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Gail Borden Public Library District January – February, 2015 Photo courtesy of Rick West/Daily Herald


10th Annual Black History Family Festival

Afternoon Concerts

Sunday Gail Borden Public Library District

A Century of Black Life, History and Culture: Past, Present and Future Saturday, February 7

1 – 5 pm

• African Dance by C.A.K.E. Village (Culture of Africa for Kids Everywhere) and School Dist. U-46 Read to Succeed Students • Performances by Elgin’s Talented Art and Music Students • Second Baptist Church of Elgin’s Sankofa Wax Museum Exhibit to honor African Americans who have made significant contributions to America • Storyteller Linda Gorham • Future African American Leaders • Children’s crafts, stories and more!

A Message from Carole Medal, Executive Director, Gail Borden Public Library District Happy New Year everyone. The past two issues of this newsletter contained information about a geographic referendum. Even though this referendum to add residents in the far west of our district passed overwhelmingly in the present library district, it did not pass among the unserved voters in the west and, thus, it did not pass. I want to thank all the volunteers who worked on this effort. I also would like to say we enjoyed meeting many new people. Continued on page 2.

In This Issue Three Kings Celebration Monday, January 5 See page 16.

Art + Science = Architecture A LEGO® Exhibit Through January 31 See page 2.

From Our Neighborhoods: Four Writers Who Changed America February 4 – 28 See page 2.

Disney Celebration with Sarah the Singing Princess and the LEGO® Disney Cinderella Castle

Saturday, January 24 11 am – 1 pm Lobby Wear your favorite Disney costume and listen to the library’s very own singing princess perform your favorite Disney tunes. Pose for pictures with Sarah right by the Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle replica built of LEGOs® and created by LEGO Certified Professional Adam Reed Tucker. See page 2.


ISSUE NO. 2015-01

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2015 Jan/Feb Newsletter - Gail Borden Public Library  

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2015 Jan/Feb Newsletter - Gail Borden Public Library  

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