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The library building is reopening on Monday, July 6. All in-person library programs and meeting room reservations are canceled through August 31, 2020.

Questions: Please check our FAQ or contact us
Virtual Programs: Enjoy our virtual programming via Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom.
Online Services: Many services are available online when the building is closed: library card registration, eBooks and downloads, online learning.
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Sunday July 5, 2020 - Saturday July 11, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Teen Chicago Sports Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in a virtual scavenger hunt for a chance to win an e-gift card. Winners will be announced when the scavenger hunt closes. One entry per teen. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 6, 2020 - Monday July 13, 2020
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Teen Take and Make: Lucky Star Jar
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come pick up a craft at the library to take home with you! Practice your origami skills! Fold colorful assortment of lucky stars to keep in a jar! *Limited to first 12 teens*

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, JULY 6. Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Wednesday July 8, 2020
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. This will be on our youtube page and linked out on our facebook. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday July 9, 2020
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VIRTUAL - Chef Maddox Presents: Quarantine Cuisine - Week Eleven
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Watch Chef Susan Maddox on YouTube and learn a new recipe each week using what you have on hand in the pantry or freezer. The video will go live on the event date and available to watch for approximately 24 hours.
 
View the video on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/3170328486357746/
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 480 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan --DISNEY
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family each Thursday in July! 
 
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
Sunday July 12, 2020 - Saturday July 18, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Teen Disney Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in a virtual scavenger hunt for a chance to win an e-gift card. Winners will be announced when the scavenger hunt closes. One entry per teen. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 13, 2020
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Virtual Happy Books Happy Cooks
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a special happy cooks, happy books from your own home! Listen to stories and learn how to create a cool treat. This will be posted to our youtube page and linked out on our facebook.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Tuesday July 14, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Art Class - Drop Caps
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

Join us on Zoom to learn about the decorative elements of drop caps and design your own 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. You will receive the Zoom meeting 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.

Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. Teens are welcome to register. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday July 15, 2020
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. This will be on our youtube page and linked out on our facebook. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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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 meeting 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 July 16, 2020
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VIRTUAL - Chef Maddox Presents: Quarantine Cuisine - Week Twelve
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Watch Chef Susan Maddox on YouTube and learn a new recipe each week using what you have on hand in the pantry or freezer. The video will go live on the event date and available to watch for approximately 24 hours.
 
View the video on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/532245327458766/
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 483 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan --Motown/R&B
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family each Thursday in July! 
 
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
Friday July 17, 2020
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Emoji Party
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Grade K-6

 

Are you feeling happy, sad, crazy or just plain poopy? Join us as we celebrate Emoji Day with stories, crafts, games and tons of fun! A bag full of activities and crafts will be available to the first 25 people that register. Please pick up your bag at the youth services desk. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 15 spaces available.
Sunday July 19, 2020 - Saturday July 25, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Teen Fortnite Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in a virtual scavenger hunt for a chance to win an e-gift card. Winners will be announced when the scavenger hunt closes. One entry per teen. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 20, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Fun Food Trends by the Decades: 1920s - 1990s
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

From Depression Era and Victory Garden cooking through cake pops, what were the popular trends for home cooks? Enjoy this nostalgic, historic yet humorous look back at culinary creations. Registered attendees will receive recipes from presenter and cookbook collector Amy Alessio. 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.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 86 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Happy Books Happy Cooks
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a special happy cooks, happy books from your own home! Listen to stories and learn how to create a cool treat. This will be posted to our youtube page and linked out on our facebook.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: 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.

Our July meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Please email Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org if interested in registering for our book group.

The July title is The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. Bloomingdale patrons may request it through our online catalog

Upcoming Book Group Titles

 

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Tuesday July 21, 2020
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Virtual Bingo
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

 

K-6 THIS IS A REGISTERED PROGRAM

Ready for some Bingo fun? Join us for Zoom bingo for a chance to win a fun prize! The coverall winner will receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant! Pick up Bingo cards at the library's Youth Services desk or print off your own at https://myfreebingocards.com/numbers/1-75

This program will be hosted on zoom and a link to this event will be sent out by email the day before. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 25 spaces available.
Wednesday July 22, 2020
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. This will be on our youtube page and linked out on our facebook. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday July 23, 2020
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VIRTUAL - Chef Maddox Presents: Quarantine Cuisine - Week Thirteen
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Watch Chef Susan Maddox on YouTube and learn a new recipe each week using what you have on hand in the pantry or freezer. The video will go live on the event date and available to watch for approximately 24 hours.
 
View the video on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/532325407646510/
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 482 spaces available.
 
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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 each Thursday in July! 
 
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
Sunday July 26, 2020 - Saturday August 1, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Teen DC Universe Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take part in a virtual scavenger hunt for a chance to win an e-gift card. Winners will be announced when the scavenger hunt closes. One entry per teen. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 27, 2020
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Virtual Happy Books Happy Cooks
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a special happy cooks, happy books from your own home! Listen to stories and learn how to create a cool treat. This will be posted to our youtube page and linked out on our facebook.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Tuesday July 28, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Adult Take & Make - Postage Stamp Collage Art
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM

Check out our YouTube video premiere of "Postage Stamp Collage Art" and learn how to make a simple and beautiful collage art piece for your home. The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at kgiovanni@mybpl.org or call (630) 924-2735 will receive a take & make bag that includes colorful vintage postage stamps, a 5x7 cut out design, a glue stick, and a 5x7 white frame. Supplies are first come, first served and are limited to 20 Adults

Video:  

Anyone can follow along from home, but must provide their own supplies. Instead of postage stamps, you can use torn up magazines, stickers, or anything colorful to fill in your cutout design, which you can also make yourself by tracing a silhouette image onto construction paper and carefuly cutting it out with scissors. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Wednesday July 29, 2020
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. This will be on our youtube page and linked out on our facebook. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday July 30, 2020
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VIRTUAL - Chef Maddox Presents: Quarantine Cuisine - Week Fourteen
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Watch Chef Susan Maddox on YouTube and learn a new recipe each week using what you have on hand in the pantry or freezer. The video will go live on the event date and available to watch for approximately 24 hours.
 
View the video on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/322670692067419/
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 485 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan --TOP 40
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family each Thursday in July! 
 
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
Saturday August 1, 2020 - Saturday August 8, 2020
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Teen Take and Make: Color-In Stained Glass
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Pick up your craft kit and let the sun shine in with this sensational reimagining of Paper Stained Glass! Color‑in Stained Glass takes coloring sun catchers to radiant new heights. Decorate your windows to see beautiful colors and designs! Limited to 10 teens.  

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 1.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday August 3, 2020
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VIRTUAL: When The Music Died…The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Break-Up
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Zoom webinar

It was 50 years ago in spring/summer of 1970 that the Beatles called it quits. Incredibly, it was only 6 years earlier that the Beatles exploded in America on the Ed Sullivan Show.   However, in that brief period they became - and remain - the world’s most iconic band thanks to a treasure chest of memorable songs and an uncanny ability to chart fresh musical direction with every new release.  Using performance and interview clips we’ll investigate the reasons it all fell apart 50 years ago and what – if anything - could have been done to keep the band intact. It was 50 years ago in spring/summer of 1970 that The Beatles called it quits.  Using performance and interview clips, we’ll investigate the reasons it all fell apart and what - if anything - could have been done to keep the band intact. 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.

Presented by Gary Wenstrup,a lecturer on pop music history at Oakton, Harper, and the College of DuPage. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 85 spaces available.
Tuesday August 4, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Art Class for Teens - Create Your Own Character
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

Join us on Zoom to learn basic drawing techniques and draw your own unique character 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. 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.

Registration is required and limited to 10 teens. Teen registration only. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday August 5, 2020
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. This will be on our youtube page and linked out on our facebook. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday August 6, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Chef Maddox Presents - Quarantine Cuisine Week 15
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Watch Chef Susan Maddox on YouTube and learn a new recipe each week using what you have on hand in the pantry or freezer. The video will go live on the event date and available to watch for approximately 24 hours.
 
View the video on our Facebook event page:
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 493 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan --Theme TBA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family each Thursday in August! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 6:00 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
The registration period has ended.
Tuesday August 11, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Art Class - Make Your Own Surrealist Drawing
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

Join us on Zoom to learn about Surrealism and create your own Surrealist 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. 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.

Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. Teens are welcome to register. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday August 12, 2020
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. This will be on our youtube page and linked out on our facebook. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday August 13, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Chef Maddox Presents - Quarantine Cuisine Week 16
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Watch Chef Susan Maddox on YouTube and learn a new recipe each week using what you have on hand in the pantry or freezer. The video will go live on the event date and available to watch for approximately 24 hours.
 
View the video on our Facebook event page:
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 493 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan --Theme TBA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family each Thursday in August! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 6:00 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 August 17, 2020 - Monday August 24, 2020
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Teen Take and Make: Mini Bake Shop
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Pick up your craft kit and decorate your own mini cakes, cookies and pies with air-dry clay. This kit includes all of the "ingredients" and instructions for rolling out clay just like fondant. Display your clay creations on a mini-cake stand or in a beautiful box to highlight your baking talents!  Limited to 10 teens. . 

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, AUGUST 17. Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday August 17, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

In this living-history portrayal, Actress and Scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., portrays suffragist Alice Paul, one of the most dynamic leaders in the fight to win votes for women. An innovative and tireless worker, Paul arranged parades, organized the first picketing demonstrations outside the White House, lobbied politicians, and endured imprisonment for women’s suffrage. As fearless as she was pioneering, she remains an icon in the struggle for equal rights. 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:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 88 spaces available.
Tuesday August 18, 2020
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VIRTUAL: The Dangers of Giving Women the Vote: Women’s Suffrage Cartoons
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
 
This presentation by Dr. Julia diLiberti will compare political cartoons from the suffragist era and those depicting female candidates today. 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.
 
Dr. diLiberti is a Professor of Humanities at the College of DuPage and serves as the Global Education Faculty Liaison.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 91 spaces available.
Wednesday August 19, 2020
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. This will be on our youtube page and linked out on our facebook. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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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 August 20, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Chef Maddox Presents - Quarantine Cuisine Week 17
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Watch Chef Susan Maddox on YouTube and learn a new recipe each week using what you have on hand in the pantry or freezer. The video will go live on the event date and available to watch for approximately 24 hours.
 
View the video on our Facebook event page:
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 493 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan --Theme TBA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family each Thursday in August! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 6:00 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
Tuesday August 25, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Adult Take & Make - Tea Cup Fairy Gardens
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Check out our YouTube video premiere of “How to Make a Tea Cup Fairy Garden.” The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at kgiovanni@mybpl.org or call (630) 924-2735 will receive a take & make bag that includes rocks, moss, sticks, and a variety of fairy garden decorative elements. You must provide your own tea cup and hot glue gun.
 
Video:  
 
Anyone can follow along from home, but must provide their own supplies. Instead of tea cups you can use a small planter, a bowl, or anything that you can fill and decorate. And instead of a hot glue gun, you can use super glue to keep your design in place. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Wednesday August 26, 2020
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. This will be on our youtube page and linked out on our facebook. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday August 27, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Chef Maddox Presents - Quarantine Cuisine Week 18
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Watch Chef Susan Maddox on YouTube and learn a new recipe each week using what you have on hand in the pantry or freezer. The video will go live on the event date and available to watch for approximately 24 hours.
 
View the video on our Facebook event page:
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 493 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan --Theme TBA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family each Thursday in August! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 6:00 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
Tuesday September 1, 2020 - Tuesday September 8, 2020
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Teen Take and Make: Soap Creations
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Pick up your craft kit because making soap has never been this easy! Melt and mold up to 10 soaps from scratch. With the included soap molds, bright colors, coconut papaya fragrance, soap stickers, and skin-safe glitter, you'll be well on your way to being squeaky-clean in no time. Limited to 10 teens. 

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1. Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Tuesday September 8, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Art Class - Draw the Natural World - Autumn
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

Join us on Zoom to learn about nature illustration and create your own Autumn inspired drawings 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. 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.

Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. Teens are welcome to register. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 7 spaces available.
Monday September 14, 2020 - Monday September 21, 2020
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Teen Take and Make: String Art
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Pick up your craft kit and make your very own string art projects at home! Follow the step-by-step instructions to learn three simple techniques to make creative images, including a fun fox, a darling dandelion, a cute cat, an awesome owl.  Limited to 10 teens. 

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday September 14, 2020
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VIRTUAL - Lewis & Clark's Trail (Outbound in 1804 and 1805)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
 
In this Zoom presentation, outdoor enthusiast John Lynn features photography from the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail,  focusing on the outbound portion of the journey from the Mississippi to the Pacific coast. Drawing on Lynn’s modern travels by mountain bike, the program places special emphasis upon the Corps of Discovery’s difficult 400-mile crossing of the Bitterroot Mountains in today’s Montana and Idaho, the last 180 miles down the Columbia River and along the Pacific Coast in today’s Washington and Oregon, and on to winter quarters at Astoria, the saltworks at Seaside, and over Tillamook Head to its point of farthest reach at Cannon Beach, Oregon. 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.

John Lynn of Peoria has photographed all 2400 Illinois cities, villages, and towns. He has also hiked, biked, and canoed enough historic and scenic trails, roads, and rivers in North America and Britain to circle the globe. He has now shared his experiences with over 4000 audiences in three countries.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 94 spaces available.
Wednesday September 16, 2020
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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.
Monday September 21, 2020
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VIRTUAL - Lewis & Clark's Trail (Homeward Bound in 1806)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
 
In this follow-up Zoom presentation, John Lynn follows the trail of Lewis and Clark back home from the Pacific coast, focusing mainly on the homeward bound portion of their journey by way of the Missouri River. “Big Muddy” and its tributaries played a central role in the overall story of the expedition, accounting for almost 5000 miles of its travels and 18 of the expedition’s 28 months of explorations. Drawing on Lynn’s modern voyage by canoe and kayak down the length of the Missouri River, the program places special emphasis upon the Corps of Discovery’s 2300-mile descent of the Missouri River from Three Forks, Montana to the Mississippi and on to St. Louis. 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.
 
John Lynn of Peoria has photographed all 2400 Illinois cities, villages, and towns. He has also hiked, biked, and canoed enough historic and scenic trails, roads, and rivers in North America and Britain to circle the globe. He has now shared his experiences with over 4000 audiences in three countries.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 95 spaces available.
Monday September 28, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Medicare 101
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network will be presenting a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t, and your potential out of pocket exposure. David will discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies for the years ahead. 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:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 100 spaces available.
Tuesday September 29, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Adult Take & Make - DIY Notebook Covers
12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Check out our YouTube video premiere of “Redesign a Composition Notebook.” The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at kgiovanni@mybpl.org or call (630) 924-2735 will receive a take & make bag that includes a Composition notebook, fabric, and a glue stick. You must provide your own scissors.
 
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Anyone can follow along from home, but must provide their own supplies. Instead of using fabric, you can use colorful paper, stickers, or washi tape, and to secure the design elements to your cover you can use super glue or mod podge. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday October 12, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
 
Join Steven Briggs, Financial Adviser & CCO of Briggs Financial, as we explore the different factors that contribute to Social Security payments and what you can do to get the most out of your Social Security benefits. 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:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 100 spaces available.
Monday October 19, 2020
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VIRTUAL: Pinched Paintings - Art Heists in Art History
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
 
In this lecture, Jeff Mishur discusses a selection of history’s most notorious art heists, some that have been solved and others that still remain open. Jeff's wife and business partner, Dr. Michelle Mishur, was first exposed to this subject as a result of living and researching in Venice, Italy. The church adjacent to where she lived had a painting stolen that was never recovered. Jeff Mishur’s discussion features art crimes that involved The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and more. 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.
 
Jeff Mishur and Dr. Michelle Mishur are co-owners of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago, lectures, and boutique art and culture tours in the United States.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Wednesday October 21, 2020
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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.
Wednesday November 18, 2020
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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.

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