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Sunday February 25, 2018
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday February 26, 2018
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SWAN Cataloging Training
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Stoneybrook HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Bridget  G.  
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Online Travel Planning
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will teach students how to use many of the resources available online for travelers.  Ways to save money as well as learning about your destination and avoiding unfortunate mistakes will be discussed. It’s also a fun way to learn about using forums, online review sites, and other Web 2.0 technology for a practical purpose.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 spaces available.
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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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.

 
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Bdale Police
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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BO Use
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale West Pointe Estates HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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Craft Time (All Ages) Drop-In
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3-8 p.m. and make a fun project.  We'll supply all the materials needed.

 

 

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 13 spaces available.
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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 41 spaces available.
 
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Rep Winger's Sr. Advisory Council Mtg
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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 Seussical 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
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday March 4, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th CBIL6
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jason  N.  
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday March 5, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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CANCELLED Focus On Fundamentals - CANCELLED
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Focus on Fundamentals has been cancelled

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Lego Madness
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 19 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 39 spaces available.
 
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Beginners Internet Course: Cloud Storage
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Preschool Storytime A.M.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 27. Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M.
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. No class March 27. Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: 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 30 people.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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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 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz  (630) 894-7552  
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday March 8, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Piano Tuning
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Anika B.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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LINC Board of Directors Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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A Tale of Peter Rabbit presented by Emerald City (Drop In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Meet Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck from the Emerald City Theatre production of "A Tale of Peter Rabbit". There will be interactive theater sceness and you'll here an excert from "A Tale of Petr Rabbit" A super special Family Storytime!

Sponsored by Amita Health especially for preschoolers

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday March 10, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Casa Bella Homeowners Association
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CONTACT:  Rodney  W.  
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Assn. #39
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Luis G.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
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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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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CANCELLED Focus On Fundamentals - CANCELLED
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Focus on Fundamentals has been cancelled

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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 19 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Chicago Before Chicago
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Take 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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 57 spaces available.
 
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Smart TVs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 27. Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: 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.
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. No class March 27. Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Memorial Day Committee
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Celebrate Pi Day with Pie (K-2) *R*
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Who knew Math could be fun?  We will investigate circles of all sizes to determine what Pi is and why it is so important.  We will play games, do circle crafts and end out investigations with some delicious pie!  If your child has food allergies, please contact the library so we can accommodate your child.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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

How can freelancers best balance their home and writing lives, while also making time for self-care? Author Amy Bizzarri shares tools that help freelancers better organize their personal and professional lives while also growing their writing biz.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
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 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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 4:00-6:00 p.m. to create  your own lucky charm!

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2470  bdys@mybpl.org
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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
 
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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 19.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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 19.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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 Youth Services desk.  March book: Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 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

CONTACT:  Rick Middleton  (630) 351-2066  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday March 16, 2018
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Leprechaun Stories (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

It's almost St. Patrick's Day!  Join us for this special family storytime in a world full of leprechauns, and where everyone wears green!

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday March 19, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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CANCELLED Focus On Fundamentals - CANCELLED
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Focus on Fundamentals has been cancelled

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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! 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2741  bdys
 
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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 19 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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3D Printing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ever wanted to learn how to use a 3D printer? The Bloomingdale Library allows patrons to print objects using our equipment and it’s easier than you might think! Come to class to learn how to find free designs on the web, make edits, and print them through www.mybpl.org.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday 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.
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 D
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M.
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. No class March 27. Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: 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 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  6309242741  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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 19.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday March 26, 2018
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Drop In Movie (All Ages)
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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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 53 spaces available.
Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Origami Day (Drop-In) (All Ages)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Stop in during the day and join us for some fun paper folding and origami.  We will have an experienced paper folder there to help.

 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Three Weeks to Wed by Ella Quinn

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."

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
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.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 75 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday March 29, 2018
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 30, 2018
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Peter Rabbit Comes to the Library (Drop-In) (All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Peter Rabbit will be at the library to greet children of all ages.  Come and visit with Peter and enjoy a few classic tales of Peter, his friends and other fun stories!

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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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CANCELLED Focus On Fundamentals - CANCELLED
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Focus on Fundamentals has been cancelled

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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 19 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
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.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime A.M.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 27. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M.
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. No class March 27.Registration is required and begins Monday, February 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins .

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Dr. Kelly Presents: Vitamins and Supplements - CANCELLED
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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
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 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz  (630) 894-7552  
LOCATION: Mtg Room 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 19.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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.

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

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00--8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft. We'll supply all the materials needed.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room 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 - Saturday April 14, 2018
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National Library Week Guess That Shredded Book Contest

Join the fun as Youth Services continues a popular tradition--guessing which books have been, oh my, shredded by the librarians!  Use your magnifying glass to identify the title and author of each tattered book.. If there's more than onr correct guess, each savvy sleuth will be enterd into a drawing.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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CANCELLED Focus On Fundamentals - CANCELLED
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Focus on Fundamentals has been cancelled

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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 19 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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."

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 69 spaces available.
Tuesday April 10, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 27. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 

LOCATION: 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.
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. No class March 27.Registration is required and begins Monday, February 19. 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. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 72 spaces available.
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 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Sensory Yarn Painting Grade K-2 (Drop-In)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Wiggle, twist, drag, and drop!  Make unique and beautiful art using yarns, paints, and glue on special paper.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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How to Ace your AP History Exams
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stressing about taking your AP History exam? Come discover great study tips and test-taking strategies that will get you closer to scoring a 5 on your AP History exam. A representative from C2 Education will provide helpful material reviews and tips on preparing for the AP U.S History & AP World History Exams to help you achieve the score you’re aiming for! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are many spaces available.
 
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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 19.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Staff Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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 *R* (Grade 3-6)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday April 14, 2018
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
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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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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CANCELLED Focus On Fundamentals - CANCELLED
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Focus on Fundamentals has been cancelled

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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PostCrossing Club (Drop-In) Grade 1-6
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
 
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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 19 for residents.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Preschool Storytime A.M.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 27. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M.
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. No class March 27.Registration is required and begins Monday, February 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins .

 

LOCATION: 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 bread 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. Registration is limited to 50 people.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 26 spaces available.
Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Circ/Tech Migration Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 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 19. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Kitchen Kids *R* Grade 3-5
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Movie Night: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and eat some snacks! You can even enter for a chance to win a copy of the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Rick Middleton  (630) 351-2066  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
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 19.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday April 21, 2018
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SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are many spaces available.
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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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Money Smart Week for Kids *R* Grade K-2
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The Bloomingdale Bank and Trust will teach children to be Money Smart.  Participants will receive a gift to take home.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Villas of Thornfield HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 spaces available.
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Potty Party *R* Ages 1-5 with caregiver
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

No more diapers,  it's time to use the potty!  Toddlers of all stages of potty training are invited to a party with stories and songs to encourage and motivate potty training.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Knight on the Texas Plains by Linda Broday

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." 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Murder on the Orient Express
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Murder on the Orient Express
 
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.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Alex Contes    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday April 27, 2018 - Thursday May 17, 2018
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Fly Away Butterflies

Watch our caterpillars turn into butterflies and celebrate their release on May 17.

 

Monday April 30, 2018
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Doodle Bugs *R* 2-3 years
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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  6  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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I Can't Believe I Made Butter! *R* Grades 3-6
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Come make your very own butter while learning about cows and dairy farmers from the DuPage County Farm Bureau. YUM!

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz  (630) 894-7552  
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday 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

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Service department anytime between 3:00--8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft.  We'll supply all the materials needed.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday 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.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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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 (716 Stratford Drive, Stratford Square Mall, Bloomingdale - dreamlandcomics.com) for the generous comic book donations! 

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
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 (716 Stratford Drive, Stratford Square Mall, Bloomingdale - dreamlandcomics.com) for the generous comic book donations! 

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday May 7, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Walt Disney: Frame by Frame
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for this intimate portrait of the quiet innovator who spent a lifetime combining creativity with commerce. Surprising personal insights from Disney's friends, family and colleagues are supplemented with clips from some of the remarkable showman's finest productions for you to enjoy again. Presented by Bob Burton, Professor Emeritus of Communications at Oakton Community College.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 73 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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I'm a Big Brother or Sister *R* Ages 1-5
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Calling all big brothers and sisters, congratulations on your promotion!  Join us for some stories and songs about the new arrival in your home.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Mother's Day Gifts for Mom! (Drop-In) K-6
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop-in to make a great crafty gift for that special someone--Mom!  Just in time for Mother's Day. One craft per child.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Walt Disney World Resort for Grown-Ups
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Walt Disney World Resort isn't just for kids and families! Find out about all the exciting options available for couples, a girls weekend, or even adults traveling solo during this 75 minute presentation.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 76 spaces available.
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Piano Tuning
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday May 12, 2018
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday May 14, 2018
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

 
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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100th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Who was Mary Shelley and how has her classic science fiction novel from 100 years ago impacted popular culture both then and today? Join us for a presentation by COD English literature lecturer Ruth C. Hoffman, Ph.D., and learn about the creation of one of the most famous monsters from both literature and film.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Introduction to Felted Soap
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Curious about felting but not sure where to start?  Come find out how to create your own felted body scrubber with the soap included! We will also learn hand needle felting by making a felted pin or two using wool roving.

All materials provided. Registration opens on April 1st and is limited to 20 people. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Fly Away Butterflies! Drop-In
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Have you ever seen a caterpillar change into a butterfly?  Today we watch the butterflies fly away!  Join us for this exciting event--we will have butterfly crafts to take home too!

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Rick Middleton  (630) 351-2066  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Sunday May 20, 2018
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LAST SUNDAY OPEN- BEFORE SUNDAY SUMMER HOURS BEGIN

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

Monday May 21, 2018
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Time for Toys
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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From the Battlefield to the Boardroom
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Retired Army Colonel Jill Morgenthaler is a woman of many firsts. She was one of the first women to enter an experimental class for women in the U.S. Army ROTC and train as an equal with men. Overcoming obstacles, she was the first woman Battalion Commander in the 88th Regional Support Command Division, the first Brigade Commander in the 84th Division and then rose to the rank of Colonel. She was also the first woman to run homeland security for the state of Illinois. During her military career, Colonel Jill led hundreds of men and women around the world in war and peace, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit for her lifelong leadership.

Now, after 30 years of success in high-stakes fast moving environments, Colonel Jill shares her leadership secrets with the world. Join us for an entertaining talk by this best-selling author and military pioneer in honor of Memorial Day. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday May 22, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday May 23, 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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630 924 2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Movie Matinee: Darkest Hour
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Darkest Hour

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 125 min.

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday May 26, 2018
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ACT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are many spaces available.
Sunday May 27, 2018
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CLOSED DUE TO SUNDAY SUMMER HOURS (SUNDAYS MAY 28-SEPT. 3)

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

Monday May 28, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

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

Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Wanderer by Robyn Carr

Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Love in a Small Town."
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday June 1, 2018
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Solo: A Star Wars Story @ Century Stratford Square

Travel the galaxy with us and watch Solo: A Star Wars Story at the Century Stratford Square! Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at Cinemark Century Stratford Square, 804 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 8.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
 
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us at the library for an hour of Tai Chi, which is all about slow movement, meditation, breathing and balance. Bob Plucinsky is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong from the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center. He has a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Health Education.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
Monday June 4, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Al Capone & the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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PUSH Wellness
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz  (630) 894-7552  
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday June 7, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday June 8, 2018
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Summer Concert- The Wave Runners
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

Have you ever met a miniature therapy horse? Now is your chance! Our friends from Mane in Heaven, located in Barrington IL, will bring a gentle and friendly mini therapy horse for a visit. Sing up for a 5 minute time slot to meet an adorable mini!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Monday June 11, 2018
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Villas Owners
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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How Sustainable Landscaping is Good for our Health
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Crayon Drip Art
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Circle Park Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday June 18, 2018
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Around the World in 60 Minutes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Best of the Best: Great Paintings in Europe's Great Museums
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Phantom Thread
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Phantom Thread

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

Starring: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Lesley Manville 
Run Time: 130 minutes | Rated: R
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Staff Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS programming
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Rick Middleton  (630) 351-2066  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick
 
Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Romantic Suspense."
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday June 28, 2018
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday July 2, 2018
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The History of The Beatles in an Hour

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY

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

Thursday July 5, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday July 6, 2018
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom @ Century Stratford Square

Join us at the Century Stratford Square as we watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at Cinemark Century Stratford Square, 804 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 8.

 
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us at the library for an hour of Tai Chi, which is all about slow movement, meditation, breathing and balance. Bob Plucinsky is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong from the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center. He has a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Health Education.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Monday July 9, 2018
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

 
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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America: Coast to Coast
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Circle Park Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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 July 13, 2018
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Summer Concert- Bagshot Row
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday July 16, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Castles and Lochs of Scotland
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Presented by Nancy McCully

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bottle Cap Jewelry
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday July 19, 2018
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Monday July 23, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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DIY Make & Take: Hardware Store Bracelets
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to use rope, emboidery thread and brass sleeves to create cute and modern bracelets to match any outfit. Space is limited to 30 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Mamma Mia! (2008)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mamma Mia!
 
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. Join us for the original before watching the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, in theaters on July 20th, 2018.
Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Amanda Seyfried
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 108 min.

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Alex Contes    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday July 28, 2018
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday July 30, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wild Wicked Scot by Julia London

Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Men in Kilts." 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Ice Cream Social
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us outside in front of the library!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Friday August 3, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us at the library for an hour of Tai Chi, which is all about slow movement, meditation, breathing and balance. Bob Plucinsky is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong from the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center. He has a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Health Education.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 4, 2018
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday August 6, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dog Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Circle Park Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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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 August 10, 2018
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Summer Concert- Dixie Crush
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 11, 2018
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday August 13, 2018