The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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The Bloomingdale Public Library has a rich history of progressive thinking and community involvement. From 30 years ago when the Library opened in two mobile classrooms to today's impressive state-of-the-art facility, the residents of Bloomingdale have been instrumental in improving Library services. With financial support, professional development, and time commitments, the Bloomingdale Public Library has evolved to a staff of over 60, providing a variety of services to patrons 68 hours each week in its 35,000 square foot facility.

The Bloomingdale Public Library is pleased host the Make Big Plans: Burnham's Vision of an American Metropolis. For more information about the exhibit--curated by the Newberry Library--and the list of over 60 venues throughout the Chicago metropolitan region at which it is on display, to access the exhibit on-line or learn more about the Make Big Plans series of public programs click here. Information about related programs at the Bloomingdale Public Library is listed below.

Partner Category: Public Agency

Centennial Activities

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:00pm

Daniel Burnham - Make No Little Plans

Bloomingdale Public Library

In 2009 the City of Chicago is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham's vision for the city.  Celebrate with Bloomingdale when architect Daniel Burnham comes to the Libary through the realistic portrayal performed by actor R.J. Lindsey. Mr. Burnham will narrate a slide program documenting Chicago's rise from the ashes of the Chicago Fire to the remarkable White City of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Make Your Garden Green

Bloomingdale Public Library

In honor of Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago Centennial celebration and his vision of a “Green” Metropolis, representatives from DuPage County will discuss water resource planning for homeowners.  Learn how to implement rain gardens, native plants, and rain barrels around your home, and how the benefits of these practices will help conserve water and contribute to a healthy environment. [MORE]

Open to the public:
M-Th 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun (Sep.-May) 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


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