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Monday April 15, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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The Life and Legacy of Chicago’s Jane Byrne
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Serving as the 40th Mayor of Chicago from April 1979 to April 1983, Byrne made history as the first female ever to be the Mayor of Chicago and the first female to hold the position of Mayor in the second largest city in the United States. 

Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the life of Jane Byrne, the impact she had on the City of Chicago and Navy Pier then and how it affects us today. Gibbons will explain how Byrne with her spunky, educated, and often bold personality, did not just act as Mayor, but was greatly involved with the city’s citizens and much needed causes. Under Byrne’s guidance, the Taste of Chicago began in the summer of 1980. She also met with actor John Belushi to discuss the filming of “The Blues Brothers” in Chicago. Also, to bring attention to the issues affecting the area of Cabrini-Green, Byrne and her husband moved into apartments in Cabrini-Green for 25 days. Byrne not only left a legacy for the city, she was an inspiration to many for years to come. In her honor, Chicago named one of its interchanges, the Jane Byrne Interchange.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 40 spaces available.
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks (Ages 3-5) *R*
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game. Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions. Registration is for a six session. There will not be class the last week of March. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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CANCELED - Social Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class students will learn how to create and use accounts with popular social media sites Facebook and Twitter.  An emphasis will be placed on useful functions such as finding friends using your email account, adding pictures, searching topics, and much more.  Privacy and personal safety issues will be discussed.

There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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 April 16, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Seniors Foundation
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT:  Crystal P.     
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. 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 20 children. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Foster Parenting Children with Special Needs
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Marc Bermann, Foster Care Recruiter/Trainer from Jewish Child and Family Services is here to lead an informal discussion on “The Challenges and Rewards of Foster Parenting Children and Youth with Special Needs,” which is a free program, offered as part of their agency’s community outreach efforts to educate the public about the child welfare system. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Toddler Storytime* (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 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. *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 - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Teen Movie Night: Bumblebee
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Bumblebee. 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.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Artist Assoc.
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Bev P.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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 April 18, 2019
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Romper Rhymes (3-15mo) *R*
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 for 6 week session.  There will not be class the last week of March.

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

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Toddler storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is for 6 week session. There will not be class the last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Party with Elephant and Piggie *R* (Gr K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Everyone loves a party especially if it is an Elephant and Piggie party!

Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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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CD/DVD Burning
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will teach students how to burn computer files to a CD or DVD, an essential skill for backing up pictures, documents, or other important information. The basics of working with music, data, and video files, as well as CD/DVD copying, will be discussed. The class works in a Windows 10 environment but attention will be paid to the issues that come up when burning CDs with an older operating system. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 19 spaces available.
Friday April 19, 2019
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Easter Beagle Eggstravaganza Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

The family is invited for some eggstra special activities and crafts for this special storytime and a visit from the Easter Beagle! We "hop" to see you there!

CONTACT:  youth services  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday April 20, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday April 21, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY

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

Monday April 22, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Incorporating Digital Assets into Your Estate Plan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Money Smart Week - presented by the Law Office of John Pankau

We will discuss the necessary steps to take in order to incorporate digital assets into your estate plan including but not limited to Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 72 spaces available.
 
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Using Android Phones
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to install and manage your apps, customize your phone using settings changes and widget installations, take advantage of expandable storage, use google tools, and much more!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday April 23, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 Lego learning and fun.  Practice STEM with Legos!  Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Memorial Day Committee
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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State Rep. Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Priyanka K.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

You can’t read the news without seeing the hype about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Is this the first wave of the cashless future or just another overhyped technology? One thing is for sure: there’s a lot of money riding on its success.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: Christopher Robin
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Christopher Robin

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Starring: Ewan McGregor
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1hr. 44min.

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 42 spaces available.
 
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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? 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
 
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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 April 25, 2019
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Baby Prom (Drop-In, Ages 0-3)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

It's prom season! Don't let the big kids have all the fun, though. Wear something fancy and bring your little one to the library for some songs, movement, and photos in front of a backdrop! Black-tie onesies are optional.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Staff Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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! 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 April 26, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday April 27, 2019
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State Rep. Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Priyanka K.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Volunteer Opportunity - Become a REST Companion
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Learn how to Provide a Break for a Caregiver in Bloomingdale Township!

Take the REST (Respite Education and Support Tools) Essentials course that helps to prepare individuals to provide quality respite care, in order to support caregivers who are caring for people with intellectual disabilities, those who are aging, and/or those using mental health services across the lifespan. Interested individuals, must be a resident of Bloomingdale Township and willing to provide 8 hours of respite per month.

For more information or to register contact Kelly Fitzgerald at kfitzgerald@restprogram.org or call 630-397-5658.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday April 29, 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 begins Monday, March 25 for Bloomingdale residents.  Non-residents may register 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Using Android Phones 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn more about their Android phones, including account syncing, connections to the cloud, managing their files, pay by phone, and beyond.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.

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