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Upcoming Events
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

Title
Date
Friday, July 31, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Pack a lunch, bring a blanket & be treated to music by Istvan & His Imaginary Band with endless series of effects joined by a rotating cast of special guests!
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, August 03, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A beginner's look at the basic functions of Excel 2010. Learn how to enter data, autofill, autosum, insert a chart, save and print. Basic computer and mouse experience required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Offered by AARP Driver Safety for driver's age 50 and over. Must complete both sessions to receive certificate. $15 for AARP Members or $20 for NON AARP Members.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A continuation of the HTML skills learned in the Code Academy lesson from the previous Introduction to Coding class.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Offered by AARP Driver Safety for driver's age 50 and over. Must complete both sessions to receive certificate. $15 for AARP Members or $20 for NON AARP Members.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 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, August 07, 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
Saturday, August 08, 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, August 09, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn about Y-DNA tests, Surname DNA projects, verifying pedigrees and connections of candidates, finding test candidates, & key points on other types of DNA tests.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, August 10, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A beginner's look at the basic functions of Publisher. Learn how to create basic brochures and newsletters, format fonts, insert pictures, save and print. Basic computer and mouse experience required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 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, August 11, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Curious about felting? Create your own felted body scrubber, soap included! Light hand needle felting, try out a felting machine and felt a bar of soap!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, August 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A continuation of the skills learned in Excel I introducing advanced formatting and multipage workbooks.
Basic Excel skills required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 19, 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
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Book discussion
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, August 20, 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
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn all about our 3D printer and how to create your own 3D projects with easy-to-use software.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, August 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Introduction to PowerPoint 2010. The course will show you how to create a presentation, insert text and pictures, animations and transitions, save, and print. Basic computer skills are needed.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, August 27, 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

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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
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.
Title
Soul Music
Author
Terry Pratchett
Review
The adventures of Discworld's Death and his granddaughter
Title
My Venice and other essays
Author
Donna Leon
Review
Leon's writing is, as usual, impeccable. In short essay form her strong opinions can seem caustic; when woven into her mysteries they seem less so. Nevertheless, there's much to enjoy in this collection and it's worth reading.