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  • Elizabeth Kruger, running for Gail Borden Library Board (4-year Terms)

    Elizabeth Kruger: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Elizabeth Kruger, running for Gail Borden Library Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • A “SuperCroc” exhibit featuring 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. Here is the 6-foot skull of a Sarcosuchus found in 2000 in Niger.

    “SuperCrocs” coming to Elgin library Feb 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    An exhibit featuring enormous 40-foot crocodiles that lived 110 million years ago is headed in early May to Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. The Grand Victoria Foundation gave the library a $25,000 grant and another $25,000 challenge grant, for which the library is seeking matching donations.

     
  • Hitchcock’s ‘Foreign Correspondent’ at Gail Borden Feb 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin, will continue its Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films with the 1940 film "Foreign Correspondent" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11.

     
  • One Billion Rising event Feb. 14 in Elgin Feb 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    On Thursday, Feb. 14, one billion women and those who love them will rise up, walk out, dance, sing and demand an end to rape and all forms of sexual violence. One Billion Rising will move the earth, activating women and men across every country.

     
  • Elgin library hosts Great Black Migration talk Feb 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin, will present "The Great Black Migration and Cultural Exports to Illinois" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. It is co-sponsored by the Elgin Branch of the American Association of University Women.

     
  •  Volunteer Alexis Romero, 16, of Lake in the Hills, helps Durryiah McFadden, 4, of Elgin, make a bead bracelet on Saturday at the eighth annual Black History Family Festival at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin Saturday.

    Elgin library celebrates African-American history Feb 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Five students from Elgin Area School District U-46 were honored Saturday for their academic achievement and community involvement at the eighth annual Black History Family Festival held at Gail Borden Public Library. “It’s wonderful to put into the spotlight the positives of the school district and the African-American students, because they rarely are highlighted in a positive light,” said festival founder Phyllis Folarin.

     
  • Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago will perform the eighth annual Black History Family Festival on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

    Dance, taste, talk open Black History Month at Gail BordenJan 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    The theme of the eighth annual Black History Family Festival will be "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind." Learn the connection between the body and mind and how the health of one affects the other at fun and informative workshops and lectures on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Gail Borden Public Library.

     
  • Gail Borden Trustee Randy Hopp can stay on ballotJan 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    An electoral board ruled Wednesday that controversial Gail Borden Public Library Trustee Randy Hopp will remain on the April election ballot. The board also allowed newcomer Elizabeth Kruger to run, but bounced newcomer Carlos Betancourt from the ballot.

     
  • Melissa Ziel, Gail Borden Public Library’s business librarian and e-book coordinator, demonstrates how to use the new 3M Cloud Library station, which allows people to download e-books wirelessly. The stations are located at the main library and the Rakow branch. $PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Laura Stoecker/lstoecker@dailyherald.com$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$

    Elgin library expands e-book technologyDec 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Patrons of the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin now can use new e-book wireless stations and soon will be able to get e-readers on loan from the library. Two 3M Cloud Library stations, one each at the main library and the Rakow branch, allow patrons to download e-books on iPhones and Android smartphones and Nook Color e-readers, said Denise Raleigh, division chief of public relations and development for the library.

     
  • Randy Hopp

    Elgin man banned from library wants to remain on its boardDec 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    He faces felony charges of attacking his parents and he's banned from using the library, but Gail Borden Public Library Board Trustee Randy Hopp says he plans to run for re-election in April. Hopp said he's "the only voice and vote that people can rely on," while calling the library director an "absolute dictator."

     
  • Library should carry mature-rated games Dec 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: As an adult gamer, I find myself puzzled and annoyed by the lack of mature-rated games to borrow from Gail Borden Public Library.

     
  • Gail Borden tax levy increases slightly Nov 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Gail Borden Public Library is keeping its tax levy relatively flat for 2012 after doing the same in 2011. Deputy Director Karen Maki said officials felt the need to hold the levy because of the economy. The library requested $11,627,500 for its operating budget last year and will increase that by less than half a percent for 2012. Board members approved a request of $11,673,500 earlier this month.

     
  • This is an overhead view of one of Gail Borden milk plants that was in Hampshire. There were two such plants in town. The one shown was at 255 Keyes Ave.

    Hampshire’s library asking for items of yore Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The days of handling old photographs and archives with care are over for patrons at the Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District in Hampshire. The library recently uploaded three digital albums to Illinois Digital Archives. But district officials need patrons to help build the library's digital collection. As such, the library is holding a digital donation day from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

     
  •  Elgin Mayor David Kaptain speaks with residents after the Gail Borden Public Library’s opening ceremony of its latest exhibit, “Green Scale: Weighing in on the Green Movement.” The exhibit is curated by the Northern Illinois University Museum Studies Program and will be on display through Dec. 30.

    Elgin library hosts sustainability exhibit Nov 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Gail Borden Public Library will feature a Northern Illinois University Museum Studies Program exhibit about the green movement through Dec. 30, enhancing the display with local stories of Elgin's own sustainability initiatives. "Green Scale: Weighing in on the Green Movement" examines the pros and cons of the national movement. Also tied to the exhibit will be an electronic recycling event and energy-efficient building tour.

     
  •  Clarence ‘Jack’ L. Dobbs, who was interviewed by Jeff Meek for “They Answered the Call,” was a gunner on a B-29 bomber in the Pacific. He flew 15 missions, primarily destroying Japanese oil refineries.

    Elgin native shares WWII veterans’ stories Nov 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    "Every time another World War II veteran dies, it's like another piece of a library burned out," says Jeff Meek, author of "They Answered the Call." Meek, who grew up in Elgin and graduated from Larkin High School, was prompted to write his compilation of 75 World War II veterans stories when his son Jeff went into the U.S. Marines. He will speak about his book at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin.

     
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  •  Rosemary Holland of Elgin takes a look at the 2006 Festival of Trees display at the Gail Borden Public Library. The exhibit, which moved from its former location at the Elgin Police Department, features trees sponsored by local businesses to benefit the Ecker Center for Mental Health.

    Elgin as tourist destination, thriving center for nonprofits Oct 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Home for the Holidays kick-off event will bring together all two dozen participating nonprofits for an expo where they will have the chance to advertise their organizations, holiday events and volunteer opportunities. A holiday craft show will feature area vendors with entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides and photos with Santa also part of the event, held from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin.

     
  • Forum seeks to educate Latino voters in Elgin Sep 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    A voter education forum will be held Sept. 26 at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, with a focus on issues important to Latino voters. Organizers expect more than a dozen candidates in eight local and state races to attend. The event will not be a debate; questions will be focused on educating voters about the duties of the positions for which candidates are vying.

     
  • Randy Hopp

    Embattled Elgin library trustee released from mental hospital Sep 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Randy Hopp, a Gail Borden Library Trustee who is banned from the Elgin library for aggressive behavior, is released from care at a state run mental facility after being ruled fit to stand trial on felony charges that he attacked his elderly parents. Hopp was found unfit to stand trial earlier this summer, but he is free on bond while his case is pending and due in court again on Oct. 24.

     
  • Gangs topic of discussion at upcoming library event Sep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Gail Borden Library in Elgin will present a series of discussions on gangs and violence in an effort to engage the community about the topic of gang-related violence . Elgin Police Sgt. James Lullo will speak on Sept. 23.

     
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