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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, February 08, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Monitor finances, organize your address book and more with this beginner’s look at Microsoft Excel 2013’s basic functions. Learn how to enter data, use autofill and autosum, insert a chart, templates, save and print. Basic computer and mouse experience required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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, February 09, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how to put together a mosaic trivet using glass pieces.You put the trivet together and take it home to grout and finish.Choice of designs.Materials provided.Registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Check out the Library's redesigned website and learn what you can do using your home computer or mobile device. Valid Algonquin Area Public Library Card required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us in an interactive dramatic reading of the Bard’s classic pastoral comedy “As You Like It”. It’s filled with laughs, love, mistaken identities, and much silliness.
We’ll start with a brief introduction to the play, before beginning our performance. No acting experience is necessary; only willingness to read aloud. Parts will be assigned at random.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Experience the latest trend in relaxation:adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind & help to promote overall wellness.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, February 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Learn the basics of an account setup, posting pictures, instant messaging, finding friends and family, blocking unwanted posts, people and game requests, and more. Basic computer and internet skills needed. skills needed
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Mercy Health System Nurses will be at the Harnish Main Library to meet and greet residents and provide free blood pressure screenings, free BMI screenings, and heart health information. Stickets, coloring books and crayons for the kids!
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, February 15, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A University of Illinois Master Gardener will share how to find reputable sources for ordering seeds and plants by mail, online, or other methods.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Exploring the records available to tell the stories of those who died in service and who took care of our Soldier Dead, the Graves Registration Service men. Learn about their job and the reasons it took so long to have our soldiers repatriated and what happened to the personal effects during the course of recovery and repatriation.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
TBA
Location
Harnish Large Study Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level and learn advanced formatting, multipage workbooks, and the fundamentals of pivot tables. Basic Excel skills required.d.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 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 Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 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, February 19, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Description
Interactive Movie event -- watch, sing, and participate along with the characters in the movie Home.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Visit the Cafe and enjoy your Winter Reading selections with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Storyteller and living history actor Marlene Rivero portrays Ann Stokes, who is believed to have been the first African American woman to serve on board a U.S. military vessel.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, February 22, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Donate and save up to three lives! Heartland is the sole provider to 65 hospitals in the Chicagoland area. Schedule your appointment today at www.heartlandbc.org.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Channel the Bard and create your own Shakespearean sonnet, a 14-line structured, rhyming poem.Learn sonnet basics and have fun!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A performance oriented lecture illustrating the greatness, versatility, & astounding genius of The Bard by performing & dissecting several speeches and monologues.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, February 25, 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 Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Visit the Library booth at the Algonquin-LITH Chamber of Commerce event! Demonstrations of our 3-D Printer and other new technology!
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, March 03, 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, March 03, 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, March 04, 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
Friday, March 04, 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
Saturday, March 05, 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
Sunday, March 06, 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

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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
Oliver Twist
Author
Charles Dickens
Review
Great cultural commentary that still rings true
Title
Family Trees
Author
Kerstin March
Review
Nice story with a predictable ending, but I loved it because it takes place in Bayfield, WI - one of my favorite places to visit.
Title
Three Wishes
Author
Liane Moriarity
Review
I loved loved this book! I have just found this author and have really been enjoying her books. What Alice Forgot was one of my favorites, but I loved reading about this set of triplets and found myself caught up in their stories. Another fantastic summer read!