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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.

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Blood Pressure Checks
10:15 AM - 1:30 PM
 Blood Pressure Checks
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10:15 AM - 1:30 PMBlood Pressure Check
Stop in for a free blood pressure check from a medical professional. No appointment is required!Sponsored by Ascension Healthcare
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 3-5 years
10am-11am
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 3-5 years
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10am-11amUniverse of Stories
Ages: 3-5 yearsTuesdays 10a-11aExplore early literacy each week though sensory play, stories, messy art projects, music and dance!

Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
10am-11am
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10am-11amUniverse of Stories
Ages: 6-8 yearsTUES 10am-11amEach week we will focus on a themed story and STEAM related activities. 

Tech Tuesday
1:00 - 3:00 PM
 Tech Tuesday
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 1:00 - 3:00 PMTech Tuesday
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.
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
2PM-3PM
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2PM-3PMUniverse of Stories
Ages: 6-8 yearsTUES. 2P-3PEach week we will focus on a themed story and STEAM related activities.PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER! 

3D Printing and Robotics
5pm
 3D Printing and Robotics
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 5pm
(Tuesdays, June 18, 25th July 9, 16, 23, 30)
3D Printing and Robo
join Ms. Dee in learning the basics of 3d printing and designing with an outer space twist! 

Creative Writing Group
5:30 - 7:00 PM
 Creative Writing Group
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 5:30 - 7:00 PMCreative Writing Gro
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 s...read more
Create Better Health
6:00-7:30 PM
 Create Better Health
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:00-7:30 PMCreate Better Health
Welcome to "Create Better Health," the ultimate class for adults looking to transform their lives through mindful eating and active living without breaking the bank! In this 8-week course, you'll embark on a journey to discover how easy, affordable, and delicious healthy eating can be,...read more

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Wednesday Morning Book Club
10:00 AM
 Wednesday Morning Book Club
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 10:00 AMWednesday Morning Bo
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: Murder by Degrees by Ritu Mukerji
Universe Of Stories SRP Ages 0-2 years
10-10:30 am
Universe Of Stories SRP Ages 0-2 years
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 10-10:30 amUniverse Of Stories
Ages: Birth to 2 yearsWED 10-10:30amExplore early literacy skills though stories, rhymes, and sensory play.PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER.

Family Drop In Movie
1:30pm
 Family Drop In Movie
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 1:30pmFamily Drop In Movie
Families Welcome!Join us in the showing of the movie, HOME!Kiddos that are school age may stay without an adult.Fresh popped popcorn will be provided but we ask that kiddos BRING A WATER BOTTLE to refill from our fountain.
Introvert Happy Hour
3:30-4:30 PM
 Introvert Happy Hour
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 3:30-4:30 PMIntrovert Happy Hour
BYOB! Borrow Your Own Book! Drop in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere at this silent happy hour.Ages 18 and up.
*Canceled* Grow Together: Rural and Urban Farming Connections
5:30 PM
*Canceled* Grow Together: Rural and Urban Farming Connections
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 5:30 PM*Canceled* Grow Toge
**UPDATE** Unfortunately, our instructor had to cancel this program. We apologize for any inconvenience. Take your gardening knowledge to the next level and connect with other like-minded people! A Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator from the University of Illinois Extension will provid...read more
Board Meeting
6:00 pm
 Board Meeting
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 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.
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Universe of Stories SRP Ages 3-5 years
10am-11am
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 3-5 years
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10am-11amUniverse of Stories
Ages: 3-5 yearsTHURS 10a-11aExplore early literacy each week though sensory play, stories, messy art projects, music and dance!PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER:-)

Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
10am-11am
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10am-11amUniverse of Stories
Ages: 6-8 yearsTHURS. 10AM-11AMEach week we will focus on a themed story and STEAM related activities.PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER:-) 

Adult Coloring
2:00 - 4:00 PM
 Adult Coloring
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2:00 - 4:00 PMAdult Coloring
Coloring isn't just for kids! Drop in and color with us! All materials are provided. Ages 18 and up.
Universe of Stories Ages 9-13 years
2pm-3pm
Universe of Stories Ages 9-13 years
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2pm-3pmUniverse of Stories
Ages: 9-13 yearsTHURS. 2p-3pEach week we will focus on a themed story and STEAM related activities.PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER:-)

3D Printing and Robotics
5pm-6pm
 3D Printing and Robotics
Thursday, Jun. 20, 5pm-6pm3D Printing and Robo
Ages: 9-13 yearsThurs. 5p-6pJoin Ms. Dee each week as we will explore all things 3D printing and robots.Funding for Project Next Generation is provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and...read more

Paint Night
6:30-7:30 PM
 Paint Night
Thursday, Jun. 20, 6:30-7:30 PMPaint Night
Follow our instructor, Ms. Christina, and create a work of art! All materials provided. This month, we're painting our version of Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" in acrylic on an 8x10" canvas panel! The example painting will be posted before registration opens. Please ...read more
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Under the Stars
9:30 - 10:30 PM
 Under the Stars
Friday, Jun. 21, 9:30 - 10:30 PMUnder the Stars
Explore the wonders of the cosmos with us this summer! We'll meet at Willowhaven Park each month to look through the telescope and talk about space. Whether you're an amateur astronomer or simply curious about the universe, join us to connect with the night sky and other like-minded peo...read more
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Art at the Park
10:00-11:00 AM
 Art at the Park
Monday, Jun. 24, 10:00-11:00 AMArt at the Park
Learn to draw nature scenes with Ms. Christina! We'll use pencils and chalk pastels as we enjoy sitting outside at Willowhaven Park. Park near the red barn-like building and follow the paved path around the left of the pond to the pavilion. We'll sit at the picnic tables under the pavil...read more

Universe of Stories SRP ART class
10am-11am
Universe of Stories SRP ART class
Monday, Jun. 24, 10am-11amUniverse of Stories
Ages: 5-12 yearsJune 24th10am-11amJoin us for a summer reading themed art project!

Patron Days at Splash Valley Waterpark in Kankakee
1pm-8pm
Patron Days at Splash Valley Waterpark in Kankakee
Monday, Jun. 24, 1pm-8pmPatron Days at Splas
All ages!We partnered with Splash Valley again this year to bring you discounted days at Splash Valley! When you present your valid Bradley Public Library card at the waterpark, admission is just $5 per person!Waivers will be available soon at the library to bring with you the date(s) you attend!
Universe of Stories SRP ART class
5pm-6pm
Universe of Stories SRP ART class
Monday, Jun. 24, 5pm-6pmUniverse of Stories
Ages: 5-12 yearsJune 24th5pm-6pmJoin us for a summer reading themed art project!

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Universe of Stories SRP Ages 3-5 years
10am-11am
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 3-5 years
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10am-11amUniverse of Stories
Ages: 3-5 yearsTuesdays 10a-11aExplore early literacy each week though sensory play, stories, messy art projects, music and dance!

Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
10am-11am
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10am-11amUniverse of Stories
Ages: 6-8 yearsTUES 10am-11amEach week we will focus on a themed story and STEAM related activities. 

Tech Tuesday
1:00 - 3:00 PM
 Tech Tuesday
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 1:00 - 3:00 PMTech Tuesday
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.
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
2PM-3PM
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2PM-3PMUniverse of Stories
Ages: 6-8 yearsTUES. 2P-3PEach week we will focus on a themed story and STEAM related activities.PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER! 

3D Printing and Robotics
5pm-6pm
 3D Printing and Robotics
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 5pm-6pm
(Tuesdays, June 18, 25th July 9, 16, 23, 30)
3D Printing and Robo
join Ms. Dee in learning the basics of 3d printing and designing with an outer space twist! 

Create Better Health
6:00-7:30 PM
 Create Better Health
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:00-7:30 PMCreate Better Health
Welcome to "Create Better Health," the ultimate class for adults looking to transform their lives through mindful eating and active living without breaking the bank! In this 8-week course, you'll embark on a journey to discover how easy, affordable, and delicious healthy eating can be,...read more

Paint Night
6:30-7:30 PM
 Paint Night
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:30-7:30 PMPaint Night
Follow our instructor, Ms. Christina, and create a work of art! All materials provided. This month, we're painting our version of Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" in acrylic on an 8x10" canvas panel! The example painting will be posted before registration opens. Please note ...read more

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Walkie Talkies
10:00-11:00 AM
 Walkie Talkies
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10:00-11:00 AMWalkie Talkies
Our walking club is perfect for those who want to get moving and meet new people! Because the weather is warmer now, we'll walk at Perry Farm!Use the parking lot beside the Exploration Station (1095 Perry St, Bourbonnais, IL 60914), and meet us by the walking path.Children in strollers are welco...read more
Universe Of Stories SRP Ages 0-2 years
10-10:30 am
Universe Of Stories SRP Ages 0-2 years
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10-10:30 amUniverse Of Stories
Ages: Birth to 2 yearsWED 10-10:30amExplore early literacy skills though stories, rhymes, and sensory play.PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER.

Plant Swap
4:00-6:00 PM
 Plant Swap
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 4:00-6:00 PMPlant Swap
Calling all green thumbs! Join us for a plant exchange. Bring a healthy plant from your home or garden, and trade it for another plant from a fellow gardening enthusiast! 
Field Trip to the Strickler Planetarium at ONU
5PM
Field Trip to the Strickler Planetarium at ONU
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 5PMField Trip to the St
ONU Strickler Planetarium
Ages: Kindergarten to AdultTime: 5pm  @ ONU planetariumEACH PERSON IN ATTENDANCE MUST BE REGISTERED SEPARATELY.Head back to school with two kids and a talking astronomy book as they take a tour of the solar system (including a stop at Pluto!) and learn about each of the planets along ...read more

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Universe of Stories SRP Ages 3-5 years
10am-11am
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 3-5 years
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10am-11amUniverse of Stories
Ages: 3-5 yearsTHURS 10a-11aExplore early literacy each week though sensory play, stories, messy art projects, music and dance!PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER:-)

Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
10am-11am
Universe of Stories SRP Ages 6-8 years
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10am-11amUniverse of Stories
Ages: 6-8 yearsTHURS. 10AM-11AMEach week we will focus on a themed story and STEAM related activities.PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER:-) 

Universe of Stories Ages 9-13 years
2pm-3pm
Universe of Stories Ages 9-13 years
Thursday, Jun. 27, 2pm-3pmUniverse of Stories
Ages: 9-13 yearsTHURS. 2p-3pEach week we will focus on a themed story and STEAM related activities.PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER:-)

Books on Tap
4:00 - 5:00 PM
 Books on Tap
Thursday, Jun. 27, 4:00 - 5:00 PMBooks on Tap
Have a book you want to scream from the rooftops to encourage others to read? Bring your best suggestions, and we'll gossip about the best book picks at Bradley's very own Hoppy Pig! We'll meet at Hoppy Pig: 135 N Kinzie Ave, Bradley, IL 60915Ages 21 and up. 
3D Printing and Robotics
5pm-6pm
 3D Printing and Robotics
Thursday, Jun. 27, 5pm-6pm3D Printing and Robo
Ages: 9-13 yearsThurs. 5p-6pJoin Ms. Dee each week as we will explore all things 3D printing and robots.Funding for Project Next Generation is provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and...read more

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Card Club
10:00-11:00 AM
 Card Club
Friday, Jun. 28, 10:00-11:00 AMCard Club
Rummy, Pinochle, Euchre, Bridge... Drop in on 4th Fridays, and we’ll play your favorite card game together!Coffee will be served!No registration requiredAges 18 and up
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