Ancestry Basics


Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Have you always wanted to dive into genealogy research, but don’t know where to start? Come join genealogy researcher Jennifer Warner and learn how to use the Ancestry.com database available to you for free through the Library. Her presentation is designed to help you learn the basics of Ancestry — learn how to create a family tree, research family members, and create reports through the site.

 

Adult Winter Reading Program


Write down what you read for a chance to win a Kindle Fire 7!

Starting December 1, pick up a Winter Reading Program bookmark at the Adult Services Desk. Write down what you read in the spaces provided. Once your bookmark is full, return it to the Adult Services Desk to be entered in the drawing to win a Kindle Fire 7! The last day to turn in your bookmark is February 1. One entry per person, please. AGES: 18 years old and up

 

Winter Reading Program


Write down what you read for a chance to win a Kindle Fire 7!

Starting December 1, pick up a Winter Reading Program bookmark at the Adult Services Desk. Write down what you read in the spaces provided. Once your bookmark is full, return it to the Adult Services Desk to be entered in the drawing! The last day to turn in your bookmark is February 1. One entry per person, please. AGES: 18+

 

Interexchange English/Spanish Conversation Group


Tuesdays 6:00 — 7:00 p.m. in the Adult Services Area

This group is open to all English and Spanish speakers interested in learning each other’s language. The conversation group will speak for a half hour in English and then for a half hour in Spanish, so everyone will have the opportunity to practice their second language. Prior experience with both Spanish and English is useful, but all English and Spanish speakers are welcome.

Grupo de Intercambio (inglés y español)
Los martes a las 6pm a 7pm en el área de servicios para adultos

Este grupo está abierto a todos que hablan español o inglés y tienen interés en aprender el otro idioma. El grupo hablará por media hora en inglés y por media hora en español. Todos tendrán la oportunidad de practicar su segundo idioma. Experiencia con ambos inglés y español está buena, pero todos los hispanohablantes y anglohablantes pueden venir. No hay registro.

English Conversation Group


Wednesdays 10:00 — 11:00 a.m. in the Adult Services Area

Do you want to practice speaking English? Come to this English conversation group, an informal meeting of people who want to practice their English. No experience is required. We meet in the Library near the Adult Services Desk. Registration is not required.

Grupo de Conversación en inglés
Los miércoles, 10am -11am en el área de Servicios para adultos

¿Quiere practicar hablar inglés? Venga a este grupo de conversación en inglés. No se requiere experiencia, solamente el deseo de poder hablar inglés. Nos reunimos cada semana en la biblioteca. No se requiere el registro. 

Free Music

Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library!

All you need is your library card number and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number).

Freegal offers download or streaming access to more than 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

There is no software to download, and the songs you download are yours to keep!

Click below to begin!

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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.

Programs & Events

The Adult Services Department hosts a variety of entertaining, educational, and even historical programs!

Bensenville Community Public Library Photo Policy

The Bensenville Community Public Library reserves the right to utilize photographs or video taken at the Library for publicity purposes in printed materials and online. All Library patrons consent to the use of their photo taken at the Library or during Library events, unless they specifically inform staff of an objection to such use. No names will be utilized in conjunction with photos without express written consent.

Craft Resources


Art and Craft Shows Net – Search for an arts/crafts show, festival or fair by dates, city, state, or region in this database.

Crafting with your kids

Crochet Guild of America – Dedicated to the art of crocheting.

Fave Crafts – Free craft projects, home decor ideas and DIY tips, new projects and tips added every day.

Free Patterns – Free online patterns for your projects.

Jo-Ann Project Archive – Library of projects for knitters, quilters, crafters and more.

Michaels, the Arts & Crafts Store – Floral and handcraft project ideas.

Pinterest – Arts and Crafts Inspiration! Organize your project ideas and get fresh inspiration.

Quilt.com – Quilting information for the novice, the expert and all those in between.

WoolWorks – Projects for hand-knitters.

www.allfreecrochet.com

www.allfreeknitting.com

www.allfreejewelrymaking.com

www.allfreesewing.com