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National Library Week

Stories from the Library

2023-04-18 00:00:00 2023-04-18 23:59:00 America/Chicago National Library Week There’s more to the story at EGVPL – and YOU are a big part of the story. Elk Grove Village Public Library -

Tuesday, April 18
All day

Add to Calendar 2023-04-18 00:00:00 2023-04-18 23:59:00 America/Chicago National Library Week There’s more to the story at EGVPL – and YOU are a big part of the story. Elk Grove Village Public Library -

There’s more to the story at EGVPL – and YOU are a big part of the story.

Throughout the month of April – in honor of National Library Week (April 23-29)

There’s more to the story at EGVPL – and YOU are a big part of the story. What brings you to the library? How has the library impacted your life? Are you a reader? A crafter? A student? Or do you simply like to be at the library? Tell us your story and we’ll include it in our collection of Stories from the Library. Share your story your way: write it, draw it, or record it (video or audio). All who submit a story will receive a special gift for participating and a chance to win a gift card. 

Submissions will be accepted and displayed all month and can be dropped off at the Reference Desk or emailed to jpajor@egvpl.org. Digital files should be in the PDF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, MP3, or MP4 formats, or links to videos on YouTube or other video-based platforms. Need help creating a digital file? Drop-in at the AV Recording Studio for help on Friday, April 7, 14 or 21 from 2-4 p.m. for expert help. No appointment required. 

For adults – high school and older.

Please contact Adult Services for more information at 847-439-0447 x271.

AGE GROUP: | High School | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event |

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Elk Grove Village Public Library

Phone: 847-439-0447

Hours
Mon, May 13 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Tue, May 14 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Wed, May 15 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Thu, May 16 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Fri, May 17 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Sat, May 18 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 19 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Sat, May 18, All day
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 in Youth Services, while supplies last.

Sat, May 18, 9:00am - 11:00am
The Library is offering this document destruction event as a courtesy to residents who have sensitive documents to recycle.

Sat, May 18, 9:00am - 10:00am
one package per family

Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Maker Space
Make personalized pins up to 2¼” wide using old magazines and our button maker. No registration necessary.

Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Vengan a explorar un nuevo tema cada mes con libros y experiencias interactivas. Come explore a new theme each month through books and interactive experiences. All language abilities are welcome.

Mon, May 20, 10:00am - 11:15am
Darlene Greaves Conference Room
Practice speaking English in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Mon, May 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Enjoy an afternoon movie in the Lee Maternowski Room. Popcorn will be served!

Mon, May 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Darlene Greaves Conference Room
Join in on a continuing D&D campaign! For participants that have completed a One-Shot session, or with facilitator consent.

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Drop-in technology help. Got a technology question? Our librarians are here to help!

Rescheduled
Tue, May 21, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
New date Wednesday, May 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Committee of the Whole Meeting

Tue, May 21, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Darlene Greaves Conference Room
The group will discuss The Measure by Nikki Erlick. Please contact Julie Hadler if you would like to participate and need a book.

Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 11:15am
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Practice reading and writing English in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Canceled
Wed, May 22, 10:15am - 2:30pm
You’ve been invited to the Dunn Speakeasy for the wedding of the year! 

Canceled
Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Iron-on decals can come off, so learn how to permanently ink a t-shirt or tote bag by making a screen printing template that can be used to make dozens, or even hundreds, of shirts!

Wed, May 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Committee of the Whole Meeting

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
A/V Recording Studio
No appointment needed! Stop by the AV Studio for help with any tech issues you are having!

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maker Space
Learn how 3D scanning works, scan a rough 3D bust of yourself using a Kinect and the Microsoft 3D Scan app, and prepare it for 3D printing.
This event is full

Thu, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Join author Ovid Wong as he helps you start on the wellness path of happiness.

Sat, May 25, All day
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 in Youth Services, while supplies last.

Sat, May 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Maker Space
Iron-on decals can come off, so learn how to permanently ink a t-shirt (or tote bag) by making a screen printing template that can be used to make dozens, or even hundreds, of shirts!
This event is full

Canceled
Mon, May 27, 10:00am - 11:15am
Practice speaking English in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Drop-in technology help. Got a technology question? Our librarians are here to help!

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C,Group Study Room C
High School Students! It’s Test Fest Week at the Library! Are you cramming for that final exam? Finishing up a big project? We have plenty of space – and pizza! – for you here.

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 11:15am
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Practice reading and writing English in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
High School Students! It’s Test Fest Week at the Library! Are you cramming for that final exam? Finishing up a big project? We have plenty of space – and pizza! – for you here.

Thu, May 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Join us for adult coloring while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, and coffee cake!
This event is full

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Explore the world of tech care and upgrades.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Maker Space
Learn a little bit of computer aided design (CAD) by designing and 3D printing a small, personalized phone stand using our laptops and Prusa 3D printers.
This event is full

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Darlene Greaves Conference Room
High School Students! It’s Test Fest Week at the Library! Are you cramming for that final exam? Finishing up a big project? We have plenty of space – and pizza! – for you here.

Sat, Jun 01, All day
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 in Youth Services, while supplies last.

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Maker Space
Design a night light using Inkscape, engrave it on acrylic using the Muse laser cutter, and light it up in a variety of colors with an LED base.
Registration opens Friday, May 24 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Enjoy an afternoon movie in the Lee Maternowski Room. Popcorn will be served!

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Town Hall Meeting

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Kids Korner A/B
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Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Join certified group exercise fitness expert, Susan Heaton for this class.
Registration opens Friday, May 24 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Board Meeting

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Darlene Greaves Conference Room
Need a hand completing job applications or cover letters, preparing for an interview, or finding networking opportunities?

Thu, Jun 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Kids Korner A/B
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Thu, Jun 06, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Social gathering for women 55 years & older. Limited to 30
Registration opens Friday, May 24 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Turn your clutter into cash! Learn the basics of selling on Facebook Marketplace and eBay.
Registration opens Friday, May 31 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Maker Space
Learn a little bit of computer aided design (CAD) by designing and 3D printing a small, personalized phone stand using our laptops and Prusa 3D printers.
Registration opens Friday, May 24 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 07, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Kids Korner A/B
Play and create with friends during June Minecraft Club. Pick either Friday (Session A) or Saturday (Session B) to attend in June.
Registration opens Friday, May 24 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 08, All day
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 in Youth Services, while supplies last.

Sat, Jun 08, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Please stop by the Youth Services Department for a morning of board games and activities that will celebrate Dad, Daddy, Dada, or a special father figure (whatever you may call him!).

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Maker Space
If 2D illustration isn’t your cup of tea, try something easier to start: putting a photo on a t-shirt or tote bag.
Registration opens Friday, May 24 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 08, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Kids Korner A/B
Play and create with friends during May Minecraft Club. Pick only Friday (Session A) or Saturday (Session B) to attend in June.
Registration opens Thursday, May 23 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 10, All day
Take a journey with us...through time! The Youth Services Summer Reading Program will help you explore the past, present, and future with books. Sign-up at the Youth Services Reference Desk.

Mon, Jun 10, All day
When you sign up anytime during the first week of the Youth Summer Reading Program, you can choose a raffle to enter for our Week One Bonus prize!

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
Past, present, or future...where will you go? Receive a special Time Travel Photo, where you choose your place in time, when you register on the first day of summer reading.

Tue, Jun 11, All day
Take a journey with us...through time! The Youth Services Summer Reading Program will help you explore the past, present, and future with books. Sign-up at the Youth Services Reference Desk.

Tue, Jun 11, All day
When you sign up anytime during the first week of the Youth Summer Reading Program, you can choose a raffle to enter for our Week One Bonus prize!

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Darlene Greaves Conference Room
Join us for an afternoon of D&D where participants will take part in an exciting adventure. Players should have some experience. Dice and snacks are supplied.
Registration opens Friday, May 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 12, All day
Take a journey with us...through time! The Youth Services Summer Reading Program will help you explore the past, present, and future with books. Sign-up at the Youth Services Reference Desk.

Wed, Jun 12, All day
When you sign up anytime during the first week of the Youth Summer Reading Program, you can choose a raffle to enter for our Week One Bonus prize!

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Create a decorative journal to record your memorable thoughts or just reminders. Make an upcycled magnetic pen holder to match.
Registration opens Friday, May 31 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 13, All day
Take a journey with us...through time! The Youth Services Summer Reading Program will help you explore the past, present, and future with books. Sign-up at the Youth Services Reference Desk.

Thu, Jun 13, All day
When you sign up anytime during the first week of the Youth Summer Reading Program, you can choose a raffle to enter for our Week One Bonus prize!

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:45am
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Join us for Choose Your Balloon Adventure, a brand-new show where the kids decide where the show will go! There will be magic, family-friendly comedy, and of course, balloons!

Thu, Jun 13, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Join us for Choose Your Balloon Adventure, a brand-new show where the kids decide where the show will go! There will be magic, family-friendly comedy, and of course, balloons!

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Declutter your inbox and find peace of mind.
Registration opens Friday, May 31 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Maker Space
Join us for a casual get-together, where crafters can spend some time together, chatting and working on their knitting or crochet. No registration necessary.

Fri, Jun 14, All day
Take a journey with us...through time! The Youth Services Summer Reading Program will help you explore the past, present, and future with books. Sign-up at the Youth Services Reference Desk.

Fri, Jun 14, All day
When you sign up anytime during the first week of the Youth Summer Reading Program, you can choose a raffle to enter for our Week One Bonus prize!

Sat, Jun 15, All day
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 in Youth Services, while supplies last.

Sat, Jun 15, All day
Take a journey with us...through time! The Youth Services Summer Reading Program will help you explore the past, present, and future with books. Sign-up at the Youth Services Reference Desk.

Sat, Jun 15, All day
When you sign up anytime during the first week of the Youth Summer Reading Program, you can choose a raffle to enter for our Week One Bonus prize!

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Stop in for a special craft with a special guest, Red Dragon, from the Dragons Love Tacos books! With Dragons, a time machine, and tacos, what’s not to love?

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Maker Space
Design a simple one–color decal that you can cut out and stick on your window, laptop, or iron onto a t-shirt using Inkscape and the Cricut cutting plotters.
Registration opens Friday, May 24 2024 at 9:00am

Sun, Jun 16, All day
Take a journey with us...through time! The Youth Services Summer Reading Program will help you explore the past, present, and future with books. Sign-up at the Youth Services Reference Desk.

Sun, Jun 16, All day
When you sign up anytime during the first week of the Youth Summer Reading Program, you can choose a raffle to enter for our Week One Bonus prize!

Mon, Jun 17, All day
Take a journey with us...through time! The Youth Services Summer Reading Program will help you explore the past, present, and future with books. Sign-up at the Youth Services Reference Desk.

Mon, Jun 17, 9:30am - 10:15am
Kids Korner A/B
Bond with your little one and meet new friends at a lap-sit storytime full of bounces, tickles, songs, and giggles.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:15am
Kids Korner A/B
Bond with your little one and meet new friends at a lap-sit storytime full of bounces, tickles, songs, and giggles.

Mon, Jun 17, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Join us for a real “stirring” performance with Jim Cruise, the “Spoon Man”! There will be musical spoons, laughter, and fun at this hilarious comedy program for all ages.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kids Korner A/B
Create a collaborative mural that will be displayed at the library all summer. Pizza and drinks will be served.
Registration opens Friday, May 24 2024 at 9:00am