Bloomington Library will be CLOSED Monday-Thursday, May 20-23.

The Bookmobile will make its stops during these closures. The Bookmobile schedule is available at

  • Monday’s English Conversation Group will meet at STAR Literacy (201 E. Grove St.)
  • Tuesday’s Fiction Book Club will meet online via Zoom. Visit to register for this program and receive the Zoom link.

This closure will allow us to continue to unbox 107,000 books (which were moved to storage when our construction project began) and to shelve 262,000 books. Some collections and areas of the library will not be available until the library reopens on Friday, May 24.

During open hours leading up to the closure, call 309.590.6120 or text 309.446.8398 with questions.

Men of Omaha Beach

Primary tabs

Program Type:

Online Program

Age Group:

Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

Men of Omaha Beach

Join Robert Mueller as he paints the picture of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

Share Mueller's insight into the how and where of the Normandy Invasion. This program's main focus will be on the lives of the men responsible for the success of the risky endeavor we call D-Day. The men featured are from the U.S. 1st and U.S. 29th Infantry Divisions in the initial assault waves and the 2nd Ranger Battalion. They were responsible for capturing the German gun positions at Pointe du Hoc. Period photographs show what the terrain was like in 1944, and contemporary photographs show these battle sites today. We'll also visit Normandy American Cemetery, site of the bloodiest fighting and now a tribute to these men’s sacrifices.

Robert J Mueller has written six visitor guides to the battlefields of Northern Europe and Hawaii under the Fields of War imprint. The titles have garnered eleven national book awards, including being twice honored by the Military Writers Society of America. He has delivered more than 270 in-person and virtual one-hour-long battlefield presentations to describe the places and the people who dictated the battle’s outcome. He holds advanced degrees in physics and business administration, following military service in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Vietnam era. 

During the registration window for this program, registration can be completed online below, in person at the Adult Services Desk, or by calling 309.590.6168. You will receive an email confirmation which contains the link to join this online program.