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April 2020

Dance the Night Away

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Ages 9-109 Enjoy free dance lessons with Bloomington Library and Next Step Dance Studio. Arrive with a group, in pairs, or as singles to be partnered with another attendee. On April 15, we’ll focus on Wedding Dances. These classes are appropriate for ages 9 through 109!

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State of Illinois Employment Workshops

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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The State of Illinois is seeking candidates to fill positions at multiple agencies. Presented by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, these workshops at Bloomington Library provide an overview of state employment opportunities, application criteria, hiring procedures, and tips for preparing for state testing and interviewing.

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Indoor Farmers’ Market

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

The Indoor Farmers' Market takes place in the Front Street Corridor of the Grossinger Motors Arena. Parking is available across the street in the Butler lot. Emily Hope will be performing from 10 am - 12 pm. Support your local vendors throughout the year.

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Mandarin Class for Kids

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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For kids age 8-11 Registration required Mandarin teacher, Lin Lin, PhD., will be teaching basic words in a very fun and unique way in the Community Room at Bloomington Library. Registration is required and opens at 10am on Monday, March 30. Registration can be completed online at bit.ly/Mandarin41820, by phone at 309.828.6094, or in person at the Children’s Services Desk.  

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Poetry Reading

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Three professional poets will read selections of their work in response to White Rose by Kip Wilson: Susan Baller-Shepard, local poet and author of the recent collection Doe; Charles Reynard, retired McLean County judge and author of the collection The Utility of Heartbreak and co-editor of Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul; and Judith Valente, author of the collections Discovering Moons and Inventing An Alphabet, coauthor of The Art of Pausing: Meditations for the Overworked and Overwhelmed, and winner of…

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StoryWalk®: Earth Day Edition!

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rollingbrook Park, 1002 South Hershey
Bloomingotn, IL 61701
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Help Bloomington Library celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a StoryWalk at Rollingbrook Park. Families will be able to stroll along the path and read Share, Big Bear, Share! written by Maureen Wright and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. There will be a variety of crafts and activities, and a small snack will be provided.

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Masters of Adventure: BPL Dungeon Master’s Club

April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Have you ever wanted to run your own Dungeons and Dragons game with your friends, but didn't know where to begin? Or perhaps you’re an experienced Dungeon Master who's interested in meeting like-minded enthusiasts, swapping stories, and improving your Dungeon Mastering skills. Either way, you’re invited to join us in the Community Room at Bloomington Library as we explore a variety of topics which will help you become a better Dungeon Master, starting with character generation. No previous experience required.…

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El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Day of the Children / Day of the Books)

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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11am-1pm; Children’s Department, Story Room, and Community Room Join us for our 13th annual El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros bilingual celebration. Attendees will enjoy music, games, special guests, and fun throughout the library.  

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Avanti Guitar Trio

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bloomington City Hall, 109 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701 United States
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The Avanti Guitar Trio is a world-class chamber ensemble which will perform in the Community Room at Bloomington Public Library. Guitarists Jason Deroche, Julie Goldberg, and Wesley Hixson have a repertoire ranging from Baroque to Contemporary, and feature newly composed music, engaging transcriptions of classical masterpieces, and an occasional rock/pop or jazz tune. Based in Chicago, AGT has shared the stage with renowned guitarists Benjamin Verdery, William Coulter, Las Guitarras de España, and Earl Klugh. The Avanti Guitar Trio continues…

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Family Games Day

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bloomington City Hall, 109 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701 United States
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Join us in the Children’s department at Bloomington Library for classic board games, card games, and puzzles. Representatives from Red Raccoon Games will be on hand to demonstrate how to play a variety of games. An assortment of games appropriate for children will be provided for your family gaming experience.

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Meditation with Art of Living

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Join certified teacher Arun Gopinath in a meditation session at Bloomington Library. The technique is from Art of Living’s Happiness Program. For more information, visit artofliving.org.

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Kundalini Yoga

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness, is for anyone who wants to expand their physical, mental, and energetic capacity. Join Jennifer in the Community Room at Bloomington Library for this powerful practice which uses controlled breath, sound, and movement to unlock your infinite potential. Please bring a mat and/or blanket and water, dress in comfortable clothes, and avoid eating a heavy meal 1-2 hours before class.

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On that Note: Music Club

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Music lovers of all types will meet at Bloomington Library to discuss a recent album by a relevant artist and their body of work. On April 27, we’ll discuss Wouldn’t It Be Great by Loretta Lynn.

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Epilepsy: Ask the Expert

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
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Learn about various aspects of this common condition by talking with experts in the field. The April 28 session will focus on “Ask the Psychiatrist”. This series is cosponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. Meet in the Community Room at Bloomington Library.

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May 2020

Downtown Blooming: Spring Shopping Event

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

We know everyone will be hanging out in #DowntownBLM for the opening day of the Downtown Bloomington Farmers' Market so some of our amazing businesses will be having sales, in-store specials, and even sidewalk sales! You don't want to miss this! Stay tuned a little closer to the event date for more details!

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