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Wednesday July 17, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 with caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime, full of age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language and more.  Summer Storytimes begin the week of June 17 and end July 26. Each program runs for six weeks.  Limited to 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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HOMESCHOOL ART SERIES Theatre Trio *R* (Grades K-6)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Come set the stage for fun with portable theatre kits and three kinds of sets! 

Registration begins June 17, open to Bloomingdale cardholders only.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  BDYS@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
The registration period has ended.
 
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Movie Matinee: First Man
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

First Man

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2hrs. 21min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 67 spaces available.
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Open Study Space
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Sand Art
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make your own sand art creation! Use colored sand and fill up a bottle to make a fun and unique piece of art.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday July 18, 2019
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months w/caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime, full of age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language and more.  Summer Storytimes begin the week of June 17 and end July 26. Each program runs for six weeks.  There is no storytime on July 4. Limited to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.  No registration required

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23 months w/caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime, full of age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language and more.  Summer Storytimes begin the week of June 17 and end July 26. Each program runs for six weeks.  No storytime July 4. Limited to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Lion King Sing & Play Along Movie (Drop-In) Families
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Join us to sing about being king, living worry-free, and doing the hula to save your friends. Props and snacks provided.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  BDYS@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 12 spaces available.
Friday July 19, 2019
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Family Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime, full of age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language and more.  Summer Storytimes begin the week of June 17 and end July 26. Each program runs for six weeks.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybp.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Dance Party *R* (Gr K-2)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

You are officially invited to this dance party where you will have fun doing dance moves you already know, like the floss, and learn new some new dance moves!

Registration begins June 17, open to Bloomingdale cardholders only.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday July 20, 2019
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Open Study Space
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Sunday July 21, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday July 22, 2019
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The Great Scott Magic Show (Drop-In) All Ages
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Great Scott Green will captivate the audience as he brings a mix of laughter, magic and fun sure to keep the whole family entertained. The Great Scott is Chicago's favorite magician and has been featured on ABC, WGN and FOX!

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  BDYS@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for all the budding chefs.  Program runs for 6 weeks.

Registration begins May 28, open to Bloomingdale cardholders only.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  BDYS@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Excel 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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State Representative Diane Pappas Veteran's Advisory Committee
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) (Drop-In Limited)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime, full of age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language and more.  Summer Storytimes begin the week of June 17 and end July 26. Each program runs for six weeks.  Limited to 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybp.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Sound Effects Studio (Drop-In) Grades 3-6
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How do you make sounds when you don’t have a library of digital sound effects? Watch some of the experts at work, then explore our weird collection of noisy things to create your own effects and try to stump your friends!

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday July 24, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 with caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime, full of age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language and more.  Summer Storytimes begin the week of June 17 and end July 26. Each program runs for six weeks.  Limited to 20 children.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday July 25, 2019
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Romper Rhymes (3-15 months w/caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime, full of age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language and more.  Summer Storytimes begin the week of June 17 and end July 26. Each program runs for six weeks.  There is no storytime on July 4. Limited to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.  No registration required

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Budding Readers (16-23 months w/caregiver) (Drop-In Limited)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime, full of age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language and more.  Summer Storytimes begin the week of June 17 and end July 26. Each program runs for six weeks.  No storytime July 4. Limited to the first 20 children to arrive for storytime.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Magic Tricks are for Kids *R* (Grade K-6)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Magic tricks aren’t so mysterious when you know how.  Learn a magic trick and perform it at the end for your family.

Registration begins June 17, open to Bloomingdale cardholders only.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  BDYS@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday July 26, 2019
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Family Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschoolers of all ages can join us for a storytime, full of age-appropriate interactive fun with stories, music, sign language and more.  Summer Storytimes begin the week of June 17 and end July 26. Each program runs for six weeks.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybp.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday July 27, 2019
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Self Defense for Women and Teen Girls
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn how to protect yourself and fend off an attacker with advice from Bloomingdale Police Officer Dawn Odoi and a physical demonstration of self-defense moves from Tai Chi Instructor, Bob Plucinsky. 

For adult women and teenage girls only!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 12 spaces available.
Sunday July 28, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday July 29, 2019
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Excel 3
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class will provide a deeper investigation of formulas, graphs, and formatting techniques, as well as examining other functions provided by Excel.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 31, 2019
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Drop-In Movie: Wonder Park (All Ages)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Summer’s not over yet!  Drop in and watch the newest DVD releases here at the library.  Get comfortable, have some popcorn and enjoy the matinee.  Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  bdys@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Teen Movie Night: SHAZAM!
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas Healthcare Advisory Panel
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Montly meeting open to all residents of the 45th District to meet with Representative Pappas and discuss issues relating to healthcare.

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Friends of the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday August 1, 2019
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Ice Cream Social
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Ice Cream Social
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us for the Ice Cream Social, which celebrates the end of the Summer Reading Program. This event will be held in the parking lot of the library underneath a big top tent. Food will be available for purchase and of course ice cream! This event is co-sponsored by the Village of Bloomingdale.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday August 2, 2019
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Meet Me at the Movies: The Lion King

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

 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
Registration will begin on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Lunch Box Pals *R* (Ages 4-6)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Enjoy lunch time at the library. Pack a lunch and enjoy the lunch hour with friends, we’ll enjoy crafts, games and stories. Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday August 3, 2019
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday August 4, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday August 5, 2019
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday August 6, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs Summer Camp
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Drop-In Movie: Ugly Dolls (All Ages)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summer’s not over yet!  Drop in and watch the newest DVD releases here at the library.  Get comfortable, have some popcorn and enjoy the matinee.  Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas Small Business Advisory Committee
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Discuss legislative concerns and ideas pertaining to the business community with State Representative Diane Pappas. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Astronomy Using Your Eyes
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

So much observation of our daytime and nighttime skies can be done without a telescope. This presentation will focus on an overview of celestial observations you can do with just your eyes, including Moon phases, eclipses, planets, stars, and much more, in a session suited to an astronomy novice.

Presented by Astroeducator Michelle Nichols, from the Adler Planetarium

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 53 spaces available.
Wednesday August 7, 2019
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Paint a Book End
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Use your imagination to decorate a book end that will be displayed in the Teen area!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday August 8, 2019
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Circle Park Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for outdoor summer storytimes in Circle Park. Meet us at the picnic shelter! Weather pending.

 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday August 9, 2019
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Zydeco Voodoo- Summer Concert
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us outside at the gazebo!

Zydeco Voodoo plays a mix of New Orleans and Mardi Gras music as well as popular rock and blues adapted to the New Orleans style. Our family friendly performances get the audience dancing and singing along. 

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 10, 2019
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Sensory Time *R* Ages 3-8 (with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday August 11, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday August 12, 2019
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

 
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Solarize Chicagoland - Solar Power Hour Information Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thinking about going solar? Residents throughout Cook, Kane, DuPage, and Will counties have an opportunity to participate in Solarize Chicagoland, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable. 
 
Regardless of where you live in the counties, you can participate in any of the free informational Solar Power Hours. You’ll learn about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a household, and how the solar group buy program works. After the session, get a free, no-obligation site assessment from the competitively selected installer. You have until September 30, 2019, to decide whether to get solar through the program. To learn more and sign up for updates visit www.SolarizeChicagoland.com. 
 
Brought to us by the Citizens Utility Board and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 75 spaces available.
 
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Delta Kappa Gamma
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Tuesday August 13, 2019
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Storytime at McDonald’s (Drop-In) All Ages
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enjoy a special themed storytime and nibble on a treat from McDonald’s. Location:  Mcdonald’s, 72 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

 
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State Representative Diane Pappas' Senior Citizen Advisory Panel
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Advisory Panel to discuss issues relating to the senior community.

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chicago's Poison Banquet
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Historian Tara Cajacob uncovers a tale of gilded-age intrigue from 1916, when hundreds of Chicago's most illustrious residents were poisoned at a banquet. Upon the discovery of arsenic in the soup, a nation-wide manhunt commenced to find the Anarchist Chef.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 65 spaces available.
Wednesday August 14, 2019
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday August 15, 2019
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Circus Clown Day *R* (Gr K-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Come clown around at the library!  You can dress up, and paint your face then play games have fun as you test your clowning skills. Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Rasberry Pi Gaming and Exploration
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Friday August 16, 2019
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Lunch Box Pals *R* (Ages 4-6)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Enjoy lunch time at the library. Pack a lunch and enjoy the lunch hour with friends, we’ll enjoy crafts, games and stories. Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday August 17, 2019
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Bayview Crossings HOA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT:  Donna D.     
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Sunday August 18, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday August 19, 2019
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The Essential P.T. Barnum
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Years before he revolutionized the circus, P.T. Barnum was the most famous man in the world. William Pack reveals the amazing life of P.T. Barnum through storytelling and re-creations of historical sideshow performances.
 
HEAR the life lessons that shaped this great American showman, MEET the extraordinary people that changed his life, and EXPERIENCE the wonders of his American museum. This program is best for Teens and Adults.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 62 spaces available.
 
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Your Files
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 19 spaces available.
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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LEARN with LEGOs for Preschoolers *R* (Ages 3-5)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Build with LEGOs and build your child’s school readiness too! Come to the library for stories, learning and fun.  Each month we will have a different theme and learning objective like numbers, colors, or letters. Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bizarre History of Illinois: Strange Stories From Our Past
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Illinois that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden. This program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs This will change the way you view the good ol' days of Illinois.

 

Speaker Bio
For over two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual. From tracking Vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland's castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.
 
Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel's A Haunting, William Shatner's Weird or What, ABC's World's Scariest Places, Monsters and Mysteries in America, along with being a frequent contributor to Ripley's Believe it or Not Radio. With a Master's Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 20 books on the supernatural and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings. The more the bizarre the legend is, the more likely you will find Chad there!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 61 spaces available.
Wednesday August 21, 2019
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Back-To-Homeschool Open House (Drop-In) All Ages
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Back-To-Homeschool Open House (Drop-In) All Ages

Come grab a snack, meet other families, and learn what the Library can do to support and supplement your homeschool experience!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Dumbo (2019)
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dumbo (2019)
 
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
Starring: Alan Arkin, Eva Green, Colin Farrell 
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2hr. 10min.

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
 
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Teen Movie Night: Detective Pikachu
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday August 22, 2019
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Baby, let’s make Music (Drop-In) 9 months – 2 years
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday August 23, 2019
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Volunteer Fair
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 24, 2019
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State Representative Diane Pappas Women's Advisory Panel
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Monthly meeting open to all residents of the 45th District to speak with State Representative Diane Pappas, and discuss issues relating to women. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna  6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Volunteer Fair
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come to the library to find tons of volunteer opportunitues in your community! Thank you to all of our exhibitors

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday August 25, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday August 26, 2019
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Doodlebugs *R* (2-3 years old with caregiver)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This is a special art class just for toddlers and parents. Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking and creating, while developing fine motor skills. Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Excel Formulas
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
Wednesday August 28, 2019
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Pajama Storytime (Drop-In) Families
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come dressed in your pajamas for a storytime to get you all ready for bed!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday August 29, 2019
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Elephants are Awesome! *R* (Gr K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Elephants are the largest land animal and one of the smartest.  Come to our special program to learn more about these awesome animals through stories, videos, games and crafts. Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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VHS to Digital
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Sunday September 1, 2019
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SUNDAY CLOSED DURING LIBRARY'S SUMMER HOURS; we will reopen on Sundays starting on September 8th

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

Monday September 2, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

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

Tuesday September 3, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Wednesday September 4, 2019
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Washi Tape Bangle Bracelets
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday September 5, 2019
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday September 8, 2019
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SUNDAYS HOURS RESUME

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

Monday September 9, 2019
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Villas Owners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

A story time for all the budding chefs. Program meets for 6 sessions. Registration required. Non-residents may register one week before start of program September 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Internet Calling
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday September 10, 2019
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Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

                            

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Seniors Computer Course: Computer Basics
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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State Representative Local Government & Municipal Issues Advisory Panel
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Monthly meeting for all residents of the 45th District to speak with State Representative Diane Pappas about issues relating to local government and municipal issues. 

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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DIY Customized Clipboards
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a customized clipboard, perfect for hanging in your kitchen or craft space to help keep your projects, coupons, and recipes organized. 

Registration opens on August 1st and is limited to 20 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday September 11, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 with caregiver) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Craft Room Clean Out (Drop-In) All Ages
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drop in to create a craft of your liking. Plenty of materials to choose from! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Stoneybrook HOA Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Homeowner assocation meeting

CONTACT:  Bridget Gaba  224-801-1734  bridgetpmgrs@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Oreo Taste-Off
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sample different kinds of Oreos and rank them from best to worst. Milk will be provided for those who like to dunk.

 
 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Photo Editing with GIMP
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday September 12, 2019
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Baby Tales (0-24 mo with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. Thursdays 10:00- 10:30 a.m. and 10:45- 11:15 a.m.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

During this storytime we will introduce your baby to books, songs, rhymes and movement that will aide in the development of early literacy skills. Thursdays 10:00- 10:30 a.m. and 10:45- 11:15 a.m.

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Build a Project with Little Bits *R* (Gr 3-6)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

The library just received an exciting collection of Little Bits!  These toys make building and inventing electronic gadgets for kids fun and easy.  Join us as we talk about the basics and build a project.  Provided through a generous donation from the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Non-residents may register one week before program date.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 PM     
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Cybersecurity
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday September 13, 2019
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Famly Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday September 14, 2019
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Sensory Time *R* Ages 3-8 (with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Monday September 16, 2019
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Community Helpers Storytime: Public Works (Ages 1-5 w/ caregiver)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us once a month for a special storytime with our helpers from our community at the library.

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

A story time for all the budding chefs. Program meets for 6 sessions. Registration required. Non-residents may register one week before start of program September 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Smart Phones
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday September 17, 2019
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

                            

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Seniors Computer Course: Internet Use & Safety
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday September 18, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 with caregiver) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Pirate Science *R* (Gr K-2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Set sail for some adventure with invisible treasure maps, compasses, and treasure! Registration is required.  Non-residents may register one week before program.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday September 19, 2019
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Baby Tales (0-24 mo with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 mo with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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HOMESCHOOL ART SERIES: Sculpture Studio *R* (All Ages)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Carve, chip, and smooth to create one-of-a-kind sculptures from different materials! Registration is required. Non-residents may register one week before program.

CONTACT:  youth services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Get Organized with OneNote
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Friday September 20, 2019
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Famly Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday September 21, 2019
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SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stressing about taking the SAT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Fall Book Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday September 22, 2019
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Fall Book Sale
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday September 23, 2019
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for all the budding chefs. Program meets for 6 sessions. Registration required. Non-residents may register one week before start of program September 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lynn Rymarz performs in character as Lady Catherine, Countess of Carnarvon, to celebrate the Downton Abbey movie premiere. Hear the fascinating true story of how Catherine Wendell, an American born woman, met and married the Sixth Earl of Carnarvon and made a life for herself and her family living in Highclere Castle, the actual setting for Downton Abbey.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 41 spaces available.
Tuesday September 24, 2019
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Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

                            

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Seniors Computer Course: Tablet & Smart Phones
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Chef Maddox Presents: Downton Abbey Tea Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

To celebrate the new movie (in theaters September 20th) please join us for a cooking demonstration inspired by Downton Abbey. 

Registration begins August 1st, 2019 and is limited to 50 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 with caregiver) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: The Young Victoria
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Young Victoria
 
A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
 
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 45 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 45 spaces available.
 
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Popsicle Puzzles (Drop-In) Gr 3-6
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Come make your very own popsicle stick puzzle, then try to stump your friends.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday September 26, 2019
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday September 27, 2019
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Famly Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Movie Matinee: Gosford Park
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Gosford Park
 
The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
Starring: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon 
Rated: R | Running Time: 2 hr., 11 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
Monday September 30, 2019
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for all the budding chefs. Program meets for 6 sessions. Registration required. Non-residents may register one week before start of program September 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Medicare 101
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network will be presenting a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t, and your potential out of pocket exposure.  We’ll discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies for the years ahead.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 75 spaces available.
Tuesday October 1, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

                            

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Chicagoland Cemetery Safari - Part Two
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of photos of the final resting places of famous and infamous people (and a few animals) in Chicago area and the stories behind them.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 75 spaces available.
Wednesday October 2, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 with caregiver) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday October 3, 2019
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday October 4, 2019
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In-Service TBD
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Famly Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday October 5, 2019
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ACT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stressing about taking the ACT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Monday October 7, 2019
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

A story time for all the budding chefs. Program meets for 6 sessions. Registration required. Non-residents may register one week before start of program September 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday October 8, 2019
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Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

                            

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday October 9, 2019
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Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 with caregiver) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Fairy Jar
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday October 10, 2019
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Friday October 11, 2019
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Famly Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday October 12, 2019
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Sunday October 13, 2019
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Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week Ocotber 7-13. Stop by the reference desk to pick up a free book!

 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday October 14, 2019
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Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week Ocotber 7-13. Stop by the reference desk to pick up a free book!

 
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Happy Books Happy Cooks *R* (Ages 3-5)
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A story time for all the budding chefs. Program meets for 6 sessions. Registration required. Non-residents may register one week before start of program September 9.

LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Registration will begin on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday October 15, 2019
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Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week Ocotber 7-13. Stop by the reference desk to pick up a free book!

 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

                            

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week Ocotber 7-13. Stop by the reference desk to pick up a free book!

 
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Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3 with caregiver) Drop-In Limited
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-924-2740  
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Teen Movie Night: Avengers: Endgame
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we watch Avengers: Endgame. You can even enter for a chance to win the movie! Movie giveaway will be held following the conclusion of the movie and you must be present to win.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday October 17, 2019
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Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week Ocotber 7-13. Stop by the reference desk to pick up a free book!

 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Come Together (0-24 mo w/ caregiver) (Drop-In)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Baby Tales (0-24 months with Caregiver) Drop-In
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Friday October 18, 2019
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Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week Ocotber 7-13. Stop by the reference desk to pick up a free book!

 
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Famly Storytime (Drop-In, All Ages)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Saturday October 19, 2019
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Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week Ocotber 7-13. Stop by the reference desk to pick up a free book!

 
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Halloween Party
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.(No admittance after 2:45 p.m.)

Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Halloween Party at the Bloomingdale Public Library. This event is sponsored by The Bloomingdale Public Library and the Village of Bloomingdale. The Halloween Party will be held outside under a tent, rain or shine! Children are encouraged to wear costumes. This event will feature free games, free refreshments, balloon artists, and much more!

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Halloween Party
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday October 21, 2019
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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Funky Foods of the 1970s
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

Vintage cookbook collector Amy Alessio is here to showcase hilarious recipes from the 1970s that we used to love - and some that are making a comeback! Join us in this humorous slide show of funky foods we thought we had forgotten about.

Registration opens on September 3rd and is limited to 40 adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Movie Matinee: The Lost City of Z
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Lost City of Z - (On the Same Page)
 
A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 21 min.

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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3D Print Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

 

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

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

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday October 24, 2019
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday October 25, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Notorious
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Notorious
 
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Rated: N/A | Running Time: 1 hr., 42 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
Saturday October 26, 2019
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday October 28, 2019
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Chef Maddox Presents: South American Cuisine
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On the Same Page

Chef Susan Maddox is here to take us on a culinary tour of South American cuisine. 

Registration opens on September 3rd and is limited to 50 adults. 
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Candy Bar Taste Test
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get ready for Halloween with dome chocolate! Think you know your candy bars? Come test your knowledge by participationg in the Candy Bar Taste Test. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 contestants.

 

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 16 spaces available.
Thursday October 31, 2019
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Monday November 4, 2019
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Kandy Jones  331-442-1475  kjones@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Mental Health Board
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday November 7, 2019
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 8, 2019
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International Games Day Setup
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday November 9, 2019
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International Games Day
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

All Ages
Drop-in (no registration required)

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2734  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday November 11, 2019
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Villas Owners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' Abbey Road
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 1, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of Abbey Road - the last album the Beatles recorded.  After the turmoil of The White Album and Let It Be, the Beatles put their differences aside to record one of their most popular albums that still sounds fresh and vital today.  Each member shone brightly from Lennon's funky "Come Together" to Harrison's sublime "Something' and "Here Comes the Sun" to McCartney's galloping Side 2 Medley – a virtual rock 'n' roll symphony.  Using audio visual content, we'll review the stories behind the album's best-known songs and celebrate the Beatles final gift to music lovers all over the world.

Presented by Gary Wenstrup, who teaches Beatles courses in Continuing Education at College of DuPage and Triton College while also lecturing at libraries.  

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 71 spaces available.
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Bloomingdale Senior's Club
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Silver & Gold: What Are Your Coins and Precious Metals Worth?
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
What are your old coins, gold and silver jewelry worth? Dave Ekstrom, a lifelong coin collector, member of the American Numismatic Association and retired school teacher, will offer a presentation on coin collecting and gold and silver values. You will also have an opportunity to have your coins and gold or silver items appraised for free after the presentation (this does not include precious stones).
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 77 spaces available.
 
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State Representative Diane Pappas
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 14, 2019
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday November 16, 2019
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SAT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stressing about taking the SAT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Monday November 18, 2019
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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead *R* (Ages K - 2)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Meditation as Medication: A Doctor's Perspective
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Bio - Timothy Fior, M.D., D. Ht.
Dr. Fior has been practicing Family Medicine and Homeopathy in the Chicagoland area since 1988. He is a co-founder, current president of the Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association, a founding partner in the Center for Integral Health and a lecturer at National University of the Health Sciences both in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Fior is a contributor to the book “Meditation as Medication for the Soul” with Rajinder Singh and has been meditating for over 30 years.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 70 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Page Turners
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Upcoming Book Group Titles

CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Priyanka Khanna   6304088053  pkhanna.repdpappas@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bayview Crossings HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Donna D.     
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Festive Holiday Centerpieces
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Local florist Joyce Grattoni is here to give a fresh flower arranging demonstration on how to easily create your own festive centerpiece that will brighten your dinner table, and one lucky person in the audience will win her floral creation. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 68 spaces available.
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Movie Matinee: The Hustle
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Hustle
Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.
Starring: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 33 min.

Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (except in November and December) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Starting at the November 2019 meeting, Genealogy Club will be moving to the third Wednesday of the month.

A Local History librarian provides internet and archival genealogy instruction and research support. Members share ideas and meet other researchers, receive help with research questions and brick wall dilemmas, and share genealogy finds. Use of the genealogy collection in the Local History Department and individual help and instruction is also available.

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Homemade Pop Tarts
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come create and bake your very own  Pop Tarts. Choose from tons of differnt fillings!

 
 
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
 
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Great Decisions Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday November 21, 2019
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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VFW Post 7539
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 22, 2019
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Movie Matinee: Yesterday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yesterday
 
A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Starring: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 1 hr., 56 min
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 48 spaces available.
Saturday November 23, 2019
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ACT Practice Test
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Stressing about taking the ACT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE EARLY ON WEDNESDAY AT 5PM IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

 
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday November 28, 2019
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

Friday November 29, 2019
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday November 30, 2019
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday December 1, 2019
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 2, 2019
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Snowman Crossing
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

All community groups and organizations in Bloomingdale are invited to decorate a tree that will be displayed throughout the month of December on the library grounds. For more information, please call Jamie Schingoethe in the Business Office at (630) 924-2721.

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Holiday Open House
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

6:45 p.m. Tree lighting
7:00 p.m. Open House
The community is invited to attend the library's Annual Holiday Open House. This is a free event with entertainment and refreshments. This event is co-sponsored by the Village of Bloomingdale.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Holiday Open House
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Thursday December 5, 2019
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday December 8, 2019
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Family Holiday Movie
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday December 9, 2019
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Christmas in Williamsburg
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Colonial Williamsburg is a magical place during the Christmas season.  Candles shine in the windows and the houses are decorated with wreaths, swags of fruit, dried flowers and other natural decorations.  This slide lecture will take a look at the beautiful decorations, discuss Williamsburg’s role as the colonial capital of Virginia, and demonstrate how you can make your own Williamsburg style decorations.

Presented by Nancy McCully

CONTACT:  Reference Desk   630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 72 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

Drop in for our end of year party! There's no book discussion this month. Instead, we'll be talking about our favorite picks of the year, while enjoying some light refreshments. 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. All are welcome!
CONTACT:  Jessica Frazier  630-924-2734  jfrazier@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C