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Friday August 17, 2018
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday August 18, 2018
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Bayview Crossings HOA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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CANCELLED * Critical Thinking Workshop *R* (Gr 1-6)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

CANCELLED...This program has been cancelled. It will be offered Saturday, September 22.  This interactive workshop is designed for students to enhance their critical thinking skills and to prepare for exams such as MAP, PSAE,  and PSAT.  Students will be in divided into stations according to their grade level to answer word problems and puzzles using manipulatives. This program is presented by Eye Level Learning of Bloomingdale

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday August 19, 2018
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SUNDAYS CLOSED DUE TO SUMMER HOURS (SUNDAYS, MAY 27-SEPT. 9)

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

Monday August 20, 2018
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Chef Maddox Presents: Vegetarian Cooking
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Now is the perfect time to use fresh produce and learn how to cook vegetarian! Join us for a cooking demonstration by Chef Susan Maddox, who will provide samples for up to 50 attendees. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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eBay Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of buying and selling on eBay, including opening an account, finding items, and placing bids.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Potty Party *R* (Ages 1-4 w/ caregiver)
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, begining Monday, August 6

 
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Walk HOA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Liz T.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Tomb Raider
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tomb Raider

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Starring: Alicia Vikander. 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 118 min.

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Stoneybrook HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday August 23, 2018
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 55261
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  December) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. A Local History librarian provides 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.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Sharpie Tie-Dye
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring a white t-shirt and use our Sharpie markers to make a fun tie-dye shirt! Drop-In program

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Friday August 24, 2018
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Time for Toys (Drop-In, Ages 3mo-5yrs with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Time for Toys  is an informal program giving parents with small children the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents, while children play with toys and games.  Toys and games are most appropriate for children ages 3 months to 5 years, Drop-In

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 25, 2018
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Volunteer Fair
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come to the library to find tons of volunteer opportunitues in your community!

  • Almost Home Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • Bloomingdale Food Pantry
  • Bloomingdale Friends of the Library
  • Bloomingdale Historical Society
  • Bloomingdale Park District
  • Bloomingdale Police Department
  • Bloomingdale Public Library Voluteens and TAB
  • DuPage Pads
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Friends of the Library
  • Giving Dupage
  • Hands On Chicago
  • Literacy DuPage
  • Meals on Wheels
  • NAMI DuPage
  • Roselle Public Library
  • West Dupage Special Recreation Association
  • World Relief Dupage
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday August 26, 2018
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SUNDAYS CLOSED DUE TO SUMMER HOURS (SUNDAYS, MAY 27-SEPT. 9)

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

Monday August 27, 2018
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Doodlebugs *R* (Ages 2-3 years old with caregiver)
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.  Ages 2-3 years old with caregiver

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Excel Formulas
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class, students will learn to create and edit dynamic formulas using tools like logical (IF) functions, arrays, conditional formatting, data validation, and more.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 11 spaces available.
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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Seniors Course: Session 1
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn about word processing and the basics of dealing with Windows. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
About a Dog by Jenn McKinlay
 
Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Romantic Comedy."
 
Meet us at Jimador Mexican Restaurant - 156 S Bloomingdale Rd. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
Thursday August 30, 2018
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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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Using PowerPoint
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of creating and organizing a presentation in PowerPoint. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 11 spaces available.
Sunday September 2, 2018
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SUNDAYS CLOSED DUE TO SUMMER HOURS (SUNDAYS, MAY 27-SEPT. 9)

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

Monday September 3, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

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

Tuesday September 4, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Seniors Course: Using Word
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

New to Microsoft Word?  Learn how to create and save files, format and edit documents, and more. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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League of Women Voters - Roselle/Bloomingdale
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Marie W.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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Learn with LEGOs for Preschoolers *R* (Ages 3-5)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Build with LEGOs and build your child's school readiness too! Come the the library for stories, learning and fun.  Each month we have a different theme and learning objective like numbers, colors, or letters.

 
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Teacup Fairy Garden
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Turn a teacup into a tiny fairy garden you can keep all year long! All supplies will be provided. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

If you like to quilt, the Loose Threads Quilt Group is just for you. Learn new techniques and have fun while doing it! Meetings are held at the Bloomingdale Public Library on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz  (630) 894-7552  
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday September 6, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café 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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Craft Time (Drop-In)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft.  We’ll supply all the materials needed. Please note there will be no Craft Time on August 3 due to the Ice Cream Social.

 
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Girl Scout Troop 55261
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We've started a Dungeons and Dragons Club! Grab your twenty-sided die, rev  up your imagination, and embark on an adventure with some friends. Newbies and long-time players are welcome. All players ages 13 and up are welcome to join us. Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Webelo Scouts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Frank N.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Using PowerPoint 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Extending on the basic skills learned in Using PowerPoint, this class will teach students to make their slideshows more dynamic and complex. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday September 7, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 46 spaces available.
Sunday September 9, 2018
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OPEN- SUNDAY HOURS RESUME

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

Monday September 10, 2018
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera.

 
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Villas Owners
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chicagoland Cemetery Safari
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of photos of the final resting places of famous and infamous people (and a few animals) in the Chicago area and the stories behind them. You'll hear about Eddie Gaedele, Harry Grossman, Catherine O'Leary, and Brian Piccolo. 

Presented by Jim & Paula Hantak.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 39 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
 
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Cutting the Cord
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Explore entertainment options beyond paying for cable.  We will discuss how to connect your TV or other devices to streaming services, what options are out there, and how to determine what's right for you. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)(Drop-In Limited)
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. Drop-In limited to the first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Seniors Course: Session 2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

We'll explore browsing the web, email questions and concerns, the cloud, and avoiding viruses. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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The Science of Climate Change
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The concept of climate change is a hot topic these days. Depending on which side you listen to, it either doesn't exist or the consequences will be catastrophic. In this presentation designed for a science-interested audience, we will put the politics to the side and focus, instead, on the science evidence: What does science say is happening? Where does the data come from? What might be in our future?

Presented by Michelle Nichols, astroeducator from the Adler Planetarium.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 56 spaces available.
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 with caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime is a storytime for children two-three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Ages 2-3 with caregiver.  Drop-In limited to first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Get Ready for Kindergarten *R* (Ages 4-5)
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

This monthly program will help prepare children with the skills necessary for kindergarten. Presented by Kumon of Bloomingdale

Presented by Kumon of Bloomingdale

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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TurboCharge Your Homework! *R* Gr 5-8
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

NEW FOR TWEENS!    Unleash the power of library resources to save time, make the grade, and make homework easier! Discover online tools you can use at home, free tutoring, and more!  (Intro to Brainfuse, Intro to Databases, Quick tour of nonfiction/textbook sections, handouts, including Dewey bookmarks (scavenger hunt?) 

Wednesday, September 12 Grades 5-8 6:00-7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 months w/ caregiver)
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 for six sessions.  Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 months w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Toddler storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is for six sessions. Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble! The library will provide Scrabble boards and dictionaries, as well as snacks and beverages. Whether you play for fun or for the challenge, all skill levels are welcome. Come enjoy some classic wordplay!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

The library just received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and build a project. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

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

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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Internet Safety
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn practical and inexpensive ways to protect your computer against data loss, virus infection, and online scams. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday September 15, 2018
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Stories and Stretches (Drop-In, Ages 3-K)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Stories and stretches Drop-In Ages 3-K

Saturday, September 15  10:30-11:15 a.m.

Take a story time break to stretch and wiggle as we shake loose and read our favorite stories. Stick around afterwards for a fun craft!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday September 17, 2018
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School Facilitators Networking Group
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Weaving on Homemade Looms *R* (Gr K-2)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Practice weaving on our homemade looms to create a colorful potholder.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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DIY Make & Take: Folded Book Art
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Don't get rid of your old books! Turn those dusty hardcovers that are sitting on your shelf into beautiful folded book art. We will provide the books and templates that you can try here and finish at home. Also learn how to use cloth and mod podge to cover your old books and make them new again!

Space is limited to 20 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Using Android Phones
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to install and manage your apps, customize your phone using settings and widgets installations, use Google tools, and much more! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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.

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CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)(Drop-In Limited)
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. Drop-In limited to the first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Seniors Course: Session 3
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Get familiar with tablets and smartphones.  Bring your own device, or borrow one of the library's iPads. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Louisa May Alcott
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In 2018, the beloved novel Little Women celebrates its 150th birthday. Mark the occasion with Leslie Goddard's living-history portrayal of celebrated author Louisa May Alcott. As Miss Alcott shares stories about the creation of Little Women, she also reminisces about her life, including her poverty-stricken childhood, her struggles to succeed as a writer, and the unexpected, phenomenal success of Little Women in 1868.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 with caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime is a storytime for children two-three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Ages 2-3 with caregiver.  Drop-In limited to first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Little Women (1994)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Little Women (1994)

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.
 
Starring: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, and Kirsten Dunst 
Rated PG | Running Time: 115 minutes
 
Free popcorn and DVD giveaway! No registration required, must be present to win.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Kitchen Kids *R* (Gr 3-6)
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. Grades 3-6  4:30-5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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How Do I...? *R* (Gr 5-8)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

NEW FOR TWEENS!    Change fonts, fix margins, PRINT! Learn or refresh basic computer skills that will help you get your homework done with fewer headaches, more independence, and better results. Grades 5-8  6:00-7:00 p.m

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 months w/ caregiver)
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 for six sessions.  Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 months w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Toddler storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is for six sessions. Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Girl Scout Troop 55261
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 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

CONTACT:  Rick Middleton  (630) 351-2066  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Introduction to Access
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of Microsoft Access, such as creating tables, queries, forms, and reports. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
Friday September 21, 2018
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Tim Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday September 22, 2018
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Critical Thinking Workshop *R* (Gr 1-6)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Critical Thinking Workshop *R* Gr 1-6

September 22

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This interactive workshop is designed for students to enhance their critical thinking skills and to prepare for exams such as MAP, PSAE,  and PSAT.  Students will be in divided into stations according to their grade level to answer word problems and puzzles using manipulatives.

 This program is presented by Eye Level Learning of Bloomingdale

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday September 24, 2018
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Using Android Phones 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn more about their Android phones, including account syncing, connections to the cloud, managing their files, pay by phone, and beyond. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)(Drop-In Limited)
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. Drop-In limited to the first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Fairfield Lake Homeowners Association
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A Good Day to Marry a Duke by Betina Krahn
 
Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Victorian Days."
 
Meet us at Jimador Mexican Restaurant - 156 S Bloomingdale Rd. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 with caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime is a storytime for children two-three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Ages 2-3 with caregiver.  Drop-In limited to first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Make It 3D *R* Gr 5-8
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

NEW FOR TWEENS!    Learn how to find and design 3D objects then watch your designs come to life with our 3D printer! (Items will be available for pickup the day after the program.)  Grades 5-8 6:00-7:00 p.m

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 months w/ caregiver)
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 for six sessions.  Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 months w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Toddler storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is for six sessions. Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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STEAM with Pirates *R* (Gr K-2)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

In honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, come to the library to study the science of pirates.  Build a boat that can carry all your crew, figure out the right angle to knock out a rival ship and more.  Dress the part and receive an entry to win a special pirate prize.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  December) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. A Local History librarian provides 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.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday September 28, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday September 29, 2018
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Fall Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday September 30, 2018
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Fall Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday October 1, 2018
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)(Drop-In Limited)
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. Drop-In limited to the first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Exploring Native American Culture Through Oral Traditions, Music, and Food
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

Dressed in traditional Ojibwa regalia, author Kim Sigafus will share her knowledge of many aspects of Native American cultures. 

Kim will discuss Native people who lived in Illinois in the 1800s and their traditions. She will describe Native American foodways, including the planting of the Three Sisters: corn, beans, and squash. Drumming and singing, she will share a traditional lullaby with the audience and will teach them a song. They will learn some Native American language and be able to view and handle Native artifacts. There will be opportunities for audience participation, including an invitation into a drum and rain stick circle.

Brought to us by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 71 spaces available.
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 with caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime is a storytime for children two-three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Ages 2-3 with caregiver.  Drop-In limited to first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Spruce Up Your Space *R* (Gr 5-8)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

NEW FOR TWEENS!  New school year, new school flair! We’ll provide the materials; you provide the imagination and your personal style to make fun and useful items for your locker, desk, etc. 

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

If you like to quilt, the Loose Threads Quilt Group is just for you. Learn new techniques and have fun while doing it! Meetings are held at the Bloomingdale Public Library on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz  (630) 894-7552  
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 months w/ caregiver)
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 for six sessions.  Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 months w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Toddler storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is for six sessions. Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café 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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Bloomingdale Webelo Scouts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Frank N.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday October 5, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday October 6, 2018
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Toast Master International
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday October 7, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
Monday October 8, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
 
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera.

 
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)(Drop-In Limited)
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. Drop-In limited to the first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
 
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 with caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime is a storytime for children two-three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Ages 2-3 with caregiver.  Drop-In limited to first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
 
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 months w/ caregiver)
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 for six sessions.  Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 months w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Toddler storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is for six sessions. Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble! The library will provide Scrabble boards and dictionaries, as well as snacks and beverages. Whether you play for fun or for the challenge, all skill levels are welcome. Come enjoy some classic wordplay!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

The library just received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and build a project. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library. 

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

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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Getting Started: Windows 10
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will provide a basic understanding of how to use Windows©.  Topics such as using the desktop, settings, manipulating windows, understanding files, and installing new programs will be covered.  This class will also discuss the visual changes associated with Windows 10.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday October 12, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
Friday October 12, 2018 - Thursday October 18, 2018
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How Much Candy

Take a guess at the amount of candy in our display case. The closest guess wins a prize!

Friday October 12, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday October 13, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
 
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SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stressing about taking the SAT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are many spaces available.
Monday October 15, 2018
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Internet Course: Google Docs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Google provides a number of free cloud applications perfect for safe storage or collaboration with friends, family, or colleagues. Learn the basics of working with these tools to create, edit, and share documents.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)(Drop-In Limited)
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. Drop-In limited to the first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Shareshop Meeting
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Genealogy and Local History Librarians Meeting

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 with caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime is a storytime for children two-three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Ages 2-3 with caregiver.  Drop-In limited to first 20 children to arrive.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Kitchen Kids *R* (Gr 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.

 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 months w/ caregiver)
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 for six sessions.  Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 months w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Toddler storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is for six sessions. Registration is required, begins Monday, August 6.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Western Style: The Art of Remington, Russell and Catlin
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

More than a century ago, artists Charles Russell, Frederic Remington and George Catlin expressed the spirit of the Old West in paintings and sculptures. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses key works by these artists and relates them to the larger context of American art. Mishur is the co-owner of Art Excursions, a business providing private guiding, small group tours, travel consulting and lectures on various topics. Mishur holds an M.A. in the history of art from Northern Illinois University and has taught at the university level for more than twenty-five years.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
 
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VHS to Digital
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have some old tapes you’d like to be able to watch on a DVD player or share online? Students will learn to use library equipment to digitize VHS tapes and prepare them for modern viewing. Techniques from basic recording to more advanced tricks like chapter creation will be covered.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday October 19, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Halloween Party
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please join us outside in the front of the library! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday October 22, 2018
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YS Programming
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Facts & Legends of the Old West
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

Dr. Brian Moran, professor of History at College of DuPage, will discuss the history, culture, and identity of the Kiowa, Native Americans who moved across the Great Plains, and share some facts and legends of the Old West. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Leather Lariat & Boho Macrame Necklaces
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

For this jewelry craft we will learn to make Southwestern inspired necklaces using leather, bronze, and rope.

Registration opens on October 1st and is limited to 20 people.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Chappaquiddick
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Chappaquiddick

Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed after he is involved in a fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Starring: Kate Mara, Jason Clarke, and Ed Helms
Rated: PG-13 | Running time: 1hr 41min

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A non-profit organization that supports the efforts of the Library.

CONTACT:  Alex Contes    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  December) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. A Local History librarian provides 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.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday October 26, 2018
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Time for Toys (Drop-In, Ages 3mo-5yrs with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Time for Toys  is an informal program giving parents with small children the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents, while children play with toys and games.  Toys and games are most appropriate for children ages 3 months to 5 years, Drop-In

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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After Hours Dungeons & Dragons
3:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Dungeons and Dragons Club is meeting after-hours! Join us for a Halloween-themed campaign, snacks, and more.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are many spaces available.
Monday October 29, 2018
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Seniors Computer Course: Session 1
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll learn about word processing and the basics of dealing with Windows.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
 
Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Multicultural Romance." 
 
Meet us at Jimador Mexican Restaurant - 156 S Bloomingdale Rd. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
Thursday November 1, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café 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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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We've started a Dungeons and Dragons Club! Grab your twenty-sided die, rev  up your imagination, and embark on an adventure with some friends. Newbies and long-time players are welcome. All players ages 13 and up are welcome to join us. Drop-In - No Registration Required

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Webelo Scouts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Frank N.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Virus/Spyware Protection
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This course will examine the problems caused to computers by Viruses, Spy-Ware, Pop-Ups, and other malicious programs; while discussing ways to avoid and remove them if necessary. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 2, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
Monday November 5, 2018
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Polling Place
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Excel 1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will cover the basic concepts creating and using spreadsheets.  Formatting, designing, and sorting spreadsheets will be discussed along with the first steps towards creating formulas and using functions. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Staff Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Character Counts Coalition
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

If you like to quilt, the Loose Threads Quilt Group is just for you. Learn new techniques and have fun while doing it! Meetings are held at the Bloomingdale Public Library on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz  (630) 894-7552  
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble! The library will provide Scrabble boards and dictionaries, as well as snacks and beverages. Whether you play for fun or for the challenge, all skill levels are welcome. Come enjoy some classic wordplay!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

The library just received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and build a project. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

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

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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Designing Web Pages With HTML
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this course we’ll learn how to create basic web pages using HTML code.  We will cover basic topics like inserting text, links, pictures, and background colors; as well as more advanced design topics, as time allows.  While the library does not provide a location on the internet for students to post their web page, they will learn the skills required to develop one.  This class is intended to be introductory but some internet experience may help to understand topics discussed. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 9, 2018
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International Games Day Setup
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday November 10, 2018
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International Games Day
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

All Ages
Drop-in (no registration required)

Attention Pokémon trainers, dungeon crawlers, and Mario Kart racers: celebrate International Games Day at your library! Discover new games or play your favorites. Play against others in board games, video games, and collectible card games! You can also create games-related crafts, play life-size games, or take on challengers during our video game tournament!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2734  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday November 11, 2018
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SCA/Canton of Rokkehealdan
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Monday November 12, 2018
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera.

 
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Our Lady of the Angels School Fire - 60th Anniversary
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Historian Jim Gibbons offers a presentation on the 1958 tragedy in which 92 children and 3 nuns perished in the fire at Our Lady of the Angels school in Chicago.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 69 spaces available.
 
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Excel 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class covers more advanced topics in Excel such as formulas, graphs and linking between multiple worksheets. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Seniors Computer Course: Session 2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll talk about Internet topics. Browsing the web, email questions and concerns, how the cloud works and how to avoid viruses.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Pie Party!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Go beyond pumpkin pie this season! Enjoy learning about the history of different types of pies at this fun look back to past decades led by cookbook collector Amy Alessio. Taste samples and leave with ideas from vintage cookbooks and recipes.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 37 spaces available.
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Overboard
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Overboard

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.

Starring: Anna Faris, Swoosie Kurtz, and Eva Longoria
Rated: PG-13 | Running time: 112 min

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Kitchen Kids *R* (Gr 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.

 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Stoneybrook HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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String Art
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Create a colorful design using string and push-pins!

 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 15, 2018
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 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

CONTACT:  Rick Middleton  (630) 351-2066  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
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 November and  December) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. A Local History librarian provides 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.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday November 17, 2018
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ACT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stressing about taking the ACT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are many spaces available.
Monday November 19, 2018
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YS Programming
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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DIY Pool Noodle Holiday Wreaths
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pool noodles will be the base for these fun holiday wreaths decorated with ornaments in all shapes and sizes. 

Registration is limited to 20 people and opens on October 1st.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Excel 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will provide a deeper investigation of formulas, graphs, and formatting techniques, as well as examining other functions provided by Excel.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Seniors Computer Course: Session 3
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll be learning about tablets and smart phones. Students will be provided iPads or they are welcome to work on their own devices.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson

Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Holiday Romance."
 
Meet us at Jimador Mexican Restaurant - 156 S Bloomingdale Rd. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE EARLY ON WEDNESDAY AT 5PM IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

 
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday November 22, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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
Friday November 23, 2018
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Meet Me at the Movies: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Meet me at the movies to watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at Cinemark Century Stratford Square, 804 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 10.

 
 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday November 24, 2018
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Sunday November 25, 2018
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Monday November 26, 2018
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Villas Owners
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Holiday Open House
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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YS Programming
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday November 29, 2018
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YS Programming
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We've started a Dungeons and Dragons Club! Grab your twenty-sided die, rev  up your imagination, and embark on an adventure with some friends. Newbies and long-time players are welcome. All players ages 13 and up are welcome to join us. Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Creating a Web Site
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will pick up where Designing Web Pages With HTML left off. It will teach students how to acquire web space online, transfer their files to the Internet, weave together multiple pages to make their web sites more efficient and easier to understand, and cover more advanced HTML topics more thoroughly.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday November 30, 2018
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Time for Toys (Drop-In, Ages 3mo-5yrs with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Time for Toys  is an informal program giving parents with small children the opportunity to meet and talk with other parents, while children play with toys and games.  Toys and games are most appropriate for children ages 3 months to 5 years, Drop-In

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday December 2, 2018
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YS Programming
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 3, 2018
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Music to Commemorate Illinois' Bicentennial
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The music in the program reflects the story of Illinois, which is shaped not only by the land (prairie, Great Lakes, Mississippi River), but also by the many cultures which have thrived in it, beginning with Native Americans, and including French, German, African-American, Mexican, and other immigrant groups. The program includes songs about farmers; workers and labor struggles; and disasters and tragedies. And sausage. Maybe even a little Rock and Roll.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Main Street, Illinois
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

A memorable and fun-filled tour of the charms, traditions, and personalities of our Illinois towns led by the only person who has visited and photographed all 2400 of them during a 30-year personal project to discover how Illinois offers Roots, a Hometown, and a Little America for us all.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 70 spaces available.
Thursday December 6, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café 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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Girl Scout Troop #55800
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Amanda D.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Webelo Scouts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Frank N.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday December 7, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
Monday December 10, 2018
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera.

 
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Strange & Wonderful Illinois
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

See a slide show of quirky roadside attractions, unusual festivals, and surprisingly beautiful scenery from around our state while learning some interesting bits of Illinois trivia, including how some towns acquired their names. Scheduled stops on the tour include a coin-operated fire-breathing dragon, a 2-story outhouse, Punkin Chunkin, and vehicles in unorthodox places.

Presented by Jim & Paula Hantak.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 67 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners - Book Sharing Party
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Special December date - second Monday of December

Join the Monday Night Page Turners book group in December for a book sharing party! Bring a few faves and flops to share with the group and enjoy some light refreshments.

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Home for the Hoidays
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a family-friendly holiday concert that will warm the heart and set the mood for the season. Heather Braoudakis is here to sing all the holiday classics we know and love like: White Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, Joy to the World, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, and Winter Wonderland.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Life of the Party
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Life of the Party

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into re-set by going back to college.

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, and Debby Ryan
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1hr 45min
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday December 13, 2018
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble! The library will provide Scrabble boards and dictionaries, as well as snacks and beverages. Whether you play for fun or for the challenge, all skill levels are welcome. Come enjoy some classic wordplay!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday December 17, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready for finals at the library’s Exam Cram! We’ll have group and quiet study areas, Wi-Fi, and computers.  We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza served at 7:00 p.m.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Exam Cram
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready for finals at the library’s Exam Cram! We’ll have group and quiet study areas, Wi-Fi, and computers.  We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza served at 7:00 p.m.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready for finals at the library’s Exam Cram! We’ll have group and quiet study areas, Wi-Fi, and computers.  We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza served at 7:00 p.m.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 24, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE HOLIDAY

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

Tuesday December 25, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

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

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday December 27, 2018
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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
Friday December 28, 2018
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Meet Me at the Movies: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Meet me at the movies to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at Cinemark Century Stratford Square, 804 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 10.

 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
Monday December 31, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEARS EVE HOLIDAY

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

Wednesday January 2, 2019
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Pop Top Bracelets
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make a bracelet by repurposing colorful pop tabs!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday January 3, 2019
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We've started a Dungeons and Dragons Club! Grab your twenty-sided die, rev up your imagination, and embark on an adventure with some friends. Newbies and long-time players are welcome. All players ages 13 and up are welcome to join us. Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday January 4, 2019
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

He was born a city boy in Manhattan; but it wasn’t until he lived as a cattle rancher and deputy sheriff in the wild country of the Dakota Territory that Theodore Roosevelt became the man who would be president. In Forging a President, author William Hazelgrove uses Roosevelt’s own reflections to immerse readers in the formative seasons that America’s twenty-sixth president spent in “the broken country” of the Wild West.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday January 10, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Staff Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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
Tuesday January 15, 2019
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Spend Smarter This Year
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Change how you think about what you spend and learn to manage your money differently in order to reach your financial goals. In this seminar, we will tackle the following ideas about spending smarter: what are "today dollars" and "tomorrow dollars," and what does that mean to you; how do you hide your spending from yourself and how to stop it; and what is a strong "financial fortress" and how do you build it? Presented by Steven Briggs, author and Financial Advisor at Briggs Financial.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday January 16, 2019
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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. 

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday January 17, 2019
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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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Monday January 21, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

Location: Group Study Room

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday January 22, 2019
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How to Get Around with RTA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provides presentations to older adults and people with disabilities to learn how to use public transportation. The following topics will be discussed: trip planning, accessibility on Pace and Metra, safety tips, fare programs and local transit options. There will be time for questions and signing up a for a RTA Reduced Fare card to get half off on Metra, Pace and CTA, if eligible. It is a one-stop shop for all your public transportation needs! Hand-outs and maps will be provided.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Ocean's 8
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ocean's 8

Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: __

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  December) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. A Local History librarian provides 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.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday January 28, 2019
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Joan & Bette Bette & Joan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This one-woman show, composed and performed by Jillann Gabrielle, features the famous feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Meet us at Jimador Mexican Restaurant - 156 S Bloomingdale Rd S. - for free chips & salsa while we discuss the novel.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A non-profit organization that supports the efforts of the Library.

CONTACT:  Alex Contes    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday February 1, 2019
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday February 4, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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DIY String Art Heart
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A little wood, a few nails, some string and some stain can make a gorgeous item. Celebrate Valentine's Day with us by learning how to make string art in the shape of a heart.  heart

All materials are provided. Registration is limited to 20 adults. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday February 7, 2019
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We've started a Dungeons and Dragons Club! Grab your twenty-sided die, rev up your imagination, and embark on an adventure with some friends. Newbies and long-time players are welcome. All players ages 13 and up are welcome to join us. Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Meditation as Medication
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Inside us is an energy that can make us whole, physically, mentally, and spiritually. By learning to meditate accurately, we tap into this energy and heal our physical illnesses and emotional stress. In this practical workshop, Dr. Tim Fior will clarify the many benefits of meditation as described in the medical research literature, and will give every participant a personal, instructed demonstration of meditation.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Candy Kebabs
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Choose for a variety of different candies to make a colorful and sweet kebab! The tastiest looking, most creative kebab will win a prize!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 14, 2019
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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
Monday February 18, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

Location: Group Study Room

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Senior Housing 101
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rick Graffagna of Senior Solutions will be here to teach us about different options when it comes to senior housing:

  • Types of senior housing
  • Things to consider when looking
  • Funding for senior housing
  • How to find senior properties
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 
In this sequel to Mamma Mia!, Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself.
Starring: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: __

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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. 

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday February 21, 2019
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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! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday February 26, 2019
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Meet us at Jimador Mexican Restaurant - 156 S Bloomingdale Rd S. - for free chips & salsa while we discuss the novel.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
Thursday February 28, 2019
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  December) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. A Local History librarian provides 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.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday March 1, 2019
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday March 3, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
Monday March 4, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Book Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions. No class the last week of March.  Registration is required

 
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Chef Maddox Presents: Mardi Gras!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy an evening traveling through the culinary world of Cajun / New Orleans cuisine. Recipes range from Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Cajun Corn Pudding, and finally we will finish with a great dessert. Learn the recipes as well as some methods & techniques in preparing them.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Finding the Novel Inside of You
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We all have a novel inside of us. It’s that story burning to be told. Hazelgrove tells the secrets and method to get started on that idea and keep at it through the first draft and subsequent revisions. He also covers the “ins-and-outs” of getting published, sharing stories of paperback auctions, movie options and his first big contract.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday March 6, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
Thursday March 7, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We've started a Dungeons and Dragons Club! Grab your twenty-sided die, rev up your imagination, and embark on an adventure with some friends. Newbies and long-time players are welcome. All players ages 13 and up are welcome to join us. Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday March 8, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
Saturday March 9, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
Monday March 11, 2019
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Book Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions. No class the last week of March.  Registration is required

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Identity Fraud
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Skip Gonsoulin, Senior Community Relations Liaison for the Illinois State Office of the Attorney General, will be here to teach us how to avoid the latest scams and prevent identity fraud.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday March 13, 2019
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday March 14, 2019
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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
Monday March 18, 2019
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Book Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions. No class the last week of March.  Registration is required

 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

Location: Group Study Room

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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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. 

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday March 23, 2019
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Spring Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday March 24, 2019
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Spring Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday March 25, 2019
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Coco Chanel
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971) was not only the most influential designer of the 20th century, she was one of the most influential women of all time; Australian Financial Review named her one of the top