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

in Adult Services

Registration required for all adult programs unless otherwise noted.

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Saturday, May 7 |  12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Stop by the library and pick up your free comics, create some super crafts, and have fun! Comics are limited to 3 per person, while supplies last.

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Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. Created in 1921 by a flour company, Betty Crocker became the most trusted advisor to American cooks. This fun illustrated lecture by historian Leslie Goddard, PhD, looks at the invention of Betty Crocker, why her 1950 Picture Cook Book has endured, and what makes her so iconic.

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A representative from the Illinois State Treasurer's office will be on hand to assist you in discovering if the State is holding any money owed to you through its iCash program. The State holds these lost funds until they are claimed, either by the original owner or by their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper identification.

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Climb into our Aston Martin as we enjoy the history of the Bond films, examining how they reflect our changing values over the past 50 years. We'll also view the greatest moments from the films - fast cars, incredible gadgets, fascinating women, and colorful villains! Join us as we travel all over the world with Bond...James Bond. Presented by Steven Frenzel.

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. No registration necessary.
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Wednesday, May 18 | 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Join us in person to learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Members share strategies and explore library resources with guidance from genealogy librarian Leslie Drewitz. 

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
You can also get book recommendations with our own Book Lists at

As always, check our calendar or the the April/May Almanac to see exciting programming available for all ages!

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