There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
Our annual Community Halloween Party/Open House is on - but will look a bit different this year!

Drive through the Library, Village, Police and Fire Department parking lots to enjoy:
  • Themed guests, roving entertainment, DJ music
  • Display of the annual Trunk or Treat vehicles
  • Police and Fire Department exhibit of emergency and first responder vehicles on display
  • Children will receive a small pumpkin gourd and a treat bag during the drive-thru experience (while supplies last)

Please observe the following guidelines during the event:
  • Remain in your vehicle - NO foot traffic allowed
  • Use caution while driving through the parking lots
  • Vehicles must maintain a safe speed of 5 mph or less
  • Enter off of Fairfield Way approaching from the east into the Library entrance near the gazebo (right turn only)
  • Exit onto Bloomingdale Road heading north (right turn only)

October Programming in Adult Services
Tuesday, October 6
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us on Zoom to learn about animal illustration and create your own drawings with artist Linday Budzynski. Registration required.

Thursday, October 8 & 22
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).
Monday, October 12
6:00 p.m.

Join Steven Briggs, Financial Adviser & COO of Briggs Financial, as we explore the different factors that contribute to Social Security payments and what you can do to get the most out of your Social Security benefits. Registration required.

Monday, October 19
6:00 p.m.

In this lecture, Jeff Mishur discusses a selection of history’s most notorious art heists, some that have been solved and others that still remain open. Jeff's wife and business partner, Dr. Michelle Mishur, was first exposed to this subject as a result of living and researching in Venice, Italy. The church adjacent to where she lived had a painting stolen that was never recovered. Jeff Mishur’s discussion features art crimes that involved The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and more. Registration required.

Wednesday, October 21
7:00 p.m.

Genealogy Club is now online via Zoom. Learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support.

Monday, October 26
6:00 p.m.

Join us for a special zoom presentation by local author William Hazelgrove on his latest narrative non-fiction book, Henry Knox's Noble Train: The Story of a Boston Bookseller's Heroic Expedition That Saved the American Revolution. 
Registration required.

Tuesday, October 27
on YouTube

Watch the premiere of "Easy Fall Ribbon & Flower Wreath" on Tuesday, October 27 and learn how to make a beautiful fall wreath using burlap ribbon and faux flowers. The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at will receive a kit that includes a foam wreath, burlap ribbon, and flowers. You must provide your own scissors and hot glue gun.

Glenbard Parent Series:
Community Read

Jason Reynolds, author
Library of Congress
Youth Ambassador to Reading
Long Way Down
7:00-8:30 p.m. (virtual event)

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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