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


News     

New Self-Checkout Machines

Our new self-checkout machines are now available!

Visit the self-checkout machine locations in the cafe or the Youth Services department. Check your account, receive hold reminders/notifications, and review your recommended reads (coming soon). 



Gobo Projector

Installation of GOBO project and timer has been completed. The projector is now currently projecting our logo just outside of the main entrance. The projections could also be changed to various colors, images, and text allowing us to adapt our branding to match special occasions and events.text allowing us to adapt our branding to match special occasions and events. Come and check it out!
ADULT PROGRAMS

Tuesday Tech Help

Click on the dates for more information: 
Tuesdays: November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 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, November 2, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The group will discuss Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Thursday, November 4, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The group will discuss The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin
Tuesday, November 16, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The group will discuss I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

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

Word 101

Click on the date to register: 
Wednesday, November 3, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Join us and learn the basics of Microsoft Word 2016.

Chicago’s Sweet Candy History

Click on the date to register:     
Thursday, November 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Let's celebrate "National Candy Day"! Learn the history of tasty treats and explore what made Chicago such an ideal location for candymakers.

Introduction to the AV Recording Studio

Click on the dates to register:                                                

The AV Recording Studio is located across from the Computer Lab. Walk into the Library, through Adult Services, past the Makerspace. The Studio is located on the right. 

Adult Make and Take Crafts

Click on the dates to register:  
Wednesday, November 10, 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Inspired by Elk Grove Village...join us to make a "There's no place like home" ornament. Registration begins October 29th at 9 am and is limited to EGVPL Adult cardholders only.

PowerPoint 101

Click on the date to register: 
Thursday, November 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Join us and learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint 2016.
 

Money Smart Meetups

Estate Planning: Expanding Your Tool Box
Click on the date to register:  
Thursday, November 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


Adult Art Class

Click on the dates to register:  
Wednesday, November 17, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, November 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn the basics of printmaking. Registration begins October 29th at 9 am. Registration is required and limited to adult EGVPL cardholders.
 

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Click on the dates for more information:  
Friday thru Sunday, November 19, 20 & 21, All Day
Come out for the Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale.
 

Monday Matinee Movie: Avalon

Click on the date for more information:                                     
Monday, November 22, 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Enjoy an afternoon movie in the Lee Maternowski Room. Popcorn will be served!
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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, November 3, 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, November 10, 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, November 17, 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 November. 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.


Game On!

November 9 - 30


It’s “Game On in the Youth Services display case, just in time for International Games Week! How well do you know your games? Pick up a game sheet and find out. You might even win a prize!  

Did you know the Youth Services game collection is available for in-library use? Try a new game or play an old favorite on your next visit!      

Early Childhood 

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


Click on the date to register: 
Mondays: November 1, 8 & 15, 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: November 2, 9 & 16, 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Tuesdays: November 2, 9 &16, 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: November 3, 10 & 17,  9:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesdays: November 3, 10 & 17, 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: November 4, 11 & 18, 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.

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


Click on the dates for more information: 
Friday, November 5
Friday, November 12
Friday, November 19


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.
 

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

Click on the date for more information:
Thursday, November 18, 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, November 6
Saturday, November 13
Saturday, November 20

Saturday, November 27

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: November 1, 8 & 15, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Come and create art projects using different materials. Register monthly. Please only sign up if you plan to attend every date.

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

Click on the date to register:  
Tuesdays: November 2, 9 &16, 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Thursdays: November 4, 11 & 18, 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, November 3, 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: Secret Spies, Goofy Gadgets
Virtual program: Grades K-8

Click on the date to register:     
Wednesday, November 10, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Help Agent 327 draw secret spy gadgets for his next mission over Zoom. Laser watches! Flying cars! Secret code glasses! Anti-gravity socks! Registration is required.

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

Click on the date to register:  
Friday, November 12, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

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

Battle of the Books Parent Informational Meeting                                                       

Click on the date to register:                          
Monday, November 15, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Monday, November 15, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Battle of the Books Parent and student Informational Meeting.

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, November 3, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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

Lit Wits
Indoor Book Club for Grades 6-8                                               

Click on the date to register:   
Wednesday, November 17, 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 November.  http://egvpl.libnet.info/events?r=nextmonth
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