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Saturday November 9, 2019
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

A time at the library for special needs children filled with stories, songs, games, sensory stations and more. Please email us at bdys@mybpl.org if your child has special needs and interests that we would need to know in order to serve them better.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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International Games Day
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Ages
Drop-in (no registration required)

Attention Pokémon trainers, dungeon crawlers, and Mario Kart racers: celebrate International Games Day at your library! Discover new games or play your favorites. Play against others in board games, video games, and collectible card games! You can also create games-related crafts, play life-size games, or take on challengers during our video game tournament!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2734  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Open Study Space
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday November 10, 2019
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday November 11, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 D
 
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The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' Abbey Road
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 1, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road - the last album the Beatles recorded.  After the turmoil of The White Album and Let It Be, the Beatles put their differences aside to record one of their most popular albums that still sounds fresh and vital today.  Each member shone brightly from Lennon's funky "Come Together" to Harrison's sublime "Something' and "Here Comes the Sun" to McCartney's galloping Side 2 Medley – a virtual rock 'n' roll symphony.  Using audio visual content, we'll review the stories behind the album's best-known songs and celebrate the Beatles final gift to music lovers all over the world.

Presented by Gary Wenstrup, who teaches Beatles courses in Continuing Education at College of DuPage and Triton College while also lecturing at libraries.  

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Excel 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class covers more advanced topics in Excel such as formulas, graphs and linking between multiple worksheets.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Silver & Gold: What Are Your Coins and Precious Metals Worth?
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 38 spaces available.
 
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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:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Teen Movie Night: Toy Story 4
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Toy Story 4. 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 A + Mtg Room B
 
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Zoo Tree Ornament Making Party *R* (Families)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Bloomingdale Public Library and The Friends of the Library will be sponsoring the Village of Bloomingdale Community Tree at the Cosley Zoo.  You are invited to come create crafts that will become a part the Friends of the Library tree at the zoo.   Everyone is invited to help decorate the tree on Saturday, December 7 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Cosley Zoo.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Lake Illini HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 14, 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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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

The library just 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 build a project.  Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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BBSA Softball Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Information meeting for parents interested in the BBSA softball program.

CONTACT:  James Vargas  630-776-7045  jamesmvargas9@gmail.com
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! 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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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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 16 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 15, 2019
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles *R* (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Vroom, Vroom, clickety clack, prepare for take-off! Join us as we cruise through the world of transportation with stories, games, learning and more!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday November 16, 2019
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Steve S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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 14 spaces available.
 
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday November 18, 2019
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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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Meditation as Medication: A Doctor's Perspective
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Inside us is an energy that can make us whole, physically, mentally, and spiritually. By learning to meditate accurately, we tap into this energy and heal our physical illnesses and emotional stress. In this practical workshop, Dr. Tim Fior will clarify the many benefits of meditation as described in the medical research literature, and will give every participant a personal, instructed demonstration of meditation.

Bio - Timothy Fior, M.D., D. Ht.
Dr. Fior has been practicing Family Medicine and Homeopathy in the Chicagoland area since 1988. He is a co-founder, current president of the Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association, a founding partner in the Center for Integral Health and a lecturer at National University of the Health Sciences both in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Fior is a contributor to the book “Meditation as Medication for the Soul” with Rajinder Singh and has been meditating for over 30 years.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 36 spaces available.
 
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Excel 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will provide a deeper investigation of formulas, graphs, and formatting techniques, as well as examining other functions provided by Excel.

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 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 November 19, 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: Conference Room
 
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Donna D.     
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Festive Holiday Centerpieces
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Local florist Joyce Grattoni is here to give a fresh flower arranging demonstration on how to easily create your own festive centerpiece that will brighten your dinner table, and one lucky person in the audience will win her floral creation. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Fessler Grove HOA
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Movie Matinee: The Hustle
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Hustle
Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.
Starring: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 33 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 46 spaces available.
 
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Our Senses *R* (Grades 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Discover games, activities, and facts focus on the 5 senses- sight, smell, sound, taste, touch.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

NEW DATE AND ROOMS! Starting at the November 2019 meeting, Genealogy Club will be moving to the third Wednesday of the month (except in December) from 6:30-8:45 p.m. in the larger Meeting Rooms A/B.

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
 
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Homemade Pop-Tarts
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come create and bake your very own  Pop-Tarts. Choose from tons of different fillings!

 
 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 8 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 November 21, 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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Baby Let’s Make Music (Drop-In) (9 months – 2 years)
10:30 AM - 11:00 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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Homeschool Art Series: Masters' Series
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Van Gogh! Picasso! Monet! Come learn about an artist and try out their technique.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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NaNoWriMo
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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: Mtg Room C
 
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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 November 22, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Yesterday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yesterday
 
A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 56 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 45 spaces available.
Saturday November 23, 2019
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Delta Kappa Gamma
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Lessons on Wheels
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Jenny C.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday November 24, 2019
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Lessons on Wheels
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Jenny C.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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TTA Board Meeting
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Tri-State Telugu Association (TTA) is an organization-integrating people of Telugu origin residing in state of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. This is a non-profit organization formed in 1984 with an intention to coordinate, communicate and help Telugu people living in Tri-State area.

CONTACT:  Veeraswamy Achanta  630-890-2394  swamy@swamy.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday November 25, 2019
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ICMA Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Stuffed Animals Sleepover (Families *R*)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your favorite stuffed pal to the library for a fun storytime complete with a snack and a craft! Once storytime is over your pal will settle in for a cozy night sleeping in the library, then return the next day, November 26,  to pick them up and hear all about their night!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Online Garage Sales
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn about eBay and other popular websites/apps that help to buy and sell items. Creating accounts, shopping, and listing items will be discussed along with payment methods and possible concerns.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday November 26, 2019
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Make, Take and Bake *R* (Families with caregiver)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Each family will make one blueberry pie that they can bake or freeze for the holiday. The ingredients and recipe will be provided. All we need from you is the elbow grease and baking skills.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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NaNoWriMo
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE EARLY ON WEDNESDAY AT 5PM IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

 
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Turkey Tales (Drop-In, Ages 3-6)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

What are you thankful for?  Come move to music and hear stories that celebrate turkeys, Pilgrims, and being thankful.  After stories, we will have a Thanksgiving craft.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Thursday November 28, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

Friday November 29, 2019
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Make It Take It (Drop-In, All Ages)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Stop by on your day off school and make a special seasonal craft. 

Saturday November 30, 2019
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B

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