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Saturday April 20, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday April 21, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY

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

Monday April 22, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Incorporating Digital Assets into Your Estate Plan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Money Smart Week - presented by the Law Office of John Pankau

We will discuss the necessary steps to take in order to incorporate digital assets into your estate plan including but not limited to Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 70 spaces available.
 
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Using Android Phones
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday April 23, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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LEARN with LEGOs for Preschoolers *R* (Ages 3-5)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Build with LEGOs and build your child’s school readiness too! Come to the library for Lego learning and fun.  Practice STEM with Legos!  Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Memorial Day Committee
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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State Rep. Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Priyanka K.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

You can’t read the news without seeing the hype about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Is this the first wave of the cashless future or just another overhyped technology? One thing is for sure: there’s a lot of money riding on its success.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: Christopher Robin
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Christopher Robin

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Starring: Ewan McGregor
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1hr. 44min.

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 42 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday April 25, 2019
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Baby Prom (Drop-In, Ages 0-3)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

It's prom season! Don't let the big kids have all the fun, though. Wear something fancy and bring your little one to the library for some songs, movement, and photos in front of a backdrop! Black-tie onesies are optional.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Staff Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday April 26, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday April 27, 2019
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State Rep. Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Priyanka K.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Volunteer Opportunity - Become a REST Companion
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Learn how to Provide a Break for a Caregiver in Bloomingdale Township!

Take the REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) Essentials course that helps to prepare individuals to provide quality respite care, in order to support caregivers who are caring for people with intellectual disabilities, those who are aging, and/or those using mental health services across the lifespan. Interested individuals, must be a resident of Bloomingdale Township and willing to provide 8 hours of respite per month.

For more information or to register contact Kelly Fitzgerald at kfitzgerald@restprogram.org or call 630-397-5658.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday April 29, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Gr K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will cover a STEAM subject while incorporating fundamental skills of reading, writing, computation, coding and problem solving. Please register for each class. 

Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Using Android Phones 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday May 1, 2019
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday May 2, 2019
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Baby, Let’s Make Music (Drop-In, 9 months – 2 years with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for a parade of fun! We will explore the world of sound using an array of musical instruments.

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

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

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for someplace to run your D&D campaign? Grab your twenty-sided die and embark on an adventure. We'll provide the space and the snacks, you provide the imagination! Newbies and long-time players are welcome. Ages 13 & up.  Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Seniors Course: Session 1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll learn about word processing and the basics of dealing with Windows.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday May 3, 2019
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Music and Movement *R* (3 years-K)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Come for a fun time filled with musical exploration through song, dance, movement activities, and instrument play.  Caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program.

Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Free Comic Book Day Setup
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Free Comic Book Day Setup

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday May 4, 2019
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Free Comic Book Day
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

May the fourth be with you at the library’s Free Comic Book Day celebration! 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 Dwight’s Comics (2307 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg) for the support!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday May 5, 2019
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Lessons on Wheels
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Jenny C.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday May 6, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Calling All Coin Collectors
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

What are your old coins, gold and silver jewelry worth? Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector, member of the American Numismatic Association and retired school teacher will offer a presentation on coin collecting and gold and silver values. You will also have an opportunity to have your coins and gold or silver items appraised for free after the presentation (this does not include precious stones).

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 67 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones    kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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I’m a Big Brother or Sister *R* (Ages 1-5 w/ caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom! (Drop-In, Grades K-6)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to make a great crafty gift for that special someone…Mom!  Just in time for Mother’s Day.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Wright Brothers, Wrong Story
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author talk by William Hazelgrove

This book is the first deconstruction of the Wright Brothers’ myth. They were not — as we have all come to believe–two halves of the same apple. Each had a distinctive role in creating the first “flying machine.”
 
How could two misanthropic brothers who never left home, were high-school dropouts, and made a living as bicycle mechanics have figured out the secret of manned flight? This new history of the Wright Brothers’ monumental accomplishment focuses on their early years of trial and error at Kitty Hawk (1900-1903) and Orville Wright’s epic fight with the Smithsonian Institute and Glenn Curtis. William Hazelgrove makes a convincing case that it was Wilbur Wright who designed the first successful airplane, not Orville. He shows that, while Orville’s role was important, he generally followed his brother’s lead and assisted with the mechanical details to make Wilbur’s vision a reality.
 
Combing through original archives and family letters, Hazelgrove reveals the differences in the brothers’ personalities and abilities. He examines how the Wright Brothers’ myth was born when Wilbur Wright died early and left his brother to write their history with personal friend John Kelly. The author notes the peculiar inwardness of their family life, business and family problems, bouts of depression, serious illnesses, and yet, rising above it all, was Wilbur’s obsessive zeal to test out his flying ideas. When he found Kitty Hawk, this desolate location on North Carolina’s Outer Banks became his laboratory. By carefully studying bird flight and the Rubik’s Cube of control, Wilbur cracked the secret of aerodynamics and achieved liftoff on December 17, 1903.
 
Hazelgrove’s richly researched and well-told tale of the Wright Brothers’ landmark achievement captures the excitement of the times at the start of the “American century.”
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 59 spaces available.
Wednesday May 8, 2019
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DIY Stress Ball
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stressing about school exams? Come make two different kinds of stress balls using water beads and flour to help!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday May 9, 2019
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Grades 3-6)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

The library received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and start building a gadget. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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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Seniors Course: Session 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll talk about Internet topics. Browsing the web, email questions and concerns, how the cloud works and how to avoid viruses.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday May 11, 2019
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CALL
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Steve S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Sensory Storytime *R* (Ages 3-8 w/ caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

An interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities to stimulate multiple senses and promote learning. Please e-mail us at bdys@mybpl.org if your child has needs and interests that we should know to serve them better.

Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday May 13, 2019
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will cover a STEAM subject while incorporating fundamental skills of reading, writing, computation, coding and problem solving.

Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

 

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Stroke: How to Spot it and How to Stop it
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, an observance that highlights the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke and encourages persons to act FAST (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9–1–1) if someone is having a stroke.

It is estimated that 80% of strokes are preventable. This program explains the common stroke risk factors and how to manage them, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of someone having a stroke, and the medical treatment options available for those that experience stroke.

Presented by the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 64 spaces available.
 
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Cutting the Cord
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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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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Stoneybrook HOA
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Leonardo at 500: Exploring the Art of Leonardo da Vinci
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses works of art attributed to this Renaissance master. Mishur focuses on Leonardo's innovative approach to painting and how he helped establish the Italian Renaissance as a distinct period in the history of art. Works discussed include The Last Supper and Mona Lisa, among others. Mishur is the co-owner of Art Excursions, a business providing private guiding, small group tours, travel consulting and lectures on various topics. Art Excursions has been in business for over 20 years.  The company was named best boutique private art guide by the Wall Street Journal.  Mishur holds an M.A. and a B.A. in the history of art from Northern Illinois University.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 38 spaces available.
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Audit
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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DIY Marble Mug
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make a marble mug! We  will use nail polish and water to create colorful, one of a kind mugs.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday May 16, 2019
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Butterflies, Bugs and Bees *R* (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Spring is in the air, come learn about the traits of our insect friends through books, crafts and more!

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Fly Away Butterflies! *R* (K-2)
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

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

Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 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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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Seniors Course: Session 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll be learning about tablets and smart phones. Students will be provided iPads or they are welcome to work on their own devices.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 17 spaces available.
Saturday May 18, 2019
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jacob F.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday May 19, 2019
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LAST SUNDAY OPEN BEFORE THE LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS BEGIN

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

 
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Lessons on Wheels
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Jenny C.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday May 20, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Smart Homes
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to integrate different elements of your home and control them all from your computer or smart phone. Thermostats, lights, and more will be covered. For those interested IFTTT alternatives will be discussed.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group is open to everyone and welcomes new members! We meet on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except in August and December. We discuss a mix of contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction, and copies of our monthly selection are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Women of WWII: On the Front Lines & the Home Front
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During World War II, American women took on many new roles, both in the military and as civilians. Beyond Rosie the Riveter and the Atomic Girls, women made incredible contributions to the war effort. One of the civilian avenues was through the American Red Cross Clubmobile program, which was essentially a mobile club, featuring doughnuts, coffee, and good old American girl-next-door friendliness, all served up at the front lines in Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and Australia - wherever the troops were to be found. Learn more about the Clubmobile program and all the ways in which American women helped win the war!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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Homeschool Meetup: Art Series- Watercolor Workshop *R* (Gr 1-6)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come explore watercolors and take home a mini masterpiece! Projects will vary by age.

Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2470  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Green Book
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Green Book
A blue-collar Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2hrs. 9min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Donna D.     
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday May 23, 2019
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday May 26, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday May 27, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 27TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

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

Wednesday May 29, 2019
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Teen Movie Night: Aquaman
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Aquaman. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday May 30, 2019
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VHS to Digital
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 11 spaces available.
Friday May 31, 2019
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Time for Toys (Drop-In) (Ages 3 months-5 years with a caregiver)
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.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday June 2, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday June 3, 2019
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones    kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Motown: The Music That Moved The World
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In Detroit in the 1960's Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles - 110 Top Ten hits to be exact!  It was the "Sound of Young America" sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.  Using audio and visual content we'll trace the amazing musical journey from the power soul of "Dancing In The Streets" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" to the psychedelic soul of "Cloud Nine" and "What's Going On" to the pop soul of The Jackson 5.  Timeless music that moved us then and moves us now.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 66 spaces available.
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Message in a Bottle Necklace
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Create a neckalce with a secret message. Write a note and seal it in a tiny bottle to keep around your neck. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday June 6, 2019
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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

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

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 1:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for someplace to run your D&D campaign? Grab your twenty-sided die and embark on an adventure. We'll provide the space and the snacks, you provide the imagination! Newbies and long-time players are welcome. Ages 13 & up.  Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday June 7, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Saturday June 8, 2019
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CALL
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Steve S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday June 9, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday June 10, 2019
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

 
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Villas Owners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Yoga and Self-Care for Busy People
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In an era of mounting stress and anxiety from competing demands, taking on too much at work and at home, and rushing around for everyone but yourself—it's common for self-care to fall off your to-do list, especially as a busy person. Self-care is more than taking a shower and brushing your teeth. It's taking the time to care for your mind, body, and spirit so that you can live well emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Drawing upon practices from Julie's book 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas, this session will teach you practical ways to stand-up for your self-care, including yoga stretches and simple meditations, so that you can more fully enjoy your busy life.
 
About the Author: Julie M. Gentile is a Millennial working mama, yoga teacher at the Bloomingdale Park District, author of 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas (MSI Press), and professional writer and editor. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for a decade and leading yoga classes since 2011. Learn about her self-care adventures on her website, www.juliegtheyogi.com, and on Facebook and Instagram @juliegtheyogi. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 69 spaces available.
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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How to Get Around with RTA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provides presentations to older adults and people with disabilities to learn how to use public transportation. The following topics will be discussed: trip planning, accessibility on Pace and Metra, safety tips, fare programs and local transit options. There will be time for questions and signing up a for a RTA Reduced Fare card to get half off on Metra, Pace and CTA, if eligible. It is a one-stop shop for all your public transportation needs! Hand-outs and maps will be provided.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
Wednesday June 12, 2019
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday June 13, 2019
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YS Programming
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Grades 3-5)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The library received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and start building a gadget. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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 June 14, 2019
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Meet Me at the Movies: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Meet me at the movies to watch Godzilla: King of the MonstersMovie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at The Picture Show, 324 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 10.

 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
Registration will begin on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM     
 
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FlipSide- Summer Concert
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us outside at the gazebo!

FlipSide is a 4 piece party/dance band that plays music from the 50's through the 80's, Motwon, Rock & Roll, R&B, Rockabilly, Swing and more. Check out Motown: The Music That Moved the World by Professor Gary Wenstrup on June 4th. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday June 16, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday June 17, 2019
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YS Programming
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Following the Yellow Brick Road: The Life of Judy Garland
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This June marks the 50th anniversary of Judy Garland's death in 1969, and as tribute to this Hollywood legend, historian Jim Gibbons will be here to discuss her beautiful yet tragic life. 

Born on June 10, 1922 in Grand Rapids Minnesota, Frances Ethel Gumm (whose name was later changed to “Judy Garland”), was lovingly nicknamed “Baby” by her vaudevillian parents and siblings. She began performing at age 2 ½ singing “Jingle Bells” alongside her sisters. The three girls were known as the “Gumm Sisters” and later, the “Garland Sisters,” appearing in various movies, television and vaudeville shows. At age 13 in September 1935, Judy Garland signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) which began her rise to fame. However, it was not an easy road ahead of her as she was constantly criticized for her looks. Garland was told she needed to be more glamorous like the other famous female stars she went to school with such as Ava Gardner and Elizabeth Taylor. Even in the peak of Garland’s stardom, the pressure from others to be more and do more was intense until the day she died.
 
In his slideshow lecture, Gibbons will explain how Garland would receive worldwide fame for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. He will explain how she went on to star in other notable movies such as Meet Me in St. Louis; The Harvey Girls; Easter Parade; and Summer Stock. Gibbons will discuss how Garland was let go from MGM in 1950 for personal struggles, yet went on to star in the Emmy-nominated television show, The Judy Garland Show and was the first female to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. She was also awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award after her death, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was placed on the Top 10 Greatest Female Stars of the American Cinemas list by the American Institute.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 60 spaces available.
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Upcoming Book Group Titles

Location: Group Study Room

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday June 18, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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The Wizard of Oz: The Story Behind The Story
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Take a trip down the yellow brick road as we watch great behind-the-scenes production moments and earlier film adaptations of this immortal classic!

Presented by Steven Frenzel

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 61 spaces available.
Wednesday June 19, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Mary Poppins Returns
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mary Poppins Returns

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.
Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2hrs. 10min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Teen Movie Night: How to Train Your Dragon 3
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday June 20, 2019
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YS Programming
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Purple Passion Flowers Red Hats
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Joyce R.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 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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River Rock Painting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Use your imagination to create fun designs on river rocks. Take them home and put them in your garden! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Intro to Python 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Building upon our previous class, we will continue to explore basic programming logic including: variables, expressions, logic statements and loops. Expanding on this we will learn how to build functions with all these attributes and do some light formatting for output statements, culminating in creating a Conversion Calculator program.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday June 21, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday June 23, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday June 24, 2019
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Audit
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Tuesday June 25, 2019
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Audit
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Wednesday June 26, 2019
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Audit
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday June 27, 2019
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YS Programming
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday June 28, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday June 29, 2019
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YS Programming
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Sunday June 30, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday July 1, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday July 2, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Wednesday July 3, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday July 5, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday July 7, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday July 8, 2019
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Two for One Broadway
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What's better than a dynamic song from a hit Broadway musical? Two dynamic songs from a hit Broadway musical! This delightful, one-hour cabaret, presenting Broadway musicals from the 1930s to the 1980s, features favorite tunes from seven Broadway shows, including Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Cats and more. In between songs, Matt and Cynthia share interesting tidbits unique to each musical. This Cabaret is a certain treasure for all musical theatre lovers!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 67 spaces available.
Tuesday July 9, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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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YS Programming
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Seniors Course: Session 1
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll learn about word processing and the basics of dealing with Windows.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Old Time Radio & The Great American Song Book
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This presentation examines how radio helped to give birth to the "Great American Songbook" by offering songs and singers a unique opportunity to present their songs to a national audience. This show uses both slides and sound clips featuring some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century as they were heard on radio—including Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and a rare 1934 performance from George Gershwin! 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 72 spaces available.
Wednesday July 10, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday July 11, 2019
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YS Programming
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Grades 3-5)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The library received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and start building a gadget. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

 

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday July 12, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Sushi Roll- Summer Concert
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us outside at the gazebo!

Sushi Roll is a unquie blend of high-energy dance music infused with rock' n roll swagger, topped off by memorable stage costumes inspired by Cosplay and Anime. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday July 13, 2019
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday July 14, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday July 15, 2019
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YS Programming
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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The Moon Landing - 50th Anniversary
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

On July 20, 1969, NASA’s astronauts, Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and Pilot Buzz Aldrin, became the first Americans to land on the moon in the Apollo 11 space journey. This was, as Neil Armstrong said, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” as it ended America’s Space Race with its Cold War rival, the Soviet Union.

Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the space goal proposed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and how it was fulfilled for the U.S. in 1969. Gibbons will explain how Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon with Aldrin following behind 20 minutes later. He will discuss how both men spent almost a full day on the surface of the moon, bringing back many lunar items with them, and how this launched an important part of American history.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 66 spaces available.
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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 books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday July 16, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Seniors Course: Session 2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll talk about Internet topics. Browsing the web, email questions and concerns, how the cloud works and how to avoid viruses.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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DIY: Solar System Necklace
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A little paint, some wooden beads, and a bit of string is all you need to create your own solar system necklace.

This craft is for adults only – registration opens on June 1st and is limited to 20 people.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday July 17, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: First Man
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

First Man

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2hrs. 21min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Sand Art
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make your own sand art creation! Use colored sand and fill up a bottle to make a fun and unique piece of art.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday July 18, 2019
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YS Programming
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday July 19, 2019
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Meet Me at the Movies: Spider-Man: Far From Home

Meet me at the movies to watch Spider-Man: Far From HomeMovie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at The Picture Show, 324 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 10.

 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
Registration will begin on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM     
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday July 21, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday July 22, 2019
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Seniors Course: Session 3
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll be learning about tablets and smart phones. Students will be provided iPads or they are welcome to work on their own devices.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 24, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday July 25, 2019
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YS Programming
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Friday July 26, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday July 27, 2019
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Self Defense for Women and Teen Girls
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn how to protect yourself and fend off an attacker with advice from Bloomingdale Police Officer Dawn Odoi and a physical demonstration of self-defense moves from Tai Chi Instructor, Bob Plucinsky. 

For adult women and teenage girls only!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 44 spaces available.
Sunday July 28, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 31, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Teen Movie Night: SHAZAM!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us as we watch SHAZAM!. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win.

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

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

CONTACT:  Alex Contes    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday August 1, 2019
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Ice Cream Social
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Ice Cream Social
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us for the Ice Cream Social, which celebrates the end of the Summer Reading Program. This event will be held in the parking lot of the library underneath a big top tent. Food will be available for purchase and of course ice cream! This event is co-sponsored by the Village of Bloomingdale.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 3, 2019
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday August 4, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday August 5, 2019
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones    kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday August 6, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Astronomy Using Your Eyes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

So much observation of our daytime and nighttime skies can be done without a telescope. This presentation will focus on an overview of celestial observations you can do with just your eyes, including Moon phases, eclipses, planets, stars, and much more, in a session suited to an astronomy novice.

Presented by Astroeducator Michelle Nichols, from the Adler Planetarium

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 70 spaces available.
Wednesday August 7, 2019
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Paint a Book End
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Use your imagination to decorate a book end that will be displayed in the Teen area!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday August 8, 2019
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday August 9, 2019
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Zydeco Voodoo- Summer Concert
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us outside at the gazebo!

Zydeco Voodoo plays a mix of New Orleans and Mardi Gras music as well as popular rock and blues adapted to the New Orleans style. Our family friendly performances get the audience dancing and signing along. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 10, 2019
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday August 11, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday August 12, 2019
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

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

 
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Solarize Chicagoland - Solar Power Hour Information Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thinking about going solar? Residents throughout Cook, Kane, DuPage, and Will counties have an opportunity to participate in Solarize Chicagoland, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable. 
 
Regardless of where you live in the counties, you can participate in any of the free informational Solar Power Hours. You’ll learn about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a household, and how the solar group buy program works. After the session, get a free, no-obligation site assessment from the competitively selected installer. You have until September 30, 2019, to decide whether to get solar through the program. To learn more and sign up for updates visit www.SolarizeChicagoland.com. 
 
Brought to us by the Citizens Utility Board and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 79 spaces available.
Tuesday August 13, 2019
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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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Chicago's Poison Banquet
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Historian Tara Cajacob uncovers a tale of gilded-age intrigue from 1916, when hundreds of Chicago's most illustrious residents were poisoned at a banquet. Upon the discovery of arsenic in the soup, a nation-wide manhunt commenced to find the Anarchist Chef.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
Wednesday August 14, 2019
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday August 15, 2019
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for someplace to run your D&D campaign? Grab your twenty-sided die and embark on an adventure. We'll provide the space and the snacks, you provide the imagination! Newbies and long-time players are welcome. Ages 13 & up.  Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday August 16, 2019
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Meet Me at the Movies: The New Mutants

Meet me at the movies to watch The New MutantsMovie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at The Picture Show, 324 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 10.

 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
Registration will begin on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM     
Sunday August 18, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday August 19, 2019
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The Essential P.T. Barnum
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Years before he revolutionized the circus, P.T. Barnum was the most famous man in the world. William Pack reveals the amazing life of P.T. Barnum through storytelling and recreations of historical sideshow performances.
 
HEAR the life lessons that shaped this great American showman, MEET the extraordinary people that changed his life, and EXPERIENCE the wonders of his American museum. This program is best for Teens and Adults.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 72 spaces available.
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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Bizarre History of Illinois: Strange Stories From Our Past
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Illinois that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden. This program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs This will change the way you view the good ol' days of Illinois.

 

Speaker Bio
For over two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual. From tracking Vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland's castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.
 
Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel's A Haunting, William Shatner's Weird or What, ABC's World's Scariest Places, Monsters and Mysteries in America, along with being a frequent contributor to Ripley's Believe it or Not Radio. With a Master's Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 20 books on the supernatural and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings. The more the bizarre the legend is, the more likely you will find Chad there!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 72 spaces available.
Wednesday August 21, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Dumbo (2019)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dumbo (2019)
 
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
Starring: Alan Arkin, Eva Green, Colin Farrell 
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2hr. 10min.

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 79 spaces available.
 
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Teen Movie Night: Detective Pikachu
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Detective Pikachu. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday August 22, 2019
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday August 23, 2019
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Volunteer Fair
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 24, 2019
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Volunteer Fair
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come to the library to find tons of volunteer opportunitues in your community! Thank you to all of our exhibitors

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday August 25, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Wednesday August 28, 2019
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday August 29, 2019
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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
Sunday September 1, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday September 2, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

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

Tuesday September 3, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday September 4, 2019
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Washi Tape Bangle Bracelets
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a funky looking wooden bangle bracelet by decorating it with washi tape!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday September 5, 2019
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for someplace to run your D&D campaign? Grab your twenty-sided die and embark on an adventure. We'll provide the space and the snacks, you provide the imagination! Newbies and long-time players are welcome. Ages 13 & up.  Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday September 8, 2019
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SUNDAYS HOURS RESUME

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

Monday September 9, 2019
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones    kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday September 10, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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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DIY Customized Clipboards
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a customized clipboard, perfect for hanging in your kitchen or craft space to help keep your projects, coupons, and recipes organized. 

Registration opens on August 1st and is limited to 20 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday September 11, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Oreo Taste-Off
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sample different kinds of Oreos and rank them from best to worst. Milk will be provided for those who like to dunk.

 
 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday September 12, 2019
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YS Programming
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 September 13, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday September 14, 2019
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday September 16, 2019
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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 books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday September 17, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday September 18, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday September 19, 2019
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YS Programming
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Friday September 20, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday September 21, 2019
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SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stressing about taking the SAT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Fall Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday September 22, 2019
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Fall Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday September 23, 2019
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lynn Rymarz performs in character as Lady Catherine, Countess of Carnarvon, to celebrate the Downton Abbey movie premier. Hear the fascinating true story of how Catherine Wendell, an American born woman, met and married the Sixth Earl of Carnarvon and made a life for herself and her family living in Highclere Castle, the actual setting for Downton Abbey.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 61 spaces available.
Tuesday September 24, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chef Maddox Presents: Downton Abbey Tea Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

To celebrate the new movie (in theaters September 20th) please join us for a cooking demonstration inspired by Downton Abbey. 

Registration begins August 1st, 2019 and is limited to 50 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: The Young Victoria
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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