Polish Storytime


Second Thursdays of each month at 4:30 p.m.
September 13—February 14
AGES: 2 to 5 years old

Join Ms. Kat as she shares books, rhymes, and movement activities bilingually. A healthy snack will also be provided. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited.

Sing, Dance, Play!


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

Join Ms. Kyrie every week for a musical adventure! You and your child will sing new rhymes, dance to fun songs, and interact with different musical instruments. Registration is not required to attend.

Our Early Childhood programs will be on break and NOT meet November 19—23 and December 26—January 18.

 

Documentary Film Series


Join the Library the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. for a new documentary film series! Take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium. For trailers and ratings, visit the Library’s website.


September 10 — The Pixar Story

The story of the pioneering computer animation studio Pixar, featuring contributions from the studio’s bosses and a host of actors who have lent their voices to their creations, including Tom Hanks. Films such as `Toy Story’ and `A Bug’s Life’ have led to the studio becoming one of the most consistently successful, both critically and financially, of recent years.

(2017, Rated G, 1 hour 28 minutes)


October 8 — Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

A man tries to piece together cryptic messages left on tiles on streets across the U.S. and South America.

(2011, Unrated, 1 hour 27 minutes)


November 12 — The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Named “Video Game Player of the Century” in 1999, Billy Mitchell sets a record score in “Donkey Kong” that many felt would never be broken. In 2003 Steve Wiebe, who has recently lost his job, learns about the record, sets out to beat it and does. So both men embark on a cross-country battle for inclusion in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records as the supreme king of the electronic game.

(2007, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 19 minutes)


December 10 — Grizzly Man

Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell’s actual video footage, Werner Herzog’s remarkable documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Timothy believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast. When one of the bears he loved and protected tragically turns on him, the footage he shot serves as a window into our understanding of nature and its grim realities.

(2005, Rated R, 1 hour 44 minutes)


January 14 — Michael Jackson’s This is It

Months before King of Pop Michael Jackson was set to stage a spectacular comeback at London’s O2 arena, he died suddenly, under tragic circumstances. This documentary, directed by the man who was set to choreograph the highly anticipated gigs, offers a look at preparations for the shows and provides a revealing portrait of the man behind the controversy.

(2009, Rated PG, 1 hour 52 minutes)


February 11 — Catfish

When Nev Shulman, a New York photographer, receives a Facebook request from a child named Abby, he cannot guess the unusual odyssey on which he will soon embark. Abby sends Nev an unusually skilled painting based on one of his photos. Intrigued, he begins online relationships with the rest of Abby’s family, including her older sister, Megan. Though troubling inconsistencies soon emerge, Nev continues his online flirtation with Megan, resulting in a road trip to meet her in person.

(2010, Rated PG-13, 1 hour 34 minutes)

Paper Towel Roses


Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Adults only!

Looking for an affordable Valentine’s Day bouquet for your loved one? We’re making roses out of paper towels! Fear not—they’re so beautiful and life-like, you’d never know at a glance they were made from this household cleaning staple!

 

Please note: For all adult crafting and DIY programs, doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

Scrabble Tile Ornaments


Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Adults only!

Who knew you could create Christmas ornaments for your tree out of old board game pieces? Join Sue and Samantha for an evening creating fun, customizable ornaments out of Scrabble tiles! These cute, easy ornaments also make great gifts for anyone!

 

Please note: For all adult crafting and DIY programs, doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

Fall Leaf Bowl


Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Adults only!

Need a last minute centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? Using Mod Podge and artificial fall leaves, we’ll be making fall leaf bowls — one of the more popular DIYs seen on countless craft blogs and Pinterest. These bowls are an inexpensive, yet charming way to decorate your home for the fall season!

 

Please note: For all adult crafting and DIY programs, doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

DIY Yarn Apples


Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Adults only!

Yarn apples are a super easy to craft and make a fun decoration for any fall décor. You’re going to love how different each of your apple creations turn out! With every wrap of yarn, you are in control of the apple shape you make!

 

Please note: For all adult crafting and DIY programs, doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

Holiday Throwback Bash


Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Join us for a fun evening at the Library as we celebrate the upcoming holidays. We will be showing our favorite short holiday films and commercials! While we watch the films, we will also be completing a simple holiday craft.

 

Please note: For all adult crafting and DIY programs, doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

 

Holiday Beading


Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Let’s make some dazzling holiday themed décor!  Crafters will receive a 9-inch wire snowflake form to decorate with their chosen assortment of seed beads, crystal or glass beads, spacers or wooden beads and ribbon.  They make a lovely holiday tree or window decoration.

Please note: For all adult crafting and DIY programs, doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

 

Financial Literacy Nights: Presented by MB Financial Bank


Join us in welcoming MB Financial Bank for a monthly series about free financial literacy resources available to the Bensenville community. Each session, representatives from MB Financial will cover a different topic, including identity theft, the importance of budgeting, and the ins and outs of buying your first home.

Guarding Against Identity Theft
Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Budgeting for the Holidays
Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Buying Your First Home
Thursday, January 3 at 7:00 p.m.