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Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Conference Room & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Fiction Book Club The Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss The House of Lincoln by Nancy Horan. Participants have the option to meet either in-person i...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
:
This event is in the "Adult" group.

D&D: Tomb of Veil Walkers

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 12:45pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

While adventuring, your party stumbles upon a long-forgotten crypt hidden in the forest. As you explore the tomb, you realize that not all is at is seems, and that the tomb seems t...

Full
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
:

While adventuring, your party stumbles upon a long-forgotten crypt hidden in the forest. As you explore the tomb, you realize that not all is at is seems, and that the tomb seems to have a life of its own.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Meditation for a More Balanced Life

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Virtual Room at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult, Teens
:

Meditation for a More Balanced Life   People all over the world are embracing meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life. Scientific studies have pr...

Register
Required
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
:

Meditation for a More Balanced Life  

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Secretary of State's Mobile DMV

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 10:00am - 2:00pm
Community Rm 1 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

The Secretary of State's Office will set up a mobile Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) station offering these services: new or renewing state ID cards new or renewing driv...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

The Secretary of State's Office will set up a mobile Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) station offering these services:

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Ribbon Cutting: Celebrate the Expanded Library

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Children's Activity Room at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
:

After two long years of construction, Bloomington Public Library is ready to introduce the public to its expanded and renovated building! This Ribbon Cutting with the McLean Cou...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Activity Room
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

After two long years of construction, Bloomington Public Library is ready to introduce the public to its expanded and renovated building!

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Animals Around the World

Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Community Rm 2 & 3 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
:

The Animals Around the World show, presented by Incredible Bats, Inc., will take you on a journey by continent across the globe. You will meet native animals from North America and...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 2 & 3
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

The Animals Around the World show, presented by Incredible Bats, Inc., will take you on a journey by continent across the globe.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

End of Summer & Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Rm 1 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Innovation Lab, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
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Celebrate the end of summer reading and explore our newly renovated building with a variety of activities for all ages!  Animals Around the World (including a sloth!), p...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: Innovation Lab, In-Person Program
:

Celebrate the end of summer reading and explore our newly renovated building with a variety of activities for all ages! 

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Animals around the World

Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Community Rm 2 & 3 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
:

The Animals Around the World show, presented by Incredible Bats, Inc., will take you on a journey by continent across the globe. You will meet native animals from North America and...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 2 & 3
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

The Animals Around the World show, presented by Incredible Bats, Inc., will take you on a journey by continent across the globe.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Books on Tap Book Club

Monday, August 5, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Offsite Event at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Books on Tap Book Club The Books on Tap Book Club will meet at Lil Beaver Brewery to discuss True Biz by Sara Novic.  Contact the Help Desk at 309.590.6168 ...

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Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
:

Books on Tap Book Club

The Books on Tap Book Club will meet at Lil Beaver Brewery to discuss True Biz by Sara Novic. 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

History Reads Book Club

Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Conference Room & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

History Reads Book Club The History Reads Book Club will meet to discuss Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi by Timothy Pauketat.  Participants...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 22
:

History Reads Book Club

The History Reads Book Club will meet to discuss Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi by Timothy Pauketat. 

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Silent Book Club

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Adult, Teens
:

Are you looking for a book club without assigned reading? Do you just need to spend a peaceful hour with a good book? The Silent Book Club offers this! Bring a book with you or ...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program
:

Are you looking for a book club without assigned reading? Do you just need to spend a peaceful hour with a good book? The Silent Book Club offers this!

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Community Rm 1 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Adult, Teens, Everyone
:

Are you interested in some new-to-you jigsaw puzzles? Trade in your gently-used puzzles for "new" puzzles at this swap. For each puzzle that you bring in, you'll be able to take on...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1
Age Group: Child, Adult, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Are you interested in some new-to-you jigsaw puzzles? Trade in your gently-used puzzles for "new" puzzles at this swap. For each puzzle that you bring in, you'll be able to take one home.

DONATING PUZZLES TO THE SWAP

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Let's Dish! A Cookbook Club

Monday, August 12, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Community Rm 3 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Let’s Dish! A Cookbook Club Calling culinary enthusiasts! Join us in exploring the book Fresh Midwest: Modern Recipes from the Heartland by Maren Ellingboe King. Prepare a recip...

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Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 3
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 15
:

Let’s Dish! A Cookbook Club

Calling culinary enthusiasts! Join us in exploring the book Fresh Midwest: Modern Recipes from the Heartland by Maren Ellingboe King.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Mystery Book Club

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Mystery Book Club The Mystery Book Club will meet to discuss A Disappearance in Fiji by Nilima Rao. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at Bloomingto...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 24
:

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet to discuss A Disappearance in Fiji by Nilima Rao. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at Bloomington Public Library

This event is in the "Adult" group.

D&D: Fortress of Fangclaw

Saturday, August 17, 2024 at 12:45pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Every person in the Forgotten Realms knows the legend of the Fangclaw Fortress, a mythical castle nestled in the mountains that’s home to a powerful and malevolent dragon by the na...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 4
:

Every person in the Forgotten Realms knows the legend of the Fangclaw Fortress, a mythical castle nestled in the mountains that’s home to a powerful and malevolent dragon by the name of Vorketh.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

English Language Conversation

Monday, August 19, 2024 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Community Rm 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Adult, Teens
:

English Language Conversation The English Language Conversations Group, offered in partnership with STAR Adult Literacy, is designed for adults for whom English is a second lang...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 2
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 37
:

English Language Conversation

The English Language Conversations Group, offered in partnership with STAR Adult Literacy, is designed for adults for whom English is a second language.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Conference Room & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Fiction Book Club he Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss Sunshine Nails by Mai Nguyen. Participants have the option to meet either in-person in the Co...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
:
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

True Colors Book Club

Thursday, September 5, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Offsite & Online at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult, Teens
:

True Colors Book Club The True Colors Book Club will meet to discuss I Am Ace by Cody Daigle-Orians. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at the U...

Register
Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite & Online
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
:
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Mystery Book Club

Tuesday, September 10, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Mystery Book Club The Mystery Book Club will meet to discuss Don't Know Tough by Eli Cranor. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at Bloomington Publi...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 24
:

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet to discuss Don't Know Tough by Eli Cranor. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at Bloomington Public Library or onli

This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

English Language Conversation

Monday, September 16, 2024 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Community Rm 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Adult, Teens
:

English Language Conversation The English Language Conversations Group, offered in partnership with STAR Adult Literacy, is designed for adults for whom English is a second lang...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 2
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 39
:

English Language Conversation

The English Language Conversations Group, offered in partnership with STAR Adult Literacy, is designed for adults for whom English is a second language.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Conference Room & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Fiction Book Club In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, as well as the upcoming Banned Books Week, the Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss Out of Dark...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
:
This event is in the "Adult" group.

True Crime Book Club

Monday, September 23, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Community Rm 2 & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Lock Your Doors: A True Crime Book Club Lock Your Doors: A True Crime Book Club will meet to discuss From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and t...

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Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Community Rm 2 & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 175
:
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Books on Tap Book Club

Monday, October 7, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Offsite Event at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Books on Tap Book Club   The Books on Tap Book Club will meet at Lil Beaver Brewery to discuss The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky.  Contact the He...

Register
Required
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
:

Books on Tap Book Club

 

The Books on Tap Book Club will meet at Lil Beaver Brewery to discuss The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky. 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Mystery Book Club

Tuesday, October 8, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
Program Type:
Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Mystery Book Club The Mystery Book Club will meet to discuss The Kingdoms of Savannah by George Dawes Green. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at B...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 24
:

Mystery Book Club

The Mystery Book Club will meet to discuss The Kingdoms of Savannah by George Dawes Green. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at Bloomington Public