There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
Celebrate the new year with our Winter Reading Challenge!
Log your books and challenges for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Reading prize drawing:
Log one book, earn one entry. All books count!

Challenge prize drawing:
Log one book in a challenge category, earn one entry. Read books in different genres and subjects to complete challenges.

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!

December shows are Thursdays, December 3 & 17, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ancestry Library is 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 December 31, 2020.
December Virtual Programming
in Adult Services
Monday, December 7
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

For many people, the holidays are a time of traditions—and there were plenty of entertaining traditions during the "Golden Age" of radio, from Jack Benny's annual shopping trips to Lionel Barrymore's portrayal of Ebeneezer Scrooge. This presentation offers a stocking stuffed with classic seasonal sounds from radio's past, designed to spur the imagination and share a bit of Yuletide spirit.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Monday, December 8
all day - YouTube video

Winter may seem like a quiet time, but it is actually filled with bizarre tales and stories of cannibalistic spirits, Krampus the anti-Santa Claus, werewolves, witches, people being buried alive, and numerous other Holiday traditions for the darkest days of the year. 
 
Paranormal enthusiast Chad Lewis, who has written over 20 books on the supernatural, is back to share some spooky legends and folklore about the holidays.

No registration required. Click here for the video on YouTube.
Monday, December 14
6:00 7:00 p.m.

Celebrated annually on December 23, Festivus was created by writers of the TV series Seinfeld. This holiday "for the rest of us" as symbolized by a silver pole devoid of decoration mocks Christmas and all the commercialism that accompanies it. The irony, of course, is that Festivus was invented to bring in (and it still makes) a massive profit at Christmastime.

Join Dr. Kelli Marshall to learn more about the origins of this silly holiday and its place in popular culture, Chicago's included. Clips from the Seinfeld episode featuring Festivus will be included in the lecture.

Registration required. Click here to register.
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. 

eNews Update:
The Bloomingdale Public Library now has 5 monthly eNewsletters and 1
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