There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
The library will be closed on Sunday, May 30 as we begin our Summer Hours. We will be closed Sundays through September 5.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen Tuesday, June 1 with our normal hours.

Please note: The outdoor wi-fi will remain on during holiday closings and on Sundays throughout the summer. Access is free and is available 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

It's time for Summer Reading!

Bloomingdale Public Library's Summer Reading Program runs June 1-July 31, 2021. We have challenges, programming, and fun for all ages!


Registration begins June 1. Here's how:

Adults
Sign up and log online, by phone (630-924-2730),
by email at bdref@mybpl.org, or in person.

For program details, challenges, and summer programming, visit our summer reading webpage, view our digital guide (the same that was mailed to each household in Bloomingdale), see our section of the Village Almanac, or stop in to pick up a guide in our lobby or at the reference desks in the library.
Join us on Facebook Live for a themed piano show for the whole family!
The video stream will be posted on the library’s Facebook Page shortly
before each show starts at 7:00 p.m.


You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas!

February shows are Thursdays, June 3 & 17, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
June Virtual Programming
in Adult Services
It's been 41 years since The Blues Brothers debuted in June 1980 and Dr. Kelli Marshall of Chicago Movie Tours is here to share the movie's backstories, explain its mix of Hollywood genres, and discuss the impact it had on Chicago-based filmmaking.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Local author Andrea Friederici Ross and historical performer Ellie Carlson have teamed up to present a living history portrayal of the life of Edith: The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick. Be treated to a unique experience as Edith herself walks off the page and the author enlightens you about the odyssey of Edith's life. Get ready for questions about King Tut's child bride, James Joyce, Brookfield Zoo, and wealth unimaginable. This is a video presentation followed by live Q&A.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture about patriotic themes, symbols, and subjects. Mishur discusses images of George Washington, the American flag, the American landscape, and other subjects within their historic context.

Hosted by art historian Jeff Mishur. Mishur is the owner of Art Excursions, a business providing lectures, private guiding, small group tours, and travel consulting.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Learn how to make a modern and elegant flower wreath to celebrate the 4th of July. For this craft you will need a wooden embroidery hoop, fake flowers and foliage, hot glue, and a ribbon. 

The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at kgiovanni@mybpl.org will receive a bag of supplies to make one craft, available June 29. You must provide your own hot glue gun.
We’re planning a bunch of outdoor programming for all ages! Watch our social media, website, and building signage for updates and announcements. Due to the nature of outdoor programming, these pop-ups will be weather-permitting and may be limited in size depending on distancing area and supplies available.
Did you miss a class? See if it's on our YouTube page!
Were you busy on Monday night so you couldn't catch the latest Zoom program? Bummed that you missed a computer class for something you really wanted to learn? If so, check our YouTube channel! Most of our computer programs, youth storytimes, and some of our adult seminars (with speaker permission) are posted to our YouTube channel. Storytimes are posted for 30 days, computer classes stay up indefinitely, and adult programs vary by program. Take a look for current or past programming whenever you have some free time!

Genealogy Club has moved to online meetings via Zoom! Join us to learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 16, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Expand your genealogy search from home with Ancestry Library, a research tool for genealogy and local history. Through it you can examine census data, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, and more. While typically only for in-library use, this service is available for home use for Bloomingdale Public Library Cardholders through June 30, 2021.
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)

Click the link below to update your subscription or add a new email address.
We hope to see you at our Library Events!
See our online calendar for a full list of activities.
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