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Wednesday March 1, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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TOPS
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is a non-profit weight-loss support group. Self-help meetings include weigh-in, discussion, and business meeting. Meetings are every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. If you'd like to join TOPS, please contact Kathy Benson at (847) 791-8821. 

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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Thursday March 2, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Cafe 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.

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

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

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Friday March 3, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 38 spaces available.
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Saturday March 4, 2017
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! (Grades K-2) *R*
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join us to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with If I Ran The Circus, crafts, games, and a birthday treat!

Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 6.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
The registration period has ended.
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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Sunday March 5, 2017
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Samskrita Bharati
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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Monday March 6, 2017
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6 for Bloomingdale residents.

No class March 27.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills.  We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year.    No class March 27. Registration is required and begins on Monday, Feb. 6

for Bloomingdale residents.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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Lego Madness
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come stretch your imagination and make new friends with free building.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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Inside Writing & Publishing: Becoming an Outrageously Successful Author
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Becoming an Outrageously Successful Author: How to Build Your Audience of Readers, Even Before You're Published!

• How to make sure YOUR words get read
• Five key ingredients for a successful writer website
• Building a successful social networking platform to create a ready-made audience for your book
 
Presented by Shari Stauch from Where Writers Win.
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 62 spaces available.
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Getting Started: Your Files
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Every time a picture is taken, a letter is written, or a song is purchased on your computer a file goes somewhere.  Learn all about where these files are, how to find them, copy, delete, and restore them.  A great class for anyone with a lot of personal information or pictures they're worried about losing or moving to a new computer.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 7 spaces available.
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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Tuesday March 7, 2017
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6 for Bloomingdale residents.

No class March 28.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Early Literacy App Night (All Ages) (Drop-In)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Stop by the Youth Services desk and discover free early literacy apps on our iPads.  Play around with new

ways to learn letters, play games, and enjoy learning.

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Inside Writing & Publishing: Want to Be a Best-Seller? It's All About the Influence!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Want to Be a Best-Seller? It's All About the Influence! How to Grow Your Audience Using Key Industry Influencers

• Why reviews and sharing reviews across your platform matters
• How to reach into the homes of readers via live book clubs
• Creating reader communities using local indie bookstores and libraries
 
Presented by Shari Stauch from Where Writers Win
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 67 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for 2's is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills.  No class March 29.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, Feb. 6 for Bloomingdale residents.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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TOPS
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is a non-profit weight-loss support group. Self-help meetings include weigh-in, discussion, and business meeting. Meetings are every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. If you'd like to join TOPS, please contact Kathy Benson at (847) 791-8821. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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Thursday March 9, 2017
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers.  Story time is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. No class March 30.   Regisration is required and begins on Monday, February 6.

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 2's storytime.  The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music.  No class March 30.  Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Games for Grownups
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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Getting Started: Word Processing 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class covers how to use many of the more advanced options available.  Lecture will include using outlines, adding images, and other formatting/design topics.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
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Friday March 10, 2017
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Family Storytime
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 31.  No registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Saturday March 11, 2017
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
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Reading to Rover (Grades K-5) *R*
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children will have the opportunity to read to special therapy dogs.  This stressfree, non-judgmental environment allows children to build confidence in their reading.  To reserve your time, call (630) 924-2740 or stop by the YS department.  Registration begins Monday, February 6.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Sunday March 12, 2017
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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McNulty Irish Dancers (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the McNulty Irish Dancers.  Young dancers entertain with traditional

Irish dance and music.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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Monday March 13, 2017
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Families)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6 for Bloomingdale residents.

No class March 27.

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

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

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills.  We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year.    No class March 27. Registration is required and begins on Monday, Feb. 6

for Bloomingdale residents.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies Using ReferenceUSA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their career searching strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes; creating engaging cover letters; assembling a network of references and referrers; finding key persons at a business to act as mentors; building data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences; and preparing for interviews and interactions through research. We will also explore the Jobs & Internship module, which adds a new dimension to job searching.

Presented by Nancy Spidle, Senior Account Manager with ReferenceUSA.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 spaces available.
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Beginners Internet Course: Cloud Storage
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 3 spaces available.
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Tuesday March 14, 2017
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Preschool Storytime A.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6 for Bloomingdale residents.

No class March 28.

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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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Villas Owners
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Reset Health 101: The Effects of Toxins & Stress
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Hetal Shah will give a talk on the harmful effects of toxins and stress on our bodies and how we can counteract them. Topics to include:

  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Adrenal fatigue / thyroid issues
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Difficulty losing weight / weight rebound
  • Belly fat
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Digestive problems (leaky gut)
  • Skin conditions
  • Chronic fatigue / sleeplessness
  • Chronic and recurrent infections
  • Conventional foods vs organic foods
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 45 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 15, 2017
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Time For Twos (24-36 months) *R*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Time for 2's is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills.  No class March 29.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, Feb. 6 for Bloomingdale residents.

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

CANCELLED - Get early learners off to a great start.  This program is designed to build an academic foundation and foster curiosity and a love of learning.  Children will begin to connect words, learn letter sounds and work with pencil skills to prepare for writing numbers and letters.  Presented by the Blolomingdale Kumon Center.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 6 for residents.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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Movie Matinee: The Light Between Oceans
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Light Between Oceans

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. Based on the best-selling novel by M. L. Stedman.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz

Rated PG-13 / Running Time: 132 min

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 55 spaces available.
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TOPS
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is a non-profit weight-loss support group. Self-help meetings include weigh-in, discussion, and business meeting. Meetings are every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. If you'd like to join TOPS, please contact Kathy Benson at (847) 791-8821. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
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League of Women Voters
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers.  Story time is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. No class March 30.   Regisration is required and begins on Monday, February 6.

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 2's storytime.  The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music.  No class March 30.  Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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.

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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
There are many spaces available.
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Digital Cameras
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will give students a clearer understanding of the terms, features and reviews associated with digital cameras as well as thoroughly, covering, taking, transferring, and printing pictures. Students are welcome to bring their own cameras to class to personalize the lessons learned. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 14 spaces available.
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VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
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Friday March 17, 2017
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Leprechaun Stories (All Ages) *R*
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

It's St. Patrick's Day!  Join us for this special family storytime in a world full of leprechauns, and everyone wears green for the day!  Registration is required for this special storytime and begins on Monday,

February 6.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Saturday March 18, 2017
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Reading to Rover (Grades K-5) *R*
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children will have the opportunity to read to special therapy dogs.  This stressfree, non-judgmental environment allows children to build confidence in their reading.  To reserve your time, call (630) 924-2740 or stop by the YS department.  Registration begins Monday, February 6.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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SAT Practice Test
12:00 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 6 spaces available.
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Sunday March 19, 2017
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Samskrita Bharati
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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Monday March 20, 2017
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Preschool Storytime P.M. (Ages 3-5) *R*
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6 for Bloomingdale residents.

No class March 27.

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

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

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

Join us for a fun twist to essential skills.  We will focus on everyday skills that will prove essential to a successful school year.    No class March 27. Registration is required and begins on Monday, Feb. 6

for Bloomingdale residents.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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DuPage Children's Museum Play to Learn (Ages up to 6 years with Family) *R*
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join this informal play and learn setting as DuPage Children's Museum brings their interactive portable exhibits to BPL. Children and caregivers enjoy the museum's portable exhibits and learn hands-on STEM projects that can be done at home.  In addition, community support resources wil be provided.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 6.

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
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Tuesday March 21, 2017
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Spring Book Sale Storage
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

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This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6 for Bloomingdale residents.

No class March 28.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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DIY Make & Take: Dahlia Paper Wreaths
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spring is here, and it's time to add some fun colors to your decor. Join us and learn how to easily make your own Dahlia Paper Wreath, to hang on your front door or in any room that needs a dash of bright spring colors. Several examples will be on display for you to make and take home. You'll also learn how to search Pinterest for more paper flower and wreath ideas! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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Wednesday March 22, 2017
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Spring Book Sale Storage
9:00 AM - 9:00 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 2's is a storytime for children two years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills.  No class March 29.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, Feb. 6 for Bloomingdale residents.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Circ/Tech ID
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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Mind Math (Grades 1-3) *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

The program uses the abacus as a tool to train kids to do calculations mentally.  The program is hosted by ALOHA Math of Bloomingdale.  Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 6.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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TOPS
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is a non-profit weight-loss support group. Self-help meetings include weigh-in, discussion, and business meeting. Meetings are every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. If you'd like to join TOPS, please contact Kathy Benson at (847) 791-8821. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Mystery Mavens adult book discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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Thursday March 23, 2017
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Spring Book Sale Storage
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers.  Story time is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. No class March 30.   Regisration is required and begins on Monday, February 6.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Circ/Tech ID
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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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 2's storytime.  The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music.  No class March 30.  Registration is required and begins Monday, February 6.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Friday March 24, 2017
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Spring Book Sale Storage
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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Family Storytime
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 31.  No registration is required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Saturday March 25, 2017
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Spring Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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Reading to Rover (Grades K-5) *R*
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Children will have the opportunity to read to special therapy dogs.  This stressfree, non-judgmental environment allows children to build confidence in their reading.  To reserve your time, call (630) 924-2740 or stop by the YS department.  Registration begins Monday, February 6.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Sunday March 26, 2017
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Spring Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Monday March 27, 2017
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Friends Storage
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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State Rep Christine Winger: Sr Advisory Council Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Drop In Movie: Moana
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The movie Moana will be shown. Have some popcorn and enjoy the matinee. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + 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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Get Organized with OneNote
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 spaces available.
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Tuesday March 28, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Otaku Tuesday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Drop-In - No Registration Required

Watch anime and eat some snacks! Otaku Tuesdays are perfect for die-hard fans and newbies alike. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Building Your Credit Rating
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Banks and credit card companies use credit scores to determine whether applicants qualify for loans or home purchases, as well as the rate of interest charged. Learn ways to improve your credit score and build your financial future. College of DuPage instructor Jim Droske is the president and founder of Illinois Credit Services. Jim has worked in the credit and lending industry for over 25 years and regularly speaks throughout the Chicago area as an expert on credit building and repair.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 29, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Button, Button... (All Ages) (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Stop by and make a button with our button machine.  We'll have many to choose from..  Support your favourite Chicago sports team or choose

another fun design. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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TOPS
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This is a non-profit weight-loss support group. Self-help meetings include weigh-in, discussion, and business meeting. Meetings are every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. If you'd like to join TOPS, please contact Kathy Benson at (847) 791-8821. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
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Thursday March 30, 2017
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Drop In Lego
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Legos, Legos, Legos...drop in during the day and bring your imagination to build with the library's Lego collection.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
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Villas of Thornfield HOA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
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Digital Archiving
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 spaces available.
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Friday March 31, 2017
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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Seniors Foundation
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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