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Sunday April 5, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Monday April 6, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Tuesday April 7, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Wednesday April 8, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

 
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday April 9, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Friday April 10, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Saturday April 11, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Sunday April 12, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

 
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON APRIL 12 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY

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

Monday April 13, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Tuesday April 14, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Wednesday April 15, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

 
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

Thursday April 16, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Friday April 17, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Saturday April 18, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Sunday April 19, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Monday April 20, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Tuesday April 21, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Wednesday April 22, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

 
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

Thursday April 23, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Friday April 24, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Saturday April 25, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Sunday April 26, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Monday April 27, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Tuesday April 28, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

Wednesday April 29, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

 
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Virtual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us on our social media and our website for a special storytime from Youth Services Staff's home. Each week we will read you stories, sing songs and perform fingerplays so you can enjoy storytime from your own home. 

Thursday April 30, 2020
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

In accordance with the March 31st extension of Governor Pritzker's Stay-at-Home order, we will be closed at least through Thursday, April 30. All in-person library programs are canceled at least through that date. Until further notice, registration for all in-person programs is closed at this time. Please keep up with us by checking our website and Facebook page for updates on the library and library programming.

For questions or assistance while the library is closed, please contact bdref@mybpl.org. Online services: Many services are available online when the library is closed, including library card registration, eBooks, magazines, online learning, and more.

 
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Baby, Let's Make Music (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Friday May 1, 2020
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Baby Prom (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

It's prom season! Don't let the big kids have all the fun, though. Wear something fancy and bring your little one to the library for some songs, movement, and photos in front of a backdrop! Black-tie onesies are optional.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday May 2, 2020
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Free Comic Book Day - CANCELLED

Free Comic Book Day has been cancelled at the library. More information TBA.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
Sunday May 3, 2020
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ECKANKAR - Sri Harold's Rebroadcast of the Springtime Seminar 2020
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We will be replaying the talk from the 2020 springtime seminar given by Sri Harold Klemp, the Spiritual leader of Eckankar. This event is free for anyone who would like to join. And the talk will be followed by a potluck and fellowship. The event is sponsored by the Illinois Satsang Society, a chartered affiliate of Eckankar. 

CONTACT:  Dena Altamore  630-765-1649  dee.altamore@gmail.com
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday May 4, 2020
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Cince de Mayo Fiesta (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

All families. Let's celebrate Cinco de Mayo the DAY BEFORE with stories, games, songs, and a craft and of course food!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Bloomingdale Walk TH - HOA Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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MAY-ker Mondays (Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get hyped fopr our new makerspace with a series of fun projects!

Tuesday May 5, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Mother's Day Gifts for Mom! (Drop-In)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in to make a great crafty gift for that special someone... Mom! Just in time for Mother's Day. 

 
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Travel Planning: Let's Go to Europe
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday May 6, 2020
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IL Census Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday May 7, 2020
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IL Census Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday May 8, 2020
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IL Census Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday May 9, 2020
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Interknit Machine Knitting Guild
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Garden Planting Day! *R*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grades K-6. This year's Summer Reading theme is all about digging deeper... and what better way to celebrate than by digging into a new garden for the summer?

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 15 spaces available.
Monday May 11, 2020
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IL Census Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

 
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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MAY-ker Mondays (Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get hyped fopr our new makerspace with a series of fun projects!

 
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Claude Monet and the Story of Impressionism
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monet and Chicago - Art Institute of Chicago (on exhibit from May 10 - Sep. 7)
 
A founding member of the Impressionists, Claude Monet found inspiration in scenes of modern life and in the French landscape. His travels to England and Italy led to paintings featuring landmarks in London and Venice. In this lecture, learn about Monet’s career and his favorite series subjects including train stations, grain stacks, poplars, and waterlilies.
 
Art historian Jeff Mishur presents this lecture. Mishur is co-owner of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago; boutique art and culture tours in the United States; and lectures on a wide range of subjects. A popular speaker about art historical and travel topics, he has his M.A. in Art History from Northern Illinois University and has taught at the university level for many years.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday May 12, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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IL Census Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bayview Crossing HOA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Donna D.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday May 13, 2020
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IL Census Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Drop-In Movie Matinee: Midway
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Midway
The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.
 
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 18 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Teen Movie Night: Dolittle
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday May 14, 2020
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IL Census Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Baby, Let's Make Music (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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STEM Club: Tech Time *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6. Libraries are more than books-they are a great place to learn technology too! Come get some hands-on time with tech at STEM Club!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday May 15, 2020
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IL Census Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Creepy Crawlers *R*
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages 3-5. Bugs, spiders, and worms OH MY! Join us for this creepy crawler themed story time. We will enjoy books, rhymes, songs, and a fun craft that will be sure to have your little ones squeeling with delight!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Movie: Knives Out
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knives Out
A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.
 
Starring: Chris Evans, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 10 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday May 16, 2020
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IL Census Training
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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SAT Practice Test
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
Sunday May 17, 2020
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LAST SUNDAY OPEN

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

Monday May 18, 2020
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Tutors on Wheels
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  TEACH    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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MAY-ker Mondays (Drop-In)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get hyped fopr our new makerspace with a series of fun projects!

 
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Pain-Free Back: The Gokhale Method
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Book Group Titles

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

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

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Meditation: Dealing with the Stress of Modern Life
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The ancient tradition of meditation has become even more valuable for people of our modern times. People today still face a great deal of turmoil in their private lives and in the world, however meditation is a tool that can be used to cope with the challenges of everyday life and reduce stress. There are many benefits that come from meditation on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. During this engaging workshop you will learn a simple time-tested technique and even have the chance to try this out!  Please join Zelma Chamerlain, M.Ed, long time meditator for this powerful workshop.
 
Brief Bio for Zelma Chamberlain, M. Ed
 
Zelma Pierce Chamberlain, M.Ed, is a retired educator with over 20 years of experience working with a non-traditional school population.  Zelma has been meditating for over 35 years and has found that meditation is key to living a life of peace and love.  Coping with stressful situations is not easy, however, meditation allows her the opportunity to navigate life’s challenges with grace and serenity. Zelma is a National Women’s Retreat Coordinator for a non- profit organization.  She facilitates and presents at women’s retreats throughout the country teaching a meditative technique that is widely respected and provides numerous benefits.  Many have found her presentations direct, engaging and resonating with practical experiences that are enjoyed by all.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday May 20, 2020
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DogMan vs. Petey Mystery *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades K-6. Solve the clues and puzzles to escape from Petey the Cat.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-924-2730  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday May 21, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Lions
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday May 23, 2020
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Movement and Mindfulness *R*
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Grades K-2. Take a break from school and have fun coming together with others learning mindfulness and gratitude yoga techniques.

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Movement and Mindfulness *R*
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Grades 3-6. Take a break from school and have fun coming together with others learning mindfulness and gratitude yoga techniques. 

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 15 spaces available.
Sunday May 24, 2020
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CLOSED ON SUNDAYS DURING SUMMER HOURS

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

Monday May 25, 2020
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON MAY 25 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY

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

Tuesday May 26, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
 
Starring: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper 
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 48 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
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday May 27, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Homeschool Meetup Homeschool End-of-Year Party (Families, Drop-In)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No more pencils, no more books... wait! This is a LIBRARY! Come enjoy books, crafts, and fun as we celebrate the end of the school year together!

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Washi Tape Picture Frame
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Choose from different washi tape colors and patterns to make a unique picture frame. Personalize your new frame by filing it with your favorite photo or inspirational quote! 

LOCATION: Mtg Room B
There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday May 28, 2020
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Baby, Let's Make Music (Drop-In)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday May 29, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Monday June 1, 2020
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Villas Owners
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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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 June 2, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Lewis & Clark's Trail (Outbound in 1804 and 1805)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This presentation features photography from the length of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and tells the overall story of the epic 8000-mile expedition from the Mississippi to the Pacific and back, but it focuses mainly on the outbound portion of the journey. Drawing on Lynn’s modern travels by mountain bike, the program places special emphasis upon the Corps of Discovery’s difficult 400-mile crossing of the Bitterroot Mountains in today’s Montana and Idaho, the last 180 miles down the Columbia River and along the Pacific Coast in today’s Washington and Oregon, and on to winter quarters at Astoria, the saltworks at Seaside, and over Tillamook Head to its point of farthest reach at Cannon Beach, Oregon. 

John Lynn of Peoria has photographed all 2400 Illinois cities, villages, and towns. He has also hiked, biked, and canoed enough historic and scenic trails, roads, and rivers in North America and Britain to circle the globe. He has now shared his experiences with over 4000 audiences in three countries.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday June 3, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Mandala Dot Painting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Practice the relaxing technique of dot painting by creating a beautiful mandala on a smooth river rock. Limit 15.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Loose Threads Quilt Club
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Maggie Kriz    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday June 4, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Storytime with a Surprise at Stratford Square Mall (Drop-In)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Leslie W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday June 5, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday June 6, 2020
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ACT Practice Test
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Bloomingdale School of Music
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
CONTACT:  Jacob F.    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday June 8, 2020
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Storytime, Milk, and Cookies at Panera (Drop-In, All Ages)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

 
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Looking for Earth Elsewhere
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In just 25 years, we have found more than 4,000 planets around other stars. This presentation will highlight how we are searching for them, showcase some of the (very!) weird planetary oddballs, and discuss if any of these planets are like our own Earth.

Presented by Adler Planetarium Astroeducator, Michelle Nichols!

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday June 9, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Bloomingdale Public Library    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Frida Kahlo
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a presentation by John Paris, Associate Professor of History at College of DuPage, who will discuss the historical, political and cultural influences on the life and art of iconic Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo. Also, learn about the COD McAninch Arts Center exhibition of the largest private collection of works by Frida Kahlo coming to the Glen Ellyn campus in summer 2020.

https://www.cod.edu/news/2018/november/fridaannouncement.aspx

John Paris, Associate Professor of History, has been at COD for 24 years. During that time he has taught and/or developed various courses in Latin American History, U.S. History and Western Civilization. He also served as Co-Director of the 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2019 COD Costa Rica Study Abroad Programs. John has served as Chair of the Carter Carrol Excellence in History Award Committee, Native American Studies Committee, Latin American Studies Committee, and has also taught and worked in the COD Honors Program.  John was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award for Humanities and Speech Communication Subdivision of Liberal Arts. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday June 10, 2020
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Preliminary Fieldwork: Audit
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Drop-In Movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr 
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr., 18 min.
 
Popcorn and refreshments will be provided and enter for a chance to win this month's movie on DVD - you must be present to win!
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Teen Movie Night: Jumanji: The Next Level
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday June 11, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Circle Park Storytime
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
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STEM Club: Tech Time *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6. Libraries are more than books- they are a great place to learn technology too! Come get some hands-on time with tech at STEM Club!

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Eastgate HOA
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday June 12, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Summer Concert
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jamie & Kristina     
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday June 13, 2020
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Interknit Machine Knitting Guild
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday June 15, 2020
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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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 June 16, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
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:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Keeping the Wolf from the Door: A Look at Wise Folk Sayings
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This presentation looks at the origins of colorful, age-old folk sayings that are part of our everyday language. People know these sayings and may even use them — but they aren’t exactly sure where the sayings come from and what they mean. This program explores the origins of more than two dozen folk idioms and explains the meaning of each. If you need to keep the wolf from the door, let the cat out of the bag, or strike while the iron is hot, then take the bull by the horns and enjoy this presentation. 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Poetry Reading/Open Mic Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop in to read your favorite poem or your own original work - it's Open Mic night!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday June 18, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Friday June 19, 2020
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Meet Me at the Movies: Wonder Woman: 1984

Meet me at the movies to watch Wonder Woman: 1984! Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at The Picture Show, 324 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 10. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
 
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday June 20, 2020
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday June 22, 2020
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday June 23, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Drop-In Movie: Ford v. Ferrari
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ford v. Ferrari
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 32 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
 
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Drop-In Movie: Ford v. Ferrari
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Ford v. Ferrari
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 32 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
 
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Bloomingdale Township Democrat
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Azam    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday June 24, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Drop-In Movie: Dark Waters
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Dark Waters

A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins 
Rated: PG-13 | Running Time: 2 hr., 6 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
 
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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 June 25, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Fieldwork: Audit
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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World History and Foreign Affairs Book and Discussion Group
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Craig W.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday June 26, 2020
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Fieldwork: Audit
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday June 27, 2020
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State Representative Diane Pappas
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

CONTACT:  Hira S.    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday June 29, 2020
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday June 30, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 1, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Henna Art 101
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dive into this ancient and constantly evolving art form! Participants will learn history of the art, the science behind it, and how to draw simple designs with their own organic henna cone. Each participant also receives a small design from henna artist, Julie Engh of Prairie Henna. Limit 25.
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday July 2, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday July 3, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday July 4, 2020
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON JULY 4TH IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY

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

Monday July 6, 2020
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday July 7, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Lewis & Clark's Trail (Homeward Bound in 1806)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This presentation features photography from the length of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and tells the overall story of the epic 8000-mile expedition from the Mississippi to the Pacific and back, but it focuses mainly on the homeward bound portion of the journey by way of the Missouri River. “Big Muddy” and its tributaries played a central role in the overall story of the expedition, accounting for almost 5000 miles of its travels and 18 of the expedition’s 28 months of explorations. Drawing on Lynn’s modern voyage by canoe and kayak down the length of the Missouri River, the program places special emphasis upon the Corps of Discovery’s 2300-mile descent of the Missouri River from Three Forks, Montana to the Mississippi and on to St. Louis. 
 
John Lynn of Peoria has photographed all 2400 Illinois cities, villages, and towns. He has also hiked, biked, and canoed enough historic and scenic trails, roads, and rivers in North America and Britain to circle the globe. He has now shared his experiences with over 4000 audiences in three countries.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 8, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Drop-In Movie: The Searchers (1956)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Searchers (1956)
An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.
Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles
Rated: NR | Running Time: 1 hr., 59 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
 
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday July 9, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Circle Park Storytime
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
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STEM Club: Tech Time *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6. Libraries are more than books- they are a great place to learn technology too! Come get some hands-on time with tech at STEM Club!

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday July 10, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Summer Concert
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jamie & Kristina     
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday July 13, 2020
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Tuesday July 14, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Bloomingdale Public Library    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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When The Music Died…The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Break-Up
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It was 50 years ago in spring/summer of 1970 that the Beatles called it quits.  Incredibly, it was only 6 years earlier that the Beatles exploded in America on the Ed Sullivan Show.   However, in that brief period they became - and remain - the world’s most iconic band thanks to a treasure chest of memorable songs and an uncanny ability to chart fresh musical direction with every new release.  Using performance and interview clips we’ll investigate the reasons it all fell apart 50 years ago and what – if anything - could have been done to keep the band intact.

Presented by Gary Wenstrup, who teaches pop music history at several colleges' Continuing Education Departments including Oakton, Harper, and College of DuPage.

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday July 15, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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TAB: Teen Advisory Board
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday July 16, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday July 17, 2020
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Meet Me at the Movies: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Meet me at the movies to watch Ghostbusters: Afterlife! Movie tickets and snacks will be provided. We will meet at The Picture Show, 324 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Meeting time is TBA. Limit 10. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
 
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Saturday July 18, 2020
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Sensory Time *R* (Ages 3-8 with caregiver)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday July 20, 2020
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YS Programming
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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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 July 21, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Drop-In Movie: Little Women (2019)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Little Women (2019)
Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr., 15 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
 
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Drop-In Movie: Little Women (2019)
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Little Women (2019)
Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr., 15 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
Wednesday July 22, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Drop-In Movie: Dolittle
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Dolittle
A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen 
Rated: PG | Running Time: 1 hr., 41 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
 
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Light Bulb Aquarium
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn to make an easy light bulb aquarium for a tiny moss ball! Not only is it super cute home for your moss ball, but also perfectly sized to sit at your desk to keep you company! Limit 10.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Thursday July 23, 2020
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YS Programming
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday July 24, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday July 27, 2020
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Pinched Paintings: Art Heists in Art History
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In this lecture, Jeff Mishur discusses a selection of history’s most notorious art heists, some that have been solved and others that still remain open. Jeff's wife and business partner, Dr. Michelle Mishur, was first exposed to this subject as a result of living and researching in Venice, Italy. The church adjacent to where she lived had a painting stolen that was never recovered. Jeff Mishur’s discussion features art crimes that involved The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and more.
 
Jeff Mishur and Dr. Michelle Mishur are co-owners of Art Excursions, a company that provides private guiding in Chicago; lectures; and boutique art and culture tours in the United States.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday July 28, 2020
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday July 29, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Chess Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Thursday July 30, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday July 31, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Free English classes offered by College of DuPage. Testing and registration is May 27 and 29; first day of class is June 3. For registration and additional registration dates and class information/questions please call College of DuPage at 630-942-3697.

CONTACT:  College of DuPage  630-942-3697  
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Saturday August 1, 2020
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Interlibrary Chess Tournament
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Monday August 3, 2020
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Bloomingdale Historical Society
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday August 4, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Bloomingdale Top Dogs
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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YS Programming
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday August 5, 2020
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Safety Pin Bracelet
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Create a stylish bracelet using safety pins and beads!

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday August 6, 2020
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Ice Cream Social
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us outside under the tent for Ice Cream Social Party! 

CONTACT:  Jamie    
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Ice Cream Social (Back Up Room)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us outside under the tent for Ice Cream Social Party! 

CONTACT:  Jamie    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Ice Cream Social (Back Up Room)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us outside under the tent for Ice Cream Social Party! 

CONTACT:  Jamie    
LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday August 10, 2020
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YS Programming
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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March of the Women: Music for the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019 marks 100 years since Congress passed the 19th amendment — forbidding states to deny the right to vote on the basis of sex — on June 4, 1919, and sent it to the states for ratification. Illinois was one of the first three states, along with Michigan and Wisconsin, to ratify the amendment, just six days after Congress passed it. 2020 marks 100 years since August 26, 1920, when Tennessee became the last of the necessary 36 states to ratify the amendment, thus making it the law of the land. 
 
This program consists of songs about women’s suffrage from as early as the mid-nineteenth century, through 1920, performed by Phil Passen. In addition, the program includes songs from the twentieth century about the role of women in society, including songs about equal work for equal pay; reproductive rights; and other relevant topics. This is an entertaining and informative look at the fight for women’s right to vote and the continuing fight for women’s rights.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday August 11, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Bloomingdale Public Library    
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
 
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Three S's
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine S.    
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday August 12, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meet Me in St. Louis
In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor
Rated: NR | Running Time: 1 hr., 53 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
 
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Library Board Meeting
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday August 13, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Circle Park Storytime
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
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IMRF
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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STEM Club: Tech Time *R*
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Grades 3-6. Libraries are more than books- they are a great place to learn technology too! Come get some hands-on time with tech at STEM Club!

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday August 14, 2020
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Summer Concert
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jamie & Kristina     
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday August 17, 2020
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Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In this living-history portrayal, Actress and Scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., portrays suffragist Alice Paul, one of the most dynamic leaders in the fight to win votes for women. An innovative and tireless worker, Paul arranged parades, organized the first picketing demonstrations outside the White House, lobbied politicians, and endured imprisonment for women’s suffrage. As fearless as she was pioneering, she remains an icon in the struggle for equal rights.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Tuesday August 18, 2020
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The Dangers of Giving Women the Vote: Women’s Suffrage Cartoons
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This presentation by Dr. Julia diLiberti will compare political cartoons from the suffragist era and those depicting female candidates today.
 
Dr. diLiberti is a Professor of Humanities at the College of DuPage and serves as the Global Education Faculty Liaison.
CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday August 19, 2020
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Genealogy Club
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Leslie Drewitz  630-924-2765  ldrewitz@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Thursday August 20, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Friday August 21, 2020
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ROOM IN USE
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Saturday August 22, 2020
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Volunteering 101
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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Volunteer Fair
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Monday August 24, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday August 25, 2020
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Drop-In Movie: Mulan (2020)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mulan
A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live- action feature film based on Disney's 'Mulan.'
Starring: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li
Rated: PG | Running Time: _ hr., _ min. – out in theaters March 27th
 
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
 
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Drop-In Movie: Mulan (2020)
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mulan
A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live- action feature film based on Disney's 'Mulan.'
Starring: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li
Rated: PG | Running Time: _ hr., _ min. – out in theaters March 27th
 
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
 
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Poetry Reading/Open Mic Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop in to read your favorite poem or your own original work - it's Open Mic night!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library

CONTACT:  Natalie Valenti    mybplfriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
Wednesday August 26, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Drop-In Movie: Emma (2020)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Emma (2020)
While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th Century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love. A new adaption of the classic novel by Jane Austen.
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Josh O'Connor
Rated: PG | Running Time: 2 hr., 4 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
 
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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 27, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Friday August 28, 2020
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Inservice?
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
 
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Inservice?
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Monday August 31, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday September 1, 2020
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Historical Book Discussion
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Julie Deeke  630-529-3120 x 2829  jdeeke@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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The Bears and The Cardinals: The Forgotten History of the NFL’s Oldest Teams
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join local author Joe Ziemba (When Football Was Football) to celebrate the National Football League’s 100th anniversary in 2020 with an unusual look at the strange early history of the oldest teams in the NFL: The Bears and the Cardinals.

Back in the early days of professional football, when both teams were based in Chicago, the Bears and Cardinals competed each season for Windy City gridiron supremacy. These battles were marked by fierce, physical competition, numerous fights, and even a bit of underworld presence. Along the way, we’ll learn that both teams nearly went bankrupt in the 1920s, how a group of gangsters disrupted a game between the two clubs, and why the owner of the Cardinals saved Bears’ founder George Halas from losing his franchise. What would the Chicago area do today without the Bears? The two teams are the only original clubs from the inception of the NFL in 1920 and their combined histories in Chicago provide a multitude of stories and legends to ensure a memorable evening for both football fans and lovers of Chicago history! Recommended for all ages.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  630-924-2730  bdref1@mybpl.org
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Wednesday September 2, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Mini Plushies
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make a mini plushie! Stitch and stuff your favorite foods and animals to create a fuzzy, felt plushie. No sewing experience required. Grades 7-12.

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room D
Thursday September 3, 2020
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YS Programming
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
 
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Tabletop Gaming Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Katie Yager  630-924-2736  kyager@mybpl.org
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Sunday September 6, 2020
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LAST SUNDAY CLOSED

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

Monday September 7, 2020
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 7 IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY

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

 
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
Tuesday September 8, 2020
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Bloomingdale Seniors' Club
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room B
Wednesday September 9, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room A
 
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Teen Movie Night: TBA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

LOCATION: + Mtg Room A + Mtg Room B
Sunday September 13, 2020
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SUNDAY HOURS RESUME

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

Monday September 14, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: 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 September 15, 2020
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: + Mtg Room C + Mtg Room D
Wednesday September 16, 2020
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ELA Classes (COD)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Mtg Room C
 
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YS Programming
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM