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Welcome Elgin's Newest Poet Laureate!

2024-03-03 13:00:00 2024-03-03 14:00:00 America/Chicago Welcome Elgin's Newest Poet Laureate! Join the new Elgin Poet Laureate, Aron Ryan, for a special reception featuring fine poetry and light refreshments. Main Library - Alft River Room

Sunday, March 03
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-03 13:00:00 2024-03-03 14:00:00 America/Chicago Welcome Elgin's Newest Poet Laureate! Join the new Elgin Poet Laureate, Aron Ryan, for a special reception featuring fine poetry and light refreshments. Main Library - Alft River Room

Main Library

Alft River Room

Join the new Elgin Poet Laureate, Aron Ryan, for a special reception featuring fine poetry and light refreshments.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Music & Performances | Community | Book Clubs & Discussion Groups | Adult Programs |

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Main Library

Phone: 847-742-2411

Hours

Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 9:00PM

Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming Events

Wed, Apr 17, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Families are invited to share stories, rhymes and musical activities together in this interactive storytime. For ages 1-3 with an adult caregiver. Drop-in program! No registration required.

Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Story Room - South
This fun storytime will include short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and music movement activities with a parent or caregiver. For ages 12-23 months.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs in this interactive Storytime. Ages 1-3 years old with adult caregiver.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Apr 17, 10:45am - 11:15am
Rakow Branch
Preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5 years old
Registration is now closed

Wed, Apr 17, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - 2nd Floor - Genealogy
Receive one-on-one genealogy assistance from Elgin Genealogical Society volunteers.

Wed, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Mobile Services - Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Willow Lakes Estates – club house – 161 W. River Road – Elgin 60123 – 2:00-2:45

Wed, Apr 17, 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Mobile Services - Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Highbury Dr., west of Waverly – Elgin 60120 – 3:15-3:45

Wed, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Mobile Services - Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Woodview Circle – corner of Woodview Cr. & Chicago St., Elgin 60120 – 4:00-4:45

Wed, Apr 17, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Mobile Services - Bookmobile
Bookmobile stop: Crestwood Apts. of Elgin – info office – 45 Poplar Creek Dr. – Elgin 60120 – 5:00-5:45

Wed, Apr 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
South Elgin Branch
Come and chat while you craft! Bring your own projects and supplies.

Wed, Apr 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Aprende en la biblioteca. Participa con otras personas que hablan español o inglés como primer idioma. Learn at the Library with native English and Spanish speakers.

Wed, Apr 17, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
All are welcome to read and discuss LGBTQ+ literature. This month, the book discussion on Olga Dies Dreaming will be followed by an online Author Talk featuring the author, Xochitl Gonzalez.

Wed, Apr 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
¡Juega el tradicional juego Mexicano de la Lotería, disfruta de refrigerios ligeros y pon a prueba tus conocimientos de la biblioteca con la Lotería de GBPL.
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Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Join us for stories, songs, movement activities and a fun craft! Drop-in program!

Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Springtime in Italy is a time of fresh, vibrant ingredients and delicious flavors. Cook up some recipe ideas that capture the essence of Italian spring cuisine with cooking instructor Kristyn Slick.

Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
The Walking Book Club meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm to walk, followed by the book discussion at 7:45 pm. Interested? Contact Andrea at ahouston@gailborden.info.

Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last. Please register.
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Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Learn how Google Sites allows users to create, design and add function to your own website in this two-part series. Sponsored by Comcast Internet Essentials.
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Thu, Apr 18, 9:15am - 9:45am
Main Library - Story Room - South
This fun storytime will include short stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and music movement activities with a parent or caregiver. For ages 12-23 months.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 9:30am - 11:30am
Rakow Branch - Rakow - Computer Cafe
Get help with common tech issues like Microsoft Office, using a tablet, hotspots, syncing email with your phone, downloading content, and more. Drop in for personalized assistance at your library.

Thu, Apr 18, 9:45am - 10:15am
Main Library - Story Room - North
Calling all preschoolers! This storytime features stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 3-6.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Join us for an interactive storytime! Best for kids birth-6 with an adult caregiver. All ages are welcome. Drop-in!

Thu, Apr 18, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mobile Services - Sprinter
425 Dundee Ave. – Elgin 60120

Thu, Apr 18, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Free tax preparation for individuals and families who qualify for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This service is by appointment. Call 877-220-7627 to make an appointment.

Thu, Apr 18, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library
Help out the library with various projects. Meet in Studio 270. Registration Required.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5 years old
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Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB
Cada mes leemos una lectura hispanoamericana corta del libro "Abriendo puertas: Ampliando perspectivas." Hay copias del libro en la biblioteca. En español.

Thu, Apr 18, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Story Room - South
Calling all babies! Join us for singing, clapping, and simple stories at this program. Best for little ones 0-11 months.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Usando material de USCIS que incluye preguntas de educación cívica, el formulario de solicitud y otros requisitos para la entrevista de ciudadanía.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Elgin Room
Join travel lover & retired nurse, Celeste Brown, on her quest to visit each of the Illinois State Parks - there are about 150! Discover the diversity of wildlife and wonderful Illinois landscape.

Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual
Adéntrate en el diario vivir de un/a adolescente, quizás tu amigo/a/x, primo/a/x, hijo/a/x o vecino/a/x. Cada historia real, narrada en español por el maestro Raúl Castillo.

Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
¡Este programa en español variará, desde cuentos hasta manualidades y más! Perfecto para familias con niños de 3 años en adelante.

Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Learn to create and edit eye-catching designs, and use built-in templates to create your next flyer, card, or graphics. Comfort with navigating the internet and using a computer is encouraged.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Room C
Semi-monthly meeting of the Elgin Genealogical Society.