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National Library Week

Stories from the Library

2023-04-27 00:00:00 2023-04-27 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 -

Thursday, April 27
All day

Add to Calendar 2023-04-27 00:00:00 2023-04-27 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 27 Closed
(Memorial Day)
Tue, May 28 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Wed, May 29 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Thu, May 30 9:00AM to 10:00PM
Fri, May 31 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

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, 11:00am - 11:45am
Meet the EGVPL Book Bike at Hattendorf Playground to get a free book and participate in a storytime! Weather permitting.

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.
This event is full

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.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Drop-in technology help. Got a technology question? Our librarians are here to help!

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

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.

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.

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.
This event is full

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.
This event is full

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

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, All day
Register at the Adult Reference Desk, or sign up online with Beanstack. Read 5 books from different categories to earn a LibraryPalooza T-shirt. Each book you read is a chance to win a 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, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Drop-in technology help. Got a technology question? Our librarians are here to help!

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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.

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.

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.

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, All day
Register at the Adult Reference Desk, or sign up online with Beanstack. Read 5 books from different categories to earn a LibraryPalooza T-shirt. Each book you read is a chance to win a prize!

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.

Tue, Jun 18, 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 18, All day
Make sure to stop by Youth Services on Tuesdays, during our summer reading program, to participate in our Timeline Tuesday challenge. Children can work independently or with the help of a caregiver.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Come join the community in practicing your English vocabulary with friends and family.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:45am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a Willy Wonka Super Adventure story time which includes stories, crafts, snacks and games.

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Drop-in technology help. Got a technology question? Our librarians are here to help!

Tue, Jun 18, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a Willy Wonka Super Adventure story time which includes stories, crafts, snacks and games.

Tue, Jun 18, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Kids Korner A/B
We will start with a famous masterpiece, then use stickers to transform it into fun, new artwork!
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Committee of the Whole Meeting

Wed, Jun 19, 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 19, All day
Do you have the time? Pick up your “timed” scavenger hunt and search the Youth Services Department for the answers.

Wed, Jun 19, All day
Use your sleuthing skills to find your way around the past, present, and future! Join us and complete riddles, puzzles, and challenges that will take you throughout time.

Wed, Jun 19, 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 19, 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 19, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Kids Korner A/B
Add your creative touch with colorful threads to personalize a working wall clock to take home. We’ll use the timeless craft of embroidery to have some tick-tock fun in this workshop!
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for stories, games, songs, and a craft.

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
Senior Housing 101 is a presentation focused on helping attendees understand the types of available senior housing.

Thu, Jun 20, 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 20, All day
Do you have the time? Pick up your “timed” scavenger hunt and search the Youth Services Department for the answers.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
I-Cash event

Thu, Jun 20, 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 20, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us for fun, sometimes messy, activities, as we explore hands-on science in this fun indoor and outdoor STEM based program! No class July 4.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 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, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Maker Space
Learn the basics of the free Linux operating system and how to give an old computer a second life.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lee Maternowski Meeting Room A/B/C
The Soundstage at EGVPL presents solo acoustic musical entertainment, David’s Bazaar. Come and relax as David plays everything from rock, pop, folk, and country.

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Darlene Greaves Conference Room
Committee Meeting

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
Tracy Sorge from Wintrust Mortgage and Jim Abbott from Baird Warner will provide a road map to home ownership in today’s market.

Fri, Jun 21, 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 21, All day
Do you have the time? Pick up your “timed” scavenger hunt and search the Youth Services Department for the answers.

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 6:00pm
We’re looking for young artists to help create art to be included in our immersive Time Machine room. Each Friday there will be a different project that you can work on.

Fri, Jun 21, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Darlene Greaves Conference Room
Interested in the world of D&D? Join us for an afternoon where participants will learn about and take part in an exciting one-shot adventure. Game materials, dice, and snacks are supplied.

Sat, Jun 22, 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 22, 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 22, All day
Do you have the time? Pick up your “timed” scavenger hunt and search the Youth Services Department for the answers.

Sat, Jun 22, 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!

Sun, Jun 23, 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 23, All day
Do you have the time? Pick up your “timed” scavenger hunt and search the Youth Services Department for the answers.

Sun, Jun 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all needlework artists! Register to stop by for some embroidery fun in the Youth Services Department. Stitch along with other embroidery fans and get started on a new project.

Mon, Jun 24, 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 24, All day
Do you have the time? Pick up your “timed” scavenger hunt and search the Youth Services Department for the answers.

Mon, Jun 24, All day
Register at the Adult Reference Desk, or sign up online with Beanstack. Read 5 books from different categories to earn a LibraryPalooza T-shirt. Each book you read is a chance to win a prize!

Mon, Jun 24, 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 24, 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 24, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Kids Korner A/B
Explore your creative side when we meet to create art projects using different artistic techniques and materials.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 25, 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 25, All day
Make sure to stop by Youth Services on Tuesdays, during our summer reading program, to participate in our Timeline Tuesday challenge. Children can work independently or with the help of a caregiver.

Tue, Jun 25, All day
Do you have the time? Pick up your “timed” scavenger hunt and search the Youth Services Department for the answers.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:45am
Kids Korner A/B
Join us for a Magical Creatures and Enchanted Lands story time which will include stories, crafts, snacks and games.

Tue, Jun 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Drop-in technology help. Got a technology question? Our librarians are here to help!

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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, Jun 25, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Kids Korner A
Join us for a Magical Creatures and Enchanted Lands story time which will include stories, crafts, snacks and games.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids Korner A/B
Get a taste of appetizing books with this book club. Pizza, snacks and drinks provided. Find copies of the book at the Youth Services Desk.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 25, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Darlene Greaves Conference Room
The group will discuss The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Please contact Julie at 847-725-2170 if you would like to participate and need a book.

Wed, Jun 26, 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 26, All day
Do you have the time? Pick up your “timed” scavenger hunt and search the Youth Services Department for the answers.

Wed, Jun 26, All day
Use your sleuthing skills to find your way around the past, present, and future! Join us and complete riddles, puzzles, and challenges that will take you throughout time.

Wed, Jun 26, 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 26, 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.