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Gail Borden Public Library District March – April, 2015

Activate Elgin’s

MARCH INTO HEALTH See the insert inside the newsletter for a list of fun and healthy activities throughout March in Elgin.

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Baby Fest

For New and Expectant Parents Saturday, April 18 See page 2.

10 am – 1 pm

Premiere of “The Project 2-3-1: The Story of Elgin’s African American Heritage”

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

Sunday, April 26 3:30 pm ECC Blizzard Theater See page 11.

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Test Drive a Roku

Career Fest 2015: Imagine Your Future

For teens Tuesday, April 28 6:30 – 8:30 pm Talk to professionals in fields such as law enforcement, medical, service industry, dog grooming and salon about careers and jobs to get a real-life picture of what’s out there. Get prizes, food and a peek into your future!

Gail Borden cardholders can now check out one of five Roku devices and stream free movies at home. Rokus are checked out for one week and have 26 channels to enjoy. To use the Roku at home, you must a TV and wireless internet connection. See the Movies, Music & More Desk for more information.

Spring Break Programs for Kids! Games, crafts, nature walks and more!

Reflections: Elgin Flowing Through Time, The 1920s – 1970s

Learn about this community-wide celebration that features live performances, discussions and exhibits on page 10.

THE GAIL BORDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT NEWSLETTER IS PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY

ISSUE NO. 2015-02

MARCH 1, 2015


Family Programs

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Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! All Ages* Monday, March 2 All day KidSpace Someone special we are happy to say, is celebrating his birthday today. Stop by KidSpace, where games and activities take place, to party in Seuss-tastic ways!

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Baby’s First Library Visit Babies up to six months old and their parents. Registration preferred. Bring baby and baby’s new library card to this class to learn about programs and resources to support your baby’s early literacy development and receive a special gift. Main Library Friday, March 20 11 am & 1 pm Saturday, March 21 10, 10:30 & 11 am Friday, April 17 11 am & 1 pm Saturday, April 18 10:30 & 11 am Story Room South Rakow Branch Saturday, March 14 & April 25 1 – 3 pm (Drop in)

Baby Fest! For New and Expectant Parents Saturday, April 18 10 am – 1 pm Throughout the library Stop by or “stroller” in to receive the latest baby information in the area. Featuring health and wellness resources, community services, make & take activities and more.

Grow Your Own Vegetables at Home Year Round!

Thursday, March 5 5 – 7 pm Grades 1 – 8* Storyroom Registration required. Come and see container lettuce, carrots and beets ready to be harvested. Learn how to plant some vegetables in your house. Farmer Pam will give you lettuce seeds to start on you own!

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Read Create Play: Building Blocks Saturday, March 14 10:30 – 11:15 am

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STEAMology Discover & Explore: the STEAMf Learning Centers

3 years – 2nd grade with a participating adult Wednesday, March 4 6:30 – 7:30 pm Gail Borden Public Library Wednesday, April 15 4 – 5:30 pm Elgin Child and Family Resource Center, 210 National St., Elgin Drop in and experience fun and interactive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) activities.

Descubre & Explora: Centros de Aprendizaje “STEAM”

Miércoles, 4 de marzo de 6:30 – 7:30 pm en la Biblioteca Pública Gail Borden Miércoles, 15 de abril de 4 – 5:30 pm en Elgin Child and Family Resource Center localizado en el 210 National St. Elgin Niños de 3 años a 2ndo grado con un adulto pueden participar en divertidas experiencias y activitades interactivas de STEAM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería, Arte y Matemáticas).

Saturday, April 11 10:30 – 11:15 am 3 years – K with a parent or adult caregiver Meadows Community Rooms Registration required. Help your children develop early literacy skills in fun and imaginative ways combining reading, creating and playing.

Fruits & Veggies to the Rescue!

Grades K – 3* Saturday, March 28 2 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 4:30 pm Storyroom Registration required. Learn, create and eat at this interactive program.

Movie Poster Exhibition

All ages Saturday, April 25 10 am – 5 pm Youth Hallway Stop by the KidSpace Gateway to look at movie posters from popular children’s films and take a short quiz as a family to be entered to win a prize. The entrance to Music, Movies & More will feature posters that appeal to adults.


Three Ways to Register: • Online at gailborden.info/register • Call 847-429-4597 • In person at Registration Desk

KidSpace Programs

Open Art Studio

Grades 1 and up* Wednesdays, March 4, April 1 4 – 5:30 pm Story Room South We will supply a variety of art supplies— kids provide the creativity! Who knows what fantastic creations will develop?

Get Ready to Read to the Rhythm The 2015 Summer Reading Challenge Video Gallery and Contest March 1 – April 15 This year’s music-themed summer reading challenge, called Read to the Rhythm, needs talented local music and dance organizations to make it extra special. Send in a short video of your group performing and then saying: “We are [your organization name] and we read to the rhythm!” Videos should be no more than one minute long and can be in languages other than English. Send submissions to readtotherhythm@gailborden.info. Videos will be posted online at www. gailborden.info/summer-video. Local celebrities will choose three videos that best represent the summer reading theme. Winners will be announced at the June 16 Family Picnic. Winners need not be present to win a $25 Target gift card.

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Grades 1 – 5 Mondays, March 9, April 13 4 – 5pm Story Room South Registration required. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math! Kids will explore, experiment and create.

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Minecraft

for Grades 3 – 5

Wednesdays, March 11, April 8 4 – 5 pm Computer Training Room Registration required. Kids with all ability levels are welcome. Beginners learn how to play while experts show off their amazing skills by competing in a building challenge with friends.

The Gaming Event

Grades 3 and up Mondays, March 2, April 13 6 – 8 pm Meadows Community Rooms Play various card-based role-playing games such as Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. Beginners are welcome—we’ll teach you to play! Bring your cards to play or trade.

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Card Trading

Elementary age students* Thursdays, March 12, April 9 3:30 – 5 pm Story Room South Drop in and bring your collections to show and trade. Presented by Jeff Allison, hosted by KidSpace.

Read to Rover

Elementary age students Saturdays, March 14, April 11 10, 10:30, 11 or 11:30 am Story Room Registration required. Cuddle up with a good book and read to a fully trained and certified animal therapy dog for 20 minutes.

Build It Up!

Grades 1 and up* Wednesdays, March 18, April 15 4 – 5:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Registration required. Children are invited to bring their imaginations and building abilities to this fun-filled building block program. Building blocks will be provided.

ChessMaster Junior Chess Club

Grades 2 – 12 Thursdays 4 – 5 pm Youth Center Kids and teens are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome—we will teach you how to play!

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Three Ways to Register: • Online at gailborden.info/register • Call 847-429-4597 • In person at Registration Desk

KidSpace Programs

Las tres erres (3R): ¡Reducir, Reutilizar, Reciclar!

The Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

Grades K – 2 Thursday, March 19 4 – 5 pm Meadows Community Rooms Registration is preferred. Learn about the 3 R’s with a story, games and a craft out of recycled materials! Presented in English and Spanish.

A Family Program

Celebración del Día de los Niños

sábado, 25 de abril 10 am Elgin High School En asociación con el Consejo de Padres Bilingüe del Distrito Escolar U-46. Recoge tus boletos en Kidspace en la Biblioteca comenzando el 1 de abril.

Dia del Niño Celebration

Saturday, April 25 10 am Elgin High School In partnership with the U-46 School District’s Bilingual Parents Advisory Council (BPAC.) Pick up tickets at Kidspace at the Library starting April 1.

Grados K – 2ndo grado Jueves, 19 de marzo 4 – 5 pm Salones de la Comunidad Meadows Registración es preferida. ¡En este programa divertido aprenderemos sobre las tres erres (3R) con un cuento, juegos y una manualidad usando materiales reciclados! Este programa será presentado en inglés y en español.

Let’s Have Fun With Science! Grades K – 2 Tuesday, April 14 4 – 5 pm Meadows Community Rooms Registration is preferred. Conduct science experiments in this fun-loving science program! Presented in English and Spanish.

¡A divertirnos con la Ciencia!

Grados k – 2ndo Martes, 14 de abril 4 – 5 pm Salones de la Comunidad Meadows Registración es preferida. ¡Ven para hacer diferentes experimentos de ciencia en este programa divertido de ciencia! Este programa será presentado en inglés y en español.

No School Days Poetry Performance!

Grades 1 & up* Friday, April 3 11 am – noon Meadows Community Rooms Registration required. Bill Buczinsky’s poetry performances are full of drums, drama and daring! Learn basic moves of the poetry game and act out poems in this energizing and fun performance.

Poetry Party

All ages* Friday, April 3 All day KidSpace If you are a poet and you know it, come in and show it! April is National Poetry Month, and we have activities and more for you to explore.

*Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Read to the Rhythm 2015! Be watching for the start of “Read to the Rhythm,” this summer’s Summer Reading program, in May. Finishers will earn free rides at the Community Carnival thanks to Anthony Pedote and Windy City Amusements.

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Three Ways to Register: • Online at gailborden.info/register • Call 847-429-4597 • In person at Registration Desk

KidSpace Programs

Spring Break No School Days

Sewing: Pencil Cases

Grades 3 – 8 Tuesday, March 24 1 – 2:30 pm Story Room South Registration Required. Use simple sewing techniques to make your own pencil case. Supplies will be provided.

Ralph from Ralph’s World

All ages* Tuesday, March 24 1:30 – 2:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Rock out with Ralph Covert of Ralph’s World. Tickets will be required and handed out on the day of the performance on a first-come, first-served basis starting at noon at the Greeter desk.

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Computer Programming with Scratch

Grades 3 – 8 Monday, March 23 1 – 2:30 pm Computer Training Room Registration required. Here’s your chance to learn how computer games are made! Beginners are welcome.

Microcosm: Our Unseen Ocean World

Grades 1—8* Thursday, March 26 1 – 2 pm Meadows Community Rooms Registration required. Join Chicago scientist Michelle HoffmanTrotter to learn about ocean’s smallest creatures. Attendees will have hands-on time using a microscope.

Birds of Prey

Presented by Stillman Nature Center All Ages* Wednesday, March 25 1 – 2 pm Meadows Community Rooms Learn all about owls and other birds from the raptor family and see these amazing animals in person. Presented by Mark Spreyer, Executive Director of the Stillman Nature Center in Barrington.

Minecraft

for Grades 3 – 8

Thursday, March 26 2:30 – 3:30 pm Computer Training Room Registration required. All ability levels welcome. Beginners can learn how to play and experts can show off their amazing skills by competing in a building challenge with friends. You’ll play alone or with a partner.

Healthy Kids Family Health Fair All ages* Friday, March 27 1 – 3 pm Meadows Community Rooms Interested in discovering ways your family can stay active and healthy? Meet with Elginarea organizations that have information, classes and fun for the whole family.

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KidSpace Programs

Three Ways to Register: • Online at gailborden.info/register • Call 847-429-4597 • In person at Registration Desk

Story Programs Boost Language Skills and Reading Readiness! Spring Programs March 16 – May 1 Registration required and begins March 2. Birth – 11 months Baby Rhyme Time with adult Registration required. 12 – 23 months Wonderful Ones with adult Registration required.

Thursdays 6:15 pm Fridays 9:15 am South Story Room

Panera Milk & Cookie Storytime

Preschoolers Tuesdays, March 10, 24, April 7, 21 9:30 – 10 am Mondays 5:30 or 6:15 pm Panera Bread, 322 Randall Road, Tuesdays 10:45 am South Elgin Thursdays 9:30 am Registration required. Fridays 10 am Enjoy stories read by a library staff South Story Room member, followed by a milk and cookie snack compliments of Panera. Tuesdays 6:15 pm South Story Room Thursdays 9:15, 10 or 10:45 am Meadows Community Room C

2 years Terrific Twos with adult Registration required. 1 – 3 years 1,2,3, Go! Wednesdays 10 am with adult Meadows Community Rooms 3 – 6 years Story Mix for Three to Six

Mondays 9:30 am or 3:30 pm Tuesdays 10 am or 7 pm Thursdays 10:15 am North Story Room

All ages Family Storytime

Mondays 7 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B

All ages

Spanish Family Storytime

Wednesdays 7 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B

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Cuentos para la Familia

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For teens in Grades 6 - 8! Programs meet in The Zone unless otherwise noted.

Duct Tape Crafting

Thursdays, March 12, April 9 7 – 8 pm Learn how to make wallets, pencil cases and roses out of duct tape.

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Sensory Storytime

Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16 6:30 – 7 pm Meadows Community Room C Families are invited to 30 minutes of stories and music especially chosen for children ages 4 to 8 with developmental delays and sensory needs. Beginning March 16, register in person at the Rakow Branch or Main Library as an adaptive questionnaire is required.

Minecraft for Grades 6 – 8

KidSpace Volunteens

Manga and Anime Club

Thank You to the Following Winter Reading Sponsors

Thursdays, March 19, April 16 6 – 7 pm Computer Training Room Beginners can learn how to play and experts can show off their amazing skills. Grades 6 – 12 Saturday, March 21 2 – 3:30 pm South Elgin Room Watch anime, talk about your favorite manga, try Japanese snacks, and make a button or magnet. New members are welcome.

Volunteer opportunities with KidSpace are available for 7th & 8th graders.

Barnes & Noble, Spring Hill Mall The Center of Elgin Colonial Café Epic Air The Gail Borden Public Library District Foundation Jang’s Taekwondo LazerMaxx Legoland Discovery Center Spring Hill Gymnastics


TEENS Grades 9 – 12 Hours Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

3 – 9 pm 3 – 6 pm noon – 6 pm noon – 5 pm

Teen Tech Week March 8 – 14

Libraries are for making . . . Stop by the library from 4 to 7 pm all week to mess around with MaKey MaKey kits, check out an iPad, design your own vinyl stickers, or take a tour of the Digital Media Lab.

More Fun in Studio 270 NBA 2k15 Tournament

Monday, March 9 5 – 7 pm

Open Mic Night

Tuesdays, March 17, April 21 7 – 8 pm

Spring Break

Be Creative!

Studio 270 will be open at noon during Spring Break week. Looking for something to do? Come hang out for activities throughout the week. Monday, March 23

Inklings Writers Club

Movie Marathon Tuesday, March 24

DIY Hemp Bracelets Wednesday, March 25

DIY Stickers and Decals Thursday, March 26

DIY Monogram Canvas

Wednesdays, March 4, April 8 4 – 6 pm Join other teen writers and staff to help you through the creative writing process. Learn how to develop ideas into finished stories, poetry, lyrics—or any other kind of writing that interests you. Feel free to bring any of your own writing with you.

Tuesday, March 31 6 – 7 pm Wednesday, April 29 6 – 7 pm

Madden 15 Tournament Monday, April 6 5 – 7 pm

Audio Lab

Career Fest 2015: Imagine Your Future

Tuesday, April 28 6:30 – 8:30 pm Talk to professionals in fields such as law enforcement, medical, service industry, dog grooming and salon about careers and jobs to get a real-life picture of what is out there. Get prizes, food and a peek into your future!

Teens can learn how to create and edit a professional quality audio recording in our state-of-the-art digital media lab. 4 – 6 pm Tuesday, March 10 Wednesday, March 18 Thursday, April 2 Tuesday, April 14 Wednesday, April 22

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Teens can learn how to create and edit a professional quality video recording in our state-of-the-art digital media lab. 4 – 6 pm Tuesdays, March 24, April 7

Thursdays, March 19, April 16 6 – 8:30 pm The Teen Writers & Artists Project, in which teens pursuing writing and other art forms are mentored by professionals, will present a writing workshop, open mic and special featured performer.

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Rakow Branch Adult Programs

NOVELS @ NIGHT

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Device Advice for Seniors

Thursdays, March 5, 19, April 2, 16 9:30 – 11:30 am No registration. Drop by the Rakow Branch for hands-on learning. You are welcome to bring your own devices.

Starting Seeds

Saturday, March 14 10:30 am Registration required. Starting your own seedlings for the garden is a great way to save money and grow varieties of flowers, vegetables and other plants not usually found in stores or garden centers. Sue Styer, a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener, will present tips on starting your own plants from seed.

6:30 – 7:30 pm Shales Living Room No registration. Thursday, March 19 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Thursday, April 16 The Round House by Louise Erdrich

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STEAMology Rakow STEAMologists!

Introduction to Woodcarving

Saturday, April 18 2 – 3 pm Registration required. Local artist Ron Diller will discuss carving tools, types of wood, other media, and finishing techniques, then give a short demo on how to make some basic cuts.

Grades 1 – 5 Monday, March 23 1 – 2 pm Registration preferred. Explore, experiment and create with magnets. Join us for a story, race magnetic cars and experiment with magnets. (STEAM programming involves Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.)

Creativity Lab

Grades K – 5 Tuesday, March 24 2 – 3 pm No registration. Join us at the Branch for a craft-o-rama!

Recycle, Repurpose, and Re-create Unique Crafts!

Rakow Readers

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Shales Living Room No registration. Monday, March 23 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Monday, April 27 The Round House by Louise Erdrich

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Adults and teens Saturday, April 25 1 – 2:30 pm Registration required. Recycle magazines, grocery flyers and holiday wrapping materials into decorative coasters, elegant gift boxes and unique artwork.

Birds of Prey

Presented by Stillman Nature Center All Ages Thursday, March 26 10:30 am Learn all about owls and other birds from the raptor family. Here is your chance to see these amazing animals in person!


Rakow Branch Youth Programs Spring Break School Dist. 301

Poetry Performance! Wonderful Ones

Creativity Lab

Grades K-5 Tuesday, March 31 2 – 3 pm No registration. Join us at the Branch for a craft-o-rama!

9 – 23 months with parent Mondays, March 16 – April 27 Session I: 9:15 am Session II: 10 am Registration required for each session. 15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes and music followed by a 15-minute play period.

Drop-In Spring Story time

Hear the Chorus—Frog Calling!

3 – 6 years with a parent Wednesdays, March 18 – April 29 10:30 – 11 am No registration. Join Ms. Angela for 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplay.

All ages Thursday, April 2 6:45 – 7:45 pm Registration preferred. Chorus frogs, Leopard frogs, Spring Peepers, oh my! Their frog calls are at their peak now. Come dressed to go outdoors and learn how to distinguish their calls, why frogs are so vital to the wetlands and what we can learn from this group of amphibians.

Vroom Vroom! Craft and Movie

3 – 6 years with a parent/caregiver Wednesday, March 4 10 am – noon Registration required. Create your own vehicle out of cardboard, decorate it and stay for a “drive-in” movie! Popcorn will be provided.

Grades 1 and up Friday, April 3 1 – 2 pm Registration required. Bill Buczinsky’s poetry performances are full of drums, drama and daring! Learn basic moves of the poetry game and act out poems in this energizing and fun performance.

Poetry in PJ’s!

3 years and up with a parent/caregiver Tuesday, April 14 6:30 – 7 pm Drop in for silly poetry and rhyming songs in honor of National Poetry Month.

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STEAMology Rakow Read to Rover

School age kids Saturdays, March 28, April 25 10, 10:30, 11 or 11:30 am Registration required. Kids practice their reading skills by cuddling up with a good book and reading aloud to a fully trained and certified therapy dog.

Rakow STEAMologists: Knock on Wood!

Grades 1 – 5 Saturday, April 18 1:30 – 2:30 pm Registration required. Spring is in the air! Come dressed to take a hike around the Branch and learn all about local trees, what animals live in them, how to identify them and more! After the hike, watch an example of how people use trees. Local woodcarver Ron Diller will give a short demo. www.gailborden.info

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Reflections: Elgin Flowing Through Time, The 1920s – 1970s

Reflections is a community-wide celebration featuring the mid-20th century’s vibrant years of art, music, dance, film, history, literature, theater, sports, architecture, and city infrastructure. Events happening at the library, throughout the City, museums, schools, churches, art galleries, community college, home care facilities, parks and downtown street corners take place from March 1 to August 1. The Reflections project goals are Asset Based Community Development—forging new partnerships, fortifying existing ties, building a stronger network within our community—and story collecting. Partners involved to date are the American Association of University Women, City of Elgin, Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, Elgin Academy Media Arts, Elgin ArtSpace, Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce, Elgin Community College, Elgin Community Network (neighborhoods), Elgin History Museum, Elgin Sports Hall of Fame, Elgin Public Museum, Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fox Valley Men of Harmony (barbershoppers), Independent Players (theater), Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association, YWCA Elgin, area churches, businesses and individuals with talent of all kinds. If you have a collection to display, a program idea or would just like to get involved, please contact Miriam Lytle at 847-608-5027 or mlytle@gailborden.info.

Live Performances Independent Players Presents The Royal Family

The Golden Age of Radio

Presented by Those Were the Days Radio Players West An American Comedy Written by George Sunday, April 19 2 – 3:30 pm S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Meadows Community Rooms March 1 6 – 8 pm Enjoy The Lone Ranger, Fibber McGee and Molly and The Fred Allen Show. The programs are based on original scripts Mr. Pim Passes By from the 1930s to 1950s, with sound An English Comedy by A.A. Milne. effects and original music. Please register. March 13 – 15, 20 – 22. Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division Street, Elgin. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 pm. Sunday performances at2 pm. Tickets - $15; Senior Citizens 65 and over $12; Students 14 – 21 $10. For information and reservations, call 847- 697-7374.

Music of the 1920’s Thursday, March 26

Music of the 1930’s

7 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, April 15 1 – 2:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B Join pianist David J. Nelson for a musical journey down memory lane as he performs music from the 1920’s and 1930’s. David has performed with the Elgin Civic Symphony, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and Elgin Choral Union. Please register.

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Song-tivist: Women Who Moved Social Change Through Song Presented by Risé Dawn Jones, Soprano and Margaret Brady, Piano Thursday, April 23 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms A songtivist is a woman who uses music to help ignite and propel social movement. This musical program highlights examples from the suffrage, civil rights, environmental and women’s movements and features songs by songtivists Odetta, Miriam Makeba, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Joan Baez and many others. Cosponsored by the AAUW. Please register.


Premiere of “The Project 2-3-1: The Story of Elgin’s African American Heritage”

Sunday, April 26 3:30 pm ECC Blizzard Theater This thoroughly researched project was done in partnership with the Elgin History Museum and Grindstone productions in association with Ernie Broadnax to tell the story of the African American experience in Elgin for 100 years, from the arrival of the Civil War ex-slave refugees known as contrabands in 1862 to the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Free admission.

Discussions on the Remarkable Past Classic Cinema Series Book Discussion

Berlin Airlift

Sunday, April 12 2 pm Elgin History Museum Anette Isaacs, a professor and native of Germany, will discuss the 1948 – 1949 Berlin Airlift. Her revealing talk will give insight into the aid project that cost the United States $350 million and at its height had an allied aircraft landing every minute to deliver supplies to hungry Berliners. Members: Free Non-Members: $3.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Thursday, April 9 7 – 8:30 pm South Elgin Room This is the first of four book discussions centered on American classics that still deliver a powerful message through the decades. Join Librarian Tish Calhamer in a special series of discussions celebrating literature’s impact on history, society and culture.

The Glory Days of Elgin High Sports in the 1950’s Monday, March 16 7 – 9 pm At the Old Elgin High School Gymnasium, 355 E. Chicago St., Elgin

Former EHS athletes Dick Becker, Chuck Brandt, Paul Hudgens, Gary Kane, and others who participated on the legendary football and basketball teams of the 1950’s will share their inside stories about the teams and playing for Coach Bill Chesbrough. Presented in partnership with the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame. Please register. Please enter on the Gifford St. (east) side of the building.

Phil Kelly will highlight the works of gifted auteur directors and acting icons. Discussion will follow each film.

Shanghai Express

Sunday, March 29 1:30 – 4:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B The definitive film of the extraordinary partnership between directive stylist Josef Von Sternberg and glamorous actress Marlene Dietrich.

Out of the Past

Tuesday, April 14 6 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B This film noir, helmed by the criminally underrated Jacques Tourneur, is a genre standout. Starring Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas and Jane Greer in her finest performance.

Celebrate!

Martini Room Speakeasy 5th Annual Prohibition Party Friday, March 13 8 pm – 2:30 am 161 E. Chicago St., Elgin Costumes encouraged.

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adult programs Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

The one-hour performances begin at 2 pm in the Meadows Community Rooms. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments after each concert. Free tickets will be available at the Main Library and Rakow Branch three weeks prior to each concert.

George Radosavljevic, Piano Sunday, March 15 Architecture, color and keyboard fireworks! Pianist George Radosavljevic will present a solo recital featuring music by Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt. Radosavljevic has appeared on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series.

OneVoice

Three Ways to Register: • Online at gailborden.info/register • Call 847-429-4597 • In person at Registration Desk

Illinois DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services Information Session

3rd Monday, March 16 and April 20 1 – 3 pm South Elgin Room The Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) assists people with disabilities in preparing for, finding and maintaining quality employment. Learn about these and other programs and services. Referrals for services will be accepted at the end of the information session.

Sunday, April 12 OneVoice is the flagship vocal jazz ensemble at Millikin University, bringing a variety of musical styles to performances. Be prepared to hear and experience the sounds of jazz standards, a pop song or two and some Gospel!

Bonus Concert! Hollis Prize Winner’s Recital

Sunday, April 26 Millikin University’s School of Music is pleased to present the 2015 Hollis Prize Winner’s Recital at Gail Borden Public Library. The competition is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Kimm Hollis, Millikin alumnus and Professor of Music at Hanover College in Indiana. No tickets or registration.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra Listeners Club

Wednesdays, March 4, April 29 1 – 3 pm Meadows Community Rooms Wednesday, March 25 1 – 3 pm Elgin Room This free, interactive lecture/discussion series led by Jim Kendros meets before the ESO’s Classics Masterworks performances to broaden your understanding of the music to be performed that week. Please register at www.elginsymphony.org, or call 847-888-0404 ext. 238 to reserve your seat.

LWV Candidate Forums

Join the League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area for these forums, which take place at 6 pm in the Meadows Community Rooms. For additional information, follow the LWV on Facebook at LWV of the Elgin Area or at www.lwvelginarea.org. No registration.

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Monday, March 9: Candidates for City of Elgin Mayor and Candidates for the Gail Borden Public Library Board of Trustees. Tuesday, March 10: Candidates for the Elgin City Council. Wednesday, March 11: Candidates for the Board of Trustees for both the U-46 School Board and Elgin Community College.

Start, Manage & Grow Your Business Using ReferenceUSA

Monday, March 16 2 – 3 pm Elgin Room In this webinar, entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission-critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business. Please register.

Embracing Dyslexia for Teachers and Parents

Sunday, March 22 1 – 4 pm Meadows Community Rooms Learn about dyslexia and its symptoms, the importance of early intervention, testing resources and actions to take after diagnosis as well as current Illinois law regarding dyslexia. Learn about the positive aspects of dyslexia, including the strengths and gifts, and discover effective strategies to help reduce struggles in school and home. Teachers earn three CPDU’s. Registration required.


adult programs Sponsored in collaboration with the Elgin Community Network and ECCO. No registration.

FOOD!

Tuesday, March 17 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room This 30-minute documentary, which investigates how demand for more and cheaper food has dramatically altered the food chain, will be followed by a panel discussion composed of farmers, vendors, nutritionists and consumers. Sponsored by ECN and Shared Harvest. No registration.

Illinois Trail Corps: Continuing a Legacy of Civilian Service

Tuesday, April 21 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B Trails for Illinois is building a statewide trails community, but maintaining Illinois’ existing trails and building new trails remain a challenge in this fiscally strapped state. The idea of harnessing volunteers to build and maintain trails led to the creation of the Illinois Trail Corps. Learn about their work and why it is important. Sponsored by ECN and Elgin BPAC.

Poems of Love and Laughter

Monday, April 20 7 – 8pm Elgin Room Gareth Sitz and her team of area actors will present a program featuring romantic and humorous poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month. Please register.

Author Paul Baffico

Last Mission for a Reluctant Patriot Thursday, March 19 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B Author Paul Baffico tells the riveting story of his life journey through the Haight-Ashbury Summer of Love, his military obligation that sent him to Vietnam and a brilliant career with a Fortune 50 company including an envious early retirement. With the recall of one horrific year of combat that haunted him daily, he eventually questioned if he had ever lived up to his values. Paul Baffico is a Vietnam Veteran who served as a communications platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division in 1970 and 1971. He flew 206 combat assaults.

Write Your Business Plan Using Library Resources

Wednesday, March 25 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room A formal business plan is essential for anyone newly in business or contemplating a start-up and in need of financing. Learn how to prioritize issues and develop a comprehensive business plan using library resources. Presented by Gail Borden Public Library in cooperation with the Fox Valley SCORE Association. Please register.

The Most Common Parent Trap Presentation

Tuesday, April 28 7 – 8:30 pm Discover helpful navigation tools for parents of teens who find themselves asking “Is this a phase my teen is going through?” “What can I do if my teen has used drugs?” David Lee CCDC, BRI-I Founder, Intervention Services and Technologies, Inc., will discuss how parents can avoid “traps” when communicating with their teens. Presented by Rosecrance and Renz Center.

job search

For more information contact the Kane County Department of Employment and Education at 630-966-1435.

Job Search & Resume Help

Every Tuesday, March 3 – April 28 10 am – 2 pm Computer Training Room Drop in for one-on-one assistance with your resume, cover letter, completing online applications, and more.

Workforce Investment Act Information Session

Every Thursday, March 5 – April 30 1:30 – 3:30 pm Training grants are available to help you get a job! Learn about WIA services and the application process. This program is in partnership with the Kane County Department of Employment and Education.

FILMS Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films

Mondays 11 am – 1 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B Coffee will be served. No registration. March 9 They Drive By Night (1940, NR) April 13 To Kill A Mockingbird (1962, NR)

Reel Women for Real Women

Tuesdays 6 pm Co-sponsored by the AAUW Elgin Area Branch. A film and discussion focused on women’s issues. No registration. March 24 Belle (2013, PG) Meadows Community Rooms A&B April 28 Wild (2014, R) Elgin Room

Money Smart Week April 18 – 25 To Your Credit

Wednesday, April 22 6:30 – 8 pm Elgin Room Learn how to read a credit report and how to build and/or repair your credit history. Presented by Elgin State Bank. A Spanish session will be held at 7 pm. Please register.

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adult programs Free Tax Preparation Provided by the Center for Economic Progress

Through April 15 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:30 – 8 pm Saturday Starting Time 10 am – 1 pm (Tax site may close early when capacity is reached.) Main Library’s 2nd Floor What to bring: • All W-2s and 1099s (if any) • Social Security Cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) for all family members • Valid photo ID • Copy of last year’s tax return, if available • Bank account number and routing number to direct deposit your refund • Property tax bill • Amount spent on college expenses • Proof of health insurance coverage (i.e., Form 1095-A or private/employer insurance information) or Certificate of Exemption.

Shared Harvest Information Meeting

Thursday, April 2 6:30 – 8 pm South Elgin Room Would you like a grocery store that provides healthy, locally produced food, supports sustainable agriculture and contributes to the economic vibrancy of downtown Elgin? Find out more about cooperatives and community grocery stores and how you can participate in Shared Harvest Coop and our vision for a healthy alternative to shopping in Elgin. Samples of local fresh food will be provided.

Text Message Reference Services From Gail Borden Library Questions or comments? Text us! Try it now: Text: Start To: 847-754-4599 Then save 847-754-4599 as a contact in your phone called Gail Borden.

Listen Learn and Lead The Literacy Connection is seeking Toastmasters Club Help to Change Someone’s Life

local volunteers to tutor adults in Basic Reading or ESL. To learn more, attend a free orientation at Presence St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin from 6 to 7 pm on March 17 followed by tutor training until 9 pm. Training will continue on March 19, 24 and 26. A second identical session will be held at Gail Borden Library on April 30 and May 4, 7 and 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. To register or for more information, call 847-742-6565, or email info@elginliteracy.org.

The 18th Annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser will be held from 9:30 am

to 12:30 pm on April 18 at Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin. Visit www.elginliteracy.org for more information.

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Second and Fourth Thursdays Noon – 1 pm South Elgin Room Become the speaker and leader you want to be. No registration.

The Gail Borden Public Library District Foundation would like to thank the following for their recent contributions of $100 and over to the Foundation’s first annual campaign. Mike Alft Tom Anderson Rachel Campbell Complete Cleaning, Kevin Hitzeman Maria Cordoba Gwen Gage Patricia Harkin John Hartmann Wayne Heinmiller Gerald Johnson Larry Jones Julia Langlois Library Furniture Intl., Scott Fairbanks Lundstrom Insurance, Carl Lundstrom Miriam Lytle Daniel Maki Carole Medal Sue Moylan Orville Pelletier Denise Raleigh Mary Roberti Nancy Rust Arthur Schueneman Jack Shales John Shales Jerry Turnquist

The Gail Borden Public Library Foundation welcomes Toya Randall to the Board. She joins foundation members: Jerry L. Turnquist President Susan Moylan Vice-President Tiffany Henderson Secretary Harry Blizzard Treasurer Jo Ann Armenta Jean Bednar Marie Iride Cordoba Ed.D Libby Hoeft Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Paul Larson Larry Jones Leo Nelson Jack Shales Marlene Shales Clarence F. Wittenstrom Jr.

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Free ACT Practice Tests and Books! Are you ready for the ACT? Prepare to demonstrate your knowledge to colleges and plan for your future by using library resources. Learn testtaking strategies, take practice quizzes, and assess your strengths and weaknesses. Access ebooks, such as Master the ACT, play games, and use vocabulary flashcards to sharpen your skills. The Testing & Education Reference Center is available 24/7 through the library’s website.


book clubs

& Discussion Groups

Conversation Groups

French

Poetry Writers Workshop

Mondays, March 2, April 6 6:30 – 8:30 pm Conference Room 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.

Spanish Café

Mondays, March 9, April 6 Noon – 1 pm Meadows Community Room C Practice your Spanish conversation skills. Take part in a weekly topic of discussion, learn new vocabulary and put your listening skills to the test. No registration.

Great Books Discussion Group

Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women of Elgin branch. Meetings are held at 6:55 pm in the South Elgin Room. For information, please call Rachel Bloomberg at 630-3912966. March 9 Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw April 13 Poetry Session by Seamus Heaney

Mondays, March 16, April 20 6:30 – 8:30 pm South Elgin Room Refresh and enhance your knowledge of French language and culture in a conversational setting with former college language professor Dennis Schwank. No registration.

The club meets at 7 pm in the South Elgin Room. For more information, contact Tish at 847-289-5838. March 18 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd April 15 The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Writers on the Fox Veterans Information Networking Session

Thursday, March 19 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B Thursday, April 16 7 – 8:30 pm South Elgin Room The topic for the March 19 meeting will be veteran and author Paul Baffico, while the April 16 meeting will focus on caregivers for veterans. Coffee and tea will be served. No registration.

Join forces to commemorate events, share insights, and talk about books or experiences during the 150th anniversary. Bring your own hardtack. No registration.

Thursdays, March 26, April 23 7 – 8:30 pm South Elgin Room The group is led by John Schwartz, who has lived and traveled in Germany and taught German. John will present articles and videos about to be discussed auf Deutsch in a friendly atmosphere. No registration.

Contemporary Fiction Book Club

Armchair Generals: A Civil War and Lincoln Brown Bag Lunch Interest Group

Tuesdays March 10 April 14

German

11:45 am – 1:15 p South Elgin Room The Battle of Franklin by Bill Lax The Lincoln Funeral Train by Charles Banks

Mondays, March 23, April 27 7 – 8:30 pm Conference Room This writer’s peer group will inspire and motivate you with thought-provoking writing prompts and constructive critique. Writers of all genres are welcome. No registration.

Walking Book Club

Join us for a 45-minute walk followed by a 45-minute book discussion every Wednesday evening at 7 pm. We walk and talk at the Centre of Elgin. Contact Nancy at 847-289-5840 for more information. March The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd April The Round House by Louise Erdrich www.gailborden.info 15


technology classes Technology classes are open to all library district residents and require proficiency with a keyboard and mouse unless otherwise noted. Classes take place in the Computer Lab unless another location is specified. Registration is required and opens three weeks prior to the scheduled class date. Register online at gailborden.info/register, by phone 847-429-4597 or in person at the Registration Desk.

Social Media

Health & Wellness Apps for You Monday, March 23 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room Learn about the latest and greatest apps LinkedIn Basics Resume Basics Monday, April 6 7 – 8:30 pm Thursday, March 5 7 – 8:30 pm for food, fitness, medical information, Learn guidelines, best practices and personal care and more! Get an overview of LinkedIn’s basic features and learn how it can help you standard components for creating a basic resume. For Book Lovers: advance your career.

Job Search and Career

Getting Started With LinkedIn

Thursday, March 12 7 – 8:30 pm Start creating your profile, adding contacts and joining groups as you explore the power of LinkedIn.

Goodreads and Novelist Elements of a Resume Thursday, March 26 7 – 8:30 pm

Monday, April 13 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room Learn guidelines, best practices and Learn how tools like Goodreads and standard components for creating a basic Novelist can help you find books, review resume. what you read and share it with others.

LinkedIn Tips & Tricks Customizing a Resume

Thursday, March 19 7 – 8:30 pm Fine-tune your profile, upload your resume and learn to research and target specific employers.

LinkedIn Open Lab

Monday, March 30 7 – 8:30 pm Get one-on-one help refining your LinkedIn profile to maximize your professional web presence.

eBay Basics Monday, April 20 7 – 8:30 pm Wednesday, April 8 7 – 8:30 pm Take your resume to the next level with Elgin Room formatting tools, layout ideas and style Learn eBay basics such as how to search tips and tricks. for and watch items, bid and “Buy-it-now,” and set up and link a Pay-Pal account to Resume Open Lab pay for purchases. Monday, April 27 7 – 8:30 pm Work on your resume in our computer lab Selling on eBay while an instructor is available to help and Wednesday, April 29 7 – 8:30 pm answer questions. Elgin Room Learn how to set up an auction, employ selling strategies to maximize profit and boost your seller rating on eBay.

Operating Systems Windows 8.1: Getting Around in the New Operating System

Tablet Basics: Using Apps Wednesday, March 18 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to have fun with your tablet by locating and downloading popular apps.

Tablet Basics: Getting Started Wednesday, March 11 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to get started with your tablet’s features and functions, download apps and connect to WiFi.

Tablet Basics: Free Entertainment from Your Library

Tuesday, March 3 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to navigate, use the task manager and manage your files in Windows 8.1.

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Wednesday, March 25 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to down load free eBooks, audiobooks, movies and instructional videos from the library.

Device Advice

In Studio 270 Thursdays, March 12, 26, April 9, 23 9:30 – 11:30 am At the Technology Bar Tuesdays March 3, 17, April 7, 21 6 – 8 pm Drop in for one-on-one help with your device or computer along with a hot cup of coffee or tea. No registration.


technology classes Microsoft Tools Microsoft Excel 2010: Basics

Tuesday, March 10 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to create and modify basic spreadsheets and apply basic formatting techniques.

Microsoft Excel 2010: Charts & Graphs

Tuesday, March 17 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to illustrate data results with a chart or graph and data legend.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010: Basics

Tuesday, April 7 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to add/delete slides, change the layout, format text, apply themes and more in this beginner class.

Microsoft Word 2010: Basics

Thursday, April 2 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to create new text documents, open and print existing ones and change document views.

Microsoft Word 2010: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010: Special Effects Formatting Documents

Tuesday, April 14 7 – 8:30 pm Add shapes, clip art, pictures and animate objects in this next-level class.

Thursday, April 9 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to format and align text, apply bullets and numbers and adjust spacing in your documents.

Tuesday, March 24 7 – 8:30 pm Discover how to use formulas to calculate sums, averages, ranges and percentages.

Tuesday, April 21 7 – 8:30 pm Create and modify basic spreadsheets and apply basic formatting techniques.

Microsoft Word 2010: Editing Tools

Microsoft Excel 2010: Pivot Tables

Microsoft Publisher 2010: Enhancing Your Documents

Microsoft Excel 2010: Formulas & Functions Microsoft Publisher 2010: Basics

Tuesday, March 31 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to sort and filter data and create pivot tables when working with large spreadsheets.

Tuesday, April 28 7 – 8:30 pm Illustrate data results with a chart or graph and data legend.

Thursday, April 16 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to move content, check spelling, and suggest and accept changes within a document.

Microsoft Word 2010: Tables, Images & Graphics

Thursday, April 23 7 – 8:30 pm Create custom document designs by applying tables, borders, backgrounds and WordArt.

Microsoft Word 2010: Working with Templates

Thursday, April 30 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how templates can be created and applied to save you time and effort when working with frequently-used documents.

Programas en español Clases de Tecnología

Tecnología clases están abiertas a todos los residentes del distrito de la biblioteca y requieren habilidad con el teclado y el ratón a menos que se indique lo contrario. Classes take place in the Computer Lab unless otherwise noted. Es necesario registrarse y abre tres semanas antes de la fecha de la clase programada. Regístrese en línea en gailborden.info/register, por teléfono (847)429-4597 o en persona en la mesa de inscripción.

Introducción a la Computación

Domingo, Marzo 8 y Domingo, Abril 12 1 – 2:30 pm Aprenda los sistemas operativos, tecnologías y los componentes básicos de hardware y software de una computadora.

Introducción a Microsoft Word

Domingo, Marzo 22 y Abril 26 1 – 2:30 pm Aprenda cómo usar este programa para crear documentos.

Introducción a Microsoft Excel

Windows 7 Domingo, Marzo 22 y Abril 26 Domingo, Marzo 8 y Domingo, Abril 12 3 – 4:30 pm Aprenda a usar Windows 7 usando el escritorio y las aplicaciones más importantes del panel de control.

3 – 4:30 pm Aprenda cómo usar este programa para crear hojas de cálculo.

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English and Spanish

Programs in English and Spanish/Programas en inglés y español English Conversation Group

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm 2nd Floor Conference Room Practice having everyday conversations in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence with a tutor from the Literacy Connection. No registration.

Grupo de Conversación en Inglés

martes 6:30 – 7:30 pm Salón de Conferencias 2do Piso Practica conversar en inglés, mejora tu pronunciación y adquiere confianza con un tutor del Literacy Connection. No hace falta inscribirse.

Citizenship Conversation Group

1st and 3rd Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 pm March 5, 19, April 2, 16 Meadows Community Room C 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.

Grupo de Conversación para la Ciudadanía

1er y 3er jueves de cada mes 6:30 – 7:30 pm 5 y 19 de marzo, 2 y 16 de abril Salón de la Comunidad Meadows C ¿Necesitas practicar tu inglés para el exámen de la ciudadanía? Ven a este grupo gratis para repasar y practicar el inglés que vas a necesitar para la entrevista y las 100 preguntas del exámen de historia y cívica. El grupo es liderado por un tutor y cualquiera puede asistir. Presentado por The Literacy Connection. No hace falta inscribirse.

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Go Bilingual Class

Wednesdays 6 – 7 pm (will not meet March 25) English and Spanish lessons conversation. No registration.

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Clase Futuros Bilingües

miércoles 6 – 7 pm (no habrá clase el 25 de marzo) Lecciones y conversación en inglés y español. No hace falta inscribirse.

Two Rivers Head Start

Parents of children from birth to five years learn how to help children and families remain healthy in body and mind. No registration. Los padres que tienen niños entre recién nacidos y los 5 años pueden aprender a mantener a sus familias saludables en cuerpo y mente. Se ofrece cuidado de niños. No hace falta inscribirse.

How to Communicate with Teens and Children Tuesday, April 7 Elgin Room

5 – 6 pm

Cómo Comunicarse con los Adolescentes y Niños Martes, 7 de abril 5 – 6 pm Salón Elgin

Gang and Drug Prevention Tuesday, April 21 5 – 6 pm Meadows Community Room B

Prevención de Drogas y Pandillas

Martes, 21 de abril 5 – 6 pm Salón de la Comunidad Meadows B

Parent Cafe: Talking and Walking into Health

Tuesday, March 10 6:30 – 8:30 pm Held by Gail Borden Library at The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way This is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to share knowledge, have fun and get healthy! Come ready to talk, walk (comfy clothes and shoes please!) and leave feeling connected and energized. Bring the kids; there will be activities for them. Please register.

Cafe para Padres: Platicando y Caminando

Tuesday, March 10 6:30 – 8:30 pm Provisto por la Biblioteca Gail Borden en The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way Esta es una oportunidad para que los padres y cuidadores compartan información, se diviertan y se sientan saludables. Vengan listos para platicar, caminar (¡ropa cómoda y zapatos deportivos por favor!) y terminar el día sintiéndose conectados y energizados. Traigan a los niños que habrá actividades para ellos. Favor de inscribirse.


English and Spanish

Poetry from Yucatán: a Go Bilingual Special Edition

Wednesday, April 29 6 – 7 PM Marianne Kehoe will present Sidewalk Symphony, a collection of poems in English and Spanish with her impressions of Yucatán, the place she’s called home for the past eight years. Dr. Kehoe will intersperse her poems with tales of an extranjera adapting to Mexico’s language and customs. Stay for questions and answers, a book signing and refreshments.

programs

Poesía de Yucatán: una Edición Especial de Go Bilingual

Miércoles, 29 de abril 6 – 7 pm Marianne Kehoe presentará Sinfonía de la Escarpa, una colección de poesía en español e inglés con sus impresiones de Yucatán, su hogar durante los últimos 8 años. La Dra. Kehoe intercalará sus poemas con reseñas personales de una extranjera intentando adaptarse al idioma y las costumbres de México. Quédese para preguntas y respuestas, firmas del libro y aperitivos.

Programas en español Preparación Gratis de Impuestos por el Centro de Progreso Económico Hasta el 15 de abril Lunes, miércoles y jueves 5:30 – 8 pm Sábado de 10 am – 1 pm (Puede cerrar temprano si se sobrepasa el número de personas que se pueden servir). 2do Piso de la biblioteca Qué debe traer: • Todos las formularios W-2 y 1099 (si aplica) • Tarjetas de Seguro Social o números ITIN para todos los miembros de la familia • Identificación con foto válida • Copia de los impuestos del año previo (si están disponibles) • Número de cuenta de banco y de identificación bancaria para el depósito directo de su reintegro • Factura de los impuestos sobre la propiedad (si aplica) • Monto que ha pagado en gastos de universidad • Prueba de cobertura de salud (por ej., formulario 1095-A o información de seguro privado o del trabajo) o Certificado de Exención Preparación Gratis de Impuestos

Los Impuestos en Estados Unidos: ¡Entiéndelos y Prepárate!

jueves, 12 de marzo 6:30 – 8 pm Salón South Elgin ¿Quién debe declarar impuestos? ¿Qué documentos hacen falta? ¿Qué tienen que ver los impuestos con la residencia, acción diferida y el nuevo plan de salud asequible? Obtén información confiable para que puedas tomar las mejores decisiones para ti y los tuyos. Presentado en español por Elida Cano, instructora bilingüe de impuestos. Favor de inscribirse.

Lunes de Yoga

Lunes, 23 de marzo Lunes, 20 de abril 7 – 8 pm Salón de la Comunidad C Acompáñanos para una tarde de yoga con Pita Betancourt. Aprende técnicas para la relajación y bienestar y recibe consejos para vivir sanamente. Será presentado en español

Su Crédito y Usted

Miércoles, 22 de abril 7 – 8:30 pm Salón South Elgin Acompáñanos para aprender cómo leer un reporte de crédito y cómo crear o reparar un historial de crédito, así como para entender el propósito de un reporte de crédito y cómo se usa el mismo. Presentado por Elgin State Bank en español. Habrá una sesión en inglés a las 6:30 pm.

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Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Elgin, IL 60120 Permit No. 164 Carrier Route Sort

The Main Library and Rakow Branch will be closed: Sunday, April 5 for Easter. MAIN LIBRARY HOURS

RAKOW BRANCH HOURS

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 9 pm Friday - Saturday 9 am - 6 pm Sunday Noon - 5 pm

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 8 pm Friday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Sunday Noon - 5 pm

Main 270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin, Illinois 60120 847-742-2411 Rakow Branch 2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, Illinois 60124 847-531-7271

ECRWSS LOCAL POSTAL PATRON

Board of Trustees:

Jean Bednar, President Elizabeth Kruger, Vice President Sue Moylan, Treasurer Lisa Knight, Secretary Carlos Chavez Herb Gross Patricia Harkin

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Library Director - Carole Medal Newsletter Editor - Denise Raleigh Writer - Liz Clemmons Graphic Designer - Debby Huffman

Early Childhood Educators Workshop

Music and Movement: Developing Self-Regulation Skills Thursday, March 12 6:30 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Registration required. This workshop will discuss brain research regarding music and movement, the benefits of incorporating them daily, research findings and how they can help to guide behavior.

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AÑOL P S E N MAS E

Thank you community. Due to our work with many partners, your library received the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community: the National Medal for Museum and Library Services.

Interact with the library on the web, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Sign up for GailMail, the library’s e-newsletter.

This newsletter contains recycled paper and soy-based inks.

Elgin Volunteer Coordinators Network proudly presents

VolunteerPalooza 2015

Saturday, April 25 11 am – 2 pm The Centre of Elgin Heritage Ballroom Live music, prizes, food and volunteer fun! Learn about volunteer opportunities for people of all ages. Contact Nancy Haggard at 847-289-5840 for more details.

Photo Release - All program participants agree to be photographed during library activities and programs for use in future library publications.

Meet With Your Legislator

Saturday, April 11 10 am - noon Representative Anna Moeller will have a table at the library to meet with constituents.

In The Neighborhood Fresh Spring into Health

$1.00 off

any fresh green salad or pasta salad with coupon. Coupon valid thru May 1, 2015

2015 Mar/Apr Newsletter - Gail Borden Public Library  

Issue No. 2015-02

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