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Canceled

Writing Club

Zany Zines

Calling all young writers! Prepare your pen, your scrapbooking skills, and your creative brain. It's time to make zines out of pictures and poems. Registration is required. For grades 3 to 8.

AGE GROUP: | Middle School | Elementary School |

EVENT TYPE: | Activity |

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Main Library

Phone: 847-742-2411

Hours
About the library

Upcoming events

Fri, May 29, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Fri, May 29, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Fri, May 29, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Fri, May 29, All day
Virtual
Do you love a scavenger hunt? How many things can you search and find? Can you make your own scavenger hunt for your family?

Fri, May 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Splish, Splash, Splosh! Grab your rubber ducky and for a bubbly bathtime storytime with Miss Sara on Facebook Live.

Fri, May 29, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Learn about free websites that focus on technology training. Improve your job skills or just have fun trying something new! Please visit Facebook at the time of program https://bit.ly/gbfbylah.

Fri, May 29, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sat, May 30, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sat, May 30, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sat, May 30, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sat, May 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Aprenderás a utilizar la aplicación Google Drive. Clases son gratis y abiertas al público. Maestro: Fernando Medina. Escribe a www.biblioteca@gailborden.info para datos para ingresar a la reunión.

Sat, May 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Calling all fans of Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, Sailor Moon, and more! Watch anime, share fan art, and enjoy hanging out (virtually) with friends.

Sun, May 31, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sun, May 31, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sun, May 31, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sun, May 31, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's craft.

Sun, May 31, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's virtual scavenger hunt.

Sun, May 31, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's Preschool STEAM Activity.

Sun, May 31, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's DIY Storytime.

Sun, May 31, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
In The Community
Nohora Chacon y Marlen Glenn de KCT Credit Union comparten información y consejos sobre el pago de préstamos para las personas que están teniendo dificultades económicas.

Mon, Jun 01, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Mon, Jun 01, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Mon, Jun 01, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Mon, Jun 01, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Virtual
Get your work published in the Writing Club Journal! All writers between K - 8 can submit their creations to the 2020 Writing Club Journal! See Submission Guidelines for more information.

Mon, Jun 01, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us for stories, songs, and puppets! This summer, reading will take us everywhere! Best for ages 2-6.

Mon, Jun 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Intermediate-level participants practice structured and spontaneous conversational skills. Led by Pita Betancourt and Nohora Chacon.

Mon, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
This is the ultimate mash-up: Coding + 3D printing! Come learn how to design and code a program that will build a 3D object you can keep. This is a three-part series for grades 3-5.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 01, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Virtual
Nohora Chacon de la Biblioteca y Adriana Lopez de Centro de Información comparten información acerca de los beneficios de desempleo: quién califica, cómo solicitar y más.

Mon, Jun 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
This is the ultimate mash-up: Coding + 3D printing! Come learn how to design and code a program that will build a 3D object you can keep. This is a three-part series for grades 6-8.

Rescheduled
Mon, Jun 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New date Monday, June 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
¡Únanse a Alina Celeste y Mi Amigo Hamlet para una celebración musical en 2 idiomas!/ Join Alina Celeste and Mi Amigo Hamlet for a musical celebration in 2 languages!

Mon, Jun 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
¡Únanse a Alina Celeste y Mi Amigo Hamlet para una celebración musical en 2 idiomas!/ Join Alina Celeste and Mi Amigo Hamlet for a musical celebration in 2 languages!

Mon, Jun 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Jim Kendros discusses Leonard Bernstein’s timeless musical West Side Story and how the composer adapted the best-loved melodies into a suite that you will hear on our October Classics program.
Register

Tue, Jun 02, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Tue, Jun 02, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Tue, Jun 02, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Tue, Jun 02, 11:00am - 11:20am
Virtual
This fun STEAM class is more than making rainbows! Let's do some estimating, counting, sorting and more! Join me on ZOOM and let's play with candy! Grade 1-5. Registration Required.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 02, 11:00am - 11:15am
Virtual
Join us on Facebook every Tuesday at 11am to learn about a screen-free, sensory activity you can do with your child at home!

Tue, Jun 02, 11:30am - 11:50am
Virtual
This fun STEAM class is more than making rainbows! Let's do some estimating, counting, sorting and more! Join me on ZOOM and let's play with candy! Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 02, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Virtual
This fun STEAM class is more than making rainbows! Let's do some estimating, counting, sorting and more! Join me on ZOOM and let's play with candy! Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 02, 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Virtual
Esta clase de STEAM va mas haya de ser un colorido arcoiris de dulces. Aprenderás a contar, clasificar, estimar y mucho más.

Tue, Jun 02, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual
Practica conversar, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiere confianza con un tutor. Practice everyday conversations, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence. With Literacy Connection tutors.

Wed, Jun 03, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Wed, Jun 03, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Wed, Jun 03, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Wed, Jun 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us every Wednesday at 11am! Especially for the little ones, this storytime will include songs, stories, and fingerplays for ages 0-2.

Wed, Jun 03, 11:00am - 11:20am
Virtual
Learn about tree species, the life of a tree, play leaf bingo, and create a tree craft. Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 03, 11:30am - 11:50am
Virtual
Learn about tree species, the life of a tree, play leaf bingo, and create a tree craft. Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Virtual
Learn about tree species, the life of a tree, play leaf bingo, and create a tree craft. Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 03, 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Virtual
Aprende sobre las diferentes especies de árboles, la vida de una hoja y crea una manualidad sobre árboles. Grado 1-5. Se requiere registro.

Wed, Jun 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
Estudiantes de todos los niveles practicarán con otras personas que hablan español o inglés como primer idioma con la maestra Betty Martínez.

Thu, Jun 04, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Thu, Jun 04, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Thu, Jun 04, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Thu, Jun 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us on the library facebook page for a storytime full of adventure ! There will be a story, and craft or activity you can do from home. https://www.facebook.com/gailbordenpubliclibrary

Thu, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
What does “adventure” mean to you? And why are adventurers so popular in stories? Explore how a character’s journey can make for an epic tale. Grades 3-8. Registration required.

Thu, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Reconoce los sonidos del inglés, practica pronunciarlos, y aprende a diferenciarlos al escucharlos con la maestra Claudia Heinrich. Recomendado para nivel intermedio.

Thu, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
“Drinks with Andrew” take two! This time, the maestro is joined by the low brass section of Reed Capshaw, Adam Moen, Mark Fry and Charlie Schuchat. Please Register.
Register

Thu, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
Join Billie Moffett Live on Facebook to create a one-of-a-kind craft.

Fri, Jun 05, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Fri, Jun 05, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Fri, Jun 05, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Fri, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Pick up a board book (to keep!) and an activity for your baby every week. Join us for a Zoom discussion while your baby plays. Pick up supplies weekly at Main drive-thru only.

Fri, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Virtual
Join us for an interactive dinosaur adventure! Travel back in time to the prehistoric world without leaving home. This multi-media experience brings the museum , the experts, and the fossils to you.

Sat, Jun 06, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sat, Jun 06, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sat, Jun 06, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sat, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:40am
Virtual
Would you like to know how pioneers washed their clothes? Have you taken a trip to the laundromat? ¿Te gustaría saber cómo los pioneros lavaban su ropa? ¿Has hecho un viaje a la lavandería?

Sat, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
En este curso aprenderás a utilizar la aplicación Google Docs y aprovechar al máximo todos sus recursos. Las clases son gratis y abiertas al público. Maestro: Fernando Medina.

Sun, Jun 07, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sun, Jun 07, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sun, Jun 07, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sun, Jun 07, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's craft.

Sun, Jun 07, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's virtual scavenger hunt.

Sun, Jun 07, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's Preschool STEAM Activity.

Sun, Jun 07, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's DIY Storytime.

Mon, Jun 08, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Mon, Jun 08, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Mon, Jun 08, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Mon, Jun 08, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us for stories, songs, and puppets! This summer, reading will take us everywhere! Best for ages 2-6.

Mon, Jun 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Intermediate-level participants practice structured and spontaneous conversational skills. Led by Pita Betancourt and Nohora Chacon.

Mon, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
This is the ultimate mash-up: Coding + 3D printing! Come learn how to design and code a program that will build a 3D object you can keep. This is a three-part series for grades 3-5.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
This is the ultimate mash-up: Coding + 3D printing! Come learn how to design and code a program that will build a 3D object you can keep. This is a three-part series for grades 6-8.

Mon, Jun 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Hunter's Ridge Apts. - southeast parking lot - 1068 Todd Farm Rd., Elgin 60123

Mon, Jun 08, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mark Ave./Greater Grace Church - 991 Deborah Ave., Elgin 60123

Mon, Jun 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Después de escuchar una corta plática sobre el manejo del estrés. Aprenderás como elaborar un mandala. Dibujar es una forma divertida de expresarte y de cómo calmar la mente. Te esperamos.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 08, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Acompaña a la Srta. Grisel en Facebook en vivo todos los lunes. Vamos a leer cuentos, cantar y habrá títeres. Favor de visitar: https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV

Mon, Jun 08, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Wing Park Apts./Garden Qrt. Townhomes - southeast parking lot - 6 Tivoli Pl., Elgin 60123

Mon, Jun 08, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
Acompaña a la Srta. Grisel en Facebook en vivo todos los lunes. Vamos a leer cuentos, cantar y habrá títeres. Favor de visitar: https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV

Mon, Jun 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Jim Kendros explores how John Williams found a compositional style that worked so perfectly with the big screen & gives a preview of the music to be heard on ESO’s 1st pop concert for 20/21 season!
Register

Tue, Jun 09, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Tue, Jun 09, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Tue, Jun 09, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Tue, Jun 09, 11:00am - 11:20am
Virtual
Summer means gardens of beautiful flowers and veggies. Let’s make a tiny greenhouse and see what helps the plants grow. Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 09, 11:30am - 11:50am
Virtual
Summer means gardens of beautiful flowers and veggies. Let’s make a tiny greenhouse and see what helps the plants grow. Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 09, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Virtual
Summer means gardens of beautiful flowers and veggies. Let’s make a tiny greenhouse and see what helps the plants grow. Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 09, 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Virtual
El verano señala la venida de jardines con hermosas flores y vegetales Aprendamos cómo crear un pequeño invernadero y averiguar métodos de crecimiento

Tue, Jun 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: State Street Towers - main entrance - 104 S. State St., Elgin 60123

Tue, Jun 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buena Vista Apts. & Townhomes - playground by office - 222 Locust St., Elgin 60123

Tue, Jun 09, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual
Practica conversar, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiere confianza con un tutor. Practice everyday conversations, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence. With Literacy Connection tutors.

Tue, Jun 09, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
The Board of Trustees Regular May Board meeting will be held virtually in accordance with the Governor's Exec. order.

Wed, Jun 10, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Wed, Jun 10, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Wed, Jun 10, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Wed, Jun 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us every Wednesday at 11am! Especially for the little ones, this storytime will include songs, stories, and fingerplays for ages 0-2.

Wed, Jun 10, 11:00am - 11:20am
Virtual
Let’s learn about Honeybees! We will learn about how bees communicate, do some math as we learn about their homes, and make a bee craft! Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 10, 11:20am - 11:50am
Virtual
Let’s learn about Honeybees! We will learn about how bees communicate, do some math as we learn about their homes, and make a bee craft! Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Virtual
Let’s learn about Honeybees! We will learn about how bees communicate, do some math as we learn about their homes, and make a bee craft! Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Join other artists to draw and chat!

Wed, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Ann St. Park - 250 Ann Street - South Elgin 60177

Wed, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Andre and Andrew live on Facebook to learn the ins and outs of audio and video recording and editing.

Wed, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
Estudiantes de todos los niveles practicarán con otras personas que hablan español o inglés como primer idioma con la maestra Betty Martínez.

Wed, Jun 10, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Nature Ridge Elementary - school drop off loop - 1899 Westridge Blvd., Bartlett 60103

Wed, Jun 10, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blue Heron Park - 350 Blue Heron Way, Bartlett 60103

Thu, Jun 11, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Thu, Jun 11, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Thu, Jun 11, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Thu, Jun 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us on the library facebook page for a storytime full of adventure ! There will be a story, and craft or activity you can do from home. https://www.facebook.com/gailbordenpubliclibrary

Thu, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
Looking for ideas for books to read this summer? Join us via Zoom for a summer book club. We’ll read aloud and discuss a selection from the book and make a fun craft with supplies you have at home.

Thu, Jun 11, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Garfield Elementary - 420 May St., Elgin 60120

Thu, Jun 11, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River's Landing Apts. - 3 Times Square Rd., Elgin 60120

Thu, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Illinois Court - Illinois Ct. & Illinois Ave., Elgin 60120

Thu, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Reconoce los sonidos del inglés, practica pronunciarlos, y aprende a diferenciarlos al escucharlos con la maestra Claudia Heinrich. Recomendado para nivel intermedio.

Thu, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Hear what the key ESO musicians have to say when the stage lights off and with a drink in their hand, as they share a fun evening with their conductor! Please Register
Register

Thu, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
Join Billie Moffett Live on Facebook to create a one-of-a-kind craft.

Fri, Jun 12, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Fri, Jun 12, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Fri, Jun 12, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Fri, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Pick up a board book (to keep!) and an activity for your baby every week. Join us for a Zoom discussion while your baby plays. Pick up supplies weekly at Main drive-thru only.

Fri, Jun 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us for songs, stories, and dancing about the farm! Participants are welcome to wear their cowboy hats or animal costumes from their homes. Best for ages 3-8.

Fri, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
Watch from home the amazing live demonstrations of chemical reactions from Steve B's lab ! NOTE: Register and receive the Zoom login information 24 hours before the event begins!

Sat, Jun 13, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sat, Jun 13, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sat, Jun 13, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sat, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Rick Graffagna, owner of “Senior Solutions” will discuss types of housing available, things to consider, funding, and how to find properties. This program is for both seniors & their adult children.
Register

Sat, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
Aprenderás a utilizar la aplicación Google YouTube y aprovechar al máximo todos sus recursos. Las clases son gratis y abiertas al público. Maestro: Fernando Medina.

Sat, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
In celebration of love and inclusivity, we invite families of every kind to enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Please note that this storytime will be presented in a webinar format. 

Sun, Jun 14, All day
Main Library
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sun, Jun 14, All day
South Elgin Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sun, Jun 14, All day
Rakow Branch
All library locations are closed in support of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Sun, Jun 14, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's craft.

Sun, Jun 14, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's virtual scavenger hunt.

Sun, Jun 14, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's Preschool STEAM Activity.

Sun, Jun 14, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's DIY Storytime.

Mon, Jun 15, 9:00am - 10:00am
Main Library
We've got you covered just in time for Father's Day! Pick up your supplies to make dad a craft at Drive-Thru Window at Main Building.

Mon, Jun 15, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us for stories, songs, and puppets! This summer, reading will take us everywhere! Best for ages 2-6.

Mon, Jun 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Intermediate-level participants practice structured and spontaneous conversational skills. Led by Pita Betancourt and Nohora Chacon.

Mon, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
This is the ultimate mash-up: Coding + 3D printing! Come learn how to design and code a program that will build a 3D object you can keep. This is a three-part series for grades 3-5.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
This is the ultimate mash-up: Coding + 3D printing! Come learn how to design and code a program that will build a 3D object you can keep. This is a three-part series for grades 6-8.

Mon, Jun 15, 5:00pm - 5:10pm
Virtual
La artista Cristina Colunga nos muestra los pasos para hacer un mandala que luego podemos colorear. Necesitarás: un lápiz, una hoja en blanco y dos objetos redondos de distintos tamaños.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 15, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Acompaña a la Srta. Grisel en Facebook en vivo todos los lunes. Vamos a leer cuentos, cantar y habrá títeres. Favor de visitar: https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV

Mon, Jun 15, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
Acompaña a la Srta. Grisel en Facebook en vivo todos los lunes. Vamos a leer cuentos, cantar y habrá títeres. Favor de visitar: https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV

Mon, Jun 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Jim Kendros delves into the mystery surrounding Tchaikovsky’s final symphony and shares the beauty of Tchaikovsky’s final work. Please Register for Zoom link.
Register

Tue, Jun 16, 11:00am - 11:20am
Virtual
3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF! Join me to decorate your very own rocket and then test different ways to make it fly. Grades 1-5. Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 16, 11:30am - 11:50am
Virtual
3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF! Join me to decorate your very own rocket and then test different ways to make it fly. Grades 1-5. Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 16, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Virtual
3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF! Join me to decorate your very own rocket and then test different ways to make it fly. Grades 1-5. Registration Required.

Tue, Jun 16, 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Virtual
3,2,1 Despegar! Los invitamos a decorar su propio cohete espacial y después utilizar diferentes maneras para lograr un despego

Tue, Jun 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
Join in and share what you are reading or learn about new books.

Tue, Jun 16, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual
Practica conversar, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiere confianza con un tutor. Practice everyday conversations, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence. With Literacy Connection tutors.

Wed, Jun 17, All day
Virtual
Make your own dog toy with materials you have at home.

Wed, Jun 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us every Wednesday at 11am! Especially for the little ones, this storytime will include songs, stories, and fingerplays for ages 0-2.

Wed, Jun 17, 11:00am - 11:20am
Virtual
Let’s learn about spiders! Make a spider craft, learn about the life cycle of a spider, and learn about a spider’s web. Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 17, 11:30am - 11:50am
Virtual
Let’s learn about spiders! Make a spider craft, learn about the life cycle of a spider, and learn about a spider’s web. Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Virtual
Let’s learn about spiders! Make a spider craft, learn about the life cycle of a spider, and learn about a spider’s web. Grade 1-5. Registration Required.

Wed, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Andre and Andrew live on Facebook to learn the ins and outs of audio and video recording and editing.

Wed, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
Estudiantes de todos los niveles practicarán con otras personas que hablan español o inglés como primer idioma con la maestra Betty Martínez.

Wed, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Join us on FaceBook Live ! Clap your hands and sing along to songs by one of your favorite children's recording super-stars Justin Roberts.

Wed, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
Safe at home? Planning a future trip? Travel virtually by enjoying these great travel narratives suggested by Librarian Melissa Lane.

Thu, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us on the library facebook page for a storytime full of adventure ! There will be a story, and craft or activity you can do from home. https://www.facebook.com/gailbordenpubliclibrary

Thu, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
Legend says a dream catcher will make sure all your dreams are good ones. Let’s build our own and test it out. For grades 1-5. Registration required.

Thu, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Reconoce los sonidos del inglés, practica pronunciarlos, y aprende a diferenciarlos al escucharlos con la maestra Claudia Heinrich. Recomendado para nivel intermedio.

Thu, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Ready to test out your knowledge of Disney movies and characters? Join us for a trivia night for the whole family!

Thu, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Maestro Andrew Grams takes the pressure off of the demanding job of “ESO Flute Player,” pours a drink and has a wide-ranging conversation with three of his four favorite flutists. Please register
Register

Thu, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
Join Billie Moffett Live on Facebook to create a one-of-a-kind craft.

Fri, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Pick up a board book (to keep!) and an activity for your baby every week. Join us for a Zoom discussion while your baby plays. Pick up supplies weekly at Main drive-thru only.

Fri, Jun 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Sweet Farm is home to about 125 rescue animals.Join us on a virtual tour of the farm along with an opportunity to "meet" some of the animals there. Please register.

Sat, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:40am
Virtual
Listen to the history of cows in Elgin, cow stories, cow jokes, and learn how to draw a cow. Escucha la historia de las vacas en Elgin, cuentos y chistes de vacas, y aprende a dibujar una vaca.

Sat, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
En este curso aprenderás a utilizar la aplicación Google Sheets y aprovechar al máximo todos sus recursos. Las clases son gratis y abiertas al público. Maestro: Fernando Medina.

Sun, Jun 21, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's Preschool STEAM Activity.

Sun, Jun 21, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's craft.

Sun, Jun 21, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's virtual scavenger hunt.

Sun, Jun 21, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page to download and complete this week's Preschool STEAM Activity. Don't forget to tag #GailBordenPL with your photo!

Sun, Jun 21, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's DIY Storytime.

Mon, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Caregivers to those with chronic conditions learn relaxation techniques & strategies to preserve their own health. Must register for all 9 weeks of this Proven University of Texas Program.
Register

Mon, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Caregivers & loved ones living with mild cognitive impairment are invited to attend this social event together. We chat about a discussion topic & this feels like an old-time neighborhood gathering.
Register

Mon, Jun 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us for stories, songs, and puppets! This summer, reading will take us everywhere! Best for ages 2-6.

Mon, Jun 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Intermediate-level participants practice structured and spontaneous conversational skills. Led by Pita Betancourt and Nohora Chacon.

Mon, Jun 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual - Rakow - Living Room
Join the Rakow Readers for a book discussion on Zoom. This month: "Girl from Berlin" by Ronald H. Balson. Please register to be emailed the Zoom invitation link.
Register

Mon, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
This is the ultimate mash-up: Coding + 3D printing! Come learn how to design and code a program that will build a 3D object you can keep. This is a three-part series for grades 3-5.

Mon, Jun 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
This is the ultimate mash-up: Coding + 3D printing! Come learn how to design and code a program that will build a 3D object you can keep. This is a three-part series for grades 6-8.

Mon, Jun 22, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Hunter's Ridge Apts. - southeast parking lot - 1068 Todd Farm Rd., Elgin 60123

Mon, Jun 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
El programa gratis en español consiste de 10 sesiones semanales de 90 minutos. Está diseñado para ayudar a las personas que cuidan de personas mayores a cuidar de éstos y de si mismos.

Mon, Jun 22, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mark Ave./Greater Grace Church - 991 Deborah Ave., Elgin 60123

Canceled
Mon, Jun 22, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Acompaña a la Srta. Grisel en Facebook en vivo todos los lunes. Vamos a leer cuentos, cantar y habrá títeres. Favor de visitar: https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV

Mon, Jun 22, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Wing Park Apts./Garden Qrt. Townhomes - southeast parking lot - 6 Tivoli Pl., Elgin 60123

Mon, Jun 22, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
Acompaña a la Srta. Grisel en Facebook en vivo todos los lunes. Vamos a leer cuentos, cantar y habrá títeres. Favor de visitar: https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV

Tue, Jun 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Caregivers & loved ones living with mild cognitive impairment are invited to attend this social event together. We chat about a discussion topic & this feels like an old-time neighborhood gathering.
Register

Tue, Jun 23, 11:00am - 11:20am
Virtual
Let’s learn some ways to create secret codes, puzzles, and messages to use around the house

Tue, Jun 23, 11:30am - 11:50am
Virtual
Let’s learn some ways to create secret codes, puzzles, and messages to use around the house

Tue, Jun 23, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Virtual
Let’s learn some ways to create secret codes, puzzles, and messages to use around the house

Tue, Jun 23, 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Virtual
Aprendamos a crear códigos secretos, rompecabezas, y dejar mensajes secretos alrededor de tu casa

Tue, Jun 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: State Street Towers - main entrance - 104 S. State St., Elgin 60123

Tue, Jun 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buena Vista Apts. & Townhomes - playground by office - 222 Locust St., Elgin 60123

Tue, Jun 23, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual
Practica conversar, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiere confianza con un tutor. Practice everyday conversations, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence. With Literacy Connection tutors.

Wed, Jun 24, 11:00am - 11:20am
Virtual
Roly-poly bugs, or pill bugs, are fun to find and observe. Join us to learn about these animals and create a roly-poly habitat that any critter would love to call home. Registration is required.

Wed, Jun 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us every Wednesday at 11am! Especially for the little ones, this storytime will include songs, stories, and fingerplays for ages 0-2.

Wed, Jun 24, 11:30am - 11:50am
Virtual
Roly-poly bugs, or pill bugs, are fun to find and observe. Join us to learn about these animals and create a roly-poly habitat that any critter would love to call home. Registration is required.

Wed, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Virtual
Roly-poly bugs, or pill bugs, are fun to find and observe. Join us to learn about these animals and create a roly-poly habitat that any critter would love to call home. Registration is required.

Wed, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Are you a fan of BTS, NCT, Blackpink, or other K-pop groups? Come meet other local fans, share your favorite songs, and make a K-pop-themed paper craft.

Wed, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Ann St. Park - 250 Ann Street - South Elgin 60177

Wed, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Join Andre and Andrew live on Facebook to learn the ins and outs of audio and video recording and editing.

Wed, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
Estudiantes de todos los niveles practicarán con otras personas que hablan español o inglés como primer idioma con la maestra Betty Martínez.

Wed, Jun 24, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Nature Ridge Elementary - school drop off loop - 1899 Westridge Blvd., Bartlett 60103

Wed, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blue Heron Park - 350 Blue Heron Way, Bartlett 60103

Wed, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Herzlich willkommen! Practice or improve your conversation skills with other German speakers. Barbara Laane will be facilitating the conversation with different relevant themes virtually via Zoom.
Register

Thu, Jun 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
Join us on the library facebook page for a storytime full of adventure ! There will be a story, and craft or activity you can do from home. https://www.facebook.com/gailbordenpubliclibrary

Thu, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
Will you embark on a heroic quest to stop the forces of evil? Or will you join the dark side and stop those pesky heroes? Writers of all allegiances are welcome. Grades 3-8. Registration required.

Thu, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Garfield Elementary - 420 May St., Elgin 60120

Thu, Jun 25, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River's Landing Apts. - 3 Times Square Rd., Elgin 60120

Thu, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Illinois Court - Illinois Ct. & Illinois Ave., Elgin 60120

Thu, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Reconoce los sonidos del inglés, practica pronunciarlos, y aprende a diferenciarlos al escucharlos con la maestra Claudia Heinrich. Recomendado para nivel intermedio.

Thu, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
50 years ago in April 1970 the Beatles called it quits. Performance & interview clips will show some reasons it all fell apart and what – if anything - could have been done to keep the band intact.
Register

Thu, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
We've partnered with the Elgin History Museum (elginhistory.org) this week to test out how well you know your home town!

Thu, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
Join Billie Moffett Live on Facebook to create a one-of-a-kind craft.

Fri, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Pick up a board book (to keep!) and an activity for your baby every week. Join us for a Zoom discussion while your baby plays. Pick up supplies weekly at Main drive-thru only.

Fri, Jun 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Virtual
It’s time to giggle and wiggle! Join us for songs, stories, and dancing...all the while being silly! Best for ages 3-8.

Fri, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual - Zoom
We are celebrating all things American Girl at our first ever virtual American Girl Doll tea party! Pick up your bag by June 15 full of everything you need to celebrate with us!

Sat, Jun 27, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Parking Lot
Give your old bikes new life by donating them for communities in need. Sponsored by Working Bikes Chicago.

Sat, Jun 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Bring Your Pet to this Zoom Event. See Library Staff Pets and Share Tips. Please Register to get link to join program.
Register

Sat, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
En este curso aprenderás a utilizar la aplicación Google Slides y aprovechar al máximo todos sus recursos. Las clases son gratis y abiertas al público. Maestro: Fernando Medina.

Sat, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Calling all fans of Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, Sailor Moon, and more! Watch anime, share fan art, and enjoy hanging out (virtually) with friends.

Sun, Jun 28, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's craft.

Sun, Jun 28, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's virtual scavenger hunt.

Sun, Jun 28, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's Preschool STEAM Activity.

Sun, Jun 28, 9:00am - 10:00am
Virtual
Visit our Early Learning Virtual Summer Activities page (www.gailborden.info/PreschoolSummerLearning) to download and complete this week's DIY Storytime.