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Monday August 19, 2019
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Maker Space MTG
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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The Essential P.T. Barnum
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Years before he revolutionized the circus, P.T. Barnum was the most famous man in the world. William Pack reveals the amazing life of P.T. Barnum through storytelling and re-creations of historical sideshow performances.
 
HEAR the life lessons that shaped this great American showman, MEET the extraordinary people that changed his life, and EXPERIENCE the wonders of his American museum. This program is best for Teens and Adults.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Your Files
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Every time a picture is taken, a letter is written, or a song is purchased on your computer a file goes somewhere. Learn all about where these files are, how to find them, copying, deleting, and restoring them. A great class for anyone with a lot of personal information or pictures they’re worried about losing or moving to a new computer.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 9:00 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 stories, learning and fun.  Each month we will have a different theme and learning objective like numbers, colors, or letters. Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bizarre History of Illinois: Strange Stories From Our Past
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Illinois that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden. This program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs This will change the way you view the good ol' days of Illinois.

 

Speaker Bio
For over two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual. From tracking Vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland's castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.
 
Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel's A Haunting, William Shatner's Weird or What, ABC's World's Scariest Places, Monsters and Mysteries in America, along with being a frequent contributor to Ripley's Believe it or Not Radio. With a Master's Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 20 books on the supernatural and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings. The more the bizarre the legend is, the more likely you will find Chad there!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday August 21, 2019
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Back-To-Homeschool Open House (Drop-In) All Ages
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come grab a snack, meet other families, and learn what the Library can do to support and supplement your homeschool experience!

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Dumbo (2019)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dumbo (2019)
 
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
Starring: Alan Arkin, Eva Green, Colin Farrell 
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2hr. 10min.

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 69 spaces available.
 
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OLQP Homeschooling Group Parent Meeting
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Lissa Schellinger  7733158598  lissa.schellinger@comcast.net
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Teen Movie Night: Detective Pikachu
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Detective Pikachu. 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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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Donna D.     
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday August 22, 2019
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Census Training
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Baby, let’s make Music (Drop-In) 9 months – 2 years
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.

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

Special Club Event: Tell a Neighbor, Bring a Friend (Drop-In)

Ever wonder what genealogy is about? Join us for a special night of Genealogy Club lectures and light refreshments.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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 August 23, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Volunteer Fair Set Up
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 24, 2019
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State Representative Diane Pappas Women's Advisory Panel
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Monthly meeting open to all residents of the 45th District to speak with State Representative Diane Pappas, and discuss issues relating to women. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna  6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Volunteer Fair
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come to the library to find tons of volunteer opportunitues in your community! Thank you to all of our exhibitors!

  • Almost Home Foundation
  • Anderson Animal Shelter
  • Bloomingdale Friends of the Library
  • Bloomingdale Park District
  • Bloomingdale Police Department
  • Bloomingdale Public Library Voluteens and TAB
  • DuJardin Elementary
  • Dupage Senior Citizens Council (Meals on Wheels)
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
  • Hands On Suburban Chicago
  • Humanitarian Service Project
  • Kids Against Hunger
  • League of Women Voters
  • Lions Club
  • Literacy DuPage
  • Milton Township CERT
  • NAMI DuPage
  • Phil's Friends
  • West Dupage Special Recreation Association
  • World Relief Dupage
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday August 25, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday August 26, 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. Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: 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.
Wednesday August 28, 2019
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Pajama Storytime (Drop-In) Families
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come dressed in your pajamas for a storytime to get you all ready for bed!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you curious about 3D printing? Do you want to learn how to create your own designs and print them out? Join us to create your own Tinkercad account, learn the basics of 3D Printing and design, and even get to see the 3D Printer in action. No experience is necessary! 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday August 29, 2019
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Policy MTG
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Elephants are Awesome! *R* (Gr K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Elephants are the largest land animal and one of the smartest.  Come to our special program to learn more about these awesome animals through stories, videos, games and crafts. Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  
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! 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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VHS to Digital
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have some old tapes you’d like to be able to watch on a DVD player or share online? Students will learn to use library equipment to digitize VHS tapes and prepare them for modern viewing. Techniques from basic recording to more advanced tricks like chapter creation will be covered.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 14 spaces available.

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