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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level and learn advanced formatting, multipage workbooks, and the fundamentals of pivot tables. Basic Excel skills required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Learn how to take effective photos for your business & social presence, photography tips & tricks with user friendly apps and walk away with professional image to use.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Parents & daughters will learn techniques to avoid the pitfalls children face in today’s society to keep their self-esteem intact and boost their self-confidence.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, October 02, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Drop in during the workshop to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 college year . Bring any personal tax information with you. For college students and parents.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Glass etching, sticker making, silk screening, heat transfer, quilting and more! Either come in to learn how to do vinyl cutter projects OR come with your own materials and make your own crafts. For ages 9 years and up.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Glass etching, sticker making, silk screening, heat transfer, quilting and more! Either come in to learn how to do vinyl cutter projects OR come with your own materials and make your own crafts. For ages 9 years and up.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Meet & greet Chief Bucci of Algonquin and Chief Brey of Lake in the Hills or one of their Deputy Chief’s in our Café for coffee and cookies.
Location
Main Library Lobby Table
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Beginning to advanced weavers will create their own small basket from reeds. Algonquin cardholders 18 and over. Payment of $15 required at in-person only registration.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Adult book discussion group.
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Adults are invited to join us for book discussions on a variety of books.
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, October 09, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Do you have too many tomatoes or other produce left at the end of the summer? Learn how simple it is to can with an electric pressure cooker. We’ll demonstrate jams, veggies, fruits and soups. You’ll leave with recipes and tips to make canning quick and easy.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Author, Elizabeth Harmon, covers the basics of what NaNoWriMo is, how it works and strategies to help budding and established writers succeed.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Fans of anime and manga who are out of high school are invited to watch anime shows with us. Themes change each month and guests are welcome to show & tell and talk nerdy.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn about and try out our Silhouette Studio software and electronic cutting tool. Choose from some pre-cut stencils and Etch a jar to fill with bath salts!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about DRS Vocational Rehabilitation Services for persons with disabilities who want to work, Home Services, for those in danger of going nursing homes or institutions.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Relax and enjoy fun variations of Bingo (Six Pack, Coverall, Eight States, etc.). Light snacks and small prizes!
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn all about the Library’s 3D printers and find out how to create your own 3D projects with easy-to-use software.
Algonquin Area Public Library card needed to register for this class.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Discusses Swedish last names that can be fluid and confusing, and Swedish geography that trips us the uninitiated. Learn about available records.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Enjoy lively discussions of classic works of literature.
Location
Harnish Large Study Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Writers can use this time to writing small group critique or present a workshop.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Handmade cards add a uniquely special touch to traditional greetings. Materials and ideas will be supplied to make a set of 6 cards to take home.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Adult book discussion group
Location
Harnish Board Room
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. This is the login page for the Adult program. To log into the Young Adult program, please click on the Young Adult tab. Call 847-458-6060 ext 143 if you need any assistance.
Reviews
Title
The Help
Author
Katherine Stockett
Review
This novel is so heartwrenching and heartwarming at the same time. The friendships between the women who are "The Help" and this brave young white girl who wants to tell their story are wonderful. The author's ability to use dialect and capture the attitudes of 1960's Mississippi was fabulous. I don't often venture from fantasy or mystery, but this was well worth my time. I would highly recommend this novel.
Title
The Enemy Inside
Author
Steve Martini
Review
Part of a series of murder mysteries by Steve Martini.. Enjoyable read.
Title
Treasure Island
Author
Robert Louis Stevenson
Review
I liked this book 50 years ago and I enjoyed it again. It's got everything an eager mind seeks: secret signs, danger, high adventure, good guys and bad guys. The young protagonist (and the reader) get a lesson in learning that adults don't know everything; even good guys can get duped; and you have to trust your own instincts and observations. It's also an exploration that morality for some (many?) is situational -- it certainly is for Long John Silver.