There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3. For election and voting information, check the DuPage County Election Division website. The library is not an early voting location, but we are a polling place on Election Day. We are open to all patrons on Election Day.

If you need help determining your polling place, you can look it up online here.
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.
November Virtual Programming
in Adult Services
Monday, November 2
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Black holes are mysterious and amazing. Where do they come from? What happens near one? What happens when something falls into one? We'll explore these cosmic oddballs in detail. Presented by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols.

Registration required.

Monday, November 9
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

This one-hour presentation looks at the vibrant city of Vienna. For 700 years, Vienna was the center of an empire with a rich display of wealth, power, and culture. Now it's the capital of a small country and focuses on good food, good music, and a good life. We will look at the royal past and join in today's fun. Presented by Gene Flynn.

Registration required.

Monday, November 16
6:00 7:00 p.m.

Revisit the favorite holiday cookies and candies from past decades in this humorous presentation from cookbook collector and local author Amy Alessio.

Registration required.

Tuesday, November 17
on YouTube

Watch the premiere of "No Sew Sock Gnome" on Tuesday, November 17 and learn how to make an adorable gnome using a sock stuffed with rice and polyfill, attach a faux beard and mustache along with premade clay hands, nose, and a mug.

The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at will receive a kit that includes a sock, clay accessories, rice, polyfill, faux fur, and some twine.

You must provide your own scissors and hot glue gun.

See all of our crafts and other programs on our YouTube channel.
Thursday, November 5
6:00 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 19
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a themed piano show for the whole family via Facebook Live!

The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook page shortly before the show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section (Facebook account required to request songs, but not to enjoy the show).
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
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!
See our online calendar for a full list of activities.
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