BPL Piano Show is an all-request musical performance streamed every Thursday night on Facebook Live. It features Kaleen Dolan, a born-and-raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally. We began the program on May 7, 2020, and plan to continue offering it at least into August 2020.
There is an interactive element to this program; patrons can make song requests, comment and connect with one another during the live broadcast. The performer also does a wonderful job of connecting to viewers during the show by calling out birthdays, greetings and sharing stories. The performance is archived and available to watch later.
The goal of this program is to offer a virtual, entertaining escape to our patrons during our state’s stay-at-home order and beyond, while also supporting local performers.
Bloomingdale Public Library streams an all-request musical performance by a local pianist on Facebook Live.