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Thursday September 14, 2017
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys.  Registration is required.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23 months) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime.  The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Games for Grownups
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon of Wii Sports, Kinect, board games, and fun for grownups. Come alone or bring a friend! There is no registration necessary for this free program. Refreshments will be served.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Rock Out on Collect Rocks Day Grades K-2 *R*
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Grades K-2, Rock out with the rocks and minerals on Collect Rocks Day. We will learn a little about the different kinds of rocks as we perform science experiments. After our lesson, everyone will make their own rock collection and try to identify the rocks they collect. There will be plenty of hands on specimens. Registration is required.  Registration for residents begins Monday, August 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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
 
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Computer Safety
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn practical and inexpensive ways to protect your computer against data loss, virus infection, and online scams. Software solutions, backup techniques, and safe Internet behavior will all be discussed.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 13 spaces available.
Friday September 15, 2017
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Family Storytime (All Ages) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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, along with a simple craft. No registration is required. 

Please note there will not be Family Storytime October 6th and 13.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday September 16, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bengali Association of Greater Chicago
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday September 17, 2017
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday September 18, 2017
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Fall Book Sale Storage
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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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 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Tutors on Wheels is an adult literacy program that offers ESL training, GED, or help with passing the Citizenship test. The program is offered to low income individuals residing and working in DuPage County. Students receive one-on-one training in their own neighborhood, church or job site. Location: Conference Room but may vary 

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Downloadable Resources
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Get started using eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines! Contact the Adult Services Reference Desk to schedule a 45 minute appointment with a librarian. Please bring your library card, device, and usernames/passwords with you on the day of your appointment.

 
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Focus On Fundamentals (K-1) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year.  Registration is required. Registration for residents begins Monday, August 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

Please note there will be no class October 2 and 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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iPhone Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn to download and run apps, organize your icons, configure your settings, find and use your pictures, play your music, synchronize your phone with other devices, and much more.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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 September 19, 2017
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Fall Book Sale Storage
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) *R* A.M.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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 7  and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

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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DIY Make & Take: Mod Podge Your Pumpkins
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pumpkins don't have to be creepy or even be carved! Join us and learn how to use mod podge and spray paint to decorate the surface of your fall gourds in cute and colorful ways. We will also discuss how to find more pumpkin decoration ideas on Pinterest.  

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Fall Book Sale Storage
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos 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 and begins on Monday,  August 7 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before each program begins.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Early Learning Kickstart Ages 3-5 *R*
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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. This program is presented by the Bloomingdale Kumon Center.  Registration is required and begins Monday, August 7 for residents and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Kitchen Kids (Grades 3-5)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Come practice kitchen skills and make easy, kid-friendly snacks and treats! Food is prepared and served at this program, so please notify Youth Services if your child has dietary restrictions. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
The registration period has ended.
 
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Button Bonanza
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a few buttons that are completely unique!

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are many spaces available.
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Great Decisions discussion program is a civic education program administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association.  In preparation for the discussion, participants read the relevant chapter on a particular foreign policy issue in the Great Decisions briefing book that will be available for check out.  A short DVD will be shown followed by a moderated discussion among the participants. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday September 21, 2017
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys.  Registration is required.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23 months) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime.  The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Make your voices heard! Join us monthly to meet over pizza to help plan programs for teens, make decisions for the library’s teen space, play games, promote the library, earn volunteer hours, and more! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

This is a service organization which provides senior assistance, smoke alarm battery replacement, disposes of flags and honor guard. Meetings are on the third Thursday of every month at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Website: www.vfw7539.org

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday September 22, 2017
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Family Storytime (All Ages) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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, along with a simple craft. No registration is required. 

Please note there will not be Family Storytime October 6th and 13.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday September 23, 2017
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Fall Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday September 24, 2017
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Fall Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday September 25, 2017
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Christine Winger MTG
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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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 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Tutors on Wheels is an adult literacy program that offers ESL training, GED, or help with passing the Citizenship test. The program is offered to low income individuals residing and working in DuPage County. Students receive one-on-one training in their own neighborhood, church or job site. Location: Conference Room but may vary 

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Focus On Fundamentals (K-1) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year.  Registration is required. Registration for residents begins Monday, August 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

Please note there will be no class October 2 and 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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The Health Benefits of Herbal Teas
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Herbal teas have many health benefits including relaxation, boosting your immune system, reducing digestive disorders and nausea. Some teas also have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties, as well as containing many antioxidants that help fight cancer. Join us for a presentation by our favorite tea guru, Sarine Cottreau, owner of Serene Teaz, and learn how to incorporate these delicious and healthful teas into your diet. 

Samples of herbal teas will be provided. Registration is limited to 50 people. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Smart TVs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class we will discuss different features and services available for modern TVs. Students will learn how to stream directly from the internet, connect to your computer, or easily display their pictures or movies.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) *R* A.M.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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 7  and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Mind Math Gr 1-3 *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

This mental math program is a complete brain exercise for kids that will also trigger their whole brain development.  The 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 Monday, August 7 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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The Uncivil War: Death, Desertion, and Betrayal
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

One man's personal view on America's most deadly conflict.

Presented by Bob Kurek, Bloomingdale resident, amateur historian and member of the PH Sheridan Camp #2, Department of Illinois Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Bob was instrumental in getting US Highway 12 designated the Iron Brigade Memorial Highway, and in his talk he will share some interesting stories about the Civil War that have been left out of the history books. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 44 spaces available.
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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CSTF
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos 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 and begins on Monday,  August 7 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before each program begins.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Going in Style
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Going in Style 

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
Starring: Ann-Margret, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine.
Rated: PG-13 / Running Time 96 minutes

Free popcorn & DVD Giveaway!  No registration required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you curious about 3D printing? Do you want to learn how to create your own designs and print them out? Teens are welcome to join us for an Introduction to 3D printing class, where we will create our own Tinkercad accounts, learn the basics of 3D Printing and design, and even get to see the 3D Printer in action. No experience is necessary! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 14 spaces available.
Thursday September 28, 2017
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys.  Registration is required.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23 months) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime.  The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required.

Please note there will be no storytimes October 1-14.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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: Mtg Room A
Friday September 29, 2017
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Family Storytime (All Ages) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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, along with a simple craft. No registration is required. 

Please note there will not be Family Storytime October 6th and 13.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday September 30, 2017
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Fairfield Lake Homeowners Association
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B

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