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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 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, July 03, 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
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Thursday 4-7 pm $10 entry fee per person this day only
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 10 am -2 pm
Sunday 1-4 pm 1/2 Price Day
Location
Eastgate Branch Book Sale Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Thursday 4-7 pm $10 entry fee per person this day only
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 10 am -2 pm
Sunday 1-4 pm 1/2 Price Day
Location
Eastgate Branch Book Sale Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Browse gift books, puzzles and have light refreshments.
Friday 4-7pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday 1-4pm
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Thursday 4-7 pm $10 entry fee per person this day only
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 10 am -2 pm
Sunday 1-4 pm 1/2 Price Day
Location
Eastgate Branch Book Sale Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Browse gift books, puzzles and have light refreshments.
Friday 4-7pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday 1-4pm
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Time
9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Focus on advanced ways to convey your expertise. Enhance your profile, manage, and communicate with connections, improve your find--ability and how to approach key contacts and companies.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Thursday 4-7 pm $10 entry fee per person this day only
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 10 am -2 pm
Sunday 1-4 pm 1/2 Price Day
Location
Eastgate Branch Book Sale Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Browse gift books, puzzles and have light refreshments.
Friday 4-7pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday 1-4pm
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, July 13, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Using only free-to-use photo editing websites, learn how to do basic touch up, add effects, restore an old photo, create photo collages, and more.
Basic computer and internet skills are needed.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 14, 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, July 14, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Adults need crafty time, too! Are you inspired by all the craft projects on Pinterest but not sure where to start? Join us as we help you create three crafts found on Pinterest. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 15, 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, July 15, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Curious about essential oils & their health benefits? Rochelle Milos, presents an introduction and uses for ten of the most popular and versatile essential oils.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Book discussion
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Writers can use this time for writing, small group critique or to present a workshop
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, July 20, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn to create better looking documents in Word by using font styles, style sets, and word art, as well as modifying pictures, or using templates to create calendars and greeting cards.
Basic computer and mouse skills are needed.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 21, 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, July 21, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Bring a lawn chair and blanket to Lake in the Hills Airport
8407 Pyott Road, LITH. Concessions start at 6:30 pm
Movie starts at dusk. Comedy & Adventure 90 minutes.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, July 23, 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
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
See the Library's first float entry! New books, donated by the Friends of the Library, will be handed out to parade watchers.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, July 27, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of HTML with Code Academy. We’ll create a basic website with a one hour lesson set up through Code Academy.
Basic computer and internet skills needed.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn how these two Microsoft Office 2010 programs work together by inserting charts and spreadsheets into Word documents and using mail merge with an address list created in Excel.
Basic Microsoft Excel and Word skills required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Handmade cards add a uniquely special touch to traditional greetings. Materials and ideas will be supplied to make a set of 6 everyday occasion cards to take home.
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
Trickster's Point
Author
William Kent Krueger
Review
Great mystery, love the setting of all of his stories!
Title
the unfortunate importance of beauty
Author
Amanda Filipacchi
Review
With a title like this, you know the book will likely contain a lecture or two. But then the story takes a series of dips and dives, and you wonder: is this a love story? is it a mystery? or is it simply a humorous rant about the superficiality of a culture that is obsessed with looks? The answer: it's a cleverly done combination of all three that draws you into the lives of its characters so that you can't put it down until you know what happens. The end might have been a little too neatly done, but what really matters is witnessing the characters' psychological journeys.
Title
THE LEGACY
Author
Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley
Review
A spiritual and emotional book about growing into adulthood. Also expresses the love parents have for their children no matter their age.