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May - June, 2015

Read to the Rhythm Live Performances for Families Pages 2 – 3 Rakow Branch Read to the Rhythm Programs Page 8 – 9 Reflections Pages 10 – 12 Technology Classes Pages 15 – 16 Programs in English and Spanish Pages 17 – 19 Programas en inglés y español Páginas 17 – 19

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Watch the 2015 Summer Reading Video! w w w.g ailb o r d e n.in f o/ R e a d 2015 V i d e o THE GAIL BORDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT NEWSLETTER IS PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY

ISSUE NO. 2015-03

MAY 1, 2015


May 17 – August 10 READ to

Summer Readers get started by: • • •

Picking up a reading log in person at the Main Library or Rakow Branch or Printing a log at home at www.gailborden.info/Read2015 Students at District U-46 Schools will receive their reading logs at school in May

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Read i ng = Pr i z e s ! Baby & Me (Birth – 23 Months) Reading Together (2 Years – K) Readers (Grades 1 – 5) Zone (Grades 6 – 8)

Turn in a completed reading log July 1 – August 10 for prizes: • Choice of a paperback or comic books. • Free swim pass at Wing Park or Lords Park pool August 1 – 16. • Free rides at the Elgin carnival. • A Scratch-Off Card to reveal a prize!

Summer Reading Challenge for High School Teens

For every five books you read, your name will be entered into a drawing for a change to win Beats Solo 2.0 Headphones, $50 Ticketmaster gift certificate and more. Finishers receive an Elgin pool pass and free carnival rides.

Summer Reading Challenge for Adults

When you read this summer, you will be helping someone else learn to read! Finish eight books and the Gail Borden Public Library Foundation will donate $5 to The Literacy Connection. Finishers will also be entered into a drawing for gift certificates from local businesses.

Summer Reading Champions on the Cover and Appearing in the Summer Reading Video, from left to right: Carole Medal, Gail Borden Public Library District Damarion Benton, Boys & Girls Club STOMP Andrew Grams, Elgin Symphony Orchestra Risé Jones, Hamilton Wings Tony Sanders, School Dist. U-46 Todd Stirn, School Dist. 301 Natalie & Melody, Elgin Residents Aolany Campuzano, School Dist. U-46 Mariachi

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Read to the Rhythm Live Performances for Families Sunday Afternoon Family Concert

Magic of Rhythm: Percussion, Violin, and Illusions Sunday, May 17 2 – 3 pm Meadows Community Rooms This ensemble explores how a composer FAMILY uses rhythm to create magic in our lives. It’s a combination of Elgin Symphony Orchestra melody, rhythm and magical illusions. With audience participation, the stage comes alive with exotic instruments from around the world, delightful music and fantastic magic guaranteed to amaze! Free tickets are available at the Main Library and Rakow Branch.

Before the Family Concert Visit KidSpace Balloon Creations by Suzette 12:30 – 2:30 pm Get a balloon instrument designed just for you. Elgin Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo and Kids Crafts 1 – 1:45 pm Try out an instrument and get a mini-lesson.

Mother Goose Duo

Tuesday, June 9 11:30 am & 1:30 pm Youth Room Elgin Symphony Orchestra members Sara Sitzer, cello, and Mark Fry, bass trombone, engage young audiences with two favorite tales: Little Red Riding Hood and Three Billy Goats Gruff.


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

Read to the Rhythm at Lords Park Zoo

325 Hiawatha Drive, Elgin Thursday, June 11 1 pm Come hear stories about llamas, cows and pigs—Oh My! You’ll find the ReaderShip story van parked under the big hickory tree. Bring your Gail Borden library card and check out books to take home. 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 Elgin Public Museum located at Lords Park

The Pied Piper of Percussion

Thursday, June 11 7 – 7:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Percussionist Steve Gryb will wow you with his one-of-a-kind show featuring hundreds of instruments from around the world!

Zumba for Families/Zumba para la Familia

Thursday, June 18 6:30 – 7:30 pm Outdoor Stage Bring your family and join us for fun as we dance and exercise! This program will be presented in English and Spanish. Traiga a su familia y acompáñanos para divertirse bailando y hacienda ejercicio. Este programa será presentado en inglés y en español.

Strolling Violinist

Tuesday, June 23 10 – 11:30 am Throughout the library ESO violinist Carol Lahti plays beloved show tunes, Disney favorites and nursery rhymes for all to enjoy!

Family Lunch Picnic

The Science of Music

Tuesday, June 16 Noon Outdoor Stage This upbeat concert will have kids clapping and singing along to Laura’s catchy original songs. March to a steady beat on the musical train, feel the pulse in the Heartbeat song and snap your fingers with Laura’s puppet friend Jazzasuarus! Bring a picnic lunch to the library’s west lawn starting at noon. Beverage and dessert will be provided by the library. In case of inclement weather, tickets will be needed for the 12:30 pm performance and will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 11:30 am at the Greeter Desk that day.

Spanish Family Picnic

Rhythm and Rhymes with Laura Doherty

Beginning Blues Harmonica

Tuesday, June 16 7 – 8 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B Registration required. The diatonic harmonica may be the world’s most popular musical instrument. This 60 minute workshop with Joe Filisko will send you away playing with a smile. After teaching for 25 years, Joe’s motto is If you can breathe, you can play the harmonica. Participants will need a diatonic harmonica (four inches long) in the key of C. Inexpensive harmonicas will be available for sale for those who don’t have one. Free harmonicas will be available to children.

Apollo Trio: An Eclectic Ensemble!

Thursday, June 18 2 – 2:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Developed by ESO musicians, this program introduces young listeners to three of the instrument families within a symphony orchestra: strings, woodwinds and brass. Each musician will perform on various instruments to show their similarities and differences.

Tuesday June 30 2 – 3:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Families will experience hands-on activities that explore the intersection of music, sound, science and technology. Presented in cooperation with Northern Illinois University STEM Read & SMARTspace@NIU.

Sing and Dance with Alina Celeste Wednesday, July 1 6 pm Dance, sing and celebrate folk and original tunes with teacher and family musician Alina Celeste. Her happy sound is irresistible! Bring a picnic lunch to the library’s west lawn starting at 6 pm. Beverage and dessert will be provided by the library. This show will be in Spanish. In case of inclement weather, tickets will be needed for the 7 pm performance and will be handed out on a firstcome, first-served basis starting at 6 pm at the Greeter Desk that day.

Picnic Familiar en español

Canta y Baila with Alina Celeste Miércoles, 1 de julio a las 6 pm Traiga una comida para comer al aire libre con su familia en el césped al oeste de la biblioteca a las 6 pm. A las 7 pm acompáñanos para “Canta y Baila” con Alina Celeste. Vamos a celebrar y aprender canciones folklóricas y originales con la cantante Alina Celeste. Alina ha estado enseñando música por más de diez años. ¡Los niños y sus familias no pueden resistir su sonido alegre! ¡No se sorprenda si usted se encuentra saltando, aplaudiendo y bailando! Este espectáculo será presentado en español. En caso de mal tiempo-boletos serán necesarios para el evento de las 7 pm. Los boletos se entregarán por orden de llegada-comenzando a las 6 pm en el escritorio de bienvenida en el mismo día del evento.

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Summer Storytime & Kids Programs Summer Programs June 8 – July 31. Registration begins May 1.

Gaming and Gadgets Tiny Tales

Birth – 23 months with adult caregiver Mondays 10 am, 6 pm Meadows Community Rooms B&C Join us for a short storytime then stay to play. Fun activities with music, bubbles and toys will be offered for you and your little one to enjoy together.

Sing Me a Story

2 years – K with an adult caregiver Mondays 2, 7 pm Tuesdays 9:30, 11 am Meadows Community Rooms 30 minutes of puppets, stories, movies, music and more!.

Cántame un Cuento

Para familias con niños pequeños Todos los Miércoles a las 7 pm comenzando el 10 de junio En los salones de la Comunidad Meadows AyB ¡30 minutos de marionetas, cuentos, música, actividades y más! El miércoles, 1 de julio, acompáños a un picnic y un concierto en español para las familias, éstos reemplazarán el programa Cántame un Cuento. Para más detalles e información favor de mirar la páginas .

Dance Party!

Grades 1 and up* Thursdays 1 – 2 pm Storyrooms Wii gaming, iPads, karaoke—a different assortment of fun activities will be offered each week throughout the summer.

FRIDAY Family Films All ages** 10 am Meadows Community Rooms No registration.

June 12 Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (2015) June 19 Big Hero 6 (2014) June 26 Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

SUMMER STEAMOLOGISTS

Grades 1 – 5 Wednesday, June 17 11am – noon Meadows Community Rooms Registration required. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math! Kids will explore, experiment and create.

All ages* Wednesday, June 10 11 am – noon Meadows Community Rooms You should be dancing! We’ll shake it off, do the twist and bop till we drop.

Summer Craft-O-Rama

Grades 1 and up* Thursday, June 11 10:30 am – noon Meadows Community Rooms Come celebrate the summer reading theme, Read to the Rhythm, by making several crafts. All materials will be provided.

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Read to Rover

Elementary age students Saturday, May 9, June 13 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.

Summer Writing Camp

Grades 3 – 8 June 22 – June 26 10 am – noon South Elgin Room Friday program in Elgin Room Registration required. Every writer who participates will complete a short piece of illustrated writing. Attendance at all five days is expected.

Little Movers Rock ‘n’ Roll Party

3 – 7 years with an adult Wednesday, June 24 11 – 11:45 am Meadows Community Rooms Wiggle, giggle, jump and play—have some fun the Kid Rock way! Kids will use rhythm instruments and movement props while singing and dancing to the Kid Rock ‘n’ Roll beat!

Rock & Roll Magical History Tour Grades 1 and up* Thursday, June 25 2 – 3 pm Meadows Community Rooms We will be taking a trip through the history of popular music using games and activities.

Summer Drumming

Grades 1 – 5 Wednesday, July 1 2 – 3 pm Meadows Community Rooms Everyone will make their own drum, then we will play together as a group. All materials will be provided.

Special Story Programs Panera Milk & Cookie Storytime Preschoolers Tuesdays, June 9, 23 9:30 – 10 am Panera Bread, 322 Randall Road, South Elgin Registration required. Enjoy stories read by a library staff member, followed by a milk and cookie snack compliments of Panera.


Spring Family Programs Tea for Two

Grades 1 – 3 with a special grown-up Saturday, May 2 2 – 3 pm Meadows Community Rooms Registration required. Stories and a craft will be part of this very special tea party. Come dressed in your best!

Read Create Play: Planting

3 years – K with a parent or adult caregiver Saturday, May 9 10:30 – 11:15 am Meadows Community Rooms Registration required. Join us in a fun and imaginative way to help children develop early literacy skills. This program combines reading, creating and playing.

kidspace programs The Gaming Event

Grades 3 and up Mondays, May 4, June 1 6 – 8 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B 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.

Open Art Studio

Grades 1 and up* Wednesday, May 6 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?

ChessMaster Junior Chess Club

Welcome Baby!

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

Baby’s First Library Visit

Birth – 6 months with a parent Main Library: Friday, May 15 11 am & 1 pm Saturday, May 16 10, 10:30 & 11 am Story Room South Registration preferred. Rakow Branch: Saturday, May 23 1 – 3 pm (Drop in) 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!

Elementary age students* Tuesday, May 12 3:30 – 5 pm Story Room South Tuesday, June 9 3 – 4:30 pm Youth Room Drop in and bring your collections to show and trade. Just starting? Learn how! Answer trivia questions to win cards. Presented by Jeff Allison, hosted by KidSpace.

MINECRAFT for Grades 3 – 5

Wednesday, May 13 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.

Build It Up!

STEAMOLOGISTS

Grades 1 – 5 Monday, May 11 4 – 5 pm Story Room South Registration required. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math! Kids will explore, experiment and create.

Grades 1 and up* Wednesday, May 20 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.

*Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. **Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Middle School Zone

Zone Summer Raffles

June 1 – July 31 Stop by the Middle School Zone in June and July and fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes like autographed books and art supplies. We’ll have a new prize every two weeks!

Tie-Dye with Sharpie® Markers

Tuesday, June 9 2 – 3:30 pm Story Room South Registration required. We’ll provide a cotton T-shirt and all the supplies you need to turn it into a tie-dyed masterpiece.

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

TEENS

Tech Lab: Minecraft and More

Thursdays, June 11 – July 30 2:45 – 3:45 pm Computer Training Room Students entering grades 5 to 8 can play Minecraft, create basic computer games using Scratch, use Google SketchUp to make 3D models and more.

Zone Craft Club

Thursdays, June 12 – July 31 1:30 – 2:30 pm Learn how to make a duct tape rose or wallet, build cool paper toys and more.

Teen Writing and Art Showcase

Grades 6 – 12 May 1 – July 8 Teens are invited to share their best writing and art with the Gail Borden Library community. All submissions that meet the entry requirements will be published online, with selected entries published in a print booklet. For details, pick up an entry form at the Main Library or Rakow Branch or online at http://www.gailborden.info/zone.

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Grades 6 – 12 Friday, June 26 6:15 – 8:30 pm Join us at this special after-hours live concert exclusively for students entering grades 6 to 12. Don’t forget to bring your school ID or Gail Borden library card so that you can get in!

Road to College Series / Serie Camino a la Universidad For students and their parents. In partnership with Renz Center, the Youth Leadership Academy, School District U-46, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin and Elgin Community College.

Local Students Talk About Their College Experiences

Wednesday, May 20 6:30 – 8 pm No registration. Find out what several local students learned as they moved from high school to the greater demands of a university program. Please join us for this interactive Q & A session.

Did you know?

Para los estudiantes y sus padres. En asociación con Renz Center, Youth Leadership Academy, el Distrito Escolar U-46, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin y Elgin Community College.

Estudiantes Locales Hablan de su Receive FAFSA Help Students attending college this fall Experiencias en el Colegio Miércoles, 20 de mayo 6:30 – 8 pm No hay que registrarse Descubra lo que han aprendido estudiantes locales en su transición de la escuela secundaria al colegio. Por favor acompáñenos, habrá tiempo para hacer preguntas.

Did you know you can chat or text the library? Text 847-754-4599, or click on the link http://www.gailborden.info/mosio/index.html to chat with us!

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need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, a starting point for financial aid. To make an appointment to receive assistance with the FAFSA process or to update your previously submitted FAFSA, contact Librarian Melissa Lane by calling 847-289-5837 or emailing mlane@gailborden.info.


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Summer Hours Starting June 3 Monday – Thursday Noon – 9 pm Friday – Saturday Noon – 6 pm Sunday Noon – 5 pm

Read Off Your Fines

June 8 – August 10 Got fines? High school students can stop by Studio 270 any day between noon and 2 pm to read off their fines. Read up to 10 hours for $10 off fines.

Finals Feeding Frenzy and End of School Celebration

May 28 – June 2 Come by the Studio to eat snacks and study for your finals!

Be Creative! Audio Lab

Wednesdays, May 6, 20, June 3, 17 4 – 6 pm Teens can learn how to create and edit a professional quality audio recording in our state-of-the-art digital media lab.

Video Lab

Wednesdays, May 13, 27, June 10, 24 4 – 6 pm Teens can learn how to create and edit a professional quality video recording in our state of the art digital media lab.

Inklings Wednesdays, May 6, June 10 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.

Wordplay

Thursdays, May 21, June 18 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.

Gail Borden Public Library Summer Reading Challenge 2015

For every five books you read, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win: • Grand prize: Beats Solo 2.0 Headphones • $50 Ticketmaster gift certificate (Two winners) • $10 in gift certificates (Ten winners) All finishers will receive a pass to an Elgin pool and free rides to the Elgin Carnival.

Maker Mondays

Tuesdays, May 5, June 9 6 – 7 pm

June 8, 15, 22, 29 3 – 7 pm Get crafty with do-it-yourself crafts and projects.

Sew What: Sewing Workshop

Thursday, June 18 3 – 4 pm Whether you’re looking to learn how to sew on your own or want to make something with friends, look no further. Learn how to operate a sewing machine, sew by hand and much more.

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Tuesday, June 23 2 – 3 pm

DIY Mother’s Day Cards Friday May 1 3 – 6 pm

Open Mic Night

Tuesdays, May 12, June 16 7 – 8 pm

NBA 2k15 Tournament

Thursday, June 11 5 – 7 pm

For Adults & Teens Be a Summer Reading Volunteer! Help children have fun this summer at the Main Library and Rakow Branch. Volunteers can be adults or teens entering at least grade 9. Applications will be available June 1 at the Main Library or Rakow Branch, by emailing bmoffett@gailborden.info or via the library’s website at gailborden.info. Contact Billie Moffett at 847-289-5833 for details.

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Rakow Branch Live Performances for Families at the Rakow Branch READ to

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The Pied Piper of Percussion!

Thursday, June 11 4 – 4:30 pm Percussionist Steve Gryb will wow you with his one-of-a-kind show featuring hundreds of instruments from around the world!

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

Apollo Trio: An Eclectic Ensemble! Thursday, June 18 4 – 4:30 pm Developed by ESO musicians, this program introduces young listeners to three of the instrument families within a symphony orchestra: strings, woodwinds and brass.

Family Picnic! Rhythm and Rhymes with Laura Doherty

Tuesday, June 16 5:30 – 7 pm March to a steady beat on the musical train, feel the pulse in the “Heartbeat” song and snap your fingers with Laura’s groovy puppet friend, Jazzasuarus! Bring a picnic dinner and lawn chair or blanket. Dessert will be provided by the library. The concert begins at 6 pm.

Spring Family Programs May Day Family Celebration

Saturday, May 2 1 – 3 pm No registration. Come celebrate May Day! Make a May basket, do some chalk painting, plant seeds for our community gardens and learn about the May pole and the ancient festival of Beltane.

Garden to the Rhythm!

Saturday June 6 10:30 – 11:30 Registration required. Bring back your seedlings and/or help us plant healthy vegetables in our community gardens. Make a rainstick out of seeds and beans, listen to a story then serenade the garden with songs and rhythms from your homemade rainstick. All ages welcome. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Children’s Programs at the Rakow Branch Rakow Read to Rover

School age kids Saturdays, May 23, June 27 10, 10:30, 11 am 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.

Wonderful Ones

12 – 23 months with parent Mondays June 8 – June 29 (Will continue 4 weeks in July) Session I: 9:15 Session II: 10 am Registration required for each session. 15 minutes of short stories, finger-plays, rhymes and a music and movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a 15-minute play period.

Tots’ Tunes

18 – 36 months with caregiver Fridays, June 12 – 26 10:30 – 11 am Registration required. Stories, rhymes and more. .

Preschool Storytime with the Readership

3 years – K Wednesdays in June 10:30 – 11 am Puppets, stories, music and more

Butterfly Camp

Grades 3 – 6 June 8 – 12 9:30 – 11:30 am Registration required. We’re all aflutter about this new camp with activities all about butterflies! Guest butterfly experts, Monarch egg hunt and more!

Creativity Lab

Grades 1 and up Wednesday mornings, June 10 – July 29 10:30 – 11:30 am Drop in. Stop in for some creative free play! Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tie-Dye with Sharpie® Markers

Grades 6 – 8 Wednesday, June 10 2 – 3:30 pm Registration required. We’ll provide a cotton T-shirt and all the supplies you need to turn it into a tie-dyed masterpiece.


Adult Programs at the Rakow Branch Rakow Readers

1:30 – 2:30 pm Shales Living Room No registration. Monday, May 18 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Monday, June 22 Orphan Master’s Son’s by Adam Johnson

Rakow Readers Novels at Night

Women Traveling Solo Workshop

Device Advice

Thursday, May 7 6:30 – 7:30 pm Registration required. Monica Gor from Hostelling International USA will provide tips on traveling alone.

Thursdays May 7, 21, June 4, 18 9:30 – 11:30 am No registration. Drop by for hands-on learning. Bring your own devices.

Rakow Branch Bike, Walk, Move Week in Elgin Let’s get a move on June 22 – 27

6:30 – 7:30 pm Shales Living Room No registration.

Pedal power the Machine Bike all Week at the Rakow Branch!

Thursday, May 21 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Yoga for Cyclists

Thursday, June 18 Orphan Master’s Son’s by Adam Johnson

Technology Classes at the Rakow Branch Please see Page 16.

Minecraft for Grades 3 – 8

Wednesday, June 17 2 – 3:30 pm Registration required. Play Minecraft Pocket Edition and enjoy Minecraft-related activities.

STEAM Camp

Grades 3 – 6 June 22 – 26 9:30 – 11:30 am Registration required. Calling all makers! Build, create, explore the outdoors, and earn badges by powering the machine bike that will be at the Branch all week!

Citizen Scientists for Grades 4 – 8

Tuesdays, June 30, July 7, 14, 21 10 – 11:30 am Registration required. Sign up for a newly formed Citizen Scientists team! Engage in a variety of exciting, hands-on science activities— collect data on butterflies, frogs, pond larvae and more! Assist with our butterfly and community gardens and identify invasive species in the local prairie. Meet and work together with civic leaders and scientists and play an active role in “greening” Elgin. Earn badges!

Monday, June 22 6:30 – 7:15 pm Registration required. This yoga class that will take you through appropriate postures, warm-up and recovery stretches.

Family Bike Week Story Time Tuesday, June 23 6:30 pm Join Ms. Angela for 30 minutes of picture books, songs and finger plays about bikes and exercise.

Reflections: History of the Bicycle in Elgin

Bicycle Builders, Fashionistas, Racers and More Wednesday, June 24 6:30 pm Registration required. With at least four bicycle companies in Elgin’s past and a legacy of bicycle racing, former city planner and bicycle advocate Tom Armstrong has a lot to discuss. Historian Jeff White will display Elgin bicycle memorabilia.

Zumba @ Rakow

Wednesday, June 24 4 – 6 pm Registration required. Sign up for a 5-minute class. Presented by Curves Elgin.

Bike Maintenance at the Rakow Branch

Thursday, June 25 6 – 7 pm Registration required. Bob Noe from Village Pedaler in South Elgin will offer simple bike maintenance tips.

Curves Body Balance Class

Friday, June 26 10 am – noon Registration required. Body Balance is a low-intensity weight-based class that improves balance, stability and core strength. Sign up for a 15-minute demo class. Presented by Curves Elgin.

Sensational Saturday Saturday, June 27

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Bike and Trike Decorating 9 – 10 am Bike Parade 10 am Bike Drive 9 am – noon All Morning: • Ride on the Beautiful Reserve Bike Path • Learn all about bikes and how they work • Bike Drive—Donate your old bike to Working Bikes, which provides used bicycles to those in need in developing countries and low-income communities in the Chicago area.

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May and June

Reflections: Elgin Flowing Through Time, The 1920’s – 1970’s 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, parks and downtown street corners take place through August 1. The following Reflections programs take place at Gail Borden Library unless otherwise indicated. To register for a program at Gail Borden Library, go to www.gailborden.info, call 847-429-4597 or register in person. For information about Reflections programs, go to http://www.gailborden.info/library-info/1878-reflections

May is Preservation Month Beautiful Elgin Bungalows

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Monday, May 11 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room Elgin has more than 2,000 bungalow style homes built between 1910 and 1930. The City of Elgin is investigating creating a city-wide Bungalow Historic District. If you live in a bungalow or just love the style, come for information on architecture preservation, renovations and local history from the experts. Please register.

Sports in Elgin: 1950’s and 1960’s

Wednesday, May 13 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Step back in time and revisit the sports scene in the city and its high schools during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Guest participants will include Glen Lose and Rick Sund (Elgin High), Alan Lettow and Coach Ray Haley (Larkin High), and Betty Ostdick Villella and John Paul (St. Edward’s). The audience shall be encouraged by moderator Steve Thoren to participate and share memories. Please register.

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Saturday, May 16 1 – 4 pm Gail Borden Library Get “Your Passport to Asia” and begin the wondrous journey through Asian-Pacific culture by experiencing presentations, music, dance performances, fashion, crafts, food and interactive stops through the continent and islands. Every completed passport holder receives a gift for their trip.

Elgin Alive

Sponsored in collaboration with the Elgin Community Network and ECCO. No registration. Project 2-3-1 2 box cars, 3 blocks, 1 city: A Story of Elgin’s African American Heritage Tuesday, May 19 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B The Elgin Area Historical Society and Grindstone Productions in conjunction with Ernie Broadnax will show the Elgin documentary Project 2-3-1. The film documents life in Elgin for the African American community from the 1860s with the arrival of the contraband during the Civil War to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. What was it like to live in the pre-Civil Rights era? Have things changed? Discussion and commentary will take place after the film is shown.


History of Elgin Mental Health Center

Wednesday, May 20 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room For 143 years, Elgin Mental Health Center has been part of our community. It remains a psychiatric hospital although its mission has changed several times since opening. Bill Briska, Historian and President of the Elgin Area Historical Society, will tell the story of the facility’s history, along with the larger societal forces and changes in treatment technology that have shaped EMHC’s mission. Please register.

The Ranch Home Comes of Age: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Elgin, Illinois

Thursday, May 21 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room In the 1940s and 1950s, families who owned an automobile were no longer restricted to living close to work or to public transportation. The new suburbs offered large lots suitable for the construction of the sprawling house designs and a number of new styles took wing. The Ranch style was especially popular and changed the face of suburban America. Learn about some of Elgin’s many architectdesigned and prefabricated homes built from 1950 to 1970. Please register.

History of the Elgin National Watch Company

Thursday, May 28 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Jerry Turnquist of the Elgin Historical Society will use numerous photos to illustrate the story of the Elgin National Watch Company, which was founded during the Civil War and went on to produce more than 60 million “Elgin” watches before closing in the 1960s. Please register.

Fireside Chats in the River Room Each One, Reach One: Fireside Interviews About the 1960’s and 1970’s Civil Rights Movement in Elgin Lifelong Elgin Resident Yvonne Mayes Interviewed by Friend Risé Jones Co-Founder of Youth Leadership Academy Eary Isibue Interviewed by Grandson Shane Isibue Volunteer Myra Becker Interviewed by Granddaughter Hannah Cutts

Saturday, May 30

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Journalist and Image Consultant Betty Brown Interviewed by Grandson Marcus Brown Elgin Historian Ernie Broadnax Interviewed by Grandson Evan Broadnax Community Activist and Volunteer Margaret Spivey Interviewed by Granddaughter Lyna Smith-Williams

Saturday, June 27 1:30 pm

10th Annual Fireside Chat about Elgin’s Past

In the midst of national socialpolitical efforts to seek racial and economic justice, leaders were creating change right here in Elgin. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, prominent Elgin leaders/role models will be interviewed by their children, grandchildren or friends. Share in this personal view of the Civil Rights Movement from groundbreaking community and civic work to trials and triumphs experienced during this time. Other interviewees will include Floyd Brown and Fred Steffen, Esq.

Sunday, May 31 3 – 4:30 pm River Room Come share your memories or just to listen during an informal discussion about various aspects of Elgin’s past led by Elgin historians E.C. “Mike” Alft and Jerry Turnquist. Attendees are encouraged to bring memorabilia to share with the audience. No registration.

Music of the 1940’s

Monday, May 18 7 – 8:30 pm

Music of the 1950’s

Sunday, June 14 2 – 3:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B Join pianist David J. Nelson for a musical journey down memory lane as he performs music from the 1940s and 1950s. David has performed with the Elgin Civic Symphony, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and Elgin Choral Union. Please register.

Classic Cinema Series

Experience the joy of watching and discussing unique motion pictures of the 1930’s to the 1970’s. Phil Kelly will highlight the works of abundantly gifted auteur directors and acting icons. Discussion will follow each film, shown in the Meadows Community Rooms A&B. Sabrina (1954, NR) Thursday, May 7 6 – 8:30 pm La Dolce Vita (1960, NR) Wednesday, June 17 1 – 4:30 pm www.gailborden.info

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

R U Reception Ready?

Book Discussions Read and reflect on American classics that still deliver a powerful message through the decades. Join Gail Borden Librarian Tish Calhamer in a special series of discussions celebrating literature’s impact on history, society and culture. All The King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren 7 – 8:30 pm Thursday, May 14 Elgin Art Space–gallery area 40 DuPage St. Warren’s 1946 political novel, based on Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long, will shock and provoke even the most jaded of citizens today. The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison 7 – 8:30 pm Thursday, June 11 South Elgin Room In Ellison’s searing 1952 novel, a young black man must grapple with his sense of identity in a racist world that renders him invisible, without influence.

Old-Time Radio and the Great American Songbook

Thursday, June 4 7 – 8 pm Elgin Room Join Steve Darnall, host of Those Were the Days on WDCB-FM, to explore how radio helped give birth to the Great American Songbook by offering singers a unique opportunity to present their songs to a national audience. Featuring some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century as they were heard on radio including Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and a rare 1934 performance from George Gershwin! Please register.

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Road Race Roundtable

Monday, June 15 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room Maurice Dyer will spin the story of road racing in Elgin. From the Elgin Road Races of the 1910’s to the Piston Pin Special, you will be riveted by the road racing history that happened right here in Elgin (and the surrounding area), and the many personalities that contributed to that experience. From Maserati to Shelby, racing history happened here in Elgin. Please register.

Tupperware: The Burp Heard ‘Round the World

Wednesday, June 17 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room Who hasn’t heard of Tupperware? Now hear the fascinating story behind the plastic: how it was invented, the rise of the company in the 1950s and the demise of its major marketing genius, Brownie Wise. It’s a story of ambition, jealousy and betrayal. Educator and researcher Linda Rick will tell the story dressed in period clothing and show her collection of early Tupperware pieces. Please register.

History of the Bicycle in Elgin

Bicycle Builders, Fashionistas, Racers and More Wednesday, June 24 6:30 – 7:30 pm Rakow Branch Registration required. With at least four bicycle companies in Elgin’s past, a legacy of bicycle racing and a growing bikeway network, former city planner and bicycle advocate Tom Armstrong has a lot to talk about when he discusses the history of bicycle use and manufacturing in the Elgin area. Local collector and historian Jeff White will display various Elgin bicycle memorabilia.

Wednesday, June 3 7 – 8:30 pm Side Street Studio Arts 15 Ziegler Ct, Elgin, IL 60120 With wedding season just around the corner, do you know all the right dance moves? Dance instructor Tiffany Philpot will teach popular wedding reception dances. Please register.

Artists and Gardeners

Friday, June 5 9:30 – 11 am Meadows Community Rooms A&B What can gardeners learn from paintings of gardens and their artists? Laura Mueller, an adjunct lecturer at the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss Claude Monet, Emil Nolde, Peter Paul Rubens and other famous artists who created gardens that in turn inspired them to further creation. Co-sponsored by Elgin Garden Club. Please register.

Swap This! Recycling, Upcycling & Shredding Event Saturday, June 13

1 – 4 pm

Swap Meet—Bring items for the swap meet to the library from 10 am to 1 pm. Then find that item you absolutely need, or want, from 1 to 4 pm. Accepted items: • Craft and art supplies • Tools • Electronics • Baby items • Sports equipment, baseball cards/trading cards • Books, CDs, DVDs, records Shredding—Bring documents to shred. Shredding begins at 1 pm. Upcycling and Entertainment— Fashion demos, live recycled art for kids, DJ spinning retro records, craft, tool and record swap, sustainability speakers and refreshments available from 1 to 4 pm. For more information, visit www.gailborden.info/swapthis


adult programs Super-Couponing with Jill Cataldo

Wednesday, June 24 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Maximize your grocery savings and purchase hundreds of dollars worth of groceries for just pennies! Learn couponing secrets of the pros, which stores will let you stack multiple coupons, how to track sales and discounts online and, best of all, how to get the store to pay YOU to shop. Jill’s couponing habits have captured the attention of ABC’s “Nightline” and “Inside Edition.” She is the author of a syndicated newspaper column read by over 20 million people. Please register.

Listen Learn and Lead Toastmasters Club

Second and Fourth Thursdays Noon – 1 pm South Elgin Room On June 25, the club will meet in the Meadows Community Room A. Become the speaker and leader you want to be. No registration.

FILMS Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films

Medicare 101

Tuesday, May 12 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network will detail what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, and options for additional coverage. We will review Medicare Supplements, Part D Drug Prescription coverage and Advantage Plans, as well as cost saving strategies. Please register.

Gong Meditation with Kenny & Boontiva

Wednesday, May 13 1 – 2:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms The sound energy and guided deep relaxation of the Gong moves through the nervous system, opening, clearing, healing and recharging. A towel, mat, pillow and comfortable clothes are suggested. Presented by Boontiva Truong-Quang, Optimum Health School of Yoga in Elgin, and Kenny Kolter of Sound Bridge. Please register.

Illinois DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services Information Session

Monday, May 18, June 15 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.

Mondays 11 am – 1 pm Coffee will be served. No registration. May 11 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936, NR) Meadows Community Rooms A&B June 8 The Searchers (1956, NR) South Elgin Room

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 Meadows Community Rooms A&B. No registration. May 26 Still Alice (2014, PG-13) June 23 Big Eyes (2014, PG-13)

Answers To All Your Real Estate Questions

Tuesday, May 19 7 – 8:30 pm South Elgin Room Join Marie DeMaria, real estate broker with Your Choice Real Estate Services, James McCarthy with Supreme Lending, and Lawyer Hal Stinespring for information on new FHA financing. This program features the FHA Back to Work Program. Please register.

Donate Books!

Donations can be dropped off, and tax receipt forms picked up, at a donation bin located outside on the north side of the Main Library. For large donations, please call 847-429-6793 to schedule a drop-off time. www.gailborden.info

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book clubs

Writers on the Fox Monday, June 22 7 – 8:30 pm Conference Room

& Discussion Groups Poetry Writers Workshop

Mondays, May 4, June 1 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.

Great Books Discussion Group

Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Branch. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:55 pm in the South Elgin Room. For more information, call Rachel Bloomberg at 630-391-2966. May 11 The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain June 8 The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

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

Join forces to commemorate events, share insights, and talk about books or experiences during the 150th anniversary. Bring your own hardtack. No registration. Tuesdays 11:45 am – 1:15 pm South Elgin Room May 12 Jefferson Davis by Bill Storie June 9 The G.A.R. and Other Interesting Facts by E.C. (Mike) Alft

Contemporary Fiction Book Club The club meets at 7 pm in the South Elgin Room. For more information, contact Tish at 847-289-5838. May 20 Life After Life by Kate Atkins June 17 Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

This writer’s peer group will inspire and motivate you with thoughtprovoking writing prompts and constructive critique. Writers of all genres are welcome to participate. No registration.

Spanish Café

Noon – 1 pm Monday, May 11 Meadows Community Room C Monday, June 8 Conference Room Looking for an opportunity to practice your Spanish conversation skills? Then join this drop-in group that meets the second Monday of each month. Take part in a weekly topic of discussion, learn new vocabulary and put your listening skills to the test. No registration.

French Conversation Group

6:30 – 8:30 pm Monday, May 18 Meadows Community Room C Monday, June 15 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.

German Conversation Group Thursdays, May 28, June 25 7 – 8:30 pm South Elgin Room The group is led by John Schwartz, who has lived and traveled in Germany and taught German and other languages. John will present articles and videos about to be discussed auf Deutsch in a friendly atmosphere. No registration.

Walking Book Club

Job Search

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

Job Search & Resume Help

Every Tuesday, May 5 – June 30 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, May 7 – June 25 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.

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. May Life After Life by Kate Atkins June Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

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veterans information networking session Randy Hultgren Constituent Services/Legislative Update (Federal) Thursday, May 21 7 – 8:30 pm South Elgin Room Senator Noland Constituent Services/Legislative Update (State) Thursday, June 18 7 – 8:30 pm South Elgin Room Coffee and tea will be served. No registration.


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 two 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.

LinkedIn Basics

Thursday, May 7 7 – 8:30 pm Get an overview of LinkedIn’s basic features and learn how it can help you advance your career.

Getting Started With LinkedIn Microsoft Excel 2010: Basics

Tuesday, May 5, June 9 5 – 6:30 pm & 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to create and modify basic spreadsheets and apply basic formatting techniques.

Microsoft Excel 2010: Charts & Graphs

Tuesday, May 12 Thursday, June 11 5 – 6:30 pm & 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to illustrate data results with a chart or graph and data legend.

Microsoft Excel 2010: Formulas & Functions

Tuesday, May 19, June 16 5 – 6:30 pm & 7 – 8:30 pm Discover how to use formulas to calculate sums, averages, ranges and percentages.

Microsoft Excel 2010: Pivot Tables

Tuesday, May 26 Thursday, June 18 5 – 6:30 pm & 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to sort and filter data and create pivot tables when working with large spreadsheets.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010: Basics

Tuesday, June 23 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to add/delete slides, change the layout, format text, apply themes and more in this beginner class.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010: Special Effects

Wednesday, June 24 7 – 8:30 pm Add shapes, clip art, pictures and animate objects in this next-level class

Microsoft Word 2010: Basics

Wednesday, May 6 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to create new text documents, open and print existing ones and change document views.

Microsoft Word 2010: Formatting Documents

Wednesday, May 13 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to format and align text, apply bullets and numbers and adjust spacing in your documents.

Microsoft Word 2010: Editing Tools Wednesday, May 20 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

Wednesday, May 27 7 – 8:30 pm Create custom document designs by applying tables, borders, backgrounds and WordArt.

Thursday, May 14 7 – 8:30 pm Start creating your profile, adding contacts and joining groups as you explore the power of LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Tips & Tricks

Thursday, May 21 7 – 8:30 pm Fine-tune your profile, upload your resume and learn to research and target specific employers.

LinkedIn Open Lab

Thursday, May 28 7 – 8:30 pm Get one-on-one help refining your LinkedIn profile to maximize your professional web presence.

Resume Basics

Wednesday, June 10 7 – 8:30 pm Learn guidelines, best practices and standard components for creating a basic resume.

Elements of a Resume

Monday, June 15 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to summarize and wordsmith your skills and expertise to create a resume that leaves employers wanting more!

Customizing a Resume

Wednesday, June 17 7 – 8:30 pm Take your resume to the next level with formatting tools, layout ideas and style tips and tricks.

Resume Open Lab

Monday, June 22 7 – 8:30 pm Work on your resume in our computer lab while an instructor is available to help and answer questions.

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Windows 8.1: Getting Around in the New Operating System

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

Intro to Google Tools

Thursday, June 25 7 – 8:30 pm Come and see how Google tools like Hangouts, Forms, Drive, Calendar & Apps can help you simplify your life.

Device Advice

Thursdays May 14, 28, June 11, 25 9:30 – 11:30 am Come by Studio 270 for one-on-one help with your device or computer along with a hot cup of coffee or tea. No registration.

clases de Tecnología Las 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. Las clases tendrán lugar en el Laboratorio de Computación a menos que se indique la contrario. Es necesario registrarse y abre dos 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 Microsoft Word

Domingo, 3 de Mayo y 7 de Junio 1 – 2:30 pm Aprenda cómo usar este programa para crear documentos.

Intermedio a Microsoft Word

Domingo, Mayo 3 y Junio 7 3 – 4:30 pm Aprenda a usar MS Word para crear diseños de página y para corrección de ortografía.

Introducción a Microsoft Excel

Domingo, Mayo 10 y Junio 14 1 – 2:30 pm Aprenda cómo usar este programa para crear hojas de cálculo.

Intermedio a Microsoft Excel

Domingo, Mayo 10 y Junio 14 3 – 4:30 pm Aprenda a trabajar con fórmulas, funciones, gráficas, características de las tablas, etc.

Introducción a Microsoft PowerPoint

Domingo, Mayo 17 y Junio 21 1 – 2:30 pm Aprenda cómo crear presentaciones PowerPoint.

Intermedio de Microsoft PowerPoint

Domingo, Mayo 17 y Junio 21 3 – 4:30 pm Aprenda técnicas para realizar presentaciones sobresalientes que involucren a su audiencia.

Introducción a las Tabletas Electrónicas

Domingo, Mayo 31 y Junio 28 1 – 2:30 pm Los participantes aprenderán funciones de las tabletas básicas como ajustes, conexiones WiFi y mucho más en esta clase diseñada para el iPad, Android y usuarios de las tabletas de Windows.

Redes Sociales

Domingo, Mayo 31 y Junio 28 3 – 4:30 pm Este curso proporciona una introducción a las redes sociales populares como Facebook, Twitter, YouTube y LinkedIn.

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English Conversation Group

Every Tuesday 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.

Programs in English and Spanish Programas en inglés y español 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. Childcare will be provided. No registration.

Grupo de Conversación en Inglés

Todos los 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, May 7, 21 6:30 – 7:30 pm 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 7 y 21 de mayo 6:30 – 7:30 pm 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.

Go Bilingual Class

Wednesdays through May 27 6 – 7 pm English and Spanish lessons and conversation. No registration.

Clase Futuros Bilingües

Los Miércoles hasta el 27 de mayo 6 – 7 pm Lecciones y conversación en inglés y español. No hace falta inscribirse.

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.

Medical Health

Immigration

Salud Médica

Inmigración

Tuesday, May 12 5 – 6 pm Meadows Community Room C Martes, 12 de mayo 5 – 6 pm Salón de la Comunidad Meadows C

Tuesday, May 26 5 – 6 pm Meadows Community Room C Martes, 26 de mayo 5 – 6 pm Salón de la Comunidad Meadows C

Road to College Series For students and their parents. In partnership with Renz Center, the Youth Leadership Academy, School District U-46, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin and Elgin Community College.

Serie Camino a la Universidad

Para los estudiantes y sus padres. En asociación con Renz Center, Youth Leadership Academy, el Distrito Escolar U-46, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin y Elgin Community College.

Local Students Talk About Their College Experiences

Wednesday, May 20 6:30 – 8 pm No registration. Find out what several local students learned as they moved from high school to the greater demands of a university program. Please join us for this interactive Q & A session.

Estudiantes Locales Hablan de su Experiencias en el Colegio Miércoles, 20 de mayo 6:30 – 8 pm No hay que registrarse Descubra lo que han aprendido estudiantes locales en su transición de la escuela secundaria al colegio. Por favor acompáñenos, habrá tiempo para hacer preguntas.

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17 de mayo – 10 de agosto ¿Cómo Puedes Empezar el Reto de Lectura?

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• Recoge una hoja de anotaciones (log) en la biblioteca principal o sucursal Rakow • imprime una hoja de anotaciones (log) visitando www.gailborden.info/lee2015 • Estudiantes de escuelas dentro del distrito de U-46 recibirán su hoja de anotaciones (log) durante el mes de mayo

¡La Lectura de Verano es para todos!

Leyendo Juntos (2 años – Kínder) Lean juntos y hagan actividades divertidas.

Lectores (Grados 1 – 5) Diviértanse leyendo todo el verano. Zona (Grados 6 – 8) Lee de nuevo cuentos clásicos y descubre nuevas historias.

¡Leer = Premios!

• Entrega tu hoja de anotaciones completada a la biblioteca principal o sucursal Rakow entre las fechas del 1 de julio al 10 de agosto para reclamar tu premio. • Selección de un libro de tapa blanda o un bulto de libros de caricaturas (mientras duren). • Pase gratis para nadar en una de las piscinas/albercas de la Ciudad de Elgin (pase válido solamente una vez). • Paseos gratis en la feria de Elgin. • ¡Tarjeta de raspadita (scratch-off ) que revelará tu premio!

Estudio 270 Reto de Lectura de Verano para Jóvenes Por cada cinco libros que leas, tu nombre será sometido a un sorteo para la oportunidad de ganar: • Gran Premio de Audífonos Beats Solo 2.0 • Certificado de regalo de $50 de Ticketmaster (habrá dos ganadores) • Certificados de regalos de $10 (habrá diez ganadores) Todos los que terminen recibirán un pase para una piscina/alberca de Elgin y paseos gratis en la feria de Elgin.

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Free Family Entertainment

Tuesday, June 23 6:30 – 7:30 pm South Elgin Room Learn how to get your fill of free entertainment—TV, music, movies, magazines and books—on your computer, tablet, phone or television. Most of the resources to be featured are available through the Library. Will be presented in Spanish.

Entretenimiento Gratis para la Familia

Biblioteca Pública Gail Borden Reto de Lectura de Verano 2015

(Recién nacidos – 23 Meses) Comparte el amor por los cuentos con tus más pequeños. Lean juntos y hagan actividades fáciles de pre-lectura.

Programs in English and Spanish Programas en inglés y español

Reto de Lectura de Verano para Adultos ¡Cuando usted lea este verano, estará apoyando a alguien más a aprender a leer! Termine de leer 8 libros y la Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública Gail Borden donará $5 al Literacy Connection. Todos los participantes que terminen participarán en un sorteo para la oportunidad de ganar certificados de regalo de parte de negocios locales.

Martes, 23 de junio 6:30 – 7:30 pm Salón South Elgin Aprenda cómo acceder a entretenimiento gratis—televisión, música, películas, revistas y libros—en su computadora, tableta o televisión. Muchos de los recursos que serán demostrados están disponibles por medio de la biblioteca. Será presentado en español.

Supérate Mujer with Angélica Atondo

Thursday, May 14 6:30 – 8 pm Elgin Room Join the experienced newscaster and author of the book El Secreto para Lograrlo for a special presentation in honor of mothers and women. There will be copies of the book for sale and author signings. In partnership with Renz Center and Mujer a Mujer. To be presented in Spanish.

Supérate Mujer con Angélica Atondo

Jueves, 14 de mayo 6:30 – 8 pm Salón Elgin Acompaña a la presentadora de noticias y autora del libro El Secreto para Lograrlo en una plática especial en honor a todas las madres y mujeres. Habrá copias del libro a la venta que podrán ser autografiadas por la autora. En asociación con Renz Center y Mujer a Mujer. Será presentado en español.


Programs in English and Spanish Programas en inglés y español Don’t miss this interactive exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Library! Opening: June 15 Learn about music genres from norteña to salsa, listen to classic and modern songs, learn the steps to ‘salsa’, take a picture with Selena and Vicente Fernández and more! ¡No te pierdas esta muestra interactiva en el 2do piso de la biblioteca! Apertura: 15 de junio ¡Aprende sobre géneros musicales desde norteña a salsa, escucha canciones de ayer y hoy, aprende los pasos para bailar salsa, tómate una foto con Selena o Vicente Fernández y más!

Movie Screening: La Bamba

Tuesday, June 9 6:30 - 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms ¡Arriba y arriba! Revel in the music and look of the ‘80s with La Bamba—the movie about the rise of legendary Chicano Ritchie Valens to chartbusting rocker. Crafts for children younger than thirteen will be available. Movie in Spanish with English subtitles. Dancing will be allowed!

Proyección de Película: La Bamba

Martes, 9 de junio 6:30 - 8:30 pm Salones de la Comunidad ¡Arriba y arriba! Sólo necesitas un poco de gracia para revivir la música de los 80 con La Bamba —la película sobre el ascenso meteórico del chicano Ritchie Valens a estrella de rock and roll. Habrá manualidades para niños menores de la edad de trece en el salón del lado. Película en español con subtítulos en inglés. ¡Se permitirá bailar!

Música of My Heart Fiesta: Exhibit Opening

Saturday, June 20 1 – 5 pm Community Rooms and Elgin Room Join us for live music, free Latin dance lessons, and children’s crafts as we celebrate the launch of our Latino music exhibit, Música of my Heart.

Fiesta de Apertura: Muestra Música of My Heart

Sábado, 20 de junio 1 – 5 pm Salones de la Comunidad y Salón Elgin Acompáñanos para celebrar la inauguración de la muestra, Música of my Heart. Habrá música en vivo, clases de baile gratis, y manualidades para los niños.

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Spanish Family Picnic

Sing and Dance with Alina Celeste Wednesday, July 1 6 pm Dance, sing and celebrate folk and original tunes with teacher and family musician Alina Celeste. Her Biblioteca Pública Gail Borden happy sound is irresistible! Bring Reto de Lectura de Verano 2015 a picnic lunch to the library’s west lawn starting at 6 pm. Beverage and dessert will be provided by the library. This show will be in Spanish. In case of inclement weather, tickets will be needed for the 7 pm performance and will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 pm at the Greeter Desk that day.

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Picnic Familiar en español

Canta y Baila with Alina Celeste Miércoles, 1 de julio a las 6 pm Trae una comida para comer al aire libre con tu familia en el césped al oeste de la biblioteca a las 6 pm. A las 7 pm acompáñanos para “Canta y Baila” con Alina Celeste. Vamos a celebrar y aprender canciones folklóricas y originales con la cantante Alina Celeste. Alina ha estado enseñando música por más de diez años. ¡Los niños y sus familias no pueden resistir su sonido alegre! ¡No se sorprenda si usted se encuentra saltando, aplaudiendo y bailando! Este espectáculo será presentado en español. En caso de mal tiempo-boletos serán necesarios para el evento de las 7 pm. Los boletos se entregarán por orden de llegada-comenzando a las 6 pm en el escritorio de bienvenida en el mismo día del evento.

New Information Source for Family History Buffs

Gail Borden is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. FamilySearch International is the largest genealogical organization in the world, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Microfilms from their vast collection can be ordered online through the FamilySearch catalog and shipped to Gail Borden Library for viewing. Contact Librarian Melissa Lane at 847-289-5837 or mlane@gailborden.info for more information. www.gailborden.info

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The Gail Borden Public Library Foundation is excited to support 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Parents with infants and children up to five years can join this new program and help their children earn incentives along the way. Information and materials are available at the library.

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The Gail Borden Public Library Foundation would like to thank the EFS Foundation and the KCT Credit Union for joining us in supporting summer reading.

We are happy to introduce the new book sale co-chairs... Linda Pollock will join Bonnie Kirmse as a co-chair of the Foundation’s annual book sale, scheduled to take place in September.

2015 May/June Newsletter - Gail Borden Public Library  

Issue No. 2015-03

2015 May/June Newsletter - Gail Borden Public Library  

Issue No. 2015-03

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