Adult News & Events

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

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 >

BPL BookCon for Kids & Teens! (June 28 @ 4:00 PM + 6:00 PM) (330 Park Ave. / Great Room)

Join Bloomfield Public Library for it’s second “BookCon”…a book event for youth of all ages!

What is BookCon? The Bloomfield Public Library Book Conference – or “BookCon” – is a chance for kids, tweens and teens to select and go home with FREE books of all kinds (and a variety of extra goodies!). Kids visit the in-person BookCon event during one of the two timeframes (4-5:30 PM or 6-8 PM), and they can select all of the free things they’d like to take home…it’s as easy as that! Our event will take place offsite at 330 Park Avenue in Bloomfield (The Great Room A #128). No registration necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is for youth – only kids and teens will be allowed to select books to take home! Adults/Teacher may select books ONLY in the final hour of the event from 7-8 PM. Read more >

Social Justice Book Club: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (Virtual) (Tue., May 28th @ 6:30 PM)

These writing workshops are structured to address the key elements of writing and publishing your work. The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to writing – prompts are provided and writing time from 5 – 10 minutes per prompt. The next 45 minutes are dedicated to sharing and feedback. you can share one of the pieces you wrote in the first portion of the program, or bring copies of a poem or short prose to share. The last 15 minutes are an open discussion of should you publish, why or why not, how, and where. Read more >

It’s Never Too Late: Learning to Read as an Adult (Virtual) (Thur., May 30th @ 6:30 PM)

Join us as we engage in conversation with advocate and viral social media influencer Oliver James about the joys of literacy, the role of libraries, and how important it is to be a lifelong learner in community with other lifelong learners and readers. This program is presented in partnership with Second Chance Educational Alliance, Inc. and generously funded by Bloomfield Public Library Board of Trustees member Dr. Erin Corbett. This program may be recorded. Read more >

Technology Class: Accessing Telehealth Appointments Series (330 Park Ave, Room 117) (Fri., May 31st @ 9:00 AM)

Has a doctor or healthcare professional told you to use their online portal or download the portal app to make an appointment? Have they sent a link to your email or suggested you meet with them virtually? If you need help following their directions or are interested in accessing telehealth appointments, this class is for you. Read more >

Confronting Misinformation About Transgender and Gender-Diverse Populations (West Hartford Public Library) (Tue., June 4th @ 6:30 PM)

Gender-affirming care for the transgender and gender-diverse population is under attack. Misinformation and false information are being spread by politicians and social media. This program will clarify the truths and the lies, supported by reputable medical sources, mental health sources, and evidence-based studies. This will be a safe space to ask questions and have respectful discussions regarding gender-affirming care in our current environment. Read more >