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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Not just for tech geeks! Learn the basics of JavaScript (the programming language of the Web) with drag-and-drop coding through Code.org’s “One Hour of Code” program.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 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, July 07, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
($10 entry fee, this day only)No children please.
Great Books @ Great Prices!
All fiction books are in alphabetical order and all other categories are organized to make shopping easy!

Location
Eastgate Branch Book Sale Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Knowing HTML can pay off professional and personally. Learn the fundamentals of HTML and create a basic website using Code Academy
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 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, July 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Great Books @ Great Prices!
All fiction books are in alphabetical order and all other categories are organized to make shopping easy!

Location
Eastgate Branch Book Sale Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
TBA
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Great Books @ Great Prices!
All fiction books are in alphabetical order and all other categories are organized to make shopping easy!
Location
Eastgate Branch Book Sale Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
tba
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Today is half price Day!
Great Books @ Great Prices!
All fiction books are in alphabetical order and all other categories are organized to make shopping easy!
Location
Eastgate Branch Book Sale Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
tba
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 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, July 12, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Using a hard cover book, scrapbook and watercolor papers, duct tape and heavy thread to create a journal that fits your personality and recycle too!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn the truth behind this very much misunderstood queen, from a teen bride enveloped in pure opulence to the most hated woman in France. What actually happened?
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Enjoy fun variations of Bingo,light snacks and small prizes!
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
“The Chicago Magic Expert,” cracks open his magic history scrapbooks to reveal a secret world of colorful characters, amusing adventures, and arcane knowledge.

Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 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
Thursday, July 21, 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, July 21, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Discover a free-to-use photo editing website and learn how to do basic touch up, add effects, restore an old photo, create photo collages, and more.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 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, July 25, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Give back to your community and earn a pint for a pint! Receive a coupon for a FREE pint of ice cream from Baskin Robbins for donating blood. Heartland Blood Centers will be in the Large Meeting Room to walk you through the process of donation. Need help scheduling your appointment? Contact Theresa at 847-458-3133. Have questions about donating? Contact Heartland at 815-271-2910.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The Crystal Lake Community Band will perform the music of John Williams.
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Working in the Teaching Garden and learning how to cut flowers for arrangements and bouquets.
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 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, July 28, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Experiment with the Library’s vinyl cutter and learn how to use Silhouette Studio software to create your own stickers or stencils for your hobby projects.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Cheer the Library's entry! New books, donated by the Friends of the Library, will be handed out to parade watchers.
Location
Founders Days Parade
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
All the Single Ladies
Author
Dorothea Benton Frank
Review
A good beach read. Some mystery, romance and humor lead to a predictable ending but the journey to get there is enjoyable.
Title
Lifted by the Great Nothing
Author
Karin Dimechkie
Review
A bit of mystery to this story, but pretty much a downer of a book. There were a lot of problems and not much in the way of happiness for any of the characters.
Title
Oh say can you fudge
Author
Nancy Coco
Review
Allie McMurphy finds Rodney Rivers, the man she hired to blow up fireworks for the 4th of July dead. Shortly after she finds him, the warehouse he was in with all the fireworks blows up. There are many fires after this. Allie helps to solve the mystery. This all takes place on Mackinac island.