There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
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!

February shows are Thursdays, April 8 & 22, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
April Virtual Programming
in Adult Services
Versatile, dependable, and affordable, the Little Black Dress, or “LBD,” has become the fashion equivalent of a Model T Ford. In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the history of this fashion icon. Learn how Chanel helped dissociate black from mourning, how Audrey Hepburn helped establish the LBD; and how it has been reinvented by everyone from Betty Boop to Prada.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Join art historian Jeff Mishur for this in depth look at the history of Notre Dame in Paris. Mishur will discuss the Gothic innovations used in the great cathedral as well as interior features such as its stained glass windows. He will also touch on the current status of the church restoration.

Hosted by art historian, Jeff Mishur. Mishur is the owner of Art Excursions, a business providing lectures, private guiding, small group tours and travel consulting.

Registration required. Click here to register.
Celebrate Oscar season by spending time with all the fabulous performers, filmmakers, and movies that NEVER WON AN OSCAR! Film enthusiast and retired teacher, Steven Frenzel is back to take us on a journey of great films and performances that didn't win the big prize.

*The Oscars will be televised on Sunday, April 25th on ABC

Registration required. Click here to register.
Learn how to easily sew your own heating pad in the shape of a cat. For this craft you will need flannel fabric, rice, scissors, a sewing needle, and thread.

The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at will receive a bag of supplies to make one craft, available April 27. You must provide your own scissors, sewing needle, and thread.
Join us on Zoom to learn about the symbolism and hidden meaning of still life paintings, and create your own drawing with artist Lindsay Budzynski. Supplies needed: paper, pencils/erasers, ruler. Tracing paper, markers, or colored pencils optional. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom.

Registration required to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Did you miss a class? See if it's on our YouTube page!
Were you busy on Monday night so you couldn't catch the latest Zoom program? Bummed that you missed a computer class for something you really wanted to learn? If so, check our YouTube channel! Most of our computer programs, youth storytimes, and some of our adult seminars (with speaker permission) are posted to our YouTube channel. Storytimes are posted for 30 days, computer classes stay up indefinitely, and adult programs vary by program. Take a look for current or past programming whenever you have some free time!

Genealogy Club has moved to online meetings via Zoom! Join us to learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting link.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 21, 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 June 30, 2021.
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
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  • 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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