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Gail Borden Public Library District

November - December, 2010

Muggles, Movies and More!

Main 270 North Grove Ave. Elgin, Illinois 60120 847-742-2411

Harry Potter and the Half–Blood Prince

Rakow Branch 2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, Illinois 60124 847-531-7271

(2009 - PG, 153 minutes)

Thursday, November 18 6 pm Community Rooms Registration required - See page 2 for details.

Join us for a magical night of Muggle fun for all ages. Watch last year’s Harry Potter movie and experience the magic to get ready for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on November 19. Wear a costume and bring your camera. Muggles younger than 12, please bring an adult.

Second Sunday Concert Series

Tag, You’re It!

2010/2011

The Belsky/ Maxwell Piano Duo November 14 Holiday Jazz Pianist Tim Green with Trio Cambia December 12 Page 4

Zine Scene Page 3

National Novel Writing Month Page 3

The Day of the Dead: Rites and Beliefs November 3 Page 7

Elgin: Home for the Holidays Experience all the holidays have to offer in Elgin, a city steeped in history and brimming with visual and performing arts. The insert inside lists November and December holiday activities as well as opportunities to help those less fortunate. And don’t forget, Elgin’s holiday season begins at the library!

Elgin: Home for the Holidays Kickoff

With Ecker Center Festival of Trees Kickoff, Elgin Area Chamber Business After Hours, and Scouting for Food Donation Drive. Monday, November 1 5 – 7 pm Gail Borden Library Sponsored by United Way of Elgin, Elgin Area Chamber, Ecker Center for Mental Health, and Elgin: Home for the Holidays partners in partnership with Gail Borden Library. Join the festivities and enjoy refreshments, entertainment and Food for Fines kickoff.

Food for Fines

THE EXPLORER IS THE GAIL BORDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY ISSUE NO. 2010-06 NOVEMBER 1, 2010

1 Can = $1 Overdue Fine Waived November 1 – 14 Bring canned food to the Main Library and Rakow Branch to have your overdue fines waived. The food will be donated to area food pantries. Charges for lost material will not be included. Please remember, no pop, dented cans or expired food.

Help Gail Borden Library Move into the Future with RFID! It’s fun, easy and smart! The library is converting its collection to radio frequency identification (RFID) by tagging all material. The RFID system will get books, movies and other items back on the shelves more quickly. Volunteers are needed to “play tag.” Call volunteer coordinators Danielle Henson or Nancy Haggard at 847-429-6792. Special thanks to Gail Borden RFID Sponsors for their generous discounts to library volunteers: Elgin Public House: October - $4 off two or more entrees Al’s Café: November - One free 12 oz. malt Colonial Cafe: December - One free turtle sundae with any purchase

Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Party

Grades 3 – 8 Wednesday, November 10 7 pm Celebrate the release of the fifth Wimpy Kid book by doing “wimpy” activities. You may purchase the book at the party. To reserve a copy, please stop by the Youth Help Desk November 1 to 10. One lucky wimpy kid will win a copy of The Ugly Truth.


youth programs

Three ways to register: • Online at gailborden.info/register • In person at the Early Learning or Youth Center Help Desk • Call 847-429-4595

Fall StoryTimes

The Fall II session offers weekly programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kids in kindergarten through second grade. Go to gailborden.info for programs by age as well as days, times and space availability.

No School Day Specials How to Train Your Dragon (2010, PG,

98 minutes) Thursday, November 11 2 pm No registration. Children under 12, please bring an adult.

Build It Up!

Grades 1 – 6 Monday, November 22 3 pm Registration begins November 1. Bring your imagination and create designs using colorful interlocking bricks.

Holiday Craft-O-Rama

Grades 1 – 6 Tuesday, November 23 2 pm Registration begins November 1. Make four different holiday crafts to take home. All materials will be provided.

Toy Story 3

(2010, G, 103 minutes) Friday, November 26 10 am and 2 pm No registration. Have Dad or grandpa bring the kids to enjoy the movie while Mom shops for the best holiday bargains. Children under 12, please bring an adult.

The Comics and Gaming Event Grades 3 and up Tuesdays, November 9, December 14 6 – 8 pm No registration. Talk about comics and graphic novels and play HeroClix, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon and other role-playing games.

Read To Rover

Saturdays, November 13, December 11 10, 10:30, 11 or 11:30 am Registration required. School-aged kids practice their reading skills by reading aloud for 20 minutes to a fully trained and certified therapy dog.

Summer Films to Warm Your Winter

Children under 12, please bring an adult. 10 am and 2 pm No registration. Despicable Me (PG, 95 minutes) Monday, December 27 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG, 109 minutes) Tuesday, December 28 Shrek Forever After (PG, 93 minutes) Wednesday, December 29 Cats & Dogs – Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG, 82 minutes) Thursday, December 30

Read Like a Rock Star

Winter reading program for the entire family December 4 – February 26, 2011 From picture books to cookbooks and beyond! Register your family, then track time spent reading. Prizes will be awarded when ten hours are completed.

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It’s almost time for the “my-favoritebook” video contest. Kids ages 5 to 18 are invited to make short online videos about the books they love. Join kids from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom in competing for awards. Check www.storytubes.info for more information.

Sports Trading Card Club

Grades 1 and up Thursdays, November 11, December 9 3:30 – 5 pm South Story Room No registration.

Extravaganzas Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Party Grades 3 – 8 Wednesday, November 10 7 pm No registration. See front cover for more information.

Fall Fun Featuring Feathered Friends

Families with children in Grades 1 and up Sunday, November 21 2 pm Registration begins November 1. Naturalist April Anderson from Elgin’s Hawthorne Nature Center will lead an outdoor walk to investigate backyard birds, and families will make a bird feeder. Please Note: The craft will include the use of peanut butter.

Holiday Movie: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

(2009, PG, 98 min.) Monday, December 20 10 am and 2 pm


teen programs Teens in grades 9 - 12

teen scene Rakow Branch Three ways to register: • Online at gailborden.info/register • In person at the Rakow Branch or Main Library • Call 847-531-7271

Drop-In Family Storytime

Tuesdays 6:30 pm No registration. Join Miss Angela as she shares stories and activities.

Read to Rover at Rakow

Saturdays, November 20, December 18 10, 10:30, 11 or 11:30 am Please register for only one session.

Rakow Readers Book Group

Monday 1:30 pm November 22 The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver December 20 Still Alice by Lisa Genova Copies are available for pickup at the Rakow Branch.

Family Nature Weaving

All ages Saturday, November 13 10:30 – 12 pm No registration. Join librarian Margaret Peebles and naturalist April Anderson for a story and walk to share favorite things about this season and gather materials to weave into a simple wall hanging.

National Novel Writing Month

Drop-In Writing Group Sundays 1 – 3 pm November 7, 14, 21, 28 Here’s a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1 with the goal of finishing a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. For more information, go to www.nanowrimo.org, then join us at the Rakow Branch weekly with your laptop or notepad for uninterrupted hours of writing and inspiration.

Three ways to register: • Online at gailborden.info/register • In person at the Youth Center Help Desk • Call 847-429-4685

Zine Scene

Saturday, November 13 3 – 4 pm Meeting Room 2 Registration required. Calling all writers, artists and zinesters. Have you ever written, drawn, or created something you would like to have published, but have no idea where to start? Then help us create the first library zine, for teens by teens.

Seasons Greetings Saturday, December 4 1 – 3 pm Meeting Room 2 Registration required. Create your own one-of-a-kind holiday cards to give to friends and family. All supplies provided.

Financial Aid for College/Asistencia Financiera para la Escuela

Wednesday, December 8 7 – 8:30 pm Meeting Room 2 Registration required. Learn why and how to apply for financial aid. The program will be presented in English, followed by a question and answer session in English and Spanish. Both parents and students are welcome.

Teen Flick: Elf

Wednesday, December 22 1 – 3 pm Community Rooms No registration. Baby it’s cold outside, so come to December’s teen flick and warm up with some hot cocoa and cookies.

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3 WAYS TO REGISTER: • In person at the Adult Services Information Desk • Call 847-429-4680 • Online at www.gailborden.info, Calendar Programs take place at the Main Library unless otherwise noted.

adult programs Chicago Murals

Tuesday, November 9 7 – 8 pm Meeting Room 1 Presented by Dr. Peggy Connolly In partnership with the American Association of University Women. Chicago was known worldwide as the “City of Murals” and has one of the most spectacular collections. Dr. Connolly will show how these murals celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Chicago. Please register.

Dinosaurs!

Sunday, November 14 4 – 5:30 pm Community Rooms In partnership with Elgin Rock and Mineral Society. Dr. Mike Henderson, former Burpee Museum Curator of Earth Sciences, tells about a young Tyrannosaurus Rex named “Jane” and Stegosaurus named “Homer.” Please register.

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Monday, November 15 7 – 8 pm Meeting Room 1 This panel discussion will feature Attorney Hal Stinespring, Joe Pratt from First American Title, Realtor Fran Dugo, Juliana Hackel of Harris Bank and Home Inspector Dave Morgenruth. Please register. Enter for a chance to win a door prize. Refreshments will be served.

Medicare Made Clear

Tuesday, November 16 7 – 8 pm Community Rooms A & B Please register.

Veterans Day Program

The Hunt for WWII MIAs in Papua New Guinea Thursday, November 11 7 – 8:30 pm Community Rooms Presented by John F. Rippinger. Co-sponsored by Hawthorne Woods Learn about MIA Hunters, Inc., a nonprofit group that goes on expeditions to Papua New Guinea in search of the remains of WWII aviators still listed as missing in action. Refreshments will be served. Please register.

Understanding Today’s Real Estate: Short Sales, Foreclosures and More

Mind Games

Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15 1 – 3 pm Community Rooms Keep your brain in shape by playing a board game, Wii or a hand of cards. No registration. We are looking for volunteers to teach Bridge, Pinnochle or other card games. Please contact Norma Copes at 847-289-5829.

Music to Your Ears

Choosing to Live a Rich Life

Monday, December 6 7 pm Meeting Room 1 A banker and a social worker give advice about the best financial and emotional decisions. Please register.

How the Gourmet Gets to You

In partnership with the Chicago Gourmet Bakery Thursday, December 9 7 pm Ever wonder how the scrumptious delicacies evolve from a grain of flour to pastry at our library? Come and listen to Mario, the new manager of the library’s café. Baking tips and free samples will be served. Please register.

2nd Sunday Concerts Series 2010-2011

The one-hour performances begin at 2 pm in the Community Rooms. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments after each concert. Free tickets are available at the Greeter and Second Floor Information Desks three weeks prior to each concert.

The Belsky/Maxwell Piano Duo

November 14 A program of traditional masterpieces and newly composed works for piano duo.

Holiday Jazz

Jazz pianist Tim Green with Trio Cambia December 12 Come hear your holiday favorites from Do You Hear What I Hear? to Linus and Lucy.

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Sponsored in collaboration with the Elgin Community Network and ECCO. 6:30 pm Meeting Room 1 No registration. November 16 Green Building Technology and Energy Conservation Presented by the City of Elgin’s Sustainability Master Plan Task Force. Refreshments served. December 21 Recycling Rules! Performed by Elgin’s Fox River Country Day School Green Troupe, this children’s play shows how kids believe they can save our planet by following just one of the 3 R’s in Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Door prizes and free popcorn!


adult programs

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Authors on the Fox

Book sales and signing follow the talks, which take place in Meeting Room 1. Please register.

Dorothy Sherman Cornflowers by the Roadside Monday, November 8 7 – 7:30 pm This coming-of-age novel set in Milwaukee during the Depression was penned by an Elginite of more than 50 years. Dorothy Sherman was a student at Elgin High School in the 1940’s, owned a dry cleaning business on Liberty Street for 25 years, and was a minister at South Elgin Community Methodist Church. Dave Hoekstra Cougars and Snappers and Loons, Oh My! A Midwest League Field Guide Thursday, December 9 7 – 8 pm Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dave Hoekstra has been moonlighting as a columnist for the Kane County Cougars for the last 16 years. Dave will present a medley of Midwest minor league stories, stats and history.

Bee Rob (Bruce Steinberg) My Occasional Torment Tuesday, December 14 7 – 8 pm What makes a woman a woman and how in the world would a man know the answer? Bruce Steinberg will talk about his latest book, soon to be a stage play!

Book Clubs Great Books Discussion Group

Meetings are at 6:55 pm in Meeting Room 2. For more information, please call Rachel Bloomberg at 630-391-2966. November 8 Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya December 13 Meditations One and Two by Rene Descartes

Jane Austen Fan Club

The club, open to anyone, meets at 7 pm the first Tuesday of the month in Meeting Room 2. No registration. November 2 Learn how to play Whist, a card game. December 7 Jane Austen’s birthday and holiday party.

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

Contemporary Fiction Book Group

The group meets at 7 pm in Meeting Room 2. For more information, contact Tish at 847-289-5838. November 17 Still Alice by Lisa Genova December 15 Laura Rider’s Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton

20’s and 30’s Book Club

Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Branch. The group meets at 7 pm in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call Rachel Bloomberg at 630-391-2966. November 22 The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Walking Book Club

Wednesdays 7 pm Great reads, lively discussion and exercise. For more information, call Danielle or Nancy at 847-429-4680. www.gailborden.info

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adult programs Computer Classes

Register online at: • www.gailborden.info/register • in person at the Computer Center • by calling 847-429-4695. Each topic is covered in a single oneto two-hour session and is held in the Computer Training Room.

Mouse program

Tuesday, November 9

10 am

Internet I: Basics

Tuesday, November 16 10 am Basic mouse skills are required.

Internet II: Searching

Tuesday, November 23 10 am Basic mouse skills are required.

Internet III: Email

Tuesday, November 30 10 am Basic mouse and Internet navigation skills are required.

Computer Classes

Jeanette Via, Lead Instructor, Microsoft Office Specialist Certified and Spanish lab assistant. Computer Training Room You may bring your laptop to class! To register in advance, bring your Gail Borden Library card and $5 fee to the Computer Center.

Beginning Computers

Saturday, November 6 10 am – 12 pm

Keyboard Function Keys

Saturday, November 6 1 – 3 pm

Office 2007 via PowerPoint

Thursday, November 18 6 – 8 pm

Office 2007 via Excel

Saturday, December 4 10 am – 12 pm

Office 2007 via Excel: Create a Budget Workbook Saturday, December 4 1 – 3 pm

Computer Concepts and Windows

Thursday, December 16 6 – 8 pm For anyone purchasing a PC, setting up a computer or installing software.

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Thank You! Job Hunting

Elgin Job Seekers

Mondays in November, and December 6, 13, 20 9:30 – 10:30 am Meeting Room 2 Bring your job-related questions to these open discussion meetings.

Business Book Club

7 pm Conference Room You don’t have to be a business owner or manager to enjoy these great books! For more information, contact Melissa Ziel at mziel@gailborden.info or 847-289-5836. November 18 Tribes by Seth Godin December 16 Drive by Daniel H. Pink

Get Hired!

Tuesday, November 30 7 – 8:30 pm Meeting Room 1 Presented by Christy Erbeck, founder of Metamorphic Consulting, Inc. Discover Eight Steps to a Personal Brand and the 1% Difference Attitude that will make you stand out among prospective employers. Please register.

Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films Mondays No registration. Coffee and tea will be served.

Way Out West (Laurel and Hardy, 1937) November 8 11 am – 12:15 pm

The Bells of St. Mary’s (Bing Crosby, 1945) December 13 11 am – 1:15 pm

Reel Women for Real Women

Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women Elgin Area Branch. A film and discussion focused on women’s issues. No registration. White Oleander (2002, PG-13) Tuesday, November 23 6 pm Community Rooms A & B

Thanks to local businesses who used their “superpowers” by participating in September’s Library Card Sign-Up Month.

A Glass Act Al’s Café Andersen’s Engraving Anderson Animal Shelter Artistic Framing & Supplies Bangkok House & Shanghai Restaurant Bennigan’s Restaurant Big Apple Bagels Birrieria La Provincia Books at Sunset Colonial Café Country Donuts Curves Dairy Queen Dalis Beauty Salon Delicia Tropical Cafe Douglas Street Sports Bar Elgin Books Elgin Historical Museum Elgin Public House Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology in Lords Park Herb’s Bakery In the Neighborhood Deli & Café Integrity Beauty Salon Keeney’s Sporting Goods Kids First Pediatric Dentistry La Rosita Bakery La Tazza Café Law Offices of Shirley Sadjadi Lazer Maxx Family Fun Center Modern Age Comics The Mustache Cup Quiznos Red Bar Winery & Bistro Salon Couture State Street Market Shops Swizzle Burger Restaurant T & L Salon Taylor Family Branch YMCA Villa Verone Wendy’s

Community Safety Days Presented by the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. Saturday, December 4 12:30 – 4:30 pm Community Rooms Learn how to prepare for household emergencies. Free first aid and emergency kits will be given to each family. Not recommended for children under 12. Please register.


programs in english & español Go Bilingual November 1 - December 15 Lab Mondays 7 – 8 pm Computer Training Center Please register. Class Wednesdays 7 – 8 pm Meeting Room 1 English and Spanish lessons and conversation. No registration. La Leyenda de la Nahuala (movie in Spanish with English subtitles) Monday, November 1 7 – 8:30 pm Meeting Room 1 The Day of the Dead: Rites and Beliefs A Go Bilingual Special Event Presented by Dr. López Rosas Wednesday, November 3 7 pm Meeting Room 1 Understanding Lupus Saturday, November 6 1 – 2 pm Meeting Room 1 Please register. Cash for College Thursday, November 11 6:30 – 7:30 pm English 7:30 – 8:30 pm Spanish Meeting Room 2 Please register. Cooking on the Go With Dietician Jackie Caul of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital. Childcare available. Saturday, November 13 10 – 11:30 am Community Rooms Please register. Discover Puerto Rico (In English with Spanish subtitles) Movie and discussion with the Puerto Rico Heritage Organization. Thursday, November 18 6:30 pm Meeting Room 1 Our Lady of Guadalupe: Understanding a Cultural Icon A Go Bilingual Special Event Presented by Author Miguel Arias. Wednesday, December 1 7 – 8 pm Meeting Room 1

‘Posada’ at the Library Saturday, December 11 2 – 4 pm Meet at Community Rooms Futuros Bilingües 1 de noviembre – 15 de diciembre Laboratorio lunes 7 – 8 pm Centro de Entrenamiento de Computadoras Aprenda inglés o español a su propio ritmo en la computadora. Favor de inscribirse. Clase miércoles 7 – 8 pm Salón de Reuniones 1 Lecciones en inglés y español con un tutor y otros estudiantes. No hace falta inscribirse. La Leyenda de la Nahuala (película en español con subtítulos en inglés) lunes, 1 de noviembre 7 – 8:30 p.m. Salón de Reuniones 1 Ofrenda Una Celebración de la Vida Con VITAS Hospice. miércoles, 3 de noviembre 12 – 3 pm Senior Services, 101 Avenida S. Grove Traiga una foto o artículo de un ser querido para formar una ofrenda tradicional con el Museo de Arte de México. Sólo para adultos mayores de 60. Almuerzo es opcional a $3. Inscríbase llamando a Senior Services al 847-7410404. El Día de los Muertos: Ritos y Creencias Un evento especial del grupo de Futuros Bilingües Presentando por el Dr. López Rosas miércoles, 3 de noviembre 7 pm Salón de Reuniones 1 Programas Bilingües Head Start para Padres Salón de Reuniones 1. No hace falta inscribirse. Autoestima para Adultos y Niños jueves, 4 de noviembre 9 am Cómo Hablarle a los Niños y a los Adolescentes jueves, 18 de noviembre 5 pm Cuidado Dental Preventivo jueves, 9 de diciembre 9 am

Comprendiendo el Lupus sábado, 6 de noviembre 1 – 2 p.m. Salón de Reuniones 1 Favor de inscribirse. Continúa en la última página

Programas en español

Dinero para el Colegio jueves, 11 de noviembre 7:30 – 8:30 pm Salón de Reuniones 2 Aprenda sobre la ayuda financiera y las becas. Favor de inscribirse. Días de Seguridad Comunitaria Presentado por la Cruz Roja Americana de Chicago. Sábado, 13 de noviembre 12:30 – 4:30 pm Salones de la Comunidad Aprenda cómo prepararse y responder a una emergencia en el hogar. Cada familia recibirá un botiquín para primeros auxilios y emergencias. No se recomienda para niños menores de 12 años. Medicare Explicado lunes, 29 de noviembre 7 – 8 pm Salones de la Comunidad A & B Favor de inscribirse. Club de Lectura en Español 7 pm Salón de Conferencias 9 de diciembre Rumbo al Hermoso Norte por Luis Alberto Urrea Clases de Computación en español Salón de Entrenamiento de Computadoras. Por favor inscríbase. Básicos para Principiantes Martes, 9 de noviembre 9 6:30 – 8 pm Martes, 14 de diciembre 10:30 am – 12 pm Correo electrónico: Cree una Cuenta Gratis Martes, 16 de noviembre 6 – 6:20 pm Correo Electrónico: Enviando, Recibiendo y Manejando el Correo Martes, 16 de noviembre 6:30 – 8 pm Internet: Cómo Explorar y Buscar Información martes, 21 de diciembre 10:30 am – 12 pm www.gailborden.info

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Gail Borden Public Library District

Main 270 North Grove Ave. Elgin, Illinois 60120 Rakow Branch 2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, Illinois 60124 847-742-2411 www.gailborden.info

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Board of Trustees: Richard McCarthy - President Jean Bednar - Vice President Jo Ann Armenta - Secretary Lisa Knight - Treasurer Herb Gross - Trustee Randy Hopp - Trustee Sue Moylan - Trustee Library Director - Carole Medal

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

THE MAIN LIBRARY AND RAKOW BRANCH WILL BE CLOSED: Thanksgiving Eve, November 24 at 5:30 pm Thanksgiving Day, November 25 Christmas Eve, December 24 Christmas Day, December 25 New Year’s Eve, December 31 New Year’s Day, January 1, 2011

MAIN LIBRARY HOURS:

RAKOW BRANCH HOURS:

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday 1 - 5:30 p.m.

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday 1 - 5:30 p.m.

Newsletter Editor - Denise Raleigh Writer - Liz Clemmons Graphic Designer - Debby Huffman

Programas Bilingűes Cocinando a la Carrera Con la dietista Jackie Caul del Hopital Provena Saint Joseph. sábado, 13 de noviembre 10 – 11:30 am Salones de la Comunidad Descubra a Puerto Rico (en inglés con subtítulos en español) Pelicula y discussion con el Puerto Rico Heritage Organization. Jueves, 18 de noviembre 6:30 pm Salón de Reuniones 1 La Virgen de Guadalupe: Entendiendo un Icono Cultural Un evento especial del grupo de con Futuros Bilingües miércoles, 1 de diciembre 7 – 8 pm Salón de Reuniones 1 El autor Miguel Arias ‘Posada’ en la Biblioteca sábado, 11 de diciembre 2 – 4 pm Comienza en los Salones de la Comunidad. Venga a una celebración en la cual visitaremos ‘posadas’ en la biblioteca para disfrutar de música, comida, cuentos y una piñata.

Stitch ‘N’ B----Every Thursday at 6:30 – 8:30 pm in Chicago Gourmet Café Bring your crafts, crocheting, crossstitching, knitting, needlepointing, quilting or just come to be inspired. No registration. Visit the Rakow Branch to see the newly unveiled A Green Story: The Fox River Mural Sign up for GailMail at gailborden.info to get the latest information on Gail Borden Library events, programs and services via email.

This newsletter contains recycled paper.

The Day of the Dead: Rites and Beliefs

A Go Bilingual Special Event Presented by Dr. López Rosas Wednesday, November 3 7 pm Meeting Room 1 Dr. López Rosas will take you through the unique rituals and beliefs of this special holiday in which Mexicans joyfully remember loved ones who have died. Have a taste of traditional ‘pan de muerto’ too.

Chicago Gourmet Café at Gail Borden Library

Receive a free 8 oz. coffee and cookie when you buy one sandwich and bag of chips in November and December, 2010

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