Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:00pm! 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.

Pizza & Pages

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Pizza & Pages A Long Way From Chicago

“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 A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck in time for discussion on Thursday, September 14, 2016 at 6:00pm. Quantities are limited. 

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

Kids' Movie Night

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Kids' Movie Night The Boss Baby

All children are invited to movie night at the library on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm! The Boss Baby is the feature presentation! Children between the ages of four and twelve are welcome! 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 Movie

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Teen Movie Ghost in the Shell

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! Ghost in the Shell is the feature presentation on Monday, September 18, 2017 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 304-8428248.

Book Talk!

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Book Talk! The Pecan Man

The group will discuss The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 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.

Read in Red

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Read in Red The Lost Girls

Participants will discuss The Lost Girls by Heather Young on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:00pm. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. See Sarah at the library to borrow a copy of the book in time for discussion. Quantities are limited.

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

Silver Screeners

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Silver Screeners The Last Word

The Last Word will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Popcorn will be provided. 

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

Banned Books Week

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Banned Books Week

Words have power. Read a banned book! Our right to read is the direct reflection of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Support the struggle against censorship by reading and discussing books at the center of controversies across the nation.

Teen Read

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Teen Read The Serpent King

Teens will discuss The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner on Monday, September 25, 2017 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.

Book Sale Setup

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Volunteers Needed!

The Bridgeport Public Library is in need of volunteers on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Volunteers will unload boxes of books to display for the upcoming sale. Please stop by the library to register or call 304-842-8248.

The Bridgeport Public Library’s book sale begins Monday, October 2, 2017! The regular sale will be held Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 7:30pm. On Saturday, October 7th, 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. 

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

 

Welcome to the Bridgeport Public Library site.

 

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.