Bridgeview Library ‘Goes Red’ in February

The Bridgeview Library and the American Heart Association are celebrating Heart Health month in February with "Go Red for Women," a program that emphasizes the importance of heart health for women.

Patrons are asked to wear red on Feb. 1 and to stop in at the library during the month to pick up handouts on heart health, risk factors, healthy tips and recipes that will help keep heart strong and ticking for years to come.

The library will wrap up Heart Health month with a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, presented by nurses from Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The presentation will cover recognition of heart attack symptoms, risk factors from diet, activity and medications, treatments and other information about heart health.

Please register for this program by calling 708-458-2880 ext. 105.

See ‘The Funniest Women in Film’

Want to laugh along with some of Hollywood’s premier funny ladies?

Then visit the library for a rollicking afternoon when Marquee Movies present "The Funniest Women in Film" on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m.

Memorable movie clips will be shown from some of the funniest flicks every made, including "Young Frankenstein," "The Lady Eve," "My Cousin Vinnie" and many others.

Don't miss this laugh-a-minute riot with stars ranging from Teri Garr to Gracie Allen to Barbra Streisand. Come and see your cinema favorites and laugh 'til you cry.

Please register for this program by calling 708-458-2880 ext. 105.
And don’t forget that Monday Movie Madness continues every Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the library.  The popcorn is free but you need to bring your own beverage.

For every four movies you attend you receive a coupon for a free movie rental from the library. To find out what’s showing, call 708-458-2880 ext. 105.

Make your own Valentine’s Day card

Get ready for Valentine's Day at the Card-Making class being held at the Bridgeview Library on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. All supplies will be provided but you must register in advance to we can have enough materials for everyone. Stop in or call 708-458-2880 to sign-up.

Other events planned for February by the Adult Services Department include:

Candy making class presented by Delicious Creations on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. This class is for adults but children are welcome with a parent or guardian. Please register. Stop in or call 708-458-2880 to sign up.

Blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 2-6 p.m. Call the library at 708-458-2880 ext.105 to schedule your appointment. A photo ID is required.

Get organized in the New Year at a special presentation on "Organizing for Everyone" by Beth Randall AKA Joe Organizer, on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Register in advance for this event. Call the library at 708-458-2880 ext. 105 to sign up.

All-day drop-in scrapbooking will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9. Come by anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. This event is for novices, experts, and everyone in between. Call 708-458-2880 for more information or to register.

Craft supply swap. Have you got tons (or less) of craft items you no longer use or want? Bring them to the library and swap them out for something you do need. No money will be exchanged but materials swapped will have comparable values. Call for more information or to sign up at 708-458-2880 ext. 105.

Lots of programs for tots and toddlers at Bridgeview Library in February

The Bridgeview Public Library offers weekly storytimes for kids from birth to second grade. The Winter Session will end on Saturday, March 9.

Baby Storytime (for up to 2 years old) is on Mondays at 11:10 a.m. Please bring a blanket or yoga mat to sit on with your baby.  

Toddler Storytime (for ages 18 months to 3 years old) will be held at 11:10 a.m. on Wednesdays. All Toddlers must have a caregiver over the age of 16 with them during this session.  

 Preschool Craft (for ages 3-5) will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays.

 Preschool Storytime (for ages 3-5) will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and will have stories, songs, nursery rhymes and a craft.

Music, Movement, and More (for ages 2-5) will be held at 11:10 a.m. on Fridays and will include a story, songs, finger plays, dancing, musical instruments and more.  All children under the age of 3 must attend class with a caregiver.

 K-2 Club (for grades K-2) will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and will have fun stories and a craft.

 Just a reminder that children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver ages 16 and up at all times while in the library.

Lego Club meets weekly for kids in grades 3 to 6

The library offers a Lego Club each week for kids in grades 3-6 where you can build anything you can imagine! Lego Club will meet on Thursdays at 5 p.m. through March 7. 

Other youth programs include:

Teen Craft will be held on Thursday, Feb. 14, and Feb. 28. It is open to teens in grades 7-12.

Kids Craft for grades K-6 will be held on Wednesdays during this session. Join us on Feb. 6, Feb. 20 and March 6 for crafts.

New this session is a Book Club for kids in grades 5-7. In this club, kids will discuss favorite authors and characters, genres, current reads and more.

The library Youth Services Department will celebrate Valentine’s Day with kids in grades K -6 with a party at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. Be sure to dress in pink and red!

Middle and high school students can complete community service hours at the library. Call the Teen Desk at 708-458-2880 ext. 110 to find out more.

Computers with internet access are available. You must have a valid library card with permission to use the internet to use the computers.

All programs are free and require registration. Call the library at 708-458-2880 x106 to sign up. Find out more about programs at


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