November December Newsletter 2016

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Gail Borden Public Library

Discover

November - December, 2016

October 8 – December 11

Free exhibit for families! Find out how

a giant robotic chameleon reels in a

meal, a huge mechanical fly strolls

on the ceiling and a

grasshopper gets air!

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Happy RetroGeeky Holidays!

Friday, December 2

5:30 – 7:30 pm

• Bring your family to see vintage

Star Wars toys.

• Discover The Robot Zoo, an exhibit

that has been in museums all over

the world.

• Take a selfie with some vintage

TV robot standups.

• Kids can make holiday gifts for

their parents.

• This event kicks off the Elgin

Downtown Neighborhood

Association’s Winter Wonderland

event that takes place from 3 to 7 pm

on Saturday, December 3.

Star Wars:

The Nostalgia

Awakens Vintage

Toy Talk

Tuesday, November 22

7 – 8 pm Second Floor

Owner of the Star Wars

Vintage Toy Exhibit,

Jarrod Roll, talks about

Star Wars and its impact

on the toy industry

as well as collecting

vintage toys. He

will talk about his

collection on the

second floor, where

it will be on display.

Star Wars:

The Nostalgia Awakens

Vintage Toy Exhibit

November 22 – December 30

May the toys be with you! This exhibit

features every action figure toy made

by Kenner from 1978 to 1985 based

on the original three Star Wars movies,

Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back

and Return of the Jedi. It includes

100 unique action figures,

3 larger creatures, 19 vehicles and

13 playsets and more. Don’t miss

the Millennium Falcon spaceship

and Death Star playset!

Make Someone Happy with

Author Elizabeth Berg

Sunday, December 11 2 – 4 pm

Author Elizabeth Berg returns to talk about her new

book, Make Someone Happy. She will also present her

2006 retelling of the Christmas story, The Handmaid

and The Carpenter. Join us for light refreshments,

lively conversation and Berg’s warmhearted wit and

wisdom. Make Someone Happy and Berg’s other

books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Manufacture Your Future: Robotics!

Thursday, November 15

4 – 7 pm

Discover local manufacturers that are part of

the automation future. Representatives

will be on hand to answer your questions. ACME Design,

OTTO Engineering and Hoffer Plastics Corporation are

some of the manufacturers that will have representatives

available to talk about their products and careers in

manufacturing. Visit www.gailborden.info/MYF for more

information. Co-sponsored with the Elgin Area Chamber.

Robotics!

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Robot Zoo


The Robot Zoo Exhibit

October 8 – December 11

Main Library

This extraordinary exhibit

features eight giant robot animals

and hands-on activities to show

how real animals move.

Robot Zoo Preschool Palooza!

2 – 6 years with a caregiver

Saturday, November 12

Drop in 10 am – noon

Calling all animal lovers! Decorate

robot cupcakes, go on a story walk,

make your own animal frames and

receive your own balloon animal from

a special guest! Siblings are welcome.

Activities will be bilingual.

Palooza preescolar del

Zoológico de Robots!

Para edades 2 a 6 con un cuidador

Sábado 12 de noviembre

Pasa de 10 am a mediodía

¡Llamando a todos los amantes de

animales! ¡Decora pastelitos de

robots, haz una caminata de cuentos,

haz un marco de retrato de animales

y recibe un globo en forma de animal

de nuestro invitado especial! Las

actividades serán bilingües.

Hermanos son bienvenidos.

Hands-On Robotics Round-Up

Robot Fun

Grades 1 – 8*

Thursday, December 1 6:30 – 8 pm

Families will try technology toys

together at hands-on stations.

Meadows Community Rooms.

Learn coding with Ozobots,

tiny robots you control

by drawing instructions

with markers.

Do Tangram puzzles

on an iPad using

Osmo puzzle

pieces.

Help the Star Wars

robot BB8 make his

way through a maze.

Contribute to a collaborative art

piece that will be displayed in

KidSpace.

Presented in cooperation with Northern Illinois

University STEM Read.

Let’s Talk Robots!

Industrial Robotics

Thursday, November 10 7 – 8:30 pm

Discover how robot systems make

parts better and more quickly in

today’s manufacturing environment.

Presenters are Cliff Mirman, Ph.D.,

Professor and Chair of NIU’s

Department of Technology, and NIU

Professor of Technology Andrew

Otieno, Ph.D. Elgin Room. R

Robots at Home

Tuesday, November 29 7 – 8:30 pm

Explore the world of 3D printing,

Arduinos and other robots that can

eventually take over household

tasks. NIU STEM Outreach Program

Developer Pettee Guerrero, founder

of the STEM Divas program, which

focuses on connecting girls with

hands-on STEM learning, will discuss

these robots. Elgin Room. R

Robot Zoo Film Marathon

Saturday, November 19

9 am – 6 pm

Watch the cheesiest robot and

animal films. South Elgin Room.

9:15 am The Fly

(1958, Approved)

11 am Robot Monster

(1953, Approved)

12:15 pm Short Circuit

(1986, PG)

2 pm King Kong Escapes

(1967, G)

4 pm Westworld

(1973, PG)

The Robot Zoo Ice Cream Social and

LEGO® Robot Showcase for Kids

Tuesday, December 6 6:30 – 8 pm

Enjoy ice cream and see some cool robot LEGO projects.

The Blue Box Bots FIRST Tech Challenge Team will demo

its robot, Captain Jack. The Elgin team is composed

of seven high school students who competed at the

World Championship level and won multiple awards.

Meadows Community Rooms.

Kids who are interested in showing off their robot LEGO creations

will have an opportunity to say a few words about their project. To

reserve a spot, call Liz Clemmons at 847-429-4698 by November 21.

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KidSpace

Special Events

Homeschool Meet-Up

Families

Wednesday, November 9

11 am – noon

Share ideas with other homeschool

families or get information on how to

start homeschooling your children.

Story Room South.

Family Reading Night

All ages*

Thursday, November 17

6 – 7 pm

Choose books to read together as

a family and listen to stories. Prizes

will be given out.

Presented by The

Fox Valley Reading

Council. Meadows

Community Rooms.

Children’s Art Project

with Art For All

All ages*

Saturday, December 3

1 – 3 pm

Children are invited

to drop by the South

Story Room to stretch

their artistic talents.

Project and materials

are provided by the

community group Art

for All. Story Room South.

Tinsel Time

Preschoolers and their caregivers

Thursday, December 8 10 – 11 am

Sing and dance with Stacy Buehler,

or better known as Stacymusic!

Mrs. Claus will be available for photos.

Meadows Community Rooms.

Hands-On Storytime

for Preschoolers

3 – 6 years with a caregiver

Tuesday, December 13

9:30 – 10:15 am

Children will experience stories

through all of their senses. As some

activities will be messy, please wear old

clothing. Story Room South. R

Discovery Storytime

for Toddlers

1 – 2 years with a caregiver

Friday, December 16 10 – 10:45 am

This interactive storytime will enrich

your child’s sensory experiences. As

some activities will be messy, please

wear old clothing. Story Room South.R

Holiday Singalong!

Tuesday, December 20

Sing holiday

favorites in our

decorated lobby.

Instruments will

be provided,

just come with

your holiday

spirit and singing

voices! Lobby.

4 – 5 pm

Happy Noon Year Party

Preschoolers and their caregivers

Friday, December 30

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Can’t stay up until

midnight? Ring in

the New Year early

with fun stories, games,

holiday food and dancing.

Wear a fancy outfit if

you’d like! Meadows

Community Rooms. R

Posada

Saturday, December 10 1 – 3 pm

Bring your family and friends for

crafts, Mexican punch, candy and

traditional carols. This program

will be in Spanish. Meadows

Community Rooms.

Posada

Sábado 10 de diciembre 1 – 3 pm

Traiga a su familia y amigos para

manualidades, ponche, dulce,

y canciones tradicionales. Este

programa será en español. Salones

de la Comunidad Meadows.

After School Adventures

Grades 1 – 8*

Mondays 4 – 5 pm

Join us in the Creation Station for

a special game, craft or activity

each week. Bring a friend and

learn something new! (No program

November 14 and December 12.)

Welcome Baby!

Baby’s First Library Visit

Birth – 6 months

Fridays, November 18,

December 16 1 & 3 pm

Saturdays, November 19,

December 17 9:30 & 10:30 am

(10:30 am session in Spanish)

Bring baby and baby’s new library

card and learn about programs and

resources to support your baby’s

early literacy development and

receive a special gift! R

¡Bienvenido Bebé!

La Primera Visita

A La Biblioteca

Bebés 0-6 meses

Viernes 18 de noviembre

y 16 de diciembre 1 y 3 pm

Creation

Station

Board games and a

craft every day!

Ask for materials at

the Youth Help

Desk.

Sábados 19 de noviembre

y 17 de diciembre 9:30 y 10:30 am

(10:30 am sesión en español)

Traiga a su bebé y la tarjeta nueva

de la biblioteca de su bebé para

aprender sobre nuestros programas y

recursos para apoyar la alfabetización

temprana de su bebé y recibir un

regalo especial. R

*Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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KidSpace Programs

*Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Homework Heroes

Grades K – 8*

Thursdays 5 – 8 pm

Sundays 2 – 4 pm

Students who need help with

homework assignments can meet

one-on-one on a first come, first

served basis with a helpful volunteer.

No program December 22 & 29.

Youth Center.

ChessMaster Junior Chess Club

Grades 2 – 12

Wednesdays 4 – 5 pm

Kids and teens are invited to hone

their chess skills during our free-play

sessions. Beginners are welcome—we

will teach you how to play! Meadows

Community Room C.

Minecraft for Grades 3 – 8

Thursdays, November 10, December 15

4 – 5 pm

All experience levels are

welcome! Beginners can

learn how to play and

experts can compete

in a building challenge

with friends. Computer

Training Room. R

The Gaming Event

Grades 3 & up

Mondays,

November 14,

December 5

6 – 8 pm

Play various

card-based

role-playing

games such

as Pokemon

and Yu-Gi-Oh.

Beginners are welcome—we’ll teach

you to play! Bring your cards to play or

trade. Meadows Community Rooms.

2+

4+3=

10

STEAMology

STEAMologists

Grades 1 – 5

Mondays,

November 14,

December 12

4 – 5 pm

Science, Technology, Engineering,

Arts and Math—we will be exploring,

experimenting and creating. Meadows

Community Rooms. R

Build It Up! with LEGOs®

Grades 1 & up*

Wednesdays,

November 16,

December 21 4 – 5 pm

LEGO® building blocks will be

provided for this fun-filled, creative

building program. Story Room South.

Games & Gadgets

Grades 1 & up*

Saturdays, November 19, December 17

2 – 3:30 pm

Drop in for some family free play.

Board games, chess, LEGOs®, Wii

video games or iPads will be available.

Story Room South.

Sew Much Fun!

Grades 3 & up

Mondays, November 21, December 26

4 – 5 pm

New to sewing? We will help you get

started by working on simple beginner

projects. Already know how to sew?

Come polish your skills. All materials

provided. Story Room South. R

Read to Rover

Elementary age students

Saturdays, November 12, December 10

10, 10:30, 11 or 11:30 am

Kids practice reading to a fully trained

and certified therapy dog during a

20-minute session.

Story Room South. R

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Story Programs Boost Language Skills and Reading Readiness!

Fall II Programs October 17 – November 25 Winter Programs January 9 – February 24, 2017 Registration begins December 19

Baby Rhyme Time

Birth – 11 months with an adult

Thursdays 6:15 pm

Fridays

9:15 am

30 minutes of singing, clapping,

simple stories and playtime.

South Story Room. R

Wonderful Ones

12 – 23 months with an adult

Mondays 6 & 6:45 pm

Tuesdays 9:15 am

Thursdays 9:30 am

Fridays

10 am

30 minutes of short stories, fingerplays,

rhymes and play with a parent or

caregiver. Mondays and Tuesdays:

Meadows Community Room C.

Thursdays and Fridays:

Story Room South. R

Terrific Twos

2 years with an adult

Tuesdays 6:15 pm

Thursdays 9:15, 10 or 10:45 am

20 minutes of stories, interactive

fingerplays and large-muscle activities.

Tuesdays: Story Room South.

Thursdays: Meadows Community

Room C. R

Stories at the Museum

Ages 3 – 6 years 6 – 7 pm

Stories at the

Elgin Public Museum

225 Grand Blvd., Elgin

Wednesday, November 9

Storytime and a special

presentation about

Native Americans given

by Education Coordinator

Francesca Zomkowski. R

1, 2, 3, Go!

1 – 3 years with an adult

Wednesdays 10 am

Families are invited to share stories,

rhymes and musical activities together.

Meadows Community Rooms.

Story Mix for Three to Six

3 – 6 years

Mondays 9:30 am or 3:30 pm

Tuesdays 10 am or 7 pm

Thursdays 10:15 am

30 minutes of stories, fingerplays and

songs. As parents must remain in the

building but do not need to attend

the class, this is the first “on my own”

library experience for children.

Story Room North.

Family Jam

All ages with an adult caregiver

Mondays 6:30 pm

Take a break as a family after

your busy day with 30 minutes of

active movement, stories and fun!

Story Room.

Stories at the

Elgin History Museum

360 Park St., Elgin

Wednesday, December 14

Storytime and a special

presentation about

race cars given by

Museum

Educator

Sara Russell.

Spanish Family Storytime

All ages*

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7 pm

Families who speak or are learning

Spanish can enjoy stories, crafts

and songs together. This is a great

opportunity for children in the Dual

Language Program to practice using

Spanish. This program is in Spanish.

Storyroom.

Cuentos para la Familia

Todos los miércoles a las 6:30 – 7 pm

¡30 minutos de cuentos, música, rimas,

y más para el disfrute de toda la familia!

Story Room.

Pediatric Therapeutic

Playgroup

Birth – 5 years with an adult

Tuesdays 11 – 11:45 am

Children who receive therapy services

or may benefit from therapeutic

play receive opportunities for

“developmental” play while families

meet and find support. Siblings

are welcome. Please contact the

library if your child requires special

accommodations. Presenter: Emily

Zegar, Licensed Speech and Language

Pathologist, Elgin Pediatric Therapy.

Story Room South. R

Panera Milk &

Cookie Storytime

Preschoolers

Tuesdays, November 1, 15, December 6

9:30 – 10 am

Enjoy stories read by a library staff

member, followed by a milk and cookie

snack, compliments of Panera.

At Panera Bread, 322 Randall

Road, South Elgin. R

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No

School Day

No School Day Specials

Mo-vember

All ages*

Tuesday, November 8

Stop by the Youth Help Desk to vote for

your favorite Mo Willems character!

All day.

Holiday Craft-O-Rama

Grades 1 & up*

Wednesday, November 23

1 – 2:30 pm

Kids can kick off the holiday season

by making four different crafts to take

home. All materials supplied. Meadows

Community Rooms.

Mom Can Shop Movie:

Finding Dory

(2016, PG, 97 minutes)

Friday, November 25

Two showings: 10 am & 2 pm

Moms can go holiday shopping while

Dad and the kids enjoy the movie.

Meadows Community Rooms.

Art © Pixar

Indoor Recess

Grades 1 & up*

Thursday, December 22

10 – 11:30 am

These indoor playground games will

get you moving and jumping. Meadows

Community Rooms.

Holiday Paper Crafts

Grades 3 & up

Friday, December 23

10 – 11 am

Make something

for your tree or for

a gift. All materials

provided. Meadows

Community

Rooms. R

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Winter Family Film Festival

10 am in the Meadows Community Rooms A&B.

Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, December 26

The Secret Life of Pets

(2016, PG, 87 minutes)

Tuesday, December 27

The BFG (2016, PG, 117 minutes)

Wednesday, December 28

Ice Age: Collision Course

(2016, PG, 94 minutes)

Thursday, December 29

DC Superhero Girls: Hero of the Year

(2016, not rated, 72 minutes)

Friday, December 30

Special start time 9:15 am

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

(2016, not rated, 64 minutes)

Monday, January 2

Zootopia (2016, PG, 108 minutes)

Tuesday, January 3

Kung Fu Panda 3

(2016, PG, 95 minutes)

Wednesday, January 4

The Angry Birds Movie

(2016, PG, 97 minutes)

Thursday, January 5

Barbie Star Light Adventure

(2016, not rated)

Friday, January 6

The Jungle Book

(2016, PG, 106 minutes)

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Teens

Middle School Zone

Grades 6 – 8

Volunteens

Are you entering 7th

or 8th grade? Want

to help the library

and earn volunteer

hours? Visit the Youth

Help Desk to sign up for Volunteens!

Duct Tape + Paper Toys + You

Wednesday, November 16 7 – 8 pm

Tuesday, December 27 1 – 2 pm

Thursday, December 29 4 – 5 pm

Learn how to make duct tape wallets

and roses, assemble paper toy

models of your favorite characters

or try more cool crafts. All ability

levels are welcome.

Pizza and Pages

Wednesday, November 30 7 – 8 pm

Enjoy a slice of pizza, hear about

new and exciting books and share

what you’ve been reading.

Story Room South.

Teens in Middle

School Zone and

Studio 270

Grades 6 – 12

Manga and Anime Club

Saturdays, November 12, December 10

2 – 3:30 pm

Calling all fans of Attack on Titan,

One Punch Man, My Neighbor Totoro,

and more! Here’s your chance to

watch anime, share fan art and enjoy

Japanese snacks while socializing with

other otaku. November 12: Meadows

Community Rooms. December 10:

South Elgin Room

Teen Writing and Art Showcase

All submissions that meet our

guidelines will be published online, with

selected entries published in the spring

edition print booklet. Pick up entry

guidelines at the Youth Help Desk,

Studio 270, or online at

www.gailborden.info/teenwriting.

Studio 270

Digital Media Lab

Teens in grades 9 – 12 can learn how

to create and edit a professional audio

recording, direct and edit a professional

video, and become a Photoshop pro.

Photoshop 5 – 6 pm

Album Art

Thursday, November 3

Video Lab 5 – 7 pm

Video Recording

Wednesday, November 16

Video Editing

Thursday, December 1

Audio Lab 5 – 7 pm

Sampling Vinyl

Tuesday, November 22

Recording & FX

Tuesday, December 6

Studio 270 Grades 9 – 12

Spoken Words with Real T@lk

Tuesday, November 1

5 – 7 pm

Do not miss your chance to see

storyteller and slam poet Brandon

“Real T@lk” Williams speak and

perform. A graduate of the University

of Illinois at Carbondale, Real T@lk is a

conscious artist who touches on many

themes, including society, relationships,

love and life. He has worked with both

Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast.

DIY Crafts: Holiday Cards

Tuesday, November 8

3 – 5 pm

Get crafty with do-it-yourself crafts

and projects.

Inklings

Thursday, November 10

4 – 6 pm

Join other teen writers and staff to

help you through the creative writing

process. Learn how to develop ideas

into finished stories, poetry or lyrics.

Feel free to bring your own writing.

Open Mic Night

Tuesday, November 15

7 – 8 pm

We are looking for musicians, poets,

comedians, story tellers and more to

perform.

Pizza & Books

Monday, November 21

5 – 6 pm

Stop by Studio 270 for

a slice of pizza and join

in on the conversation

about books that we

are currently reading.

Finals Feeding Frenzy

December 12 – 20

3 – 9 pm

Drop by to enjoy some snacks to help

you cram for those finals.

Holiday Movie Marathon

Thursday, December 22

Monday, December 26

Noon – 6 pm

Escape the cold to enjoy some movies

and hot chocolate.

Sew What (Emoji Pillows)

Wednesday, December 28

3 – 5 pm

Whether you’re looking to

learn how to sew on your

own or want to come

make something with

your friends, look no

further. Learn how

to operate a sewing

machine, sew by hand

and much more.

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Technology Classes and Programs R

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

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

For classes in a series, refer to the registration date for the first class.

Basics

Main Library

Tuesdays, November 1 – November 29

11/1 Mouse & Keyboard Basics

11/8 Computer Basics*

11/15 Internet Basics*

11/29 Outlook Email Basics

12/5 Tablets: Library

Entertainment Apps

7 – 8:30 pm

6:30 – 8 pm

12/7 New! iTunes Basics 7 – 8:30 pm

Learn how iTunes can help you store, organize and

enjoy music as well as how to purchase and download

digital media files for music, movies and more!

12/14 Windows 10 Basics* 7 – 8:30 pm

South Elgin Branch

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

Rakow Branch

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

Software & Apps

11/9 New! Holiday Photos with

Your Smartphone

5 pm

Learn about the basic features and functions of your

smartphone’s camera to snap all of those holiday photos.

Must bring your device. South Elgin Room.

11/14 New! Making Holiday Cards

with Photoshop

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Learn how to create your own cards with Photoshop

Elements just in time for holiday greetings.

11/17 eBay Basics 5 – 6:30 pm

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

Learn some tips and tricks for keeping your

Android or Apple mobile devices safe and secure.

12/12 New! Have a Holly Jolly

Holiday with Pinterest

7 – 8:30 pm

Learn how Pinterest can help you collect holiday

recipes, decorating tips, gift ideas and more.

Job & Career

12/6 LinkedIn: Basics 7 – 8:30 pm

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

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

Google Tools

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

Learn how to use Google Forms to create and share

interactive questionnaires, surveys or quizzes in this class.

New!

Build Your Own Desktop PC

Tuesdays, December 6 – December 20 7 – 8:30pm

Learn how to build your own computer and perform basic

computer repairs in this three-part, hands-on series. Must

attend all classes.

12/6 Build Your Own Desktop PC Part 1

12/13 Build Your Own Desktop PC Part 2

12/20 Build Your Own Desktop PC Part 3

Microsoft 2013 Tools

MS PowerPoint

11/2 PowerPoint: Basics* 7 – 8:30 pm

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

MS Publisher

11/16 Publisher: Basics* 7 – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

Comcast Internet Essentials Program, please visit www.internetessentials.com

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clases de Tecnología R

Clases de Tecnología están abiertas a todos los residentes

del distrito de la biblioteca y se tomaran a cabo en el Cuarto

de Computadoras, a menos que se indique algún cambio. Es

necesario registrarse para estas clases. Registración se abrirá

tres semanas antes de la fecha de la clase. Regístrese en línea

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

en persona. Por favor traiga su aparatos inteligentes.

¡Nuevo!

Jueves, 10 de noviembre – 15 de diciembre

6:30 – 8:30 pm

11/10 ¿Qué computadora o tableta comprar?

Consejos para su selección.

Saber qué computadora o tableta comprar es una

pregunta difícil, especialmente cuando existe un sinfín

de modelos y caracteristicas como el sistema operativo,

precio ect. Aprenda nuestros consejos de compra.

Programs

The Quiet Lab

Back by Popular Demand

Mondays 9 am – 4:30 pm

Fridays

1 – 5:30 pm

Sundays Noon – 5 pm

A dedicated quiet space to use a

computer without distractions.

For district residents age 18 years

and older. Computer Training Room.

Device Advice

Bring your tablet, smartphone or

eReader for some 1:1 help.

Main Library

Thursdays,

November 10 & December 8

9:30 – 11:30 am

Studio 270

12/1 Como mantener y proteger sus aparatos

Todos nuestros aparatos requieren de cuidados

específicos para funcionar correctamente y mantener

nuestra privacidad. Aprenda como cuidar de sus aparatos

al igual de su privacidad en linea.

12/8 Consejos Para Tomar Fotos

Con Su Teléfono Móvil

Parese que estamos usando nuestros aparatos para tomar

fotos mas que las camaras pero con los dias festivos

aprenda de lo que es capaz su telefono para tomar fotos de

mejor calidad.

12/15 Que es y como

usar iTunes

Un programa de Apple, iTunes

es parte de la vida diaria de

muchos usuarios Aprenda

todo lo que puede hacer

dentro de iTunes.

South Elgin Branch

Thursday, December 10

10 am – Noon

Hoffer Room

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Music

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

The one-hour performances begin at 2 pm in the Meadows

Community Rooms. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments after

each concert. Free tickets are available at the Main Library, Rakow

Branch and South Elgin Branch three weeks prior to each concert.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Listeners Club

Wednesday, November 2 1 – 3 pm

This free, interactive lecture/discussion

series led by Jim Kendros meets before

the ESO’s Classics Masterworks

performances to broaden your

understanding of the music to be

performed that week. Meadows

Community Rooms. Please

register at www.elginsymphony.

org, or call 847-888-0404 ext.

238 to reserve your seat.

ESO Family Concert:

Woodwind Quintet

A Musical Tour of Chicago

Sunday, November 20

The quintet will perform music that

represents many of Chicago’s cultural

icons and ethnic communities such

as the lakefront, the Art Institute

of Chicago, Chinatown, the

Lyric Opera and more.

Northside Brass featuring

David Nelson

Holiday Music Favorites

Sunday, December 4

Enjoy holiday favorites such

as Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls

and Oh Holy Night.

We will be joined by a

special guest pianist,

Elgin native

David Nelson.

Passport

to Russia

Join us at programs

designed to enhance

your enjoyment at

ESO concerts during

the 2016-17 season.

Download a Passport

and see more events at

www.gailborden.info/russia.

Russian Music Concert with

Nazar Dzhuryn, Cello, and

Irina Feoktistova, Piano

Sunday, November 13 2 – 3 pm

This program of

Russian music for

cello and piano will

include movements

from Rachmaninov,

Prokofiev,

Shostakovich

Sonatas, Pezzo

Capriccioso by

Tchaikovsky,

Tarantella, Minuet

and Finale from Stravinsky Italienne

Suite. Meadows Community Rooms. R

Russian Conversation Group

Mondays, November 14, December 12

7 – 8:30 pm

Govorite po-russki? Join fellow

Russian language enthusiasts to

discuss contemporary events in

Russia as well as its history, culture

and the language. Some knowledge

of Russian is expected. The course

facilitator is John Schwartz, retired

USG Russian translator and instructor.

South Elgin Room.

Films

Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films

Mondays 11 am – 1 pm

Coffee will be served. Meadows

Community Rooms.

November 14

Look Who’s Laughing (1941, NR)

December 12

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946, NR)

Reel Women for Real Women

4th Tuesdays 6 pm

Co-sponsored by the AAUW Elgin

Area Branch. A film and discussion

focused on women’s issues. Meadows

Community Rooms.

Tuesday, November 22

Ghostbusters

(2016, PG-13)

Not in Our Town:

Film Shorts and Conversation

Thursday, November 3

7 – 8:30 pm

The film shorts will focus on policing

hate crimes, community responses

to terror and bullying, and group

efforts across the country. Presented

in cooperation with Elgin Police

Department, Elgin Community College

MAGIC, Elgin Hispanic Network, Elgin

Human Relations Commission, CERL,

GBPL, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy

Elgin and Elgin City of Peace. Meadows

Community Rooms.

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Book Clubs & Discussion Groups

Poetry Writers Workshop

Mondays, November 7, December 5

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Local poets share their work. Poet

and songwriter Gareth Mann Sitz will

facilitate. South Elgin Room.

Armchair Generals:

A Civil War and Lincoln

Brown Bag Lunch

Interest Group

Join forces to commemorate events,

share insights, and talk about books

or experiences. Tuesdays 11:45 am –

1:15 pm. South Elgin Room

November 8

Searching for Great Grandpa—

Find Your Union Soldier

presented by Jerry Allen

December 13

Holiday Trivia Game

Great Books Discussion Group

Meetings are held at 6:55 pm in

the Conference Room. For more

information, call Jeanne Hebeisen at

847-741-6264. Co-sponsored by the

American Association of University

Women Elgin Branch.

Monday, November 14

The Iliad (Books 1, 20 and 24)

by Homer

Monday, December 12

Poetry Session

Walking Book Club

Wednesdays 7 pm

Join us in the lobby for a 45-minute

walk through downtown Elgin and then

back at the library for a 45-minute

book discussion. In cases of inclement

weather, we walk and talk at The

Centre of Elgin. The club will not

meet in December. For more details,

please contact Christine Padilla at

847-289-5829.

Special Discussion

National Jewish Book Month

Special Book Discussion

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Tuesday, November 29

7 – 8:30 pm

Join Rabbi Margaret Frisch-Klein

of Congregation Kneseth Israel as

she guides readers through Kristin

Hannah’s bestseller—an epic love

story, family drama and historical

saga set in World War II France.

South Elgin Room. R

Veterans Information

Networking Session

Coffee and tea will be

served. 7 – 8:30 pm

Thursday, November 17

Military Patriots: A discussion

with Colonel Duane Buttell, USAF

Ret., Silver Star recipient from the

Vietnam War. Elgin Room.

Thursday, December 15

Veteran Benefits Updatel—learn

about changes to state and federal

veteran benefits. South Elgin Room.

Writers on the Fox

Mondays,

November 28, December 26

7 – 8:30 pm

This writer’s peer group will inspire

and motivate you with thoughtprovoking

writing prompts and

constructive critique. Writers

of all genres are welcome.

Conference Room.

German Conversation Group

Wednesday, November 16

7 – 8:30 pm

The group is led by John

Schwartz, who has lived

in Germany and taught

German. John will present articles

and videos to be discussed auf Deutsch

in a friendly atmosphere. No program

in December. Elgin Room.

French Conversation Group

Mondays, November 21, December 19

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Refresh and enhance

your knowledge of

French language and

culture with former

college language

professor Dennis Schwank.

South Elgin Room.

Contemporary Fiction

Book Club

The club meets at 7 pm in the South

Elgin Room. For more information,

contact Tish at 847-289-5838.

November 16

Kitchens of The Great Midwest

by J. Ryan Stradal

December 21

A Man Called Ove

by Fredrik Backman

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Adult Programs

How to Price It Right:

The Art and Science of

Pricing for Your Business

Wednesday, November 9

7 – 8:30 pm

Learn how to

define your pricing strategy, explore

promotional programs and more

with small business mentor Larry

Bussow. He has mentored over 100

small business clients. Presented in

partnership with Fox Valley SCORE.

South Elgin Room.

Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary

Tuesday, December 6

7 – 8:30 pm

Battlefield expert Robert Mueller will

discuss how the Japanese almost wiped

out the American Pacific Fleet in one

fell swoop and tell stories of the men

who responded to the attack as well as

the tactics and the consequences of the

most treacherous assault ever launched

upon American soil. Elgin Room. R

Pedaling Preservation

Thursday, November 16

7 – 8:30 pm

Kim Bauer and Madeline Richmond

synthesize art, photography and

history in their popular blog “Pedaling

Preservation.” They will discuss

architectural features of Elgin’s

most notable buildings. Meadows

Community Rooms A&B. R

A Discussion on Public

Education

Thursday, December 14

6:30 – 8 pm

Join the Illinois Humanities Council

and Gail Borden Public Library for a

free, facilitated community dialogue

about school funding. This event

is part of a statewide series called

Continuing Ed., which looks at the

future of public education in Illinois.

Refreshments. South Elgin Room. R

Career & Resume Assistance

Schedules occasionally change. Please

check www.gailborden.info/events for

specific locations and times.

Job Search & Resume Help

Tuesdays 1 – 4 pm

Receive help with your

resume, cover letter, online

applications and more.

Computer Training Room.

Job Training

Information Session

Wednesdays 9:30 – 11 am

Training grants are available to help

you get a job! Learn about WIOA

services and the

application process.

Conference Room.

In partnership with the

Kane County Office of

Community Reinvestment.

For more information, call

630-844-8768.

Listen Learn and Lead

Toastmasters Club

Second and Fourth Thursdays

Noon – 1 pm

Become the speaker and leader you

want to be. South Elgin Room.

IDES Unemployment and

Illinois Job Link Assistance

Tuesdays 1 – 4 pm

Staff from the Illinois

Department of Employment

Security will be available to

assist you with filing for unemployment

benefits and registering on the Illinois

Job Link website. Drop-ins welcome.

In partnership with the Illinois

Department of Employment

Security. For more information,

call 1-800-244-5631 or visit

www.ides.illinois.gov. Computer

Training Room.

Illinois DHS Division of

Rehabilitation Services

Information Session

Tuesday, November 15

10 am – noon

The Illinois Department of Human

Services Division of Rehabilitation

Services (DRS) serves individuals

with disabilities including helping

them prepare for, find and maintain

quality employment. Learn about

programs and services. Referrals

for services will be accepted

at the end of the session. Elgin Room.

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November is National

Novel Writing Month

Come Write In

Saturdays in November

10 am – Noon

Escape those distractions at home

to work on those writing projects

that you’ve always wanted to start or

even finish. Connect with other local

writers. Computers will be available

or bring your own. Computer

Training Room.

Authors on the Fox

Book sales and signing take place.

Meadows Community Rooms. R

Mike Bailey: 300 Lake St.

Wednesday, November 9

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Elgin author Mike Bailey will debut and

discuss his new book, 300 Lake St., a

story that picks up where his previous

book, Goodbye Elgin High, left off. This

time, Bailey explores the relationship

between the city and its newspaper,

the Daily Courier News, from the early

1970s to 2010. The book also contains

several of his columns.

Steve King & Johnnie Putman:

A Little More Les

Saturday, December 3

3 – 4:30 pm

WGN Legends Steve King and Johnnie

Putman will discuss their treasured

18-year friendship with Les Paul, the

man who invented the electric guitar.

Each week, Les phoned them after

his Monday night shows at the famed

Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan. Their

program about Les was a “must-hear”

on WGN Radio. Book sales will feature

a special library discount price of $20.

Elgin Alive

Sponsored in collaboration with the Elgin Community Network and ECCO.

Elgin Road Race History

Tuesday, November 15

7 – 8:30 pm

Some of the nation’s best drivers and

mechanics competed in a 300-mile

race on rural roads just west of Elgin

from 1910 to 1933. Elgin Historian

Jerry Turnquist will retell this exciting

chapter in Elgin history and present

photos from the actual races. Meadows

Community Rooms A&B.

Screening of

The Polar Express (2004, G)

Tuesday, December 20

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Come in your pajamas! Based on

children’s author Chris Van Allsburg’s

modern holiday classic, The Polar

Express revolves around Billy, who

longs to believe in Santa Claus but

finds it quite difficult to do so until a

mysterious train takes him to the

North Pole. Meadows Community

Rooms A&B.

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Rakow Branch

2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin IL 60124

No

School Day

Welcome Baby! Baby’s First

Library Visit

Saturday, November 5, December 10

1 – 3 pm

Bring baby and baby’s new library card

to this class to learn about programs

and resources to support your baby’s

early literacy development and receive

a special gift. For babies up to six

months old and their parents. R

Story Programs

Boost Language

Skills and Reading

Readiness!

Fall II Programs

October 17 – November 25

Baby Rhyme Time

Birth – 11 months with an adult

Mondays 9:15 or 10 am

Babies will enjoy 15 minutes of singing,

clapping and simple stories followed

by a 15-minute playtime. Shales Living

Room. R

Story Mix for Three to Six

3 – 6 years

Wednesdays 10:30 am

30 minutes of stories, fingerplays and

songs. As parents must remain in the

building but do not need to attend the

class, this is the first “on my own” library

experience for children.

Rakow Rooks Chess Club

Grades 3 – 8

Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids are invited to hone their chess

skills. Beginners are welcome.

Intermediate or advanced players

can play opponents or work on chess

puzzles. Chess sets available or

bring your own.

Family Programs

School District U-46 STEM

Expo Kick-Off

Families

November 15 6 – 8 pm

Engage with cutting-edge

technologies that will blow

your mind. Experiment with

next-generation science, examine and

check out live chemistry and physics

demonstrations. Drop in.

STEAMologists

Grades 1 – 5

Wednesday, November 9, December 14

4 – 5 pm

Science, Technology,

Engineering, Arts

and Math! Kids will

explore, experiment

and create. R

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4+3=

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STEAMology

Mo-vember

All ages

Tuesday, November 8

All day

Stop by the Help Desk to vote for your

favorite Mo Willems character!

Happy Noon Year Party

Preschoolers and their caregivers

Friday, December 30

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Can’t stay up until midnight this year?

Come ring in the New Year early

with fun stories, games, holiday

food and even a little dancing!

Don your fancy outfits if you’d like!

Shales Living Room. R

Creativity Lab

Grades 1 & up

Mondays 4 – 5 pm

Art, tinkering activities and games will

be available for creative play. Drop in.

Tis the Season to be Jolly

Families

Saturday, December 3

Music in the Stacks:

Festive Singers 1 – 2 pm

Crafts, Snacks and Pictures

with Mrs. Claus 2 – 3 pm

The Festive Singers, an a cappella

quartet, will enliven the library with the

holiday spirit, performing traditional

and contemporary holiday favorites.

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Adult Programs

Using Stress to Your Advantage

Adults

Wednesday, November 16

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Feeling stressed about the upcoming

holidays or life in general? Certified

DreamBuilder Coach Tom Wendt will

give you tips on experiencing greater

wellness and relaxation. Shales Living

Room. R

Family Holiday Crafts

1 – 3 pm Drop in

November 19

Recycle corn husks for

Thanksgiving crafts.

December 17

Make a bracelet, snowflake and

ornament with popsicle sticks. Create

seashell art as gifts.

Technology

Device Advice

Adults

Thursdays November 3, 17,

December 1, 15

9:30, 11:30 am

Drop by for hands-on learning. You are

welcome to bring your own devices.

Which Tablet is Right for Me?

Monday, November 28

5 – 6:30 pm

Learn about features Android,

Windows and IOS devices have to offer

and compare tablet types ranging from

iPads to Kindles in this class. Shales

Living Room. R

Book Clubs

Rakow Readers

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Shales Living Room

Monday, November 28

A Spool of Blue Thread

by Anne Tyler

Monday, December 19

Fates & Furies

by Lauren Groff

Novels at Night

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Shales Living Room

Thursday,

November 17

Someone

by Alice McDermott

Thursday,

December 15

A Spool of Blue Thread

by Anne Tyler

Library News

Help an Adult Learn English!

The Literacy Connection is seeking

volunteers to tutor adults in Basic

Reading or English as a Second

Language. To learn more, attend a

one-hour orientation at Gail Borden

Public Library, South Elgin Room,

at 9:30 am on Saturday, November

5. The orientation is followed

immediately by tutor training until

4:30 pm. Training concludes on

Saturday, November 12 from 9:30 am

to 4:30 pm. To register, or for more

information, call 847-742-6565,

email info@elginliteracy.org or go to

www.elginliteracy.org.

Save the Date!

2017 Black History Family Festival

Honoring

African American

Educators

Saturday, February 4

Art for All Winter Show

Starting December 12

The annual Art for All Winter Exhibit

will showcase the works of members

of Art for All of Elgin.

These will be exhibited on the

second floor of the Main Library.

The show will run through

January 31. For more information,

visit www.artforallelgin.com.

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South Elgin Branch

127 S. McLean Blvd. South Elgin, IL 60177

Music in the Stacks:

The History of the

American Songbook

Families

Sunday, November 13 2 pm

Jazz Duo Tom and Jeremy take you

on an exciting tour of the history of

The American Songbook. Beginning

in the waning years of the 1800s

they journey to the mid 1960s,

discussing songwriters and artists,

with many lively musical examples.

Hoffer Meeting Room. R

Holiday Sing-a-long

Families

Saturday, December 10

2 – 3 pm

Join us for this fun family event

where we will sing old and new

holiday favorites.

Instruments will

be provided —

just come with

your holiday

spirit and singing

voices! Hoffer

Meeting Room.

Welcome Baby! Baby’s First

Library Visit

Tuesdays, November 22, December 27

4 – 6 pm

Bring baby and baby’s new library card

to this class to learn about programs

and resources to support your baby’s

early literacy development and receive

a special gift! For babies up to six

months old and their parents. R

Story Programs Boost Language Skills and Reading Readiness!

Fall II Programs October 17 – November 25

1, 2, 3, Go!

1 – 3 years with an adult

Thursdays 10:15 am

Families are invited to share stories,

rhymes and musical activities together.

Hoffer Meeting Room.

Story Mix for Three to Six

3 – 6 years

Mondays 6 – 6:30 pm

30 minutes of stories, fingerplays and

songs. As parents must remain in the

building but do not need to attend

the class, this is the first “on my own”

library experience for children. Hoffer

Meeting Room.

Spanish Holiday Storytime

Families

Wednesday, December 7

6 pm

Families who speak or are learning

Spanish will enjoy stories and songs with

Ms. Madeleine. R

Fun Programs

for Kids

STEAMologists

Grades 1 – 5

Tuesday, November 15, December 20

4 – 5 pm

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts

and Math! Kids will explore, experiment

and create. R

Preschool Robot Zoo

Bilingual Event

3 – 6 years with a caregiver

Saturday, November 19

10 am – noon

Calling all animal lovers! ​Join us in

celebrating The Robot Zoo Exhibit

as this special preschool party!

Don’t miss decorating robot cupcakes,

a story walk and make-your-own

animal frames. Receive your own

balloon animal from a special guest!

Hoffer Meeting Room. R

Animal Zoo Mask-Making

Workshop

Grades 1 – 5

Saturdays, November 19, 26

2 – 4 pm

Make an awesome animal mask in

plaster with artist Teresa Magaña. We

will mold the masks to our faces! The

library will provide

all materials. This is a

two-day workshop—

make sure you can

attend both dates.

Hoffer Meeting Room.

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Holiday Crafts

Grades 1 – 5

Saturday, November 26

11 am – 3 pm

Drop in

Kids can kick off the holiday

season by making crafts to take

home. All materials supplied.

Toy Story Interactive Movie

and Toy Drive

Grades 1 & up*

Sunday, November 27

1 – 3 pm

Sing, shout, and even throw things

about! Everyone attending will receive

a prop bag to interact with the movie.

Costumes are optional. Please bring

a new toy for local donation. Hoffer

Meeting Room. R

*Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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No

School Day

Mo-vember

All ages*

Tuesday, November 8 all day

No registration.

Stop by the Help Desk to vote for your

favorite Mo Willems character!

No School Movie Day

Zootopia (2016, PG)

Families

Wednesday, December 28

1 – 3 pm

Come see what Officer Hopps

finds when she goes searching

for some missing critters.

Popcorn will be provided.

Hoffer Meeting Room.

Build It Up! with LEGOS®

Grades 1 & up*

Tuesday, January 3 1 – 3 pm

LEGO® building blocks will be provided

for this fun-filled, creative building

program. Hoffer Meeting Room.

Teens in

Grades 9 – 12

Pizza & Books

Thursday, November 10

5 – 6 pm

We will be talking about books that

we are currently reading. Hoffer

Meeting Room.

Finals Feeding Frenzy

Tuesday, December 13

3 – 7 pm

Drop by to enjoy some snacks to

help you cram for those finals.

Hoffer Meeting Room.

Adult Programs

Come Write In

Adults

Saturday, November 5 2 – 4 pm

Come write your novel for the National

Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

or get some inspiration from a local

author. You have just 30 days in

November to write a 50,000+ word

novel and submit it.

Which Tablet is Right for Me?

Wednesday, November 16

5 – 6:30 pm

Learn about features Android,

Windows and IOS devices have to

offer and compare tablet types

ranging from iPads to Kindles.

Hoffer Meeting Room. R

Device Advice

Thursday, December 1

10 am – noon

Drop by for hands-on learning. You are

welcome to bring your own devices.

Foundation Corner

We hope everyone is enjoying The Robot Zoo. We were

able to bring this to the Library because people support the

Foundation. Thank you. We want to particularly

recognize the work of the Annual Book Sale

Co-Chairs this year—Linda Pollock and Ginny

Pearl—and the volunteers who spent many hours

preparing for and working on the sale. We also

want to recognize Karen Schock, the steering

committee and volunteers who continue to

Karen Schock support the ongoing Gail’s Sales.

We also want to thank all of you who both visit the Library

and support the Annual Book Sale and Gail’s Sales.

We also thank you for your continued donations.

Together, we strive to enhance what the Library can

offer people in this community.

If you have not seen The Robot Zoo, please do not miss it.

I had the privilege of interviewing “the zoo keeper,”

Greg Bear, at the grand opening. It is fascinating how a

book became an exhibit of huge robotic animals that is

educational and entertaining all at the same time.

www.gailborden.info/foundation

Greg Bear and Libby Hoeft

Thank you for supporting the 5th Annual Gail Borden

Public Library Foundation Book Sale!

Special thanks to our talented local artists, Tom Berna

for moving assistance, Kirk Hodge for help with storage

needs, School District U-46 for lending tables, the 48 sale

volunteers and our enthusiastic shoppers. All proceeds

from the Annual Book Sale and the ongoing Gail’s Sales are

used to enhance the library’s programming, such as funding

the current Robot Zoo exhibit!

- Linda Pollock and Ginny Pearl, Book Sale Co-Chairs

Sincerely,

Libby Hoeft

President, Gail Borden Public Library Foundation

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Programs in English and Spanish

Programas en inglés y español

Mini Festival del

Día de los Muertos

Martes 1ro de noviembre 6 – 7:30 pm

¡Celebra el Día de los Muertos

con manualidades, pintura de cara,

pan tradicional, y más! Las familias

son bienvenidas. Salones de la

Comunidad Meadows.

Day of the Dead Mini-Fest

Tuesday, November 1

6 – 7:30 pm

Celebrate with crafts, stories,

face painting, traditional sweet

bread and more! Meadows

Community Rooms.

Zoológico de Máscaras

Sábados 19 y 26 de noviembre

1 – 3 pm

La artista Teresa Magaña estará ayudando a participantes

a hacer máscaras de animales en yeso. Todos los materiales

serán proporcionados para este programa de dos días. Niños

edad seis y menores necesitarán estar acompañados por un

adulto. Salón Hoffer en la sucursal South Elgin. R

Animal Zoo Mask Making

Saturdays, November 19 & 26

1 – 3 pm

Artist Teresa Magaña will help participants make plaster

animal masks. All materials will be provided for this two-day

workshop. Children six years and younger will need to work

with an adult. Hoffer Room at the South Elgin Branch. R

Aprendizaje y Enriquecimiento

para Adultos

Grupo de Conversación en Español

1ro y 3er lunes del mes

Mediodía – 1 pm

Participantes de nivel intermedio practican respondiendo

o empezando conversaciones en español con fluidez y

hablando con gente que habla español como primer idioma.

Salón de Conferencias.

Grupo de Conversación en Inglés

Todos los martes

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Practica conversar en inglés, mejora tu pronunciación y

obtiene seguridad con un tutor del Literacy Connection.

Salón de Conferencias.

Adult Learning and Enrichment

Spanish Café

1st and 3rd Monday

Noon – 1 pm

Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and

spontaneous conversations in Spanish. Participants also will

learn vocabulary. Conference Room.

English Conversation Group

Tuesdays

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve

your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor from the

Literacy Connection. Conference Room.

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Buen Trasero Buena Salud

Martes 29 de noviembre

6 – 8 pm

Favor de inscribirse llamando al 1-800-3ADVOCTE.

1 de cada 10 personas menores de 50 años son

diagnosticadas con cáncer de colon. Infórmate si estás en

riesgo de cáncer de colon, qué común es, y cuáles son los

síntomas. Disfruta comida saludable de Chorizo Grill y

recibe consejos de nutrición y ejercicio de expertos.

En asociación con Advocate Sherman Hospital.

Este programa será presentado en inglés y español.

Salones de la Comunidad Meadows.

Healthy Rears Community Event

Tuesday, November 29

6 – 8 pm

To register, call 1-800-3ADVOCATE.

1 in 10 people under the age of 50 are diagnosed with

colon cancer. Learn if you are at risk for colon cancer,

how common it is, and what the symptoms are.

Enjoy healthy food from Chorizo Grill and get nutrition

and exercise tips from experts. In partnership with

Advocate Sherman Hospital. Program will be presented

in English and Spanish. Meadows Community Rooms.

Posada

Sábado 10 de diciembre 1 – 3 pm

Traiga a su familia y amigos para

manualidades, ponche, dulce, y

canciones tradicionales. Este programa

será en español. Salones de la

Comunidad Meadows.

Posada

Saturday, December 10

1 – 3 pm

Bring your family and friends for crafts,

Mexican punch, candy and traditional

carols. This program will be in Spanish.

Meadows Community Rooms.

¡Aparta la Fecha!

Celebración de los

Reyes Magos

Jueves 5 de enero

5 – 8:30 pm

Ven a conocer a Gaspar,

Melchor, y Baltasar, tómate

una foto con ellos. ¡Quédate

para cuentos y manualidades!

En asociación con la

Organización de México

en Elgin (OME).

Save the Date!

Three Kings Celebration

Thursday, January 5

5 – 8:30 pm

Meet Gaspar, Melchor and

Balthazar, the Three Kings,

and take your picture with

them. Stay for stories and

crafts too! In partnership

with the Organization of

Mexico in Elgin.

Clase Futuros Bilingües

Todos los miércoles

6 – 7 pm

Ven y disfruta un ambiente acogedor al aprender el inglés

y español con otras personas que lo hablan como primer

idioma. La maestra Betty Martinez conduce las clases. No

habrá clase el 23 de noviembre y el 21, 28 de diciembre.

Salón Elgin.

Grupo de Conversación para la Ciudadanía

Jueves 3, 17 de noviembre y 1, 15 de diciembre

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Practica el inglés que vas a necesitar para la

entrevista examen de historia y cívica. Presentado por

Literacy Connection. Salón de Conferencias.

Café Latino

Martes 22 de noviembre

6 – 7:30 pm

Explora temas y libros relacionados a la superación personal,

salud, relaciones, y cuestiones legales/sociales. Refrescos.

En asociación con el Centro de Información.

Go Bilingual

Every Wednesday

6 – 7 pm

Experience the warmth and cultural interaction of learning a

new language alongside a native speaker. The class is taught

by Betty Martínez. There will be no class on November 23

and December 21 and 28. South Elgin Room.

Citizenship Conversation Group

Thursdays, November 3, 17, December 1, 15

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Practice English for the naturalization/citizenship interview

and review the questions for the history/civics test.

Presented by The Literacy Connection.

Café Latino: Books and Conversation

Tuesday, November 22

6 – 7:30 pm

Explore topics and books related to self-improvement,

health, relationships and legal/social issues.

Light refreshments. In partnership

with Centro de Información.

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Board of Trustees:

Jean Bednar, President

Elizabeth Kruger, Vice President

Sue Moylan, Treasurer

Patricia Harkin, Secretary

Herb Gross

Donna Kline

Penny Wegman

Library Director - Carole Medal

Newsletter Editor - Denise Raleigh

Graphic Designer - Laura Espinoza

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Main Library

270 N. Grove Ave.

Elgin, IL 60120

847–742–2411

Hours

Monday – Thursday

9 am – 9 pm

Friday – Saturday

9 am – 6 pm

Sunday

Noon – 5 pm

Rakow Branch

2751 W. Bowes Rd.

Elgin, IL 60124

847–531–7271

Hours

Monday – Thursday

9 am – 8 pm

Friday – Saturday

9 am – 5 pm

Sunday

Noon – 5 pm

South Elgin Branch

127 S. McLean Blvd.

South Elgin, IL 60177

847–931–2090

Hours

Monday – Thursday

10 am – 7 pm

Saturday

10 am – 4 pm

Sunday

Noon – 4 pm

ECRWSS

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Non-Profit Organization

U.S. Postage

PAID

Elgin, IL 60120

Permit No. 164

Carrier Route Sort

Thank you

community.

Due to our work with

many partners, your

library received the

nation’s highest honor

conferred on museums and libraries

for service to the community:

the National Medal for

Museum and Library Services.

¡Programas en Español!

Vea las páginas 18–19.

Photo Release - All program

participants agree to be photographed

during library activities and programs

for use in future library publications.

This newsletter contains recycled

paper and soy-based inks.

Holiday Closings

The Main Library, Rakow Branch and

South Elgin Branch will be closed:

• Thursday, November 24 for

Thanksgiving (closing at 6 pm on

Wednesday, November 23)

• Saturday, December 24 and

Sunday, December 25 for Christmas

• Saturday, December 31 and

Sunday, January 1 for New Year’s

Festival of Trees

On display at the Main Library’s Second Floor November 1 – 11 at noon

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

perfect opportunity for a family holiday photo! More than 25 creatively decorated

holiday trees, both traditional and whimsical, will be on display. Each is sponsored

by a local business or organization to benefit the Ecker Center for Mental Health,

which provides services to thousands with mental illnesses. For more information,

visit www.festoftreeselgin.org.

½

OFF

Small Business

Saturday

at Gail Borden

Public Library

½ off purchases

at Gail’s Sales

At the Main Library,

270 N. Grove Ave.

Saturday,

November 26

Small Business Saturday November 26

Shop Small on Saturday,

November 26 by shopping at

Elgin-area businesses. Use the

coupon on the left to receive

half off your purchases at

Gail’s Sales at the Main Library.

Small Business Saturday is a registered

trademark of American Express corporation and

is being promoted locally by Gail Borden Library,

the Elgin Area Chamber and the Downtown

Neighborhood Association.

A list of participating businesses are at

www.gailborden.info/business.

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