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Fall Story-time for babies and toddlers
10:00 am - 10:40 am
It’s time to Fall in love with baby & toddler story-time! , ...
Blue Island Bookworms – “Lessons in Chemistry”
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the Friends of the Blue Island Public Library for lively discussion of current titles. The title discussed on Nov. 1 will be ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ by Bonnie Garmus. “Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average , ...
Reducing Stress Through Meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reduce your stress with meditation with Dr. Frank Pawlowski via zoom! Blue Island is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Reducing Stress Through Meditation Time: Nov 1, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5205090829 Meeting ID: 520 509 0829 One tap mobile , ...
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English Lessons
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Lecciones de inglés son para principiantes en el idioma inglés.  Aprenderas inglés de uso diario, frases comunes y pronunciación.  , ...
DIY Insect Felt Craft for Kids
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hey Kids, Let make our own BUGS! This program is for kids age 3 years and older. Sign-up requires in the Children’s Department. Supplies are limited. , ...
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.  , ...
Bilingual Pajama Storytime
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animals for bilingual Spanish and English bedtime stories and songs.  , ...
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Legal Aid Workshop
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join attorney Renee Sevilla from the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services for a workshop focusing on, Expungement, Family Law, Landlord-Tenant issues, and more. This is a hybrid event that will take place at the library and live via Zoom. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5205090829 , ...
Online Security and Privacy
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Learn how to use safe browsing to protect yourself from threats such as phishing scams and social engineering. , ...
Thursday Game Night
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We’ll only play one or two games on the Nintendo Switch, every Thursday. Make sure you’re registered to save your spot. Kids from ages 6 and up are welcomed to register. , ...
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Walks in the Park
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for an hour of walking at your own level. We will meet at Memorial Park for a group walk – we’ll provide some talking topics, you provide the conversation!     , ...
Monday Night Sketch Workshop
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A cumbersome name for a simple animal – come, sit, and sketch with us at the library, every first and third Monday of every month. We’ll provide supplies and the occasional prompt or still-life arrangement, but feel free to bring your own as well. , ...
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Fall Story-time for babies and toddlers
10:00 am - 10:40 am
It’s time to Fall in love with baby & toddler story-time! , ...
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English Lessons
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Lecciones de inglés son para principiantes en el idioma inglés.  Aprenderas inglés de uso diario, frases comunes y pronunciación.  , ...
Chair Yoga
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Get the wellness benefits of yoga without leaving the comfort of your chair! Yoga instructor Gina Slager will lead this hour long class, great for those with limited mobility, seniors, office workers, and anyone who would like to learn simple exercises to improve flexibility. This event will be recorded. Recordings can , ...
DIY Birdfeeders for Kids
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hey Kids, Lets build a place for our feathery friends to eat, let’s make a birdfeeder. This program is for children 6 years old and up. Sign-up required in the Children’s Department. Space is limited. , ...
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.  , ...
Bilingual Pajama Storytime
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animals for bilingual Spanish and English bedtime stories and songs.  , ...
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Thursday Game Night
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We’ll only play one or two games on the Nintendo Switch, every Thursday. Make sure you’re registered to save your spot. Kids from ages 6 and up are welcomed to register. , ...
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Willfully Illiterate
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Blue Island Public Library’s Graphic Novel Book Club, Willfully Illiterate, and experience great storytelling through sequential art. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Memoir, Classic Comix, Pulp or Pop – graphic novels run the gamut of styles and genres. We will try to sample them all. Pick up a copy at the reference desk or , ...
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Fall Story-time for babies and toddlers
10:00 am - 10:40 am
It’s time to Fall in love with baby & toddler story-time! , ...
Open Maker Hours
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bring your own creativity into our Makerspace. , ...
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English Lessons
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Lecciones de inglés son para principiantes en el idioma inglés.  Aprenderas inglés de uso diario, frases comunes y pronunciación.  , ...
Scratch Art Fall Leaves for Kids
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hey Kids, Lets design our own fall leaves! This program is open to children ages 3 and up. Sign-up required in the Children’s Department. Supplies are limited. , ...
Open Maker Hours
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bring your own creativity into our Makerspace. , ...
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.  , ...
Bilingual Pajama Storytime
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animals for bilingual Spanish and English bedtime stories and songs.  , ...
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blue Island Public Library Board of Trustees regularly meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the library Conference Room Agenda November Board Meeting , ...
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Decoración de Otoño
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Registrate para hacer una decoración de otoño para tu casa.  Armida experta en el arte te dará los pasos.  La biblioteca te proporcionará el material.   Registrate en nuestra webpage: blueislandlibrary.org o llama 708-388-1078 Ext 18.  Limite a 10 personas.  REGISTRACIÓN LLENA , ...
Craft and Coloring Club
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Get together for an afternoon of creativity. We will have some craft kits that you can make in an hour as well as adult coloring books. Bring your inner artist and get crafty!     , ...
Open Maker Hours
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bring your own creativity into our Makerspace. , ...
Thursday Game Night
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We’ll only play one or two games on the Nintendo Switch, every Thursday. Make sure you’re registered to save your spot. Kids from ages 6 and up are welcomed to register. , ...
Blue Island Forestry Board meeting
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the Blue Island Forestry Board for their monthly meeting. , ...
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Monday Night Sketch Workshop
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A cumbersome name for a simple animal – come, sit, and sketch with us at the library, every first and third Monday of every month. We’ll provide supplies and the occasional prompt or still-life arrangement, but feel free to bring your own as well. , ...
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Cards for Hospitalized kids
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Hello, Children’s department patrons this year the Library will be collecting Christmas cards for hospitalized children. We will have all the supplies needed to make them, the instructions and a collection box here in the Library. We will start collecting them the last week of November and the first week of De , ...
Open Maker Hours
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bring your own creativity into our Makerspace. , ...
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Cards for Hospitalized kids
All Day
Hello, Children’s department patrons this year the Library will be collecting Christmas cards for hospitalized children. We will have all the supplies needed to make them, the instructions and a collection box here in the Library. We will start collecting them the last week of November and the first week of De , ...
Open Maker Hours
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bring your own creativity into our Makerspace. , ...
Bilingual Pajama Storytime
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animals for bilingual Spanish and English bedtime stories and songs.  , ...
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Thanksgiving Day
All Day
In observance of Thanksgiving Day.  , ...
Cards for Hospitalized kids
All Day
Hello, Children’s department patrons this year the Library will be collecting Christmas cards for hospitalized children. We will have all the supplies needed to make them, the instructions and a collection box here in the Library. We will start collecting them the last week of November and the first week of De , ...
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Day After Thanksgiving
All Day
In observance of the day after Thanksgiving. , ...
Cards for Hospitalized kids
All Day
Hello, Children’s department patrons this year the Library will be collecting Christmas cards for hospitalized children. We will have all the supplies needed to make them, the instructions and a collection box here in the Library. We will start collecting them the last week of November and the first week of De , ...
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Cards for Hospitalized kids
All Day
Hello, Children’s department patrons this year the Library will be collecting Christmas cards for hospitalized children. We will have all the supplies needed to make them, the instructions and a collection box here in the Library. We will start collecting them the last week of November and the first week of De , ...
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Cards for Hospitalized kids
All Day
Hello, Children’s department patrons this year the Library will be collecting Christmas cards for hospitalized children. We will have all the supplies needed to make them, the instructions and a collection box here in the Library. We will start collecting them the last week of November and the first week of De , ...
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Cards for Hospitalized kids
All Day
Hello, Children’s department patrons this year the Library will be collecting Christmas cards for hospitalized children. We will have all the supplies needed to make them, the instructions and a collection box here in the Library. We will start collecting them the last week of November and the first week of De , ...
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Cards for Hospitalized kids
All Day
Hello, Children’s department patrons this year the Library will be collecting Christmas cards for hospitalized children. We will have all the supplies needed to make them, the instructions and a collection box here in the Library. We will start collecting them the last week of November and the first week of De , ...
Open Maker Hours
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bring your own creativity into our Makerspace. , ...
Teen Advisory Board
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Teen Advisory Board will be a group of library teen volunteers who help the library and community by taking an active leadership role in implementing programs, promoting, and advocating for youth services in Blue Island. We’ll be meeting the last Tuesday of every other month starting on November 29th, 2022 at 4pm. , ...
Paper Craft Hedgehog (Christmas Themed)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We’ll be making 3D Hehgehog! Make sure you’re registered to save your spot. Kids from ages 6 and up are welcome to register. , ...
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Cards for Hospitalized kids
All Day
Hello, Children’s department patrons this year the Library will be collecting Christmas cards for hospitalized children. We will have all the supplies needed to make them, the instructions and a collection box here in the Library. We will start collecting them the last week of November and the first week of De , ...
Bingo!
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of bingo. Win prizes and socialize with friends!     , ...
Open Maker Hours
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bring your own creativity into our Makerspace. , ...
National Mason Jar Day
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We’ll be making Winter Mason Jars! Make sure you are registered to save your spot. All children are welcome to register this program. , ...
Bilingual Pajama Storytime
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bring your favorite stuffed animals for bilingual Spanish and English bedtime stories and songs.  , ...
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