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
 

Tea & Talk

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Tea & Talk Poldark

All are welcome to discuss the drama surrounding Poldark beginning Monday, October 2, 2017 at 1:00pm! Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Poldark premieres on PBS on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 9:00pm. Did you miss the most recent episode or want to see it again on the big screen with closed captioning? View it at the library on Mondays at 12:00pm, prior to discussions at 1:00pm [excluding October 2 and 9, 2017].

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

Book Signing

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Book Signing with Anna Egan Smucker

Anna Egan Smucker, WV author of Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a book signing event on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm! Copies of her books 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.

Kids' Movie Night

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Kids' Movie Night Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

All children are invited to movie night at the library on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 6:00pm! Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 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 Read

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Teen Read The Dark Days Club

Teens will discuss The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman on Monday, October 23, 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.

Tea & Talk Mystery Party

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Tea & Talk Mystery Party

The library’s Tea & Talk participants will enjoy and entertain guests with a mystery lunch party on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:00pm. Participants will gather around the Tea & Talk table, laden with a three course meal, to discover who amongst them is a (fictitious) killer! All are welcome!

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

eReader Workshops

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eReader Workshops

eReader workshops will be offered on Wednesday, October 25, 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.

Escape Room

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Escape Room

Children between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to the library for an escape room activity on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm! Participants will follow instructions and decipher clues in order to escape! Registration is required. 

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 The Big Sick

The Big Sick will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy on Friday, October 27, 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 Dungeon!

Teens are invited to join in a fun round of Dungeon! on Monday, October 30, 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.

Chapter Chat

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Chapter Chat: Rabbit Cake

Participants will discuss Rabbit Cake by Annie Harnett on Wednesday, November 1, 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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Throwback Thursday - Lava Lamps

This program was a favorite during Summer Reading 2014! Children will again have the chance to make lava lamps at the library with this special repeat on Thursday, November 2, 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.

Kids' Movie Night

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Kids' Movie Night: Mune: Guardian of the Moon

All children are invited to movie night at the library on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:00pm! Mune: Guardian of the Moon 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.

Book Signing

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Colleen Driscoll and Diana Pishner Walker Book Signing!

Diana Pishner Walker, WV author of Hopping to America: A Rabbit’s Tale of La Befana and Colleen Driscoll, WV author of Piper the Elf Rides a Reindeer, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a joint children’s book signing event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm! Copies of their books will be available for purchase during the event. 

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

Book Signing

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Candace Nelson Book Signing!

Candace Nelson, WV author of The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a book signing event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm! Copies of the book will be available for purchase during the event. Pepperoni rolls featured at this event were generously donated by Home Industry Bakery. 

If you have questions about this program, please contact Amy at the library 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, November 4, 2017 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 Movie

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Teen Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the feature presentation on Monday, November 6, 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 304-842-8248.

Shelf Improvement

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Vietnam: West Virginians Remember

The PBS special will be shown at the library on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 2:00pm. All are welcome to view and discuss the film. If you have questions about this program, please contact Sarah at the library at 304-842-8248.

eReader Workshop

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eReader Workshop

eReader workshops will be offered on November 8 and 21, 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: The War that Saved My Life

“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 The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley from Amy at the library. Quantities are limited. Participants will discuss the book on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:00pm.

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

Closed for Veteran's Day

The library will be closed November 10 and 11, 2017. Thank you to all who served!

Teen Read

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Teen Read: This Savage Song

Teens will discuss This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab on Monday, November 13, 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.

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, November 14 & 28, 2017 at 6:30pm!


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

Book Talk!

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Book Talk! A Redbird Christmas

The group will discuss A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg on Wednesday, November 15, 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 304-8428248.

Read in Red

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Read in Red: Bad Monkey

Participants will discuss Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen on Thursday, November 16, 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 Hero

The Hero will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy on Friday, November 17, 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.

Book Signing

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Book Singing with Lori Fontanez

Lori Fontanez, WV author of Faucets of Phantoms, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a book signing event on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm! Copies of her book will be available for purchase during the event. 

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

Teen Movie Night

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Teen Movie Night: Spiderman: Homecoming

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! Spider-Man: Homecoming is the feature presentation on Monday, November 20, 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 304-842-8248.

Holiday Hours

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Holiday Hours

The library will close on Wednesday, November 22 at 6:00 pm. It will reopen on Monday, November 27 at 10:00 am.

Fine Free Week

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Fine Free Week

Fine Free Week begins Monday, November 27 and runs through Saturday, December 2, 2017! Overdue items returned in the designated week will not incur late fees. 

This offer does not apply to charges on patron accounts for items returned outside of Fine Free Week or to lost or damaged items. 

If you have questions about this event, please contact Sylvia Elzner 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:

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