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Monday September 16, 2019
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Community Helpers Storytime: Public Works (Ages 1-5 w/ caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us once a month for a special storytime with our helpers from our community at the library.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:15 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for all the budding chefs. Program meets for 6 sessions. Registration required. Non-residents may register one week before start of program September 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Smart Phones
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A basic introduction to using smart phones, whether they’re from Android or Apple. Learn about specifications, costs, how data plans work, where the files are stored, basic apps and more.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 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 September 17, 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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Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child (ages 3-5). In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Drop-In Limited to 20 children.   

                            

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Seniors Computer Course: Internet Use & Safety
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll talk about Internet topics. Browsing the web, email questions and concerns, how the cloud works and how to avoid viruses.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday September 18, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 with caregiver) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays,and music. Siblings are welcome to attend.  Drop-In Limited to 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Pirate Science *R* (Gr K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Set sail for some adventure with invisible treasure maps, compasses, and treasure! Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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 September 19, 2019
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Baby Tales (0-24 mo with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Maker Space MTG
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 mo with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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HOMESCHOOL ART SERIES: Sculpture Studio *R* (All Ages)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Carve, chip, and smooth to create one-of-a-kind sculptures from different materials! 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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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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TAB: 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  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Get Organized with OneNote
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn to use OneNote for collaborative projects, student note taking, or personal organization. It can be used on your phone, tablet, or computer, and makes it so you can access your files from any location. We’ll cover the basics of getting started with this free product.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 11 spaces available.
Friday September 20, 2019
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Family Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday September 21, 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!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Fall Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday September 22, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Fall Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday September 23, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 PM - 7:00 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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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for all the budding chefs. Program meets for 6 sessions. Registration required. Non-residents may register one week before start of program September 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lynn Rymarz performs in character as Lady Catherine, Countess of Carnarvon, to celebrate the Downton Abbey movie premiere. Hear the fascinating true story of how Catherine Wendell, an American born woman, met and married the Sixth Earl of Carnarvon and made a life for herself and her family living in Highclere Castle, the actual setting for Downton Abbey.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday September 24, 2019
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Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child (ages 3-5). In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Drop-In Limited to 20 children.   

                            

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Seniors Computer Course: Tablet & Smart Phones
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll be learning about tablets and smart phones. Students will be provided iPads or they are welcome to work on their own devices.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Open Study Space
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chef Maddox Presents: Downton Abbey Tea Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

To celebrate the new movie (in theaters September 20th) please join us for a cooking demonstration inspired by Downton Abbey. 

Registration begins August 1st, 2019 and is limited to 50 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 with caregiver) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays,and music. Siblings are welcome to attend.  Drop-In Limited to 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: The Young Victoria
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Young Victoria
 
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
 
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 45 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 40 spaces available.
 
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Popsicle Puzzles (Drop-In) Gr 3-6
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Come make your very own popsicle stick puzzle, then try to stump your friends.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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 September 26, 2019
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Prairie View Associates: Thrivent Financial
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Open Study Space
1:00 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! 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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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 September 27, 2019
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Family Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Gosford Park
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Gosford Park
 
The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
Starring: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon 
Rated: R | Running Time: 2 hr., 11 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.
 
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday September 28, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday September 30, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for all the budding chefs. Program meets for 6 sessions. Registration required. Non-residents may register one week before start of program September 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Medicare 101
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network will be presenting a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t, and your potential out of pocket exposure.  We’ll discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies for the years ahead.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 23 spaces available.

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