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Thursday April 26, 2018
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Memorial Day Committee
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 55765
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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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Grow then Fly Away Butterflies!

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

 

Friday April 27, 2018
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday April 28, 2018
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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
 
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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 C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Character Counts Coalition
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz  (630) 894-7552  
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday 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
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In) All Ages
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.  This month we will be making butterflies! 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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Christine Winger: Sr Advisory Council
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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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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LEGO Madness (Drop-In) Grades K-6
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

 
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Walt Disney: Frame by Frame
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 64 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Cutting the Cord
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Explore entertainment options beyond paying for cable. In class we will discuss how to connect your TV or other devices to streaming services, what options are out there to replace or improve on current service, and how to determine what’s right for you.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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
 
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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 61 spaces available.
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Memorial Day Committee
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  kjones    kjones
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Memorial Day Committee
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones    k
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 *R* Grades 3-6
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 D
 
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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VHS to Digital
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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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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Girl Scout Troop 55261
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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200th 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 200 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 54 spaces available.
 
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Using Android Phones
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 16 spaces available.
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Rotary
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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
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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Bloomingdale Chamber Lunch MTG
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Fly Away Butterflies! (Drop-In) All Ages
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 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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CD/DVD Burning
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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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 (Drop-In)
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 - 6:30 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 62 spaces available.
 
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Using Android Phones 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 17 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 D
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
 
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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 46 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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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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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Rotary
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 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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Villas of Thornfield HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 75 spaces available.
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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PUSH Wellness
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Christine Winger: ProperyTax Seminar
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday June 8, 2018
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Christine Winger: Sr Advisory Council
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Summer Concert- The Wave Runners
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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M.M. Piano Studios
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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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Girl Scout Troop 55261
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Villas Owners
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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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 78 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
There are many spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Circle Park Storytime (Drop-In) All Ages
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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

 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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 79 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 72 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 79 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Guys Read *R* (Gr 4-6)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Guys Read is a book discussion just for guys. Come and have a snack, discuss the book, play games and do activities. Selected book for the month can be picked up at the Youth Services desk.  June book: Heart of A Samurai by Margi Preus

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

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

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 119 spaces available.
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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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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Lego Madness (Drop-In) Gr K-6
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

 
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The History of The Beatles in an Hour
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 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.

Registration will begin on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
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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Excel 1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 78 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 66 spaces available.
 
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Excel 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 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 A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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! (2008)
 
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. Join us for the original before the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, comes out in theaters on July 20th, 2018.
Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Amanda Seyfried
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 108 min.

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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
There are 50 spaces available.
Saturday August 4, 2018
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday August 6, 2018
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

 
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School & Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Steppin' Out! American Song Book Hits
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 79 spaces available.
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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A Beginner's Guide to the Golden Age of Radio
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 79 spaces available.
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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Teen Program TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday August 16, 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 August 20, 2018
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Chef Maddox Presents: Vegetarian Cooking
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 33 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Tomb Raider
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tomb Raider

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday August 23, 2018
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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 August 25, 2018
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Volunteer Fair
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
About a Dog by Jenn McKinlay
 
Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Romantic Comedy."
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday September 3, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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Teen Program TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday September 6, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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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 September 7, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
Sunday September 9, 2018
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OPEN- SUNDAY HOURS RESUME

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

Monday September 10, 2018
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Chicagoland Cemetery Safari
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Presented by Jim & Paula Hantak.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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The Science of Climate Change
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Presented by Michelle Nichols, astroeducator from the Adler Planetarium.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday September 17, 2018
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DIY Make & Take: Folded Book Art
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Space is limited to 30 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Louisa May Alcott
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 79 spaces available.
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Little Women (1994)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Little Women (1994)

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.
 
Starring: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, and Kirsten Dunst 
Rated PG | Running Time: 115 minutes
 
Free popcorn and DVD giveaway! No registration required, must be present to win.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday September 20, 2018
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A Good Day to Marry a Duke by Betina Krahn
 
Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Victorian Days."
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday September 29, 2018
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Fall Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday September 30, 2018
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Fall Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday October 1, 2018
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Exploring Native American Culture Through Oral Traditions, Music, and Food
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday October 5, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday October 7, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

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

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Teen Read Week 2018

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

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday October 12, 2018
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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2018

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

Teen Read Week 2018

CONTACT:    630-924-2736  
Monday October 15, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday October 18, 2018
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

On the Same Page

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Halloween Party
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Please join us outside in the front of the library! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday October 22, 2018
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History of the Old West
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

Presented by Dr. Moran of College of DuPage

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Leather Lariat & Boho Macrame Necklaces
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Chappaquiddick
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Chappaquiddick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Alex Contes    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Teen Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday October 26, 2018
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Teen Program TBA
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
 
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 "Paranormal Romance." 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  kgiovanni@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 1, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday November 2, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday November 3, 2018
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International Games Day
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

All Ages
Drop-in (no registration required)

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2734  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday November 5, 2018
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Polling Place
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Staff Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Character Counts Coalition
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday November 12, 2018
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Our Lady of the Angels School Fire - 60th Anniversary
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Pie Party!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Overboard

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Teen Program TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 15, 2018
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday November 19, 2018
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DIY Make & Take: Pool Noodle Holiday Wreaths
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson

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

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

 
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday November 22, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

 
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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 November 23, 2018
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Holiday Open House
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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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
Monday December 3, 2018
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Music to Commemorate Illinois' Bicentenial
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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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 December 7, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 10, 2018
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Strange & Wonderful Illinois
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Presented by Jim & Paula Hantak.

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

Special December date - second Monday of December

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life of the Party

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

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

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 17, 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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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday December 20, 2018
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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 December 24, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE HOLIDAY

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

Tuesday December 25, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday January 4, 2019
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday January 10, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Staff Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Wednesday January 16, 2019
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday January 21, 2019
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DIY Make & Take: TBD
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Ocean's 8
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ocean's 8

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Alex Contes    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Monday February 4, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Meditation as Medication
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday February 18, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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Movie Matinee: TBD
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday March 3, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
Monday March 4, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org