2018 Board Agendas


Joining SWAN: What It Means For You


Our library community is growing! On May 1, 2018 we will be joining the SWAN library consortium. We will be joining a network of 97 libraries, expanding from our previous network of 12 libraries. You will have access to hundreds of thousands more materials – books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and more – and your Bensenville Community Public Library card will work at any of the 97 other libraries in our network!

Coming up April 28 through May 1, 2018, we will be in the midst of the transition to SWAN. During these three days, please note that you will not be able to log in to My Account via the Library’s online catalog. This also means that during these three days you will be unable to place holds on materials or see your current activity in My Account. Don’t worry – you are still able to check out items here at the Library! After these three short days, we look forward to reaping all of the benefits of joining SWAN, such as:

  • More Items | A shared online public access catalog between all of our member libraries means you have access to 9,842,599 items
  • More Special Collections | A unique collection of materials from public, college, and special libraries across Illinois such as the Morton Arboretum and the Theosophical Society
  • More People Served | Population served (patrons served by the public libraries in the consortium): 1,787,279 members of the community
  • More Languages | There are at least 226 languages represented in items in the catalog
  • More Library Resources | By consolidating services and collaborating together, tax payers see their library staff able to save money and do more together
  • More Accessibility | Together we make improvements to the library catalog, more efficiently procure library materials, and set up email, text, phone, and print notifications in a variety of languages (English, Spanish, Polish, and more)

We want to make this transition as easy as possible for you, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Library at (630) 766-4642. For more information on SWAN, please visit www.swanlibraries.net.

Summer Grand Slam Tournaments


July 23 – 26 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
AGES: 10 to 18 years old

Come out and join us for the Library’s Summer Grand Slam Tournament! Each day we will have a different tournament where challengers have the chance to test their skills and fight their way to the top!

Monday – Practice Day

Tuesday – Pokémon Grand Slam

Wednesday – Tekken 7

Thursday – Super Smash Bros.

 

Spanish Storytime


 

First Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m.
Third Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m.
March 7 — August 17 (3/16 storytime has been cancelled)

AGES: 2 to 8 years old

Join Mrs. Fausto as she shares all of our favorite books, rhymes, and movement activities bilingually! A healthy snack will also be provided. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Spanish Storytime will not meet on July 4.

 

Making Traditional Worry Dolls


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Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. | AGES: 13 and up

Join us in making traditional Guatemalan and Mexican worry dolls! These are small dolls (made of paper, wire, or string) that are used by children to vent their concerns and problems. At night, they are placed under their pillows and in the morning, the doll will have absorbed their worries. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Women’s FIFA World Cup Showing


Ages: 10 and up

World Cup soccer is back again at the Bensenville Library this summer! The U.S. Women’s Team has qualified as the #1 ranked team to play in France for the World Cup!  Will Team USA repeat a championship after winning the cup in 2015? Catch some of their matches here live on T.V.

Tuesday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. | United States vs. Thailand

Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. | United States vs. Sweden

 

 

Tapas and Canapes with Chef Bryan


Image result for tapas and canapesTuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Join us as Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef Bryan demonstrates how to make your summer fun events even more amazing with tasty tapas and canapés. Prepare to get your hands messy as there will be some opportunities for you to assist in the preparations. Bring your taste buds because there will be samples! Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Mobile Room Escape: Down Periscope


Wednesday, June 13 at 2:00 AND 4:00 p.m. | Ages: 12-18 years old

You’re “locked” in a submarine, submerged in the North Atlantic, surrounded by enemy warships. You have one hour to work with your peers to guide your sub to safety. Search for hidden clues, use your periscope to chart the course, and solve other riddles. Can you escape in time? Registration is not required, but space is limited to 12 participants each session. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for the first session and 3:30 p.m. for the second session.


Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m.  | Adults only!

You’re “locked” in a submarine, submerged in the North Atlantic, surrounded by enemy warships. You have one hour to work with your peers to guide your sub to safety. Search for hidden clues, use your periscope to chart the course, and solve other riddles. Can you escape in time? Registration is not required, but space is limited. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

 

Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair


Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us in welcoming author William Hazelgrove as he discusses his book, Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago—the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World’s Fair. We’ll take a historical look at Chicago during the bleakest days of the Great Depression, as the city was fighting the hold of organized crime and fighting to survive. Books will be available for purchase, and to be signed, at the conclusion of the talk.