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Thank you for your continued participation at Bridgeview Public Library!!  The number of adult patrons attending our programs has officially doubled!  I look forward to another wonderful year as your Adult Programming Coordinator. I hope 2018 brings you all happiness & good health!
-Jennifer Bonbrake


NOTE: Sign-ups are NO LONGER taken at the Reference Desk. 
To register- contact Adult Programming Coordinator, Jennifer Bonbrake                      
Phone Number: (708) 458-2880 Ext. 119     OR    
E-mail: jbonbrake@bridgeviewlibrary.org                                                                            
No walk-ins. Thank you for your continued participation!!


Novels @ Night Book Club - The Dry by Jane Harper
Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00pm


JOIN US FOR A BOOK DISCUSSION AND TREATS!
The Dry   By: Jane Harper                                         
Tuesday January 16th, 2018 at 7:00PM

 
NOTE: Sign-ups are NO LONGER taken at the Reference Desk.
To register- contact Adult Programming Coordinator, Jennifer Bonbrake                             
Phone Number: (708) 458-2880 Ext. 119     OR    
E-mail: jbonbrake@bridgeviewlibrary.org                                                                            
No walk-ins. Thank you for your continued participation!!
1940s: Swing Dancing, WWII, and the Greatest Generation
Presented by Jim Gibbons Thursday, January 25th at 6:30 pm


The 1940s: Swing Dancing, WWII, and the Greatest Generation                             
By: Historian, Jim Gibbons
Thursday, January 25th, 6:30pm
Gibbons will discuss the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor and our dealings with Russia leading to the Cold War. He will also talk about Harry Truman’s presidency, his defeat of front runner Thomas E. Dewey, and the signing of the Marshall Plan. He will explain how in 1943, new controversial music was established eventually ending the Swing Era and setting up a whole new decade of Rock and Roll.

NOTE: Sign-ups are NO LONGER taken at the Reference Desk.
To register- contact Adult Programming Coordinator, Jennifer Bonbrake                             
Phone Number: (708) 458-2880 Ext. 119     OR    
E-mail: jbonbrake@bridgeviewlibrary.org                                                                            
No walk-ins. Thank you for your continued participation!!
 
Friday Films - Beatriz at Dinner
Friday, January 19th at 1:00 pm


Beatriz at Dinner (Rated R, Drama/Comedy, 1 hr. 23 min.) Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy. When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner. As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.
 
Friday Films - Ingrid Goes West
Friday, February 2nd at 1:00 pm


* Ingrid Goes West (Rated R, Drama/Comedy, 1 hr. 38 min.) Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession, a Los Angeles socialite named Taylor Sloane. After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of buddies, the facade begins to crack in both women's lives -- with comically malicious results.
 
 
Crazy Crafters Valentine's Day Centerpiece
Friday, February 2nd at 6:00pm


January 5th– NO CRAFT    February 2nd– Valentine’s Day Centerpiece
MUST ARRIVE PROMPTLY AT 6:00PM.                                                       
Limit 20 participants & spots fill up fast, so register today!!


NOTE: Sign-ups are NO LONGER taken at the Reference Desk.
To register- contact Adult Programming Coordinator, Jennifer Bonbrake                             
Phone Number: (708) 458-2880 Ext. 119     OR    
E-mail: jbonbrake@bridgeviewlibrary.org                                                                            
No walk-ins. Thank you for your continued participation!!
Super Seniors - Valentine's Day Party
Wednesday, February 14th at 1:00 pm


February 14th: Valentine’s Day Party–                                                      
Fun games and events planned!


Seniors— please join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM!                            
You must register for each day.
Refreshments may be served.


NOTE: Sign-ups are NO LONGER taken at the Reference Desk.
To register- contact Adult Programming Coordinator, Jennifer Bonbrake                             
Phone Number: (708) 458-2880 Ext. 119     OR    
E-mail: jbonbrake@bridgeviewlibrary.org                                                                            
No walk-ins. Thank you for your continued participation!!
 
 

 
Friday Films - Logan Lucky
Friday, February 16th at 1:00 pm


* Logan Lucky (Rated PG-13, Crime Film/Drama, 1 hr. 59 min.) West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Jimmy also recruits demolition expert Joe Bang to help them break into the track's underground system.  Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.
 
 
Novels @ Night Book Club - The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00 pm



JOIN US FOR A BOOK DISCUSSION AND TREATS!
The Second Mrs. Hockaday                                            
By: Susan Rivers                                  
Tuesday February 20th, 2018 at 7:00PM


NOTE: Sign-ups are NO LONGER taken at the Reference Desk.
To register- contact Adult Programming Coordinator, Jennifer Bonbrake                             
Phone Number: (708) 458-2880 Ext. 119     OR    
E-mail: jbonbrake@bridgeviewlibrary.org                                                                            
No walk-ins. Thank you for your continued participation!!
Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing
Presented by Mark Dvorak Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 pm


Just Something My Grandma Used To Sing   
By: Mark Dvorak
Thursday, February 22nd, 6:30pm
Dvorak will present “Just Something My Grandma Used to Sing,” an autobiographical program of songs and stories. “My grandma used to sing all the time, around the house, and on car rides,” said Dvorak. “She was also in Sweet Adeline's group in the 1950s and knew lots of old songs from the 30s and 40s. Over the years I’ve been adding arrangements of these classics to my repertoire.” His music harkens back to our folk roots.
 

NOTE: Sign-ups are NO LONGER taken at the Reference Desk.
To register- contact Adult Programming Coordinator, Jennifer Bonbrake                             
Phone Number: (708) 458-2880 Ext. 119     OR    
E-mail: jbonbrake@bridgeviewlibrary.org                                                                            
No walk-ins. Thank you for your continued participation!!


WEEKLY PROGRAMS smiley
Ageless Grace Fitness Program
Mondays at 10:30 AM

Ageless Grace is a fitness and wellness program
created by Denise Medved.
The program consists of 21 simple exercise tools
designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises,
based on everyday movements that are natural
and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the
body and mind. Almost anyone can do them, regardless
of most physical conditions. This class is 45 minutes long.

 
Gentle Flow Yoga
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM

 
Colorful Conversations
Tuesdays at 6 to 8 PM

Color your way to relaxation and fun at Bridgeview Library!
Drop by Tuesday evenings for "Colorful Conversations".
Express yourself with marker or colored pencil and beautifully
detailed coloring pages.  We will provide the supplies.