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Upcoming Events
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

Title
Date
Monday, March 07, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn the fundamentals of the latest version of Windows. Bring in your laptop to follow along. If you haven’t updated yet, come in and see what it’s all about.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Through Code.org we’ll create artistic patterns using simple drag-and-drop instructions. Great for anyone interested in learning JavaScript or anyone looking to keep their mind engaged.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 08, 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, March 08, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Paint your own wine glass with choice of designs, stencils, lettering, or create your own!
All supplies provided
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn about natural solutions to support and strengthen the immune system. Used aromatically, essential oils can reduce stress, a key contributor to weakening the immune system.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us to play the friendly dice game "Bunco." Small Prizes awarded to the winners. Snacks provided. Registration required.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Ginger Frere finds genealogical treasure troves in county records: ie. property,court orders & vital records found in unique local government records.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Diana’s unexpected life, beloved for her compassion, veered between glamour and tragedy and her sudden and controversial death make for an unforgettable story.
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
Wicked
Author
Gregory Maguire
Review
Darker and with more political intrigue than the musical
Title
Radiant Angel
Author
Nelson DeMille
Review
A good John Corey story.
Title
Summer Secrets
Author
Jane Green
Review
Good book- quickly paced... great summer read.