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Monday September 20, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please contact Jessica Frazier at 630-924-2734 or jfrazier@mybpl.org. If you'd like to receive resources and discussion questions for a specific month's book group title, please contact Jessica Frazier.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday September 21, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Art Class for Adults & Teens - Impressionism
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 3 spaces available.
Saturday September 25, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday September 27, 2021
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VIRTUAL: The Essential Great Chicago Fire
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 418 spaces available.
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday October 2, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday October 4, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Senior Housing 101
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Rick Graffagna of Senior Solutions is here to teach us about different options when it comes to senior housing: types of senior housing, things to consider when looking, funding for senior housing, and how to find senior properties. 

Rick and his wife Pam Graffagna are the owners of Senior Solutions, based in Woodridge ILhttps://www.seniorsolutions3.com/

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 494 spaces available.
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
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday October 9, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: The Color of Law & Reversing Segregation with Richard Rothstein
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, and what can be done to reverse these practices and work towards racial equity. Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN), Together is Better Alliance (TiBA).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click this link to register: 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday October 14, 2021
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Drop-In Movie: News of the World
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop-In Movie



News of the World
A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 58 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday October 16, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday October 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. For more information, please contact Jessica Frazier at 630-924-2734 or jfrazier@mybpl.org. If you'd like to receive resources and discussion questions for a specific month's book group title, please contact Jessica Frazier.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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
Thursday October 21, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday October 25, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Edouard Manet: Painter of Modern Life
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

On the Same Page

Edouard Manet took on the conservative art world in Paris by painting modern life as opposed to “accepted” subjects. By challenging the French academic system Manet inspired Morisot, Renoir, Monet and other Impressionists. In this lecture, learn about important works in Manet's oeuvre including Luncheon on the Grass, The Balcony and A Bar at the Folies-Bergère. 
 
 
Art historian Jeff Mishur presents this lecture. Mishur is co-owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago; boutique art and culture tours in the United States; and lectures on a wide range of subjects. A popular speaker about art historical and travel topics, he has his M.A. in Art History from Northern Illinois University and has taught at the university level for many years.
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 426 spaces available.
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Adult Take & Make: Postage Stamp Collage Art
12:00 AM

YouTube video (pre-recorded)

On The Same Page
Go to the Bloomingdale Public Library's YouTube channel and watch our most popular craft video, "Postage Stamp Collage" and learn how to use vintage stamps to create an easy and unique art object for your home.
 
Supplies needed: Mod Podge, sponge brush, used postage stamps (or colorful tissue paper), and 5x7 cardstock to fit a generic 5x7 picture frame. Shapes were made on the library's Ellison Die Cutter, but they can also be made using a Cricut or Silhouette machine. Less expensive options are Martha Stewart paper punches that come in a variety of shapes and designs, or, using a stencil and tracing your shape, then very carefully cutting it out with an exacto knife. 
 
The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at kgiovanni@mybpl.org will receive a bag of supplies on October 26th.
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday October 28, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday October 30, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday November 1, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Uncovering Egypt
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar
 
Uncover Egypt’s secrets on our visit to the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, the temples near Luxor and Abu Simbel. We will cruise the Nile, examine tomb paintings and reliefs, and explore Ancient Egypt’s remarkable culture.
 
Presented by Nancy McCully, retired librarian and world traveller.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 467 spaces available.
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 C
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday November 6, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday November 8, 2021
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VIRTUAL: King Tut - Art & Archaeology from the Time of the New Kingdom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Howard Carter's discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1925 captivated the world. This slide lecture features a discussion of some of the major objects excavated from the tomb of the famous pharaoh, including his royal mask. The lecture will also cover the boy king's place in one of ancient Egypt's most exciting historical periods and reveal new evidence about the famous pharaoh.

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 Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 445 spaces available.
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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Virtual Art Class for Adults and Teens
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday November 11, 2021
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Drop-In Movie: Cruella
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
 

 
Cruella
A live-action pre
quel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.
Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 14 min.
 
 
Snacks and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday November 13, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday November 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Pluto Revealed
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar
 
Before 2015, Pluto was mostly unknown to us. Now, thanks to a flyby from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, we now know Pluto as one of the most dynamic - and strange! - places in the entire Solar System. How strange? Let’s find out!
 
Hosted by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 455 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. For more information, please contact Jessica Frazier at 630-924-2734 or jfrazier@mybpl.org. If you'd like to receive resources and discussion questions for a specific month's book group title, please contact Jessica Frazier.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday November 16, 2021
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Songs for the Seasons with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis is here to celebrate the seasons with songs of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. You’ll love remembering songs like Autumn in New York, Summer Wind, Younger Than Springtime, and Stormy Weather.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 94 spaces available.
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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
Thursday November 18, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday November 20, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday November 27, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday November 29, 2021
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VIRTUAL: A Christmas Carol: The Story Behind the Story
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
It’s one of the most beloved, celebrated, and truly original stories in human history, but not many people know the fascinating details, infuriating incidents, and jaw-dropping achievements that went into the making of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. What was he doing the night he came up with the story, and what was the first image that came to him? Why was writing and publishing this book one of the biggest gambles of Charles Dickens’ life? What did critics say about the book then? Wait until you hear the amazing good news/bad news story of when Dickens decided to sue the huge publishing house that was stealing his profits! Learn many amazing stories behind this great tale as we see how filmmakers have brought Scrooge and his many ghostly companions to the silver screen!
 
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 461 spaces available.
Thursday December 2, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday December 4, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday December 6, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Midcentury Christmas: Fads and Fun from 1945 to 1970
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Christmas in America from the 1940s through the 1960s meant aluminum trees, department store Santas, and cartoon specials on TV. Every kid in the suburbs had to have an Easy-Bake Oven, a G.I. Joe, or a Slinky. The coolest houses had rotating color wheels for their trees. Historian Leslie Goddard explores this optimistic era in a new illustrated lecture, using photographs, advertisements, greeting cards, and catalogs to explore why this era was a turning point for how we celebrate the holidays.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 433 spaces available.
Tuesday December 7, 2021
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Home for the Holidays with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis is back with holiday music to warm the heart and set the mood for the season. So haul out the holly and welcome in the holidays with Christmas and holiday classics we all know and love like: White Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, Joy to the World, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, and Winter Wonderland

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 97 spaces available.
Thursday December 9, 2021
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Drop-In Movie: Jungle Cruise
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie

Jungle Cruise
Based on Disneyland's theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element.
Starring: Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 7 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday December 11, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday December 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Gustav Klimt and the Woman in Gold
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

This lecture celebrates Austrian artist Gustav Klimt and places him within the art historical context of late nineteenth century French painting including the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Symbolist movements. Important examples of Klimt's work including The Kiss and The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (aka "The Woman in Gold") will be discussed. 

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 Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 454 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners - Our Favorite Picks Party
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Special December date - second Monday of December
 
Register for our end of year party! There's no book discussion this month. Instead, we'll be sharing our favorite picks of the year. A list of all shared titles will be available after the party, so you're sure to find some great book, movie, and TV show recommendations. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

 

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
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
Thursday December 16, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday December 18, 2021
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Thursday December 23, 2021
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CLOSED Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

THE MAKERSPACE IS CLOSED FOR OPEN HOURS TODAY.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Thursday December 30, 2021
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CLOSED Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

THE MAKERSPACE IS CLOSED FOR OPEN HOURS TODAY.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Tuesday January 4, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday January 6, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday January 8, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday January 10, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The Art of Jan Vermeer and The Girl with a Pearl Earring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Fueled by the (2000) novel and (2003) film The Girl with a Pearl Earring, seventeenth century painter Jan Vermeer's popularity in the twenty-first century is very high. This slide lecture discusses a number of Vermeer's paintings and provides a historical context for each. This program will enrich the reader/viewer's understanding of the forces behind Vermeer's work. Paintings to be discussed include Woman Holding a Balance, Allegory of Painting, and of course Girl with a Pearl Earring.

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 Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 462 spaces available.
Thursday January 13, 2022
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Drop-In Movie: In The Heights
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie

In the Heights
A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.
Starring: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 23 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday January 15, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday January 17, 2022
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Silver & Gold: Appraising Your Coin Collections and Precious Metals
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

What are your old coins, gold and silver jewelry worth? Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector, member of the American Numismatic Association and retired schoolteacher 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 after the presentation for free (this does not include precious stones).

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 97 spaces available.
Tuesday January 18, 2022
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Regards to Broadway with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis is back to sing the broadway classics From “Showboat” to “Phantom,” “My Fair Lady” to “Cats,” and everything in between. How did Broadway become what it is? Step into your favorite characters and stories from the beginning until now!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 97 spaces available.
Wednesday January 19, 2022
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Great Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Great Decisions discussion program is a civic education program administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. In preparation for the discussion, participants read the relevant chapter on a particular foreign policy issue in the Great Decisions briefing book that will be available for check out. A short DVD will be shown followed by a moderated discussion among the participants.
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday January 20, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday January 22, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday January 24, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Groundbreaking Musicals
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
From The Jazz Singer to La La Land, from Meet Me In St. Louis to Moulin Rouge, certain musicals have had a revolutionary approach to cinematic storytelling. Challenging audiences with fresh and unusual styles of music and dance, these films dared to break the rules and reinvent the musical. We’ll view clips from Little Shop of Horrors, The King and I, Hair, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Bugsy Malone, An American in Paris, All That Jazz, and more!

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 476 spaces available.
Thursday January 27, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday January 29, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday January 31, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Icy Worlds
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Zoom Webinar
Ice: it’s not just the stuff you shovel off the sidewalk. Many different ices are all over our Solar System –
and it is really – ahem – cool stuff to study. We’ll investigate ices on hot planets and cold comets, moons
made of a huge amount of ice, flowing and floating ice glaciers, and even ice volcanoes.
 
Presented by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 477 spaces available.
Tuesday February 1, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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VIRTUAL: African Textiles
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Presented by Shannon Johnson, Fashion Studies Instructor at the College of DuPage

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday February 3, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday February 5, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday February 7, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The Detroit Institute of Arts - A World-Class Collection with an Uncertain Future
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Eight years after the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013, the city may be in jeopardy again due to the fallfout from the 2020 pandemic, putting it's world-class museum in another precarious position. Learn about the situation in detail and view highlights of this great museum's collection in this slide lecture, which includes a discussion of masterpieces by various artists including Diego Rivera, Artemisia Gentileschi and Vincent van Gogh. 

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 Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 471 spaces available.
Thursday February 10, 2022
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Drop-In Movie: Respect
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
 
Respect
The life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin.
Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marc Maron
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 25 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday February 12, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Tuesday February 15, 2022
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That's Amore with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, Anniversaries, Mother’s or Father’s Day, or when love is just in the air. Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis is back to celebrate the different kinds of love – Agape, Eros and Philio. This show features 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 98 spaces available.
Wednesday February 16, 2022
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Great Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Great Decisions discussion program is a civic education program administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. In preparation for the discussion, participants read the relevant chapter on a particular foreign policy issue in the Great Decisions briefing book that will be available for check out. A short DVD will be shown followed by a moderated discussion among the participants.
CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday February 17, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday February 19, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Tuesday February 22, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The Plot to Kidnap George Washington
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Local author William Hazelgrove presents the story of Morristown: The Darkest Winter of the Revolutionary War and the Plot to Kidnap George Washington. The winter of 1779 to 1780 was the worst in a century and would mark Washington’s darkest hour where he contemplated the army coming apart from lack of food and money, desertions, mutiny, the threat of a devastating attack by the British, and incredibly, a plot to kidnap him.

 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 477 spaces available.
Thursday February 24, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday February 26, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday February 28, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
6:30 PM - 7:55 PM

Zoom Webinar
 
The year is 1918. Thousands of United States troops are involved in World War I and millions will die. In the United States, an additional war is forming. It is called “influenza” and it will take between 40-100 million more lives. President Wilson must make a choice. He needs to decide to either quarantine the troops as the war rages on; or to send the troops over to win the war and hope for the best.
 
Historian Jim Gibbons will take you on the rollercoaster ride of your life: the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, the decade of the 1910’s and World War I. Gibbons will describe all the ups and downs, twists and turns, fear, mourning and joy of the 1910’s that will take you into the excitement of the Roaring 20’s!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 488 spaces available.
Tuesday March 1, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday March 3, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday March 5, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday March 7, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Pompeii - From Ashes to Archaeology
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

In 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered Pompeii with volcanic ash. This cataclysmic event preserved streets, buildings, and even humans and animals. In this slide lecture, Mishur examines Roman wall paintings, ancient architecture and artifacts that offer a window into the life and appearance of the ancient city of Pompeii, as well as the discovery of its ruins in 1592 and its impact.

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 Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 470 spaces available.
Thursday March 10, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday March 12, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Wednesday March 16, 2022
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Great Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday March 17, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday March 19, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday March 21, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Elizabeth Taylor - Violet Beauty
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
She was one of the most admired and talked about women in the world, the ultimate movie star who lived her entire life in the public eye. The magnificent Elizabeth Taylor captured audiences from the time she appeared in great family films such as National Velvet, and grew up in Father of the Bride, and embraced her full power with fantastic roles in Giant, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Place in the Sun, and more. We’ll see the single greatest entrance in cinema history with Ms. Taylor’s entrance into Rome in Cleopatra. Join us as we celebrate one of the most famous movie stars of all time, the unforgettable Elizabeth Taylor.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 465 spaces available.
Tuesday March 22, 2022
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Top of the World with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Who is your favorite singer? As a young girl, Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis dreamed of being Karen Carpenter. We’ve Only Just Begun to bring this sister, drummer, and beautiful, beloved contralto Close to You. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 98 spaces available.
Thursday March 24, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday March 26, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday March 28, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Greed in the Gilded Age
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Local author William Hazelgrove returns to tell the story of one of the greatest cons in American history. Cassie Chadwick was front-page news at the turn of the century when she successfully conned at least two million dollars from wealthy New York financiers simply by claiming to be the illegitimate daughter and heir of steel titan, Andrew Carnegie. She was found guilty in 1905, but some might say she beat the men of the one percent at their own game.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 479 spaces available.
Thursday March 31, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday April 2, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Tuesday April 5, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday April 7, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday April 9, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Thursday April 14, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday April 16, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Tuesday April 19, 2022
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April Showers with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

“April showers bring May flowers, that is what they say, but if all the flowers turned to showers, we’d have quite a colorful day.” Enjoy the songs of Spring from showers to sunshine to flowers inspired by the timeless poem with Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 98 spaces available.
Wednesday April 20, 2022
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Great Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday April 21, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday April 23, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Monday April 25, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Chicago Architecture Highlights: A Virtual Walking Tour
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Chicago is widely recognized for its variety of modern architectural styles and for its ground breaking status in the engineering and design development of the skyscraper. This program highlights important examples of buildings constructed from the late 19th century through Frank Gehry's Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The presentation covers essential elements of the Chicago School and introduces some of its key players including Louis Sullivan, William LeBaron Jenney, and Mies van der Rohe.

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 Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 474 spaces available.
Tuesday April 26, 2022
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Magical Mackinac Island
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Explore Mackinac Island with retired librarian and travel enthusiast Nancy McCully as she takes us on a tour of the land of ferry boats, history, fudge and family fun. Admire the island’s natural beauty, forts, lighthouses, Victorian cottages and legendary hotels.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 85 spaces available.
Thursday April 28, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Saturday April 30, 2022
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Makerspace Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 

Please visit the BPL Makerspace webpage to learn more about the space and booking equipment.

https://mybpl.org/makerspace

LOCATION: Makerspace
Tuesday May 3, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday May 18, 2022
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Great Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday June 7, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday July 5, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday July 12, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday August 2, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday September 6, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday September 21, 2022
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Great Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday October 4, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday October 19, 2022
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Great Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday November 1, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday November 16, 2022
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Great Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday December 13, 2022
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday December 21, 2022
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Great Decisions
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C

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