Visit the Wiggle Storywalk at Gail Borden Public Library
Get outside and wiggle!
Visit the Gail Borden Public Library's Wiggle Stations along the bike trail by the main library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in downtown Elgin.
Kids can read this interactive story based on the book "Wiggle" by Doreen Cronin that features a dog who loves to wiggle. All stations are in English and Spanish.
Kids can take a picture with Wiggle then text their picture and last name to (847) 857-7740.
They will be able to pick up a "You with Wiggle" button picture at the contactless drive-up window at the main library within five business days from the day of the text. Or pick up a button with just "Wiggle" at the contactless drive-up window now. For more information, visit gailborden.info/storywalk.
If you like this outside interactive for kids, please also visit the "Move, Play and Talk" playground walk at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin.
Digital Escape Rooms:
Teens in sixth to 12th grade are invited to solve puzzles and challenges for a chance to win prizes. First solve Hamilton-themed puzzles at the Hamilton Digital Escape Room at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
Then visit the Doctor Who Digital Escape Room at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 where the Doctor needs your help!
Work your way through the puzzles so you can find your way back to the TARDIS. Once the puzzles are solved for either escape room, teens will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a chance to win a gift card. For more details, visit gailborden.info/register.
Fantastic Space Discoveries:
Jim Kovac of the Chicago Society for Space Studies will take the audience on a quest to discover whether our solar system has another massive planet beyond Neptune in "Fantastic Space Discoveries: The Search for Planet 9."
What is the evidence pointing to another planet? What would be the nature of this planet? Consider the possibilities at this online program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Sign up for this Zoom program at gailborden.info/register.
For more information on the Chicago Society for Space Studies, visit www.chicagospace.org.
Practical tips on organizing:
Professional organizer Jennifer Barnes will show how to best organize and maintain your home to provide healthy and efficient work spaces for families in these challenging times. Join this online program from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Through discussion of how to organize your space and time, you will learn practical ways to teach kids to be organized and responsible. The talk closes with discussion of how to maintain the systems and spaces that you set up in your home, long after the pandemic fades.
Sign up for this Zoom program at gailborden.info/register.