Bristol’s Balloon Parade and Holiday Traditions

Bristol Public Library 5 High Street, Bristol, CT

Bristol’s Balloon Parade and Holiday Traditions Wednesday, November, 15, 06:00pm - 07:00pm | Bristol Public Library Did you know about Bristol’s Holiday Balloon Parade? Bristol once hosted a mini-Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade with giant balloons to mark the beginning of the holiday season. Join us in the History Room to examine photos of the parade [...]

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Coffee Chat for English as Second Language Speakers

Manross Memorial Library 260 Central Street, Bristol, CT, United States

Join us for coffee or tea in a welcoming atmosphere, as we enjoy relaxing back-and-forth conversation. Meet and get to know others who are also adjusting to life in the U.S. The goal of this program is to practice speaking English. Conversation is the best way to improve your spoken English. Library Staff will lead [...]

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Coffee Chat for English as Second Language Speakers

Manross Memorial Library 260 Central Street, Bristol, CT, United States

Join us for coffee or tea in a welcoming atmosphere, as we enjoy relaxing back-and-forth conversation. Meet and get to know others who are also adjusting to life in the U.S. The goal of this program is to practice speaking English. Conversation is the best way to improve your spoken English. Library Staff will lead [...]

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Free

Coffee Chat for English as Second Language Speakers

Manross Memorial Library 260 Central Street, Bristol, CT, United States

Join us for coffee or tea in a welcoming atmosphere, as we enjoy relaxing back-and-forth conversation. Meet and get to know others who are also adjusting to life in the U.S. The goal of this program is to practice speaking English. Conversation is the best way to improve your spoken English. Library Staff will lead [...]

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5th Annual Community Conversation featuring 𝟭 𝗗𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

Downtown Live at the Rockwell Theater 70 Memorial Boulevard, Bristol, CT, United States

Jan 20, 2024 |  A comedy show aimed at ending the stigma of mental illness.  Depression has one degree of separation: if you don't suffer, then someone you know does. Join our free 5th annual Community Conversation where we aim to bring dialogue, awareness, and acceptance for those suffering from depression through laughter and vulnerability. [...]

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Yeah, Good Luck With That: Prohibition and Temperance in Connecticut

Bristol Public Library 5 High Street, Bristol, CT

Connecticut was one of only two states to outright reject Prohibition, and we were a thriving smuggling coast to boot (pun intended). Join us in the History Room to learn more about Connecticut’s temperance advocates, rum runners, and party animals through examples from our own local paper! RSVP: www.bristollib.com, 860.584.7787 x 3, No charge.

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Coffee Chat for English as Second Language Speakers

Manross Memorial Library 260 Central Street, Bristol, CT, United States

Join us for coffee or tea in a welcoming atmosphere, as we enjoy relaxing back-and-forth conversation. Meet and get to know others who are also adjusting to life in the U.S. The goal of this program is to practice speaking English. Conversation is the best way to improve your spoken English. Library Staff will lead [...]

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Film & Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Bristol Public Library 5 High Street, Bristol, CT

A special program in observance of Black History Month and in partnership with the Bristol Historical Society. Henrietta Lacks became an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s. A case with social and bio-ethical concerns for every generation. Historical background [...]

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Documentary: The Rebellious Life of Ms. Rosa Parks

Manross Memorial Library 260 Central Street, Bristol, CT, United States

Join us for a comprehensive film about civil rights icon Rosa Parks, reaching beyond her historic role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 2022 ‧ TV-PG ‧ 1h 41m. Please sign up in advance. Register by calling 860-584-7790, online, or stop by the F.N. Manross Memorial Library in Forestville. Library programs are free.

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Sunday Matinee: “Her Majesty” Queen Elizabeth II Performed by Sheryl Faye

Bristol Public Library 5 High Street, Bristol, CT

She was a true icon, inspiring people around the world with her strength, courage, resilience, and dedication to a life of service. For 70 years, she remained a constant presence as sovereign, shepherding the people of the UK through both joyful times and darker periods of challenge and uncertainty. An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth [...]

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Coffee Chat for English as Second Language Speakers

Manross Memorial Library 260 Central Street, Bristol, CT, United States

Join us for coffee or tea in a welcoming atmosphere, as we enjoy relaxing back-and-forth conversation. Meet and get to know others who are also adjusting to life in the U.S. The goal of this program is to practice speaking English. Conversation is the best way to improve your spoken English. Library Staff will lead [...]

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A History of Husky Hoops: Legacy of Greatness

Bristol Public Library 5 High Street, Bristol, CT

UCONN fans! Welcome March Madness with this fun tribute to Men’s and  Women’s Husky Hoops with sportswriter Mary Gitlin! Celebrate the history and greatness of the UConn basketball teams with this fun, lively and enlightening presentation hosted by award-winning sportswriter and author Marty Gitlin. Take a journey from the beginning of the men's and women's [...]

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Story Time and Craft

American Clock & Watch Museum 100 Maple St., Bristol, CT

Stop by the American Clock & Watch Museum and enjoy a story time for elementary aged children. Listen to stories, make a craft, and visit the museum - all for free!

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