Welcome to the Algonquin Area Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Click on the appropriate program tab listed below to get started.

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 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

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Date
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Find ways to organize, capture, preserve and share your genealogical research, now and into the future.Ensure your hard work passes to the next generation.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, May 01, 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 Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, May 01, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Description
Come kick off our Mini-Comic-Con weekend by viewing The Incredibles (PG; 115 min). Bring your own dinner; we'll provide chips and soda!
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Free comic books give away, costume contest, 501st Stormtroopers, and passport turn-in, and more!
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come on in and meet the 501st Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters as they visit our Library.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Dress your child as their favorite superhero, cartoon character, book or movie character and a panel of library staff members will select their favorite. Prizes will be awarded for different age brackets.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Come to the library dressed up as your favorite comic book, manga, anime, fantasy, or science fiction character and a panel of library staff members will select the best and award prizes
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Bring in up to 10 of your own unwanted or gently used comics and pick out up to 10 others to add to your collection. Adult, Teen and Youth welcome to donate or swap.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
The guys from Modern Age Comics will demonstrate how to play the table top game Hero Clix while explaining how the pieces work and move.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Book club discussion.
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Identify your Brain Color personality and discover why some of your family members are a song in your heart and others are a pain in the neck.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
LinkedIn Account required. Review & update personal profile, organize, increase connections, choose groups, communicate email & more. Bring your laptop or tablet.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, May 11, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Before you take your family trip this summer, learn how to bring the Library with you. We'll go over how to download E-books and audiobooks, download free music and video, and take a look at the Library's databases where you can learn a new language or find information on your vacation destination.
Valid Algonquin Area Public Library Card required
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Create a 20" necklace and learn the basics of jewelry making. Supplies included.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 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
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Hall of Fame baseball player, playright, product spokesman, war veteran and the Industrial Revolution marvel that brought professional sports to the masses.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, May 18, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Ever wonder what Minecraft is all about and why it’s played by so many? Come in and learn about the game, it’s different play styles, how to play, and even get a chance to try it out for yourself.
For parents or any adult who would like to try Minecraft.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
All the records did not burn!Learn the basics of how to begin researching your World War II military ancestors.Military records, books, photographs & family stories.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 20, 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, May 21, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 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
Thursday, May 21, 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
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Pick up a copy of the book at the Adult Services Desk at the Main Library. No registration necessary.
Location
Harnish Board Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Enter your library card and click on the Login button.
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
Invention of Wings
Author
Sue Monk Kidd
Review
My kind of book! Love the history in early 1800s Charleston, SC. Family story line goes back and forth between the 2 young girls, one a slave and one her white owner!