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

Here are just a few of the important dates and exciting events going on in July (click on any highlighted items for more information):

July 4 - Closed in observance of Independence Day

Your Library eBook Service, MyMediaMall, is now called Digital Library of Illinois!
Update your bookmarks to the new site,  now to continue enjoying our downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. If you use the OverDrive app, you may still see some MyMediaMall branding, but everything should redirect automatically and work correctly.
Traveling This Summer? Try Pronunciator!
Learn over 80 languages using Pronunciator, which includes courses, live conversation groups, and more. English language learners can learn using 50 non-English languages. Also includes downloadable phrasebooks for travel. Download the app for mobile use. All you need is your BPL Library card!
"It's Showtime" in Song
Two for One Broadway
Monday, July 8 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This delightful, one-hour cabaret, presenting Broadway musicals from the 1930s to the 1980s, features favorite tunes from seven Broadway shows, including Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Cats, and more. 

Registration required.

Old Time Radio & the Great American Song Book
Tuesday, July 9 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This show uses both slides and sound clips featuring some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century as they were heard on radio - including Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and a rare 1934 performance from George Gershwin!

Registration required.

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
The Moon Landing -
50th Anniversary
On July 20, 1969, NASA's astronauts, Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, became the first Americans to land on the moon in he Apollo 11 space journey. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the space goal proposed by President John F Kennedy in 1961 and how this mission was accomplished for the U.S. in 1969.

Monday, July 15 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Registration required

Drop-In Movie Matinee:
First Man
We'll supply the popcorn! Come enjoy a movie with us at BPL's Movie Matinee 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.

Wednesday, July 17 | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Starring:Ryan Gosling, Clair Foy, Jason Clarke
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2hrs. 21min.
Learn how to protect yourself and fend off an attacker with advice from Bloomingdale Police Officer Dawn Odoi and a physical demonstration of self-defense moves from Tai Chi Instructor, Bob Plucinsky. For adult women and teen girls only. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Win Tickets to
Hamilton: The Exhibition
Are you Ham4Ham? Don't throw away your shot of winning two tickets to the new 
Hamilton: The Exhibition in Chicago. Experience this interactive audio tour that 
immerses you in Alexander Hamilton's life and the Revolutionary War. 

Drawing entries are available in the library's stairwell display. One entry per Bloomingdale Public Library cardholder, ages 10 and up. Drawing will be held on July 31.
eNews Update:
The Bloomingdale Public Library now has 5 monthly eNewsletters and 1 bi-monthly eNewsletter - you may subscribe to just the ones that interest you!

We will be publishing monthly newsletters focused on the following areas:
  • General Interest / Library Information (BPL Bulletin)
  • 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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We hope to see you at our Library Events!
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