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November 18, 2013

Fun With Old Books' contest planned

Bristol Public Library

505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458

www.youseemore.com/bristolwash

Creative Fun with Old Books Contest

The library staff offers thanks to those who participated in the Creative Fun with Old Books Contest. Dawn Janssen won with her entry, a “Poetic Justice” bench. The craft items are available to bid on. Call 848-7458 for more details.

New Wireless

The Library has a new wireless system from LSTA grant money. Patrons will need their email address to access the library’s wireless Internet.

Help with The Affordable Health Care Act

Is the Affordable Health Care Act confusing you? Tonight at 6:30 p.m. and Friday at 2 p.m., a navigator will be at the library to answer questions about the federal law.

Book Club

The Book Club will meet Dec. 11 at noon, and read “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg. The public is welcome to participate. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

eReader petting zoo

This week, the library will have a Kindle, Kindle Fire, IPad, Sony Reader, Hanspad, Ematic and Kyros all on loan from the State Library. The public is encouraged to stop in the library and have a hands-on experience with the e-readers.

Tutoring Available

Central High School students will be tutoring at the library Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Preschool Storytime Dates for November and December

Preschool Storytime meets Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Storytime will meet today, Tuesday and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17.

Lapsit Program Dates for November and December

Lapsit meets Fridays at 11 a.m. Lapsit will meet Friday and December 6, 13, and 20.

Support the Library through Amazon.com and Better World Books

Click on the “Support the Library” tab on the Bristol Public Library’s home page and use Amazon.com or Better World Books to help support your library. By using this link the library automatically receives credit for purchases. There is no extra charge for this service.

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