November 2nd, 2004 (Tuesday)
- Election Day in Monroe County saw a 23% increase in voter turn out compared with the presidential election in 2000.
November 4th, 2004 (Thursday)
- The 3rd annual Hoagy Charmichael Festival opened its 3-day event at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre.
- The 14th annual Association of Black Culture Centers conference takes place at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center for the first time.
November 9th, 2004 (Tuesday)
- 7pm - The Bloomington Linux Users Group holds its first meeting under the direction of Mark Krenz after a 4 year hiatus.
November 12th, 2004 (Friday)
- Kinsey, a film about the life an work of Alfred C. Kinsey is released in theaters.
- The Bloomington Police Department received a check from the United States Treasury and Drug Enforcement Administration for $59,916 . This was for its role in busting an illegal Internet pharmacy netting millions of dollars.
November 17th, 2004 (Wednesday)
- A change to a city ordinance was passed that fines people a flat $50 fee instead of a $25 fee for failure to remove snow from the sidewalk passing through their property.
November 19th, 2004 (Friday)
- A panel discussion took place at the Indiana University School of Law on the landmark Supreme Court case Hess v. Indiana featured many people involed in the 1970 case.
November 22nd, 2004 (Monday)
- Ivy Tech Community College took ownership of the Olin D. Sorrells Land Trust for $595,000. The land is allocated for expansion of the college including future classroom facilities and parking space.
November 24th, 2004 (Wednesday)
- Indiana University receives a $26 million Lilly Endowment grant which IU said "will be used to hire top neuroscience researchers, endow scholarships for high- achieving students and fund the creation of original music and art".
- Bloomington and Monroe County agencies were awarded a $25,000 grant from the state to support efforts to develop the area's life sciences industries.
- Martina Celerin and Caroline Beebe, both of Bloomington, received 1st and 2nd place respectively in the Indiana Governor's Environmental Art challenge early in the month.