100 Years of Black History – By Storyteller Linda Gorham

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Thursday, 2/2 l 6:30 - 8 pm Virtual via Zoom. Register for Zoom link: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/7527382. All ages. Join us for Black History Month with captivating storyteller Linda Gorham. Linda will share the stories of more than 30 African American women and men, including entrepreneurs like Oprah Winfrey, Civil Rights Activists Rosa Parks and Ida B. Wells,... Read more »

Library Magic – Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Libraries are full of stories, creativity and a touch of magic! Learn all about the wonderful services Gail Borden offers and catch a fantastic magic show while you're here. Join the celebration! Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) takes place on the 1st Saturday of February in libraries throughout the US and Canada.

Celebrate Black Joy Through Poetry

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Elgin's first Poet Laureate Chasity Gunn performs a selection of her poems and presents her poetry proteges in honor of Black History Month. Please register.

Programa Familiar del Día de San Valentín – Family Valentine Program

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Monday, 2/6 Main Library 7 - 7:30 pm Please register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/7525883 ¡Acompáñanos a celebrar el amor y la amistad! Escucháremos un cuento y haremos una manualidad familiar. Join us to celebrate love and friendship with a story and a family craft! Please register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/7525883

Rest & Digest: 3 Keys to Better Sleep – Online via Zoom

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Virtual via Zoom Tuesday, 2/7 7 pm Please register: http://attend.gailborden.info/event/7262968. Adults. Struggling with your sleep? Digestion out of whack? After this program, you'll walk away knowing: The common causes of poor sleep and digestion, foods that promote sleep, breathing and relaxation practices for improved digestion and sleep, movements and stretches that support sleep and gut health.... Read more »

Desserts & Dogs

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Learn how to make bakery-style cheesecake and classic Chicago hot dogs with Elgin area baker Dee Kid Liefde. Taste the delicious creations afterwards! Limit of 50. Please register.

Valentine’s Day Party!

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Celebrate Valentine's Day with stories, songs, crafts, and more! For ages 3-6.

Valentine’s Day Party!

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Celebrate Valentine's Day with stories, songs, crafts, and more! For ages 3-6.

Gospel Choir Celebration

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms Saturday, 2/11 | 1 pm Enjoy the music of talented local gospel choirs.

Loving Elgin: A Poetry Celebration

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing and or listening to poems about the things citizens love about Elgin. Organized by Elgin Poet Laureate Gareth Mann. Please Register   Enjoy the program w/Valentine cookies!

Monthly Matinee Classic Films

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Monthly film screening featuring a different classic film each month. Meets 2nd Mondays, 11:00am-2:00pm. No registration. North by Northwest (1959) A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and falls for a woman whose loyalties he begins to doubt. Starring: Cary... Read more »

Elgin Teen Life: For the Love of Chocolate

Gail Borden Public Library - Main Branch 270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL

Teens will learn how to use candy melts to pour molds and dip pretzels and cookies with chocolate. For teens in grades 6 - 12. In partnership with the Elgin Police Department.