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Studio 270 Volunteer Corps: Teen Advisory Board

2019-11-11 16:00:00 2019-11-11 17:00:00 America/Chicago Studio 270 Volunteer Corps: Teen Advisory Board Main Library

Monday, November 11
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-11-11 16:00:00 2019-11-11 17:00:00 America/Chicago Studio 270 Volunteer Corps: Teen Advisory Board Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is open to High Schoolers interested in making a difference in the library community. Main Library

Main Library

Grove Room

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is open to High Schoolers interested in making a difference in the library community.

Come join TAB to have a leadership position at the library, organize events, give input on the librarys Teen book and magazine collections, what resources are available in Studio 270, gain volunteer hours, and influence how the library serves teens.

AGE GROUP: | High School |

EVENT TYPE: | Community |

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Main Library

Phone: 847-742-2411

Hours
About the library

Upcoming events

Sun, Nov 17, 1:00pm - 1:15pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker.
This event is full

Sun, Nov 17, 1:15pm - 1:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker.
This event is full

Sun, Nov 17, 1:30pm - 1:45pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker.
This event is full

Sun, Nov 17, 1:45pm - 2:00pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker.

Sun, Nov 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Librarian Melissa Lane is trained to provide free assistance to families completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA application is for all high school seniors considering any education after high school.

Sun, Nov 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Tres belle Soprano trio presents a program that spans from opera, standards to Broadway!

Sun, Nov 17, 2:00pm - 2:15pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker.

Sun, Nov 17, 2:15pm - 2:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker.

Mon, Nov 18, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Learn to use formulas to automatically calculate and manipulate totals, percentages, averages, and ranges.
This event is full

Mon, Nov 18, 11:15am - 11:45am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come hear Officer Creighton read stories as a representative of the Village of South Elgin's Police program Operation Book'em.

Mon, Nov 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish.

Mon, Nov 18, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Heritage Woods Senior Living - Main Entrance - 700 S. McLean Blvd., South Elgin, IL 60177.

Mon, Nov 18, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Grades K-8. Students who need help with homework assignments can drop by to meet one-on-one with a volunteer.

Mon, Nov 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Old Oaks Estates - 850 Villa Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Mon, Nov 18, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Explore the wonders of balloons and parade floats through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in a fun, hands-on way. Grades K-2. Registration Required.

Mon, Nov 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Explore the wonders of balloons and parade floats through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in a fun, hands-on way. Grades 3-5. Registration Required.

Mon, Nov 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Eastside Rec Center - Parking Lot - 1080 E. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Mon, Nov 18, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Mon, Nov 18, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.
This event is full

Mon, Nov 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Join our monthly French Conversation Group! In a relaxed & friendly atmosphere with francophones of all ability levels, enjoy presentations, songs, videos & conversation en français. No registration.

Mon, Nov 18, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Story Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Tue, Nov 19, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.

Tue, Nov 19, 9:30am - 10:30am
Panera Bread Restaurant
The Gail Borden Public Library and Panera Bread are partnering to sponsor this program. Preschoolers enjoy stories followed by a milk and cookie snack compliments of Panera. Stay for a craft.

Tue, Nov 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 19, 10:15am - 10:45am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Families are invited to share stories, rhymes, and musical activities together.

Tue, Nov 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Bowes Creek - Main Entrance - 3651 Centennial Way, Elgin, IL 60124

Tue, Nov 19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Tue, Nov 19, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Drop in for assistance with your resume, cover letter, online applications, and more. Presented in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment.

Tue, Nov 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Edgewater Creekside Lodge - 2554 Edgewater Drive, Elgin, IL 60124

Tue, Nov 19, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: The Greens - Front Circle - 801 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin, IL 60123

Tue, Nov 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
The Elgin community is invited to hear about local Census efforts.

Tue, Nov 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Everyone is invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or Advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles.

Tue, Nov 19, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Story Room
Are you a fan of BTS, NCT, Blackpink, or other K-pop groups? Come sing along to your favorite K-pop songs, practice your dance moves, or make buttons and other crafts.

Tue, Nov 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Stop by the teen area for a slice of pizza and join in on the conversation. We will be talking about books that we are currently reading. For teens in grades 9-12.

Tue, Nov 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
Help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other library related projects.

Tue, Nov 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Nov 19, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Learn how QuickBooks desktop accounting software allows users to manage their company finances by adding items, working with customers & vendors, and running reports.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Nov 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Tuesday, November 19 Digital Distribution: The New Music Industry Learn how to distribute your music in today's digital environment.

Tue, Nov 19, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Tue, Nov 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor East
Get hooked on crocheting! Bring a project to work on. All skill levels welcome.

Tue, Nov 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Join Kelly Kennedy & representatives from the financial services industry for a discussion about identity theft & financial scams and ways to Deter, Defend and Detect this type of financial activity.

Tue, Nov 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Practica conversar en inglés, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiere confianza con un tutor. Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor.

Wed, Nov 20, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Story Room
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Nov 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Nov 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Children's Area
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Wed, Nov 20, 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Library - Story Room
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Nov 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Interactive lecture/discussion series, led by Jim Kendros, meets during the week of the ESO's Classics Masterworks series and will broaden your understanding of the music to be performed that week.

Wed, Nov 20, 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Willow Lake Estates - Club House - 161 W. River Road, Elgin, IL 60123

Wed, Nov 20, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Grades K-8. Students who need help with homework assignments can drop by to meet one-on-one with a volunteer.

Wed, Nov 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blackhawk Apartments - Blackhawk & Congdon - 926 Congdon Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120

Wed, Nov 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Exploring items that have a drive to force back or do they unite and adhere?

Wed, Nov 20, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Main Library - Youth Center - South
Game players: join us for this drop-in event and play Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, or other role-playing games. Bring your cards to play or trade. We will also bring out board games and chess. For grades 3-12.

Wed, Nov 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come share what you are reading and enjoy a slice of pizza!

Wed, Nov 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Crestwood of Elgin - Info Office - 45 Popular Creek Drive, Elgin, IL 60120

Wed, Nov 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Wed, Nov 20, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Story Room
¡30 minutos de cuentos, música, rimas, manualidades y mucho más para el disfrute de toda la familia! No necesita registrarse.

Wed, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Centre of Elgin
Join the Walking Book Club for a 45-minute walk, followed by a 45-minute book discussion. November 2019: Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

Wed, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
The Contemporary Book Group discusses current literary novels once a month. November discussion: Full Throttle by Author Joe Hill.

Wed, Nov 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Herzlich willkommen! Practice or improve your conversation skills with other German speakers. Barbara Laane will be facilitating the conversation with different relevant themes. No registration.

Thu, Nov 21, 9:30am - 11:30am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Computer Cafe
Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or other device. Bring your questions and your device to the library for some 1:1 help.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Families are invited to share stories, rhymes and musical activities together.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Thu, Nov 21, 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Library - Story Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Thu, Nov 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Nov 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
Learn about American sculptor, Alexander Calder, and design your own hanging mobile.

Thu, Nov 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Nov 21, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River's Edge Townhomes - Clifford & Owasco Ave. - 2 Clifford Court, Elgin, 60123.

Thu, Nov 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
Make a craft to give to someone in need

Thu, Nov 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270 Stage & Screen
Join Arianna from yogAlea to learn yoga basics. For teens in grades 6-12.

Thu, Nov 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come hear a story and have fun through crafts, games, experiments and more! For Ages 6 to 12.

Thu, Nov 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Join Mrs. Potts as we learn American Sign Language and increase our awareness, knowledge and respect of deaf culture. R

Thu, Nov 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Join Elisa Lara from the VNA for an informative talk on Child Health. Acompañe a Elisa Lara del VNA para una presentación informativa sobre salud infantil.

Thu, Nov 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
Learn about American sculptor, Alexander Calder, and design your own hanging mobile.

Thu, Nov 21, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Surrey Drive & Maple Lane - Elgin, IL 60123.

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mulberry Court & Mulberry Lane - Elgin, 60123

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Join the Elgin Police Department and Gail Borden Public Library in an informative yet informal discussion on personal & home safety during the holidays.

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
Singing, clapping, simple stories and playtime at this 1/2 hour program.

Thu, Nov 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Repasa y practica el inglés hablado y escrito que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas. Review and practice the spoken English you will need for the interview and the 100 questions.

Thu, Nov 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
This Narrow Space: A Pediatric Oncologist, His Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Patients, and A Hospital in Jerusalem/ by Elisha Waldman

Thu, Nov 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Nov 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Monthly meeting of the Elgin Genealogical Society with a members' discussion of Which Lineage Societies Do You Belong To?

Fri, Nov 22, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Story Room - South
Singing, clapping, simple stories and playtime at this 1/2 hour program.

Fri, Nov 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room - South
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period.
This event is full

Fri, Nov 22, 10:30am - 12:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come enjoy a movie in a family-friendly, casual setting. This program welcomes people of all abilities. Please contact the library one week in advance if you need accommodations. No registration.

Sat, Nov 23, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
En este curso los participantes entenderán y practicarán los sonidos del inglés y harán ejercicios enfocados en escuchar y hablar.

Sat, Nov 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: 800 N. State Street - Elgin, 60123.

Sat, Nov 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Sat, Nov 23, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Veneto park - Corner of Veneto Ct. and Tuscany Dr. - Streamwood, 60107.

Sat, Nov 23, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile Stop: Buckskin Ln. Park - Streamwood, 60107

Sat, Nov 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor West
Make unique corn husk dolls to celebrate Thanksgiving. All supplies are provided.

Sat, Nov 23, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Salón abierto con asistencia individual en español para usar el teclado, ratón y la computadora. No tiene que registrarse para pasar y recibir ayuda. Salón Grove, 2do Piso.

Sat, Nov 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Veteran volunteers who participated in Veterans Voices are invited to a special reception to honor them for their contributions. Refreshments will be served.

Sat, Nov 23, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Aprender sobre cómo hacer compras en línea de la forma más segura posible.

Sat, Nov 23, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Story Room
Kids practice their reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.

Sat, Nov 23, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Story Room
Kids practice their reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.

Sat, Nov 23, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Story Room
Kids practice their reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog. Registration required. For grades K through 8.

Sun, Nov 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rakow Branch
The 50s come alive with cabaret duo Matt and Cynthia Gruel highlighting the musical styles of the era! Rock out with the hits of Elvis, Bill Haley and the Comets, Chuck Berry and many more.

Mon, Nov 25, 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room B
In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, The Lions Club & Advocate Sherman Hospital will be providing information on diabetes and a free diabetes screening.

Mon, Nov 25, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Join the Rakow Readers one Monday of each month for a lively book discussion. Meetings are held at 1:30 pm in the Shales Living Room of the Rakow Branch Library.

Mon, Nov 25, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Grades K-8.Students who need help with homework assignments can drop by to meet one-on-one with a volunteer.

Mon, Nov 25, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Hunter's Ridge Apts. - Southeast Parking Lot - 1068 Todd Farm Dr., Elgin, 60123.

Mon, Nov 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is open to High Schoolers interested in making a difference in the library community.

Mon, Nov 25, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mark Ave. - in the Greater Grace Church lot (991 Deborah Ave.) - Elgin, 60123.

Mon, Nov 25, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Mon, Nov 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room A
Cada mes leemos una lectura corta del libro "Abriendo puertas: Ampliando perspectivas." Copias del libro en la biblioteca. Lectura de este mes: "Nuestra América" de José Martí.

Mon, Nov 25, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.
This event is full

Mon, Nov 25, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Wing Park Apts./Garden Qtr. Townhomes - southeast parking lot - 6 Tivoli Place - Elgin, 60123.

Mon, Nov 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Repasa y practica el inglés hablado y escrito que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas. Review and practice the spoken English you will need for the interview and the 100 questions.

Mon, Nov 25, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Story Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Mon, Nov 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room B
This writer's peer group will inspire and motivate you using prompts and exercises for creative writing. Writers of all genres are welcome to participate. No registration.

Tue, Nov 26, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.

Tue, Nov 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Tue, Nov 26, 10:15am - 10:45am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Families are invited to share stories, rhymes, and musical activities together.

Tue, Nov 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Tue, Nov 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Drop in for assistance with your resume, cover letter, online applications, and more. Presented in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment.

Tue, Nov 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Westwind Tower - Main Entrance - 104 S. State St., Elgin 60123.

Tue, Nov 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Everyone is invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or Advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles.

Tue, Nov 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buena Vista Townhomes and Apts. - playground by the office - 222 Locust St., Elgin, 60123.

Tue, Nov 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Nov 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Tuesday, November 26 Audio Lab Learn how to produce your own beats and how to promote them.

Tue, Nov 26, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Tue, Nov 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Practica conversar en inglés, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiere confianza con un tutor. Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor.

Tue, Nov 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
The Cloud - What is it? How to use it effectively and safely.

Wed, Nov 27, All day
Main Library - Information Desk
Passport Services will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday November 27 at the Main Library.

Wed, Nov 27, All day
All Locations
The Main Library, Rakow Branch and South Elgin Branch close at 6 p.m.

Wed, Nov 27, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Story Room - South
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Canceled
Wed, Nov 27, 9:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Training grants are available to help you get a job! Learn about WIOA services and the application process. Presented in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment.

Wed, Nov 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room - North
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Nov 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Children's Area
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Wed, Nov 27, 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Library - Story Room - South
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Nov 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Bring the whole family to this festive craft-making session. All materials supplied. Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for mess.

Wed, Nov 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Story Room
Learn the basic concepts behind computer programming by learning BBC Micro:Bit. This is a series of 2 classes. Registration required. Grades 3-5
This event is full

Wed, Nov 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Volunteer Opportunity for High School teens

Wed, Nov 27, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Ann St. Park - 250 Ann St., South Elgin, 60177.

Wed, Nov 27, 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Main Library
Learn the basic concepts behind computer programming by learning BBC Micro:Bit. This is a series of 2 classes. Registration required. Grades 3 - 5

Wed, Nov 27, 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Nature Ridge School - school drop-off loop - 1899 Westridge Blvd., Bartlett, 60103

Wed, Nov 27, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blue Heron Park - 350 Blue Heron Way - Bartlett, 60103.

Thu, Nov 28, All day
All Locations
The Main Library, Rakow Branch, South Elgin Branch and Bookmobile are closed.

Thu, Nov 28, All day
Main Library, Information Desk
Passport Services will be closed all day on Thursday November 28 at the Main Library.

Fri, Nov 29, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Story Room - South
Singing, clapping, simple stories and playtime at this 1/2 hour program.

Fri, Nov 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room - South
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period.
This event is full

Fri, Nov 29, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
Now that you have completed our Intro and Intermediate 3D design classes, take your skills to the next level by completing our challenges!

Fri, Nov 29, 10:30am - 12:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come enjoy a movie in a family-friendly, casual setting. This program welcomes people of all abilities. Please contact the library one week in advance if you need accommodations. No registration.

Fri, Nov 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Story Room
Learn the basic concepts behind computer programming by learning BBC Micro:Bit. This is a series of 2 classes. Registration required. Grades 3-5
This event is full

Fri, Nov 29, 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Main Library
Learn the basic concepts behind computer programming by learning BBC Micro:Bit. This is a series of 2 classes. Registration required. Grades 3 - 5

Sat, Nov 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Sun, Dec 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
The Merdinger-Greene Duo perform their acclaimed "Famous Themes" program for Two Pianos. Works by Lutoslawski-Paganini, Saint-Saens- Beethoven, Strauss, Bizet, Mozart, & Bernstein and a Disney Medley!

Mon, Dec 02, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Learn how to create tables and pivot tables, sort and filter data, work with large spreadsheets, and more. R
This event is full

Mon, Dec 02, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish.

Mon, Dec 02, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Heritage Woods Senior Living - Main Entrance - 700 S. McLean Blvd., South Elgin, IL 60177.

Mon, Dec 02, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Grades K-8.Students who need help with homework assignments can drop by to meet one-on-one with a volunteer.

Mon, Dec 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Old Oaks Estates - 850 Villa Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Mon, Dec 02, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Become a snow scientist and learn all about avalanches and their causes. Join our giant avalanche simulation and explore ways to prevent them in the future. Grade K-2. Registration Required.

Mon, Dec 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Become a snow scientist and learn all about avalanches and their causes. Join our giant avalanche simulation and explore ways to prevent them in the future. Grades 3-5. Registration Required.

Mon, Dec 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Eastside Rec Center - Parking Lot - 1080 E. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Mon, Dec 02, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Mon, Dec 02, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Come share your love of poetry! This is a group for local poets to share what they have written. Gareth Mann Sitz, poet and songwriter, will facilitate. No registration.

Mon, Dec 02, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Story Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Tue, Dec 03, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.

Tue, Dec 03, 9:30am - 10:30am
Panera Bread Restaurant
The Gail Borden Public Library and Panera Bread are partnering to sponsor this program. Preschoolers enjoy stories followed by a milk and cookie snack compliments of Panera. Stay for a craft.

Tue, Dec 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Tue, Dec 03, 10:15am - 10:45am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Families are invited to share stories, rhymes, and musical activities together.

Tue, Dec 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Bowes Creek - Main Entrance - 3651 Centennial Way, Elgin, IL 60124

Tue, Dec 03, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Drop in for assistance with your resume, cover letter, online applications, and more. Presented in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment.

Tue, Dec 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Tue, Dec 03, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Edgewater Creekside Lodge - 2554 Edgewater Drive, Elgin, IL 60124

Tue, Dec 03, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: The Greens - Front Circle - 801 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin, IL 60123

Tue, Dec 03, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
Help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other library related projects.

Tue, Dec 03, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Everyone is invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or Advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles.

Tue, Dec 03, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Lobby - Gateway Entry
Discover how to assemble and code robots using Robotics kits. Then, learn about upcoming classes to further your robotics education.

Tue, Dec 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Dec 03, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Learn how QuickBooks desktop accounting software allows users to manage their company finances by adding items, working with customers & vendors, and running reports.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Dec 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Photo Lab. Learn how to use lighting effects in Photoshop.

Tue, Dec 03, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Tue, Dec 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Practica conversar en inglés, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiere confianza con un tutor. Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor.

Tue, Dec 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Are you looking for the ultimate users manual for all things Apple? Join our group and bring any or all of your Apple devices to learn, share and help each other with Apple devices.

Wed, Dec 04, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Dec 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Dec 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Children's Area
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Wed, Dec 04, 10:30am - 12:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Contact Instructor Chris Dahl from Sewing 4 Fun for your supply list and to reserve a machine if needed. 847-345-0979 or sewing4funwithchris@gmail.com

Wed, Dec 04, 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Dec 04, 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Willow Lake Estates - Club House - 161 W. River Road, Elgin, IL 60123

Wed, Dec 04, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Grades K-8.Students who need help with homework assignments can drop by to meet one-on-one with a volunteer.

Wed, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blackhawk Apartments - Blackhawk & Congdon - 926 Congdon Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120

Wed, Dec 04, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
Help us create works of art for Studio 270.

Wed, Dec 04, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
Calling all young writers! Each month explore a new writing theme. Writers will create their own worlds, stories, and characters. Registration is required.

Wed, Dec 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Crestwood of Elgin - Info Office - 45 Popular Creek Drive, Elgin, IL 60120

Wed, Dec 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Estudiantes de todos los niveles practicarán con otras personas que hablan español o inglés como primer idioma. Learners of all levels practice a new language with native English and Spanish speakers.

Wed, Dec 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms BC
Venga, participe y establezca una voz eficaz. Plática del Dr. Ferney Ramirez: Cómo esuchar mejor a nuestros niños. Habrá actividades para los niños. En español.

Wed, Dec 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Wed, Dec 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Holiday Essential Oils Make and Take
This event is full

Wed, Dec 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Story Room - North
¡30 minutos de cuentos, música, rimas, manualidades y mucho más para el disfrute de toda la familia! No necesita registrarse.

Wed, Dec 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Join the Walking Book Club for a 45-minute walk, followed by a 45-minute book discussion. Final Discussion for Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

Thu, Dec 05, 9:30am - 11:30am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Computer Cafe
Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or other device. Bring your questions and your device to the library for some 1:1 help.

Thu, Dec 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Families are invited to share stories, rhymes and musical activities together.

Thu, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Thu, Dec 05, 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Library - Story Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Thu, Dec 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 05, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Learn how to use PowerPoints basic features to add & delete slides, change layouts, format text, select themes, and add graphics to a presentation.

Thu, Dec 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
Just in time for the movie premiere of Star Wars Episode IX, explore the Star Wars Universe and the battle between the Rebellion and the Empire. Who will come out on top?

Thu, Dec 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River's Edge Townhomes - Clifford & Owasco Ave. - 2 Clifford Court, Elgin, 60123.

Thu, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come hear a story and have fun through crafts, games, experiments and more! For Ages 6 to 12.

Thu, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
Help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other library related projects.

Thu, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270 Stage & Screen
Join Arianna from yogAlea to learn yoga basics. For teens in grades 6-12.

Thu, Dec 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Join Mrs. Potts as we learn American Sign Language and increase our awareness, knowledge and respect of deaf culture. R

Thu, Dec 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
Just in time for the movie premiere, join us in exploring the Star Wars Universe and the battle between Jedis and the Rebellion versus the Empire and First Order. Who will come out on top?

Thu, Dec 05, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Surrey Drive & Maple Lane - Elgin, IL 60123.

Thu, Dec 05, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mulberry Court & Mulberry Lane - Elgin, 60123

Thu, Dec 05, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
Singing, clapping, simple stories and playtime at this 1/2 hour program.

Thu, Dec 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Repasa y practica el inglés hablado y escrito que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas. Review and practice the spoken English you will need for the interview and the 100 questions.

Thu, Dec 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Join Zen Leaf St. Charles in learning how to become a medical cannabis patient under the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (MCPP) and Opioid Alternative Pilot Program (OAPP).

Thu, Dec 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 05, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Elgin resident and longtime Courier-News reporter Janelle Walker will share family holiday memories and demonstrate how to make this holiday treat.

Fri, Dec 06, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Story Room - South
Singing, clapping, simple stories and playtime at this 1/2 hour program.

Fri, Dec 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room - South
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period.
This event is full

Fri, Dec 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come enjoy a movie in a family-friendly, casual setting. This program welcomes people of all abilities. Please contact the library one week in advance if you need accommodations. No registration.

Sat, Dec 07, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
En este curso los participantes entenderán y practicarán los sonidos del inglés y harán ejercicios enfocados en escuchar y hablar.

Sat, Dec 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: 800 N. State Street - Elgin, 60123.

Sat, Dec 07, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor East
Paint the Classics! Recreate vintage literature illustrations with watercolor paint! R
This event is full

Sat, Dec 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Sat, Dec 07, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Veneto park - Corner of Veneto Ct. and Tuscany Dr. - Streamwood, 60107.

Sat, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile Stop: Buckskin Ln. Park - Streamwood, 60107

Sat, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Elgin Branch
Babies up to six months and parents. Bring baby and baby's new library card to learn about programs and resources to support your baby's early literacy development and receive a special gift!

Sat, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Celebra con manualidades, cuentos, refrigerios y villancicos con el coro Génesis de la Iglesia San Lorenzo. Este programa será en español. No necesita registrarse.

Sun, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. R
This event is full

Sun, Dec 08, 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. R

Sun, Dec 08, 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. R

Sun, Dec 08, 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. R

Sun, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. R

Sun, Dec 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
3rd annual Kwanzaa Celebration Co-sponsored by the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission and Gail Borden Public Library.

Sun, Dec 08, 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. R

Mon, Dec 09, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Learn how to use conditional formatting, work with multiple sheets in an Excel workbook, calculate percentages, and use PMT & VLOOKUP functions.

Mon, Dec 09, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
A Christmas Story (PG, 1983) In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Mon, Dec 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish.

Mon, Dec 09, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Grades K-8. Students who need help with homework assignments can drop by to meet one-on-one with a volunteer.

Mon, Dec 09, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Hunter's Ridge Apts. - Southeast Parking Lot - 1068 Todd Farm Dr., Elgin, 60123.

Mon, Dec 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is open to High Schoolers interested in making a difference in the library community.

Mon, Dec 09, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mark Ave. - in the Greater Grace Church lot (991 Deborah Ave.) - Elgin, 60123.

Mon, Dec 09, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Mon, Dec 09, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 09, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Wing Park Apts./Garden Qtr. Townhomes - southeast parking lot - 6 Tivoli Place - Elgin, 60123.

Mon, Dec 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Repasa y practica el inglés hablado y escrito que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas. Review and practice the spoken English you will need for the interview and the 100 questions.

Mon, Dec 09, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Story Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Tue, Dec 10, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.

Tue, Dec 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period. Please register.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are encouraged to attend. No registration.

Tue, Dec 10, 10:15am - 10:45am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Families are invited to share stories, rhymes, and musical activities together.

Tue, Dec 10, 11:45am - 1:15pm
Main Library - Grove Room
A Brown Bag Civil War and Lincoln Interest Group. Commemorate events, share insights, and talk about books or experiences. Annual Holiday Trivia Game.

Tue, Dec 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Drop in for assistance with your resume, cover letter, online applications, and more. Presented in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment.

Tue, Dec 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Tue, Dec 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Westwind Tower - Main Entrance - 104 S. State St., Elgin 60123.

Tue, Dec 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Everyone is invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or Advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles.

Tue, Dec 10, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor West
Mr. Rogers & Dr. Seuss. Please be sure to read the "Who Was" books about Mr. Rogers and Dr. Seuss before the program. R

Tue, Dec 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buena Vista Townhomes and Apts. - playground by the office - 222 Locust St., Elgin, 60123.

Tue, Dec 10, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
Help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other library related projects.

Tue, Dec 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Dec 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Learn how QuickBooks desktop accounting software allows users to manage their company finances by adding items, working with customers & vendors, and running reports.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Dec 10, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Tue, Dec 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Practica conversar en inglés, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiere confianza con un tutor. Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor.

Tue, Dec 10, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Share your talent at Studio 270s Open Mic Night. We are looking for musicians, poets, comedians, story tellers and more to perform. For teens in grades 9-12.

Tue, Dec 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Kids of all ages - come in your pajamas, bring a favorite toy to cuddle, and celebrate the holiday season with a showing of the short animated classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas".

Tue, Dec 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Monthly meeting of the Library Board which is generally held on the second Tuesday of the month.

Wed, Dec 11, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Dec 11, 9:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Conference Room
Training grants are available to help you get a job! Learn about WIOA services and the application process. Presented in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment.

Wed, Dec 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Dec 11, 10:30am - 12:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Contact Instructor Chris Dahl from Sewing 4 Fun for your supply list and to reserve a machine if needed. 847-345-0979 or sewing4funwithchris@gmail.com

Wed, Dec 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Children's Area
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Wed, Dec 11, 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
20 minutes of stories, interactive fingerplays and large-muscle activities followed by 10 minutes of open play. Please register.

Wed, Dec 11, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Grades K-8. Students who need help with homework assignments can drop by to meet one-on-one with a volunteer.

Wed, Dec 11, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Ann St. Park - 250 Ann St., South Elgin, 60177.

Wed, Dec 11, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Create one of a kind ornaments for your home or to donate for the community.

Wed, Dec 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
Make a craft to give to someone in need

Wed, Dec 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor West
You can Kandinsky! Bring math to life with art and learn about the famous Wassily Kandinsky! R

Wed, Dec 11, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Nature Ridge School - school drop-off loop - 1899 Westridge Blvd., Bartlett, 60103

Wed, Dec 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Aprenderemos las bases de la cartonería y comenzaremos una pieza para la Navidad. We will learn the basics of papier mache and get started on craft for Christmas.

Wed, Dec 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Estudiantes de todos los niveles practicarán con otras personas que hablan español o inglés como primer idioma. Learners of all levels practice a new language with native English and Spanish speakers.

Wed, Dec 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Wed, Dec 11, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blue Heron Park - 350 Blue Heron Way - Bartlett, 60103.

Wed, Dec 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Story Room
¡30 minutos de cuentos, música, rimas, manualidades y mucho más para el disfrute de toda la familia! No necesita registrarse.

Thu, Dec 12, 9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - 2nd Floor - Behind Elevators
Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or other device? Bring your questions and your device to the library for some 1:1 help.

Thu, Dec 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Come out of the cold to sing and dance with Alisa Rosenthal, from Old Town School of Folk Music! Mrs. Claus will be available after the show for photos. Preschoolers and their caregivers.

Thu, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Thu, Dec 12, 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Library - Story Room
Calling all preschoolers! This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are welcome, but not required. No registration.

Thu, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Learn how to add shapes, pictures, animate objects, and add slide transitions to spruce up even the most basic presentations.

Thu, Dec 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Watch Court Apts. - 335 Watch Court - Elgin, 60120.

Thu, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270 Stage & Screen
Join Arianna from yogAlea to learn yoga basics. For teens in grades 6-12.

Thu, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come hear a story and have fun through crafts, games, experiments and more! For Ages 6 to 12.

Thu, Dec 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 12, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
This program is designed to introduce kids to awesome books for emerging readers, to get them excited about books and reading, and to help them develop social skills by interacting with their peers.

Thu, Dec 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
Help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other library related projects.

Thu, Dec 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Bring your beyblades to battle with other bladers, and share tips, tricks, and strategies. Have fun and interact with other Beyblade enthusiasts!

Thu, Dec 12, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Rivers Landing Apts. -parking lot - 3 Times Square Rd., Elgin, 60120

Thu, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Illinois Ct. Apts. - Illinois Ave. & Illinois Ct. - Elgin 60120

Thu, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Learn from others with a similar interest in writing their families' history.

Thu, Dec 12, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
Singing, clapping, simple stories and playtime at this 1/2 hour program.

Thu, Dec 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Fri, Dec 13, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Story Room - South
Singing, clapping, simple stories and playtime at this 1/2 hour program.

Fri, Dec 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room - South
15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period.
This event is full

Fri, Dec 13, 10:30am - 12:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come enjoy a movie in a family-friendly, casual setting.This program welcomes people of all abilities. Please contact the library one week in advance if you need accommodations. No registration.

Sat, Dec 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Therapist and educator, Casarah Stark, M.A., M.Sc., shares teamwork strategies for kids through a fun activity. R

Sat, Dec 14, 10:00am - 2:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
This two day, 8-hour course is for drivers ages 50+ to refresh their driving skills and understand new challenges.

Sat, Dec 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Sat, Dec 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Calling all fans of Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, Sailor Moon, and more! Watch anime, share fan art, and enjoy Japanese snacks. Students in grades 6-12 are welcome. Feel free to invite a friend!

Sun, Dec 15, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Second day of the 8 hour class. Register for the Dec. 14th date only.

Sun, Dec 15, 1:00pm - 1:15pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. Registration required.
This event is full

Sun, Dec 15, 1:15pm - 1:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. Registration required.
This event is full

Sun, Dec 15, 1:30pm - 1:45pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. Registration required.

Sun, Dec 15, 1:45pm - 2:00pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker.

Sun, Dec 15, 2:00pm - 2:15pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker.

Sun, Dec 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Families are invited to learn about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah through stories, music, food and the dreidel game.

Sun, Dec 15, 2:15pm - 2:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 16, 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Library - Story Room - South
This class is an open, safe environment for kids ages 3-6 to experience a variety of media such as paint, clay, and chalk while learning about great artists of the world. Please register.

Mon, Dec 16, 11:15am - 11:45am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come hear Officer Creighton read stories as a representative of the Village of South Elgin's Police program Operation Book'em.

Mon, Dec 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish.

Mon, Dec 16, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Join the Rakow Readers one Monday of each month for a lively book discussion. Meetings are held at 1:30 pm in the Shales Living Room of the Rakow Branch Library.

Mon, Dec 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Heritage Woods Senior Living - Main Entrance - 700 S. McLean Blvd., South Elgin, IL 60177.

Mon, Dec 16, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop by Studio 270 to enjoy some snacks and study for finals.

Mon, Dec 16, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Grades K-8.Students who need help with homework assignments can drop by to meet one-on-one with a volunteer.

Mon, Dec 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Old Oaks Estates - 850 Villa Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Mon, Dec 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - South
We have the supplies; you have the ideas, come make something awesome with us in the Youth Center South.

Mon, Dec 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Eastside Rec Center - Parking Lot - 1080 E. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Mon, Dec 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Cada mes leemos una lectura corta del libro "Abriendo puertas: Ampliando perspectivas." Copias del libro en la biblioteca. Lectura de este mes: "Balada de los abuelos" de Nicolás Guillén de Cuba.

Mon, Dec 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Join our monthly French Conversation Group! In a relaxed & friendly atmosphere with francophones of all ability levels, enjoy presentations, songs, videos & conversation en français. No registration.

Mon, Dec 16, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Ready to jam out to some holiday tunes? Come to this active dance program where we jingle jangle with music, instruments, and stories! No registration.

Tue, Dec 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Ready to jam out to some holiday tunes? Come to this active dance program where we jingle jangle with music, instruments, and stories!

Tue, Dec 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Bowes Creek - Main Entrance - 3651 Centennial Way, Elgin, IL 60124

Tue, Dec 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Drop in for assistance with your resume, cover letter, online applications, and more. Presented in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment. For questions, call 630–844–8768.

Tue, Dec 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Tue, Dec 17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Edgewater Creekside Lodge - 2554 Edgewater Drive, Elgin, IL 60124

Tue, Dec 17, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop by Studio 270 to enjoy some snacks and study for finals.

Tue, Dec 17, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: The Greens - Front Circle - 801 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin, IL 60123

Tue, Dec 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
South Elgin Branch
Study snacks will be provided for high students studying for finals.

Tue, Dec 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Everyone is invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or Advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles.

Tue, Dec 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - North
If you’re a 6th to 8th grader looking to gain experience in library programming or gain hours for school service, then consider applying to the Volunteen program.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Tue, Dec 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Video Lab: Learn how to edit your videos using lighting effects.

Tue, Dec 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Practica conversar en inglés, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiere confianza con un tutor. Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor.

Tue, Dec 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor East
Get hooked on crocheting! Bring a project to work on. All skill levels welcome.