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 Home Fires

All are welcome to discuss the drama surrounding Home Fires beginning on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1:00pm! Tea will be provided and participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Home Fires will premiere on PBS on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 9:00pm. Did you miss an episode or want to see it again on the big screen? View the most recent episodes 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.

Book Signing

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Lisa McCombs Book Signig

The Bridgeport Public Library will host WV author Lisa A. McCombs for a special book signing event on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Copies of McCombs’ newest book, Bombs Bursting in Air, 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.

Read in Red

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Read in Red All the Missing Girls

Participants will discuss All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda on Friday, April 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.

Teen Game

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Teen Game Phase 10

Teens will meet and play the popular card game, Phase 10, on Monday, April 24, 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.

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 Tuesday, April 25 and May 2, 16, 30, 2017 at 6:30pm!


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

Children's Book Week Kids

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Vote for Children's Book Choice Awards!

Voting for the Children’s Choice Book Awards is open March 3 to May 7, 2017 online at https://www.dogobooks.com/voting/2017-childrens-choice-book-awards. Winners will be announced on May 31st at a special ceremony featuring the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang and publicized nationally!

Children's Book Week Teens

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Vote for Teen's Book Choice Awards!

Voting for the Teens’ Choice Book Awards is open March 3 to May 7, 2017online at https://www.dogobooks.com/voting/2017-teen-choice-book-awards. Winners will be announced on May 31st at a special ceremony featuring the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang and publicized nationally!

Teen Movie

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Teen Movie Passengers

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! Passengers is the feature presentation on Monday, May 1, 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.

Chapter Chat

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Chapter Chat Age of Myth

Participants will discuss Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan on Wednesday, May 3, 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.

Story Laboratory

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Story Laboratory Teacup Gardens

Participants will plant teacup gardens at the library on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00pm! Children will use soil, rocks, and plants to design miniature gardens. This activity results in an excellent gift for Mother’s Day! 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 304-842-8248.

Kids' Movie Night

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Kids' Movie Night Pete's Dragon

All children are invited to movie night at the library on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm! Pete’s Dragon 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.

 

Books & Barks

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Books & Barks

The Bridgeport Public Library invites all children to Books and Barks on Saturday, May 5, 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.

 

*Books and Barks is a monthly children’s program formally known as Dog Day.

Teen Read

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Teen Read Front Lines

Teens will discuss Front Lines by Michael Grant on Monday, May 8, 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.

Shelf Improvement

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Shelf Improvement The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Participants will discuss the bestselling books boasting “simple ideas, lasting love” at the library on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 2:00pm.

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

Workshops will be offered on Wednesday, May 10 and 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.

Pizza & Pages

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Pizza & Pages The Lemonade War

“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 Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies from Amy at the library. Quantities are limited. Participants will discuss the book on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00pm.

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 La La Land

La La Land will be shown in the library’s event room for adults to enjoy on Friday, May 12, 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 Movie

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Teen Movie Split

All teens between the ages of thirteen and nineteen are invited to movie night at the library! Split is the feature presentation on Monday, May 15, 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.

Book Talk!

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Book Talk! The Orphan's Tale

The group will discuss The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff on Wednesday, May 17, 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.

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 Thursday, May 18, 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.

Read in Red

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Read in Red Still Life

Participants will discuss Still Life by Louise Penny on Friday, May 19, 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.

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 ninth chess tournament on Saturday, May 20, 2017 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 20th. Preregistration is preferred. Registration forms are available at the library.

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.

CLOSED

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

 

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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.