• Please wear a mask and practice social distancing if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Masks available upon request.
  • Ask about our new Playaways, Vox Books, and Launchpads!
  • Computers, printer, scanner, copier, fax, study rooms available
  • Online Event Calendar, or view the printable May 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!

Opera Talk: Die Zauberflöte / Magic Flute (Virtual) (Tue., May 30th @ 1:00 PM)

Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” may seem like an enchanting little fairy tale, but it is much more than that. Its plot involves a battle between the forces of good and evil, attempted murder and rape, character misconceptions, love and revenge, a killer serpent, magical musical instruments, a walking talking aviary person and strong references to Freemasonry. Add to that charming music, two fiendishly difficult arias for coloratura soprano and you have one of Mozart’s most delightful operas.

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Does Age Matter? (Virtual) (Tue., May 30th @ 6:30 PM)

Does age matter? What is ageism and how does it affect us? In this interactive program, Cynthia Martin will help us to explore and understand the many aspects of stereotyping and discrimination based on age within society, and how we can take action to end ageist beliefs within ourselves and our community.

Cynthia has been a social justice educator, advocate, and activist for over 30 years. She has trained thousands of young people and adults in a variety of settings including public and private schools, higher education, government, corporations, non-profit organizations, and community programs.

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Gentle Yoga With Pia Oliveri (Virtual) (Wed., May 31st @ 12:00 PM)

Join us for yoga with Pia Oliveri
Pia is the Owner and Director of Wabi-Sabi Yoga and Wellness Center in South Windsor, CT. Through yoga, meditation and breath work she believes healing happens from the inside out. Her Gentle Yoga Class is a true representation of the Eight Limbs of Yoga! We will start with Meditation and breath work followed by seated postures and standing postures with the assistance of a chair.
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Covid, Inflation, and the Federal Reserve (Virtual) (Wed., May 31st @ 6:30 PM)

Covid has had a dramatic impact on everyone’s lives. It has also had a dramatic impact on the global economy and financial markets. We are in a period of inflation not seen in decades, and our central bank is scrambling to control it.

In this educational workshop, Tim Baker, CFA and Founder and CEO of Metric Financial, will explain how economic shutdowns created a split in the economy, who benefited (and who didn’t) and how that led us to today. Tim will explore what the Fed watches and what tools it has available as well as what we may see going forward.

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