There are no scheduled closings for the month of October.
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The Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library will be holding their BIG book sale on Saturday, November 9 andSunday, November 10. Sale hours are 9:30am – 3:30pm on Saturday and 12noon –4:30pm on Sunday. The first hour on Saturday is for Friends members only. The Sunday sale will be an Inventory Close-Out Sale. All adult books will be 25cents and children’s book will only be 10cents each! Come find a treasured book or favorite movie!
Joan C. Luksik
National Bake and Decorate Month
With the holidays right around the corner, October is a great time to start perfecting your favorite desserts, not to mention finding the right decorations for your home. That is why October is designated National Bake and Decorate Month. Set aside time this month to start planning for the holidays. The library is a great place to get started and inspired, as we have plenty of decorating and baking books for you to browse through. Check one out today to make your holidays great!
Anniversary of the Model T
October 1st marks the production of the world’s first affordable automobile, the Model T. Henry Ford witnessed his dream come to life on October 1st, 1908 when the first Model T rolled off the assembly line at his factory in Detroit, Michigan. Ford set out to produce a car for in his words “the multitudes”, but may not have realized that he was sparking a revolution in the transportation world.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone Debut
In honor of Halloween, we dug through our vault and discovered that two all-time classic television series that debuted in October deal with the unexplained and the macabre. October 2, 1959 marked the beginning of the five-year run of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, which focused on unusual and unexplained events. Coincidentally, it was October 2, 1955 that saw the television debut of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, as the master filmmaker brought his signature style to the small screen for a ten-season run. Celebrate Hitchcock’s series by picking up one of his classic films.
Internet Created on October 29, 1969
By now, we are all familiar with computers and the endless possibilities they offer. Not a day goes by that we don’t send an email, check the news or just surf the web. None of that would be possible without the internet, the worldwide network that connects us all. The internet may seem like a relatively recent creation, but the idea for the internet stretches as far back as the 1950’s, in a primitive form. The internet as we know it today was “created” in 1969 when the world’s first email was sent between computers at UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute on October 29th. To learn more about the internet, computers, and many of their amazing functions, stop by and visit the computer-help section of the library.
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