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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 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
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Crafty 2-6 year olds are invited to do a simple Spring craft. No registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Join us for a lively book discussion. Paperback copies of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein 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, April 09, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
We will discuss Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Paperback copies will be available at the Youth Services Desk. For 5-8 graders.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, April 11, 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, April 11, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a beginner's book discussion. We will read Ballet for Martha : Making Appalachian Spring by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan ; illustrated by Brian Floca together. This month we’ll discuss artistic collaboration. First we’ll listen to the music made famous by Aaron Copland and draw our impressions of it; then watch an excerpt from the ballet.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) 2pm
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, April 13, 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, April 14, 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, April 14, 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, April 14, 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, April 14, 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, April 15, 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, April 15, 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, April 15, 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
Thursday, April 16, 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
Friday, April 17, 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 Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, April 17, 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
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Description
Come watch Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13; 121 min). Feel free to bring your own dinner!
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 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, April 18, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Spring has Sprung. Kick off those winter boots and celebrate spring with stories, games and a kite craft. We’ll fly them outside weather permitting. 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, April 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Join Language Stars for an interactive storytime in Spanish! Using puppets, toys, and songs, their native-speaking teacher will bring the story to life and teach you basic vocabulary along the way. No background in Spanish language is necessary. For children ages 2 years and up.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
With clipboards in hand, emerging writers will be challenged to search the library and write down all the words they can find. This popular classroom writing activity will be even more exciting with the library's spin on it! Registration Required, but open to all cardholders.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
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! Space is limited to 16 families, with children ages 5-13. 1st prize is a small LEGO set.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 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, April 21, 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, April 21, 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, April 21, 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
Wednesday, April 22, 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, April 22, 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, April 22, 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
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Are you a master at Super Smash Brothers? Come compete on the Library’s Wii U! First prize in each bracket gets a $10 gift card to Gamestop. Limited to the first 28 contestants, ages 8 – 13.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 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
Friday, April 24, 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, April 24, 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
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Description
Come watch The Avengers (PG-13; 143 min) before Avengers 2: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1. Bring your own dinner - we'll provide chips and soda.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Jesse Buck from Modern Age Comics will briefly cover the history of comic books, how to read comic books, and the supplies needed when collecting and caring for your collection.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn the art of stop motion animation. We’ll use green screens, cameras, and tablets to make objects come to life in their own short films.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 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
Monday, April 27, 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
Tuesday, April 28, 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, April 28, 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, April 28, 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, April 28, 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, April 28, 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, April 29, 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, April 29, 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
Thursday, April 30, 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

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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.