New Residents

Monroe County Public Library
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Bloomington Newcomers Club is a social organization founded to give people new to the area the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with others who are also new. Through general meetings, interest groups, excursions, special social events, and other activities, the club encourages members to learn more about Bloomington and develop long-lasting relationships with others with mutual interests.The club has a wide variety of interest groups. For game players there are multiple Bridge groups as well as Mah-jongg and Bunco groups. The “Out & About” group leads visits to local places of interest. The “Showtime” group attends many of Bloomington’s rich local performances and sporting events. There are 3 Book Clubs and a group that explores International Issues. Members meet each other at monthly “Getting to Know You” dinners, potlucks, “TGIF” nights, Wine Tasting, and Dining Out experiences. Newcomer men enjoy weekly Men’s Breakfasts and Golf outings. Other members participate in Garden and Needlework projects and a monthly Book Exchange. We are always open to new group ideas as well.Individuals living in the Bloomington area for five years or less are welcome to join the club. Annual dues for a family in one household are $20. General meetings with local speakers are normally held the second Tuesday of the month. Our primary means of communication is a monthly newsletter with a calendar and full listings of interest group events, which can be found at our website: We also have an active Facebook page: Come join us!