Rake-O Family Fall Fest

Rakow Branch
Saturday, September 18 | 1 – 4 pm
Celebrate an afternoon of fall fun with pumpkins, scarecrows and games.

Elgin Teen Life: Teen Scream
Horror Film Fest

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Wednesday, October 20 | 5 pm
Join us for scary movies, Halloween crafts, treats, a screaming contest, and more.

Halloween Dance Party 

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
10/26 | 10 am
10/27 | 6 pm
Best for ages 2-6. Wear your costume for a monstrously fun time with music, stories and dancing. 

Nosferatu—The Original

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Saturday, October 30 | 2 pm
During the silent movie era, organistsperformed while the movies played to make a more exciting experience for the audience. Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist Jay Warren will bring the silent film era back to life when he plays a digital theater organ and performs his original scores for Nosferatu, a 1922 silent horror film. Scenes from the film will be shown. Register here!Elda's Fall Craft Programs

Family Book Club: Fall is a HOOT! 

Main Library
Thursday, September 30
Download the Fall Family Book Club Activity Guide from our website or pick up a kit to enjoy fun activities with your family at home.
Pick up kit at Main Library 9/20-9/30.

Halloween Hullabaloo

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms | 10/22 10 am
Virtual via Zoom | 10/28 6:30 pm
This Halloween party will include stories, crafts and more.

Book Party: Desmond Cole-
Ghost Patrol

Virtual via Zoom
Thursday, October 28 | 5 pm
We’re having a book party and you’re invited! Meet scaredy-cat Andres, who mmoves in next door to Desmond Cole, a ghost hunter. We’ll read and discuss part of the book and make a spooky craft.  Register here!
Pick up kit at  Main Library 10/18-10/24.


Crafts & More with Elda

Tuesdays | 7 pm

9/14 Chocoflan: The Possible-to-Make “Impossible Cake”

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Learn how to make this traditional dessert in celebration of Hispanic
Hertitage Month. The combination of chocolate cake, caramel and flan is
absolutely delicious!

9/28 Caramel Apple Nachos

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Try this fun and healthy twist to nachos! All you need are thinly sliced
apples of your choice, caramel, peanut butter and your favorite toppings.

10/12 Crystal Ball Candlesticks for Halloween

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Grab some candlesticks, round glass floral bowls, and a few other supplies
to make this spooky fun project.

10/26 Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Oreo Crust

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Try this delicious and simple cheesecake recipe with the fall flavor of
pumpkin and, of course, the twist of Oreos for the crust.