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Discover<br />

<strong>November</strong> - <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2016</strong><br />

October 8 – <strong>December</strong> 11<br />

Free exhibit for families! Find out how<br />

a giant robotic chameleon reels in a<br />

meal, a huge mechanical fly strolls<br />

on the ceiling and a<br />

grasshopper gets air!<br />

See page 2.<br />

Happy RetroGeeky Holidays!<br />

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 2<br />

5:30 – 7:30 pm<br />

• Bring your family to see vintage<br />

Star Wars toys.<br />

• Discover The Robot Zoo, an exhibit<br />

that has been in museums all over<br />

the world.<br />

• Take a selfie with some vintage<br />

TV robot standups.<br />

• Kids can make holiday gifts for<br />

their parents.<br />

• This event kicks off the Elgin<br />

Downtown Neighborhood<br />

Association’s Winter Wonderland<br />

event that takes place from 3 to 7 pm<br />

on Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 3.<br />

Star Wars:<br />

The Nostalgia<br />

Awakens Vintage<br />

Toy Talk<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 22<br />

7 – 8 pm Second Floor<br />

Owner of the Star Wars<br />

Vintage Toy Exhibit,<br />

Jarrod Roll, talks about<br />

Star Wars and its impact<br />

on the toy industry<br />

as well as collecting<br />

vintage toys. He<br />

will talk about his<br />

collection on the<br />

second floor, where<br />

it will be on display.<br />

Star Wars:<br />

The Nostalgia Awakens<br />

Vintage Toy Exhibit<br />

<strong>November</strong> 22 – <strong>December</strong> 30<br />

May the toys be with you! This exhibit<br />

features every action figure toy made<br />

by Kenner from 1978 to 1985 based<br />

on the original three Star Wars movies,<br />

Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back<br />

and Return of the Jedi. It includes<br />

100 unique action figures,<br />

3 larger creatures, 19 vehicles and<br />

13 playsets and more. Don’t miss<br />

the Millennium Falcon spaceship<br />

and Death Star playset!<br />

Make Someone Happy with<br />

Author Elizabeth Berg<br />

Sunday, <strong>December</strong> 11 2 – 4 pm<br />

Author Elizabeth Berg returns to talk about her new<br />

book, Make Someone Happy. She will also present her<br />

2006 retelling of the Christmas story, The Handmaid<br />

and The Carpenter. Join us for light refreshments,<br />

lively conversation and Berg’s warmhearted wit and<br />

wisdom. Make Someone Happy and Berg’s other<br />

books will be available for purchase and signing.<br />

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Manufacture Your Future: Robotics!<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 15<br />

4 – 7 pm<br />

Discover local manufacturers that are part of<br />

the automation future. Representatives<br />

will be on hand to answer your questions. ACME Design,<br />

OTTO Engineering and Hoffer Plastics Corporation are<br />

some of the manufacturers that will have representatives<br />

available to talk about their products and careers in<br />

manufacturing. Visit www.gailborden.info/MYF for more<br />

information. Co-sponsored with the Elgin Area Chamber.<br />

Robotics!<br />

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Robot Zoo<br />

<br />

The Robot Zoo Exhibit<br />

October 8 – <strong>December</strong> 11<br />

Main Library<br />

This extraordinary exhibit<br />

features eight giant robot animals<br />

and hands-on activities to show<br />

how real animals move.<br />

Robot Zoo Preschool Palooza!<br />

2 – 6 years with a caregiver<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 12<br />

Drop in 10 am – noon<br />

Calling all animal lovers! Decorate<br />

robot cupcakes, go on a story walk,<br />

make your own animal frames and<br />

receive your own balloon animal from<br />

a special guest! Siblings are welcome.<br />

Activities will be bilingual.<br />

Palooza preescolar del<br />

Zoológico de Robots!<br />

Para edades 2 a 6 con un cuidador<br />

Sábado 12 de noviembre<br />

Pasa de 10 am a mediodía<br />

¡Llamando a todos los amantes de<br />

animales! ¡Decora pastelitos de<br />

robots, haz una caminata de cuentos,<br />

haz un marco de retrato de animales<br />

y recibe un globo en forma de animal<br />

de nuestro invitado especial! Las<br />

actividades serán bilingües.<br />

Hermanos son bienvenidos.<br />

Hands-On Robotics Round-Up<br />

Robot Fun<br />

Grades 1 – 8*<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 1 6:30 – 8 pm<br />

Families will try technology toys<br />

together at hands-on stations.<br />

Meadows Community Rooms.<br />

Learn coding with Ozobots,<br />

tiny robots you control<br />

by drawing instructions<br />

with markers.<br />

Do Tangram puzzles<br />

on an iPad using<br />

Osmo puzzle<br />

pieces.<br />

Help the Star Wars<br />

robot BB8 make his<br />

way through a maze.<br />

Contribute to a collaborative art<br />

piece that will be displayed in<br />

KidSpace.<br />

Presented in cooperation with Northern Illinois<br />

University STEM Read.<br />

Let’s Talk Robots!<br />

Industrial Robotics<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 10 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Discover how robot systems make<br />

parts better and more quickly in<br />

today’s manufacturing environment.<br />

Presenters are Cliff Mirman, Ph.D.,<br />

Professor and Chair of NIU’s<br />

Department of Technology, and NIU<br />

Professor of Technology Andrew<br />

Otieno, Ph.D. Elgin Room. R<br />

Robots at Home<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 29 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Explore the world of 3D printing,<br />

Arduinos and other robots that can<br />

eventually take over household<br />

tasks. NIU STEM Outreach Program<br />

Developer Pettee Guerrero, founder<br />

of the STEM Divas program, which<br />

focuses on connecting girls with<br />

hands-on STEM learning, will discuss<br />

these robots. Elgin Room. R<br />

Robot Zoo Film Marathon<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 19<br />

9 am – 6 pm<br />

Watch the cheesiest robot and<br />

animal films. South Elgin Room.<br />

9:15 am The Fly<br />

(1958, Approved)<br />

11 am Robot Monster<br />

(1953, Approved)<br />

12:15 pm Short Circuit<br />

(1986, PG)<br />

2 pm King Kong Escapes<br />

(1967, G)<br />

4 pm Westworld<br />

(1973, PG)<br />

The Robot Zoo Ice Cream Social and<br />

LEGO® Robot Showcase for Kids<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 6 6:30 – 8 pm<br />

Enjoy ice cream and see some cool robot LEGO projects.<br />

The Blue Box Bots FIRST Tech Challenge Team will demo<br />

its robot, Captain Jack. The Elgin team is composed<br />

of seven high school students who competed at the<br />

World Championship level and won multiple awards.<br />

Meadows Community Rooms.<br />

Kids who are interested in showing off their robot LEGO creations<br />

will have an opportunity to say a few words about their project. To<br />

reserve a spot, call Liz Clemmons at 847-429-4698 by <strong>November</strong> 21.<br />

2 R =Registration required • Three ways to register • Online at gailborden.info/register • Call 847-429-4597 • In person


KidSpace<br />

Special Events<br />

Homeschool Meet-Up<br />

Families<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 9<br />

11 am – noon<br />

Share ideas with other homeschool<br />

families or get information on how to<br />

start homeschooling your children.<br />

Story Room South.<br />

Family Reading Night<br />

All ages*<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 17<br />

6 – 7 pm<br />

Choose books to read together as<br />

a family and listen to stories. Prizes<br />

will be given out.<br />

Presented by The<br />

Fox Valley Reading<br />

Council. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms.<br />

Children’s Art Project<br />

with Art For All<br />

All ages*<br />

Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 3<br />

1 – 3 pm<br />

Children are invited<br />

to drop by the South<br />

Story Room to stretch<br />

their artistic talents.<br />

Project and materials<br />

are provided by the<br />

community group Art<br />

for All. Story Room South.<br />

Tinsel Time<br />

Preschoolers and their caregivers<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 8 10 – 11 am<br />

Sing and dance with Stacy Buehler,<br />

or better known as Stacymusic!<br />

Mrs. Claus will be available for photos.<br />

Meadows Community Rooms.<br />

Hands-On Storytime<br />

for Preschoolers<br />

3 – 6 years with a caregiver<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 13<br />

9:30 – 10:15 am<br />

Children will experience stories<br />

through all of their senses. As some<br />

activities will be messy, please wear old<br />

clothing. Story Room South. R<br />

Discovery Storytime<br />

for Toddlers<br />

1 – 2 years with a caregiver<br />

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 16 10 – 10:45 am<br />

This interactive storytime will enrich<br />

your child’s sensory experiences. As<br />

some activities will be messy, please<br />

wear old clothing. Story Room South.R<br />

Holiday Singalong!<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 20<br />

Sing holiday<br />

favorites in our<br />

decorated lobby.<br />

Instruments will<br />

be provided,<br />

just come with<br />

your holiday<br />

spirit and singing<br />

voices! Lobby.<br />

4 – 5 pm<br />

Happy Noon Year Party<br />

Preschoolers and their caregivers<br />

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 30<br />

11:30 am – 12:30 pm<br />

Can’t stay up until<br />

midnight? Ring in<br />

the New Year early<br />

with fun stories, games,<br />

holiday food and dancing.<br />

Wear a fancy outfit if<br />

you’d like! Meadows<br />

Community Rooms. R<br />

Posada<br />

Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 10 1 – 3 pm<br />

Bring your family and friends for<br />

crafts, Mexican punch, candy and<br />

traditional carols. This program<br />

will be in Spanish. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms.<br />

Posada<br />

Sábado 10 de diciembre 1 – 3 pm<br />

Traiga a su familia y amigos para<br />

manualidades, ponche, dulce,<br />

y canciones tradicionales. Este<br />

programa será en español. Salones<br />

de la Comunidad Meadows.<br />

After School Adventures<br />

Grades 1 – 8*<br />

Mondays 4 – 5 pm<br />

Join us in the Creation Station for<br />

a special game, craft or activity<br />

each week. Bring a friend and<br />

learn something new! (No program<br />

<strong>November</strong> 14 and <strong>December</strong> 12.)<br />

Welcome Baby!<br />

Baby’s First Library Visit<br />

Birth – 6 months<br />

Fridays, <strong>November</strong> 18,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 16 1 & 3 pm<br />

Saturdays, <strong>November</strong> 19,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 17 9:30 & 10:30 am<br />

(10:30 am session in Spanish)<br />

Bring baby and baby’s new library<br />

card and learn about programs and<br />

resources to support your baby’s<br />

early literacy development and<br />

receive a special gift! R<br />

¡Bienvenido Bebé!<br />

La Primera Visita<br />

A La Biblioteca<br />

Bebés 0-6 meses<br />

Viernes 18 de noviembre<br />

y 16 de diciembre 1 y 3 pm<br />

Creation<br />

Station<br />

Board games and a<br />

craft every day!<br />

Ask for materials at<br />

the Youth Help<br />

Desk.<br />

Sábados 19 de noviembre<br />

y 17 de diciembre 9:30 y 10:30 am<br />

(10:30 am sesión en español)<br />

Traiga a su bebé y la tarjeta nueva<br />

de la biblioteca de su bebé para<br />

aprender sobre nuestros programas y<br />

recursos para apoyar la alfabetización<br />

temprana de su bebé y recibir un<br />

regalo especial. R<br />

*Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.<br />

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KidSpace Programs<br />

*Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.<br />

Homework Heroes<br />

Grades K – 8*<br />

Thursdays 5 – 8 pm<br />

Sundays 2 – 4 pm<br />

Students who need help with<br />

homework assignments can meet<br />

one-on-one on a first come, first<br />

served basis with a helpful volunteer.<br />

No program <strong>December</strong> 22 & 29.<br />

Youth Center.<br />

ChessMaster Junior Chess Club<br />

Grades 2 – 12<br />

Wednesdays 4 – 5 pm<br />

Kids and teens are invited to hone<br />

their chess skills during our free-play<br />

sessions. Beginners are welcome—we<br />

will teach you how to play! Meadows<br />

Community Room C.<br />

Minecraft for Grades 3 – 8<br />

Thursdays, <strong>November</strong> 10, <strong>December</strong> 15<br />

4 – 5 pm<br />

All experience levels are<br />

welcome! Beginners can<br />

learn how to play and<br />

experts can compete<br />

in a building challenge<br />

with friends. Computer<br />

Training Room. R<br />

The Gaming Event<br />

Grades 3 & up<br />

Mondays,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 14,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 5<br />

6 – 8 pm<br />

Play various<br />

card-based<br />

role-playing<br />

games such<br />

as Pokemon<br />

and Yu-Gi-Oh.<br />

Beginners are welcome—we’ll teach<br />

you to play! Bring your cards to play or<br />

trade. Meadows Community Rooms.<br />

2+<br />

4+3=<br />

10<br />

STEAMology<br />

STEAMologists<br />

Grades 1 – 5<br />

Mondays,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 14,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 12<br />

4 – 5 pm<br />

Science, Technology, Engineering,<br />

Arts and Math—we will be exploring,<br />

experimenting and creating. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms. R<br />

Build It Up! with LEGOs®<br />

Grades 1 & up*<br />

Wednesdays,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 16,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 21 4 – 5 pm<br />

LEGO® building blocks will be<br />

provided for this fun-filled, creative<br />

building program. Story Room South.<br />

Games & Gadgets<br />

Grades 1 & up*<br />

Saturdays, <strong>November</strong> 19, <strong>December</strong> 17<br />

2 – 3:30 pm<br />

Drop in for some family free play.<br />

Board games, chess, LEGOs®, Wii<br />

video games or iPads will be available.<br />

Story Room South.<br />

Sew Much Fun!<br />

Grades 3 & up<br />

Mondays, <strong>November</strong> 21, <strong>December</strong> 26<br />

4 – 5 pm<br />

New to sewing? We will help you get<br />

started by working on simple beginner<br />

projects. Already know how to sew?<br />

Come polish your skills. All materials<br />

provided. Story Room South. R<br />

Read to Rover<br />

Elementary age students<br />

Saturdays, <strong>November</strong> 12, <strong>December</strong> 10<br />

10, 10:30, 11 or 11:30 am<br />

Kids practice reading to a fully trained<br />

and certified therapy dog during a<br />

20-minute session.<br />

Story Room South. R<br />

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to register • Online at gailborden.info/<br />

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R =Registration required • Three ways to register • Online at gailborden.info/register register • Call 847-429-4597 • In In person


Story Programs Boost Language Skills and Reading Readiness!<br />

Fall II Programs October 17 – <strong>November</strong> 25 Winter Programs January 9 – February 24, 2017 Registration begins <strong>December</strong> 19<br />

Baby Rhyme Time<br />

Birth – 11 months with an adult<br />

Thursdays 6:15 pm<br />

Fridays<br />

9:15 am<br />

30 minutes of singing, clapping,<br />

simple stories and playtime.<br />

South Story Room. R<br />

Wonderful Ones<br />

12 – 23 months with an adult<br />

Mondays 6 & 6:45 pm<br />

Tuesdays 9:15 am<br />

Thursdays 9:30 am<br />

Fridays<br />

10 am<br />

30 minutes of short stories, fingerplays,<br />

rhymes and play with a parent or<br />

caregiver. Mondays and Tuesdays:<br />

Meadows Community Room C.<br />

Thursdays and Fridays:<br />

Story Room South. R<br />

Terrific Twos<br />

2 years with an adult<br />

Tuesdays 6:15 pm<br />

Thursdays 9:15, 10 or 10:45 am<br />

20 minutes of stories, interactive<br />

fingerplays and large-muscle activities.<br />

Tuesdays: Story Room South.<br />

Thursdays: Meadows Community<br />

Room C. R<br />

Stories at the Museum<br />

Ages 3 – 6 years 6 – 7 pm<br />

Stories at the<br />

Elgin Public Museum<br />

225 Grand Blvd., Elgin<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 9<br />

Storytime and a special<br />

presentation about<br />

Native Americans given<br />

by Education Coordinator<br />

Francesca Zomkowski. R<br />

1, 2, 3, Go!<br />

1 – 3 years with an adult<br />

Wednesdays 10 am<br />

Families are invited to share stories,<br />

rhymes and musical activities together.<br />

Meadows Community Rooms.<br />

Story Mix for Three to Six<br />

3 – 6 years<br />

Mondays 9:30 am or 3:30 pm<br />

Tuesdays 10 am or 7 pm<br />

Thursdays 10:15 am<br />

30 minutes of stories, fingerplays and<br />

songs. As parents must remain in the<br />

building but do not need to attend<br />

the class, this is the first “on my own”<br />

library experience for children.<br />

Story Room North.<br />

Family Jam<br />

All ages with an adult caregiver<br />

Mondays 6:30 pm<br />

Take a break as a family after<br />

your busy day with 30 minutes of<br />

active movement, stories and fun!<br />

Story Room.<br />

Stories at the<br />

Elgin History Museum<br />

360 Park St., Elgin<br />

Wednesday, <strong>December</strong> 14<br />

Storytime and a special<br />

presentation about<br />

race cars given by<br />

Museum<br />

Educator<br />

Sara Russell.<br />

Spanish Family Storytime<br />

All ages*<br />

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7 pm<br />

Families who speak or are learning<br />

Spanish can enjoy stories, crafts<br />

and songs together. This is a great<br />

opportunity for children in the Dual<br />

Language Program to practice using<br />

Spanish. This program is in Spanish.<br />

Storyroom.<br />

Cuentos para la Familia<br />

Todos los miércoles a las 6:30 – 7 pm<br />

¡30 minutos de cuentos, música, rimas,<br />

y más para el disfrute de toda la familia!<br />

Story Room.<br />

Pediatric Therapeutic<br />

Playgroup<br />

Birth – 5 years with an adult<br />

Tuesdays 11 – 11:45 am<br />

Children who receive therapy services<br />

or may benefit from therapeutic<br />

play receive opportunities for<br />

“developmental” play while families<br />

meet and find support. Siblings<br />

are welcome. Please contact the<br />

library if your child requires special<br />

accommodations. Presenter: Emily<br />

Zegar, Licensed Speech and Language<br />

Pathologist, Elgin Pediatric Therapy.<br />

Story Room South. R<br />

Panera Milk &<br />

Cookie Storytime<br />

Preschoolers<br />

Tuesdays, <strong>November</strong> 1, 15, <strong>December</strong> 6<br />

9:30 – 10 am<br />

Enjoy stories read by a library staff<br />

member, followed by a milk and cookie<br />

snack, compliments of Panera.<br />

At Panera Bread, 322 Randall<br />

Road, South Elgin. R<br />

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No<br />

School Day<br />

No School Day Specials<br />

Mo-vember<br />

All ages*<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 8<br />

Stop by the Youth Help Desk to vote for<br />

your favorite Mo Willems character!<br />

All day.<br />

Holiday Craft-O-Rama<br />

Grades 1 & up*<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 23<br />

1 – 2:30 pm<br />

Kids can kick off the holiday season<br />

by making four different crafts to take<br />

home. All materials supplied. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms.<br />

Mom Can Shop Movie:<br />

Finding Dory<br />

(<strong>2016</strong>, PG, 97 minutes)<br />

Friday, <strong>November</strong> 25<br />

Two showings: 10 am & 2 pm<br />

Moms can go holiday shopping while<br />

Dad and the kids enjoy the movie.<br />

Meadows Community Rooms.<br />

Art © Pixar<br />

Indoor Recess<br />

Grades 1 & up*<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 22<br />

10 – 11:30 am<br />

These indoor playground games will<br />

get you moving and jumping. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms.<br />

Holiday Paper Crafts<br />

Grades 3 & up<br />

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 23<br />

10 – 11 am<br />

Make something<br />

for your tree or for<br />

a gift. All materials<br />

provided. Meadows<br />

Community<br />

Rooms. R<br />

R =Registration required • Three ways to register • Online at gailborden.info/register • Call 847-429-4597 • In person<br />

Winter Family Film Festival<br />

10 am in the Meadows Community Rooms A&B.<br />

Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.<br />

Monday, <strong>December</strong> 26<br />

The Secret Life of Pets<br />

(<strong>2016</strong>, PG, 87 minutes)<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 27<br />

The BFG (<strong>2016</strong>, PG, 117 minutes)<br />

Wednesday, <strong>December</strong> 28<br />

Ice Age: Collision Course<br />

(<strong>2016</strong>, PG, 94 minutes)<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 29<br />

DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year<br />

(<strong>2016</strong>, not rated, 72 minutes)<br />

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 30<br />

Special start time 9:15 am<br />

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race<br />

(<strong>2016</strong>, not rated, 64 minutes)<br />

Monday, January 2<br />

Zootopia (<strong>2016</strong>, PG, 108 minutes)<br />

Tuesday, January 3<br />

Kung Fu Panda 3<br />

(<strong>2016</strong>, PG, 95 minutes)<br />

Wednesday, January 4<br />

The Angry Birds Movie<br />

(<strong>2016</strong>, PG, 97 minutes)<br />

Thursday, January 5<br />

Barbie Star Light Adventure<br />

(<strong>2016</strong>, not rated)<br />

Friday, January 6<br />

The Jungle Book<br />

(<strong>2016</strong>, PG, 106 minutes)<br />

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R =Registration required • Three ways to register • Online at gailborden.info/register • Call 847-429-4597 • In person


Teens<br />

Middle School Zone<br />

Grades 6 – 8<br />

Volunteens<br />

Are you entering 7th<br />

or 8th grade? Want<br />

to help the library<br />

and earn volunteer<br />

hours? Visit the Youth<br />

Help Desk to sign up for Volunteens!<br />

Duct Tape + Paper Toys + You<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 16 7 – 8 pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 27 1 – 2 pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 29 4 – 5 pm<br />

Learn how to make duct tape wallets<br />

and roses, assemble paper toy<br />

models of your favorite characters<br />

or try more cool crafts. All ability<br />

levels are welcome.<br />

Pizza and Pages<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 30 7 – 8 pm<br />

Enjoy a slice of pizza, hear about<br />

new and exciting books and share<br />

what you’ve been reading.<br />

Story Room South.<br />

Teens in Middle<br />

School Zone and<br />

Studio 270<br />

Grades 6 – 12<br />

Manga and Anime Club<br />

Saturdays, <strong>November</strong> 12, <strong>December</strong> 10<br />

2 – 3:30 pm<br />

Calling all fans of Attack on Titan,<br />

One Punch Man, My Neighbor Totoro,<br />

and more! Here’s your chance to<br />

watch anime, share fan art and enjoy<br />

Japanese snacks while socializing with<br />

other otaku. <strong>November</strong> 12: Meadows<br />

Community Rooms. <strong>December</strong> 10:<br />

South Elgin Room<br />

Teen Writing and Art Showcase<br />

All submissions that meet our<br />

guidelines will be published online, with<br />

selected entries published in the spring<br />

edition print booklet. Pick up entry<br />

guidelines at the Youth Help Desk,<br />

Studio 270, or online at<br />

www.gailborden.info/teenwriting.<br />

Studio 270<br />

Digital Media Lab<br />

Teens in grades 9 – 12 can learn how<br />

to create and edit a professional audio<br />

recording, direct and edit a professional<br />

video, and become a Photoshop pro.<br />

Photoshop 5 – 6 pm<br />

Album Art<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 3<br />

Video Lab 5 – 7 pm<br />

Video Recording<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 16<br />

Video Editing<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 1<br />

Audio Lab 5 – 7 pm<br />

Sampling Vinyl<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 22<br />

Recording & FX<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 6<br />

Studio 270 Grades 9 – 12<br />

Spoken Words with Real T@lk<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 1<br />

5 – 7 pm<br />

Do not miss your chance to see<br />

storyteller and slam poet Brandon<br />

“Real T@lk” Williams speak and<br />

perform. A graduate of the University<br />

of Illinois at Carbondale, Real T@lk is a<br />

conscious artist who touches on many<br />

themes, including society, relationships,<br />

love and life. He has worked with both<br />

Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast.<br />

DIY Crafts: Holiday Cards<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 8<br />

3 – 5 pm<br />

Get crafty with do-it-yourself crafts<br />

and projects.<br />

Inklings<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 10<br />

4 – 6 pm<br />

Join other teen writers and staff to<br />

help you through the creative writing<br />

process. Learn how to develop ideas<br />

into finished stories, poetry or lyrics.<br />

Feel free to bring your own writing.<br />

Open Mic Night<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 15<br />

7 – 8 pm<br />

We are looking for musicians, poets,<br />

comedians, story tellers and more to<br />

perform.<br />

Pizza & Books<br />

Monday, <strong>November</strong> 21<br />

5 – 6 pm<br />

Stop by Studio 270 for<br />

a slice of pizza and join<br />

in on the conversation<br />

about books that we<br />

are currently reading.<br />

Finals Feeding Frenzy<br />

<strong>December</strong> 12 – 20<br />

3 – 9 pm<br />

Drop by to enjoy some snacks to help<br />

you cram for those finals.<br />

Holiday Movie Marathon<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 22<br />

Monday, <strong>December</strong> 26<br />

Noon – 6 pm<br />

Escape the cold to enjoy some movies<br />

and hot chocolate.<br />

Sew What (Emoji Pillows)<br />

Wednesday, <strong>December</strong> 28<br />

3 – 5 pm<br />

Whether you’re looking to<br />

learn how to sew on your<br />

own or want to come<br />

make something with<br />

your friends, look no<br />

further. Learn how<br />

to operate a sewing<br />

machine, sew by hand<br />

and much more.<br />

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Technology Classes and Programs R<br />

Classes are open to district residents and are held in the Computer Training Room at the Main Library<br />

unless otherwise noted. Registration is required and opens three weeks prior to the scheduled class date.<br />

For classes in a series, refer to the registration date for the first class.<br />

Basics<br />

Main Library<br />

Tuesdays, <strong>November</strong> 1 – <strong>November</strong> 29<br />

11/1 Mouse & Keyboard Basics<br />

11/8 Computer Basics*<br />

11/15 Internet Basics*<br />

11/29 Outlook Email Basics<br />

12/5 Tablets: Library<br />

Entertainment Apps<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

6:30 – 8 pm<br />

12/7 New! iTunes Basics 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Learn how iTunes can help you store, organize and<br />

enjoy music as well as how to purchase and download<br />

digital media files for music, movies and more!<br />

12/14 Windows 10 Basics* 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

South Elgin Branch<br />

11/16 Which Tablet is Right for Me? 5 – 6:30 pm<br />

Rakow Branch<br />

11/28 Which Tablet is Right for Me? 6 – 7:30 pm<br />

Software & Apps<br />

11/9 New! Holiday Photos with<br />

Your Smartphone<br />

5 pm<br />

Learn about the basic features and functions of your<br />

smartphone’s camera to snap all of those holiday photos.<br />

Must bring your device. South Elgin Room.<br />

11/14 New! Making Holiday Cards<br />

with Photoshop<br />

6:30 – 8:30 pm<br />

Learn how to create your own cards with Photoshop<br />

Elements just in time for holiday greetings.<br />

11/17 eBay Basics 5 – 6:30 pm<br />

11/17 Mobile Cybersecurity Basics 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Learn some tips and tricks for keeping your<br />

Android or Apple mobile devices safe and secure.<br />

12/12 New! Have a Holly Jolly<br />

Holiday with Pinterest<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Learn how Pinterest can help you collect holiday<br />

recipes, decorating tips, gift ideas and more.<br />

Job & Career<br />

12/6 LinkedIn: Basics 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

12/13 LinkedIn: Getting Started 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

12/20 LinkedIn: Tips & Tricks 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Google Tools<br />

11/7 New! Google Tools: Forms 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Learn how to use Google Forms to create and share<br />

interactive questionnaires, surveys or quizzes in this class.<br />

New!<br />

Build Your Own Desktop PC<br />

Tuesdays, <strong>December</strong> 6 – <strong>December</strong> 20 7 – 8:30pm<br />

Learn how to build your own computer and perform basic<br />

computer repairs in this three-part, hands-on series. Must<br />

attend all classes.<br />

12/6 Build Your Own Desktop PC Part 1<br />

12/13 Build Your Own Desktop PC Part 2<br />

12/20 Build Your Own Desktop PC Part 3<br />

Microsoft 2013 Tools<br />

MS PowerPoint<br />

11/2 PowerPoint: Basics* 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

11/9 PowerPoint: Special Effects* 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

MS Publisher<br />

11/16 Publisher: Basics* 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

11/30 Publisher: Enhancing Your Docs* 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

*Thank you to Comcast for its generous sponsorship of the winter tech classes. Sponsored classes are denoted with<br />

an asterisk and are open to both district and non-district residents. For more information on the<br />

Comcast Internet Essentials Program, please visit www.internetessentials.com<br />

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clases de Tecnología R<br />

Clases de Tecnología están abiertas a todos los residentes<br />

del distrito de la biblioteca y se tomaran a cabo en el Cuarto<br />

de Computadoras, a menos que se indique algún cambio. Es<br />

necesario registrarse para estas clases. Registración se abrirá<br />

tres semanas antes de la fecha de la clase. Regístrese en línea<br />

en gailborden.info/register, por teléfono al 847-429-4597 o<br />

en persona. Por favor traiga su aparatos inteligentes.<br />

¡Nuevo!<br />

Jueves, 10 de noviembre – 15 de diciembre<br />

6:30 – 8:30 pm<br />

11/10 ¿Qué computadora o tableta comprar?<br />

Consejos para su selección.<br />

Saber qué computadora o tableta comprar es una<br />

pregunta difícil, especialmente cuando existe un sinfín<br />

de modelos y caracteristicas como el sistema operativo,<br />

precio ect. Aprenda nuestros consejos de compra.<br />

Programs<br />

The Quiet Lab<br />

Back by Popular Demand<br />

Mondays 9 am – 4:30 pm<br />

Fridays<br />

1 – 5:30 pm<br />

Sundays Noon – 5 pm<br />

A dedicated quiet space to use a<br />

computer without distractions.<br />

For district residents age 18 years<br />

and older. Computer Training Room.<br />

Device Advice<br />

Bring your tablet, smartphone or<br />

eReader for some 1:1 help.<br />

Main Library<br />

Thursdays,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 10 & <strong>December</strong> 8<br />

9:30 – 11:30 am<br />

Studio 270<br />

12/1 Como mantener y proteger sus aparatos<br />

Todos nuestros aparatos requieren de cuidados<br />

específicos para funcionar correctamente y mantener<br />

nuestra privacidad. Aprenda como cuidar de sus aparatos<br />

al igual de su privacidad en linea.<br />

12/8 Consejos Para Tomar Fotos<br />

Con Su Teléfono Móvil<br />

Parese que estamos usando nuestros aparatos para tomar<br />

fotos mas que las camaras pero con los dias festivos<br />

aprenda de lo que es capaz su telefono para tomar fotos de<br />

mejor calidad.<br />

12/15 Que es y como<br />

usar iTunes<br />

Un programa de Apple, iTunes<br />

es parte de la vida diaria de<br />

muchos usuarios Aprenda<br />

todo lo que puede hacer<br />

dentro de iTunes.<br />

South Elgin Branch<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 10<br />

10 am – Noon<br />

Hoffer Room<br />

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Music<br />

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series<br />

The one-hour performances begin at 2 pm in the Meadows<br />

Community Rooms. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments after<br />

each concert. Free tickets are available at the Main Library, Rakow<br />

Branch and South Elgin Branch three weeks prior to each concert.<br />

Elgin Symphony Orchestra<br />

Listeners Club<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 2 1 – 3 pm<br />

This free, interactive lecture/discussion<br />

series led by Jim Kendros meets before<br />

the ESO’s Classics Masterworks<br />

performances to broaden your<br />

understanding of the music to be<br />

performed that week. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms. Please<br />

register at www.elginsymphony.<br />

org, or call 847-888-0404 ext.<br />

238 to reserve your seat.<br />

ESO Family Concert:<br />

Woodwind Quintet<br />

A Musical Tour of Chicago<br />

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 20<br />

The quintet will perform music that<br />

represents many of Chicago’s cultural<br />

icons and ethnic communities such<br />

as the lakefront, the Art Institute<br />

of Chicago, Chinatown, the<br />

Lyric Opera and more.<br />

Northside Brass featuring<br />

David Nelson<br />

Holiday Music Favorites<br />

Sunday, <strong>December</strong> 4<br />

Enjoy holiday favorites such<br />

as Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls<br />

and Oh Holy Night.<br />

We will be joined by a<br />

special guest pianist,<br />

Elgin native<br />

David Nelson.<br />

Passport<br />

to Russia<br />

Join us at programs<br />

designed to enhance<br />

your enjoyment at<br />

ESO concerts during<br />

the <strong>2016</strong>-17 season.<br />

Download a Passport<br />

and see more events at<br />

www.gailborden.info/russia.<br />

Russian Music Concert with<br />

Nazar Dzhuryn, Cello, and<br />

Irina Feoktistova, Piano<br />

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 13 2 – 3 pm<br />

This program of<br />

Russian music for<br />

cello and piano will<br />

include movements<br />

from Rachmaninov,<br />

Prokofiev,<br />

Shostakovich<br />

Sonatas, Pezzo<br />

Capriccioso by<br />

Tchaikovsky,<br />

Tarantella, Minuet<br />

and Finale from Stravinsky Italienne<br />

Suite. Meadows Community Rooms. R<br />

Russian Conversation Group<br />

Mondays, <strong>November</strong> 14, <strong>December</strong> 12<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Govorite po-russki? Join fellow<br />

Russian language enthusiasts to<br />

discuss contemporary events in<br />

Russia as well as its history, culture<br />

and the language. Some knowledge<br />

of Russian is expected. The course<br />

facilitator is John Schwartz, retired<br />

USG Russian translator and instructor.<br />

South Elgin Room.<br />

Films<br />

Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films<br />

Mondays 11 am – 1 pm<br />

Coffee will be served. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 14<br />

Look Who’s Laughing (1941, NR)<br />

<strong>December</strong> 12<br />

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946, NR)<br />

Reel Women for Real Women<br />

4th Tuesdays 6 pm<br />

Co-sponsored by the AAUW Elgin<br />

Area Branch. A film and discussion<br />

focused on women’s issues. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms.<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 22<br />

Ghostbusters<br />

(<strong>2016</strong>, PG-13)<br />

Not in Our Town:<br />

Film Shorts and Conversation<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 3<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

The film shorts will focus on policing<br />

hate crimes, community responses<br />

to terror and bullying, and group<br />

efforts across the country. Presented<br />

in cooperation with Elgin Police<br />

Department, Elgin Community College<br />

MAGIC, Elgin Hispanic Network, Elgin<br />

Human Relations Commission, CERL,<br />

GBPL, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy<br />

Elgin and Elgin City of Peace. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms.<br />

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Book Clubs & Discussion Groups<br />

Poetry Writers Workshop<br />

Mondays, <strong>November</strong> 7, <strong>December</strong> 5<br />

6:30 – 8:30 pm<br />

Local poets share their work. Poet<br />

and songwriter Gareth Mann Sitz will<br />

facilitate. South Elgin Room.<br />

Armchair Generals:<br />

A Civil War and Lincoln<br />

Brown Bag Lunch<br />

Interest Group<br />

Join forces to commemorate events,<br />

share insights, and talk about books<br />

or experiences. Tuesdays 11:45 am –<br />

1:15 pm. South Elgin Room<br />

<strong>November</strong> 8<br />

Searching for Great Grandpa—<br />

Find Your Union Soldier<br />

presented by Jerry Allen<br />

<strong>December</strong> 13<br />

Holiday Trivia Game<br />

Great Books Discussion Group<br />

Meetings are held at 6:55 pm in<br />

the Conference Room. For more<br />

information, call Jeanne Hebeisen at<br />

847-741-6264. Co-sponsored by the<br />

American Association of University<br />

Women Elgin Branch.<br />

Monday, <strong>November</strong> 14<br />

The Iliad (Books 1, 20 and 24)<br />

by Homer<br />

Monday, <strong>December</strong> 12<br />

Poetry Session<br />

Walking Book Club<br />

Wednesdays 7 pm<br />

Join us in the lobby for a 45-minute<br />

walk through downtown Elgin and then<br />

back at the library for a 45-minute<br />

book discussion. In cases of inclement<br />

weather, we walk and talk at The<br />

Centre of Elgin. The club will not<br />

meet in <strong>December</strong>. For more details,<br />

please contact Christine Padilla at<br />

847-289-5829.<br />

Special Discussion<br />

National Jewish Book Month<br />

Special Book Discussion<br />

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 29<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Join Rabbi Margaret Frisch-Klein<br />

of Congregation Kneseth Israel as<br />

she guides readers through Kristin<br />

Hannah’s bestseller—an epic love<br />

story, family drama and historical<br />

saga set in World War II France.<br />

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Veterans Information<br />

Networking Session<br />

Coffee and tea will be<br />

served. 7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 17<br />

Military Patriots: A discussion<br />

with Colonel Duane Buttell, USAF<br />

Ret., Silver Star recipient from the<br />

Vietnam War. Elgin Room.<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 15<br />

Veteran Benefits Updatel—learn<br />

about changes to state and federal<br />

veteran benefits. South Elgin Room.<br />

Writers on the Fox<br />

Mondays,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 28, <strong>December</strong> 26<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

This writer’s peer group will inspire<br />

and motivate you with thoughtprovoking<br />

writing prompts and<br />

constructive critique. Writers<br />

of all genres are welcome.<br />

Conference Room.<br />

German Conversation Group<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 16<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

The group is led by John<br />

Schwartz, who has lived<br />

in Germany and taught<br />

German. John will present articles<br />

and videos to be discussed auf Deutsch<br />

in a friendly atmosphere. No program<br />

in <strong>December</strong>. Elgin Room.<br />

French Conversation Group<br />

Mondays, <strong>November</strong> 21, <strong>December</strong> 19<br />

6:30 – 8:30 pm<br />

Refresh and enhance<br />

your knowledge of<br />

French language and<br />

culture with former<br />

college language<br />

professor Dennis Schwank.<br />

South Elgin Room.<br />

Contemporary Fiction<br />

Book Club<br />

The club meets at 7 pm in the South<br />

Elgin Room. For more information,<br />

contact Tish at 847-289-5838.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 16<br />

Kitchens of The Great Midwest<br />

by J. Ryan Stradal<br />

<strong>December</strong> 21<br />

A Man Called Ove<br />

by Fredrik Backman<br />

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Adult Programs<br />

How to Price It Right:<br />

The Art and Science of<br />

Pricing for Your Business<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 9<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Learn how to<br />

define your pricing strategy, explore<br />

promotional programs and more<br />

with small business mentor Larry<br />

Bussow. He has mentored over 100<br />

small business clients. Presented in<br />

partnership with Fox Valley SCORE.<br />

South Elgin Room.<br />

Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy<br />

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 6<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Battlefield expert Robert Mueller will<br />

discuss how the Japanese almost wiped<br />

out the American Pacific Fleet in one<br />

fell swoop and tell stories of the men<br />

who responded to the attack as well as<br />

the tactics and the consequences of the<br />

most treacherous assault ever launched<br />

upon American soil. Elgin Room. R<br />

Pedaling Preservation<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 16<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Kim Bauer and Madeline Richmond<br />

synthesize art, photography and<br />

history in their popular blog “Pedaling<br />

Preservation.” They will discuss<br />

architectural features of Elgin’s<br />

most notable buildings. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms A&B. R<br />

A Discussion on Public<br />

Education<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 14<br />

6:30 – 8 pm<br />

Join the Illinois Humanities Council<br />

and Gail Borden Public Library for a<br />

free, facilitated community dialogue<br />

about school funding. This event<br />

is part of a statewide series called<br />

Continuing Ed., which looks at the<br />

future of public education in Illinois.<br />

Refreshments. South Elgin Room. R<br />

Career & Resume Assistance<br />

Schedules occasionally change. Please<br />

check www.gailborden.info/events for<br />

specific locations and times.<br />

Job Search & Resume Help<br />

Tuesdays 1 – 4 pm<br />

Receive help with your<br />

resume, cover letter, online<br />

applications and more.<br />

Computer Training Room.<br />

Job Training<br />

Information Session<br />

Wednesdays 9:30 – 11 am<br />

Training grants are available to help<br />

you get a job! Learn about WIOA<br />

services and the<br />

application process.<br />

Conference Room.<br />

In partnership with the<br />

Kane County Office of<br />

Community Reinvestment.<br />

For more information, call<br />

630-844-8768.<br />

Listen Learn and Lead<br />

Toastmasters Club<br />

Second and Fourth Thursdays<br />

Noon – 1 pm<br />

Become the speaker and leader you<br />

want to be. South Elgin Room.<br />

IDES Unemployment and<br />

Illinois Job Link Assistance<br />

Tuesdays 1 – 4 pm<br />

Staff from the Illinois<br />

Department of Employment<br />

Security will be available to<br />

assist you with filing for unemployment<br />

benefits and registering on the Illinois<br />

Job Link website. Drop-ins welcome.<br />

In partnership with the Illinois<br />

Department of Employment<br />

Security. For more information,<br />

call 1-800-244-5631 or visit<br />

www.ides.illinois.gov. Computer<br />

Training Room.<br />

Illinois DHS Division of<br />

Rehabilitation Services<br />

Information Session<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 15<br />

10 am – noon<br />

The Illinois Department of Human<br />

Services Division of Rehabilitation<br />

Services (DRS) serves individuals<br />

with disabilities including helping<br />

them prepare for, find and maintain<br />

quality employment. Learn about<br />

programs and services. Referrals<br />

for services will be accepted<br />

at the end of the session. Elgin Room.<br />

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<strong>November</strong> is National<br />

Novel Writing Month<br />

Come Write In<br />

Saturdays in <strong>November</strong><br />

10 am – Noon<br />

Escape those distractions at home<br />

to work on those writing projects<br />

that you’ve always wanted to start or<br />

even finish. Connect with other local<br />

writers. Computers will be available<br />

or bring your own. Computer<br />

Training Room.<br />

Authors on the Fox<br />

Book sales and signing take place.<br />

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Mike Bailey: 300 Lake St.<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 9<br />

6:30 – 8:30 pm<br />

Elgin author Mike Bailey will debut and<br />

discuss his new book, 300 Lake St., a<br />

story that picks up where his previous<br />

book, Goodbye Elgin High, left off. This<br />

time, Bailey explores the relationship<br />

between the city and its newspaper,<br />

the Daily Courier News, from the early<br />

1970s to 2010. The book also contains<br />

several of his columns.<br />

Steve King & Johnnie Putman:<br />

A Little More Les<br />

Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 3<br />

3 – 4:30 pm<br />

WGN Legends Steve King and Johnnie<br />

Putman will discuss their treasured<br />

18-year friendship with Les Paul, the<br />

man who invented the electric guitar.<br />

Each week, Les phoned them after<br />

his Monday night shows at the famed<br />

Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan. Their<br />

program about Les was a “must-hear”<br />

on WGN Radio. Book sales will feature<br />

a special library discount price of $20.<br />

Elgin Alive<br />

Sponsored in collaboration with the Elgin Community Network and ECCO.<br />

Elgin Road Race History<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 15<br />

7 – 8:30 pm<br />

Some of the nation’s best drivers and<br />

mechanics competed in a 300-mile<br />

race on rural roads just west of Elgin<br />

from 1910 to 1933. Elgin Historian<br />

Jerry Turnquist will retell this exciting<br />

chapter in Elgin history and present<br />

photos from the actual races. Meadows<br />

Community Rooms A&B.<br />

Screening of<br />

The Polar Express (2004, G)<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 20<br />

6:30 – 8:30 pm<br />

Come in your pajamas! Based on<br />

children’s author Chris Van Allsburg’s<br />

modern holiday classic, The Polar<br />

Express revolves around Billy, who<br />

longs to believe in Santa Claus but<br />

finds it quite difficult to do so until a<br />

mysterious train takes him to the<br />

North Pole. Meadows Community<br />

Rooms A&B.<br />

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Rakow Branch<br />

2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin IL 60124<br />

No<br />

School Day<br />

Welcome Baby! Baby’s First<br />

Library Visit<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 5, <strong>December</strong> 10<br />

1 – 3 pm<br />

Bring baby and baby’s new library card<br />

to this class to learn about programs<br />

and resources to support your baby’s<br />

early literacy development and receive<br />

a special gift. For babies up to six<br />

months old and their parents. R<br />

Story Programs<br />

Boost Language<br />

Skills and Reading<br />

Readiness!<br />

Fall II Programs<br />

October 17 – <strong>November</strong> 25<br />

Baby Rhyme Time<br />

Birth – 11 months with an adult<br />

Mondays 9:15 or 10 am<br />

Babies will enjoy 15 minutes of singing,<br />

clapping and simple stories followed<br />

by a 15-minute playtime. Shales Living<br />

Room. R<br />

Story Mix for Three to Six<br />

3 – 6 years<br />

Wednesdays 10:30 am<br />

30 minutes of stories, fingerplays and<br />

songs. As parents must remain in the<br />

building but do not need to attend the<br />

class, this is the first “on my own” library<br />

experience for children.<br />

Rakow Rooks Chess Club<br />

Grades 3 – 8<br />

Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm<br />

Kids are invited to hone their chess<br />

skills. Beginners are welcome.<br />

Intermediate or advanced players<br />

can play opponents or work on chess<br />

puzzles. Chess sets available or<br />

bring your own.<br />

Family Programs<br />

School District U-46 STEM<br />

Expo Kick-Off<br />

Families<br />

<strong>November</strong> 15 6 – 8 pm<br />

Engage with cutting-edge<br />

technologies that will blow<br />

your mind. Experiment with<br />

next-generation science, examine and<br />

check out live chemistry and physics<br />

demonstrations. Drop in.<br />

STEAMologists<br />

Grades 1 – 5<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 9, <strong>December</strong> 14<br />

4 – 5 pm<br />

Science, Technology,<br />

Engineering, Arts<br />

and Math! Kids will<br />

explore, experiment<br />

and create. R<br />

2+<br />

4+3=<br />

10<br />

STEAMology<br />

Mo-vember<br />

All ages<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 8<br />

All day<br />

Stop by the Help Desk to vote for your<br />

favorite Mo Willems character!<br />

Happy Noon Year Party<br />

Preschoolers and their caregivers<br />

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 30<br />

11:30 am – 12:30 pm<br />

Can’t stay up until midnight this year?<br />

Come ring in the New Year early<br />

with fun stories, games, holiday<br />

food and even a little dancing!<br />

Don your fancy outfits if you’d like!<br />

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Creativity Lab<br />

Grades 1 & up<br />

Mondays 4 – 5 pm<br />

Art, tinkering activities and games will<br />

be available for creative play. Drop in.<br />

Tis the Season to be Jolly<br />

Families<br />

Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 3<br />

Music in the Stacks:<br />

Festive Singers 1 – 2 pm<br />

Crafts, Snacks and Pictures<br />

with Mrs. Claus 2 – 3 pm<br />

The Festive Singers, an a cappella<br />

quartet, will enliven the library with the<br />

holiday spirit, performing traditional<br />

and contemporary holiday favorites.<br />

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Adult Programs<br />

Using Stress to Your Advantage<br />

Adults<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 16<br />

6:30 – 7:30 pm<br />

Feeling stressed about the upcoming<br />

holidays or life in general? Certified<br />

DreamBuilder Coach Tom Wendt will<br />

give you tips on experiencing greater<br />

wellness and relaxation. Shales Living<br />

Room. R<br />

Family Holiday Crafts<br />

1 – 3 pm Drop in<br />

<strong>November</strong> 19<br />

Recycle corn husks for<br />

Thanksgiving crafts.<br />

<strong>December</strong> 17<br />

Make a bracelet, snowflake and<br />

ornament with popsicle sticks. Create<br />

seashell art as gifts.<br />

Technology<br />

Device Advice<br />

Adults<br />

Thursdays <strong>November</strong> 3, 17,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 1, 15<br />

9:30, 11:30 am<br />

Drop by for hands-on learning. You are<br />

welcome to bring your own devices.<br />

Which Tablet is Right for Me?<br />

Monday, <strong>November</strong> 28<br />

5 – 6:30 pm<br />

Learn about features Android,<br />

Windows and IOS devices have to offer<br />

and compare tablet types ranging from<br />

iPads to Kindles in this class. Shales<br />

Living Room. R<br />

Book Clubs<br />

Rakow Readers<br />

1:30 – 2:30 pm<br />

Shales Living Room<br />

Monday, <strong>November</strong> 28<br />

A Spool of Blue Thread<br />

by Anne Tyler<br />

Monday, <strong>December</strong> 19<br />

Fates & Furies<br />

by Lauren Groff<br />

Novels at Night<br />

6:30 – 7:30 pm<br />

Shales Living Room<br />

Thursday,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 17<br />

Someone<br />

by Alice McDermott<br />

Thursday,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 15<br />

A Spool of Blue Thread<br />

by Anne Tyler<br />

Library News<br />

Help an Adult Learn English!<br />

The Literacy Connection is seeking<br />

volunteers to tutor adults in Basic<br />

Reading or English as a Second<br />

Language. To learn more, attend a<br />

one-hour orientation at Gail Borden<br />

Public Library, South Elgin Room,<br />

at 9:30 am on Saturday, <strong>November</strong><br />

5. The orientation is followed<br />

immediately by tutor training until<br />

4:30 pm. Training concludes on<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 12 from 9:30 am<br />

to 4:30 pm. To register, or for more<br />

information, call 847-742-6565,<br />

email info@elginliteracy.org or go to<br />

www.elginliteracy.org.<br />

Save the Date!<br />

2017 Black History Family Festival<br />

Honoring<br />

African American<br />

Educators<br />

Saturday, February 4<br />

Art for All Winter Show<br />

Starting <strong>December</strong> 12<br />

The annual Art for All Winter Exhibit<br />

will showcase the works of members<br />

of Art for All of Elgin.<br />

These will be exhibited on the<br />

second floor of the Main Library.<br />

The show will run through<br />

January 31. For more information,<br />

visit www.artforallelgin.com.<br />

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South Elgin Branch<br />

127 S. McLean Blvd. South Elgin, IL 60177<br />

Music in the Stacks:<br />

The History of the<br />

American Songbook<br />

Families<br />

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 13 2 pm<br />

Jazz Duo Tom and Jeremy take you<br />

on an exciting tour of the history of<br />

The American Songbook. Beginning<br />

in the waning years of the 1800s<br />

they journey to the mid 1960s,<br />

discussing songwriters and artists,<br />

with many lively musical examples.<br />

Hoffer Meeting Room. R<br />

Holiday Sing-a-long<br />

Families<br />

Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 10<br />

2 – 3 pm<br />

Join us for this fun family event<br />

where we will sing old and new<br />

holiday favorites.<br />

Instruments will<br />

be provided —<br />

just come with<br />

your holiday<br />

spirit and singing<br />

voices! Hoffer<br />

Meeting Room.<br />

Welcome Baby! Baby’s First<br />

Library Visit<br />

Tuesdays, <strong>November</strong> 22, <strong>December</strong> 27<br />

4 – 6 pm<br />

Bring baby and baby’s new library card<br />

to this class to learn about programs<br />

and resources to support your baby’s<br />

early literacy development and receive<br />

a special gift! For babies up to six<br />

months old and their parents. R<br />

Story Programs Boost Language Skills and Reading Readiness!<br />

Fall II Programs October 17 – <strong>November</strong> 25<br />

1, 2, 3, Go!<br />

1 – 3 years with an adult<br />

Thursdays 10:15 am<br />

Families are invited to share stories,<br />

rhymes and musical activities together.<br />

Hoffer Meeting Room.<br />

Story Mix for Three to Six<br />

3 – 6 years<br />

Mondays 6 – 6:30 pm<br />

30 minutes of stories, fingerplays and<br />

songs. As parents must remain in the<br />

building but do not need to attend<br />

the class, this is the first “on my own”<br />

library experience for children. Hoffer<br />

Meeting Room.<br />

Spanish Holiday Storytime<br />

Families<br />

Wednesday, <strong>December</strong> 7<br />

6 pm<br />

Families who speak or are learning<br />

Spanish will enjoy stories and songs with<br />

Ms. Madeleine. R<br />

Fun Programs<br />

for Kids<br />

STEAMologists<br />

Grades 1 – 5<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 15, <strong>December</strong> 20<br />

4 – 5 pm<br />

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts<br />

and Math! Kids will explore, experiment<br />

and create. R<br />

Preschool Robot Zoo<br />

Bilingual Event<br />

3 – 6 years with a caregiver<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 19<br />

10 am – noon<br />

Calling all animal lovers! ​Join us in<br />

celebrating The Robot Zoo Exhibit<br />

as this special preschool party!<br />

Don’t miss decorating robot cupcakes,<br />

a story walk and make-your-own<br />

animal frames. Receive your own<br />

balloon animal from a special guest!<br />

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Animal Zoo Mask-Making<br />

Workshop<br />

Grades 1 – 5<br />

Saturdays, <strong>November</strong> 19, 26<br />

2 – 4 pm<br />

Make an awesome animal mask in<br />

plaster with artist Teresa Magaña. We<br />

will mold the masks to our faces! The<br />

library will provide<br />

all materials. This is a<br />

two-day workshop—<br />

make sure you can<br />

attend both dates.<br />

Hoffer Meeting Room.<br />

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Holiday Crafts<br />

Grades 1 – 5<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 26<br />

11 am – 3 pm<br />

Drop in<br />

Kids can kick off the holiday<br />

season by making crafts to take<br />

home. All materials supplied.<br />

Toy Story Interactive Movie<br />

and Toy Drive<br />

Grades 1 & up*<br />

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 27<br />

1 – 3 pm<br />

Sing, shout, and even throw things<br />

about! Everyone attending will receive<br />

a prop bag to interact with the movie.<br />

Costumes are optional. Please bring<br />

a new toy for local donation. Hoffer<br />

Meeting Room. R<br />

*Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.<br />

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No<br />

School Day<br />

Mo-vember<br />

All ages*<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 8 all day<br />

No registration.<br />

Stop by the Help Desk to vote for your<br />

favorite Mo Willems character!<br />

No School Movie Day<br />

Zootopia (<strong>2016</strong>, PG)<br />

Families<br />

Wednesday, <strong>December</strong> 28<br />

1 – 3 pm<br />

Come see what Officer Hopps<br />

finds when she goes searching<br />

for some missing critters.<br />

Popcorn will be provided.<br />

Hoffer Meeting Room.<br />

Build It Up! with LEGOS®<br />

Grades 1 & up*<br />

Tuesday, January 3 1 – 3 pm<br />

LEGO® building blocks will be provided<br />

for this fun-filled, creative building<br />

program. Hoffer Meeting Room.<br />

Teens in<br />

Grades 9 – 12<br />

Pizza & Books<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 10<br />

5 – 6 pm<br />

We will be talking about books that<br />

we are currently reading. Hoffer<br />

Meeting Room.<br />

Finals Feeding Frenzy<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 13<br />

3 – 7 pm<br />

Drop by to enjoy some snacks to<br />

help you cram for those finals.<br />

Hoffer Meeting Room.<br />

Adult Programs<br />

Come Write In<br />

Adults<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 5 2 – 4 pm<br />

Come write your novel for the National<br />

Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)<br />

or get some inspiration from a local<br />

author. You have just 30 days in<br />

<strong>November</strong> to write a 50,000+ word<br />

novel and submit it.<br />

Which Tablet is Right for Me?<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 16<br />

5 – 6:30 pm<br />

Learn about features Android,<br />

Windows and IOS devices have to<br />

offer and compare tablet types<br />

ranging from iPads to Kindles.<br />

Hoffer Meeting Room. R<br />

Device Advice<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 1<br />

10 am – noon<br />

Drop by for hands-on learning. You are<br />

welcome to bring your own devices.<br />

Foundation Corner<br />

We hope everyone is enjoying The Robot Zoo. We were<br />

able to bring this to the Library because people support the<br />

Foundation. Thank you. We want to particularly<br />

recognize the work of the Annual Book Sale<br />

Co-Chairs this year—Linda Pollock and Ginny<br />

Pearl—and the volunteers who spent many hours<br />

preparing for and working on the sale. We also<br />

want to recognize Karen Schock, the steering<br />

committee and volunteers who continue to<br />

Karen Schock support the ongoing Gail’s Sales.<br />

We also want to thank all of you who both visit the Library<br />

and support the Annual Book Sale and Gail’s Sales.<br />

We also thank you for your continued donations.<br />

Together, we strive to enhance what the Library can<br />

offer people in this community.<br />

If you have not seen The Robot Zoo, please do not miss it.<br />

I had the privilege of interviewing “the zoo keeper,”<br />

Greg Bear, at the grand opening. It is fascinating how a<br />

book became an exhibit of huge robotic animals that is<br />

educational and entertaining all at the same time.<br />

www.gailborden.info/foundation<br />

Greg Bear and Libby Hoeft<br />

Thank you for supporting the 5th Annual Gail Borden<br />

Public Library Foundation Book Sale!<br />

Special thanks to our talented local artists, Tom Berna<br />

for moving assistance, Kirk Hodge for help with storage<br />

needs, School District U-46 for lending tables, the 48 sale<br />

volunteers and our enthusiastic shoppers. All proceeds<br />

from the Annual Book Sale and the ongoing Gail’s Sales are<br />

used to enhance the library’s programming, such as funding<br />

the current Robot Zoo exhibit!<br />

- Linda Pollock and Ginny Pearl, Book Sale Co-Chairs<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Libby Hoeft<br />

President, Gail Borden Public Library Foundation<br />

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Programs in English and Spanish<br />

Programas en inglés y español<br />

Mini Festival del<br />

Día de los Muertos<br />

Martes 1ro de noviembre 6 – 7:30 pm<br />

¡Celebra el Día de los Muertos<br />

con manualidades, pintura de cara,<br />

pan tradicional, y más! Las familias<br />

son bienvenidas. Salones de la<br />

Comunidad Meadows.<br />

Day of the Dead Mini-Fest<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 1<br />

6 – 7:30 pm<br />

Celebrate with crafts, stories,<br />

face painting, traditional sweet<br />

bread and more! Meadows<br />

Community Rooms.<br />

Zoológico de Máscaras<br />

Sábados 19 y 26 de noviembre<br />

1 – 3 pm<br />

La artista Teresa Magaña estará ayudando a participantes<br />

a hacer máscaras de animales en yeso. Todos los materiales<br />

serán proporcionados para este programa de dos días. Niños<br />

edad seis y menores necesitarán estar acompañados por un<br />

adulto. Salón Hoffer en la sucursal South Elgin. R<br />

Animal Zoo Mask Making<br />

Saturdays, <strong>November</strong> 19 & 26<br />

1 – 3 pm<br />

Artist Teresa Magaña will help participants make plaster<br />

animal masks. All materials will be provided for this two-day<br />

workshop. Children six years and younger will need to work<br />

with an adult. Hoffer Room at the South Elgin Branch. R<br />

Aprendizaje y Enriquecimiento<br />

para Adultos<br />

Grupo de Conversación en Español<br />

1ro y 3er lunes del mes<br />

Mediodía – 1 pm<br />

Participantes de nivel intermedio practican respondiendo<br />

o empezando conversaciones en español con fluidez y<br />

hablando con gente que habla español como primer idioma.<br />

Salón de Conferencias.<br />

Grupo de Conversación en Inglés<br />

Todos los martes<br />

6:30 – 7:30 pm<br />

Practica conversar en inglés, mejora tu pronunciación y<br />

obtiene seguridad con un tutor del Literacy Connection.<br />

Salón de Conferencias.<br />

Adult Learning and Enrichment<br />

Spanish Café<br />

1st and 3rd Monday<br />

Noon – 1 pm<br />

Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and<br />

spontaneous conversations in Spanish. Participants also will<br />

learn vocabulary. Conference Room.<br />

English Conversation Group<br />

Tuesdays<br />

6:30 – 7:30 pm<br />

Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve<br />

your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor from the<br />

Literacy Connection. Conference Room.<br />

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Buen Trasero Buena Salud<br />

Martes 29 de noviembre<br />

6 – 8 pm<br />

Favor de inscribirse llamando al 1-800-3ADVOCTE.<br />

1 de cada 10 personas menores de 50 años son<br />

diagnosticadas con cáncer de colon. Infórmate si estás en<br />

riesgo de cáncer de colon, qué común es, y cuáles son los<br />

síntomas. Disfruta comida saludable de Chorizo Grill y<br />

recibe consejos de nutrición y ejercicio de expertos.<br />

En asociación con Advocate Sherman Hospital.<br />

Este programa será presentado en inglés y español.<br />

Salones de la Comunidad Meadows.<br />

Healthy Rears Community Event<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 29<br />

6 – 8 pm<br />

To register, call 1-800-3ADVOCATE.<br />

1 in 10 people under the age of 50 are diagnosed with<br />

colon cancer. Learn if you are at risk for colon cancer,<br />

how common it is, and what the symptoms are.<br />

Enjoy healthy food from Chorizo Grill and get nutrition<br />

and exercise tips from experts. In partnership with<br />

Advocate Sherman Hospital. Program will be presented<br />

in English and Spanish. Meadows Community Rooms.<br />

Posada<br />

Sábado 10 de diciembre 1 – 3 pm<br />

Traiga a su familia y amigos para<br />

manualidades, ponche, dulce, y<br />

canciones tradicionales. Este programa<br />

será en español. Salones de la<br />

Comunidad Meadows.<br />

Posada<br />

Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 10<br />

1 – 3 pm<br />

Bring your family and friends for crafts,<br />

Mexican punch, candy and traditional<br />

carols. This program will be in Spanish.<br />

Meadows Community Rooms.<br />

¡Aparta la Fecha!<br />

Celebración de los<br />

Reyes Magos<br />

Jueves 5 de enero<br />

5 – 8:30 pm<br />

Ven a conocer a Gaspar,<br />

Melchor, y Baltasar, tómate<br />

una foto con ellos. ¡Quédate<br />

para cuentos y manualidades!<br />

En asociación con la<br />

Organización de México<br />

en Elgin (OME).<br />

Save the Date!<br />

Three Kings Celebration<br />

Thursday, January 5<br />

5 – 8:30 pm<br />

Meet Gaspar, Melchor and<br />

Balthazar, the Three Kings,<br />

and take your picture with<br />

them. Stay for stories and<br />

crafts too! In partnership<br />

with the Organization of<br />

Mexico in Elgin.<br />

Clase Futuros Bilingües<br />

Todos los miércoles<br />

6 – 7 pm<br />

Ven y disfruta un ambiente acogedor al aprender el inglés<br />

y español con otras personas que lo hablan como primer<br />

idioma. La maestra Betty Martinez conduce las clases. No<br />

habrá clase el 23 de noviembre y el 21, 28 de diciembre.<br />

Salón Elgin.<br />

Grupo de Conversación para la Ciudadanía<br />

Jueves 3, 17 de noviembre y 1, 15 de diciembre<br />

6:30 – 7:30 pm<br />

Practica el inglés que vas a necesitar para la<br />

entrevista examen de historia y cívica. Presentado por<br />

Literacy Connection. Salón de Conferencias.<br />

Café Latino<br />

Martes 22 de noviembre<br />

6 – 7:30 pm<br />

Explora temas y libros relacionados a la superación personal,<br />

salud, relaciones, y cuestiones legales/sociales. Refrescos.<br />

En asociación con el Centro de Información.<br />

Go Bilingual<br />

Every Wednesday<br />

6 – 7 pm<br />

Experience the warmth and cultural interaction of learning a<br />

new language alongside a native speaker. The class is taught<br />

by Betty Martínez. There will be no class on <strong>November</strong> 23<br />

and <strong>December</strong> 21 and 28. South Elgin Room.<br />

Citizenship Conversation Group<br />

Thursdays, <strong>November</strong> 3, 17, <strong>December</strong> 1, 15<br />

6:30 – 7:30 pm<br />

Practice English for the naturalization/citizenship interview<br />

and review the questions for the history/civics test.<br />

Presented by The Literacy Connection.<br />

Café Latino: Books and Conversation<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 22<br />

6 – 7:30 pm<br />

Explore topics and books related to self-improvement,<br />

health, relationships and legal/social issues.<br />

Light refreshments. In partnership<br />

with Centro de Información.<br />

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Board of Trustees:<br />

Jean Bednar, President<br />

Elizabeth Kruger, Vice President<br />

Sue Moylan, Treasurer<br />

Patricia Harkin, Secretary<br />

Herb Gross<br />

Donna Kline<br />

Penny Wegman<br />

Library Director - Carole Medal<br />

<strong>Newsletter</strong> Editor - Denise Raleigh<br />

Graphic Designer - Laura Espinoza<br />

Check Us Out!<br />

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Main Library<br />

270 N. Grove Ave.<br />

Elgin, IL 60120<br />

847–742–2411<br />

Hours<br />

Monday – Thursday<br />

9 am – 9 pm<br />

Friday – Saturday<br />

9 am – 6 pm<br />

Sunday<br />

Noon – 5 pm<br />

Rakow Branch<br />

2751 W. Bowes Rd.<br />

Elgin, IL 60124<br />

847–531–7271<br />

Hours<br />

Monday – Thursday<br />

9 am – 8 pm<br />

Friday – Saturday<br />

9 am – 5 pm<br />

Sunday<br />

Noon – 5 pm<br />

South Elgin Branch<br />

127 S. McLean Blvd.<br />

South Elgin, IL 60177<br />

847–931–2090<br />

Hours<br />

Monday – Thursday<br />

10 am – 7 pm<br />

Saturday<br />

10 am – 4 pm<br />

Sunday<br />

Noon – 4 pm<br />

ECRWSS<br />

LOCAL POSTAL PATRON<br />

Non-Profit Organization<br />

U.S. Postage<br />

PAID<br />

Elgin, IL 60120<br />

Permit No. 164<br />

Carrier Route Sort<br />

Thank you<br />

community.<br />

Due to our work with<br />

many partners, your<br />

library received the<br />

nation’s highest honor<br />

conferred on museums and libraries<br />

for service to the community:<br />

the National Medal for<br />

Museum and Library Services.<br />

¡Programas en Español!<br />

Vea las páginas 18–19.<br />

Photo Release - All program<br />

participants agree to be photographed<br />

during library activities and programs<br />

for use in future library publications.<br />

This newsletter contains recycled<br />

paper and soy-based inks.<br />

Holiday Closings<br />

The Main Library, Rakow Branch and<br />

South Elgin Branch will be closed:<br />

• Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 24 for<br />

Thanksgiving (closing at 6 pm on<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 23)<br />

• Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 24 and<br />

Sunday, <strong>December</strong> 25 for Christmas<br />

• Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 31 and<br />

Sunday, January 1 for New Year’s<br />

Festival of Trees<br />

On display at the Main Library’s Second Floor <strong>November</strong> 1 – 11 at noon<br />

Kick off your holidays early by visiting the Ecker Center Festival of Trees. This is a<br />

perfect opportunity for a family holiday photo! More than 25 creatively decorated<br />

holiday trees, both traditional and whimsical, will be on display. Each is sponsored<br />

by a local business or organization to benefit the Ecker Center for Mental Health,<br />

which provides services to thousands with mental illnesses. For more information,<br />

visit www.festoftreeselgin.org.<br />

½<br />

OFF<br />

Small Business<br />

Saturday<br />

at Gail Borden<br />

Public Library<br />

½ off purchases<br />

at Gail’s Sales<br />

At the Main Library,<br />

270 N. Grove Ave.<br />

Saturday,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 26<br />

Small Business Saturday <strong>November</strong> 26<br />

Shop Small on Saturday,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 26 by shopping at<br />

Elgin-area businesses. Use the<br />

coupon on the left to receive<br />

half off your purchases at<br />

Gail’s Sales at the Main Library.<br />

Small Business Saturday is a registered<br />

trademark of American Express corporation and<br />

is being promoted locally by Gail Borden Library,<br />

the Elgin Area Chamber and the Downtown<br />

Neighborhood Association.<br />

A list of participating businesses are at<br />

www.gailborden.info/business.

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