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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, October 06, 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
Tuesday, October 07, 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, October 07, 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, October 08, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a short storytime and simple coloring activity. For children ages 5 and under. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a short storytime and simple coloring activity. For children ages 5 and under. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Join us for a lively book discussion of The Beloved Dearly. Paperback copies of the book will be available at the Youth Services Desk. For 3-5 grades.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Description
October’s book discussion title is The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Please register 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, October 10, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, October 10, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, October 10, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
The Hotel Transylvania, run by Dracula, is a unique, high-end resort catering only to the finest monsters and their families. Dracula is preparing for his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday - when trouble arises: a human has stumbled in and he won't leave!
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a beginner's book discussion. You don't have to be tall to read tall tales. The Bookaneers will learn what makes a tale "tall" when we read and discuss American classics and create an art project based on our story.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 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, October 15, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a short storytime and simple coloring activity. For children ages 5 and under. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Enjoy a short storytime and simple coloring activity. For children ages 5 and under. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
We will get ready for a fun-filled Halloween, as we decorate small pumpkins, enjoy not-too-scary stories and play rousing Halloween games. For Grades K-2.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us in helping to set another world record as we participate in
the 11th national Read for the Record. We will be reading Bunny Cakes
by Rosemary Wells, and celebrating all things Max and Ruby.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 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, October 22, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos and some of the cheerfully creepy artwork that comes with it. Then we'll make our own drawings inspired by colorful sugar skull candies.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop in to make a spooky fun craft.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 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, October 25, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Dress in your costume, hear seasonal stories and celebrate Halloween. We will parade around the Library and you will get a few Halloween trinkets.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Drop-in and make a simple Halloween craft.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers and their favorite adults are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to this spooky storytime.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Dress in your costume, hear seasonal stories and celebrate Halloween. We will parade around the Library and you will get a few Halloween trinkets.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Dress in your costume, hear seasonal stories and celebrate Halloween. We will parade around the Library and you will get a few Halloween trinkets.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Important Messages


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.