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Black Voices, Black Joy

A Virtual Event Series

2021-02-24 18:00:00 2021-02-24 18:30:00 America/Chicago Black Voices, Black Joy During the month of February, we're celebrating Black history, culture, and heritage by sharing stories together in many ways. Virtual

Wednesday, February 24
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-02-24 18:00:00 2021-02-24 18:30:00 America/Chicago Black Voices, Black Joy During the month of February, we're celebrating Black history, culture, and heritage by sharing stories together in many ways. Virtual

During the month of February, we're celebrating Black history, culture, and heritage by sharing stories together in many ways.

This family event will be using the virtual platform Facebook. Join by visiting http://www.gbpl.info/fbylah at the time of program. Or catch us later! The video will be uploaded after live showing. 

Weekly Schedule: 

2/3  Theme: Affirmations of Black and Brown Identity

John Johnson, Director of Security at Gail Borden Library—All Because You Matter by Tami Charles, illus. Bryan Collier
Corey Dixon, Elgin City Council member—I Believe I Can by Grace Byers, illus. Keturah A. Bobo
 

2/10  Theme: Fantasy in Color

Andre Dyson, Digital Media Lab Supervisor—Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
 

2/17 Theme: Poetry and Parenting From A Black Mother’s Perspective

Dr. Mae Hicks Jones—What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black? A poem by Margaret T. Burroughs
                               Original poetry by Dr. Mae Hicks Jones.

2/24 Theme: Black America Triumphs

Pastor Andre Allen—The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander , illus.Kadir Nelson
                            I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes, illus. Bryan Collier

AGE GROUP: | Family |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Storytimes | Community |

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Virtual

Phone: 847-742-2411

Hours

Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 5:30PM

Mon, Mar 01 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Mar 02 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Mar 03 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Thu, Mar 04 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Mar 05 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Mar 06 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Mar 07 9:00AM to 5:30PM

About the branch

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

Upcoming events

Wed, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library
Award-winning author Derrick Barnes will visit us on Zoom. He will discuss his writing, tips on becoming a writer, a reading and discussion of his book I Am Every Good Thing, and a Q&A session!
Registration is now closed

Wed, Mar 03, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Ann St. Park – 250 Ann St. – South Elgin 60177

Wed, Mar 03, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Nature Ridge Elementary – school drop off loop – 1899 Westridge Blvd. – Bartlett 60103

Wed, Mar 03, 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Main Library
Learn how to edit video from your smartphone. Pre-Recorded for Facebook.

Wed, Mar 03, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Virtual - Kidspace - Zoom
Something strange is going on at Writing Club, and it's up to YOU to solve the mystery. Are you a world class detective? Super spy? Double agent? The choice is yours! Grades K-8. Registration Required
Registration is now closed

Wed, Mar 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Hispanic Services - Zoom
Aprende en la biblioteca o desde tu casa. Participa con otras personas que hablan español o inglés como primer idioma. Learn at the Library or from home with native English and Spanish speakers.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Mar 03, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual - Info Serv - Zoom
Learn tips and tricks for improving your computer's performance, stability and speed through common maintenance tasks in this class.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Mar 03, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blue Heron Park – 350 Blue Heron Way – Bartlett 60103

Thu, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual - Kidspace - Zoom
Learn about the life, art and folktales of the Anasazi, also known as “the ancient ones”, and create a paper plate replica of Anasazi pottery.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Garfield Elementary – 420 May St. – Elgin 60120

Thu, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual - Branch Services - Zoom
Play against local opponents over zoom and chess.com. Watch others play to gain experience or show off your chess prowess!
This event is full

Thu, Mar 04, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Virtual - Kidspace - Zoom
Learn about the life, art and folktales of the Anasazi, also known as “the ancient ones”, and create a paper plate replica of Anasazi pottery.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Mar 04, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: River’s Landing Apts. – 3 Times Square Rd. – Elgin 60120

Thu, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
QuickBooks has moved online! Learn how QuickBooks Online accounting software allows users to manage their company finances via services & products, customers, vendors, and reports.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Virtual
La información falsa está en todas partes. Escuche a expertos del Hospital Sherman compartir información confiable y dar consejos sobre el embarazo y la lactancia.

Thu, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Illinois Court – Illinois Ct. & Illinois Ave. – Elgin 60120

Thu, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Repasa y practica el inglés hablado y escrito que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 128 preguntas. El grupo es liderado por un tutor de Literacy Connection y cualquiera puede asistir.