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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, November 28, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes and playtime with your baby. For 23-month-olds and younger with parent/caregiver. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, November 28, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes and playtime with your baby. For 23-month-olds and younger with parent/caregiver. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, November 28, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
When world famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, December 01, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Creating this wreath will get you into the holiday spirit. Parent and child can work together to make a simple yet clever wreath out of plastic sandwich bags! Please bring a wire clothes hanger to the program.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers and their favorite adults are invited to drop in for fun stories and fingerplays.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Students in grades 1-8 will read aloud to a teen volunteer in grades 9-12 for about 45 minutes.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a fun literacy activity or craft. For children ages 5 and under. No registration required.

Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a fun literacy activity or craft. For children ages 5 and under. No registration required.

Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Time
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Compete against other families in our family LEGO building competition. We provide the LEGOs; you provide the imagination! Space is limited to 16 families, with children ages 5-13. 1st prize is a small LEGO set.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, December 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes and playtime with your baby. For 23-month-olds and younger with parent/caregiver. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, December 05, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes and playtime with your baby. For 23-month-olds and younger with parent/caregiver. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers and their favorite adults are invited to drop in for fun stories and fingerplays.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a fun literacy activity or craft. For children ages 5 and under. No registration required.

Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a fun literacy activity or craft. For children ages 5 and under. No registration required.

Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
We will discuss Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman. Paperback copies will be available at the Youth Services Desk. For 3-5 graders.
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Description
Join us as we discuss The 21 Balloons by William Pene DuBois. Please sign up and pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services desk. For 5-8 graders.
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, December 12, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes and playtime with your baby. For 23-month-olds and younger with parent/caregiver. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, December 12, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes and playtime with your baby. For 23-month-olds and younger with parent/caregiver. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
The Bookaneers will read the true story of Chicago’s own Christmas Tree Ship. We will discuss some of the elements of non-fiction. Afterwards we will build our own miniature trees out felt.
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop in to make a fun and wintry craft.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy Holiday stories and songs at this seasonal storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy Holiday stories and songs at this seasonal storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Enjoy Holiday stories, rhymes and bounces with your baby. For babies 23 months and younger with their parent/caregiver.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Enjoy Holiday stories, rhymes and bounces with your baby. For babies 23 months and younger with their parent/caregiver.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Ever wondered what goes on at the Eastgate Branch after it closes?? Sign up to find out! Parents are required to sign their children up in person at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us as we travel around the world! Each month we will visit a different country and learn about the people and culture through stories, crafts, or movies. Get your passport stamped each month to remember all the countries you've visited!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Get ready for the holiday by making a craft. Then listen to holiday stories while enjoying a cookie, and try to catch that reindeer For kids in K & 1 grade (5-7 years old). Registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Winter's surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. A companion must be found for her soon or she will have to leave her human friends and go live at another aquarium. Rated PG
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Register in person at the Library for Summer Reading and then you can log your books online. Remember to sign into the correct program, as indicated on your reading log. Once you are signed in, you can then record books for all members of your family. Call 847-458-6060 ext 135 if you need any assistance.