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Wednesday, June, 19


Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a nationwide, nonprofit organization which aims to increase the number of women in computer science related fields. The organization promotes safe, fun environments to build computer programming skills and confidence. During these 8 sessions at Bloomington Public Library, those who’ve registered will be taught fundamental concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basics of all computer programming languages. Participants will learn to work as a t



Teen DIY: Pride Flag Keychain

Teens will create Pride Flag Keychains from 2-3pm in the Bloomington Library Community Room. There is no need to reserve a seat in these teen DIY programs, and all supplies are provided.

Monday, June, 24


Teen Monday Movie Matinee

Teens are invited to spend every other Monday afternoon watching a movie in the Bloomington Public Library Community Room. Each film is based on a book, and the June showings also celebrate Pride Month. On June 10, we’ll watch Love, Simon which is rated PG13.

Tuesday, June, 25


Sparkling Grape Juice and a Masterpiece

Join Bloomington Library as its Community Room is transformed into an art studio. During this 2-hour painting class, an instructor will create a painting while each participant follows along and creates their own similar painting. Paint, brushes, canvases, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress for a mess with paint! At the program’s conclusion, each participant will have a unique masterpiece to take home and hang on their wall. These programs are for teens in grades 6-12. Registration

Wednesday, June, 26


Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a nationwide, nonprofit organization which aims to increase the number of women in computer science related fields. The organization promotes safe, fun environments to build computer programming skills and confidence. During these 8 sessions at Bloomington Public Library, those who’ve registered will be taught fundamental concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basics of all computer programming languages. Participants will learn to work as a t



Kyle Yap in a Summer Concert

Bloomington Public Library’s Bloomington Public Library Summer Concert series is back! Enjoy nine outdoor concerts this summer featuring a diverse selection of local musicians. These concerts are offered for free! On June 26, Kyle Yap will perform a mix of original music and covers.

Thursday, June, 27


Creating Handheld Games with the Arduino Mini

Tamagotchis were simple and fun handheld games and a ‘90’s craze that simulated having a pet. Tamagotchi owners would feed their “pets,” give them rest, and ensure they received care. But how is a toy like this created? With the help of an Arduino Mini, participants in this program will build their own handheld game using hardware and code. Then, participants will take home their newly constructed games in a 3D printed case.