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Astronomy Day

2024-05-18 11:00:00 2024-05-18 16:00:00 America/Chicago Astronomy Day Presented by the Lake County Astronomical Society, Astronomy Day features exhibits, crafts and hands-on activities for all ages Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A and B (R117)

Saturday, May 18
11:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-18 11:00:00 2024-05-18 16:00:00 America/Chicago Astronomy Day Presented by the Lake County Astronomical Society, Astronomy Day features exhibits, crafts and hands-on activities for all ages Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A and B (R117)

Ela Area Public Library

Meeting Room A and B (R117)

Presented by the Lake County Astronomical Society, Astronomy Day features exhibits, crafts and hands-on activities for all ages

Presented by the Lake County Astronomical
Society, Astronomy Day features exhibits,
crafts and hands-on activities for all ages
including solar observing through specially
equipped telescopes. See displays on topics
such as astrophotography, the solar system,
the planets, and upcoming club events

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Older Adults | Kids | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Events |

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Ela Area Public Library

Phone: 847-438-3433
Fax: 847-438-9290

Hours
Mon, May 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 31 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A (R117A)
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Fri, May 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Join instructor Katy Roth as she teaches... more
Join instructor Katy Roth as she teaches essential American Sign Language vocabulary to you and your child.
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Sat, Jun 01, All day
Ela Area Public Library
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Step right up for summer fun! Visit the Children's Desk at the library to learn how you can earn prizes by completing reading and activity challenges.

Sat, Jun 01, 8:30am - 11:30am
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Free with a nonperishable food donation.

Sun, Jun 02, All day
Ela Area Public Library
Step right up for summer fun! Visit the... more
Step right up for summer fun! Visit the Children's Desk at the library to learn how you can earn prizes by completing reading and activity challenges.

Mon, Jun 03, All day
Ela Area Public Library
Make your own Rainbow out of yarn &... more
Make your own Rainbow out of yarn & macrame cord in this month's craft. Kits include supplies, directions and video instruction.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A (R117A)
Senior adults of all skill levels are... more
Senior adults of all skill levels are welcome. Refreshments and supplies will be provided.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Explore the wide world of science! We... more
Explore the wide world of science! We will share fun, hands-on activities and experiments. Dress for a mess.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 03, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Beat the heat with a cool craft, while... more
Beat the heat with a cool craft, while supplies last.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
All are welcome! In the 2nd floor... more
All are welcome! In the 2nd floor conference room, take the elevator to the 2nd floor and it's the first room you see.

Mon, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
At Your Home
Currently, three periodical cicada broods... more
Currently, three periodical cicada broods have emerged in Illinois!

Tue, Jun 04, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Beat the heat with a cool craft, while... more
Beat the heat with a cool craft, while supplies last.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A (R117A)
Garden Club of Lake Zurich

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
This monthly drop-in event provides... more
This monthly drop-in event provides information and support to those in a caregiving role. For further information please contact Lisa Gaggiano at Ela Township 55+ (847) 438-9160.

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
At Your Home
Join us for a special event with Dr.... more
Join us for a special event with Dr. Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism.
Register

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A and B (R117)
Stop by the library for fun STEAM... more
Stop by the library for fun STEAM challenges to work on together! We'll have all the materials ready for you to build, create, experiment, and play.

Wed, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Front Lawn
Let’s celebrate the season and summer... more
Let’s celebrate the season and summer reading with FREE gelato and Italian ice from Joey’s.

Wed, Jun 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
At Your Home
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of... more
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus, the World's Fair of 1893 was an amazing event on many levels.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:30am
Online - Zoom
Scan your photos quickly with the... more
Scan your photos quickly with the library’s new Epson FastFoto scanner.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 06, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Front Lawn
Donate the gift of blood.
Register

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
If you didn't qualify for Paris, you can... more
If you didn't qualify for Paris, you can still compete in the Bingo events at the library! Games are ongoing; drop by for friendly competition and a chance to win awesome prizes.

Thu, Jun 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A and B (R117)
Learn to play the ukulele during this... more
Learn to play the ukulele during this four-session series.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ela Area Public Library
Yoga is for every body! Join instructor... more
Yoga is for every body! Join instructor Isabel Raci in a gentle seated yoga and meditation session, perfect for seniors and those with limited mobility. Attend any or all sessions.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Meeting Room A and B
Ukulele
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Create your own designs or try one of our... more
Create your own designs or try one of our challenges; work on your own or as a team. However you like to build, we'll supply the bricks and you supply the imagination!

Sun, Jun 09, All day
Ela Area Public Library
Step right up for summer fun! Visit the... more
Step right up for summer fun! Visit the Children's Desk at the library to learn how you can earn prizes by completing reading and activity challenges.

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ela Area Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
Books are available in large print,... more
Books are available in large print, audio, and regular print formats.

Mon, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
A social worker from Ela Township will be... more
A social worker from Ela Township will be available for drop-in assistance.

Mon, Jun 10, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Gather the whole family for fun and cozy... more
Gather the whole family for fun and cozy stories, songs, and a collaborative craft. Pajamas are encouraged!

Mon, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
At Your Home
A personal look at the dogs who descended... more
A personal look at the dogs who descended from the pets left behind after the nuclear accident of 1986 with rare videos and photos.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Adult Computer Lab (R202)
Prerequisite: Comfortable using a mouse... more
Prerequisite: Comfortable using a mouse and keyboard. Learn the basic skills to create, modify and print documents.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A and B (R117)
Inflate your imagination with a show... more
Inflate your imagination with a show bursting with larger-than-life balloon creations, magic, and slapstick comedy! Afterwards, kids can take photos with Smarty Pants and the big balloon sculptures.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A (R117A)
Explore the beauty of wildlife through... more
Explore the beauty of wildlife through the art of silhouette creation. Use recycled materials, such as old magazines, to create stunning silhouettes of various animals.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Consume
Join us for Books & Brews. We will meet... more
Join us for Books & Brews. We will meet in-person at Consume in Lake Zurich. Contact readers@eapl.org with questions.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 12, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A (R187)
Preschoolers can fine-tune their art and... more
Preschoolers can fine-tune their art and fine motor skills to get ready for school in this fun crafting class made just for them! Dress for a mess.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Back Lawn
Exchange book recommendations, swap... more
Exchange book recommendations, swap stories, and revel in the pleasure of reading outdoors.  In case of inclement weather, we’ll read indoors in a cozy environment.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A and B (R117)
Love puzzles?
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 13, 9:30am - 10:15am
Ela Area Public Library
We'll sing, dance, and listen to great... more
We'll sing, dance, and listen to great stories together while we beat the summer heat inside the cool library. Special guests from the community may be stopping by to join the fun!

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A and B (R117)
Chaos ensues as teens take on the... more
Chaos ensues as teens take on the ultimate crafting challenge, navigating through a whirlwind of mystery materials. With limited time and resources, who will triumph in this epic clash of creativity?
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Forge Makerspace Room (R168)
Join us for our monthly Yarn crafting... more
Join us for our monthly Yarn crafting meetings, have fun & socialize as we knit & crochet & discuss everything yarn. All levels welcome. (R)

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A (R117A)
Caregivers: How much do you know about... more
Caregivers: How much do you know about managing money? This program by the Alzheimer’s Association will help you learn about the costs of caregiving and the benefits of early planning.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ela Area Public Library
Paint your own sticky note holder.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Forge Makerspace Room (R168)
Join us in our Quilt talks meeting to... more
Join us in our Quilt talks meeting to discuss and learn about fabrics and quilt making. All skill levels are welcome, "Show and tell" is always a fun feature! (R)

Sun, Jun 16, All day
Ela Area Public Library
Step right up for summer fun! Visit the... more
Step right up for summer fun! Visit the Children's Desk at the library to learn how you can earn prizes by completing reading and activity challenges.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Explore the wide world of science! We... more
Explore the wide world of science! We will share fun, hands-on activities and experiments. Dress for a mess.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
All are welcome! In the 2nd floor... more
All are welcome! In the 2nd floor conference room, take the elevator to the 2nd floor and it's the first room you see.

Mon, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A and B (R117)
Discover the allure of honeybees and why... more
Discover the allure of honeybees and why they're essential to our ecosystems.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A (R117A)
People experiencing memory loss due to... more
People experiencing memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease or other cognitive issues are invited to attend with care partners. For questions call BACOA at 847 381-5030.

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Join us for a bilingual English/Spanish... more
Join us for a bilingual English/Spanish storytime featuring stories, songs, and crafts! You do not need to know how to speak Spanish as we will learn simple vocabulary words together.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A (R117A)
Great Decisions is America’s largest... more
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room B (R117B)
Get ready to personally encounter a... more
Get ready to personally encounter a diverse array of wild animals, from sloths to civets and many more wonderful creatures. At this hands-on teen event, learn about the Flying Fox Conservation Fund!
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
Board of Trustees Monthly meeting

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A (R117A)
From cheap airfare to travel planners to... more
From cheap airfare to travel planners to useful travel apps, Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People will show you the best ways to enable your computer to help you see the world!
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Forge Makerspace Room (R168)
Watch an inspiring documentary about... more
Watch an inspiring documentary about Juneteenth while painting alongside fellow participants. Celebrate freedom and creativity in this unique event.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room B (R117B)
Join licensed social worker, Beth Sousa,... more
Join licensed social worker, Beth Sousa, to learn about the effects of stress, what burnout is, and how to practice relaxation techniques.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 20, 9:30am - 10:15am
Ela Area Public Library
We'll sing, dance, and listen to great... more
We'll sing, dance, and listen to great stories together while we beat the summer heat inside the cool library. Special guests from the community may be stopping by to join the fun!

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Adult Computer Lab (R202)
Prerequisite: Word Basics or related... more
Prerequisite: Word Basics or related experience Learn to create basic spreadsheets with formulas & charts.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Conference Room
Tell your own stories, create fun... more
Tell your own stories, create fun characters, and embark on fantastical quests in this role-playing game club. Each 2-hour session will be a separate adventure. Sign up for one, some, or all meetings.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
Get ready to dive into hands-on research... more
Get ready to dive into hands-on research with Zooniverse. From classifying galaxies to identifying wildlife, there's something for every teen volunteer to make an impact in the scientific community.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Forge Makerspace Room (R168)
Learn how to weave your own rainbow bracelet.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Join instructor Katy Roth as she teaches... more
Join instructor Katy Roth as she teaches essential American Sign Language vocabulary to you and your child.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A (R187)
Decorate your own carnival-themed treats!... more
Decorate your own carnival-themed treats! Kids can plan out their designs and then decorate three cookies with icing and sprinkles to take home and eat or share.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A (R187)
Decorate your own carnival-themed treats!... more
Decorate your own carnival-themed treats! Kids can plan out their designs and then decorate three cookies with icing and sprinkles to take home and eat or share.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A and B (R117)
Stop by to make a pocket hug that will be... more
Stop by to make a pocket hug that will be donated to the LGBTQ+ Center of Lake County.

Sun, Jun 23, All day
Ela Area Public Library
Step right up for summer fun! Visit the... more
Step right up for summer fun! Visit the Children's Desk at the library to learn how you can earn prizes by completing reading and activity challenges.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 11:30am
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Drop in for some dino-mite activities and... more
Drop in for some dino-mite activities and learn everything there is to know about dinosaurs! This same event will be presented on July 15.

Mon, Jun 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
Stop by to discuss issues of concern with... more
Stop by to discuss issues of concern with Illinois House Rep. Syed

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Teen Lounge
Drop by the Teen Lounge to watch a movie... more
Drop by the Teen Lounge to watch a movie on select Monday Nights. All movies start at 6pm.

Mon, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library
Chef Susan Maddox returns with recipes... more
Chef Susan Maddox returns with recipes that’ll make sparks fly this Fourth of July.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Ela Area Public Library - Adult Computer Lab (R202)
In this class, you will learn the basic... more
In this class, you will learn the basic design functions of Canva & leave knowing how to design a social media graphic, an invitation and a tote bag.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Calling on-the-go babies and toddlers!... more
Calling on-the-go babies and toddlers! Whether your little one is crawling, walking, running, or something in between, stop in for a fun challenge to help develop their motor and sensory skills.

Tue, Jun 25, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A (R117A)
Create adorable creatures with stylish... more
Create adorable creatures with stylish grass hair that can be trimmed and shaped into fabulous designs. Add a touch of magic to your green spaces.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room B (R117B)
Join us for Tea & True Love book... more
Join us for Tea & True Love book discussion. We will meet in-person at the library
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ela Area Public Library - Meeting Room A (R117A)
Unleash your creativity with clay! Teens... more
Unleash your creativity with clay! Teens will mold and shape air-dry clay to transform ordinary planting pots into unique and stylish masterpieces.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ela Area Public Library
You love graphic novels--now come talk... more
You love graphic novels--now come talk about them! Share what you enjoyed (or didn't) about this month's title and trade recommendations to find new favorites. Snacks will be provided.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Forge Makerspace Room (R168)
Learn about revolutionary Gay Artists and... more
Learn about revolutionary Gay Artists and create a colorful sign.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
Achieving your goals can be difficult, so... more
Achieving your goals can be difficult, so join other goal-oriented folks as we discuss the tips, tricks, books and ideas that inspire us in an environment dedicated to positivity and support.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 27, 9:30am - 10:15am
Ela Area Public Library
We'll sing, dance, and listen to great... more
We'll sing, dance, and listen to great stories together while we beat the summer heat inside the cool library. Special guests from the community may be stopping by to join the fun!

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Conference Room
Tell your own stories, create fun... more
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Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 10:45am
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Meet new friends and enjoy cuddly, bouncy... more
Meet new friends and enjoy cuddly, bouncy fun with your little one! We'll share some of our favorite rhymes, stories, and songs.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Children's Program Room A and B (R186-187)
Join Mark for a lively, interactive... more
Join Mark for a lively, interactive cartooning class. The library will provide your supplies. Kids will draw and learn about Illinois animals that need a little help.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jun 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ela Area Public Library - Back Lawn
Exchange book recommendations, swap... more
Exchange book recommendations, swap stories, and revel in the pleasure of reading outdoors.  In case of inclement weather, we’ll read indoors in a cozy environment.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 29, All day
Ela Area Public Library
Master the lost magic of coding and save... more
Master the lost magic of coding and save the world of Ozaria from impending darkness in this online adventure game! Recommended for ages 7-16.