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MS Word Series

In this series, learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word to create, format, edit and design. Sponsored by Comcast Internet Essentials.

This class is part of a series. Registering for the first class automatically enters you in all required sessions. If you cannot attend this session, please cancel your registration.

5/10 - Basics: Learn how to create text-based documents using Word, as well as how to complete simple actions like saving, opening, and printing documents.

5/17 - Formatting Documents: Learn how to format text, apply bullets, and adjust spacing.

5/24 - Editing Tools: Learn how to use cut & paste, spell check, and add comments to documents.

5/31 - Tables, Images & Graphics: Learn how to use tables, borders, backgrounds, and WordArt.

This series is sponsored by Comcast Internet Essentials to help bridge the digital divide and foster digital literacy skills. For more information on Internet Essentials, visit

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Computer & Technology |

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Main Library

Phone: 847-742-2411


Today's hours

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

Mon, Sep 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 29 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 30 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Oct 01 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming Events

Tue, Sep 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Join us for an active program of music, stories, and rhymes! Best for ages 2-6 with an adult caregiver. Drop-in program! No registration required.

Tue, Sep 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms ABC
Music appreciation with acclaimed Composer and Music Researcher Jim Kendros. Enjoy dynamic, enjoyable and highly informative presentations on some of the great composers and their music. Register

Tue, Sep 26, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Bookmobile stop: State Street Towers – main entrance – 104 S. State St. – Elgin 60123 – 1:30-2:15

Tue, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
In The Community
Parallel to Elgin Memory Cafe', this group for all active seniors meets for "tech bytes" from library staff, a presenter, and a craft to donate/take home.

Tue, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
New date Tuesday, September 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
In this series, learn about and develop skills for success on resume building and job interviewing.

Tue, Sep 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
South Elgin Branch
An offshoot of the Elgin Memory Cafe', this program is for all active seniors who like to socialize. Join us for a "tech byte", presenter, and craft to donate/take home.

Tue, Sep 26, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Bookmobile stop: corner of Belmont Ct. and Belmont Ave. – Elgin 60123 2:45-3:45

Tue, Sep 26, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile stop: Buena Vista Apts. & Townhomes – 1285 Fleetwood, playground by the office – Elgin 60123 - 4:00-4:45

Tue, Sep 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Sally Lee Fox & Eagle Rooms
Are you a fan of BTS, Blackpink, Stray Kids, or other K-pop groups? Come enjoy your favorite K-pop songs while you make buttons, shrink-plastic charms, and other crafts.

Tue, Sep 26, 4:45pm - 5:30pm
South Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room
Fruity fall fun! Taste testing, apple artwork, races and more! Register to join.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Sep 26, 6:15pm - 6:45pm
Main Library - Story Room
Join us for an interactive storytime! Best for kids birth-6 with an adult caregiver. All ages are welcome. Drop-in.

Tue, Sep 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Grove Room
Participantes de nivel intermedio, practican conversaciones en inglés, adquieren confianza y mejoran su pronunciación. El grupo es liderado por un tutor de Literacy Connection. Favor de registrarse.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Sep 27, 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, Sep 27, 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.
This event is full

Wed, Sep 27, 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, Sep 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Computer Training Room
Learn how to stream free movies, masterclasses and more with GBPL’s entertainment apps.

Wed, Sep 27, 10:45am - 11:15am
Rakow Branch
Preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs, and activities. Ages 3-5 years old
Registration is now closed

Wed, Sep 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sprinter - Sprinter
TechKnow Mobile stop: Centro de Informacion – 1885 Lin Lor Lane – Elgin 60123

Wed, Sep 27, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bookmobile stop: Mulberry Grove Park – 1770 Newbridge Cr. – Elgin 60123 – 4:00-4:45

Wed, Sep 27, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Bookmobile stop: Westridge Blvd. & Cedarfield Dr. – Bartlett 60103 – 5:00-5:30

Wed, Sep 27, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Bookmobile stop: Rushmore Drive, Bartlett 60103 – 5:30-6:00

Wed, Sep 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Grove 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.
This event is full

Wed, Sep 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Help out the library with various projects. Meet in Studio 270. Registration Required.

Wed, Sep 27, 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Bookmobile stop: Blue Heron Park – 350 Blue Heron Way – Bartlett 60103 - 6:15 – 7:00

Wed, Sep 27, 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, Sep 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Conference Room
Weekly meeting of the Walking Book Club. This group meets each Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm for a walk, followed by the book discussion at 7:45 pm.

Wed, Sep 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Adult Programs - Zoom,Elgin Room
Herzlich willkommen! Practice or improve your conversation skills with other German speakers. Barbara Laane will be facilitating the conversation with different relevant themes.

Wed, Sep 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Please tune in as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles about his incredible body of work. Please register.