Programs

Upcoming Programs

Heirloom Seed SwapSaturday, February 4 - 12:00 PM-2:00 PMRakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
PhD (Projects Half Done) ClubMonday, February 6 - 6:00 PM-7:30 PMRakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Computers 101 SeriesWednesday, February 8 - 10:30 AM-12:00 PMSouth Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room Register
eRead Gail BordenThursday, February 9 - 10:30 AM-12:00 PMRakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor West Register
Biblioteca DigitalMonday, February 13 - 9:30 AM-11:00 AMMain Library
Monthly Matinee Classic FilmsNorth by Northwest (1959)Monday, February 13 - 11:00 AM-2:00 PMMain Library - Elgin Room
Computers 101 SeriesWednesday, February 15 - 10:30 AM-12:00 PMSouth Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room Register
Device AdviceThursday, February 16 - 9:30 AM-11:30 AMRakow Branch
eRead Gail BordenThursday, February 16 - 10:30 AM-12:00 PMRakow Branch - Rakow - Corridor West Register
Get to know your iPadThursday, February 16 - 1:00 PM-2:00 PMSouth Elgin Branch Register
Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances Saturday, February 18 - 10:30 AM-11:30 AMMain Library - Elgin Room Register
AARP Safe Driver CourseSaturday, February 18 - 12:00 PM-4:00 PMSouth Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room Register
AARP Safe Driver CourseSunday, February 19 - 12:00 PM-4:00 PMSouth Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room Register
Biblioteca DigitalMonday, February 20 - 9:30 AM-11:00 AMMain Library
Under Our Feet SeriesWhat Is Soil: What Do I Need to Know?Tuesday, February 21 - 7:00 PM-8:00 PMVirtual Register
Computers 101 SeriesWednesday, February 22 - 10:30 AM-12:00 PMSouth Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room Register
The Music Salon with Jim KendrosWednesday, February 22 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PMMain Library - Elgin Room Register
Device AdviceThursday, February 23 - 10:00 AM-12:00 PMSouth Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Adult Area
Recurso del Mes: PressReaderResource of the month: PressReaderThursday, February 23 - 6:30 PM-7:00 PMVirtual
The Life-Changing Power of Community with Author Clifton TaulbertThursday, February 23 - 7:00 PM-8:00 PMMain Library Register
Rakow Readers Book ClubMonday, February 27 - 1:30 PM-2:30 PMVirtual - Branch Services - Zoom Register
Miércoles Social: Lotería/Wednesday Social: LoteríaSenior Services AssociationWednesday, March 1 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PMIn The Community
Device AdviceThursday, March 2 - 9:30 AM-11:30 AMRakow Branch
PhD (Projects half done) ClubMonday, March 6 - 6:00 PM-7:30 PMRakow Branch - Rakow - Living Room
Device AdviceThursday, March 9 - 9:30 AM-11:30 AMMain Library - 2nd Floor - Behind Elevators
Painting Class: a spring sceneSaturday, March 11 - 11:00 AM-1:00 PMSouth Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room Register
Painting Class: a spring sceneSaturday, March 11 - 2:00 PM-4:00 PMSouth Elgin Branch - South Elgin - Hoffer Room Register

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Elgin Memory Café

Date/Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: In Person at South Elgin Village Squire

Those with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's or a related dementia and their care partners are invited for a social event and to gather resources at South Elgin Village Squire.

Please call us at 847-289-5848 or email ggodinsky@gailborden.info if you are attending for the first time.

What is a Memory Café? A Memory Café is a place where persons with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) early-stage Alzheimer's or a related dementia can go with their care partners to socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things.

Café de los Recuerdos

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 18: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms AB

An opportunity for seniors to stay connected and make friends. Open to seniors, family members or caregivers.

  • January celebrates The Three Kings 👑
  • May features Mother’s Day 💐
  • October centers around Fall 🍁

What is Café de Los Recuerdos? Café de Los Recuerdos takes place three times a year in January, May, and October. The library collaborates with Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center to educate seniors about their health, teach them chair stretches, and participate in a craft activity such as Mandalas for relaxation.

Services

Memory Care Collection

The Memory Care Collection has been created to support at-home caregivers and professional caregivers, as well as to provide items to engage those living with dementia. The collection includes jigsaw puzzles, toys and more.

  • These items are available for reciprocal borrowers.
  • Items available only from 2nd floor, Main Library; no pickups at branches.

Techknow Mobile

The TechKnow Mobile is a one-stop technology assistance vehicle. We offer circulating Wi-Fi hotspots, Google Chromebooks, print books, and DVDs, and the staff members on board are ready to help if you need to know how something works. Find us at any of these locations to have your technology needs met, no matter what they are!

Bookmobile

A library on wheels, the Bookmobile is a big, green bus that “Brings the Library to You”! We visit neighborhoods, apartment complexes, parks, and schools on a two-week rotation and provide nearly all of the library services we offer at our buildings.

Volunteer with the Library

Interested in becoming a Life Enrichment volunteer?

Gail Borden Public Library District provides programming and materials to over 25 senior and developmental care communities within our district, on a monthly basis. Volunteers select dates and locations, based on their availability, to be part of the presentation team. Volunteers also help pull orders for Home Services and make deliveries. Other volunteer opportunities are available at the library, as well.

To become a volunteer, please complete the application form and click the submit button at the bottom.

Community Partners