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Summer Book Nook Expo (Family Edition)

Pick up kit at Main Library from June 2-June 12

2023-06-12 00:00:00 2023-06-12 23:59:00 America/Chicago Summer Book Nook Expo (Family Edition) Show off your family's artistic side in our summer tiny art show. You'll get a take-home kit to create a "book nook" to display at the library from July 17- 28 and a chance to win a prize. (Kit only.) Main Library -

Monday, June 12
All day

Add to Calendar 2023-06-12 00:00:00 2023-06-12 23:59:00 America/Chicago Summer Book Nook Expo (Family Edition) Show off your family's artistic side in our summer tiny art show. You'll get a take-home kit to create a "book nook" to display at the library from July 17- 28 and a chance to win a prize. (Kit only.) Main Library -

Show off your family's artistic side in our summer tiny art show. You'll get a take-home kit to create a "book nook" to display at the library from July 17- 28 and a chance to win a prize. (Kit only.)

**Please note: Due to space constraints & the larger size of the book nooks, kits will be limited to ONE PER FAMILY.**

We've done paintings and we've done sculptures- now its time to create a "book nook." A book nook is a decoration that can fit between the books on your bookshelf- think skinny diorama.  For this tiny art show, we'll be giving you the basics to create the book nook, but the creativity will be all you.  Will your book nook show a scene from outer space? From under the ocean? The setting of your favorite book? Anything goes- the only thing you HAVE to include in your book nook is a table on which we can see a mini book (supplies will be provided). Maybe this mini book will be the inspiration for your book nook, or maybe it will just be a book you and your family enjoy. Here is Ms. Carrie's sample as an example:

   

On the shelf with the book, and a closer up view of the contents!

Here are the details about the event: 

-Program supplies will be ready for pick-up between Friday, June 2nd through Monday, June 12th.  If you have not picked up your kit by June 12th (or made other arrangements by emailing crzeppa@gailborden.info), we will release it to the next person on the waitlist.

-This is a craft kit; there is no program or Zoom associated with this event. 

-Your family can decorate your book nook however you choose, but you will need to provide the necessary supplies (paint, decorative paper, stickers, small 3D items, accents from nature).  The library will provide the book nook (a cereal box reinforced and cut to size), a wooden cube and disk glued together as the mini table, a mini book (that you can color and decorate), some popsicle sticks (to use to help printed or drawn pictures stand upright), and an instruction flier with tips on creating your masterpiece.  

-After you have finished your work of art, return it to the library for the book nook expo. You'll have most of of June and some of July to create it.  Completed book nooks must by returned to the Main Library (KidSpace) by no later than Wednesday, July 12th.  

-Patrons will be able to vote for their favorite book nook starting Monday, July 17, 2023 through Friday, July 28, 2023.  Come back and vote! The nook receiving the most votes will win a prize.

-Participants can pick up their book nooks starting Wednesday, August 2nd.  At pick-up, all participants will receive a certificate of participation (or award, if you are the winner) with their book nooks.  All book nooks need to be picked up by Friday, August 11, 2023 unless other arrangements have been made with Ms. Carrie. 

-Winner will be announced the week of Monday, July 31, 2023.   

AGE GROUP: | Middle School | Family | Elementary School | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Activity |

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Upcoming Events

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Stop by and make Minion-themed crafts to take home. All materials supplied. Best for children age 3 and up. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in program!

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
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Tue, Jun 25, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Mobile Services
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Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270
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Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Mobile Services
Bookmobile stop: Powder River Park - 1985 Powder River Path – Elgin – 60123 – 3:00-3:45

Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Mobile Services
Bookmobile stop: Deer Pointe Drive, South Elgin 60177 – 4:00-4:45

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Join us for an interactive storytime! Best for kids birth-6 with an adult caregiver. All ages are welcome. Drop-in!

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
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Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
An altered book is a published book that has been changed into a new work of visual art through various art processes such as painting, drawing, collage, writing, and embellishment.

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Learn how to create and manage spreadsheet data using Google Sheets. Sponsored by Comcast Internet Essentials.
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Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
In The Community
Did you become a new U.S citizen? Join Mayor Kaptain and members of Elgin's City Council to congratulate new citizen honorees. There will be entertainment and refreshments after the ceremony.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that includes books, songs, music, and movement. For ages birth - age 2 with an adult caregiver. Drop-in program! No registration required.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:30am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Outside South
Register to climb through the 65' inflatable obstacle course. *Please Note: No shoes allowed in the obstacle course, sticky socks work, or just regular socks.
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Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Mobile Services
TechKnow Mobile Stop: 3 Times Square Rd, Elgin, IL 60120

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can join us outside on the ELC Patio for fun activities! This is a drop-in program. No registration required!

Wed, Jun 26, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mobile Services - Sprinter
TechKnow Mobile Stop: Lord's Park, 100 Oakwood Blvd, Elgin, IL 60120

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Outside South
Register to climb through the 65' inflatable obstacle course. *Please Note: No shoes allowed in the obstacle course, sticky socks work, or just regular socks.
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Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Love coding robots? Come meet the Ozobot, a fun smart robot that uses visual and block coding to learn programming. You will take the Ozobot on fantastic programming adventures. For grades 3 - 5
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Canceled
Wed, Jun 26, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Mobile Services
TechKnow Mobile stop: Centro de Informacion – 1885 Lin Lor Lane – Elgin 60123

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Mobile Services
Bookmobile stop: Willow Lakes Estates – clubhouse – 161 W. River Road – Elgin 60123 – 2:00-2:45

Canceled
Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mobile Services
TechKnow Mobile Stop: Well Child Center - 620 Wing St, Elgin, IL 60123

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270 Digital Media Lab
June 18: Beat Lab: Learn how to make your own beats using Logic Pro. June 26: BeatStars: Learn how to sell your own beats.

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Mobile Services
Bookmobile stop: Highbury Dr., east of Waverly – Elgin 60120 – 3:00-3:45

Wed, Jun 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Love coding robots? Join us as we explore coding algorithms using block language and Ozobots. For grades 6-8
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Wed, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Mobile Services
Bookmobile stop: Woodview Circle – corner of Woodview Cr. & Chicago St., Elgin 60120 – 4:00-4:45

Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Studio 270,Studio 270*
Help out the library with various projects. Meet in Studio 270. Registration Required.
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Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Mobile Services
Bookmobile stop: Crestwood Apts. of Elgin – info office – 45 Poplar Creek Dr. – Elgin 60120 – 5:00-5:45

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Adult Programs - Zoom,Grove Room
Herzlich willkommen! Practice or improve your conversation skills with other German speakers. Barbara Laane will be facilitating the conversation with different relevant themes.

Wed, Jun 26, 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. Interested? Contact Andrea at ahouston@gailborden.info.

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Learn how Google Sites allows users to create, design and add function to your own website in this two-part series. Sponsored by Comcast Internet Essentials.
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