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  • Adult DIY Series

    These programs are designed for those age 17 and over. All supplies are provided. Registration is required and opens at 10:00 on the listed date. Each program is limited to 10 people. A waiting list will be created if necessary. To register, call 309-261-3935, the only number at which registrations will be taken. Leave a message with the names and phone numbers of the people registering. There is no online or in-person registration for these programs. Stay tuned for future programs requiring registration and be sure to check our events calendar for other programs!

  • Getting Started with Computers

    This series of four classes is designed to teach basic computer literacy. Participants are encouraged to attend all four classes, but this is not required. Registration is required and starts Monday, February 27th at 10:00am. Register for each class separately, with each limited to 10 people. Register by calling the Reference Desk at 309-828-6093, online at the library's website, or in person. A waitlist will be created if each program becomes full. The classes are in the Community Room at 3pm unless noted otherwise.

  • BPL Kids Programs

    Stay tuned for future programs requiring registration and be sure to check our events calendar for other programs!

    • Better Together Paint Project -- April 19, 6pm

      This program allows children and their caregivers an opportunity to work together to paint a masterpiece using painter's tape and basic art supplies. Registration begins Monday, April 10th at 10:00am. The program is limited to 20 teams, and teams can be 2-6 people. Only one name needed per team. A waitlist will be created if needed. Register in person, by phone at (309) 828-6094, or fill out the online registration form below. Supplies will be provided.

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    • Chemical Reactions -- April 20, 6:30pm

      Will the color change? The consistency? Will something erupt?! Let's use the scientific method and find out using basic (and safe) chemicals! As part of the Tinker Lab Series, let's work together and find out. Registration begins Monday, March 13th at 10:00am. Chemical Reactions is limited to 20 participants, grades 3-5 only. A waitlist will be created if needed. Register in person, by phone at (309) 828-6094, or fill out the online registration form below. Supplies will be provided.

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  • Teen Programs

    These awesome Teen Programs need registration. If you want to participate, please check the date/time of the program to make sure you are available to attend. Click the blue arrow of the program you want and then on the "click here to register" button. It will ask you for your name, age/grade, and contact information. (Make sure your contact information is an email you check regularly or a phone you use because we will either email you or phone you with reminders about the program.)

    And be sure to check our program guide for other teen programs that don't need registration.

    • Minecraft Survival Game (Community Room) -- March 8, 6:30-8pm

      To celebrate Teen Tech Week, come show your skills at Minecraft. Sign up with a partner and join us in the Community Room at 6:30pm for an epic survival game that will declare who is the Minecraft Champion of the Bloomington Public Library. Open to Teens, grades 6-12. Registration required. Registration begins Monday, February 13th at 10:00am. A waitlist will be created if needed. Register in person, by phone at (309) 828-6094, or fill out the online registration form below.

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