THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, APRIL 15

  • The Bookmobile WILL make all its stops. View the Bookmobile schedule at bit.ly/bookmobilesched.
  • Our book return drop box and tax forms will be placed outdoors near the Olive Street entrance.
  • The meeting of the English Language Conversation Group will move to STAR Literacy (201 E. Grove).

This closure will allow us to apply asphalt to our parking lot.

Call 309.590.6120 with questions.

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Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Bloomington Public Library & Online
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Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
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Fiction Book Club In recognition of Arab American Heritage Month, the Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss The Other Americans by Laila Lalami. Participants have the option to meet either in-person in the Conference ...
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Memories from The Eastland Disaster

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bloomington Public Library & Online
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Community Rm 2 & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Bloomington Reads, In-Person Program, Online Program
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This program is part of Bloomington Reads, a community reading program series which encourages people to read and talk about the same book or, in 2024, the same topic. --- Founders of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS) will present...
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"Capsized!" with Author Patricia Sutton

2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Room: Community Rm 2 & Online
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
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This program is part of Bloomington Reads, a community reading program series which encourages people to read and talk about the same book or, in 2024, the same topic. --- Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster is an engaging...
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History Reads Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Age Group: Adult
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History Reads Book Club The History Reads Book Club will meet to discuss The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at Bloomington Public Library or online via Zoom.  Registrati...
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The Many Lives of Kal Penn

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Online Program
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Kal Penn (kalpenn.com) is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Penn was a national co-chair for the Obama/Biden re-election campaign in 2012 and served on the President’s Committee ...
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COMPOST ... Nature’s Climate Champion!

11:00am - 12:00pm
Bloomington Public Library & Online
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Room: Community Rm 2 & Online
Age Group: Adult, Teens
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--- Have you wondered about the benefits of using compost and composting food and yard waste? --- Do you live in an apartment or shared housing and think that composting is not something you can do?  --- Would you like to get started but don't...
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Mystery Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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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 Mastering the Art of French Murder by Colleen Cambridge.   Contact the library's Help Desk at 309.590.6168 or reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org ...
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"Ashes Under Water" with Author Michael McCarthy

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Room: Community Rm 2 & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Bloomington Reads, In-Person Program, Online Program
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Seats Remaining: 59
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Bloomington Reads is a community reading program series, encouraging people to read and talk about the same book or, for 2024, the same topic. --- Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America reviews the 1915 Eas...
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Music of the Great Lakes and Illinois Waterways

2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Room: Community Rm 2 & Online
Age Group: Child, Adult, Teens, Everyone
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This program is part of Bloomington Reads, a community reading program series which encourages people to read and talk about the same book or, in 2024, the same topic. --- Musician Lee Murdock performs a boundless body of music and stories from...
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Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:15pm
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Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
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Fiction Book Club n recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month, the Fiction Book Club will meet to discuss Künstlers in Paradise by Cathleen Schine. Participants have the option to meet either in-person in the Conference Room...
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Fact and Fiction with Author Jocelyn Green

2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Room: Community Rm 2 & Online
Age Group: Adult
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Seats Remaining: 60
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This program is part of Bloomington Reads, a community reading program series which encourages people to read and talk about the same book or, in 2024, the same topic. --- Author Jocelyn Green shares her insight into the research and writing of...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Virtual Room
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Online Program
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The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers with Temple Grandin, Phd. Join us for a special event with Temple Grandin, PhD., one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activis...
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True Colors Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite & Online
Age Group: Adult, Teens
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True Colors Book Club he True Colors Book Club will meet to discuss The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers by Mark Gevissier. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at the Unitarian Church (1613 E. ...
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Mystery Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
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Seats Remaining: 24
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Mystery Book Club The Mystery Book Club will meet to discuss The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne. Participants have the option to meet either in-person at Bloomington Public Library or online via Zoom.  Contact the library's...
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Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:15pm
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Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
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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 have the option to meet either in-person in the Conference Room at Bloom...
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True Crime Book Club

7:00pm - 8:15pm
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Room: Community Rm 2 & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
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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 Murder in Clubland by James St. James. Attendees will have the option to me...
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Mystery Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
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Seats Remaining: 24
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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 Public Library or online via Zoom.  Contact the l...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Bloomington Public Library & Online
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
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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 in the Conference Room at Bloomington Public Library or online via Zoom...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

History Reads Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
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Seats Remaining: 24
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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 have the option to meet either in-person at Bloomington Public Librar...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Mystery Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
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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 or online via Zoom.  Contact the library's He...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Bloomington Public Library & Online
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
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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 Conference Room at Bloomington Public Library or online via Zoom.  ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

True Colors Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bloomington Public Library
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Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite & Online
Age Group: Adult, Teens
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
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Seats Remaining: Unlimited
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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 Unitarian Church (1613 E. Emerson St.) or online via Zoom.  Reg...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Mystery Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
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Seats Remaining: 24
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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 online via Zoom.  Contact the library's Help Desk...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Fiction Book Club

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Bloomington Public Library & Online
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Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library & Online
Room: Conference Room & Online
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club, In-Person Program, Online Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
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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 Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez. Participants have the option...