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A New Normal

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

A limited number of our staff returned to the library on June 1st, and our building opened to the public on July 6th with limited services.

Curbside pick-up of library materials began June 10th. And as summer continues and 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 4 days before being placed back in circulation.  This mean returned items will remain on your account until, at least, the 4 day mark has passed.  Please note: no fines will be assessed on overdue items throughout the summer.

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.

History and Genealogy

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

400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage

THURS, Sept 10, 7 – 8 P.M.

Part of the Genealogy Seekers series. Attendees will learn about the 1620 voyage and the brave and persistent people on the Mayflower. How did the Plymouth Colony begin? Who were these brave souls? With knowledge of the journey and the establishment of the colony often comes interest in any personal ancestors who might have been passengers. Jenny will also explain and discuss how to join the Mayflower Society!

Weekly Webinar

WED, Aug 12, 1 – 3 P.M.
WED, Aug 19, 1 – 3 P.M.
WED, Aug 26, 1 – 3 P.M.

Our Family History Interest Group (FHIG) sessions cover a variety of topics – all through fascinating webinars and discussion. This year make new genealogy friends as you learn more about tracking immigrant ancestors, military ancestors, and family who migrated within the U.S. PLUS brush up your foundational skills in organizing, developing your evidence and creative ways to share your family history discoveries.

Study Group Series

RootsMagic Mastery

FRI, Aug 14, 3 – 5 P.M.
FRI, Aug 21, 3 – 5 P.M.

The new RootsMagic 8 is due out anytime, and for the first time with a native Mac version!  This powerful and versatile lineage software could be just the thing for you!  Learn plenty of ‘how-to”s every week and apply them to your own research – achieving RootsMagic Mastery!

Genealogy 1:1

THUR, Aug 13, 2 – 3 P.M.
THUR, Aug 13, 3 – 4 P.M.
THUR, Aug 20, 2 – 3 P.M.
THUR, Aug 20, 3 – 4 P.M.
THUR, Aug 27, 2 – 3 P.M.
THUR, Aug 27, 3 – 4 P.M.

Our History & Genealogy Manager, Laura Chaplin, will provide advice on genealogy research, insight into your favorite online research site, training on a database software, or whatever else you dream up!  All one-hour appointments are first-come-first-served and require registration. Please have with you any pertinent information, photos, prior research, etc.

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.

Dementia Conversations

THURS, Aug 20, 6 – 7:30 P.M.

When someone you know shows signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Join us for tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter
This program will be held virtually.

Becoming Queen Elizabeth II

Fri, Aug 28, 2 – 3 P.M.

Can’t get enough of the Queen? Then you’ll love this new historical portrayal by historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., as she explores the life of Britain’s famous monarch, from her childhood, the abdication of her uncle, her marriage to a navy officer named Philip, her World War II service, and her struggle to balance her roles as queen and mother. Get to know the woman behind the images, her sense of humor and savvy intelligence with which she meets her demanding obligations.
This program will be held virtually.

Floral Arranging Take & Make

Tues, Aug 11, 7 – 8:30 P.M.

Join Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens for this take-and-make version of her popular floral arranging classes. The project will be a summer flower garden bouquet. Registrants will be able to pick up their materials at the library prior to the program. Then follow along with Peggy’s instructions via Zoom during the live class. You will need to provide your own scissors/shears.
This program will be held virtually.

Film Club: Digging Deeper Into Movies

FRI, Aug 14, 6 – 9 P.M.
FRI, Aug 28, 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

Tues, Aug 4, 2 – 3 P.M.
Wed, Aug 19, 10 – 11 A.M.
THURS, AUG 27, 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.

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Storytime with Mrs. Hansen

WED, Aug 12, 11 – 11:30 A.M.
WED, Aug 19, 11 – 11:30 A.M.
WED, Aug 26, 11 – 11:30 A.M

Join Mrs. Hansen for a live storytime on Wednesdays at 11:00 during the month of August!

This storytime will include songs, stories, and fingerplays.  

Little Learners

TUES, Aug 11 , 11 – 11:30 A.M.
TUES, Aug 18 , 11 – 11:30 A.M.
TUES, Aug 25 , 11 – 11:30 A.M.

Ages: 3 to 5

Join Mrs. Hansen for our interactive live Little Learners class. Children will explore letter recognition and sounds, number recognition and counting, colors, shapes and simple writing.

Basic materials that are needed include: paper, crayons, pencil, scissors, glue stick.

Superhero Storytime with Bat girl 

Mon, Aug 3 , 1 – 1:45 P.M.

Join us for a Superhero Storytime! An interactive Facebook Live Event and Giveaway. Town and Country Library is pleased to welcome Bat Girl. This interactive event is full of active hero training, engaging storytelling and the Bat Girl will respond to your child’s comments by name!

All families attending are automatically entered to win a 10 minute Parties with Character Video Call!

Wendy & DB Children’s COncert

Thurs, Aug 13,  2 – 2:45 P.M.

Join us for an interactive Facebook Live concert featuring Wendy & DB, an award winning duo from Chicago. Wendy and DB write and perform songs about science, nature, diversity, safety and the arts!.

Tiny Tunes Music Class

MON, Aug 10,  11 – 11:45 A.M.

Join us for a  virtual children’s specialty music program to increase learning and development through; sensory motor play, cognitive activities, and live music.

Led by Summer Luber, MT-BC Board Certified Music Therapist, this stimulating program includes sign language to children’s songs, rhythm instruments, targeted musical play, and other sensory and cognitive activities to help kids learn and develop.
This program will be offered virtually.