BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES ITS FIFTH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST
January 11, 2021
Bloomfield Township Public Library is pleased to announce its fifth annual amateur photo contest for Bloomfield Township residents. This year’s theme is “The Incredible Journey.” A journey can be a trip from one place to another, or it could be a path of personal transformation. This year’s theme asks photographers to capture part of a significant passage in their life.
“We have all been on a journey of self-discovery since March of 2020. We want to see how you’ve captured the ‘road’ you’ve taken through the eye of the camera,” said Judy Lindstrom, president of the Library Board of Trustees. Assistant Library Director Tera Moon said, “We wanted the theme to put a positive spin on all we’ve experienced in the last year. Plus The Incredible Journey is a classic novel that will be featured in the upcoming Read-a-thon.”
Submissions can be either in color or black and white; digital or print. All ages may enter. To be eligible, photos must be taken by Bloomfield Township residents between May 1, 2020, and March 14, 2021. The deadline to enter photos is March 14, 2021, at midnight. Winners will be announced the week of April 5, 2021. At this time a virtual unveiling is planned.
Details and an entry form can be found on the Library’s website at www.btpl.org – available 24/7! For further information, call the Library at (248) 642-5800.
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES YOUTUBE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
December 18, 2020
Fans of the Bloomfield Township Public Library’s Chamber Music program series have the opportunity to view four free pre-recorded concerts from the 2020 Beethoven Chamber Music Festival. Participants include graduates and faculty from the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Links can be accessed by clicking the concert name.
- Concert I: Distant Beloved – Romance in F Major; Song Cycle An die ferne Geliebte; Piano Trio Op. 11 for Piano, Clarinet and Cello
- Concert II: Celebratory Cello – Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 5, no. 2; String Trio Op. 9, no. 1
- Concert III: Immortal Beloved – Adelaide for Clarinet and Piano; Kreutzer Sonata for Piano and Violin
- Concert IV: Joyful Winds – Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon, WoO 27, no. 1; Piano Trio Op. 38 for piano, clarinet and cello
The Bloomfield Township Public Library continues to strive to find ways to provide immersive arts experiences with the community. Thank you to the faculty of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance for sharing these wonderful performances.
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY APPOINTS DANIELLE GILLMAN TO LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
December 15, 2020
The Bloomfield Township Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Bloomfield Township resident Danielle Gillman to fill a vacancy on the Board. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Eli Greenbaum, who had served on the Board for seven years.
Ms. Gillman brings experience in marketing, public relations, and social media to her role on the Library Board of Trustees. She also has nonprofit board experience, having served on boards and committees of a variety of organizations in southeast Michigan.
Library Board of Trustees President Judy Lindstrom said, “The process of selecting a new Trustee was both gratifying and extremely difficult. A record-breaking 22 highly qualified candidates applied for this position. Each candidate expressed their appreciation of Bloomfield Township Public Library, its amazing staff, collections, outreach, and building. After a lengthy deliberation, we selected Danielle Gillman as our newest trustee. Danielle embraces the volunteer spirit and has an impressive background. We look forward to welcoming her to the Bloomfield Township Public Library Board of Trustees.”
Ms. Gillman will be sworn in by Bloomfield Township Clerk Martin Brook before the Board’s December regular monthly meeting.
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY PROVIDES UPDATE TO CURBSIDE SERVICE HOURS
December 9, 2020
As cases of COVID-19 remain high in Michigan, the Bloomfield Township Public Library continues to take steps to keep our community of library patrons and staff safe. The Library remains in Phase Two of its reopening plan, Contactless Service, meaning the library building is closed to visitors, but materials may still be placed on hold and checked-out using curbside service.
Current and future Curbside Services hours are:
- The week of December 7: Monday – Thursday: 1 pm – 6:45 pm, Friday: 1 pm – 6:15 pm, Saturday: 1 pm – 5:15 pm
- Beginning the week of December 14: Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 6:45 pm, Friday: 11 am – 6:15 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 5:15 pm
During this phase telephone service is available during regular temporary hours, and the drive-up materials return and Virtual Branch are open 24/7.
For more information or Curbside Service instructions, please visit www.btpl.org or call the Library at (248) 642-5800.
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY RETURNS TO PHASE 2 OF REOPENING PLAN
November 18, 2020
Cases of COVID-19 are rising in communities all over Michigan, including Bloomfield Township. Bloomfield Township Public Library is taking steps to keep our community of library patrons and staff safe.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Library is reverting to Phase 2 of its reopening plan, Contactless Service. Beginning Wednesday, November 18, 2020, the library building will be closed to visitors. However, library materials will continue to be available for check-out using the curbside service option.
During Phase 2 the Library will offer the following services with reduced operating hours:
- Curbside Service to pick up pre-requested library materials
- Library building is closed to patrons
- Talk to a librarian by email or phone
- Library-By-Mail delivery service
- Virtual programming available
- Drive-up return is open 24/7
- Returned material quarantined for 96 hours
You can find loads of electronic content, such as on-demand programs, resources to support students, and links to digital downloadable content, by visiting the library’s Virtual Branch webpage.
Bloomfield Township Public Library Board Vacancy
November 18, 2020
The Bloomfield Township Public Library announces a vacancy on its Library Board of Trustees. Applications for the position of Trustee can be obtained from the Library’s website, www.btpl.org, or by request via email or curbside service. Completed applications must be received by 7:00pm Wednesday, December 2, 2020. The applicant must be a Bloomfield Township resident. The Library Board of Trustees is working to have this vacancy on the Board filled before the December 15, 2020 Library Board meeting.
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES STREAMING CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS
November 9, 2020
Fans of the Bloomfield Township Public Library’s Chamber Music program series will have the opportunity to view three live-streaming student chamber music recitals this week featuring students from the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance.