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Spanish Café / Café en Español

Conversation Group / Grupo de Conversación

2019-12-02 12:00:00 2019-12-02 13:00:00 America/Chicago Spanish Café / Café en Español Main Library

Monday, December 02
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-12-02 12:00:00 2019-12-02 13:00:00 America/Chicago Spanish Café / Café en Español Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish. Main Library

Main Library

Conference Room

Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish.

Led by Pita Betancourt and Nohora Chacon.  1st , 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month.

Participantes de nivel intermedio practicarán respondiendo o empezando conversaciones en español con fluídez y hablando con gente que habla español como primer idioma.

Dirigido por Pita Betancourt y Nohora Chacon. 1er ,2do y 3er lunes de cada mes.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | En Espanol |

TAGS: | |

Main Library

Phone: 847-742-2411

Hours
About the library

Upcoming events

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
Registration is now closed

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.
Registration is now closed

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.
This event is full

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, 9:00am - 10:30am
In The Community
Census discussion about communication

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, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

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.

Mon, Dec 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library
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, 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 - Studio 270 Digital Media Lab
Video Lab: Learn how to edit your videos using lighting effects.

Tue, Dec 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
A festive event to ring in the 2020 Census. Learn about the Census with refreshments and door prizes. Hosted by Xilin Association & Chinese Mutual Aid Association.

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.

Wed, Dec 18, 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.

Wed, Dec 18, 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Willow Lake Estates - Club House - 161 W. River Road, Elgin, IL 60123

Wed, Dec 18, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop by Studio 270 to enjoy some snacks and study for finals.

Wed, Dec 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.

Wed, Dec 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blackhawk Apartments - Blackhawk & Congdon - 926 Congdon Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120

Wed, Dec 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
You can Kandinsky! Bring math to life with art and learn about the famous Wassily Kandinsky! Registration required.

Wed, Dec 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Crestwood of Elgin - Info Office - 45 Popular Creek Drive, Elgin, IL 60120

Wed, Dec 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Terminaremos nuestra pieza y aprenderemos sobre el arte de cartonería en México. We will finish our piece and learn about Mexican papier mache art.

Wed, Dec 18, 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 18, 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 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
The Contemporary Book Group discusses current literary fiction once a month. December discussion: The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

Thu, Dec 19, 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 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 19, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop by Studio 270 to enjoy some snacks and study for finals.

Thu, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River's Edge Townhomes - Clifford & Owasco Ave. - 2 Clifford Court, Elgin, 60123.

Thu, Dec 19, 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 19, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Surrey Drive & Maple Lane - Elgin, IL 60123.

Thu, Dec 19, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mulberry Court & Mulberry Lane - Elgin, 60123

Thu, Dec 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Rakow Branch
Jingle and jangle at this family event as we sing holiday favorites, old and new and take photos with Mrs. Claus.

Thu, Dec 19, 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 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
All families are welcome to this festive decorating workshop with special Frozen-inspired characters!
This event is full

Fri, Dec 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Come enjoy a movie in a family-friendly, casual setting. Chatting and snacks from home are welcome. This program welcomes people of all abilities. No registration.

Fri, Dec 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
All families are welcome to this festive decorating workshop with special Frozen-inspired characters!
This event is full

Fri, Dec 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Story Room
Looking for that perfect holiday decoration? Create one together using the 3D printer! Open to ages 8 and up. Register each child separately.
This event is full

Fri, Dec 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Story Room
Introducción a Diseño Asistido para padres y niños Diviértete aprendiendo con amigos y familiares a usar TinkerCAD, que es un programa fácil de usar para crear tus propios diseños en 3D.

Sat, Dec 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: 800 N. State Street - Elgin, 60123.

Sat, Dec 21, 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 21, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Veneto park - Corner of Veneto Ct. and Tuscany Dr. - Streamwood, 60107.

Sat, Dec 21, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile Stop: Buckskin Ln. Park - Streamwood, 60107

Mon, Dec 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
The whole family will be amazed as Ben Jimenez creates mind boggling soap bubble sculptures, giant bubbles, cube bubbles, puts people inside bubbles, and much more!

Mon, Dec 23, 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270 Stage & Screen
Come warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy a holiday classic.

Mon, Dec 23, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Hunter's Ridge Apts. - Southeast Parking Lot - 1068 Todd Farm Dr., Elgin, 60123.

Mon, Dec 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
The whole family will be amazed as Ben Jimenez creates mind boggling soap bubble sculptures, giant bubbles, cube bubbles, puts people inside bubbles, and much more!

Mon, Dec 23, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mark Ave. - in the Greater Grace Church lot (991 Deborah Ave.) - Elgin, 60123.

Mon, Dec 23, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Wing Park Apts./Garden Qtr. Townhomes - southeast parking lot - 6 Tivoli Place - Elgin, 60123.

Mon, Dec 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
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.

Rescheduled
Mon, Dec 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
New date Monday, December 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
New venue Main Library
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, Dec 24, All day
ALL LOCATIONS
All library locations are closed for the Holidays.

Wed, Dec 25, All day
ALL LOCATIONS
All library locations are closed for the Holidays.

Thu, Dec 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
South Elgin Branch
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 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 26, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Watch Court Apts. - 335 Watch Court - Elgin, 60120.

Thu, Dec 26, 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. 12-05-19 - Cotton Candy! 12-12-19 - National Poinsettia Day! 1 2-26-19 - Lego Day!

Thu, Dec 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Dec 26, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Rivers Landing Apts. -parking lot - 3 Times Square Rd., Elgin, 60120

Canceled
Thu, Dec 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Are you trying to muddle through the legal maze yourself? Visit this walk-in service to assist you with your legal questions.

Thu, Dec 26, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Illinois Ct. Apts. - Illinois Ave. & Illinois Ct. - Elgin 60120

Thu, Dec 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Fri, Dec 27, 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, Dec 27, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Build your own intergalactic space machine as we celebrate the latest Star Wars release.

Fri, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
We are looking for teen volunteers to assist with youth STEAM programs.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 28, 11:00am - 1:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Battle for prizes and the ultimate champion!

Sat, Dec 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
Now that you have completed our Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced 3D design classes, take your skills to the next level by completing our challenges! Registration required. Grades 4-8

Mon, Dec 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Cant stay up until midnight this year? Come ring in the New Year early with stories, games, food, and dancing! Don your fancy outfits if you'd like! Preschoolers and families. Registration preferred.

Mon, Dec 30, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Cant stay up until midnight this year? Come ring in the New Year early with stories, games, food, and dancing! Don your fancy outfits if you'd like! Preschoolers and families. Registration preferred.

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

Mon, Dec 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Old Oaks Estates - 850 Villa Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Mon, Dec 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Eastside Rec Center - Parking Lot - 1080 E. Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Tue, Dec 31, All day
ALL LOCATIONS
All library locations are closed for the Holiday.

Wed, Jan 01, All day
ALL LOCATIONS
All library locations are closed for the Holiday.

Thu, Jan 02, 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, Jan 02, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Mr. Freeze from Fermilab is coming to Gail Borden to amaze everyone with his chilly cryogenics show that explores the science of cold!

Thu, Jan 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Story Room
Coding club for Grades 4-8.

Thu, Jan 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Jan 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
For ages 6-12, this interactive program explores creativity with a new theme every week!

Thu, Jan 02, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River's Edge - 2 Clifford Ct., Elgin 60123

Thu, Jan 02, 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!

Thu, Jan 02, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Surrey Dr. and Maple Ln., Elgin 60123

Thu, Jan 02, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Mr. Freeze from Fermilab is coming to Gail Borden to amaze everyone with his chilly cryogenics show that explores the science of cold!

Thu, Jan 02, 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, Jan 02, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mulberry Court & Mulberry Lane, Elgin 60123

Thu, Jan 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Fri, Jan 03, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Who doesn't love tall tales? Todd tells some real whoppers and then weaves them into lively songs. Get ready for catchy tunes, wild dancing, and fun for all!

Fri, Jan 03, 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, Jan 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Chill out in the library as we explore a variety of sensory activities and discover the science of winter.

Fri, Jan 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Story Room
Grades 3-8. Registration Required.

Sat, Jan 04, 10:00am - 11:30am
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: ReStore - 800 N. State St., Elgin 60123

Sat, Jan 04, 10:30am - 11:20am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
For ages 2-4. Come explore ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical dance with a story and game to keep you moving. Registration for four weeks is required.

Sat, Jan 04, 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, Jan 04, 11:30am - 12:20pm
South Elgin Branch
For ages 5-7. Come explore ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical dance with a story and game to keep you moving. Registration for four weeks is required.

Sat, Jan 04, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Veneto Park - Veneto Ct. & Tuscany Dr., Streamwood 60107

Sat, Jan 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Babies up to 6 months and parents. Bring baby and baby's new library card to learn about programs and resources to support their early literacy development and receive a gift! Registration required.
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Sat, Jan 04, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Celebración de Reyes / Three Kings Celebration

Sat, Jan 04, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buckskin Lane Park - Streamwood 60107

Mon, Jan 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish.

Mon, Jan 06, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Hunter's Ridge Apts. - southeast parking lot - 1068 Todd Farm Rd., Elgin 60123

Mon, Jan 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270*
We are looking for teen volunteers to assist with our youth STEAM programs. Must speak Spanish.

Mon, Jan 06, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Youth Center - Creation Station
Join us in the KidSpace Creation Station as we use our curiosity, imagination, and creativity to explore, collaborate and take risks through STEAM activities. The project will change each month.

Mon, Jan 06, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mark Avenue - Greater Grace Church lot - 991 Deborah Ave., Elgin 60123

Mon, Jan 06, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are encouraged to attend. No registration.

Mon, Jan 06, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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, Jan 06, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Wing Park Apts./Garden Qtr. Townhomes - southeast parking lot - 6 Tivoli Pl., Elgin 60123

Mon, Jan 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Learn how to navigate the Windows 10 interface, locate and manage your files, and customize your preferences.

Mon, Jan 06, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Story Room
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Wonder Woman! Join us for an interactive storytime about superheroes. No registration.

Tue, Jan 07, 9:30am - 10:30am
In The Community
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, Jan 07, 9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Monthly meeting of the Elgin Genealogical Society with a presentation on Internet Resources for Czech Genealogy.

Tue, Jan 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Wonder Woman! Join us for an interactive storytime about superheroes. Best for ages 3-6. No registration.

Tue, Jan 07, 10:15am - 10:45am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Families with 1, 2, and 3 year olds are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, and musical activities together in this dynamic program. No registration required.

Tue, Jan 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Tue, Jan 07, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Computer Training 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, Jan 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Westwind Tower - main entrance - 104 S. State St., Elgin 60123

Tue, Jan 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor West
For ages 6-12, this interactive program explores creativity with a new theme every week!

Tue, Jan 07, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Create one-of-a-kind vinyl stickers of your very own. For students in grades 9-12.

Tue, Jan 07, 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, Jan 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buena Vista Townhomes and Apts.,- playground by the office - 222 Locust St., Elgin 60123

Tue, Jan 07, 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, Jan 07, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms BC
Join us for this interactive storytime for infants and walkers up to 36 months. We'll share rhymes, songs, stories and other language-building activities. Plus playtime! No registration.

Tue, Jan 07, 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, Jan 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Learn how LinkedIn - the internet’s number one professional networking website - allows you to promote workplace skills, explore opportunities, and make connections in this series.

Tue, Jan 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Looking for the ultimate user manual for all things Apple? Bring your Apple devices to learn, share and help each other in this group.

Wed, Jan 08, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
Singing, clapping, simple stories and playtime at this 1/2 hour program. For babies up to 11 months and their caregiver(s).

Wed, Jan 08, 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, Jan 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Children's Area
We will enjoy rhymes, songs and books of all the storytime classics but with a goofy twist! No Registration.

Wed, Jan 08, 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
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Jan 08, 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, Jan 08, 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, Jan 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Ann Street Park - 250 Ann St., South Elgin 60177

Wed, Jan 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Kids will be challenged to invent ways to find out and document their findings. Registration required.
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Jan 08, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
Calling all young writers! Explore how eutopias, dystopias, or a combination of the two can spark an epic story. Registration is required. For grades 3 to 8.

Wed, Jan 08, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
South Elgin Branch
Interested in learning about essential oils? Come to this program for more information. Presented by wellness enthusiast Amy Dunat.
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Jan 08, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Nature Ridge Elementary - school drop-off loop - 1899 Westridge Blvd., Bartlett 60103

Wed, Jan 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Grove 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, Jan 08, 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, Jan 08, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blue Heron Park - 350 Blue Heron Way, Bartlett 60103

Wed, Jan 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
South Elgin Branch
Learn 3D design and printing fundamentals and putting your skills to the test in this series. Each class offers the opportunity to design and print a pre-determined object using Tinkercad.

Wed, Jan 08, 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. January 2020: The Gown by Jennifer Robson.

Wed, Jan 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Learn how Excels cells, worksheets & workbooks easily allow users to manipulate, calculate, and format numbers and other types of data.

Thu, Jan 09, 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, Jan 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Families are invited to share stories, rhymes and musical activities together.

Thu, Jan 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
This drop-in storytime combines stories and songs with hands-on exploratory learning. Caregivers are encouraged to attend. No registration.

Thu, Jan 09, 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Library - Story Room
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Wonder Woman! Join us for an interactive storytime about superheroes. Best for ages 3-6. No registration.

Thu, Jan 09, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Jan 09, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
A Men’s Shed is a place geared toward older men to gather, make new friendships while working on projects, learning new skills and hobbies, and giving back to the community. All are welcome.

Thu, Jan 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Jan 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
For ages 6-12, this interactive program explores creativity with a new theme every week!

Thu, Jan 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Talleres bilingües para padres y guardianes. Todos son bienvenidos. Bilingual workshops to help parents and guardians navigate family life.

Thu, Jan 09, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Watch Ct. Apts. - 335 Watch St. - Elgin 60120

Thu, Jan 09, 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. Registration required.
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Thu, Jan 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Jan 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library
Teens can learn how to design and create artwork for Cds and Albums. For teens in grades 9-12.

Thu, Jan 09, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
This program is designed to introduce kids to great books for emerging readers, to get them excited about books & reading, and to help them develop social skills through interacting with their peers.

Thu, Jan 09, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River's Landing Apts. - parking lot - 3 Times Square Rd., Elgin 60120

Thu, Jan 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Story Room - North
Singing, clapping, simple stories and playtime at this 1/2 hour program. For babies up to 11 months and their caregiver(s).

Thu, Jan 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Learn from others with a similar interest in writing their families' history.

Thu, Jan 09, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Illinois Court Apts. - Illinois Ct. & Illinois Ave., Elgin 60120

Thu, Jan 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Lobby
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Jan 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Avoid headaches this tax season! Get your QuickBooks file ready for year-end by learning how to prepare 1099's, journal entries, and year end reports in this special session.

Fri, Jan 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library - Computer Training Room
New to computer or need a refresher on how to get started? Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, pick up basic computer skills and browse the internet in this series.

Fri, Jan 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Room B
Join us for this interactive storytime for infants and walkers up to 36 months. We'll share rhymes, songs, stories and other language-building activities. Plus playtime! No registration.

Fri, Jan 10, 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, Jan 10, 10:45am - 11:30am
Main Library - Story Room - South
Babies will explore the world around them in this drop-in play program! Dress for mess. For babies and toddlers up to 36 months with an adult caregiver. No registration.

Fri, Jan 10, 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
Drop off any usable & in good condition craft materials you would like to give away. Items accepted will be subject to approval.

Fri, Jan 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Slow Cooker, Pressure Cooker, or Air Fryer? What's right for dinner tonight? Kristyn will break down the best uses for each cooking device in her Classroom Kitchen. Please register

Sat, Jan 11, 10:30am - 11:20am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
For ages 2-4.Come explore ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical dance with a story and game to keep you moving. Registration for four weeks is required.

Sat, Jan 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
An informative and educational presentation focused on understanding the various types of available senior housing. Great for both seniors and their adult children.

Sat, Jan 11, 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, Jan 11, 11:30am - 12:20pm
South Elgin Branch
For ages 5-7.Come explore ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical dance with a story and game to keep you moving. Registration for four weeks is required.

Sat, Jan 11, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
If you are in need of miscellaneous craft materials to complete a project or start a new one then stop by to see the donated selection of materials available.

Sat, Jan 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Instructor: Fernando Medina. No hay costo ni hay que tener tarjeta de la biblioteca. Favor registrarse. Puede registrarse para la serie complete o para una sola clase.

Sat, Jan 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Instructor: Fernando Medina. No hay costo ni hay que tener tarjeta de la biblioteca. Favor registrarse. Puede registrarse para la serie completa o para una sola clase.

Sat, Jan 11, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Children's Area
Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffed animal for stories, a craft and a snack. Leave your stuffed animal for an overnight sleepover full of adventure.

Sun, Jan 12, 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. Registration required.
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Sun, Jan 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Meet Dr. Mary Doria Russell, award-winning author of six bestselling novels, and enjoy Copper Country themed refreshments. Book purchase and signing available following the program. Please Register.

Sun, Jan 12, 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. Registration required.
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Sun, Jan 12, 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. Registration required.
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Sun, Jan 12, 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. Registration required.
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Sun, Jan 12, 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. Registration required.
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Sun, Jan 12, 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Hone your reading skill by reading to our volunteer dog listener, Trucker. Registration required.
Registration opens Sunday, December 15 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Jan 13, 9:30am - 10:30am
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Hear about what's new and have your questions answered by Steve Ward, Village of South Elgin President.

Mon, Jan 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Mon, Jan 13, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
On Golden Pond (PG, 1981) No registration required. Coffee and tea will be served.

Mon, Jan 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish.

Mon, Jan 13, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Heritage Woods -main entrance - 700 S. McLean Blvd., South Elgin 60177

Mon, Jan 13, 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, Jan 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Old Oaks Estates - 850 Villa St., Elgin 60120 - at the corner of Nancy Ann & Suzanne Lane.

Mon, Jan 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dream Hall
¡Una oportunidad para compartir con los adultos mayores en familia y comunidad! An opportunity to share with seniors in family and community!

Mon, Jan 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is open to teens interested in making a difference in the library community.

Mon, Jan 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library
Learn how to make video to upload to youtube. For Teens in grades 9-12.

Mon, Jan 13, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Bring your gas, phone and electric bills for a free analysis by CUB experts. RSVPs required. Call to reserve your spot at 847-841-7130 (Rep. Moeller's office)

Mon, Jan 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Eastside Rec Center - parking lot - 1080 E. Chicago St., Elgin 60120.

Mon, Jan 13, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Its a bird, its a plane, its Wonder Woman! Join us for an interactive storytime about superheroes. No registration.

Mon, Jan 13, 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, Jan 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Branch. For more information, call Jeanne Hebeisen at 847-741-6264.

Mon, Jan 13, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Story Room
Winter is the perfect time to learn! Science meets literacy at this special storytime. No registration.

Mon, Jan 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Learn how to create shortcuts, adjust settings, uninstall programs, utilize Task Manager and Windows defender, and explore the Windows store.