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Stomp, Clap, and Read!

2020-09-18 10:00:00 2020-09-18 10:30:00 America/Chicago Stomp, Clap, and Read! Virtual

Friday, September 18
10:00am - 10:30am

Add to Calendar 2020-09-18 10:00:00 2020-09-18 10:30:00 America/Chicago Stomp, Clap, and Read! This energetic program is all about movement! Sing and dance to kid-friendly music hits and listen to storytime favorites. Best for ages 2-6. Virtual

This energetic program is all about movement! Sing and dance to kid-friendly music hits and listen to storytime favorites. Best for ages 2-6.

This event will be held live simultaneously using the online meeting platform Zoom, and also be streamed on Facebook. You can choose which platform to use. If you use Zoom, your child will not be shown on screen. 


To participate using Zoom, please register. Once you have registered, please check your email one hour before the program for a link. 

To participate using Facebook Live, please visit https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV at the time of the program.

AGE GROUP: | Preschool | Family | Baby & Toddler |

EVENT TYPE: | Storytimes | Activity |

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Programs persented virtually through FB, Zoom, YouTube and other online sources.

Upcoming events

Mon, Sep 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes in this storytime for ages 3-6.

Mon, Sep 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Intermediate-level participants practice structured and spontaneous conversational skills. Led by Pita Betancourt and Nohora Chacon.

Mon, Sep 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Join the Rakow Readers for a book discussion on Zoom. This month: "The Island of Sea Women" by Lisa See. Please register to be emailed the Zoom invitation link.
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Mon, Sep 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Journey through Minecraft to rescue Stampy, Lizzy and Preston who are stuck in a pit! You will solve a series of problems with Blockly code to collect the tools needed for the rescue. Grades 2 and up
Registration is now closed

Mon, Sep 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is open to High Schoolers interested in making a difference in the library community.
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Mon, Sep 28, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Hunter's Ridge Apts. - southeast parking lot - 1068 Todd Farm Road - Elgin 60123

Mon, Sep 28, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mark Ave/Greater Grace Church - 991 Deborah Ave. - Elgin 60123

Mon, Sep 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Este mes leeremos los capítulos 1-4 del libro: "Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana" por Erika L. Sánchez. Disponible en la Biblioteca.

Mon, Sep 28, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Wing Park Apts/Garden Qtr. Townhomes - southeast parking lot - 6 Tivoli Place - Elgin 60123

Mon, Sep 28, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
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Mon, Sep 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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This writer's peer group, led by author Kathleen York, will inspire and motivate you using prompts and exercises for creative writing. Writers of all genres are welcome to participate. Please Register
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Tue, Sep 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: State Street Towers - main entrance - 104 S. State St. - Elgin 60123

Tue, Sep 29, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
This group is for kids entering 2nd-5th grades who already know Spanish and want to improve their Spanish-speaking skills outside the classroom. Great for dual language students! Registration required
This event is full

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join other teen writers to share what youre writing and help you through the creative writing process.

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Let's have some fall fun! Leaf prints just require washable markers, leaves, and paper.

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop in and help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other various projects.

Tue, Sep 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buena Vista Apts. & Townhomes - playground by the office - 222 Locust St. - Elgin 60123

Tue, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
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Tue, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
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Tue, Sep 29, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
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Tue, Sep 29, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Wed, Sep 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Especially for the little ones, this storytime will include songs, stories, and fingerplays for ages 1-2.

Wed, Sep 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Wed, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Have you taken Intro to 3D Design and now want more? Come to the next class in this series to learn additional design techniques and take on a new and tougher 3D challenge. Grades 3-8
This event is full

Wed, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Ann St. Park - 250 Ann Street - South Elgin 60177

Wed, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Help us create wonderful and unusual works of art for the library.

Wed, Sep 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
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, Sep 30, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
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Bookmobile stop: Nature Ridge Elementary - school drop off loop - 1899 Westridge Blvd., Bartlett 60103

Wed, Sep 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Wed, Sep 30, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blue Heron Park - 350 Blue Heron Way - Bartlett 60103

Thu, Oct 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
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, Oct 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Oct 01, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Thu, Oct 01, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Garfield Elementary - 420 May St. - Elgin 60120

Thu, Oct 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
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Thu, Oct 01, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
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Thu, Oct 01, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River's Landing Apts. - 3 Times Square Rd. - Elgin 60120

Thu, Oct 01, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
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Thu, Oct 01, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
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Fri, Oct 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
This energetic program is all about movement! Sing and dance to kid-friendly music hits and listen to storytime favorites. Best for ages 2-6.

Fri, Oct 02, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
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Registration is now closed

Sat, Oct 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
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Sat, Oct 03, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Sun, Oct 04, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Elgin's Poet Laureate in a writing workshop modeled after June Jordan's Poetry to the People, a grassroots approach. Explore poetry writing even if you have never written poetry before.
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Mon, Oct 05, 9:00am - 10:00am
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Stop by the Main Library starting on October 5 at 9 AM to pick up supplies to create craft at home and more! Pick up from Oct 5 to Oct 23.

Mon, Oct 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes in this storytime for ages 3-6.

Mon, Oct 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
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Mon, Oct 05, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
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Mon, Oct 05, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Let’s create a beautiful and fun paper spinner. Grades K-2. Registration required.

Mon, Oct 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Bookmobile stop: Old Oaks Estates - 850 Villa St - corner of Nancy Ann & Suzanne Ln - Elgin 60120

Mon, Oct 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop in and help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other various projects.

Mon, Oct 05, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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Let’s go low tech to create a pencil sketch animated cartoon! Grades 3-5. Registration required.

Mon, Oct 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bookmobile stop: Eastside Rec Center - 1080 E. Chicago St. - Elgin 60120

Mon, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
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Mon, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Oct 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Tue, Oct 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Edgewater - Creekside Lodge - 2554 Edgewater Dr. - Elgin 60124

Tue, Oct 06, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
This group is for kids entering 2nd-5th grades who already know Spanish and want to improve their Spanish-speaking skills outside the classroom. Great for dual language students! Registration required
This event is full

Tue, Oct 06, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join us to create a luminary that lights up with brilliant fall colors.
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Tue, Oct 06, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Greens of Elgin - front circle - 801 N. McLean - Elgin 60123

Tue, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
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Tue, Oct 06, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual
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Tue, Oct 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
A step by step guide to build a spending plan for your finances. Learn how to track spending and ways to save, how to set financial goals and financial tools to help you reach them. Please register
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Tue, Oct 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Looking for the ultimate user manual for all things Apple? Join this virtual Zoom meeting with your Apple device to learn, share and help each other in this group.

Tue, Oct 06, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Join Elda's Craft Corner on Facebook Live at https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV and learn how to create all-themed t-light papier-mâché candles.

Wed, Oct 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Especially for the little ones, this storytime will include songs, stories, and fingerplays for ages 1-2.

Wed, Oct 07, 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Willow Lakes Estates - club house - 161 W. River Rd. - Elgin 60123

Wed, Oct 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Wed, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blackhawk Apts. - 926 Congdon Ave. - Elgin 60120

Wed, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop in and help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other various projects.

Wed, Oct 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
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, Oct 07, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Virtual
Have you ever thought about throwing your own concert? Fundraising event? Poetry Slam? Find out what it takes to curate, plan, and execute a successful event.

Wed, Oct 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Learn how to create tables and pivot tables, sort and filter data, work with large spreadsheets, and more.

Wed, Oct 07, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Bring your best scientist goggles and your best evil laugh to create your very own spooky story. Grades 3-8. Registration required.

Wed, Oct 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Crestwood Apts. - info office - 45 Poplar Creek Dr. - Elgin 60120

Thu, Oct 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
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, Oct 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby - Piano
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Oct 08, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join us as we read the story, Drawn Together by Minh Lê, then we will learn about Zentangles and make art together!

Thu, Oct 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River's Edge Townhomes - 2 Clifford Ct. - Elgin 60123

Thu, Oct 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
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.

Thu, Oct 08, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Join us as we read the story, Drawn Together by Minh Lê, then we will learn about Zentangles and make art together!

Thu, Oct 08, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Surrey Drive - Surrey Dr. & Maple Ln. - Elgin 60123

Thu, Oct 08, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Singing, clapping, simple stories and lapsit bounces at this virtual 1/2 hour program. Best for birth-23 months. Please register.

Thu, Oct 08, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mulberry Ct. - Mulberry Ct. & Mulberry Ln. - Elgin 60123

Thu, Oct 08, 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.

Fri, Oct 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
This energetic program is all about movement! Sing and dance to kid-friendly music hits and listen to storytime favorites. Best for ages 2-6.

Sat, Oct 10, 10:00am - 10:45am
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Veneto Park - Veneto Ct. & Tuscany Dr. - Streamwood 60107

Sat, Oct 10, 11:00am - 11:45am
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buckskin Lane Park - Streamwood 60107

Sat, Oct 10, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: ReStore/Elgin Flea Market - 800 N. State St. - Elgin 60123

Sat, Oct 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Aprende a enviar y recibir correos con texto, imágenes y videos

Sat, Oct 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Prepare for your hero studies by tackling the puzzles in this digital escape room!

Sat, Oct 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Vamos a explorar juntos lo más rico y divertido de varios países de Latinoamérica. We’ll explore and enjoy places, flavors and curious facts of various Latin American countries In English and Spanish.

Sun, Oct 11, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Elgin's Poet Laureate in a writing workshop modeled after June Jordan's Poetry to the People, a grassroots approach. Explore poetry writing even if you have never written poetry before.
Register

Mon, Oct 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes in this storytime for ages 3-6.

Mon, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:15am
Virtual
Oba William King is recognized as one of the most exciting storytellers of his peer group. Join us for this virtual show full of rhythm and rhyme!

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

Mon, Oct 12, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Virtual
Dive deep under the sea and explore the ocean and all the creatures that live there like sharks, stingrays, and many more in this virtual interactive aquatic adventure! Take home a real shark tooth!

Mon, Oct 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Help Steve or Alex build a house, make a farm, and collect coal as they make their way through a virtual world in this Minecraft Adventure with Blockly code! Grades 2 and up
This event is full

Mon, Oct 12, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Hunter's Ridge Apts. - southeast parking lot - 1068 Todd Farm Road - Elgin 60123

Mon, Oct 12, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mark Ave/Greater Grace Church - 991 Deborah Ave. - Elgin 60123

Mon, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Wing Park Apts/Garden Qtr. Townhomes - southeast parking lot - 6 Tivoli Place - Elgin 60123

Mon, Oct 12, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
¡30 minutos de cuentos, música, rimas, manualidades y mucho más para el disfrute de toda la familia! No necesita registrase.

Tue, Oct 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Participa e infórmate sobre temas relacionados con la educación y formación de tus hijos, también realizaremos actividades.

Tue, Oct 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: State Street Towers - main entrance - 104 S. State St. - Elgin 60123

Tue, Oct 13, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
This group is for kids entering 2nd-5th grades who already know Spanish and want to improve their Spanish-speaking skills outside the classroom. Great for dual language students! Registration required
This event is full

Tue, Oct 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buena Vista Apts. & Townhomes - playground by the office - 222 Locust St. - Elgin 60123

Tue, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Visita el programa en vivo en: https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV Aprende a encontrar lo que necesitas y lo que no sabias que necesitabas.

Tue, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
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Tue, Oct 13, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Virtual
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Tue, Oct 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Join Keith Rauschenberger, CFP®, MBA, an experienced retirement planner as he leads you through a multi-week book discussion on retirement, investments and financial planning. Please register.
Register

Tue, Oct 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Monthly meeting of the Library Board which is generally held on the second Tuesday of the month.

Tue, Oct 13, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Join Elda's Craft Corner on Facebook Live at https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV and learn how to transfer your photos to wood to make a shabby-chic farm styled piece of art.

Wed, Oct 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Especially for the little ones, this storytime will include songs, stories, and fingerplays for ages 1-2.

Wed, Oct 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Wed, Oct 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Now that you have completed our Intro and Intermediate 3D design classes, take your skills to the next level by completing our advanced challenge! Grades 3-8

Wed, Oct 14, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Ann St. Park - 250 Ann Street - South Elgin 60177

Wed, Oct 14, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop in and help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other various projects.

Wed, Oct 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
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, Oct 14, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Virtual
Learn to sell beats online via personal websites like wix.com or music production sites like beatstars.com. Prerecorded video can be found at https://bit.ly/gbfbylah

Wed, Oct 14, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Nature Ridge Elementary - school drop off loop - 1899 Westridge Blvd., Bartlett 60103

Wed, Oct 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Learn how to use conditional formatting, work with multiple sheets in an Excel workbook, calculate percentages, and use PMT & VLOOKUP functions..

Wed, Oct 14, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blue Heron Park - 350 Blue Heron Way - Bartlett 60103

Thu, Oct 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
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, Oct 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby - Piano
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Oct 15, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Test your knowledge and have a fun night playing trivia! All registered participants will receive an email with the zoom login and trivia information. No supplies to be picked up.

Thu, Oct 15, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Garfield Elementary - 420 May St. - Elgin 60120

Thu, Oct 15, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Test your knowledge and have a fun night playing trivia! All registered participants will receive an email with the zoom login and trivia information. No supplies to be picked up.

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

Thu, Oct 15, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Singing, clapping, simple stories and lapsit bounces at this virtual 1/2 hour program. Best for birth-23 months. Please register.

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

Thu, Oct 15, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
We are going virtual this year with craft pick up and a virtual meet up via Zoom with the author and illustrator of 8 Little Zombies on how to draw your own zombie! Pick up supplies starting on Oct 5.

Fri, Oct 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
This energetic program is all about movement! Sing and dance to kid-friendly music hits and listen to storytime favorites. Best for ages 2-6.

Sat, Oct 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
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, Oct 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Strange things are afoot in Hawkins, Indiana. Can you solve the puzzles and figure out what's going on?

Sat, Oct 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
New venue Main Library - Studio 270*
Drop in and help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other various projects.

Sun, Oct 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Join Elgin's Poet Laureate in a writing workshop modeled after June Jordan's Poetry to the People, a grassroots approach. Explore poetry writing even if you have never written poetry before.
Register

Mon, Oct 19, 8:30am - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Early voting for all Kane county precincts.

Mon, Oct 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes in this storytime for ages 3-6.

Mon, Oct 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Intermediate-level participants practice structured and spontaneous conversational skills. Led by Pita Betancourt and Nohora Chacon.

Mon, Oct 19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Highland Oaks - 2750 W. Highland - Elgin 60124

Mon, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Halloween is coming! Let’s do some spooky STEAM challenges, oh my! Grades K-2. Registration required.

Mon, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Old Oaks Estates - 850 Villa St - corner of Nancy Ann & Suzanne Ln - Elgin 60120

Mon, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Make a craft to give to someone in need.

Mon, Oct 19, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Halloween is coming! Let’s do some spooky STEAM challenges, oh my! Grades 3-5. Registration required.

Mon, Oct 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Eastside Rec Center - 1080 E. Chicago St. - Elgin 60120

Mon, Oct 19, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
¡30 minutos de cuentos, música, rimas, manualidades y mucho más para el disfrute de toda la familia! No necesita registrase.

Tue, Oct 20, 8:30am - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Early voting for all Kane county precincts.

Tue, Oct 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Bowes Creek Active - main entrance - 3651 Centennial Way - Elgin 60124

Tue, Oct 20, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Edgewater - Creekside Lodge - 2554 Edgewater Dr. - Elgin 60124

Tue, Oct 20, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Virtual
This group is for kids entering 2nd-5th grades who already know Spanish and want to improve their Spanish-speaking skills outside the classroom. Great for dual language students! Registration required
This event is full

Tue, Oct 20, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
We'll have a story and play a fun game! Join me!

Tue, Oct 20, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Greens of Elgin - front circle - 801 N. McLean - Elgin 60123

Tue, Oct 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop in and help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other various projects.

Tue, Oct 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Meet up with other fans of the Animal Crossing games, trade tips, and try some real-life crafting!

Tue, Oct 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Looking for a job? Don’t know how to start? Join Billie to learn how apply, interview, and land your first job.

Tue, Oct 20, 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, Oct 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Join Keith Rauschenberger, CFP®, MBA, an experienced retirement planner as he leads you through a multi-week book discussion on retirement, investments and financial planning. Please register.
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Tue, Oct 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
What are the different types of debt, the benefits and costs of it? Learn how to tackle the debt you have, and how you can improve your credit score. Please Register
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Tue, Oct 20, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Join Elda's Craft Corner on Facebook Live at https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV and learn how to repurpose old books to make a spooky book page wreath.

Wed, Oct 21, 8:30am - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Early voting for all Kane county precincts.

Wed, Oct 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Especially for the little ones, this storytime will include songs, stories, and fingerplays for ages 1-2.

Wed, Oct 21, 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Willow Lakes Estates - club house - 161 W. River Rd. - Elgin 60123

Wed, Oct 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Wed, Oct 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blackhawk Apts. - 926 Congdon Ave. - Elgin 60120

Wed, Oct 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Help us create wonderful and unusual works of art for the library.

Wed, Oct 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
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, Oct 21, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Virtual
This program will focus on effective grant writing and how to find grants that may apply to you. Pre-recorded video can be found at ps://bit.ly/gbfbylah 

Wed, Oct 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Crestwood Apts. - info office - 45 Poplar Creek Dr. - Elgin 60120

Wed, Oct 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
The Contemporary Book Group discusses current literary selections once a month. October 2020 discussion: News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

Thu, Oct 22, 8:30am - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Early voting for all Kane county precincts.

Thu, Oct 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
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, Oct 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby - Piano
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Thu, Oct 22, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River's Edge Townhomes - 2 Clifford Ct. - Elgin 60123

Thu, Oct 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop in and help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other various projects.

Thu, Oct 22, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Virtual
We’re having a book party- and you’re invited! Join us to meet Narwhal & his BFF Jelly as we read from/discuss the first graphic novel in this series. We’ll also create a squiggly jellyfish craft.

Thu, Oct 22, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Surrey Drive - Surrey Dr. & Maple Ln. - Elgin 60123

Thu, Oct 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual
Singing, clapping, simple stories and lapsit bounces at this virtual 1/2 hour program. Best for birth-23 months. Please register.

Thu, Oct 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Visit this walk-in service to assist you with your legal questions. No registration. Provided in partnership with the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center.  

Thu, Oct 22, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mulberry Ct. - Mulberry Ct. & Mulberry Ln. - Elgin 60123

Thu, Oct 22, 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, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
Wild Ones of Northern Kane County presents Dr. Doug Tallamy’s video about how we can start in our own yards to rebuild wildlife habitat and transform the world. Please register for link to Zoom.
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Thu, Oct 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Wild Ones of Northern Kane County presents a video of Dr. Doug Tallamy talking about how we can start in our yards to transform the world. Registration required for in-person or online. See "online"

Fri, Oct 23, 8:30am - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Early voting for all Kane county precincts.

Canceled
Fri, Oct 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
This energetic program is all about movement! Sing and dance to kid-friendly music hits and listen to storytime favorites. Best for ages 2-6.

Fri, Oct 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
Join us for Halloween family fun! This virtual halloween party will include stories, crafts, and interactive games! Please register.

Fri, Oct 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual
Enter if you dare, but BEWARE! They say the old house on the hill is haunted, but if you make it out to the other side a wonderful surprise awaits. Will you be able to escape? Please register.
This event is full

Fri, Oct 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Now that you have completed Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced 3D design classes, take your skills to the next level by completing our freestyle challenges or design a creation of your own! Grades 3-8

Fri, Oct 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Join us for Halloween family fun! This virtual halloween party will include stories, crafts, and interactive games! Please register.

Rescheduled
Fri, Oct 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
New date Friday, October 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Now that you have completed Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced 3D design classes, take your skills to the next level by completing our freestyle challenges or design a creation of your own! Grades 3-8

Sat, Oct 24, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Early voting for all Kane county precincts.

Sat, Oct 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Veneto Park - Veneto Ct. & Tuscany Dr. - Streamwood 60107

Sat, Oct 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Elgin Room
Veteran sports author Doug Feldmann and former Chicago Bears kicker (and current Illinois Supreme Court Justice) Bob Thomas visit the library to discuss Feldmann's new biography of Thomas.

Sat, Oct 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Go on a virtual tour of Italy with your own personal tour guide. Registration is required on Zoom to attend on your smartphone, computer or tablet.
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Sat, Oct 24, 11:00am - 11:45am
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buckskin Lane Park - Streamwood 60107

Sat, Oct 24, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: ReStore/Elgin Flea Market - 800 N. State St. - Elgin 60123

Sat, Oct 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
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, Oct 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Virtual
Something is amiss in Joey Drew Studios! Can you solve the puzzles and escape from the studio in time?

Sun, Oct 25, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Early voting for all Kane county precincts.

Sun, Oct 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Virtual
Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White talks about her experiences which led her to become an ally in the fight for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Joyce Fountain, moderator.
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Mon, Oct 26, 8:30am - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Early voting for all Kane county precincts.

Mon, Oct 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
Intermediate-level participants practice structured and spontaneous conversational skills. Led by Pita Betancourt and Nohora Chacon.

Mon, Oct 26, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual
Join the Rakow Readers for a book discussion on Zoom. This month: "There There" by Tommy Orange. Please register to be emailed the Zoom invitation link.
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Mon, Oct 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Make your own Minecraft game! The Minecraft world has stopped- the sheep are frozen, the chickens won't lay eggs, and the zombies are still. It's up to you to make it all work again. Grade 2 and up
This event is full

Mon, Oct 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is open to High Schoolers interested in making a difference in the library community.
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Mon, Oct 26, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Hunter's Ridge Apts. - southeast parking lot - 1068 Todd Farm Road - Elgin 60123

Mon, Oct 26, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Mark Ave/Greater Grace Church - 991 Deborah Ave. - Elgin 60123

Mon, Oct 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Este mes leeremos los capítulos 5-13 del libro: "Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana" por Erika L. Sánchez. Disponible en la Biblioteca.

Mon, Oct 26, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Wing Park Apts/Garden Qtr. Townhomes - southeast parking lot - 6 Tivoli Place - Elgin 60123

Mon, Oct 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual
This writer's peer group, led by author Kathleen York, will inspire and motivate you using prompts and exercises for creative writing. Writers of all genres are welcome to participate. Please Register
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Tue, Oct 27, 8:30am - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Early voting for all Kane county precincts.

Tue, Oct 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Virtual
Mwahahaha! Wear your costume for a monstrously fun morning of music, stories, and dancing! Please register.

Tue, Oct 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: State Street Towers - main entrance - 104 S. State St. - Elgin 60123

Tue, Oct 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual
Let's have fun exploring this fall favorite!
This event is full

Tue, Oct 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join other teen writers to share what youre writing and help you through the creative writing process.

Tue, Oct 27, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual
Let's have fun exploring this fall favorite!

Tue, Oct 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Buena Vista Apts. & Townhomes - playground by the office - 222 Locust St. - Elgin 60123

Tue, Oct 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
Visita el programa en vivo en: https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV

Tue, Oct 27, 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, Oct 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Join Keith Rauschenberger, CFP®, MBA, an experienced retirement planner as he leads you through a multi-week book discussion on retirement, investments and financial planning. Please register.
Register

Tue, Oct 27, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Join Elda's Craft Corner on Facebook Live at https://bit.ly/gbplFBLV and learn to make Halloween-themed repurposed picture frame wall decor.

Wed, Oct 28, 8:30am - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Early voting for all Kane county precincts.

Wed, Oct 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Room A-B
Bill the Baker, with over 40 years of baking experience, will teach you his basic recipe for scones. Due to limited seating, there is an option to view via Zoom. Please register on "Online" version.

Wed, Oct 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Bill the Baker, with over 40 years of baking experience, will teach you his basic recipe for scones. Once mastered, you'll be able to create endless options based on your favorite flavors. Register
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Wed, Oct 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Join us for drop-in piano performances in the Lobby by community members.

Wed, Oct 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual
Join us for a hauntingly 3D experience! Give your friends and family a fright by learning how to design a spooky fun creation in 3D. Grades 2-8 Families welcome!
This event is full

Wed, Oct 28, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Ann St. Park - 250 Ann Street - South Elgin 60177

Wed, Oct 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
Drop in and help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other various projects.

Wed, Oct 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual
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, Oct 28, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Virtual
Learn to properly collaborate with other artists using split sheets, BMI, ASCAP and songtradr.com for royalties, publishing and music licensing.

Wed, Oct 28, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Nature Ridge Elementary - school drop off loop - 1899 Westridge Blvd., Bartlett 60103

Wed, Oct 28, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blue Heron Park - 350 Blue Heron Way - Bartlett 60103

Wed, Oct 28, 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.
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Wed, Oct 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Join the Walking Book Club for a 45-minute walk, followed by a 45-minute book discussion. October 2020 discussion: No Exit by Taylor Adams.