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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn all about the Library’s 3D printers and how to create your own 3D projects with TinkerCAD’s online software.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, June 02, 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, June 03, 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

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Guided 45 minute hike to see and learn about this unique wetland. Celebrate National Trails Day in a McHenry County Conservation District public land.

Location
Barbara Key Park - LITH Fen
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Guided 45 minute hike to see and learn about this unique wetland. Celebrate National Trails Day in a McHenry County Conservation District public land.

Location
Barbara Key Park - LITH Fen
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn common causes of lower back pain, biggest mistakes, why and how problems cause pain and how prevention, simple remedies and body mechanics can help you.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 08, 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
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Working in the Teaching Garden helping with Early Veggie Harvest / Tender veggie plantings
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us to play the friendly dice game "Bunco." Small Prizes awarded to the winners. Snacks provided. Registration required.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
With Mayor Rahm Emanuel under fire, facing calls to resign,it is fascinating to look at the varied life stories, unique elections and mixed records of the men and woman who have guided Chicago since the death of Richard J. Daley.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, June 13, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
One of the largest and most impressive genealogy collections in the US is located on UW Campus in Madison, WI.Learn how to locate family histories, records and more.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 14, 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, June 14, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Add some spice to your picnic or BBQ. Make your own variety of seasonings and packaging for gifts or to use at home. All supplies provided.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 15, 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
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Practical application workshop on why cover letter is so important, matching your skills to the job & critical interview advice on dress, body language and questions.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 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 Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn about advanced TinkerCAD functions and build on the skills learned in the introduction course. We’ll recreate a part printed on our 3D printer for the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry’s greenhouse.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, June 16, 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
Monday, June 20, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Spend a little of the longest day of the year in the Teaching Garden. We'll harvest some early crops, cut some flowers, add new plantings and more.
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Meet & greet Chief Bucci of Algonquin and Chief Brey of Lake in the Hills or one of their Deputy Chief’s in our Café for coffee and cookies.

Location
Main Library Lobby Table
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Master Gardener, Peggy Lackman, discusses herb gardening selections, planting techniques and harvesting. Vegetable garden tour by Laurie Selpien, shows herb uses and recipes from the garden.
Location
ALG-LITH Food Pantry
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 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

Title
Date
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn how to create printable 3D objects for your garden using TinkerCAD’s online software and the Library’s 3D printers.
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
On Shifting Sand
Author
Allison Pittman
Review
Classic story of marital infidelity set in Oklahoma during the dustbowl.
Title
Death Wears a Beauty Mask
Author
Mary Higgins Clark
Review
This was a great collection of early short stories by the prolific author, Mary Higgins Clark. She had the touch back then to keep you guessing as to who did what.
Title
Dead Wake
Author
Erik Larson
Review
Erik Larson succeeded in writing another great book. This is my third Larson book. It was informative as well as a enjoyable experience