Adult News & Events

Check out the library’s Calendar of Events for upcoming virtual programs!

Great Decisions: Risky Science Across Borders (Virtual) (Tue., Feb 27th @ 2:00 PM)

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. It is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association ( 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 >

A History of Huskies Hoops: Legacy of Greatness (Virtual) (Wed., Feb 28th @ 2:00 PM)

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 >

Opera Talk: La Forza Del Destino (Virtual) (Tue., March 5th @ 1:00 PM)

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 >

Unsung Women Heroes of Music Innovation (Virtual) (Tue., March 5th @ 6:30 PM)

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 >