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

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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Children | Adults | Teens | Computer Classes | Friends, Board, & Community | Library Closings


  


Tuesday January 5, 2021 - Thursday January 28, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT RETURN IT- Valentines for Vets

 

January 5- January 28

Children are invited to make Valentine cards for men and women serving in the military and for veterans. Art supplies will be available as a TAKE IT MAKE IT RETURN IT craft from our Youth Service desk. Everyone is welcome to bring in cards made from their own supplies as well. there will be a drop off box at the Youth Services desk for completed items. Envelopes are not required. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday January 17, 2021 - Saturday January 23, 2021
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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 January 18, 2021 - Friday January 22, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Design, Craft & Share

TOOL EDITION!

Grades 3-6

Kit Pickup: January 18- January 22

Zoom Meeting: Monday, January 25 at 4:15 p.m.

For those of you who love to create something  out of nothing, we have a fun new woodworking version for you! Kit will include: googles, hammer, screwdriver set, and other building materials. Tune into Zoom on January 25 to join our virtual show and tell. Participants will receive the zoom link 2 days prior to show time. 

This kit needs adult supervision.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Winnie the Pooh Day

Grades K-2

Kit Pickup: January 18-22

Help celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day by making your own "hunny" pot, character headbands and more!

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday January 18, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Artists of the Harlem Renaissance
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

Between the world wars, African American artists produced an extraordinary output of painting, sculpture and photography answering a call to action from Professor Alain Locke (Howard University). Diverse in style, these artists often told the story of important events in African American history, including The Great Migration. In this Zoom presentation, art historian Jeff Mishur of Art Excursions discusses artists associated with this movement, including Aaron Douglass, Augusta Savage, Archibald Motley, Jr., James Van Der Zee, and Jacob Lawrence.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 58 spaces available.
Wednesday January 20, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Facebook Live Computer Help Q&A
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Sean

Have a computer question about using Office software, browsing the Internet, smart phone usage, computer maintenance, or any other common issue? Stop by the Bloomingdale Library’s Facebook site and I’ll do my best to answer it. Questions will be addressed on a first come first serve basis for an hour and when necessary patrons will be referred to other resources for more detailed help.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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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 93 spaces available.
Thursday January 21, 2021
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Virtual: Audacity – Audio Editing/Recording
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Instructor: Salvador

Learn to use this free audio software that exists across platforms and can be used to make your own recordings, remove noise, cut and combine clips, apply special effects and much more.

This class will be posted on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 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! 
 
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
There are many spaces available.
Saturday January 23, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stressing about taking the SAT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a virtual practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are many spaces available.
Sunday January 24, 2021 - Saturday January 30, 2021
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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 January 25, 2021 - Friday January 29, 2021
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Take It Make IT - All About Robots

Grades 1-6

Kit Pickup: January 25- 29

Zoom Meeting: Monday, February 1 at 4:15 p.m.

Pick up a kit containing materials to build your own low-tech robot, then participate in a Zoom meeting to code programs for our Robot Mouse. Participants will receive their zoom link 2 days prior to the Zoom meeting. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday January 25, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Origami Art
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Learn about the art of folding paper! Create works of art with beautifully patterned origami paper. Instruction booklet with animals and kaleidoscope patterns included.  Limited to 10 teens.

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. JANUARY 25.  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
 
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VIRTUAL: The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Zoom webinar

Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari”, traveling to 10 universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. Mathew found that this sculpture makes its home within a style of architecture known as Collegiate Gothic which was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He has collected his findings in his book called: “The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges and Universities “ and presents a selection in this illustrated lecture, giving you a taste of the variety of ornament, history and humor these campuses have to offer.

    The grotesque 10 schools are:

    • Yale University
    • Trinity College in Hartford, Ct.

    • Bryn Mawr College
    • The City College of New York
    • Duke University
    • Northwestern University
    • Princeton University
    • The University of Chicago
    • The University of Pennsylvania
    • Washington University in St. Louis


 

 

Mathew Duman is a photographer, author and graphic designer who grew up in Bethany, Connecticut. He attended the gargoyle-free campus of Central Connecticut State University. but while studying abroad, he developed a fascination with the grotesque sculptures of the cathedrals of Britain. In addition to England, Matt has made photographic trips to Italy, Africa, Australia & New Zealand. As a personal project, he began exploring the variety of sculpture found on the buildings of Yale University & published a book called “An Education in the Grotesque”, containing his findings at Yale and has now turned his sights on the sculpture at other campuses around the US.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 62 spaces available.
Tuesday January 26, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Adult Craft - Valentine's Day Post Cards
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Zoom meeting

Join Shari Pontillo, owner of Twisted Fiber Studios, on zoom and learn how to use cereal boxes to make your own Valentine's Day post cards! The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at kgiovanni@mybpl.org will receive a bag of supplies to make a post card. You must provide your own scissors and cereal box card board. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 14 spaces available.
Wednesday January 27, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday January 28, 2021
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Virtual: Intro to Python 2
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Instructor: Salvador

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

This class will be posted on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
Sunday January 31, 2021 - Saturday February 6, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Gaming 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 February 1, 2021 - Friday February 5, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT-Carnivale In A Bag

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Ages 3-5

Kit Pickup: February 1- February 5

Crafts, stories, and activities in a bag for celebrating the colorful chaos that is Mardi Gras/Carnivale!

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday February 3, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday February 4, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- Theme TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Friday February 5, 2021
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VIRTUAL: I Can Do It! An SEL-Based Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All emotions are good emotions. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children acquire knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions. Learn about social and emotional learning in this interactive storytime. Mini kits are available at the youth service desk ( first come, first served) beginning on the day of the video release. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday February 7, 2021 - Saturday February 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Greek Mythology 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 February 8, 2021 - Friday February 12, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Be My Valen-slime

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Ages 3-6

Kit Pickup: February 8- February 12

Enjoy making Valentine's day themed slime with your favorite adult.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Celebrate Pizza Day

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Grades K-6

Kit Pickup: February 8 - February 12

YouTube video premiere: February 12

Just about everyone loves pizza so let's celebrate Pizza Day! Come pick up a kit, then join us for storytime on Friday, February 12. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday February 8, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Pom-Pom Pets
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Make a mini-menagerie of soft, fluffy little pets! It's as easy as twirling a dinner fork. Follow the instructions as you wrap, tie, and snip the yarn into petite pom-poms. Then add eyes, a nose, ears, and a tail, to create little critters with big personalities. This craft kit contains enough yarn for more than 20 teeny pets. 

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. FEBRUARY 8.  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
 
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VIRTUAL: Sally Rand - American Sex Symbol
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom webinar

Local author and historian William Hazelgrove is back to promote newest book, the very first biography of Sally Rand.

She would pave the way for every sex symbol to follow from Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga, but in the end she would die penniless and in debt.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 80 spaces available.
Wednesday February 10, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Friday February 12, 2021
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VIRTUAL Chinese New Year Celebration
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us on Facebook Live to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the year of the Ox.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Saturday February 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen ACT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stressing about taking the ACT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a virtual practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are many spaces available.
Sunday February 14, 2021 - Saturday February 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Valentine's Day 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 February 15, 2021 - Friday February 19, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Biography Bonanza

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Grades 3-6

Kit Pickup: February 15 - February 19

Zoom Meeting: Monday, February 22 at 4:15 p.m.

Come meet some of the COOLEST, most EPIC people you've never heard of! Sign up to get a surprise true story, crafts, and a snack, and then join our Zoom hangout to share fun stuff about your person! participants will recieve their Zoom link 2 days prior to show time. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Storytelling Bag

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Grades K-3 

Kit Pickup: February 15- February 19

Make a story-disk chain, story dice and construct your own children's book!

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday February 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: An Army for Eternity: China's Terracotta Warriors
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

 

 
 
 
 
In celebration of Chinese New Year (Feb. 12, 2021), art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the famed terracotta figures discovered in the tomb complex of China’s first emperor.

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 33 spaces available.
 
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Virtual: Introduction to Word
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Instructor:  Sean

This class will be aimed at those with little or no experience using Microsoft Word.  Topics such as creating and saving files, entering information, copying and pasting, formatting, and editing documents will be covered. 

This class will be posted on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday February 17, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

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 98 spaces available.
Thursday February 18, 2021
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Virtual: Apple iMovie Basics
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Instructor: Salvador

Get started working with Apple’s free movie editing tool. Learn to create and manage projects, import files, split and trim clips, add audio, and more.

This class will be posted on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 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! 
 
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 February 19, 2021
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VIRTUAL Now Boarding: An International Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your boarding passes ready! In this storytime, we will be travelling all around the world to learn about differnet languages, food and customs. Mini kits will be available at the Youth Service desk for pickup ( first come, first served) beginning on the video release date. 

February- Netherlands

March- Ukraine

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday February 21, 2021 - Saturday February 27, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Food 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 February 22, 2021 - Friday February 26, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- FAIRY TALE BALL

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Ages 3-10

Kit Pickup: February 22- February 26

Calling all princes, princesses, knights and jesters! Sign up for this enchanting ball-in-a-bag that will give you an afternoon of fun and fantasy!

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday February 22, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: DIY Frosted Candle Holder
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Turn a clear glass jar into a work of art! Create your very own colorful candleholder using tissue paper and mod podge! Battery operated votive candle included with the kit.

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. FEBRUARY 15.  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
 
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VIRTUAL: Here's Johnny - Carson the Magnificent
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom webinar

Johnny Carson took over The Tonight Show and stole the evening air waves with his brilliant comedic timing and flair.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most iconic shows and legendary careers in television history with a collection of memorable clips and hilarious anecdotes sure to delight audience members of all ages.

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 55 spaces available.
Tuesday February 23, 2021
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Virtual Art Class – Drop Caps
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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, 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 9 spaces available.
Wednesday February 24, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday February 28, 2021 - Saturday March 6, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen U.S. History 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 March 1, 2021 - Friday March 5, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Toddler Time Bag

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Ages 1-3

Kit Pickup: March 1- March 5

Make a sensory bottle, do a fine motor skills activity and get ideas for activities using household items with your toddlers. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday March 1, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Star Wars Crochet
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Force is strong in this kit, and you can summon it by creating Yoda and five other cute and cuddly Star Wars figures! The kit includes an instruction book with step-by-step directions and all the materials you'll need to create Yoda. 

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. MARCH 8.  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
 
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Virtual: Access Queries
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Instructor: Sean

If you’ve got past the basics of Access one valuable topic to learn more about is queries. This class will cover the creation of queries, either using the wizards or through design, how they interact with data tables, and how queries are used to generate needed information.

This class will be posted on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday March 3, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday March 4, 2021
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Virtual: Digitize 35MM Slides
7:00 PM

Instructor: Charlie

Learn to use a new, free, archiving tool offered here at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Demonstration will include using the slide reader, saving the digital files, printing or archiving them in other ways, and will anticipate questions or problems that might come up.

This class will be posted on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- Theme TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Friday March 5, 2021
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VIRTUAL: I Can Do It! An SEL-Based Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

All emotions are good emotions. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children acquire knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions. Learn about social and emotional learning in this interactive storytime. Mini kits are available at the youth service desk ( first come, first served) beginning on the day of the video release. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday March 7, 2021 - Saturday March 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen 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 March 8, 2021 - Friday March 12, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- St. Patrick's Day Bag

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Grades K-6

Kit Pickup: March 8-12

Includes all the materials to have your own St. Patrick's Day Party at home.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday March 8, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Madrid in March
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

This one-hour presentation covers travel enthusiast Gene Flynn’s nine-day visit in 2015 to Madrid with side trips to Toledo and Segovia. Besides a wonderful and welcoming modern city, we see reminders of ancient Roman rule, Islam and Jewish influences and Spain’s golden age. 

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 74 spaces available.
 
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Virtual: Excel If and VLookup Functions
7:00 PM

Instructor: Sean

Take the next step in Excel expertise and learn to efficiently pull the information you need from your spreadsheets using two of Excel’s most versatile functions. This class will explain the purpose and structure of both functions then will perform several examples of how they can be used. Practice worksheets will be provided so students can play along with the video.

This class will be posted on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday March 10, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Saturday March 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stressing about taking the SAT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a virtual practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are many spaces available.
Sunday March 14, 2021 - Saturday March 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Music 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 March 15, 2021 - Friday March 19, 2021
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MAKE IT TAKE IT- Design Craft and Share

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Grades 3-6

Kit Pickup: March 15 - March 19

Zoom Meeting: Monday, March 22 at 4:15 p.m.

For those of you who love to create something out of nothing, we have a fun project for you! Kit will include various materials to help you create a one-of-a-kind craft. Tune into Zoom on March 22 to join our virtual show.  Participants will receive their Zoom link 2 days prior to show time. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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STEM Club: Tech Time Online: Tech Bingo

Print out a "Tech Bingo" card, then try the activities on the card and submit your answers to the library for a cool prize!

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Roly Poly Pandas

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Grades K-6

Kit Pickup: March 15- 19

Video Premiere: March 19

Panda lovers can pick up a kit to make fun panda crafts and learn cool panda facts.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday March 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Caravaggio: Baroque Master
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Zoom Webinar

Caravaggio transformed the tradition of art in Italy during his brief life. His daring approach to painting influenced countless artists in his native country and many others. 

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 63 spaces available.
Wednesday March 17, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

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 March 18, 2021
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Virtual: Basic Video Editing on PCs
7:00 PM

Instructor: Salvador

Learn about free programs for Windows that allow many of the same basic movie editing tools found in iMovie. Create new digital movie files and edit ones taken with smart phones or tablets. This class will present multiple software solutions available for free to all users.

This class will be posted on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 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! 
 
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 March 19, 2021
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VIRTUAL Now Boarding: An International Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your boarding passes ready! In this storytime, we will be travelling all around the world to learn about differnet languages, food and customs. Mini kits will be available at the Youth Service desk for pickup ( first come, first served) beginning on the video release date. 

February- Netherlands

March- Ukraine

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday March 21, 2021 - Saturday March 27, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Television 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 March 22, 2021 - Friday March 26, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Brown Bear Flannel Board

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Ages 2-5

Kit Pickup: March 22 - March 26

Brown bear, Brown bear is the classic children's story that helps develop early literacy skills through the use of repetitive and predictable language. The kit includes material to create your own flannel. 

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Colorful Plastic Flowers

Registration begins January 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Grades 3-6

Kit Pickup: March 22- March 26 

Zoom Meeting: Monday, February 22 at 4:15 p.m.

Add some color to the winter blahs. You will need colored permanent markers and an adult to make these flowers bloom in your oven. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday March 22, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Fabulous Flowers
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Spring is in the air, but beautiful blooms don’t require a green thumb when you make them from paper! Use the punch-out petals, wired stems, glitter glue and rhinestones to make 20 unique paper flowers. Let your creativity bloom as you fill your space with beautiful bouquets that will never wilt!

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. MARCH 22.  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
 
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Virtual: Using the Simple Scan Station
7:00 PM

Instructor: Sean

Take a few minutes to learn to use a popular resource at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Whether you need to scan documents, photos, books, or just about anything else the Simple Scan Station gets it done quickly and easily. Learn to send your scans to a USB drive, email them wherever you want, save directly to a cloud storage location, or even fax!

This class will be posted on our YouTube channel. See all of our Computer Class videos on our YouTube Computer Classes playlist.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday March 23, 2021
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Virtual Art Class – Draw the Natural World - Spring
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us on Zoom to learn about nature illustration and create your own Spring 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, 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 11 spaces available.
Wednesday March 24, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday March 28, 2021 - Saturday April 3, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Name That Logo 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 March 29, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Women in Astronomy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Women have played a part in astronomical discoveries for centuries. In this Zoom webinar, Astroeducator Michelle Nichols will explore advancements made by the ladies of science. 

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 67 spaces available.
Wednesday March 31, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday April 5, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Hanging Terrarium
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Become a botanist! Take home all the tools and supplies needed to create a little green oasis to keep all year round. Supplies will include a glass hanging terrarium ball, rocks, moss, sand, and a tiny succulent plant. 

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. APRIL 5.  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
 
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VIRTUAL: The Colorful History of the Little Black Dress
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Versatile, dependable, and affordable, the Little Black Dress, or “LBD,” has become the fashion equivalent of a Model T Ford. In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the history of this fashion icon. Learn how Chanel helped dissociate black from mourning, how Audrey Hepburn helped establish the LBD; and how it has been reinvented by everyone from Betty Boop to Prada.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 64 spaces available.
Wednesday April 7, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

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

Zoom Webinar

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 71 spaces available.
Wednesday April 14, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday April 19, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Scrabble Tile Pendant
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Create a custom pendant using a Scrabble tile. Cut out a picture of you're own choice and use the supplies to create a one of a kind piece to wear.

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. APRIL 19.  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 April 21, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

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.
Monday April 26, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Losing at the Oscars
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 79 spaces available.
Wednesday April 28, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us on our YouTube channel for a special storytime from Youth Services staff. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs, and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

This program will be available on our YouTube channel. See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday May 3, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Funfetti Candle
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Who says sprinkles are just for dessert? Brighten up your day with a candle full of sprinkles and celebrate all year long by making your very own tasty-looking funfetti candle! 

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. MAY 3.  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
 
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VIRTUAL: Designing a Flower Bed with Seasonal Interest
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 97 spaces available.
Monday May 10, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Splendors of the Vatican: Art, Architecture, and History
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 63 spaces available.
Monday May 17, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Survival Bracelet
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Be prepared for anything by making your very own survival bracelet. Paracord is a useful item to have on an adventure-- even everyday adventures. Learn this weaving technique and create your very own useful paracord bracelet following simple step-by-step instructions.

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. MAY 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
Wednesday May 19, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 100 spaces available.
Monday May 24, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Windmills & Tulips in the Netherlands and Belgium
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 91 spaces available.
Monday June 7, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Beyond the Blues Brothers
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 94 spaces available.
Monday June 14, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Edith: The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The reviews are in for Edith: The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick, by Andrea Friederici Ross.
 
All agree it is fascinating. Be treated to a unique experience as Edith herself walks off the page and onto your Zoom screen and the author enlightens you about the odyssey of Edith’s life. Get ready for questions about King Tut’s child bride, James Joyce, Brookfield Zoo and wealth unimaginable.
 
This is a video presentation followed by live Q&A; an opportunity to meet the author and the subject of her work at the same time. Copies of the book are available at the library, reading ahead is strongly encouraged.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 99 spaces available.
Wednesday June 16, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 100 spaces available.
Monday June 28, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Oh, Say Can You See: Images of Patriotism in American Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Art Historian Dr. Michelle Mishur presents this slide lecture about patriotic themes, symbols, and subjects. Dr. Mishur's program features a variety of paintings that inspire feelings of patriotism. She discusses images of George Washington, the American flag, the American landscape, and other subjects within their historic context.

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 72 spaces available.
Monday July 5, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Remembering Route 66
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 92 spaces available.
Monday July 12, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Roving the Red Planet
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

There are currently 5 U.S. spacecraft either on or orbiting Mars right now and, if all goes well, the Perseverance Rover will land in February 2021. What have we learned about the Red Planet with decades of robotic visitors? Plenty! We’ll cover the past, present, and future of Martian exploration.

 

Presented by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols.
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 98 spaces available.
Wednesday July 21, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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


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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 78 spaces available.
Wednesday August 18, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Wednesday September 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL

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