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

Questions: Please check our FAQ or contact us
Virtual Programs: Enjoy our virtual programming via Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom.
Online Services: Many services are available online when the building is closed: library card registration, eBooks and downloads, online learning.
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Sunday February 21, 2021 - Saturday February 27, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Food Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday February 28, 2021 - Saturday March 6, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen U.S. History Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday March 1, 2021 - Friday March 5, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Toddler Time Bag

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

Ages 1-3

Kit Pickup: March 1- March 5

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday March 1, 2021 - Wednesday March 31, 2021
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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt: springtime Madness (Drop-In)

Spring is right around the corner, which means our outdoor scavenger hunt is back! Visit outside the library this month to see what kind of secrets await you!

 
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Riddle Me This! ( Drop-In)

Grades 1-6

Solve a weekly riddle in our Tween area and win a small prize !

 
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ViRTUAL Somewhere Over the Rainbow- An Interactive Online Experience

Follow the rainbows to find all the mischievous leprechauns. which one will give up his pot o' gold? Find all 6 and earn the gold to win a special prize!

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday March 1, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Star Wars Crochet
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. MARCH 8.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

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CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Virtual: Access Queries
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Instructor: Sean

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

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 19 spaces available.
Wednesday March 3, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

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

Instructor: Charlie

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

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- Theme TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are many spaces available.
Friday March 5, 2021
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VIRTUAL: I Can Do It! An SEL-Based Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday March 7, 2021 - Saturday March 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Sports Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday March 8, 2021 - Friday March 12, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- St. Patrick's Day Bag

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

Grades K-6

Kit Pickup: March 8-12

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday March 8, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Madrid in March
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 28 spaces available.
 
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Virtual: Excel If and VLookup Functions
7:00 PM

Instructor: Sean

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

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday March 10, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday March 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are many spaces available.
Sunday March 14, 2021 - Saturday March 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Music Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday March 15, 2021 - Friday March 19, 2021
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MAKE IT TAKE IT- Design Craft and Share

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

Grades K-6

Kit Pickup: March 15 - March 19

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

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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STEM Club: Tech Time Online: Tech Bingo

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Roly Poly Pandas

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

Grades K-6

Kit Pickup: March 15- 19

Video Premiere: March 19

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday March 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Caravaggio: Baroque Master
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday March 17, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 98 spaces available.
Thursday March 18, 2021
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Virtual: Basic Video Editing on PCs
7:00 PM

Instructor: Salvador

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

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- All Requests
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are many spaces available.
Friday March 19, 2021
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VIRTUAL Now Boarding: An International Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

February- Netherlands

March- Ukraine

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Saturday March 20, 2021
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Spring Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Spring Book Sale!

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday March 21, 2021 - Saturday March 27, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Television Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday March 21, 2021
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Spring Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Spring Book Sale!

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday March 22, 2021 - Friday March 26, 2021
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Brown Bear Flannel Board

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

Ages 2-5

Kit Pickup: March 22 - March 26

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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TAKE IT MAKE IT- Colorful Plastic Flowers

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

Grades 3-6

Kit Pickup: March 22- March 26 

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

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 7 spaces available.
Monday March 22, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Fabulous Flowers
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. MARCH 22.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

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CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Virtual: Using the Simple Scan Station
7:00 PM

Instructor: Sean

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

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

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

Join us on Zoom to learn about nature illustration and create your own Spring inspired drawings with artist Lindsay Budzynski. Supplies needed: paper, pencils/erasers, ruler. Tracing paper, markers, or colored pencils optional. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom, and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the week of the event. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants, teens are welcome to register. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday March 24, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday March 28, 2021 - Saturday April 3, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Name That Logo Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday March 29, 2021 - Friday April 2, 2021
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Take it Make it: April Fool's Day in a Bag

Registration starts March 22 at 9am. 

All Ages

Kit Pickup: March 29- April 2

includes all the materials to celebrate April Fool's Day at home. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday March 29, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Women in Astronomy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday March 30, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Adult Take & Make: Galaxy Magnets and Key Chains
9:00 AM - 11:55 PM

YouTube video (pre-recorded)

Watch the premiere of “Galaxy Magnets and Key Chains” on Tuesday, March 30th and learn how to easily make professional-looking magnets, key chains, or jewelry. For this craft you will need Mod Podge, brushes, glass cabochons with magnets or jewelry settings, and printed pictures of galaxies and stars.

The first 20 people to email Kristina Giovanni at kgiovanni@mybpl.org will receive a bag of supplies on March 30th. You must provide your own scissors.

 

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Friday April 2, 2021
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VIRTUAL: I Can Do It! An SEL-Based Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Saturday April 3, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen ACT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are many spaces available.
Sunday April 4, 2021
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON APRIL 4 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Sunday April 4, 2021 - Saturday April 10, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Easter Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Escape the Library!

(Grades 3-6)

National Library Week 

Virtually visit the Bloomingdale Public Library- find all the clues and solve all the puzzles to disable the alarm and escape! 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday April 5, 2021 - Friday April 9, 2021
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Take it Make it: Through Our Eyes--- Multi-generational Grant Program

Special Registration starts March 15.

Ages: 6+-- to include 3 generations 

Kit Pick up: April 5-9

Return Projects by April 16

Family Fun that involves imagination, creativity, and free expression! Through Our Eyes is a Visual Arts Mini-Grant Program awarded to BPL through the Dupage Foundation JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund. Participants should include 3 family members (close family friend acceptable) in 3 different generations (IE, child: ages 6-19, adult: ages 20-50, and older adult family member; ages 50+). This kit includes: several passages from classic children's literature, drawing paper, speciality watercolor pencils, eraser, paint brushes and canvases for final product. The intention of this program is to show visual interpretation of a literary passage through the eyes of multiple generations. A passage is read by each partcipant and then visually interpreted and transposed onto paper/canvas for the final product. Artwork must be returned to the Youth Services at the library. these paintings will be on display in the library through the months of April and May as our Artist of the month and then returned after their showcase. 

Drawing is a vision on paper. ~ Andrew Loomis, American Illustrator

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday April 5, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Hanging Terrarium
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. APRIL 5.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

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CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: The Colorful History of the Little Black Dress
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 39 spaces available.
Tuesday April 6, 2021
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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 A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday April 7, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday April 8, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- Theme TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday April 11, 2021 - Saturday April 17, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Animals Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday April 12, 2021 - Friday April 16, 2021
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Take it Make it:Circus at Home

Registration begins March 22 at 9AM.

Grades K-6

Kit Pickup: April 12-16

YouTube video available: April 16

Since we can't go to the circus, have a circus at home with clowning tricks and circus crafts. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday April 12, 2021
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VIRTUAL: A Beacon in the City of Light: Notre Dame in Paris
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 32 spaces available.
Wednesday April 14, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday April 16, 2021
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VIRTUAL Now Boarding: An International Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

February- Netherlands

March- Ukraine

April- Italy

May- Mexico 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday April 18, 2021 - Saturday April 24, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Movies Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday April 19, 2021 - Friday April 23, 2021
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Take it Make it: We are in a Bag!

Registration begins March 22 at 9AM

Ages 3-6

Kit pickup: April 19-23

Crafts, stories, activites about our favorite Elephant and pig... throw a party and share your best projects/costumes for a chance to win some elephant and Piggie books!

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Take it Make it:Earth Day

Registration begins March 22 at 9AM

Grades K- 3

Kit Pickup- April 19- 23

Learn how to make seed balls and shapes from recycled paper. These can be planted this spring!

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday April 19, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Scrabble Tile Pendant
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. APRIL 19.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

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CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday April 20, 2021
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Virtual Art Class for Adults and Teens: Still Life & Symbolism
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us on Zoom to learn about the symbolism and hidden meaning of still life paintings, and create your own drawing with artist Lindsay Budzynski. Supplies needed: paper, pencils/erasers, ruler. Tracing paper, markers, or colored pencils optional. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom, and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the week of the event. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants, teens are welcome to register.  

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 11 spaces available.
Wednesday April 21, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 98 spaces available.
Thursday April 22, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- All Requests
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday April 25, 2021 - Saturday May 1, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Music Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday April 26, 2021 - Friday April 30, 2021
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Take it Make it: Crochet Along with Miss Carol

Registration begins March 22 at 9 AM. 

Grades 3-8 

Kit Pickup: April 26- 30

YouTube video available: April 26 and May 10

Zoom meeting: May 24th at 5 p.m.

Learn to crochet along with Miss Carol. Intro kit includes crochet hook and yarn. Video 1 will show you how to hold your hook and yarn and how to crochet a chain- the foundation of most crochet projects. Video 2 will show you how to use your skills to make a simple dishrag. Then, come to our May Zoom meeting to show off your creations. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Take it Make it: Sensory Activities

Registration begins March 22 at 9AM.

All Ages

Kit Pickup: April 26- 30

Includes material to make fun all new sensory activities.

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday April 26, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Losing at the Oscars
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 52 spaces available.
Wednesday April 28, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library are a diverse group of individuals who wish to help our LIbrary in interesting ways. We plan fun fundraising events which benefit both our Library and the community. Please consider joining us for more information - all are welcome!

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday April 30, 2021
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ROOM IN USE
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday May 1, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are many spaces available.
 
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Free Comic Book Day
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday May 2, 2021 - Saturday May 8, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Star Wars Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday May 3, 2021 - Friday May 7, 2021
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Take It Make It: Mother's Day

Registration begins March 22 at 9am.

Grades K-6

Kit Pickup: May 3-8

Design and create a Mother's Day card and flowers to put into your real vase included in your kit.

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Take it Make it-Learn About Hawaii for Kids

Registration begins March 22 at 9 AM.

Grades K- 6

Kit pickup: May 3- May 7

YouTube Video available: May 7

Take an imaginary trip to Hawaii to learn about their volcanoes, culture and traditions. maek a lei craft and your own volcano! watch accompanying storytime to learn even more about our 50th state!

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday May 3, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Star Wars Tote Bag
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

May the Fourth Be With You! Celebrate Star Wars day by picking up craft supplies to make your very own Star Wars tote that you can travel the galaxy with. All supplies will be provided, just choose your decal.  

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, MAY 3.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

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         Stormtrooper                         Baby Yoda                     Galactic Empire                  Rebel Alliance                       Mandalorian

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: Designing a Flower Bed with Seasonal Interest
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 81 spaces available.
Tuesday May 4, 2021
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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 A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday May 5, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday May 6, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- Theme TBA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Friday May 7, 2021
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VIRTUAL: I Can Do It! An SEL-Based Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday May 9, 2021 - Saturday May 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Toys & Games Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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STEM Club: Tech Time Online: YouTube How-To

Virtual

(Grades 3-6)

Week of May 9-15 

Learn how to film and edit your own videos then upload them to YouTube. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday May 10, 2021
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Tangle of Knots: Virtual Family Book Discussion

Registration begins March 22 at 9 AM.

Grades 4-6 with an adult

Book Pickup: as soon as you register 

Zoom Book Discussion: May 10 at 5 PM

Tangle of Knots explores families, self-esteem, peanut butter, a little bit of magic and lots of cake. Read the book together with an adult and then join our Zoom discussion. If you'd like, try one of the cake recipes in the book to share at home during the discussion. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday May 10, 2021 - Friday May 14, 2021
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Take it Make it: Masterpiece Journal

Registration begins March 22 at 9AM.

Grades K-2

Kit Pickup: May 10- 14

Pick up supplies and instructions to make your own art while learning about famous artists. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday May 10, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Splendors of the Vatican: Art, Architecture, and History
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 36 spaces available.
Wednesday May 12, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday May 16, 2021 - Saturday May 22, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Celebrities Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday May 17, 2021 - Friday May 21, 2021
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Take it Make it: Paw Patrol

Registration begins March 22 at 9 AM.

Ages 2-6

Kit Pickup: May 17- 21

Calling all Paw Patrol fans, join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, and the rest of the Paw Patrol gang for a Pawty Adventure! Take home program includes: crafts, games, and loads of fun!

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday May 17, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Survival Bracelet
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Be prepared for anything by making your very own survival bracelet. Paracord is a useful item to have on an adventure-- even everyday adventures. Learn this weaving technique and create your very own useful paracord bracelet following simple step-by-step instructions. Limited to 15 teens.

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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Virtual Art Class for Adults and Teens: Scales, Feathers, and Exoskeletons
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us on Zoom to learn how to draw animals with unique bodies and textures, and create your own drawing with artist Lindsay Budzynski. Supplies needed: paper, pencils/erasers, ruler. Tracing paper, markers, or colored pencils optional. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom, and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the week of the event. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants, teens are welcome to register.  

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 13 spaces available.
Wednesday May 19, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 99 spaces available.
Thursday May 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL - Total Request Live: BPL Piano Show! Featuring Kaleen Dolan -- All Requests
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Facebook Live themed piano show for the whole family! 
 
The video stream will be posted on the library's Facebook Page shortly before each show starts at 7:00 p.m. You can request songs via the comments section, so make sure to come with a few ideas.
 
Kaleen Dolan is a born and raised Chicagoan who has played at the top piano bars nationally and internationally.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Friday May 21, 2021
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VIRTUAL Now Boarding: An International Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

February- Netherlands

March- Ukraine

April- Italy

May- Mexico 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday May 23, 2021
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LAST SUNDAY OPEN

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Sunday May 23, 2021 - Saturday May 29, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Nintendo Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday May 24, 2021 - Friday May 28, 2021
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Take it Make it: Australian American Girl Doll Adventure

Registration begins March 22 at 9AM

Grades K-2

Kit Pick-up: May 24-28

Learn about Austrialian culture and the 2021 American Girl doll who is from this exciting place. 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday May 24, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Funfetti Candle
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. MAY 3.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

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CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: Windmills & Tulips in the Netherlands and Belgium
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 65 spaces available.
Wednesday May 26, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

 

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday May 30, 2021
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CLOSED ON SUNDAYS DURING SUMMER HOURS

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Sunday May 30, 2021 - Saturday June 5, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Chicago Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday May 31, 2021
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON MAY 31ST IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Tuesday June 1, 2021
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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 A + Mtg Room B
Sunday June 6, 2021 - Saturday June 12, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Books Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday June 7, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Pride Flag Safety Pin
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Looking for a way to show off some LGBTQ+ pride? Celebrate Pride month by creating a beaded pride flag pin using safety pins. Wear it all month or all year to show your support!

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. JUNE 7.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: Beyond the Blues Brothers
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 88 spaces available.
Wednesday June 9, 2021
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday June 13, 2021 - Saturday June 19, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Disney Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday June 14, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Edith: The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The reviews are in for Edith: The Rogue Rockefeller McCormick, by Andrea Friederici Ross.
 
All agree it is fascinating. Be treated to a unique experience as Edith herself walks off the page and onto your Zoom screen and the author enlightens you about the odyssey of Edith’s life. Get ready for questions about King Tut’s child bride, James Joyce, Brookfield Zoo and wealth unimaginable.
 
This is a video presentation followed by live Q&A; an opportunity to meet the author and the subject of her work at the same time. Copies of the book are available at the library, reading ahead is strongly encouraged.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 78 spaces available.
Wednesday June 16, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 100 spaces available.
Sunday June 20, 2021 - Saturday June 26, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Summer Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday June 21, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday June 27, 2021 - Saturday July 3, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Marvel Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday June 28, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Oh, Say Can You See: Images of Patriotism in American Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Art Historian Jeff Mishur presents this slide lecture about patriotic themes, symbols, and subjects. Mishur discusses images of George Washington, the American flag, the American landscape, and other subjects within their historic context.

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 57 spaces available.
Sunday July 4, 2021
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON JULY 4TH IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Sunday July 4, 2021 - Saturday July 10, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen US History Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 5, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Remembering Route 66
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 78 spaces available.
Tuesday July 6, 2021
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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 A + Mtg Room B
Sunday July 11, 2021 - Saturday July 17, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Pokémon Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 12, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Roving the Red Planet
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

 

Presented by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols.
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 89 spaces available.
Wednesday July 14, 2021
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday July 18, 2021 - Saturday July 24, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 19, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 21, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Sunday July 25, 2021 - Saturday July 31, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday July 26, 2021
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VIRTUAL: We Love Lucy! Lucille Ball
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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


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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 58 spaces available.
Wednesday July 28, 2021
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library are a diverse group of individuals who wish to help our LIbrary in interesting ways. We plan fun fundraising events which benefit both our Library and the community. Please consider joining us for more information - all are welcome!

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday August 3, 2021
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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 A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday August 11, 2021
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday August 12, 2021
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday August 16, 2021
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VIRTUAL: The Race to Save Titanic
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

William Hazelgrove's new narrative non-fiction book is out now! 

 

160 Minutes The Race to Save the Titanic is a knight’s mission in the dead of a freezing night on the icy Atlantic. It is two men huddled in the transmitting room sending out their plea for assistance with distant ships snatching the meaning and interpreting those dots and dashes in a myriad of different ways relaying it on to a shocked world. It is the actions in Britain and New York and the ships steaming toward the stricken ship of dreams with the only thought to reach her before people succumbed to the twenty-five-degree water. The natural drama of Titanic’s short-lived death throes is juxtaposed against this race against time by the other ships who could affect the outcome and the tragic consequences of the missed opportunities where the fifteen hundred might have been saved.

The race to save the largest ship in the word would begin at 11:40 PM on April 14 when the iceberg was struck and would end at 2:20 am March 15 when her lights blinked out and left 1500 people thrashing in 25-degree water. Although the race to save Titanic survivors would stretch on beyond this, most people in the water would die, but the amazing thing is that of the 2229 people, 710 did not and this was the success of the Titanic rescue effort.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 88 spaces available.
Wednesday August 18, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday August 19, 2021
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday August 20, 2021
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ROOM IN USE
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 21, 2021
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Volunteering 101
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Volunteer Fair
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday August 23, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Discover Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Join local travel enthusiast and retired librarian, Nancy McCully, and explore Canada’s Atlantic Coast with this visit to its national parks, historic forts, and Anne of Green Gables sites. See the legendary tides of the Bay of Fundy and watch for whales along the rocky coast. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 89 spaces available.
Thursday August 26, 2021
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday August 30, 2021
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VIRTUAL: The Sinking of the SS Andrea Doria
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
 
It is 11:10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 1956. A heavy fog has settled over the North Atlantic, 45 miles south of the island of Nantucket. The Italian passenger liner, the SS Andrea Doria, is heading westbound, relying on its radar screens to cut its way through the thick fog of the evening. Little does its captain realize, there is eminent danger that lies directly ahead. The Swedish passenger liner, the MS Stockholm, is heading eastbound directly towards them! Hidden from their view by the thick fog, both passenger liners are now heading for a tragic encounter at speeds too fast to avoid the ultimate collision. After being smashed 30 feet into its starboard side, the Andrea Doria pulls loose, lists sharply, and starts to sink to the bottom of the ocean, endangering the lives of all on board. The result was the loss of 46 passengers and crew members on the SS Andrea Doria and 5 crew members on the MS Stockholm. Many of the 1,660 passengers rescued from the capsizing Andrea Doria also had to fight their way off the sinking ship, facing the tremendous odds, without the use of lifeboats.
 
Historian, Jim Gibbons, will present the story of, “The Sinking of the SS Andrea Doria,” and how it collided in a thick fog with the MS Stockholm. Gibbons will take you through that terrible night of extreme tragedy that rocked maritime history!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 92 spaces available.
Thursday September 2, 2021
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Sunday September 5, 2021
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LAST SUNDAY CLOSED

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Monday September 6, 2021
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 6 IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

 
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 6 IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Tuesday September 7, 2021
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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 A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday September 8, 2021
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday September 9, 2021
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday September 12, 2021
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SUNDAY HOURS RESUME

Library Sunday Hours Resume - Open 1:00-5:00PM

Monday September 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: US-Cuba Relations 1898-2018: What They Didn't Teach Us in School
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Presented by Walt Zlotow, President of the West Suburban Peace Coalition.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 93 spaces available.
Wednesday September 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Saturday September 18, 2021
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Fall Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fall Book Sale!

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday September 19, 2021
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Fall Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fall Book Sale!

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday September 20, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday September 23, 2021
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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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 A + Mtg Room B
Thursday October 7, 2021
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday October 14, 2021
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday October 18, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday October 21, 2021
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday October 27, 2021
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library are a diverse group of individuals who wish to help our LIbrary in interesting ways. We plan fun fundraising events which benefit both our Library and the community. Please consider joining us for more information - all are welcome!

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday October 28, 2021
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday November 2, 2021
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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 A + Mtg Room B
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday November 5, 2021
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ROOM IN USE
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday November 6, 2021
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International Games Day
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All Ages
Drop-in (no registration required)

Attention Pokémon trainers, dungeon crawlers, and Mario Kart racers: celebrate International Games Day at your library! Discover new games or play your favorites. Play against others in board games, video games, and collectible card games! You can also create games-related crafts, play life-size games, or take on challengers during our video game tournament!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2734  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday November 10, 2021
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 11, 2021
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday November 15, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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VIRTUAL: Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Thursday November 18, 2021
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday November 24, 2021
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THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE EARLY ON WEDNESDAY AT 5PM IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Thursday November 25, 2021
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Thursday December 2, 2021
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday December 8, 2021
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday December 9, 2021
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 13, 2021
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Monday Night Page Turners - Our Favorite Picks Party
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Special December date - second Monday of December
 
Register for our end of year party! There's no book discussion this month. Instead, we'll be sharing our favorite picks of the year. A list of all shared titles will be available after the party, so you're sure to find some great book, movie, and TV show recommendations. To register, please contact Jessica Frazier at jfrazier@mybpl.org.

 

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
Tuesday December 14, 2021
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Date: The December meeting of the Historical Book Discussion is held on the second 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
Thursday December 23, 2021
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday December 24, 2021
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS EVE HOLIDAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Saturday December 25, 2021
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25TH, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Friday December 31, 2021
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEARS EVE HOLIDAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.

Saturday January 1, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON JANUARY 1ST IN OBSERVANCE OF THE NEW YEAR HOLIDAY

Online Services: Many services are available online when the library building is closed, including library card registrationeBooks and downloadsonline learning, and more.


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