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Zentangle Turtles for Teens & Adults at McMahon Wintonbury Library (Mar. 27 @ 7:00 PM)

Zentangle is a method of creating abstract art through the use of structured patterns and is used to provide relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety and promote creativity. Join us at this interactive, hands-on program taught by Laura Marks, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Open to Teens & Adults. Kits are available for pickup starting third week of March. Class is limited to first 12 registrants. Read more >

Understanding Our Credit Reports (Virtual) (Tue., Mar 28th @ 2:00 PM)

Most of us don’t think about our credit report or worry about what’s in it, but that information directly affects us in many ways. Any errors on that report may negatively affect our credit, and correcting those errors may be the first step in improving our credit. Rebuilding credit is no simple task, but can be done with time and hard work. Presented by Kathleen Titsworth, Banking Outreach Coordinator, State of CT Department of Banking.
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Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting + Dinner at McMahon (Mar. 28 @ 4:00 PM)

Open to students in grades 7 – 12. Get your voice heard! We want your ideas about the new libraries, which programs to offer, the teen book collection, and more! TAG is a dinner club (yes, you get free food!) and your involvement will help transform the future of Teen Services in Bloomfield. Why else is TAG great? You will earn volunteer hours, get leadership opportunities, you can add it to your resume, and we’ll also add in some free books! See our Events Calendar for details on how to register. This meeting is in-person at McMahon Wintonbury Library. Read more >

Social Justice Book Club: Three Women (Virtual) (Tue., Mar 28th @ 6:30 PM)

Want to learn more about social justice, but don’t know where to start? Join us at BPL’s Social Justice Book Club, now in its third year! Meeting monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month, this group will seek to create a brave space for learning and sharing a variety of perspectives. Our March book celebrating Women’s History Month will be Three Women by Lisa Taddeo. Read more >

Atlantic Magazine Discussion Group (Virtual) (Wed., Mar 29th @ 12:00 PM)

Discuss current events as reported in the Atlantic Magazine. All are invited to join the conversation or to just listen. The conversations will be facilitated by Elizabeth Lane, Library Director.

We will be discussing the January/February 2023 issue articles:
1. Why Is She Like This? by Elaina Plott Calabro, p46-56

We will be discussing the March 2023 issue articles:
2. We’re Already in the Metaverse by Megan Garber, p18-27
3. Struck on One Side by Emil Sands, p60-65
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Gentle Yoga With Pia Oliveri (Virtual) (Wed., Mar 29th @ 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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Let’s Chat! (Virtual) (Wed., March 29th @ 2:00 PM)

What are you reading? What are you cooking in the kitchen? Let’s chat about our book escapes, popular library services, and foodie favorites. Please join us even if you are not currently reading or cooking anything, we want to meet you!

Upon registering your email for this program, you will receive the Zoom link to join. New to Zoom? Sign up for a practice session with Sara! All participants will start with video off and sound muted. No computer/internet at home? Join us over the phone! Call the library for meeting ID and passcode information. Read more >