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  • Hitchcock’s ‘Foreign Correspondent’ at Gail Borden Feb 8, 2013 2:01 PM
    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 9:00 PM
    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 2:44 PM
    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.

  • Elgin library celebrates African-American history Feb 2, 2013 5:05 PM
    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.

  • Dance, taste, talk open Black History Month at Gail Borden Jan 28, 2013 2:23 PM
    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 ballot Jan 9, 2013 5:40 PM
    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.

  • Elgin library expands e-book technology Dec 14, 2012 1:18 PM
    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.

  • Elgin man banned from library wants to remain on its board Dec 14, 2012 12:34 PM
    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 4:40 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 4:11 PM
    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.

  • Hampshire’s library asking for items of yore Nov 15, 2012 9:47 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 library hosts sustainability exhibit Nov 12, 2012 4:54 PM
    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.

  • Elgin native shares WWII veterans’ stories Nov 7, 2012 10:50 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.

  • Elgin nonprofits bring it Home for the Holidays Nov 3, 2012 9:13 PM
    Nonprofit organizations from across Elgin joined forces Saturday for the annual Home for the Holidays extravaganza to promote upcoming holiday activities, attractions and events. About 14 organizations and dozens of craft stalls filled to foyer of Gail Borden Library. Jason Pawlowski, managing director of the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, said the event is a way to showcase Elgin’s nonprofit community. “It is a collaborative event and a chance for our nonprofits to come together and show what they have to offer,” Pawlowski said. Organizations on hand included the Elgin Children’s Choir, the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau — a co-chair of the event — and the First Congressional Church. Krisilee Murphy, director of marketing or the convention and visitors bureau, said the goal is to make Elgin a holiday destination. “We want to draw in the tourists as well as the local community,” Murphy said. “There are so many nonprofit organizations, why not bring them together as a whole.” While parents perused the various booths and craft tables, children created decorations for Elgin’s holiday tree, took photos with Santa and took part in carriage rides. Myesha Sanders, of Elgin, had visited the library to vote but found a number of activities for her two children, including the children’s chorus and symphony. “It is really great that they put this together,” Sanders said. “Everyone is getting ready for the holidays and even if you don’t celebrate Christmas you can enjoy the festivities.”

  • Elgin as tourist destination, thriving center for nonprofits Oct 31, 2012 2:36 PM
    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 21, 2012 4:29 PM
    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.

  • Embattled Elgin library trustee released from mental hospital Sep 19, 2012 9:15 PM
    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 5:13 PM
    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.

  • Elgin library to host book sale Sep 17, 2012 3:35 PM
    Page 4 Everyone is invited to the Book Sale Extravaganza on Thursday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 23. This fundraiser for the Gail Borden Public Library Foundation will feature thousands of used books, videos and CDs for all ages sorted by topic.

  • Gail Borden Library Foundation Extravaganza Book Sale Sept. 20-23 Sep 12, 2012 8:12 PM
    Thousands of books as well as movies, music, audiobooks, games, puzzles and more will be on sale to fund exciting exhibits for the library and community.

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