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


News     


WINGS Winter Coat Drive 
       
EGVPL is teaming up with WINGS to collect new and gently used coats, scarves, gloves, mittens & hats from Friday, October 1 through Thursday, October 28.

For more info: https://egvpl.libnet.info/event/5639017

Elk Grove Leo Club: Annual Pet Food Drive

The Elk Grove Leo Club Annual Pet Food Drive will begin on Friday, October 1, and run through October 31. All donated items will benefit the Almost Home Foundation. Needed pet supplies include any new, unused cat or dog food, dog or cat toys, or other pet essentials.  

Collection bins will be located in the Library's lobby.
ADULT PROGRAMS

The Essential Great Chicago Fire

Click on the date for more information: 
Friday, October 1, 9:00 am - Sunday, October 31, 5:00 pm

2021 is the 150th Anniversary of The Great Chicago Fire! This will be an On Demand Video.

Tuesday Tech Help

Click on the date for more information: 
Tuesdays: October 5, 12, 19, & 26, 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, October 5, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The group will discuss Mercy House by Alena Dillon.

Tuesday, October 19, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The group will discuss Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

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

YouTube 101: uploading videos, captioning, and other tips

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

Join us for an introduction to uploading videos to YouTube.

Senior Moments

Click on the date to register:  

Social gathering for women 55 years & older. Limited to 30.

Word 101

Click on the date to register: 
Saturday, October 9,10:00 am - 11:30 am 

Join us and learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2016.

Fresh from the Library

Click on the dates for more information:                                                 
Saturdays: October 9 & 23, 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. Laptops will be available.

Adult Make and Take Crafts
Click on the dates to register:  
Wednesday, October 13, 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Decorate for October with a Halloween-inspired wreath you can create at our Make and Take craft session. Registration begins Friday, October 29th at 9 AM and is limited to EGVPL adult cardholders only.

Money Smart Meetups

Investing in Dividend Stocks — in-person program
Click on the date to register:  
Thursday, October 14, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Evaughn Ferrero from Wintrust Investments will discuss what dividend stocks are and how they can fit in your portfolio.

Taking Distributions from Retirement Plans — via Zoom
Click on the date to register:  
Thursday, October 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

Karen Chan, a Certified Financial Planner specializing in Financial Education, will be our presenter.

Monday Matinee Movie: The Birds

Click on the date for more information:
Monday, October 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon movie in the Lee Maternowski Room. Popcorn will be served!

Stay Productive: intro to project management tools

Click on the date to register:  
Monday, October 18, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn about project management apps and websites, including Trello, Asana, Monday.com, and Remember the Milk.


Adult Art Class

Click on the dates to register:  
Wednesday, October 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reflections of fall will be the inspiration for our October Adult Art Class. We will use a variety of media to create art this month. 
 

Adult Baking Class: Scones with Bill the Baker 

Click on the date to register:  
Tuesday, October 26, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this presentation, Bill the Baker will demonstrate his basic recipe for Scones.
 

Google Drive 101

Click on the date to register:  
Wednesday, October 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the ins and outs of Google Drive.
 

Author in the Spotlight: Chris Bohjalian

Click on the date to register:  
Wednesday, October 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm                                                                                                   
Author Chris Bohjalian, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 22 books, will speak in this live virtual event about his newest release "The Hour of the Witch".

Lotería Night/Noche de Lotería
Indoor Program: Adults and Families (Grades K & up)                                                               

Click on the date to register:                          
Thursday, October 28, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Enjoy treats, learn Spanish, and win prizes at our Lotería Night event! Children younger than kindergarten will not be admitted due to Covid restrictions.
 
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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, October 6, 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, October 13, 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, October 20, 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 October. Some programs require registration. Program formats, days, and times are subject to change. 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. 

Day of the Dead Display

On Display From October 25th - November 7th




Check out our Day of the Dead display! From November 1st to November 2nd, this holiday is celebrated in Mexico and many Latin American countries to honor and remember loved ones who have passed away.

Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Children of All Ages (through Grade 8)

 

   
Stop by the Youth Services Reference Desk to pick up a Trick-or-Treat bag (and more)! Visit the Adult Reference Desk and Circulation Desk too! We can't wait to see your costume!
Book Bike
Wondering where the book bike will go next? Follow the Youth Services Facebook page for updates! 
Early Childhood 

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


Click on the dates for more information: 
Friday, October 1
Friday, October 8
Friday, October 15
Friday, October 22
Friday, October 29


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                                                          
Outdoor program: Recommended for ages 0-24 months with caregiver


Click on the date to register: 
Mondays: October 4, 18 & 25, 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

Story Lab: Full STEAM Ahead
Outdoor program: Recommended for ages 3 & up with caregiver

Click on the date to register:                                                              

Tuesdays: October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Tuesdays: October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 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
Outdoor program: Recommended for ages 2-4 with caregiver    
                                                                                                                      
Click on the date to register: 
Wednesdays: October 6, 13, 20 & 27 , 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesdays: October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 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
Outdoor program: Bilingual Storytime for ages 0-5 with caregiver

Click on the date to register: 
Thursdays: October 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us for a Polish-English story time that includes stories and rhymes. Register monthly. You don't need to speak Polish to attend.

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

Click on the date for more information:
Thursday, October 21, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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              
Indoor craft: All ages through 8th Grade


Click on the dates for more information: 
Saturday, October 2
Saturday, October 9
Saturday, October 16

Saturday, October 23
Saturday, October 30


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

Canvas Kids
Indoor Program: Grades 3-5

Click on the date to register:   
Mondays: October 4, 11, 18 & 25, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Come and create art projects using different materials. Register monthly. Please only sign up if you can attend every date.

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

Click on the date to register:  
Tuesdays: October 5,12,19 & 26, 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Thursdays: October 7, 14, 21, & 28, 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! Register monthly.

Monthly Take & Make Craft 
Recommended for Grades K-8

Click on the date for more information:  
Wednesday, October 6, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Battle of the Books Sign Up
Grades 4-5

Click on the date for more information:     
https://www.egvpl.org/battle-of-the-books

Battle of the Books is a 4th & 5th-grade reading incentive program. Follow the link for sign-up, rules, and contact information. Sign-up begins October 8th. 

Cartooning with Mark Anderson: Draw Your Own Haunted House
Indoor program: Grades K-8

Click on the date to register:     
Wednesday, October 13, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Do you like cartoons that are a little bit spooky? Then this is the class for you! Registration is required and limited to EGVPL cardholders.

Paper Flowers Craft
Indoor program: Grades 4-8                                        
                                                                                                                     
Click on the date to register: 
Thursday, October 14, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Learn how to make paper flowers! This fun craft is super easy to make and requires very few materials.

Lego Club
Indoor program: Grades K-4 without parent/caregiver

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

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

Book Bites
Indoor Book Club for Grades 4-5
                                                                               
Click on the date to register:     
Wednesday, October 27, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get a taste of appetizing books with this book club. Pizza & drinks provided. Copies of the book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. Register to reserve your spot.

Lotería Night/Noche de Lotería
Indoor Program: Adults and Families (Grades K & up)                                                               

Click on the date to register:                          
Thursday, October 28, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Enjoy treats, learn Spanish, and win prizes at our Lotería Night event! Children younger than kindergarten will not be admitted due to Covid restrictions.

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:
https://www.egvpl.org/advisory-group

Junior Teen Advisory Group Meeting  
Grades 6-8


Click on date for more information: 
Wednesday, October 6, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Attention registered members of Junior Tag: See you at our October meeting!

Lit Wits
Indoor Book Club for Grades 6-8

Click on the date to register:   
Wednesday, October 20, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet in person to discuss books, movies, and everything in between. Pizza & drinks provided. Copies of the book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. Register to reserve your spot.

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