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Sunday September 26, 2021 - Saturday October 2, 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 September 27, 2021
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Crochet Along with Miss Carol

Zoom Meeting: Monday, September 27 at 5:00p.m.

Grades 3-8

Learn to crochet along with Miss Carol! YouTube videos will be posted with a tutorial for each project. A supply list and written instructions can be picked up at the library. In addition to the YouTube videos posted each month, Miss Carol will meet via Zoom in September and answer any crocheting questions.
August video: Adjustable Mask Minders      September video: Amigurumi (crocheted stuffed critter)
Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 5 spaces available.
Monday September 27, 2021 - Thursday September 30, 2021
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Take it Make it Easy Woven Art

Kit Pickup: September 27-30

Grades 3-6

Pick up supplies to make your own woven/embroidered coasters, bookmarks, and more! Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 5 spaces available.
Monday September 27, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Macrame Keychain
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Learn this easy technique to make a lovely macrame keychain. Give it as a gift, or keep it for yourself to dress up your key ring.

 REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. September 27.  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 Essential Great Chicago Fire
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 411 spaces available.
Wednesday September 29, 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. 

See all of our Storytime videos on our YouTube Storytime playlist.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday October 3, 2021 - Saturday October 9, 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 October 4, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Senior Housing 101
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 494 spaces available.
Sunday October 10, 2021 - Saturday October 16, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Football 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
 
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Tech Time: Write Your Own Spooky Comic

Grades 3-6

Week of October 10- 16

Write a spooky comic using Make Believe Comix, a Comics creating website. They make comic writing easy ans fun using graphics and writing prompts. We will share how the website works, and then we will print and display any books that you share with us.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday October 11, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Felt Succulents
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Make a tiny terrarium of succulents that you don't have to worry about watering! 

 REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. October 11.  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 October 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: The Color of Law & Reversing Segregation with Richard Rothstein
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, and what can be done to reverse these practices and work towards racial equity. Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN), Together is Better Alliance (TiBA).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click this link to register: 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday October 14, 2021
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Virtual: Tinkercad Intermediate
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Contact: Sean Luster  6309242766   sluster@mybpl.org

Instructor: Salvador

Go beyond the basics to create and edit more complicated and personalized 3D prints using the free Tinkercad website.

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 19 spaces available.
Sunday October 17, 2021 - Saturday October 23, 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
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
Sunday October 24, 2021 - Saturday October 30, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Monsters 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 October 25, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Gross Gummy Candy Lab
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Gross shapes, but delicious flavor! Mold your own delicious gummy worms and spiders using a natural gelatin-like ingredient called carrageenan that comes from seaweed.  

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. October 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 - Edouard Manet: Painter of Modern Life
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

On the Same Page

Edouard Manet took on the conservative art world in Paris by painting modern life as opposed to “accepted” subjects. By challenging the French academic system Manet inspired Morisot, Renoir, Monet and other Impressionists. In this lecture, learn about important works in Manet's oeuvre including Luncheon on the Grass, The Balcony and A Bar at the Folies-Bergère. 
 
 
Art historian Jeff Mishur presents this lecture. Mishur is co-owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago; boutique art and culture tours in the United States; and lectures on a wide range of subjects. A popular speaker about art historical and travel topics, he has his M.A. in Art History from Northern Illinois University and has taught at the university level for many years.
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 421 spaces available.
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Adult Take & Make: Postage Stamp Collage Art
12:00 AM

YouTube video (pre-recorded)

On The Same Page
Go to the Bloomingdale Public Library's YouTube channel and watch our most popular craft video, "Postage Stamp Collage" and learn how to use vintage stamps to create an easy and unique art object for your home.
 
Supplies needed: Mod Podge, sponge brush, used postage stamps (or colorful tissue paper), and 5x7 cardstock to fit a generic 5x7 picture frame. Shapes were made on the library's Ellison Die Cutter, but they can also be made using a Cricut or Silhouette machine. Less expensive options are Martha Stewart paper punches that come in a variety of shapes and designs, or, using a stencil and tracing your shape, then very carefully cutting it out with an exacto knife. 
 
The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at kgiovanni@mybpl.org will receive a bag of supplies on October 26th.
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday October 31, 2021 - Saturday November 6, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Halloween 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 November 1, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Uncovering Egypt
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar
 
Uncover Egypt’s secrets on our visit to the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, the temples near Luxor and Abu Simbel. We will cruise the Nile, examine tomb paintings and reliefs, and explore Ancient Egypt’s remarkable culture.
 
Presented by Nancy McCully, retired librarian and world traveller.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 465 spaces available.
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Virtual: Apple iMovie Next Steps
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Contact: Sean Luster   6309242766   sluster@mybpl.org

Instructor: Salvador

For those who have mastered the basics of iMovie and are looking for the next steps to take.

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
Sunday November 7, 2021 - Saturday November 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Candy 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 November 8, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Bath Bombs
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Make your own bath bombs! Learn the science behind creating the perfect fizz. Make up to 12 colorful bath bombs in five different shapes.

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. November 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: King Tut - Art & Archaeology from the Time of the New Kingdom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture. Mishur is an owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago, lectures, and boutique art and culture tours in the Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 445 spaces available.
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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Virtual Art Class for Adults and Teens
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Wednesday November 10, 2021
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Crochet Along with Miss Carol
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Learn to crochet along with Miss Carol. Check the BPL YouTube page for video tutorials to make each project. A supply list and written instructions can be picked up at the library or found on our wbsite. New projects will be posted each month. Novemebr project: Beanie Hat.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Sesame Street Virtual Storytime Party
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Families.

Join us on YouTube for a special Sesame Street themed virtual storytime! Mini-kits and crafts will be available first come, first served at the Youth Services Desk.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday November 14, 2021 - Saturday November 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Marvel 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 November 15, 2021 - Friday November 19, 2021
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Crochet Along with Miss Carol

Grades 3-8. Learn to crochet along with Miss Carol. Check the BPL you Tube page for video tutorials to make each project. A supply list and written instructions can be picked up at the library or found on our website. New projects will be posted each month. November project: Beanie Hat.

CONTACT:  BDYS  6309242740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday November 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Pluto Revealed
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar
 
Before 2015, Pluto was mostly unknown to us. Now, thanks to a flyby from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, we now know Pluto as one of the most dynamic - and strange! - places in the entire Solar System. How strange? Let’s find out!
 
Hosted by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 455 spaces available.
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
Sunday November 21, 2021 - Saturday November 27, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Thanksgiving 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 November 22, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Gumball Machine
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Are you a budding engineer with a sweet tooth? Make your own gumball machine with a book of step-by-step instructions.

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. November 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
Sunday November 28, 2021 - Saturday December 4, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Winter 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 November 29, 2021
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VIRTUAL: A Christmas Carol: The Story Behind the Story
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
It’s one of the most beloved, celebrated, and truly original stories in human history, but not many people know the fascinating details, infuriating incidents, and jaw-dropping achievements that went into the making of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. What was he doing the night he came up with the story, and what was the first image that came to him? Why was writing and publishing this book one of the biggest gambles of Charles Dickens’ life? What did critics say about the book then? Wait until you hear the amazing good news/bad news story of when Dickens decided to sue the huge publishing house that was stealing his profits! Learn many amazing stories behind this great tale as we see how filmmakers have brought Scrooge and his many ghostly companions to the silver screen!
 
Presented by retired teacher and film enthusiast Steven Frenzel of Marquee Film Talks. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 460 spaces available.
Monday December 6, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Midcentury Christmas: Fads and Fun from 1945 to 1970
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Christmas in America from the 1940s through the 1960s meant aluminum trees, department store Santas, and cartoon specials on TV. Every kid in the suburbs had to have an Easy-Bake Oven, a G.I. Joe, or a Slinky. The coolest houses had rotating color wheels for their trees. Historian Leslie Goddard explores this optimistic era in a new illustrated lecture, using photographs, advertisements, greeting cards, and catalogs to explore why this era was a turning point for how we celebrate the holidays.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 426 spaces available.
Monday December 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Gustav Klimt and the Woman in Gold
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture. Mishur is an owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago, lectures, and boutique art and culture tours in the Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 454 spaces available.
Monday January 10, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The Art of Jan Vermeer and The Girl with a Pearl Earring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture. Mishur is an owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago, lectures, and boutique art and culture tours in the Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 462 spaces available.
Monday January 24, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Groundbreaking Musicals
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
From The Jazz Singer to La La Land, from Meet Me In St. Louis to Moulin Rouge, certain musicals have had a revolutionary approach to cinematic storytelling. Challenging audiences with fresh and unusual styles of music and dance, these films dared to break the rules and reinvent the musical. We’ll view clips from Little Shop of Horrors, The King and I, Hair, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Bugsy Malone, An American in Paris, All That Jazz, and more!

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 475 spaces available.
Monday January 31, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Icy Worlds
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Zoom Webinar
Ice: it’s not just the stuff you shovel off the sidewalk. Many different ices are all over our Solar System –
and it is really – ahem – cool stuff to study. We’ll investigate ices on hot planets and cold comets, moons
made of a huge amount of ice, flowing and floating ice glaciers, and even ice volcanoes.
 
Presented by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 477 spaces available.
Tuesday February 1, 2022
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VIRTUAL: African Textiles
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday February 7, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The Detroit Institute of Arts - A World-Class Collection with an Uncertain Future
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture. Mishur is an owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago, lectures, and boutique art and culture tours in the Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 471 spaces available.
Tuesday February 22, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The Plot to Kidnap George Washington
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 477 spaces available.
Monday February 28, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
6:30 PM - 7:55 PM

Zoom Webinar
 
The year is 1918. Thousands of United States troops are involved in World War I and millions will die. In the United States, an additional war is forming. It is called “influenza” and it will take between 40-100 million more lives. President Wilson must make a choice. He needs to decide to either quarantine the troops as the war rages on; or to send the troops over to win the war and hope for the best.
 
Historian Jim Gibbons will take you on the rollercoaster ride of your life: the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, the decade of the 1910’s and World War I. Gibbons will describe all the ups and downs, twists and turns, fear, mourning and joy of the 1910’s that will take you into the excitement of the Roaring 20’s!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 484 spaces available.
Monday March 7, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Pompeii - From Ashes to Archaeology
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture. Mishur is an owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago, lectures, and boutique art and culture tours in the Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 470 spaces available.
Monday March 21, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Elizabeth Taylor - Violet Beauty
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
She was one of the most admired and talked about women in the world, the ultimate movie star who lived her entire life in the public eye. The magnificent Elizabeth Taylor captured audiences from the time she appeared in great family films such as National Velvet, and grew up in Father of the Bride, and embraced her full power with fantastic roles in Giant, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Place in the Sun, and more. We’ll see the single greatest entrance in cinema history with Ms. Taylor’s entrance into Rome in Cleopatra. Join us as we celebrate one of the most famous movie stars of all time, the unforgettable Elizabeth Taylor.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 464 spaces available.
Monday March 28, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Greed in the Gilded Age
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 478 spaces available.
Monday April 25, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Chicago Architecture Highlights: A Virtual Walking Tour
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture. Mishur is an owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago, lectures, and boutique art and culture tours in the Unites States.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 473 spaces available.

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