Crafternoon: Upcycled T-Shirt Totes & Scarves (June 18 @ 2 PM) (Teens & Adults; Atrium)

“Read, Renew, Repeat” is the 2024 Summer Reading Theme. Let’s kickoff an eco-friendly Crafternoon series for Adults and Teens (entering grades 7-12) at the BPL Atrium conference room!

At today’s program, we will upcycle t-shirts. Bring your own shirt(s), if possible. We will have extra t-shirts on hand as well. This is a no-sew event and the only tool we will be using are scissors. For preparation purposes, let us know in the question field below which project you are interested in. You can also decide at the program. See the Event Calendar description for more details. Read more >

Storytime at Auerfarm Scenic Reserve (June 20 @ 10 AM) (35 Auerfarm Rd.)

Please join us for a Storytime at Auerfarm Scenic Reserve sponsored by Bloomfield Public Library, Friends of Auerfam State Park Scenic Reserve and CT Department of Environmental Education Protection’s “No Child Left Inside” Program.

Grade K-3 children and their families are invited for a gentle hike up Auerfarm Scenic Reserve’s old orchard hill with State Park naturalists. The hike will be followed by a library storytime and craft with an apple orchard theme on the scenic hilltop. Registration is required. Maximum of 15 families due to limited parking.
Rain Date will be Friday, June 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM. Read more >

Are You Making the Best Decisions About Your Medicare Options? (Virtual) (Thur., June 20th @ 3:00 PM)

Medicare is complicated and there are many options you can choose for your Medicare coverage annually – possibly for many decades of your life. Get important information to help you learn more about Medicare, in a fun and engaging format such as Medicare trivia, from Medicare experts at the non-profit law firm, the Center for Medicare Advocacy. You may already think you have determined the best Medicare option for you, but you may learn some things you didn’t know. Please join us!

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Mind Games, The Science of Perception Deception (Virtual) (Thur., June 20th @ 6:30 PM)

Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us. In this engaging and interactive program, William Pack explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. You’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how we make thousands of choices every day that are influenced subconsciously. William will also give the attendees proven, scientific, actionable techniques to preserve brain health.

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Juneteenth Concert: The Lost Tribe (Blue Hills Fire Dept.) (Sun., June 23rd @ 2:30 PM)

BPL is excited to invite you to an all-ages concert as part of Bloomfield’s Juneteenth weekend celebration! On Sunday, June 23, the Town of Bloomfield and Blue Hills Fire Dept. will host a Food and Craft Festival from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Blue Hills Fire Dept., 1021 Blue Hills Avenue, featuring food trucks, vendors, children’s activities, and live entertainment. At 2:30-3:30 PM, our community will be entertained by The Lost Tribe Band, generously funded by the Friends of Bloomfield Public Library. You can also stop by the BPL tent to pick up a take-home craft for kids.

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