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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Enjoy Holiday stories, rhymes and bounces with your baby. For babies 23 months and younger with their parent/caregiver.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Enjoy Holiday stories, rhymes and bounces with your baby. For babies 23 months and younger with their parent/caregiver.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, December 19, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Ever wondered what goes on at the Eastgate Branch after it closes?? Sign up to find out! Parents are required to sign their children up in person at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us as we travel around the world! Each month we will visit a different country and learn about the people and culture through stories, crafts, or movies. 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, December 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Get ready for the holiday by making a craft. Then listen to holiday stories while enjoying a cookie, and try to catch that reindeer 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, December 22, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Winter's surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. A companion must be found for her soon or she will have to leave her human friends and go live at another aquarium. Rated PG
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, December 27, 2014
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
Tuesday, January 06, 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, January 06, 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, January 06, 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, January 06, 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, January 07, 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, January 07, 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, January 07, 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
Thursday, January 08, 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
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
We will discuss The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi. Copies will be available for check out at the Youth Services Desk. For Grades 3-5.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us as we discuss Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage. Please sign up and check out a copy of the book at the Youth Services desk. For 5-8 graders.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, January 09, 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, January 09, 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
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
This month we will read Grandpa Green by Lane Smith and discuss how important illustrations are when you are trying to tell a story. We will listen to the story and draw what we picture in our minds. Then we will read the book together and see what the author/illustrator actually put down on paper.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, January 12, 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, January 13, 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, January 13, 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, January 13, 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, January 13, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Is your child almost ready to start preschool? Join the Algonquin Area Public Library, along with the Huntley Area Library and Fox River Valley Library, in the Main Gym of Jacobs High School for Preschool Information Night! Learn about the preschools in your local area and meet and talk with preschool representatives. Drop in any time between 6:30-8pm to look at displays and pick up literature. Most parents need approximately 45 minutes to visit and collect information.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 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
Wednesday, January 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
Wednesday, January 14, 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, January 15, 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
Thursday, January 15, 2015
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

Title
Date
Friday, January 16, 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, January 16, 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

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Important Messages


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.