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Berkeley Public Library

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Use your BPL library card to get your favorite graphic novel and manga titles remotely, instantly!

Black History Month starts with a big day- save the date!

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Get tickets to Chicago-area museums and attractions with your library card.

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Take a peek at the most recent edition of our quarterly newsletter.  Also available en espanol.

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Reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural and recreational attractions in Illinois.

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Find books, DVDs, CDs, tools, and more. 

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 04, 10:30 AM – Feb 05, 3:00 PM
    Berkeley Public Library , 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    You’re invited to a special Saturday full of programs for all ages to kick off Black History Month! Story Time @ 10:30am-11:00am Cook the Book @ 11:30am-1:00pm “Pre-Civil War Quilts: The Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad” Presentation by Connie Martin @ 2:00pm
  • Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Feb 04, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Always wanted to try Dungeons and Dragons? Or already know how to play, but looking for a group?
  • Homeschool Connections
    Tue 07 Feb
    Multiple Dates
    Details
    Feb 07, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    This program provides an opportunity for homeschooled children in the area to come together and explore. Dress to get messy! Ages: 5+
  • Story Time
    Wed 08 Feb
    Multiple Dates
    Details
    Feb 08, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Berkeley, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Join us as we read stories and play together!
  • Chair Yoga
    Wed 08 Feb
    Multiple Dates
    Details
    Feb 08, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Victoria Jackson, a certified yoga instructor will be leading this class in gentle exercises. All adults are welcome.
  • Adult Book Group
    Wed 08 Feb
    Multiple Dates
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    Feb 08, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Join us for a monthly discussion on a featured read!
  • Feb 08, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
    Virtual Event
  • Tea & Mystery
    Fri 10 Feb
    Multiple Dates
    Details
    Feb 10, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Join us as we watch a classic mystery movie or TV show and enjoy tea and some light refreshments. See if you can figure out whodunit before the end of the show.
  • Teen Advisory Board
    Fri 10 Feb
    Multiple Dates
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    Feb 10, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Berkeley Public Library , 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Looking for volunteer opportunities? Interested in helping the library better serve you? Join our Teen Advisory Board! You can earn volunteer hours by participating in our meetings and helping the library by sharing ideas about teen services. Each meeting, snacks will be available.
  • Feb 11, 11:00 AM – Feb 12, 12:00 PM
    Berkeley Public Library , 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Join the library as we welcome Kim White from the 'Natural Naturalist' and Sharon Peterson from 'Incredible Bats' as they present more than 20 interesting animals found throughout the world! Program is for families of all ages. Registration required, so sign up today.
  • Senior Bingo
    Mon 13 Feb
    Multiple Dates
    Details
    Feb 13, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Come have some fun and meet your neighbors! Snacks and prizes provided.
  • Bunco!
    Mon 20 Feb
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Feb 20, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Bunco is a newer program to the library. Join us in this fun dice game, meet new people, enjoy some snacks and maybe even win a prize or two.
  • Multiple Dates
    Details
    Feb 22, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Berkeley PL, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Unless otherwise noted, meetings of the Berkeley Public Library Board of Trustees are open to the public. The Board welcomes you to attend!
  • Senior Monday
    Mon 27 Feb
    Multiple Dates
    Details
    Feb 27, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Come listen to an informative speaker, play a brain game, or enjoy general conversation. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Mar 01, 7:00 PM
    Virtual Event
  • King Takers Chess Club
    Thu 02 Mar
    Multiple Dates
    Details
    Mar 02, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Enjoy playing chess and looking to play others? If so, this new program is for you. Are you a King Taker? Come in and test your skills with other experienced chess players to find out. Open to all skill levels, but you must know the game. Ages 10+. No registration is required.
  • S.N.A.P. Chat
    Thu 09 Mar
    Mar 09, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients have received an additional emergency issuance. February 2023 will be the last month recipients will receive this additional issuance. Stop in and get your questions answered!
  • Cook the Book
    Sat 11 Mar
    Multiple Dates
    Details
    Mar 11, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Berkeley Public Library , 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Cook the Book is Back! Check out the monthly selection at the circulation desk, choose a recipe, prepare it, and bring to share with others on the meeting date. Any questions contact Cathy at cjohnson@berkeleypl.org
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