Animal Farm: Live in Concert!


Friday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Animal Farm is a group of musician-educators who write and perform original music for children and families. Drawing from a range of influences, including rock, jazz, folk, klezmer, and tin pan alley, their songs explore social and emotional learning, community, self-expression, and environmental education through the eyes of our furry, feathered, scaly, and shell-dwelling friends. Blending music, educational comedy, and interactive storytelling, we perform our energetic live show for children and families in schools, parks, libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions throughout Illinois, including Navy Pier, Chicago Botanic Garden, Morton Arboretum, Navy Pier, and more!  Their 2018 album “We Are One” won a National Parenting Product Award, Mom’s Choice Award, and a Parents Choice Recommended Award and is available on all streaming platforms.

Crayons & Games


Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
March 6 – July 31 | ALL AGES

Bring your family and friends to an evening of challenging games and relaxing coloring at the Library! Board games, crayons, and pages will be provided – all you need is your creativity and laughter. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Family Storytime


Second and fourth Saturdays of every month at 1:30 p.m.
AGES: 2 to 8 years old

Join us for a weekend celebration of our favorite authors! We will hear stories from Eric Carle, Oliver Jeffers, Mo Willems, and many more! Playtime will follow with a variety of toys that the whole family can enjoy. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Family Storytime will not meet on May 25.

 

Author Visit: Matt de la Peña


Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. | ALL AGES

The Bensenville Library, Bensenville School District 2, and Bensenville Arts Council are delighted to welcome author Matt de la Peña to the Bensenville Community Public Library! Mr. de la Peña will talk with families about his books and his career as an author. The first 15 children in line will receive a free copy of Carmela Full of Wishes, available in English and Spanish, to be autographed by the author. A limited number of copies will also be available for purchase. Book autographs will end precisely at 8:00 p.m. Free copies and author autographs are available on a first-come, first-served basis the evening of the event.

 

Author Visit: Duncan Tonatiuh


Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. | ALL AGES

The Bensenville Library and Bensenville School District 2 are delighted to welcome author-illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh! Mr. Tonatiuh will talk with families about his books and his career as an author-illustrator. The first 15 children in line will receive a free copy of The Princess and the Warrior, available in English and Spanish, to be autographed by the author. A limited number of copies will also be available for purchase. Book autographs will end precisely at 8:00 p.m. Free copies and author autographs are available on a first-come, first-served basis the evening of the event.

 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny


Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. | Blackhawk Middle School Cafeteria
AGES: 10 years old and younger

Kids 10 and younger are encouraged to join the Bensenville Community Public Library and Bensenville School District 2 for our second annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Blackhawk Middle School Cafeteria. This event includes a pancake, tater tots, sausage, and egg breakfast, a photo-op with the Easter Bunny, as well as other crafts and activities. Registration is not required, but space is limited. All children must be attended by an adult. All adults must be accompanied with a child. For questions or further details, please contact the Library at (630) 766-4642.

 

Free Bus Transportation:

Pick-Up Location                                                        Pick-Up Time          

North Bus

Argyle Park Apartments @ Marshall Rd. & Argyle St……….. 10:00 a.m.

1090 W. Irving Park Road Apartments………………………………… 10:10 a.m.

South Bus

Elm Court Apartments @ Entry Dr. & Bernice Dr………………. 10:00 a.m.

Yorkbrook Apartments @ Main West Entrance…………………. 10:15 a.m.

Tioga Elementary School Parking Lot………………………………….. 10:25 a.m.

 

Buses will leave Blackhawk at promptly 11:45 a.m. for return route.

 

Click here for PDF event flyer: ENGLISH / SPANISH

 

 

Trivia Night at Green St. Grille


First Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
at Green St. Grille — 120 W. Green St. Bensenville

Join staff from the Bensenville Community Public Library on the first Monday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and flex your trivia muscle at the Green Street Grille! Gather some friends and compete against other teams for prizes by answering questions about history, pop culture, and more!

February 4 | March 4 | April 1 | May 6 | June 3 | July 1 | August 5

 

Family Art Night


Third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
March 19 | April 16 | May 21 | June 18 | July 16
AGES: 12 years old and younger

Join us the third Tuesday of every month to channel your inner artist. 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! Space is limited, and artists will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

 

 

Bingo for Kids


Fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 12 years old and younger

Children can head to the Library for a night of gaming fun, where players have a chance to win Bingo Bucks that they can redeem for prizes. Bingo cards will be provided to children only. Space is limited to the first 30 children, and players will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

February 26 | Animal Bingo
March 26 | Easter Bunny Bingo
April 23 | Earth Day Bingo
May 28 | Baby Animal Bingo
June 25 | Summer Bingo
July 23 | Ocean Bingo