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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, August 03, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A beginner's look at the basic functions of Excel 2010. Learn how to enter data, autofill, autosum, insert a chart, save and print. Basic computer and mouse experience required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Offered by AARP Driver Safety for driver's age 50 and over. Must complete both sessions to receive certificate. $15 for AARP Members or $20 for NON AARP Members.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A continuation of the HTML skills learned in the Code Academy lesson from the previous Introduction to Coding class.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Offered by AARP Driver Safety for driver's age 50 and over. Must complete both sessions to receive certificate. $15 for AARP Members or $20 for NON AARP Members.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Book club discussion.
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, August 07, 2015
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
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time
9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Focus on advanced ways to convey your expertise. Enhance your profile, manage, and communicate with connections, improve your find--ability and how to approach key contacts and companies.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, August 09, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn about Y-DNA tests, Surname DNA projects, verifying pedigrees and connections of candidates, finding test candidates, & key points on other types of DNA tests.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, August 10, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A beginner's look at the basic functions of Publisher. Learn how to create basic brochures and newsletters, format fonts, insert pictures, save and print. Basic computer and mouse experience required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
6:30 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 11, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Curious about felting? Create your own felted body scrubber, soap included! Light hand needle felting, try out a felting machine and felt a bar of soap!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, August 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A continuation of the skills learned in Excel I introducing advanced formatting and multipage workbooks.
Basic Excel skills required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
For those who want to read or re-read classic literature and discuss with like minded individuals. No December Meeting.
Location
Harnish Large Study Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Book discussion
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Writers can use this time for writing, small group critique or to present a workshop
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn all about our 3D printer and how to create your own 3D projects with easy-to-use software.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, August 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Introduction to PowerPoint 2010. The course will show you how to create a presentation, insert text and pictures, animations and transitions, save, and print. Basic computer skills are needed.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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 Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Nationally acclaimed storytellers and puppeteers, along with outstanding acoustic musicians from the Midwest will enchant audiences of all ages. Come prepared to laugh, gasp, and have lots of fun. Local historical societies, and living history reenactors will share insights into McHenry County history. The James Bus will be on site, courtesy of the McHenry County Historical Society. Make sure you bring a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities. The program will run rain or shine, and is being offered in cooperation with the Algonquin Area Public Library, Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department, and Algonquin Events and Recreation Department.
Storytellers Include: Paddy Lynn, Sandi Sylver, Linda Gorham &
Megan Wells
Musicians Include: Susan Salidor, Bill Robinson & Hanes & O’Meara
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, August 31, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how to market your military skills to employers who value hiring veterans.Target your job search toward companies with veteran recruiting initiatives and more.
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
Letters from Camp
Author
Kate Klise
Review
Kate Klise does such a wonderful job in her "letters" books creating a fun format to read. Just like in Regarding the Fountain, I enjoyed the combination of letters, memos, post-its and "camp-o-grams" to read. The different voices/perspectives and the humor of the story make this a great 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.
Title
City of Heavenly Fire
Author
Cassandra Clare
Review
Great battles heroic battles. Complete with heroes and heroines. Believable characters humorous text and heartwarming end.