On The Same Page

On the Same Page is a month-long reading event held annually in October, featuring lectures, music, crafts, and book discussions. It is made possible by a collaboration between Bloomingdale Public Library, Roselle Public Library, and Itasca Community Library. This year's pick is The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner.

Complimentary copies of the book are currently available at the library.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for supporting On the Same Page.
- Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library
- Friends of the Roselle Public Library
- Itasca Bank & Trust Co.
- Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle
- Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

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Monday Night Page Turners
Monday, October 16
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Drop-in (no registration required)
The Monday Night Page Turners book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except August and December. The group reads contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction. Copies of the selections are available at the Circulation Desk.

Freud & His Times
Monday, October 23
7:00-8:00 p.m. - Registration Required
Register online or by phone at 630-924-2730
Sigmund Freud developed the fields of neurology, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. Join us for a presentation by Josh Price, Assistant Professor of Humanities at the College of DuPage, and learn what made Freud a genius in this place and time.

Make Your Own Freudian Dream Journal
Tuesday, October 24
7:00-8:00 p.m. - Registration Required
Register online or by phone at 630-924-2730
Freud believed that dreams held the key to our subconscious mind, but today, dream journaling is simply a fun way to gain insight into our waking lives. For this craft we will create and decorate paper journals and learn how to keep track of our dreams using the bullet method.

Movie Matinee: Pawn Sacrifice
Wednesday, October 25
1:00-3:30 p.m. - Drop-in (no registration required)
Free popcorn and DVD giveaway! Must be present to win. Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, and Peter Sarsgaard
Rated: PG-13 / Running Time 155 minutes

Monday, October 16
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Registration Required
Register by phone at 630-924-2740
Grades 2 - 6
Bring out your inner Jackson Pollock with our special water squirt-gun art program. Make sure to wear something you don’t care about because things are about to get messy!

Family Storytime
Friday, October 20
10:30-11:00 a.m. - Drop-in (no registration required)
All ages
Join us for a Family Storytime based on Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-soaking
Stream of Inventions