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Happy 30th Anniversary to the Thursday Book Club

The Thursday Book Club, formerly Eleanor’s Book Club, has been meeting at the Library since March 1993. In that time, they’ve read and discussed more than 300 books!

Browse the full list below.

Father Melancholy’s Daughter / Gail Godwin
My Son’s Story / Nadine Gordimer
Saint Maybe / Anne Tyler
A Thousand Acres / Jane Smiley
The Lilac Bus / Maeve Binchy
The Good Times / Russell Baker
At Weddings and Wakes / Alice McDermot
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain / Robert Olen Butler
The Moviegoer / Walker Percy
My Antonia / Willa Cather
Outer Banks / Anne Rivers Siddons
Before and After / Rosellen Brown
Bastard Out of Carolina / Dorothy Allison
Mansfield Park / Jane Austen
Pigs in Heaven / Barbara Kingsolver
Turtle Moon / Alice Hoffman
Angle of Repose / Wallace Stegner
Shipping News / E….

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Spring is here! Celebrate the turning of the season with a sweet and gentle poem by Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) was a deeply private and isolated individual during her lifetime, writing a prolific amount of poetry that she kept largely to herself. Although the majority of her work was published posthumously, her poetry has immortalized her as one of America’s most notable poets….

Puzzle piece, lock and question mark indicating puzzles to solve for a teen break in bag

Teen Break-in Bags – Saturday, April 1st

Love escape rooms and puzzles? Grab a Break-In Bag! They’re just like a mini escape room only instead of trying to break out, you must break in! To win the game and open the bag containing your goodies, players must solve all 3 puzzles which correspond to the 3-digit lock. 

Beginning Saturday, April 1,…

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Stuffy Sleepover Fun

Who doesn’t need a delightful little glimpse of cuteness right now? Here’s a peek at all the fun our stuffed friends had on their sleepover at the Library on Friday, February 10!

Stuffy Sleepover slideshow

Display of children's books addressing fear, anxiety, and sadness that can be found in the Youth Room of the Bloomfield Township Public Library

Resources for Talking to Kids About Fear and Violence

In times of crisis and trauma, it can be difficult to know what to say to kids who are worried and have questions. We have materials on display in the Youth Room and have compiled several online resources below to help support such these conversations.

Sesame Street – Community and Gun Violence
Sesame Street –