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Friday May 25, 2018
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday May 27, 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 May 28, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 28TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

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

Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Rotary
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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
 
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Group Study
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Offsite location: Jimador Mexican Restaurant (156 S Bloomingdale Rd S, Bloomingdale, IL 60108)

The Wanderer by Robyn Carr

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 "Love in a Small Town."
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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
 
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Girl Scout Troop 55765
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday June 1, 2018
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Solo: A Star Wars Story @ Century Stratford Square

Travel the galaxy with us and watch Solo: A Star Wars Story at the Century Stratford Square! 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 8.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
There is 1 space available.
 
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 47 spaces available.
Saturday June 2, 2018
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday June 3, 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 June 4, 2018
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Doodlebugs *R* (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.

Registration for programs held in the month of June will begin Tuesday, May 29.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lego Madness K-6 (Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come stretch your imagination and make new friends with free building. Snap a picture and share your Lego creations on the Library’s Facebook page

 
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Villas of Thornfield HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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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 June 5, 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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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Al Capone & the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression. The story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on The 1933 World’s Fair. Presented by local author William Hazelgrove - books are available for purchase.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 37 spaces available.
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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PUSH Wellness
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Christine Winger: ProperyTax Seminar
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Can not sign up at Library for this event. Please contact Rep. Winger's office. Program is from 6:30-8 pm. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
6:15 PM - 8:30 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 June 7, 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 All Ages (Drop-In)
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 1:00-8:00 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@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 June 8, 2018
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Christine Winger: Sr Advisory Council
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Summer Concert- The Wave Runners
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join outside at the Founder's Park Gazebo in front of the Library! The Wave Runners feature music from The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, The Safaris, The Ventures, and more. Make sure you bring your Hawaiian shirts and beach balls! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Snazzy Shrinkies (Drop-In) Gr 3-6
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Color, cut and watch your dazzling design shrink.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Saturday June 9, 2018
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Mini Therapy Horse Visit
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Have you ever met a miniature therapy horse? Now is your chance! Our friends from Mane in Heaven, located in Barrington IL, will bring a gentle and friendly mini therapy horse for a visit. Drop in to meet an adorable mini!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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M.M. Piano Studios
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday June 10, 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 June 11, 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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Garden Club *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Watch, water, and learn as we plant foods from all over the world and do fun projects each session. Registration is for 8 weeks of Summer Reading. Mondays June 11 - July 30

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Girl Scout Troop 55261
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Villas Owners
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Visit Unicorn Fantasyland *R* Gr K-2
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Come Travel to an imaginary world where unicorns are real. We will hear stories, do crafts an make our own ice cream sundae for dessert! Registration begins May 29.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Bloomingdale Character Counts Coalition
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones    kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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How Sustainable Landscaping is Good for our Health
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Conservation Foundation will do a presentation on the benefits of planting native plants in our gardens and communities. In this slide presentation they will cover the use of native vs. non-native plants, the importance of pollinator insects, and planting to reduce water consumption and run-off.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Balloon Dude (Drop-In)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Start off the summer with Dale Obrochta’s comedic balloon twisting show! Interactive and a fun family event. All are welcome

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Crayon Drip Art
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Melt some crayons on a piece of canvas and make a work of art! All supplies will be provided. Limit to 10 participants. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are many spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Circle Park Storytime (Drop-In) All Ages
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for outdoor summer storytimes in Circle Park. Meet us at the picnic shelter! Weather pending. Thursdays June, 14, July 12 and August 9 1:30-2:00 p.m.

 
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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)
3:00 PM - 4:00 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 start out talking about the basics and start building our first gadget. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library. Registration begins May 29.

3:00-3:45 p.m. (Note: New Time for Summer classes)

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
Saturday June 16, 2018
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Dads ‘n Donuts *R* (Families)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Celebrate Father's Day with this delicious story time! Come and listen to some great stories and stay afterwards for a fun craft and some tasty donuts, juice, and coffee. All family members welcome! Registration begins May 29.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday June 17, 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 June 18, 2018
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Garden Club *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Watch, water, and learn as we plant foods from all over the world and do fun projects each session. Registration is for 8 weeks of Summer Reading. Mondays June 11 - July 30

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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PostCrossing Club (Drop-In) Gr 1-6
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Make and write postcards to send to special recipients all over the world—then come back to see what we get in return!   Mondays, June 18, and July 16 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Around the World in 60 Minutes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Heather Braoudakis is back to sing our favorite songs from around the world, including April in Paris, South of the Border Down Mexico Way and On a Slow Boat to China

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 61 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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday June 19, 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)
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. Limited to first 20 children

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Best of the Best: Great Paintings in Europe's Great Museums
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur examines a selection of top paintings from European museums. Spanning the Renaissance through the 20th century, Mishur's selections currently hang in galleries at The Louvre, London's National Gallery, The Prado, The Uffizi, and other great collections from across Europe. This presentation brings together works by Rembrandt, Picasso, Caravaggio, Goya and other painters.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 61 spaces available.
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Toddler Time (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class July 4. Limited to first 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Phantom Thread
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Phantom Thread

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Starring: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Lesley Manville 
Run Time: 130 minutes | Rated: R
 
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 79 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Kitchen Kids *R* (Gr 3-5)
2:30 PM - 2:45 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.

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. (Note: New Time for Summer Class)

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Guys Read *R* Grades 4-6
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Guys Read is a book discussion just for guys. Come and have a snack, discuss the book, play games and do activities. Selected book for the month can be picked up at the Youth Services desk.  July book: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Conor

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Basic DNA Testing
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

How does DNA testing work? Which service can I use, and what can I do with the results? The Bloomingdale Genealogy Club will teach you about the differences between testing companies and how you can maximize your results.

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 116 spaces available.
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15mo 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 6 sessions.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Staff Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Coding Class *R* (Gr 4-6)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Take part in a crash course on coding! We will play some games, make a craft, and learn the basics of computer coding on Scratch. The same program will be offered twice.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Rick Middleton  (630) 351-2066  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday June 22, 2018
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Family Storytime (Drop-In) All Ages
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
 
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Escape from Crystal Cove Library with Scooby and the Gang *R* (Gr K-6)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Travel to Crystal Cove to help Scooby solve a mystery! Follow the clues to escape from the library when we are locked in by a dastardly villain. Grades K-6, caregivers welcome

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday June 24, 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 June 25, 2018
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Frog Lady (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

The Frog Lady aka Deb Krohn  will present her Herpetology (Reptiles & Amphibians) program. She brings over 20 animals for you to see and learn about! All are welcome

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Frog Lady (Drop-In)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

The Frog Lady aka Deb Krohn  will present her Herpetology (Reptiles & Amphibians) program. She brings over 20 animals for you to see and learn about! All are welcome

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Garden Club *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Watch, water, and learn as we plant foods from all over the world and do fun projects each session. Registration is for 8 weeks of Summer Reading. Mondays June 11 - July 30

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
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. Limited to first 20 children

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
 
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 Suspense."
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Toddler Time (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class July 4. Limited to first 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Engineer-y Tales *R* (Gr K-2)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Explore a whole new take on familiar stories as we try to engineer our way out of classic predicaments using science!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 June 28, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15mo 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 6 sessions.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Let the GeoGames Begin! *R* (Gr 3-6)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

May the odds be ever in your favor as you race to follow clues, navigate your way around the world, and rack up points against the other players!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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
 
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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 June 29, 2018
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Family Storytime (Drop-In) All Ages
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 June 30, 2018
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Make It Take It - 4th of July (Drop-In) All Ages
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kids are invited to stop in anytime between 11:00 – 4:00 to make a 4th of July craft perfect for the holiday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
Sunday July 1, 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 July 2, 2018
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Make It Take It - 4th of July (Drop-In) All Ages
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kids are invited to stop in anytime between 11:00 – 4:00 to make a 4th of July craft perfect for the holiday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
 
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Garden Club *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Watch, water, and learn as we plant foods from all over the world and do fun projects each session. Registration is for 8 weeks of Summer Reading. Mondays June 11 - July 30

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Lego Madness (Drop-In) Gr K-6
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come challenge yourself and learn new techniques with the monthly theme, or stretch your imagination with free building.

 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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The History of The Beatles in an Hour
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Beatles' story, their personalities, and most importantly, their music continue to influence our culture and our expectations of popular music. With the use of audio and visual content, participants will learn the arc of the Beatles' career from their development in Liverpool, through Beatlemania into their psychedelic phase and finally their dissolution. Includes discussion of their musical and lyrical maturity and their culture impact.

Presented by Gary Wenstrup, Professor at COD and Triton College.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 66 spaces available.
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
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. Limited to first 20 children

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY

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

Thursday July 5, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15mo 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 6 sessions.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 All Ages (Drop-In)
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 1:00-8:00 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@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 July 6, 2018
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom @ Century Stratford Square

Join us at the Century Stratford Square as we watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. 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 8.

Registration will begin on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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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 80 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime (Drop-In) All Ages
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
 
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Guinness World Records Party *R* (Gr K-2)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

There are so many records. Can we break any? We will work together to try our hands at some new skills in order to see if we can top the charts!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Guinness World Records Party *R* (Gr 3-6)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

There are so many records. Can we break any? We will work together to try our hands at some new skills in order to see if we can top the charts!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday July 8, 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 July 9, 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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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Garden Club *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Watch, water, and learn as we plant foods from all over the world and do fun projects each session. Registration is for 8 weeks of Summer Reading. Mondays June 11 - July 30

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday July 10, 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)
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. Limited to first 20 children

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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America: Coast to Coast
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a 4000-mile hiking, biking, and canoeing adventure in nine stages across fifteen states from Cape Henlopen, Delaware to Cannon Beach, Oregon. Travel nine of America’s favorite scenic and historic trails, roads, and rivers all the way from sea to shining sea. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 63 spaces available.
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Toddler Time (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class July 4. Limited to first 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15mo 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 6 sessions.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Circle Park Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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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)
3:00 PM - 3:45 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. 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. (Note: New Time for Summer classes)

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
Friday July 13, 2018
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Family Storytime (Drop-In) All Ages
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
 
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Summer Concert- Bagshot Row
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join outside at the Founder's Park Gazebo in front of the Library! Do you love British Invasion rock & roll? So does Bagshot Row, and they'll be here to perform a one hour show featuring The Beatles' greatest hits. Remember to join is for a lecture on Monday, July 2nd at 7 pm to learn about "The History of The Beatles in an Hour" from COD professor Gary Wenstrup. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Coding Class *R* (Gr 4-6)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Take part in a crash course on coding! We will play some games, make a craft, and learn the basics of computer coding on Scratch. The same program will be offered twice.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Registration will begin on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday July 15, 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 July 16, 2018
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Travel with Flat Stanley *R* (Gr K-2)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Learn about Flat Stanley's globe-trotting adventures, then create your own Flat Stanley and take a picture with him during your summer vacation.  Send us the picture and it may be posted on our website!

 
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Garden Club *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Watch, water, and learn as we plant foods from all over the world and do fun projects each session. Registration is for 8 weeks of Summer Reading. Mondays June 11 - July 30

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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PostCrossing Club (Drop-In) Gr 1-6
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Make and write postcards to send to special recipients all over the world—then come back to see what we get in return! 6:30-7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Castles and Lochs of Scotland
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for an armchair tour of central Scotland to see its intriguing cities, regal castles, untamed highlands, and spectacular lochs and glens.

Presented by Nancy McCully

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 53 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
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. Limited to first 20 children

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 July 18, 2018
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Toddler Time (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class July 4. Limited to first 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Kitchen Kids *R* (Gr 3-5)
2:30 PM - 2:45 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.

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. (Note: New Time for Summer Class)

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bottle Cap Jewelry
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Recycle and reuse bottle caps to make a stylish bracelet, necklace, or pin! We will supply all the materials, and fun pictures to work with. To personalize your jewelry even more, bring tiny photos of your favorite people, pets, cartoon, or comic book characters! Drop-In Program.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15mo 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 6 sessions.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Pocket Circus (Drop-In)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Presenting …the World’s Smallest Circus!  Come enjoy Pocket Circus, a duo from Argentina that will perform circus acrobatics, juggling, magic and more.  Fun for the whole family.  All ages welcome

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Imagine If You Were a Superhero *R* Gr K-6
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about some famous superheroes then design your own superhero name and superpower. Use those powers as you compete in superhero challenges to win a prize. Gr K-6, caregivers welcome

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
Friday July 20, 2018
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Family Storytime (Drop-In) All Ages
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
Sunday July 22, 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 July 23, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Garden Club *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Watch, water, and learn as we plant foods from all over the world and do fun projects each session. Registration is for 8 weeks of Summer Reading. Mondays June 11 - July 30

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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DIY Make & Take: Hardware Store Bracelets
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to use rope, emboidery thread and brass sleeves to create cute and modern bracelets to match any outfit.

Space is limited to 30 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday July 24, 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)
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. Limited to first 20 children

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Culture Fair (Drop-In) Gr 1-6
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by to visit our booths from all over the world and learn facts, practice dance and try new snacks.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Toddler Time (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Time is a storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class July 4. Limited to first 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Mamma Mia! Sing-Along (2008)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mamma Mia! Sing-Along (2008)
 
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. Join us for the original before the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, comes out in theaters on July 20th, 2018.
Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Amanda Seyfried
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 108 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 80 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Guys Read *R* Grades 4-6
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Guys Read is a book discussion just for guys. Come and have a snack, discuss the book, play games and do activities. Selected book for the month can be picked up at the Youth Services desk.  July book: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Conor

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15mo 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 6 sessions.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo w/ caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
 
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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 July 27, 2018
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Family Storytime (Drop-In) All Ages
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 July 28, 2018
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday July 29, 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 July 30, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Garden Club *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Watch, water, and learn as we plant foods from all over the world and do fun projects each session. Registration is for 8 weeks of Summer Reading. Mondays June 11 - July 30

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Drop-In Movie
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Summer’s not over yet!  Drop in and watch the newest DVD releases here at the library.  Get comfortable, have some popcorn and enjoy the matinee.  Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Movie titles to be announced in July. 

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wild Wicked Scot by Julia London

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 "Men in Kilts." 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 August 2, 2018
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Ice Cream Social
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us outside in front of the library!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Friday August 3, 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.
Saturday August 4, 2018
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday August 5, 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 6, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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 August 7, 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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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For most retirees, Social Security is a major component of financial support.  Knowing all the options available for receiving benefits and how those options will impact you financially later on can help you make the best decision for your retirement income.  Join Steven Briggs, Financial Adviser & CCO of Briggs Financial, as we explore the different factors that contribute to Social Security payments and what you can do to get the most out of your Social Security benefit. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Circle Park Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for outdoor summer storytimes in Circle Park. Meet us at the picnic shelter! Weather pending. All ages welcome!

 
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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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Girl Scout Troop 55261
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 August 10, 2018
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Summer Concert- Dixie Crush
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join outside at the Founder's Park Gazebo in front of the Library! Dixie Crush is the Midwest's ultimate country party band performing everyone's favorite Top 40 hots from the biggest names in modern country.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 11, 2018
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday August 12, 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 13, 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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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Steppin' Out! American Song Book Hits
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Matt and Cynthia belt out the hits of yesterday-years! Including Steppin' Out with My Baby, Blue Skies, It Don't Mean a Thing, It Had to Be You, Mambo Italiano, Sweet Home Chicago, and Ain't Misbehavin', amongst many others, audiences will adore this nostalgic trip down Memory Lane! Each selection is cleverly introduced with interesting background facts about the many composers and famous artists (such as Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, The Andrews Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington) that performed  the song.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
Tuesday August 14, 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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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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A Beginner's Guide to the Golden Age of Radio
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This presentation looks at some of the biggest shows and stars to emerge from the early years of radio, including Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Amos & Andy, and The Shadow, with sound clips and stories about how radio became America's first mass medium, transforming the United States of America from 48 states into a national listening community. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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Teen Movie Night: Ready Player One
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Take an adventure through the OASIS as we watch Ready Player One. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday August 16, 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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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday August 18, 2018
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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
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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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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 80 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
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
 
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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 August 25, 2018
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Volunteer Fair
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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

Tuesday August 28, 2018
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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."
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
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
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
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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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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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 D
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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 50 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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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 75 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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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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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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 80 spaces available.
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday September 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
Saturday September 15, 2018
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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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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 30 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@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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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 74 spaces available.
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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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 50 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
Thursday September 20, 2018
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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
Friday September 21, 2018
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Tim Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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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."
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday September 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 C
Thursday September 27, 2018
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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 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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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
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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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 October 4, 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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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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
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  
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
 
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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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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
 
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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
Friday October 12, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
Saturday October 13, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
Monday October 15, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@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
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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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 October 18, 2018
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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
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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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
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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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
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
 
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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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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
 
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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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Teen Program TBA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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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." 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
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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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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
Saturday November 3, 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! You can 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
Monday November 5, 2018
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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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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
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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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
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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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
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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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
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
 
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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
Monday November 19, 2018
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DIY Make & Take: 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
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@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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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."
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference