Monday, December 23, 2013


The library will be closed all day on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday,
December 25. 
Next week the Library will close early, at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, December 31, and will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 1.

There will be several special programs for children coming up--Friday, December 27; Monday, December 30; Thursday, January 2; Friday, January 3--that are free, but will require tickets to attend.  These tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis beginning 1/2 hour before each program starts--either at 10:30 a.m. or at 12:30 p.m.  Ticket recipients must be present to receive a ticket.  No one will be admitted without a ticket.  Once the limit is reached, no one else can be admitted.  Strollers will not be allowed  because of space limitations. 

Saturday, August 31, 2013


The Library will be closed on both Sunday and Monday--September 1 and 2--for the Labor Day holiday.  The Library will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Provocative Vampire in the Movies will be presented by Steve Frezel on Wednesday, July 24, at 7 p.m.  Learn about the history of film vampires, "from Edward Cullen to Lestat"  Register online.

On Thursday, July 25, there will be a bus trip to Indiana to view the The Quilt Gardens of Elkhart County
.  The $88 tickets include a luncheon at Marios in Elkhart.  Purchase tickets at the Circulation Desk.  For more information, call Jill at extension 226.

The final Free Friday program will be July 26.  Appearing at 11 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. will be American Eagle Productions and their production of the The Fabulous Fable Factory.  All ages are welcome, but strollers must be left in the lobby.  children younger than Kindergarten age must come with an adult.

This is also the last week for the Summer Reading Program.  It's still not to late to sign up. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Weather permitting, at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19, Solution Action Sports will bring their action-packed BMX stunt show to the Library's back parking lot (the section closest to the movie theater).  This is a free show and all ages are invited.  However, it will be outside in very warm, humid weather, so caution is advised.

On Sunday, July 21, the annual Ice Cream Social will take place from 2-4 p.m. in and/or near the front lobby of the Library.  There will be $.50 ice cream treats, a Friends book sale, and music by Library favorites The Meteors.  Come one and all before the ice cream runs out.

Sunday, June 16, 2013


On Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m., the recent remake of Les Miserables, the musical version, will be shown in the Large Meeting Room.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway, the film follows 19th century Frenchman Jean Valjean as he tries to elude a dogged policeman over many years.  Rated PG-13.  No tickets are needed.

Summer Story Times begin this week.  Mondays at 10 is Baby Tales for children ages 6 months to 2 1/2.  At 11 on Mondays, children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 are invited to Alphabet Soup for letter related stories and crafts.  Tuesday Storytime, at 10 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m., will provide activities for children ages 3 1/2 to Kindergarten.  On Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. there will be Family Storytime for all ages.  All of these classes are drop-in; no registration is needed.

On Friday, June 21, Janet Riehecky will be bringing fossils and replica dinosaur bones to the Dinosaur Encounter programs at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  No tickets are needed, but because of space limitations no strollers will be allowed in the room.  Preschoolers must come with an adult.

There are still openings for the Young Adult program--6th grade to 12th grade children--, the Frank Lloyd Wright Origami Workshop, from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19.  A representative from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will demonstrate basic folds of origami to create architectural inspired art pieces.  Register online.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Sign up on Monday, June 10, for Summer Reading Programs in both Youth and Adult Services.  

Children newborn through high school are welcome to Dig into Reading from June 10 until July 26.  Earn prizes by reading for specified minutes.  The most coveted prize, the special t-shirt, is prize #5, but participants can continue on to prize #10.  Prize #5 also includes tickets to  a Very Funny Magic Show presented by magician Dennis DeBondt.  But wait, there's more!  Children can spin the special wheel each week for a particular category of book to be chosen from the related bins.  Read a book from the bin, then fill out the chance ticket for that week and put it in the chance receptacle.  Drawings for gift certificates to local businesses (i.e., McDonalds) will be held each Monday morning.  These tickets are only good for the one week.

Come to Camp Read S'More for the Adult Summer Reading Program, running June 10 through August 25.   Read 5 Elk Grove Library books from 5 different categories, determined by a game, to earn the special Campers' t-shirt.  In addition (or instead) every EGVPL book read this summer can earn a chance to win a gift certificate from a local business.

This also seems to be Dave Rudolph Week at the Library.  From 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10, Mr. Rudolph will be performing popular songs from the Beatles, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, and more, as well as some of his own compositions.  On Friday, June 14, he will be presenting his special interactive children's show--bubble machines, hula hoops, the Limbo, the Conga, and more--at 11 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m..  No tickets are needed, but there are space restrictions.  No strollers will be allowed.  Pre-school children and younger must come with an adult.

There are still openings for the monthly IDES program for job searchers, Effective Resumes, Interviewing and Job Search Techniques, from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.  on Monday, June 10. Learn best practices for resumes, job searches, and interviewing.  Register online.

Game Night is back on Friday, June 14, from 7-10 p.m.  Game lovers  ages 12 and up can take part in platform games (xBox, Wii, Playstation), PC games, and table-top games, singly or as a team.  Those under the age of 17 must have a signed parental permission slip.  Call Josh at extension 282 to register.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This week we celebrate Children's Book week with a performance by Roz Puppets tonight, Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m.  They will be presenting their version of Rumplestiltskin, a program suitable for all ages.  No tickets are necessary.  Children younger than kindergarten age must come with an adult.  Strollers will not be permitted because of space limitations.