Discover the message behind your child’s texts
May 11, 2012 10:54AM
Updated: June 14, 2012 8:06AM
Elgin: Parents invited to learn the language of kids’ texts
An informational program for parents, “What U need 2 kno,” is being presented by the U46 Math, Science and Instructional Technology Department on the social sites such as Facebook that their children are a part of. This young “Net Generation“ has a language and communication network that parents need to understand. Hilda Curda, secondary math/technology coach, will provide ideas to keep children safe and still give them privacy and freedom to be part of the “Net Generation.” The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the U46 Educational Services Center Auditorium at 355 E. Chicago St., Elgin. Child care will be provided. Call 630-333-8473.
Bartlett: Jerry Faber at the Bartlett Historical Society
Jerry Faber, one of the longest living residents of Bartlett, will speak on old Bartlett at the next meeting of the Bartlett Historical Society, at 7 p.m. May 14 at the Bartlett Library. The public is invited to attend. Faber moved to Bartlett with his parents Pierre and Emma Faber in 1927. He attended area schools, served in the Navy, married and raised his family in Bartlett. He joined his father in the family business, Faber Construction, and built many homes and buildings in Bartlett. He was a village inspector, village trustee and was a member of the Bartlett Volunteer Fire Protection and the Bartlett Lions Club.
Elgin: New York-to-Chicago topic at Elgin Genealogical Society
The Elgin Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the first-floor meeting room of Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. This program is in partnership with Gail Borden Public Library’s “Authors on the Fox Series.” Gloria Creiger Emma will present “The New York Orphan Who Built Chicago,” the story of her ancestor DeWitt Cregier, who designed the water pumping station for Chicago and was hailed as a hero after manning the pumps all night during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. He later became mayor of Chicago and won the 1893 Columbian Exposition for the city. The public is invited to attend. See the Elgin Genealogical Society website at www.elginroots.com for more information.
Algonquin: Library receives grant for summer interns
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, announced Algonquin Area Public Library as a recipient of one of its Summer Teen Internship Program Grants. The grants give each winning library $1,000 to support hiring and training teen interns for the summer. The grants are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The library plans to use the grant to fund to hire about 10 teens from the library district to help at summer reading registration tables this summer. Interns also will be walking in the Founder’s Day Parade with the Algonquin Library, distributing books to children along the parade route. Teens between the ages of 16 and 19 who live in the Algonquin Area Public Library District are welcome to pick up an application at either library location. Applications are due back to the library by Tuesday.