Parking Lot & Drive-Up Lane

For the foreseeable future, patrons will need to both enter and exit the library’s parking lot from the east. The west half of the lot will be blocked off for construction.

  • The southernmost lane will serve as the entrance. Patrons need to make an immediate left upon entering the lot.
  • The northernmost lane will serve as the exit.

A Drive-Up Lane has been added to the southeast corner of the building. Patrons using the Drive-Up Lane must put items on hold in advance. Signage marks the lane and provides instruction.

Learn more about the library's expansion and renovation project at bit.ly/bplexpand.

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PRIDE Bracelet Craft (Adults & Teens)

06/13/2022 @ 9:00am - 06/30/2022 @ 9:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: At Home (supplies and/or written instructions provided)
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PRIDE Bracelet: Take & Make Craft Adults and Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to celebrate Pride Month with this take-and-make LGBTQ+ inspired craft.  Kits will be reserved for the first 40 who register. An email with details about pic...
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An Evening with Author Michelle Zauner

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: Online Program
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Join a conversation with author and musician Michelle Zauner. Her 2021 memoir Crying in H Mart is a moving testament to the struggles of living in the U.S. as a minority and to the sometimes-difficult relationship people can have with their mothers. ...
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Make a Green Tea Sugar Scrub

07/05/2022 @ 9:00am - 07/31/2022 @ 3:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: At Home (supplies and/or written instructions provided)
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Make a Green Tea Sugar Scrub Most people need to take some time out of their stressful schedules to do something for themselves. We can help with that! With the provided recipe, provided green tea, a few minutes of your time, and some common in...
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Protect Your Piggy Bank

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Online Program
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Protect Your Piggy Bank Attend this free webinar which will focus on putting your personal finances in order. The webinar will be led by Tom Kilkenny from Weiss Financial Ratings. Tom will provide a deep dive into the Weiss Financial database and ...
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"American Vacation" with Author Raluca Barbu

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: Online Program
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American Vacation with Author Raluca Barbu The Library is excited to host local Illinois author Raluca Barbu, for a virtual event about her newly published book, American Vacation: 12,000 Miles Into the Wild West. The book is an homage to the...
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Fleetwood Mac: The Chain … Broken?

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Online Program
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Success in the music business has always been a long shot. Those who do break through usually do so with a sound and style that is fresh and unique and all their own. With that in mind, Gary Wenstrup will take you off the beaten path. . .  Fl...
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Mystery Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Online Program
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Mystery Book Club  The Mystery Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood. Online registration for this program can be completed below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168 or ...
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Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Online Program
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Fiction Book Club The Fiction Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss The Fabergé Secret by Charles Belfoure. Contact the Adult Services Desk at 309.590.6168 or reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org to check out or reserve...
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Calling All Writers!

6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Age Group: Adult, Teens
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Calling All Writers! Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting your writing career, Bloomington Public Library offers FREE online tools that can help with writing, editing, formatting and even publishing your work.  If you want to ...
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Intro to Cosplay

6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Age Group: Adult, Teens
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Intro to Cosplay: Dress Beyond the Beaten Path Cosplay: to dress up as a character from a movie, book, tv show, or video game.   Whether you’re interested in elevating your next Halloween costume, preparing for a cosplay contest, star...
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Smart Phone Photography 101

6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Age Group: Adult, Teens
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Smart Phone Photography 101 Your "best camera" is the one you have on hand ... your smartphone! How can you make the most of that incredible tool you carry around every day? During this program, Molly Page, a freelance writer, tourist, and social ...
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Books on Tap Book Club

7:00pm - 8:45pm
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Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program
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Books on Tap Book Club The Books on Tap Book Club will meet at Lil Beaver Brewery to discuss One Two Three by Laurie Frankel. Contact the Adult Services Desk at 309.590.6168 or reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org to check out or reserve ...
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History Book Club (IN PERSON)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Age Group: Adult
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History Book Club The in-person session of the History Book Club will meet at the McLean County History Museum (Courtroom, 2nd floor) to discuss The Seasons on Henry's Farm by Terra Brockman. It is strongly recommended that participants we...
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History Book Club (VIRTUAL)

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Age Group: Adult
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History Book Club The History Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm by Terra Brockman. Contact the Adult Services Desk at 309.590.6168 to check out or reserve a pri...
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The Buzz About Bees

10:00am - 11:00am
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Age Group: Adult, Teens
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The Buzz About Bees How can you help the bees? Both honeybees and native bees need our support. Understanding their life cycles will help you learn about the needs of the bees. Join us for this important environmental program.  Speaker Pat...
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Mystery Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Online Program
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Mystery Book Club  The Mystery Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss The Missing American by Kwei Quartey. Online registration for this program can be completed below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168 or by visit...
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Banned Book Talk

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: Book Club, Online Program
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Banned Book Talk with PFLAG & the Prairie Pride Coalition Did you know that in 2021, 1,597 books were challenged by censors across the country?  Join Bloomington Library, the Prairie Pride Coalition and PFLAG Bloomi...
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Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Online Program
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Fiction Book Club The Fiction Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray Belfoure. Contact the Adult Services Desk at 309.590.6168 or reference@bloomingtonli...
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Mystery Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Age Group: Adult
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Mystery Book Club  The Mystery Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie. Online registration for this program can be completed below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168 or by visiti...
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True Crime Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Age Group: Adult, Teens
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Lock Your Doors: True Crime Book Club Lock Your Doors: A True Crime Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch.  Contact the...
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Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Online Program
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Fiction Book Club The Fiction Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith. Contact the Adult Services Desk at 309.590.6168 or reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org to che...
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Books on Tap Book Club

7:00pm - 8:45pm
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Age Group: Adult
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Books on Tap Book Club The Books on Tap Book Club will meet at Lil Beaver Brewery to discuss In the Woods by Tana French. Contact the Adult Services Desk at 309.590.6168 or reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org to check out or reserve...
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Mystery Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Online Program
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Mystery Book Club  The Mystery Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope. Online registration for this program can be completed below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168 or by visiti...
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Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, Online Program
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Seats Remaining: 49
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Fiction Book Club The Fiction Book Club will meet online via Zoom to discuss The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris. Contact the Adult Services Desk at 309.590.6168 or reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org to check out or reserve a p...