Learn about local 2020 Census efforts Nov. 19 at Gail Borden Public Library
The Elgin community is invited to hear about local 2020 Census efforts from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Elgin Room at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.
Hear how the Elgin Census 2020 Committee is working to reach everyone and what to expect in March 2020. Their goals are to encourage everyone to participate and to know the information they give is confidential and safe with the U.S. Census Bureau. It is important for the community that everyone gets counted -- every person counted means $1,500 every year in federal funding. To learn more, visit gailborden.info/census.
The library hosts a variety of programs this month:
• More than 20 tabletop trees from traditional to whimsical are on display at the popular "Festival of Trees" through Nov. 22 at the main library. Sponsored by local organizations and businesses, the trees will be located on the library's second floor. After the exhibit, the trees will be auctioned off at the "Fest & Folly" Gala on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the St. Charles Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Ecker Center for Mental Health and Renz Addiction Counseling Center. For information, visit eckercenter.org/fest-and-folly/.
• The Trés Belle Soprano Trio will perform a variety of music from opera standards to Broadway as part of the library's Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the main library. Come hear ensemble and solo hits like "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," Schubert's "Ave Maria," "O mio babbino caro," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Barcarolle" and a lovely Gershwin medley. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments after the concert. Free tickets are available at any library location.
• The PBS documentary "Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer Disease" will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Hoffer Room at the South Elgin branch, 127 S. McLean Blvd. Understanding the emotional experience of Alzheimer's disease helps each of us to be more empathetic and supportive. This film shows the experience of nine families living with Alzheimer's disease in midlife: the isolation, the adjustments, and the healing power of community. Their stories show that everyone can have a role in supporting those living with Alzheimer's disease.
• The Elgin Symphony Orchestra Listeners Club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Meadows Community Room at the main library. This interactive lecture/discussion series, led by Jim Kendros, meets during the week of the ESO's Classics Masterworks series and will broaden your understanding of the music to be performed that week. You will study the music "from the inside out," make new friends, and enhance your concert experience. The music historian has facilitated ESO's "Musically Speaking" preconcert conversations since February 2008 in partnership with the ESO. Register at www.elginsymphony.org, or call (847) 888-0404, ext. 238, to reserve your seat.
• The 1950s will come alive with cabaret duo Matt and Cynthia Gruel at "Music in the Stacks: Unforgettable Music of the 1950s" from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Rakow Branch, 2751 W. Bowes Road, Elgin. Rock out with the hits of Elvis, Bill Haley and the Comets, Chuck Berry and many more at this free concert. No registration is necessary.
For details, call (847) 742-2411 or visit www.gailborden.info.