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Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tutors on Wheels Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanie J.     
    Location: Mtg Room C
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Focus On Fundamentals (K-1) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us as we put a new twist on some essential skills needed for a successful school year.  Registration is required.  Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, August 8.

    Location: Mtg Room D
       
 
misc_globe 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paying for College Without Going Broke! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   630-924-2730   bdref@mybpl.org
   

Adult/Teen Event

Experienced professionals share their knowledge and expertise to guide you in your family's college search, selection, and funding. Learn to significantly reduce the cost of college and still attend the college of your choice. Discover creative, little-known ways to pay for college. Find out how admissions officers and scholarship committees make their decisions. Learn how to find the best-fit college for your child. Intended for parents of high school students, but students are also welcome to attend. This free, 90-minute seminar is presented by My College Planning Team.

    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
        There are 57 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monday Night Page Turners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   630-924-2730   bdref@mybpl.org
    The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.
    Location: Conference Room
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   630-924-2740   jschwegler@mybpl.org
   

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required.Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, August 8.

    Location: Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
       
Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
anim_turtle 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Time for 2's is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. Registration is required.  Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, August 8.

    Location: Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
   
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lib_book_red 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Early Learning Kickstart (Ages 3-5) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Get early learners off to a great start. This program begins with basic letter sounds in reading and is designed to build an academic foundation and foster curiosity and a love of learning. Children will begin to connect words, learn letter sounds and work with pencil skills to prepare for writing numbers and letters. Registration is required. This program us presented by the Bloomindale Kumon Center.

 

    Location: Mtg Room D
 
misc_globe 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie Matinee: Me Before You Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   630-924-2730   bdref@mybpl.org
   

Me Before You

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of. Based on the bestselling novel by Jojo Moyes.

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin and Jenna Coleman

Rated PG-13 / Running Time 110 minutes

Free popcorn & DVD Giveaway!
No Registration Required. 

    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
        There are 80 spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM TOPS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy B     
    Location: Mtg Room A
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    A non-profit organization that supports the efforts of the Library.
    Location: Mtg Room B
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Anderson     kanderson@mybpl.org
   

Romper Rhymes is a language-enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Story time is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. Registration is required.  Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins  Monday, August 8.

    Location: Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
       
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Budding Readers (16-23 months) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kristin Anderson     kanderson@mybpl.org
   

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for 2's storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required.  Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins  Monday, August 8.

    Location: Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM VFW Post 7539 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: David B.     
    Location: Mtg Room B
Friday October 21, 2016 -  Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_gift 9:00 AM Vote for Your Favorite Candy (All Ages) (Drop-In) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Help us as we narrow down our favorite candy--just in time for Halloween! We will start off with 8 candies and slowly thin out the competition until we have one top sugary treat!  Vote for your favoriet every time you come to the library.

Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime (All Ages) (Drop-In) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets. No registration is required. Please note, the library will be closed and there will not be a Family Storytime on September 23, 2016.

    Location: Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Halloween Party Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Doodlebugs (Ages 2-3 years) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   630-924-2740   jschwegler@mybpl.org
   

This is a special arat class just for toddlers and parents.  Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing,

sticking and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Registration for Bloomingdale cardholders begins

Monday, October 3.

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    Location: Mtg Room D
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tutors on Wheels Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanie J.     
    Location: Conference Room
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misc_globe 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Coloring Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk    630-924-2730   bdref@mybpl.org
   

Take time for yourself and join us for over an hour of relaxing, meditative, and creative coloring for adults. At this final meeting all of the coloring books will be given away in a random drawing! You must be present to win a coloring book. No registration required.

    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Willow Crest Condominium Association Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amanda K     
    Location: Mtg Room C
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Music and Movement--Spooky Tunes (Ages 3 yrs-grade K) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   630-924-2740   jschwegler@mybpl.org
   

Come for a fun filled half hour of musical exploration through song, dance, movement activities, and instrument play.  Caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program. 

Registration for Bloomingdale cardholders will begin Monday, October 3.

    Location: Mtg Room C
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Otaku Tuesday: Deathnote Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evan Mather   (630) 924-2736   emather@mybpl.org
   

Watch anime, make some crafts, and learn about Japanese culture. Otaku Tuesdays are perfect for die-hard fans and newbies alike. This month, we’ll get our Halloween on and watch Deathnote and create our own Deathnote accessories.

    Location: Mtg Room B
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
school_esl 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Mind Math (Grades 1-3) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This mental Math Program is a complete brain exercise for kids that will also trigger their whole brain development. This program uses the abacus as a tool to train kids to do calculations mentally without the use of calculators or paper and pen. This program is hosted by ALOHA Math of Bloomingdale. Registration is required and begins on Monday, October 3 for Bloomingdale residents.

    Location: Mtg Room C
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM TOPS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy B     
    Location: Mtg Room A
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Mystery Mavens adult book discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Conference Room
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM BIG Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tim Jarzemsky     
    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Game Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Evan Mather   630-924-2736   emather@mybpl.org
   

Drop-In - No Registration Required

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game!

    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
misc_genealogy1 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Genealogy Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslie Drewitz   630-924-2765   ldrewitz@mybpl.org
   

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month - except in December - from 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Local History Librarians provide internet and archival genealogy instruction and research support. Members share ideas and meet other researchers, receive help with research questions and brick wall dilemmas, and share genealogy finds. Use of the genealogy collection in the Local History Department and individual help and instruction is also available.

    Location: Mtg Room C
Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  10:00 PM After-Hours Teen Spook-tacular Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Come spend a creepy evening with other teens haunting the library after closing! We’ll watch spine-chilling movies, play blood-curdling games, eat frighteningly-tasty pizza, and have an all-around terrifying time.

    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tutors on Wheels Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanie J.     
    Location: Conference Room
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misc_globe 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Chicago's Sweet Candy History Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   630-924-2730   bdref@mybpl.org
   

On the Same Page

For most of its history, Chicago produced about one-third of the nation's candy. Learn the history of these tasty treats and explore what made Chicago such an ideal location for candymakers. Find out why immigrants played a critical role in confectionery history, discover how Baby Ruth and Milk Duds got their names, and take a fun "Candy Quiz." It's delicious fun! Presented by local author and historian, Leslie Goddard.

    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
        There are 53 spaces available.
Tuesday November 1, 2016 -  Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif Vote For The Next BarnYard President (All Ages) (Drop-In) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Duck for President! Or Maybe Pig?  Don't forget about Cow!  Help us decide in the polling booth who will reign as the next barnyard president.

Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Historical Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julie Deeke   630-529-3120 x 2829   jdeeke@mybpl.org
    The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.
    Location: Mtg Room C
 
misc_globe 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Can You Afford to Retire? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   630-924-2730   bdref@mybpl.org
   

This class will help you evaluate your readiness for retirement with several self-evaluation exercises. Once the evaluations are complete, you will be introduced to the Ten Critical Questions, which every retiree must answer before embarking on a successful retirement.

Presented by Jim Flanagan from Bentron Financial.

    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
        There are 55 spaces available.
Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DuPage Children's Museum Play to Learn Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join this play and learn setting as the DuPage Children's Museum brings their portable exhibits to BPL.  Children and caregivers enjoy the museum's portable exhibits and learn hands-on STEM projects that can

be done at home.  In addition, community support resoureces will be provided. Registration is required and begins Monday, October 3 for Bloomingdale residents.

    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Lego Robotics (Grades 3-6) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Calling all LEGO fans! Build and program LEGO creations to move and make sounds with Education WeDo software in this fun, hands-on program. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Mtg Room C
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM TOPS Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kathy B     
    Location: Mtg Room A
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Bloomingdale Character Counts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kandy Jones   331-442-1475   kjones@mybpl.org
    Location: Conference Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Mallard Lake Community HOA Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Doug S.      
    Location: Mtg Room B
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Eastgate HOA Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Mtg Room C
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Loose Threads Quilt Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Maggie K.     
    Location: Mtg Room D
Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Cafe Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children.

  152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL , 60108

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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Craft Time (All Ages) (Drop-In) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3-8 p.m. to make a fun craft. We'll supply all the materials needed

Friday November 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_globe 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Tai Chi Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   630-924-2730   bdref@mybpl.org
   

Join us at the library for an hour of Tai Chi, which is all about slow movement, meditation, breathing and balance. Bob Plucinsky is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong from the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center. He has a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Health Education.

    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
        There are 41 spaces available.
Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CALL Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark & Pat Drogos     
    Location: Mtg Room C
 
nat_flower01 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Party In The Pacific! (Grades K-3) *R* Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Get ready to make waves at our party celebrating Moana the newest, coolest, chick in movies and her mythical sidekick Maui. Crafts, activities, and some tropical deliciousness await you! 

    Location: Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tutors on Wheels Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanie J.     
    Location: Mtg Room C
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Polling Place Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
rec_legoguy 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Lego Madness (Grades K-6) (Drop-In) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Youth Services   630-924-2741   bdys@mybpl.org
    Come challenge yourself and learn new techniques with the monthly theme, or stretch your imagination with free building.
    Location: Mtg Room D
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Bloomingdale Historical Society Business Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kandy Jones   630-3120 ex 2801   kjones@mybpl.org
    Location: Conference Room
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