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Gail Borden Public Library District

September - October, 2015

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Saturday, September 26 1 – 4:30 pm Throughout the Library See page 19 for more imformation. Mariana Chavez is a Project Manager at Fabric Images in Elgin. Why does she enjoy working in manufacturing? “I like seeing projects become reality.”

Attention Local Businesses:

Join the Frozen Fun and Keep Your Local Dollars Home for the Holidays!

Manufacture Your Future Sunday, October 4 – Sunday, October 11

Be included in a special newsletter insert for local businesses and participate in a holiday event for the entire community held at the library on December 4. See page 13 for more information. Love to doodle? Try Zendoodling!

Annual

Halloween Zendoodle

Thursday, October 8 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Learn the calming effect of putting pen to paper and complete a set of Halloween cards. See page 13 for more information.

Town Hall Meetings with Illinois State Representative Anna Moeller See page 15 for more information.

Elgin area companies manufacture products that power items throughout the world. Learn about manufacturing jobs when these companies exhibit their products and services. See page 13 for more information.

Book Sale

Gail Borden Public Library Foundation 4th Annual Book Sale

September 16 – 20 Preview Sale - $10 Admission Wednesday, September 16 6 – 9 pm Regular Sale - Free Admission Thursday, September 17 – Sunday, September 20 during library hours Over 25,000 books & media for adults, teens, and children will be for sale at the Main Library including coffee table books, gardening, cookbooks, military history, new fiction, CDs, DVDs and more. This year’s special will be audiobooks. Proceeds help fund exciting exhibits and events for the library community.

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

ISSUE NO. 2015-05

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Book Sale Co-Chairs, Linda Pollock and Bonnie Kirmse


Special Events Baby’s First Library Visit At Main Library

Friday, September 18 11 am & 1 pm Saturday, September 19 10:30 & 11 am Friday, October 16 11 am & 1 pm Saturday, October 17 10:30 & 11 am Story Room South Registration preferred. Ken and Sandra Urias with daughter Sky

At Rakow Branch

Saturdays, September 26 and October 24 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! For babies up to 6 months old and their parents.

Curiosity Day © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

All ages* Saturday, September 19 10:30 am South Story Room No registration. Celebrate Curiosity Day and meet Curious George the monkey. Listen to monkey stories and have some monkey fun! Curious George will also be at the Rakow Branch at 1 pm.

Predict the Pumpkin Poundage

October 1 – 22 Children are invited to stop by the Youth Room and guess the weight of our pumpkin, courtesy of Klein’s Farm and Garden Market. The child whose guess comes closest wins the pumpkin!

5th Annual Harvest Festival

All ages* Saturday, October 3 1 – 3 pm Outside & Inside the Youth Center No registration. Come celebrate the harvest season with games, treats, crafts and music by local talent as we harvest our Elgin Community Garden Network Gardens. Activities will be held indoors in case of rain.

Halloween Happening Wednesday, October 28 10 am (Preschool – Kindergarten) 3:30 pm (Preschool – 3rd grade) Meadows Community Rooms No registration. Join us for Halloween fun! Wear your costume for a parade through the library.

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

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Special Events

Star Wars Reads Day

All Ages* Saturday, October 10 All Day No registration. Don’t wait until December’s release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to share your enthusiasm for all things Star Wars! Join us throughout the library for games, crafts, activities, and an exciting photo opportunity from 1 – 3 pm. Costumes encouraged! As Yoda might say, “read, you must.”

Congratulations to all 5,640 Summer Reading 2015 finishers. This year was an all-time high! Remember that the three free carnival rides night is September 10 from 4 – 9 pm. The rain date is September 13 from 5 – 9 pm. The carnival will be held at Slade and Dundee. Thank you Windy City Carnivals and Anthony Pedote.

Show de Circo

Pocket Circus

Familias Miércoles, 14 de octubre a las 7 pm Salones de la Comunidad Meadows No hace falta inscribirse. Disfruta de Pocket Circus, “El Circo más Pequeño del Mundo.” ¡Este dúo de Argentina realizará actos de acrobacia, malabares, magia, humor y diversión! En inglés y español.

Families Wednesday, October 14 7 pm Meadows Community Rooms No registration. Enjoy Pocket Circus, the “world’s smallest circus.” This duo from Argentina will perform acrobatics, juggling, magic, humor and fun! In English and Spanish.

No School Day Special Programs!

Let’s Make Masks!

Grades 1 & Up Monday, October 12 10 – 11:30 am Story Room South Registration required. Come and make a mask—monster, zombie, animal? You decide! All materials provided.

Incredible Bats

All ages* Friday, October 23 1:30 – 2:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Want to learn more about bats? This fun, creative program for all ages is your chance to see these creatures up close. Join Dan Peterson along with his Egyptian Fruit bats and African Straw-colored bats and learn their importance to us and our world. Also at Rakow Branch 11 am – noon.

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

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

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KidSpace Programs Games & Gadgets

Build It Up! with LEGOS®

ChessMaster Junior Chess Club

Grades 2 – 12 Thursdays 4 – 5 pm Youth Center No registration. Kids and teens are invited to hone their chess skills. Beginners are welcome—we will teach you how to play!

Minecraft for Grades 3 – 5

Wednesdays, September 9 & October 14 4 – 5 pm Computer Training Room Registration required. All ability levels are welcome! Beginners can learn how to play; experts can show off their amazing skills by competing in a building challenge with friends.

Grades 1 and up* Wednesdays, September 16 & October 21 4 – 5 pm South Story Room No Registration. LEGO® building blocks will be provided for this fun-filled, creative building program.

The Gaming Event

Grades 3 and up Monday, September 28 Meadows Community Room C Monday, October 12 Meadows Community Rooms B&C 6 – 8 pm No registration. 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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STEAMology Read to Rover

STEAMologists

Grades 1 – 5 Monday, September 14 4 – 5 pm Story Room South Monday, October 12 4 – 5 pm Meadows Community Rooms Registration required. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math! We’ll explore, experiment and create!

Elementary age students Saturdays, September 12 & October 10 10, 10:30, 11 or 11:30 am Story Rooms Registration required. Cuddle up with a good book and read to a fully trained and certified animal therapy dog for 20 minutes.

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

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Grades 1 and up* Saturdays, September 19 & October 17 2 – 3:30 pm Story Room South No Registration. Drop in for some free family game time with board games, chess, Legos®, Wii video games, or iPads.

Sew Much Fun!

Grades 3 and up Mondays, September 21 and October 19 4 – 5 pm Story Room South Registration Required. New to sewing? We’ll help you get started with simple beginner projects. Already know how? Come polish your skills. All materials provided.

Young Writers Group

Grades 3 and up Wednesdays, September 23 and October 28 7 – 8 pm Meadows Community Room C Registration encouraged. Play writing games, meet others who love to write, and share and receive peer feedback.

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!

KidSpace Programs

Fall I Programs August 24 – October 2 Registration begins August 10. Fall II Programs October 19 – December 4 Registration begins October 5.

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

Baby Rhyme Time

Birth – 11 months with an adult Thursdays 6:15 pm Fridays 9:15 am Story Room South Registration required. Join us for 15 minutes of singing, clapping, and simple stories followed by a short playtime.

Wonderful Ones

12 – 23 months with an adult Mondays 5:30 or 6:15 pm Story Room South

Story Mix for Three to Six

3 – 6 years Mondays 9:30 am or 3:30 pm Tuesdays 10 am or 7 pm Thursdays 10:15 am Story Room North No registration. 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays and songs. This is the first “on my own” library experience for children. Parents must remain in the building but don’t need to attend the class.

Tuesdays 9:15 am Meadows Community Room C Thursdays 9:30 am Fridays 10 am Story Room South Registration required. 15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and a music and movement activity with a parent or caregiver followed by a short playtime.

Terrific Twos

2 years with an adult Tuesdays 6:15 pm Story Room South Thursdays 9:15, 10 or 10:45 am Meadows Community Room C* Registration required. 20 minutes of stories, fingerplays and large-muscle activities. September 17 sessions will be held in the Youth Center.

1, 2, 3, Go!

1 – 3 years with an adult Wednesdays 10 am Meadows Community Rooms No registration. Families are invited to share stories, rhymes and musical activities together. There will be no program September 16 and October 28.

Family Jam

All ages with an adult Monday, September 28, October 19 & 26 6:30 – 7 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B No registration. Take a break as a family after a busy day with 30 minutes of active movement, stories and fun!

Spanish Family Storytime

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm Story Rooms No registration. Families who speak or are learning Spanish can enjoy stories, crafts, and songs together at our Spanishlanguage storytime. This is also a great opportunity for children in the Dual Language Program to practice using Spanish outside of the classroom. This program is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Panera Milk & Cookie Storytime Preschoolers Tuesdays, September 8 & 22; October 6 & 20 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.

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Cuentos para la Familia

Todos los miércoles a las 6:30 – 7:30 pm Story Rooms No necesita registrarse. ¡30 minutos de cuentos, música, rimas, y más para el disfrute de toda la familia!

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Middle School

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For teens in Grades 6 - 8!

KidSpace Volunteens

Duct Tape Workshop

Wednesdays, September 16 and October 7 7 – 8 pm No registration. Learn how to make a wallet, construct a rose, or develop your own unique duct-tape design.

Minecraft for Grades 6 – 8

Monday, October 12 2 – 3 pm (No School Day) Computer Training Room Registration required. All ability levels are welcome. Beginners can learn how to play; experts can show off their amazing skills by competing in a building challenge with friends.

Fall Prize Drawings

Middle-schoolers are invited to

participate in a youth writing group, sewing workshops, and more. See page 4 for details!

Volunteer opportunities with KidSpace are availab le for teens in grades 7 – 8. Sign-up forms for the fal l sessions are available at the Youth Center Help Desk.

Programs meet in the Zone unless otherwise noted.

October 1 - October 31 Stop by the Middle School Zone and fill out a drawing slip for a chance to win prizes!

All Teens Manga and Anime Club

Saturday, October 17 3 – 4:30 pm South Elgin Room Have you seen every episode of Attack on Titan or My Neighbor Totoro? Here’s your chance to watch anime, share fan art, and enjoy Japanese snacks while socializing with other fans. Students entering grades 6-12 are welcome. Bring a friend!

Teen Writing and Art Showcase

Grades 6 – 12 Teens are invited to share their best writing and art with the Gail Borden Library community. All submissions that meet entry requirements will be published online, with selected entries published in a print booklet. For details, pick up an entry form at the Youth Help Desk, Studio 270, the Rakow Branch, or online at http://www.gailborden.info/teen-art-writing.

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Automotive Technology Exposition

Tuesday, September 15 4 – 7pm Library north parking lot Learn more about cars, engines, and opportunities in the Auto Tech field at our first Automotive Technology Exposition. Watch South Elgin High School’s Engine Tear Down Team as they dismantle an automotive engine, talk to colleges about education and opportunities in this field, and look at classic cars.


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

Teen Scream Week

Teen Read Week

Stop by Studio 270 to make candy, grab some snacks, catch horror flicks and more! For teens in grades 9-12.

Candy Melting

Monday, October 26

Get Away @ Your Library

October 12 – 18 Stop by Studio 270 all week to make crafts, watch movies, go on a scavenger hunt and more!

4 – 6 pm

Halloween Photoshop

Monday, October 26 4 – 8 pm Learn some Photoshop tricks to make your photos a Halloween nightmare.

Horror Night

Tuesday, October 27

4 – 8 pm

Mask Making

Wednesday, October 28 4 – 6 pm

Halloween Photoshop

Wednesday, October 28 4 – 8 pm

Horror Night

Thursday, October 29

3 – 9 pm 3 – 6 pm Noon – 6 pm 12 – 5 pm

4 – 8 pm

Horror Film Fest

Saturday, October 31 Noon – 6 pm Start your Halloween in Studio 270 with Horror films, Halloween crafts, and snacks.

For teens in grades 9-12 Tuesdays, September 8, October 6 6 – 7 pm Stop by Studio 270 for a slice of pizza and join in on the conversation. We will be talking about books that we are currently reading.

Page to Screen: Harry Potter vs The Hobbit

Monday, October 19 4 – 8 pm Attend this Fantasy Face Off between Harry Potter and The Hobbit. Vote online or in Studio 270 during Teen Read Week to decide who will be watched and who will be defeated.

Be Creative!

For teens in grades 9 – 12. Teens can learn how to create and edit a professional quality audio recording in our state-of-the-art digital media lab.

Audio Lab

4 – 6 pm Monday, September 14 Monday, September 28 Monday, October 12 Monday, October 19

Video Lab 4 – 6 pm Wednesday, September 16 Wednesday, September 30 Wednesday, October 14 Wednesday, October 21

DIY: Altered Books

Wednesday, October 21 4 – 6 pm Create your one-of-a-kind work of art or journal with an altered book.

Page to Screen: Divergent & Insurgent

Thursday, October 22 4 – 8 pm Celebrate Teen Read Week with a book on the big screen, popcorn, and snacks.

DIY: Pocket Dioramas

Friday, October 23 3 – 5 pm Create a miniature diorama of your favorite book to carry in your pocket.

Wordplay

Thursdays, September 17, October 15 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.

Open Mic Night

For teens in grades 9-12 Tuesdays, September 15, October 20 7 – 8 pm Share your talent at Studio 270’s Open Mic Night. We are looking for musicians, poets, comedians, storytellers and more to perform.

Inklings

Wednesdays, September 2, October 7 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. www.gailborden.info

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Rakow Branch Family Programs Wonderful Ones

9 – 23 months with parent Mondays, August 24 – September 28 (No September 7) Mondays, October 19 – November 30 Session I: 9:15 – 9:45 am Session II: 10 – 10:30 am Registration required for each session. 15 minutes of short stories, fingerplays, rhymes and music followed by a short playtime.

Halloween Hoot Saturday, October 31 10 – 10:30 am Looking for little goblins, ages birth – 6, for a storytime, parade, photo-op and trick-or-treating. Looking for bigger goblins, ages 7 – 10, for a slightly scary story time and silly soap sculptures.

The Bats Are Coming… All ages Friday, October 23 11 – noon Want to learn more about bats? This fun, creative program for all ages is your chance to see these creatures up close. Join Dan Peterson along with his Egyptian Fruit bats and African Straw-colored bats and learn their importance to us and our world. Bring a caregiver for children under 8.

Drop-In Fall Story Time

36 months+ with caregiver Wednesdays, August 26 – September 30 and October 21 – November 25 10:30 – 11 am No registration. Join Ms. Angela for 30 minutes of stories, songs and finger puppets.

Curiosity Day

Birth – 8 years Saturday, September 19 1 pm Celebrate Curiosity Day and meet Curious George the monkey. Listen to monkey stories and have monkey fun! Grades 3 – 6 Registration Required. If you like Minecraft, come celebrate Curiosity Day and mine from household electronics. Curious George will also be at the Main Library at 10:30 am.

Rakow Read to Rover

Elementary age kids Saturdays, September 26 and October 24 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.

Creative Writing Lab

Grades 3 – 8 October 6, 13, 20 & 27 3:30 – 5 pm Registration Required. Every writer who participates will complete a short piece of illustrated writing. Attendance at all 4 sessions expected.

No School Discover Day

Grades 3 – 6 October 12 1 pm Come use your hands and imaginations to create metal sculptures from recycled appliance parts.

Baby’s First Library Visit Make and Take

Teens Drop in anytime Visit Rakow to make a craft or do some drawing using our Make and Take Kits.

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Saturdays, September 26 and October 24 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! For babies up to six months old and their parents.


Rakow Branch NOVELS @ NIGHT

Fantasy Football Basics Tuesday, September 1 6 – 7:30 pm Learn how to set up and participate in a fantasy football league using popular online tools. Registration required.

Adults 6:30 – 7:30 pm No Registration. September 17 – The Martian by Andy Weir October 15 – The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Craigslist Basics

Thursday, September 24 6 – 7:30 pm Learn Craigslist basics like how to search for advertisements or post your own. Registration required.

Device Advice

Adults Thursdays, September 3, 17 and October 1, 15 9:30 – 11:30 am No Registration. Drop by the Rakow Branch for hands-on learning. You are welcome to bring your own devices.

Rakow Readers

Adults 1:30 – 2:30 pm No Registration. September 28 – The Martian by Andy Weir October 26 – The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Vertical Gardening

Saturday, October 3 10 – 11 am Drop In Come hear local success stories and experiences with hydroponic vertical gardening – perfect for gardeners who don’t have a lot of horizontal space or just want something different.

Attachment Parenting 101: Respond with Sensitivity Thursday, October 22 10 am Registration preferred. Is Attachment Parenting the latest fad or something more? Hear a brief history of Attachment Parenting International, learn about the Eight Principles of Parenting and share in a group Q & A. Children and babies are welcome. Sponsored by API of West Dundee and presented by Megan Bell, API Support Group Leader.

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

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family &adult programs Create. Innovate. Ignite Series

This series is designed to help people spark their imaginations, ignite creativity, and bring innovations to life!

A Taste of Shared Work Spaces All Ages Saturday, October 24 1 – 3 pm Meadows Community Rooms Stimulate your senses and get inspired by the sounds, sights and tastes of local shared spaces with artists from Elgin Artspace Lofts, delights from Dream Kitchen and sounds from Studio 270. No registration.

Creative STEM Technology: How Creativity is Critical for Innovation

Grades 4 – 12 Tuesday, September 22 6:30 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Young people will be inspired to use their creativity and unique perspectives to stand out. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Activity Stations will enable young people to learn through hands-on activities that encourage play, exploration and experimentation. Please register.

Transforming a Good Idea into a Successful Business Reality

For Entrepreneurs of All Ages Tuesday, September 29 6:30 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Have you ever had a business or entrepreneurial idea that you just couldn’t get off the ground? Hear from those that have moved concepts into action. Get expert resources and advice to help turn your dreams into reality. Program Host: Sandi Brown, Elgin Community College Panel: John Shales, Co-Founder, Bluepoint Alert Systems and President, Shales McNutt Construction Todd Rieke, CEO, Rieke Office Interiors Moderator: Carol Gieske, Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce On-Site Resources: Sybil Ege, IL Small Business Development Center at Elgin Community College Carol Gieske, 2016 Small Business Academy Glenn Earl, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurial Studies, Elgin Community College No registration.

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Sharing Space, Sharing Resources, Sharing Success

Adults and young adults Thursday, October 29 6:30 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Learn the benefits of working and living in shared spaces. Participate in a simulation demonstrating how sharing creative space adds business value. No registration. Michael Copeland, Elgin Technology Center Darryl Thomas, President of Elgin Artspace Lofts Residents and President MWSEQ Kevin Echevarria, President, PKE ENTERPRISES, operating Shared Dream Kitchen and Envisage Coworking Billie Moffett, Manager of Studio 270, Gail Borden Public Library Mara Hauser, 25N Coworking

Mark Your Calendars Now

Create, Innovate, Ignite Summit

March 2, 2016 Elgin Community College, Business Conference Center Designed to bring together leaders and decision-makers to discuss the economic, social and cultural impact of creativity and innovation and develop strategies for growth in our region. Participants and Sponsors:


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

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.

Frederick Moyer, Piano

Sunday, September 13 Meadows Community Rooms Concert pianist Frederick Moyer will perform a program of time honored classical piano masterpieces. His programs are always creative and engaging, and feature works by the greatest composers of classical piano music. Moyer has appeared as piano soloist with most of the major orchestras of the U.S., as well as many orchestras of Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia.

ESO Concert: Around the World with Percussion

Sunday, October 11 Meadows Community Rooms The ESO Percussion Ensemble spins the globe and visits countries around the world. They show off the incredible variety of instruments that make up the percussion family and introduce students to characteristic music of the countries they visit.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra Listeners Club Wednesdays, September 9 and October 28 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. Study the music “from the inside out,” make new friends and enhance your concert experience. Please register at www.elginsymphony. org, or call 847-888-0404 ext. 238 to reserve your seat.

REACh Education Fair

Tuesday, September 8 5 – 7 pm Meadows Community Rooms Join REACh, Resources for the Education of Adults in the Chicago Area, whose mission is to present educational opportunities to local adults at this Education Fair. Come gather information about onsite and online degree programs offered locally, and learn about the scholarships that REACh gives annually. No registration.

Poetry Plus: A Spoken Word Event

Saturday, September 12 3:30 – 5:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Poetry readings, short monologues and other art forms will be featured. Presented by Theatre Arts Ministry of Second Baptist Church of Elgin. Please register.

ESO Master Class: Lynn Harrell, Cello

Saturday, October 3 10 am – noon Meadows Community Rooms Witness the learning process as a worldclass and renowned Elgin Symphony guest artist works with local students on technique and musicianship. Students interested in being considered to perform in a master class may submit an application and a sample recording. For more information, visit the ESO website, www.elginsymphony.org, go to the education tab and scroll down to Master Classes. Free admission, no registration required.

What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

Wednesday, September 23 6:30 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room Local business owner and author, Gary Grottke, will provide an overview of starting and managing a new business including organizational and managerial, funding, formation, partnerships, employee building, marketing, budgeting and forecasting issues. Participate in a Q&A. Presented in partnership with the Fox Valley SCORE Association. Please register. www.gailborden.info

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family &adult programs FILMS Sponsored in collaboration with the Elgin Community Network and ECCO.

Model Making With Acme Design Inc.

Tuesday, September 15 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room Learn about model-making with the crew from Acme Design Inc, and continue in Elgin’s history of manufacturing and fabrication with artisan handiwork, molding and casting, 3-D printing, and more. No registration.

The Victorian Art of Death* Tuesday, October 20 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B Draw your curtains, cover your mirrors and put a bell in the coffin. Michael Murschel, author of The Uncommon History of Elgin, Illinois and Surrounds, and Judi Brownfield, owner of Books at Sunset, will lead you in a shadowy procession through more than one hundred of the exquisite points of Victorian funereal culture. * This program may not be suitable for young children.

Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films

Mondays 11 am – 1 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B Coffee will be served. No registration. September 14 To Sir With Love (1967,NR)

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October 12 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948, 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. Tuesday, September 22 Woman in Gold (2015, PG-13) Elgin Room Tuesday, October 27 Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert (2014) Meadows Community Rooms A&B Discussion of Paycheck to Paycheck following the film is provided by “Women on the Brink,” a group that is setting out to address women on the brink of poverty.

Waking in Oak Creek 2015-2016 NIOT Community Film Series

Sunday, September 27 2 – 4 pm Meadows Community Rooms A deadly hate attack shatters the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, but the community comes together and is tranformed. Conversation and refreshments with Chief Edwards of the Oak Creek Police Department, Chief Swoboda of the Elgin Police Department, Rev. John Halbert and Elgin Community College professors follow the viewing of the film, depicting the Sikh community members and law enforcement coming together to overcome tragedy and make their community safe. Sponsored by Elgin Police Department, Elgin City of Peace, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin, Coalition of Elgin’s Religious Leaders, Elgin Community College, and the Gail Borden Public Library.

Teddy Bear Tea Party – Grandparents Day Celebration

For adults with grandchildren age 3 - 6 Wednesday, September 30 11 am – noon Enjoy an interactive storytime celebrating the special bond between grandchildren and grandparents. Learn about ways to encourage literacy and language development in children. Singing, dancing, snacks, prizes and crafts. Bring child’s favorite stuffed toy. This event will be held at Senior Services Associates of Elgin, 101 S. Grove St., Elgin. Please register.

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What Fossil Primates Can Tell Us about Ourselves Thursday, September 24 7 – 8 pm Elgin Room

NIU Professor, Daniel L. Gebo, Illinois Professor of the Year, has traveled the globe to study and understand the diversity of living and extinct primates. He will share his research and a collection of fossil casts that illustrate major evolutionary events and how primates have adapted to changing environments. Please register.


family &adult programs Health and Wellness

Medicare 101

Wednesday, October 21 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network will detail how Medicare works, what it covers, additional coverage, and review Medicare Supplements, Part D Drug Prescription coverage and Advantage Plans. Please register.

Forever Young: Senior Health Fair

Monday, October 26 11 am – 2 pm Meadows Community Rooms Join us for presentations on Medicare, Medicaid and Real Estate. There will be mini-sessions of manicures, hand massages, health screenings, vendors, music and refreshments. Organized by Community Care Alliance of Chicago. No registration.

Halloween

Zendoodle! Thursday, October 8 7 – 8:30 pm Meadows Community Rooms Looking for a way to unwind, focus your thoughts, and explore your creative side all at the same time? Join Deb Morton, artist, crafter, designer and former Gail Borden Library employee to learn how doodling with lines, patterns and shapes can spark your creativity and become a useful tool in your everyday life. Learn how to benefit from the calming effect of putting pen to paper and letting yourself go as you design a bookmark and complete a set of 2 Halloween cards to take with you. Space is limited, so please register.

Continued from page 1 Manufacture Your Future

Sunday, October 4 – Sunday, October 11 Tuesday, October 6 – 4 pm opening, 4:30 – 6 pm Business After Hours 6 – 7:30 pm Family Night & Manufacture “Like a Girl” 6 – 7:30 pm Women in manufacturing will be talking about their products and services and be able to help answer any questions to families and students present. Friday, October 9 morning – School field trips and manufacturing tours Elgin area companies manufacture products that power items throughout the world. Learn about manufacturing jobs when these companies exhibit their products and services, take tours, and get excited to manufacture! Continued from page 1

Attention Business Owners:

Join the Frozen Fun and Keep Your Local Dollars Home for the Holidays!

In partnership with the City of Elgin, the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin. Due to a generous offer by Hagg Press, the November/December Gail Borden Public Library newsletter will contain an eight-page insert promoting the importance of purchasing locally. The library will be running its Library Card Sign-Up campaign to coincide with this special insert. Businesses need only select a special discount to run in November and participate in the Frozen community event on December 4. This offer will run in the special insert in which only participating businesses will be listed. Contact Kate Burlette at kburlette@gailborden.info or 847-429-5977 to sign up by September 18.

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book clubs

& Discussion Groups

Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman Book Discussion

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

Tuesdays 11:45 am – 1:15 pm Join forces to commemorate events, share insights, and discuss books or experiences during the 150th anniversary. Bring your own hardtack. No registration. September 8 Retribution or Execution: The War in Missouri by author Frank Crawford South Elgin Room October 13 Lincoln and Civil War Era Show ‘n’ Tell Elgin History Museum, 360 Park Place (Old Main), Elgin

Thursday, September 10 7 – 8:30 pm South Elgin Room Are you eager to share your thoughts about Harper Lee’s controversial “new” novel and compare it to Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird? Join fellow readers at this special book discussion led by librarian Tish Calhamer. No registration.

Conversation Groups

French

Mondays, September 21, October 19 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.

German

Thursdays, September 24 7 – 8:30 pm Computer Training Room October 22 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 to be discussed auf Deutsch in a friendly atmosphere. No registration.

Contemporary Fiction Book Club

Spanish Café Monday, September 14 Noon – 1pm Conference Room Monday, October 12 Noon – 1pm Meadows Community Room C Take part in a Spanish weekly topic of discussion, learn new vocabulary and put your listening skills to the test. Drop in the second Monday of each month. No registration.

The club meets at 7 pm in the South Elgin Room. For more information, contact Tish at 847-289-5838. September 16 The Martian by Andy Weir October 21 The Book Of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Listen Learn and Lead Toastmasters Club

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

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book clubs & Discussion Groups

Walking Book Club

Join us for a 45-minute walk followed by a 45-minute book discussion every Wednesday evening at 7 pm. We meet in the library lobby, walk through town and return to the library for discussion. Contact Nancy at 847-289-5840 for more information. September The Martian by Andy Weir October The Book Of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Writers on the Fox

Mondays, September 28, October 26 7 – 8:30 pm Conference Room This writer’s peer group will inspire you with writing prompts and constructive critique. All writing genres welcome. No registration.

Great Books Discussion Group

Veterans Information Networking Session VA Mobile Medical Unit Thursday, September 17 7 – 8:30 pm South Elgin Room No registration.

Medicare 101 New

Date!

Wednesday, October 21 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room Please register. Coffee and tea will be served.

Author Michael Alan Peck

Thursday, October 15 7 – 8:30 pm Elgin Room What is it like to stand on the brink of literary fame? Join the winner of the library-powered 2nd annual Soon-To-BeFamous Illinois Author Project, Michael Alan Peck, as he presents his urban fantasy The Commons, about a young man coming of age in the afterlife. Peck, a witty and engaging raconteur, will entertain you with his stories and insights about the writing life. Books will be available for checkout and purchase. Please register.

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We thank the Costume & Magic Outlet of South Elgin for lending a variety of costumes to benefit the ‘Reflections 1920s -1970s: Flowing Through Time’ show that was brought to several assisted living facilities throughout the library district.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:55 pm in the Conference Room. For more information, call Rachel Bloomberg at 630-391-2966. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Branch. September 21 (note, this is the 3rd Monday, not the 2nd, as usual) The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce October 12 A Painful Case by James Joyce (Short story in The Dubliners)

Poetry Writers Workshop

Monday, October 5 6:30 – 8:30 pm Conference Room This is a group for local poets to share what they have written. Gareth Mann Sitz, poet and songwriter, will facilitate. No registration.

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Town Hall Meetings with Illinois State Representative Anna Moeller

Thursday, September 24 7 – 8 pm Meadows Community Rooms A&B Rep. Moeller will discuss legislative updates, the state budget, and the audience will have an opportunity to give feedback.

Illinois I-Cash Program

Tuesday, September 15 6:30 – 8 pm South Elgin Room Rep. Anna Moeller’s office, partnering with the State Treasurer’s Office, will be offering assistance with locating unclaimed property, forgotten bank accounts, last employee checks, etc. for state residents through the I-Cash Program.

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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 otherwise 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.

Basics Keyboard & Mouse for Seniors Wednesday, September 9 1 – 2:30 pm Learn how to use a keyboard, mouse and command keys to perform basic functions. No experience required. This class is for patrons 55+.

Computer Basics for Seniors Wednesday, September 16 1 – 2:30 pm Learn basic computer functions like creating a new document or saving and organizing files. This class is for patrons 55+.

Internet Basics for Seniors

Job & Career Resume Basics

Applying for Jobs Online

Customizing a Resume Part 1

LinkedIn Basics

Tuesday, September 8 7 – 8:30 pm Learn guidelines and standard components for creating a resume. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to nondistrict residents. Thursday, September 10 7 – 8:30 pm Learn to rework specific elements of your resume to wow potential employers. Part 1 of 2. Please register for both sessions. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to non-district residents.

Customizing a Resume Part 2

Wednesday, September 23 1 – 2:30 pm Learn how to navigate the web, access websites and stay safe while surfing the web. This class is for patrons 55+.

Monday, September 14 7 – 8:30 pm Continue reworking your resume elements to highlight your skills and expertise. Part 2 of 2. Please register for both sessions. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to non-district residents.

Email Basics for Seniors

Resume Open Lab

Wednesday, September 30 1 – 2:30 pm Create an email account and learn how to send and receive messages. This class is for patrons 55+.

Tuesday, September 15 7 – 8:30 pm Come in and work on your resume in our computer lab while an instructor is available to answer questions.

Finding Jobs Online

Monday, September 21 7 – 8:30 pm Learn to search popular job websites with specialized job searches and by filtering results to maximize your professional web presence. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to non-district residents.

Tuesday, September 22 7 – 8:30pm Learn time-saving tips that streamline the process of applying for jobs online. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to non-district residents. Tuesday, October 6 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

Tuesday, October 13 7 – 8:30 pm Start creating your profile, adding contacts and joining groups as you explore the power of LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, October 20 7 – 8:30 pm Fine-tune your profile, upload your resume and learn to research and target specific employers.

LinkedIn Open Lab

Tuesday, October 27 7 – 8:30 pm Get 1:1 help refining your LinkedIn profile to maximize your professional web presence.

Social Media Flickr Basics for Seniors

Pinterest Basics for Seniors

Facebook Basics for Seniors

For Book Lovers Only: Goodreads & Novelist for Seniors

Wednesday, October 7 1 – 2:30 pm Come and learn how Flickr helps you organize and share using your personal photos. This class is for patrons 55+. Wednesday, October 14 1 – 2:30 pm Come learn how to create a profile, find and interact with friends, and post content. This class is for patrons 55+.

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Wednesday, October 21 1 – 2:30 pm Learn how to find and organize content using Pinterest’s virtual “bulletin boards.” This class is for patrons 55+.

Wednesday, October 28 1 – 2:30 pm Learn how tools like Goodreads and Novelist can help you find and review books and share with others. This class is for patrons 55+.


Microsoft Tools Microsoft Excel 2010: Basics

Wednesdays, September 9 & October 14 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to create and modify basic spreadsheets and apply basic formatting techniques.

Software & Apps

Monday, October 5 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to get started with your Craigslist Basics tablet’s features and functions, download Monday, September 28 7 – 8:30 pm apps and connect to WiFi. This class is Learn Craigslist basics like how to search sponsored by Comcast and open to for advertisements or post your own. non-district residents.

Intro to Google Tools

Thursday, October 1 7 – 8:30 pm Come and see how Google tools like Microsoft Excel 2010: Hangouts, Forms, Drive, Calendar & Apps Charts & Graphs Wednesdays, September 16 & October 21 can help simplify your life. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to 7 – 8:30 pm non-district residents. Learn how to illustrate data results with a chart, graph and data legend.

Google Tools for Communication

Microsoft Excel 2010: Formulas & Functions

Wednesdays, September 23 & October 28 7 – 8:30 pm Discover how to use formulas to calculate sums, averages, ranges and percentages.

Microsoft Excel 2010: Pivot Tables

Wednesday, September 30 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to sort and filter data and create pivot tables while working with large spreadsheets.

Microsoft Excel 2010: Conditional Formatting & Other Advanced Features Wednesday, October 7 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to use conditional formatting and advanced functions like PMT and VLOOKUP in multiple spreadsheets.

Tablets: Getting Started

Thursday, October 8 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how advanced Gmail features and applications like Google+ and Google Translate can streamline communication with others. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to non-district residents.

Tablets: Using Apps

Monday, October 12 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to have fun with your tablet by locating and downloading popular apps. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to non-district residents.

Tablets: Free Entertainment from Your Library

Monday, October 19 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies and instructional videos from the library.

The Care and Feeding of Your Windows PC

Thursday, October 15 7 – 8:30 pm Learn to collaborate with others using Drive, Docs, Hangouts and other Google tools. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to non-district residents.

Monday, October 26 7 – 8:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for protecting your home computer and improving its performance, stability and speed. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to non-district residents.

Google Tools for Productivity

Device Advice

Google Tools for Collaboration

Thursday, October 22 7 – 8:30 pm Learn how to be more organized and productive with Google tools like Forms, Slides, Sheets, Calendar and Tasks. This class is sponsored by Comcast and open to non-district residents.

Thursdays, September 10 & 24, October 8 & 22 9:30 – 11:30 am Come by Studio 270 for one-on-one help with your device or computer. Coffee and tea will be served. This program is for district residents only. No registration.

Clases de Tecnología

Programas en español

Las clases de tecnología 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. Es necesario registrarse 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 Excel

LinkedIn Fundamentos Domingo, 11 de octubre

Intermedio de Microsoft Excel

Domingo, 20 de septiembr 1 – 2:30 pm Aprenda a trabajar con fórmulas, funciones, gráficas, características de las tablas, etc.

Introducción a LinkedIn Domingo, 18 de octubre 1 – 2:30 pm Comience a crear su perfil, a agregar contactos y a unirse a grupos a medida que explora el poder de LinkedIn. Esta clase está auspiciada por Comcast y está abierta a los residentes fuera del distrito de la Biblioteca.

Introducción a Microsoft Word

LinkedIn Consejos y Trucos Domingo, 25 de octubre

Domingo, 13 de septiembre 1 – 2:30 pm Aprenda cómo usar este programa para crear hojas de cálculo.

Domingo, 27 de septiembre 1 – 2:30 pm Aprenda cómo usar este programa para crear documentos.

1 – 2:30 pm Obtenga una visión general de las características básicas de LinkedIn y aprenda cómo puede ayudar a desarrollar su carrera. Esta clase está auspiciada por Comcast y está abierta a los residentes fuera del distrito de la Biblioteca.

1 – 2:30 pm Afine su perfil, suba su hoja de vida y aprenda a realizar investigaciones sobre empleadores específicos. www.gailborden.info

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programas ingles y español

English Conversation Group

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm 2nd Floor Conference Room Practice 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.

Go Bilingual Class

New Semester begins September 16 6 – 7 pm South Elgin Room English and Spanish lessons and conversations. No registration.

Clase Futuros Bilingües

Nuevo Semestre Empieza el 16 de septiembre 6 – 7 pm Salón South Elgin Lecciones y conversación en inglés y español. No hace falta inscribirse.

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Grupo de Conversación para la Ciudadanía

1er y 3er jueves de cada mes 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 del Literacy Connection y cualquiera puede asistir. No hace falta inscribirse.

Citizenship Conversation Group 1st and 3rd Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 pm Meadows Community Room C Do you need to practice English for your naturalization/citizenship test? Review and practice spoken English you will need for the interview and the 100 questions from the history/civics test. Led by a Literacy Connection tutor and open to all. Presented by The Literacy Connection. No registration.

Healthy Family Fun Fair

Thursday, September 10 5 – 7 pm Meadows Community Rooms Play fun games while learning about healthy eating, the importance of exercise, and healthy snacks. Children who complete their “passport to fitness” will receive a special gift! Presented by Advocate Sherman Hospital and community partners. No registration.

Steel Drum Discovery

Saturday, September 5 Noon – 1 pm Meadows Community Rooms A & B Join us for a performance and brief discussion of the steel drum presented by Steve Butters. Presented in English; translation equipment will be provided.

Descubriendo el Tambor de Acero

Sábado, 5 de septiembre 12 1 pm Salones de Comunidad Meadows A & B Acompáñanos para un concierto divertido y una breve discusión del tambor de acero, presentado por Steve Butters. El programa será presentado en inglés con traducción al español. Habrá equipo de traducción disponible. No hace falta inscribirse.

Feria Divertida de Salud Familiar

Jueves, 10 de septiembre 5 – 7 pm Salones de Comunidad Meadows Jueguen y diviértanse mientras aprenden acerca de la alimentación saludable, la importancia del ejercicio y meriendas saludables. ¡Los niños que completan su “pasaporte al bienestar” recibirán un regalo especial! Presentado por Advocate Sherman Hospital y colaboradores de la comunidad. No hace falta inscribirse.


programas ingles y español

Day of the Dead Mini-Fest Aztec Stories with Michael Heralda

Thursday, October 22 6 – 7 pm Meadows Community Rooms Learn more about Aztec culture as Michael Heralda presents a musical and interactive program. Come ready to participate! Program to be presented in English.

Historias Aztecas con Michael Heralda

Jueves, 22 de octubre 6 – 7 pm Salones de la Comunidad Meadows Aprende más acerca de la cultura Azteca a través de la presentación musical e interactiva de Michael Heralda. ¡Ven listo para participar! Programa será presentado en inglés. No hace falta inscribirse.

Two Rivers Parent Meetings

Parents of children from birth to five years learn how to help children and families remain healthy in body and mind. No registration.

The Importance of literacy

Tuesday, October 13 10 – 11 pm Meadows Community Room C Los padres que tienen niños entre recién nacidos y los 5 años pueden aprender a mantener a sus familias saludables en cuerpo y mente. No hace falta inscribirse.

La Importancia del Alfabetismo

Sunday, November 1 1 – 3 pm Meadows Community Rooms Celebrate the Day of the Dead with crafts, stories, face painting, traditional sweet bread and more! Families welcome. No registration.

Mini Festival del Día de los Muertos

Domingo, primero de noviembre 1 – 3 pm Salones de la Comunidad Meadows ¡Celebra el Día de los Muertos con manualidades, pintura de cara, pan tradicional, y más! Las familias son bienvenidas. No hace falta inscribirse.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Saturday, September 26 1 – 4:30 pm Throughout the Library Experience the richness of the music of Latin America! The entire library will be a stage for live performances, children’s activities, crafts, prize drawings and more! No registration.

Celebración del Patrimonio Hispano

Sábado, 26 de septiembre 1 – 4:30 pm A través de la Biblioteca ¡Disfruta la riqueza de la música latinoamericana! La Biblioteca completa será el escenario para espectáculos en vivo, actividades para niños, sorteos y más! No hace falta inscribirse.

martes, 13 de octubre 10 – 11 pm Salón de la Comunidad Meadows C

Dance Lesson: Salsa and Bachata

Tuesday, October 13 6 – 7 pm Meadows Community Room A Get your shoes ready for a salsa and bachata dance lesson. No previous experience is required, all levels and ages are welcome. No registration.

Clase de Baile: Salsa y Bachata

Martes, 13 de octubre 6 – 7 pm Salón de la Comunidad Meadows A Prepara tus zapatos para una lección de salsa y bachata. No requiere experiencia previa, todo tipo de nivel y edad es bienvenido. No hace falta inscribirse. www.gailborden.info

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The Main Library and Rakow Branch will be closed: Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday

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

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

ECRWSS LOCAL POSTAL PATRON

Board of Trustees:

Jean Bednar, President Elizabeth Kruger, Vice President Sue Moylan, Treasurer Patricia Harkin, Secretary Herb Gross Donna Kline Penny Wegman

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

Illinois DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services Information Session

Mondays, September 21, October 19 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. Referrals for services will be accepted at the end of the session.

Don’t forget the 4th Annual Book Sale September 16 - 20 at the Main Library!

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.

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

Festival of Trees

On display at the Main Library November 2 – 13 Welcome holidays! View more than 25 trees and wreaths creatively decorated. Each tree is sponsored by a local business or organization to benefit the Ecker Center for Mental Health, which provides services to thousands with mental illnesses each year. For more information, visit www.FestofTreesELGIN.org.

Help To Change Someone’s Life

The Literacy Connection, an organization dedicated to adult literacy, is seeking local volunteers to tutor adults in Basic Reading or English as a Second Language. To learn more about this instructor-led, 12 hour course with assignments, attend one of the following sessions at the Gail Borden Public Library: Saturday, September 12* 9:30 – 4:30 am and Saturday, September 19 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, or October 13*, October 15, October 19 and October 20 5:30 – 9 pm. To register or for more information call 847-742-6565, or visit our website at: www.elginliteracy.org, by email at info@elginliteracy.org. *The first hour of this session is an orientation. Learn more with no obligation. Gail Borden Public Library thanks all the wonderful volunteers who add so much to this library community. Several volunteers were recently recognized, including Herb Gross, Sheila Burris and Jeff Allison (pictured).

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