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May 2021

Planting Day!

May 15th @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please come join us for year four (we missed last year) in the Straw Bale Garden. Our Kick Off Planting Day is May 15th from 9 am to 12 pm. The garden is located right next to the Bourbonnais Public Library. We will have volunteer helpers available if this is your first time. (It is not hard). We will have plants available (Tomatoes, Peppers, A mix of flowers and other vegetables) but you can also bring your own plants and/or…

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Kids’ Lit Trivia

May 17th @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We all love to read—let’s test ourselves on kids’ book trivia! The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate. Register for this Zoom/Kahoot event by emailing Rory at rparilac@bourbonnaislibrary.org.

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Documentary Discussion

May 19th @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our first Documentary discussion about Miss Representation. “Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.”  BPL cardholders can watch Miss Representation on Kanopy-our latest streaming resource! Visit www.bourbonnaislibrary.org to access Kanopy. Register by emailing csteinke@bourbonnaislibrary.org to get the link.  

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CLOSED

May 31st @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Bourbonnais Public Library is CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.

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June 2021

Walk & Talk Book Club

June 1st @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Perry Farm Park, 459 Kennedy Dr
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 United States
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Join us for our first-ever Walking Book Club at Perry Farm! If you’re interested in getting out in nature this summer and learning more about the world then come join us. For this book club, we will be discussing books about social justice topics. We will be discussing parts 1- 3 of Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. We will meet in front of the Exploration Station, take a walk around one of the trails and then sit down and discuss the…

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Family Storytimes in the Garden

June 7th @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until August 11th, 2021

Bourbonnais Public Library, 250 W. John Casey Road
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 United States
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Let’s get outside and get together for some stories, songs, and more fun! These Family Storytimes are for kids of ages. Masks are not required, but we ask that you help us stay socially distanced. No registration and our rain dates will be Thursdays at 10:00 am. Bring blankets if you like but not lawn chairs, please!

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Kindness Rocks!

June 7th @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Painting rocks is relaxing and spreads joy around your community. We supply the paint, brushes, and rocks—you provide the creativity and positivity! Registration is limited—email Rory at rparilac@bourbonnaislibrary.org. This program will be held outside and our rain date will be Tuesday, June 8.

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Book Club

June 8th @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a book discussion about This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. “Fleeing the Depression-era school for Native American children who have been taken from their parents, four orphans share a summer marked by struggling farmers, faith healers, and lost souls.” This event will take place in the White Oak Room. Masks and social distancing required.

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Family Storytimes in the Garden

June 9th @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until August 11th, 2021

Bourbonnais Public Library, 250 W. John Casey Road
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 United States
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Let’s get outside and get together for some stories, songs, and more fun! These Family Storytimes are for kids of ages. Masks are not required, but we ask that you help us stay socially distanced. No registration and our rain dates will be Thursdays at 10:00 am. Bring blankets if you like but not lawn chairs, please!

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Schitt’s Creek Trivia Night

June 11th @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hide your diamonds, hide your exes—it’s time to put your Schitt’s Creek knowledge to the test with our virtual trivia night! Register by emailing csteinke@bourbonnaislibrary.org to get the links.

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