January 2023 Newsletter from the Bristol Public Library
This month at the Bristol Public Library!
January brings a full slate of events and programs here at the Bristol Public Library - read on to see what all we have in store for you!
Bristol Public Library Exterior
Library Hours 
Main Branch is open Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Avoca is open 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
 
January Closures
Both branches are closed Monday, January 2 and
Monday, January 16.
Get involved with the Library!  Join the Friends, then come to the Frances E. Kegley Conference Room on Wednesday, January 18 at 10:30 AM for our monthly meeting.
Come to the Avoca Branch on Monday, January 9 at 5:00 PM and join the Friends of the Avoca Branch in their monthly meeting!
Bingo in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room Thursday January 12 at 4:00 PM
The Friends of the Bristol Public Library present Bingo! Come to the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room on Thursday, January 12 at 4:00 PM for fun and prizes!
Doc and Talk:  Our Planet:  Jungles - January 11 at 2:00 PM
Come to the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room on Wednesday, January 11 at 2:00 PM for a screening of the Netflix original documentary series, Our Planet. This incredible series is narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Shut Up and Write Workshop:  Thursdays from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us for an hour (or two) of writing! We’ve discovered that it’s strikingly helpful to write with other writers. See if it’s true for you at 5:30 PM on Thursday evenings.
 
**SCHEDULE:**
5:30 PM: Getting settled
5:45 PM: Timer starts: write for 1 hour
6:45 PM: Five minute stretch break! You can also leave for the day if you need to (sometimes an hour is exactly the right amount and sometimes you need more!) You can also keep writing if you'd like and ignore the break.
7:30 PM: The End: chat, take off, or keep writing
 
**OPTIONAL SOCIALIZING** happens at 7:30. Writing is very solitary. Connecting (and sometimes even commiserating) with other writers is a cool thing.
 
**BEING LATE OR LEAVING EARLY IS OKAY:** just show up and get settled and start writing. If you were on time, please be willing to make room for the friendly latecomer. If you need to leave early, you can leave any time you need to.
 
**What Should I Bring?**
Whatever you need to be able to write! Bring earbuds/earplugs if you want to listen to music for inspiration, help with focus, or any other reason that suits you. If you write on a laptop, we recommend bringing a laptop charger or fully charging your laptop beforehand.
New Age Book Club January 2023 - Mastery of Love by Miguel Ruiz
The New Age Wisdom Book Club meets once a month in the Frances E. Kegley Conference Room to discuss a spiritual-themed book. This Saturday, January 21 they will be discussing The Mastery of Love by Miguel Ruiz.  
 
Contact mh_galvez@yahoo.com with any questions.
Adult Book Clubs at the Bristol Public Library
We've got a number of Book Clubs for you to choose from!
 
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 noon. 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 gwakely@bristol-library.org for more information.
 
Every third Thursday of the month we host the Bristol Public Library Book Club.  This month we will be discussing The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown at 6:30 PM in person 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, January 26 we will be discussing Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy. Tune in to 100.1 FM WBCM-LP Radio Bristol at 12:00 noon or listen online here.
Children's Programs at the Bristol Public Library
Storytime for Toddlers and Pre-School Age: 
    Mondays at 10:00 AM on Zoom
    Mondays at 11:30 AM at Main
    Tuesdays at 10:00 AM at Main
    Wednesdays at 11:30 AM at Avoca
 
Storytime themes:
    January 9, 10, and 11: Let it Snow!
    January 17 and 18: Friends!
 January 23, 24 and 25: Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?  
January 30, 31 and Feb 1: Go To Bed! Wear Your PJs!
 
8 - 12 Year Old Book Club
     Wednesday January 18 and 25 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM in
the Children’s Library!  
     We will be reading I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910!
crafting!
 
Special Event: Family Winter Program 
     Upcoming in February - Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM!
     
Questions? Email: mpage@bristol-library.org
 
Check out the Bristol Public Library Children's Library Facebook page to register for these programs and get more information!
Young Adult Programs at the Bristol Public Library
January 2023 Programs from the BPL Teen Library
Open Mic Night at Bristol Bagel and Bakery
Welcome to the Avoca Branch!
Libby on Smartphones and Tablets at Avoca
In this workshop you will learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to use Libby to checkout ebooks or audiobooks, along with other mobile tips & tricks. This workshop is provided by AT&T and the Public Library Association.
Avoca Branch Children's Programs
Stories and Crafts for School-Age Children:
    Mondays at 10:00 AM on Zoom
    Wednesdays at 11:30 AM at Avoca
 
Storytime themes:
    January 11: Let it Snow!
    January 18: Friends!
 January 25: Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?  
February 1: Go To Bed! Wear Your PJs!
 
Questions? Email: mpage@bristol-library.org
 
Check out the Bristol Public Library Children's Library Facebook page to register for these programs and get more information!
YA Programs at the Avoca Branch Library January 2023
Homer and Ida Jones Creative Arts, Technology and Workforce Development Center at the Bristol Public Library
The Jones Center hours of operation are: 
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Fridays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
The Jones Center is not open on weekends.
 
Computer Classes:
 
PowerPoint (Intermediate Class): Weekly beginning Tuesday, January 17, and running from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM. Learn to use PowerPoint to create effective presentations or attractive flyers.
 
Windows (Beginner Class): Tuesdays 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. 
 
Use Your New Tech: Wednesday January 4 and Thursday January 5 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Have a new computer or tablet and need help setting it up? Or perhaps a smartwatch, 3D printer or other technology? Drop in during "Use Your New Tech" or make an appointment throughout the month. 
 
Using Libby- Smartphones & Tablets: Wednesday, January 11 at Avoca 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM or Thursday, January 12 at Main Branch 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. In this workshop you will learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to use Libby to checkout ebooks or audiobooks, along with other mobile tips & tricks. This workshop is provided by AT&T and the Public Library Association.
 
Makerspace Open House: Saturday, January 21, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Drop in and see the Jones Creativity Center's Makerspace, equipped with 3D printing, Glowforge laser engraving, and more.
 
Introduction to Foundation Directory: Tuesday, January 24, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Need funding for your non-profit, but don’t know where to start? The Bristol Public Library is now offering onsite access to Candid’s Foundation Directory Online (FDO), a comprehensive database of grant giving foundations. Come to this workshop to learn how to get started, and immediately search for new funds.
 
Internet Basics:  Tuesday, January 31, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Learn about web browsers and search engines, build skills to navigate the internet, and discover tips and tricks for basic and advanced searching online. This workshop is provided by AT&T and the Public Library Association
 

Please contact the Jones Center at 276-645-8790 if you need assistance with education resources, digital literacy, job readiness, and more.
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.
 
New Books for January 2023
The new year is here and it brings new books for you! If you want to place a hold on any of these, give Reference a call at 276-645-8781, or email reference@bristol-library.org.
 
Benedict, Marie The Mitford Affair
Bennett, Michael Better the Blood
Brennan, Allison Don’t Open the Door 
Cosimano, Elle Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun
Grippando, James Code 6
Fellowes, Jessica The Mitford Secret (Mitford Murders)
Hawkins, Rachel The Villa
Hendrix, Grady How to Sell a Haunted House
Hunter, Stephen The Bullet Garden (Earl Swagger)
Koontz, Dean The House at the End of the World
Krentz, Jayne Ann Sleep No More
Kubica, Mary Just the Nicest Couple 
Patterson, James The House of Wolves
Perry, Thomas Murder Book
Preston & Child, The Cabinet of Dr. Leng
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex Spare
Steel, Danielle Without a Trace
Taylor, Brad The Devil’s Ransom (Pike Logan)