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Comic author/illustrator Nathan Hale is visiting Bloomfield on June 1st! (6:00 PM, Carmen Arace School Auditorium)

Bloomfield Public Library is excited to announce that – with the generous support of Duncaster Retirement Community – we are bringing Comic Author/Illustrator Nathan Hale to Bloomfield! Perhaps best known for his graphic series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales (based on historic U.S. events), he will do a series of closed presentations in our schools followed by an evening presentation open to anyone in the public! The evening presentation will be at Carmen Arace School (390 Park Ave., Bloomfield) in the auditorium. Time-allowing, the author will gladly sign personal copies of his books that you bring to the event. Advance registration for this special event is appreciated.
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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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Unique Eats and Eateries of Connecticut (Virtual) (Thur., June 1st @ 2:00 PM)

From hot dogs to haute cuisine, Connecticut boasts an impressive array of tempting delicacies for every taste and budget. Hot, buttered lobster rolls, steamed cheeseburgers, and coal-fired New Haven-style pizza are just a few of the delights that await adventurous foodies in the Nutmeg State. With Mike Urban, the author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Connecticut, as your guide, you’ll find a new place to try on every page and get the stories behind the food. Enjoy a fascinating overview of Connecticut’s most unique, unusual, and enjoyable food spots where there’s a delightful culinary revelation around every corner.

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SUMMER READING BEINGS! (All Ages, June 5 to Aug. 11)

The BPL Summer Reading program is open to all ages – children, teens, and adults. This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice” and the program runs June 5 – August 11. We’re excited to share another great summer reading season with all of you. Simply create an account online with READsquared. You can create individual accounts or create a series of linked accounts as a family – whatever works best for you! Then, just log book titles all summer long. The more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win prizes in our end-of-summer raffles for all ages. Be sure to visit our Summer Reading page on our website to get all the information you need to register. Read more >