LEGO Night


Calling all LEGO builders! Join us the second Tuesday of every month for LEGO Night at theLibrary. Meet other LEGO fans as you compete in our LEGO building challenge. LEGO Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the following evenings:

September 12 | Pets Challenge
October 10 | Haunted House Challenge
November 14 | Outer Space Challenge
December 12 | At the North Pole Challenge
January 9 | Under the Sea Challenge
February 13 | Build What You Love Challenge

All LEGO Nights are drop-in events and registration is not required to attend. Space is limited, and builders will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

 

Play to Learn


Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
September 6 – February 28
AGES: 1 to 5 years old

Children can join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for Play to Learn. Every week we will highlight a different play theme and will focus on a different area of play while improving your child’s physical, language, and social development. After all, play is the work of childhood!  Registration is NOT required to attend this class.

Our Early Childhood programs will be on break and not meet November 20-24 and December 26-January 19.

 

Growing Readers


Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
September 7 – February 22
AGES: 3 to 5 years old

Join Miss Diane to share fun stories, songs, and learning activities geared for children on the verge of or entering their first school experience. We also love homeschoolers! Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our Early Childhood programs will be on break and not meet November 20-24 and December 26-January 19.

Youth Programs


The Youth Services Department hosts a variety of programs for kids and their families.

Take a look at some of our offerings below:

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Early Childhood Programs – Daytime

Early Childhood Programs – Evening

Free Film Programs

Youth Book Discussion Groups

School Age Programs – Afternoon

School Age Programs – Evening

Museum Adventure Pass

 

Visit the Library and check out a museum with the Museum Adventure Pass program! You can use your Bensenville library card to check out a pass to great Chicago area museums! Museums that participate in the program include:

  • Air Classic Inc. Museum of Aviation
  • Bronzeville Children’s Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)
  • Cantigny Park
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Elgin History Museum
  • Elgin Public Museum
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • Lake County Discovery Museum
  • Legoland Discovery Center
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
  • Naper Settlement
  • Oriental Institute Museum
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
  • St. Charles Heritage Museum
  • The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn

Stop by the Library and check out a museum pass today! For more information visit the Museum Adventure Pass website.

Computer Services

 

Wi-Fi
The entire Library is a Wi-Fi hotspot. All are welcome to bring their laptops into the Library, find a comfortable spot, and use the internet at no charge and with no restrictions.

Public Access Computers
The Library provides public access computers for all. Each computer has full and unrestricted internet access (see our internet agreement form) as well as the Microsoft Office Suite. There is no charge to use a public access computer, but we ask that you sign in with the computer monitor on-duty. (NOTE: Patrons under the age of 18 must present their school ID.) All computers print to a color and black and white printer; prints cost $.25 for color and $.10 for black and white. A computer monitor is on duty at all times to help with problems and to explain procedures.

Remote Printing
One of the newer services of the Library is remote printing. It is now a simple matter to send a document from any computer anywhere in the world to print on the Library’s public access printer. This service is particularly popular with people who have printers at home but suddenly find their printer jammed or not working properly. Remote printing is also a viable alternative for sending documents from remote locations without the intervention of a fax machine. To print remotely, simply go to the Library’s website and click on the Print to the Library link under “Quick Links”. Follow the directions, and in minutes your document will be available for printing at the Library. It will not actually print until you arrive at the Library and enter the password you created, so there is never any danger of confidentiality being compromised.

Simple Scan Station
Do you have photos or documents that need to be saved digitally? The Library has a Simple Scan Station available in the computer lab.  This station allows users to scan photos and documents as a PDF or word document to their emails, to a flash drive, or directly to a color or black/white printer. Scanning is free; printing costs will only apply if you send the documents to our printers.

Technology Classes

We are continuing our popular technology classes! Reservations plus a five dollar ($5.00) refundable deposit is required. Must register in person at the reference desk. Call the library at (630) 766-4642 with any questions.

Click here for a printable version of our computer class schedule!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programs & Events


The Adult Services Department hosts a variety of entertaining, educational, and even historical programs!

Take a look at what we are currently offering:

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Special Events

Adult Programs

Adult Craft and DIY Programs

Film Programs

Adult Book Discussion Groups

Craft Resources

 

Art and Craft Shows Net – Search for an arts/crafts show, festival or fair by dates, city, state, or region in this database.

Crafting with your kids

Crochet Guild of America – Dedicated to the art of crocheting.

Fave Crafts – Free craft projects, home decor ideas and DIY tips, new projects and tips added every day.

Free Patterns – Free online patterns for your projects.

Jo-Ann Project Archive – Library of projects for knitters, quilters, crafters and more.

Michaels, the Arts & Crafts Store – Floral and handcraft project ideas.

Pinterest – Arts and Crafts Inspiration! Organize your project ideas and get fresh inspiration.

Quilt.com – Quilting information for the novice, the expert and all those in between.

WoolWorks – Projects for hand-knitters.

www.allfreecrochet.com

www.allfreeknitting.com

www.allfreejewelrymaking.com

www.allfreesewing.com