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Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Take, Make, and Bake (Families) *R*
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Bloomingdale Walk TH Association
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday November 22, 2017
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THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE EARLY TODAY AT 5PM IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
 
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Get Comfortable, have some popcorn and enjoy the matinee. Due to a change in dvd release dates Cars 3 will be shown instead of Despicalble Me 3. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Rated PG

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Sunday November 26, 2017
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Daisy Troop #55487 (Snowman Crossing)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Snowman Crossing
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Monday November 27, 2017
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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
 
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State Rep Christine Winger: Sr Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

For District 45 Residents. 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday December 1, 2017
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 35 spaces available.
Sunday December 3, 2017
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Family Holiday Event - Big Balloon Show (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Holiday Crafts and Ornaments
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

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

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

 
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The Garbo: The Musical
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners - Book Sharing Party
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Special December date - first Monday of December

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 5, 2017
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 71 spaces available.
Wednesday December 6, 2017
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LEARN with LEGOs for Preschoolers *R* Ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Build with LEGOs and build your child’s school readiness too! Come to the library for stories, learning and fun. Learning numbers, colors, and letters with Legos. Registration is required.  Registration for residents begins Monday, Dec. 4 and for non-residents one week before each program begins.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Hour of Code™
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 4 - December 10) by joining us for an Hour of Code. No matter what your plans are in life, everyone can benefit from learning how to code. With fun activities provided by Code.org, you'll see that anyone can learn the coding basics!

The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 13 spaces available.
Thursday December 7, 2017
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

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

 

 

 
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Candy Sled Craft
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are many spaces available.
Saturday December 9, 2017
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday December 10, 2017
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 11, 2017
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 29 spaces available.
Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Lose Weight and Move Better This Winter
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 63 spaces available.
Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Movie Matinee: The Glass Castle
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Glass Castle

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

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

Free popcorn & DVD Giveaway!  No registration required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 41 spaces available.
 
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Holiday Crafts and Ornaments (Drop-In)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Night: Elf
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday December 14, 2017
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Time for Toys (3 months-5 years) (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.  Toys and games are most appropriate for children ages 3 months to 5 years.  

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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 December 15, 2017
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday December 17, 2017
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ACT Practice Test
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 22 spaces available.
Monday December 18, 2017 - Thursday February 1, 2018
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Valentines for Veterans

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

Monday December 18, 2017 - Friday February 9, 2018
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Reading Winterland (Infants to 6th Grade)

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

 

 

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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PostCrossing Club Grades 1-6 (Drop In)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Early Learning Kickstart *R* (Ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

 

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

Come practice kitchen skills and make easy, kid-friendly snacks and treats! Food is prepared and served at this program, so please notify Youth Services if your child has dietary restrictions.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, Dec. 4.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday December 21, 2017
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Have a Very Grinchy Christmas, NOT! (Families) *R*
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday December 22, 2017
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Grinchmas Storytime (Drop-In) Families, All Ages
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday December 24, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
Monday December 25, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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Turn Back the Clock Grades 2-6 (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 18 spaces available.
Thursday December 28, 2017
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Bubble Blow Out *R* (2-3 years with caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

 

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

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

Registration will begin on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
Sunday December 31, 2017
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEAR'S EVE HOLIDAY
Many services are available when the library is closed: online services
Monday January 1, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEAR'S DAY HOLIDAY

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

Tuesday January 2, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday January 4, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 17 spaces available.
Friday January 5, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
Monday January 8, 2018
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop In)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class January 15. Registration is required and begins on Monday, Dec. 4. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Spend Smarter Right NOW!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Year, New You!

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday January 9, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Winter Concert: Heather Braoudakis Presents: Rosemary Clooney
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Presented by professional singer and Grammy Award winner Heather Braoudakis.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 60 spaces available.
Wednesday January 10, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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DIY Unicorn Bark
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday January 11, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers (16-23 months) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
Friday January 12, 2018
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 22 spaces available.
Monday January 15, 2018
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Magic By Jamie Aponte (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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PostCrossing Club Grades 1-6 (Drop In)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

 
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Powerful Presence: Colonel Jill's Empowering Strategies to Advance Your Career
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
New Year, New You
 
First Colonel Jill will enthrall you with her showdown with Saddam Hussein. Then she will entertain and share how to present your own powerful presence. Some women roar ahead in their careers while others stagnate. Some advance their careers and some unknowingly sabotage their careers. Colonel Jill shows you ways to move forward, while eliminating unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back. You can easily incorporate these invaluable coaching tips into your social, personal and business skills. When you recognize and change certain behaviors, results pay off in career opportunities you never thought possible along with an image that identifies you as someone with the power and knowledge to lead and succeed.
 
Highlights:
  • Project power through your body, mouth, and intellect
  • Show power through posture and presence
  • Tell others about you and what you want. Toot your own horn and take credit
  • Think powerfully with the tools to let others know you are meant to lead
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 75 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday January 16, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Early Learning Kickstart *R* (Ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Kitchen Kids Grades 3-5 *R*
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Come practice kitchen skills and make easy, kid-friendly snacks and treats! Food is prepared and served at this program, so please notify Youth Services if your child has dietary restrictions.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, December 4.  Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday January 18, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers (16-23 months) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Pop In Stories for Popcorn Day *R*
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday January 22, 2018
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Focus On Fundamentals (Grades K-1) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class January 15. Registration is required and begins on Monday, Dec. 4. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Paper Strip Art (Grades 3-5) Drop-In
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

New Year, New You!

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 73 spaces available.
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Movie Matinee: Dunkirk
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Dunkirk

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

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 106 min.
 
Free popcorn and DVD giveaway! No registration required, must be present to win.
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers (16-23 months) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Teen Book Club: Th1rteen R3asons Why
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

There are 9 spaces available.
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday January 26, 2018
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday January 29, 2018
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Focus On Fundamentals (Grades K-1) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class January 15. Registration is required and begins on Monday, Dec. 4. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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DIY Make & Take: Washi Tape Valentines
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Registration is limited to 30 adults

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers (16-23 months) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

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

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday February 2, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday February 5, 2018
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Focus On Fundamentals (Grades K-1) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class January 15. Registration is required and begins on Monday, Dec. 4. Non-residents may register one week before the program begins.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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The Sweet Art of Making Maple Syrup
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Chef Maddox Presents: Brunch!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Registration is limited to 50 people

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 37 spaces available.
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Budding Readers (16-23 months) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

 
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Downloadable Resources
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Winter Concert: Love & Marriage - Musical Theater Style
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 76 spaces available.
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Cupcake Wars!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Monday February 19, 2018
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Cosley Zoo
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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PostCrossing Club Grades 1-6 (Drop In)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 43 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Stronger

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

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, and Miranda Richardson
Rated: R | Running Time: 116 minutes
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 22, 2018
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Friday March 2, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday March 4, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
Monday March 5, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 26. Registration is required.

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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How to Make a Fairy Garden
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Platt Hill Nursery will give a demonstration on how to create an indoor, potted fairy garden using live plants and they'll show us how to plan an outdoor fairy garden. There will be a drawing at the end of the program for the finished fairy garden, and you must be present to win!
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
 
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
 
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class March 28. Registration is required.

 
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Mario Kart Madness
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday March 8, 2018
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Teen Tech Week
 
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

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

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

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

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

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

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

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 26. Registration is required.

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class March 26. Registration is required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Inside Writing & Publishing: The Freelancer Life
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class March 28. Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday March 15, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday March 16, 2018
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday March 19, 2018
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 26. Registration is required.

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Polling Place
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class March 28. Registration is required.

 
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Perler Bead Craft
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday March 22, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

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

 

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Friday March 23, 2018
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday March 26, 2018
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Relaxation Through Meditation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Marshall
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 118 min.
 
Free popcorn and DVD giveaway! No registration required, must be present to win.
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday March 29, 2018
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday April 1, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY

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

Monday April 2, 2018
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 26. Registration is required.

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class March 26. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday April 4, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class March 28. Registration is required.

 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday April 5, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Friday April 6, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

All Ages

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

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

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

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 26. Registration is required.

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class March 26. Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Circ/Tech Migration Training
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Ancient Life of Illinois
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class March 28. Registration is required.

 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday April 12, 2018
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

Drop-in, no registration required

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday April 13, 2018
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Family Storytime (All Ages) Drop-In
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday April 16, 2018
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Circ/Tech Migration Training
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child's independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. No class March 26. Registration is required.

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills. We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year. No class March 26. Registration is required.

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

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

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Circ/Tech Migration Training
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for Twos is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help children develop listening skills. No class March 28. Registration is required.

 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday April 19, 2018
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Circ/Tech Migration Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. No class March 29. Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

Presented by the Law Office of John Pankau

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anyone who loves romance is welcome to join this book club. We will meet on the last Tuesday of every month and discuss books that fall into a particular romance subgenre. This month's theme is "Love Out West" and a list of titles and authors to choose from will be provided at the Reference Desk.
 
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Movie Matinee: TBD
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday April 30, 2018
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Doodlebugs
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Friday May 4, 2018
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Free Comic Book Day Setup
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday May 7, 2018
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Walt Disney: Frame by Frame
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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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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Walt Disney World Resort for Grown-Ups
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday May 10, 2018
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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 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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100th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Introduction to Felted Soap
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

adult craft

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM