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Friday September 1

Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story

BPL will give away five Barnes & Nobel gift cards in honor of Teen Read Week which runs Oct. 9-13. To enter our drawings, teens need to complete a Teen Read Week Bingo Card and submit it to teenZone between Sept. 9 and Oct. 8. Bingo Cards are available at BPL or on our website.

Wednesday September 13

Teen DIY Craft: Fidget Spinners

Those entering grades 6-12 are invited to take part in our Teen DIY Craft programs. There’s no need to register, and all supplies will be provided. On September 13, the teens will be making fidget spinners at 6:30pm in the Bloomington Public Library Community Room.

Saturday September 23

Holodeck Recreation (Star Trek Launch Party)

Adults and teens will test their Starfleet officer training with both virtual reality and board games from 2-4pm in the Community Room. Command the VR bridge of a VR starship; challenge friends in phaser tag; test board game skills; and stop by for a drink at Quark's VR bar.

Sunday September 24

Science & Technology: Comparing Tech on Earth to Extraterrestrial Tech

How might alien tech compare to human tech? A former MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) Illinois Section Director, will look at human science and tech while giving insights into alien tech as referenced by radar and visual sightings. If you're age 10-105, meet at 2pm in the Community Room.

VR Star Trek Bridge Crew for Teens (Star Trek Launch Party)

Teens will play Star Trek Bridge Crew, a cooperative VR game. As members of the Enterprise crew, teens will work together to pilot the ship and complete missions. The Playstation VR units will live long and prosper in teenZone where they’ll be available for use for light years to come by anyone with a Teen library card.

Thursday October 5

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Advisory Board will meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 4:30-6pm in teenZone. The group will play games and discuss Bloomington Public Library’s teen services.

Monday October 9

Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story

To celebrate Teen Read Week, the library is giving away five Barnes & Noble gift cards. To enter, teens need to complete a Teen Read Week Bingo Card and turn it in teenZone between Sept 9-Oct 8.

Teen DIY Craft: Monster Foam Slime

On October 9, the teens in grades 6-12 will gear up for Halloween as they make Monster Foam Slime at 1:30pm in the Bloomington Public Library Community Room.

Saturday October 14

Star Wars Reads Day Button Making for Teens

Teens will make a Star Wars button in Bloomington Public Library’s teenZone. No registrations required. All supplies will be provided. These crafts are open to those in grades 6-12 from 9am-5pm. 

Wednesday October 18

Try Your Hand at Classic Card Games

Explore the worldwide history of cards and card games at 6:30pm in the Community Room. We'll discuss the meaning behind the symbols on today's playing cards and learn a few games. There will be fun for ages 8-100. 

Thursday October 19

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Advisory Board will meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 4:30-6pm in teenZone. The group will play games and discuss Bloomington Public Library’s teen services.

Friday October 20

Try Your Hand at Classic Card Games

Explore the worldwide history of cards and card games at 2pm in the Community Room. We'll discuss the meaning behind the symbols on today's playing cards and learn a few games. There will be fun for ages 8-100. 

Thursday October 26

Fandom Wars Party

This joint program with both the BPL and NPL Teen Departments will celebrate all fandoms. There will be contests, games, crafts, prizes, and food for those in grades 6-12 from 6-8pm in the BPL Community Room.