There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
The library will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen Tuesday, July 6 with our normal hours.

The library is closed on Sundays through September 5.

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.

There's still time to sign up
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 information:

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!

Upcoming shows are Thursdays, July 1 & 15, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
July Virtual Programming
in Adult Services
Can't take a road trip this year? Travel back in time instead to explore the history of the "mother road" that linked Chicago to LA from 1926 to 1985.

This slide lecture is presented by actor and historian Leslie Goddard.

Registration required. Click here to register.
There are currently 5 U.S. spacecraft either on or orbiting Mars and NASA has already begun receiving reports and images from Perseverance Rover, which landed on February 22, 2021. What have we learned about the Red Planet with decades of robotic visitors? Plenty! We'll cover the past, present, and future of Martian exploration.

Presented by Astroeducator Michelle Nichols.
For more info, visit NASA: Mars 2020!

Registration required. Click here to register.
Come laugh along with one of the funniest and bravest women in television and movie history. We'll see fascinating clips from Lucy's early movie career as well as watch some of the most famous I Love Lucy scenes of all time. Watch as she transforms from a nervous and timid Lucille Ball into the great and fearless Lucy!

Presented by retired teacher and film enthusiast Steven Frenzel of Marquee Film Talks.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Too many t-shirts crowding your dresser or closet? Watch the premiere of No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag on Tuesday, July 27 and learn how to upcycle your old t-shirts into cute and functional tote bags.

For this craft you will need a t-shirt and scissors. 

Hint: If you sign up for BPL's Summer Reading Program, you will receive a free t-shirt!

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.
Need a book suggestion? Try Goodreads!
The BPL Goodreads page will be live on July 6, 2021.

Check out our page for reading suggestions and reviews shared by library staff and Board members.

Visit our Goodreads page at www.goodreads.com/mybpl
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, July 21, 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 September 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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