From John “Salty” Soltis, Bridgeport Public Library:
Bridgeport Public Library and University of Bridgeport Announce a New Strategic Partnership
Two of Bridgeport’s premier educational and cultural institutions have announced the formation of a new strategic partnership. Working together, the Bridgeport Public Library and the University of Bridgeport (UB) will provide programs in all five of the city’s library locations.
Designed to provide enriching educational and cultural opportunities for the entire Bridgeport community, the co-sponsored lectures, workshops, and other programs will be free to the public. They will be conducted by UB faculty and staff who are experts in fields ranging from business and health, to technology and the sciences, arts, and politics. Events also will highlight the numerous Bridgeport Public Library resources that are available to the public and are suitable for all ages, from the youngest learners to senior citizens.
“Bridgeport’s residents are curious about their world and the world around them, and time and time again they look to UB and their libraries to provide information about a vast array of topics,” said UB Vice President of University Relations Mary-Jane Foster. “As a member of the University community and a longtime Bridgeport resident, I’m personally thrilled that the University and the Bridgeport Library will provide enriching programming to benefit the entire community.”
“This partnership is a win for the university, the library, and especially for the Bridgeport community,” said Community Librarian John Soltis. “We have exciting programs scheduled with UB’s health sciences and business departments, and are lining up even more programming, including homework help from the University’s School of Education, writing workshops, musical concerts, and more.”
Upcoming Bridgeport Library and UB events include:
· BEYOND GLUCOSAMINE: with Dr. Eugene R. Zampieron- 12:00 – 1:00 PM Wednesday May 14h at the Black Rock Branch 2705 Fairfield Avenue.
· The Danger of Stopping Vitamin D Supplements in the Summer! with Dr. Jared M. Skowron – 12:30 – 1:30 PM Tuesday May 10th at the Black Rock Branch 2705 Fairfield Avenue.
· Coccygodynia “A Pain the Rear” with Dr. James J. Lehman, DC, MBA, DABCO – 12:30 – 1:30 PM Tuesday June 14th at the Black Rock Branch 2705 Fairfield Avenue.