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Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt

All Day 5/28 - 7/29
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt Find 15 endangered animals in our Children's Department to complete our Pete the Cat and Friends Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt. When you're d...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
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Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt

Find 15 endangered animals in our Children's Department to complete our Pete the Cat and Friends Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt.

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

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

Summer Reading Story Time

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Community Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer! Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Fiction Book Club

Tuesday, June 18, 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 Pride Month, the Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. Participants ha...

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

Juneteenth at BPL!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Rm 1, 2, & 3 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, and is celebrated on June 19...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1, 2, & 3
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, and is celebrated on June 19.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet ...

Waitlist
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet ...

Full
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

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 "Adult" group.

True Crime Book Club

Monday, June 24, 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 In recognition of Pride Month, the True Crime Book Club will meet to discuss Party Monster: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murde...

Register
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: 173
:
This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Community Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer! Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet ...

Waitlist
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Exploring Historic Traditions at ISU

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Community Rm 2 & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
Program Type:
In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

Treasured Traditions: Exploring Historic Traditions at ISU Did you know that Illinois State University's teams weren't originally The Redbirds? How old is the ISU Fight Song? Ha...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Community Rm 2 & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 174
:

Treasured Traditions: Exploring Historic Traditions at ISU

Did you know that Illinois State University's teams weren't originally The Redbirds? How old is the ISU Fight Song? Has ISU’s Homecoming always featured a parade?

This event is in the "Adult" group.

D&D: Murder in Leilon for Adults

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 12:45pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

A member of Leilon’s town council has been murdered, and only you can solve case and bring the killer to justice! In this program, adults will play through a D&D adventure full...

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

A member of Leilon’s town council has been murdered, and only you can solve case and bring the killer to justice!

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
:

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 "Adult" group.

Books on Tap Book Club

Monday, July 1, 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 Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell.  Contact the...

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 Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell. 

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

Summer Reading Story Time

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Community Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer! Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Summer Chess Club

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Children's Program Rm 1 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

Calling all knights of the square table! Come to the Children's Department for an informal chess drop-in event. All levels of chess skills are welcome! Bring a friend to play with ...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Calling all knights of the square table! Come to the Children's Department for an informal chess drop-in event. All levels of chess skills are welcome! Bring a friend to play with or come to meet a new checkmate (Ha ha!

This event is in the "Child" group.

Lego Construction

Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 9:30am - 11:30am
Children's Program Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

Lego Construction Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want! Note: No registration is needed f...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Lego Construction

Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want!

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Hunting the I-70 Serial Killer

Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Rm 2 & Online at Bloomington Public Library & Online
Program Type:
In-Person Program, Online Program
Age Group:
Adult
:

In 1992, the serial killer known as the "I-70 Serial Killer" murdered six people along Interstate 70, a major east-west highway  through the Midwest. In 2021, a task force for...

Register
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Community Rm 2 & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: In-Person Program, Online Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 169
:

In 1992, the serial killer known as the "I-70 Serial Killer" murdered six people along Interstate 70, a major east-west highway  through the Midwest. In 2021, a task force formed to take one final crack at solving the crimes.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Lego Construction

Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Children's Program Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

Lego Construction Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want! Note: No registration is needed f...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Lego Construction

Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want!

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

Summer Reading Story Time

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Community Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer! Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Mystery Book Club

Tuesday, July 9, 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 Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at...

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 Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at Bloomington Publ