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September 2021
MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER
News, Events & Featured Programs


News     


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!              

Stop by the library to play Bingo and win a prize during the month of September. Bingo cards can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Once you get “Bingo” bring your card to the Circulation Desk to receive a small prize and a chance to win a gift card. One Bingo (win) and Bingo card per person. Three random winners will be announced on Friday, October 1, 2021.
 

Elk Grove Village Hometown Parade: My Favorite Things

Come out and see what the Library's "Favorite Things" are in this year's annual Parade! 

Saturday, September 18, 2:00 pm


New & Improved Website!   
                                                                     

We're excited to announce that our new and improved website is going live on Friday, September 3. We encourage you to visit and explore our new site and see for yourself. www.egvpl.org
ADULT PROGRAMS

Getting Started with Windows 10

Click on the date to register: 
Thursday, September 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn to navigate Windows 10. Find out how to use the start menu, new options for organizing various windows, adjusting your settings, and more! Register to reserve your spot.

Tuesday Tech Help
Click on the date for more information: 
Tuesdays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Got a technology question? We’re here to help!
  
Adult Book Discussion

Click on the dates for more information:                                                                              Tuesday, September 7, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The group will discuss The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.

Tuesday, September 21, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The group will discuss Furious Hours by Casey Cep.

Please contact Chris at 847-725-2160 if you'd like to participate and need a book.

Adult Make and Take Crafts

Click on the dates to register:                                                     
Wednesday, September 8, 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday, September 8, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate September by creating a Harvest Moon Wall Hanging at our Make and Take craft session. Registration begins Friday, August 27th at 9 am and is limited to Adult EGVPL cardholders only.

The Woman Behind the Teddy Bear

Click on the date to register:  

The Woman behind the Teddy Bear - the awe-inspiring story of Margarete Steiff! 

Medicare 101 

Click on the date to register:                                                

David and Robin, from Medicare Solutions Network, explain what Medicare covers, what it doesn't, and how to get the most coverage with the least out-of-pocket cost. This is an in-house program.

Fresh from the Library


Click on the dates for more information:                                                 
Saturdays: September 11 and 25 from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm 

Visit our booth at the Elk Grove Farmers Market, located in the parking lot between the Library and the Village Hall. We'll have fresh ideas and fun activities for adults and kids
alike!

Excel 101 

Click on the date to register:                                                

Join us and learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2016.

Editing Photos on Your Phone

Click on the date to register:                                                

Learn about iOS and Android photo-editing apps that will help you easily crop, filter, and add text to your photos.

Adult Art Class

Click on the dates to register:                                                     
Wednesday, September 15, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday, September 15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Complimentary colors with oil pastels will be our focus for our September Adult Art Class. Registration begins Friday, August 27th at 9 am. Registration is required and limited to adult EGVPL cardholders.

Money Smart Meetup

Click on the date to register:  
Karen Chan, a Certified Financial Planner specializing in Financial Education, will be our presenter.

Graphic Design 101: getting started with Canva

Click on the date to register:                                                     
Wednesday, September 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to use our favorite free graphic design program, Canva!

Adult Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up Party

Click on the date to register:                                                     
Sunday, September 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of our 2021 Adult Summer Reading Program, featuring entertainment and refreshments. Prize winners will be announced at the end of the program.

Web Design 101

Click on the date to register:                                                     
Wednesday, September 29, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Have you always wanted to create a website, but didn’t know how to get started? Join us for an introduction to getting a website up and running.
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   MAKERSPACE - 6th Grade & Up
 


 
All Elk Lab classes will be held via Zoom. After class, email Rob at makerspace@egvpl.org to make an appointment to come in and make your object.

Elk Lab info and hours:
http://www.egvpl.org/services/makerspace.html            

Design and Laser-cut Your Own Earrings

Click on the date to register:   
Wednesday, September 1, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

We'll design a pair of earrings using a free app; then, we'll make them using ⅛" acrylic sheets and our laser cutter, "BMO."

3D Printing Basics

Click on the date to register:                                                              
Wednesday, September 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn what a 3D printer is, how it works, how we got them, and how to prepare a 3D object for printing.

3D Computer Aided Design


Click on the date to register:                                                              
Wednesday, September 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn a few basics in computer aided design (CAD), using Autodesk Fusion 360.
 
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 YOUTH PROGRAMS
Youth Services will offer in-person, virtual, and Take & Make programs in September. Some programs require registration. Check our website calendar http://egvpl.libnet.info/events?r=nextmonth&a=Kids and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/egvplkids/ for details and updates. 

Youth Services Display Case

All Ages

 
Do you have a collection you would like to share in our display case? Our children and adult patrons would love to see it! Please call the Youth Services Reference Desk at 847-439-0447, Ext. 268 to add your child's name to the list. We will notify you a few weeks in advance of your child's turn to display their collection. 
Book Bike
Wondering where the book bike will go next? Follow the Youth Services Facebook page for updates! 
Early Childhood 

Story Lab: Full STEAM Ahead
Recommended for ages 3 & up with caregiver
                                                                               
Click on the date to register:                                                              
Tuesdays: September 14, 21 & 28, 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Tuesdays: September 14, 21 & 28, 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

This fun, outdoor class includes stories and simple science activities that promote reading and encourage a child’s natural curiosity. Each child will take home a science kit related to the theme. Register monthly.


Alphabet Soup
Recommended for ages 2-4 with caregiver    
                                                                                                                      
Click on the date to register: 
Wednesdays: September 15, 22 & 29, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesdays: September 15, 22 & 29, 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Get out some energy with singing, stories, and rhymes at an outdoor storytime designed for little ones who like to move! Register monthly.

Polish Storytime
Recommended for ages 0-5 with caregiver     
                                                                                                                      
Click on the date to register: 
Thursdays: September 16, 23 & 30, 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Ms. Aleksandra for an outdoor Polish-English story time that includes stories and rhymes. Register monthly.

Play Inspiration - Take & Make                                                              
Recommended for ages 2-5
All Day


Click on the dates for more information: 
Friday, September 17
Friday, September 24


Take a kit home and use the activity ideas as inspiration for your playtime! Each week brings something new. Kits are available at the Youth Desk while supplies last.


Baby Tales                                                          
Recommended for ages 0-24 months with caregiver


Click on the date to register: 
Mondays: September 20 & 27, 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Ms. Courtney for an outdoor lap-sit storytime full of bounces, tickles, songs, and giggles. Register monthly.


Pajama Zoom Family Storytime
Recommended for ages 2-7 with family

Click on the date for more information:
Thursday, September 23, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Put on your PJs and join Miss Dianne and Ms. Courtney for songs, stories, and more! Registration required (over Zoom link).


Elk Grove Library On Demand

Go to our Library's YouTube page for songs, stories, and more. https://www.youtube.com/user/elkgrovelibrary

All Ages

Fun Factory Saturday              
All Ages through 8th Grade


Click on the dates for more information: 
Saturday, September 4
Saturday, September 11
Saturday, September 18

Saturday, September 25

Drop by the library to make a simple craft on your own or with the help of a parent/caregiver. The craft will be available to make in Youth Services, while supplies last. Crafting is limited to one craft per person and one family per table.

Elementary School

Monthly Take & Make Craft
Recommended for Grades K-8

Click on the date for more information:  
Wednesday, September 8, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pick up a take-home craft anytime after 3pm on this day. Until supplies last. Drop-in.


Canvas Kids
Grades 3-5

Click on the date to register:   
Mondays: September 13, 20 & 27, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Come and create art projects using different materials. Indoor program. Register monthly.

C.S.I. - Curious Science Investigators
Grades K-4 without parent/caregiver

Click on the date to register:  
Tuesdays: September 14, 21 & 28, 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Thursdays: September 16, 23 & 30, 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Let's investigate with STEM! This class combines a little bit of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with a whole lot of fun! Hands-on activities for inquisitive minds! Indoor program. Register monthly.


Cartooning with Mark Anderson: Action Animals
Grades K-8

Click on the date to register:     
Wednesday, September 15, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Running! Jumping! Flying! Pouncing! Learn to draw all sorts of amazing cartoon animals in action during this indoor session! Registration is required and limited to EGVPL cardholders.

Lego Club
Grades K-4 without parent/caregiver

Click on the date to register:  
Friday, September 17, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Design, create, build, and have fun! Indoor program. Registration is required and limited to EGVPL cardholders. 

Book Bites
Indoor Book Club for Grades 4-5
                                                                               
Click on the date to register:                                                              
Wednesday, September 29, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get a taste of appetizing books with this book club. Pizza & drinks provided. Copies of
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau are available at the Youth Services Desk. Register to reserve your spot.


Middle School/Junior High


Junior Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Calling students in grades 6, 7, and 8! Join the year-round Junior Teen Advisory Group (Jr. TAG). Earn service hours and meet new students.

Click for more information:
http://www.egvpl.org/teens/advisory-group.html

Junior Teen Advisory Group Meeting  
Grades 6-8

Click on date for more information: 
Wednesday, September 1, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us at the Library, in the garden, and for volunteer projects around town!
If interested in joining, contact Tammy Wulf: twulf@egvpl.org or 847-439-0447, Ext. 248

Lit Wits
Indoor Book Club for Grades 6-8

Click on the date to register:   
Wednesday, September 22, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet in person to discuss books, movies, and everything in between. Pizza & drinks provided. Copies of Legend by Marie Lu are available at the Youth Services Desk. Register to reserve your spot.

Check the website calendar for programs beyond September.  http://egvpl.libnet.info/events?r=nextmonth
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