- Online Event Calendar, or view the printable February calendar.
- Museum Passes for free or discounted admission to many area attractions (or view Printable Museum Pass Brochure)
- BPL Online library is always open — read, watch, listen, research!
- Please wear a mask and practice social distancing if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Masks available upon request.
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. It is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association (www.fpa.org). The program involves reading material from the Great Decisions briefing book (articles will be supplied by Bloomfield Public Library, either electronic or print) and watching a video (during the virtual program) and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. This is a series that runs from January until May it is not necessary to attend all of the sessions. Read more >
Crazy 8s is the nation’s largest recreational after-school math club for kids. BPL’s youth librarians are teaming up with Crazy 8s to bring our Bloomfield tweens this 8-week series of fun math programs. Every week will be a different math project/topic. For ages 8-12. Registration is appreciated. Programs will be held at 330 Park Ave., Bloomfield (Rm. 131). Read more >
Social Justice Book Club: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho (Virtual) (Tue., Feb 27th @ 6:30 PM)
Our book club title for Black History Month will be Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho. Here, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask―yet which all Americans need the answers to. Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and “reverse racism.” In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader’s curiosity―but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight. Read more >
Join BPL Youth Librarians for a featured book and craft at our Atrium location, as well as a visit from a dental hygienist! (1300 Hall Blvd., Bloomfield). Registration is appreciated, but not required. Best for ages 2-5, but all ages welcome! Read more >
Take a guided meditation journey break out of your day with our community partners at Seabury. Seabury is an active life plan community located in Bloomfield.
You must provide your email address at registration to receive the Zoom link. Your Registration Confirmation Notice includes the Zoom link for the program.
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Celebrate the history and greatness of the UConn basketball teams with this fun, lively and enlightening presentation hosted by award-winning sportswriter and author Marty Gitlin. Take a journey from the beginning of the men’s and women’s programs to the present with video highlights of their greatest teams, players and events from the turn of the twentieth century to today. Marty will talk about and show the moments these incredible teams turned dreams into national championships, as well as those whose seasons ended in disappointment. Read more >
With the premiere of “Un Ballo in Maschera” in 1859, Verdi had completed 23 operas in 20 years. He had reached the pinnacle of success as the most celebrated and often performed composer of Italian opera. For a second time in his career, Verdi decided to retire. He was being kept very busy with his villa and farm at Sant’ Agata and in 1861 he began to serve in the first Italian parliament. Read more >
For Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting women singers, audio engineers, jazz musicians, promoters, and electronic music pioneers who broke barriers, paving the way for those who followed in their footsteps. Whether commanding the stage as front person or engineering behind the scenes, each of these women had to deal with various forms of discrimination while impacting the music industry in big ways. Some names you may have never heard of before. Read more >