Earth Day 2024


Celebrate National Garden Month

with The Kane County Wild Ones

Wednesday, April 3 | 7 - 8 pm

Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms

April is National Garden Month! Learn about gardening for the times ahead. We'll focus on becoming part of a gardening movement that heals the land while providing for the other beings who share it.

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Full STEAM Ahead: The Great Garbage Challenge

Ages 6 - 10

Tuesday, April 16 | 4:45 - 5:30 pm

South Elgin Branch

The concept is simple: turn a piece of garbage into something that can be used again in a different way. For some creating bring in a piece of garbage they turn into something.

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Garden Chat Discussion Group

Tuesday, April 16 | 2 - 3 pm

Rakow Branch

Do you enjoy gardening? Do you have questions or information to share? Join our new garden chat.

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That's in Illinois?

Exploring Illinois State Park System

Thursday, April 18 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library - Elgin Room

Join travel lover & retired nurse, Celeste Brown, on her quest to visit each of the Illinois State Parks - there are about 150! Discover the diversity of wildlife and wonderful Illinois landscape.

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Libraries and Local Oaks

Inspiring and Enriching Our Lives

Saturday, April 20 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Library - Elgin Room

Gail Borden Library has enriched lives for 150 years. For even more, local oak forests have done the same. Discover how local libraries & oak forests are essential to our thriving community.

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Earth Day: Native vs. Invasive Plants

with Corey from Kane County Wild Ones

Monday, April 22 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms

Celebrate Earth Day with a lunchtime program on identifying native vs. invasive plant species, followed by a hike (weather-permitting) around the Main Library. Bring a lunch or purchase from cafe.

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Earth Day Family Festival

Saturday, April 27 | 1 - 3 pm

Rakow Branch

Earth Day festivities for the whole family. Firefly Family Theatre will perform "GROW." Corey, from the Wild Ones, will be leading nature walks to point out native vs invasive species.