August 2013

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Help us wrap up the summer reading program, Have Book, Will Travel! by joining us at our Ice Cream Social. We'll have games, rides, refreshments, and lots of fun. Bring the whole family!





Magazine lovers, rejoice! You can now read current issues of your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.

Log in with your library card number and create an account to browse our collection of popular titles.

  • No holds!
  • No checkout periods!
  • No limits!

Check out as many issues as you want and keep them as long as you wish! Find out how it works here.






Sunshine Serenades Concert Series Featuring Run 4 Covers

Friday, August 9
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., in library gazebo

Run 4 Covers perfoms your favorite songs from the 70's until today with a few twists and turns along the way.








Bloomingdale Teen Music Fest

band

Friday, August 9
Old Town Park (111 Third St., Bloomingdale)
4:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Didn’t make it to Lollapalooza this year? Support local indie music right here in town! This free concert is put on by young, local musicians. Fans are welcome to bring food, drinks (non-alcoholic), blankets, and lawn chairs!

Band Lineup
Great Genius Leaves - 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Photon Pistol - 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Living Out Loud 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The Pedestrians 7:00-8:00 p.m.
The Creators 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Tocsin 9:00-9:30 p.m.






Book Discussion News

Historical Book Discussion

The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War by James Mann
Tuesday, August 13 Date moved from August 6
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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 book selections are available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion. Newcomers are always welcome!

One Book Minimum Discussion Group

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Tuesday, August 6
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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One Book Minimum Discussion Group is a book group that appeals to the literary interests of patrons in their 20s and 30s. Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Fox and Hound Bar and Grill in Bloomingdale. Copies of book selections are available at the circulation desk one month before the discussion. Newcomers are always welcome!






Adult Programs

Library Orientations

Saturday, August 3
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

If you are a new resident in Bloomingdale or would like to find out more about the library, attend our Library tour offered on the first Saturday of each month. Join a reference librarian as we give a short overview of all the library has to offer. We will show you where various items are located, and tell you about the services we offer, so you can get the most out of your library. We also offer library tours by appointment. Call the Reference Desk at (630) 924-2730 to schedule your tour.


Seniors' Game Day

Thursday, August 8
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of cards, board games and even video games especially for adults 55 and over! This monthly program is a great way to take a break from your day and meet others who share your interests. The Library provides the refreshments and a great selection of games to try. There is no registration needed for this free program. Bring your friends!

Downloadable Resources Drop In Clinic

Tuesday, August 13
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The downloadable doctor is in! Drop by and have a librarian answer your questions about eReaders and tablets, downloading books through MyMediaMall, and using our new online magazine service Zinio. No registration required for this drop in program.

Movie Nights at the Library
We’ll supply the popcorn! Come enjoy these new releases at BPL movie night. No registration required.

Wednesday, August 21
6:00-7:50 p.m.
GI Joe: Retaliation

Starring Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, and Bruce Willis
PG-13, 110 minutes

Genealogy Club

Thursday, August 22
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Genealogy Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month,except in November and December. Local History Assistant, Leslie Drewitz, provides internet and archival genealogy instruction and research support. Members share ideas, receive help with research questions and brick wall dilemmas, and share genealogy finds. Contact Leslie Drewitz for more information at (630) 924-2765.

HeartSaver CPR Training

Saturday, August 31
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn CPR basics from local firefighter and paramedic, Jeff Skelley, owner of My Life Saver CPR. This hands-on class designed for the general public will cover adult, child, and infant CPR and choking, and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator for heart attacks. The cost is $40 for the three hour session which includes the purchase of the required study guide. Each participant that completes the course will be mailed a CPR certification card after the class. Please register for this course in the Business Office. In order to receive a full refund, you must cancel your registration 48 hours before the program begins. For questions regarding this program, please call (630) 924-2730. Cash or checks are accepted forms of payment. Checks should be made out to "My Life Saver CPR".



Youth Services Programs

For a full list of programs, visit our online calendar.

Craft Time (All Ages)

First Thursday of the month, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration is Not Required.

Visit the librarians on the first Thursday of every month for a quick craft lesson. They'll supply the materials to get you started, and you can finish on your own. Please note: there will be no Craft Time in July or August but the program will return in September.

Family Game Days (Grades 1-6, Parents welcome too)

Thursday, August 8
4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Registration is Not Required

Join us for an all around fun gaming time with board games, video games, and snacks! Come by yourself, bring a friend, or bring your family! See who can get the highest score on Wii Bowling, who can sink the most battleships or who is the champion checker player. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a parent.

Makerspaces for Beginners (Drop in! Grades 2-6)

Tuesday, August 6
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Registration is not required.

Use some of the Youth Services special machines and materials to create fun projects from your own handiwork.




Drop In Movies (All Ages)

Thursday, August 8 at 10:30 a.m.; Monday, August 12 at 1:00 p.m.

Registration is not required. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer's not over yet! Drop in and watch the newest DVD releases here at the library. Get comfortable, have some popcorn and enjoy the matinee.




Young Adult Programs

Teen Game Night

Second Thursday of the month - August 8, September 12
Fourth Thursday of the month - July 25, August 22, September 26
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

joystick

Experience gaming on our big screen! Shred to Rock Band, battle in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, try out motion gaming with our Kinect, or show off your moves in Dance Dance Revolution! Bring your friends and enjoy free food! Registration not necessary, just stop on by!

A Yu-Gi-Oh! card tournament is held every first Teen Game Night of the month (the second Thursday). Tournaments are single duel, and no proxy cards are allowed during tournament play.

While you're here, be sure to check out the library's collection of console video games, which includes games for Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo GameCube, and Nintendo DS. Find a full list of policies and video games here!

Anime Club


Crunchyroll

1st Thursday of the Month
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
No meeting in August
September 5

Watch anime on the library’s big screen! Help plan new anime and manga events, suggest new anime to watch, bring in your decks to duel, and eat snacks. Registration not necessary! Thank you to Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Viz for providing screening permission for our anime.

Looking for a list of manga and anime in LINC, your local library network? Then check out the Manga @ the Library and the Anime @ the Library lists!

Bloomingdale Teen Music Fest

band

Friday, August 9
Old Town Park (111 Third St., Bloomingdale)
4:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Didn’t make it to Lollapalooza this year? Support local indie music right here in town! This free concert is put on by young, local musicians. Fans are welcome to bring food, drinks (non-alcoholic), blankets, and lawn chairs!

Band Lineup
Great Genius Leaves - 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Photon Pistol - 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Living Out Loud 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The Pedestrians 7:00-8:00 p.m.
The Creators 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Tocsin 9:00-9:30 p.m.




Saturday, August 17
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration Limit: 25

Prepare for the ACT with a free practice test! Are you taking the ACT in September or October? Do you want to know what to expect on test day? Then this practice exam is for you!

A Kaplan representative will proctor the full-length exam, which will last approximately 3.5 hours. Students will receive test results and an analysis of their exam performance at the ACT Test Strategies 101 workshop on Saturday, August 24. If you are unable to attend the workshop, test results will be mailed to you at a later date.

There will be short breaks during the exam, but no time for lunch, so please eat beforehand. Please also bring extra #2 pencils and a calculator (graphing is acceptable).

Space is limited, so please register at the Reference Desk, by phone at (630) 924-2730, or online.

ACT Test Strategies 101

Saturday, August 24
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration Limit: 40

During this one hour workshop, students will learn how to score higher on the ACT using key strategies. The format and content of the test are covered, including ways to take advantage of the test format to maximize efficiency on the exam. Various question types are reviewed and answered using key strategies. Students are also given a study plan for success. Parents and teens are encouraged to attend together.

Students who took the Practice ACT Exam on Saturday, August 17 will receive their scores during this seminar. If you are unable to attend the workshop, your scores will be mailed to you at a later date.

Register at the Reference Desk, by phone at (630) 924-2730, or online.