• Join us on Thursday, July 20th at 6:00PM to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.


  • August 4th – Pinwheel Wreath         
                                                            
    September 1st – Safety Pin Bracelet


    MUST ARRIVE PROMPTLY AT 6:00PM                                                        
    Limit 20 participants & spots fill up fast, so register today!


     
     
     



  • GERD or Acid Reflux is uncomfortable. 
    Join us Thursday, August 31st at 6:00PM!


    If you experience: more than occasional heartburn, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, chest pain, or, if you take medication for these symptoms routinely...

    You should find out about the risks and new treatments available!


    Register online for this free Community Program
    https://weblink.advocatehealth.com/wlp2/#!/classes/listing/$ClassCode=1G67


    OR stop by the Reference Desk.

     
     
     
     
  • NEW!

    Auto Renewal

    Auto Renewal Is Here!
    Your *materials will automatically renew as long as your account is in good standing, the item has no holds, and the item has not reached its renewal limit. Patrons with a valid email address on file with us, will receive an email two days before their items are due telling you which items were renewed and which were not.

    If you want to renew your materials before your automatic renewal goes in effect, you can by going in to your account through our website. Click on the "Manage My Account" button on the home page in the upper right side of the page. You will need to enter your library card barcode and the four digit pin number you gave us at registration. Renewals can only be done a maximum of three days before their due date. Again- You must be in good standings, there are no holds on the item and that the item has not reached it's renewal limit.
    We now offer five renewals on items if they do not have a hold on them.
    *Materials that will not be automatically renewed are DVDs, Games and Playaways
    *No need to bring in your items since all items will automatically renew, with or without having an email address. Please call (708) 458-2880 and someone at the circulation desk will help you.
  •  

    Thursday, September 21st, 6:30pm
     
    Handwriting Analysis, or "Graphology" is the study of handwriting to reveal the character or personality traits of the writer. The principle behind graphology is that people who share   certain character and personality traits also exhibit similar shapes and forms in their handwriting.

    Join us while Chris Mc’Brien entertains us with this fascinating science!  He will only go as deep as to amaze guests and leave them in awe of it's accuracy, all while explaining many of his methods.

     
     
     


  • Films are NEW RELEASES shown every other Friday at 1:00PM and FREE popcorn will be served! 

    August 4th: Hidden Figures
    (Rated PG - Drama/History)


    August 18th: A Dog’s Purpose
    (Rated PG - Drama)


    September 1st: The Space Between Us
    (Rated PG-13 - Romance)


    September 15th: Beauty and the Beast
    (Rated PG - Musical/Fantasy)





     

  • On Saturday June 24th, Bridgeview Public Library celebrated their Summer Reading Kickoff at Toyota Park on the rooftop!  Over 100 residents attended and enjoyed free hot dogs, chips, and beverages on behalf of the Village of Bridgeview.  There was even a special appearance from the Chicago Fire’s mascot, Sparky. What better way to end the kickoff then another win from our very own Chicago Fire- 4 to 0. Thank you to everyone who came out in support of Summer Reading!!!
        
     
     


  • * Before We Met: July 18th at 7:00PM. This book is only available in regular print.

    * FREE treats will be served!

    WE WELCOME NEW  MEMBERS!!
     
  • NEW AT BRIDGEVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY!!!

    Ancestry Library Edition



    You must be at the library to access - NO REMOTE ACCESS

    Unparalleled genealogy collection
    200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases
    The world's most popular online genealogy resource

    Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

    Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

  • Conversational ESL - May through August

    Meets Once a Month - Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Teen Programs

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    Thursday, August 17, 6:30pm

    We all know about H. H. Holmes, Jack the Ripper, and other monstrous serial killers of the Victorian Era, but what many of us don't know is that was merely the beginning. As surely as Miesian skyscrapers ascended after WWII did the second "school" of Chicago Serial Killers emerge from the shockwaves created by the modern era.

    Join historian and entertainer Clarence Goodman for "A Killer Among Us: Fiends, Stalkers, and Creeps in Chicago's Modern Age."

     
     

  • Seniors — please join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM!

    You must register for each day.


    August 9th: Bean Bag Baseball Activity

    September 13th: Nutrition & Weight Loss Presentation

    Refreshments may be served.
     
     
  • Friday Films

    Every Other Week at 1:00 PM

    July 28th - Lion
    (PG 13 - Drama/Biography)


  • JOIN US FOR A BOOK                            
    DISCUSSION AND TREATS!


    All the Stars in the Heavens                                                                                                     
    By: Adriana Trigiani                                                                                                                  
    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:00PM



    The Silent Wife                                            
    By: A.S.A. Harrison                             
    Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 7:00PM




    New members welcome!

     
     


  • The bracelets and mugs offered as raffle prizes in our Summer Reading Program are part of the “Me to We” project at Walgreens!  You too can help “Build a Better World” by supporting this project!  Walgreens announced their partnership with Me to We, a social enterprise that provides socially responsible products and services, and donates half of its profits to the charity Free the Children. Clean water and education isn’t a luxury.  This partnership will ultimately make a tremendous impact in the lives of so many families overseas, helping to break the cycle of poverty for many!   

  • Saturday, September 16th, 3:00pm
     
    Fun for the whole family! Join us to see a laser performance you will never forget! All ages welcome!
     
     
     


  • Thursday, September 28,  6:00pm-8:00pm

    Dreams provide an infinite amount of power, wisdom and healing. Join us as we explore the depths of our subconscious through dreams. What are your dreams trying to tell you? Do you have problems remembering your dreams? Are your dreams vivid & recurring? What's a bad dream? Our dream analysis expert will help you shed some light on these common questions and provide participants with dream interpretations during the workshop.

    Presenter: Kimberly M. Harmon, Journey to Wholeness Center

     
     
  • Join us on Thursday August 3rd at 6:30PM to see “ The White Sox— From the Very Beginning by Rich Lindberg!

    Since 1985, Rich Lindberg has served as the Chicago White Sox historian. This presentation spans the full gamut of team history from Charles Comiskey and the “Dead Ball Era” and into the modern age, presenting an insider’s view and interpretation of the team and its front office. A slide presentation features many unusual and never-before-seen images.
     
     
     
  • Join us on Saturday, August 26th at 2:00PM to see “A Hundred Years Ago on the Homefront” by Ellie Presents...!

    A reluctant but energetic America entered the Great War in 1917. We sent our sons. We rationed our bread. We stopped wearing corsets to save the steel for warships…and we wrote and sang the songs that rallied the troops.  The music, food, patriotic pastimes and tragic losses were things that every American family knew. This war ushered in what came to be known as The American Century. What did it feel, sound and taste like to be there?  Travel back in time to the Homefront.
     
     
     


  • * Drop-in coloring is every Tuesday from 6:00-7:45PM.

    * Express/de-stress by coloring!  Supplies are provided.

     
     


  • Every Monday at 10:30AM– no need to  register!

    * Learn natural and organic everyday movements.

     
     
     


  • * Practice how to de-stress, relax, and unwind while in your chair every Tuesday @ 6:30PM. No need to register!

    * Wear comfortable clothing, bring water, and yoga mat is not necessary .

     
     




  • Throughout the entire Summer Reading  Program you will have the opportunity to earn 1 raffle ticket for each item you bring in.

    The Animal Welfare League is in great need of the following Kennel Supplies for their animals!! 

    Animal Shampoo, Baby Bottles, Baby Bottle Nipples-Preemie, Baby Food (Chicken, Turkey), Bird Seed and Treats, Bleach-Liquid, Cat Food (Canned or Dry), Cat Litter (Clay), Cat Litter Scoopers, Collars and Leashes (All Sizes), Dog Food (Canned or Dry), Ferret Food, Guinea Pig Food, Litter Boxes (Small), Mixing Bowls (Large), Serving Spoons, and Watering Cans.

    Thank you for helping to “Build a Better World”!