Welcome to the Bloomingdale Public Library
Event Calendar

101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 529-3120

The Library is located at the corner of
Fairfield Way and Bloomingdale Rd.


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To reserve a study room, visit the Adult Reference Desk or call 630-924-2730. Study room reservations are not available online and are free to use (first come, first served basis).

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Wednesday May 29, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ELA Classes (College of DuPage)

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT: College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT:
  College of DuPage
  630.942.3697
   ela@cod.edu

LOCATION: Mtg Room C

Monday June 3, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ELA Classes (College of DuPage)

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT: College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT:
  College of DuPage
  630.942.3697
   ela@cod.edu

LOCATION: Mtg Room C

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy

In-Person Event

D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, is the beginning of Operation Overlord. The Western Allies will launch the largest amphibious invasion in history. This is an effort to liberate mainland Europe from Hitler’s Nazi occupation during World War II. Hitler already took the Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. He has his eye set to conquer Britain as well as Russia, gaining strength by the day. Nazi Hitlerism must be stopped at all cost. The fate of the World lies in the balance.
 
Historian Jim Gibbons will present the story of D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy. On June 6, 1944, Western Allies, under the leadership of the Supreme Allied Commander, United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower, will suddenly turn the tide of Hitler’s advances and strategy. The Allied Forces, the United States, Britain, Canada, and Free French forces, will establish a beachhead that deliberately occupies Normandy, the northern coast of France. Gibbons will show you the beginnings of what led up to this invasion and how Allied timing had to be precise on everything, including the month, moon, tides of the ocean, and weather. Finally, Gibbons will show the tremendous pressure that rested on the shoulders of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, a man nicknamed “Ike.” He will have the responsibility of giving the signal to move nearly three million men, sixteen million tons of arms, munitions, and supplies to break the movement of Hitler’s rush to power. Eisenhower knew that the time was now. If timing is perfect, Allied victory is in sight; if not, he will take full responsibility for its failure.
CONTACT: Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 83 spaces available.

In-Person Event

D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, is the beginning of Operation Overlord. The Western Allies will launch the largest amphibious invasion in history. This is an effort to liberate mainland Europe from Hitler’s Nazi occupation during World War II. Hitler already took the Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. He has his eye set to conquer Britain as well as Russia, gaining strength by the day. Nazi Hitlerism must be stopped at all cost. The fate of the World lies in the balance.
 
Historian Jim Gibbons will present the story of D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy. On June 6, 1944, Western Allies, under the leadership of the Supreme Allied Commander, United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower, will suddenly turn the tide of Hitler’s advances and strategy. The Allied Forces, the United States, Britain, Canada, and Free French forces, will establish a beachhead that deliberately occupies Normandy, the northern coast of France. Gibbons will show you the beginnings of what led up to this invasion and how Allied timing had to be precise on everything, including the month, moon, tides of the ocean, and weather. Finally, Gibbons will show the tremendous pressure that rested on the shoulders of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, a man nicknamed “Ike.” He will have the responsibility of giving the signal to move nearly three million men, sixteen million tons of arms, munitions, and supplies to break the movement of Hitler’s rush to power. Eisenhower knew that the time was now. If timing is perfect, Allied victory is in sight; if not, he will take full responsibility for its failure.
CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  630.924.2730
   bdref1@mybpl.org

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B

There are 83 spaces available.

Tuesday June 4, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Historical Book Discussion

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.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

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

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.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:
  Julie Deeke
  630.924.2730
   jdeeke@mybpl.org

LOCATION: Mtg Room C

Wednesday June 5, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ELA Classes (College of DuPage)

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT: College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT:
  College of DuPage
  630.942.3697
   ela@cod.edu

LOCATION: Mtg Room C

Monday June 10, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ELA Classes (College of DuPage)

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT: College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT:
  College of DuPage
  630.942.3697
   ela@cod.edu

LOCATION: Mtg Room C

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
VIRTUAL: Normandy, D-Day Beaches, & Brittany

Normandy was the epicenter in three wars: William the Conqueror’s invasion of England, Joan of Arc and the 100-year war, and D-Day in WW2.

Travel enthusiast Gene Flynn takes us on journey to Rouen, Bayeux, D-Day beaches, and tidal island known as Mont St. Michel, followed by a short visit to Celtic Brittany.

CONTACT: Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 472 spaces available.

Normandy was the epicenter in three wars: William the Conqueror’s invasion of England, Joan of Arc and the 100-year war, and D-Day in WW2.

Travel enthusiast Gene Flynn takes us on journey to Rouen, Bayeux, D-Day beaches, and tidal island known as Mont St. Michel, followed by a short visit to Celtic Brittany.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk 
  630.924.2730
   bdref1@mybpl.org

LOCATION: VIRTUAL

There are 472 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
BPL Makerspace Crafts: Custom Etched Glass Mug

Use our equipment to cut a vinyl stencil and etch a glass mug.

Registration Limit: 4 patrons max per session, Bloomingdale Public Library card required, ages 12 to adult. Please sign up for one session only.

For Bloomingdale cardholders ages 12-17, please bring a completed Makerspace waiver filled out by a parent or legal guardian. Adult Bloomingdale cardholders can fill out a waiver at the session.

NOTE: THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM OPENS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1 AT 9:00AM CENTRAL TIME. If you're unable to register, please call the Reference Desk at 630-924-2730.

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CONTACT: Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

Use our equipment to cut a vinyl stencil and etch a glass mug.

Registration Limit: 4 patrons max per session, Bloomingdale Public Library card required, ages 12 to adult. Please sign up for one session only.

For Bloomingdale cardholders ages 12-17, please bring a completed Makerspace waiver filled out by a parent or legal guardian. Adult Bloomingdale cardholders can fill out a waiver at the session.

NOTE: THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM OPENS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1 AT 9:00AM CENTRAL TIME. If you're unable to register, please call the Reference Desk at 630-924-2730.

Wooden Sign

CONTACT:
  Jessica Frazier
  630.924.2734
   jfrazier@mybpl.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday June 12, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ELA Classes (College of DuPage)

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT: College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT:
  College of DuPage
  630.942.3697
   ela@cod.edu

LOCATION: Mtg Room C

 
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1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie: Wonka
Wonka
With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr 34 min
CONTACT: Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wonka
With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr 34 min
CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  630.924.2730
   bdref1@mybpl.org

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B

Monday June 17, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ELA Classes (College of DuPage)

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT: College of DuPage  630-942-3697  ela@cod.edu
LOCATION: Mtg Room C

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is 5/29 and 6/3; first day of class is 6/5. For class registration and information/questions, contact College of DuPage at 630-942-3697 | ela@cod.edu | cod.edu/ela.

CONTACT:
  College of DuPage
  630.942.3697
   ela@cod.edu

LOCATION: Mtg Room C

 
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7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday Night Page Turners

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August (no meeting) and December (end of year party). The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please contact Jessica Frazier at 630-924-2734 or jfrazier@mybpl.org. If you'd like to receive resources and discussion questions for a specific month's book group title, please contact Jessica Frazier.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

 

CONTACT: Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August (no meeting) and December (end of year party). The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please contact Jessica Frazier at 630-924-2734 or jfrazier@mybpl.org. If you'd like to receive resources and discussion questions for a specific month's book group title, please contact Jessica Frazier.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

 

CONTACT:
  Jessica Frazier
  630.924.2734
   jfrazier@mybpl.org

LOCATION: Mtg Room B

Tuesday June 18, 2024
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
BPL Makerspace Crafts: Custom Etched Glass Mug

Use our equipment to cut a vinyl stencil and etch a glass mug.

Registration Limit: 4 patrons max per session, Bloomingdale Public Library card required, ages 12 to adult. Please sign up for one session only.

For Bloomingdale cardholders ages 12-17, please bring a completed Makerspace waiver filled out by a parent or legal guardian. Adult Bloomingdale cardholders can fill out a waiver at the session.

NOTE: THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM OPENS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1 AT 9:00AM CENTRAL TIME. If you're unable to register, please call the Reference Desk at 630-924-2730.

Wooden Sign

CONTACT: Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Makerspace
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

Use our equipment to cut a vinyl stencil and etch a glass mug.

Registration Limit: 4 patrons max per session, Bloomingdale Public Library card required, ages 12 to adult. Please sign up for one session only.

For Bloomingdale cardholders ages 12-17, please bring a completed Makerspace waiver filled out by a parent or legal guardian. Adult Bloomingdale cardholders can fill out a waiver at the session.

NOTE: THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM OPENS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 1 AT 9:00AM CENTRAL TIME. If you're unable to register, please call the Reference Desk at 630-924-2730.

Wooden Sign

CONTACT:
  Jessica Frazier
  630.924.2734
   jfrazier@mybpl.org

LOCATION: Makerspace

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The History of Bob Marley

In-Person Event

Bob was much more than a famous Jamaican musician.   He was a man with deep religious convictions who rose from poverty to become a global musical and cultural icon – a pop prophet.  Though he survived an assassination attempt, he ultimately died of cancer at age 36.  Using performance and interview clips we’ll trace the arc of Bob’s career from “One Love” and “Jamming” to” “I Shot The Sheriff” and “Redemption Song.”  Bob Marley is the world’s most popular reggae artist beloved for his universal hymns of freedom. Presented by pop music expert, Gary Wenstrup. 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 93 spaces available.

In-Person Event

Bob was much more than a famous Jamaican musician.   He was a man with deep religious convictions who rose from poverty to become a global musical and cultural icon – a pop prophet.  Though he survived an assassination attempt, he ultimately died of cancer at age 36.  Using performance and interview clips we’ll trace the arc of Bob’s career from “One Love” and “Jamming” to” “I Shot The Sheriff” and “Redemption Song.”  Bob Marley is the world’s most popular reggae artist beloved for his universal hymns of freedom. Presented by pop music expert, Gary Wenstrup. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  630.924.2730
   bdref1@mybpl.org

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B

There are 93 spaces available.

Wednesday June 19, 2024
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Genealogy Club

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

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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