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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
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, February 03, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Students in grades 1-8 practice reading aloud to a teen volunteer in grades 9-12.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn the basics to computer coding by designing your own games and animations with Scratch.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 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
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Get your dancing feet ready! Families with young children are invited to come dance to some old-time favorites and storytime favorites at our dance party! Light refreshments will be served.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, February 06, 2015
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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, February 06, 2015
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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, February 09, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Come journey through the alphabet while learning about animals along the way! This is a new early literacy program that will offer 26 different classes--- one for each letter of the alphabet. Each class will feature one animal, and the letter which it begins with. Activities will include stories, phonics games, art projects, and the integration of science with literacy. Be sure to pick up an Animals, A to Z attendance chart at registration, so we can reward your child for each animal he/she learns about.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop in to make a Valentine's craft.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come journey through the alphabet while learning about animals along the way! This is a new early literacy program that will offer 26 different classes--- one for each letter of the alphabet. Each class will feature one animal, and the letter which it begins with. Activities will include stories, phonics games, art projects, and the integration of science with literacy. Be sure to pick up an Animals, A to Z attendance chart at registration, so we can reward your child for each animal he/she learns about.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for an out of this world adventure! At this totally hands-on workshop, kids will conduct in fun experiments to learn about our solar system. Using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities developed by NASA and the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Youth Services Librarians Alexa Newman and Alison Tseng will lead kids on this exciting exploration of space! In September 2013, Newman received training from LPI and NASA scientists in STEM education. Tseng is the Youth Services Technology Librarian.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Enjoy a retelling of the story The Mitten by Jan Brett. Then we will create our own paper mitten.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for a lively book discussion. Paperback copies of The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies 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, February 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for a lively book discussion. Please sign up and pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services desk. For 5-8 graders.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, February 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Come sing, dance, and laugh with your baby at this special music-based storytime! Limited to the first 25 babies.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, February 13, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Ever wondered what goes on in the library after it closes? Join us “after hours” for food, games, Wii, and more. Parents are required to sign their children up in person at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, February 14, 2015
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
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a beginner's book discussion. We will read the book Ivan: the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate together. After we discuss the story, we’ll make an Ivan-themed valentine.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Readers in grades K-8 can cast their votes for the 2015 Monarch, Caudill, or Bluestem Awards. Voters will cast their official ballots, receive a participation certificate, a sticker, and have a small snack. Can’t make it? Ballots will be available at the youth services desk from February 1-27 for the Caudill, and from February 15-March 14 for the Bluestem and Monarch.

*in order to vote for an award, readers must have read at least 3 books from the Bluestem or Caudill master lists, or at least 5 books from the Monarch list.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, February 16, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
How do they do that? Learn the science behind balance and speed in some of the world's craziest sports. Reenact these skills in miniature.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, February 16, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG:80 mins)
Judith Viorst's acclaimed children's book is brought to the big screen. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Drop-in to watch a fun half hour preschool movie.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Students in grades 1-8 practice reading aloud to a teen volunteer in grades 9-12.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Mix, splash and explore colors with stories and hands-on projects that reinforce early math and science concepts. Participants may get messy and are encouraged to wear washable clothing.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Drop-in to watch a fun half hour preschool movie.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, February 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come to this open activity time and play with toys and puppets, build towers with boxes, read books and play an early literacy game or two. Coffee, juice and muffins will be served.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us as we travel around the world! 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, February 21, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
It’s the Year of the Goat. Join us as we celebrate the New Year with stories, games and a craft.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, February 23, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
We'll read The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig and find similarities and differences to The Three Little Pigs, in this fun Common Core State Standard aligned program. Registration Required, but open to all cardholders.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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, February 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Enjoy a fun literacy craft or activity sheet. For children ages 5 and under. No registration required.

Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Enter the many worlds of Minecraft. Come with your favorite servers and minigames, your own accounts and get ready to build with other players.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Enjoy a fun literacy craft or activity sheet. For children ages 5 and under. No registration required.

Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a calm and inclusive storytime for children of all developmental abilities. Enjoy stories and activities that can be adapted for individual needs. For ages 2 years and above with a parent/caregiver.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, February 27, 2015
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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, February 27, 2015
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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Let’s experiment with cameras, tablets, and glow sticks to light up the dark with amazing colorful designs.
Location
Harnish 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.