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Disc Golf and Pickleball Sets Now Available

Now you can enjoy City of Beloit Parks and try a new sport without having to purchase your own equipment. Beloit Public Library recently added two new items to its Library of Things Collection to give community members greater access to community resources: pickleball...

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Events for Everyone This Summer!

We've been out and about in the community handing out our Summer Program Guides, packed with more than 230 programs and activities for all ages. It features a calendar view, and is available in both English and Spanish. Program topics include crafting, acting,...

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Summer Reading Program Kicks Off Saturday

Celebrate the start of summer and help us kick off our annual Summer Reading Club at our Kick-Off Celebration – a fun party for all ages from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10! Make (and eat) your own GORP snack, explore our Animal Helpers Exhibit, contribute to our...

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Find a Poem … Be Entered into a Prize Drawing

To celebrate National Poetry Month this April, Beloit Public Library will be hiding poems from many different poets throughout the library. They won’t be hard to find, just scattered in random places for anyone to find and enjoy. If you find a poem, let a staff member...

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Time is Running Out to Switch to Libby

Attention, OverDrive app users! As scheduled, OverDrive is discontinuing the legacy OverDrive app for iOS, Android, and Windows 8/10 on May 1 and transitioning all users to the Libby app. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from...

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New Hearing Loops Installed

We are happy to report that our new, more durable Hearing Loop has been installed in our Community Room! The original loop (funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction through the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services Project) wore out over...

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FABL Warehouse Book Sale Returns

The popular FABL Warehouse Book Sale returns to BPL this March with gently used books at unbelievable prices. The sale will be held in the Community Room at Beloit Public Library the following dates and times. Thursday, March 9, 2-6 p.m. Friday, March 10, 10 a.m.-4...

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LOTE4Kids Now Offers American Sign Language

Parents, grandparents, caretakers, and teachers: LOTE4Kids has added American Sign Language to languages! What is LOTE Online for Kids? It's a website with more than 2,250 digital picture books in more than 50 languages (together with English translations), featuring...

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Upcoming Events

Feb
26
Mon
10:00 am Music and Movement Story Time
Music and Movement Story Time
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Music and Movement Story Time
Develop early literacy skills through music, dancing, yoga, singing, and stories. Ages 3-6.
12:30 pm Job Services Live Help Desk
Job Services Live Help Desk
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Job Services Live Help Desk
DWD’s Job Center of Wisconsin is provides services in the BPL computer lab: job application assistance, resume building, employment and training referrals, and assistance navigating Job Center of Wisconsin and unemployment websites. No appointment is[...]
1:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Save a life; donate blood. For an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Ages 18+.
Feb
27
Tue
9:30 am Job Services Live Help Desk
Job Services Live Help Desk
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Job Services Live Help Desk
DWD’s Job Center of Wisconsin is provides services in the BPL computer lab: job application assistance, resume building, employment and training referrals, and assistance navigating Job Center of Wisconsin and unemployment websites. No appointment is[...]
2:00 pm Employment Along the Bus Route H...
Employment Along the Bus Route H...
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Employment Along the Bus Route Hiring Event
Are you looking for a job and rely on public transportation? The Department of Workforce Development is hosting an in-person hiring event featuring 10 local employers that are located along a bus route. Employment Along[...]
3:00 pm Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tech Tuesdays
Drop in any time between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays to receive expert assistance with your devices and software with our one-on-one technology support. Our staff also can help you learn to use library[...]
6:00 pm Hooks & Needles Yarn Craft Club
Hooks & Needles Yarn Craft Club
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hooks & Needles Yarn Craft Club
Bring your own knitting or crocheting project, and hang out with other yarn crafters (experienced and brand new) for inspiration, conversation, and collaboration.
Feb
28
Wed
5:00 pm Spanish Fluency Club for Beginners
Spanish Fluency Club for Beginners
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spanish Fluency Club for Beginners
Learn conversational Spanish and appreciate Mexican culture in our new Spanish Fluency Club for Beginners, led by Andero Anderson. Special days will include food. Fluent English and/or Spanish speakers are invited.
6:00 pm 4th Wednesday Book Discussion: S...
4th Wednesday Book Discussion: S...
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4th Wednesday Book Discussion: Stand Your Ground by Victoria Christopher Murray
Read the book and join us for a healthy discussion around the fireplace in the library’s Riverside Room.
6:00 pm Gaming Club
Gaming Club
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gaming Club
Spend a fun evening full of videogames at BPL. The library has a Nintendo Switch and Wii. Feel free to bring your own system or even a favorite card game to share with others.
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