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

All are welcome to discuss the latest drama surrounding the third season of Mr Selfridge beginning Monday, March 30, 2014 at 12:30pm! Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Tea & Talk will meet weekly throughout April and May. The last meeting will be Monday, May 18, 2015. Mr Selfridge airs at 9:00pm on PBS beginning Sunday, March 29, 2015.


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

Coffee & Claire

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Coffee & Claire

The library proudly introduces its new “Coffee and Claire” program focused on the latest surrounding the television adaptation of Outlander! Fans of the show are invited and encouraged to meet at the library on Monday evenings at 6:00pm beginning April 6, 2015 to discuss the most recent episodes! Coffee will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a packed meal or snakcs.  The program will focus on Season One, Volume Two episodes. For those interested in catching up, the library has Outlander Season One, Volume One in its circulating DVD collection. Outlander Season One Volume Two premieres Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 9:00pm on STARZ.

 

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

 

 

 

Belinda Anderson

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Book Signing and Writing Workshop!

Belinda Anderson, a West Virginia author, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a book signing and writing workshop event on Tuesday, May 5, 2015! Anderson will provide a reading and book signing from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Copies of Anderson’s new book will be available for purchase during the event. Anderson will also provide a writing workshop, covering a variety of genres, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

 

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

Childrens Book Week

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Story Laboratory

This program brings together books and hands on activities! Specially selected books, based on a designated theme, are read to children while attendees work on a craft project related to the stories. This program is generally offered on the first Thursday of every month at 6:00pm. All 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.

 

All children are invited to celebrate Children’s Book Week at the library on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:00pm! A selection of your librarians’ favorite children’s books will be read to participants and children will work on a “stained glass” craft using melted crayons. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling 304-842-8248.

 

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

Kids' Movie Night: Paddington

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Kids' Movie Night: Paddington

This program is a community favorite and a wonderful opportunity for families to get together for a relaxed evening at the library! New children’s films recently released on DVD serve as the feature presentations during one Friday night a month, (September – May at 6:00pm). Films featured during these events never bare a maturity rating higher than PG. All children between the ages of four and twelve are welcome! Pizza, popcorn, and refreshments are provided. 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.

 

The May 8, 2015 showing will be the last one of this season!

Tabletop Gaming

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Tabletop Gaming!

Tabletop gaming at the library is the newest and fastest growing regular library program. The group now meets twice a month! Join fellow gaming enthusiasts on the second and third Saturdays of every month from 12:00pm to 5:00pm for lively rounds of “Settlers of Catan,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Takenoko,” and others!

 

Tabletop Gamers will meet Saturdays, May 9 & 16, 2015 from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Teen Game Night: Dungeon!

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Teen Game Night: Dungeon!

Teen time at the library includes social interaction as well encourage creative and strategic thinking. Designated game nights use favorites such as “Phase 10,” “Clue,” and “Dungeon!” to give teens an opportunity to participate in friendly competition with other creative individuals their age.

Teen Game Night will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

 

If you have questions please contact Sarah Nora at 304-842-8248 or snora@bridgeportwv.com.

Colorful Yarns - April

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The Colorful Yarns

Community members interested in knitting, 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!

 

Now meeting twice a month!

 

All are welcome on Tuesdays, May 12 and 26, 2015 at 6:30pm!

 

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

Book Date

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Book Date!

The library invites all couples to a special book discussion date night! Participants will discuss Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 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 the library at 304-842-8248.

Pizza and Pages - The One and Only Ivan

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Pizza and Pages: The One and Only Ivan

Pizza and Pages is a new book club for children between the ages of eight and twelve. The group’s reading material consists of chapter books designed for juvenile readers. Children interested in the program are invited to read the book in time for the scheduled discussion. The group once a month, usually the second Thursday at 6:00pm. A limited number of copies of the books are available. Please see Amy at the library to borrow a copy. Pizza and refreshments will be provided for the event. 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.

 

Children will discuss The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate on Thursday, May 14, 2015 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.


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

Teen Read: Code Name Verity

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Teens! Read:  Code Name Verity

The library encourages teens to read for fun, outside of school related assignments! One book is selected as the designated Teen Read for each month. Check the library’s event calendar for the Monday evening designated to Teen Read. Multiple copies of the book are available to borrow in time to prepare for discussion. Books chosen for these events are always intended for a young adult audience. Teens are also encouraged to write fan fiction about the stories they read for this program. For the list of books in the Teen Read archive, please visit SnapShot for Teens.


Teens will discuss Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein on Monday, May 18, 2015 beginning at 6:00pm. Teens are also invited to write fan-fiction about the story. 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 Nora at 304-842-8248.

Book Talk! Mudbound

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Book Talk!: Mudbound

Contemporary fiction, West Virginia literature, acclaimed autobiographies, and other notable nonfiction — books in these categories are among those read and discussed at Book Talk, a lively reading group meeting the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm in the library conference room. New members are enthusiastically welcomed; interested library patrons should contact Joanne. The program is well established and its years of reading selections are included in the library’s SnapShots for Adults.

 

The group will discuss Mudbound by Hillary Jordan on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:00pm. See Joanne at the library to borrow copies of the book, but quantities are limited.


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

Cat Pleska

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Book Signing!

Cat Pleska, a West Virginia author, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a book signing event on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Copies of Pleska’s new book, Riding on Comets, 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.
 

Memorial Day

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Closing

We will be closed May 23 - 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Chapter Chat: The Narrow Road

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Chapter Chat!: The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Chapter Chat is the library’s second and newest book discussion group for adults. The group is designed to accommodate patrons observing regular working hours and those interested in discussing books published within the last year. LibraryReads, a non-profit organization that accepts and organizes book reviews from librarians nationwide in order to release a monthly list of the ten best new books, will be a frequent source for the group’s reading material. Ask Sarah at the library to borrow copies of the current discussion book. Quantities are limited. The group launched in September 2014 and an archive of its reading selections may be found on SnapShots for Adults.


The group will discuss The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 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 Nora 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 fifth chess tournament on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. All chess enthusiasts and competitors are invited to the tournament!

 

Registration runs from 12:00pm to 12:15pm if not registered prior to May 30th. The first of three rounds begins at 12:30pm. The fee for rated, United States Chess Federation members is $15.00. Registration is free for all other entries. Trophies will be awarded to top individuals and to the top female in each section. The winner of the rated section will receive prize money comprised of 85% of the event’s entry fees.
 

 

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