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Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: The Lost City of Z
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Lost City of Z - (On the Same Page)
 
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 21 min.

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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*CANCELLED* DIY Monsters *R* (Grades 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Spooktacular crafters, join us in the craft room to make your very own Glove Monster! All materials provided.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A non-profit organization that supports the efforts of the Library.

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

Please note there will be no Come Together on November 28

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Let’s Make Music (Drop-In) (9 months – 2 years)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Smile And Do Something Nice Day *R* (Grade K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Sometimes it just takes a smile to make people happy but it we can do more.  Come to the library for stories about kids who made a difference and learn how you can too.  At the end, we will make a sweet craft to share with a friend!

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

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  December) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. A Local History librarian provides internet and archival genealogy instruction and research support. Members share ideas and meet other researchers, receive help with research questions and brick wall dilemmas, and share genealogy finds. Use of the genealogy collection in the Local History Department and individual help and instruction is also available.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday October 25, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bdale Chamber
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Movie Matinee: Notorious
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Notorious
 
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Rated: N/A | Running Time: 1 hr., 42 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 40 spaces available.
Saturday October 26, 2019
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday October 27, 2019
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Open Study Space
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday October 28, 2019
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Halloween Spooktacular (Drop-In) (Families, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Trick-or-Treat yourself with some Spooktacular stories and Booooooogie on down to some of your favorite Halloween music with this super special batty story time.  Stay for an eerie craft, and a special treat! No registration required. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Around the World Storytime *R* (Grades K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a storytime to learn about different cultures with stories, activities and food to sample!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chef Maddox Presents: South American Cuisine
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

Chef Susan Maddox is here to take us on a culinary tour of South American cuisine. 

Registration opens on September 3rd and is limited to 50 adults. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Beginners Internet Course: Google Docs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Google provides a number of free cloud applications perfect for safe storage or collaboration with friends, family, or colleagues. Learn the basics of working with these tools to create, edit, and share documents.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 13 spaces available.
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Seniors Course: Tablets and 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’ll be learning about tablets and smart phones. Students will be provided iPads or they are welcome to work on their own devices.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Bell Tower Condo HOA
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Candy Bar Taste Test
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get ready for Halloween with some chocolate! Think you know your candy bars? Come test your knowledge by participationg in the Candy Bar Taste Test. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 contestants.Grades 7-12.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There is 1 space available.
Thursday October 31, 2019
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

Please note there will be no Come Together on November 28

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday November 1, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday November 2, 2019
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Pack 196 Wolf Den Meeting
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We are requesting the conference room to hold our monthly Wolf Den Meeting for Pack 196.  We are expecting 7 kids and up to 7 adults.  We may be inviting a visitor to come speak to our group. We will serve a light snack during the meeting; juice boxes and some sort of prepackaged snack like a granola bar or a small bag of chips.

 

Also, as part of our meeting requirements, we are supposed to learn how to conduct a flag ceremony.  May we conduct this with the library's permission to use their flag pole in the front of the building?  

CONTACT:  Amanda Carew  630-596-7453  amanda.carew4@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Saturday Stories (Drop-In) (Families)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Start your weekend with some stories, music and movement!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday November 4, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Doodlebugs *R* (2-3 years old with caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking and creating, while developing fine motor skills.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts through engaging experiments, activities and projects. Please register for each class. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Excel 1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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League of Women Voters
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

DuPage Presidents meeting. Special Guest, LWVIL ED Audra Wilson

CONTACT:  Roberta  6302170122  roberta.borrino@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Super Science: DNA *R* (Grades 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

DNA is the master code in every living being, from trees to humans.  Come learn more by extracting DNA from strawberries and learning DNA’s secret code.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Mallard Lake HOA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

HOA meeting

CONTACT:  Doug Salemi  630-668-8000  dougsalemi@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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League of Women Voters
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

LWV Roselle-Bloomingdale's monthly meeting. Our special guest is LWV Illinois Executive Director, Audra Wilson. Her topic will concern recognizing diversity as a means for positive change. We will provide the program title a little closer to the event. 

CONTACT:  Roberta Borrino  630-217-0122  lwvrbmail@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Stoneybrook HOA Meeting
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Board Meeting

CONTACT:  Bridget Gaba  224-801-1734  bridgetpmgrs@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Mental Health Board
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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TEA-Rex *R* (Grades K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

We will have a hilarious blend of tea parties and dinosaurs…will T-Rex manage to sip without dribbling?

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Artist Assoc.
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

Please note there will be no Come Together on November 28

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Let’s Make Music (Drop-In) (9 months – 2 years)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby Let’s Make Music (Drop-In) (9 months – 2 years)

Thursdays, October 24, November 7, November 21 and December 5

10:30-11:00 a.m.

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children. 

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft.  We’ll supply all the materials needed.

 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Digital Photography
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will give students a clearer understanding of the terms, features, and reviews associated with digital cameras as well as thoroughly covering taking, transferring, and printing pictures.  They will also learn techniques for improving on their photography. Students are welcome to bring their own cameras to class to personalize the lessons learned.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 8, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Community Helper Storytime: Police Department (Drop-In)(Age 1-5 with caregivers)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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International Games Day Setup
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday November 9, 2019
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

A time at the library for special needs children filled with stories, songs, games, sensory stations and more. Please email us at bdys@mybpl.org if your child has special needs and interests that we would need to know in order to serve them better.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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International Games Day
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Ages
Drop-in (no registration required)

Attention Pokémon trainers, dungeon crawlers, and Mario Kart racers: celebrate International Games Day at your library! Discover new games or play your favorites. Play against others in board games, video games, and collectible card games! You can also create games-related crafts, play life-size games, or take on challengers during our video game tournament!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2734  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday November 11, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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Villas Owners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' Abbey Road
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 1, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road - the last album the Beatles recorded.  After the turmoil of The White Album and Let It Be, the Beatles put their differences aside to record one of their most popular albums that still sounds fresh and vital today.  Each member shone brightly from Lennon's funky "Come Together" to Harrison's sublime "Something' and "Here Comes the Sun" to McCartney's galloping Side 2 Medley – a virtual rock 'n' roll symphony.  Using audio visual content, we'll review the stories behind the album's best-known songs and celebrate the Beatles final gift to music lovers all over the world.

Presented by Gary Wenstrup, who teaches Beatles courses in Continuing Education at College of DuPage and Triton College while also lecturing at libraries.  

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Excel 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Silver & Gold: What Are Your Coins and Precious Metals Worth?
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
What are your old coins, gold and silver jewelry worth? Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector, member of the American Numismatic Association and retired school teacher, will offer a presentation on coin collecting and gold and silver values. You will also have an opportunity to have your coins and gold or silver items appraised for free after the presentation (this does not include precious stones).
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 66 spaces available.
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Zoo Tree Ornament Making Party *R* (Families)
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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.   Everyone is invited to help decorate the tree on Saturday, December 7 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Cosley Zoo.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Teen Movie Night: Toy Story 4
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Toy Story 4. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win. Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Lake Illini HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

Please note there will be no Come Together on November 28

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

The library just received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and build a project.  Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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BBSA Softball Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Information meeting for parents interested in the BBSA softball program.

CONTACT:  James Vargas  630-776-7045  jamesmvargas9@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Smart Homes
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to integrate different elements of your home and control them all from your computer or smart phone. Thermostats, lights, and more will be covered. For those interested IFTTT alternatives will be discussed.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 15, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles *R* (Ages 3-5)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Vroom, Vroom, clickety clack, prepare for take-off! Join us as we cruise through the world of transportation with stories, games, learning and more!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday November 16, 2019
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Steve S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stressing about taking the SAT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 14 spaces available.
Monday November 18, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts through engaging experiments, activities and projects. Please register for each class. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Meditation as Medication: A Doctor's Perspective
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Inside us is an energy that can make us whole, physically, mentally, and spiritually. By learning to meditate accurately, we tap into this energy and heal our physical illnesses and emotional stress. In this practical workshop, Dr. Tim Fior will clarify the many benefits of meditation as described in the medical research literature, and will give every participant a personal, instructed demonstration of meditation.

Bio - Timothy Fior, M.D., D. Ht.
Dr. Fior has been practicing Family Medicine and Homeopathy in the Chicagoland area since 1988. He is a co-founder, current president of the Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association, a founding partner in the Center for Integral Health and a lecturer at National University of the Health Sciences both in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Fior is a contributor to the book “Meditation as Medication for the Soul” with Rajinder Singh and has been meditating for over 30 years.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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Excel 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will provide a deeper investigation of formulas, graphs, and formatting techniques, as well as examining other functions provided by Excel.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Donna D.     
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Festive Holiday Centerpieces
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Local florist Joyce Grattoni is here to give a fresh flower arranging demonstration on how to easily create your own festive centerpiece that will brighten your dinner table, and one lucky person in the audience will win her floral creation. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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Fessler Grove HOA
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Movie Matinee: The Hustle
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Hustle
Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.
Starring: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 33 min.

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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Our Senses *R* (Grades 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Discover games, activities, and facts focus on the 5 senses- sight, smell, sound, taste, touch.

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

NEW DATE AND ROOMS! Starting at the November 2019 meeting, Genealogy Club will be moving to the third Wednesday of the month (except in December) from 6:30-8:45 p.m. in the larger Meeting Rooms A/B.

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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Homemade Pop-Tarts
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come create and bake your very own  Pop-Tarts. Choose from tons of different fillings!

 
 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Great Decisions discussion program is a civic education program administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association.  In preparation for the discussion, participants read the relevant chapter on a particular foreign policy issue in the Great Decisions briefing book that will be available for check out.  A short DVD will be shown followed by a moderated discussion among the participants. 

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

Please note there will be no Come Together on November 28

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Let’s Make Music (Drop-In) (9 months – 2 years)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Homeschool Art Series: Masters' Series
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Van Gogh! Picasso! Monet! Come learn about an artist and try out their technique.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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NaNoWriMo
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

This is a service organization which provides senior assistance, smoke alarm battery replacement, disposes of flags and honor guard. Meetings are on the third Thursday of every month at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Website: www.vfw7539.org

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 22, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Yesterday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yesterday
 
A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 56 min
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 46 spaces available.
Saturday November 23, 2019
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Delta Kappa Gamma
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Lessons on Wheels
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Jenny C.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday November 24, 2019
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Lessons on Wheels
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Jenny C.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday November 25, 2019
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ICMA Meeting
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Stuffed Animals Sleepover (Families *R*)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your favorite stuffed pal to the library for a fun storytime complete with a snack and a craft! Once storytime is over your pal will settle in for a cozy night sleeping in the library, then return the next day, November 26,  to pick them up and hear all about their night!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Online Garage Sales
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn about eBay and other popular websites/apps that help to buy and sell items. Creating accounts, shopping, and listing items will be discussed along with payment methods and possible concerns.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 19 spaces available.
Tuesday November 26, 2019
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Make, Take and Bake *R* (Families with caregiver)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Each family will make one blueberry pie that they can bake or freeze for the holiday. The ingredients and recipe will be provided. All we need from you is the elbow grease and baking skills.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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NaNoWriMo
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE EARLY ON WEDNESDAY AT 5PM IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

 
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IL Census Training - TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Turkey Tales (Drop-In, Ages 3-6)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday November 28, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

Friday November 29, 2019
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Make It Take It (Drop-In, All Ages)
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Stop by on your day off school and make a special seasonal craft. 

Saturday November 30, 2019
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday December 1, 2019
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 2, 2019
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts through engaging experiments, activities and projects. Please register for each class. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Holiday Open House
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

6:45 p.m. Tree lighting
7:00 p.m. Open House
The community is invited to attend the library's Annual Holiday Open House. This is a free event with entertainment and refreshments. This event is co-sponsored by the Village of Bloomingdale.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Holiday Open House
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Thursday December 5, 2019
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YS programming
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

Please note there will be no Come Together on November 28

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children. 

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft.  We’ll supply all the materials needed.

 
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YS programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Create Your Own Holiday Cards
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn to use Publisher to quickly create fun and distinctive greetings cards.  Different card sizes, inserting pictures, layering objects, creative font tricks, and much more will go into designing your own unique holiday card. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday December 6, 2019
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YS programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday December 7, 2019
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ACT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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 proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Sunday December 8, 2019
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Family Holiday Movie
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 9, 2019
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Christmas in Williamsburg
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Colonial Williamsburg is a magical place during the Christmas season.  Candles shine in the windows and the houses are decorated with wreaths, swags of fruit, dried flowers and other natural decorations.  This slide lecture will take a look at the beautiful decorations, discuss Williamsburg’s role as the colonial capital of Virginia, and demonstrate how you can make your own Williamsburg style decorations.

Presented by Nancy McCully

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 57 spaces available.
 
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Using Android Phones 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn more about their Android phones, including account syncing, connections to the cloud, managing their files, pay by phone, and beyond.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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

Drop in for our end of year party! There's no book discussion this month. Instead, we'll be talking about our favorite picks of the year, while enjoying some light refreshments. 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. All are welcome!
CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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The Christmas Canvas: Paintings of the Nativity Story
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Around the holidays, the images that surround us promote holiday hours and doorbusters. This program is designed to emphasize images that are central to the meaning of the season. Imagery that deals with the nativity will be shown, discussed and compared with one another to reveal the multiple layers of meanings that can be conveyed even within the same subject matter. Various artists from different cultures and time periods will be included to provide a broad look at an important tradition in Art History. Some artists whose work will be discussed include Botticelli, Van Eyck, Tanner, Martini, Fabriano, Campin, and van der Goes.
 
Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture. Mishur is an 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: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 53 spaces available.
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Movie Matinee: A Star is Born
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
A Star is Born
A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Starring: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
Rated: R | Running Time: 2 hrs., 16 min. 

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 45 spaces available.
 
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YS programming
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
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Pop Tart Taste-Off
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Which flavor will come out on top? Sample different kinds of Pop Tarts and rank them from best to worst!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

Please note there will be no Come Together on November 28

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

The library just received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and build a project.  Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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iPhone Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday December 13, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Rocketman
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rocketman
 
Friday, December 13
A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.
Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Rated: R | Running Time: 2 hrs., 1 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 46 spaces available.
Saturday December 14, 2019
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Steve S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Jacob F.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday December 15, 2019
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jacob F.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 16, 2019
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts through engaging experiments, activities and projects. Please register for each class. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Photo Fun
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn basic skills for working with pictures.  Saving, copying, and attaching files, saving pictures off the web, low level photo editing & cropping, and more. The free program GIMP will be used.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS programming
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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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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YS programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Thursday December 19, 2019
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

Please note there will be no Come Together on November 28

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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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YS programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Friday December 20, 2019
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YS programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 23, 2019
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YS programming
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE HOLIDAY

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

Wednesday December 25, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

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

Thursday December 26, 2019
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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 27, 2019
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Meet Me at the Movies: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Meet me at the movies to watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! 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. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
Registration will begin on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM     
 
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YS programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday December 28, 2019
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday December 30, 2019
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YS programming
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday December 31, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEARS EVE HOLIDAY

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

Thursday January 2, 2020
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children. 

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft.  We’ll supply all the materials needed.

 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday January 3, 2020
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YS programming
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday January 6, 2020
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YS programming
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  kandy jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Online Travel Planning
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will teach students how to use many of the resources available online for travelers.  Ways to save money as well as learning about your destination and avoiding unfortunate mistakes will be discussed. It’s also a fun way to learn about using forums, online review sites, and other Web 2.0 technology for a practical purpose.

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday January 7, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday January 8, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Crystal Mud Jar
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a dazzling jar of sparkly, crystal mud using water beads!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday January 9, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Walk HOA
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
CONTACT:  Vitto P.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Intro to Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of this versatile and popular programming language.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday January 10, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday January 11, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday January 13, 2020
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS programming
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Grace Kelly: American Princess
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Few lives seemed so much like a movie. The talented young woman - beautiful and successful in her movie career - was swept off her feet by a real-life prince in a whirlwind romance.Their fairytale wedding in 1956 made her a princess. But beneath her cool, gracious smile, Grace Kelly was a young woman who yearned for her father's approval and worked hard as a wife and mother. In this historical portrayal, award-winning actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays the woman who transformed from a Hollywood superstar to a real-life princess.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 36 spaces available.
Tuesday January 14, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Library Use    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Heather Braoudakis Presents: Girls of the 50s
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

They were the “Girls” of the ‘50s, our favorite female vocalists. It was a decade for women like Doris Day, Dinah Shore, Patti Page, Judy Garland, and Debbie Reynolds. Join us for a show featuring Heather Braoudakis, who will sing their hits and share their stories. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 68 spaces available.
Wednesday January 15, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS programming
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Make your voices heard! Join us monthly to meet over pizza to help plan programs for teens, make decisions for the library’s teen space, play games, promote the library, earn volunteer hours, and more! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Genealogy Club - What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Featured Event: At 7:00 p.m., join us for a live webinar by noted genealogist Thomas MacEntee. Whether you’re new to genealogy or you’ve been working on your family history for years, incorporating the research of others can always be tricky. Here’s how to develop a proven strategy to benefit from the work of other genealogists.

NEW DATE AND ROOMS! Genealogy Club has moved to third Wednesday of the month (except in December) from 6:30-8:45 p.m. in the larger Meeting Rooms A/B. 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 Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Great Decisions discussion program is a civic education program administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association.  In preparation for the discussion, participants read the relevant chapter on a particular foreign policy issue in the Great Decisions briefing book that will be available for check out.  A short DVD will be shown followed by a moderated discussion among the participants. 

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday January 16, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Intro to Python 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Building upon our previous class, we will continue to explore basic programming logic including: variables, expressions, logic statements and loops. Expanding on this we will learn how to build functions with all these attributes and do some light formatting for output statements, culminating in creating a Conversion Calculator.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday January 17, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday January 20, 2020
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YS programming
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS programming
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Video Editing & Sharing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Want to crop, connect, change the audio for, and otherwise sharpen up your videos before posting them on social media or sharing them with friends and family? Students will learn how to use desktop applications and phone apps for easy video editing and improvement.

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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YS programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Charisma & Character: The Life of Cary Grant
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

With his charming character, handsome looks, impeccable sense of style, lavish lifestyle, and fame and stardom, he seemed to have it made, but Cary Grant’s initial road to success was not an easy journey. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss Grant’s unstable childhood, his years attending boarding schools, his early years in vaudeville troops and his pursuit of fame and acting.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 53 spaces available.
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: To Catch a Thief
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
To Catch a Thief (1955)
A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.
 
Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, and Jessie Royce Landis
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 46 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
Thursday January 23, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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YS programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday January 24, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Rear Window
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rear Window
 
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey 
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1hr. 52min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
Monday January 27, 2020
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YS programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS programming
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Nifty Fifties Foods
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Local author and vintage cookbook collector Amy Alessio is back to share hilarious recipes from the 1950s. Enjoy a humours slide show of vintage recipes we used to love along with a tasty snack inspired by the era. 

Registration is limited to 40 adults. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Drop-In Movie: Dial M for Murder
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dial M for Murder
 
A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.
Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 45 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:00 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. Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A non-profit organization that supports the efforts of the Library.

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday January 30, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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3D Printing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ever wanted to learn how to use a 3D printer? The Bloomingdale Library allows patrons to print objects using our equipment and it’s easier than you might think! Come to class to learn how to find free designs on the web, make edits, and print them through www.mybpl.org

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday January 31, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday February 3, 2020
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YS programming
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  kandy jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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DIY: Folded Book Art Heart
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Don't get rid of your old books! Turn those dusty hardcovers that are sitting on your shelf into beautiful folded book art. We will provide the books and templates that you can try here and finish at home.
Space is limited to 20 adults.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
 
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DIY: Folded Book Art Heart
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Don't get rid of your old books! Turn those dusty hardcovers that are sitting on your shelf into beautiful folded book art. We will provide the books and templates that you can try here and finish at home.
Space is limited to 20 adults.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Cupcake Wars!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for our third annual Cupcake War contest!  Show off your decorating skills by frosting the perfect cupcake. Bring in your own unfrosted cupcakes or use the ones we provide. Toppings and frosting will also be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative and tastiest looking cupcakes!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday February 6, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children. 

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft.  We’ll supply all the materials needed.

 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday February 7, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday February 8, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday February 10, 2020
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Heather Braoudakis Presents: That's Amore
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a romantic night of music featuring love songs from musical theater to Nat King Cole, George Gershwin, and The Hutton Sisters. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 71 spaces available.
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Bloomingdale Public Library    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Sally Rand: American Sex Symbol
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Local author and historian William Hazelgrove is back to promote newest book, the very first biography of Sally Rand. She would pave the way for every sex symbol to follow from Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga, but in the end she would die penniless and in debt. She broke the mold in 1933, by proclaiming the female body as something beautiful and taking it out of the strip club with her ethereal fan dance. She was a poor girl from the Ozarks who ran away with a carnival, then joined the circus, and finally made it to Hollywood where Cecil B. Demille set her on the road to fame with silent movies. 

https://williamhazelgrove.com/books/sally-rand-american-sex-symbol/ -- check out the author's website here!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 60 spaces available.
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Downton Abbey
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Downton Abbey
 
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Starring: Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr., 2 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:00 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. Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 13, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday February 14, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Pride & Prejudice (2005)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
 
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Starring: Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr., 9 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 49 spaces available.
Monday February 17, 2020
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Friends of the Library Fundraiser
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Beth Dover  6302042617  bdover@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Women of WWII: Serving Soldiers at the Whistle Stop Canteen
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a historical presentation by local author Barb Warner Deane on the women who helped serve troops traveling in trains across the country on their way to World War II. 

After Pearl Harbor was attacked, American troops started traveling across the U.S. for recruitment, induction, training, and deployment. Most servicemen had never been far away from home and certainly not on an over-crowded troop train, destination unknown. You may have heard of the Stage Door Canteen or Hollywood Canteen, where celebrities offered food, dancing, and entertainment to our servicemen. But the real surprise came at train stations all across the country, such as North Platte, NE, Dennison, OH, Reno, NV, and Connellsville, PA, where local women, children, and senior citizens sacrificed their own food and ration stamps to provide a morale boost to hungry, homesick, and frightened soldiers. Come learn about how the Greatest Generation pulled together to help our troops.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 70 spaces available.
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

NEW DATE AND ROOMS! Genealogy Club has moved to third Wednesday of the month (except in December) from 6:30-8:45 p.m. in the larger Meeting Rooms A/B. 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 Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Great Decisions discussion program is a civic education program administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association.  In preparation for the discussion, participants read the relevant chapter on a particular foreign policy issue in the Great Decisions briefing book that will be available for check out.  A short DVD will be shown followed by a moderated discussion among the participants. 

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday February 20, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday February 24, 2020
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Downton Abbey
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downton Abbey
 
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Starring: Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr., 2 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday February 27, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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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
Monday March 2, 2020
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Custom USB Drive
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Tired of your boring USB drive? Use clay to create a custom cover for your USB. Make it look pizza, a donut, or whatever else you can think of. Never look at a dull USB again!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday March 5, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children. 

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft.  We’ll supply all the materials needed.

 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday March 6, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday March 9, 2020
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Heather Braoudakis Presents: Kiss Me, I'm Irish
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a festive night of music featuring classic Celtic tunes in honor of St. Patrick's Day!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 70 spaces available.
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Bloomingdale Public Library    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chef Maddox Presents: Irish Cuisine!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chef Maddox is here to help us celebrate St. Patrick's Day with recipes from the Emerald Isle. 

Registration begins on February 1st and is limited to 50 adults. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C