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The library is open normal business hours. Meeting rooms reopen August 1, 2021. Reservations are now being accepted.

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Sunday July 3, 2022
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CLOSED ON SUNDAYS DURING SUMMER HOURS

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Monday July 4, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON JULY 4TH IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Tuesday July 5, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Open Study Room
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Open Study Room is available for any patrons to use without reservations during the specified time frame.

Please note that patrons cannot close the doors for personal use. If you wish to have private space for use, please see the Reference Desk to ask about the Group Study Room or Quiet Study Room. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday July 6, 2022
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Open Study Room
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Open Study Room is available for any patrons to use without reservations during the specified time frame.

Please note that patrons cannot close the doors for personal use. If you wish to have private space for use, please see the Reference Desk to ask about the Group Study Room or Quiet Study Room. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Carnivorous Garden
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Make a cool and creepy garden with a venus flytrap that gobbles up bugs! This craft is in-person. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our summer chess club is a casual and friendly learning environment for kids 8-18. Open play is available for 2 hours every Wednesday and the summer program ends with an optional tournament on Saturday July 30th.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Character Counts
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  kjones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Thursday July 7, 2022
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Open Study Room
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Open Study Room is available for any patrons to use without reservations during the specified time frame.

Please note that patrons cannot close the doors for personal use. If you wish to have private space for use, please see the Reference Desk to ask about the Group Study Room or Quiet Study Room. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Crazy for Cryptids Party (Grades K-2)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Unicorns, yeti, and dragons, oh my! And let’s not forget the mermaids! Calling all mythical creature lovers, join us for a program filled with stories, crafts, and more to celebrate our favorite creatures who may be off the beaten path. Registration begins June 20th at 9:00am.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Middle Grade Makers (Grades 4-8) (Drop-In)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore our new Makerspace as we create all sorts of fun and useful items like keychains, coasters, custom buttons, and jewelry. Crafts will take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Drop by each week and see what’s new!

CONTACT:  BDYS  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Virtual: PowerPoint - Crash Course!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The goal of this course is to focus on the bare essentials of creating and delivering a PowerPoint presentation.  We will cover creating and arranging slides, then take a look at save and print options, and finish with a demonstration of presentation tools.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 16 spaces available.
Friday July 8, 2022
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In-Person Storytime (Families)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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In-Person Storytime (Families)
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us every Friday for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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July Summer Concert - Horizon
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Horizon is a horn-infused band from the Chicago area. Performing memorable and engaging funk, soul, R&B and popular songs from the 70's and 80's.
 
Horizons' lineup consists of 4 of the original Horizon band members - Drums (Mike Marnul), Sax (Bob Kuntz), Trumpet (Dave Schiesl) and Trombone (Ralph Treccia); plus 3 previous "dupage" band members - Guitarist (Tom Witte), Bass (Patrick Dziallo) and Keyboards (Carl Johnson). Topping off the lineup is the soulful and engaging vocals of Ray Balkcom.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: The Dominic Froio Memorial Garden
 
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Open Study Room
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Open Study Room is available for any patrons to use without reservations during the specified time frame.

Please note that patrons cannot close the doors for personal use. If you wish to have private space for use, please see the Reference Desk to ask about the Group Study Room or Quiet Study Room. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday July 9, 2022
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Open Study Room
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Open Study Room is available for any patrons to use without reservations during the specified time frame.

Please note that patrons cannot close the doors for personal use. If you wish to have private space for use, please see the Reference Desk to ask about the Group Study Room or Quiet Study Room. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Sunday July 10, 2022
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CLOSED ON SUNDAYS DURING SUMMER HOURS

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Monday July 11, 2022
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Teen Take and Make: Tropical Tie-Dye Soaps

Nothing says sumer like being on a tropical island! Bring that feeling home by creating tropical tie-dye soaps with a coconut papaya scent. 

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, JULY 11, 2022.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
Monday July 11, 2022 - Friday July 15, 2022
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Outdoor Explorers Take It Make It (Ages 3-6)

Kit Pickup July 11-15

Grab a grown-up and head outdoors. Find activities in your Explorer’s Guide and Journal to help you explore different places in your neighborhood. Registration begins June 20th at 9:00am

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
Monday July 11, 2022
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In-Person Storytime (Families)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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In-Service Meeting
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Build a Floating Boat (Grades 1-3)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sail away off the beaten path! We’ll supply the Legos and recycled materials, and you build the boats that actually float and sail!

Registration begins June 20th at 9:00am

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Footloose in Wales
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Outdoor enthusiast John Lynn is back to share pictures and stories of his hiking trip to Wales.

This slide presentation offers up the best of scenic and historic Wales, as experienced during a meandering 250-mile walk of its length and breadth from Cardiff to Conwy. Explore the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains, the Wye Valley, the Pembrokeshire Coast, Cardigan Bay, Snowdonia, and more. Get acquainted with the storied hills, green valleys, friendly villages, and the cultural traditions of the Welsh. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 79 spaces available.
 
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Cutting the Cord
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Explore entertainment options beyond paying for cable. In class we will discuss how to connect your TV or other devices to streaming services, what options are out there to replace or improve on current service, and how to determine what’s right for you.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 6 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 in July, August, and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please contact Jessica Frazier at 630-924-2734 or jfrazier@mybpl.org. If you'd like to receive resources and discussion questions for a specific month's book group title, please contact Jessica Frazier.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

 

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
Tuesday July 12, 2022
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Brent Allen Magic Show (Families)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Come see the magic for yourself in this awe-inspiritng magic show. This event will be in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. Registration begins June 20th at 9:00am

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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3 S's
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Freewheeling in Ireland
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

 Outdoor enthusiast John Lynn is back to share pictures and stories of his biking trip to Ireland.

This slide presentation offers up the best of Ireland — its landscapes, villages, and people — as experienced during an 1100-mile bicycling adventure through the length and breadth of the storied and scenic Emerald Isle, including both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 61 spaces available.
Wednesday July 13, 2022
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Drop-In Movie: Death on the Nile
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
 
Death on the Nile
While on vacation on the Nile, Hercule Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr 7 min
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our summer chess club is a casual and friendly learning environment for kids 8-18. Open play is available for 2 hours every Wednesday and the summer program ends with an optional tournament on Saturday July 30th.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday July 14, 2022
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Character Counts Celebration Committee
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  kjones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Circle Park Storytime (All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for outdoor summer storytimes in Circle Park. Meet us at the picnic shelter! Weather permitting.

CONTACT:  BDYS  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
 
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STEM Club: Tech Time (Grades 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Libraries are more than just books-they are a great place to learn technology too! Come get some hands-on time with tech at STEM Club! In June, we will be working with LittleBits and in July, we will use the 3D printer Software. Registration for July begins June 20.

CONTACT:  BDYS  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
 
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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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. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate of Blomingdale HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence C    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Virtual: PowerPoint - Slideshow Makeover!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this course, you will learn how to customize the look of a PowerPoint slideshow.  We will look at using templates, themes, transitions, and more.

View the video on YouTube in our Computer classes playlist- YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 17 spaces available.
Friday July 15, 2022
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Crochet Along with Miss Carol (Grades 3-8)

Learn to crochet along with Miss Carol. Check the Library’s YouTube video page for tutorials for each project. A supply list and written instructions can be picked up at the library. New projects will be posted each month. 

July: Granny Square Throw Pillow.

Find the playlist of all of our Crochet Along with Miss Carol videos here.

CONTACT:  BDYS  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Meet Me at the Movies: Thor: Love and Thunder

Meet me at the movies to watch Thor: Love and Thunder! Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at The Picture Show, 324 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 10. 

*SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT BEGINS ON MONDAY, JUNE 27*

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
 
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In-Person Storytime (Families)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:30 AM     
 
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In-Person Storytime (Families)
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us every Friday for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday July 16, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Sunday July 17, 2022
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CLOSED ON SUNDAYS DURING SUMMER HOURS

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Monday July 18, 2022 - Friday July 22, 2022
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Picnics Take It Make It (Families)

Kit Pickup July 18-22

Families

Get all the tools needed to have a fun picnic with your loved ones! Registration begins June 20th at 9:00am

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
Monday July 18, 2022
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In-Person Storytime (Families)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Paint a Ceramic Flowerpot
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In-Person Event (Outdoors/Makerspace)

Drop-in to the Dominic Froio Memorial Garden and paint a one-of-a-kind ceramic flowerpot using colorful acrylic paints. Weather permitting and while supplies last.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: The Dominic Froio Memorial Garden
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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An Evening of Stories, Tales, and Yarns (Families)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Join us for an evening of traditional storytelling. The program will begin with shorter, simpler stories appropriate for young children and will move to longer, more complicated stories for older listeners. Registration begins June 20th at 9:00am.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There is 1 space available.
 
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Virtual: Image editing with paint.NET
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this online program, we will cover handling image-editing basics using paint.NET, a free photo-editing program available for Windows. Utilizing paint.NET’s tools we will crop, rotate, and adjust many qualities of an image. The video will go live on 07/18/2022 07:00 PM and available to view any time after.

View the video on YouTube in our Computer classes playlist- YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

 

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Google Docs & Cloud Backup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cloud tools offer more and more opportunities for computer users. One of the most versatile resources is cloud storage. Students will learn about the many options available to either work collaboratively with other people, keep resources available to themselves anywhere in the world, and/or provide a safety net in case of computer failure. Google’s free applications will be used in class but alternatives will also be discussed.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday July 19, 2022
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VR at the Library (Grades 2-5)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come learn about our new virtual reality kits! We will also have resources on how to make your own VR headset and access online VR videos. Registration begins June 20th at 9:00am

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Navigating Portugal
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Navigating Portugal with world traveller and retired librarian, Nancy McCully. 

Explore picturesque Portugal as we navigate our way through the country’s rich history, culture, and fascinating sites.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 70 spaces available.
Wednesday July 20, 2022
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our summer chess club is a casual and friendly learning environment for kids 8-18. Open play is available for 2 hours every Wednesday and the summer program ends with an optional tournament on Saturday July 30th.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month (except in 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 A + Mtg Room B
Thursday July 21, 2022
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Baby, Let’s Make Music (0-24 months)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for a parade of fun! We will explore the world of music and movement using an array of instruments, flannel stories, rhymes, and songs. Registration begins June 20th at 9:00am

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Baby, Let’s Make Music (0-24 months)
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a parade of fun! We will explore the world of music and movement using an array of instruments, flannel stories, rhymes, and songs. Registration begins June 20th at 9:00am

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Middle Grade Makers (Grades 4-8) (Drop-In)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore our new Makerspace as we create all sorts of fun and useful items like keychains, coasters, custom buttons, and jewelry. Crafts will take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Drop by each week and see what’s new!

CONTACT:  BDYS  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Virtual: Blender – Armature Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this course, we discuss how to add a bone structure to 3D models.  This is an essential skill for posing, warping, and animating… even for objects without a skeleton. The video will go live on 07/21/2022 07:00 PM and available to view any time after.

View the video on YouTube in our Computer classes playlist- YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday July 22, 2022
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Senator Diane Pappas- Kidney Event
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Registration will begin on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 10:30 AM     
 
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In-Person Storytime
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us every Friday for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Registration will begin on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 11:15 AM     
Saturday July 23, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Sunday July 24, 2022
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CLOSED ON SUNDAYS DURING SUMMER HOURS

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Monday July 25, 2022 - Friday July 29, 2022
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S’more Fun! Take It Make It (Families)

Kit Pickup July 25-29

This kit will include fun facts, crafts, and other activities, including everything you need to make your own version of our favorite campfire snack. Registration begins June 20th at 9:00am

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
Monday July 25, 2022
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In-Person Storytime (Families)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Makerspace Craft: Custom Mugs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Registration Limit: 4 patrons max per session, Bloomingdale Public Library card required, ages 12 to adult. Please sign up for one session on either Monday, July 25 (7-8:30PM) or Tuesday, July 26 (1:30-3:00PM). Registration opens July 1.

Learn how to use the library's Makerspace equipment to make a custom mug using infusible ink.

For Bloomingdale cardholders ages 12-17, please bring a completed Makerspace waiver filled out by a parent or legal guardian. Adult Bloomingdale cardholders can fill out a waiver at the session.

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday July 26, 2022
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Makerspace Craft: Custom Mugs
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration Limit: 4 patrons max per session, Bloomingdale Public Library card required, ages 12 to adult. Please sign up for one session on either Monday, July 25 (7-8:30PM) or Tuesday, July 26 (1:30-3:00PM). Registration opens July 1.

Learn how to use the library's Makerspace equipment to make a custom mug using infusible ink.

For Bloomingdale cardholders ages 12-17, please bring a completed Makerspace waiver filled out by a parent or legal guardian. Adult Bloomingdale cardholders can fill out a waiver at the session.

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
Wednesday July 27, 2022
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Drop-In Movie: Casablanca
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
 
Casablanca
A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr, 42 min
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our summer chess club is a casual and friendly learning environment for kids 8-18. Open play is available for 2 hours every Wednesday and the summer program ends with an optional tournament on Saturday July 30th.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Gear Up for Kindergarten (Ages 4-6)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Get ready for kindergarten this fall in this three session class.  Register for each week individually. Children are encouraged to attend without a parent. Children should be entering Kindergarten this fall.

July 27- Colors and shapes

August 3- Letters and stories

August 10- Numbers

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Teen Movie Night: Ghostbusters: Afterlife
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Ghostbusters: Afterlife. 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.

 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday July 28, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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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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iPhone Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn to download and run apps, organize your icons, configure your settings, find and use your pictures, play your music, synchronize your phone with other devices, and much more.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
Friday July 29, 2022
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In-Person Storytime (Families)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 10:30 AM     
 
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In-Person Storytime
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us every Friday for in-person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs, and tell rhymes.

This program will be held in the Froio Memorial Garden, weather permitting. 

Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family.

Please practice social distancing and follow masking rules. Space will be limited to only the families that registered.

Please call the Youth Services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 11:15 AM     
Saturday July 30, 2022
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Campfire Process Art (Ages 3-5) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our littlest patrons can join us to create two campfire art projects. 

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Sunday July 31, 2022
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CLOSED ON SUNDAYS DURING SUMMER HOURS

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.


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