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Upcoming Events
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

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
This class will help you improve your computer skills with lessons on basic mouse controls, searching, opening, and closing programs, and organizing your files in your library and on the desktop.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
This class will go over basic usage of the Windows 8.1 operating system, covering: basic mouse controls, searching, opening, and closing programs, how to install, configure, and remove apps, and more.
If you are bringing your own laptop please make sure it is updated to Windows 8.1 or higher.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Find exactly what you're looking for with Google Search. This course will explain filter and location settings, basic search functions, other Google search options, and what to be aware of.

Basic computer skills and internet skills are needed.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Are you having trouble with email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Facebook? Taken a previous computer class and still need some help? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance.

Laptops are supplied or bring your own.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 03, 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, September 04, 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, September 05, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
15th Annual parade will kick off at the corner of Grafton Farm Road & Miller Road for one mile and conclude at the corner of Albrecht Road and Miller Road. Cheer for the library as we hand out new books donated by the Friends of the Library.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 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, September 08, 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, September 08, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Make a bracelet or other fashion accessory that lights up with LED lights and circuitry! Create your own design using our materials and then hand-sew the project together.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn more about topics like post-secondary options, what to consider when deciding on a college & major, what to do on college visits, & how to apply to colleges.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
The Genealogical Research System (GRS) is DAR’s online genealogical portal.Learn how to use the Ancestor Database, Member Database, Descendants Database, and more.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Barry Bradford, historian, takes a look at the candidates, both Republican and Democrat, who are likely to seek the nomination of their party for the Presidency.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
A beginner's look at the basic functions of Word 2010.
Learn basic formatting, font and page set-up, inserting pictures, saving and printing.
Basic computer and mouse experience required.

Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
PERSI, the Periodical Source Index, is the largest subject index to genealogy & local history periodical articles in the world. Learn how to access & use effectively.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 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
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will provide tips and tricks for polishing your college entrance essays.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Book discussion
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Illinois Library Association's "Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project"2014 Winner, Joanne Zienty, will discuss her book, The Things We Save, from the writing process, to publishing.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The theme is “Explore the Outdoors.” Visit the Library at this Free event to educate residents about how they can help preserve and protect natural resources.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Description
Carmen
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 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
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Tips and tools to avoid and protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud and identity theft. Learn about consumer and business safeguards.
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
Wild
Author
Cheryl Strayed
Review
Wow. What a great narrative of Cheryl Strayed's journey.
Title
Camo Girl
Author
Kelka Magoon
Review
Book was good... a quick read about an adolescent friendship with 2 "outsiders" and social norms. Nothing special but good nonetheless.
Title
Sharp Objects
Author
Gillian Flynn
Review
This is my favorite of Gillian Flynn's books. She sets scenes so well and allows readers to be empathetic toward her main characters while stil being aware of their flaws. I was not expecting the revelations in this book until moments before they happened, which was refreshing since a lot of suspensful fiction is predictable. The story moves along at a good pace, and the audiobook is done well.