There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!


During the month of February donations of Move in Essentials (listed below) will be accepted at the Bloomingdale Village Hall, Library, Fire Department, and Park District (JRC) facilities. Donated items will be provided to Veterans who are exiting homelessness. Only new, store-bought items will be accepted.

For a full list of items accepted, please click here for our printable flyer.

Would you like a place to display your art? Consider being one of BPL's Artists of the Month! 

Each month we display one artist's work in our gallery in the stairwell and Take 5 Zone. Artists interested in displaying their work at the Bloomingdale Public Library can download a copy of the exhibition policies and necessary space request forms here. Completed forms can be sent by email to or turned in to the business office during regular business hours. 

The Friends of the Library Perpetual Book Sale is back! Located on the stacks next to our Binge Boxes to the right of the Circulation desk, books and DVDs donated to the library are available for sale.

Hardcover books are $2 each

Everything else is $1 each

Do you have books no longer in use? BPL will take your donated books and the Friends will add them to their Perpetual Book Sale or sell them through their reseller. All funds raised from your donated books make their way back to the library as donated equipment, materials, prizes to support BPL reading programs, and more! Donations are accepted at the Circulation desk. Visit our website here for details on what we accept.

To learn more about the Friends of the Library, visit their website here.

Federal and State Tax Forms

The library has common federal income tax forms available to the public. Other forms may be printed at the library. To order additional federal forms, 

call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or download forms online at

To order state forms, call the Revenue Department at 1-800-356-6302

or download forms online at

March Programming

in Adult Services

Selections for our Book Discussion Groups are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance of the discussion. If you have any questions, please call the Reference Desk at (630) 924-2730. 

Historical Book Discussion

The Divine Plan: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Dramatic End of the Cold War

by Paul Kengor & Robert Orlando

Tuesday, March 7

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

to register, contact Julie Deeke at

Monday Night Page Turners

The Downstairs Girl

by Stacey Lee

Monday, March 20

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

to register, contact Jessica Frazier at

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

In this program, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses a full range of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art, from her daring and innovative abstractions of the 1910s and 1920s to her elegant investigations of architecture, landscapes, and flowers. Still misunderstood and misinterpreted even in the 21st century, her work was crucial to the history of modernism in America.

What time is it? That’s a surprisingly hard question to answer! We’ll venture through several thousand years of history in the human quest to measure and define time. Presented by Astroeducator Michelle Nichols.

In this hilarious presentation of some of the funniest women in Hollywood history, we will hear stories of how they had to buck the system in order to stay true to themselves. Presented by retired teacher and film expert Steven Frenzel.

Throughout the years, you’ve asked Heather to sing certain songs … songs like “Sunrise, Sunset”, “Embraceable You,” ”Somewhere My Love,” “ Stardust,” and more! Please join us for an evening of songs with Chicago Symphony Chorus Singer Heather Braoudakis. 

BPL Makerspace Crafts details:

Registration Limit: 4 patrons max per session, Bloomingdale Public Library card required, ages 12 to adult. Please sign up for one session only. Sessions are on January 9 and January 17. Registration opens January 3 at 9:00 a.m. for all sessions. Depending on craft complexity, patrons may need to pick up their finished project later.

Learn how to use the library's Makerspace equipment to make a custom bottle opener magnet using infusible ink. Computer experience is required.

For Bloomingdale cardholders ages 12-17, please bring a completed Makerspace waiver filled out by a parent or legal guardian. Adult Bloomingdale cardholders can fill out a waiver at the session.

Registration begins March 1, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

Please click here to register for the March 13 session,

or click here to register for the March 21 session.

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.
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 February/March Almanac to see exciting programming available for all ages!

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