The log in credentials for WV DELI / Overdrive have changed.  They are now your card number and PIN.  If you have not visited the library since 2014 please stop by to reestablish your account status to access our databases. If you have questions please call the library at 304-842-8248.

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 Dark Angel

All are welcome to discuss the Dark Angel on Monday, May 22 [and probably (see note below)] Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 1:00pm! Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Dark Angel airs on PBS on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 9:00pm. Did you miss it or want to see it again on the big screen? View it at the library on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 30, prior to discussions at 1:00pm.

[NOTE: Dark Angel is approximately 150 minutes long, but the PBS schedule has not yet been finalized. It may air in one or more episodes.]

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

Teen Game

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Teen Game Ticket to Ride

Teens are invited to join in a fun round of Ticket to Ride on Monday, May 22, 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 at the library at 304-842-8248.

eReader Workshop

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eReader Workshop

A workshop will be offered on Tuesday, May 23, 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.

Patricia Hooper Book Signing

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Patricia Hooper Book Signing

The Bridgeport Public Library will host WV author Patricia Hopper for a special book signing event on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Copies of Hopper’s newest book, Corrib Red, as well as her other published works will be available for purchase.

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

CLOSED

The library will be CLOSED Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day.

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, May 30 and June 6, 11, and 27, 2017 at 6:30pm!


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

Summer Reading Registration

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Summer Reading Registraion

Registration for Summer Reading for all ages begins Thursday, June 1, 2017! Registered participants receive lists of recommended reads, reading logs, independent activity sheets, calendars events, and eligibility to win prizes and attend
programs throughout June and July!

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

Teen Movie

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Teen Movie The Space Between Us

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! The Space Between Us is the feature presentation on Monday, June 5, 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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Shelf Improvement Introduction to the History of Summer Reading

Participants will hear a brief lecture on the focus topics of Summer Reading 2017 at the library on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 2:00pm. This program invites questions and curiosities! Use this opportunity to refresh your knowledge of US history in order to better explore and enjoy the library’s list of recommended reads and programs!

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

Chapter Chat

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Chapter Chat Hamilton the Revolution

Participants will discuss Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording and Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda on Wednesday, June 7, 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 304-842-8248.

Summer Reading Preamble

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Summer Reading Preamble

Summer Reading begins Thursday, June 8, 2017! Participants will explore six eras in American history with extensive reading lists and interactive programs – all part of the library’s “Once Upon a Time” theme!

Local drumming talent Anthony Douglas will provide a drum clinic at the library from 4:00pm to 6:00pm! Douglas has over twenty five years of experience and knowledge of the history of the craft. Drumming eases anxiety and burns calories! Join us to learn more!

Festivities continue with a special celebration of the American Revolution provided by the WV Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard! WVSSAR members will provide a musket demonstration, explanation of historical artifacts, presentation of the colors, and more from 6:00pm to 8:00pm!

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 Jackie

Jackie will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy on Friday, June 9, 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 will play Rummikub on Monday, June 12, 2017 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

Summer Reeling

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Summer Reeling The Last of the Mohicans

The Retrieval will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided.

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

Revolutionary Rebels

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Revolutionary Rebels

“Revolutionary Rebels” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Once Upon a Time” 2017 Summer Reading program for those between the ages of four and twelve.

The program will be offered TWICE: Wednesday, June 14 at 12:00pm AND Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

eReader Workshop

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eReader Workshop

An eReader workshop will be offered on Thursday, June 15, 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.

Read in Red

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Read in Red The Eagle Catcher

Participants will discuss The Eagle Catcher by Margaret Coel on Friday, June 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.

Tea & Talk

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Tea & Talk Grantchester

All are welcome to discuss the drama surrounding Grantchester beginning Monday, June 19, 2017 at 1:00pm! Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Grantchester premieres on PBS on Sunday, June 18, 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 304-842-8248.

Teen Read

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Teen Read Under a Painted Sky

Teens will discuss Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee on Monday, June 19, 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.

CLOSED

The Bridgeport Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in observance of West Virginia Day.

STARLAB for Children

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STARLAB: Native American Mythology for Children

“NASA STARLAB Planetarium: Native American Mythology and Lewis and Clark Celestial Navigation for Children” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Once Upon a Time” 2017 Summer Reading program for those between the ages of four and twelve.

The program will be offered TWICE: Wednesday, June 21 at 12:00pm AND Friday, June 23 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

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

Book Talk!

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Book Talk! Carrying Albert Home

The group will discuss Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam on Wednesday, June 21, 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.

Summer Reeling

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Summer Reeling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee will be shown in the library’s event room for adults and teens to enjoy on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided.

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

STARLAB for Adults

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Starlab: North American Mythology for Adults

“NASA STARLAB Planetarium: Native American Mythology and Lewis and Clark Celestial Navigation for Adults and Teens” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Once Upon a Time” Summer Reading program for those over the age of 13. The program will be offered on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

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

Teen Movie

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Teen Movie Lincoln

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! Lincoln is the feature presentation on Monday, June 26, 2017 beginning at 5:00pm. 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.

Summer Reeling

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Summer Reeling The Retrieval

The Retrieval will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided.

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

Freedom Quilts

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Freedom Quilts

“Freedom Quilts” is a Bridgeport Public Library “Once Upon a Time” 2017 Summer Reading program for those between the ages of four and twelve.

The program will be offered TWICE: Wednesday, June 28 at 12:00pm AND Thursday, June 29 at 6:00pm. Registration is required and can be easily done by calling the library at 304-842-8248.

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

Harriet Tubman

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WV Humanites Council History Alive! Harriet Tubman

All are welcome to a special presentation of Harriet Tubman on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 12:00pm.

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:

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