The Friends of the Bristol Public Library present Bingo! 
Come to the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room on
Thursday, February 8 at 4:00 PM for fun and prizes!
We have a number of Book Clubs for you!
 
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM we have Nevermore - our freeform book club. Read what you want and discuss it with our group - we always have a wide variety of books brought to the table. Social chatting goes from 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM, and the reviews start at 11:00 AM and run until 12:00 PM. We meet in the Frances E. Kegley Conference room on the upper floor of the library, and the meeting is a hybrid - you can join either in person or Zoom here
Email rita@bristol-library.org for more information.
 
Every third Tuesday of the month we host the Bristol Public Library Book Club. This month we will be discussing The Distant Hours by Kate Morton and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, February 20 in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room. Email bookclub@bristol-library.org for more information.
 
Radio Bristol Book Club is a joint venture between the Bristol Public Library and The Birthplace of Country Music Museum. On Thursday, February 22 we will be discussing Bittersweet is the Hollow by Kate Pearsall. Tune in to 100.1 FM WBCM-LP Radio Bristol at 12:00 PM or listen online here.
Storytime for Toddlers and Preschool Age: 
Mondays at 11:30 AM at Main
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM at Main
 
Storytime Themes:

February 5 & 6: Winter Wonderland
February 12 & 13: Valentine's Party - Bring 20 - 25 signed valentines to share
February 19: Library is CLOSED - Presidents' Day
February 20: New Books
February 26 & 27: Brush Your Teeth!
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8-12 Year Old Book Club:

Wednesdays, February 21 & 28 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Family Reading Program:
Thursdays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

February 8: Craft Night
February 15: LEGO Challenge
February 22: Science Night
February 29: Fort Night/Pancakes

Questions? Email: mpage@bristol-library.org
 
Check out the Bristol Public Library Children's Library Facebook page for more information!
Dungeons & Dragons: Saturdays, February 3, 17, & 24, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Come play a session of the tabletop role playing game DMed by a teen volunteer or the Teen Librarian! No experience is necessary, but if you haven’t already been to any of our Saturday sessions, email amandaa@bristol-library.org or stop by the Teen Space for information on how to join and what you’ll need prepared.

Gaming Club: Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Hang out and play video games and board games! At our February 28 meeting, we’ll be holding a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament, with prizes for the top players.

Cook & Book Group: Thursday, February 8, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. We’ll be making our own no-bake pies and reading from Fire Keeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. No reading in advance is required, and free copies of the book will be available for participants.

LGBTeens: Thursday, February 8 & Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. LGBTQ+ teens and allies are invited to our Teen LGBTQ+ Group. Our first session will be focused on discussion and planning. For our second session, come express yourself through painting!

Ink Marbling: Thursday, February 15, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Join us to learn how to create your own colorful decorative ink-marbled paper! Supplies will be provided, but registration is requested at https://forms.gle/PzfR7n7kejVNFUL17 to ensure we have enough for everyone. This is the second session in a series of craft programs that build upon each other; if you made paper with us last month you can bring it to use, and next month we’ll be making our own books using the paper! You can attend all of these programs or any of them individually.

Knitwits: Thursday, February 22, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Join us for a meeting of our fiber arts group! If you’re a beginner, come learn how to knit or crochet; we’ll provide supplies and a lesson. Otherwise, bring a project to work on and come hang out! Please note that Knitwits is now beginning at 5:00 PM rather than 4:00 PM.

Art Club: Saturday, February 24, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Get creative and use our array of art supplies to work on projects and make art!
 
5th Thursday Movie Night: Thursday, February 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Join us to watch the movie Labyrinth and enjoy popcorn and themed snacks! Costumes are encouraged.
 
Questions? Email teen@bristol-library.org.
Avoca Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Closed Sunday
Storytime for Toddlers and Preschool Age:
Wednesdays at 11:30 AM at Avoca
   
Storytime Themes:

February 7: Winter Wonderland
February 14: Valentine's Party - Bring 20 - 25 signed valentines to share
February 21: New Books
February 28: Brush Your Teeth!

Questions? Email: mpage@bristol-library.org
 
Check out the BPL Children's Library Facebook page for more information!
Cook & Book Group: Monday, February 12, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. We’ll be making our own no-bake pies and reading from Fire Keeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. No reading in advance is required, and free copies of the book will be available for participants.

Stamp Making: Monday, February 26, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Design and carve your own rubber stamps. All supplies will be provided.

Questions? Email teen@bristol-library.org.
The Jones Creativity Center is located on the upper level of the Main Branch, to the right of the Circulation desk.

Hours of operation are: 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Jones Creativity Center is not open on weekends.
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Upcoming Classes:

Researching Newspapers: Accessing Online Bristol Herald Courier and Black Life in America
Tuesday, February 6, 3:30 PM
Use your library card to explore both the Bristol Herald Courier from 2007-present and the African American experience as recorded by the news media, 1704-present. In this workshop we will show you how to use these resources provided through NewsBank. 
 
Prepping for the April Eclipse
Thursday, February 29, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (drop-in any time):
Discover different ways you and your family can observe the Great American Eclipse on April 8. There will be demos of different ways you can see the sun safely, including solar filters and pinhole projection. Every family that participates will get a set of solar glasses. If the weather cooperates, we will do live demos, observing sunspots at the near maximum solar cycle.
 
Candy Lab - Participants design and create a custom candy bar mold in this two-part workshop. $10 per person. (Fee covers both weeks) Registration Required. Email jcc@bristol-library.org or call
276-645-8790 or to register.

  • Part 1 Thursday, February 8, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM:
Use TinkerCad to 3D-Design a candy bar model 

  • Part 2 Tuesday, February 13, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM:
Use 3D printed model to make a food-safe silicone Candy Mold
and learn the ins and outs of 3D Printing.

Intro to Foundation Directory
Thursday, February 22, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
J.Henry Kegley Meeting Room
Candid's Foundation Directory Online - a database for nonprofits to search for grant funding. Bringing a laptop is recommended, but not required. This workshop will explain:
  • the basics of Foundation Directory
  • how to identify needs for a grant
  • how to research potential grant makers, and
  • how to evaluate the best resources for each organization
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Weekly Classes:

Cellphones and Tablets, Fridays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: 
We will explore mobile phones and tablets in this series. Each week covers a different topic. Both Android and Apple products are welcome.
 
MS Excel, Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: 
In this series, you will learn the ins and outs of Excel, and how to use spreadsheets to make tables, charts, and organize data. You will produce a sheet as a personal budget at the course's end. 
 
Windows, Wednesdays 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: 
Learn to navigate the Windows 10 operating system to open programs, manage the desktop, and save files to different storage devices. 
Computer tutoring available at the Bristol Public Library
Do you (or someone you know) need assistance learning how to use a computer? Struggling with a certain piece of software? We can help!  

Give the Jones Center a call at 276-645-8790 to set up an appointment for free computer tutoring.
 
Armstrong, Kelley The Boy Who Cried Bear (Haven’s Rock)
Austin, Lynn All My Secrets
Beaton, M.C. Death of a Spy (Hamish MacBeth)
Berry, Steve The Atlas Maneuver (Cotton Malone)
Black, Lisa The Deepest Kill
Box, C.J. Three-Inch Teeth (Joe Pickett)
Finn, A.J. End of Story
Greaney, Mark The Chaos Agent (Gray Man)
Hannah, Kristin The Women
Hazelwood, Ali Bride
Hurwitz, Gregg Lone Wolf (Orphan X)
Kellerman, Jonathan The Ghost Orchid (Alex Delaware)
Kingfisher, T. What Feasts at Night
Koontz, Dean The Bad Weather Friend
Lawson, Mike Kingpin (Joe DeMarco)
Mallery, Susan The Summer Book Club
McFadden, Freida The Teacher
Novak, Brenda The Messy Life of Jane Tanner (Coyote Canyon)
O’Connor, Carlene Murder at an Irish Chipper (Irish Village)
Oliveira, Robin A Wild and Heavenly Place
Paris, B.A. The Guest
Patterson, James Crosshairs (Michael Bennett)
Patterson, James Missing Person
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth Simply the Best (Chicago Stars)
Rice, Luanne Last Night
Ryan, Hank Phillippi One Wrong Word
Theroux, Paul Burma Sahib
Yamashita, Iris Village in the Dark