LEGO Night


Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 3 to 11 years old

Join us the second Tuesday of every month for LEGO Night at the Library. Meet other LEGO fans as you compete in our LEGO building challenge! Space is limited to the first 30 children, and builders will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

March 10 | St. Patrick’s Day

April 14 | Spring

May 12 | Free Build

June 9 | Under the Sea

July 14 | Silly Monsters

August 11 | Free Build

Play to Learn


Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
March 7—May 30

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.

Growing Readers


Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
March 7—August 1 *5/2 cancelled*
AGES: 3 to 5 years old

Join Ms. Diane to share fun stories, songs, and crafts for children with a longer attention span on the verge of entering school. (We also love homeschoolers!) Space is limited, and kids will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Our weekly youth programs will be on break and NOT meet June 3 – June 7.

 

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:

  • Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
  • Bronzeville Children’s Museum
  • Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)
  • Cantigny Park
  • Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton  College
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
  • Elgin History Museum
  • Elgin Public Museum
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • KidsWork Children’s Museum
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
  • Naper Settlement
  • Oriental Institute Museum
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
  • St. Charles Heritage Museum

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.

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.

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 6:30 p.m. and take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium 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 and are subject to change.

Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. — Frozen 2

Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift — the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom — an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.

(Rated PG,

Book Brunch


Can’t make it to one of our evening book discussion groups? Book Brunch meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m.

September 26 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

October 24 — Oliver Loving by Stefan Merrill Block

November 21* — Life After by Katie Ganshert (Note: this is the third Thursday)

January 23 — Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

February 27 — Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave