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 January
(click on any highlighted items for more information):

December 31 and January 1 we will be closed in observation of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Our Winter Reading Program for all ages runs now through February 7.
New Museum Access -
"Explore More Illinois"
January Programming in Adult Services -
Celebrate the 50's!
Monday, January 13 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Few lives seemed so much like a movie. The talented young woman - beautiful and successful in her movie career - was swept off her feet by a real-life prince in a whirlwind romance.Their fairytale wedding in 1956 made her a princess. But beneath her cool, gracious smile, Grace Kelly was a young woman who yearned for her father's approval and worked hard as a wife and mother. In this historical portrayal, award-winning actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays the woman who transformed from a Hollywood superstar to a real-life princess.

Registration required.

Tuesday, January 14 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

They were the “Girls” of the ‘50s, our favorite female vocalists. It was a decade for women like Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Patti Page, Judy Garland, and Debbie Reynolds. Join us for a show featuring Heather Braoudakis, who will sing their hits and share their stories.

Registration required.

Tuesday, January 21 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

With his charming character, handsome looks, impeccable sense of style, lavish lifestyle, and fame and stardom, he seemed to have it made, but Cary Grant’s initial road to success was not an easy journey. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss Grant’s unstable childhood, his years attending boarding schools, his early years in vaudeville troops and his pursuit of fame and acting.

Registration required.

Monday, January 27 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Local author and vintage cookbook collector Amy Alessio is back to share hilarious recipes from the 1950s. Enjoy a humours slide show of vintage recipes we used to love along with a tasty snack inspired by the era. 
Registration is limited to 40 adults. 

Registration required.

Drop-In Movie: To Catch a Thief

A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.

Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, and Jessie Royce Landis 

Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 46 min.

Wednesday, January 22 | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Drop-In Movie: Rear Window

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey

Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 52 min

Friday, January 24 | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Drop-In Movie: Dial M for Murder

A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.

Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings

Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 45 min

NEW TIME! Tuesday, January 28 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us as members share search strategies and explore library resources with guidance from genealogy librarian Leslie Drewitz.
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