Business Resources


Bloomberg  News, stock information, and more. – A collaborative effort managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides assistance for small businesses.

CEO Express  Indexes a variety of sources geared towards those interested in business.

CNN/Money – Financial news from CNN and Money magazine.

Dow Jones Indexes – Among this sites more than 3,000 indexes are the world’s best known stock indicator, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the leading Pan-European indexes.

Europages, the European Business Directory – Half a million companies in thirty different countries; searchable by company name or by product or service.

MoneyChimp  Find explanations on topics such as how to read an annual report as well as financial calculators.

ThomasNet – Large directory of manufacturers in the U.S.  Registration is requested, but membership is free.

United States Chamber of Commerce – For people that own their own business. News information, contact information, etc.

United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Access all filings required by law for public companies including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, IPOs and more.

United States Small Business Administration (SBA) – For those trying to start their own small business.

College Resources


College Board

Embark – Features include a school matcher, graduate schools information, and online recruitment application.

Fenton High School: Guidance Department – Everything Bensenville students need to plan for the future.

Peterson’s – Online companion to the popular college guide. Nice variety of resources available. (Colleges)  Includes information and rankings from the annual listing of schools.

Campus Tours – Take a virtual tour of the college you are interested in.

College Answer – Free financial aid service offered by Sallie Mae. The database includes thousands of private scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships and fellowships.

College Illinois – Official site for the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program.

FAFSA Application – Get a copy of the FAFSA or fill it out online.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Outreach Activities Calendar – ISAC’s outreach efforts help families navigate the steps of the college admission and financial aid processes.

FastAid – Searchable database of private scholarships.

Affordable Colleges Online – This directory of online colleges in the U.S. compares thousands of online colleges and programs.

GoodCall Scholarships – A free and easy to use scholarship search engine where you can filter by scholarship entry difficult, competition level, scholarship amount, and more.

Based on the Book

Join the Library the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theater for a showing of our favorite films based on books. Admission to the show is free!

Thursday, February 16 – Love & Friendship

Based on the book by Jane Austen.

In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel).

(2016, Rated PG, Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes)

Family Movie Night


Join the Library the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of our favorite family films. Admission to the show is free! Film titles for this program are announced one month prior to the event. Visit the Library’s website for more information.

September 5 | October 3 | November 7 | December 5 | January 2 | February 6

Tuesday, January 2 – The Emoji Movie

Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone’s very existence.

(2017, Rated PG, 1 hour 31 minutes)

Tuesday, February 6 – The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park. Hoping to save the place they call home, Surly, Andie, Buddy and the rest of the gang join forces with Mr. Feng, a seemingly cute and innocent mouse who happens to be a fierce master of kung fu.

(2017, Rated PG, 1 hour 35 minutes)

Book Brunch

Can’t make it to one of our evening book discussion groups? Book Brunch meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Copies of the book are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

September 28 — A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
October 26 — Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
November 30 — Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye
January 25 — One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
February 22 — The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Thursday Night Book Club

Our longest-running book discussion meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the books are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

September 7 — Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
October 5 — The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
November 2 — A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
December 7 — The Professor and the Madam by Simon Winchester
February 1 — American Gods by Neil Gaiman



Lit Chicks

Do you like to read young adult fiction? Join our all ages YA book discussion group, Lit Chicks! Lit Chicks meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Library’s Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion.

September 18 — To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before  by Jenny Han
October 16 — When We Collided  by Emery Lord
November 20 — Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
December 18 — Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
February 20 — Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Holiday Open House



Friday, December 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
All ages!

 Join Library staff for our annual Holiday Open House. We’ll be joined again by the caroling quartet The Vagabond Singers, as well as the jazz quintet Zazz, who will play all of your holiday favorites. While you listen enjoy a wide variety of holiday treats by our fireplace or make holiday crafts in our meeting room. This is one holiday event
you won’t want to miss!

4:00 pm | The Vagabond Singers

5:00 pm | Zazz Jazz Combo

4:30 – 6:30 pm | Treats

All Evening | Holiday Crafts

All Evening | Photo/Selfie Station