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Monday January 21, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.    Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Cutting the Cord
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Sean

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 2 spaces available.
 
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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

Location: Group Study Room

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday January 22, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Karen F.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. This is a drop-in program, limited to the first 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Seniors Course: Session 3
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Sean

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 A
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Group Study
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 67 spaces available.
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Boiler Pre- Bid MTG
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. This is a drop-in program, limited to 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: Ocean's 8
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ocean's 8

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

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 50 min.

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday January 24, 2019
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BIG Meeting
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 mo)
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Happy Chocolate Cake Day *R* (Gr K-2)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!  Almost everyone loves chocolate.  Come find out the science behind chocolate and enjoy some yummy treats. Registration required. Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 26 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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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 January 25, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Karen F.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Family Storytime (All Ages, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday January 26, 2019
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ACT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday January 28, 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 for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 26 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.    Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Joan & Bette Bette & Joan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This one-woman show, composed and performed by Jillann Gabrielle, features the famous feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 35 spaces available.
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities, and crafts for the preschool age child. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. This is a drop-in program, limited to the first 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Memorial Day Committee
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  3314421475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Oreo Tasting Challenge *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

What Oreo will reign supreme? A blind tast test of the crazy Oreo flavors will lead us to the best cookie of them all! Registration required. Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 26 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Final Meeting!

Meet us at Jimador Mexican Restaurant - 156 S Bloomingdale Rd S. - for free chips & salsa while we discuss the novel.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. This is a drop-in program, limited to 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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 January 31, 2019
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 mo)
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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3D Printing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Daniel

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 16 spaces available.

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