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Stories in the Park
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join the Children’s Librarian at Memorial Park for some Bilingual stories and fun! , ...
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Independence Day
All Day
In observance of Independence Day. , ...
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It’s Summer Time, Story Time!
10:00 am - 10:40 am
It’s “Baby Story Time” Summer Edition! Parents please check our event calendar for the dates and time. , ...
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!     , ...
Minecraft Urban Explorers Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Blue Island Library and the Center for Future Innovators in discovering famous cities around the world! Learn the exciting history behind how cities are built and explore themthrough Minecraft. , ...
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Mommy and Me Yoga
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mother and child will practice in family yoga class taught by Gina Salger. It is a wonderful opportunity to introduce yoga health and fitness benefits for adults and children. We will meet at the Lower Pavilion. 12804 Highland Ave Blue Island, IL 60406 For ages 3-7 , ...
TruSelf
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Empowering Preteen and teen girls to learn and love themselves and find the best versions of their true selves. We will meet at the Lower Pavilion. 12804 Highland Ave Blue Island, IL 60406   For ages 10-14 , ...
3 D Sand Art Painting Craft
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Hey Kids, Let’s create art using sand paint. , ...
Junior Master Gardeners
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Blue Island Library and the Center for Future Innovators to learn the science ofgardening through hands on activities. , ...
Bilingual Storytime
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Mrs. Viviana for stories, music and fun! , ...
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Engineering Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Blue Island Library and the Center for Future and as we use Newton’s laws to exploreengineering through experiments and critical thinking. , ...
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Stories in the Park
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join the Children’s Librarian at Memorial Park for some Bilingual stories and fun! , ...
National Video Games Day
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hey kids, love video games? Then come on by to play games on the Nintendo Switch. Kids of ages 6 and up are welcome to come. Please register online, we will meet in the meeting room by the Tech Annex. , ...
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Grupo de Conversación de Inglés
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Practica tu inglés, amplía tu vocabulario y perfecciona tu pronunciacion.  Participa en tu tiempo libre.  No inscripción requerida.  El grupo se reune cada lunes del 27 de junio al 8 de agosto a las 10am. , ...
Open Hour Tech Help
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Drop in with any questions about your computer, phone, email, or anything else tech related. , ...
Rules of the Road Refresher Course
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
A representative from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office will be here to give a refresher on Rules of the Road, designed to give drivers the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license. , ...
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 o , ...
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It’s Summer Time, Story Time!
10:00 am - 10:40 am
It’s “Baby Story Time” Summer Edition! Parents please check our event calendar for the dates and time. , ...
Minecraft Urban Explorers Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Blue Island Library and the Center for Future Innovators in discovering famous cities around the world! Learn the exciting history behind how cities are built and explore themthrough Minecraft. , ...
Chocolate bombs
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kids come and create a delicious chocolate bomb for your drink tonight. Let’s celebrate Christmas in July with this fun activity. kids of all ages are welcome for this program all children must be accompanied by an adult at all time. We will meet in the children’s department. Please register online. , ...
Bike Safety for Adults
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join League Certified Instructor Jane Blew Healy as we learn about bike safety and other must-know tips! , ...
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Puppy Dog Sewing Craft
2:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hey Kids, Let’s make puppy pillows!  Ages 6 to 13 years old.   , ...
Talleres Creativos de Verano
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Armida, experta en arte, dirigirá una serie de talleres de arte este verano para adultos y niños de 5-10 años.   Inscripción es necesaria para asistir a cada taller.  Espacio limitado a 10 adultos y 10 niños. , ...
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 , ...
Junior Master Gardeners
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Blue Island Library and the Center for Future Innovators to learn the science ofgardening through hands on activities. , ...
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Glowing Rings
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We’ll be making glittery and glow-in-the-dark rings. , ...
Engineering Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Blue Island Library and the Center for Future and as we use Newton’s laws to exploreengineering through experiments and critical thinking. , ...
Microsoft Word Clinic
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, June 27th, 6-8PM. / Thursday, July 14th, 6-8PM. [Ages 12+] Are you sick of Microsoft (MS) Word? Is there something with it that ails you? Come to the MS Word Clinic for wellness and aid. Email your MS Word questions, and expect the answers on the date you register for. , ...
Bike Safety for All Ages
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join League Certified Instructor Jane Blew Healy as we talk about bike safety for the whole family! , ...
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Stories in the Park
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join the Children’s Librarian at Memorial Park for some Bilingual stories and fun! , ...
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Children’s Field Day
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
It’s a day for children to run and play different activities for them to enjoy! First we’ll be teams once all games are finished they’re free to do whatever they please. Maybe there’ll be a water balloon fight? There’ll be snacks and drinks to all children. Registration is required for thi , ...
Author Reading; Mr. Keith McSwain
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join author Keith McSwain as he reads excerpts from his new book IS THERE A LION IN THERE. He will also lead a drawing activity. , ...
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Grupo de Conversación de Inglés
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Practica tu inglés, amplía tu vocabulario y perfecciona tu pronunciacion.  Participa en tu tiempo libre.  No inscripción requerida.  El grupo se reune cada lunes del 27 de junio al 8 de agosto a las 10am. , ...
Open Hour Tech Help
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Drop in with any questions about your computer, phone, email, or anything else tech related. , ...
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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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! , ...
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Mommy and Me Yoga
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mother and child will practice in family yoga class taught by Gina Salger. It is a wonderful opportunity to introduce yoga health and fitness benefits for adults and children. We will meet at the Lower Pavilion. 12804 Highland Ave Blue Island, IL 60406 For ages 3-7 , ...
TruSelf
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Empowering Preteen and teen girls to learn and love themselves and find the best versions of their true selves. We will meet at the Lower Pavilion. 12804 Highland Ave Blue Island, IL 60406   For ages 10-14 , ...
Talleres Creativos de Verano
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Armida, experta en arte, dirigirá una serie de talleres de arte este verano para adultos y niños de 5-10 años.   Inscripción es necesaria para asistir a cada taller.  Espacio limitado a 10 adultos y 10 niños. , ...
Birds in Flight Sewing Craft
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hey Kids, Lets sew some colorful, and beautiful felt birds to decorate your room. , ...
National Ice Cream Day
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hey kids, need something to cool off? How about a scoop of Ice Cream? Come on by to get your Ice cream and watch a movie. Kids of all ages are welcome to come. Please register online, we will meet in the meeting room by the Tech Annex. , ...
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 May Board Meeting , ...
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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 , ...
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Stories in the Park
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join the Children’s Librarian at Memorial Park for some Bilingual stories and fun! , ...
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Blue Island Bike Route – 50th Anniversary
10:00 am
Please join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Blue Island Bike Route! This will be an all-ages group bike ride to commemorate the original bike route in order to bring awareness to the rich biking history of Blue Island. This event is brought to you by The Blue Island Bike Route Club, in partnership with The , ...
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Grupo de Conversación de Inglés
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Practica tu inglés, amplía tu vocabulario y perfecciona tu pronunciacion.  Participa en tu tiempo libre.  No inscripción requerida.  El grupo se reune cada lunes del 27 de junio al 8 de agosto a las 10am. , ...
Open Hour Tech Help
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Drop in with any questions about your computer, phone, email, or anything else tech related. , ...
Searching for South America with Brian Michalski
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brian Michalski is on the road again — this time spending over a year in South America. As he trekked the Inca Trail, navigated pristine Patagonia, and explored the Amazon rainforest, he also volunteered, took Spanish classes, earned his English teaching certificate, and worked remotely. Witness this atypical approach , ...
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Graham cracker House
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Let’s continue with Christmas in July. Come and decorate a caribbiean bungalow or a Fairy tree house out of graham crackers cotton candy and other sweet treats. Kids try not to eat all of the materials! Kids of all ages are welcome to participate, please have an adult with you at all times. We will meet in th , ...
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Talleres Creativos de Verano
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Armida, experta en arte, dirigirá una serie de talleres de arte este verano para adultos y niños de 5-10 años.   Inscripción es necesaria para asistir a cada taller.  Espacio limitado a 10 adultos y 10 niños. , ...
Bingo!
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of bingo. Win prizes and socialize with friends! , ...
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. , ...
Bilingual Storytime
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Mrs. Viviana for stories, music and fun! , ...
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Teen Book Club
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
July’s Pick: A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft , ...
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Stories in the Park
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Join the Children’s Librarian at Memorial Park for some Bilingual stories and fun! , ...
Pocket Circus
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A mix of acrobatics, juggling and magic, with a lot of audience participation and COMEDY. Music playing during the whole show. The show works great for family. , ...
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