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Word from Elburn: Awesome happenings and Town and Country Public Library in April

April is chock-full of Town and Country Public Library programs that entertain and educate! With events for everyone from young learners to fun-loving adult patrons, the library always works to cook up a stew of diverse programming options with a wide appeal. This month sees nature-oriented learning for kids, practical social media tips for small business owners, and much more.

Historian-performer extraordinaire Terry Lynch is making his way to the library at 2 p.m. April 7 to present “Over There: The War to End All Wars.” In this detailed and riveting presentation, Lynch illustrates how World War I turned everything upside down and shaped the world we know today. Over a century since the brutal war’s end, the impact of World War I can still be felt and observed. This program is part of the library’s ongoing Gliddon Family Local History Series.

It’s no secret that an effective social media strategy can boost the efforts of a small business, but where does a small business owner begin? Fortunately, social media analyst Christine Porter can help. Porter is putting on a special social media class at 7 p.m April 17 at the library to break down advantageous social media features like ads, community management, and content development. All small business owners and social media enthusiasts are invited to this program.

Adults (ages 16 and above) are welcome to have an up-close encounter with some of the world’s most unique animals at 7 p.m. April 18. Scott Heinrichs of the Flying Fox Conservation Fund will introduce patrons to a roster of international critters, including a sloth, armadillo, kinkajou, pancake tortoise, and many more! This wildlife experience costs $5 per person and requires registration.

Kids in kindergarten through to fifth grade are invited to have their very own wildlife encounter with wiggly worms at 4 p.m. In the “Master Gardeners: Herman the Worm” program, kids will learn about worm anatomy, physiology, and behavior by investigating live worms with a magnifying glass. This class is perfect for any and all budding scientists.

For even more excellent events, visit the Library’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TCPLD) and website (elburn.lib.il.us).

Connor Wilcox is the Communication Manager for Town and Country Public Library. The library’s column runs on the first Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.