January 2022

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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
New Year’s Day
All Day
In observance of New Year’s Day. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
New Year’s Sunday
All Day
Closed on Sunday. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
New Year, New You: Mindfulness and Meditation
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
When we gather together and we are living from our heart, we create a collective field of love. Join Gina Slager for this four-week guided meditation series where we will practice several different breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness as well as, you will learn to listen to your heart’s wisdom. Please bring , ...
Bilingual Storytime
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the Children’s librarian in fun song, story and games in the Evening. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Hot chocolate Day
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Mrs. Viviana and enjoy some delicious hot chocolate! , ...
Blue Island Bookworms [Canceled]
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This month’s book discussion is cancelled due to a need for tightened safety precautions during the present surge in Covid infections. Please join us next month!   Join the Friends of the Blue Island Public Library for lively discussion of current titles. The title discussed on Jan. 4 will be ‘The Book Woman , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Paper Craft 3D Model Templates
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hey Kids, wanna make a 3D paper templates like making Pokémon, animals, etc. We will work on Paper Craft 3D every two weeks! For ages 8-13! , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Makeup Toolkit Cleanup
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Just a good time to clean and disinfect your brushes and sponges after the holidays. , ...
Open Mic – Jan 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Share music with your peers in this relaxed atmosphere. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Twisted Stitch Craft Club
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join fellow fiber artists for tea, fiber arts tips and project sharing the second Sunday of each month. Let’s craft together! Join us virtually on zoom with meeting ID 898 3048 1706 , ...
Sunday Lego League
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come create with Legos! Share your master builder skills with your fellow Lego lovers. Ages 5 and up. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
New Year, New You: Mindfulness and Meditation
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
When we gather together and we are living from our heart, we create a collective field of love. Join Gina Slager for this four-week guided meditation series where we will practice several different breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness as well as, you will learn to listen to your heart’s wisdom. Please bring , ...
Yearly Mind Mapping
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mind mapping is an easy visual way to organize your goals and ideas. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Paper Roll Bird Feeder
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Mrs. Viviana in creating a bird feeder from what you probably have at home for your bird friends! Registration required , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Excel Basics: Budget spreadsheets
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Learn how to manage large datasets and create dynamic spreadsheets in minutes!   Due to the increase in COVID cases across the nation, the Library has decided to move all programming to a virtual format if possible until January 16th. We will not meet in person until we can do so safely.    Thank you very muc , ...
Chess Club
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come by and test your skills against other Blue Island players. Limited number of boards will be available. We will meet for two months and end with an invitational tournament in February.  Please note: Meeting times have changed!   Due to the increase in COVID cases across the nation, the Library has decided to m , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Blue Island Trivia Over Kahoot
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We’ll be playing Blue Island themed trivia over Kahoot. Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5205090829?pwd=Nzh6a3AwK2c0VnlMY1AvZ0RKcDVFUT09     , ...
National Sticker Day
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hey Kids, love Stickers? Then today is National Stickers day. We’ll be provide stickers for you to decorate! , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Sunday Lego League
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come create with Legos! Share your master builder skills with your fellow Lego lovers. Ages 5 and up. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Martin Luther King Day
All Day
In observance of Martin Luther King Day. , ...
Bilingual Storytime
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the Children’s librarian in fun song, story and games in the Evening. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Beginners Beanie Crochet
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Want to learn how to make your own beanie? Join Mrs. Viviana to learn how! , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Let’s Speak English Club
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Vamos a hablar inglés es un programa que te ofrece oportunidad para practicar tu inglés en un ambiente relajado e informal.  Programa presencial en la biblioteca o virtual por Zoom.   Meeting ID: 862 2759 9583Passcode: 589348 , ...
Excel Basics: Budget spreadsheets
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Learn how to manage large datasets and create dynamic spreadsheets in minutes!   Due to the increase in COVID cases across the nation, the Library has decided to move all programming to a virtual format if possible until January 16th. We will not meet in person until we can do so safely.    Thank you very muc , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Club de Lectura
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lectura para animarse a leér más y conocer gente nueva.  El club de lectura se reune cada tercer jueves de cada mes.  Dirigido por Armida e Adrian Olivares, email:  armifol@gmail.com.   Unase en persona en la biblioteca de Blue Island o virtual por medio de ZOOM. Meeting ID:  82172886019       Passcode:  392010 , ...
Design | Friends of the Library Logo Design Class
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 20, 27, February 3, 6 pm. This is the class to learn how to create a strong logo for the Friends of the Library Logo Design Contest. Learn do’s and don’ts. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Sunday Lego League
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come create with Legos! Share your master builder skills with your fellow Lego lovers. Ages 5 and up. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
New Year, New You: Mindfulness and Meditation
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
When we gather together and we are living from our heart, we create a collective field of love. Join Gina Slager for this four-week guided meditation series where we will practice several different breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness as well as, you will learn to listen to your heart’s wisdom. Please bring , ...
Bilingual Storytime
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the Children’s librarian in fun song, story and games in the Evening. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Baby Story-Time! Ages 0-3 years old
10:00 am - 10:40 am
We’re Back! It’s story-time for babies. Fun stories, sing a long songs, and tons of fun. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Let’s Speak English Club
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Vamos a hablar inglés es un programa que te ofrece oportunidad para practicar tu inglés en un ambiente relajado e informal.  Programa presencial en la biblioteca o virtual por Zoom.   Meeting ID: 862 2759 9583Passcode: 589348 , ...
Excel Basics: Budget spreadsheets
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Learn how to manage large datasets and create dynamic spreadsheets in minutes!   Due to the increase in COVID cases across the nation, the Library has decided to move all programming to a virtual format if possible until January 16th. We will not meet in person until we can do so safely.    Thank you very muc , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Club de Tejido
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ven a una reunión de tejedoras y diviértete comparando patrones, compartiendo técnicas e intercambiando consejos sobre puntadas.  Tejedoras de crochet o dos agujas son bienvenidas. , ...
Teen Tea Book Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
January’s Pick: Kaiju Girl Caramelise Vol 1 Pick up tea and book at the Reference Desk 🙂 , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Blue Island Sketch Club
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
In partnership with the Blue Island Arts Alliance, join us for an informal sketch meetup. We will meet at the library conference room for our first drawing meet. Bring your sketchbook and supplies, more fun supplies to try out supplied by the library. Don’t worry if you don’t know what to draw, or donR , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
All Day
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
Sunday Lego League
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come create with Legos! Share your master builder skills with your fellow Lego lovers. Ages 5 and up. , ...
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Winter Reading 2021-22
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Whether we’re still sheltering from Covid, or just hiding from the nasty Midwestern weather, we don’t need an excuse to curl up with a book . . . but we have one anyway. Participate in this year’s Winter Reading challenge through Beanstack to earn some new badges and get entered into the raffles for o , ...
New Year, New You: Mindfulness and Meditation
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
When we gather together and we are living from our heart, we create a collective field of love. Join Gina Slager for this four-week guided meditation series where we will practice several different breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness as well as, you will learn to listen to your heart’s wisdom. Please bring , ...
Bilingual Storytime
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the Children’s librarian in fun song, story and games in the Evening. , ...
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