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Tuesday August 22, 2017
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Potty Party (Ages 1-4) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

No more diapers, it’s time to use the potty!  Toddlers of all stages of potty training are invited to a party with stories and songs to encourage and motivate potty training. Registration required.  Registration for residents begins Monday, Augutst 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Are You Living Your Life, Or Surviving Your Past?
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Local author Karen Cesario Rizzo is a Spiritual Advisor, Medium, Healer and a Reiki Practitioner. Karen experienced tragedy and pain as a young child, but she always knew she was protected by angels. After years of ignoring those guiding spirits, she was finally able to overcome her past and her psychic intuition increased as a result. Karen believes these gifts of intuition are accessible to everyone and she wants to teach you how to stop "surviving" your past and start living your life.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: Beauty & the Beast
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Beauty & the Beast

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Starring: Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, and Luke Evans.

Rated: PG / Running Time 123 minutes

Free popcorn and DVD giveaway! No registration required, must be present to win.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 36 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE THE 8/23 MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
The registration period has ended.
Thursday August 24, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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In-Service Meeting Set Up
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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In-Service Meeting Set Up
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Otaku Thursday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drop-In - No registration required

Watch anime, make some crafts, and learn about Japanese culture. Otaku Thursdays are perfect for die-hard fans and newbies alike.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday August 25, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED DUE TO OUR STAFF IN-SERVICE

Many services are available when the library is closed: online services

 
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In-Service Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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In-Service Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday August 26, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday August 28, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Doodlebugs (Ages 2-3 years) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents.  Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Registration is required.  Registration for residents begins Monday, August 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Illinois Cemetery Safari
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of photos and stories of famous (and not so famous) people and animals of our past. See pictures of old cemeteries, unique headstones, historical places, and unusual gravesites. You'll hear about Chester Gould, Burl Ives, Floyd Broughton, Emil Verban, and David Strother. Don't know these peoples' claims to fame? Join us on Monday, August 28th and find out!

Presented by Jim & Paula Hantak

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Excel PivotTables
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of creating dynamic lists using Excel PivotTables. Modifying reports, formatting tables, and keeping data tables up to date will be discussed. Students will work with several examples to develop a comfort level with the tools Excel provides.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday August 29, 2017
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Group Study
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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The Life & Death of Princess Diana
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

To this day, Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales is one of the most beloved princesses around the world whose life and death were made public through the media. Her royal wedding to Prince Charles in 1981 reached a television audience of over 750 million. Though she was often scrutinized publicly for her divorce in 1996, the world mourned the tragic death of its cherished princess only a year later. This year marks the 20th anniversary of her death.  

Presented by historian Jim Gibbons.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 40 spaces available.
Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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TSTF
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday August 31, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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DuPage Children's Museum Play to Learn
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join this play and learn setting as the DuPage Chldren's Museum brings their interactive 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 resources will be provided.  Registration is required.  Registration for residents begins Monday, August 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Stoneybrook HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Using Publisher
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This desktop publishing program can be used to create newsletters, brochures, cards, banners, etc. The class will cover basic techniques needed to create professional publications.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 11 spaces available.

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