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Thursday January 23, 2020
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AARP Tax Aide Program
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM - 11:45 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Say G’Day to Australia *R* Grades K-2
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about Australia with food, stories, crafts and fun!

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday January 24, 2020
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Family Storytime (All Ages, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Open Study Space
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: Rear Window
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rear Window
 
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey 
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1hr. 52min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 38 spaces available.
Saturday January 25, 2020
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Annual Board Planning MTG
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday January 27, 2020
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Community Helper Storytime- Post Office (Drop-In)(Age 1-5 with caregivers)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a special storytime with our helpers from our community. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Readers and Eaters *R* Grades K-2
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Happy books for our elementary kiddos! Read fun stories and poems about food, then make a snacktivity all by yourself!

Mondays, January 6- February 3 6:30- 7:00 p.m.

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for the budding chefs. Mondays, January 6- February 7:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Nifty Fifties Foods
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Local author and vintage cookbook collector Amy Alessio is back to share hilarious recipes from the 1950s. Enjoy a humours slide show of vintage recipes we used to love along with a tasty snack inspired by the era. 

Registration is limited to 40 adults. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child (ages 3-5)    . In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Azam for Judge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Ben M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Drop-In Movie: Dial M for Murder
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dial M for Murder
 
A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.
Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 45 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 41 spaces available.
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and music. Litmited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Staff photo training
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Teen Movie Night: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win. Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A non-profit organization that supports the efforts of the Library.

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday January 30, 2020
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM - 11:45 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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3D Printing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ever wanted to learn how to use a 3D printer? The Bloomingdale Library allows patrons to print objects using our equipment and it’s easier than you might think! Come to class to learn how to find free designs on the web, make edits, and print them through www.mybpl.org

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 17 spaces available.
Friday January 31, 2020
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Family Storytime (All Ages, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday February 3, 2020
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Staff photo training
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts through engaging experiments, activities and projects. Please register for each class. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, January 20 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Readers and Eaters *R* Grades K-2
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Happy books for our elementary kiddos! Read fun stories and poems about food, then make a snacktivity all by yourself!

Mondays, January 6- February 3 6:30- 7:00 p.m.

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for the budding chefs. Mondays, January 6- February 7:00-7:30 pm

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  kandy jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Google Docs & Cloud Backup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Google provides a number of free cloud applications perfect for safe storage or collaboration with friends, family, or colleagues. Learn the basics of working with these tools to create, edit, and share documents. Students will also learn about other cloud based backup and recovery options for computers, tablets, and phones.

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child (ages 3-5)    . In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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DIY: Folded Book Art Heart
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Don't get rid of your old books! Turn those dusty hardcovers that are sitting on your shelf into beautiful folded book art. We will provide the books and templates that you can try here and finish at home.
Space is limited to 20 adults.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Azam for Judge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Ben M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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DIY: Folded Book Art Heart
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Don't get rid of your old books! Turn those dusty hardcovers that are sitting on your shelf into beautiful folded book art. We will provide the books and templates that you can try here and finish at home.
Space is limited to 20 adults.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 14 spaces available.
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and music. Litmited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Cupcake Wars!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for our third annual Cupcake War contest!  Show off your decorating skills by frosting the perfect cupcake. Bring in your own unfrosted cupcakes or use the ones we provide. Toppings and frosting will also be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative and tastiest looking cupcakes!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday February 6, 2020
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. 

Thursdays 10:10-10:30 a.m. and    10:40-11:10 a.m.

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children. 

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft.  We’ll supply all the materials needed.

 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for tabletop gaming and some snacks! Run your D&D campaign or duel in your favorite collectible card game. Players of all games are welcome to attend. Grades 7 and up.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Word Processing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will be aimed at those with little or no experience using Microsoft Word or any word processors. Topics such as creating and saving files, formatting, and editing documents will be covered. There will be time available for questions and specific problems students have encountered.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday February 7, 2020
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Family Storytime (All Ages, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday February 8, 2020
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Steve S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Interknit Machine Knitting Guild
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday February 9, 2020
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Make It Take It
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It's crafting time! Stop in and make a fun craft!

Monday February 10, 2020
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Heather Braoudakis Presents: That's Amore
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a romantic night of music featuring love songs from musical theater to Nat King Cole, George Gershwin, and The Hutton Sisters. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 56 spaces available.
 
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Excel 1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will cover the basic concepts creating and using spreadsheets.  Formatting, designing, and sorting spreadsheets will be discussed along with the first steps towards creating formulas and using functions

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Bloomingdale Public Library    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Playing with STEM (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ages 3-5 

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are important learning areas for kids of all ages. Start your child earlt with our fun play to learn program. Each week we will have different stations for kids to explore. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Sally Rand: American Sex Symbol
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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. She broke the mold in 1933, by proclaiming the female body as something beautiful and taking it out of the strip club with her ethereal fan dance. She was a poor girl from the Ozarks who ran away with a carnival, then joined the circus, and finally made it to Hollywood where Cecil B. Demille set her on the road to fame with silent movies. 

https://williamhazelgrove.com/books/sally-rand-american-sex-symbol/ -- check out the author's website here!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 26 spaces available.
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Downton Abbey
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Downton Abbey
 
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Starring: Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr., 2 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 39 spaces available.
 
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Teen Movie Night: Five Feet Apart
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Five Feet Apart. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win. Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Azam for Judge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Ben M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Baby, Let's Make Music
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for a parade of fun! We will explore the world of sound using an array of musical instruments.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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STEM Club: Tech Time *R* Gr 3-6
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Digital Archiving
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn to convert VHS tapes, 35mm slides, documents, and photos into digital files. Great for record keeping and making it easier to share memories

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday February 14, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Pride & Prejudice (2005)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
 
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
Starring: Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr., 9 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 44 spaces available.
Saturday February 15, 2020
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 10 spaces available.
Monday February 17, 2020
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Crosstown Exotics (Drop-In) All Ages
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

A variety of creatures will be here in this hands-on excursion presented by crosstown Exotics. Enjoy the day off school with this entertaining learning experience!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts through engaging experiments, activities and projects. Please register for each class. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, January 20 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Azam for Judge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Ben M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Excel 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class covers more advanced topics in Excel such as formulas, graphs and linking between multiple worksheets

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Homeschool Movie Meet- Up *Registered* All Ages
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Waddle, slide, or hop over to watch Disney nature Penguins and then collaborate on some fun and educational artic animals activities! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Friends of the Library Poetry Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Beth Dover  630-924-2723  bdover@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Women of WWII: Serving Soldiers at the Whistle Stop Canteen
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a historical presentation by local author Barb Warner Deane on the women who helped serve troops traveling in trains across the country on their way to World War II. 

After Pearl Harbor was attacked, American troops started traveling across the U.S. for recruitment, induction, training, and deployment. Most servicemen had never been far away from home and certainly not on an over-crowded troop train, destination unknown. You may have heard of the Stage Door Canteen or Hollywood Canteen, where celebrities offered food, dancing, and entertainment to our servicemen. But the real surprise came at train stations all across the country, such as North Platte, NE, Dennison, OH, Reno, NV, and Connellsville, PA, where local women, children, and senior citizens sacrificed their own food and ration stamps to provide a morale boost to hungry, homesick, and frightened soldiers. Come learn about how the Greatest Generation pulled together to help our troops.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 52 spaces available.
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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The Great Escape *R* (Grades 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about famous real-life spies while racing to solve all the codes, clues and ciphers in only 45 minutes!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are many spaces available.
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

NEW DATE AND ROOMS! Genealogy Club has moved to third Wednesday of the month (except in September and December) from 6:30-8:45 p.m. in the larger Meeting Rooms A/B. A Local History librarian provides internet and archival genealogy instruction and research support. Members share ideas and meet other researchers, receive help with research questions and brick wall dilemmas, and share genealogy finds. Use of the genealogy collection in the Local History Department and individual help and instruction is also available.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday February 20, 2020
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Our Feathery Friends in Winter *R* (Grades K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Bird watching is fun all year, but in the winter they need our help. Come make a bird feeder and learn about winter birds in Illinois. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for tabletop gaming and some snacks! Run your D&D campaign or duel in your favorite collectible card game. Players of all games are welcome to attend. Grades 7 and up.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

This is a service organization which provides senior assistance, smoke alarm battery replacement, disposes of flags and honor guard. Meetings are on the third Thursday of every month at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Website: www.vfw7539.org

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday February 22, 2020
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday February 24, 2020
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Doodlebugs (Drop- In) 2-3 year olds with caregivers
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents. little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking and creating, while developing fine motor skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Mardi Gras Party *R* (Grades K-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Let the good times roll! Learn about festive Mardi Grads holiday as we share books, make masks and try King Cake!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Azam for Judge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Ben M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Stoneybrook HOA Meeting
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Board Meeting

CONTACT:  Bridget Gaba  224-801-1734  bridgetpmgrs@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Downton Abbey
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Downton Abbey
 
The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Starring: Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr., 2 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Quarterly HOA Meeting

CONTACT:  Donna DeLuca  630-523-2695  Tnddeluca@sbcglobal.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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webteam meeting
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you curious about 3D printing? Do you want to learn how to create your own designs and print them out? Join us to create your own Tinkercad account, learn the basics of 3D Printing and design, and even get to see the 3D Printer in action. No experience is necessary! 

 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday February 27, 2020
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Baby, Let's Make Music
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for a parade of fun! We will explore the world of sound using an array of musical instruments.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday February 28, 2020
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Leap Day Party *R* Families
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Leaping Lizards it's Leap Day! We will celebrate this day that comes only once in four years in silly style!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 14 spaces available.
Saturday February 29, 2020
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Fairytale Ball *R* Ages 3-10 with caregivers
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every Prince, princess, Knight, and Jester is welcome! Wear your shiny suit of armor, ball gown or come dressed like your favorite fairytale creature. Join us for an afternoon of fun and fantasy. At the ball, you can dance to your heart's content, create enchanting crafts and test your skills at medieval games. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 44 spaces available.
Monday March 2, 2020
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts through engaging experiments, activities and projects. Please register for each class. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, January 20 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Readers and Eaters *R* Grades K-2
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 

Happy books for our elementary kiddos! Read fun stories and poems about food, then make a snacktivity all by yourself!

Mondays, March 2 - April 6 6:30- 7:00 p.m. NO STORYTIME FOR SPRING BREAK

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for the budding chefs. Mondays, March 2- April 6  7:00-7:30 pm THERE IS NO STORYTIME THE WEEK OF SPRING BREAK

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Excel Formulas
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class students will learn to create and edit dynamic formulas using tools like logical (IF) functions, arrays, conditional formatting, data validation, and more.

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child (ages 3-5) . In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Seniors Course: Session 1
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll learn about the basics of computer use and dealing with Windows.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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League of Women Voters
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Azam for Judge
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Ben M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and music. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Custom USB Drive
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Tired of your boring USB drive? Use clay to create a custom cover for your USB. Make it look pizza, a donut, or whatever else you can think of. Never look at a dull USB again!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday March 5, 2020
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes, and movement that will aid in the development and early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children. 

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft.  We’ll supply all the materials needed.

 
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Super Science: Slippery Slime *R* Grades 3-6
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Did you know animals make slime too? Learn about the science behind slime and take some home! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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We love E-books, You can too!(Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We have a lot of e-books and e-audio books for kids available through the library. Come to the library during thses times and we will walk you through getting started and help you find some great books for your kids!

 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for tabletop gaming and some snacks! Run your D&D campaign or duel in your favorite collectible card game. Players of all games are welcome to attend. Grades 7 and up.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Using Power Point
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Need to speak in front of a group or give a report at work? Power Point can be used to create slides, overheads, audience handouts or on-screen presentations.  This class will cover the basics of creating and organizing a presentation.  Time will also be given to free PowerPoint alternatives like Google Slides.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 6, 2020
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Family Storytime (All Ages, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday March 7, 2020
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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 proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 spaces available.
Monday March 9, 2020
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Villas Owners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Readers and Eaters *R* Grades K-2
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 

Happy books for our elementary kiddos! Read fun stories and poems about food, then make a snacktivity all by yourself!

Mondays, March 2 - April 6 6:30- 7:00 p.m. NO STORYTIME FOR SPRING BREAK

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for the budding chefs. Mondays, March 2- April 6  7:00-7:30 pm THERE IS NO STORYTIME THE WEEK OF SPRING BREAK

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Heather Braoudakis Presents: Kiss Me, I'm Irish
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a festive night of music featuring classic Celtic tunes in honor of St. Patrick's Day!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 57 spaces available.
Tuesday March 10, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Bloomingdale Public Library    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child (ages 3-5)    . In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Seniors Course: Session 2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll learn about word processing and how to fill out forms on computers.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chef Maddox Presents: Irish Cuisine!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chef Maddox is here to help us celebrate St. Patrick's Day with recipes from the Emerald Isle. 

Registration begins on February 1st and is limited to 50 adults. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and music. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Drop-In Movie: Leap Year
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Leap Year
Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.
Starring: Amy Adams and Matthew Goode
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 40 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch TBA. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win. Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday March 12, 2020
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes, and movement that will aid in the development and early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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STEM Club: Tech Time *R* Gr 3-6
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Libraries are more than books- they are great places to learn technology too! Come get some hands-on time with tech at STEM Club!

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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We love E-books, You can too!(Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We have a lot of e-books and e-audio books for kids available through the library. Come to the library during thses times and we will walk you through getting started and help you find some great books for your kids!

 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Using Power Point 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Building on skills learned in Using PowerPoint, this class will teach students to make their slide shows more dynamic and complex. Go beyond the presets and design your own slides, create slide transitions, and use sounds, animations, and other slide show options.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 13, 2020
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Leprechaun Stories(All Ages, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Drop-In Movie: Judy
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Judy
 
Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 58 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 40 spaces available.
Saturday March 14, 2020
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CALL
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Steve S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Interknit Machine Knitting Guild
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday March 16, 2020
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts through engaging experiments, activities and projects. Please register for each class. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Polling Place
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Readers and Eaters *R* Grades K-2
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 

Happy books for our elementary kiddos! Read fun stories and poems about food, then make a snacktivity all by yourself!

Mondays, March 2 - April 6 6:30- 7:00 p.m. NO STORYTIME FOR SPRING BREAK

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for the budding chefs. Mondays, March 2- April 6  7:00-7:30 pm THERE IS NO STORYTIME THE WEEK OF SPRING BREAK

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 17, 2020
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child (ages 3-5)    . In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Seniors Course: Session 3
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll talk about Internet topics. Browsing the web, email questions and concerns, how the cloud works and how to avoid viruses.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Polling Place
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and music. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Make your voices heard! Join us monthly to meet over pizza to help plan programs for teens, make decisions for the library’s teen space, play games, promote the library, earn volunteer hours, and more! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

NEW DATE AND ROOMS! Genealogy Club has moved to third Wednesday of the month (except in September and December) from 6:30-8:45 p.m. in the larger Meeting Rooms A/B. A Local History librarian provides internet and archival genealogy instruction and research support. Members share ideas and meet other researchers, receive help with research questions and brick wall dilemmas, and share genealogy finds. Use of the genealogy collection in the Local History Department and individual help and instruction is also available.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday March 19, 2020
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes, and movement that will aid in the development and early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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We love E-books, You can too!(Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We have a lot of e-books and e-audio books for kids available through the library. Come to the library during thses times and we will walk you through getting started and help you find some great books for your kids!

 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for tabletop gaming and some snacks! Run your D&D campaign or duel in your favorite collectible card game. Players of all games are welcome to attend. Grades 7 and up.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

This is a service organization which provides senior assistance, smoke alarm battery replacement, disposes of flags and honor guard. Meetings are on the third Thursday of every month at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Website: www.vfw7539.org

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 20, 2020
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Family Storytime (All Ages, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday March 21, 2020
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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 proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This Program is especially for children with autism, sensory processing and other special needs. We will engage the senses through music, stories, motor activities and sensory stations, please email us at bdys@mybpl.org about your child's special needs so that we can better serve them. Siblings welcomed. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday March 23, 2020
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Readers and Eaters *R* Grades K-2
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 

Happy books for our elementary kiddos! Read fun stories and poems about food, then make a snacktivity all by yourself!

Mondays, March 2 - April 6 6:30- 7:00 p.m. NO STORYTIME FOR SPRING BREAK

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for the budding chefs. Mondays, March 2- April 6  7:00-7:30 pm THERE IS NO STORYTIME THE WEEK OF SPRING BREAK

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday March 24, 2020
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child (ages 3-5)    . In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Homeschool Book Binge (Drop-In) All Ages
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homeschool students and families are invited to bring their lunch and learn about how new release that are fun for all ages with curriculum tie-ins for several of them. Dessert will be provided and there will be time to share your favorite titles too! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and music. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Safety Pin Bracelet
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a stylish bracelet using safety pins and beads!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday March 26, 2020
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes, and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills. 

 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, ryhmes, and movement that will aid in the development of literacy skills. 

 
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We love E-books, You can too!(Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We have a lot of e-books and e-audio books for kids available through the library. Come to the library during thses times and we will walk you through getting started and help you find some great books for your kids!

 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 27, 2020
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Family Storytime (All Ages, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday March 28, 2020
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Spring Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Under Construction (Drop-in) Grades K-6
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Calling all engineers and builders, get creative invent design and build! We will have a variety of building materials available for constructing structures of all shapes and sizes. 

Sunday March 29, 2020
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Spring Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday March 30, 2020
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Coloring Craze (Drop-In) Ages 3 and up
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coloring is fun , relaxing and can be enjoyed by all ages. Turn off your distractions for a while and indulge your creative side in some fun the whole family can enjoy.

 
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Strange & Wonderful Illinois - Part 2: Stuff You Didn't See The First Time!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a tour of Illinois' biggest, smallest, tallest, and shortest, most strange and wonderful sights throughout our state, and plan your weirdest summer road trip ever with local roadside attraction and graveyard experts, Jim & Paula Hantak.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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Excel PivotTables
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of creating dynamic lists using Excel PivotTables.  Modifying reports, formatting tables, and keeping data tables up to date will be discussed.  Students will work with several examples to develop a comfort level with the tools Excel provides.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Drop- In Movie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy the matinee with some popcorn! Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Movie to be announced in March.  

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Computer Class
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A friendly introduction to computer topics aimed at senior citizens. Lots of guided hands on practice and time for questions. In this session we’ll be learning about tablets and smart phones. Students will be provided iPads or they are welcome to work on their own devices.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Movie: Judy
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Judy
 
Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 58 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 46 spaces available.
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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Myth Busters *R* Grades 3-6
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Is diet coke the only soda with an explosive reaction to mentos/ Does a pirate patch really help you see better in the dark? How true is the 5 second rule/ don a pair safety glasses as we find out the answer to these questions and more! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday April 2, 2020
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents and caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children. 

 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 1:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft.  We’ll supply all the materials needed.

 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for tabletop gaming and some snacks! Run your D&D campaign or duel in your favorite collectible card game. Players of all games are welcome to attend. Grades 7 and up.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday April 3, 2020
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Lunch Box Pals *R* (Ages 4-6)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Enjoy lunch time at the library. pack a lunch and enjoy the lunch hour with friends. We will enjoy crafts, games and stories. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday April 4, 2020
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Jacob F.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday April 6, 2020
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Readers and Eaters *R* Grades K-2
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 

Happy books for our elementary kiddos! Read fun stories and poems about food, then make a snacktivity all by yourself!

Mondays, March 2 - April 6 6:30- 7:00 p.m. NO STORYTIME FOR SPRING BREAK

Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 25 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for the budding chefs. Mondays, March 2- April 6  7:00-7:30 pm THERE IS NO STORYTIME THE WEEK OF SPRING BREAK

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  kandy jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

This is a storytime with music, movement, activities and crafts for the preschool age child (ages 3-5) . In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Money Smart Week - Beyond Basics: Wills & Trusts
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this seminar, attorney John Pankau will go beyond the basics of wills and trusts and expand on the topic to include specialty trusts, such as: special needs trusts, testamentary trusts, ATF compliant NFA trusts, pet trusts, IRA trusts, grandchildren trusts, and spendthrift trusts.  He will also review Powers of Attorney for property and healthcare as well as HIPAA releases.  Prior attendance at the Basics seminar is not required.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler Storytime is designed to have parents or caregivers interact with their two and three-year-olds to help them develop listening skills. The program includes interactive stories, flannel board stories, fingerplays, and music. Limited to the first 20 children

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Character Counts Coalition
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch TBA. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win. Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday April 9, 2020
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Come Together (0-24 months with Caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Every Thursday meet and chat with other parents & caregivers while your child socializes and explores with hands-on toys. Weekly drop in event for ages 0-24 months.

*Will be offered simultaneously with Baby Tales Storytime when in session

 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:40 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes, and movement that will aid in the development and early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday April 10, 2020
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Family Storytime (All Ages, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Family Storytime is designed to serve families of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who want to attend morning storytime together. Children will enjoy a variety of books, flannel stories, musical activities, and/or puppets, along with a simple craft. Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday April 11, 2020
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Interknit Machine Knitting Guild
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday April 12, 2020
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON APRIL 12 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY

Many services are available when the library is closed: online services

Monday April 13, 2020
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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Book Club Binge
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Readers unite! Join us for book recommendations, refreshments, trivia, and book group services at the library. Register for either the afternoon or night Book Club Binge.

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 40 spaces available.
 
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Book Club Binge
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Readers unite! Join us for book recommendations, refreshments, trivia, and book group services at the library. Register for either the afternoon or night Book Club Binge.

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 39 spaces available.
Tuesday April 14, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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US-Cuba Relations 1898-2018: What They Didn't Teach Us In School
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In 1898 the US declared a successful war against Spain to expel that country from the Americas and begin its exploitation of Cuba. Learn how American business interests dominated US-Cuba relations until the Cuban Revolution of 1956-59 when subsequent land reform injured American business and political pride, resulting in political and economic sanctions that continue to this day.

Never found in America's schoolbooks, this hidden story will be discussed by Walt Zlotow, a member of the West Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 73 spaces available.
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday April 16, 2020
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for tabletop gaming and some snacks! Run your D&D campaign or duel in your favorite collectible card game. Players of all games are welcome to attend. Grades 7 and up.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

This is a service organization which provides senior assistance, smoke alarm battery replacement, disposes of flags and honor guard. Meetings are on the third Thursday of every month at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Website: www.vfw7539.org

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday April 18, 2020
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This Program is especially for children with autism, sensory processing and other special needs. We will engage the senses through music, stories, motor activities and sensory stations, please email us at bdys@mybpl.org about your child's special needs so that we can better serve them. Siblings welcomed. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday April 20, 2020
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday April 21, 2020
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Life on the Mississippi River
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The story of America’s great river - its course, character, and general river life - as experienced by a modern-day Huck Finn while canoeing solo all 2300 miles down the “Mighty Mississippi” from its source at Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
 
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  bref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 69 spaces available.
Wednesday April 22, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Charlie's Angels (2019)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Charlie's Angels (2019)
When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.
 
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 58 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you curious about 3D printing? Do you want to learn how to create your own designs and print them out? Join us to create your own Tinkercad account, learn the basics of 3D Printing and design, and even get to see the 3D Printer in action. No experience is necessary! 

 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday April 23, 2020
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday April 24, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Harriet
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Harriet
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
 
Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 5 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
Saturday April 25, 2020
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday April 27, 2020
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday April 28, 2020
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Drop-In Movie: The Good Liar
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Good Liar
Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.
Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey 
Rated: R | Running Time: 1 hr., 49 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday April 29, 2020
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Silver & Gold: What Are Your Coins and Precious Metals Worth?
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
What are your old coins, gold and silver jewelry worth? Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector, member of the American Numismatic Association and retired school teacher, will offer a presentation on coin collecting and gold and silver values. You will also have an opportunity to have your coins and gold or silver items appraised for free after the presentation (this does not include precious stones).
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 spaces available.
 
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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A non-profit organization that supports the efforts of the Library.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Lucky Star Jar
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Practice you oragami skills by creating a colorful jar of lucky stars!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday April 30, 2020
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime, we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aid in the development of early literacy skills. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday May 1, 2020
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ROOM IN USE
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday May 2, 2020
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Free Comic Book Day
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the library! Create super crafts, come in costume/cosplay for our green screen photo booth, and pick up some free comics (3 per person, while supplies last)! Thank you to Keith's Komix (528 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193) for the support!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday May 4, 2020
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday May 5, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Historical Book Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Books are selected on topics of American history from pre-Revolutionary War to current time including biographies, history books, historical fiction and classics. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Travel Planning: Let's Go to Europe
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This presentation will explore the many new options for European travel including apartment rentals, new train/air offerings, and using the internet to research and customize your travel. Travel enthusiast Gene Flynn will discuss both short and focused travel and longer trips covering several regions.  Europe has never been easier to visit.  Good advanced planning can greatly enhance the experience. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday May 7, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a themed storytime the first Thursday of every month at Stratford Square Mall (meet in the Lower Level Café Court near the center of the mall) and receive a treat for being a good listener! All ages welcome; caregivers must remain with their children. 

 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for tabletop gaming and some snacks! Run your D&D campaign or duel in your favorite collectible card game. Players of all games are welcome to attend. Grades 7 and up.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come for a lively discussion of great works! We discuss a variety of relatively short pieces including short stories, plays, poems, essays, and philosophy. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:45 p.m. For upcoming selections, please check the Great Books Discussion Group page.

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday May 9, 2020
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Interknit Machine Knitting Guild
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday May 11, 2020
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on some yummy cookies and milk from Panera. All Ages  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Location:  Panera Bread, 370 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Claude Monet and the Story of Impressionism
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monet and Chicago - Art Institute of Chicago (on exhibit from May 10 - Sep. 7)
 
A founding member of the Impressionists, Claude Monet found inspiration in scenes of modern life and in the French landscape. His travels to England and Italy led to paintings featuring landmarks in London and Venice. In this lecture, learn about Monet’s career and his favorite series subjects including train stations, grain stacks, poplars, and waterlilies.
 
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: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 72 spaces available.
Tuesday May 12, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday May 13, 2020
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Drop-In Movie Matinee: Midway
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Midway
The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.
 
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 18 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch TBA. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win. Grades 7-12. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday May 14, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Check out the Nintendo Switch, race in Mario Kart 8, brawl in Super Smash Bros., battle in Overwatch, or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday May 15, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Knives Out
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knives Out
A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.
 
Starring: Chris Evans, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 10 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
Saturday May 16, 2020
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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 proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This Program is especially for children with autism, sensory processing and other special needs. We will engage the senses through music, stories, motor activities and sensory stations, please email us at bdys@mybpl.org about your child's special needs so that we can better serve them. Siblings welcomed. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday May 17, 2020
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LAST SUNDAY OPEN

Many services are available when the library is closed: online services

Monday May 18, 2020
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Pain-Free Back: The Gokhale Method
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gokhale Method is a posture modification method that is probably "the greatest contribution ever made to non-surgical back pain treatment." (Helen Barkan, M.C., Neurology, Mayo Clinic). In our free workshop, we offer some simple tips for people to get started on their journey to eliminating structural pain. By viewing our ancestors, populations that have little structural pain, and young children (before they learn bad postural habits), Esther Gokhale has put together a system that has helped thousands.

Local Gokhale Method practitioner, Chris Pedersen, has presented free workshops regarding posture modification in various venues over the past 3 years including NOW Foods and private homes. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 76 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday May 19, 2020
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Open to all constituents of the 45th District. Join State Representative Diane Pappas to discuss legislative concerns and ideas regarding Veterans issues. 

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Meditation: Dealing with the Stress of Modern Life
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The ancient tradition of meditation has become even more valuable for people of our modern times. People today still face a great deal of turmoil in their pri