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Saturday January 19, 2019
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Critical Thinking Challenge *R* (Grades 3-6)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Eye Level Learning of Bloomingdale presents The Critical Thinking Challenge –students will be tested on all critical thinking skills including math, word problems, puzzles and brain teasers. Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place for all grades!  Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 26 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 21 spaces available.
Sunday January 20, 2019
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday January 21, 2019
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Group Study
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.    Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Cutting the Cord
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Sean

Explore entertainment options beyond paying for cable. In class we will discuss how to connect your TV or other devices to streaming services, what options are out there to replace or improve on current service, and how to determine what’s right for you.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group is open to everyone and welcomes new members! We meet on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except in August and December. We discuss a mix of contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction, and copies of our monthly selection are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

Location: Group Study Room

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday January 22, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Karen F.    
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. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. This is a drop-in program, limited to the first 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Seniors Course: Session 3
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Sean

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 A
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Group Study
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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How to Get Around with RTA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provides presentations to older adults and people with disabilities to learn how to use public transportation. The following topics will be discussed: trip planning, accessibility on Pace and Metra, safety tips, fare programs and local transit options. There will be time for questions and signing up a for a RTA Reduced Fare card to get half off on Metra, Pace and CTA, if eligible. It is a one-stop shop for all your public transportation needs! Hand-outs and maps will be provided.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 67 spaces available.
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Boiler Pre- Bid MTG
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. This is a drop-in program, limited to 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Movie Matinee: Ocean's 8
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Ocean's 8

Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 50 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  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 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? Teens are welcome to join us for an Introduction to 3D printing class, where we will create our own Tinkercad accounts, 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 January 24, 2019
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BIG Meeting
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 mo)
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. Registration is required. Registration is for a six session period.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required. Registration is for a six session period.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Happy Chocolate Cake Day *R* (Gr K-2)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!  Almost everyone loves chocolate.  Come find out the science behind chocolate and enjoy some yummy treats. Registration required. Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 26 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 2 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! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  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 C + Mtg Room D
 
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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 25, 2019
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AARP Tax Aide
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Karen F.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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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/or 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. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Group Study
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday January 26, 2019
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ACT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:00 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!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Group Study
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday January 28, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Gr K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Each month we will cover a STEAM subject while incorporating fundamental skills of reading, writing, computation, coding and problem solving. Please register for each class. Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 26 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.    Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Joan & Bette Bette & Joan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This one-woman show, composed and performed by Jillann Gabrielle, features the famous feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 35 spaces available.
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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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. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. This is a drop-in program, limited to the first 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Memorial Day Committee
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  3314421475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Oreo Tasting Challenge *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

What Oreo will reign supreme? A blind tast test of the crazy Oreo flavors will lead us to the best cookie of them all! Registration required. Registration for Bloomingdale residents begins Monday, November 26 and for non-residents one week before each program begins. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Romance Readers Book Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Final Meeting!

Meet us at Jimador Mexican Restaurant - 156 S Bloomingdale Rd S. - for free chips & salsa while we discuss the novel.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. This is a drop-in program, limited to 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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:  Alex Contes    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday January 31, 2019
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 mo)
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. Registration is required. Registration is for a six session period.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required. Registration is for a six session period.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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3D Printing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Daniel

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 16 spaces available.
Friday February 1, 2019
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Tai Chi - CANCELLED
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tai Chi is postponed until further notice. If you would like to attend Bob's Thursday morning classes at the Bloomingdale Senior Center, please contact them at (630) 529-7794.

Join us at the library for an hour of Tai Chi, which is all about slow movement, meditation, breathing and balance. Bob Plucinsky is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong from the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center. He has a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Health Education.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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/or 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. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday February 4, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions.    Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  3314421475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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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. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. This is a drop-in program, limited to the first 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Stoneybrook HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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DIY String Art Heart
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A little wood, a few nails, some string and some stain can make a gorgeous item. Celebrate Valentine's Day with us by learning how to make string art in the shape of a heart.  heart

All materials are provided. Registration is limited to 20 adults. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Wednesday February 6, 2019
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Bid Opening
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver, Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. This is a drop-in program, limited to 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday February 7, 2019
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Romper Rhymes *R* (3-15 mo)
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. Registration is required. Registration is for a six session period.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers *R* (16-23 mo)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required. Registration is for a six session period.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
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.  

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for someplace to run your D&D campaign? Grab your twenty-sided die and embark on an adventure. We'll provide the space and the snacks, you provide the imagination! Newbies and long-time players are welcome. Ages 13 & up.  Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Webelo Scouts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Frank N.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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 8, 2019
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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/or 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. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday February 9, 2019
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CALL
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Steve S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Sensory Time *R* Ages 3-8 (with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

A time at the library for special needs children filled with stories, songs, games, sensory stations and more. Please email us at bdys@mybpl.org if your child has special needs and interests that we would need to know in order to serve them better. This will be a new monthly program.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday February 10, 2019
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Make it Take it (Drop-In, All Ages)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

It’s crafting Time!  Stop in anytime between 2-4 p.m. and make a fun Valentine’s day craft! 

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
Monday February 11, 2019
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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
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K-2)

Mondays, February 11, February 25, March 11,

4:15-5:00 p.m.

Each month we will cover a STEAM subject while incorporating fundamental skills of reading, writing, computation, coding and problem solving. Please register for each class.

CONTACT:  youth services    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Online Travel Planning
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will teach students how to use many of the resources available online for travelers.  Ways to save money as well as learning about your destination and avoiding unfortunate mistakes will be discussed. It’s also a fun way to learn about using forums, online review sites, and other Web 2.0 technology for a practical purpose

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Potty Party *R* (Ages 1-5 with caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

No more diapers, it’s time to use the potty!  Toddlers of all stages of potty training are invited to a party with stories and songs to encourage and motivate potty training.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Financial Planning Storytime *R* (Ages 4- 8)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

This unique storytime helps children learn about money and savings. Presented by State of Illinois.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Meditation as Medication
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Inside us is an energy that can make us whole, physically, mentally, and spiritually. By learning to meditate accurately, we tap into this energy and heal our physical illnesses and emotional stress. In this practical workshop, Dr. Tim Fior will clarify the many benefits of meditation as described in the medical research literature, and will give every participant a personal, instructed demonstration of meditation.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 63 spaces available.
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Cupcake Wars!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for our second annual Cupacake 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  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 14, 2019
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Baby, let’s make Music (Drop-In) (9 mo – 2 yrs with caregiver)
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.  Thursdays, February 14, February 21 and February 28  10:00-10:30 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Homeschool Meetup (Drop-In) Families
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Meet and chat with other homeschooling and unschooling families—discover new resources, learn about ways the Library can support your curriculum, and share ideas for improving your family’s homeschool experience. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble! The library will provide Scrabble boards and dictionaries, as well as snacks and beverages. Whether you play for fun or for the challenge, all skill levels are welcome. Come enjoy some classic wordplay!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Grades 3-5)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

The library received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and start building a gadget. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democratic Organization
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Photo Editing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Students will learn basic skills for working with pictures using the popular and free GIMP tool.  Saving, copying, and attaching files, saving pictures off the web, low level photo editing & cropping, creating and viewing slideshows, and more.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday February 18, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Parks Foundation
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Cahokia
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, which occupies some 5 square miles on the Mississippi River floodplain opposite St. Louis, Missouri, near Cahokia and Collinsville, southwestern Illinois, used to be a major Native American city. What happened to the large population that once lived there and what clues have been uncovered in its iconic earthen mounds? Join us for a lecture by Dr. John Staeck, professor of anthropology at the College of DuPage to find out more about this historic Native American site and the people who built it. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 62 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 is open to everyone and welcomes new members! We meet on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except in August and December. We discuss a mix of contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction, and copies of our monthly selection are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

Location: Group Study Room

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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LEARN with LEGOs for Preschoolers *R* (Ages 3-5)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Build with LEGOs and build your child’s school readiness too! Come to the library for stories, learning and fun.  Each program has a different theme and learning objective like numbers, colors, or letters.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Senior Housing 101
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rick Graffagna of Senior Solutions will be here to teach us about different options when it comes to senior housing:

  • Types of senior housing
  • Things to consider when looking
  • Funding for senior housing
  • How to find senior properties
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 75 spaces available.
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 
In this sequel to Mamma Mia!, Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself.
Starring: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 54 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  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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DIY Painted Light Bulb
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Brighten up your room with a cusom light bulb! Paint fun designs on a light bulb and watch as your art is projected onto the walls. 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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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 21, 2019
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Baby, let’s make Music (Drop-In) (9 mo – 2 yrs with caregiver)
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.  Thursdays, February 14, February 21 and February 28  10:00-10:30 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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I Love LEGO Day *R* (Gr K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The new LEGO movie is out and we want to celebrate with all things bricks.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Walk HOA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Vitto P.    
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 A
 
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Basic Tablet Skills
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Become more comfortable working with Apps, the touchscreen interface, and navigating the settings and tools that can make your iPad, Android, Kindle or other app as fun and useful as possible.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday February 22, 2019
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Shake, Rattle & Roll *R* (Ages 3-5 years)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you love to make some noise? Each week we will make a fun musical instrument and then have some fun wiggling and giggling to our favorite songs.  Friday, February 22  10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday February 23, 2019
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SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:00 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!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Annual Planning Meeting
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Annual Planning Meeting
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Northern IL Lego Train Club
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club will exhibit a one-of-a-kind  LEGO® train display here at BPL, free to the public this weekend! LEGO lovers of all ages will be amazed as custom  LEGO® trains whizz past cities and towns all made out of  LEGO® bricks!   There will be plenty of pop culture references, scenes out of your favorite movies, and thousands of LEGO Minifigures creating all sorts of havoc throughout the display.  Be sure to look for the little vignettes – some hidden - that guarantee big laughs from all.  If you have a LEGO enthusiast in your family, this family friendly program is one that you don’t want to miss!  See you there! 

All Ages, Drop-In

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Free Build with Lego (Drop-In, Families)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

As part of the weekend’s activities kids can explore their own creativity with the Library’s Legos!

 

 

Sunday February 24, 2019
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Free Build with Lego (Drop-In, Families)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

As part of the weekend’s activities kids can explore their own creativity with the Library’s Legos!

 
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Northern IL Lego Train Club
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club will exhibit a one-of-a-kind  LEGO® train display here at BPL, free to the public this weekend! LEGO lovers of all ages will be amazed as custom  LEGO® trains whizz past cities and towns all made out of  LEGO® bricks!   There will be plenty of pop culture references, scenes out of your favorite movies, and thousands of LEGO Minifigures creating all sorts of havoc throughout the display.  Be sure to look for the little vignettes – some hidden - that guarantee big laughs from all.  If you have a LEGO enthusiast in your family, this family friendly program is one that you don’t want to miss!  See you there! 

All Ages, Drop-In

CONTACT:    (630) 529-3120  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday February 25, 2019
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Doodlebugs *R* (2-3 years old with caregiver)
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.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Gr K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R*

(Gr K - 2)

Mondays, February 11, February 25, March 11,

4:15-5:00 p.m.

Each month we will cover a STEAM subject while incorporating fundamental skills of reading, writing, computation, coding and problem solving. Please register for each class.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 C
Wednesday February 27, 2019
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3D Print Club
6:30 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? Teens are welcome to join us for an Introduction to 3D printing class, where we will create our own Tinkercad accounts, 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 28, 2019
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Baby, let’s make Music (Drop-In) (9 mo – 2 yrs with caregiver)
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.  Thursdays, February 14, February 21 and February 28  10:00-10:30 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
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! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  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 C + Mtg Room D
 
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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 1, 2019
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Tai Chi - CANCELLED
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tai Chi is postponed until further notice. If you would like to attend Bob's Thursday morning classes at the Bloomingdale Senior Center, please contact them at (630) 529-7794.

Join us at the library for an hour of Tai Chi, which is all about slow movement, meditation, breathing and balance. Bob Plucinsky is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong from the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center. He has a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Health Education.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday March 3, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
Monday March 4, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks (Ages 3-5) *R*
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions. No class the last week of March.  Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Chef Maddox Presents: Mardi Gras!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy an evening traveling through the culinary world of Cajun / New Orleans cuisine. Recipes range from Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Cajun Corn Pudding, and finally we will finish with a great dessert. Learn the recipes as well as some methods & techniques in preparing them.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Basic Maintenance
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class provides basic knowledge of the parts that make up a computer and how to go about upgrading, repairing and maintaining them.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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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. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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 word processing and the basics of dealing with Windows.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Finding the Novel Inside of You
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We all have a novel inside of us. It’s that story burning to be told. Local author William Hazelgrove is here to share the secrets and methods on how to get started on that idea and keep at it through the first draft and subsequent revisions. He also covers the “ins-and-outs” of getting published, sharing stories of paperback auctions, movie options and his first big contract.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 76 spaces available.
Wednesday March 6, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Scrub-A-Dub SCIENCE *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Make bubbly play-dough, jiggly jelly soap, and more, just like you see in fancy shops in the mall!

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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DIY Vinyl Tote Bags
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Create a custom tote bag! Choose an image, cut it out using our vinyl machine, and iron it on to make a completely unique bag!

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 March 7, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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Romper Rhymes (3-15mo) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23mo) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
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.  

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft. 

 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for someplace to run your D&D campaign? Grab your twenty-sided die and embark on an adventure. We'll provide the space and the snacks, you provide the imagination! Newbies and long-time players are welcome. Ages 13 & up.  Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Webelo Scouts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Frank N.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Digital Photography
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will give students a clearer understanding of the terms, features, and reviews associated with digital cameras as well as thoroughly covering taking, transferring, and printing pictures.  They will also learn techniques for improving on their photography. Students are welcome to bring their own cameras to class to personalize the lessons learned.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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 8, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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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/or 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. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday March 9, 2019
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Teen Tech Week
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736   kyager@mybpl.org
 
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Sensory Storytime *R* (Ages 3-8 w/ caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

A time at the library for special needs children filled with stories, songs, games, sensory stations and more. Please email us at bdys@mybpl.org if your child has special needs and interests that we would need to know in order to serve them better.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jacob F.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday March 11, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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 cover a STEAM subject while incorporating fundamental skills of reading, writing, computation, coding and problem solving. Please register for each class.  Mondays, February 11, February 25, March 11,  4:15-5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Villas Owners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks (Ages 3-5) *R*
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions. No class the last week of March.  Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Video Editing & Sharing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Want to crop, connect, change the audio for, and otherwise sharpen up your videos before posting them on social media or sharing them with friends and family? Students will learn how to use desktop applications and phone apps for easy video editing and improvement.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday March 12, 2019
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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. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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 talk about Internet topics. Browsing the web, email questions and concerns, how the cloud works and how to avoid viruses.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Identity Fraud
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Skip Gonsoulin, Senior Community Relations Liaison for the Illinois State Office of the Attorney General, will be here to teach us how to avoid the latest scams and prevent identity fraud.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 75 spaces available.
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday March 13, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Teen Movie Night: The Hate U Give
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch The Hate U Give. 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.

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 14, 2019
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Romper Rhymes (3-15mo) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23mo) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Scrabble Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in, no registration required

Join us for an afternoon of Scrabble! The library will provide Scrabble boards and dictionaries, as well as snacks and beverages. Whether you play for fun or for the challenge, all skill levels are welcome. Come enjoy some classic wordplay!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Grades 3-5)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

The library received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and start building a gadget. Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.

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! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democratic Organization
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Find a Job with Your Computer
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class students will first learn how to design and edit resumes in MS Word. Then they will go on to creating accounts on and perform searches with job finding sites online like LinkedIn, Hotjobs, and Monster. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 15, 2019
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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/or 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. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday March 16, 2019
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Toast Master International
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Shalini    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday March 18, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks (Ages 3-5) *R*
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions. No class the last week of March.  Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 is open to everyone and welcomes new members! We meet on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except in August and December. We discuss a mix of contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction, and copies of our monthly selection are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

 

Location: Group Study Room

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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 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
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Little Luminaries *R* (Gr K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Make your own special nightlight with markers, lights, and fantastic details. (sharpies, plastic cups, tealights)

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Walk HOA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Vitto P.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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 21, 2019
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Romper Rhymes (3-15mo) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23mo) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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: Mtg Room D
 
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Intro to Python
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of this versatile and popular programming language.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday March 22, 2019
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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/or 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. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday March 23, 2019
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Spring Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday March 24, 2019
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Spring Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday March 25, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Coco Chanel
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971) was not only the most influential designer of the 20th century, she was one of the most influential women of all time; Australian Financial Review named her one of the top 10 business tycoons of the century.   Ninety years after Coco Chanel advocated that women should be comfortable in their clothes; that they could be casually elegant and sophisticated, her theories remain as the underpinning of current style.  She continues to influence another generation of designers and to guide women through an otherwise expensive and frustrating world of ever-changing fashion.
 
Chanel decreed that being well-dressed is about timeless style.  To prove that being comfortable in one’s clothing was not a male privilege, Chanel put women in trousers and blazers.  She also pulled out the pearls for daytime dressing and designed and marketed the little black dress (the LBD) into infinity.   Coco Chanel’s maxim that comfort is key, her innate business sense, enviable capacity for work, uncanny ability to predict what would become the next mode, and her single-mindedness of character, assured that she will always stand in fashion history’s spotlight.
 
History’s most influential designer returns in a spirited historical portrayal.  Through this performance, “Coco” shares the story of her rise to fame, her fashion theories and innovations, and the creation of her most famous fragrance, Chanel No. 5.  She is also candid about competitors and the men in her life.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 67 spaces available.
 
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Fort Night (Drop-In, Families)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring a blanket and your imagination! Build a cool fort with friends, then cozy up with a snack and your favorite books.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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Sponge Painting Soiree (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Roll back your sleeves and create your own sponge paint scene.  We'll provide the sponges and paint, you bring the creativity! Dress for mess.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Crazy Rich Asians
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crazy Rich Asians
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.
Starring: Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hours
 
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  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Perler-palooza! (Drop-In, Gr 3-6)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop-in anytime to take your fuse bead designs to the next level with intricate templates and stunning designs!

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 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? Teens are welcome to join us for an Introduction to 3D printing class, where we will create our own Tinkercad accounts, 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 March 28, 2019
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Drop-In Movie
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + 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! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  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 C + Mtg Room D
 
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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 29, 2019
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Meet Me at the Movies: Captain Marvel

Meet me at the movies to watch Captain Marvel. Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at The Picture Show, 324 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 10.

 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
Registration will begin on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Monday April 1, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Polling Place
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks (Ages 3-5) *R*
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions. No class the last week of March.  Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones    kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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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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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. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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IMRF- TBD
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday April 3, 2019
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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 - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Character Counts Coalition
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones    kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Candy Kebabs
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Choose for a variety of different candies to make a colorful and sweet kebab creation! 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  6309242736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
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 D
Thursday April 4, 2019
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Romper Rhymes (3-15mo) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23mo) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
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.  

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Craft Time (Drop-In)
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft. 

 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for someplace to run your D&D campaign? Grab your twenty-sided die and embark on an adventure. We'll provide the space and the snacks, you provide the imagination! Newbies and long-time players are welcome. Ages 13 & up.  Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Webelo Scouts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Frank N.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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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 5, 2019
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us at the library for an hour of Tai Chi, which is all about slow movement, meditation, breathing and balance. Bob Plucinsky is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong from the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center. He has a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Health Education.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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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/or 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. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday April 8, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks (Ages 3-5) *R*
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions. No class the last week of March.  Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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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. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Organic Vegetable Container Gardening
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This demonstration, presented by Platt Hill Nursery, will cover the basics of organic container gardening with vegetables. Plant and container selection, soil amendments, fertilization, as well as trouble shooting will be discussed.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 71 spaces available.
Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday April 11, 2019
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Romper Rhymes (3-15mo) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23mo) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Staff Meeting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday April 12, 2019
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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/or 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. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday April 13, 2019
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday April 15, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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The Life and Legacy of Chicago’s Jane Byrne
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Serving as the 40th Mayor of Chicago from April 1979 to April 1983, Byrne made history as the first female ever to be the Mayor of Chicago and the first female to hold the position of Mayor in the second largest city in the United States. 

Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the life of Jane Byrne, the impact she had on the City of Chicago and Navy Pier then and how it affects us today. Gibbons will explain how Byrne with her spunky, educated, and often bold personality, did not just act as Mayor, but was greatly involved with the city’s citizens and much needed causes. Under Byrne’s guidance, the Taste of Chicago began in the summer of 1980. She also met with actor John Belushi to discuss the filming of “The Blues Brothers” in Chicago. Also, to bring attention to the issues affecting the area of Cabrini-Green, Byrne and her husband moved into apartments in Cabrini-Green for 25 days. Byrne not only left a legacy for the city, she was an inspiration to many for years to come. In her honor, Chicago named one of its interchanges, the Jane Byrne Interchange.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks (Ages 3-5) *R*
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Happy Books Happy Cooks

A storytime for all the budding chefs out there!  Join in for a themed food craft followed by stories and a game.  Registration is for a six session period.  Please notify Youth Services if your child has any dietary restrictions. No class the last week of March.  Registration is required

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 is open to everyone and welcomes new members! We meet on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except in August and December. We discuss a mix of contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction, and copies of our monthly selection are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

 

Location: Group Study Room

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday April 16, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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. In order to foster the child’s independence and emerging listening skills, caregivers and siblings are asked to remain outside the program during storytime. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Foster Parenting Children with Special Needs
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Marc Bermann, Foster Care Recruiter/Trainer from Jewish Child and Family Services is here to lead an informal discussion on “The Challenges and Rewards of Foster Parenting Children and Youth with Special Needs,” which is a free program, offered as part of their agency’s community outreach efforts to educate the public about the child welfare system. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Toddler storytime for children two and three years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This program is designed to help chldren develop listening skills. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Teen Movie Night: Bumblebee
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Bumblebee. 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.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@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 18, 2019
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Romper Rhymes (3-15mo) *R*
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Romper Rhymes is a language enrichment program in which nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays are shared with babies and their parents or caregivers. Storytime is followed by a brief play session with age-appropriate toys. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23mo) *R*
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Budding Readers is designed to prepare toddlers and their parents or caregivers for Time for Twos storytime. The program includes stories and nursery rhymes, fingerplays, flannel board stories, baby sign language, and music. Registration is required. No class last week of March.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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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 A
Friday April 19, 2019
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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/or 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. No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday April 21, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY

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

Monday April 22, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Incorporating Digital Assets into Your Estate Plan
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Money Smart Week - presented by the Law Office of John Pankau

We will discuss the necessary steps to take in order to incorporate digital assets into your estate plan including but not limited to Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 spaces available.
Tuesday April 23, 2019
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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

You can’t read the news without seeing the hype about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Is this the first wave of the cashless future or just another overhyped technology? One thing is for sure: there’s a lot of money riding on its success.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 spaces available.
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Christopher Robin
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Christopher Robin

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Starring: Ewan McGregor
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1hr. 44min.

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  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 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? Teens are welcome to join us for an Introduction to 3D printing class, where we will create our own Tinkercad accounts, 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
 
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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:  Alex Contes    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday April 25, 2019
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  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 C + Mtg Room D
 
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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
Monday April 29, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday May 1, 2019
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday May 2, 2019
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall
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.  

152 Stratford Dr, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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

Stop by the Youth Services department anytime between 3:00-8:00 p.m. to make a fun craft. 

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for someplace to run your D&D campaign? Grab your twenty-sided die and embark on an adventure. We'll provide the space and the snacks, you provide the imagination! Newbies and long-time players are welcome. Ages 13 & up.  Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + 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 May 3, 2019
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us at the library for an hour of Tai Chi, which is all about slow movement, meditation, breathing and balance. Bob Plucinsky is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong from the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center. He has a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Health Education.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Free Comic Book Day Setup
11:30 AM - 5:00 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)!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday May 4, 2019
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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)!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday May 6, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Calling All Coin Collectors
6:30 PM - 8:00 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 79 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones    kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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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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Wright Brothers, Wrong Story
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author talk by William Hazelgrove

This book is the first deconstruction of the Wright Brothers’ myth. They were not — as we have all come to believe–two halves of the same apple. Each had a distinctive role in creating the first “flying machine.”
 
How could two misanthropic brothers who never left home, were high-school dropouts, and made a living as bicycle mechanics have figured out the secret of manned flight? This new history of the Wright Brothers’ monumental accomplishment focuses on their early years of trial and error at Kitty Hawk (1900-1903) and Orville Wright’s epic fight with the Smithsonian Institute and Glenn Curtis. William Hazelgrove makes a convincing case that it was Wilbur Wright who designed the first successful airplane, not Orville. He shows that, while Orville’s role was important, he generally followed his brother’s lead and assisted with the mechanical details to make Wilbur’s vision a reality.
 
Combing through original archives and family letters, Hazelgrove reveals the differences in the brothers’ personalities and abilities. He examines how the Wright Brothers’ myth was born when Wilbur Wright died early and left his brother to write their history with personal friend John Kelly. The author notes the peculiar inwardness of their family life, business and family problems, bouts of depression, serious illnesses, and yet, rising above it all, was Wilbur’s obsessive zeal to test out his flying ideas. When he found Kitty Hawk, this desolate location on North Carolina’s Outer Banks became his laboratory. By carefully studying bird flight and the Rubik’s Cube of control, Wilbur cracked the secret of aerodynamics and achieved liftoff on December 17, 1903.
 
Hazelgrove’s richly researched and well-told tale of the Wright Brothers’ landmark achievement captures the excitement of the times at the start of the “American century.”
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
Wednesday May 8, 2019
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DIY Stress Ball
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make two different kinds of stress balls using water beads and flour.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday May 9, 2019
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday May 11, 2019
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday May 13, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Stroke: How to Spot it and How to Stop it
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, an observance that highlights the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke and encourages persons to act FAST (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9–1–1) if someone is having a stroke.

It is estimated that 80% of strokes are preventable. This program explains the common stroke risk factors and how to manage them, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of someone having a stroke, and the medical treatment options available for those that experience stroke.

Presented by the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 80 spaces available.
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Leonardo at 500: Exploring the Art of Leonardo da Vinci
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses works of art attributed to this Renaissance master. Mishur focuses on Leonardo's innovative approach to painting and how he helped establish the Italian Renaissance as a distinct period in the history of art. Works discussed include The Last Supper and Mona Lisa, among others. Mishur is the co-owner of Art Excursions, a business providing private guiding, small group tours, travel consulting and lectures on various topics. Art Excursions has been in business for over 20 years.  The company was named best boutique private art guide by the Wall Street Journal.  Mishur holds an M.A. and a B.A. in the history of art from Northern Illinois University.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 76 spaces available.
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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DIY Marble Mug
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a unique marble mug using nail polish and water!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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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 May 16, 2019
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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 A
 
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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: Mtg Room B
Saturday May 18, 2019
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jacob F.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday May 19, 2019
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LAST SUNDAY OPEN BEFORE THE LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS BEGIN

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

Monday May 20, 2019
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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 is open to everyone and welcomes new members! We meet on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except in August and December. We discuss a mix of contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction, and copies of our monthly selection are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

 

Location: Group Study Room

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Bloomingdale Park District Dept. Head Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Women of WWII: On the Front Lines & the Home Front
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During World War II, American women took on many new roles, both in the military and as civilians. Beyond Rosie the Riveter and the Atomic Girls, women made incredible contributions to the war effort. One of the civilian avenues was through the American Red Cross Clubmobile program, which was essentially a mobile club, featuring doughnuts, coffee, and good old American girl-next-door friendliness, all served up at the front lines in Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and Australia - wherever the troops were to be found. Learn more about the Clubmobile program and all the ways in which American women helped win the war!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 74 spaces available.
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Green Book
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Green Book
A blue-collar Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2hrs. 9min.
 
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  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 59 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
6:30 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? Teens are welcome to join us for an Introduction to 3D printing class, where we will create our own Tinkercad accounts, 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 May 23, 2019
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and  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 C + Mtg Room D
 
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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
Sunday May 26, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday May 27, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 27TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

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

 
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Tutors on Wheels
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday June 2, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday June 3, 2019
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones    kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday June 4, 2019
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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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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Motown: The Music That Moved The World
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In Detroit in the 1960's Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles - 110 Top Ten hits to be exact!  It was the "Sound of Young America" sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.  Using audio and visual content we'll trace the amazing musical journey from the power soul of "Dancing In The Streets" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" to the psychedelic soul of "Cloud Nine" and "What's Going On" to the pop soul of The Jackson 5.  Timeless music that moved us then and moves us now.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Fairy Jar
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Capture the magical feeling of fairies by creating a glowing fairy jar!

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday June 6, 2019
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Looking for someplace to run your D&D campaign? Grab your twenty-sided die and embark on an adventure. We'll provide the space and the snacks, you provide the imagination! Newbies and long-time players are welcome. Ages 13 & up.  Drop-In - No Registration Required

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + 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 June 7, 2019
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Tai Chi
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us at the library for an hour of Tai Chi, which is all about slow movement, meditation, breathing and balance. Bob Plucinsky is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qi Gong from the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center. He has a B.S. in Physical Education and a M.S. in Health Education.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday June 8, 2019
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday June 9, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday June 10, 2019
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Villas Owners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Yoga and Self-Care for Busy People
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In an era of mounting stress and anxiety from competing demands, taking on too much at work and at home, and rushing around for everyone but yourself—it's common for self-care to fall off your to-do list, especially as a busy person. Self-care is more than taking a shower and brushing your teeth. It's taking the time to care for your mind, body, and spirit so that you can live well emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Drawing upon practices from Julie's book 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas, this session will teach you practical ways to stand-up for your self-care, including yoga stretches and simple meditations, so that you can more fully enjoy your busy life.
 
About the Author: Julie M. Gentile is a Millennial working mama, yoga teacher at the Bloomingdale Park District, author of 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas (MSI Press), and professional writer and editor. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for a decade and leading yoga classes since 2011. Learn about her self-care adventures on her website, www.juliegtheyogi.com, and on Facebook and Instagram @juliegtheyogi. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 78 spaces available.
Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Socialize with fellow seniors at the library. Members discuss relevant topics, have a light snack, and play cards.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Adult Program
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday June 12, 2019
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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DIY Washi Tape Bangle Bracelets
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a funky looking wooden bangle bracelet by decorating it with washi tape!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other teens for gaming on our big screens or a tabletop! Have a dance-off using our Kinect, start your own Rock Band, race in Mario Kart 8, battle in Super Smash Bros., or discover your new favorite tabletop or board game! 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday June 14, 2019
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Summer Concert
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jamie & Kristina     
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday June 16, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday June 17, 2019
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Following the Yellow Brick Road: The Life of Judy Garland
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This June marks the 50th anniversary of Judy Garland's death in 1969, and as tribute to this Hollywood legend, historian Jim Gibbons will be here to discuss her beautiful yet tragic life. 

Born on June 10, 1922 in Grand Rapids Minnesota, Frances Ethel Gumm (whose name was later changed to “Judy Garland”), was lovingly nicknamed “Baby” by her vaudevillian parents and siblings. She began performing at age 2 ½ singing “Jingle Bells” alongside her sisters. The three girls were known as the “Gumm Sisters” and later, the “Garland Sisters,” appearing in various movies, television and vaudeville shows. At age 13 in September 1935, Judy Garland signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) which began her rise to fame. However, it was not an easy road ahead of her as she was constantly criticized for her looks. Garland was told she needed to be more glamorous like the other famous female stars she went to school with such as Ava Gardner and Elizabeth Taylor. Even in the peak of Garland’s stardom, the pressure from others to be more and do more was intense until the day she died.
 
In his slideshow lecture, Gibbons will explain how Garland would receive worldwide fame for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. He will explain how she went on to star in other notable movies such as Meet Me in St. Louis; The Harvey Girls; Easter Parade; and Summer Stock. Gibbons will discuss how Garland was let go from MGM in 1950 for personal struggles, yet went on to star in the Emmy-nominated television show, The Judy Garland Show and was the first female to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. She was also awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award after her death, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was placed on the Top 10 Greatest Female Stars of the American Cinemas list by the American Institute.
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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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Park District Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room