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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, April 21, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Parents learn how they can use everyday items such as cereal boxes, paper plates, and hair gel to promote early literacy. Bring your child and get ready to take a few do-it-yourself projects home with you! For 3-6 year olds to attend with a parent/caregiver.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, April 21, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Parents learn how they can use everyday items such as cereal boxes, paper plates, and hair gel to promote early literacy. Bring your child and get ready to take a few do-it-yourself projects home with you! For 3-6 year olds to attend with a parent/caregiver.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Stomp, jump and giggle as Miss Carole sings active songs that are guaranteed to have you up and moving around!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 22, 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, April 23, 2014
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, April 23, 2014
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, April 23, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This early literacy program will engage your young learner in pre-reading and pre-writing activities. Children will participate in sensory, fine motor, letter recognition, and rhyming activities, all while having fun!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Students in grades 2-5 can drop in and be paired with a teen volunteer for reading time.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for this second class in three week series of chess instruction and games taught by a professional instructor from Shulman Chess. Learn how to improve your chess skills and strategy. Players must know rules of the game. Limited to the first 24 students
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Families are invited to come and enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 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! This month's theme is Spring! Space is limited to 16 families. 1st prize is a small LEGO set.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
It's been a long winter! Please join us for stories, songs and fingerplays that celebrate this lovely time of the year.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Discover what it takes to be a computer scientist! Develop your own code to lead Angry Bird - Red through different mazes to destroy the evil Minion pig. No prior computer coding knowledge needed.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Does your room have books everywhere? Do you have books that you know you won’t read again? Bring your gently used paperbacks to our book swap and trade your books for someone else’s. Please note that only gently used children’s books with minimal wear and tear will be accepted at this event. Water damaged, ink marked, torn/missing pages, coloring/activity books, etc. cannot be accepted. Please limit the number of books you bring to 15 or less per child.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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, April 29, 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, April 29, 2014
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, April 30, 2014
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, April 30, 2014
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, April 30, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for the third class in a three week series of chess instruction and games taught by a professional instructor from Shulman Chess. Learn how to improve your chess skills and strategy. Players must know rules of the game. Limited to the first 24 students
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Families are invited to come and enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, May 02, 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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, May 02, 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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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, May 06, 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, May 06, 2014
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, May 07, 2014
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, May 07, 2014
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, May 07, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Students in grades 2-5 can drop in and be paired with a teen volunteer for reading time.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Families are invited to come and enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Bring one of your favorite books to share. We will also come compete in teams and celebrate with our end of the year trivia party!
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for a lively book discussion for 5-8 graders. Please register at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, May 09, 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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, May 09, 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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for this beginner’s level book discussion. We will read the Caldecott Honor Book Red Sings from the Treetops : A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. We will discuss how artists use color to convey ideas and feelings. Then we will create drawings that express a variety of ideas using color.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Reading informational text is a very important aspect of your child’s ELA curriculum. Children will read non-fiction books about various animals, and complete some fun and creative projects about their favorite animal.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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, May 13, 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, May 13, 2014
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, May 14, 2014
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, May 14, 2014
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
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Families are invited to come and enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 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. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us as we travel around the world! Journey to the southern hemisphere as we explore New Zealand! Learn about the Maori people and New Zealand culture, make a craft, and see the traditional haka dance.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Enjoy fun stories and activities for kids in K & 1 grade (5-7 years old). Registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Compete on the Wii! 1st prize in each age bracket will receive a $10 GameStop gift card! All participants will receive a small prize. Limited to the first 28 contestants, ages 5-13.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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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.