Adult News & Events

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

International Observe the Moon Night (Oct. 21 @ 7:00 PM) (Bloomfield Town Green)

International Observe the Moon Night (IOMN) is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. This NASA-sponsored event occurs annually in September or October, when the Moon is around first quarter ― a great phase for evening observing. Join staff from BPL and members of the Astrological Society of Greater Hartford (ASGH) as we celebrate IOMN and look at the moon in the night sky. We’ll have telescopes and binoculars on hand for a closer look. Snacks and some other fun items will be on hand to add to our fun. For all Ages – no registration required. Our moon viewing will take place on the Bloomfield Town Green. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED FOR RAIN OR CLOUDY SKIES (RAIN DATE IS 10/28). CHECK BPLCT.ORG THE DAY OF THE EVENT FOR POSSIBLE UPDATES. Read more >

Children’s Health Month: National Lead Poisoning Prevention (Virtual) (Mon., Oct 2nd @ 7:00 PM)

Lead Poisoning Prevention and Immunizations
October is Children’s Health Month, a perfect time to raise awareness about children’s environmental health, including the dangers and potential health impacts of lead.
Learn ways to reduce children’s exposure to lead and prevents its harmful effects as well as general info on immunizations.

Speaker: Susan Walsh, BSN, RN
Public Health Nurse at West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District.
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Nourish Your Brain for Better Aging Nutrition Class (Virtual) (Tue., Oct 3rd @ 1:00 PM)

When it comes to a diet that promotes cognitive health and overall brain function, the MIND diet is worth considering. The MIND diet combines aspects of two very popular diets, the Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. Join Shana Griffin, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, for a noteworthy class on how to prevent brain aging with evidenced based nutrition science recommendations. Shana will provide you with an eating guide and answer your nutrition related questions.

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Gentle Yoga With Pia Oliveri (Virtual) (Wed., Oct 4th @ 12:00 PM)

Join us for yoga with Pia Oliveri
Pia is the Owner and Director of Wabi-Sabi Yoga and Wellness Center in Windsor Locks, 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.

You may wish to consult your doctor before doing these exercises. By performing any fitness exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. Read more >

Caregiver Support Group/Healing Hearts (Senior Center) (Wed., Oct 4th @ 1:30 PM)

If you are a caregiver or are coping with the loss of a loved one, we invite you to join us at 1:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Bloomfield Senior Center. Assuming responsibility for the care of a family member with health or memory problems often begins with the challenge of learning our way through the healthcare system. Sadly, but not infrequently, it progresses to learning about the grief process. It often helps to talk and share with others who have had similar experiences. Facilitators are Social Worker Lucille Morisse & Librarian Mara Whitman.
Please call the Senior Center with questions and to register at 860-243-8361.
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