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Thursday January 16, 2020
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM - 11:45 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Makerspace MTG
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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HOMESCHOOL ART SERIES: Abstract Art *R* Families
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come try Abstract art with Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Jackson Pollock.

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for tabletop gaming and some snacks! Run your D&D campaign or duel in your favorite collectible card game. Players of all games are welcome to attend. Grades 7 and up.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: 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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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 13 spaces available.
Friday January 17, 2020
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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 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. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday January 18, 2020
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday January 19, 2020
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday January 20, 2020
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AARP Tax Aide Program
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Daniel Laib Presents: Magic and Art Show (Drop–In) All Ages
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Enjoy the day off school with Daniel Laib as he combines magic, optical Illusions and live art in this entertaining family show.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
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 incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts through engaging experiments, activities and projects. Please register for each class. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Readers and Eaters *R* Grades K-2
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Happy books for our elementary kiddos! Read fun stories and poems about food, then make a snacktivity all by yourself!

Mondays, January 6- February 3 6:30- 7:00 p.m.

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for the budding chefs. Mondays, January 6- February 7:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Video Editing & Sharing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Want to crop, connect, change the audio for, and otherwise sharpen up your videos before posting them on social media or sharing them with friends and family? Students will learn how to use desktop applications and phone apps for easy video editing and improvement.

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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Homeschool 3-D Printing Workshop *R* Families
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Come learn how to make simple objects on our 3-D printer. Learn how you can create items at home and pick them up, fully finished, from the library, and more! 

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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 (ages 3-5)    . In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Azam for Judge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Ben M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Charisma & Character: The Life of Cary Grant
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

With his charming character, handsome looks, impeccable sense of style, lavish lifestyle, and fame and stardom, he seemed to have it made, but Cary Grant’s initial road to success was not an easy journey. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss Grant’s unstable childhood, his years attending boarding schools, his early years in vaudeville troops and his pursuit of fame and acting.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 38 spaces available.
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and music. Litmited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: To Catch a Thief
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
To Catch a Thief (1955)
A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.
 
Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, and Jessie Royce Landis
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 46 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  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 43 spaces available.
Thursday January 23, 2020
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AARP Tax Aide Program
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM - 11:45 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Say G’Day to Australia *R* Grades K-2
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about Australia with food, stories, crafts and fun!

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

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! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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 24, 2020
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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 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. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: Rear Window
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rear Window
 
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey 
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1hr. 52min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 38 spaces available.
Saturday January 25, 2020
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Annual Board Planning MTG
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday January 27, 2020
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Community Helper Storytime- Post Office (Drop-In)(Age 1-5 with caregivers)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special storytime with our helpers from our community. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Readers and Eaters *R* Grades K-2
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Happy books for our elementary kiddos! Read fun stories and poems about food, then make a snacktivity all by yourself!

Mondays, January 6- February 3 6:30- 7:00 p.m.

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for the budding chefs. Mondays, January 6- February 7:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Nifty Fifties Foods
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Local author and vintage cookbook collector Amy Alessio is back to share hilarious recipes from the 1950s. Enjoy a humours slide show of vintage recipes we used to love along with a tasty snack inspired by the era. 

Registration is limited to 40 adults. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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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 (ages 3-5)    . In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Azam for Judge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Ben M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Drop-In Movie: Dial M for Murder
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dial M for Murder
 
A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.
Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 45 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  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 41 spaces available.
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and music. Litmited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Staff photo training
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Teen Movie Night: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. 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. Grades 7-12. 

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 January 30, 2020
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM - 11:45 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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3D Printing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
Friday January 31, 2020
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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 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. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D

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