There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
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BPL continues our Summer Hours - we will be closed Sundays through September 4. 

All good things must end...

Our Summer Reading program comes to a close on Saturday, July 30. All logs must be turned in or completed online by that date.

Click here to complete your online log.

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The Ice Cream Social is back!

Thursday, August 4 @ the Library

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with ice cream • food trucks • games • music kids' rides • and more!

Visit our website for full details and prices.

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Join us for our Summer Concert Series in the Memorial Garden!

August 12 - The Sting Rays

All concerts are 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden. For maximum comfort, bring your own lawn chair (for when you're not dancing!).

Attend all 3 concerts and get your raffle entry stamped at each one for a chance to win a prize at the last concert! Prizes provided by Roosters Barn & Grill, La Campana Mexican Restaurant, and Anyways Pub, all in Bloomingdale.

The Summer Concert Series is co-sponsored by the Village of Bloomingdale.

Bloomingdale Public Library is inviting the entire community to take part in Volunteer Month this August! Stop into the library to pick up information about where you can go to volunteer and how to get started, or click on the image above to get information right away from the companies in our area who need volunteers.

August Programming

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Registration required for all adult programs unless otherwise noted. Click the image of each program for registration information.

Join us for a unique presentation by Mallory Mortillaro, Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ, who fortuitously uncovered a masterpiece by Auguste Rodin that had been lost to the art world since the 1930s, and became one of the biggest art finds in recent history. 

Join us for an evening with local author Joe Ziemba, whose new nonfiction book showcases a time when players lacked equipment protection, gangsters interrupted NFL games, and players worked second jobs during the professional football season. Books will be available to purchase and autographed by the author.

Local author William Hazelgrove presents the story of Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression and how the city fought back against organized crime to host the 1933 World’s Fair. Books will be available to purchase and autographed by the author.

Join us at BPL for August craft programs!

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Drop in to the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden and paint a one-of-a-kind ceramic flowerpot using colorful acrylic paints. While supplies last.

No registration necessary.

Monday, August 15

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Program will move to the BPL Makerspace if dictated by weather.

Ages 12 to adult

Learn to use the new BPL Makerspace with craft programs specially designed to teach you how to use different equipment available:

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Register for the Monday, August 15 class OR Tuesday, August 16 session beginning August 1.

Drop in to the library and get your blood pressure checked with staff from Northwestern Memorial Health Care. This is a complimentary blood pressure screening with an emphasis on identifying individuals with elevated blood pressures as well as offering them the tools to seek care when appropriate and awareness of community resources/programming to support lifestyle modification.

Come enjoy a movie with us at BPL's Drop-In Movie and enter for a chance to win a copy of that day's movie on DVD. Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win. No registration necessary.
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Wednesday, August 17 | 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Join us in person to learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Members share strategies and explore library resources with guidance from genealogy librarian Leslie Drewitz. 

Try a new craft this summer with Creativebug, free with your BPL Card! For more information, visit our website!

Need a book suggestion? Try Goodreads!
Check out our page for reading suggestions and reviews shared by library staff and Board members.

Visit our Goodreads page at
You can also get book recommendations with our own Book Lists at

As always, check our calendar or the the August/September Almanac to see exciting programming available for all ages!

eNews Update
The Bloomingdale Public Library has 5 monthly eNewsletters and 1 bi-monthly eNewsletter - you may subscribe to just the ones that interest you!

We publish monthly newsletters focused on the following areas:
  • General Interest / Library Information (BPL Bulletin) - this is also published 'as needed' to let you know of important announcements and updates
  • Adult Services (The Shelf Life)
  • Youth Services (Kids' Corner)
  • Teen Programs (Teen Territory)
  • Computer Classes (Tech Talk)
  • Digital Almanac - bi-monthly (BPL Almanac)

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