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  • Chair Yoga
    Mon 15 Aug
    Aug 15, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Join us for easy chair yoga. We use the Yoga Vitality Program: Chair Yoga for Healthy Aging.
  • Tech Help
    Mon 15 Aug
    Aug 15, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Berkeley PL, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Do you need hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or computer? If so, the library is here to help. Appointments are recommended. We're here to help answer your questions and walk you through the issue you're having. Calling head to sign up is recommended, but walk-ins are welcomed.
  • Bunco!
    Mon 15 Aug
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Aug 15, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Bunco is a new 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.
  • Tech Help Wednesdays
    Wed 17 Aug
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Aug 17, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
  • Aug 18, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    The Neighborhood Watch presents crime prevention seminars on the third Thursday of each month (February through December) at the Berkeley Public Library.
  • Create Club
    Fri 19 Aug
    Aug 19, 4:00 PM – Aug 20, 5:00 PM
    Berkeley Public Library , 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Create Club continues for teens and tweens! Join us for the chance to try new crafts that you might not be able to at home. Ages 10-18. Registration requested.
  • Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Aug 20, 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?
  • Senior Monday
    Mon 22 Aug
    Aug 22, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
    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.
  • Aug 24, 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!
  • Teen Advisory Board
    Fri 26 Aug
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Aug 26, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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.
  • Instant Pot Demonstration
    Sat 27 Aug
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Aug 27, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Berkeley Public Library, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Have you ever wondered how an Instant Pot works? Join us as we try a new recipes using BPL's instant pot.
  • Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Sep 03, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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?
  • Sep 05, 10:00 AM – Sep 06, 10:00 AM
    Berkeley, 1637 Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    The Berkeley PL will be closed in observance of the holiday.
  • Homeschool Connections
    Tue 06 Sep
    Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Sep 06, 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 07 Sep
    Sep 07, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Berkeley, 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Join us as we read stories and play together!
  • Chair Yoga (1)
    Wed 07 Sep
    Sep 07, 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.
  • Sep 07, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Berkeley Public Library , 1637 N Taft Ave, Berkeley, IL 60163, USA
    Approaching 65 and have questions about signing up for Medicare? Join us as Sebrena Childs answers questions for those new to Medicare.
  • Tea & Mystery
    Fri 09 Sep
    Sep 09, 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.