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Escape Room: Trouble in the Astronomy Lounge

Tuesday, July 16th at 2:00 PM

Can you solve the clues and find the prize? Teens, grades 6 through 12.

Click here to register. Registration extended to 11a.m. 7/16.

Roz Puppets: The Boy Who Saw Martians

Thursday, July 18th at 11:00 AM

Enjoy this hilarious retelling of a classic fable. With puppets!

When a young shepherd is given a second chance at watching the village sheep, after several false wolf alarms, he is eager to prove himself trustworthy. But while performing his "sheeply" duties, questions arise as the wooly creatures begin to disappear. Can the events be connected to a mysterious visitor's arrival? Will the village ever trust the shepherd again? Find out as the Roz Puppets perform this hilarious sequel to the classic Aesop Fable.


Amazing Adaptations with Binder Park Zoo

Thursday, July 25 at 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM 11 AM show is full

Doors open at 10:45 AM and 12:15 PM

See first-hand how different animals are specialized to live where humans never could! Two sessions. Tickets will be available at the library starting June 17. Children, ages 3 and up.

Bridgman High School Yearbook Collection

Did you know the library maintains an extensive collection of Bridgman High School Yearbooks? In fact, we have issues going back as far as 1926 available for easy, onsite viewing. Sadly, that collection is not quite complete. Would anyone be able to help fill in the gaps? We are missing annuals for 1952 and 1988, and 2013.

Movie Monday

Join us for movies every Monday at 1:00 PM

July 22nd                 Ralph Breaks the Internet PG, 1 hr 51 mins.

July 29th                  Space Jam PG, 1 hr 28 mins.

August 5th                Lego Movie 2 PG, 1 hr 47 mins.

August 12th              Fantastic Beasts 2 PG-13, 2 hrs 14 mins.

August 19th              Kiki's Delivery Service G, 1 hr 43 mins.

August  26th             Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope PG, 2 hrs 1 min.


Teen Writing Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Teen Story Contest. Click here to listen to their interview with WSJM.
1st Place - A Fight for Love by Kylie Ott
2nd Place - Some Bunny Loves You by Sophia Fenech
3rd Place - My Moment/We Will Never Be The Same by Angel Santiago
Left to Right - Sophia Fenech, Kylie Ott, Angel Santiago

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Mobile Hotspots Are Here!

  • Mobile Hotspots can provide unlimited internet access for up to 5 devices anywhere a mobile signal is available, and are equipped with internet content filtering software.
  • They are available for check out by any Bridgman, Lake Township, or Chikaming Township patron over 18 years old with no overdues or unpaid fines on their account.
  • They can be checked out for 14 days, with no renewals. One Mobile Hotspot checkout per household at a time, please.
  • Hotspots must be returned to a staff member at the circulation desk. DO NOT return in the dropbox. They must be kept in a temperature-controlled environment. DO NOT leave them in a car.
  • Patrons with overdue Hotspots will be fined $5.00 per day. If a Hotspot is more than 4 days overdue, service will be canceled and the patron charged for a replacement kit. The patron is responsible for costs associated with lost or damaged Hotspots and accessories.

Check out Activities/Events for our regularly scheduled programs. Knitting, Yoga, Book Club... we have something for everyone!

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Check out the Community Calendar for local events by clicking the Community Calendar tab at the top of this page or search "Bridgman" on the LocalHop website   You can also download the LocalHop app at your favorite app store. 


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    MeL Databases, MeLCat (Inter-Library Loan), MeL Michigana, MeL Gateways

  • Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

    Print out your Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) and receive offers for enhanced access to parks, arts and cultural organizations in Michigan

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New Dates for Community-Wide Garage Sale

Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th


Movie Monday

Join us for movies every Monday at 1:00 PM.

July 22nd                Ralph Breaks the Internet 

                             PG, 1 hr 51 mins.

July 29th                 Space Jam 

                              PG, 1 hr 28 mins.

August 5th               Lego Movie 2 

                              PG, 1 hr 47 mins.

August 12th             Fantastic Beasts 2 

                              PG-13, 2 hrs 14 mins.

August 19th             Kiki's Delivery Service 

                              G, 1 hr 43 mins.

August 26th             Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 

                              PG, 2 hrs 1 min.

Harding's Community Rewards

Sign up for Harding's Community Rewards program today and earn money for Bridgman Public Library while you shop! The program offers Harding's customers a better shopping experience while still making contributions to the organization of their choice.


Taking Better Smartphone Pictures

Saturday, July 27th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Photojournalist Jeffrey Smith will be here to lead us through a 2-hour photography workshop. This workshop will educate you on how to take pictures with your cell phone or camera. We will take a walk to the park, experiment and take pictures, then come back to the library to edit some of the pictures. Bring a snack, this is a long program and we will have a break half way through.