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Upcoming Events

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Program Room
Drop in for stories, songs and more.

Sun, Jul 21, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Friends Book Clean Out

Mon, Jul 22, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Friends Book Clean Out

Tue, Jul 23, 9:00am - 8:45pm
Pop into Youth Services to enjoy puzzles of all kinds.

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Barb Ottolino of The Cultivated Choice demonstrates how to use "what is at hand" to quickly and easily make stunning flower arrangements.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Program Room
Bring your own baby for a book club/playtime mashup. We'll share some rhymes with the babies and talk like grown-ups about your favorite titles. 

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Canceled
Wed, Jul 24, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Members of Elgin Symphony Orchestra share exotic instruments, delightful music, and fun magic tricks guaranteed to amaze!

Wed, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Join a team of young filmmakers to create a short film! Be a writer, actor, director, cameraperson, video editor, or any combination.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Program Room
Make pompom versions of your favorite Pokemon - or other adorable animals. Using simple supplies like cardboard and yarn, make a new fluffy friend!

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Program Room
Drop in to sing-along to your favorite songs. Don't like to sing? Have a seat in the audience and cheer on the performers.

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Program Room
The Gaming Goat is hosting a draft tournament at the library, and you're invited. Who will emerge the ultimate victor? Keep the cards you draft!

Thu, Jul 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
Experiment with coding using Scratch during this open lab time. Visit this website before the program to create a login: scratch.mit.edu
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Program Room
Bring your own baby for a book club/playtime mashup. We'll share some rhymes with the babies and talk like grown-ups about your favorite titles. 

Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room
The public is welcome to attend. Minutes of past meetings and the current agenda can be found on the Library web page at www.gpld.org.

Fri, Jul 26, All day
Craft for patrons

Fri, Jul 26, All day
Coloring pages for patrons.

Fri, Jul 26, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room
Drop in for music and movement.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
Meeting Room
This variety show features 15 different marionettes hand crafted by Dave Herzog and includes laughs thrills, and audience participation.

Tue, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Illinois Storm Chasers founders Danny Neal and Adam Lucio present an insight into local climatology and a look at storm chasing and spotting.

Wed, Jul 31, 9:30am - 10:30am
Program Room
Work with baby to create a take-home sensory hula hoop that's perfect for tummy time and loaded with baby's favorite sights, sounds, and textures!

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Program Room
Join us for a Super Smash Brothers tournament (and other video games, too) brought to you by your fellow middle schoolers in Library Squad.

Wed, Jul 31, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
Chef Dave Esau will tempt your taste buds with some summer salads, using fresh local produce. Recipes and tasty samples will be shared.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
Make a locker craft, meet other incoming 6th graders, eat cupcakes, and talk to experts who can answer all your questions about middle school.

Thu, Aug 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a viewing of the 2018 TED Talk, "Why 30 Is Not The New 20," followed by snacks and lively conversation. 

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Kids register to sell toys, books, DVDs—anything but food—at a flea market run by kids. Items must be priced for $1.00 or less. Invite shoppers!

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Program Room
Enjoy storytime together.

Mon, Aug 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Calling all fearless and fearful incoming Kindergarteners! Join us as we share stories about going to school and make a craft.

Mon, Aug 05, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Program Room
Connect with fellow needlecrafters! Whether you are into knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, or any other needlecraft. Bring your latest project!

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for transportation themed stories and then stay to explore the museum's featured children's exhibit, "Let's Play Railway".

Tue, Aug 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
Award-winning home brewer Scott Pointon will discuss the equipment, ingredients, brewing process, and resources available to would-be brew masters.

Wed, Aug 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Join author William Hazelgrove as he deconstructs the myth of the Wright Brothers in this exciting talk based on his newest book.

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate your success in the Summer Challenge at a party with snacks, games, and prizes planned by your fellow middle schoolers in Library Squad.

Wed, Aug 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room
Come to discuss Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

Wed, Aug 07, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room
This action-packed alien adventure story uses educational science experiments as special effects to bring the story to life.

Thu, Aug 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Come and talk about the love of reading cookbooks. Fresh From the Farm / Susie Middleton Copies will be available at the Info Desk.

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Talk about your favorite movies, books or programs from the summer while answering the most important question: who makes the best pizza in Geneva?

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Program Room
Each child registered will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 08, 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Program Room
Each child registered will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 08, 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Program Room
Each child registered will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 08, 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Program Room
Each child registered will have 15 minutes to read to a certified therapy dog.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn the causes, signs, myths, and more of concussions in this workshop presented by Dr. Daniel Bucek, Chiropractic Sports Physician.

Fri, Aug 09, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room
Drop in for music and movement.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 11:30am
Program Room
Join us for a viewing of the 2014 TED Talk How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are by Andrew Solomon, followed by discussion.

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Program Room
Whether you love to play chess or have never played before, our Chess Club volunteer will provide tips for chess players at all levels, grades K-8

Sun, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program Room
Start the school year off with focus and clarity! Learn a simple Tarot spread that will help you center yourself and clear your mind.

Mon, Aug 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Mon, Aug 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Join us at a different business each month for stories, songs, rhymes, and more.

Mon, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Drop in to the Collaboration Zone and make a few unique flowers using book pages and buttons.

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Harvey's Tales Bookshop and Geneva Public Library are teaming up for a book club! Join us to talk about what we read and make a craft.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Conference Room
Led by author and teacher Rick Holinger, this workshop welcomes writers of all genres.

Tue, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Noted author Greg Borzo dishes out course after course of fondly remembered fare from restaurants 'no longer taking reservations.'

Wed, Aug 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Program Room
Want to make a difference at the Library? Share your ideas and earn volunteer hours while doing it! We'll snack as we plan programs and decorations.

Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a lively book discussion and great company. Copies of each title are set aside at the Information Desk the month before the discussion.

Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
Convert your VHS tapes, 8mm cassettes, photos, slides, 8mm film, vinyl or cassette tapes to a digital file.

Wed, Aug 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Program Room
Decorate picture frames with dried flowers and preserve the beautiful flowers of summer.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 15, All day
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take home and make on your own. New kits debut on the 15th of the month, so grab one before they disappear!

Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
Learn the new features of digital estate planning with presenter Estevan Montano.

Fri, Aug 16, 9:30am - 11:00am
Conference Room
Please come prepared to discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Please note: this program will be held in the upstairs Conference Room.

Fri, Aug 16, 10:00am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Join us for stories and yoga poses. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel if you’d like.

Sat, Aug 17, 9:30am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
Bolly DanceFit promotes the beauty of the Indian dance and Indian music through this interactive workshop.

Sat, Aug 17, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
How fast can you put together a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle? Gather a team and try to out-puzzle your opponents in this race to finish first.

Sun, Aug 18, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Program Room
Storytime designed for children with varied learning abilities. Activities for children engage the senses through books, music, and movement.

Sun, Aug 18, 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room
Appreciate the art of cinema? Join us to watch and discuss a foreign film. This month's film selection is The Scent of Green Papaya (Vietnam).

Mon, Aug 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
Program Room
Birth-24 months with a caregiver. Limited nametags will be available 15 minutes prior to storytime.

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
Any board game fans out there? Join us for an evening of tabletop games. Feel free to bring your own games, too!

Tue, Aug 20, 9:30am - 11:30am
Drop in to the Collaboration Zone and make a few unique flowers using book pages and buttons.

Tue, Aug 20, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Conference Room
Please come prepared to discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

Wed, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate the historic music festival of August 1969 with a musical performance and accompanying slide show by Dean Milano.

Thu, Aug 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Convert your VHS tapes, 8mm cassettes, photos, slides, 8mm film, vinyl or cassette tapes to a digital file.

Thu, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Program Room
Learn the ins and outs of the college application process, from selecting your schools to writing the perfect essay.

Thu, Aug 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room
The public is welcome to attend. Minutes of past meetings and the current agenda can be found on the Library web page at www.gpld.org.

Fri, Aug 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Mon, Aug 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
Discover the coolest tech coming up as well as what the more distant future might bring.

Tue, Aug 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Tue, Aug 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
Learn the important legal differences between hiring an employee vs an independent contractor in this workshop led by SCORE Mentor Fran Zollers.

Wed, Aug 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Join us for this open-ended playtime geared toward exploration and socialization. Activity stations help boost your child’s reading readiness skills.

Wed, Aug 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Join a team of young filmmakers to create a short film! Be a writer, actor, director, cameraperson, video editor, or any combination.

Wed, Aug 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Program Room
Use crayons in a whole new way! Melt crayons on your canvas to make a rainbow-colored design unique to you.

Fri, Aug 30, 9:30am - 10:00am
Meeting Room
Drop in for music and movement. Registration is not required.

Tue, Sep 03, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Conference Room
General Meeting for Geneva Friends of the Library. New members are always welcome.

Wed, Sep 04, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room
Come to discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Tue, Sep 10, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Conference Room
Led by author and teacher Rick Holinger, this workshop welcomes writers of all genres.

Mon, Sep 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Mon, Sep 16, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
Join us for books, activities, games, and FUN! Each month will feature a different theme.
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Sep 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
Any board game fans out there? Join us for an evening of tabletop games. Feel free to bring your own games, too! Snacks will be provided.

Tue, Sep 17, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Conference Room
Please come prepared to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.

Wed, Sep 25, 9:30am - 10:15am
Program Room
Drop-in to create an autumn keepsake bowl with impressions of your little one's hands or feet.

Thu, Sep 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meeting Room
The public is welcome to attend. Minutes of past meetings and the current agenda can be found on the Library web page at www.gpld.org.

Fri, Sep 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Wed, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Love LEGOs and robots? Using LEGO WeDo kits, build items out of LEGOs, and learn how to program your creation so it moves.
Registration opens Monday, August 5 2019 at 9:00am

Wed, Oct 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room
Come to discuss The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

Mon, Oct 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Friends of the Library book sort. New members always welcome.

Tue, Oct 08, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Conference Room
Led by author and teacher Rick Holinger, this workshop welcomes writers of all genres.

Tue, Oct 15, All day
Take & Make Kits are fun crafts you can take to make on your own time. New kits debut on the 15th of the month, so grab one before they disappear!

Tue, Oct 15, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Conference Room
Please come prepared to read The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.