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Come visit Williamsburg at Christmas!

2022-12-04 14:00:00 2022-12-04 15:00:00 America/Chicago Come visit Williamsburg at Christmas! This slide lecture will take a look at the beautiful decorations, discuss Williamsburg’s role as the colonial capital of Virginia, and see how you can make your own Williamsburg style decorations. Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor West

Sunday, December 04
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-04 14:00:00 2022-12-04 15:00:00 America/Chicago Come visit Williamsburg at Christmas! This slide lecture will take a look at the beautiful decorations, discuss Williamsburg’s role as the colonial capital of Virginia, and see how you can make your own Williamsburg style decorations. Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor West

Rakow Branch

Rakow - Corridor West

This slide lecture will take a look at the beautiful decorations, discuss Williamsburg’s role as the colonial capital of Virginia, and see how you can make your own Williamsburg style decorations.

Colonial Williamsburg is a magical place during the Christmas season. Candles shine in the windows and the houses are decorated with wreaths, swags of fruit, dried flowers and other natural decorations.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult Programs |

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Rakow Branch

Phone: 847-531-7271

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We're open 9:00AM to 8:00PM

Mon, Feb 06 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 07 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 08 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 09 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 10 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 11 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 12 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming Events

Wed, Feb 08, All day
Main Library
Snuggle up with books this winter by registering for the Winter Reading Challenge. Receive a prize just for signing up. Earn badges by reading and doing activities. Prize pickup starts February 13th

Wed, Feb 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Rakow Branch
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs in this interactive Storytime. Ages 1-3 years old with adult caregiver.
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Wed, Feb 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
New to computers 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. Sponsored by Comcast. 

Wed, Feb 08, 10:45am - 11:15am
Rakow Branch
Preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 3-5 years old
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Wed, Feb 08, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual - Hispanic Services - Zoom
En la supervisión del desarrollo se observa cómo su hijo crece y cambia con el tiempo y si su niño está alcanzando los típicos indicadores del desarrollo. En inglés y español.
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Wed, Feb 08, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bookmobile - Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Willow Lakes Estates – club house – 161 W. River Road – Elgin 60123 - 2:30-3:30

Wed, Feb 08, 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Bookmobile - Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Blackhawk Apts. – 926 Congdon Ave. – Elgin 60120 – 3:45-4:30

Wed, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library
Drop in and help out the library with cleaning, book displays, and other various projects. For teens in grades 9-12.
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Wed, Feb 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Make dragon buttons, a papercraft dragon, and a customized 3D dragon. No registration required.

Wed, Feb 08, 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Bookmobile - Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Woodview Circle & Chicago St., Elgin 60120 – 5:15-6:00

Wed, Feb 08, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Tired of paying an overpriced bill? Learn about how you might be able the “cut the cable cord” in favor of popular streaming subscriptions like Netflix, Hulu and more. Registration required.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room,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.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile - Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Crestwood Apts. of Elgin – info office – 45 Poplar Creek Dr. – Elgin 60120 - 6:15-7:00

Wed, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
The Walking Book Club meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm to walk, followed by the book discussion at 7:45 pm at the Main Library.

Wed, Feb 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Learn how to make bakery-style cheesecake and classic Chicago hot dogs with Elgin area baker Dee Kid Liefde. Taste the delicious creations afterwards! Limit of 50. Please register.
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Thu, Feb 09, All day
Main Library
Snuggle up with books this winter by registering for the Winter Reading Challenge. Receive a prize just for signing up. Earn badges by reading and doing activities. Prize pickup starts February 13th

Thu, Feb 09, 9:30am - 11:00am
In The Community - Sprinter
TechKnow Mobile stop: Greater Family Health - 373 Summit St., Elgin 60120

Thu, Feb 09, 9:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Babies will explore the world around them in this drop-in play program! Dress for a mess. For babies and toddlers up to 36 months with an adult caregiver. No registration required.

Thu, Feb 09, 9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - 2nd Floor - Behind Elevators
Get help with common tech issues like Microsoft Office, using a tablet, hotspots, syncing email with your phone, downloading content, and more. Drop in for personalized assistance at your library.

Thu, Feb 09, 9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - 2nd Floor - Genealogy
Receive one-on-one genealogy assistance from Elgin Genealogical Society volunteers.

Thu, Feb 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Lobby - Piano
Piano performance in the lobby by volunteer community members.

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor West
Learn about free eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines and more with Gail Borden’s entertainment apps. Registration required for each date.

Thu, Feb 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
South Elgin Branch
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs in this interactive Storytime. Ages 1-3 years old with adult caregiver.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 09, 11:15am - 11:45am
South Elgin Branch
Preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 3-5 years old
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 09, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Elgin 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, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Free tax preparation for individuals and families who qualify for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This service is by appointment only. Call 224-535-9856 to make an appointment.

Thu, Feb 09, 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor West
Discover the properties of snowflakes and create a symmetrical snowflake picture.
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Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Cada mes leemos una lectura hispanoamericana corta del libro "Abriendo puertas: Ampliando perspectivas." Hay copias del libro en la biblioteca. En español.

Thu, Feb 09, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Celebrate Valentine's Day with stories, songs, crafts, and more! For ages 3-6. Registration required.

Thu, Feb 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Virtual
¡Aprende como hacer chocolate caliente vegano para el día de San Valentín! Learn how to make vegan hot chocolate for Valentine's day! Participa/Participate: Facebook Live: www.gbpl.info/virtual

Thu, Feb 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
In this series, learn how to navigate, customize, and adjust system settings in Windows 10. Sponsored by Comcast.