March April Newsletter 2019

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Gail Borden

March-April

2019 Newsletter

Public Library District

Bringing the Library to You

Grand

Opening on

National

Bookmobile

Day!

Gail Borden Public Library District

Foundation

Kiwanis

of Elgin

Proposed rendering of Bookmobile.

Table of Contents

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Bookmobile Grand Opening

Main Library Front Entrance

Wednesday, April 10 • 4:30 – 6:30 pm

All aboard! Witness the ribbon cutting and be one of the first to

board the Gail Borden Public Library's new Bookmobile, enjoy light

refreshments, music, prizes and so much more! Our Bookmobile will

begin services throughout the community starting Monday, April 15.

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Thank you Elgin Kiwanis Club, Gail Borden

Public Library Foundation, EFS Foundation

and many more for supporting the

Bookmobile and the Jack and Marlene

Shales Bookmobile Collection. For more

information about the Bookmobile, including how you can

support it, please visit gailborden.info/bookmobile.

City of Elgin A-D

City of Elgin pages are only

included in newsletters

delivered to Elgin residents.

Kids &

Story Programs 2

Families 3

STEAM & Teens 4

Technology 5

Adults 6

March into Health

Special Insert

Adults 7-9

En Español 10-11

Seasonal

Reminders

Construction

Residential

Grants

Explore Elgin

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B

C

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Library News 12

Take Flight Exhibit

Main Library

Through March 14

Don't miss this interactive exhibit that features the principles

and forces that make flight possible for airplanes, helicopters

and rockets! gailborden.info/flight

March Into

Health

March 1 - 31

Insert inside!

Spring Break Events

Look for programs marked with a No School

Day Special NS symbol.

Teen

Job Fair

See page 4.

Open Elgin

Saturday, April 27 • 1 – 5 pm

Tour buildings with unique architecture and

fascinating histories. Open Elgin features

30+ unique spaces, such as the Elgin

Tower Building Lobby, U-46 Planetarium

and Observatory, old Gail Borden Public

Library and Channing Memorial Elementary,

celebrating its 50 th anniversary! Please

email info@elginchamber.com or call

847-741-5660 if you want to volunteer at

Open Elgin to welcome visitors to these

wonderful buildings. openelgin.com

Open Elgin Sponsors: Elgin Area Chamber and the Enhancing

Elgin Committee of the Elgin Development Group, the City

of Elgin, School District U-46, Judson University, Elgin Area

Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Neighborhood

Association, the Elgin History Museum, the Elgin Symphony

Orchestra, and the Gail Borden Public Library District.

The Gail Borden Public Library District Newsletter | Published Bi-Monthly ISSUE NO. 2019-02 | March 1, 2019


Kids

Creativity Lab

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

Thursdays • 4 – 5 pm

Grades 1-5. Art, tinkering activities and games

will be available for creative play.

South Elgin Sentinels

Chess Club

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

Tuesdays • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Kids are invited to hone their chess skills.

All skill levels welcome.

Homework Heroes

South Elgin Branch

Mondays and Wednesdays

3:30 – 5:30 pm

(No meetings 3/25 or 3/27.)

Grades K-8. Students who need help with

homework assignments can drop by to meet

one-on-one with a volunteer.

Make Art with

Young Rembrandts!

Main Library Story Room South

Thursday, April 25 • 10 – 11 am

Ages 3-6. Learn to draw with your own

personal style and creativity.

Led by Young Rembrandts. R

Read It! Paint It!

Rakow Branch Corridor West

Grades 4-6

Tuesdays • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

3/5 Fish in a Tree

by Lynda Mullaly Hunt R

4/9 Rules by Cynthia Lord R

Grades 1-3

Saturdays • 10 – 11 am

3/9 A Bad Case of Stripes

by David Shannon R

4/13 Berenstain Bears R

Who Was…? Series

Grades 4-6. Bring history to life! Create

portraits of inspiring and impactful icons.

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Tuesdays • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

3/12 Malala Yousafzai & Mother Theresa R

4/2 Steve Irwin and Jane Goodall R

Panera Milk & Cookie

Storytime

369 Randall Rd., South Elgin, 60177

Tuesdays, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16

9:30 – 10:30 am

Preschoolers. R

Sew Much Fun

Main Library Story Room South

Mondays, 3/11, 4/15 • 5 – 6 pm

Grades K-5. Learn how to hand-sew simple

projects. R

Kids Explore

Main Library Story Room South

Thursdays • 5 – 6 pm • Grades 1-5

Register to attend in person or tune in to

gailborden.info/live to follow along from

home. (*Denotes an additional Homeschool

Kids Explore special from 2 – 3 pm.) R

3/7 Fruit and Veggie Dip* LIVE

3/14 Dinos vs. Robots Art*

3/28 Learn to Draw Alligators!

4/4 Money* Sponsor: KCT Credit Union LIVE

4/11 Native American History

4/18 Chemistry*

Story Programs

Birth -

6 months

Birth -

11 months

Birth -

2 years

12-23 months

1-3 years

2 years

3-6 years

3-8 years

4-5 years

LIVE

Welcome Baby! Baby's First Library Visit R

Rakow Branch 3/2 1 – 2 pm

Main Library 3/15, 4/19 1 – 3 pm

South Elgin Branch 4/6 1 – 2 pm

Baby & Toddler Playgroup

Main Library Fridays 10:45 am

Spring Session

March 4 - April 19

(No Story Programs 3/23-3/31.)

Baby Rhyme Time R

Main Library Thursdays 6:30 pm • Fridays 9:15 am

Wonderful Ones R

Main Library Mondays 6:15 pm • Tuesdays 9:15, 10 am

Fridays 10 am

1, 2, 3, Go!

South Elgin Branch

Main Library

Read To Rover

Main Library Story Room South

Saturdays, 3/16, 4/13 • 2, 2:30 or 3 pm

Grades K-5. Practice reading skills by reading

aloud to a fully trained and certified

therapy dog. R

Guinness World Records and

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Challenge

Rakow Branch

Tuesday, March 19 • 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Grades 3-8. Share your favorite stories from

The Guinness Book of World Records and

Ripley's Believe It or Not! books. R

Sign Language Club

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Thursdays, 3/21, 4/25 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Grades 3-5. Learn American Sign Language

and increase awareness, knowledge and

respect of Deaf culture.

Presenter: Ms. Deborah Potts.

Tuesdays 10:15 am

Thursdays 10 am

Terrific Twos R

Main Library Tuesdays 6:15 pm • Wednesdays 9:15, 10, 10:45 am

Story Mix for 3 to 6 R

Main Library Mondays 3:30 pm, 7 pm • Tuesdays 10 am

Thursdays 10:45 am

South Elgin Branch Mondays 6 pm • Thurdays 10:45 am

Rakow Branch Wednesdays 10:30 am

Sensory Storytime R

Main Library Saturdays 11 am

For children with developmental delays and sensory needs. No program 3/30.

Countdown to Kindergarten Series R

Main Library Mondays 10:15 am

This 6–week series is an on-your-own storytime that offers fun educational stories, songs and

activities to get kids ready to attend Kindergarten in fall.

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Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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Families

Dr. Seuss Day!

South Elgin Branch

Saturday, March 2 • 11 am – Noon

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with stories,

crafts and cake!

Puzzle Club

South Elgin Branch

Saturdays, 3/9, 4/13 • 2 – 4 pm

Canvases, Paints and

Brushes Oh My!

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Friday, April 19

10 am – Noon, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Work on your own masterpiece that will

become one picture when placed side by

side. Partner activity for a child with a caregiver; siblings

can join but only one canvas will be provided for each

group. R

Just Potatoes: Grow a Sweet

Potato Plant

Main Library Story Room South

Saturday, March 16 • 10:30 – 11:30 am

Get your garden started early this year by

growing your own sweet potato plant. R

Money Smart Scavenger Hunt

All Library locations - Youth Areas

April 1 – 6 • All day

Celebrate Money Smart week by participating

in a scavenger hunt and earn a piggy bank

(while supplies last). Sponsor: KCT Credit Union.

Go Bilingual Quinceañera

Favors Crafts

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms BC

Thursday, April 4 • 6 – 7:30 pm

Have fun with art while exploring Latino

cultural traditions. ES

Family Author Day

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Meeting Room

Saturday, April 20 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Listen to Shel Silverstein poems and have

silly fun together.

Good Night Stories

for Rebel Girls

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Saturday, April 27 • 1 – 3 pm

Grades 3-8. Discover some of

the 100 extraordinary women

from past to present such as

Elizabeth I and Serena Williams through

reinvented fairy tales and illustrations by

60 female artists from around the world. R

NS =No School Day

For more family fun,

see the March Into

Health insert!

No-Shushing Movie Fridays

Enjoy a movie in a casual setting.

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

Fridays • 10:30 am

3/1 Bambi (1942, G)

3/8 Won't You Be My Neighbor

(2018, PG-13)

3/15 Smallfoot (2018, PG)

3/22 Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway

(2017, PG)

3/29 Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1997, G)

4/5 Johnny English Strikes Again

(2018, PG)

4/12 The Lion King (1994, G)

4/19 Incredibles 2 (2018, PG)

4/26 The Apple Pushers (2011, G)

My Family, My Community:

Connecting Lives Celebration

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Saturday, April 27 • 2 – 4:30 pm

Celebrate with the unveiling of our “Tree of

Life” community-engaged art piece, a sneak

peek at families’ video excerpts, family

storytelling, dancing and multicultural

snacks. Partner: Hamilton Wings.

Informative Topics

Stories & Songs for

Your Classroom:

A Workshop for Early Childhood

Educators

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Thursday, March 7 • 6:45 – 8:45 pm

Discover the best and most interactive

storytime books, new songs, rhymes

and activities, and material designed to

maximize learning. This is eligible for DCFS hours

and Gateway credits. R

Online Safety for Parents

Detective Andrew Houghton of the Elgin

Police Department will provide information

regarding online privacy, cyberbullying,

sexting, and exploitation for parents. R

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

Saturday, March 9 • 11 am – 12:30 pm

Main Library Grove Room

Wednesday, April 3 • 7 – 8:30 pm

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Spring Break

Family Theater:

The Fable Factory NS

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Monday, March 25 • 2 – 3 pm, 5 – 6 pm

Join us for a musical adventure that

features favorite classic fables. R

Art Camp NS

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

March 25 - 27 • 1 – 3 pm

Explore a variety of artists and mediums,

including works by Dale Chihuly, Salvador

Dali, Frida Kahlo and more. Supplies provided. R

Spring Break

Craft-O-Rama NS

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Tuesday, March 26 • 2 – 3:30 pm

Best for children ages 3+ with an adult.

Jump into spring by making crafts to take

home. Supplies provided.

Musical Petting Zoo NS

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

Thursday, March 28 • 10:30 am

Enjoy live music by the Hoke Music School.

Then stay to try out some instruments.

Cardboard Challenge:

Imagination Town NS

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Thursday, March 28 • 2 – 4 pm

Build a town using cardboard, masking

tape, markers and crayons. R

Interactive Movie:

Mary Poppins (1964, G) NS

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Friday, March 29 • 10 am – 12:30 pm

Interact with Mary, Bert, and the whole

family in fun and magical ways. Costumes

encouraged. Prop bags provided. R

Let it Rip!

Beyblade Tournament NS

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

Saturday, March 30 • Noon – 1 pm

Discover Beyblades—plastic customizable

spinning tops—and participate in a

tournament. R

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set up before participating.

Intro to 3D Design

Main Library Computer Training Room

Friday, March 1 • 1:30 – 3 pm

Grades 3-8. Learn how to make your own 3D

designs and leave with a 3D-printed object. R

Intermediate 3D Design

Main Library Grove Room

Saturday, March 9 • 2 – 3:30 pm

Grades 3-8. Take the next step in 3D printing

by designing your own creations to pick

up later. You must have completed Intro to 3D Design

before attending this class. R

Science • Technology • Engineering • Arts • Math

Advanced 3D Design

Main Library Grove Room

Saturday, March 23 • 1:30 – 3 pm

Grades 4-8. Take your 3D design and

printing skills to the next level with our

next challenge. You must have completed Intro and

Intermediate 3D Design in order to attend this class. R

3D Design Freestyle

Main Library Computer Training Room

Monday, March 18 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Saturday, April 20 • 2 – 3 pm

Grades 4-8. Design something new or

tweak an old design. Staff will be available to

help with adjustments. Some size restrictrictions apply.

Participants must have previously completed all three 3D

Design classes. R

STEAM

Explore the wonders of the universe through

STEAM in a fun, hands-on way.

Main Library • Mondays

Meadows Community Rooms AB R

Grades K-2 • 4 – 4:45 pm

Grades 3-5 • 5 – 6 pm

3/4 Survive & Thrive Rainforest

4/8 Survive & Thrive Under the Sea

4/22 Earth Day Treasures

At the Branches • Grades 1-5

Wednesdays • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Rakow Branch R

3/13 X-Ray Activity

4/10 Earth Day Activity

South Elgin Branch R

3/20 X-Ray Activity

4/17 Earth Day Activity

Youth & Teens

Volunteens Grades 6-8 Main Library

Make a difference this school year. Have an impact in

your community! Stop by the Youth Center Reference Desk.

Studio 270 Hours

Mon-Thu 3 – 9 pm

Fri-Sat Noon – 6 pm

Sun Noon – 5 pm

Grades 5-8

Robot Dance Challenge

Express your creativity and improve your

coding skills by teaching your squad of

Ozobots to perform an original dance

routine. No previous coding experience required.

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room NS

Tuesday, March 26 • 11 am – Noon

Main Library Story Room South NS

Wednesday, March 27 • 6 – 7 pm

Grades 6-12

Drop By Game Design

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Mondays, 3/4 – 4/22 • 6 – 7 pm

Drop in to make games using Bitsy and

Twine 2. All levels of experience welcome. Some laptops

will be available.

Manga and Anime Club

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms AB

Saturdays, 3/23, 4/20 • 2 – 3:30 pm

Calling all fans of Attack on Titan, My Hero

Academia, Sailor Moon and more! Watch

anime, share fan art, and enjoy Japanese

snacks while socializing with other otaku.

Blackout Poetry

All Library locations

April 22 – 29 • All day

Celebrate Earth Day and National Poetry

Month by creating your own original poems

using words from recycled book pages.

Studio

Grades 9-12

Events take place in the Main Library

Studio 270 unless otherwise noted.

(SEB) = South Elgin Branch

3/5 6-7 pm Audio Lab

3/12 6-8 pm Studio Jam

3/20 6-8 pm Intro to Podcasting

3/20 4-5 pm Teen Writers Club

3/26 6-7 pm Video Lab: Green

Screen Shootout

3/27 4-6 pm Spa Day Crafts (SEB)

4/2 6-7 pm Music Business 101:

Registering your Music

4/9 5-6 pm Pizza and Books

4/11 6-7 pm Photoshop 101

4/16 6-8 pm Video Lab

4/17 4-5 pm Teen Writers Club

4/23 6:30-8 pm Open Mic Night

270

SAT Practice Test

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

Sundays, 3/3, 3/10 • 12:30 – 3:30 pm

High School juniors can take a practice

SAT and discover which subjects to review

and study. Sylvan Learning Center will proctor the

tests and review results with you and your parents the

following week. R

Teen Job Fair

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Wednesday, April 3 • 6 – 8 pm

Looking for a summer job? Look no

further than our Teen Job Fair to talk

to local employers about available job

openings and pick up tips and tricks to

ace your application and interview.

gailborden.info/teenjobfair

Career & Technical

School Fair See page 9.

Practice SAT Test

Main Library Grove Room

Saturday, April 6 • 10 am – 1 pm

High School students can take a timed

practice SAT test on provided laptops.

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Technology

Classes are held in the Main Library Computer Training Room and require registration unless otherwise noted.

R Register online, by phone or in person beginning February 15 for all March/April classes.

Registering for the first class in a designated series automatically enrolls you in all required sessions.

Visit gailborden.info/learn for more information.

3D Design Series

7 – 8:30 pm

Main Library Computer Training Room R

Mondays

3/4 Basics

3/11 Intermediate

3/18 Advanced

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room R

Tuesdays

4/2 Basics

4/9 Intermediate

4/16 Advanced

QuickBooks

QuickBooks Series R

Wednesdays • 7 – 8:30 pm

3/6 Basics

3/13 Working with Items

3/20 All About Customers

4/3 All About Vendors

4/10 Wrap Up & Reports

QuickBooks Special Edition:

Advanced Reports R

Wednesday, April 17 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Learn how to format, modify and filter

data within reports and how to set up

Sales Tax reporting. *Attendees must have

previously completed the QuickBooks series.

Computers 101 Series R

Fridays • 11 am – 12:30 pm

3/8 Mouse & Keyboard

3/15 Managing Your PC

3/22 Internet Basics

Cybersecurity Basics R

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

Tuesday, March 19 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Learn about common viruses, e-mail and

internet safety, firewalls and other

security topics.

Intro to Google Tools R

The Lodge at Del Webb

Tuesday, March 26 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Learn how popular Google apps such

as Gmail, Contacts, Calendar and more

can help simplify your life by allowing

you to create, organize, share and store

information. Partner: The Del Webb Computer Club.

Facebook Basics R

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Friday, April 5 • 11 am – 12:30 pm

Learn how to create your profile, add friends

and share content.

Pinterest Basics R

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Friday, April 12 • 11 am – 12:30 pm

Learn how to create an account, find pins

and boards, follow fellow Pinners and adjust

basic security settings.

Build Your First

Web Page Series

Learn to code a simple web page by

understanding the relationship between

HTML & CSS.

Saturdays • 10 – 11:30 am

Session 1 March 9 - 23 R

Session 2 April 13 - 27 R

eBay

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Fridays • 11 am – 12:30 pm

4/19 eBay Basics R

4/26 Selling on eBay R

Device Advice

Bring your questions and your tablet,

smartphone or other device for 1:1 help.

Thursdays

Rakow Branch Computer Cafe

3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18 • 9:30 – 11:30 am

Main Library 2 nd Floor

3/14, 4/11 • 9:30 – 11:30 am

South Elgin Branch

3/28, 4/25 • 10 am – Noon

Technology Group Discussion

No registration. Presenters: Phillip Schneider, Verner

Tepe, Andy Lego and Ed Mungai.

Main Library Elgin Room

Tuesdays • 7 – 8:30 pm

3/26 Downloading eBooks

4/23 Using Social Media

Windows 10

Windows 10 Basics

Main Library Computer Training Room R

Tuesday, March 5 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room R

Tuesday, April 23 • 6 – 7:30 pm

Windows 10 Intermediate

Learn how to create shortcuts, adjust

settings, uninstall programs, utilize Task

Manager and Windows defender, and

explore the Windows store.

Main Library Computer Training Room R

Tuesday, March 12 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room R

Tuesday, April 30 • 6 – 7:30 pm

Microsoft

Microsoft Excel

Thursdays • 7 – 8:30 pm

3/7 Basics R

3/14 Charts & Graphs R

3/21 Formulas & Functions R

4/4 Working with Tables R

4/11 Advanced Topics R

Microsoft Access Series R

Mondays • 7 – 8:30 pm

4/1 Basics

4/8 Tables

4/15 Queries

4/22 Forms & Reports

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Adults

Amazing Birds

Main Library Elgin Room

Tuesday, March 19 • 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Take a photographic look at birds

accompanied by facts, stories and behaviors

of these fascinating creatures. Presenter: Robert

Andrini. R

Authors on the Fox:

J. Daniel

Main Library Elgin Room

Thursday, April 4

6:30 – 8 pm

Hear J. Daniel, who has

spent more than 20 years

working in sports television,

speak about his latest book Phinally! The

Phillies, the Royals and the 1980 Baseball

Season That Almost Wasn’t. Copies of the book

will be available for purchase.

So You Want to be a Referee?

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Thursday, April 11 • 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Join Jim Lapetina as he shares his journey

from being a grade school referee to a

Big Ten Football referee to becoming an NFL

Replay Official. R

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Monday, April 29 • 6 – 8:30 pm

Join us to honor those who perished during

the Holocaust and for stories of survival.

Subject matter is sensitive.

Did you know?

The Main Library

is a U.S. Passport

Acceptance Facility. Visit

gailborden.info/passports

or contact the

Information Desk at

847-429-4680 for

more details.

Toxin Free Homes:

Essential Oils

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Wednesday, March 13 • 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Learn about Essential Oils and things that

you can do to detoxify your home. R

Weighted Lap Pads

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Saturday, March 16 • 1 – 3 pm

Create your own weighted lap pad to

help keep individuals calm in a variety of

stressful environments. R

Using Stress

to Your Advantage

Main Library Elgin Room

Tuesday, April 2 • 6:30 – 8 pm

Learn stress reduction techniques and gain

a sense of greater wellness and relaxation.

Presenter: Tom Wendt, Certified DreamBuilder Coach. R

Yoga and Self-Care

for Busy People

Main Library Elgin Room

Saturday, April 6 • 11 am – 12:30 pm

Learn self-care practices such as seated

yoga stretches, simple meditations and

breathing exercises that you can do even

when you're busy. Presenter: Julie M. Gentile. R

Effective Organic

Pest Control

Main Library Elgin Room

Tuesday, April 23 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Discover the wonderful things in nature

that work against the most persistent

small animal pests. Presenter: Donna Mack,

Master Gardener.

Crafts

Saturdays • 1 – 3 pm

Bracelets Galore - Macramé

Create Macramé bracelets with cord and

beads. Please bring cording supplies.

3/2 South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room R

3/9 Rakow Branch Shales Living Room R

Bracelets Galore

Memory Wire

Create bracelets and rings using memory

wire and beads. All supplies provided.

3/23 South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room R

3/30 Rakow Branch Shales Living Room R

Recycling-Paper Earth Day

Recycle paper into decorative bowls and

beads. All supplies provided.

4/6 Rakow Branch R

4/13 South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room R

Golden Venture

Origami or Folding

Create a beautiful sculpture with this

technique and learn the history behind it.

4/20 Rakow Branch Corridor West R

4/27 South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room R

Quilting with Chris

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

Wednesdays • 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

3/6 Unfinished Objects R

3/13 Quilt As You Go R

3/20 Quilt As You Go R

Crochet Club

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Tuesdays, 3/19, 4/16 • 6:30 – 8 pm

Get hooked on crocheting! Bring a project

to work on. All skill levels welcome.

Knitting Basics

Main Library Grove Room

Saturday, March 23 • 11 am – Noon

Learn the basics of knitting while creating

your own washcloth. Please bring: Size 7 or 8

knitting needles, 1 skein of cotton yarn (i.e., Lily Sugar &

Cream). R

Tea and Paint Series R

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Tuesday, April 30 • 11 am – 1 pm

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$500 Aldi gift card

Golf Package for 4 to The Highlands

Golf Course

Personal training at the YMCA

Curves membership

Elgin Parks & Recreation Family

Swim Pass for 4

Cook County Forest Preserve Family

Camping Package for 6 & Canoe

Package for 8

Epic Air Trampoline Park Family

Jump Package

McAlister's Deli lunch Package for 8

March into

Health2O19

Free Community Events

Activate Elgin presents over 30 free community health programs throughout the Elgin area for all ages to celebrate

National Nutrition Month in March. Attend one, or all, programs and enter for a chance to win one of the Grand Prizes below.

March into Health Kickoff

Saturday, March 2 • 1 – 4 pm

Grand Prizes

Prize opportunities at all events! Grand Prize

winners will be notified by April 20.

facebook.com/ActivateElgin

Featuring

Wendy & DB Interactive Family Concert

Gail Borden Public Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Celebrate healthy fun for the whole family:

• Cooking demo and tasting with Chef Doug

from Tarragon Catering

• Fresh Market fresh fruit giveaway and roaming fruit juggler

• Kids crafts and activities

• VNA Mobile Health Clinic will be present to provide free

blood pressure, diabetes and BMI screenings

Performance made

possible by the Chicago

Federation of Musicians.

U-46 Wellness Fest NS

The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin 60120

Friday, March 1 • Noon – 1:30 pm

Fun activities for all ages. Discover new

skills and good habits to achieve personal,

academic and social success. Research shows

that good nutrition and physical activity

before, during and after the school day is

strongly correlated with positive student

outcomes. Enjoy use of the Centre for the day;

this event is free and open to the community.

Partners: The Department of Food and Nutrition

Services, U-46 Wellness Committee, Elgin Parks &

Recreation and Activate Elgin.

March into Health 2019

Free tickets to the Wendy & DB Interactive

Family Concert will be distributed at the

Activate Elgin lobby table from 1 – 3 pm.

Event prize winners announced at 3 pm.

Enter for a chance to win:

• Lunch for 2 at McAlister's Deli

• A $50 Epic Air jump card

• A Nudera Orthodontic

Dental Basket

Kane County

Medical Reserve Corps

Gail Borden Public Main Library

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Saturday, March 2 • 10 am – 1 pm

Learn personal and family preparedness

techniques, lifesaving skills during

emergency and ways you can join the KCMRC.

Kanehealth.com

Presenter: KCMRC is a volunteer agency aimed to

support health and safety of local communities.

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the

phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

@ActivateElgin1

NS =No School Day

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Chamber Music on the Fox

Dancing Animals

Gail Borden Public Main Library 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Saturday, March 2 • 10:30 am – Noon

All ages. Join us for a morning of music and

movement featuring Camille Saint-Saens’

delightful suite, “The Carnival of the Animals."

Cellist Sara Sitzer and french hornist Kelly

Langenberg of Chamber Music on the Fox will

explore musical concepts of rhythm, form,

and sound production, and Dr. Kelly Stokes of

the Salt Creek Ballet will teach participants

a dance to accompany the live music.

chambermusiconthefox.org

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the

phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

ZUMBA at Taylor Family YMCA

50 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin 60123

Mondays and Wednesdays in March

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms for

a calorie-burning, heart-racing, musclepumping

and body-energizing class. You can

burn between 500-1000 calories per class!

taylorymca.org

Healthy Travels Lunch & Learn

Senior Services Associates, Inc.

205 Fulton St., Elgin 60120

Monday, March 4 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Calling all seniors! Join us on a journey to

discover healthy lifestyles from around the

world with a Fit & Strong program with Senior

Services' Minnie Vasquez and Gail Borden's

Tales and Travel program. Free, healthy lunch

provided. seniorservicesassoc.org

Please register: 847-741-0404.

Zumba at Epic Air

Trampoline Park

1675 N. Lancaster Rd., South Elgin 60177

Wednesday, March 6 • 6:30 – 7:30 pm

All ages.Join us for a heart-pumping Zumba

class. Free of charge. EpicAirPark.com

Please register: www.epicairpark.com/zumba

Preschool Healthy

Storytime & Craft

Greater Elgin Family Care Center

373 Summit St., Elgin 60120

Thursday, March 7 • 2 – 3 pm

Preschoolers with a caregiver. Enjoy a healthy

storytime with a Gail Borden Public Library

ReaderShip storyteller followed by a craft.

gefcc.org

Spring Cleaning Your Pantry:

Food Safety

AMITA Health N.E.W. You Center

77 N. Airlite St., Elgin 60123

Thursday, March 7 • 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Shake off the cobwebs of winter! Spring is

the ideal time to give your kitchen a healthy

remodel beginning with your fridge and pantry.

Please register: Call 847-622-2080 or email

debra.perez@AMITAhealth.org presencehealth.org/

presence-saint-joseph-hospital-elgin

Conservation @ Home: Kick

Start your Garden!

Rolling Knolls - 11N260 Rohrssen Road, Elgin

Sunday, March 10 • 11 am – 1:30 pm

Learn how to create a sustainable garden

using conservation practices and talk to local

organizations about native landscaping and

gardening. www.fpdcc.com

For tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/conservation-homekick-start-your-garden-tickets-51555991358

Dairies to Prairies

Film and Discussion

Gail Borden Public Main Library Elgin Room

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Monday, March 11 • 7 – 8:30 pm

View this feature-length documentary telling

a nearly forgotten story about Elgin's first

wealth, the dairy industry, and how land use

and agriculture are changing rapidly in Kane

County.

This documentary film is created by The Elgin

History Museum and Grindstone Productions in

combination with a traveling exhibit; the exhibit will

not be present at this showing.

sharedharvest.coop • elginhistory.org

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the

phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

Growing with Farmer Pam

Gail Borden Public Library South Elgin Branch

127 S. McLean Blvd., South Elgin 60177

Monday, March 11 • 10 am – Noon

Show kids where food comes from, and learn

how to grow it yourself with easy-to-follow

demonstration of how to plant various seeds.

Kids will get to keep their seed pots.

Sharedharvest.coop

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the

phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

Elgin Alive Murky Waters:

Understanding Drinking Water

Issues in Our Region

Gail Borden Public Main Library

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Tuesday, March 12 • 7 – 8:30 pm

We turn on faucets dozens of times a day

without pausing to consider the questions

that millions of people around the world worry

about: Do we have enough? Is it clean? Will

it endure? Learn about the current state and

issues concerning our future regional and local

drinking water supply from a panel of experts

in water resource management. elgin-ecn.org

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the

phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

Partner: Elgin Community Network.

270 Teens: Sushi Demo and

Tasting with Chef Doug

Gail Borden Public Main Library Studio 270

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Wednesday, March 13 • 5 – 6 pm

Grades 9-12. Learn how to roll your own sushi

with Master Chef Doug Yeomans of Tarragon

Catering. tarragoncatering.vpweb.com

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the

phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

March into Health 2019

Latin Dancing

Gail Borden Public Main Library 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Wednesday, March 13 • 6 – 7 pm

Stay healthy, stay in shape and come dance!

Learn and practice salsa and bachata dance

moves with dance instructor Elizabeth Sotelo.

In English and Spanish.

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the

phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

Healthy Living: Small Business

EXPO & Preschool Story Time

Elgin Community College Building B

1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin 60123

Thursday, March 14 • 10 am – 1 pm

Spring into a healthier, happier life! Visit

informational tables and listen to keynote

speakers to create healthy habits. Healthy

toddlers story hour. elgin.edu

Kickin' Asthma

Gail Borden Public Main Library 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Thursday, March 14

6 – 7 pm English

7 – 8 pm En Español

Asthma is the most common chronic disorder

in childhood. This session will teach you about

the causes of youth asthma, its symptoms

and triggers, proper use of medications, and

asthma support for proper management.

Refreshments, prizes and giveaways.

Hosted by: The Christopher D. Redding Youth Asthma

Foundation. Sponsored by: The Hoffman Estates

Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

cdryouthasthma.org • hoffman-estates-links.org

Rx Nutrition:

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Elgin Community College

Spartan Terrace Restaurant Room 100

1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin 60123

Saturday, March 16 • 8 am – Noon

Learn how to eliminate processed foods and

fast foods from our SAD (Standard American

Diet) and replace them with whole foods while

on a budget. Hear the latest scientific data

and watch a healthy food demo by an awardwinning

nutritionist.

Sponsors: CHEF (Community Harvest Educational

Foundation) & Elgin Community College

Please register: Call: 847-888-1844 or email chefillinois@

gmail.com.


#HealthyMe Interactive

Annual Family Festival

Gail Borden Public Main Library 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Saturday, March 16 • 2 – 4 pm

#HealthyMe is a showcase event for youth

and their families highlighting the importance

of physical activity, healthy eating, and

child safety. Attendees will find a variety of

information and resources from vendors and

live demonstrations on topics important for

families. hoffman-estates-links.org

Sponsors: The Hoffman Estates (IL) Chapter of The

Links, Inc., Gail Borden Public Library and Create,

Innovate, IGNITE!

Judson Community

Health & Wellness Fair

Judson University Lindner Fitness Center

1151 N. State St., Elgin 60120

Tuesday, March 19 • 11 am – 1 pm

This program invites the community to enter

into a time of focused health and wellness

through exhibits, guest presentations, stories,

raffles and fun. Enjoy the intergenerational

experience with vendors and local agencies.

judsonu.edu

Curves Open House

359 S. Randall Rd., Elgin 60123

Tuesday, March 19 • 3 – 6 pm

Drop in for a free strength-training workout,

healthy refreshments and information about

the benefits of exercise, especially for women!

curves.com

Healthy Lifestyle

Open Door Health Center 1665 Larkin Ave., Elgin 60123

Tuesday, March 19 • 5:30 – 7 pm

Adults. Learn tips and techniques that you

can use for mental health self-care. This

session will address sexual health wellbeing.

A light dinner will be served and goody bag

will be given. odhcil.org

Plant-Based Eating in a

Carnivore World

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital

Diabetes Classroom-Outpatient Entrance 2

Wednesday, March 20 • 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Plant-based eating is gaining popularity and

it can impact your health. Learn how to ease

into this healthier and flexible style and drop

the "all or nothing" approach. Take home tasty

recipes to start your new routine.

presencehealth.org/presence-saint-josephhospital-elgin

Please register: Email Susan.Peterson@AMITAhealth.org

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Elgin Mayor

Dave Kaptain is

challenging all

Elginites to get

out and walk to

improve their

health and their

neighborhood.

Full Moon Ride: Elgin Bike Hub

Meet at Advocate Park 179 E. Chicago St., Elgin 60120

Wednesday, March 20 • 9 – 10:30 pm

It's the monthly Elgin full moon ride. Join us for

this social, moderately-paced night ride for a

few miles throughout the core neighborhoods

of Elgin. elginbikehub.com

Reminder: Illinois State law requires bike riders to

have a clear light on the front and a red reflector

or a red light on the back for night time riding. That

would be the minimum attempt for safety, so let's all

be easy to see on the street.

Soccer and A Snack

Eastside Recreation Center 1080 E. Chicago St., Elgin 60120

Friday, March 22 • 3 – 5 pm

Ages 5-13. Play on the indoor soccer field and

learn how to prepare your own healthy snacks.

Please inform us of any food allergies at time

of registration. cityofelgin.org/1161/Eastside-

Recreation-Center-ERC

Presented in partnership with the Eastside

Recreation Center, AMITA Health Saint Joseph

Hospital and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Registration deadline is March 20. Call 847-531-7048 or

email suffredin_c@cityofelgin.org to register.

YMCA Stress & Wellness

Workshop

Gail Borden Public Main Library Elgin Room

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Saturday, March 23 • 2 – 4 pm

Discover stress management and wellness tips

to keep you happy and healthy this season.

Presenter: Kelly Wemken, Community Wellness

Coordinator with the Taylor Family YMCA.

taylorymca.org

Elgin Bike Ride: Elgin Bike Hub

Meet at Festival Park, Elgin 60120

Sunday, March 24 • 2 – 4 pm

Friendly for ages 8-80. Explore Elgin by bike

and get to know your city and your neighbors!

We'll ride low-stress routes for 3-5 miles. We

will be using a mix of off-street and on-street

routes. Each rider will be responsible for his/

her own behavior as a street user. We will try

to provide helpful guidance and leadership as

we ride. elginbikehub.com

2019 Mayor's Community

Walk Challenge

Look for details for the Mayor’s 2019

Walking Challenge June 1 - June 30 at

www.activateelgin.org or on the

Activate Elgin Facebook page.

March into Health 2019

Spring Breakout Adventures NS

Rolling Knolls 11N260 Rohrssen Rd., Elgin, 60120

Tuesday, March 26 • 10 am – 1 pm

All ages. Calling all families, friends, schools

and youth organizations! Break out from

the winter cold and join us during your

Spring Break. Explore all that this unique

56-acre preserve has to offer, including

archery, biodiversity exploration, guided

hikes, fishing and orienteering. You can

also master your Frisbee technique with

our 18-hole disc golf course. All equipment

provided. fpdcc.com/event

Registration required for groups of 20 or more.

Duke Otherwise NS

Gail Borden Public Main Library

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Wednesday, March 27 • 2 – 3 pm

Skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer,

Duke Otherwise delights all ages with hilarious

songs and an array of tunes.

Please register: Online at gailborden.info/register, over the

phone at 847-429-4597 or in person.

BTS Sing-Along Dance Party NS

Gail Borden Public Main Library 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Thursday, March 28 • 4:30 – 6 pm

Grades 6-12. BTS fans — you're invited

to a party! Sing and dance along to your

favorite songs.

CHEF Seminars

Gail Borden Rakow Branch • 2751 W. Bowes Rd., Elgin 60124

Saturday, March 30

10 am Buying Healthy Food on a Budget

Seminar by Chef Annette Licitra,

Integrative Health Coach

11 am Preparing Healthy & Fun Snacks

Demo by Chefs Dalila Gonzalez and

Noon

Ryan Waesche

Chair Yoga for All Ages Led by Yoga

Master Boontiva Truong-Quang

Explore the connection between eating

healthy food, exercising and how to do it on

a budget. For those attending all 3 sessions:

receive a free acupressure Yoga mat (value

$50). Attendees must be at least 12 years old.

Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by

a parent/guardian. chefillinois.org

Sponsors: CHEF (Community Harvest Educational

Foundation)

Registration is required for each session; each

class is limited to 15 people. Register: Online at

gailborden.info/register, over the phone at 847-429-4597

or in person.

Kane County

1 Billion Steps Challenge

The Kane County Community Health

Improvement Action Team is getting Kane

County active! Join us to help Kane County

reach 1 Billion Steps.

Kane Health Counts Steps:

bit.ly/2Q8Is2Z or www.kanehealthcounts.org.

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¡Marcha hacia la salud!

Biblioteca Principal Gail Borden Estacionamiento

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Sábado 2 de marzo • 1 – 4 pm

La clínica móvil de VNA estará en la biblioteca

para proveer exámenes de diabetes, de la

presión y de masa corporal gratis.

Café de los Recuerdos:

Nuestros Maravillosos Años

Biblioteca Principal Gail Borden Cuarto de la Communidad C

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Sábado 9 de marzo • 3 – 3:30 pm

Una oportunidad para compartir con las

personas de la tercera edad en familia y

comunidad. Traiga fotos de sus mejores

memorias para recordar y compartir, y reciba

consejos para ejercitar y fortalecer su cerebro.

Habrá café de olla y panes dulces. Abierto a las

personas de la tercera edad y sus cuidadores.

Regístrese: Tres maneras: en línea en gailborden.info/register •

por teléfono 847-429-4597 • en persona

2019 Partners & Sponsors

@ActivateElgin1

En Español

Baile Latino

Biblioteca Principal Gail Borden Cuartos de la Communidad

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Miércoles 13 de marzo • 6 – 7 pm

¡Mantente saludable y en forma, ven a

bailar! Ven a aprender y practicar algunos

pasos de salsa y bachata con la instructora

Elizabeth Sotelo.

Combatiendo el Asma

Biblioteca Principal Gail Borden

270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin 60120

Jueves 14 de marzo • 7 – 8pm

Aprende sobre las causas y síntomas del

asma en los niños, el uso apropiado de

medicamentos, y recursos disponibles. Habrá

refrigerios, premios y regalos.

The Christopher D. Redding Youth Asthma

Foundation and The Hoffman Estates Chapter of The

Links, Incorporated.

Trampoline Park

March into Health 2019

Estilo de Vida Saludable

Open Door Health Center

1665 Larkin Ave., Elgin 60123

Martes 19 de marzo • 5 – 7 pm

Acompáñanos en una sesión para adultos

dirigida por Open Door Center, para orientar

y aprender técnicas que puedes utilizar para

una buena salud mental. En esta plática se

destacará y subrayará el bienestar de la salud

sexual. Se proveerán aperitivos y una bolsa con

obsequios para las personas que asisten

a esta charla.

www.odhcil.org

Cuentos Sobre la

Salud y Manualidades

Para Niños Pequeños

Greater Elgin Family Care Center

373 Summit St., Elgin 60120

Jueves 21 de marzo • 6 – 7 pm

Un evento con cuentos y manualidades

saludables para niños pequeños en español.

gefcc.org

Greater Elgin Family Care Center

facebook.com/ActivateElgin


Adults

Global Neighbors

This ongoing series of lectures, films, festivals,

concerts, and more will educate and entertain you

about the rich cultures contributing to Elgin’s past,

present and future.

Keeping Faith:

Sisters of Story

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms AB

Tuesday, March 5 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Join us on a journey of three women of

different faiths woven into one beautiful

community story of connection and

unity. Accompanied by a cultural musical

storyteller on violin, oud and guitar. R

Jewish Film Festival

Weekend

Explore the rich offerings of Jewish

cinema followed by a discussion after

each film. Co-sponsor: Congregation Kneseth Israel.

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Saturday, March 30 • 2 – 4 pm

The Band's Visit (2008, PG-13)

Sunday, March 31 • 2 – 4 pm

The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved

My Life (2013, NR)

Mah-Jongg: The Tiles That Bind (1998, NR)

Bollywood DanceFit

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Saturday, April 13 • 1:30 – 3 pm

In this workshop, dance experts

demonstrate how easy and fun it is

to dance to Bollywood beats while

promoting the beauty of the Indian

dance and Indian music. R

Save the date!

Global Neighbor

Series:

Get to know the people

who make up our community

Asian-American Pacific

Heritage Celebration

Saturday, May 4

Writers Corner

Poetry Writers Workshop

Main Library Grove Room

Monday, March 4, Thursday, April 4

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Come share your love of poetry and what

you have written. Facilitated by poet and

songwriter Gareth Mann Sitz.

Writers Critique Group

Main Library Conference Room

Mondays, 3/18, 4/15 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Writers will critique work by others in

order to get an honest evaluation and

constructive advice for improvements for

ultimate publication.

Writers on the Fox

Main Library Community Rooms

Monday, March 25 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Use prompts and exercises to motivate you

in the writing process. Writers of all genres are

welcome.

Celebrate National Poetry

Month with Elgin's First Poet

Laureate

Main Library River Room

Sunday, April 7 • 2 – 3:30 pm

Elgin's very first Poet Laureate Chasity

Gunn will be here to recite some of her

beautiful poetry in honor of National Poetry

Month followed by light refreshments and a

chance to meet and greet Miss Gunn.

Poetry Alive

Main Library Elgin Room

Tuesday, April 30 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Members of Gail Borden's Poetry Writing

Group will read their work. Refreshments

and conversation will follow.

Music

Sunday

Sunday

A F TERNOON

A F TE RNOON

CONCERTS

CONCERTS

Sunday Afternoon Concert

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Free tickets will be available at any Library location

three weeks before each concert. Meet the artists and

enjoy refreshments after each concert.

Lyrebird Ensemble

Sunday, March 10 • 2 – 3 pm

The Lyrebird Ensemble is an

innovative flute and harp duo based

in Chicago. Their performances are

the perfect combination of exciting

virtuosity and variety.

Hollis Prize Winner's Recital

Sunday, April 14 • 1 – 3:30 pm

Millikin University’s School of

Music is pleased to present

the 2019 Hollis Prize Winner’s

Recital at Gail Borden Public Library. The

competition is made possible through the generosity

of Dr. Kimm Hollis, Millikin alumnus and Professor of

Music and Artist in Residence Emeritus at Hanover

College in Indiana.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Listeners Club

Wednesday, March 20 • 1 – 3 pm

This interactive lecture/discussion before

the ESO's Classics Masterworks series will

broaden your understanding of the music

to be performed that week. Led by Jim Kendros.

Please register at www.elginsymphony.org

or call 847–888–0404 ext. 238 to reserve your seat.

A Musician’s Guide to Our

National Pastime

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Saturday, April 6 • 2 – 4 pm

Witness a whimsical celebration of the

baseball through music featuring Mark

Fry on Trombone and Euphonium, Eleanor

Bartsch on Violin and Larry Axelrod on

Piano. Co-presenter: Chamber Music On The Fox. R

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Adults

Discussion Groups

Films

gailborden.info/films

Illinois Speaks! Current Issues

Discussion Group

Share your viewpoint, understand a

different perspective, and engage in the

fine art of conversation on timely topics.

Co-sponsor: Illinois Humanities.

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Tuesdays • 10 – 11:30 am

3/12 Grassroots: Why Local

Elections Matter

4/9 Shutdown and Shut Down:

Government Action or Inaction?

Armchair Generals

Commemorate events, share insights and

talk about books or experiences.

Main Library Grove Room

Tuesdays 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

3/12 "Nine Generals of Galena"

Presenter: Armchair General Mary Pawlak.

4/9 Gail Borden’s Civil War-era collections

Presenter: Librarian Melissa Bernasek.

Kane County Sheriff Series

Main Library Elgin Room

Tuesdays • 7 – 8:30 pm

3/12 Homelessness in Kane County

Kane County Sheriff Lt. Collins,

Hesed House & PADS of Elgin.

4/9 Opioid Crisis

Kane County Sheriff’s Office

and Elgin Police Department

Book Clubs

Elgin 360 Photography Club

Main Library Elgin Room

Thursdays • 7 – 8:30 pm

3/14 Astrophotography

4/11 Food Photography

Government 101

Main Library Elgin Room

Thursdays, 3/28, 4/25 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Find out how different elected offices

function and what they can do for you.

Led by Elgin Township Supervisor Franklin Ramirez.

Our Story

Main Library Story Room

Saturday, April 13 • 2 – 4 pm

Join others for a storytime and craft that will

connect families with shared experiences

of having a family member involved in the

justice system. Refreshments provided.

Sponsors: Gail Borden Public Library, YWCA, Elgin Police

Department Social Service Unit, Elgin City of Peace,

Family Service Association of Greater Elgin & Building

Families Together.

Coffee with a Cop

Rakow Branch Library

Tuesday, April 16 • 10 – 11 am

Meet Commander Trost, learn what's new

at the Elgin Police Department and enjoy

coffee and conversation.

gailborden.info/bookclubs

Walking Book Club • The Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way

Wednesdays March Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

7 – 8:30 pm April Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Great Books Discussion Group • Main Library Conference Room

For more information, call Jeanne Hebeisen at 847-741-6264. Co-sponsor: AAUW Elgin Area Branch.

Mondays 3/11 A Still Moment by Eudora Welty

7 – 8:30 pm 4/8 Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Contemporary Fiction Book Group • Main Library Grove Room

Wednesdays 3/20 American Hippo by Sarah Gailey

7 – 8:30 pm 4/17 At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

Rakow Readers • Rakow Branch

Mondays 3/25 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

1:30 – 2:30 pm 4/22 American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Brown Bag Lunch

Classic Films

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Mondays • 11 am – 2 pm

3/11 The Great Escape (1963, NR), Part 1

4/8 The Great Escape (1963, NR), Part 2

Reel Women for Real

Women

Main Library

Meadows Community Rooms AB

Tuesdays • 6 – 8:30 pm

3/26 Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018, R)

4/23 Mary Queen of Scots (2018, R)

Not In Our Town

This series features films and discussions that

showcase difficult community issues and how

communities responded to heal and unify.

Moses Robinson: School Guardian

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Thursday, April 11 • 7 – 8:30 pm

A Student Resource Officer (SRO) in

Rochester, NY works to address tensions

in his school and in his community.

Moderator: Elgin Police Chief Ana Lalley. Partners: Elgin

Police Department, Elgin Community College MAGIC,

Elgin Human Relations Commission, CERL, Gail Borden

Public Library, Coalition of Elgin's religious Leaders &

Elgin City of Peace.

Trash Talk with Recycling

Guru Robin Migalla

Rakow Branch Shales Living Room

Wednesday, April 17 • 6:30 – 7:30 pm

View an insightful short documentary,

Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste,

followed by an interactive solutionfocused

discussion. R

Moving from “Think Green”

to “Act Green”: What Can I

Recycle?

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Tuesday, April 9 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Learn what you should be recycling at

home and at work. Get your questions

answered by a representative from Waste

Management. Sponsor: ECN.

Rogue Reads from the Outer Edge • Rakow Branch

Tuesdays 3/26 The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders

6:30 – 7:30 pm 4/30 Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

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Adults

For more adult programs, see

the March Into Health insert!

Home Buying and Selling

Workshop

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

Sunday, March 10 • 2 – 4 pm

Learn about the various steps in the home

buying and selling process. Presenters will

discuss their areas of expertise and be

available for questions.

Lawyer in the Library

Main Library Grove Room

Thursdays, 3/28, 4/25

6 – 8 pm

Volunteer attorneys will be available for

15-minute meetings to assist you with legal

coaching and questions, document review,

referrals and e-filing court documents. Bring

paperwork that relates to your legal matters. Partner:

Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center.

Financial Recovery Tips

Main Library Elgin Room

Monday, April 1 • 6:30 – 8 pm

Learn how to recover from a financial

setback, rebuild your credit, decrease

and prioritize expenses, develop a

financial recovery plan and more.

Presenter: Elgin State Bank. R

Foundation

Corner

Pop-Up Fiction

Book Sale

Main Library Lobby

Thursday, 3/21 – Saturday, 3/23

Join us for a pop-up book sale

including mystery, Sci-Fi, thrillers,

romance and general fiction materials.

Three days only!

gailborden.info/foundation

Medicare 101

Main Library Elgin Room

Thursday, March 7 • 6:30 – 8 pm

Hear an overview of Medicare and how it

works, what it covers, additional options

and more. Presenter: David Wylly of the Medicare

Solutions Network. R

AARP Smart Driver Class

South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room

4/6 • 10 am – 2 pm

4/7 • Noon – 4 pm

Drivers ages 55+ will refresh their driving

skills and be eligible for a discount on auto

insurance after completing this twoday

class. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for

nonmembers. To register, call 847-429-4597.

Senior Housing 101

Main Library Elgin Room

Tuesday, April 16 • 7 – 8:30 pm

Great for seniors and their adult children.

This informative presentation will focus on

understanding the various types of available

senior housing, funding, and factors to

consider. Presenter: Rick Graffagna, owner of

Senior Solutions.

Genealogy

Elgin Genealogical Society

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms AB

3/5 9:30 – 11:30 am

Dropsy, Quinsy, or Consumption:

What Did My Ancestor Have?

Presenter Dr. Kimberly Nagy.

3/21 7 – 8:30 pm

Tools to Dig Deeper:

Probate and Inquest Records

Presenter: Grace DuMelle.

4/2 9:30 – 11 am

Why Am I Stuck? 10 Solutions to

Common Genealogical Brick Walls

Presenter: Marsha Peterson-Maass.

4/18 7 – 8:30 pm

Tackling Those Brick Walls

Genealogy Writers Group

Main Library Conference Room

Thursdays, 3/14, 4/11 • 6:30 – 8 pm

Learn from others with a similar interest in

writing their families' history.

Business

& Career

Job Search and Resume Help

Main Library Computer Training Room

Tuesdays • 1 – 4 pm

Drop in for assistance with your resume,

cover letter, online applications and more.

Job Training Information

Session

Main Library Conference Room

Wednesdays, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24

9:30 – 11 am

Training grants are available to help you

get a job! Learn about WIOA services and

the application process.

The programs above are in partnership

with the Kane County Office of

Community Reinvestment. For more

information, call 630-844-8768.

Career & Technical

School Fair

Main Library Lobby

Wednesday, March 6 • 6 – 8 pm

Are you graduating soon or thinking

about a career change? Explore different

high-demand trades and chat with

representatives from area colleges,

trade and technical schools like Elgin

Community College, Tricoci University,

Universal Technical Institute and more.

Pathways to a Degree:

How to Earn College Credit

for Work & Life Experience

Main Library Elgin Room

Thursday, March 21 • 7 – 8:30 pm

If you've ever wondered how it's possible

to earn a degree or if you should go

back to school, join in on this interactive

conversation to learn how you can get on

the path to earn your college degree.

Discussion led by: College experts from Elgin

Community College, National Louis University – Prior

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Language & Citizenship

French Conversation Group

Main Library Grove Room

Mondays • 3/18, 4/15 6:30 – 8:30 pm Instructors: Michele Machowicz

& P.J. Brosmith.

German Conversation Group

Main Library Grove Room

Wednesdays • 3/27, 4/24 7 – 8:30 pm Instructor: John Schwartz.

English Conversation Group ES

Main Library Conference Room

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm Presenter: The Literacy Connection.

Go Bilingual Conversation Group ES

Main Library Elgin Room

Wednesdays 6 – 7 pm All learning levels. Presenter: Betty Martinez

Spanish Café ES

Main Library Conference Room

Mondays Noon – 1 pm Intermediate level.

3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15

Citizenship Conversation Group ES

Main Library

Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm Presenter: The Literacy Connection.

3/7, 3/11, 3/21, 3/25, 4/4, 4/8, 4/18, 4/22

Practice for the naturalization/citizenship test, the interview and the 100 questions from the history/civics test.

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English for the Workplace:

Power Pronunciation

Main Library Grove Room

Saturdays • 10 am – 1 pm

3/30, 4/6*, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

*Computer Training Room (No class 4/20.)

Improved pronunciation can help grow

confidence, make communication more

effective and possibly lead to a better

job. In this 7-week course, participants will

understand and practice the sounds of

English, take part in exercises focused on

listening and speaking, and have access to

online resources to use in class and at home.

Recommended for learners who can follow

basic instructions in English.

To register please contact Jody Griese through text at

224-215-6515 or call 847-742-6565. Registration ends 3/23.

en español

Para la Familia

Cuentos para la familia

Salón de Cuentos Sur

Los miercoles • 6:30 – 7 pm

3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17

¡30 minutos de cuentos, música, rimas,

manualidades y mucho más para el disfrute

de toda la familia!

Bienvenido Bebé!

Para bebés de 0 a 6 meses y sus padres.

Traiga a su bebé y la nueva tarjeta de

la biblioteca de su bebé a una mini

orientación. ¡Aprenda sobre nuestros

programas y recursos para apoyar la

alfabetización temprana de su bebé y

recibir un obsequio especial! Para una cita

para otro día en español por favor llamar o

enviar un correo electrónico a Ana Morales,

amorales@gailborden.info; 847-289-5811.

Go Bilingual Craft:

Quinceañera Favors

Salónes de la Comunidad Meadows BC

Jueves 4 de abril • 6 – 7 pm

Diviértete con el arte mientras exploras

tradiciones culturales latinoamericanas

en inglés y español. Aprende a hacer una

pieza decorativa y un pequeño recuerdo

para los invitados, habrá un cuento y una

manualidad para los niños pequeños.

Todos los eventos suceden en la Biblioteca Principal, a menos que se indique lo contrario.

Talleres para Padres

Talleres para ayudar a padres y guardianes

a navegar la vida familiar. En Inglés y español.

En asociación con Two Rivers Head Start.

Salón Elgin

Los jueves • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

4/11 Salud Mental: Parte I

4/18 Salud Mental: Parte II

Presentadora: Mary McCarthy from TRHSA

¡Para más programas en

español, vea las páginas de

"Marcha hacia la salud"!

Dia del Niño

Sábado 27 de abril

¡Nueva ubicación!

La admisión es gratis. Obtén tus boletos

comenzando el 1 de abril en la Biblioteca

Principal o en las dos sucursales.

Se anunciarán más detalles próximamente.

www.u-46.org

Bringing the Library to You

Gail Borden Public Library District

Foundation

Diseño propuesto para el Bibliobús.

Día Nacional Bibliobús

Biblioteca principal

Miércoles 10 de abril • 4:30 – 6:30 pm

¡Todos a bordo! ¡Sea testigo del corte de la cinta y sea uno de los primeros en

abordar el nuevo Bibliobús. Disfrute refrescos, música, premios y mucho más! Nuestro

Bibliobús comenzará los servicios en toda la comunidad a partir del lunes 15 de abril.

gailborden.info/bookmobile

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of Elgin

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Todos los eventos suceden en la Biblioteca Principal, a menos que se indique lo contrario.

El Increíble Mundo de la Aviación

Salónes de la comunidad AB

Miércoles 6 de marzo • 5 – 6:30 pm

Jaqueline Camacho- Ruiz nos presenta su nuevo libro para niños "El increíble mundo de

la aviación"! Es una historia inspiradora con su copiloto Pilotina, un oso de peluche que

comparte todas las aventuras de Jaqueline en los cielos. Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz es

una empresaria galardonada, ponente internacional, filántropa, autora de doce libros y

piloto de deportes de avionetas. Habrá una divertida manualidad relacionada con el libro. Copias del libro

disponible para la venta.

Café Latino:

Libros y

Conversación

Biblioteca Principal

Salón Elgin

Lunes 25 de marzo

6 – 7:30 pm

En esta reunión

hablaremos de

El Zahír por Paulo

Coelho. Disfrute de

libros interesantes,

nuevos amigos y un buen rato! ¿Quieres

conseguir una copia para leer antes de

la reunión? Comunícate con Nohora Chacon al

847-608-4673 o biblioteca@gailborden.info. En

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Talleres Legales con

Centro de Información

Preparación para desastres

Salónes de la Comunidad Meadows AB

Sábado 13 de abril • 11 am – Noon

Acompáñenos con la Ciudad de Elgin

para aprender qué puede hacer para

prepararse para un desastre natural.

Beneficios públicos

Salón Elgin

Lunes 22 de abril • 6 – 7 pm

Acompáñenos para obtener información

sobre los beneficios públicos.

Clases de Computación

Salón de Entrenamiento de Computación

Los sábados

1 – 1:30 pm Tiempo de Práctica

Salones abiertos con asistencia individual.

No tienes que regístrate para pasar y recibir ayuda.

1:30 – 3 pm Clase

Actividades para niños disponibles durante la clase.

No hay costo ni hay que tener la tarjeta de la biblioteca.

Favor Registrarse. Puede registrarse para la serie

completa o para una sola clase.

3/9 Word 2

Conoce más herramientas de

Microsoft Word aprendiendo cómo

crear un reporte completo con fotos o

imágenes. R

3/16 Excel 2

Crea documentos y hojas de cálculo

para mantenerte organizado y más. R

3/23 PowerPoint 2

Aprende a crear presentaciones

profesionales. R

3/30 Publisher

Aprenda los diferentes diseños y

folletos que puede hacer. R

4/6 Internet para Padres

Aprenda cómo mantener seguros a

sus hijos en Internet. R

¿Como hago para?

Printing/Printer On

Sábado 13 de abril • 1 – 1:30 pm

Aprenda a imprimir en la biblioteca. R

Streaming

Sábado 13 de abril • 1:30 – 3 pm

Aprender a transmitir videos. R

Idiomas y Ciudadanía

Grupo de Conversación para la Ciudadanía

Salón de Conferencias & Salón Grove

los lunes y los jueves 6:30 – 7:30 pm Presentado por The Literacy Connection.

3/7, 3/11, 3/21, 3/25, 4/4, 4/8, 4/18, 4/22

¿Necesitas practicar tu inglés para el exámen de la ciudadanía? Ven a este grupo gratis para repasar y practicar el

inglés que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas del exámen de historia y cívica.

Café en Español

Salón de Conferencias

los lunes • 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15 Noon – 1 pm Dirigido por Pita Betancourt.

Participantes de nivel intermedio practicarán respondiendo o empezando conversaciones en español con fluídez y

hablando con gente que habla español como primer idioma.

Grupo de Conversación en inglés

Salón de Conferencias

los martes

6:30 – 7:15 pm

Practica conversar en inglés, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiera confianza con un tutor de Literacy Connection.

Grupo de Futuros Bilingües

Salón Elgin

los miercoles 6 – 7 pm Dirigido por la maestra Betty Martinez.

Estudiantes de todos los niveles practicarán con otras personas que hablan español o inglés como primer idioma.

Inglés para el Trabajo:

el Poder de la Pronunciación

Salón Grove

Sábados • 10 am – 1 pm

3/30, 4/6*, 4/13, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18

*Salón de Entrenamiento de Computación

(No habra clase 4/20.)

Únase a este curso gratuito de 7 semanas.

Aprenda a buscar un trabajo y crear un

currículum en la computadora. Practique

vocabulario y conversaciones relacionadas

con el trabajo. Aprenda sobre la cultura y los

derechos en el lugar de trabajo. Investigue

profesiones y explore oportunidades de

educación y desarrollo continuo. Para registrarse,

comuníquese con Jody Griese por texto al 224-215-6515, o

llame al 847-742-6565, la fecha límite para registrarse es

el 23 de marzo. En asociación con el Literacy Connection.

Auspiciado por el Gerald M. Klein Family Foundation.

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Board of Trustees:

Jean Bednar, President

Elizabeth Kruger, Vice President

Sue Moylan, Treasurer

Patricia Harkin, Secretary

Amanda Garcia

Herb Gross

Tiffany Henderson

Library Director - Carole Medal

Newsletter Editor - Denise Raleigh

Assistant Editor - Natalie Kiburg

Graphic Designer - Laura Espinoza

This newsletter contains recycled

paper and soy-based inks.

Main Library

270 N. Grove Ave.

Elgin, IL 60120

847–742–2411

Mon-Thu

Fri-Sat

Sun

Mon-Thu

Fri-Sat

Sun

Building Hours

9 am – 9 pm

9 am – 6 pm

Noon – 5 pm

Drive-Up Window

8 am – 9 pm

8 am – 6 pm

11:30 am – 5 pm

Rakow Branch

2751 W. Bowes Rd.

Elgin, IL 60124

847–531–7271

Mon-Thu

Fri-Sat

Sun

Mon-Thu

Fri-Sat

Sun

Building Hours

9 am – 8 pm

9 am – 5 pm

Noon – 5 pm

Drive-Up Window

8:30 am – 8 pm

8:30 am – 5 pm

11:30 am – 5 pm

ECRWSS

LOCAL POSTAL PATRON

South Elgin Branch

127 S. McLean Blvd.

South Elgin, IL 60177

847–931–2090

Mon-Thu

Fri-Sat

Sun

Mon-Thu

Fri-Sat

Sun

Building Hours

10 am – 7 pm

10 am – 4 pm

Noon – 4 pm

Lobby Hours

9:30 am – 7 pm

9:30 am – 5 pm

11:30 am – 4 pm

Non-Profit Organization

U.S. Postage

PAID

Elgin, IL 60120

Permit No. 164

Photo Release

All visitors agree to be

photographed/videographed

during library events/activities

for future marketing purposes.

Customers with Disabilities

The Library accommodates

customers with disabilities. Please

call 847-742-2411 to discuss

arrangements at least seven days

prior to a scheduled event.

Thank you community.

Due to our work with many paners,

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.

Library Closings

The Main Library, Rakow Branch and

South Elgin Branch will be closed

Sunday, April 21 for Easter.

Regional Office of Education

Kane County Institute Day 2019

Friday, March 1 • 8 am – 3 pm

For information: https://kaneroe.org/

Food-for-Fines

All Library locations

April 6 – 13

For every one, non-perishable food item

you drop off, you will receive $1 off your

extended use fees*. No limit on items. All

items collected will be distributed to local

charities.*Does not include replacement fees. We

do not accept candy, bottled water, items in glass jars,

dented cans, and opened or expired items.

Candidates Forum

Main Library

The first half hour of each forum is a

"meet and greet" with the candidates.

3/20 10 am – 1 pm Meadows Community Rooms

Elgin City Council and Mayor of Elgin

3/21 6 – 9 pm Elgin Room

Gail Borden Public Library District

Board of Trustees

3/23 10 am – 1 pm Meadows Community Rooms

School District U-46 and

Elgin Community College boards

Early Voting Consolidated

General Election

Main Library 2nd Floor

For Kane County residents.

3/18 - 3/22 9 am – 5 pm

3/23 9 am – 2 pm

3/24 Noon – 4 pm

3/25 - 3/29 9 am – 7 pm

3/30 9 am – 6 pm

3/31 Noon – 5 pm

4/1 9 am – 4 pm

Consolidated Election

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Tuesday, April 2 • 6 am – 7 pm

For select Kane County precincts.

Become A Literacy Tutor!

More than 40 adult learners in our

community are waiting to be matched

with a tutor like you. No experience

necessary. A 12-hour training workshop

will take place in four sessions held 3/9,

3/12 3/19 and 4/2.

Call 847-742-6565 or email

info@elginliteracy.org for more

information or to register.

Pop-Up Fiction

Book Sale

See page 9.

4 th Annual Authors Fair

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms

Sunday, April 28 • 2 – 4 pm

Meet and greet area authors at this local

literary event. Books will be available for

purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served.

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