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Sunday September 5, 2021
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LAST SUNDAY CLOSED

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

Sunday September 5, 2021 - Saturday September 11, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Cartoon Network Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in a virtual scavenger hunt for a chance to win an e-gift card. Winners will be announced when the scavenger hunt closes. One entry per teen. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday September 6, 2021
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 6 IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY

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

Tuesday September 7, 2021 - Friday September 10, 2021
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Take it Make it Traveling Storyshare

Kit Pickup: September 7-10

Grades 3-6

Come get a personalized individual pack of book/activity/snack and get ready to visit places you've never been! Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday September 7, 2021
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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 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday September 8, 2021
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday September 9, 2021
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Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day In-Person at the Library
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day In-Person at the Library *R*

Ages: 2-5

September 9th

10:30a.m.- 11:15a.m.

Grab your favorite teddy bear and do some crafts and games for a teddy bear picnic for teddy bear day!

When the parade is over you will leave your stuffed friend with the staff at the library and pick them up the next day to hear all about the fun they had! Please register each individual child attending since we need to know how many sleepover stuffed guest the library will have! This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Virtual: Inkscape for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Charlie

Learn the basics of working with this free vector graphics software. Similar to Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape is well suited for print or web images or animations.

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
Friday September 10, 2021
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Registered 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. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and 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. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 1:21 PM     
Sunday September 12, 2021
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SUNDAY HOURS RESUME

Library Sunday Hours Resume - Open 1:00-5:00PM

Sunday September 12, 2021 - Saturday September 18, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Name That Logo Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in a virtual scavenger hunt for a chance to win an e-gift card. Winners will be announced when the scavenger hunt closes. One entry per teen. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday September 13, 2021 - Friday September 17, 2021
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Take It Make It Falling for Apples

Kit Pickup: September 13-17

Grades K-2

Fall is here and that means it is time for delicious apples. Learn more about this delicious fruit with a craft, game, and even a science experiment. Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Take it Make it Ice Cream Day!

Kit Pickup: September 13-17

Ages 2-5

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with fun ice cream activities including serving up your own (pretend) ice cream creations! Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 13, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: No Sew Fox Cozy
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Keep your hands cool during hot beverage season with this cute and easy to make fox cozy. 

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. September 13.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: US-Cuba Relations 1898-2018: What They Didn't Teach Us in School
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In 1898 the US declared war against Spain to expel that country from the Americas and begin its exploitation of Cuba. Learn how American business interests dominated US-Cuba relations until the Cuban Revolution of 1956-59 when subsequent land reform injured American business and political pride, resulting in political and economic sanctions that continue to this day.

Presented by Walt Zlotow, President of the West Suburban Peace Coalition.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 468 spaces available.
 
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Cutting the Cord
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Sean

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  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday September 14, 2021
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Join them for conversation and card playing.

CONTACT:  Lisa Storto  630-924-2732  lstorto@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday September 15, 2021
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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 September 16, 2021
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Drop-In Movie: Tenet
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie

Tenet
Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 30 min.
 
Snacks and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the 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
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for tabletop gaming and some snacks! Run your D&D campaign or duel in your favorite collectible card game. Players of all games are welcome to attend. Grades 7 and up.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Lions Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday September 17, 2021
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Registered 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. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and 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. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Sunday September 19, 2021 - Saturday September 25, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Celebrities Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in a virtual scavenger hunt for a chance to win an e-gift card. Winners will be announced when the scavenger hunt closes. One entry per teen. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday September 20, 2021 - Friday September 24, 2021
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Take it Make it Eurovision

Kit Pickup: September 20-24

Grades 1-6

Did you know that Eurovision, the popular song contest overseas, is coming here to America? Get ready to give your 12 points and have fun with music and culture in this interactive kit. Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 20, 2021
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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. 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: Conference Room
Tuesday September 21, 2021
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Seniors Course: Session 1
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Sean

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 learn about the basics of computer use and dealing with Windows.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL: Art Class for Adults & Teens - Impressionism
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us on Zoom to learn about the elements of the Impressionism art movement and create your own Impressionist inspired drawing with artist Lindsay Budzynski.

Supplies needed: paper, pencil, and your choice of either crayons, oil pastels, or pastels. 

Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom, and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the week of the event. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants, teens are welcome to register. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 13 spaces available.
Wednesday September 22, 2021
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Seniors Course: Session 2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Salvador

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 learn about word processing and how to fill out forms on computers.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday September 23, 2021
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World History & Foreign Affairs
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday September 24, 2021
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Registered 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. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and 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. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Sunday September 26, 2021 - Saturday October 2, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Music Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in a virtual scavenger hunt for a chance to win an e-gift card. Winners will be announced when the scavenger hunt closes. One entry per teen. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday September 27, 2021
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Crochet Along with Miss Carol

Zoom Meeting: Monday, September 27 at 5:00p.m.

Grades 3-8

Learn to crochet along with Miss Carol! YouTube videos will be posted with a tutorial for each project. A supply list and written instructions can be picked up at the library. In addition to the YouTube videos posted each month, Miss Carol will meet via Zoom in September and answer any crocheting questions.
August video: Adjustable Mask Minders. September video: Amigurumi (crocheted stuffed critter)
Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 27, 2021 - Thursday September 30, 2021
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Take it Make it Easy Woven Art

Kit Pickup: September 27-30

Grades 3-6

Pick up supplies to make your own woven/embroidered coasters, bookmarks, and more! Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 27, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Macrame Keychain
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Learn this easy technique to make a lovely macrame keychain. Give it as a gift, or keep it for yourself to dress up your key ring.

 REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. September 27.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: The Essential Great Chicago Fire
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

2021 marks the 150th Anniversary of the fire! It started in a barn and, two days of flaming hell later, nearly destroyed a city. In The Essential Great Chicago Fire, William Pack weaves together technical details of the fire with vivid firsthand accounts from those who lived through the conflagration of 1871, bringing alive all the excitement and terror in a multi-media storytelling event that will not soon be forgotten.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 466 spaces available.
 
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Revive that Computer with Linux
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Michael

This brand-new class is a beginner-level introduction to the collection of Operating Systems known as Linux.  The presentation will range from addressing the expanding significance of Linux to the guidance needed for the personal selection of a Linux distribution.  Additionally, the class will incorporate a live demonstration of the installation process for a particularly user-friendly Linux distribution.

CONTACT:  Sean  6309242766  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Seniors Course: Session 3
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Sean

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.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Seniors Course: Session 4
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Sean

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.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Teen Movie Night: Cruella
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Cruella. 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 C

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