There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
Our Winter Reading Program
ends February 5 -
there's still time to log your reading!

See our website for full details at
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, February 4 & 18, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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, February 17, 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 March 31, 2021.
February Virtual Programming
in Adult Services
Local author and historian William Hazelgrove is back to promote newest book, the very first biography of Sally Rand. She would pave the way for every sex symbol to follow from Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga, but in the end she would die penniless and in debt.

Registration required. Click here to register.
In celebration of Chinese New Year (Feb. 12, 2021), art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the famed terracotta figures discovered in the tomb complex of China’s first emperor.

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.
Johnny Carson took over The Tonight Show and stole the evening air waves with his brilliant comedic timing and flair. Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most iconic shows and legendary careers in television history with a collection of memorable clips and hilarious anecdotes sure to delight audience members of all ages.
Presented by retired teacher Steven Frenzel, of Marquee Film Talks.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Tuesday, February 23 | All day on YouTube

Learn how to make stylish décor for St. Patrick’s Day! For this craft you will need a small canvas, a vinyl sticker in the shape of a shamrock, colorful acrylic paints, brushes, and either black or white paint to cover your vinyl design, that when peeled off reveals brilliant colors behind a black or white background.

The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at will receive a bag of supplies to make one craft, available February 23.
Virtual Art Class: Drop Caps
Tuesday, February 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us on Zoom to learn about the decorative elements of drop caps and design your own with artist Lindsay Budzynski. Supplies needed: paper, pencils/erasers, ruler. Tracing paper, markers, or colored pencils optional. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom.

Registration required to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Join other parents, high school and middle school students, and professionals to learn about issues facing today’s youth. The Glenbard Parent Series engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the mutual goal to strengthen our communities. Programs are free and open to the public. 

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