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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:
Saturday, Apr. 13, 9:00 - 3:00 PM
We're closed today while our carpets are being cleaned, but our online resources are always available! Visit our E-library and enjoy an ebook, audiobook, or movie immediately!
Family Storytime
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 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!
 
Homeschool Happening
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 1:00 pm
Ages: Kdg-5th
Approx. 45 min

Join us for the afternoon to explore all things STEAM! 
Tech Tuesday
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 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.
Lego Club
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 4:30-5:15pm
Ages: Kdg-6th
Lasts Approx. 45 min.

CALLING ALL LEGO FANS! This is one club you DON'T want to miss!! Join us each month to build and create using LEGOS! It can be anything from a monthly challenge to a free build! 
Creative Writing Gro
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

We are a community of writers who love to write and share our work! Each meeting includes time to work on short writing prompts, which we use to spark our creativity and produce unique pieces of writing! We also share opportunities for publication. 

Whether you're a seasoned writer or just starting, we welcome you to join our creative writing group. We hope to inspire and support each other as we explore the limitless possibilities of the written word.

Feel free to bring something you're working on if you'd like to share it with the group and receive feedback!  

Ages 18 and up.
No registration is required.

Shimmy & Shake
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 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!
Wednesday Morning Bo
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 10:00 AM
Join the Wednesday Morning Book Club and enjoy a variety of books with a great group of readers! Registration is not required, and new members are always welcome. 

This month's pick: Remarkably Brigh Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Introvert Happy Hour
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
BYOB! Borrow Your Own Book! Drop in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere at this silent happy hour.
Ages 18 and up.
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 6:00 pm
Monthly meetings of the Bradley Public Library District are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm and are open to the public.
Sit & Be Fit
Thursday, Apr. 18, 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, Apr. 18, 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!
Tiny Art Show: Paint
Thursday, Apr. 18, 1:00 - 6:30 PM
It's time for our semi-annual Tiny Art Show! School-age kids, teens, and adults: stop into the Art Room anytime between 1:00 and 6:30 PM to paint a 3x4" canvas that will be included in our art exhibition! We'll provide all the materials. There's no theme; let your imagination take you anywhere on the mini canvas!

If you can't make it in to paint with us, you are welcome to create something at home. Please drop off all tiny art by Saturday, April 20. You may use any materials you like! 2D and 3D works will be accepted. Just make sure your finished piece is at or under 4 inches. 

All the art submitted will be displayed in the library through the end of May. We'll invite a local artist to select their top two picks, and those artists will receive a gift card to a local craft store. Library visitors will also be invited to vote on their favorite piece! Be sure to stop in, see the exhibit, and vote. The art piece with the most votes from library visitors will also receive a gift card to a local craft store!

We look forward to painting with you ... and seeing your finished tiny art piece! 
Adult Coloring
Thursday, Apr. 18, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Coloring isn't just for kids! Drop in and color with us! All materials are provided. Ages 18 and up.
Coffee & Card Making
Friday, Apr. 19, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Join us for Coffee & Card Making!
We'll have an example card you may create, or use our materials to make your own design. You may take your cards home and give them to whomever you like! 

No registration is required. Ages 18 & up
Gear Up With A Grown
Saturday, Apr. 20, 10am-12pm
Ages: 7-15 yrs.
One Saturday a month
10am-12pm
YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DATE. 
Grab your favorite grown up and join us in a hands on session to explore all things tech! 
APRIL SESSION WILL FOCUS ON INTERACTIVE ENGINEERING!

These sessions are at your pace with a 2 hour limit. 
 
Dungeons & Dragons f
Saturday, Apr. 20, 12:30-2:30pm
Ages: 13-17years
12:30-2:30pm

Join our BPL staff to learn and play D & D! Whether you have been playing for YEARS or you are JUST LEARNING, this group is for you! 

No need to bring anything with you! We have everything you will need to play!

 
Sensory Storytime fo
Monday, Apr. 22, 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, Apr. 22, 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. 
Around the World
Monday, Apr. 22, 4:30 PM
Ages: Kdg-5th
Approx. 30 min.

Take a trip with Miss Cassidy to a new place every month! Come explore different countries with food, music, and books!
 
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