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Libraries and Local Oaks

Inspiring and Enriching Our Lives

Gail Borden Library has enriched lives for 150 years. For even more, local oak forests have done the same. Discover how local libraries & oak forests are essential to our thriving community.

Fifteen Things Local Libraries and Ancient Oak Forests Have in Common

In today’s program we will journey through fifteen ideas that highlight how local libraries and local oak forests share important traits essential to any town or city.

Learn about how libraries inspire us, change us and enlarge our view of ourselves and the world while serving as a keystone to the communities we are part of.

At the same time learn how oak trees and the ecosystems they support are also keystone species to these same communities, supplying us with a different type of inspiration, providing homes for local wildlife species and enriching our daily lives in ways we may not realize.

Gail Borden Library has been enriching lives for 150 years. For even more years, local oak forests have done the same. Discover 15 ideas that highlight how local libraries and oak forests are essential to our thriving community.  Ed Collins, Director of Land Preservation for the McHenry County Conservation District, will discuss how they provide roots, support and inspiration, expanding our view of ourselves and the world around us.

Please Register

AGE GROUP: | High School | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Nature & Science | Adult Programs |

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Main Library

Phone: 847-742-2411

Hours

Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 9:00PM

Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 23, All day
Main Library
In honor of our library's 150th anniversary, new and soon-to-be caregivers are invited to a challenge. Read 150 books (only 5 per day!) with your baby or baby-to-be all month long and receive a prize!

Thu, May 23, 9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - 2nd Floor - Behind Elevators
Get help with common tech issues like Microsoft Office, using a tablet, hotspots, syncing email with your phone, downloading content, and more. Drop in for personalized assistance at your library.

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
South Elgin Branch
For active seniors who would like to connect with community plus Elgin Memory Cafe' participants, this group meets to see a presenter, learn "tech bytes", and make a craft to make for nursing homes.

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby - Piano
Piano performance in the lobby by volunteer community members.

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
Come to our high school teen center to get your study on! Refreshments will be provided.

Thu, May 23, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Help out the library with various projects. Meet in Studio 270. Registration Required.
This event is full

Thu, May 23, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5 years old

Thu, May 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Mobile Services - Sprinter
Festival Park - 132 S Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Cada mes leemos una lectura hispanoamericana corta del libro "Abriendo puertas: Ampliando perspectivas." Hay copias del libro en la biblioteca. En español.

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Have a legal question? Walk-in for a free, 15-minute consultation! In partnership with Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center. Registration not required. Ayuda legal disponible en español.

Thu, May 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Test your knowledge of local history with historian Jerry Turnquist. Participants can use a smartphone or a device (limited quantity) provided by the library to answer questions. Please Register

Thu, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
In this series, learn how to use Microsoft Excel to manipulate, format, and organize numbers and other types of data. Sponsored by Comcast Internet Essentials.
Registration is now closed

Fri, May 24, All day
Main Library
In honor of our library's 150th anniversary, new and soon-to-be caregivers are invited to a challenge. Read 150 books (only 5 per day!) with your baby or baby-to-be all month long and receive a prize!

Fri, May 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Outside West
Come help plant some of the Rakow Community Garden plot and take a potted seed home to grow!
This event is full

Canceled
Fri, May 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mobile Services
1005 N Liberty St - Elgin, IL 60120

Fri, May 24, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
Come to our high school teen center to get your study on! Refreshments will be provided.