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Thursday October 17, 2019
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ 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 A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Open Study Space
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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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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
 
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eBooks @ The Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn to use several free tools to take advantage of the electronic books the library makes available for checkout. How to find books (and more), getting it on your device, details regarding checkout policy, possible snags in downloading, searching the catalog, and more will be discussed.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 17 spaces available.
Friday October 18, 2019
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Family Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
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 October 19, 2019
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Halloween Party
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.(No admittance after 2:45 p.m.)

Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Halloween Party at the Bloomingdale Public Library. This event is sponsored by The Bloomingdale Public Library and the Village of Bloomingdale. The Halloween Party will be held outside under a tent, rain or shine! Children are encouraged to wear costumes. This event will feature free games, free refreshments, balloon artists, and much more!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Halloween Party
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday October 20, 2019
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday October 21, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 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.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + 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 October 22, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Playing with STEM (Drop-In)(Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are important learning areas for kids of all ages.  Start your child early with our fun play to learn program.  Each week we will have different stations for kids to explore.

 
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Seniors Course: Internet Use & Safety
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 A
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Funky Foods of the 1970s
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

Vintage cookbook collector Amy Alessio is here to showcase hilarious recipes from the 1970s that we used to love - and some that are making a comeback! Join us in this humorous slide show of funky foods we thought we had forgotten about.

Registration opens on September 3rd and is limited to 40 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
The registration period has ended.
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: The Lost City of Z
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Lost City of Z - (On the Same Page)
 
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 21 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 29 spaces available.
 
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*CANCELLED* DIY Monsters *R* (Grades 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Spooktacular crafters, join us in the craft room to make your very own Glove Monster! All materials provided.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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? Join us to create your own Tinkercad account, 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
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ 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

Please note there will be no Come Together on November 28

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Let’s Make Music (Drop-In) (9 months – 2 years)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Smile And Do Something Nice Day *R* (Grade K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Sometimes it just takes a smile to make people happy but it we can do more.  Come to the library for stories about kids who made a difference and learn how you can too.  At the end, we will make a sweet craft to share with a friend!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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 October 25, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bdale Chamber
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Movie Matinee: Notorious
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Notorious
 
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Rated: N/A | Running Time: 1 hr., 42 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 40 spaces available.
Saturday October 26, 2019
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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:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday October 27, 2019
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday October 28, 2019
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Halloween Spooktacular (Drop-In) (Families, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Trick-or-Treat yourself with some Spooktacular stories and Booooooogie on down to some of your favorite Halloween music with this super special batty story time.  Stay for an eerie craft, and a special treat! No registration required. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Around the World Storytime *R* (Grades K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a storytime to learn about different cultures with stories, activities and food to sample!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chef Maddox Presents: South American Cuisine
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

Chef Susan Maddox is here to take us on a culinary tour of South American cuisine. 

Registration opens on September 3rd and is limited to 50 adults. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Beginners Internet Course: Google Docs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Google provides a number of free cloud applications perfect for safe storage or collaboration with friends, family, or colleagues. Learn the basics of working with these tools to create, edit, and share documents.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Seniors Course: Tablets and Smartphones
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 C
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Bell Tower Condo HOA
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Candy Bar Taste Test
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get ready for Halloween with some chocolate! Think you know your candy bars? Come test your knowledge by participationg in the Candy Bar Taste Test. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 contestants.Grades 7-12.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There is 1 space available.
Thursday October 31, 2019
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ 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

Please note there will be no Come Together on November 28

LOCATION: Mtg Room A

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