There are so many things going on at Bloomingdale Public Library this month!
Live Music @ the Library
Join us for the first in our new concert series Live Music @ the Library!
Enjoy a monthly concert from Chicago Symphony Chorus Singer Heather Braoudakis featuring a variety of styles and classic songs. This series runs November through April.

Registration is requested to arrange the space.
November Programming
in Adult Services
Registration required for all adult programs unless otherwise noted. Click on the photo for registration details.
Howard Carter's discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1925 captivated the world. This slide lecture features a discussion of some of the major objects excavated from the tomb of the famous pharaoh, including his royal mask. The lecture will also cover the boy king's place in one of ancient Egypt's most exciting historical periods and reveal new evidence about the famous pharaoh.
Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture. Mishur is an owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago, lectures, and boutique art and culture tours in the Unites States.
Join us on Zoom to learn basic drawing techniques and draw your own unique character 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, and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the week of the event.

Registration is required and limited to 15 participants, teens are welcome 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. No registration necessary.

Cruella: A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.
Before 2015, Pluto was mostly unknown to us. Now, thanks to a flyby from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, we now know Pluto as one of the most dynamic - and strange! - places in the entire Solar System. How strange? Let’s find out!

Hosted by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols
We're meeting via Zoom to learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Members share strategies and explore library resources with guidance from genealogy librarian Leslie Drewitz.
It’s one of the most beloved, celebrated, and truly original stories in human history, but not many people know the fascinating details, infuriating incidents, and jaw-dropping achievements that went into the making of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. What was he doing the night he came up with the story, and what was the first image that came to him? Why was writing and publishing this book one of the biggest gambles of Charles Dickens’ life? What did critics say about the book then? Wait until you hear the amazing good news/bad news story of when Dickens decided to sue the huge publishing house that was stealing his profits! Learn many amazing stories behind this great tale as we see how filmmakers have brought Scrooge and his many ghostly companions to the silver screen!
Presented by retired teacher and film enthusiast Steven Frenzel of Marquee Film Talks.
Our annual Holiday Open House is back - but on a smaller scale.
Join us as our special guest helps us to light the lights on the Village complex, then stay for more fun!
  • Pictures with Santa (weather permitting, this will be outside; COVID protocols will be followed - more information will be posted on our website as the event date approaches)
  • Light Refreshments - indoors, grab & go
  • Library Gift (while supplies last)
  • Roaming Juggler & Carolers
  • Harpist with seating area
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 December 31, 2021.
Bloomingdale Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Using the library's computers or Wi-Fi, you can access millions of locked FamilySearch digital records that are only available in a Family History Center or Affiliate Library. Free personal account is required and locked records are only accessible for in-library use.
Need a book suggestion? Try Goodreads!
Check out our page for reading suggestions and reviews shared by library staff and Board members.

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See all of our October/November programming in the Village Almanac (in mailboxes soon) or see just the Library portion here. You can pick up a paper version in the library, as well.
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!

We publish monthly newsletters focused on the following areas:
  • General Interest / Library Information (BPL Bulletin) - this is also published 'as needed' to let you know of important announcements and updates
  • 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!
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