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

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No registration is required. 

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

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

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This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required. Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, August 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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The Health Benefits of Herbal Teas
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Smart TVs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required.  Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, August 7  and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

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

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

This mental math program is a complete brain exercise for kids that will also trigger their whole brain development.  The program uses the abacus as a tool to train kids to do calculations mentally without the use of calculators or paper and pen.  This program is hosted by ALOHA Math of Bloomingdale.  Registration is required and begins Monday, August 7 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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CSTF
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. Registration is required and begins on Monday,  August 7 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before each program begins.

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

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

Going in Style 

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

Free popcorn & DVD Giveaway!  No registration required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 73 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 16 spaces available.
Thursday September 28, 2017
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Otaku Thursday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drop-In - No registration required

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday September 29, 2017
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Family Storytime (All Ages) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No registration is required. 

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday September 30, 2017
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Fairfield Lake Homeowners Association
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday October 1, 2017
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Carpet Renovation
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday October 2, 2017
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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SWAN meeting
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday October 4, 2017
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Teen Book Club: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: the graphic novel
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Experience Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in a completely different way by reading the graphic novel version.  We will be meeting at Starbucks, 170 E. Lake St. in Bloomingdale.

 
There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday October 5, 2017
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-in)
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

Friday October 6, 2017
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday October 7, 2017
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday October 8, 2017
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2017

 
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Carpet Renovation
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday October 9, 2017
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2017

 
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

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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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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PostCrossing Club Grade 1-6 (Drop-In)
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, October 9 and November 13

Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2017

 
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2017

 
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday October 12, 2017
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2017

 
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Downloadable Resources
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Friday October 13, 2017
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2017

 
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday October 14, 2017
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2017

 
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Carpet Renovation
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday October 15, 2017
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Carpet Renovation- Back up Day
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday October 16, 2017
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Carpet Renovation- Back up Day
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Carpet Renovation- Back up Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required. Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, August 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Whooshter Pieces (Grades 2-6) (Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bring out your inner Jackson Pollock with our special water-squirt gun art program. Make sure to wear something you don't care about because things are about to get messy! Inspired by Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-soaking Stream of Inventions.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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eBay Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of buying and selling on eBay. The steps involved in opening an account, finding items, and placing bids will be demonstrated and the selling process will be discussed in detail.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) *R* A.M.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required.  Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, August 7  and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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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Using Stress to Your Advantage Over the Holidays
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Stress can ruin your holidays, but it doesn't have to. Join us and learn how to use stress to your advantage in these ways:

  • Assess levels of stress
  • Identify signs and symptoms of stress overload
  • Identify stress triggers
  • Manage stress by reducing the level of and incidences of stress
  • Apply stress reduction techniques

Presented by Rev. Tom Wendt, Certified DreamBuilder Coach

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 72 spaces available.
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. Registration is required and begins on Monday,  August 7 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before each program begins.

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

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

Get early learners off to a great start.  This program begins with basic letter sounds in reading and is designed to build an academic foundation and a love of learning.  Children will begin to connect words, learn letter sounds and work with pencil skillls.  This program is presented by the Blommingdale Kumon Center.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, October 2.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Kitchen Kids (Grades 3-5)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a Halloween themed 3D Print Club this month! We will be designing Jack-o-Lanterns and other spooky things!

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday October 19, 2017
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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CD/DVD Burning
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will teach students how to burn computer files to a CD or DVD, an essential skill for backing up pictures, documents, or other important information. The basics of working with music, data, and video files, as well as CD/DVD copying, will be discussed. The class works in a Windows 10 environment but attention will be paid to the issues that come up when burning CDs with an older operating system. 

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday October 20, 2017
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How Much Candy (Drop-In All Ages)

Are you good at guessing?  Take a good guess at the amount of candy that fills our display case.The closest guess will get a small prize.

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Family Storytime (All Ages) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No registration is required. 

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Hallo-Scream After Hours Party
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens can join us for an after hours Hallo-Scream party at the Library! Eat pizza, build graham cracker haunted houses, participate in a costume contest, and see if you can survive a game of Humans vs. Zombies!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 15 spaces available.
Saturday October 21, 2017
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How Much Candy (Drop-In All Ages)

Are you good at guessing?  Take a good guess at the amount of candy that fills our display case.The closest guess will get a small prize.

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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Sunday October 22, 2017
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How Much Candy (Drop-In All Ages)

Are you good at guessing?  Take a good guess at the amount of candy that fills our display case.The closest guess will get a small prize.

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Bloomingdale Historical Society Christmas Program
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday October 23, 2017
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How Much Candy (Drop-In All Ages)

Are you good at guessing?  Take a good guess at the amount of candy that fills our display case.The closest guess will get a small prize.

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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required. Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, August 7 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

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

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

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

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year.  Registration is underway.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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On the Same Page - Freud & His Times
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sigmund Freud developed the fields of neurology, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. Join us for a presentation by Josh Price, Assistant Professor of Humanities at College of DuPage and learn what made Freud a genius in this place and time.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 46 spaces available.
Tuesday October 24, 2017
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How Much Candy (Drop-In All Ages)

Are you good at guessing?  Take a good guess at the amount of candy that fills our display case.The closest guess will get a small prize.

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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) *R* A.M.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required.  Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, August 7  and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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On the Same Page - Make Your Own Freudian Dream Journal
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Freud believed that dreams held the key to our subconscious mind, but today, dream journaling is simply a fun way to gain insight into our waking lives. For this craft we will create and decorate paper journals and learn how to keep track of our dreams using the bullet method.

Attendance is limited to 20 people.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday October 25, 2017
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How Much Candy (Drop-In All Ages)

Are you good at guessing?  Take a good guess at the amount of candy that fills our display case.The closest guess will get a small prize.

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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. Registration is required and begins on Monday,  August 7 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before each program begins.

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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On the Same Page - Movie Matinee: Pawn Sacrifice
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pawn Sacrifice
 
Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.
 
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, and Peter Sarsgaard
Rated: PG-13 / Running Time 155 minutes
 
Free popcorn and DVD giveaway! No registration required, must be present to win.
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 76 spaces available.
 
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League of Women Voters- Bloomingdale Mental Health Auxiliary
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Thursday October 26, 2017
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How Much Candy (Drop-In All Ages)

Are you good at guessing?  Take a good guess at the amount of candy that fills our display case.The closest guess will get a small prize.

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Senior's Foundation
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Otaku Thursday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-In - No registration required

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday October 27, 2017
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Family Storytime (All Ages) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No registration is required. 

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday October 28, 2017
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Halloween Party
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us outside for this year's Halloween Party

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday October 30, 2017
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Craft Room Clean Out (Drop-in)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Youth Services' craft room is bursting at the seams! Come and get creative with our overflow of crafts.  All Ages, Drop In

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Supernatural Cemetery
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a family-friendly slide show tour of Chicago-land and Illinois cemeteries, gravesites, and headstones that have supernatural overtones. Come and learn about Diana of the Dunes, the Devil's Chair and the Alton Mummy. 

Presented by Jim & Paula Hantak

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 41 spaces available.
 
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Beginners Internet Course: Cloud Storage
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Internet based or cloud tools offer more and more opportunities for computer users. One of the most versatile resources is cloud storage. Students will learn to use one of the many options available to either work collaboratively with other people, keep resources available to themselves anywhere in the world, and/or provide a safety net in case of computer failure.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday October 31, 2017
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Halloween Spooktacular Storytime (Drop-in) Familes, All Ages
10:00 AM

Trick-or-Treat yourself with some Spooktacular stories and Booooooogie on down to some of your favorite halloween music with this super special batty story time.  We will parade and trick or treat around the library!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday November 1, 2017
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Bloomingdale Character Counts Coalition
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Mallard Lake Estates HOA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday November 2, 2017
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-in)
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
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3-8 p.m. and make a fun project.  We'll supply all the materials needed.  Please note there will be no Craft Time in October.

 

 

 
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Downloadable Resources
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

 
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Getting Started: Word Processing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will be aimed at those with little or no experience using Microsoft Word or any word processors. Topics such as creating and saving files, formatting, and editing documents will be covered. There will be time available for questions and specific problems students have encountered.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday November 3, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 38 spaces available.
Saturday November 4, 2017
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I Am One With the Force: A Star Wars Party All Ages (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Much to learn we still have before the next Star Wars movie comes out.  So, come celebrate all things Star Wars, and awaken the force inside you before you head out to see the Last Jedi next month.  Punch it, Chewie.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday November 5, 2017
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday November 6, 2017
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Doodlebugs (Ages 2-3 years) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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LEGO Madness Grades K-6 (Drop-IN)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come challenge yourself and learn new techniques with the monthly theme or stretch your imagination with free building. Please note there will be no Lego Madness in October.

 
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DIY Make & Take: Modern Monogrammed Mugs
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Give a personalized gift to your loved ones this year that you made yourself! Join us and learn how to make modern monogrammed mugs using oil based Sharpie markers. You will need to bring your craft home and bake in an oven to set your design, but all other materials will be provided. We'll also explore how to find more personalized mug ideas with Pinterest.

Space is limited to 20 participants! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Excel 1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday November 7, 2017
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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.
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as normal age-related memory changes. Attend this program to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease. We'll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held misconceptions about Alzheimer's. Hear from people who have the disease, find out how to recognize the warning signs in yourself and others, and learn why early detection matters.

Presented by Meagan O'Connor-Roossien, Manager of Education & Outreach for the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 spaces available.
Wednesday November 8, 2017
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LEARN with LEGOs for Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) *R*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Build with LEGOs and build your child’s school readiness too! Come to the library for stories, learning and fun. Each program will have a different theme and learning objective like numbers, colors and letters. Registration is required.  Registration for residents begins Monday, October 2 and for non-residents one week before each program beings.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Stoneybrook HOA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Live at the Library! Chicago’s Cover Band: Ladies Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Listen to a live concert full of today’s top hits! There will be a Q&A session after the show so you can find out what it takes to become a successful musician.

* Registration Required, Open to Teens and Adults * 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 75 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 9, 2017
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Games for Grownups
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Zoo Tree Ornament Making Party (Families) *R*
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Bloomingdale Public Library and The Friends of the Library will once again be sponsoring the Village of Bloomingdale Community Tree at the Brookfield Zoo.  You are invited to come create crafts that will become a part the Friends of the Library tree at the zoo.  The families of all who have created ornaments will be eligible to win tickets to the zoo to help decorate the tree on Saturday, November 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come decorate the tree, even if you don’t win tickets. If inclement weather occurs, Sunday will be used as an alternate day.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Drop-In - No Registration Required
Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Using iPads
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Become more comfortable working with Apps, the touchscreen interface, and navigating the settings and tools that can make your iPad as fun and useful as possible.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday November 10, 2017
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IT Round Table
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Saturday November 11, 2017
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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M.M. Piano Studio
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday November 12, 2017
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Samskrita Bharati
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday November 13, 2017
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

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

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

 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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PostCrossing Club Grade 1-6 (Drop-In)
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, October 9 and November 13

 
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Holiday Technology Gifts
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Need some gift ideas for the holidays? We'll offer a survey of unique technology products from inexpensive to pricey, from practical to off-the-wall.

Presented by Mike Gershbein, owner of Very Smart People

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
 
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Excel 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday November 14, 2017
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I'm a Big Brother, Big Sister (Ages 1-5) *R
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Calling all big brothers and sisters, congratulations on your promotion! Join us for some stories and songs about the new arrival in your home.  Ages 1-5 with caregiver.  Registration required

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 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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Mind Math Grade 1-3 *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

This mental math program is a complete brain exercise for kids that will also trigger their whole brain development.  The program uses the abacus as a tool to train kids to do calculations mentally..This program is hosted by ALOHA  Math of Bloomingdale.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, October 2.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Silver & Gold: Appraising Your Coin Collections and Precious Metals
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

What are your old coins, gold and silver jewelry worth?

Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector, member of the American Numismatic Association and retired school teacher will offer a presentation on coin collecting and gold and silver values. You will also have an opportunity to have your coins and gold or silver items appraised for free after the presentation (this does not include precious stones).

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 70 spaces available.
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday November 15, 2017
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Early Learning Kickstart *R* Ages 3-5
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Get early learners off to a great start.  This program begins with basic letter sounds in reading and is designed to build an academic foundation and a love of learning.  Children will begin to connect words, learn letter sounds and work with pencil skillls.  This program is presented by the Blommingdale Kumon Center.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, October 2.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Movie Matinee - Wonder Woman
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
 
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright
Rated: PG-13 / Running Time 141 minutes

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Kitchen Kids (Grades 3-5)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday November 16, 2017
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 17, 2017
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Time for Toys (Drop-in)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

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

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday November 18, 2017
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Decorate the Brookfield Zoo Tree
1:30 AM - 2:30 AM

The Bloomingdale Public Library and The Friends of the Library will once again be sponsoring the Village of Bloomingdale Community Tree at the Brookfield Zoo.  Everyone is invited to come to the Brookfield Zoo to decorate the tree even if you didn't make the ornaments.  The location of the tree will be updated here before the event.  Regular admission to the zoo is needed to attend. Information for tickets can be found at https://www.czs.org/Brookfield-ZOO/Plan-Your-Visit/Information.

LOCATION: Brookfield Zoo
 
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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!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday November 20, 2017
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Turkey Tales (Drop-in)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

What are you thankful for?  Come move to music and hear stories that celebrate turkeys, Pilgrims, and being thankful.  After stories, we will have a Thanksgiving craft.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Spin Fidget Spin (Grade 3-5) *R*
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Join us and create your own fidget spinner.  We'll provide the materials with a variey of paper designs to build your own fidget spinner.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Heart Health & Diabetes - What's the Connection?
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Many people are not aware of the close connection between diabetes and heart disease, but heart disease is actually one of the most common complications of diabetes. It’s so common that having diabetes actually doubles your risk for heart attack or stroke. Please join Dr. Michael Kelly November 20th at 7pm for a casual discussion of the diseases with emphasis on diet and exercise. Dr. Kelly has been a practicing chiropractic in Bloomingdale since 1991.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 73 spaces available.
 
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Excel 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Take, Make, and Bake (Families) *R*
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Each familly will make one pie that they can bake or freeze for the holiday.  The ingredients and recipe will be provided. All we need from you is the elbow grease and baking skills.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday November 22, 2017
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THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE EARLY TODAY AT 5PM IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
 
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Holiday Open House Set Up
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday November 23, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
Friday November 24, 2017
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Drop In Movie: Despicable Me 3
1:00 PM - 2:35 PM

Get Comfortable, have some popcorn and enjoy the matinee. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Rated PG

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday November 25, 2017
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Sunday November 26, 2017
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Snowman Crossing
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Samskrita Bharati
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday November 27, 2017
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Villas Owners
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday November 28, 2017
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Holiday Open House
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Secret Code Crafters (Grades 3-5) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn two different codes and make a bracelet, necklace, or keychain with a secret word!

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 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! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are many spaces available.
Thursday November 30, 2017
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CD Scratch Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Take scratch art to a whole new level. Repurpose some old CDs and turn them into a work of art by scratching cool designs into them! Registration Required. Limit of 15 seats.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday December 1, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 40 spaces available.
Sunday December 3, 2017
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Family Holiday Event - Big Balloon Show (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us this holiday for an afternoon featuring comedy, magic and Smarty Pants' award-winning eye-popping balloons freaturing all your winter favorites for the season!!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 4, 2017
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Craft Room Clean Out
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Youth Services’ craft room can’t ho-ho-hold it any longer! Tis the season to get creative with some festive crafts. All Ages, Drop In

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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The Garbo: The Musical
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us at the library for an original one-woman musical based on the legendary and enigmatic Swedish film star Greta Garbo starring Jillann Gabrielle.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 63 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Special December date - first Monday of December

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 5, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Pajama Storytime
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

In honor of Family Reading Night, join us for a pajama storytime. Wear your pjs, a favorite teddy and settle in for some stories.  

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Anyone Can Sing!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

“Anyone Can Sing” is a workshop geared at ALL ages.  Molly McLinden, a voice teacher and singer, will lead participants in simple vocal exercises and songs. She’ll also answer any questions you may have about vocal health and how to practice. She will prove that all you need is the willingness to learn to be able to sing. You don’t even need a piano to be a vocalist - come see for yourself!

Molly McLinden is a singer and teacher based in Schaumburg.  She has taught private voice and group classes for the past fifteen years throughout Chicagoland, the Bay Area of California, and online.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 76 spaces available.
Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Hour of Code
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 4- December10) by joining us for an Hour of Code. No matter what your plans are in life, everyone can benefit form learning how to code. With fun activities provided by Code.org, you'll see that anyone can learn the coding basics!

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday December 7, 2017
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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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Candy Sled Craft
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come construct a sled made entirely out of candy! Keep it as a sweet treat for yourself, or give it as a gift to one of your friends!

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are many spaces available.
Saturday December 9, 2017
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday December 10, 2017
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 11, 2017
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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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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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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Christmas Traditions at the White House
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Few American houses enjoy as lavish a holiday season as the White House. In this beautifully illustrated talk, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. discusses the traditions that bring Christmas alive inside America's most famous address. Learn the history of the gingerbread house tradition begun by Pat Nixon, the National Christmas Tree lit by Calvin Coolidge, and the thousands of ornaments created by artists around the country over the years. Did you know Dwight Eisenhower and Jackie Kennedy used their own paintings on Christmas cards? Or that Andrew Jackson once hosted an indoor snowball fight? Take an insider's view of one of the most historic homes in the world during the most magical time of the year. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 54 spaces available.
Tuesday December 12, 2017
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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.
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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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Lose Weight This Winter
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It can be difficult to maintain our waistline over the holidays, but Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Erin Ducat, is going to share some practical ways on how to shed unhealthy weight and improve joint health without gimmicks or fad diets.  She is going to discuss practical changes that make a big difference in your diet, how to integrate exercise into your lifestyle and why it's important to not only move often, but to move well.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 75 spaces available.
Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Movie Matinee: Dunkirk
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dunkirk

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 106 min.
 
Free popcorn and DVD giveaway! No registration required, must be present to win.
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Craft Room Clean Out
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Night: Elf
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens are welcome to join us as we watch the movie Elf. We will try to stick to Buddy the Elf's four main food groups during the movie: candy, candy corn, candy canes, and syrup. Only a cotton-headed ninny-muggins would miss this fun!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday December 14, 2017
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Toy Time
10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Games for Grownups
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

Drop-In - No Registration Required
Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday December 17, 2017
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ACT Practice Test
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stressing about taking the ACT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.

Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 25 spaces available.
Monday December 18, 2017 - Friday February 9, 2018
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Reading Winterland (Infants to 6th Grade

Join Reading Winterland.  Our Winter Reading Program is designed for children from infant-6th grade.  Beginning Monday, December 18, you may register in person at the Youth Services Reference Desk to receive your information packet and starting prize.  Complete your reading log by reading for just three hours.  Turn in your log at the Youth Services Reference desk by Friday, February 9 to receive your final prize and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.

 

 

Monday December 18, 2017
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Doodlebugs (Ages 2-3 years) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Downloadable Resources
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Tuesday December 19, 2017
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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.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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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.

 

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday December 21, 2017
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Sunday December 24, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
Monday December 25, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
Tuesday December 26, 2017
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Turn Back the Clock Grades 2-6 (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Turn back the clock and joins us to play some games of yesteryear.  You might try your hand at marbles, or jacks.  Perhaps you'll want to test your skill with our hula hoops or clothespin in the bottle.  We will have a variety of games to play.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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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! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday December 28, 2017
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Bubble Blow Out
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Rock out and celebrate the New Year! We will dance, read stories, and blow bubble as we count down to own ball drop!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Otaku Thursday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Drop-In - No registration required

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Sunday December 31, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEAR'S EVE HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
Monday January 1, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEAR'S DAY HOLIDAY

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

Tuesday January 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.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Downloadable Resources
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Thursday January 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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Escape Room: Star Wars
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

"You are a team of elite Rebellion spies and soldiers who were sent to the city-planet of Coruscant in order to find a new source of fuel for the Rebellion. However, the team was betrayed by one of your contacts, who trashed your cover story." Can you find the clues and solve to puzzles to make it out of out in time?

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 18 spaces available.
Friday January 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.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday January 8, 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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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Focus On Fundamentals (Grades K-1) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class January 15. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Spend Smarter Right NOW!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Year, New You!

We all want to make more money but most of us can't control when or how we get a raise. However, we can change how we think about what we spend and learn to manage our money differently in order to help us reach our financial goals. In this seminar, we will tackle the following ideas about spending smarter:

  • What are "today dollars" and "tomorrow dollars," and what does that mean to you?
  • How do we hide our spending from ourselves and how to stop it?
  • What is a strong "financial fortress" and how do you build it?

Presented by Steven Briggs, author and Financial Advisor at Waddell & Reed

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday January 9, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Winter Concert: Heather Braoudakis Presents, Rosemary Clooney
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you a Rosemary Clooney fan? Me too! Come On a My House and Mambo Italiano with me as we reminisce the music and life of this beloved entertainer. 

Presented by professional singer and Grammy Award winner, Heather Braoudakis.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday January 10, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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DIY Unicorn Bark
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Create a colorful and tasty treat using white chocolate, food coloring, and sprinkles! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday January 11, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

Drop-In - No Registration Required
Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday January 12, 2018
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday January 14, 2018
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SAT Practice Test
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stressing about taking the SAT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.

Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 24 spaces available.
Monday January 15, 2018
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Powerful Presence: Colonel Jill's Empowering Strategies to Advance Your Career
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
New Year, New You
 
First Colonel Jill will enthrall you with her showdown with Saddam Hussein. Then she will entertain and share how to present your own powerful presence. Some women roar ahead in their careers while others stagnate. Some advance their careers and some unknowingly sabotage their careers. Colonel Jill shows you ways to move forward, while eliminating unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back. You can easily incorporate these invaluable coaching tips into your social, personal and business skills. When you recognize and change certain behaviors, results pay off in career opportunities you never thought possible along with an image that identifies you as someone with the power and knowledge to lead and succeed.
 
Highlights:
  • Project power through your body, mouth, and intellect
  • Show power through posture and presence
  • Tell others about you and what you want. Toot your own horn and take credit
  • Think powerfully with the tools to let others know you are meant to lead
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday January 16, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday January 18, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday January 19, 2018
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday January 22, 2018
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Focus On Fundamentals (Grades K-1) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class January 15. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Decluttering Your House
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Year, New You!

Leslie Gail, owner of Declare Order Professional Organizing will be here to teach us how to declutter our houses and start the New Year off right!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: The Glass Castle
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Glass Castle

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Rated: PG-13 / Run Time: 127 min.  
Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts

Free popcorn & DVD Giveaway!  No registration required.

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! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Adult book discussion
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday January 25, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Teen Book Club: Th1rteen R3asons Why
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a hot beverage and a snack as we discuss Jay Asher’sThirteen Reasons Why, a moving story about high school bullying and suicide. We will discuss why the book has been banned from schools and why it was the third most challenged book of 2012.   We will be meeting at Starbucks, 170 E. Lake St. in Bloomingdale.

There are 10 spaces available.
Friday January 26, 2018
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday January 29, 2018
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Focus On Fundamentals (Grades K-1) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class January 15. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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DIY Make & Take: Washi Tape Valentines
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Valentines Day is only 2 weeks away! Join us and learn how to make adorable washi tape-embellished Valentines on the cheap for all your sweethearts. heart And learn how to use Pinterest to find more Valentines Day ideas.  

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Friday February 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.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday February 5, 2018
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Focus On Fundamentals (Grades K-1) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class January 15. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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The Sweet Art of Making Maple Syrup
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about the sweet process of making maple syrup. Our speaker, Roger Taylor, will use his expertise to guide us through the history of maple syrup production. He will also describe the process of boiling down, finishing, and bottling while showing us some of the equipment used. Delicious samples will be provided!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday February 6, 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.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chef Maddox Presents: Brunch!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get your mid-morning started off right by learning some great recipes as well as methods & techniques when breakfast & lunch fans come together. The program will range from quiches to fruit salads to little sweets enjoyed with one’s coffee. A culinary program surely not to be missed. Presented by Chef Susan Maddox.

Registration is limited to 50 people

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Thursday February 8, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

Drop-In - No Registration Required
Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday February 9, 2018
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday February 12, 2018
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

 
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Downloadable Resources
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Tuesday February 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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Winter Concert: Love & Marriage - Musical Theater Style
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

‘Art imitates life,’ and in this heartwarming cabaret, Matt and Cynthia chronicle the many stages of relationships while performing varied and powerful songs from the Broadway stage!  Incorporating touching, humorous anecdotes from their own marriage, the couple explores the highs and lows of dating, separation, marriage, children and growing older together.  Through favorites such as “Summer Lovin,” “There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” “All I Ask of You,” “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,” “People Will Say We're in Love,” and “Kids,” audiences will certainly relate to the many facets of “Love and Marriage- Musical Theatre Style!”

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 15, 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! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Movie Matinee: TBD
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <