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Saturday December 16, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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 19 spaces available.
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday December 18, 2017 - Thursday February 1, 2018
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Valentines for Veterans

Children are invited to make Valentine cards for men and women serving in the military and for veterans in Hines Veteran's Hospital. Art and card supplies will be available at the Youth Service desk. Stop by and make a card to show ho much we care.

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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Group Study
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Doodlebugs (Ages 2-3 years) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Registration is required and begins on Monday, December 4.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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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PostCrossing Club Grades 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! 

Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Circ/Tech Interviews
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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 is designed to build an academic foundation and a love of learning.  Children will begin to connect words and learn letter sounds.  Presented by the Bloomingale Kumon Center.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, Deccember 4.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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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Kitchen Kids Grades 3-5 *R*
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday December 21, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Have a Very Grinchy Christmas, NOT! (Families) *R*
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

It is the 60th anniversary of the publishing of the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.  We don’t want you to be grinchy, so come to the library and make some gifts and cards to give your friends and family after we enjoy the story and some games.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, December 4.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 

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 December 22, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Grinchmas Storytime (Drop-In) Families, All Ages
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

It is time to get ready for Christmas, but please don't do it like the Grinch.  It is the 60th anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss and we are celebrating with stories and fun.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday December 23, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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Circ/Tech Interviews
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Turn Back the Clock Grades 2-6 (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Turn back the clock and join 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
 
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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 18 spaces available.
Thursday December 28, 2017
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Circ/Tech Interviews
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bubble Blow Out *R* (2-3 years with caregiver)
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 our own ball drop!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday December 29, 2017
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi @ Century Stratford Square

May the Force be with you! Young Jedis are invited to celebrate the release of the newest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the Century Stratford Square. Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at Cinemark Century Stratford Square, 804 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 6 Jedis. * Registration opens December 1 *

 
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Circ/Tech Interviews
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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.

Wednesday January 3, 2018
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Ginormous Games (Grades 1-6) (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Drop in and play super-sized games with us! From giant Jenga, super Twister, behemoth bowling, and humongous Uno, there's life-sized fun and games for everyone! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Ginormous Game Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in and play super-sized games with us! From giant Jenga, super Twister, behemoth bowling, and humongous Uno, there's life-sized fun and games for everyone! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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 D
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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Craft Time (Drop-In)
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department the first Thursday of every month to make a fun craft.  We'll supply all the materials needed. Please note January Craft Time is expanded for Winter Break.

 
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Digital Archiving
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn to convert VHS tapes, 35mm slides, documents, and photos into digital files. Great for record keeping and making it easier to share memories.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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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 the puzzles to make it out of out in time?

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 17 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
There are 47 spaces available.
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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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 and begins on Monday, Dec. 4. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Lego Madness! Grades K-6 (Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

 
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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
There are 77 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Using Android Phones
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to install and manage your apps, customize your phone using settings changes and widget installations, take advantage of expandable storage, use google tools, and much more!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
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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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:15 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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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 about 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
There are 43 spaces available.
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 13 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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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Getting Started: Windows 10
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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 19 spaces available.
Monday January 15, 2018
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Magic By Jamie Aponte (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Enjoy a day off school! Jamie Aponte brings fun and excitement with his engaging magic show!  Jamie will bring rabbits and birds to the program thorugh magic and will entertain the whole family.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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PostCrossing Club Grades 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! 

 
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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
There are 70 spaces available.
 
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Using Android Phones 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday January 16, 2018
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LINC Circulation Taskforce
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:15 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
Wednesday January 17, 2018
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LINC Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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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Early Learning Kickstart *R* (Ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Get early learners off to a great start.  This program is designed to build an academic foundation and a love of learning.. Chldren will begin to connect words and learn letter sounds.  Presented by the Bloomingdale Kumon Center.  Registraion is required and begins on Monday, December 4.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Kitchen Kids Grades 3-5 *R*
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday January 18, 2018
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LINC Technical Services Taskforce
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: 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.

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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Pop In Stories for Popcorn Day *R*
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

It is popcorn day, so come to the library to celebrate this munchy crunchy snack.  We will read some stories, learn the science behind the pop, then play games and do some popcorn crafts. We will end the program with a popcorn snack where you can vote for your favorite flavor.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, December 4.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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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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 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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State Rep Christine Winger: Sr Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

For District 45 Residents. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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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 and begins on Monday, Dec. 4. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Access Databases
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will provide a basic understanding of using Microsoft Access.  Topics such as creating Tables, Queries, Forms, and Reports will be covered.  

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 19 spaces available.
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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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:15 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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Paper Strip Art (Grades 3-5) Drop-In
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Come turn strips of paper into marvelous 3-D sculptures, gifts, cards, and more! 

LOCATION: 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
There are 66 spaces available.
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: Dunkirk
1:00 PM - 3:30 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 77 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Teen Book Club: Th1rteen R3asons Why
7:00 PM - 8:00 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 9 spaces available.
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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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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 and begins on Monday, Dec. 4. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: 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.  

Registration is limited to 30 adults

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Get Organized with OneNote
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn to use OneNote for collaborative projects, student note taking, or personal organization. It can be used on your phone, tablet, or computer, and makes it so you can access your files from any location. We’ll cover the basics of getting started with this free product.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
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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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:15 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
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
 
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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
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

 
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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.

 

 

 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday February 5, 2018
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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 and begins on Monday, Dec. 4. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Lego Madness! Grades K-6 (Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

 
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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
There are 70 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:15 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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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
There are 21 spaces available.
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
 
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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 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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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday 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
Sunday February 11, 2018
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Make It Take It Mardi Gras (All Ages) (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's Mardi Gras Time!  Stop in anytime between 2-4 p.m. and make a mask in time for Mardi Gras fun!

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.

 
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Health Care Reform: Understanding its Impact on Medicare
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Confused about what's happening with health care? This seminar, presented by attorneys specializing in Elder Law, reviews the rules of the Affordable Health Care Act and how it impacts seniors. Partners from Delaney, Delaney & Voorn will explain Medicare Part D, pharmaceutical programs, the Community Care Program, Medicare coverage, and Medicaid Waiver programs. It also includes a discussion of Advanced Directives including the new POLST document. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
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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Arctic Animal Science and Stories (K-2) *R*
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Learn more about penguins and polar bears.  How do they stay warm in the winter with all that snow and cold?  Registration is required and begins on Monday, Feburary 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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
There are 58 spaces available.
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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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 is designed to build an academic foundation and a love of learning.  Children will begin to connect words and learn letter sounds. Program is presented by the Bloomingdale Kumon Center.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Cupcake Wars!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Show off your decorating skills by frosting the perfect cupcake during our first annual Cupcake War! Bring in your own unfrosted cupcakes or use the ones we provide. Toppings and frosting will also be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative and tastiest looking cupcakes!

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 15, 2018
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Chinese New Year Celebration *R* (3-5 years)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for stories and crafts as we celebrate the Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Guys Read *R* (Grade 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Guys Read is a book discussion just for guys. Come and have a snack, discuss the book, play games and do activities. Selected book for the month can be picked up at the circulation desk. February book: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Monday February 19, 2018
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Cosley Zoo (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Home Sweet Habitat--Local Cosley Zoo will bring their animals to us and we'll learn about the animals and their habitats.  Always a crowd favorite.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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PostCrossing Club Grades 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! 

 
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Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us and learn how to clean your home naturally this spring and avoid those harsh chemicals. Samples of essential oils will be on display and the first 25 participants will get to take a sample home.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 35 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Stronger
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Stronger

The inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, and Miranda Richardson
Rated: R | Running Time: 116 minutes
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Kitchen Kids Grades 3-5 *R*
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 22, 2018
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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DIY Emoji Pillows
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have a favorite emoji? Come make it into a pillow! All supplies will be provided and no sewing required!

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday February 23, 2018
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Time for Toys (3 months-5 years) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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LEARN with LEGOs for Preschoolers *R* Ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Build with LEGOs and build your child’s school readiness too! Come to the library for stories, learning and fun. Each program has a different theme and learning objective like numbers, colors, or letters.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Mind Math *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 will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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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.

 

 

Friday March 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
Saturday March 3, 2018
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STEAM with Seuss! (Grades K-2) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Let's get goofy and Suessical with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Fun activities based on the Doctor's beloved books, and a story and treat, too! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday March 4, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
Monday March 5, 2018
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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 March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Lego Madness! Grades K-6 (Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 
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How to Make a Fairy Garden
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Platt Hill Nursery will give a demonstration on how to create an indoor, potted fairy garden using live plants and they'll show us how to plan an outdoor fairy garden. There will be a drawing at the end of the program for the finished fairy garden, and you must be present to win!
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
 
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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 A
 
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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. No class March 27. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:45 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. No class March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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DIY Make & Take: Teacup Fairy Gardens
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to make your own miniature fairy garden that fits inside a teacup! We will be using fake plants so there's no need to water. Participation is limited to 20 people.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
 
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Time For Twos (24-35 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. No class March 28. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Mario Kart Madness
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

March Madness is here, and we're kicking it off with a Mario Kart Tournament. Battle your friends and try to finish the race first! Snacks will be provided. A gift card will be awarded to the winner!  Registration is required. Limited to 16 participants. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday March 8, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
 
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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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Introduction to Little Bits (Grades 3-6) *R*
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

The library just recieved an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make STEAM building and inventing electronic gadgets fun and easy for kids.  Join us as we start out talking about the basics and start building our first gadget.  Provided through a generous donation from the Bloomingdale Friends of the Library.

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

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday March 9, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
 
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LINC Board of Directors Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and/or preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. No class March 30. No registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday March 10, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
 
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday March 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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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 March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Happy Books, Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 
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Chicago Before Chicago
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join a virtual tour of the late prehistoric peoples and cultures of the Chicago area.  We will examine the complex and little known prehistory of the Chicago area through an examination of the archaeological evidence left to us.

Presented by Dr. John Staeck, Professor of Anthropology at College of DuPage.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday March 13, 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. No class March 27. 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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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:45 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. No class March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Celebrate Pi Day with Pie (K-2) *R*
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Have fun with math for Pi Day (March 14).  We will investigate circles to determine what Pi is and why it is so important.  We will play games, do circle crafts and end our investigations with some dlicious pie! Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Inside Writing & Publishing: The Freelancer Life
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Inside Writing & Publishing - event will be held at the Glenside Public Library

Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-35 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. No class March 28. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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 is designed to build an academic foundation and a love of learning.  Children will begin to connect words and learn letter sounds. Program is presented by the Bloomingdale Kumon Center.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Craft Room Clean Out (Drop-In) (All Ages)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Just your luck, there are plenty of St. Patrick's Day crafts for all the wee lads and lasses.  Stop in from 4:00-6:00pm to create a your own lucky charm!

LOCATION: 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.

 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday March 15, 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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Guys Read *R* (Grade 4-6)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Guys Read is a book discussion just for guys. Come and have a snack, discuss the book, play games and do activities. Selected book for the month can be picked up at the circulation desk. February book: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

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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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 March 16, 2018
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Lephrechaun Stories (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 class March 30. No registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday March 19, 2018
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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 March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Polling Place
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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PostCrossing Club (Grades 1-6) (Drop-In)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Make and write postcards to send to special recipients all over the world—then come back to see what we get in return! 

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

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 
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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 March 20, 2018
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + 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. No class March 27. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:45 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. No class March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Time For Twos (24-35 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. No class March 28. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Kitchen Kids (Grades 3-5) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Perler Bead Craft
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Craft up a Perler bead creation or two! Use some of our templates or create your own design. All supplies are provided. Drop-In. No registration required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday March 22, 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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Friday March 23, 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 class March 30. No registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday March 26, 2018
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Drop In Movie
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Enjoy the matinee with some popcorn! Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Movie to be announced in March.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Relaxation Through Meditation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Michael Ribet, long time meditator and international speaker, as he discusses how meditation can evoke a deeper state of relaxation and more peace within. He will also demonstrate a powerful meditation technique that can enrich one's life on all levels, and the audience will have a chance to practice this technique as well.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Origami Day (Drop-In) (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Regency Rogues" and a list of titles and authors to choose from will be provided at the Reference Desk. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Marshall
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Marshall
 
About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 118 min.
 
Free popcorn and DVD giveaway! No registration required, must be present to win.
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
Thursday March 29, 2018
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 30, 2018
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Peter Rabbit (Drop-In) (All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Peter Rabbit comes to the Library!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday April 1, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY

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

Monday April 2, 2018
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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 March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Lego Madness! Grades K-6 (Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday April 3, 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 D
 
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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. No class March 27. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:45 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. No class March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Dr. Kelly Presents: Vitamins and Supplements
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this health talk we'll visit common supplements and vitamins, discuss some drug interactions and do's and don'ts, how to use food as our natural vitamin sources and medicine, and look more in depth at the different types of oils for cooking.

Dr. Kelly has been a practicing chiropractic in Bloomingdale since 1991.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday April 4, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-35 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. No class March 28. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday April 5, 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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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 April 6, 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 C
 
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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 D
Saturday April 7, 2018
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Spring Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday April 8, 2018
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Spring Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday April 9, 2018
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

 
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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 March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Happy Books, Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 
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Living in the Light: True & Amazing Stories of Angel Encounters and Miracles
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author Talk! Karen Cesario Rizzo, local author, medium and psychic, is back with her second book on the supernatural, "Living in the Light: True & Amazing Stories of Angel Encounters and Miracles."

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday April 10, 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. No class March 27. 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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Circ/Tech Migration Training
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:45 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. No class March 26. Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Ancient Life of Illinois
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What does the fossil record reveal about ancient life that once thrived in Illinois? Local author and professor of Earth Science, Raymond Wiggers will tell us about the geologic and biologic history of Illinois, as revealed by its fossils. Illinois has witnessed massive changes - from marine invertebrates of the Ordovician sea of half a billion years ago, to the luxuriant, equatorial coal swamps of the Pennsylvanian period and to the massive "megafauna" mammals of the modern Ice Age. 

Presented by Raymond Wiggers, author of "Geology Underfoot in Illinois" and Earth Sciences faculty member at Oakton Community College and College of Lake County. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-35 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. No class March 28. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday April 12, 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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday April 13, 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 April 16, 2018
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Circ/Tech Migration Training
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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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 March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Happy Books, Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.  There will be no class March 26.  Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 
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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 April 17, 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. No class March 27. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:45 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. No class March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chef Cherise Presents: Yeast Breads
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

There is absolutely nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread! Chef Cherise will guide you through the twelve steps of yeast bread production and give you tips and tricks to make  break baking your new favorite hobby. The chef's program will include Italian Batard, Walnut Wheat Bread, and Golden Dinner Rolls. Tasty bites and recipes will be shared.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Circ/Tech Migration Training
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Time For Twos (24-35 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. No class March 28. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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
Thursday April 19, 2018
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Circ/Tech Migration Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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. No class March 29. Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 5.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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 April 20, 2018
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Circ/Tech Migration Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday April 23, 2018
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Circ/Tech Migration Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS program
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Money Smart Week: Understanding Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Estate planning can be difficult to think about, but it's something everyone eventually needs to do. While you have probably heard the terms "will" and "trust," do you know what they are and the appropriate uses for each document? Please join Pankau Law attorneys for an outline and discussion to better understand the terms and provisions of these legal documents.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Love Out West" and a list of titles and authors to choose from will be provided at the Reference Desk.
 
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Murder on the Orient Express
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.
 
Starring: Kenneth Branaugh, Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp 
Rated PG-13 | Running Time: 1hr 54min
 
Free popcorn and DVD giveaway! No registration required, must be present to win.
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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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday April 30, 2018
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YS program
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Tuesday May 1, 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
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday May 3, 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

Friday May 4, 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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Free Comic Book Day Setup
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the library! Create super crafts, come in costume/cosplay for our green screen photo booth, and pick up some free comics (3 per person, while supplies last)! Thank you to Dreamland Comics (1415 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg - dreamlandcomics.com) for the generous comic book donations! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday May 5, 2018
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Free Comic Book Day
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the library! Create super crafts, come in costume/cosplay for our green screen photo booth, and pick up some free comics (3 per person, while supplies last)! Thank you to Dreamland Comics (1415 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg - dreamlandcomics.com) for the generous comic book donations! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday May 7, 2018
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Lego Madness! Grades K-6 (Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

 
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Walt Disney: Frame by Frame
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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