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National Library Week

Stories from the Library

2023-04-25 00:00:00 2023-04-25 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 25
All day

Add to Calendar 2023-04-25 00:00:00 2023-04-25 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, Jun 05 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Tue, Jun 06 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Wed, Jun 07 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Thu, Jun 08 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Fri, Jun 09 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Sat, Jun 10 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 11 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Fri, Jun 09, 9:00am - 6:45pm
Pick up a DIY kit for that special DAD in your life. You assemble the craft and surprise him with your gift on Father's Day. Pick up at Youth Service Reference Desk.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Jun 09, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Drop by the library, after hours, and join us for an evening of old-school board games or interactive video games. Choose from an assortment of video and classic board games to play or bring your own!

Sat, Jun 10, 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 10, 9:00am - 4:45pm
Pick up a DIY kit for that special DAD in your life. You assemble the craft and surprise him with your gift on Father's Day. Pick up at Youth Service Reference Desk.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Join us to see an impressive display of dolls of yesterday and today!

Mon, Jun 12, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Mon, Jun 12, All day
Sign up for the Youth Services Summer Reading Program! Meet some friends you might see at our National Parks and get a trail treat when you register today!

Mon, Jun 12, All day
Registration for Youth Services Summer Reading Program will continue all day, every day, June 12-July 28.

Mon, Jun 12, All day
Register for a summer of reading fun! Sign up and receive our Park Passport, a guide to 12 reading categories inspired by iconic National Park sites. Earn a T-shirt and chances to win a prize!

Mon, Jun 12, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Kids Korner A/B
Learn ukulele basics and explore musical concepts over the course of 3 cumulative classes (6/12, 6/13, and 6/14). Instruments are provided by the library. Only register if you can attend all 3 dates.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Let’s sew a cute bag that folds up to store in your backpack, pocket or purse. You’ll never get caught short at the store with this fun project. We will reuse and recycle some adorable fabrics.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 13, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Tue, Jun 13, All day
Head to Youth Services, get your challenge card, then hike over the video display to figure out which National Park is featured for the day! Pick up your prize when you are done at the Reference Desk.

Tue, Jun 13, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Tue, Jun 13, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Drop-in technology help. Got a technology question? Our librarians are here to help!

Tue, Jun 13, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Kids Korner A/B
Learn ukulele basics and explore musical concepts over the course of 3 cumulative classes (6/12, 6/13, and 6/14). Instruments are provided by the library. Only register if you can attend all 3 dates.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Bilingual/Bilingüe Join us in our monthly Spanish-English Storytime where we will read books, sing songs, and make a fun craft! You do not need to speak Spanish to attend.

Wed, Jun 14, All day
Flex your map skills and join us to complete riddles, puzzles and challenges this summer. Each week completed will earn you a ticket to be entered in our grand prize raffle.

Wed, Jun 14, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Wed, Jun 14, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Wed, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Come join us and paint a terra cotta pot to use as a July 4th centerpiece or plant flowers to brighten your day. Registration begins May 26 and limited to High School & Adult EGVPL cardholders only.

Wed, Jun 14, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Kids Korner A/B
Learn ukulele basics and explore musical concepts over the course of 3 cumulative classes (6/12, 6/13, and 6/14). Instruments are provided by the library. Only register if you can attend all 3 dates.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jr. TAG membership is a volunteer opportunity for grades 6, 7 , 8.

Wed, Jun 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Kids Korner A/B
Come join us and paint a terra cotta pot to use as a July 4th centerpiece or plant flowers to brighten your day. Registration begins May 26 and limited to High School & Adult EGVPL cardholders only.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
A/V Recording Studio
Learn the basics for setting up your own podcast

Wed, Jun 14, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Join us to hear a dynamic mix of old-time music, original songs, and family folk music that appeals to children and adults, and gives everyone a chance to actively participate.

Thu, Jun 15, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Thu, Jun 15, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Thu, Jun 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maker Space
KISS THE COOK! Decorate an apron with iron-on decals, and make yourself (or someone you love) the most fashionable barbecue chef this summer.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Stagestage at EGVPL presents Hugo's Elvis Tribute Artist outdoor concert.

Thu, Jun 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Conference Room
Sticking to a budget doesn't mean skipping out on all the fun. We'll discuss a picnic-basket full of good ideas for celebrating summer in the Chicagoland area without breaking the bank.

Fri, Jun 16, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Fri, Jun 16, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Fri, Jun 16, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Play and create with friends during our new Minecraft Club. Participants can work together on our server, imagining, building, and creating.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 17, 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 17, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Sat, Jun 17, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Sat, Jun 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Maker Space
Design an acrylic 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.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a fun National Parks Bingo event for a chance to win prizes! Participants will also receive a goody bag.
This event is full

Sun, Jun 18, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Sun, Jun 18, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Sun, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Kids Korner A/B
Sensory Storytime is a welcoming and interactive storytime designed for young children with autism and/or sensory challenges.

Mon, Jun 19, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Mon, Jun 19, All day
Register for a summer of reading fun! Sign up and receive our Park Passport, a guide to 12 reading categories inspired by iconic National Park sites. Earn a T-shirt and chances to win a prize!

Mon, Jun 19, 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 19, 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 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Enjoy an afternoon movie in the Lee Maternowski Room. Popcorn will be served!

Mon, Jun 19, 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.

Mon, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Learn about which genealogy databases will be the most helpful to you as you’re getting started and how to keep all your research organized once you find it.

Tue, Jun 20, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Tue, Jun 20, All day
Head to Youth Services, get your challenge card, then hike over the video display to figure out which National Park is featured for the day! Pick up your prize when you are done at the Reference Desk.

Tue, Jun 20, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Tue, Jun 20, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Tue, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:45am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a Bear Hunt story time which includes stories, crafts, snacks and games.

Tue, Jun 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Drop-in technology help. Got a technology question? Our librarians are here to help!

Tue, Jun 20, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Join us for a Bear Hunt story time which includes stories, crafts, snacks and games.

Tue, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
Want to know the ins and outs of fossils? Join us for some hands-on learning. Test your fossil knowledge, learn new fossil facts, and make a fossil replica of your own!
This event is full

Tue, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Committee of the Whole Meeting

Tue, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a performance, by Chris Fascione, that combines acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling in a program that is full of energy, humor, and imagination!

Tue, Jun 20, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room
The group will discuss Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Please contact Mariana at 847-725-2180 if you'd like to participate and need a book.

Wed, Jun 21, All day
Flex your map skills and join us to complete riddles, puzzles and challenges this summer. Each week completed will earn you a ticket to be entered in our grand prize raffle.

Wed, Jun 21, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Wed, Jun 21, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Wed, Jun 21, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Wed, Jun 21, 9:30am - 10:15am
Kids Korner A/B
Attention little learners! Grab your grown-up and get moving in an interactive storytime filled with music and play.

Wed, Jun 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Kids Korner A/B
Attention little learners! Grab your grown-up and get moving in an interactive storytime filled with music and play.

Wed, Jun 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
The Stillman Nature Center will be back, with real live birds, to teach us more about raptors in our area. Register for this program and get an up-close view of some regal birds of prey.

Wed, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jr. TAG membership is a volunteer opportunity for grades 6, 7 , 8.

Wed, Jun 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Maker Space
A casual, biweekly program for crocheters and knitters who want to socialize and share their work with others.

Wed, Jun 21, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and a craft.

Wed, Jun 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Join Gary Wenstrup as he takes you on a musical journey with the blockbuster band, Fleetwood Mac.

Thu, Jun 22, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Thu, Jun 22, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Thu, Jun 22, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Thu, Jun 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a Polish-English story time that includes stories and rhymes. Recommended for ages 0 - 5.

Thu, Jun 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a Polish-English story time that includes stories and rhymes. Recommended for ages 0 - 5.

Thu, Jun 22, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
Explore hands-on science in this fun indoor and outdoor program! Registration is required and limited to EGVPL cardholders.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Learn some basics for managing files and pictures on your computer.

Thu, Jun 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maker Space
Make personalized pins up to 2” wide using old magazines and the button maker.

Fri, Jun 23, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Fri, Jun 23, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Fri, Jun 23, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Fri, Jun 23, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room
Join us for an afternoon of D&D to take part in an exciting one-shot adventure. This session will be geared toward new players. Dice and snacks are supplied.

Sat, Jun 24, 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 24, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Sat, Jun 24, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Sat, Jun 24, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Sat, Jun 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Learn about the art of cosplay – who, how, and why people make costumes of their favorite characters – from local cosplay experts Jenny and Lisa Hale.

Sun, Jun 25, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Sun, Jun 25, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Sun, Jun 25, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Mon, Jun 26, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Mon, Jun 26, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Mon, Jun 26, All day
Register for a summer of reading fun! Sign up and receive our Park Passport, a guide to 12 reading categories inspired by iconic National Park sites. Earn a T-shirt and chances to win a prize!

Mon, Jun 26, 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 26, 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 26, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Kids Korner A/B
Never Eat Soggy Waffles (North, South, East, West). Create an compass rose art project.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 27, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Tue, Jun 27, All day
Head to Youth Services, get your challenge card, then hike over the video display to figure out which National Park is featured for the day! Pick up your prize when you are done at the Reference Desk.

Tue, Jun 27, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Tue, Jun 27, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Tue, Jun 27, 10:00am - 10:45am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for an Erupting Volcano story time which includes stories, crafts, snacks and games.

Tue, Jun 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Drop-in technology help. Got a technology question? Our librarians are here to help!

Tue, Jun 27, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Join us for an Erupting Volcano story time which includes stories, crafts, snacks and games.

Tue, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
We will use our creativity, along with a variety of techniques and supplies, to create some nature inspired art with plants and printmaking!
This event is full

Wed, Jun 28, All day
Flex your map skills and join us to complete riddles, puzzles and challenges this summer. Each week completed will earn you a ticket to be entered in our grand prize raffle.

Wed, Jun 28, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Wed, Jun 28, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Wed, Jun 28, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Wed, Jun 28, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Trailblaze an American icon as we tour a portion of “America’s mother road”, Route 66!

Wed, Jun 28, 9:30am - 10:15am
Kids Korner A/B
Attention little learners! Grab your grown-up and get moving in an interactive storytime filled with music and play.

Wed, Jun 28, 10:30am - 11:15am
Kids Korner A/B
Attention little learners! Grab your grown-up and get moving in an interactive storytime filled with music and play.

Wed, Jun 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jr. TAG membership is a volunteer opportunity for grades 6, 7 , 8.

Wed, Jun 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
*Required registration for this program begins Wednesday, May 31, @ 9am, for EGVPL cardholders. Please register in-person at the Youth Services Desk or by phone at 847-439-0447 x267*

Thu, Jun 29, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Thu, Jun 29, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Thu, Jun 29, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Make a DIY-colored sand & succulent jar. Pick up a take-home kit to add some creative fun to your day. Registered participants can pick up the kit between 10 am-10 pm on Thursday, June 29.

Thu, Jun 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a Polish-English story time that includes stories and rhymes. Recommended for ages 0 - 5.

Thu, Jun 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a Polish-English story time that includes stories and rhymes. Recommended for ages 0 - 5.

Thu, Jun 29, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Tie-dye outside at the library! You will need to bring your own pre-washed, plain white, 100% cotton shirt. Certain dates in June and July. Register for one day only.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Tie-dye outside at the library! You will need to bring your own pre-washed, plain white, 100% cotton shirt. Certain dates in June and July. Register for one day only.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 29, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
Explore hands-on science in this fun indoor and outdoor program! Registration is required and limited to EGVPL cardholders.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Learn some basics about using cloud services on your phone and computer.

Thu, Jun 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Maker Space
Design your own custom earrings using Inkscape and cut and etch them from colored acrylic using the Muse laser engraver.

Fri, Jun 30, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Fri, Jun 30, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Fri, Jun 30, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Fri, Jun 30, 11:00am - 11:45am
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Join us as we welcome Matt Sandbank, a nationally-touring shadow puppeteer based in Durham, NC, for his show that brings a sense of wit and wonder for all ages to enjoy.

Fri, Jun 30, 11:00am - 11:45am
Tie-dye outside at the library! You will need to bring your own pre-washed, plain white, 100% cotton shirt. Certain dates in June and July. Register for one day only.
This event is full

Fri, Jun 30, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Tie-dye outside at the library! You will need to bring your own pre-washed, plain white, 100% cotton shirt. Certain dates in June and July. Register for one day only.

Fri, Jun 30, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Join us as we welcome Matt Sandbank, a nationally-touring shadow puppeteer based in Durham, NC, for his show that brings a sense of wit and wonder for all ages to enjoy.

Fri, Jun 30, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Tie-dye outside at the library! You will need to bring your own pre-washed, plain white, 100% cotton shirt. Certain dates in June and July. Register for one day only.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 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, Jul 01, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Sat, Jul 01, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Sat, Jul 01, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Sat, Jul 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Maker Space
KISS THE COOK! Decorate an apron with iron-on decals, and make yourself (or someone you love) the most fashionable barbecue chef this summer.

Sat, Jul 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
*Required registration for this program begins Wednesday, May 31, @ 9am, for EGVPL cardholders. Please register in-person at the Youth Services Desk or by phone at 847-439-0447 x267*

Sun, Jul 02, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Sun, Jul 02, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Sun, Jul 02, All day
Some of the animals have wandered away from the National Parks, help us get them back home! Find where all the animals belong and win a prize!

Mon, Jul 03, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Mon, Jul 03, All day
Register for a summer of reading fun! Sign up and receive our Park Passport, a guide to 12 reading categories inspired by iconic National Park sites. Earn a T-shirt and chances to win a prize!

Mon, Jul 03, 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, Jul 03, 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, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Want to do a bit of creative coloring? Stop by the youth services reference desk and pick up your supplies, and create some Sharpie magic! Available for participants in Grades 6-8.

Mon, Jul 03, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Tie-dye outside at the library! You will need to bring your own pre-washed, plain white, 100% cotton shirt. Certain dates in June and July. Register for one day only.
Registration opens Friday, June 23 2023 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 03, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Tie-dye outside at the library! You will need to bring your own pre-washed, plain white, 100% cotton shirt. Certain dates in June and July. Register for one day only.
Registration opens Friday, June 23 2023 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 05, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Wed, Jul 05, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Wed, Jul 05, All day
I spy, you spy...come spy the wonderful things to see and do in the U.S. National Parks! Check-in at the Youth Services Reference Desk for a list of things to find in our I Spy display.

Wed, Jul 05, 9:30am - 10:15am
Kids Korner A/B
Attention little learners! Grab your grown-up and get moving in an interactive storytime filled with music and play.

Wed, Jul 05, 10:30am - 11:15am
Kids Korner A/B
Attention little learners! Grab your grown-up and get moving in an interactive storytime filled with music and play.

Wed, Jul 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Maker Space
A casual, biweekly program for crocheters and knitters who want to socialize and share their work with others.

Wed, Jul 05, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and a craft.

Thu, Jul 06, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Thu, Jul 06, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Thu, Jul 06, All day
I spy, you spy...come spy the wonderful things to see and do in the U.S. National Parks! Check-in at the Youth Services Reference Desk for a list of things to find in our I Spy display.

Thu, Jul 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a Polish-English story time that includes stories and rhymes. Recommended for ages 0 - 5.

Thu, Jul 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a Polish-English story time that includes stories and rhymes. Recommended for ages 0 - 5.

Thu, Jul 06, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
Explore hands-on science in this fun indoor and outdoor program! Registration is required and limited to EGVPL cardholders.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Large Meeting Room A/B/C
Learn how to do some basic edits to your photos on your phone.

Thu, Jul 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Maker Space
Make personalized pins up to 2” wide using old magazines and the button maker.

Fri, Jul 07, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Fri, Jul 07, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Fri, Jul 07, All day
I spy, you spy...come spy the wonderful things to see and do in the U.S. National Parks! Check-in at the Youth Services Reference Desk for a list of things to find in our I Spy display.

Fri, Jul 07, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room
Join us to take part in an exciting one-shot adventure. These sessions will be for players that have some experience and are comfortable creating their own characters.
Registration opens Friday, June 23 2023 at 9:00am

Sat, Jul 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, Jul 08, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Sat, Jul 08, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Sat, Jul 08, All day
I spy, you spy...come spy the wonderful things to see and do in the U.S. National Parks! Check-in at the Youth Services Reference Desk for a list of things to find in our I Spy display.

Sat, Jul 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Maker Space
Design an acrylic 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.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 08, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Calling all needlework artists, meet up to work on some fun embroidery designs! Participants should have experience using a needle and thread. All supplies included.

Sun, Jul 09, All day
Experience the National Parks this summer during our summer reading program. Hike along with us on an adventure and read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games!

Sun, Jul 09, All day
Which National Parks would you like to visit? Stop in and vote for your choices each week and watch as the field of contenders gets smaller and smaller. We'll find out our winner on Tuesday, July 25.

Sun, Jul 09, All day
I spy, you spy...come spy the wonderful things to see and do in the U.S. National Parks! Check-in at the Youth Services Reference Desk for a list of things to find in our I Spy display.