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Thursday February 14, 2019
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Baby, let’s make Music (Drop-In) (9 mo – 2 yrs 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.  Thursdays, February 14, February 21 and February 28  10:00-10:30 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Homeschool Meetup (Drop-In) Families
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Meet and chat with other homeschooling and unschooling families—discover new resources, learn about ways the Library can support your curriculum, and share ideas for improving your family’s homeschool experience. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble! The library will provide Scrabble boards and dictionaries, as well as snacks and beverages. Whether you play for fun or for the challenge, all skill levels are welcome. Come enjoy some classic wordplay!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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* CANCELLED* Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Grades 3-5)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

*CANCELLED for this session due to low sign up.  Enjoy your Valentine's Day and sign up for our next session on March 14!* 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
The registration period has ended.
 
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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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Photo Editing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn basic skills for working with pictures using the popular and free GIMP tool.  Saving, copying, and attaching files, saving pictures off the web, low level photo editing & cropping, creating and viewing slideshows, and more.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 6 spaces available.
Friday February 15, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday February 16, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday February 17, 2019
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday February 18, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Wonderful Wacky Juggler Andy Head (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Two time juggling champion Andy Head’s wacky entertainment will have you laughing ‘til you’re your face hurts.   Join us for a fun afternoon of juggling and comedy.

All Ages, Monday, February 18 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Parks Foundation
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Cahokia - CANCELLED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, which occupies some 5 square miles on the Mississippi River floodplain opposite St. Louis, Missouri, near Cahokia and Collinsville, southwestern Illinois, used to be a major Native American city. What happened to the large population that once lived there and what clues have been uncovered in its iconic earthen mounds? Join us for a lecture by Dr. John Staeck, professor of anthropology at the College of DuPage to find out more about this historic Native American site and the people who built it. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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 C
Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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 stories, learning and fun.  Each program has a different theme and learning objective like numbers, colors, or letters.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Memorial Day Committee
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Senior Housing 101
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rick Graffagna of Senior Solutions will be here to teach us about different options when it comes to senior housing:

  • Types of senior housing
  • Things to consider when looking
  • Funding for senior housing
  • How to find senior properties
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 62 spaces available.
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 
In this sequel to Mamma Mia!, Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself.
Starring: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 54 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 48 spaces available.
 
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DIY Painted Light Bulb
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Brighten up your room with a cusom light bulb! Paint fun designs on a light bulb and watch as your art is projected onto the walls. 

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 February 21, 2019
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Baby, let’s make Music (Drop-In) (9 mo – 2 yrs 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.  Thursdays, February 14, February 21 and February 28  10:00-10:30 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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I Love LEGO Day *R* (Gr K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The new LEGO movie is out and we want to celebrate with all things bricks.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Walk HOA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Vitto P.    
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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Basic Tablet Skills
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Become more comfortable working with Apps, the touchscreen interface, and navigating the settings and tools that can make your iPad, Android, Kindle or other app as fun and useful as possible.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday February 22, 2019
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Shake, Rattle & Roll *R* (Ages 3-5 years)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you love to make some noise? Each week we will make a fun musical instrument and then have some fun wiggling and giggling to our favorite songs.  Friday, February 22  10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

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 February 23, 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!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Annual Planning Meeting
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Northern IL Lego Train Club
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club will exhibit a one-of-a-kind  LEGO® train display here at BPL, free to the public this weekend! LEGO lovers of all ages will be amazed as custom  LEGO® trains whizz past cities and towns all made out of  LEGO® bricks!   There will be plenty of pop culture references, scenes out of your favorite movies, and thousands of LEGO Minifigures creating all sorts of havoc throughout the display.  Be sure to look for the little vignettes – some hidden - that guarantee big laughs from all.  If you have a LEGO enthusiast in your family, this family friendly program is one that you don’t want to miss!  See you there! 

All Ages, Drop-In

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Free Build with Lego (Drop-In, Families)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

As part of the weekend’s activities kids can explore their own creativity with the Library’s Legos!

 

 

 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday February 24, 2019
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Free Build with Lego (Drop-In, Families)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

As part of the weekend’s activities kids can explore their own creativity with the Library’s Legos!

 
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Northern IL Lego Train Club
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club will exhibit a one-of-a-kind  LEGO® train display here at BPL, free to the public this weekend! LEGO lovers of all ages will be amazed as custom  LEGO® trains whizz past cities and towns all made out of  LEGO® bricks!   There will be plenty of pop culture references, scenes out of your favorite movies, and thousands of LEGO Minifigures creating all sorts of havoc throughout the display.  Be sure to look for the little vignettes – some hidden - that guarantee big laughs from all.  If you have a LEGO enthusiast in your family, this family friendly program is one that you don’t want to miss!  See you there! 

All Ages, Drop-In

CONTACT:    (630) 529-3120  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday February 25, 2019
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Doodlebugs *R* (2-3 years old with caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking and creating, while developing fine motor skills.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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.  Mondays, February 11, February 25, March 11,  4:15-5:00 p.m.

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

In this class students will learn to create and edit dynamic formulas using tools like logical (IF) functions, arrays, conditional formatting, data validation, and more.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 14 spaces available.
Tuesday February 26, 2019
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DIY String Art Heart
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A little wood, a few nails, some string and some stain can make a gorgeous item. Celebrate Valentine's Day with us by learning how to make string art in the shape of a heart.  heart

All materials are provided. Registration is limited to 20 adults. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
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Wednesday February 27, 2019
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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 February 28, 2019
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Baby, let’s make Music (Drop-In) (9 mo – 2 yrs 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.  Thursdays, February 14, February 21 and February 28  10:00-10:30 a.m.

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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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

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