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.

Best Books Reading Challenge

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Best Books of 2016 (So Far) Reading Challenge

Join the library’s Best Books of 2016 (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, 2016.


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 Sing Street

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.


Sing Street is the feature presentation on Friday, August 26, 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 Game Night

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Teen Game Night

Teens will play a round of the classic mystery board game, “Clue” on Monday, August 29, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Who murdered Mr. Boddy? Where was he killed and what was the weapon of choice? Join us to find out! 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.

eReader Workshop

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eReader Workshop

Bring your eReader to the library on August 31, and September 27, 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.

Story Laboratory

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Story Laboratory Music of the Coal Miners presented by Annie Neeley

Local musical talent Annie Neeley will present music unique to Appalachia to children on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:00pm! 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.

Closed For Labor Day Weekend

The Bridgeport Public Library will be closed Saturday, September 3, 2016 through Monday, September 5, 2016.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

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 Tuesday, September 6 and 20, 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 Mean Streak

Participants will discuss Mean Streak by Sandra Brown on Wednesday, September 7, 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.

Pizza & Pages

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Pizza & Pages Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

“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 Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos from Amy at the library. Quantities are limited. Participants will discuss the book on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 6:00pm.


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 Jungle Book

All children are invited to movie night at the library on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 6:00pm! The Jungle Book is the feature presentation! Children between the ages of four and twelve are invited to an evening filled with 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.

Mike Lambiotte Book Signing

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Mike Lambiotte Book Signing

Michael S. Lambiotte, WV author of Life Through These Eyes, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library for a book signing event on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm! Copies of his book 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 Read

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Teen Read Grave Mercy

Teens will discuss Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers on Monday, September 12, 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

The Power of Point of View and Revision

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The Power of Point of View and Revision with Ed Davis

Ed Davis, author of The Psalms of Israel Jones, will be at the Bridgeport Public Library on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm to teach a writing workshop! All, especially writers and literature enthusiasts, are welcome to use this opportunity to learn more about point of view and revision!


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 Captain America Civil War

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! Captain America: Civil War is the feature presentation on Monday, September 19, 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 Girl on the Train

The group will discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins on Wednesday, September 21, 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.

Banned Book Week!

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Banned Book Week!

Celebrate Banned Book Week at your library by reading a banned book in September! Fill out a ticket at the library’s circulation desk and be entered to win a prize!


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah Nora 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 Poldark during the group’s weekly meetings on Mondays at 1:00pm beginning September 26, 2016. Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.


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

Teen Game Night

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Teen Game Night

Teens will meet and play the popular card game, Phase 10, on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 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.

Silver Screeners

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Silver Screeners Maggie's Plan

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.


Maggie’s Plan is the feature presentation on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Sarah 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.