Chinese Calligraphy | Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. | AGES: 13 and up

Are you interested in trying out some Chinese calligraphy? Learn how to use a traditional brush to write characters representing words while also creating art.

Library Closed | Monday, May 27

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

Bingo for Kids! | June 25 at 6:30 p.m. | Summer Bingo

Children 12 and younger can head to the Library for a night of gaming fun, where players have a chance to win Bingo Bucks that they can redeem for prizes. Space is limited to the first 30 children, and players will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis!

Meditation: Escaping the Frantic World We Live In | Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Where can we find peace in our world? Through meditation you can experience calm and bliss, which frees us from stress, as well as pain and suffering. Join long time meditator Zelma Chamberlain, M. Ed for this powerful workshop. There will be a short meditation sitting to give participants a chance to practice the technique of meditation.

Queen Victoria: Lecture by Leslie Goddard | Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m.

In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., chronicles the life of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and sovereign of an empire on which the sun never set. Using a wealth of photographs, paintings, and objects, join us as Leslie explores Victoria’s rise to the throne at age 18, her marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg, and her astonishing reign of 64 years.
In Memoriam: Susan Z. Diamond

The Library is incredibly saddened by the passing of Board President Susan Z. Diamond, who left us at the age of 69 after a valiant fight with cancer. Susan had served as a Trustee for the Library since 2011 and brought enthusiasm, wisdom, and her trademark Texan tenacity to everything she did. She was a wonderful advocate for our Library and community and in her time as a Trustee and Board President she helped to oversee many important initiatives, including the reopening of the Library on Saturdays and the construction of the Library’s Early Childhood Room in 2016.

However, pigeonholing Susan just as a Library Trustee would be unfair. Susan’s love of literature was established well before her tenure on the Library Board. She held the investiture of The Great Mogul in the Baker Street Irregulars and The Lone Star in the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes. She was extremely active in a number of Sherlockian scion societies. Additionally, Susan was always looking for new ways that she could serve her community. She was a dynamic presence in the Bensenville Community Foundation, the Bensenville, then Elmhurst, Lion’s Club, and much more. She was also a lover of the gourmet and always busy in the kitchen. Library staff was always particularly fond of her baked items that she would drop off with regularity.

Susan’s loss will be felt for many years to come and the Library and the community of Bensenville will not be the same without her. Our most sincere condolences are shared with her husband Allan Devitt, and all of Susan’s family and friends across the globe.

Read more about Susan and her legacy:

Obituary

In Memoriam Written by Author Lyndsay Faye