Bristol Public Library announces roster of upcoming Christmas programs

Published on Wednesday, 1 December 2021 14:02


BRISTOL – Bristol Public Library has announced a roster of upcoming Christmas programs as part of a return to in-person programming.

Scott Stanton, assistant director and program director at the library at 5 High St., said that while the library will still be offering some online programs, they are largely transitioning back to offering in-person activities.

“We want to let the community know that we have a full schedule of holiday programming for children and adults,” he said. “We’re happy to be able to provide in-person programming again. We’re back on our normal schedule and we’re looking forward to having more programs in spring as well.”

The following holiday programs at the library are all free and open to the public.

On Dec. 11 at 2 p.m., Bristol Public Library will host “A Christmas Stocking” – a live performance of three Christmas stories, which will include “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. The stories will be told by an actress from “Tales Well Told.”

On Dec. 16 at 2 p.m., Bristol Public Library will be hosting a screening of the movie “Christmas on the Carousel”, a 2021 film which was filmed at the New England Carousel Museum.

The library will also be hosting a Holiday Concert on Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. “The Blaney Brothers” will be performing classic holiday songs interspersed with fun audience interaction.

“They were actually the last group that played at our ‘coffee house’ back in March 2020 before the pandemic,” said Stanton. “They were very popular and we’re happy to have them back to celebrate the holidays.”

Stanton also announced that on Feb. 17 2022, Bristol Public Library will bring back its “Fireside Chat” program. New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict will stop in at 6:30 p.m. for a book discussion. Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years of experience. Her books focus on telling the "hidden historical stories" of women such as the first wife of Albert Einstein, Mileva, and Clementine Churchill.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 1 December 2021 14:02. Updated: Wednesday, 1 December 2021 14:05.