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 Adult Programs | Youth Programs


A New Normal

Due to the global pandemic and guidelines regarding social distancing, all of our fall programs will be offered virtually.

The library is available for Curbside Pickup only and the building is closed to the public.

Curbside Hours

  • Monday – Thursday  9:00-7:00
  • Friday and Saturday  9:00 – 5:00
  • Sunday 1:00 – 5:00

As the threat of local infections diminishes, more library services and public space use will be reintroduced. Decisions about when will be made following orders and recommendations from Kane County Public Health authorities, the state of Illinois, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

All returned items will be quarantined for 3 days before being placed back in circulation.  This mean returned items will remain on your account until, at least, the 3 day mark has passed.  Please note: no fines will be assessed on overdue items as long as quarantine is required.

Your Town & Country Library Card gives you access to a whole Digital Library anywhere, at anytime. Checkout eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines, as well as movies and music using your computer, smart phone/tablet, or eReader.

If you would like more information or have a specific question, you can checkout our Phased Reopening Plan here.

 

Adult Programs

All Adult programs will take place virtually.  Please sign up to receive webinar information.  Register by clicking on the day and time of the event.

Virtual Yoga

Mon, Sept 14 – Oct 19, 9:30 – 10:30 a.M.

Grab your yoga mat and towel, put on comfy clothes, and log on to Zoom for a relaxing hour of yoga with seasoned instructor Lynn Meredith right from your very own living room.
Remember to grab a strap and block too!
This program will be held virtually.

Virtual Chair-assisted yoga

Tues, Sept 15 – Oct 20, 1 – 2 P.M.

Join yoga instructor Lynn Meredith via Zoom for gentle, non-strenuous chair exercises. Chair-assisted yoga provides all the health benefits of yoga without the need to get down on the floor. The class consists of seated and standing exercises using the chair for balance and stability. So grab a chair and join us from your very own living room!
This program will be held virtually.

Midday Monday – Ain’t That a Kick in the Head! The True Story of the Rat Pack

MON, Oct. 12, 2 – 3 P.M.

Not only did “Old Blue Eyes” belt out the two definitive versions of the two definitive Chicago anthems, but he and his middle-aged gang of buddies found their way to Chi-Town on the way to Las Vegas, Hollywood, Cuba and the White House. To learn more about this surprisingly complicated tale, please join historian Clarence Goodman for “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head: The True Story of the Rat Pack.”
This Program to be held via ZOOM.

Paranormal Investigations

THURS, Oct. 8, 7 – 8 P.M.

Come and enjoy learning about Paranormal Investigating. Learn about the equipment, the dos and don’ts, and how to do an investigation in an appropriate way. You will also experience learning about well-known haunted locations and hear evidence from some of those locations.
This program will be held virtually.

Engaging Social Justice

Thurs, Oct. 1, 6 – 7 P.M.

Join others in our community for this interactive discussion series centered around social justice. Each month we’ll examine a different facet of social justice by watching short videos related to that month’s topic followed by discussion with other participants. Whether social justice is one of your passions or you’re just looking to explore ideas and learn more, this series is for you! All backgrounds and viewpoints are welcome to join in this respectful dialogue about important issues.
This Program to be held via ZOOM

Film Club: Digging Deeper Into Movies

FRI, Oct. 9, 6 – 9 P.M.
FRI, Oct. 23, 6 – 9 P.M.

Come join us as we watch movies together using Netflix party.  Film Studies instructor Joshua Casburn will guide you as we experience movies in a new way.  The perfect combination of Zoom and Netflix!  Wear your pajamas if you want and bring your own popcorn to your couch.  As the great Bette Davis said, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”
Participants must install Netflix Party prior to attending this program. For assistance, please contact mshumaker@elburn.lib.il.us. 
The instructor will also be available on Zoom 30 minutes prior to the start of the program to provide assistance if needed. 

Medicare Basics

Sat, Oct 10, 10 – 11 A.M.
Tues, OCT 13, 2 – 3 P.M.
SAT, OCT 21, 6 – 7 P.M.

Anyone turning 65 or approaching retirement is welcome to attend this informative seminar on Medicare.  This program is being offered virtually. You will receive a reminder email before the scheduled date with instructions for accessing the program.
These programs will be held virtually.

 

Youth Programs

All Youth programs will take place virtually.  Please sign up to receive webinar information.  Register by clicking on the day and time of the event.

Storytime with Miss Nancy

Fridays at 9 A.M

Join Miss Nancy for storytime full of songs, flannel board stories, and fingerplays.  For all ages.  Storytime with Miss Nancy is posted to our Facebook page every Friday Morning at 9.
Our Facebook Page

Mixed Aged Storytime with Mrs. Hansen

TUES, Oct. 6, 10 – 10:45 A.M.
TUES, Oct 13, 10 – 10:45 A.M.
TUES, Oct 21, 10 – 10:45 A.M.
TUES, Oct. 28, 10 – 10:45 A.M.

Join Mrs. Hansen for an Autumn themed storytime. This storytime will include songs, stories, finger plays and a simple craft. Stop by the library starting the Thursday before class to pick up supplies. Supplies you will need to provide are glue, scissors, and markers.
These programs will be held virtually.

Spanish Fun with Señora Silvana

Wednesdays at 9 A.M.

Get your little one hooked on our weekly videos where they can sing and dance as they learn basic Spanish. From colors and numbers, to animals and fruits, let’s learn Spanish together from home! These short videos will build up your Spanish vocabulary, and show you how fun and easy learning Spanish can be!
Our Facebook Page

Virtual Book Club: Nancy Drew and The Clue Crew-The Pumpkin Patch Puzzle

THURS, Oct. 1 , 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Join Mrs. Hansen for a Zoom Book Club. We will read and discuss a selection from Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew-The Pumpkin Patch Puzzle by Carolyn Keen and enjoy a fun activity together.
Pick up your activity supplies at the library, September 29-October 1
This program will be offered virtually.

VIRTUAL Book Club: Geronimo Stilton-The Phantom Bandit

THURS, Oct. 15,  3:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Join Mrs. Hansen for a Zoom Book Club. Enjoy listening as she reads aloud Geronimo Stilton-The Phantom Bandit and enjoy a fun activity together. Materials can be picked up October 13-15.
This program will be offered virtually.

VIRTUAL Craft: DIY Mason Jar Autumn Lantern

THURS, October 8th 

Make some beautiful Autumn mason jar lanterns! So fun to make and pretty to display! Needed: Mason Jar, Fabric Autumn Leaves, Matte Finish Mod Podge, and Sponge Brush

This program will be offered virtually on our Facebook Page

VIRTUAL Cooking: Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies

THURS, October 22nd

Enjoy a sweet video featuring Mrs. Hansen making Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies. Ingredients needed:6 cups rice krispie cereal, 4 cups marshmallows, 1/2 tsp each-pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon, 1/8 cup pumpkin puree, and 3 tbsp butter.

This program will be offered virtually on our Facebook Page

Virtual Felting Workshop: Little Boo

Tues, Oct 8,  4 – 5 P.M.

Join Natasha Lehrer Lewis, of Esther’s Place, as we create a fun little ghost with wool and wet felting! Follow along with this virtual class where we use soap, water, silk fabric and wool to create a cute baby ghost. Perfect to decorate your home for Halloween. Supplies can be picked up starting October 5. Fun for ages 4+

This program will be offered virtually.

VIRTUAL Spanish Immersion: Tweens and Teens

MON, Oct. 5,  6 – 6:45 P.M.
MON, Oct. 12,  6 – 6:45 P.M.
MON, Oct. 19,  6 – 6:45 P.M.
MON, OCT. 26,  6 – 6:45 P.M.

Join Señora Silvana for a weekly virtual Spanish Immersion zoom class for tweens and teens. We will go over practical language to learn how to introduce yourself, order food at a restaurant, buy at the grocery store, and hold a basic conversation.

This program will be offered virtually.

Virtual Storytime with Dreams Dance Academy

Fri, OCT. 16, 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Join Dreams Dance Academy on the 3rd Friday of the month for a fun and interactive virtual story time via Zoom.

October 16 “Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin” (have paper and a pink crayon or marker)

This program will be offered virtually

Virtual Storytime with Elburn and Countryside Fire Station

Mon, OCT 19,  10 – 11 a.M.

Enjoy a morning with the Elburn and Countryside Fire Station for a special Zoom story time! Meet the firefighters, hear a story, and even take a virtual tour of the fire station.

This program will be offered virtually.

Homeschool Zoom Chat: Homeschooling the Middle Schooler

Thurs, OCT. 22,  7 – 8 P.M.

Join us via Zoom as fellow homeschool parents share their experiences, insights, and inspirations for homeschooling the middle school student.

This program will be offered virtually.