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The library has resumed normal business hours. Our meeting rooms are closed through May 31, 2021.

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Monday April 12, 2021
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VIRTUAL: A Beacon in the City of Light: Notre Dame in Paris
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Join art historian Jeff Mishur for this in depth look at the history of Notre Dame in Paris. Mishur will discuss the Gothic innovations used in the great cathedral as well as interior features such as its stained glass windows. He will also touch on the current status of the church restoration.

Hosted by art historian, Jeff Mishur. Mishur is the owner of Art Excursions, a business providing lectures, private guiding, small group tours and travel consulting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 8 spaces available.
Monday April 19, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday April 20, 2021
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Virtual Art Class for Adults and Teens: Still Life & Symbolism
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us on Zoom to learn about the symbolism and hidden meaning of still life paintings, and create your own drawing with artist Lindsay Budzynski. Supplies needed: paper, pencils/erasers, ruler. Tracing paper, markers, or colored pencils optional. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom, and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the week of the event. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants, teens are welcome to register.  

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday April 21, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Genealogy Club is moving to online meetings via Zoom. Learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link by email 3 days before and the day of the event. If you don't receive the link, please check your spam/junk folder.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 97 spaces available.
Thursday April 22, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- All Requests
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday April 26, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Losing at the Oscars
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Celebrate Oscar season by spending time with all the fabulous performers, filmmakers, and movies that NEVER WON AN OSCAR! Film enthusiast and retired teacher, Steven Frenzel is back to take us on a journey of great films and performances that didn't win the big prize.

*The Oscars will be televised on Sunday, April 25th on ABC

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 31 spaces available.
Tuesday April 27, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Adult Take & Make: Flannel Kitty Heating Pad
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
YouTube video (pre-recorded)
 
Watch the premiere of Flannel Kitty Heating Pad on Tuesday, Apr. 27th and learn how to easily sew your own heating pad in the shape of a cat. For this craft you will need flannel fabric, rice, scissors, a sewing needle, and thread.
 
The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at kgiovanni@mybpl.org will receive a bag of supplies on April 27th. You must provide your own scissors, sewing needle, and thread.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday May 3, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Designing a Flower Bed with Seasonal Interest
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Have you ever seen a garden that just took your breath away? You visit again, two months later, and the garden is again in full glory. How do people do this? How do you design a garden that offers visual interest through the seasons? This lesson will walk you through the design process step-by-step, You will learn how to plan a garden that will offer you visual interest spring through fall with a few winter accents as well.

Hosted by Nancy Bell, a Master Gardener with the University of Illinois Extension.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 70 spaces available.
Tuesday May 4, 2021
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday May 6, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- Theme TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday May 10, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Splendors of the Vatican: Art, Architecture, and History
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

In the slide lecture art historian Jeff Mishur discusses a selection of works from the Vatican Museums including works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Caravaggio.

Hosted by art historian, Jeff Mishur. Mishur is the owner of Art Excursions, a business providing lectures, private guiding, small group tours and travel consulting.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday May 17, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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Virtual Art Class for Adults and Teens: Scales, Feathers, and Exoskeletons
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us on Zoom to learn how to draw animals with unique bodies and textures, and create your own drawing with artist Lindsay Budzynski. Supplies needed: paper, pencils/erasers, ruler. Tracing paper, markers, or colored pencils optional. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom, and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the week of the event. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants, teens are welcome to register.  

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday May 19, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Genealogy Club is moving to online meetings via Zoom. Learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link by email 3 days before and the day of the event. If you don't receive the link, please check your spam/junk folder.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 99 spaces available.
Thursday May 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- All Requests
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday May 24, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Windmills & Tulips in the Netherlands and Belgium
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This one-hour presentation follows travel enthusiast Gene Flynn's April 2019 river cruise, which begins in Amsterdam and visits five different areas of the Netherlands and Belgium. Gene starts by looking at the geography and history of these low countries and goes on to explore windmills, past and present, the world’s largest tulip festival, the art of Rubens and Rembrandt, and wonderful chocolate vendors.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 42 spaces available.
Tuesday May 25, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Adult Take & Make: Hand-Crafted Felt Baby Mobile
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
YouTube video (pre-recorded)
 
Watch the premiere of Hand-Crafted Felt Baby Mobile on Tuesday, May 25th and learn how to create a cute baby mobile from scratch. For this craft you will need a wooden embroidery hoop or metal macramé hoop, felt, sewing needle, embroidery thread, pillow stuffing, scissors and paper templates to cut out your designs.
 
The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at kgiovanni@mybpl.org will receive a bag of supplies on May 25th. You must provide your own scissors, sewing needle and thread.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Tuesday June 1, 2021
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday June 3, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- Theme TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday June 7, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Beyond The Blues Brothers
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

It's been 41 years since The Blues Brothers debuted in June 1980 and Dr. Kelli Marshall of Chicago Movie Tours is here to share the movie's backstories, explain its mix of Hollywood genres, and discuss the impact it had on Chicago-based filmmaking. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 78 spaces available.
Monday June 14, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Edith: The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The reviews are in for Edith: The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick by Andrea Friederici Ross.
 
All agree it is fascinating. Be treated to a unique experience as Edith herself walks off the page and onto your Zoom screen and the author enlightens you about the odyssey of Edith’s life. Get ready for questions about King Tut’s child bride, James Joyce, Brookfield Zoo, and wealth unimaginable.
 
This is a video presentation followed by live Q&A with an opportunity to meet the author and the subject of her work at the same time. Copies of the book are available at the library. Reading ahead is strongly encouraged.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 62 spaces available.
Wednesday June 16, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Genealogy Club is moving to online meetings via Zoom. Learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link by email 3 days before and the day of the event. If you don't receive the link, please check your spam/junk folder.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 100 spaces available.
Thursday June 17, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- All Requests
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday June 21, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday June 28, 2021
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VIRTUAL: O Say Can You See: Images of Patriotism in American Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture about patriotic themes, symbols, and subjects. Mishur discusses images of George Washington, the American flag, the American landscape, and other subjects within their historic context.

Hosted by art historian, Jeff Mishur. Mishur is the owner of Art Excursions, a business providing lectures, private guiding, small group tours and travel consulting.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 48 spaces available.
Thursday July 1, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- Theme TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 5, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Remembering Route 66
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Can't take a road trip this year? Travel back in time instead to explore the history of the "mother road" that linked Chicago to LA from 1926 to 1985.

This slide lecture is presented by actor and historian, Leslie Goddard.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 62 spaces available.
Tuesday July 6, 2021
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday July 12, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Roving the Red Planet
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

There are currently 5 U.S. spacecraft either on or orbiting Mars right now and NASA has already begun receiving reports and images from Perseverance Rover, which landed on February 22nd of this year. What have we learned about the Red Planet with decades of robotic visitors? Plenty! We’ll cover the past, present, and future of Martian exploration.

 

Presented by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols.
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 75 spaces available.
Thursday July 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- All Requests
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 19, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 21, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Genealogy Club is moving to online meetings via Zoom. Learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link by email 3 days before and the day of the event. If you don't receive the link, please check your spam/junk folder.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 26, 2021
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VIRTUAL: We Love Lucy! Lucille Ball
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come laugh along with one of the funniest and bravest women in television and movie history. We'll see fascinating clips from Lucy's early movie career as well as watch some of the most famous I Love Lucy scenes of all time. Watch as she transforms from a nervous and timid Lucille Ball into the great and fearless Lucy!


Presented by retired teacher and film enthusiast, Steven Frenzel of Marquee Film Talks. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 53 spaces available.
Tuesday August 3, 2021
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday August 16, 2021
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VIRTUAL: The Race to Save Titanic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

William Hazelgrove's new narrative non-fiction book is out now! 

 

160 Minutes The Race to Save the Titanic is a knight’s mission in the dead of a freezing night on the icy Atlantic. It is two men huddled in the transmitting room sending out their plea for assistance with distant ships snatching the meaning and interpreting those dots and dashes in a myriad of different ways relaying it on to a shocked world. It is the actions in Britain and New York and the ships steaming toward the stricken ship of dreams with the only thought to reach her before people succumbed to the twenty-five-degree water. The natural drama of Titanic’s short-lived death throes is juxtaposed against this race against time by the other ships who could affect the outcome and the tragic consequences of the missed opportunities where the fifteen hundred might have been saved.

The race to save the largest ship in the word would begin at 11:40 PM on April 14 when the iceberg was struck and would end at 2:20 am March 15 when her lights blinked out and left 1500 people thrashing in 25-degree water. Although the race to save Titanic survivors would stretch on beyond this, most people in the water would die, but the amazing thing is that of the 2229 people, 710 did not and this was the success of the Titanic rescue effort.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 79 spaces available.
Wednesday August 18, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Genealogy Club is moving to online meetings via Zoom. Learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link by email 3 days before and the day of the event. If you don't receive the link, please check your spam/junk folder.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday August 23, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Discover Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Join local travel enthusiast and retired librarian, Nancy McCully, and explore Canada’s Atlantic Coast with this visit to its national parks, historic forts, and Anne of Green Gables sites. See the legendary tides of the Bay of Fundy and watch for whales along the rocky coast. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 81 spaces available.
Monday August 30, 2021
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VIRTUAL: The Sinking of the SS Andrea Doria
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
 
It is 11:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 1956. A heavy fog has settled over the North Atlantic, 45 miles south of the island of Nantucket. The Italian passenger liner, the SS Andrea Doria, is heading westbound, relying on its radar screens to cut its way through the thick fog of the evening. Little does its captain realize, there is eminent danger that lies directly ahead. The Swedish passenger liner, the MS Stockholm, is heading eastbound directly towards them! Hidden from their view by the thick fog, both passenger liners are now heading for a tragic encounter at speeds too fast to avoid the ultimate collision. After being smashed 30 feet into its starboard side, the Andrea Doria pulls loose, lists sharply, and starts to sink to the bottom of the ocean, endangering the lives of all on board. The result was the loss of 46 passengers and crew members on the SS Andrea Doria and 5 crew members on the MS Stockholm. Many of the 1,660 passengers rescued from the capsizing Andrea Doria also had to fight their way off the sinking ship, facing the tremendous odds, without the use of lifeboats.
 
Historian, Jim Gibbons, will present the story of, “The Sinking of the SS Andrea Doria,” and how it collided in a thick fog with the MS Stockholm. Gibbons will take you through that terrible night of extreme tragedy that rocked maritime history!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 85 spaces available.
Tuesday September 7, 2021
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday September 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: US-Cuba Relations 1898-2018: What They Didn't Teach Us in School
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 86 spaces available.
Wednesday September 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Genealogy Club is moving to online meetings via Zoom. Learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link by email 3 days before and the day of the event. If you don't receive the link, please check your spam/junk folder.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday September 20, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday October 18, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Genealogy Club is moving to online meetings via Zoom. Learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link by email 3 days before and the day of the event. If you don't receive the link, please check your spam/junk folder.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Tuesday November 2, 2021
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday November 15, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Genealogy Club is moving to online meetings via Zoom. Learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link by email 3 days before and the day of the event. If you don't receive the link, please check your spam/junk folder.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday December 13, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners - Our Favorite Picks Party
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Special December date - second Monday of December
 
Register for our end of year party! There's no book discussion this month. Instead, we'll be sharing our favorite picks of the year. A list of all shared titles will be available after the party, so you're sure to find some great book, movie, and TV show recommendations. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

 

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday December 14, 2021
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Date: The December meeting of the Historical Book Discussion is held on the second 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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