Papel Picado Pennants and the National Flags of Latin America


Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.

We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage month by taking a look at the various flags in Latin culture. Come out to the Library and learn about the different decorative symbols used in  Latin countries when creating papel picado – the Mexican art of making flags out of colorful paper. We’ll also have some different national flags from Latin countries that you can color and cut out. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

This program is a part of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. To learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month and see all of the programs and events, please click here.

Sones de México: A Musical Geography of Mexico


Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Take a guided musical tour around Mexico with Sones de México, a Grammy-nominated folk music ensemble specializing in Mexican ‘son’ including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho, and more.  The group was formed in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood in 1994 to keep the tradition of Mexican ‘son’ alive in its many regional forms. Join us as we welcome this internationally-renowned musical group to our Library and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

This program is a part of our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. To learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month and see all of the programs and events, please click here.

Lucky Duck Bingo


Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Head to the Library for a night of family gaming fun at our Lucky Duck Bingo. Rubber duckies have been our most popular bingo this past year, so we decided to have a special bingo event where all of the prizes are rubber duckies. Don’t miss this one time only event! Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Players will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family Art Night


Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 4 to 12 years old

Celebrate Youth Art Month at the Library’s Family Art Night! Channel your inner artist and see what you can create with the different types of paints, clays, stamps, and more available in the Library’s art supply stash. All of our supplies are washable, but there is always a chance for a little mess when creating art. You may want to wear something that is okay to get slightly messy. This program is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend.

Festival of Colors


Friday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.
ALL AGES

Join us for an evening of lively celebration at our first ever Festival of Colors. The Youth Services department will put their own spin on the upcoming celebration of Holi with colorful crafts, activities, and more. This program is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend.

Grow a Cook’s Garden


Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Whether you’re a new or experienced gardener, you can learn how to achieve a more successful harvest this year! Join horticulturist Nina Koziol for a look at a wide variety of heirloom and modern vegetables, how and where to plant them, and how to protect them from disease, critters and insects for a long, flavorful harvest.

Family BINGO


Head to the Library for a night of family gaming fun! Winners will have a choice of prizes. Family Bingo is a drop-in event and registration is not required to attend. Space is limited, and players will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Family Bingo will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the following evenings:

September 26 | Emoji Bingo
October 24 | BOOOOOO-ingo
November 28 | Holly Jolly Bingo
January 30 | Cupid Bingo
February 27 | Animal Bingo

 

Free Comic Book Day


Saturday, May 6 — All Day!

The superheroes are coming! Join the Library for Free Comic Book Day, a nationwide event held the first Saturday in May each year where participating comic book shops and libraries around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for your free comic (while supplies last).

Firefighter Appreciation Day


Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m.
ALL AGES

Join us for the fun as we celebrate International Firefighters’ Day! Miss Kyrie and Miss Diane will welcome two very special firefighters who will read aloud and teach us important fire safety skills. Then we’ll head outside to see the fire vehicles from the Bensenville Fire Protection District. A new addition this year will be the Fire Safety Trailer! This is a simulated home were a firefighter will guide children through steps they should take if there is a fire in their own home. Registration is not required to attend.