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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn how these two Microsoft Office 2013 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
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Medical Cannabis, aka Medical Marijuana, is available in Illinois.
Learn the science, biology, laws, application process and patient experience.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 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
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Many students and parents consider finances the biggest barrier to college. This session outlines the financial aid process and provides insight on ways to maximize access to financial aid to help pay for college.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, September 02, 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
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
16th Annual parade will kick off at the corner of Grafton Farm Road & Miller Road for one mile and conclude at the corner of Albrecht Road and Miller Road. Cheer for the library as we hand out new books donated by the Friends of the Library.
Location
Summer Sunset Festival Parade
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Get the facts on what gluten is, what has changed, and why it matters--explained in simple and practical terms
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A beginner's look at the basic functions of Publisher 2013. 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
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us to play the friendly dice game "Bunco." Small Prizes awarded to the winners. Snacks provided. Registration required. For ages 18 and over.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about DRS Vocational Rehabilitation Services for persons with disabilities who want to work, Home Services, for those in danger of going nursing homes or institutions.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
6:00 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, September 14, 2016
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation by inserting text and pictures onto slides, adding animations and transitions, saving, and more. This introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 will have you creating presentations for business or personal use.
Basic computer skills are needed.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 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 Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
6:30 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 cards to take home.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 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
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Visit the Library table at this Free event to educate residents about how they can help preserve and protect natural resources.
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Robin Williams was one of the funniest comedians of all time. His improvisational skills were almost other-worldly! Yet behind the comic persona lay a complex man.



Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Refresh your knowledge of the 1940 Census. Find information & clues to find ancestors and combine with maps, directories and other records to find living people.

Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Description
Create your own small functional napkin basket from reeds in this introductory basket-weaving class. Choose from a variety of accent colors. All supplies provided. Mary Price, owner of Sunset Ridge Basketry, is your guide.


Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 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
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Enjoy lively discussions of classic works of literature.
Location
Harnish Large Study Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 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 Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Celebrate technology, crafting, and more during this day-long extravaganza! Free silk screening, LEGO® Architecture & Robotics workshops, craft stations, prizes—even a rocketry demonstration!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Demonstration of this real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
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
Clodkwork Prince
Author
Cassandra Clare
Review
The authors continue to take the reader on epic adventures. However, the characters suffer through many extremes including near death experiences. Nonetheless, they are brilliantly reinstated in time to set out on another wild event.
Title
Masterminds
Author
Gordon Korman
Review
Another winner from Gordon Korman! I would recommend this to students who like the idea of books like Divergent but aren't quite ready for that level of book in the theme and amount of reading. This book is just as exciting, but an easier read.
Title
Shotgun Lovesongs
Author
Butler
Review
This is the story of 4 30 something men who grew up in a very small town and their transition from kids to full blown adults. I loved the strong bonds of friendship between between the main characters. I was intrigued by the subplot of one man being in love with his best friend's wife!