There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
The library will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen Tuesday, September 7 with our normal hours.

The library is closed on Sundays through September 5.

Please note: The outdoor wi-fi will remain on during holiday closings and on Sundays throughout the summer. Access is free and is available 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. daily.

September Virtual Programming
in Adult Services
In 1898 the US declared war against Spain to expel that country from the Americas and begin its exploitation of Cuba. Learn how American business interests dominated US-Cuba relations until the Cuban Revolution of 1956-59 when subsequent land reform injured American business and political pride, resulting in political and economic sanctions that continue to this day. Presented by Walt Zlotow, President of the West Suburban Peace Coalition.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Join us on Zoom to learn about the elements of the Impressionism art movement and create your own Impressionist-inspired drawing with artist Lindsay Budzynski.

Registration required. Click here to register.
2021 marks the 150th Anniversary of the fire! It started in a barn and, two days of flaming hell later, nearly destroyed a city. In The Essential Great Chicago Fire, William Pack weaves together technical details of the fire with vivid firsthand accounts from those who lived through the conflagration of 1871, bringing alive all the excitement and terror in a multi-media storytelling event that will not soon be forgotten.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Come enjoy a movie with us at BPL's Drop-In Movie 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.

Minari: Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
Did you participate in Volunteer Month? If so, stop by the Library by September 7 to pick up your BPL gift!
Need a book suggestion? Try Goodreads!
Check out our page for reading suggestions and reviews shared by library staff and Board members.

Visit our Goodreads page at
Genealogy Club currently meets online via Zoom. Learn all about internet and archival genealogy and research support.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 15, 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 September 30, 2021.
Coming in October:
Back this year, On The Same Page will feature programs based on the novel I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira.

Programs will be virtual and include book discussions, art history lectures, and more. Look for the full brochure in the library and at soon.

Sponsored by Bloomingdale Public Library, Itasca Community Library, and Roselle Public Library District.
The Color of Law & Reversing Segregation with Richard Rothstein
Wednesday, October 13 | 7:00 p.m. − 8:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, and what can be done to reverse these practices and work towards racial equity. Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN) and Together is Better Alliance (TiBA).

Registration required. Click here to register.
eNews Update
The Bloomingdale Public Library has 5 monthly eNewsletters and 1 bi-monthly eNewsletter - you may subscribe to just the ones that interest you!

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  • Youth Services (Kids' Corner)
  • Teen Programs (Teen Territory)
  • Computer Classes (Tech Talk)
  • Digital Almanac - bi-monthly (BPL Almanac)

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