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The library is open normal business hours. Meeting rooms reopen August 1, 2021. Reservations are now being accepted.

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.
Latest Updates: Check our website, Facebook page, or by signing up for our eNewsletters.

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


  


Sunday August 1, 2021 - Saturday August 7, 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 August 2, 2021 - Friday August 6, 2021
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Take it Make it- Code with Cubetto

Grades K-3

Kit Pickup: August 2- 6

Zoom meeting: August 9 at 4pm

Help Cubetto move around a cityscape by coding his paths. Then we'll attach markers onto Cubetto so you can code the drawing of shapes for a fun challenge. 

REGISTRATION BEGINS June 21 at 9am. 

Wednesday August 4, 2021
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Open Study Room
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Open Study Room is available for any patrons to use without reservations during the specified time frame.

Please note that patrons cannot close the doors for personal use. If you wish to have private space for use, please see the Reference Desk to ask about the Group Study Room or Quiet Study Room. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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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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Villas of Thornfield HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday August 5, 2021
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Open Study Room
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Open Study Room is available for any patrons to use without reservations during the specified time frame.

Please note that patrons cannot close the doors for personal use. If you wish to have private space for use, please see the Reference Desk to ask about the Group Study Room or Quiet Study Room. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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End of Summer Reading Celebration
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

End of Summer Reading Celebration

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with ice cream novelty treats outside by the gazebo!

Per CDC/IDPH updated recommendations for DuPage County, BPL has changed our masking requirements. As of Friday, July 30, all patrons must wear masks in teh library and at all library functions, regardless of vaccination status, until further notice. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

LOCATION: Gazebo (Outdoors)
Friday August 6, 2021
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Open Study Room
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Open Study Room is available for any patrons to use without reservations during the specified time frame.

Please note that patrons cannot close the doors for personal use. If you wish to have private space for use, please see the Reference Desk to ask about the Group Study Room or Quiet Study Room. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Registered In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in- person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and space will be limited to only the families that registered. Please call the youth services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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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
 
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YS meeting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 7, 2021
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Open Study Room
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Open Study Room is available for any patrons to use without reservations during the specified time frame.

Please note that patrons cannot close the doors for personal use. If you wish to have private space for use, please see the Reference Desk to ask about the Group Study Room or Quiet Study Room. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday August 8, 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 August 8, 2021 - Saturday August 14, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Television Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday August 9, 2021 - Friday August 13, 2021
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Take It Make It Beach Time Fun

Kit pickup August 9-13

Ages 2-5

Where can you find seashells, sand castles, and buckets of fun? The beach, of course! This kit will offer one last splash of summer before school gets back in session. Registration begins July 26 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday August 9, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Moana Heart of Te Fiti Candle Holder
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Do you love the movie Moana? Make a beautiful Heart of Te Fiti Glitter Jar to decorate your room with! Store your keepsakes in it or even a candle.

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. August 9.  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
Tuesday August 10, 2021
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Join them for conversation and card playing.

CONTACT:  Lisa Storto  630-924-2732  lstorto@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Summer Concert: American English
7:00 PM

 

Summer Concerts are back! Enjoy a variety of music styles for free this summer! Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are held Tuesdays at Old Town Park.

Concerts are presented by the Village of Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale Public Library and Bloomingdale Park District.

Please look here for more information.

CONTACT:  Bloomingdale Park District  (630) 529-3650  
Wednesday August 11, 2021
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Audit
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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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: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday August 12, 2021
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Audit
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Eastgate of Blomingdale HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence C    
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday August 13, 2021
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Audit
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Registered In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in- person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and space will be limited to only the families that registered. Please call the youth services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Saturday August 14, 2021
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Free Comic Book Day
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the library! Enjoy activities and comics for all ages starting August 14 to celebrate 20 years of Free Comic Book Day. Thank you to Keith's Komix (528 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193) for the support!

Kids - Grades K-6
Youth Services Desk
- Come to the YS Desk to claim your surprise bag of comics, activities, and a craft! Available August 14-September 1, whle supplies last.

Teens and Adults
Adult Reference Desk area
- Free comics will be available to grab and go from the display behind the Adult Reference Desk. Stop in and help yourself! 3 comics per person, while supplies last.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
 
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VKK
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday August 15, 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 August 15, 2021 - Saturday August 21, 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 August 16, 2021 - Friday August 20, 2021
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Take It Make It Booknooks

Kit pickup August 16-20

Grades 3-6

Use our basic kit and found supplies to craft your own piece of art that is a window into a unique world, based on the art collections at the Smithsonian. Registration begins July 26 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 8 spaces available.
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 430 spaces available.
Wednesday August 18, 2021
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Virtual Book Discussion: Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Wednesday, August 18 3:00-4:00p.m.

Grades 4-6

What would happen if the ink from your marker drawings came to life and crawled of the page. Join us for a Zoom discussion of Inkling by Kenneth Oppel, a 2022 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee. Older family members welcome at the Zoom discussion.
Registration for this program begins July 15. The first 8 to register get a free paperback copy of the book. A waiting list is available and we will happily put this book on hold for you.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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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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webteam meeting
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday August 19, 2021
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Colorful Butterflies In- Person Release
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Colorful Butterflies: In- Person Release

Families

August 19th

10:30- 11:15 a.m.

Come visit our caterpillars in the library and join us for an in-Person program to release them. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Movie: Minari
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie

 
Minari
In a rural area of Arkansas during the 1980s, one family stands out. But for a young Koren-American couple and their children, the chance to create a successful farm means that they have a crack at the American dream. The wisecracking grandmother adds a lot of substance to the home as the entire family pitches in to make something out of nothing. 
Starring: Steven Yeun, Alan S. Kim, Yuh-Jung Youn 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 55 min. 
 
Snacks and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Virtual: Free Image Editing with Irfanview
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Charlie

This class will cover the basics of image manipulation and editing using a program that is freely available in our computer lab or over the internet.  Skills such as cropping, rotating, changing file types, and more will be covered.  The course should prove helpful for working with scanners or digital cameras.

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

 

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday August 20, 2021
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Registered In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in- person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and space will be limited to only the families that registered. Please call the youth services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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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. 

June- Turkey

July- Algeria

August- Egypt

LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Saturday August 21, 2021
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Bayview Crossing HOA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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VKK
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday August 22, 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 August 22, 2021 - Saturday August 28, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Anime 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 August 23, 2021
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Take it Make It Back to School!

Kit Pickup August 23-27

Grades K-6

Get ready to go back to school and make the transition easier with this SEL (social and emotional learning) based kit. Registration begins July 26 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday August 23, 2021 - Friday August 27, 2021
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Take it Make it Girl Scout Packs

Kit Pickup August 23-27

Ages 5-7


We are partnering with the Girl Scouts to learn more about their programs! Registration begins July 26 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 19 spaces available.
Monday August 23, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Light Bulb Aquarium
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

A light bulb, some pebbles, seashells, and a moss ball are all the supplies you'll need to make this easy mini aquarium. Don't forget to change your water regularly to keep your moss ball alive!

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. August 23.  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: 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 431 spaces available.
 
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Virtual: Excel 1 Re-Release
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Sean

Updated! This class will cover the basic concepts creating and using spreadsheets.  Formatting, designing, and sorting spreadsheets will be discussed along with the first steps towards creating formulas and using functions. Thanks to new recording equipment, this class has been dramatically improved over the initial release.

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

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday August 24, 2021
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Bloomingdale Township Democrats
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Mike M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bayview Crossing HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday August 25, 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 August 26, 2021
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World History & Foreign Affairs
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday August 27, 2021
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Registered In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in- person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and space will be limited to only the families that registered. Please call the youth services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Saturday August 28, 2021
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Sensory In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Sensory In- Person Storytime *R*

Ages 3-8

August 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Come join us for a fun sensory story time and sensory stations! Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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VKK
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday August 29, 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 August 29, 2021 - Saturday September 4, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Nickelodeon 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 August 30, 2021 - Friday September 3, 2021
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Take it Make It Abracadabra! Make Your Own Magic Tricks!

Kit Pickup: August 30-September 30

Grades 3-6

Make some cool magic tricks to amaze your family and friends. Registration begins July 26 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
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 450 spaces available.
 
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Virtual: Excel 2 Re-Release
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Sean

Updated! This class covers more advanced topics in Excel such as formulas, graphs and linking between multiple worksheets. Thanks to new recording equipment, this class has been dramatically improved over the initial release.

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

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday September 1, 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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Loose Threads Quilt Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie K.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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
Friday September 3, 2021
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Registered In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in- person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and space will be limited to only the families that registered. Please call the youth services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
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.

Sunday September 5, 2021 - Saturday September 11, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Cartoon Network Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday September 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.

Tuesday September 7, 2021 - Friday September 10, 2021
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Take it Make it Traveling Storyshare

Kit Pickup: September 7-10

Grades 3-6

Come get a personalized individual pack of book/activity/snack and get ready to visit places you've never been! Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
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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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
Thursday September 9, 2021
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Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day In-Person at the Library
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day In-Person at the Library *R*

Ages: 2-5

September 9th

10:30a.m.- 11:15a.m.

Grab your favorite teddy bear and do some crafts and games for a teddy bear picnic for teddy bear day!

When the parade is over you will leave your stuffed friend with the staff at the library and pick them up the next day to hear all about the fun they had! Please register each individual child attending since we need to know how many sleepover stuffed guest the library will have! This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Eastgate of Blomingdale HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence C    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Virtual: Inkscape for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Charlie

Learn the basics of working with this free vector graphics software. Similar to Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape is well suited for print or web images or animations.

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

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 20 spaces available.
Friday September 10, 2021
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Registered In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in- person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and space will be limited to only the families that registered. Please call the youth services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 1:21 PM     
Sunday September 12, 2021
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SUNDAY HOURS RESUME

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

Sunday September 12, 2021 - Saturday September 18, 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
Sunday September 12, 2021
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VKK
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday September 13, 2021 - Friday September 17, 2021
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Take It Make It Falling for Apples

Kit Pickup: September 13-17

Grades K-2

Fall is here and that means it is time for delicious apples. Learn more about this delicious fruit with a craft, game, and even a science experiment. Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Take it Make it Ice Cream Day!

Kit Pickup: September 13-17

Ages 2-5

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with fun ice cream activities including serving up your own (pretend) ice cream creations! Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00 a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 13, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: No Sew Fox Cozy
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Keep your hands cool during hot beverage season with this cute and easy to make fox cozy. 

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. September 13.  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: 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 466 spaces available.
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Sean  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 19 spaces available.
Tuesday September 14, 2021
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Join them for conversation and card playing.

CONTACT:  Lisa Storto  630-924-2732  lstorto@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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3 S's
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday September 15, 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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Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday September 16, 2021
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Drop-In Movie: Tenet
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie

Tenet
Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 30 min.
 
Snacks and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Lions Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday September 17, 2021
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Registered In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in- person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and space will be limited to only the families that registered. Please call the youth services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Sunday September 19, 2021 - Saturday September 25, 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 September 20, 2021 - Friday September 24, 2021
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Take it Make it Eurovision

Kit Pickup: September 20-24

Grades 1-6

Did you know that Eurovision, the popular song contest overseas, is coming here to America? Get ready to give your 12 points and have fun with music and culture in this interactive kit. Registration begins August 23 at at 9:00a.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
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. For more information, please contact Jessica Frazier at 630-924-2734 or jfrazier@mybpl.org. If you'd like to receive resources and discussion questions for a specific month's book group title, please contact Jessica Frazier.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday September 21, 2021
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Seniors Course: Session 1
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 learn about the basics of computer use and dealing with Windows.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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VIRTUAL: Art Class for Adults & Teens - Impressionism
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us on Zoom to learn about the elements of the Impressionism art movement and create your own Impressionist inspired drawing with artist Lindsay Budzynski.

Supplies needed: paper, pencil, and your choice of either crayons, oil pastels, or pastels. 

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 12 spaces available.
Wednesday September 22, 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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Seniors Course: Session 2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Instructor: Salvador

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

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday September 23, 2021
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World History & Foreign Affairs
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday September 24, 2021
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Registered In-Person Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us every Friday for in- person storytime. Listen to our staff read stories, sing songs and tell rhymes. Registration for this program will be one week prior to the event. Please register as a Family. This event will be held outdoors, unless inclement weather. Please practice social distancing and space will be limited to only the families that registered. Please call the youth services desk at 630- 924-4740 if you have any questions. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Sunday September 26, 2021 - Saturday October 2, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Teen Music Scavenger Hunt
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Monday September 27, 2021
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Crochet Along with Miss Carol

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

Grades 3-8

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 27, 2021 - Thursday September 30, 2021
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Take it Make it Easy Woven Art

Kit Pickup: September 27-30

Grades 3-6

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Registration will begin on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 27, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Macrame Keychain
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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

 REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. September 27.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: The Essential Great Chicago Fire
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 458 spaces available.
 
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Revive that Computer with Linux
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Michael

This brand-new class is a beginner-level introduction to the collection of Operating Systems known as Linux.  The presentation will range from addressing the expanding significance of Linux to the guidance needed for the personal selection of a Linux distribution.  Additionally, the class will incorporate a live demonstration of the installation process for a particularly user-friendly Linux distribution.

CONTACT:  Sean  6309242766  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 19 spaces available.
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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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 talk about Internet topics. Browsing the web, email questions and concerns, how the cloud works and how to avoid viruses.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrats
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Mike M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Virtual Storytime
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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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Seniors Course: Session 4
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.

CONTACT:  Sean Luster  6309242766  sluster@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Teen Movie Night: Cruella
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Cruella. 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.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday October 1, 2021
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST FOR BPL'S STAFF IN-SERVICE DAY.

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

Saturday October 2, 2021
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Ilse Sutchar's Piano Recital
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday October 4, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Senior Housing 101
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 499 spaces available.
 
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Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Loose Threads Quilt Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie K.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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
Monday October 11, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Felt Succulents
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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

 REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. October 11.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Join them for conversation and card playing.

CONTACT:  Lisa Storto  630-924-2732  lstorto@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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3 S's
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: The Color of Law & Reversing Segregation with Richard Rothstein
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

Author and researcher Richard Rothstein presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, and what can be done to reverse these practices and work towards racial equity. Co-sponsored by multiple Illinois libraries and held in partnership with Racial Awareness in the North Shore (RAIN), Together is Better Alliance (TiBA).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click this link to register: 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday October 14, 2021
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Drop-In Movie: News of the World
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drop-In Movie



News of the World
A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 58 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate of Blomingdale HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence C    
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. For more information, please contact Jessica Frazier at 630-924-2734 or jfrazier@mybpl.org. If you'd like to receive resources and discussion questions for a specific month's book group title, please contact Jessica Frazier.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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
 
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Bloomingdale Lions Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Monday October 25, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Gross Gummy Candy Lab
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY. October 25.  Please email Katie Yager at kyager@mybpl.org if you're interested in this craft project. 

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL - Edouard Manet: Painter of Modern Life
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

On the Same Page

Edouard Manet took on the conservative art world in Paris by painting modern life as opposed to “accepted” subjects. By challenging the French academic system Manet inspired Morisot, Renoir, Monet and other Impressionists. In this lecture, learn about important works in Manet's oeuvre including Luncheon on the Grass, The Balcony and A Bar at the Folies-Bergère. 
 
 
Art historian Jeff Mishur presents this lecture. Mishur is co-owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago; boutique art and culture tours in the United States; and lectures on a wide range of subjects. A popular speaker about art historical and travel topics, he has his M.A. in Art History from Northern Illinois University and has taught at the university level for many years.
 
 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 461 spaces available.
 
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Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Bloomingdale Township Democrats
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Mike M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday October 27, 2021
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Teen Movie Night: Love and Monsters
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Love and Monsters. 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.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday October 28, 2021
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World History & Foreign Affairs
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday November 1, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Uncovering Egypt
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar
 
Uncover Egypt’s secrets on our visit to the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, the temples near Luxor and Abu Simbel. We will cruise the Nile, examine tomb paintings and reliefs, and explore Ancient Egypt’s remarkable culture.
 
Presented by Nancy McCully, retired librarian and world traveller.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 492 spaces available.
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 C
Wednesday November 3, 2021
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Loose Threads Quilt Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie K.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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
Monday November 8, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Bath Bombs
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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VIRTUAL: King Tut - Art & Archaeology from the Time of the New Kingdom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 486 spaces available.
 
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Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Join them for conversation and card playing.

CONTACT:  Lisa Storto  630-924-2732  lstorto@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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3 S's
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Virtual Art Class for Adults and Teens
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
Wednesday November 10, 2021
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 11, 2021
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Drop-In Movie: Cruella
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
 

 
Cruella
A live-action pre
quel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.
Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 14 min.
 
 
Snacks and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate of Blomingdale HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence C    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday November 15, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Pluto Revealed
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar
 
Before 2015, Pluto was mostly unknown to us. Now, thanks to a flyby from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, we now know Pluto as one of the most dynamic - and strange! - places in the entire Solar System. How strange? Let’s find out!
 
Hosted by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 483 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. For more information, please contact Jessica Frazier at 630-924-2734 or jfrazier@mybpl.org. If you'd like to receive resources and discussion questions for a specific month's book group title, please contact Jessica Frazier.

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday November 16, 2021
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Songs for the Seasons with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis is here to celebrate the seasons with songs of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. You’ll love remembering songs like Autumn in New York, Summer Wind, Younger Than Springtime, and Stormy Weather.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 98 spaces available.
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Teen Movie Night: Jungle Cruise
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Jungle Cruise. 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.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
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
 
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Bloomingdale Lions Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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World History & Foreign Affairs
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday November 22, 2021
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Teen Take and Make: Gumball Machine
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
 
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Computer Class
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday November 23, 2021
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Bloomingdale Township Democrats
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Mike M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bayview Crossing HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
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.

Monday November 29, 2021
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VIRTUAL: A Christmas Carol: The Story Behind the Story
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
It’s one of the most beloved, celebrated, and truly original stories in human history, but not many people know the fascinating details, infuriating incidents, and jaw-dropping achievements that went into the making of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. What was he doing the night he came up with the story, and what was the first image that came to him? Why was writing and publishing this book one of the biggest gambles of Charles Dickens’ life? What did critics say about the book then? Wait until you hear the amazing good news/bad news story of when Dickens decided to sue the huge publishing house that was stealing his profits! Learn many amazing stories behind this great tale as we see how filmmakers have brought Scrooge and his many ghostly companions to the silver screen!
 
Presented by retired teacher and film enthusiast Steven Frenzel of Marquee Film Talks. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 496 spaces available.
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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Loose Threads Quilt Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie K.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
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
Monday December 6, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Midcentury Christmas: Fads and Fun from 1945 to 1970
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

Christmas in America from the 1940s through the 1960s meant aluminum trees, department store Santas, and cartoon specials on TV. Every kid in the suburbs had to have an Easy-Bake Oven, a G.I. Joe, or a Slinky. The coolest houses had rotating color wheels for their trees. Historian Leslie Goddard explores this optimistic era in a new illustrated lecture, using photographs, advertisements, greeting cards, and catalogs to explore why this era was a turning point for how we celebrate the holidays.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 490 spaces available.
Tuesday December 7, 2021
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Home for the Holidays with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis is back with holiday music to warm the heart and set the mood for the season. So haul out the holly and welcome in the holidays with Christmas and holiday classics we all know and love like: White Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, Joy to the World, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, and Winter Wonderland

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 99 spaces available.
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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Drop-In Movie: Jungle Cruise
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie

Jungle Cruise
Based on Disneyland's theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element.
Starring: Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 7 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate of Blomingdale HOA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Lawrence C    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday December 13, 2021
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VIRTUAL: Gustav Klimt and the Woman in Gold
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 490 spaces available.
 
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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
LOCATION: Conference Room
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
 
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Join them for conversation and card playing.

CONTACT:  Lisa Storto  630-924-2732  lstorto@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday December 22, 2021
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Teen Movie Night: Finding You
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Finding You. 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.

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.

Tuesday December 28, 2021
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Bloomingdale Township Democrats
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Mike M.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
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.

Tuesday January 4, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday January 10, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The Art of Jan Vermeer and The Girl with a Pearl Earring
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 493 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday January 12, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday January 13, 2022
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Drop-In Movie: In The Heights
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Drop-In Movie

In the Heights
A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.
Starring: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 23 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday January 17, 2022
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Silver & Gold: Appraising Your Coin Collections and Precious Metals
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

What are your old coins, gold and silver jewelry worth? Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector, member of the American Numismatic Association and retired schoolteacher 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 after the presentation for free (this does not include precious stones).

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 99 spaces available.
Tuesday January 18, 2022
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Regards to Broadway with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis is back to sing the broadway classics From “Showboat” to “Phantom,” “My Fair Lady” to “Cats,” and everything in between. How did Broadway become what it is? Step into your favorite characters and stories from the beginning until now!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 99 spaces available.
Wednesday January 19, 2022
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Great Decisions
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
Monday January 24, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Groundbreaking Musicals
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
From The Jazz Singer to La La Land, from Meet Me In St. Louis to Moulin Rouge, certain musicals have had a revolutionary approach to cinematic storytelling. Challenging audiences with fresh and unusual styles of music and dance, these films dared to break the rules and reinvent the musical. We’ll view clips from Little Shop of Horrors, The King and I, Hair, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Bugsy Malone, An American in Paris, All That Jazz, and more!

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 498 spaces available.
Monday January 31, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Icy Worlds
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Zoom Webinar
Ice: it’s not just the stuff you shovel off the sidewalk. Many different ices are all over our Solar System –
and it is really – ahem – cool stuff to study. We’ll investigate ices on hot planets and cold comets, moons
made of a huge amount of ice, flowing and floating ice glaciers, and even ice volcanoes.
 
Presented by Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 496 spaces available.
Tuesday February 1, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday February 7, 2022
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VIRTUAL: The Detroit Institute of Arts - A World-Class Collection with an Uncertain Future
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 495 spaces available.
Wednesday February 9, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday February 10, 2022
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Drop-In Movie: Respect
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drop-In Movie
 
Respect
The life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin.
Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marc Maron
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 25 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win the movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday February 15, 2022
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That's Amore with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, Anniversaries, Mother’s or Father’s Day, or when love is just in the air. Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis is back to celebrate the different kinds of love – Agape, Eros and Philio. This show features love songs from musical theater to Nat King Cole, George Gershwin, and The Hutton Sisters.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 100 spaces available.
Wednesday February 16, 2022
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Great Decisions
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
Tuesday March 1, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday March 7, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Pompeii - From Ashes to Archaeology
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 493 spaces available.
Wednesday March 9, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday March 16, 2022
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Great Decisions
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
Monday March 21, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Elizabeth Taylor - Violet Beauty
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
She was one of the most admired and talked about women in the world, the ultimate movie star who lived her entire life in the public eye. The magnificent Elizabeth Taylor captured audiences from the time she appeared in great family films such as National Velvet, and grew up in Father of the Bride, and embraced her full power with fantastic roles in Giant, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Place in the Sun, and more. We’ll see the single greatest entrance in cinema history with Ms. Taylor’s entrance into Rome in Cleopatra. Join us as we celebrate one of the most famous movie stars of all time, the unforgettable Elizabeth Taylor.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 497 spaces available.
Tuesday March 22, 2022
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Top of the World with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Who is your favorite singer? As a young girl, Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis dreamed of being Karen Carpenter. We’ve Only Just Begun to bring this sister, drummer, and beautiful, beloved contralto Close to You. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 100 spaces available.
Tuesday April 5, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday April 13, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday April 17, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON APRIL 17 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.

Tuesday April 19, 2022
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April Showers with Heather Braoudakis
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

“April showers bring May flowers, that is what they say, but if all the flowers turned to showers, we’d have quite a colorful day.” Enjoy the songs of Spring from showers to sunshine to flowers inspired by the timeless poem with Chicago Symphony Chorus singer Heather Braoudakis. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 100 spaces available.
Wednesday April 20, 2022
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Great Decisions
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
Monday April 25, 2022
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VIRTUAL: Chicago Architecture Highlights: A Virtual Walking Tour
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Zoom Webinar

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: VIRTUAL
There are 494 spaces available.
Tuesday April 26, 2022
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Magical Mackinac Island
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person Event

Explore Mackinac Island with retired librarian and travel enthusiast Nancy McCully as she takes us on a tour of the land of ferry boats, history, fudge and family fun. Admire the island’s natural beauty, forts, lighthouses, Victorian cottages and legendary hotels.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 98 spaces available.
Tuesday May 3, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday May 11, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday May 18, 2022
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Great Decisions
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
Sunday May 29, 2022
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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.

Monday May 30, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON MAY 30TH 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 7, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday June 8, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday June 27, 2022
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Election Day Set-Up
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

For the Nomination of Federal, State, and County Officials & and for the election of Precinct Committeepersons.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday June 28, 2022
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Election Day: General Primary Election
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

For the Nomination of Federal, State, and County Officials & and for the election of Precinct Committeepersons.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday June 29, 2022
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Election Clean-Up
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday July 4, 2022
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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.

Tuesday July 5, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday July 12, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday July 13, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday August 2, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday August 10, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday September 4, 2022
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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 5, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 5 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 6, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday September 14, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday September 21, 2022
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Great Decisions
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
Tuesday October 4, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday October 12, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday October 19, 2022
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Great Decisions
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
Tuesday November 1, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday November 4, 2022
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International Games Day Setup
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

DATE NOT FINALIZED

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2734  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday November 5, 2022
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International Games Day
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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
Monday November 7, 2022
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Election Day Set-Up
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

For the Election of Federal, State, and County Officials.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday November 8, 2022
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Election Day: General Election
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

For the Election of Federal, State, and County Officials.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday November 9, 2022
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Election Day Clean-Up
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday November 16, 2022
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Great Decisions
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
Wednesday November 23, 2022
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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 24, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 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.

Tuesday December 13, 2022
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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 a.m.  Books are selected on topics of  American History from pre-Revolutionary War to present time including biographies, non-fiction and classics.  Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk the month prior to the discussion.

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday December 14, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday December 21, 2022
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Great Decisions
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
Saturday December 24, 2022
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SATURDAY, 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.