Bradley Public LibraryDistrict

Bradley Public Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Bradley Public Library! All events are open to the public and are free (unless noted). Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Awesome Artists
Monday, Mar. 4, 4:30 PM
Grades: Kdg-5th
Approx. 45 min.

Do you love all things art? Then this session is for you! Join us each month to create a fun art project!
 
Family Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 10 AM
All Ages
Approx. 30 minutes
NO REGISTRATION required!

Join Miss Cassidy each week to explore through stories, songs, and engaging sensory play and activities!
 
Tech Tuesday
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Find answers to your smartphone or computer questions in a one-on-one, 30-minute tutoring session!
Advanced registration is required. To sign up, visit the circulation desk or call us at 815-932-6245. Ages 18 and up.
Author Meet & Greet:
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Drop in and meet Mark McCalleb! Mark is the author of two books:
Social Distance is the story of a family man who finds his life shattered by the events of the COVID pandemic.
Social Distance, Book 2, follows Gary as he faces two big challenges: a pandemic and a murder.


 
Shimmy & Shake
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 10 AM
Ages: 2-5 years
Approx. 30 min.

Enjoy this active way to develop early literacy skills while exploring music, dancing, and singing with Miss Cassidy!

Register once to enroll in the weekly class.  Call the library at 815-932-6245 if you have any questions!
Paint Night
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Follow our instructor, Ms. Christina, and make a work of art!
This month, we'll use soft watercolors and bold organic shapes to create a dreamy garden scene. 

All materials provided.
Ages 18 and up

*If your plans change and you cannot attend, kindly call us at 815-932-6245 or email christina@bradleylibrary.org, and we can contact the next person on the waiting list. 
Sit & Be Fit
Thursday, Mar. 7, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Join us for a low-impact chair exercise program that works on strength, flexibility, and balance! We will engage in a variety of movements that are gentle on the joints and easy to follow. Please bring a water bottle and light resistance bands or weights if you wish to use them. Ages 55 and up.
Messy Art
Thursday, Mar. 7, 10 AM
Ages: 2-5 years
Lasts Approx. 30 min

It's not always about what you make, but what you learn along the way! Join us for lots of fun that encourages creativity!

Register once to enroll in the weekly class.  Call the library at 815-932-6245 if you have any questions!
Travel Talk
Friday, Mar. 8, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Join us for all things travel! Bring pictures, videos, and souvenirs to share as we expand your bucket list and share practical tips. 
No registration is required, just drop in!
Ages 18 and up.
Sensory Storytime fo
Monday, Mar. 11, 10 AM
Ages: 0-24 months
Approx. 30 min.
2ND AND 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH!

NO REGISTRATION required

Join Ms. Sarah for a story, music and bubbles, and free time sensory play!
 
Gentle Chair Yoga
Monday, Mar. 11, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Join us for a beginning yoga program to increase flexibility and reduce tension. You will also learn breathing techniques that can help you relax and reduce stress.
One of the great benefits of chair yoga is that it is a low-impact exercise, making it ideal for those with limited mobility or balance issues. You can participate at your own pace and modify the poses to suit your individual needs. Join us for a meditative Monday experience! Ages 55 and up. 
Club Lab Rats
Monday, Mar. 11, 4:30pm
Ages: Kdg-5th
Approx. 45 min.

Elementary kiddos are invited to explore the fun of science at the library! Inquiring minds will be exposed to all kinds of STEM activities!
Family Storytime
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 10 AM
All Ages
Approx. 30 minutes
NO REGISTRATION required!

Join Miss Cassidy each week to explore through stories, songs, and engaging sensory play and activities!
 
Tech Tuesday
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Find answers to your smartphone or computer questions in a one-on-one, 30-minute tutoring session!
Advanced registration is required. To sign up, visit the circulation desk or call us at 815-932-6245. Ages 18 and up.
Crafternoon
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
March is National Craft Month! Join us for a fun hour of creating! 
We'll create a brooch using felt, scissors, buttons, needles, and thread. You'll have your choice of felt colors; choose green to make a lucky clover or another color to make a spring flower! 

All supplies provided.
Advanced registration is required. Ages 18 and up.
Shimmy & Shake
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 10 AM
Ages: 2-5 years
Approx. 30 min.

Enjoy this active way to develop early literacy skills while exploring music, dancing, and singing with Miss Cassidy!

Register once to enroll in the weekly class.  Call the library at 815-932-6245 if you have any questions!
Walkie Talkies
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Our walking club is perfect for those who want to get moving and meet new people! We’ll meet at Northfield Square Mall's food court on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.
Children in strollers are welcome!
Crafty Adults
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Feeling crafty? Love creating? This program is for you! 
This month, you may choose to make a keychain or a pair of earrings. We'll work with colored pencils and shrink film. You are welcome to come up with your own design or choose from our fun templates! 

All supplies provided
Ages 18 and up
Friends of the Libra
Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6:30 PM
Join the Friends of the Bradley Public Library and make a difference in your community! Drop into the meeting to learn more about us. 
The Friends serve as community advocates for library services, programs, and needs. The Friends provide monetary support to the Library through fundraising activities and help fund programs, services, and materials purchases. 
Sit & Be Fit
Thursday, Mar. 14, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Join us for a low-impact chair exercise program that works on strength, flexibility, and balance! We will engage in a variety of movements that are gentle on the joints and easy to follow. Please bring a water bottle and light resistance bands or weights if you wish to use them. Ages 55 and up.
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