Elementary Art


Third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 5 to 11 years old

Channel your inner artist and see what you can create with different types of paints, stamps, and more, available from the Library’s art supply stash. We will present themed project ideas to get you started. All of our supplies are washable, but there is a chance for a mess, so wear something that can get messy! No registration is required to attend.

September 18 | October 16 | November 20 | December 18 | January 15 | February 19

 

Paper Towel Roses


Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Adults only!

Looking for an affordable Valentine’s Day bouquet for your loved one? We’re making roses out of paper towels! Fear not—they’re so beautiful and life-like, you’d never know at a glance they were made from this household cleaning staple!

 

Please note: 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.

Scrabble Tile Ornaments


Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Adults only!

Who knew you could create Christmas ornaments for your tree out of old board game pieces? Join Sue and Samantha for an evening creating fun, customizable ornaments out of Scrabble tiles! These cute, easy ornaments also make great gifts for anyone!

 

Please note: 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.

Fall Leaf Bowl


Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Adults only!

Need a last minute centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? Using Mod Podge and artificial fall leaves, we’ll be making fall leaf bowls — one of the more popular DIYs seen on countless craft blogs and Pinterest. These bowls are an inexpensive, yet charming way to decorate your home for the fall season!

 

Please note: 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.

DIY Yarn Apples


Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Adults only!

Yarn apples are a super easy to craft and make a fun decoration for any fall décor. You’re going to love how different each of your apple creations turn out! With every wrap of yarn, you are in control of the apple shape you make!

 

Please note: 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.

Holiday Beading


Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Let’s make some dazzling holiday themed décor!  Crafters will receive a 9-inch wire snowflake form to decorate with their chosen assortment of seed beads, crystal or glass beads, spacers or wooden beads and ribbon.  They make a lovely holiday tree or window decoration.

Please note: 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.

 

Financial Literacy Nights: Presented by MB Financial Bank


Join us in welcoming MB Financial Bank for a monthly series about free financial literacy resources available to the Bensenville community. Each session, representatives from MB Financial will cover a different topic, including identity theft, the importance of budgeting, and the ins and outs of buying your first home.

Guarding Against Identity Theft
Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Budgeting for the Holidays
Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Buying Your First Home
Thursday, January 3 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Nature Rx: How Nature is Good for Our Minds, Bodies, and Soul


Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m.

The Conservation Foundation, a non-profit land and river protection organization with a mission to preserve and restore our environment in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties, will discuss the benefits of nature to our own health, planting native plants in our gardens and communities, the importance of pollinator insects, and planting to reduce water consumption and run-off.

 

Understanding and Destigmatizing Mental Illness


Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) DuPage’s mission is to provide support, advocacy, and education in order to improve the quality of life of individuals with mental illnesses and their families. We will be joined by a representative from the NAMI DuPage Speaker’s Bureau who will discuss their experience with having a mental illness, and how they began and maintain their recovery. Explore free community mental health related services available through NAMI DuPage, including support groups, education, recreation, job readiness classes, and more.

 

Medical Cannabis and You


Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Are you curious about medical cannabis? Medical cannabis, aka medical marijuana, is now available in Illinois. What does it mean for you? Is it safe? How does a patient get it? Kirsten Velasco, Patient Advocate for Illinois Women in Cannabis (NFP), will answer all of your questions with a presentation covering the science, biology, laws, application process, and patient experience, followed by an open Q & A. All are welcome.