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.

USNews.com (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, September 5 – The Boss Baby

Join the Library at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of The Boss Baby. Boss Baby is a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, carries a briefcase, and is on a secret mission to discover why babies are losing their market share of love. In order to accomplish his mission he will have to join forces with his big brother, Tim. This film is rated PG for some mild rude humor. 

(2017, Rated PG, 1 hour, 37 minutes)


Tuesday, October 3 – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Join the Library at the Bensenville Theatre for a showing of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, this comedy for the whole family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. This film is rated PG for mild rude humor throughout. 

(2017, Rated PG, 1 hour, 29 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

 


IMG_4268

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 Christmas cards in our meeting room. This is one holiday event
you won’t want to miss!