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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time
9:15 AM - 2:45 PM
Description
Specialists from the Center for Strategic Solutions will cover latest business insights on key career & employment topics: Goal Setting, job search techniques, networking, resumes. Box lunch included.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join us for this fun family event!Dance to music throughout the decades til today! Live DJ's from Jacobs DJ Club will mix playlists for dancing from young to old!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn all about the Library’s 3D printer and find out how to create your own 3D projects with easy-to-use software.
Basic mouse and computer skills needed.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, June 04, 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, June 05, 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
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
A Drum Circle is an interactive, unity building activity designed to share African American Culture through a traditional African Activity. Oba William King will teach us about the tradition of the African Drum, Djembe, Duun Duun and Shaker. Bring in your drums from home or just come to learn and enjoy this engaging program.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, June 08, 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, June 09, 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, June 09, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Recycle, reuse and re-purpose vintage vinyl record albums, cassette tapes, CD's into cool creative projects! All supplies provided.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Would you like to add some personal touches to your garden? We’ll show you how to create some garden themed projects using online software and the Library’s 3D Printer.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, June 12, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Pack a lunch, bring a blanket, and be treated to performance by Gary Kantor, Magician in our backyard tent. Presentation provided by the Algonquin Recreation Department.
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
One of the most charismatic and controversial American entertainers of all time. Barry Bradford will trace the biography of Sinatra's improbable life.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for this fun art program and get into the creative groove of abstract painting. Learn techniques for painting to the rhythm of music using watercolor pencils.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Get into the creative groove of abstract painting. Learn techniques for painting to the rhythm of music using watercolor pencils. No art experience required!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Establish Identity; Determine Cousin Relationships; Build an Ancestral Profile; using Timelines & Maps; Evidence Analysis and more.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Master Gardener, Peggy Lackman, discusses herb gardening selections, planting techniques and harvesting.Laurie Selpien shows herb uses and recipes from the garden.

Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 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
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Come as a family to learn how to use the Library’s 3D printer while creating a fun design together in Tinkercad.

Please register each child individually.


Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 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, June 18, 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

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Demonstration of how to create summer desserts without turning on the oven! Get ready for your 4th of July picnic. Samples and recipes included.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
A continuation of the skills learned in Excel I. Introducing advanced formatting and using functions in multipage workbooks.
Basic Excel skills required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 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
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!