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Shared Values: An Interesting Place to Live

Route of the Expression They say you can read a person’s face a roadmap of their life: the color and landscape of their ancestry is criss-crossed by lines that trace the shape of smiles, scowls and frowns, darkened by the shadow of a life’s work, and good and bad habits. A few places may be scarred by catastrophe.

Her host, Christopher Murphy, had just sold a sculpture to a woman from Buffalo Grove (coincidentally) and was hosting a party for her and several other friends, most of whom had never met before. The Kellers were invited to join them, and intending to stay for just a glass a wine, they remained until midnight.

Capturing lives’ journeys in words and portraits became a milestone in the life of Jen Keller, an Elgin photographer and writer whose own road tripof-a-lifetime inspired the idea for her book, The Many Faces of Elgin.

“All night long, everybody was just telling their story, and I just thought ... this is so cool — these stories!”

❝ Who is your hero?

Artist: Carol L. Zack Carol L. Zack is an award winning, Elgin based artist specializing in soft and oil pastel painting. She is available for workshops, painting demonstrations, classes, custom framing, and commissioned works. Recent advances in pastel materials have led to a new appreciation and value for art enthusiasts and collectors, making the medium very desirable. She would love an opportunity to show you the medium and how fun it can be to paint with.

“In 2015, my husband and I took a 28-day road trip around the country,” she recounted. “We stayed at all Air BnB’s. In Santa Fe we stayed in this guy’s house for $50 a night. We showed up in the middle of the afternoon and he’s setting up for a dinner party, and I asked what’s the occasion?”

Carol offers pastel classes at The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, The Dupage Art League, and teaches privately in her studio. She is active in local and national art organizations to support a variety of local and community art programs. Her degrees include a BA in Arts Education from Vanderbilt University and an MA in Arts Education from The University of Illinois. She continues to use her art expertise to express the value art makes in all of our lives and makes the pastel medium approachable and exciting.

She was so impressed by the experience that she began to wonder if it could recreated close to home. She posed the question to her husband: “Could we throw a bunch of people together and see what happens?” For Jen Keller, the magic is in the happenstance of these things, and trying to recreate that magic with a forumula that worked once before seemed contrived. Instead, she posted her personal story idea on social media and asked for feedback — and willing participants. She was flooded with responses.

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favorite teacher?

She started a dialog with each person by email and gave them a brief questionnaire to fill out. Sincere individuals who weren’t simply looking for free publicity (for their business) could get a ninety minute interview .

Look for her pastel paintings in an upcoming exhibition at Elgin’s Art Space hosted by The Yellow House Artists starting Oct. 17th. To set up classes, a demonstration, commission a portrait, or have some custom framing done, contact: Carol L. Zack at carol@zackartistry.com Visit her website: www.zackartistry.com

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Jen Keller.

Using downtown cafes as meeting places, her first three subjects ran the gamut from shyly reserved to boldly outspoken, each interview incredibly personal and unique. “From there it


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Open Saturdays • Hablamos Español was just one amazing conversation after another.” Among her biographical sketches are people of diverse age, ethnicity and occupation. Yet despite their differences, their stories have many elements in common: international angles; educational journeys; medical challenges; faith, family and community. They are among the universal themes of human experience that connect all people, but discovering them in the personal stories of a seemingly random set of people living and working in her own town was a revelation.

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you would like to thank?

“Until this project, Elgin was just my address. I had no connection to Elgin at all, it was just where I lived,” she said. “That’s very different now. That’s completely changed with this project.”

She particularly admires what she sees as her subjects determination to improve themselves and their situation — their perseverance, their tenacity.

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❝ What advice would you give your younger self?

And yet these are not stories of lives that were perfectly planned and executed — few peoples’ lives are like that. In reality it’s the unexpected fortunes and failures that test each person’s commitment to a value system or a particular path forward. Keller never expected to become a high school German teacher, or move to Elgin, or publish a book of portraits and biographies, but that’s where her story led. “Everybody told me I needed to have my story in the book, but I didn’t want it in there,” she confessed. After each question

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answers about herself, she swiftly changes the topic back to the Elginites she met, saying “Every single one of the stories I’ve written so far is ... inspirational. These people are amazing.”

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favorite Elgin moment?

In addition to the sixteen primary subjects in The Many Faces of Elgin, she prints the responses to five “Reflections questions,” collected from folks she approached in local coffee shops. As the term would suggest, the questions and answers are backward-looking. As for the future, each story concludes with little more than a nod to hopes, dreams and visions for the future. It underscores the subtext of Keller’s work: life doesn’t always go according to plan. Having seen the astonishing variety of people and places that make up America, Keller now considers Elgin her home. Her

friends and neighbors have provided enough fascinating material to fill a book, and she admits, “Elgin is so cool! It’s really special to me now. I have a connection to this town that’s really strong, and it’s all because of this.” —JP Jen Keller is an Elgin-based photographer, who loves capturing the everyday jobs of life. Her work focuses on nature and landscapes, but she also enjoys capturing the joys of people’s life-milestones. Her work has been on display throughout Elgin. She has taught German at Harlem High School for thirteen years. In her spare time, Jen loves traveling, baking, cooking, writing, crafting and spending time with her husband. For more information about The Many Faces of Elgin, including updates on availability and ordering information, visit the Facebook page:

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Billings Summary Division Street. Directed by award-winning actress and director Madeline Franklin, the show runs for two weeks starting June 23rd. For tickets and reservations, go to www. elgin-theatre.org or call (847) 741-0532.

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ENCORE! Soirée Lyrique, NFP presents “Encore” – An Outdoor Concert (Ravinia Style) on Sunday June 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm on the Terrace of Snuffy’s Villa in West Dundee, sponsored by Nutrition First, Inc.

The Odd Couple There’s a reason “The Odd Couple” is a classic — not only is there scarcely a moment in the play that isn’t hilarious, but in the usual Neil Simon style there are also fresh and unexpected insights into human nature. “The humor of The Odd Couple is rooted in watching ordinary guys, equipped with an extraordinary arsenal of zingers, turn each other into irreconcilable caricatures of themselves, the way people do in bad marriages.” (from a New York Times review) See for yourself this month as the Elgin Theare Company brings this play to life on the stage of the Elgin Art Showcase, 164

By popular demand, Soirée Lyrique has invited tenors Franco Martorana and Simon Kyung Lee to return for a third outdoor performance of all-time favorite Italian Songs, Musical Theater, popular excerpts from Operas such as Rigoletto, Tosca, Traviata, Carmen and Manon Lescaut as well as standard excerpts. Ukrainian dramatic soprano, Tetyana Torzhevska and French Canadian soprano, Solange Sior will complete the cast along with the magnificent pianist, Dr. Chiayi Lee. Bring your own lawn chair and picnic and enjoy the beautiful three acres of rolling landscape ... or make a reservation for the seated area. A free golf cart ride from your car to the performing area is available on request! In case of rain the performance

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June 23, 24, 25, 30, and July 1 and 2, 2017 Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM Sunday at 2:00 PM Elgin Art Showcase 164 Division Street - Eighth Floor Elgin, Il.

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Madeline Franklin directs The Odd Couple at the Elgin Art Showcase, weekends June 23-July 2. will be moved to the Music Room of Snuffy’s Villa. Reservations will secure your seat in the Music Room in case of rain. Suggested donation is $15-30 per person. Their busy month continues with master classes led by Eric Weimer, Assistant Conductor with Lyric Opera of Chicago in the Music Room of Snuffy’s on June 20 and 24th. An audience is welcome, entry fee $10 per person.

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Tickets: Adults $18.00 Youth/Sr. $15.00 For reservations or information Phone: (847) 741-0532 E-mail: TICKETS@INIL.COM Web: WWW.ELGIN-THEATRE.ORG ASL performances June 25 and July 2, 2017

The Odd Couple is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 5 7:00 PM

Through the Looking Glass

The majestic sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Elgin will host

The Children’s Theatre of Elgin celebrates its 30th season of performances which takes the Blizzard Theatre stage at ECC for two weeks starting June 16th.

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This new musical fantasy based on the Lewis Carroll story is full of wordplay, swordplay, and great music in a strange world turned upside down! Performed by a talented cast of area young people 7-20 years old.

a neo-soul funk band who want to show the human face of Syria to Americans.

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Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10-12 and are available at tickets.elgin.edu or by dilaling 847-622-0300.

Summer Concerts in the Park And an event to benefit the outstanding 2017 Young Artist Program will be held June 24th, featuring hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and Young Artists’ performances. Contact Soiree Lyrique at www.soireelyrique. org before June 17th to be invited to this exclusive event.

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Coming to Elgin for the first time June 16-18, this threeday festival presented by Side Street Studio Arts celebrates the female voice in the arts. Originally developed to address the underrepresentation of female choreographers in the dance world, GD grew into a multi-discipline festival, now including the work of self-identified female artists working in music, theatre, site-specific, and visual arts, as well as dance. Now in its 7th year, GD has moved from Chicago to The Professional Building in downtown Elgin. Performances and exhibitions will be held in unique spaces on the 6th floor and the beautiful Elgin Art Showcase on the 8th floor. For complete details, see the Going Dutch program included in selected copies of this month’s BRAVO Magazine, or go to sidestreetstudioarts.org/going-dutch-festival. A $25 festival pass gets you into all performances, and individual shows are $10 each.

Most Tuesday nights in June and July feature music right here in Elgin with the City of Elgin’s summer concerts in the park. All concerts are free of charge, but remember to bring a few dollars to purchase popcorn and other treats from one of our local Elgin non-profits, as well as lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the live music. All concerts begin at 7pm at the Wing Park Bandshell.

June 20th will feature the StingRays. This classic rock band always gets the crowd dancing and singing to songs from Rockabilly -- tons of sixties -- to the 70’s. They’ve opened for some of the greatest names in Rock & Roll like the Ides of March, the Buckinghams, and the Guess Who. On June 27th, the Second Hand Soul Band will be in town, and Motown, Soul, Rock & Roll is what you are in for. This energetic, dynamic seven-piece band has many years of experience and really knows how to entertain! Between the funky hits of the 70s, the one-hit wonders, the disco and the soulful songs of that era, you will be moved to dance and sing; “Songs you remember from the nights you don’t!”


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Elgin Cultural Arts Commission Art Showcase on the 8th floor. A few special events will be held at Eastern Groove Studio and Side Street Studio arts, only a few short blocks for The Professional Building.

The Festivals are Coming Going Dutch? For my entire life going dutch has always meant paying your own way. The movies and television have portrayed going dutch as a line for a woman to say that helps a nervous man feel comfortable on a first date. In those situations the truth is that the woman is in control. Women will also be taking control and running the show when Going Dutch, a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts opens on June 16th, 17th and 18th at Side Street Studio Arts.

Going Dutch originally began seven years ago to address the underrepresentation of female choreographers in the dance world. Over those 7 years the idea grew and expanded to include the work of self-identified female artists working in music, theater, site-specific, and visual art as well as dance. For the first time ever, the festival has moved from Chicago and will be hosted in The Professional Building in downtown Elgin. Performances and exhibitions will be held in unique spaces on the 6th floor and the Elgin

There are many free events, Festival Passes are $25 and get you into all events and special pass-only events, and single tickets are $10. For information check out www.sidestreetstudioarts.org/ going-dutch-festival.

Elgin Short Film Festival We’re excited to invite you to take part in the 9th Annual Elgin Short Film Festival. This is a one of a kind event-taking place in Elgin, IL on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The ESFF has drawn film entries from around the world making this an impressive event that has entertained film lovers since 2009. We are currently inviting filmmakers to submit their short films (20 minutes in

length) for competition in our festival. The Elgin Short Film Festival is the only short film festival of its kind in the area. Entries in our festival can only be up to 20 minutes long including credits. This competition will allow any filmmaker to submit work, even if it has been entered into other festival competitions! We encourage submitting films in every genre and subject matter as long as they are within the scope of the official rules. The ESFF is excited to be working with Film Freeway again this year. We’re thrilled to be member of a growing community of festival organizers who have brought artists together through thousands of events all around the world. Filmmakers can submit their films via Filmfreeway.com There are two categories for films to be entered. The ESFF will feature a Live Action category and an Animation category.

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Outdoor Concert All-time favorite excerpts from Musical Theater, Italian songs, Popular Opera and Standards. Solange Sior, soprano Franco Martorana, tenor Dr. Chiayi Lee, pianist

Tetyana Torzhevska, soprano Simon Kyung Lee, tenor

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm

On the Terrace of Snuffy’s Villa, 17N405 Oak Avenue, West Dundee 60118 Solange Sior

Franco Martorana

“Please bring your own lawn chair or make a reservation for the seated area.” (The Terrace is surrounded by prairies & forest preserve. Bring insect repellent.) Performance will be moved to the music room of Snuffy’s Villa in case of rain, space islimited, make a reservation to secure a seat. Suggested Donations $15 - $30 per person

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Elgin Cultural Arts Commission Each category will have 5 potential finalists. The top two, as voted on by the selection committee, will make the finals. The next 3 films in each category will compete to make the finals on September 16th as part of the Elgin Fringe Festival. The Top Finalist’s films selected will be treated to a red carpet arrival the night of the festival and will be shown in the 1200 seat theater of The Hemmens Cultural Center! 1st Prize: $1,000 plus trophy, 2nd Prize: $500 plus trophy, 3rd Prize: $300 plus trophy! Mike Toomey, comedian and integral part of the WGN morning show, returns to MC our event. The deadline to submit your film is August 25th, 2017! For a complete list of rules and regulations, and to download an application, go to: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ElginShortFilmFestival http://www.hemmens.org/annualfilmfestival https://www.facebook.com/elginshortfilm

Elgin Literary Festival The ELF Committee is working on getting the program lined up for 2018, and we want to know what authors or programs you want to see! Have an author or program in mind? Shoot us an email at: ElginLiteraryFestival@ gmail.com.

Individual Artist Grants The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission is currently accepting proposals for Individual Artist Grants. These grants are available on a project basis to area artists. Past projects that have been funded are visual art exhibits, performances, performance art, and more. Check out the application at CityofElgin.org. Applications are due one week before the regularly scheduled Cultural Arts Commission meeting held the second Monday of each month. Not sure if you qualify? Have questions about the application? Contact Staff Liaison, Amanda Harris at Harris_A@cityofelgin.org for more information.

Cultural Arts Commission Supported Events Side Street Studio Arts (Organizational Grant Recipient) Side Street Studio Arts presents the 7th annual Going Dutch Festival - a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. June 15-18, 2017 will bring over 250 artists from around the Unites States to participate in 14 performances and 5 master classes at the Professional Building in Downtown Elgin, 164 Division Street. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit SideStreetStudioArts.org

Children’s Theatre of Elgin (Organizational Grant Recipient) Children’s Theatre of Elgin/Fox Valley Theatre Company presents the fantasy musical Through the Looking Glass June 16-25, 2017 at the Elgin Community College Arts Center Blizzard Theatre. Alice’s tumble through an enchanted mirror takes her to a strange world turned upside down. Performed by a talented cast of local actors ages 7 through 20 years, this Lewis Carroll story is filled with wordplay swordplay, and great music!


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BRAVO can also bring new challenges; we want to hear from you as we explore implementing an unmanned aircraft system program for Elgin. We invite everyone to attend this open forum. 6p, Centre of Elgin cityofelgin.org. Free

Thu.Jun.1 Gail Borden Public Library: Dinosaur Giants Exhibit Please visit https://www.gailborden.info/ for more information and hours. Exhibit runs through September 24 at the Downtown Elgin branch.... Gail Borden Public Library gailborden.info Downtown Elgin Harvest Market Local vendors with fresh vegetables, breads, cheeses, meats olives, mushrooms, spices, honey, fresh flowers, bath and body products and concessions; Weekly Live entertainment; Opening day raffle; Community sponsors and partners focusing on health, wellness, enviroment, sustainability, and community. Vendors at the Elgin Harvest Market include: Butter & Flour, CC Angus Beef, The Cheese People, La Spiceria, Marthas Gourmet Popcorn, Windy Acres Crafts, Windy Acres Farms, Rovers K9 Snacks, HummelBee, Jays Markets, Noffke Family Farms, Casting Whimsey, Garden Joy, Entourage Clinical Services, Jason Scott Specialty Foods, Golden Eagle Hot Dogs, Ruthellas New Orleans Cuisine and Elgin BBQ Pit...and more. Repeats every Thursday through September. 9a, Kimball St. at Grove Ave.. Free Device Advice (RB) Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or eReader? Bring your questions and your device to the library for some 1:1 help! 9.30a-11.30a, Rakow Rakow - Computer Cafe 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Volunteer Celebration Luncheon (ML) Luncheon to honor our volunteers 11a-3.30p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Good Things Rummage Sale Third annual Good Things Rummage Sale runs through Saturday June 3. Handicap accessible. Elevator available. Free parking in the city deck across the street. 5p-8p, First United Methodist Church fumcelgin.org Public Forum: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Emergencies can occur anywhere at any time. The city of Elgin strives to be on the forefront of new technology that improves services for our citizens. New technology

The Gaming Event (ML) Players in grades 3-up are welcome to come to this monthly drop-in event. Play Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and other role-playing games. Bring your cards to play or trade. Don’t know how to play? We will teach you and get you started. No registration required. 6p-8p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Citizenship Conversation Group/ Grupo de Conversacion para la Ciudadania (ML) Do you need to practice English for your naturalization/citizenship test? Come to this free group to review and practice the spoken English you will need for the interview and the 100 questions from the history/civics test. This group will be led by a tutor and is open to all. Presented by The Literacy Connection. No registration. ¬¨√∏Necesitas practicar tu ingles para el examen de la ciudadania? Ven a este grupo gratis para repasar y practicar el ingles que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas del examen de historia y civica. El grupo es liderado por un tutor del Literacy. 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Authors on the Fox: Best Seat in the House - Diary of a Wrigley Field Usher (ML) Bruce Bohrer was born and raised on the North Side of Chicago where he became an avid Cubs fan. Beginning in 2003, Bruce spent nine seasons working as an usher at Wrigley Field. During that time, he saw it all: brushes with greatness, marriage proposals, creative signs and cheers, unique crowd control issues, and the sheer awe and excitement of Wrigley patrons. His book, “Best Seat in the House! Diary of a Wrigley Field Usher” details both the joys and tribulations he experienced. And it does so with a perspective only an usher could offer as he tells of his days at the shrine called Wrigley. Please register. 7p-8p, GBPL Main Library at Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Microsoft Excel: Working with Tables (SEB) Learn how to create tables and pivot tables, sort and filter data, work with large spreadsheets, and more in this class. Note: These classes will be held in the Hoffer Room at the South Elgin Branch after normal operating hours. PLEASE arrive on time as the doors will be locked at 7:05 pm. If you are bringing a laptop of your own, please inform staff when you register. This program is open to both district and non-dis-

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Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info DNA of Elgin’s First Friday The first Friday of every month Downtown Elgin businesses offer a variety of special events, deals and activities! Stay up to date here: Downtown Elgin First Fridays on Facebook... 5p, Various

trict residents thanks to the generous support of Comcast. For more information on the Comcast Internet Essentials program, please visit www. internetessentials.com #MicrosoftTools 7p-8.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info

Fri.Jun.2 Gail Borden Public Library: Dinosaur Giants Exhibit Please visit https://www.gailborden.info/ for more information and hours. Exhibit runs through September 24 at the Downtown Elgin branch.... Gail Borden Public Library gailborden.info Good Things Rummage Sale See 6/1. 9a-4p, First United Methodist Church fumcelgin.org Modern Garden Plants for Your Old-House Gardens (ML) Landscape your older home in the style of its era while enjoying the benefits of improved plants. Garden author Erin Hynes will talk about modern varieties of plants that the family who built your house might have grown, and the style in which they might have used them. In addition to recommending specific plants and giving landscaping ideas, Hynes will explain why certain plants became popular and then fell out of favor, and how and why house and garden styles changed from the Civil War to just after World War II. Join us no matter the style of your house! Co-sponsored by Elgin Garden Club. Door prizes! Please register. 9.30a-11a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Computers 101 Series: Email for Beginners (ML) Learn to create a free Microsoft Outlook email account and use its features to send, receive, and organize email messages in this class. 11a-12.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Quiet Lab (ML) A quiet space to come and use a computer without distractions for ages 18 and up. No cell phones. Headphones are required for any audio. No registration but sign-in is required at the Computer Center desk. 1p-5.30p, GBPL Main

Exhibit Opening: Father In celebration of Father’s Day, Side Street Studio Arts will be holding a month-long exhibit from June 2-25, 2017, featuring work created and/or inspired by artists’ fathers. The reception is free and open to the public. Donations welcomed. 7p, Side Street Studio Arts sidestreetstudioarts.org West Ridge Summer Bags League West Ridge Summer Bags League: Join us any Friday night this summer for Bags, Burgers and a fun. We start June 2nd and run through July 21st. Mark your calendars for Friday nights at 7-9 pm. Bring a friend to be your partner or connect with someone here, adults and teens over 16 please. We will serve burgers or Brats and chips at every event, no need to bring anything unless you have a nice Bags set, then please bring that with you. Let us know you’re coming for food purposes on our Facebook invite page. Hope to see you soon. Repeats 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 at 7p. 7p, West Ridge Community Church 847.488.1800 First Fridays Improv with GreenRoom Productions There’ll be laughter, crazy antics, competing teams of improvisers, live music and a cash bar. It’ll be a fun night out that won’t break the bank! 100% clean. 99.27% hilarious. 90 minutes of complete improvisation a la Whose Line Is It Anyway. Great fun for all ages! 15/$12 General Admission. Snag your tickets at the door, or in advance at 847.931.5900 or you can purchase online. 8p-9.40p, Hemmens Cultural Center hemmens.org Danny’s on Douglas Live Music Live music tonight at Danny’s!... 9p, Danny’s on Douglas dannyspizzaelgin. com Selfie and the Photobombs 9p, Danny’s on Douglas dannyspizzaelgin. com. No Cover Medusa Friday Night Latin Dance Party Dance the night away at Medusa till 4am!... 10p-4a, Medusa’s medusachicago.com

Sat.Jun.3 Gail Borden Public Library: Dinosaur Giants Exhibit Please visit https://www.gailborden.info/ for more information and hours. Exhibit runs through September 24 at the Downtown Elgin branch.... Gail Borden Public Library gailborden.info How to Turn Your Audiences Into Friends Eastern Groove easterngroove.com

Official Parking Garage Party AFTER PARTY with Meaux Green Continue your epic night of music and cars by joining us for the Official PGP After Party presented by Stay iLL Clothing, Stance Down Low, and Gridlife!! Follow us to Medusa’s Chicago, a walking distance full service nightclub, located just a few blocks from the Parking Garage Party venue!! Here we will keep the good times rolling from 9pm-6am! Tickets online: https://www.seetickets.us/ event/Styles-and-Complete-MeauxGreen-PGP-AFTERPARTY/345537. 17+ to attend, 21+ to drink. Medusa’s medusachicago.com. $17 up Special Olympics Torch Run at Elgin PD The public is invited to participate in the Special Olympics Illinois Torch Run on Saturday, June 3. Registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m. Opening events kick off at 8:45 and the 5k run starts at 9 a.m. Join us at 10:30 for food, fun and festivities. There is no entrance fee - and there will be Special Olympics t-shirts available for purchase. Put on your gym shoes and come run with us! 8a-2p, Elgin Police Department cityofelgin.org

3.6 well as food trucks offering snacks. This event is outdoors so dress for the weather. No registration required. 12p-1.59p, Elgin Public Museum elginpublicmuseum.com Build a Better World - Midwest Museum of Natural History (SEB) How does a snake make the world a better place? Can a lizard contribute to a better tomorrow? Get hands on with some of the world’s less popular animals and explore the unique features that help them be a better animal. 1p-2p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Essential Oil Safety Essential oils are wonderful gifts from the natural world that can help us physically and spiritually, but there is a lot of incorrect, incomplete, or even dangerous information out there. Learn how to use essential oils SAFELY to improve your life. 1p, Maiden Bedlam maidenbedlam.com. $25

Good Things Rummage Sale See 6/1. 9a-12p, First United Methodist Church fumcelgin.org

Welcome Baby! Baby’s First Library Visit (RB) Babies up to six months and parents. Bring baby and baby’s new library card to learn about programs and resources to support your baby’s early literacy development and receive a special gift! R 1p-2p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info

Gromkhana 2017 Gromkhana is a timed, closed course event. Participants are required to maneuver the motorcycle around and through traffic cones, small jumps and various obstacles. It is a lower speed event that emphasizes skill over speed. Fastest rider wins the Grom! Sign in is from 7-9a on the day of the event. Mandatory riders meeting is at 8:45 on the day of the event. www. bbkmotorsport.com/--Gromkhana 9a, BBK Motorsport Elgin bbkmotorsport. com. $50

Tiempo de Pr!ctica (ML) Ayudantes que hablan espanol estaran disponibles para asistir al publico en general a: usar el teclado y raton de una computadora con cursillos en linea, crear una cuenta de correo electronico, repasar lo aprendido en clase, y contestar preguntas. Puedes usar una computadora en el salon o traer tu computadora, tableta o telefono. No hace falta que te inscribas. 1.30p-2.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Ike’s Fish for Fun When was the last time you took your children or grandchildren fishing? Well, here is your chance! With the help from the Izaak Walton League of America, Fish for Fun event features a fishing derby for youths 15 years old and younger. Awards are presented for the largest catch in each category. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Depending on weather, time and location is subject to change. 9a-1p, Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

Algonquin Academy of Dance ~ Recital 2p-4.30p, Hemmens Cultural Center hemmens.org Welcome Baby! Baby’s First Library Visit (RB) Babies up to six months and parents. Bring baby and baby’s new library card to learn about programs and resources to support your

Coding Series: HTML Basics (ML) Learn the programming language that powers the web. This class will cover basic page structure and formatting. 10a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Bubblefest Kids will make a bubble-blower, shake hands in a bubble, stand in a bubble and make bubble art. The Lords Park Zoo will be open. The K-9 Corps of the Elgin Police Department will be in attendance as

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June 2017 baby’s early literacy development and receive a special gift! R 2p-3p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Programa Microsoft Excel: B!sicos (ML) Este programa te ayuda a hacer tareas de la vida cotidiana y el trabajo - el presupuesto mensual de gastos, manejar las calificaciones de estudiantes, hacer pronosticos de ventas, controlar inventarios y mas. Te familiarizaras con las opciones y herramientas basicas. 2.30p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Parking Garage Party 2017 Come join us for the Second Annual Parking Garage Party brought to you by Stay ill Clothing and Stance Down Low! Join us at our premiere automotive gathering located on the top four levels of the Fulton Street Parking Deck located in thriving downtown Elgin. Enjoy live DJs, a concert stage and lighting, a lively crowd, industry vendors, and the most exquisite cars in the Midwest. All while taking in the beautiful views from the top levels of the garage as the sun sets on the City in the Suburbs. Tickets required: e.sparxo.com/Stay-ill-x-SDL-presents-Parking-Garage-Party-2017 5p, Fulton Street Parking Deck. $15 Battle of the Bands, Round 1.3 7p, Side Street Studio Arts sidestreetstudioarts.org. $5 donation Doctor Who Viewing Party Join The Blue Box Cafe and Whovians around the Northwest Suburbs as we host a viewing party for the latest edition of Doctor Who. We will be viewing Season 10, Episode 8: The Lie of the Land. We will be serving Doctor Who-themed beverages and snacks including BBC house made Jammie Dodgers and Jelly Babies!!! We ask that you keep talking to a minimum during the performance, thanks in advance! 8p, Blue Box Cafe theblueboxcafe.com. Free Risky Business 80s Dance Party We’ll take you back in time to the days of big hair and neon and you can dance the night away to songs you forgot you used to love. 9.15p, D Hangout Bar and Grill d-hangout.com. No Cover Medusa Saturday Night Dance Party Dance the night away at Medusa till 4am!... 10p-4a, Medusa’s medusachicago.com

Sun.Jun.4 Gail Borden Public Library: Dinosaur Giants Exhibit Please visit https://www.gailborden.info/ for more information and hours. Exhibit runs through September 24 at the Downtown Elgin branch.... Gail Borden Public Library gailborden.info Wake ‚Äòn’ BACON: Roaming Hog

Food Truck Plank Road Tap Room plankroadtaproom.com Wicca Beginnings Much has been written and debated about the beginnings of the Wiccan faith. In this class we will separate fact from fiction. Using both scholarly an anecdotal sources, we will trace the ancient roots of this most modern of practices. Understanding the past is the best way to build the foundation under you as we begin to walk into the future. Unravel the world of modern neopaganism and learn how to navigate its vast waters as we delve into who is who and what is what. 1p, Maiden Bedlam maidenbedlam.com. $80 Elgin History Museum: Elgin Road Races with Ed Wesemann 2p-3p, Elgin History Museum elginhistory.org Screen Free Family Game Night Every Sunday, bring your favorite games and the whole family. Leave the phones in the car and spend some quality time together. Repeats 6/11, 6/18, 6/25. 4p, Elgin Public House elginpublichouse.com. No Cover

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Quiet Lab (ML) A quiet space to come and use a computer without distractions for ages 18 and up. No cell phones. Headphones are required for any audio. No registration but sign-in is required at the Computer Center desk. 9a-4.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Tiny Tales (ML) Join us for a short storytime segment, then stay to play! A variety of fun activities will be offered for you and your little one to enjoy together - music, bubbles, toys, and more. For babies from birth to 23 months and an adult caregiver. No need to register. 10a-10.30a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Spanish Cafe/Cafe en Espanol (ML) Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish. Participants also will learn vocabulary. Participantes de nivel intermedio practican respondiendo o empezando conversaciones en espanol con fluidez y hablando con gente que hablan espanol como primer idioma. 12p-1p, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Studio 270 Media Arts Camp 2017 Audio Camp (ML) Curious about Studio 270’s Digital Media Lab but don’t

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Customers (ML) Learn how to add, edit, delete, and credit customers as well as how to work with invoices and receive payments in class four of the QuickBooks’ series. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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know where to start? Attend our second annual Media Arts Camp! Learn the basics of audio & video recording. For teens in grades 9-12, registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more!For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 2p-2.30p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Tiny Tales (SEB) Join us for a short storytime segment, then stay to play! You and your little one will enjoy music, bubbles, toys and more together. For babies from birth to 23 months and an adult caregiver. No need to register. 6p-6.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Poetry Writers Workshop (ML) Come share your love of poetry! This is a group for local poets to share what they have written. Gareth Mann Sitz, poet and songwriter, will facilitate. No registration. 6.30p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Birds & Dinosaurs (ML) Geologist Mark Kuntz will discuss our “living dinosaurs” - birds! Fossils show the connection between birds as we know them, and dinosaurs. He will bring dinosaur fossils, such as eggs, gizzard stones, and coprolites, and two actual dino-bird fossils from China. Please register. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 7p-7.30p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Gail Borden Public Library: Dinosaur Giants Exhibit Please visit https://www.gailborden.info/ for more information and hours. Exhibit runs through September 24 at the Downtown Elgin branch.... Gail Borden Public Library gailborden.info Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 9.30a-10a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Elgin Genealogical Society (ML) A monthly meeting of the Elgin Genealogical Society 9.30a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Panera Milk & Cookie Storytime The Gail Borden Public Library and Panera Bread are partnering to sponsor this program to be held at Panera Bread. Your preschooler will enjoy stories read by a library staff member, followed by a milk and cookie snack compliments of Panera. Registration begins May 16. 9.30a-10a, GBPL Library On The Go at Restaurant gailborden.info Inner Work for Self Healing Use the power of your mind to awaken your potential for self-healing. Living with chronic pain, fatigue, and other long term health issues can be overwhelming. Meditation, progressive relaxation, affirmation, and visualization can help you to become an active and positive participant in your own healing process. Learn meditation to reduce stress and attain peace of mind. Create your own healing affirmations to help change negative thought patterns. Each week you will be guided through a nurturing and relaxing visualization specific for building an inner environment where healing can take place. Four week class. Call for registration and tuition information. 10a, Simple Balance Health Center 847.468.6012

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 7p-8p, Elgin City Hall cityofelgin.org

Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 11a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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Gail Borden Public Library the hub of discovering your own past, preserving your memories, and exploring historic Elgin. Tour the new Elgin Area Collection, sample the new Preservation Station, and more. 11.30a-12.30p, GBPL Main Library at Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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Studio 270 Media Arts Camp 2017 Audio Camp (ML) Curious about Studio 270’s Digital Media Lab but don’t know where to start? Attend our second annual Media Arts Camp! Learn the basics of audio & video recording. For teens in grades 9-12, registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Story-a-saurus (SEB) 30 minutes of stories, firgerplays and songs for ages 3-6. As parents must remain in the building but do not need to attend class, this is the first on my own library experience for children. 2p-2.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info

Career Services & Resume Assistance (ML) These programs will occur simultaneously in the Computer Training Room in order to better serve job seekers:1)IDES Unemployment and Illinois Job Link AssistanceTuesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMComputer Training RoomStaff from the Illinois Department of Employment Security will be available to assist with filing for unemployment benefits and registering on the Illinois Job Link website. Drop-ins welcome. Schedules occasionally change. Please check www.gailborden.info/ events for specific locations and times. This program is in partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security. For more information, call 1-800-244-5631 or visit www.ides.illinois.gov. 2) Job Search & Resume Help Tuesdays, 1:00PM - 4:00 PMComputer Training RoomDrop in for one-on-one assistance with your job search. Receive help with your resume, cover letter, completing online applications, and more.Schedules occasionally change. Please check www. gailborden.info/events for specific locations and times. This program is in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment. For more information, call 630-8448768. 1p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Chamber Conversation: Storytelling in Fundraising/Marketing You have a great idea, a solution to a problem, a service that could benefit so many people. You have a story to tell but where do you start? Learn how to boil your big ideas down into a succinct mission statement, and then build them back up again into an inspiring vision statement. Explore the values at the foundation of your business, and the benefits of a values statement. And pick up some quick tips for broadly sharing your message right now. If your elevator pitch is too long, if your friends still don’t understand what you’re doing, or if you’d simply like to refine the way you publically present your goals, please join us for our June Chamber Conversation with Amanda Garcia. Fee applies. Call or

Creativity Lab (SEB) Art, tinkering activities and games will be available for creative play. For grades 1 & up. 2p-3p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info

Tuesday Crafternoons (ML) Feeling crafty? Join us on Tuesdays and learn how to make something new. DIY enthusiasts welcome. For teens entering grades 9-12. 3p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Rakow Rooks Chess and Games Club (RB) Kids are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles. Chess sets available or bring your own.Grades 3 to 8 4.30p-5.30p, Rakow Rakow - Corridor West 847.531.7271 gailborden.info South Elgin Sentinels Chess Club (SEB) Kids are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or Advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles.For children in grades 3-8. 4.30p-5.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Property Maintenance Board of Appeals 5p-6p, Elgin City Hall cityofelgin.org Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee 6p-7p, The Centre of Elgin Grupo de Conversacion en Ingles/ English Conversation Group (ML) Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor from the Literacy Connection. No registration.Practica conversar en ingles, mejora tu pronunciacion y adquiere confianza con un tutor

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June 2017 del Literacy Connection. No hace falta inscribirse. 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Human Relations Commission City Hall cityofelgin.org

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Meditation Please join us Tuesday evenings for a free, non-denominational, candlelight meditation in our beautiful, historic stained-glass sanctuary. Increase positivity, happiness, energy calmness; reduce stress, anxiety, depression, anger, confusion; improve concentration, focus, self-awareness, clarity; decrease pain, inflammation, heart rate, blood pressure. Repeats 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 at 6.30p. 6.30p, First Congregational Church of Elgin 630.886.8823 fcc-elgin.org. Free Board of Examiners of Stationary Engineers

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8p, Elgin City Hall cityofelgin.org Danny’s on Douglas Open Mic Night 7p, Danny’s on Douglas dannyspizzaelgin.com Heritage Commission cityofelgin.org

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Wed.Jun.7 Gail Borden Public Library: Dinosaur Giants Exhibit Please visit https://www.gailborden.info/ for more information and hours. Exhibit runs through September 24 at the Downtown Elgin branch.... Gail Borden Public Library gailborden.info Job Training Information Session (ML) Training grants are available to help you get a job! Learn about WIOA services and the application process.

13 This program is in partnership with the Kane County /department of Community Reinvestment. For more information, call 630-966-1435, ext. 40078. 9.30a-11a, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Computer Take-Apart for Grades 5-8 (ML) From motherboards to graphics cards, kids will explore computer hardware basics in this hands-on class. Adults are welcome if accompanying a registered participant. Registration required. 10a-11a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rm. C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Dinosaur Encounters (ML) Come and see local author and dinosaur expert Janet Riehecky while she talks about the latest theories of how dinosaurs lived! She’ll be presenting fossils and replicas of dinosaur bones including a 5’7” Apatosaurus femur and a life-size T-Rex foot! 10a-11a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Creativity Lab (RB) Art, tinkering activities and games will be available for creative play.Grades 1 & up 10.30a-11.30a, Rakow Rakow - Corridor East 847.531.7271 gailborden.info

Encore Veggie Planting Fest In case you missed our first one! Saturday, June 10th from 11am - 3pm future location at the (Ziegler’s Ace at 215 N Spring Street)

Story-a-saurus(RB) 30 minutes of stories, fingerplay and songs. 10.30a-11a, Rakow Rakow - Children’s Area 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Studio 270 Media Arts Camp 2017 Audio Camp (ML) Curious about Studio 270’s Digital Media Lab but don’t know where to start? Attend our second annual Media Arts Camp! Learn the basics of audio & video recording. For teens in grades 9-12, registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Jewelry Workshop: Hemp Bracelets (SEB) Be the envy of your class with one-of-a-kind jewelry. Learn the basic skills to get started making hemp bracelets. 2p-4p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Coding Challenge for Grades 5-8 (ML) Learn the basic concepts behind computer programming by completing coding challenges. Each session will involve a different challenge - come to as many as you would like! You will receive a 3d-printed token each week that you successfully participate. 3p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Chessmasters Junior Chess Club (ML) Kids and teens are invited to hone their chess skills during our free-play sessions. Beginners are welcome¬¨√≥we will teach you how to play! 4p5p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rm. C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Stop in for ... Garden advice from local farmers Demonstration of a “Four Square Garden” at noon, 1pm and 2pm Learn how to grow a mini-garden in a flowerpot Grilled Veggie Kabobs and Ice Tea And your chance to finally BUY THAT SHARE of Shared Harvest and get a free flower pot and a $10 gift certificate from Ziegler’s Ace! No better time to become a part of a community movement for good food ...

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Dino historias para la familia/Dino Spanish Family Storytime (ML) !Este verano unete a nosotros para un rugiente rato con Dibs el dinosaurio y sus amigos este verano! !30 minutos de titeres, cuentos, peliculas, musica y mucho mas! No se requiere registracion.Families who speak or are learning Spanish can enjoy stories, songs and movies with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends. This program is entirely in Spanish. No registration. 6.30p-7p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Mayor’s Neighborhood Walk

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Ancient Life of Illinois: The Past Revealed in the Prairie State‚àö√á’s Fossil Record Raymond Wiggers, geologist, science writer, educator, and author of the popular earth-science guidebook “Geology Underfoot in Illinois,” presents a richly illustrated lecture revealing a broad cross section of the strange and wonderful plants and animals


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that inhabited ancient Illinois long before the advent of humankind. He will discuss the fossil specimens from different geologic periods represented in our state’s rock strata and sediment deposits. Please register. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Elgin City Church: Theology On Tap: Does Science Disprove God? 7p-9p, Dog’s Paw Brewing dogspawbrewing. com Gallery Night Gallery Night Artist Opening Reception, featuring “The Elgin Project”, a photography exhibit by Carolyn Bone Buhrow. Carolyn calls the exhibit, The Elgin Project. She has spent the last year becoming a tourist in her own city of Elgin. Her goal was to explore this unique town and highlight the beautiful and unusual sites within it. 7p, Martini Room martiniroomelgin.com. Free Walking Book Club A 45 minute walk followed by a 45 minute book discussion. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Library On The Go at Rec Center gailborden.info Danny’s on Douglas Karaoke Save... 8p, Danny’s on Douglas dannyspizzaelgin.com

Thu.Jun.8 Gail Borden Public Library: Dinosaur Giants Exhibit Please visit https://www.gailborden.info/ for more information and hours. Exhibit runs through September 24 at the Downtown Elgin branch.... Gail Borden Public Library gailborden.info Restore 117 If you care about justice for vulnerable people and are frustrated not knowing how to help, this is your conference! Restore 117 brings together legal practitioners to equip anyone to go deeper in community justice work. Be inspired by main stage speakers, Noel Castellanos, Matt Soerens and Bruce Strom. Be equipped through powerful workshops. providing: family safety plans for fearful immigrants; guidance for addressing the legal needs of formerly incarcerated neighbors; family safety and service plans in domestic violence and family struggles; small group materials with action steps for gospel justice; curriculum for engag-

Device Advice (ML) Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or eReader? Bring your questions and your device to the library for some 1:1 help! 9.30a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Adventures in the Zoo ---Wild Flowers Discover the uses of these plants and admire their beauty. Children’s crafts will be provided. No registration required. 11a-1p, Elgin Public Museum elginpublicmuseum.com Elgin Summer Harvest Market Storytimes Gail Borden will be providing story time at the Elgin Summer Harvest Market. 12p-1p, GBPL Library On The Go at Park gailborden.info Fractured Fairytales Theater (SEB) Kids going into grades 3-6 will write, create, and perform an original production. Props and costumes will be provided. Family and friends are invited to see a performance at 1:45 pm. Registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Listen, Learn and Lead Toastmasters Club #6974 (ML) Become the speaker and leader you want to be. No registration. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations, and you’ll improve your one-on-one dealings with others. Please join us as a guest! 12p-1p, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Studio 270 Media Arts Camp 2017 Audio Camp (ML) Curious about Studio 270’s Digital Media Lab but don’t know where to start? Attend our second annual Media Arts Camp! Learn the basics of audio & video recording. For teens in grades 9-12, registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Duct Tape + Paper Toys + You for Grades 6-8 (ML) Learn how to make duct tape wallets and roses, assemble paper toy models of your favorite characters, or try more cool crafts.

2p-3p, GBPL Main Library at Middle School Zone 847.742.2411 gailborden. info Evening Chess Club (ML) Come chess players of all skill levels and ages 10+ for our evening free-play session. Some boards will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. This club is not designed to teach you how to play chess, but some help will be provided to beginners. 5p-7p, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Spanish Family Storytime (SEB) Families who speak or are learning Spanish will enjoy stories and songs with Miss Gabby. 6p-6.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Genealogy Writers’ Group (ML) Learn from others with a similar interest in writing their families’ history. 6.30p-8p, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Elgin 360 Photography Club (ML) June 8 - Light Painting. We will discuss the unique world of light painting and what techniques work best. We learned about the exposure triangle, now use aperture and shutter speed to take different kinds of photos with an artistic edge.Photography enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to learn, share, teach and photograph life in all of its 360-degree glory. Join us for a free presentation and discussion on a variety of photography topics. No experience necessary. Bring your camera if you have specific questions about your gear. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden. info Microsoft Excel: Advanced Topics (SEB) Learn how to quickly highlight important numbers using conditional formatting, work with multiple sheets in an Excel file,calculate percentages, and us the PMT and VLOOKUP functions in this class. Note: These classes will be held in the Hoffer Room at the South Elgin Branch after normal operating hours. PLEASE arrive on time as the doors will be locked at 7:05 pm. If you are bringing a laptop of your own, please inform staff when you register. This program is open to both district and non-district residents thanks to the generous support of Comcast. For more information on the Comcast Internet Essentials program, please visit www.internetessentials.com #MicrosoftTools 7p-8.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info

Fri.Jun.9 Garden Show (and Sale) Lou and Royanne, the “Two Friends in Nature” will hold their annual neighborhood garden show on Elgin’s near west side. Also on display will be unique

3.6 items for the garden, birdhouses, toadstools, unusual potting containers and plants, antiques and vintage items. Continues 6/10. 9a, 450 N. Worth Ave. 630.363.1034. Free Friday Family Films: Sing (2016) (ML) Buster Moon, a dapper koala, presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist, who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. (Rated PG; 108 minutes). No registration required; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 10a-12p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Studio 270 Media Arts Camp 2017 Audio Camp (ML) Curious about Studio 270’s Digital Media Lab but don’t know where to start? Attend our second annual Media Arts Camp! Learn the basics of audio & video recording. For teens in grades 9-12, registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Windows 10 Basics (ML) Learn how to navigate, use the task manager, manage your files, and more with Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10. 1p-2.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Teenage Mutant 90’s Turtles! 9p, Danny’s on Douglas dannyspizzaelgin. com. No Cover

Sat.Jun.10 BarnYard Oddities at the Dan Nesbit memorial Jam in the street Elgin Civil War Experience The City of Elgin will debut the Elgin Civil War Experience on Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 600 S. State Street in Elgin. The public is invited to experience 1863 by participating in many camp activities and watching battles reenactments both days. Stay tuned for more information.

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June 2017 Fox River Clean Up Volunteer Day Officer Demierre is looking for volunteers to help with a river clean-up he’s coordinating. On Saturday, June 10 at 8 a.m., volunteers will meet at Walton Island and work their way south to Route 20 until 12 p.m. Interested in joining the efforts? Please email Officer Demierre at demierre_r@cityofelgin.org. 8a-2p Elgin Civil War Experience Learn about life during the time of the civil war and view demonstrations and battle reenactments.Limited parking at site. Parking and shuttle service available at Elgin Community College parking lot B. For more information go to: cityofelgin.org/civilwar 9a-5p Coding Series: CSS Basics (ML) Using a pre-structured set of HTML pages learn how to link pages and create menus. Then start styling page elements with CSS, a programming language for controlling

the presentation of your content. 10a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Brooksday--Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration (ML) Family festival honoring Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks’ 100th birthday, June 7th. 1p-3p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Tiempo de Pr!ctica (ML) Ayudantes que hablan espanol estaran disponibles para asistir al publico en general a: usar el teclado y raton de una computadora con cursillos en linea, crear una cuenta de correo electronico, repasar lo aprendido en clase, y contestar preguntas. Puedes usar una computadora en el salon o traer tu computadora, tableta o telefono. No hace falta que te inscribas. 1.30p-2.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room

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Arabica Cafe

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15 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Puzzle Club (SEB) Drop-in and join us for word puzzles, Sudoko, kids floor puzzles and adult jigsaw puzzles. 2p-3.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Programa Microsoft Excel: Intermedio (ML) Este programa te ayuda a hacer tareas de la vida cotidiana y el trabajo. El maestro te guiara en la creacion de un presupuesto mensual de gastos que podras imprimir y guardar. 2.30p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden. info Whiskey Tasting Come on in and enjoy the biggest Whiskey tasting of the year. More than 30 whiskeys will be sampled. Only 60 tickets will be sold, and your ticket price is refundable towards your purchase that night. Call for tickets. 3p, Otter Creek Wine & Spirits 847-931-2950. ottercreekwineandspirits.com. $25 Summer Blockbusters 2017: Live at the Blue Box Join Southgate Media Group and Blue Box Cafe and Hot Buttered Alil as discuss movies and the enormous amount of blockbusters in 2017. Can DC get things right?? How huge will Marvels box office be? Star Wars... yes! As always we will be serving great coffee drinks and awesome sandwiches!!! We will also have popcorn.. cuz whats a movie with out popcorn! We will finish the night with a viewing of the Season 10, Episode 9 of Doctor Who: The Empress of Mars.. As always, admission is free and we encourage a family friendly environment. 6p, Blue Box Cafe theblueboxcafe.com. Free Battle of the Bands, Round 1.4 7p, Side Street Studio Arts Side Street Studio Arts sidestreetstudioarts.org. $5 donation The Moods 8p, Danny’s on Douglas dannyspizzaelgin.com. No Cover

Sun.Jun.11 Living Courageously Join Marty at the First Congregational United Church of Elgin during the morning worship services for a brief and uplifting presentation of “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. Marty will be doing two presentations within the worship services; one that starts at 8:15 a.m. and the other that starts at 10:15 a.m. Come join us and bring a friend or two! 8.15a, First Congregational Church fcc-elgin.org. Free Elgin Civil War Experience Learn about life at the time of the Civil War. See battle reenactments and view living history. 9a-4p

Mon.Jun.12 Tiny Tales (ML) Join us for a short storytime segment, then stay to play! A variety of fun activities will be offered for you and your little one to enjoy together - music, bubbles, toys, and more. For babies from birth to 23 months and an adult caregiver. No need to register. 10a-10.30a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rm. C 847.742.2411 gailborden. info Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films - Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967, G) (ML) Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967, G)Not only is Thoroughly Modern Millie a zany romantic spoof of the Roaring Twenties, it’s a musical that won an Oscar for Best Original Music Score! Julie Andrews stars as Millie, an innocent country girl who comes to the big city in search of a husband. Along the way she becomes the secretary of the rich and famous Trevor Graydon (John


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que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas del examen de historia y civica. El grupo es liderado por un tutor del Literacy Connection y cualquiera puede asistir. No hace falta inscribirse. 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Cultural Arts Commission 7p-8p, Elgin City Hall cityofelgin.org

Gavin), befriends the sweet Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore), fights off white slaver Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie) and hooks up with a lively paper clip salesman, Jimmy (James Fox). In the end, it takes a rich nutty jazz baby like Muzzy (Carol Channing) to unravel all these complications and give a great party!Director: George Roy HillWriter: Richard MorrisStars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin, Jack Soo, Pat Morita, and Beatrice Lillie.Time: 2 hours, 18 minutesType: Comedy, Musical, Romance 11a-1.30p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more!For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 2.30p-3p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Family Picnic - YMCA Academy STEPS Academy performs a variety of dances. Bring a picnic dinner and lawn chair or blanket. Dessert will be provided. Performance begins at 6:30 pm. Dancing to follow. 6p-7p, Rakow Rakow - Outside South 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Tiny Tales (SEB) Join us for a short storytime segment, then stay to play! You and your little one will enjoy music, bubbles, toys and more together. For babies from birth to 23 months and an adult caregiver. No need to register. 6p-6.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Citizenship Conversation Group/ Grupo de Conversacion para la Ciudadania (ML) Do you need to practice English for your naturalization/citizenship test? Come to this free group to review and practice the spoken English you will need for the interview and the 100 questions from the history/civics test. This group will be led by a tutor and is open to all. Presented by The Literacy Connection. No registration. ¬øNecesitas practicar tu ingles para el examen de la ciudadania? Ven a este grupo gratis para repasar y practicar el ingles

Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 7p-7.30p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Great Books Discussion Group (ML) Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:55 pm in the Conference Room. For more information, call Jeanne Hebeisen at 847-741-6264. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Branch. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info QuickBooks Series: All About Vendors (ML) Learn how to add, edit, delete, and pay vendors as well as how to set up an accounts payable system in class five of the QuickBooks’ series. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Tue.Jun.13 Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 9.30a-10a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 11a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Armchair Generals - Searching for Great Grandpa - Find Your Union Soldier (ML) A Brown Bag Civil War and Lincoln Interest Group ---Jerry Allen has always been interested in the Civil War. One of his projects was to find out more about his great grandfather, Captain John K. Allen of the 78th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Starting with a photo and a name, Jerry began to track down information on Captain Allen. He was successful well beyond his expectations and has portrayed his great grandfather at several Civil War Round Table

meetings. He lives in Cary with his wife Ellen. 11.45a-1.15p, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Family Lunch Picnic - Jim Gill (ML) Bring a lunch - beverage and dessert will be provided by the library. At 12:30 pm - sing, clap, dance and sneeze along with award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. In case of inclement weather, tickets will be handed out by the concierge in the lobby starting at 11:30 am on the day of the performance. 12p-1.30p, GBPL Main Library at Outdoor Stage 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Career Services & Resume Assistance (ML) These programs will occur simultaneously in the Computer Training Room in order to better serve job seekers:1)IDES Unemployment and Illinois Job Link AssistanceTuesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMComputer Training RoomStaff from the Illinois Department of Employment Security will be available to assist with filing for unemployment benefits and registering on the Illinois Job Link website. Drop-ins welcome. Schedules occasionally change. Please check www.gailborden.info/ events for specific locations and times. This program is in partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security. For more information, call 1-800-244-5631 or visit www.ides.illinois.gov. 2) Job Search & Resume Help Tuesdays, 1:00PM - 4:00 PMComputer Training RoomDrop in for one-on-one assistance with your job search. Receive help with your resume, cover letter, completing online applications, and more.Schedules occasionally change. Please check www. gailborden.info/events for specific locations and times. This program is in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment. For more information, call 630-8448768. 1p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Roving Storytellers at Lords Park Zoo Roving Storyteller at Lords Park Zoo, 325 Hiawatha Drive Elgin, IL, 11 am - 12 noon Tuesdays 6/13/2017 through 7/18/2017, and Wednesdays 6/29/2016 through 7/27/2016. Listen to animal stories using books and puppets. In the event of bad weather the storytime may be cancelled. 1p-2.30p, GBPL Library On The Go at Park gailborden.info Creativity Lab (SEB) Art, tinkering activities and games will be available for creative play. For grades 1 & up. 2p-3p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Story-a-saurus (SEB) 30 minutes of stories, firgerplays and songs for ages 3-6. As parents must remain in the building but do not need to attend class, this is the first on my own library experience for children.

3.6 2p-2.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Tuesday Crafternoons (ML) Feeling crafty? Join us on Tuesdays and learn how to make something new. DIY enthusiasts welcome. For teens entering grades 9-12. 3p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Centro’s Summer Pachanga We are throwing a BIG party, and you’re invited! Join us in the continued celebration of Centro’s 45 years of serving our community. There will be fun, music, food, and raffle prizes. Tell your friends and get ready to party for a good cause! Price includes the buffet. Cash bar available. 4p, Sammy’s Mexican Grill. $20 Rakow Rooks Chess and Games Club (RB) Kids are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles. Chess sets available or bring your own.Grades 3 to 8 4.30p-5.30p, Rakow Rakow - Corridor West 847.531.7271 gailborden.info South Elgin Sentinels Chess Club (SEB) Kids are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or Advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles.For children in grades 3-8. 4.30p-5.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Heritage Design Review Subcommittee Meeting 6p-7p, Elgin City Hall cityofelgin.org Sustainability Commission 6.15p-7.15p, Elgin City Hall cityofelgin. org Grupo de Conversacion en Ingles/ English Conversation Group (ML) Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor from the Literacy Connection. No registration.Practica conversar en ingles, mejora tu pronunciacion y adquiere confianza con un tutor del Literacy Connection. No hace falta inscribirse. 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Meditation See 6/6. 6.30p, First Congregational Church of Elgin 630.886.8823 fcc-elgin.org. Free Computer Maintenance Basics (SEB) Learn tips and tricks for improving you computer’s performance, stability and speed through common maintenance tasks in this class. Note: This class is held in the Hoffer Room at the South Elgin branch after normal operating hours. Please arrive on time as the doors will be locked at 7:05 pm. 7p-8.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info


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June 2017 Furniture Painting 101 In this workshop you will work on practice boards and learn 8 techniques including color layering, dry brushing, distressing, waxing and using metallic creams. Everyone will complete a take home project. Everything included in registration fee. 7p, Mom & Me Unique Boutique 224.806.2394. $40 Library Board Meeting Monthly meeting of the Library Board which is generally held on the second Tuesday of the month. 7p-9p, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Wed.Jun.14 Job Training Information Session (ML) Training grants are available to help you get a job! Learn about WIOA services and the application process.

This program is in partnership with the Kane County /department of Community Reinvestment. For more information, call 630-966-1435, ext. 40078. 9.30a-11a, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Computer Take-Apart for Grades 5-8 (ML) From motherboards to graphics cards, kids will explore computer hardware basics in this hands-on class. Adults are welcome if accompanying a registered participant. Registration required. 10a-11a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rm. C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Creativity Lab (RB) Art, tinkering activities and games will be available for creative play.Grades 1 & up 10.30a-11.30a, Rakow Rakow - Corridor East 847.531.7271 gailborden.info

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17 Story-a-saurus(RB) 30 minutes of stories, fingerplay and songs. Ages 3-6 10.30a-11a, Rakow Rakow - Children’s Area 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Cosmic Dinosaur Puppet Show (ML) The Jabberwocky Marionettes present a fantastic journey into deep space. Blast-off and say goodbye to our Moon and Earth as we head to mysterious planets, distant starts, and into galaxies. Astronaut space-walking, planet exploration, and a magical visit from Quetzalcoatl all begins with a curious little dinosaur. Join us for an animated exploration of the universe featuring our traveling black-box puppet theater. 2p-3p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Pop-Up Studio 270 (SEB) Studio 270 will be popping up at the South Elgin Branch this summer! We will have gaming, snacks, crafts, digtal media, and more. 2p-4p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Coding Challenge for Grades 5-8 (ML) Learn the basic concepts behind computer programming by completing coding challenges. Each session will involve a different challenge - come to as many as you would like! You will receive a 3d-printed token each week that you successfully participate. 3p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info STEAMologist (RB) Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math! We will be exploring, experimenting and creating. R 3p-4p, Rakow Rakow Corridor West 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Chessmasters Junior Chess Club (ML) Kids and teens are invited to hone their chess skills during our free-play sessions. Beginners are welcome¬¨√≥we will teach you how to play! 4p5p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rm. C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

DNA’S DOWNTOWN ELGIN HARVEST MARKET

is a seasonal and weekly, outdoor farmers market located at 200 North Grove Avenue and organized by the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin and presented by AMITA Health.

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In its seventeenth year the market offers and encourages locally grown and sustainably produced food from area businesses who offer fresh, quality vegetables, fruits, bread, meat, olives, and spices.

Side Street Studio Arts -Catered to Preschool-6th Grade -Featuring three 20 minute sessions of fitness fun, tasty and healthy cooking demos, & interactive activities involving art and agriculture with sustainability mixed in! -Take part one day or all ten weeks- meet us at the Info Booth at noon!

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Exploring Photography Hosted by Doug Hanson. If you want to make better pictures, that camera you thought you would use is just sitting there because it is intimidating, or you are a photographer that wants to energize your creativity, this class is for you. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, this class will be an opportunity to address your questions about how your camera works, how to achieve the look you see in the photos of others, and how to realize your own personal style. We will cover camera basics, composition, lighting, portraiture, and even delve into a little film and darkroom. Bring any camera. There will be in class exercises and suggested out of class picture taking. Producing work will be encouraged along some constructive critique. Call for registration and tuition information. 6p-7.30p, Side Street Studio Arts Lab sidestreetstudioarts.org Dino historias para la familia/Dino Spanish Family Storytime (ML) !Este verano unete a nosotros para un rugiente rato con Dibs el dinosaurio y sus amigos este verano! !30 minutos de titeres, cuentos, peliculas, musica y mucho mas! No se requiere registracion.Families who speak or are learning Spanish can enjoy stories, songs and movies with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends. This program is entirely in Spanish. No registration. 6.30p-7p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Toxin Free Homes:Essential Oils (RB) Want to learn about Essential Oils and how to detoxify your home? The average person applies about 300 chemicals to their body daily - 80 of those are before breakfast. Come learn about Essential Oils and some things you can do around your home to replace some of those chemicals. 6.30p-7.30p,


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Walking Book Club A 45 minute walk followed by a 45 minute book discussion. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Library On The Go at Rec Center gailborden.info

Novels at Night(RB) Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 6.30p-7.30p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info

Thu.Jun.15 Device Advice (RB) Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or eReader? Bring your questions and your device to the library for some 1:1 help! 9.30a-11.30a, Rakow Rakow - Computer Cafe 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Learn to Draw Top Pokemon! For Grades 2 to 5. Using simple shapes and templates, you will learn to draw Pikachu, Snorlax, Mew, and Gengar! All supplies provided. Registration is required. 10a-12p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Stories Under The Hickory Tree at Lord’s Park Zoo Come hear stories about llamas, cows and pigs - Oh My! You’ll find the ReaderShip story van parked under the big hickory tree. Don’t have a library card? You can sign up for a library card at the zoo! In case of inclement weather, storytime will be moved inside to the cowshed located at the Lords Park Zoo. 325 Hiawatha Drive, Elgin. 1p-2p, GBPL Library On The Go at Park gailborden.info Duct Tape + Paper Toys + You for Grades 6-8 (ML) Learn how to make duct tape wallets and roses, assemble paper toy models of your favorite characters, or try more cool crafts. 2p-3p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Elgin Genealogical Society (ML) A monthly meeting of the Elgin Genealogical Society 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Not in Our Town: The Fire Next Time Film & Discussion (ML) Set against the dramatic backdrop of Northwest Montana, The Fire Next Time profiles a rapidly growing community caught in a web of conflicts. After domestic terror cell’s plot to kill local leaders is uncovered, the citizens of Flathead Valley must decide what to do. But as ex-cop Brenda Kit-

3.6 terman and environmentalist Mike Raimen discover, standing up has its consequences. The story reflects on some of the country’s most critical issues: the role of media in spreading intolerance, the high stakes in battle over growth, and the increasingly polarized political atmosphere. This program is presented in cooperation with Elgin Police Department, Elgin Community College MAGIC, Elgin Hispanic Network, Elgin Human Relations Commission, Coalition of Elgin’s Religious Leaders, Gail Borden Public Library, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin & Elgin City of Peace. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Veterans Information Networking Session - Operation Warrior Wishes (ML) Join us for monthly programs to provide information on a varying range

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STEAMologists (SEB) Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math! Kids will explore, eperiment and create.New day and time. Please register. 3p-4p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Back Pain Seminar Join us for a free seminar to learn more about back pain care options. Talk with Craig A. Popp, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon on staff at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital ‚Äì Elgin; Learn about common causes and conditions of back pain; Learn alternatives to spinal fusion; Discover the latest treatment advances. Lecture starts at 5.30p. Please register by phone. 5p, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital St Luke Room 877.737.4636 UnWINEd Wednesday When it comes to stress, sometimes you need yoga. Sometimes you need wine. Sometimes it’s best to have both. It’s time for UnWINEd Wednesday at The Haight! We invite you to join us for a one-hour yoga session followed by 30 minutes of relaxing with a glass of wine. Our yoga sessions are instructed by a Core Power Yoga instructor with a killer soundtrack. Sessions are open to any yoga level. Beginners welcome! Only 30 tickets available. 6p, The Haight (224) 801-4166. $10 Citizenship Conversation Group/Grupo de Conversacion para la Ciudadania (ML) Do you need to practice English for your naturalization/citizenship test? Come to this free group to review and practice the spoken English you will need for the interview and the 100 questions from the history/civics test. This group will be led by a tutor and is open to all. Presented by The Literacy Connection. No registration. ¬¨√∏Necesitas practicar tu ingles para el examen de la ciudadania? Ven a este grupo gratis para repasar y practicar el ingles que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas del examen de historia y civica. El grupo es liderado por un

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Hemmens Cultural Center 45 Symphony Way Kellenberger Auto Service 217 Symphony Way Law Offices of Shirley Sadjadi 169 E. Chicago St. Maiden Bedlam 166 E. Chicago St. Mama Lee’s Gourmet Popcorn 20 S. Spring St. Martini Room 161 E. Chicago St. Pastigel Bakery 154 E. Chicago St. Rediscover Records 9 S. Spring Street Side Street Studio Arts Gallery 15 Ziegler Court Soulful Sparrow 10 Douglas Avenue

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RANDALL CORRIDOR 1600 Professional Building 1600 N. Randall Road 1710 Professional Building 1710 N. Randall Road Advocate Sherman Hospital 1425 N. Randall Road Candlewood Suites 1780 Capital Street Comfort Suites 2480 Bushwood Drive Elle Salon 2490 Bushwood Drive Jimmy’s Charhouse 2290 Point Boulevard Panera Bread 2484 North Randall Road Physician’s Immediate Care 2490 Bushwood Drive Porter’s Pub 1250 Bowes Creek Road Rakow Branch, Gail Borden Library 2751 W. Bowes Road

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Booker’s Bar & Grill 420 N. McLean Boulevard Cleveland Veterinary Clinic 400 N. McLean Boulevard Giordano’s Pizza 320 S. Randall Road Panera Bread 322 S. Randall Road

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of topics dealing with Veterans and to meet and discuss with other Veterans. Coffee and tea will be served. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Fri.Jun.16 Friday Family Films: Storks (2016) (ML) Storks no longer deliver babies; now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable baby girl. Junior and his friend Tulip must race to make their first-ever baby drop - in a journey that could restore the storks’ true mission in the world. (Rated PG; 87 minutes). No registration required; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 10a-12p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Windows 10 Intermediate (ML) NEW! Now that you know the basics, learn more about interacting with Windows 10 including adding desktop icons, exploring settings, using task manager, understanding Windows Defender, uninstalling programs and using the Windows Store. 1p-2.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Literacy Connection Learner Year End Testing (ML) Learner testing prescheduled appointments 2.30p9p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rm. A 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Going Dutch Festival 2017 Multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates the female voice in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts. See program on pp. 19-22. 5p, Elgin Art Showcase sidestreetstudioarts.org RIBFEST Food, music and family fun. Continues thru 6/18. 5p-11p, Festival Park Aniversario 31 de Banda el Recuerdo MUJERES ENTRAN GRATIS ASTA LAS 10pm!! Para mas info: (847)980-2875 8p, Club Premier 847.980.2875

Book Signing and Trunk Show Meet: Patrick Dunn author of “The Practical Art of Divine Magic”, “Magic Power Language Symbol” and “Cartomancy with the Lenormand and the Tarot”. Patrick Dunn is a poet, linguist, Pagan, and a university English professor with a PhD in modern literature and language. His understanding of semiotics and the study of symbols arise from his training in linguistics and literary theory. He has practiced magic since childhood. He’ll be selling and signing his latest book - “The Practical Art of Divine Magic”. There will also be 2 Classes Available with Patrick on Basic Magic and Theurgy! Cost for these classes will be $25.00 per class/per person..(sorry punch cards CANNOT be used for these). Sign up for these classes will be in a seperate event! Also - Trunk show with Gypsy HeART - Prints, Stickers and Live art if anyone wants a portrait or commission! Wicked Creations by Gypsy Strega - Jewelry and Leather works. The Gypsy Haven 815.566.6007 Welcome Baby! Baby’s First Library Visit (ML) Welcome Baby! Bring baby and baby’s new library card to this class designed especially for Baby’s First Library Card holders. Learn about programs and resources to support your baby’s early literacy development and receive a special gift! For babies up to six months old and their parents. Registration preferred. 9.30a-10a, GBPL Main Library at Story Room - South 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Coding Series: CSS Beyond Basics (ML) Learn more advanced techniques for styling your web page using the programming language CSS by exploring the box model, margins, padding, positioning and layout concepts. 10a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Kidical Mass Elgin Ride Join your neighbors for Kidical Mass, a slow, easy-going, fun, group bike ride focused on kids (all ages) and families that will tour the Downtown and Gifford Park neighborhoods. Gather at Festival Park at 10:00 for a 10:30 departure. Ride Guidelines: Please wear helmets and ride safely; Rides are typically 3-4 miles at a 5-6 mph pace, roughly 1 hour with stops; Rides are suitable for children who have progressed beyond training wheels; Younger children are welcome on trail-a-bikes, child trailers and child seats on their parent’s bike; Festive dress and decorations encouraged; It is expected that all kids bring a parent or guardian with a bike. For more information about Kidcial Mass please visit www.chicagokidicalmass. org. 10a, Festival Park

Bienvenido Bebe!/Welcome Baby! BabyFirst Library Visit (ML) Bienvenido Bebe! Llevan a su bebe y bebes nueva tarjeta de la biblioteca a esta clase es disenado especialmente para bebes primer titular de la tarjeta de la biblioteca. aprenda acerca de los programas y recursos para apoyar el desarrollo de alfabetismo temprano de su bebe y recibir un regalo especial! Para los bebes sies meses y abrriba con sus padres. Registrados preferidos. Presentado en espanol. Welcome Baby! Bring baby and baby’s new library card to this class designed especially for Baby’s First Library Card holders. Learn about programs and resources to support your baby’s early literacy development and receive a special gift! For babies up to six months old and their parents. Registration preferred. Presented in Spanish. 10.30a-11a, GBPL Main Library at Story Room - South 847.742.2411 gailborden.info RIBFEST Food, music and family fun. 11a-11p, Festival Park Faux Stained Glass Painting Learn faux stained glass technique on acrylic for framing or on glass votive holders.All supplies provided. 17 and Up. 1p-3p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Tiempo de Pr!ctica (ML) Ayudantes que hablan espanol estaran disponibles para asistir al publico en general a: usar el teclado y raton de una computadora con cursillos en linea, crear una cuenta de correo electronico, repasar lo aprendido en clase, y contestar preguntas. Puedes usar una computadora en el salon o traer tu computadora, tableta o telefono. No hace falta que te inscribas. 1.30p-2.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Manga and Anime Club for Grades 6-12 (ML) Calling all fans of Attack on Titan, One-Punch Man, My Neighbor Totoro and more! Watch anime, share fan art, and enjoy Japanese snacks while socializing with other otaku. Students entering grades 6-12 are welcome - bring a friend! 2p-3.30p, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Internet: Buscar Informacion (ML) Aprende sobre opciones para conectarse al Internet para telefonos, tabletas y computadoras y los navegadores como Mozilla, Chrome y Firefox. 2.30p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Stone Brewing Total Tap Takeover Featuring 8 Stone Beers: DELICIOUS IPA; RIPPER PALE; WUSSIE; TANGERINE EXPRESS IPA; GHOST HAMMER; ENJOY BY 7.4.17;UNFILTERED; WINTER HARVEST; VINTAGE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN STOUT ... plus Stone Swag: Keep the Glass!! 3p, Porter’s Pub porterspubelgin.com

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viewing party for the latest edition of Doctor Who. We will be viewing Season 10, Episode 10: The Eaters of Light. We will be serving Doctor Who-themed beverages and snacks including BBC house made Jammie Dodgers and Jelly Babies!!! We ask that you keep talking to a minimum during the performance, thanks in advance! 8p, Blue Box Cafe theblueboxcafe.com. Free

Sun.Jun.18 James Wylder’s Tales by the Blue Light Prairie Home Companion meets The Hive meets the Twilght Zone in this new show at The BBC!! Author James Wylder (10,000 Dawns and An Eloquance of Time and Space) hosts this new show that will incorporate sketch comedy and dramatic performance along with guest interviews and more! The theme will stretch the lines of Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy to entertain you. The event is free and runs from 6 pm to 8pm on the third Saturday of every month. Produced by Arc Beetle Press, Southgate Media Group and The Blue Box Cafe. 6p, Blue Box Cafe theblueboxcafe.com Doctor Who Viewing Party Join The Blue Box Cafe and Whovians around the Northwest Suburbs as we host a

Bike Week:Working Bike (RB) Stop by all week to power-pedal a Bike Machine from Working Bikes of Chicago. 9a-5p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info RIBFEST Food, music and family fun. Continues thru 6/18. 11a-7p, Festival Park

Mon.Jun.19 Bike Week:Working Bike (RB) Stop by all week to power-pedal a Bike Machine from Working Bikes of Chicago. 9a-5p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Tiny Tales (ML) Join us for a short storytime segment, then stay to play! A variety of fun activities will be offered for you and your little one to enjoy together - music, bubbles, toys,

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3D Printing 101 Camp (ML) This is a week long introduction to the world of 3D design and printing. 10.30a-12p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Tiny Tales (SEB) Join us for a short storytime segment, then stay to play! You and your little one will enjoy music, bubbles, toys and more together. For babies from birth to 23 months and an adult caregiver. No need to register. 6p-6.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info

Spanish Cafe/Cafe en Espanol (ML) Intermediate-level participants will practice structured and spontaneous conversations in Spanish. Participants also will learn vocabulary. Participantes de nivel intermedio practican respondiendo o empezando conversaciones en espanol con fluidez y hablando con gente que hablan espanol como primer idioma. 12p-1p, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Studio 270 Media Arts Camp: Art Assignment Watch videos by innovative artists and receive assignments to make your own creations. For teens entering grades 9-12, registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and

Bike Week:Race Walking wih Anali Cisneros (RB) Top female junior race walker in the country and ambassador for the sport, Anali Cisneros will discuss her Race Walking accomplishments and inspire others to join in. Anali attends Judson University and her goals are to make the 2020 U.S. Olympic team and become a sports medicine doctor. 6.30p-7.30p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info French Conversation Group (ML) Refresh and enhance your knowledge of French language and culture in a conversational setting with former college language professor Dennis Schwank. No registration. 6.30p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden. info

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June 2017 Night of Worship Guest Speaker: Rusty Wimberly from Elgin City ChurchNeed a change in your life? Come meet God and for ever be changed! We will have live worship music and a message you need to hear that will change your life! 6.30p, New Creation Ministries. Free Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 7p-7.30p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info NEW DATE: Writers on the Fox (ML) Writers on the Fox will meet on a new date this month: Monday, June 19. ---This writer’s peer group will inspire and motivate you using prompts and exercises for creative writing. Writers of all genres are welcome to participate. No registration. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Elgin Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info QuickBooks Series: Wrap Up & Reports (ML) Learn to create, enter, and memorize journal entries, reconcile bank accounts, and run and customize reports in class six of the QuickBooks series. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Tue.Jun.20 StingRays at Wing Park Free summer concert series. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket or picnic. Wing Park Bike Week:Working Bike (RB) Stop by all week to power-pedal a Bike Machine from Working Bikes of Chicago. 9a-5p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 9.30a-10a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

BRAVO Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 11a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info CEO Unplugged: Rabbi Margaret Frisch Find out how Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein of Congregation Kneseth Israel defines her leadership style at our next CEO Unplugged, sponsored by the Grand Victoria Casino. Our format will include an informal interview followed by a quick fire-round of questions. You’ll even have a chance to ask your own questions of Rabbi Klein and walk away with tidbits of advice you can implement in your own business right away. Luncheon included. Register at ww.elginchamber.com or by phone. 11.30a, Grand Victoria Casino Fox River Room 847.741.5660. $30-$35 Studio 270 Media Arts Camp: Art Assignment Watch videos by innovative artists and receive assignments to make your own creations. For teens entering grades 9-12, registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Career Services & Resume Assistance (ML) These programs will occur simultaneously in the Computer Training Room in order to better serve job seekers:1)IDES Unemployment and Illinois Job Link AssistanceTuesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMComputer Training RoomStaff from the Illinois Department of Employment Security will be available to assist with filing for unemployment benefits and registering on the Illinois Job Link website. Drop-ins welcome. Schedules occasionally change. Please check www.gailborden.info/ events for specific locations and times. This program is in partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security. For more information, call 1-800-244-5631 or visit www.ides.illinois.gov. 2) Job Search & Resume Help Tuesdays, 1:00PM - 4:00 PMComputer Training RoomDrop in

Panera Milk & Cookie Storytime The Gail Borden Public Library and Panera Bread are partnering to sponsor this program to be held at Panera Bread. Your preschooler will enjoy stories read by a library staff member, followed by a milk and cookie snack compliments of Panera. Registration begins May 16. 9.30a-10a, GBPL Library On The Go at Restaurant gailborden.info 3D Printing 101 Camp (ML) This is a week long introduction to the world of 3D design and printing. 10.30a-12p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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for one-on-one assistance with your job search. Receive help with your resume, cover letter, completing online applications, and more.Schedules occasionally change. Please check www. gailborden.info/events for specific locations and times. This program is in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment. For more information, call 630-8448768. 1p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Roving Storytellers at Lords Park Zoo Roving Storyteller at Lords Park Zoo325 Hiawatha Drive Elgin, IL11 am - 12 noon Tuesdays 6/13/2017 through 7/18/2017and Wednesdays 6/29/2016 through 7/27/2016Listen to animal stories using books and puppets. In the event of bad weather the storytime may be cancelled. 1p-2.30p, GBPL Library On The Go at Park gailborden.info Creativity Lab (SEB) Art, tinkering activities and games will be available for creative play. For grades 1 & up. 2p-3p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Story-a-saurus (SEB) 30 minutes of stories, firgerplays and songs for ages 3-6. As parents must remain in the building but do not need to attend class, this is the first on my own library experience for children. 2p-2.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at

Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Tuesday Crafternoons (ML) Feeling crafty? Join us on Tuesdays and learn how to make something new. DIY enthusiasts welcome. For teens entering grades 9-12. 3p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles (ML) Join us for this family-friendly, up-close, live, and extremely interactive or hands on experience about reptiles and amphibians from around the world. This show is a blend of animal education and a unique style of humor, forming a totally original experience that makes Dave DiNaso’s presentation every bit as entertaining as it is educational. If you would like the opportunity to see, touch, and learn about reptiles from all over the world and laugh a lot while doing so, you will love the Traveling World of Reptiles show. 3.30p5p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Rakow Rooks Chess and Games Club (RB) Kids are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles. Chess sets available or bring your own.Grades 3 to 8 4.30p-5.30p, Rakow Rakow - Corridor

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West 847.531.7271 gailborden.info South Elgin Sentinels Chess Club (SEB) Kids are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or Advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles.For children in grades 3-8. 4.30p-5.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles (RB) Get a chance to touch and learn about real reptiles from all over the world. 6.30p-8p, Rakow Rakow - Outside South 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Grupo de Conversacion en Ingles/ English Conversation Group (ML) Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor from the Literacy Connection. No registration.Practica conversar en ingles, mejora tu pronunciacion y adquiere confianza con un tutor del Literacy Connection. No hace falta inscribirse. 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Meditation See 6/6. 6.30p, First Congregational Church of Elgin 630.886.8823 fcc-elgin.org. Free Outdoor Concert with Joe Policastro Trio plus special guests (ML) Bring your lawn chair or blanket for our Summer evening concert of jazz and pop! The Joe Policastro Trio took shape in 2010 with bassist Joe Policastro, guitarist Dave Miller, and drummer Mikel Avery. While firmly rooted in jazz, the band’s open-minded, inclusive nature also brings rock, old-school funk, soul, Brazilian, and free improvisation to the surface. 6.30p-8p, GBPL Main Library at Outdoor Stage 847.742.2411 gailborden. info Cybersecurity Basics (SEB) Learn about common viruses, email and Internet safety, firewalls, and other security features and practices in this class. Note: This class is held in the Hoffer Room at the South Elgin branch after normal operating hours. Please arrive on time as the doors will be locked at 7:05 pm. 7p-8.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info

Drive-In Double Feature: Dino Movies (ML) Design your own cardboard vehicle with boxes and decor we supply; bring a pillow from home for the comfortable seating. Once built, drivers will enjoy episodes of The Flinstones and the short movie LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape. Light refreshments will be served. Kids under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver age 14 or over. 9:30 - 10:15 Car Creation10:15 - 11:30 Double Feature 9.30a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Job Training Information Session (ML) Training grants are available to help you get a job! Learn about WIOA services and the application process. This program is in partnership with the Kane County /department of Community Reinvestment. For more information, call 630-966-1435, ext. 40078. 9.30a-11a, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info 3D Printing 101 Camp (ML) This is a week long introduction to the world of 3D design and printing. 10.30a-12p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Creativity Lab (RB) Art, tinkering activities and games will be available for creative play.Grades 1 & up 10.30a-11.30a, Rakow Rakow - Corridor East 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Story-a-saurus (RB) 30 minutes of stories, fingerplay and songs. 10.30a-11a, Rakow Rakow - Children’s Area 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Studio 270 Media Arts Camp: Art Assignment Watch videos by innovative artists and receive assignments to make your own creations. For teens entering grades 9-12, registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Ice Cream and Books (SEB) Stop by for some delicious ice cream and talk about what you are currently reading. For teens entering grades 9-12. 2p-3p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Coding Challenge for Grades 5-8 (ML) Learn the basic concepts behind computer programming by completing coding challenges. Each session will involve a different challenge come to as many as you would like! You will receive a 3d-printed token each week that you successfully participate. 3p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411

gailborden.info Chessmasters Junior Chess Club (ML) Kids and teens are invited to hone their chess skills during our free-play sessions. Beginners are welcome¬¨√≥we will teach you how to play! 4p-5p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rm. C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Jeep & Truck Meet 6p, Nella’s Beef Zumba Class (SEB) Zumba instructor Elizabeth Sotelo will help get your body moving and your heart pumping through dance. 6p-6.45p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Bike Week: Basics of Family Biking(RB) Want to roll to the playground, to the library, or down the Fox River Trail with more efficiency than a condor in flight? Then get your family on bikes! Come join this presentation to learn some of the basics of family biking. Parker Thompson from Elgin Bike Hub will share tips on how to get rolling, where to pedal, and rules of the road/path. Family biking can be fun and safe in your neighborhood and beyond. 6.30p-7.30p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Dino historias para la familia/Dino Spanish Family Storytime (ML) !Este verano unete a nosotros para un rugiente rato con Dibs el dinosaurio y sus amigos este verano! !30 minutos de titeres, cuentos, peliculas, musica y mucho mas! No se requiere registracion.Families who speak or are learning Spanish can enjoy stories, songs and movies with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends. This program is entirely in Spanish. No registration. 6.30p-7p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Contemporary Fiction Book Group (ML) Book discussion --- June 21 - Someone by Alice McDermott 7p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Grove Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Walking Book Club A 45 minute walk followed by a 45 minute book discussion. 7p-8.30p, GBPL Library On The Go at Rec Center gailborden.info

Thu.Jun.22 Women’s Nine and Dine Golf Outing Raffles, Door Prizes, Contest Holes & Course Scavenger Hunt will make for a fun day for all! Includes 9 Holes of Golf with cart; Continental BreakfastBuffet Lunch provided by Grumpy Goat Tavern; Golfer Gift Bag. Registration period ends by June 8, 2017. This outing benefits the Elgin Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund which provides recreation opportunities for Elgin youths with certain economic restrictions that prevent them from otherwise participating. For more information contact Jan Monell at

3.6 monell_j@cityofelgin.org or 847-5317012 8a, The Highlands of Elgin. $60 Bike Week:Working Bike (RB) Stop by all week to power-pedal a Bike Machine from Working Bikes of Chicago. 9a-5p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Device Advice (SEB) Need help figuring out how to use your tablet, smartphone, or eReader? Bring your questions and your device to the library for some 1:1 help! 10a-12p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Indoor Recess (ML) Is it too hot to play outside? We have indoor playground games to get you moving and jumping! First through fifth grade; children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. 10a-11a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info 3D Printing 101 Camp (ML) This is a week long introduction to the world of 3D design and printing. 10.30a-12p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Listen, Learn and Lead Toastmasters Club #6974 (ML) Become the speaker and leader you want to be. No registration. Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations, and you’ll improve your one-on-one dealings with others. Please join us as a guest! 12p-1p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rm. A 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Studio 270 Media Arts Camp: Art Assignment Watch videos by innovative artists and receive assignments to make your own creations. For teens entering grades 9-12, registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

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let us exhibit it at Kidspace and then take it home. In Spanish and English. Registration for both Thursdays is required. 6p-8p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Bike Week: Bike Maintenance (RB) Simple maintenance for your bike to get you and keep you on the trail 6.30p-7.30p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Exploring Watercolor Painting Hosted by Rachel Elizabeth Maley. Exploring Watercolor is designed to introduce you to the watercolor medium and foster creativity through experimentation. Each week, students will draw inspiration from visual artists to explore form, line, color, technique, and the creative process itself. This collaborative environment will include demonstration, personalized attention, and space to grow and develop your own ideas. Students will walk away with practical techniques for unlocking their creativity in all creative practices. This 6-week course is for artists of all media and skill levels -- those with no visual art experience are especially encouraged to join! Please note: this class will not focus on realism techniques such as portraiture, landscape, or botanical illustration, but students will learn watercolor techniques to apply to their own realist practice if they

Storytelling for Grown-Ups Hosted by David Boyle. Where to begin? Do we start at the very beginning and tell the audience absolutely everything we can remember about absolutely anything that ever happened? Probably not. In this workshop we’ll focus on writing the small episodes of life that reveal the depth of who we are, why our story is unique and how it connects us to an audience and changes their lives forever. We’ll concentrate specifically on telling 7-15 minute personal stories. Thursday nights through July 27. Call for registration and tuition information. 7p-8.30p, Side Street Studio Arts sidestreetstudioarts.org Three Course Dinner Pairing with Revolution Brewing Company Advance reservations required. Call for price and availability. 7p, Elgin Public House elginpublichouse.com Welcome Baby! Baby’s First Library Visit (ML) Welcome Baby! Bring baby and baby’s new library card to this class designed especially for Baby’s First Library Card holders. Learn about programs and resources to support your baby’s early literacy development and receive a special gift! For babies up to six months old and

their parents. Registration preferred. 7p-7.30p, GBPL Main Library at Story Room - South 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Fri.Jun.23 Bike Week:Working Bike (RB) Stop by all week to power-pedal a Bike Machine from Working Bikes of Chicago. 9a-5p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Friday Family Films: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) (ML) Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers. (Rated PG; 101 minutes). No registration required; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 10a-12p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info 3D Printing 101 Camp (ML) This is a week long introduction to the world of 3D design and printing. 10.30a-12p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Studio 270 Media Arts Camp: Art

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Assignment Watch videos by innovative artists and receive assignments to make your own creations. For teens entering grades 9-12, registration required. 12p-2p, GBPL Main Library at Studio 270 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Quiet Lab (ML) A quiet space to come and use a computer without distractions for ages 18 and up. No cell phones. Headphones are required for any audio. No registration but sign-in is required at the Computer Center desk. 1p-5.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Big Wonders! You’ve seen the kids in your life enjoy it for years. Now, it’s your turn. You can have the messy, creative fun all to your adult self with BIG WONDERS! Modeled after our Small Wonders arts education programming for kids, BIG WONDERS will include visual, performance, and media arts, adult snack time, outdoor play, and so much more! Not for the young, just the young at heart! Ages 21+. Admission includes all supplies and an adult snack. Register in advance. 6p-9p, Side Street Studio Arts sidestreetstudioarts.org. $30 Smokin’ Gunz 9p, Danny’s on Douglas dannyspizzaelgin.com. No cover

Sat.Jun.24 Hoop for Peace Midwest Sports Academy Judson University judsonu. edu Bike Drive:Give your old bike a new home!(RB) Donate your old bikes and give them new life through redistribution by Working Bikes of Chicago. 9a-12p, Rakow Rakow - Outside South 847.531.7271 gailborden.info

3.6 opportunity to hold authentic dinosaur bones like those seen in museums! T-Rexplorers will take you on an adventure straight from the cretaceous period with a peek into the world dinosaur science and paleontology. See dinosaur fossil types from numerous species including favorites like Triceratops and T-Rex, while getting a glimpse into what it’s like to go on a Paleontological dig as they spend time with an experienced Dinosaur Fossil Hunter! *In case of inclement weather, this program will be held in the Meadows Community Rooms ABC. 10a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Outdoor Stage 847.742.2411 gailborden.info ZUMBA Class (RB) Zumba intructor Elizabeth Sotelo will help get your body moving and your heart pumping through dance. 10a-11a, Rakow Rakow - Outside West 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Welcome Baby! Baby’s First Library Visit (SEB) Bring baby and baby’s new library card to learn about programs and resources to support your baby’s early literacy development and receive a special gift!Registration preferred. 1p-1.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Tiempo de Pr!ctica (ML) Ayudantes que hablan espanol estaran disponibles para asistir al publico en general a: usar el teclado y raton de una computadora con cursillos en linea, crear una cuenta de correo electronico, repasar lo aprendido en clase, y contestar preguntas. Puedes usar una computadora en el salon o traer tu computadora, tableta o telefono. No hace falta que te inscribas. 1.30p-2.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Elgin Area Civic Engagement Fair (ML) Drop-in activities and information to inspire civic engagement. Want to get involved in your local, state and federal government but don’t know where to begin? Learn how to register to vote, run for office, volunteer to improve your community, contact your government officials and more. Presented by The League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area and co-sponsored by the Gail Borden

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Public Library District. 2p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Welcome Baby! Baby’s First Library Visit (SEB) Bring baby and baby’s new library card to learn about programs and resources to support your baby’s early literacy development and receive a special gift!Registration preferred. 2p-2.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Internet: Consejos y Sitios (ML) Esta clase te ayudara a encontrar lo que buscas mas facilmente. Aprenderas como usar las herramientas de busqueda de Google, a marcar tus favoritos, y a descubrir sitios web para compras, noticias, empleos y mas. 2.30p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Sun.Jun.25 Authors on the Fox: Rich Lindberg, Devils in the White City -- and Beyond (ML) True crime author Rich Lindberg presents a fascinating montage of Gaslight Era serial killers, scoundrels, and murderers. A veritable rogues gallery will pass in review, including H.H. Holmes (the original Devil in the White City), matrimonial swindlers, and murderers Johann Hoch and Belle Gunness plus the enduring mystery of Lizzie Borden of Fall River (“Lizzie Borden Took and Axe”) and Amy Archer Gilligan, the black widow who inspired the play and movie “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Please register. 2p-3p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info

Mon.Jun.26 CANC Citizenship Conversation Group/Grupo de Conversacion para la Ciudadania Do you need to practice English for your naturalization/citizenship test? Come to this free group to review and practice the spoken English you will need for the interview and the 100 questions from the history/ civics test. This group will be led by a tutor and is open to all. Presented by The Literacy Connection. No registration.¬øNecesitas practicar tu ingles para el examen de la ciudadania? Ven a este grupo gratis para repasar y practicar el ingles que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas del examen de historia y civica. El grupo es liderado por un tutor del Literacy Connection y cualquiera puede asistir. No hace falta inscribirse. 6.30a-7.30a, GBPL Main Library 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Free Youth Baseball Camp Baseball players can come get evaluated like never before at our free camp! Register at our website for FREE! This day is for pre-high schoolers minimum 13u. High School ball players can come the next day, June 27th. 9a, Judson University judsonu.edu

Tue.Jun.27 Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 9.30a-10a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Introduction to 3D Printing for Grades 6-8 (ML) See a LulzBot 3D printer in action and learn about 3D design and engineering. Then use Tinkercad to create a 3D object that the library will print out for you for later pickup. Registration required.

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9.30a-12.30p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Dino Tales (ML) Join us for a roaring good time with Dibs the Dinosaur and his friends this summer! 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more! For 2 year olds - Kindergarten with an adult caregiver. No registration. 11a-11.30a, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B-C 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Career Services & Resume Assistance (ML) These programs will occur simultaneously in the Computer Training Room in order to better serve job seekers:1)IDES Unemployment and Illinois Job Link AssistanceTuesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMComputer Training RoomStaff from the Illinois Department of Employment Security will be available to assist with filing for unemployment benefits and registering on the Illinois Job Link website. Dropins welcome.Schedules occasionally change. Please check www.gailborden.info/events for specific locations and times. This program is in partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security. For more information, call 1-800-244-5631 or visit www. ides.illinois.gov. 2) Job Search & Resume Help Tuesdays, 1:00PM - 4:00 PMComputer Training RoomDrop in for one-on-one assistance with your job search. Receive help with your resume, cover letter, completing online applications, and more.Schedules occasionally change. Please check www.gailborden. info/events for specific locations and times. This program is in partnership with the Kane County Office of Community Reinvestment. For more information, call 630-844-8768. 1p-4p, GBPL Main Library at Computer Training Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Roving Storytellers at Lords Park Zoo Roving Storyteller at Lords Park Zoo325 Hiawatha Drive Elgin, IL11 am - 12 noon Tuesdays 6/13/2017 through 7/18/2017and Wednesdays 6/29/2016 through 7/27/2016Listen to animal stories using books and puppets. In the event of bad weather the storytime may be cancelled. 1p-2.30p, GBPL Library On The Go at Park gailborden.info Rakow Readers (RB) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 1.30p-3p, Rakow Rakow - Living Room 847.531.7271 gailborden.info Creativity Lab (SEB) Art, tinkering activities and games will be available for creative play. For grades 1 & up. 2p-3p, GBPL South Elgin Branch 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Story-a-saurus (SEB) 30 minutes of stories, firgerplays and songs for ages 3-6. As parents must remain in the building but do not need to attend class, this is the first on my own library experience for children. 2p-2.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Escape Room: Trapped in a Game! (SEB) You’ve been trapped in the world of video games! Team up with other players to discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks that will help you achieve the GREAT ESCAPE before the time runs out! 3p-4p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Rakow Rooks Chess and Games Club (RB) Kids are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or advanced players can play opponents or work on chess puzzles. Chess sets available or bring your own.Grades 3 to 8 4.30p-5.30p, Rakow Rakow - Corridor West 847.531.7271 gailborden.info South Elgin Sentinels Chess Club (SEB) Kids are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome. Intermediate or Advanced players can play

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opponents or work on chess puzzles.For children in grades 3-8. 4.30p-5.30p, GBPL South Elgin Branch at Hoffer Room 847.931.2090 gailborden.info Reel Women for Real Women: Hidden Figures (2016, PG) (ML) Co-sponsored by the AAUW Elgin Area Branch. A film and discussion focused on women’s issues. No registration.The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.Director: Theodore MelfiWriters: Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (screenplay) Margot Lee Shetterly (based on her book) Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim ParsonsTime: 2 hours 7 minutesType: Biography, Drama, History 6p-8.30p, GBPL Main Library at Meadows Comm. Rms. A-B 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Grupo de Conversacion en Ingles/English Conversation Group (ML) Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor from the Literacy Connection. No registration.Practica conversar en ingles, mejora tu pronunciacion y adquiere confianza con un tutor del Literacy Connection. No hace falta inscribirse. 6.30p-7.30p, GBPL Main Library at Conference Room 847.742.2411 gailborden.info Meditation See 6/6. 6.30p, First Congregational Church of Elgin 630.886.8823 fcc-elgin.org. Free


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Socks as Backup By Mary Ellen Goodwill Tomorrow’s another day. You’ll feel better in the morning. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. These were reassurances my parents gave me when I was moping and complaining. They were positive statements which never failed to make me feel better. That is, until the afternoon when great aunt Bea got up from the dining table and announced with finality, “Tomorrow never comes.” The adults smiled. I was not amused. That night I lay in bed terrified. Whaddya mean, tomorrow never comes? What’s that MEAN? Who’s going to feed Cinders (my cat)? Who’s going to take carrots down to the pasture for Chi-chi (our Mexican burro)? What about the leftover fudge in the pantry? Literal and figurative — big distinctions for a little kid. When my neighbor Max was four and frustrated with Lego towers which would not balance, I suggested, in hopes of averting a meltdown, “Hey, let’s try something else. We’re done here. Time to throw in the towel.”

He got up, walked directly to the bathroom and threw the hand towel into the toilet. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. In the meantime, we plan, we hope and we dream. Does a day pass when we do not think about tomorrow? Annie sang with great exuberance, “Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow, you’re only a day a-waaay.” It’s a sad and lonely day when we abandon our dreams for tomorrow. I tried that once. I thought I was defeated. I saw myself as a dried out empty picture frame. No joy. What a drag. It was socks that rescued me. One pair requiring one trip to Macy’s. That was the plan that kept hope alive. In the morrow I would buy a pair of socks. The buying of the socks led to the buying of sea salt foot scrub, a cotton nightgown and a Godiva dark chocolate bar. “One thing leads to another.” “Keep your chin up.” Always have a chocolate stash and if, in all good conscience, you have purchased enough pairs of socks (for a lifetime?) buy some for a friend and gift them to her tomorrow. —MEG Miss Goodwill’s novels can be found at Gail Borden and ECC libraries, at Townhouse Books in St. Charles and on Amazon.

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Moore’s Shop Local By Jamey Bouwmeester “Shop Local,” the latest album by Elgin-based MC, Moore is a study in contrasts. The first thing that one notices about the album (even before Moore’s lyrics – which we’ll get to soon), are the eclectic and infectious backing tracks. If I were to sum up the mood of the album’s music (mostly credited to Moore, A. Dyson, and A. Jeffries), I’d be hard pressed to find a better description than ‘laid back.’ The first time I listened to “Shop Local” I was lying in the grass on a warm afternoon, which turned out to be

the perfect setting. The music never hurries; it winds and meanders without any agenda or need to arrive at a fixed destination. The effect is a pleasant, almost physical, indica-like fullbody peacefulness. The cumulative effect is almost meditative. The first contrast comes when one stirs from the dreamy contemplation induced by the tracks and begins to focus on Moore’s lyrics. Over the eleven tracks in “Shop Local,” Moore masterfully pulls the listener in with an album’s worth of topical songs that


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ignite conversations surrounding everything from interpersonal relationships, to controversial political issues; from the way we eat, to the way we process grief, to the way we stand in the world. Moore tackles these subjects with passion and intensity. However, the lyrics never extinguish the serene and tranquil feeling engendered by the music, rather they complicate the feeling and give it nuance and depth. “Anti-Social,” the album’s first single, is set over a soft and bouncy bossa-nova with highlights of jazz flute. It would feel right at home in a New-Wave Italian movie with Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg riding Vespas through Rome. Moore immediately subverts that mod/swinger vibe with lyrics that lash out at a world that is relentless in its attempts to control and use his talent, as well as the people in his life that bring negativity and unearned criticism. He labels his anger ‘anti-social’ and it’s certainly seen that way by its targets, yet in context we clearly see it as righteous and healthy. Moore’s anger and vitriol come to a head in “Can’t Stand By,” a scathing and ardent indictment of the systematic racism that infects out criminal justice system. I can’t stand by when they’re killing people, and they’re killing people. They tell you we’re equal, then call you illegal. The system is evil. It’s an explicitly political song,

yet also deeply personal. Issues of police violence and mass incarceration can often feel distant and almost academic. It’s hard to let the injustice in; it’s an uncomfortable and difficult subject – easier left at arm’s length. With his cri de coeur, Moore allows us into his pain, giving us permission to feel it with him. It’s a moving and valuable gift. While much of the album is explicitly political, Moore closes with three songs (“Alive,” “Live for Me,” and “Breathe”) that serve as a concluding suite mourning friends and family who have passed, especially those whose lives were cut short prematurely. After the anger and righteous indignation of earlier tracks, Moore moves into a quieter and more introspective mood here. However, that doesn’t mean he shies away from his subject and the truths that he needs to tell. He grieves for loved ones lost to suicide, overdoses, and infant death. There’s anger here, but not the rage of previous songs. Rather, the overwhelming emotion is one of resolute responsibility – the responsibility to live life to the fullest on behalf of those who no longer have that opportunity. On “Shop Local,” Moore lives in paradox. He’s created a meditative jeremiad. One that’s political yet deeply personal, frustrated yet fervently hopeful, full of anger yet overflowing with love. “Shop Local” is a statement for our time. It’s relevance and artistry make it well worth a listen. —JB

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With all its process variations, regional styles and emphasis on technique, you could almost compare barbecue with jazz. Each is a distinct article of Americana that’s easier to describe by explaining what it isn’t, than by specifying what it is. Historically, the English word is borrowed from the Spanish barbacoa, which was imported from barabicu, an indigenous Caribbean word that referred to a rack of sticks mounted on posts. That lends credence to the assertion that true barbecue is created by slowly roasting meat with heat and smoke over a wood fire. That basic principle has been applied in numerous places to a variety of meats. In the Deep South, pork is prevalent because of the local population of wild hogs. Beef is prominent in Texas where vast grasslands support and abundance of cattle, and Kansas City is home to a cornucopia of barbecue pork, beef, sausage, poultry and even fish, owing to its history as a hub of the meat packing industry. The flavors are further elaborated by a variety of fire woods — mainly from fruit trees (apple, cherry, peach) and nut trees (hickory, pecan) — and every kind of sauce and seasoning conceivable by the mind of Man. After twenty generations on this continent, the appetite for barbecue is now deeply instilled in American palates, and a midwestern city of roughly 100,000 people could not possibly survive without barbecue on restaurant menus. Our unscientific survey of Elgin restaurants produced a list of at least seventeen kitch-

ens that serve barbecued meats in some form (see sidebar). All of these preparations seem to involve slow cooking, but most do not involve wood fires and smoke. To barbecue meat without smoke, it must be braised or roasted with some moisture to soften the texture, and then broiled or grilled to simulate the traditional smoke flavor with a charred surface of meat or caramelized sugars from a sauce. At Danny’s on Douglas, the ribs are braised in a seasoned broth then finished under a hot broiler to achieve the desired effect, according to David Leith, a lifelong Elgin resident who has worked in several different commercial kitchens. Essential every non-pit barbecue also relies on BBQ sauce to deliver some of the smoke flavor, which comes from liquid smoke flavoring of the sort that has been in use for hundreds of years. And then there’s true pit barbecue, cooked in smoke from a wood fire in the presence of steam. There are currently two restaurants in Elgin that smoke the meats on the premises. The Elgin BBQ Pit produces a variety of barbecued meats from its indoor “aquarium” smoker, a glass enclosure containing racks for roasting and stainless steel hood and chimney to vent the smoke outside. You can smell the meat cooking as you approach the small east side location from at least a block away, depending on the wind direction. This menu leans south of the border, with jerk chicken, jalape-


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no slaw, and brisket tacos on the menu alongside the usual ribs, pulled pork and southern style garnishes. The menu is complemented with a variety of burgers and fried seafood as well. The barbecue formula here is tried and true: meats are seasoned with a dry rub, then smoked until done, and served with a variety of house made sauces on the side, one of which is a tropical inspired habanero mango. Across town, a substantial barbecue concession has brought the kitchen back to life at the Dutch Inn West, which now serves food six days a week starting at 11am. The backbone of the menu is smoked meat sandwiches consisting sliced brisket, corned beef, ham or or pulled pork or chicken. According to Steve Hopp, everything at the Hopp Stop BBQ is homemade, including potato salad, and a unique fruity cole slaw. Even the bread is made locally by Herb’s Bakery. But the star of the show is the meats.

“Closest to the fire, it gets up to 450 degrees, and 350 in the middle and 250 at the opposite end,” he explained. “You have to move the meat every hour all day so it cooks at the same rate.” He upgraded to a commercially made pit with an internal rotisserie, propane flame, thermostat and a 600-pound capacity, and that’s where his product is now made. There’s less handling involved, but the process takes just as long. “Brisket takes about ten hours in the pit, and ribs anywhere from six to twelve hours,” Hopp said. The cooking time depends on the type and thickness of the meat. At Hopp’s the ribs are full size pork ribs weighing about three pounds per slab, and that’s without sauce. His process begins with a secret dry rub that goes on the ribs Thursday afternoon, more than 24 hours before smoking. On Saturday morning, the ribs go in the smoker early and once they’re about half done, they are repeatedly hand-dipped in homemade barbecue sauce, which has also been smoked in the pit. “These racks are self-basting. As the meat goes around the rotisserie, it drips on the rack below it.” As supper time approaches, Hopp checks the ribs for doneness by bending the slab at each end to see if it breaks. If

With forty years experience, Hopp knows what he likes and how to make it. He uses only fruit woods, never nut woods, because the flavor is never ashy or bitter. He uses only full size pork ribs, never baby back ribs, “because the slabs are no more than a pound and three-quarters each, and to me, that’s not enough meat.” His original smoker was a traditional Texas pit made from a section of oil pipeline that once smoked brisket at

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it does, they are ready to serve. “This is competition cooking,” he pointed out. “You don’t want it falling off the bone, you want to chew it off the bone.” On a typical Saturday, Hopp’s will smoke about fifty slabs, and they frequently run out, even though one full slab is enough for three meals. The demand is such that they now ask for a deposit on advance orders to

ensure they get picked up. During the week, beef brisket is a mainstay on the menu, and they don’t call Hopp the “Corned Beef King” for nothing. Smoked corned beef at the Hopp Stop is a unique specialty. “Corned beef is basically a beef brisket that’s been pickled, and there’s a lot of salt in it,” he said. Hopp has his corned beef produced locally with a custom brine that contains half the usual amount of salt. “If you smoked a regular corned beef, it’d be too salty to eat.” Pound for pound, the brisket entrees fetch a price comparable to the ribs, but historically that wasn’t always the case. “Brisket is the part of the cow that’s closest to the grass, and it’s also the toughest. I used to pay sixty cents a pound for it because nobody wanted it. Then all the yuppies started getting their own smokers and now it’s about four bucks a pound. I could get top sirloin for the same price!” He’s alluding to a trend in home smoking which, like home brewing once did, is enjoying a surge in popularity. Gentlemen “foodies” — especially those on self-prescribed low carb diets — gravitate to the traditional barbecue process and all its carnivorous mystique. “My goal with my barbecue is to do the least amount of steps, and keep the food that we’re eating as honest as possible,” said Matt Martin an avid meat smoker in Elgin. “That’s why I enjoy the Central Texas style the best. Meat, salt, pepper, fire ... that’s it!” The process is surprisingly similar, even on a small scale, and the challenges are sometimes greater for equipment used by home pit bosses. “Humidity, temperature, and wind all make it a different fire every time, and with a brisket that might cook for 16 hours, that’s the biggest challenge,” Martin explained.

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Infantry Drill | Artillery Drill | Cavalry Competition Battle Reenactments | Vintage Baseball Game | Fashion Show Appearances by President Lincoln, President J. Davis, and various Generals of the time Mock Trial and Execution | Ongoing demonstrations throughout the various camps For more information, visit cityofelgin.org/civilwar or call 311 (847-931-6001 if outside of Elgin).

BRAVO 3.6  

June 2017

BRAVO 3.6  

June 2017

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