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National AIDS Memorial Quilt

Beloit Public Library hosted six sections of the National AIDS Memorial Quilt from November 30 through December 7. Each panel featured a connection to the state of Wisconsin, and one of them included the memorial of Beloit College alum Michael Riesenberg. His...

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The Mitten Tree Returns

Beloit Public Library’s Mitten Tree has returned for December to allow community members the chance to share their warmth with one another. The spirit is the same as in the past, but the process has changed. Members of the community who have new or gently used hats,...

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Pay Your Fines with Food

Beloit Public Library is accepting nonperishable food items as credit toward paying down library fines. The promotion will take place throughout the month of November. Patrons will receive $1 credit toward their fines for each food item donated – up to a maximum of...

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Library Hosts Beloit Community Read

Beloit Public Library (BPL) is hosting a Beloit Community Read in October and November. A Community Read is an effort to have the community read the same book(s) on current and relevant topics and to participate in subsequent discussions hosted by the library and its...

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Library Adds Black Life in America

Beloit Public Library (BPL) has added Black Life in America to its bank of free resources available for library card holders. Black Life in America is an online resource that provides comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th...

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Library Hosts Drop-In Computer Workshops

Beloit Public Library (BPL) is pleased to announce the launch of new Drop-In Computer Workshops as a means to help bridge the digital divide and teach the community digital literacy and bridge the digital the divide. These workshops will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. every...

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Library Asks the Community for Input

Beloit Public Library (BPL) is conducting a survey ahead of its updated three-year strategic plan, and it is asking for the community’s help. BPL is asking members of the community to take a survey to provide input to help the 127-year-old institution work ever closer...

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Beloit Public Library Receives Read Africa Grant

Beloit Public Library (BPL) is the recipient of a University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) Read Africa grant. BPL was among 34 Wisconsin libraries to receive full or partial funding of their proposals from the African Studies Program at the UW, which awarded more than...

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Library to Host Special BookQuest Launch Party

Beloit Public Library (BPL) is launching its 39th BookQuest program with a party in honor of longtime BPL staff member, BookQuest program organizer, and community advocate Judy Adams. Judy’s lifework was connecting children with the magic and wonder of reading....

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