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English Language Conversation

Monday, June 17, 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: 35
:

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 "Teens" group.

3D-Printed Windspinners for Teens

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Computer Lab at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Teens
:

Teens who register for this program will create 3D-Printable Wind Spinner designs using Tinkercad. After the program ends, Library staff will print the designs. When teens pick up ...

Full
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
:

Teens who register for this program will create 3D-Printable Wind Spinner designs using Tinkercad. After the program ends, Library staff will print the designs.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

D&D: The Collector

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 12:45pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Teens
:

When a wealthy collector hires your party to retrieve an artifact from a hidden dungeon, it seems like easy gold. But as you continue to explore deeper into the dungeon, you realiz...

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

When a wealthy collector hires your party to retrieve an artifact from a hidden dungeon, it seems like easy gold. But as you continue to explore deeper into the dungeon, you realize that not all is at it seems.

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.

Pride in the Park

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite Event at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
:

Pride in the Park Join the Bloomington and Normal Public Libraries at the Miller Park Bandstand for an afternoon of fun as we celebrate National Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ ...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
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Pride in the Park

Join the Bloomington and Normal Public Libraries at the Miller Park Bandstand for an afternoon of fun as we celebrate National Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Intro to Fresco

Monday, July 8, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Computer Lab at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Teens
:

Intro to Fresco Teens will explore graphic art and illustration using the free Adobe software Fresco, a program based off of Adobe's original Illustrator software. Laptops and d...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 10
:

Intro to Fresco

Teens will explore graphic art and illustration using the free Adobe software Fresco, a program based off of Adobe's original Illustrator software.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

D&D: The Tomb of the Veil Walkers

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

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...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 5
:

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.

English Language Conversation

Monday, July 15, 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 "Teens" group.

Suntracking FlowerBot

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Innovation Lab at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Innovation Lab, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Teens
:

Teens will learn about circuitry and electronics as they create a robotic flower – a Suntracking FlowerBot -- that moves with the sun. They’ll assemble components such as micro ser...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Innovation Lab
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Innovation Lab, In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 10
:

Teens will learn about circuitry and electronics as they create a robotic flower – a Suntracking FlowerBot -- that moves with the sun.

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
Conference Room & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
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
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 7
:

Meditation for a More Balanced Life  

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Succulent Pot Painting for Teens

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Rm 3 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Teens
:

Succulent Pot Painting for Teens Teens will paint a small terracotta pot, complete with a succulent plant, to take home! Create a unique summer memory. Seats will be reserved fo...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 3
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 40
:

Succulent Pot Painting for Teens

Teens will paint a small terracotta pot, complete with a succulent plant, to take home! Create a unique summer memory.

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 "Teens" group.

Soda Bottle Flying Airplane

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Computer Lab at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Innovation Lab, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Teens
:

Teens will use recycled soda bottles and cardboard to construct a flying airplane that they will power with a DC motor and battery. Once assembled, they will have the choice to lea...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Innovation Lab, In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 10
:

Teens will use recycled soda bottles and cardboard to construct a flying airplane that they will power with a DC motor and battery.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

End of Summer Reading Party for Teens

Friday, August 2, 2024 at 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Community Rm 1, 2, & 3 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Teens
:

Teen End of Summer Reading Party If teens, as a group, read for 5,000+ hours this summer, they will earn a teen-only, after-hours party with pizza, snacks, and prizes. Questi...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1, 2, & 3
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 80
:

Teen End of Summer Reading Party

If teens, as a group, read for 5,000+ hours this summer, they will earn a teen-only, after-hours party with pizza, snacks, and prizes.

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
:

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.
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 "Teens" group.

D&D: The Fortress of Fangclaw

Friday, August 9, 2024 at 12:45pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Teens
:

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: Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 5
:

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 "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.
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: 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 "Teens" group.

Bits & Bites

Thursday, August 22, 2024 at 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Community Rm 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Teens
:

During the first half of this program, teens will work together to assemble four game show buzzers while learning about circuitry. Teens will use components such as: 3D-Printed pie...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 2
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:

During the first half of this program, teens will work together to assemble four game show buzzers while learning about circuitry. Teens will use components such as: 3D-Printed pieces, micro:bits, arcade buttons, bit boards, maker tape, etc.

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

English Language Conversation

Monday, October 21, 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.