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

Questions: Please check our FAQ or contact us
Virtual Programs: Enjoy our virtual programming via Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom.
Online Services: Many services are available online when the building is closed: library card registration, eBooks and downloads, online learning.
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Wednesday August 17, 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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Baby Let's Make Music
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 9 months to 24 months 

Join us for a parade of fun! 

We will explore the world of sound using musical instruments.

Registration begins July 25 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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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 August 18, 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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Middle Grade Makers (Drop-In)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore our new Makerspace as we create all sorts of fun and useful items. Each project will take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. 

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Bloomingdale Lions Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday August 19, 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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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. 

No registration needed!

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
Saturday August 20, 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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Kindness Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Grades K-2

Listen to a book about being kind, complete an interactive craft, and get ideas for future acts of kindness. 

Registration begins July 25 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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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 August 21, 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 August 22, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Back to School Crafting
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grades 3-6

Get ready for school by creating your own cute pencil toppers, bookmarks, and an owl pencil holder. 

Registration begins July 25 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: Makerspace
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Al Capone & the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression. The story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on The 1933 World’s Fair.

Presented by local author William Hazelgrove - books are available for purchase.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 85 spaces available.
 
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Introduction to Access
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor:  Sean

Get a basic understanding of using Microsoft Access with topics such as creating tables, queries, forms, and reports.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 17 spaces available.
Tuesday August 23, 2022
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Robot's Day Out (Drop-In)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come to the library to try out some of the robots we have in our science kit collection!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
Wednesday August 24, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Drop-In Movie: The Harvey Girls
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
The Harvey Girls
On a train trip West to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley (Judy Garland) meets a cheery crew of young women travelling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle-stop.
Starring: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury
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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Strawberry Lemonade Candle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make a sweet smelling candle that will remind you of summer all year long.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
Thursday August 25, 2022
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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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Quail Run Owners Association
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

HOA Meeting for Quail Run Ct. Property Owners to establish an Association. 

CONTACT:  Vince Sharma  630-890-7141  Vsharma@Lexiconre.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Using PowerPoint
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Charlie

PowerPoint can be used to create slides, overheads, audience handouts, or on-screen presentations.  This class will cover the basics of creating and organizing a presentation. 

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 17 spaces available.
Friday August 26, 2022
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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. 

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
Saturday August 27, 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
 
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Blood Pressure Screening Clinic
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

In-Person Event

No registration required

 

 

 

 

Drop in to the library and get your blood pressure checked with staff from Northwestern Memorial Health Care.

This is a complimentary blood pressure screening with an emphasis on identifying individuals with elevated blood pressures, and offering them the tools to seek care when appropriate and awareness of community resources/programming to support lifestyle modifications. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday August 28, 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 August 29, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday August 30, 2022
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Paint by Digits
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ages 3-5 with caregiver

Make a picture, make a swirl, and a mess! Washable finger paints will be used, so wear clothes you don't mind getting messy. 

Registration begins July 25 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Blood Drive by Vitalant (Lifesource)
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrats
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Monthly meeting for the Bloomingdale Township Democratic Organization.  This event is open to the public and it is expected candidates for the upcoming November election will attend.

CONTACT:  Michael M    mikem.united@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday August 31, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Teen Movie Night: Uncharted
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Uncharted. 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
Friday September 2, 2022
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Craft Time (Drop- In)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime to create a fun craft. ---While supplies last---

Saturday September 3, 2022
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Virtual SAT Practice Test

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 virtual practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are many spaces available.
 
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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
 
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V.K.K. Comedy Talk
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM

A nationally and internationally renowned humourist, eminent Kannada scholar,  Prof. Krishne Gowda will give humorous speech on various topics. The program is organized by Vidyaranya Kannada Kuta.

CONTACT:  Srinivasa Bhatta  8473238458  srinivasabhatta@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday September 4, 2022
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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.

Monday September 5, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 5 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 6, 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
Wednesday September 7, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Character Counts Celebration Committee
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  kandy jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Yoga Storytime
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Ages 3-6

Yoga can calm the mind and help focus energyand anxiety, even in preschool aged children! This storytime will incorporate breath and movement stories, songs, and stretches. Be sure to dress comfortably for this storytime. 

Registration begins August 22 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie K.    
LOCATION: Makerspace
Thursday September 8, 2022
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Makerspace Madness
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6

Come join us in the new Makerspace and make something awesome. In September we will be using 3D pens.

Registration begins August 22 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: Makerspace
Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Eastgate of Blomingdale HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence C    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday September 9, 2022
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Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Ages 2-5

Meet at the library for a Teddy Bear Parade! When the parade is over, leave your stuffed friend and pick them up the next day to hear all about the fun they had! PLEASE REGISTER AS A FAMILY.

Registration begins August 22 at 9:00 AM.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 PM     
Saturday September 10, 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
Monday September 12, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 3-5

Preschool Storytime

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Sock Puppets
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K- 2

Make your own friend using sock, yarn, and pom-poms. 

Registration begins August 22 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: Makerspace
Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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VIRTUAL: What Are NFTs?
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are all over the news as a way to produce and/or acquire digital art, music, videos and other collectibles. Are they just a passing trend or a useful way to assign uniqueness to easily reproducible items, while rewarding their creators?

Presented by tech tutor Mike Gershbein, owner of VerySmartPeople.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 489 spaces available.
 
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Excel 1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor:  Sean

This class will cover the basic concepts creating and using spreadsheets.  Formatting, designing, and sorting spreadsheets will be discussed along with the first steps towards creating formulas and using functions

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
Tuesday September 13, 2022
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Basic Computer Use
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 will learn about word processing and the basics of dealing with Windows.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Makerspace Craft: Custom Pet Tag
3:00 PM - 4:30 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 Tuesday, September 13 (3:00-4:30PM) or Tuesday, September 20 (7:00-8:30PM). Registration opens September 1 at 9:00 a.m. Depending on craft complexity, patrons may need to pick up their finished project later.

Learn how to use the library's Makerspace equipment to make a custom pet tag using infusible ink. Computer experience is required.

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.

Pet Tag

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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3 S's
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Medicare 101
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

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 expenses. We’ll discuss Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Plans, and cost saving strategies for the years ahead.

Presented by Robin Dawson of Medicare Solutions Network

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 70 spaces available.
Wednesday September 14, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Baby Tales
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Drop-In Movie: Marry Me
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
Marry Me
Music superstars Kat Valdez and Bastian are getting married before a global audience of fans. But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she decides to marry Charlie, a stranger in the crowd, instead.
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr 52 min
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Custom Buttons
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Use the library's button machine to make your own unique buttons. This craft is in-person. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There is 1 space available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday September 15, 2022
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Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 2-3 with caregiver.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Happy Books, Happy Cooks
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Ages 3-5

A storytime for all budding chefs. Read a food-filled story and create a tasty treat.

Registration begins August 22 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Lions Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday September 16, 2022
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In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families

Join us every Friday for in- person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. This event will be outdoors, depending on weather. 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
Saturday September 17, 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
Monday September 19, 2022 - Friday September 23, 2022
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Take It, Make It STEM kit

Kit Pickup: September 19-23

Grades: 2-4

Each kit contains activites demonstrating a STEM concept. Extended learning and explanation of concepts will be included. 

Registration begins August 22 at 9:00 AM. 

Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 19, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 3-5

Preschool Storytime

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Writing Gatsby
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

The Great Gatsby has sold 25 million copies worldwide and sells 500, 000 copies annually. The book has been made into three movies and produced for the theatre. It is considered the Greatest American Novel ever written.

Yet, the story of how The Great Gatsby was written has not been told except as embedded chapters of much larger biographies. This story is one of heartbreak, infidelity, struggle, alcoholism, financial hardship, and one man’s perseverance to be faithful to the raw diamond of his talent in circumstances that would have crushed others. The story of the writing of The Great Gatsby is a story in itself.

Fitzgerald had descended into an alcoholic run of parties on Great Neck, NY, where he and Zelda had taken a home. His main source of income was writing for the “slicks” or magazines of the day the main source being the Saturday Evening Post where Fitzgerald’s name on a story got him as high as four thousand dollars. Then on May 1, 1924, he, Zelda, and baby daughter Scottie quietly slipped away from New York on a “dry” steamer to France, the writer in search of sobriety, sanity, and his muse, resulting on the publication of The Great Gatsby a year later.

Presented by local author William Hazelgrove - books are available for purchase.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 91 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 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: Mtg Room C
Tuesday September 20, 2022
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Internet Use & Safety
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 will 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 C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Makerspace Craft: Custom Pet Tag
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 Tuesday, September 13 (3:00-4:30PM) or Tuesday, September 20 (7:00-8:30PM). Registration opens September 1 at 9:00 a.m. Depending on craft complexity, patrons may need to pick up their finished project later.

Learn how to use the library's Makerspace equipment to make a custom pet tag using infusible ink. Computer experience is required.

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.

Pet tag

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday September 21, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Baby Tales
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Tablets & Smartphones
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 will be learning about tablets and smart phones. Students will be provided with iPads or they are welcome to work on their own devices.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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
 
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Great Decisions
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 22, 2022
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Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 2-3 with caregiver.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Party with Elephant and Piggy
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-2

Piggy's been invited to a party and she's bringing along Elephant and all her friends(that's you!). Join us for a fun afternoon of partytime fun!

Registration begins August 22 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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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Customizing Your Computer
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Charlie

Learn to adjust the settings on your monitor, mouse, and sound; while changing preferences for internet and Windows use to make your personal computer as comfortable and pleasant to use as possible.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Friday September 23, 2022
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Coloring Day (Drop-In)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come to the library to celebrate Coloring Day! There will be individual coloring pages and large posters to work on together. 

 
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In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families

Join us every Friday for in- person  storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. This event will be outdoors weather permitting.  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
Saturday September 24, 2022
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Preschool Process Art
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Ages 2-5

Use Tea Bags in all different colors to create a watercolor painting. 

Registration begins August 22 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: Makerspace
Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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
Monday September 26, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 3-5

Preschool Storytime

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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VIRTUAL: James Webb Space Telescope
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
The James Webb Space Telescope will fundamentally alter our understanding of black holes, the early Universe, the life cycle of stars, planets, and more. Join us to learn more about this groundbreaking mission as we prepare for the next giant leap forward in astronomy and space exploration.
 
Presented by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 460 spaces available.
 
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Excel 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor:  Sean

This class covers more advanced topics in Excel such as formulas, graphs and linking between multiple worksheets.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 16 spaces available.
Tuesday September 27, 2022
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Catapult Olympics
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6

Build different kinds of catapults and test their range and accuracy with obstacles and targets. 

Registration begins August 22 at 9:00 AM.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday September 28, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Baby Tales
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Drop-In Movie: Moonfall
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
Moonfall
A mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it.
Starring: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr 10 min
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Be a Friend to Bees
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Grades K-2

Sign up to learn more about bees and their importance to our environment. 

Registration begins August 22 at 9:00 A.M.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
Registration will begin on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us as we watch Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. 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 September 29, 2022
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Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 2-3 with caregiver.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Middle Grade Maker (Drop-In)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore Our new Makerspace as we create all sorts of fun and useful items. Each project will take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. 

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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VHS to Digital
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Charlie

Learn to use library equipment to digitize VHS tapes and prepare them for modern viewing on a DVD player or to share online. Techniques from basic recording to more advanced tricks like chapter creation will be covered.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 16 spaces available.
Saturday October 1, 2022
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Virtual ACT Practice Test

Stressing about taking the ACT? 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 virtual practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are many spaces available.
 
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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
Monday October 3, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 3-5

Preschool Storytime

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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OTSP: Book Discussion of Black Bottom Saints
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Discuss the On the Same Page selection Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall. Free copies will be available at Bloomingdale Public Library starting in September, or copies of the book can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. For more information or to receive resources/discussion questions, please contact Jessica Frazier at 630-924-2734 or jfrazier@mybpl.org.

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday October 4, 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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Youth program
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Taco Tales*R*

Ages 3-5

Tuesday,  October 4

1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

It’s Taco Tuesday and National Taco Day – Let's listen to some Taco Tales and enjoy crafts, games & more!

Registration begins September 26 at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Makerspace Craft: Halloween Wooden Sign
3:00 PM - 4:30 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 Tuesday, October 4 (3:00-4:30PM) or Monday, October 10 (7:00-8:30PM). Registration opens October 1 at 9:00 a.m. Depending on craft complexity, patrons may need to pick up their finished project later.

Learn how to use the library's Makerspace equipment to make a Halloween themed wooden sign. Computer experience is required.

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.

Halloween Sign

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bears vs. Cardinals: The Forgotten History of the NFL's Oldest Teams
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Join us for an evening with local author Joe Ziemba who has a new nonfiction book out called Bears vs. Cardinals: The NFL's Oldest Rivalry

The program will take us back to a time when individuals played with little equipment protection, gangsters interrupted NFL games, and players worked second jobs during the professional football season. We'll share recently discovered details on the poor financial status of the Chicago Bears in the 1920s and 30s and how the owner of the rival Chicago Cardinals loaned Bears' owner George Halas the funding to keep his team afloat. 

Books will be available to purchase and autographed by the author!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 97 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  kjones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday October 5, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Baby Tales
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie K.    
LOCATION: Makerspace
Thursday October 6, 2022
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Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 2-3 with caregiver.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday October 7, 2022
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In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families

Join us every Friday for in- person  storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. This event will be outdoors weather permitting.  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
Saturday October 8, 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
Monday October 10, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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T-Rexplorers
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

T-Rexplorers (Drop-In)

All Ages

Monday, October 10

10:00a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

See dinosaur bones up close and get a glimpse of what it’s like to go on a dig with real dinosaur fossils. Come early and see Ranger the T-Rex in front of the library!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 3-5

Preschool Storytime

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
 
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VIRTUAL: Shipwrecks - Treasures of the Great Lakes
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
Join us for an evening with Internationally acclaimed and award winning shipwreck photographer Cal Kothrade. Cal has spent the last ten years traveling North America to dive and capture haunting images of some of the most incredible and historically significant shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, Atlantic and Caribbean Sea.
 
In this 45 minute presentation, Cal takes us on a visual tour of ten of the most photogenic and commonly dived shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Breathtaking images and a brief story of each tragedy help to tell the tale of life, and loss on the tempestuous Great Lakes. 
 
Presented by Shipwreck Photographer, Cal Kothrade.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 475 spaces available.
 
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Makerspace Craft: Halloween Wooden Sign
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 Tuesday, October 4 (3:00-4:30PM) or Monday, October 10 (7:00-8:30PM). Registration opens October 1 at 9:00 a.m. Depending on craft complexity, patrons may need to pick up their finished project later.

Learn how to use the library's Makerspace equipment to make a Halloween themed wooden sign. Computer experience is required.

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.

Halloween Sign

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday October 11, 2022
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Lego Club
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Lego Club 

This is a Registered Program.

Grades 1-6

Tuesday, October 11

4:15p.m.- 5:00p.m.

Can you use our Legos to complete the challenge?

Registration begins September 26 at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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3 S's
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Lake Michigan's Lighthouses
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Travel the lake's Michigan and Wisconsin coasts to learn the history and legends of the lighthouses that guided ships through its treacherous waters.

Presented by retired librarian and travel enthusiast, Nancy McCully.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 91 spaces available.
Wednesday October 12, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Baby Tales
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Drop-In Movie: Hidden Figures
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
Hidden Figures
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
Rated: PG | 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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Cracked Marble Jewelry
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make unique jewelry pieces using cracked marbles and paint.  This craft is in-person. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday October 13, 2022
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Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 2-3 with caregiver.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Makerspace Club: Tech Time
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Makerspace Club: Tech Time 

This is a Registered Program.

Grade 3-6

Thursday, October 13 and November 10

4:15-5:00 p.m.

Libraries are more than books - they are a great place to learn technology and make stuff too! Come get some hands-on time with tech at Makerspace Club!

 Registration begins September 26 for October Programs and October 24 for November programs. All registration dates start at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks 

This is a registered program 

Ages 3-5                              

Thursday,  October 13

6:00-6:30 pm

 A story time for all the budding chefs! Read a food-filled story and create a tasty treat.

 Registration begins October 24th at 9:00 a.m .

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
Friday October 14, 2022
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In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families

Join us every Friday for in- person  storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. This event will be outdoors weather permitting.  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
Saturday October 15, 2022
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Crochet Along with Miss Carol
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Programming

Crochet Along with Miss Carol

Grade 3-8

YouTube Video Post on Oct. 15th

Learn to crochet along with Miss Carol. Check the Library’s YouTube page for video tutorials for each project. New projects will be posted quarterly. October – Fingerless Gloves

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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V.K.K. Youth Day Event
11:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Vidyaranya Kannada Kuta organizes an annual event for kids and teens to show case their talent. Also educational lectures to help with college admission process and personality improvement is conducted.

CONTACT:  Srinivasa Bhatta  8473238458  srinivasabhatta@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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
Monday October 17, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 3-5

Preschool Storytime

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
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 meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except 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: Mtg Room B
Tuesday October 18, 2022
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Give Your Pennies a New Shine!
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Give Your Pennies a New Shine! (Drop-In)

Grades 3-6

Tuesday, October 18

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Come and learn about chemical reactions with household ingredients. Make your pennies shiny!

LOCATION: Makerspace
Wednesday October 19, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Baby Tales
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Ages 0-24 months with caregiver

Baby Tales will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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
 
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Pomegranate Sugar Scrub
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a pomegranate sugar scrub that smells sweet and is great for your skin.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Great Decisions
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 October 20, 2022
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Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.

Ages 2-3 with caregiver.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Lions Club
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday October 21, 2022
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In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families

Join us every Friday for in- person  storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. This event will be outdoors weather permitting.  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
Monday October 24, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
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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Whooo's Out at Night
6:00 PM

Whoooo’s Out at Night 

Registration is required.

Grades 3-6

Monday, October 24th

6:00 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.

Who can fly silently through the night? Who eats insects, rodents or even other birds? Explore the mysteries of the owl through facts, stories and crafts.

Registration begins 9a.m. on September 26. 

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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The Rise and Fall of the Detroit Working Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In-Person Event
Detroit is commonly seen as the symbol of American industrial might, but also a symbol of postindustrial decline. Find out what explains the development of a high standard of ordinary workers and its subsequent disappearance.
 
Presented by Sam Mitrani, professor of history, College of DuPage, and Maureen Heffern Ponicki, assistant professor of political science, College of DuPage.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 99 spaces available.
Tuesday October 25, 2022
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Playing with STEM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Playing with STEM 

This is a registered program. 

Ages 2-5

Tuesdays, October 25 & November 8

10:30-11:30 a.m.  

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are important learning areas for kids of all ages.  Start your child early with our fun play to learn program.  Each week we will have different stations for kids to explore. In October, we will learn about pumpkins and in November, we will learn about the leaves changing colors.

Registration starts September 26 for October programs and October 24 for November programs. Both at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
 
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VIRTUAL: The Green Book
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

In the 20th century, it could be extremely dangerous for people of color to travel. Many businesses would not provide service to people of color and would make clear they served "whites only." For nearly 30 years, a guide initially called the "Negro Traveler Green Book" offered advice about safe places to eat and sleep. Victor Hugo Green and later his wife Alma published this guide from 1936-1966. Learn about its role in the struggle for civil rights during this virtual slide presentation by Karen Hall, Executive Director of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 479 spaces available.
Wednesday October 26, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Drop-In Movie: Get On Up
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
Get On Up
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr 19 min
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Boo-ti-ful Stories and Crafts
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Boo-ti-ful Stories and Crafts

This is a registered program.

Grades K-2

Wednesday, October 19

6:00p.m. - 6:45p.m.

Enjoy some slightly spooky stories and jokes while decorating your own Halloween house to take home.

Registration starts September 26 at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Makerspace
Thursday October 27, 2022
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Middle Grade Makers (Drop- In)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Middle Grade Makers (Drop- In)

Grades 4-8

Thursday, October 27 and Dec 1

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

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
Friday October 28, 2022
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Craft Time ( Drop- In)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Craft Time (Drop-In)

All Ages

Friday, October 28

Friday, November 25

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime to create a fun craft. While supplies last.

 
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Frankenstein Friday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Frankenstein Friday

This is a registered program. 

Ages 3-5

Friday, October 28

10:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy stories, games, crafts & more about Frankenstein and all his ghoulish friends at this monstrous mash-up!

Registration begins September 26 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday October 29, 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
Monday October 31, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday November 1, 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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Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Group
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Arlene D    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  kjones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday November 2, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Baby Let's Make Music
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Baby Let’s Make Music 

This is a registered program.

9 months – 24 months 

Wednesday, November 2 and 16

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Join us for a parade of fun! We will explore the world of sound using an array of musical instruments.

Registration begins October 26 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Bloomingdale Character Counts Coalition
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CONTACT:  kandy jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at BPL
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at BPL 

This is a registered program.

Grades 3-6

Wednesday, November 2

6:00 p.m. -6:45p.m.

Join us for some special Dia de los Muertos crafts to add to your ofrenda while enjoying the Disney movie, Coco.

Registration begins October 24 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie K.    
LOCATION: Makerspace
Thursday November 3, 2022
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The Mini-est Mini Golf for Dinos
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

 

The Mini-est Mini Golf for Dinos 

Registration is required

Grades 1-6

Thursday, November 3rd

4:15 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Did you know our Dinos love to play mini-golf?? Help design a mini golf course for the Dinos!

Registration begins October 24 at 9 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday November 5, 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
Monday November 7, 2022 - Friday November 11, 2022
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Take it Make it DIY Dinovember Kits
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Take it Make it DIY Dinovember Kits 

Registration is required.

Grades K-2 

Pickup: November 7-11

Drop by to get your very own Dinovember kit and create silly scenes then share with friends (and us!) While supplies last. One kit per family please.  

Registration begins October 24 at 9 a.m.

Monday November 7, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Homeschool Makers
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Homeschool Makers

This program is registration is required.

Grades 1-6

Monday, November 7

1:00- 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a craft/maker activity in our new Makerspace!

Registration begins Octobre 24 at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Election Day Set-Up
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

For the Election of Federal, State, and County Officials.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Makerspace Craft: Custom Mugs
6:30 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 only. Sessions are on November 7, November 17, December 5, or December 6Registration opens November 1 at 9:00 a.m. for all sessions. Depending on craft complexity, patrons may need to pick up their finished project later.

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

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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday November 8, 2022
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Election Day: General Election
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

For the Election of Federal, State, and County Officials.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Playing with STEM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Playing with STEM 

This is a registered program. 

Ages 2-5

Tuesdays, October 25 & November 8

10:30-11:30 a.m.  

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are important learning areas for kids of all ages.  Start your child early with our fun play to learn program.  Each week we will have different stations for kids to explore. In October, we will learn about pumpkins and in November, we will learn about the leaves changing colors.

Registration starts September 26 for October programs and October 24 for November programs. Both at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
 
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3 S's
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Makerspace
Wednesday November 9, 2022
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Election Day Clean-Up
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Zoo Tree Ornament Making Party
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoo Tree Ornament Making Party *R*

Families

Wednesday, November 16

6:00-7:30 p.m.

The Bloomingdale Public Library and The Friends of the Library will be sponsoring the Village of Bloomingdale Community Tree at the Cosley Zoo.  You are invited to come create crafts that will become a part the Friends of the Library tree at the zoo.  

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Ice Cream Cone Ornament
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a cute ice cream cone ornament just in time for the holidays.  This craft is in-person. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday November 10, 2022
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Makerspace Club: Tech Time
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Makerspace Club: Tech Time 

This is a Registered Program.

Grade 3-6

Thursday, October 13 and November 10

4:15-5:00 p.m.

Libraries are more than books - they are a great place to learn technology and make stuff too! Come get some hands-on time with tech at Makerspace Club!

 Registration begins September 26 for October Programs and October 24 for November programs. All registration dates start at 9:00 a.m.

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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Eastgate of Blomingdale HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence C    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 11, 2022
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Lois Ehlert Art and Stories
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Lois Ehlert Art & Stories 

This is a registered program. 

Families

Friday, November 11

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

Let’s read some classic stories by author Lois Ehlert and create the pictures in her books with shapes and materials during story time. 

Registration begins October 24 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday November 12, 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
Monday November 14, 2022 - Friday November 18, 2022
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Take it Make it STEM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Take it Make it STEM 

Registration is required.

Grades: 2-4

Pickup: November 14-18

Each kit will contain activities demonstrating a STEM concept. Extended learning and explanation of concepts will be included.

Registration begins October 24 at 9 a.m.

Monday November 14, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
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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VIRTUAL: The Getty Villa - Paradise on the Pacific
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

At one time the world's richest man, J. Paul Getty amassed an extensive collection of art and antiquities. 

Originally inspired by the ancient Villa de Papyri, a 30,000 square foot villa on the Bay of Naples in Herculaneum, Getty's home in the Los Angeles area originally displayed such diverse objects as Old Master paintings, French decorative arts, and antique furniture. Today, the home (now called The Getty Villa) has become a state-of-the-art center for the study of ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan culture.

The slide lecture features stunning images of Getty Villa architecture, gardens, site and collection highlights. The presentation will reveal the renovations to the original museum as well as the addition of several new elements including a Greek style theater. In addition, the presenter will discuss recent efforts by the Getty to repatriate objects from its collection of antiquities.

Presented by Jeff Mishur, owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago; lectures; and boutique art and culture tours in the United States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 472 spaces available.
Tuesday November 15, 2022
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My 70s Show with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

What were you doing in the 1970s? Remember the “Way We Were,” with “Mandy” and “Sweet Caroline,” while coming to “America?” Neil Diamond, Captain & Tenille, John Denver, and more lite 70’s favorites. Please join us for an evening of song with Chicago Symphony Chorus Singer Heather Braoudakis.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 87 spaces available.
Wednesday November 16, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Baby Let's Make Music
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Baby Let’s Make Music 

This is a registered program.

9 months – 24 months

Wednesday, November 2 and 16

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Join us for a parade of fun! We will explore the world of sound using an array of musical instruments.

Registration begins October 26 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Drop-In Movie: Father Stu
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie
 
Father Stu
Based on the true story of a boxer from Los Angeles who goes on a journey from a self-destructive miscreant to a Catholic priest.
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson
Rated: R | Running Time: 2 hr 4 min
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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
 
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Great Decisions
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 November 17, 2022
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Happy Books Happy Cooks
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks 

This is a registered program 

Ages 3-5                              

Thursday,  November 17

6:00-6:30 pm

 A story time for all the budding chefs! Read a food-filled story and create a tasty treat.

 Registration begins October 24th at 9:00 a.m .

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Makerspace Craft: Custom Mugs
6:30 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 only. Sessions are on November 7, November 17, December 5, or December 6Registration opens November 1 at 9:00 a.m. for all sessions. Depending on craft complexity, patrons may need to pick up their finished project later.

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

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: Mtg Room C
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Saturday November 19, 2022
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Preschool Processed Art
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Preschool Processed Art 

Registration is required.

Ages: 2-5

Saturday, November 19

10:00- 10:30 a.m.

A program for little ones that focusing on new techniques and skills instead of the final product.

Registration begins October 24 at 9a.m.

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
Monday November 21, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
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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Origami for Young Ones
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Origami for Young Ones 

Registration is required.

Grades K to 2nd with caregiver

Monday, November 21st

5:00p.m. – 5:30 pm

Learn easy to do origami !We make animals, plants, and various other shapes! You do not need to be a pro at origami to join, we will learn together.

Registration begins October 24 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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The History of James Taylor & Carly Simon
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

In the early 1970’s the singer/songwriter ruled the radio.  Carole King, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens…but the era’s ultimate power couple were husband and wife James Taylor and Carly Simon. 

Using performance and interview clips we’ll trace the arc of their careers from “Fire and Rain” and “You’re So Vain” to “Shower the People” and “Coming Around Again.”  The marriage didn’t last, but the hits sure have!  In honor of its 50th Anniversary special attention will be given to Carly’s #1 hit “You’re So Vain.” 

Presented by popular music expert, Gary Wenstrup.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 97 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 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: Mtg Room C
Tuesday November 22, 2022
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Turkey Tales
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Turkey Tales 

Registration is required.

Families

Tuesday, November  22

1:30 -2:15 a.m.

What are you thankful for?  Come move to music and hear stories that celebrate turkeys, Pilgrims, and being thankful.  After stories, we will have a Thanksgiving craft.

Registration begins on Octobre 24 at 9 a.m.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
Wednesday November 23, 2022
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THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE EARLY ON WEDNESDAY AT 5PM IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

Thursday November 24, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

Friday November 25, 2022
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Meet Me at the Movies: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Meet me at the movies to watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever! 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, OCTOBER 31*

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
Registration will begin on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Craft Time ( Drop- In)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Craft Time (Drop-In)

All Ages

Friday, October 28

Friday, November 25

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime to create a fun craft. While supplies last.

Saturday November 26, 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
Monday November 28, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The Godfather - The Story Behind the Story
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Zoom Webinar

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest movies ever made! Learn about the battles going on behind the scenes between director Francis Ford Coppola and the studio. What did many on the film crew think of the movie they were making (they did NOT think it was a masterpiece!)? We'll have funny and interesting stories about Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and more. This fun and engaging film presentation is definitely an offer you can't refuse!

Presented by retired teacher and film expert Steven Frenzel.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 472 spaces available.
 
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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ys storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Makerspace
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday November 30, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Drop-In Movie: A Streetcar Named Desire
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie
 
A Streetcar Named Desire
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr 2 min
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us as we watch TBA. 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  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday December 1, 2022
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YS storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Middle Grade Makers (Drop- In)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Middle Grade Makers (Drop- In)

Grades 4-8

Thursday, October 27 and Dec 1

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

LOCATION: Makerspace
Friday December 2, 2022
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YS storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday December 3, 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
Monday December 5, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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VIRTUAL: The Biltmore Estate - America's Downton Abbey
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina combines the talents of landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead and architect William Morris Hunt who were collaborating at the very same time on portions of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the history, architecture, and landscape plan of Biltmore Estate. Mishur also makes parallels between the fictitious Downton Abbey and Biltmore (America's largest private home) and between Downton's Crawley family and the real-life family of George and Edith Vanderbilt. 

Presented by Jeff Mishur, co-owner of Art Excursions, Inc.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 465 spaces available.
 
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Makerspace Craft: Custom Mugs
6:30 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 only. Sessions are on November 7, November 17, December 5, or December 6Registration opens November 1 at 9:00 a.m. for all sessions. Depending on craft complexity, patrons may need to pick up their finished project later.

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

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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday December 6, 2022
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Makerspace Craft Setup (Room in Use)
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
 
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Makerspace Craft: Custom Mugs
6:30 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 only. Sessions are on November 7, November 17, December 5, or December 6Registration opens November 1 at 9:00 a.m. for all sessions. Depending on craft complexity, patrons may need to pick up their finished project later.

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

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
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  kjones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday December 7, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Drop-In Movie: Downton Abbey - A New Era
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie
 
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Follow-up to the 2019 feature film in which the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen of Great Britain.
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr 5 min
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday December 8, 2022
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YS storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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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Eastgate of Blomingdale HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence C    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday December 9, 2022
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YS storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday December 10, 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
Monday December 12, 2022
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ELA Classes (College of DuPage)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is August 22 & August 24; first day of class is August 29. For class registration and information/questions contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS storytime
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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TEACH
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Cathy M.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Page Turners - Our Favorite Picks Party
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Special December date - second Monday of December
 
Register for our end of year party! There's no book discussion this month. Instead, we'll be sharing our favorite picks of the year. A list of all shared titles will be available after the party, so you're sure to find some great book, movie, and TV show recommendations. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.
CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday December 13, 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
Wednesday December 14, 2022
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Come Together
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Wednesday stop in to meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. This program will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales when in session. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready for finals at the library’s Exam Cram! We’ll have group and quiet study areas, Wi-Fi, and computers.  We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza served at 7:00 p.m.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday December 15, 2022
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YS storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Exam Cram
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready for finals at the library’s Exam Cram! We’ll have group and quiet study areas, Wi-Fi, and computers.  We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza served at 7:00 p.m.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday December 16, 2022
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YS storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday December 17, 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
Monday December 19, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Christmas Music in the Movies
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

Ring in the season with style in this wonderfully wintry presentation! Enjoy Jack Benny's hilarious holiday special and sing along with Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, and more stars in favorite Christmas movies. Watch musical clips from classic films including White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Holiday Inn.

Presented by retired teacher and film expert, Steven Frenzel.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 471 spaces available.
Tuesday December 20, 2022
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The Life of Bob Saget: America's Dad
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

When news broke that actor Bob Saget had unexpectedly passed away in January 2022, fans everywhere were shocked and saddened. To many, Bob Saget’s most famous role of Danny Tanner represented the American Dad. Danny Tanner of Full House with his unknowingly witty humor, wholesome family values, cleanliness, and love for his family and children made Americans feel right at home. For years, Saget was also the face and host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, making fans everywhere laugh and smile.
 
Historical Presenter, Michelle Gibbons, will discuss the life of Bob Saget, America’s Dad. She will explain Saget’s early life and rise to fame, the many roles he played in movies, television shows and more that captivated audiences of all ages. Gibbons will discuss Saget’s wholesome image for family audiences, and his fame as a stand-up comedian for adult audiences. Gibbons will also explain Saget’s active role as a board member for the Scleroderma Research Foundation in honor of his late sister.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 98 spaces available.
Wednesday December 21, 2022
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Drop-In Movie: Holiday Inn
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie
 
Holiday Inn
At an inn which is open only on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.
Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr 40 min
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Candy Sleds
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Craft a sled made from candy! Keep the swwet treat for yourself or give it as a gift.  This craft is in-person. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Great Decisions
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 December 22, 2022
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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
Friday December 23, 2022
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Meet Me at the Movies: Avatar: The Way of the Water

Meet me at the movies to watch Avatar: The Way of the Water! 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, NOVEMBER 28*

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
Registration will begin on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 12:00 AM     
Saturday December 24, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE HOLIDAY

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

Sunday December 25, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

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

Monday December 26, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

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

Wednesday December 28, 2022
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM