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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.

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Grab and Go Adult Craft Kits
 Grab and Go Adult Craft Kits
Saturday, Jul. 2
Want to craft on your own time? Adult Craft Kits are available on the first saturday of each month on a first come, first serve basis. Get your's today!
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Adventure Storytime in the Park
10am
 Adventure Storytime in the Park
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 10am
(Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 5, & 12, 10 am)
Adventure Storytime
Join our Summer Adventure Storytime this summer at a different park each week. Every Tuesday at 10am we will read stories, play with the parachute, sing songs, and have a simple craft. Ages 2-6June 7 - Quail Hollow Park           June 14- Lil's ParkJune 21- Perry Fa...read more

Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-5
11 am
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-5
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 11 am
We are in need of volunteers who will help set up for lunch, help wipe tables down & help with lunch, then put tables away. We are setting up volunteer hours for this weekly. Every Monday there will be a new volunteer sign up for that week. This is the sign up forJuly 5- 8, 11 am- 1:30pm 

TACoS - Teen Advisory Council of Students - Create Mini-Golf
1:30pm
TACoS - Teen Advisory Council of Students - Create Mini-Golf
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 1:30pmTACoS - Teen Advisor
Calling all TEENS! This is a volunteer opportunity. Come help the library create mini-golf holes then try out your creations for mini golf in the stacks! 13-18 years old
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Babytime in the Park
10am
 Babytime in the Park
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 10am
(Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 July 6, & 13, 10 am)
Babytime in the Park
Summer Reading Babytime will be on Wednesdays between June 6- July 15 at 10am. Join us at a different park every week for song, stories, and cuddles. This is for babies 0-18 months oldJune 8 - Quail Hollow Park           June 15- Lil's ParkJune 22- Perry Farm ParkJu...read more
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-5
11 am
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-5
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 11 am
We are in need of volunteers who will help set up for lunch, help wipe tables down & help with lunch, then put tables away. We are setting up volunteer hours for this weekly. Every Monday there will be a new volunteer sign up for that week. This is the sign up forJuly 5- 8, 11 am- 1:30pm 

Movie: My Neighbor Totoro
1:30 pm
 Movie: My Neighbor Totoro
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 1:30 pmMovie: My Neighbor T
Join us for the return of our summer movies. July 6 we will be showing on our big screen the Studio Ghibli movie My Neighbor Totoro. Come to BPL  enjoy a movie, cool off, and enjoy some popcorn. 
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Messy Art on the Lawn: Session 1
9:30 am
Messy Art on the Lawn: Session 1
Thursday, Jul. 7, 9:30 am
(Thursday, June 9, 16, 23, & 30, July 7 & 14, 9:30 am)
 Messy Art on the La
Join us on the Library Lawn for Messy Art! It’s not always about what you make, but what you learn along the way! Join us for fun process art that encourages creativity, confidence, and experimentation. (And we clean up the mess!) Please register seperately for each week you would li...read more

Messy Art on the Lawn: Session 2
10am
Messy Art on the Lawn: Session 2
Thursday, Jul. 7, 10am
(Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, & 14, 10 am)
 Messy Art on the La
Join us on the Library Lawn for Messy Art! It’s not always about what you make, but what you learn along the way! Join us for fun process art that encourages creativity, confidence, and experimentation. (And we clean up the mess!) Please register seperately for each week you would li...read more
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-5
11 am
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-5
Thursday, Jul. 7, 11 am
We are in need of volunteers who will help set up for lunch, help wipe tables down & help with lunch, then put tables away. We are setting up volunteer hours for this weekly. Every Monday there will be a new volunteer sign up for that week. This is the sign up forJuly 5- 8, 11 am- 1:30pm 

Teen Summer Book Club- Journeys off the Beaten Path
5pm
Teen Summer Book Club- Journeys off the Beaten Path
Thursday, Jul. 7, 5pm
(June 16 ,5:30 pm, July 7 , 5pm, July 28, 6pm)
Teen Summer Book Clu
Want Free Books?Join our teen summer book club! Read, discuss, enjoy some fun activities,and snacks! This book club will meet three times this summer and hand out free books each meeting. You only need to register once to be a part of all 3 of the book club dates. Ages 13-18Are you a fan of Dem...read more

Teen Craft Recycled Paper Workshop
6pm
Teen Craft Recycled Paper Workshop
Thursday, Jul. 7, 6pmTeen Craft Recycled
We are trying our hand at homemade paper. Come learn how to make your own paper while hanging out. All supplies are provided.The workshop will last 1 to 1.5 hours. This is a hybrid program so you can make paper at the library or zoom in from home to learn how to create your own paper.Ages 13-18

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Miss Katie Sings in concert
10:30 a.m.
 Miss Katie Sings in concert
Friday, Jul. 8, 10:30 a.m.Miss Katie Sings in
Join Miss Katie as she sings in person at the Bradley Public Library. July 8 at 10:30am Miss Katie is a songwriter, music teacher, and filmmaker based in Chicago. She views making music for children to be truly beautiful work. Through her songs, she promote social-emotional learning, tenderness...read more

Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-5
11 am
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-5
Friday, Jul. 8, 11 am
We are in need of volunteers who will help set up for lunch, help wipe tables down & help with lunch, then put tables away. We are setting up volunteer hours for this weekly. Every Monday there will be a new volunteer sign up for that week. This is the sign up forJuly 5- 8, 11 am- 1:30pm 

Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
6:00 pm
 Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
Friday, Jul. 8, 6:00 pm
(July 8 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm)
Caddy Stacks- Mini G
Join us after hours to play a round of mini golf in the book stacks at Bradley Public Library.  Pick a tee time between 6-9 pm. Tee times are available every 30 min. This is for all ages. Can you make a hole-in-one?

Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
6:30 pm
 Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
Friday, Jul. 8, 6:30 pm
(July 8 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm)
Caddy Stacks- Mini G
Join us after hours to play a round of mini golf in the book stacks at Bradley Public Library.  Pick a tee time between 6-9 pm. Tee times are available every 30 min. This is for all ages. Can you make a hole-in-one?

Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
7:00 pm
 Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
Friday, Jul. 8, 7:00 pm
(July 8 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm)
Caddy Stacks- Mini G
Join us after hours to play a round of mini golf in the book stacks at Bradley Public Library.  Pick a tee time between 6-9 pm. Tee times are available every 30 min. This is for all ages. Can you make a hole-in-one?

Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
7:30 pm
 Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
Friday, Jul. 8, 7:30 pm
(July 8 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm)
Caddy Stacks- Mini G
Join us after hours to play a round of mini golf in the book stacks at Bradley Public Library.  Pick a tee time between 6-9 pm. Tee times are available every 30 min. This is for all ages. Can you make a hole-in-one?

Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
8:00 pm
 Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
Friday, Jul. 8, 8:00 pm
(July 8 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm)
Caddy Stacks- Mini G
Join us after hours to play a round of mini golf in the book stacks at Bradley Public Library.  Pick a tee time between 6-9 pm. Tee times are available every 30 min. This is for all ages. Can you make a hole-in-one?

Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
8:30 pm
 Caddy Stacks- Mini Golf
Friday, Jul. 8, 8:30 pm
(July 8 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm)
Caddy Stacks- Mini G
Join us after hours to play a round of mini golf in the book stacks at Bradley Public Library.  Pick a tee time between 6-9 pm. Tee times are available every 30 min. This is for all ages. Can you make a hole-in-one?

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Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-11
11 am
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-11
Monday, Jul. 11, 11 am
We are in need of volunteers who will help set up for lunch, help wipe tables down & help with lunch, then put tables away. We are setting up volunteer hours for this weekly. Every Monday there will be a new volunteer sign up for that week. This is the sign up forJuly 11- 15, 11 am- 1:30pm 

Teen Volunteer for Art in Nature Camp
1:30 pm
Teen Volunteer for Art in Nature Camp
Monday, Jul. 11, 1:30 pmTeen Volunteer for A
You must be 13 or older to be able to volunteer for this camp. We are looking for volunteers to help with Art camp. There are 2 seperate 1 hour camps. Do you like Art?  We will be doing a different project everyday. We will need help setting up and cleaning up between classes and assisting the ...read more
Art in Nature Camp 1:30
1:30- 2:30pm
 Art in Nature Camp 1:30
Monday, Jul. 11, 1:30- 2:30pm
(July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 1:30 pm)
Art in Nature Camp 1
This camp is for campers 6-12 years old. Learn artistic techniques, and crafts, and how-to tips. Enjoy the fun of creation. Make something new with every class!  This is the 1:30- 2:30 pm camp. You only need to register once for the whole camp.Lasts approximately 1 hour.
Art in Nature Camp 3:00 pm
3- 4pm
 Art in Nature Camp 3:00 pm
Monday, Jul. 11, 3- 4pm
(July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 3:00 pm)
Art in Nature Camp 3
This camp is for campers 6-12 years old. Learn artistic techniques, and crafts, and how-to tips. Enjoy the fun of creation. Make something new with every class!  This is the 3- 4pm camp. You only need to register once for the whole camp.Lasts approximately 1 hour.
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Free Blood Pressure Checks
 Free Blood Pressure Checks
Tuesday, Jul. 12
Get your blood pressure checked for free at your library! This service is absolutely FREE and you even get a gift!
Adventure Storytime in the Park
10am
 Adventure Storytime in the Park
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10am
(Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 5, & 12, 10 am)
Adventure Storytime
Join our Summer Adventure Storytime this summer at a different park each week. Every Tuesday at 10am we will read stories, play with the parachute, sing songs, and have a simple craft. Ages 2-6June 7 - Quail Hollow Park           June 14- Lil's ParkJune 21- Perry Fa...read more

Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-11
11 am
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-11
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 11 am
We are in need of volunteers who will help set up for lunch, help wipe tables down & help with lunch, then put tables away. We are setting up volunteer hours for this weekly. Every Monday there will be a new volunteer sign up for that week. This is the sign up forJuly 11- 15, 11 am- 1:30pm 

Teen Volunteer for Art in Nature Camp
1:30 pm
Teen Volunteer for Art in Nature Camp
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 1:30 pmTeen Volunteer for A
You must be 13 or older to be able to volunteer for this camp. We are looking for volunteers to help with Art camp. There are 2 seperate 1 hour camps. Do you like Art?  We will be doing a different project everyday. We will need help setting up and cleaning up between classes and assisting the ...read more
Art in Nature Camp 1:30
1:30- 2:30pm
 Art in Nature Camp 1:30
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 1:30- 2:30pm
(July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 1:30 pm)
Art in Nature Camp 1
This camp is for campers 6-12 years old. Learn artistic techniques, and crafts, and how-to tips. Enjoy the fun of creation. Make something new with every class!  This is the 1:30- 2:30 pm camp. You only need to register once for the whole camp.Lasts approximately 1 hour.

Art in Nature Camp 3:00 pm
3- 4pm
 Art in Nature Camp 3:00 pm
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 3- 4pm
(July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 3:00 pm)
Art in Nature Camp 3
This camp is for campers 6-12 years old. Learn artistic techniques, and crafts, and how-to tips. Enjoy the fun of creation. Make something new with every class!  This is the 3- 4pm camp. You only need to register once for the whole camp.Lasts approximately 1 hour.

Diverse Authors Book Club
4:00 pm
 Diverse Authors Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 4:00 pm
(Tuesdays, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13)
Diverse Authors Book
Join Miss Dorothy for diverse books and engaging conversation! Adults of all backgrounds are welcome! 
Explorer’s Guide to the State Park
6:00 pm
Explorer’s Guide to the State Park
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 6:00 pm
Get inside information on the best ways to enjoy your State Park!Join Park Superintendent, Stacey Johnson as she talks about what you may not know about our local state park and insider tips to make your next trip the best trip yet!
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Babytime in the Park
10am
 Babytime in the Park
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 10am
(Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 July 6, & 13, 10 am)
Babytime in the Park
Summer Reading Babytime will be on Wednesdays between June 6- July 15 at 10am. Join us at a different park every week for song, stories, and cuddles. This is for babies 0-18 months oldJune 8 - Quail Hollow Park           June 15- Lil's ParkJune 22- Perry Farm ParkJu...read more
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-11
11 am
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-11
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 11 am
We are in need of volunteers who will help set up for lunch, help wipe tables down & help with lunch, then put tables away. We are setting up volunteer hours for this weekly. Every Monday there will be a new volunteer sign up for that week. This is the sign up forJuly 11- 15, 11 am- 1:30pm 

Teen Volunteer for Art in Nature Camp
1:30 pm
Teen Volunteer for Art in Nature Camp
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 1:30 pmTeen Volunteer for A
You must be 13 or older to be able to volunteer for this camp. We are looking for volunteers to help with Art camp. There are 2 seperate 1 hour camps. Do you like Art?  We will be doing a different project everyday. We will need help setting up and cleaning up between classes and assisting the ...read more
Art in Nature Camp 1:30
1:30- 2:30pm
 Art in Nature Camp 1:30
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 1:30- 2:30pm
(July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 1:30 pm)
Art in Nature Camp 1
This camp is for campers 6-12 years old. Learn artistic techniques, and crafts, and how-to tips. Enjoy the fun of creation. Make something new with every class!  This is the 1:30- 2:30 pm camp. You only need to register once for the whole camp.Lasts approximately 1 hour.

Art in Nature Camp 3:00 pm
3- 4pm
 Art in Nature Camp 3:00 pm
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 3- 4pm
(July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 3:00 pm)
Art in Nature Camp 3
This camp is for campers 6-12 years old. Learn artistic techniques, and crafts, and how-to tips. Enjoy the fun of creation. Make something new with every class!  This is the 3- 4pm camp. You only need to register once for the whole camp.Lasts approximately 1 hour.

Summer Family Market
5:00-6:30 pm
 Summer Family Market
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 5:00-6:30 pm
(Wednesdays June 8th, July 13th, & August 10th, 5 pm)

Need help with groceries? We've got you covered!Come to our drive through food pantries and stock up!
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Messy Art on the Lawn: Session 1
9:30 am
Messy Art on the Lawn: Session 1
Thursday, Jul. 14, 9:30 am
(Thursday, June 9, 16, 23, & 30, July 7 & 14, 9:30 am)
 Messy Art on the La
Join us on the Library Lawn for Messy Art! It’s not always about what you make, but what you learn along the way! Join us for fun process art that encourages creativity, confidence, and experimentation. (And we clean up the mess!) Please register seperately for each week you would li...read more

Messy Art on the Lawn: Session 2
10am
Messy Art on the Lawn: Session 2
Thursday, Jul. 14, 10am
(Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, & 14, 10 am)
 Messy Art on the La
Join us on the Library Lawn for Messy Art! It’s not always about what you make, but what you learn along the way! Join us for fun process art that encourages creativity, confidence, and experimentation. (And we clean up the mess!) Please register seperately for each week you would li...read more
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-11
11 am
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-11
Thursday, Jul. 14, 11 am
We are in need of volunteers who will help set up for lunch, help wipe tables down & help with lunch, then put tables away. We are setting up volunteer hours for this weekly. Every Monday there will be a new volunteer sign up for that week. This is the sign up forJuly 11- 15, 11 am- 1:30pm 

Teen Volunteer for Art in Nature Camp
1:30 pm
Teen Volunteer for Art in Nature Camp
Thursday, Jul. 14, 1:30 pmTeen Volunteer for A
You must be 13 or older to be able to volunteer for this camp. We are looking for volunteers to help with Art camp. There are 2 seperate 1 hour camps. Do you like Art?  We will be doing a different project everyday. We will need help setting up and cleaning up between classes and assisting the ...read more
Art in Nature Camp 1:30
1:30- 2:30pm
 Art in Nature Camp 1:30
Thursday, Jul. 14, 1:30- 2:30pm
(July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 1:30 pm)
Art in Nature Camp 1
This camp is for campers 6-12 years old. Learn artistic techniques, and crafts, and how-to tips. Enjoy the fun of creation. Make something new with every class!  This is the 1:30- 2:30 pm camp. You only need to register once for the whole camp.Lasts approximately 1 hour.

Art in Nature Camp 3:00 pm
3- 4pm
 Art in Nature Camp 3:00 pm
Thursday, Jul. 14, 3- 4pm
(July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 3:00 pm)
Art in Nature Camp 3
This camp is for campers 6-12 years old. Learn artistic techniques, and crafts, and how-to tips. Enjoy the fun of creation. Make something new with every class!  This is the 3- 4pm camp. You only need to register once for the whole camp.Lasts approximately 1 hour.

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Elementary Surprise Book Club
10 am
 Elementary Surprise Book Club
Friday, Jul. 15, 10 am
(Friday June 17, July 1 & 15, 10 am)
Elementary Surprise
Are you 5-9 years old? Join our summer Elementary Suprise Book Club. You will have 2 weeks to read the book and we will meet for 45 min to discuss it. You will pick up your next surprise club package at the discussion.You get to keep everything in the package including the book! Every time we meet y...read more

Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-11
11 am
Teen Volunteer for Lunch at the library 7-11
Friday, Jul. 15, 11 am
We are in need of volunteers who will help set up for lunch, help wipe tables down & help with lunch, then put tables away. We are setting up volunteer hours for this weekly. Every Monday there will be a new volunteer sign up for that week. This is the sign up forJuly 11- 15, 11 am- 1:30pm 

Tween Book Club in a Bag
1:30 pm
 Tween Book Club in a Bag
Friday, Jul. 15, 1:30 pm
(June 13 & 30, July 15, 1:30pm)
Tween Book Club in a
Tweens 9-12 years old join our summer book club. Your bag is all packed for your book club journey! All you have to do is register and pick it up. You get to keep everything in the bag including the book! Every time we meet you will get a new bag! The first bag will be available to pick up starting ...read more

Stories Under the Stars at Willowhaven
6:00 pm
Stories Under the Stars at Willowhaven
Friday, Jul. 15, 6:00 pmStories Under the St
Celebrate this year's summer reading with Bradley Public Library. We will be joining our friends, The Bourbonnais Township Park District at Willowhaven for a free event on the evening of July 15th! Camp iREAD: Read off the Beaten Path will be at Willowhaven for Stories, S'mores, & S...read more
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Goodreads Book Club Live Chat
4:00 pm
 Goodreads Book Club Live Chat
Monday, Jul. 18, 4:00 pm
This is an "at your leisure" book club. You can stop in to our Goodreads Group at any time to answer discussion questions, gush about your favorite characters, and even interact with your fellow readers!Live discussions with your book club host will be held the3rd Monday of the month @ 4:0...read more
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TACoS and Volunteer Party
6pm
 TACoS and Volunteer Party
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 6pmTACoS and Volunteer
Teens if you VOLUNTEERED this year you are invited to our Voluteer Summer Party. Water Guns, Games, Pizza, Ice Cream. and hangout.

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Wednesday Morning Book Club
10:00 am
 Wednesday Morning Book Club
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 10:00 am
(March 16, April 20, May 11, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21)
Wednesday Morning Bo
Join the Wednesday Morning Book Club and enjoy an eccletic list of reads with a great group of readers!
Board Meeting
6:00 pm
 Board Meeting
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 6:00 pm
The Bradley Public Library District Board meets every 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 pm
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Adult Coloring
2:00 pm
 Adult Coloring
Thursday, Jul. 21, 2:00 pm
(January 20, March 17, May 19)
Adult Coloring
Relax and color with us in this adults only chill time. Enjoy an array of themed coloring pages, pencils, markers, and even some relaxing music.Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:30 to enjoy!
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Best of the Celebrity Book Club
7:00 pm
 Best of the Celebrity Book Club
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 7:00 pm
(Tuesdays, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, December 27, 7 pm)
Best of the Celebrit
What is your favorite celebrity reading? Find books that your favorite celebrities love all in one book club!You are sure to find your next favorite book too!
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Teen Summer Book Club- Journeys off the Beaten Path
6 pm
Teen Summer Book Club- Journeys off the Beaten Path
Thursday, Jul. 28, 6 pm
(June 16 ,5:30 pm, July 7 , 5pm, July 28, 6pm)
Teen Summer Book Clu
Want Free Books?Join our teen summer book club! Read, discuss, enjoy some fun activities,and snacks! This book club will meet three times this summer and hand out free books each meeting. You only need to register once to be a part of all 3 of the book club dates. Ages 13-18Are you a fan of Dem...read more

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