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Upcoming Events
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Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Give back to your community and earn a pint for a pint! Receive a coupon for a FREE pint of ice cream from Baskin Robbins for donating blood. Heartland Blood Centers will be in the Large Meeting Room to walk you through the process of donation. Need help scheduling your appointment? Contact Theresa at 847-458-3133. Have questions about donating? Contact Heartland at 815-271-2910.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Crystal Lake Community Band will perform the music of John Williams.
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Working in the Teaching Garden and learning how to cut flowers for arrangements and bouquets.
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join interesting and diverse local writers in a writing critique group. No need to bring a writing piece on your first visit. We welcome beginners to advanced.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Experiment with the Library’s vinyl cutter and learn how to use Silhouette Studio software to create your own stickers or stencils for your hobby projects.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Cheer the Library's entry! New books, donated by the Friends of the Library, will be handed out to parade watchers.
Location
Founders Days Parade
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us in our backyard for entertainment, food, and fun as we host National Night Out at the Harnish Main Library! Bring the whole family!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Monitor finances, organize your address book and more with this beginner’s look at Microsoft Excel 2013’s basic functions. Learn how to enter data, use autofill and autosum, insert a chart, templates, save and print. Basic computer and mouse experience required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 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, August 05, 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

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Date
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Meet Mercy Health System nurses and learn more about Mercy services and facilities. Nurses will offer on-the-spot free blood pressure screenings and biometric information. Coloring sheets for the kids!
Location
Main Library Lobby Table
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 09, 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, August 09, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Inspired by all the craft projects on Pinterest but not sure where to start?Join us as we help you create three simple crafts found on Pinterest.Supplies provided.

Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 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 Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Get a jump start on the college admission process! Identify helpful tips and suggestions on how to draft a well organized essay in order to create a competitive college application at this workshop with Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Drivers 50+ improve driving skills.Fee:$15.00 AARP members/$20.00 non-AARP.Must attend both sessions.Payment due at in person registration. Checks to AARP or cash accepted.No Credit cards.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Experience the latest trend in relaxation:adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind & help to promote overall wellness.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Friday, August 12, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
Drivers 50+ improve driving skills.Fee:$15.00 AARP members/$20.00 non-AARP.Must attend both sessions.Payment due at registration. Checks to AARP or cash accepted. No Credit cards.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, August 15, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level and learn advanced formatting, multi-page workbooks, and the fundamentals of pivot tables. Basic Excel skills required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Get a beginner’s look at the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2013. From recipes to resumes, you can create fantastic-looking Word documents by adjusting page size and margins, font styles and sizes, tabs and indents, inserting pictures, and more.
Basic computer and mouse experience required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 17, 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, August 18, 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, August 18, 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
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
A young girl of faith, hope, relentless spirit, and wisdom beyond her years.Anne kept an extremely positive attitude proclaiming that, “In spite of everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”
Location
Harnish Meeting 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
Disclaimer
Author
Renee Knight
Review
A lot of twists and turns. good book
Title
War that Saved my Life, The
Author
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Review
This book looks at just how much people can overcome when given the opportunity. Ada, Jamie, and Susan all learn to care more for themselves and each other, even though they all try not to stay independent. A story of growth against the backdrop of the destruction of WWII.
Title
Going Rogue
Author
Robin Benway
Review
Lots of fun! The sequel to Also Known As - this was a nice light action/spy romp. A good readalike for Ally Carter's books.