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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, March 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, March 06, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, March 09, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Young children begin to read signs and logos before they can actually read. This is environmental print at work. We'll use cereal boxes, labels, signs, and logos in activities that will make learning to read other words easier. Registration Required, but open to all cardholders.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers and their favorite adults are invited to drop in for fun stories and fingerplays.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Make a DIY cuff bracelet that actually lights up using LED technology!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
The surprise program has been revealed! Teens will be put into teams and each team will build a retro video game system using a Raspberry Pi and other components.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Join us for a lively book discussion. Copies of The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate will be available to check at the Youth Services Desk. For 3-5 grades.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Join us as we discuss Inside Out and Back Again by Thanna Lai. Please sign up and check out a copy of the book at the Youth Services desk. For 5-8 graders.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a beginner's book discussion. We will read Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look and illustrated by Meilo So Sandford together. We’ll learn about the art of Chinese calligraphy and painting, then create our own mural, which will be displayed in the library.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, March 16, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Come journey through the alphabet while learning about animals along the way! This is a new early literacy program that will offer 26 different classes--- one for each letter of the alphabet. Each class will feature one animal, and the letter which it begins with. Activities will include stories, phonics games, art projects, and the integration of science with literacy. Be sure to pick up an Animals, A to Z attendance chart at registration, so we can reward your child for each animal he/she learns about.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers and their favorite adults are invited to drop in for fun stories and fingerplays.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Do you have a little one that needs practice with scissors? We'll provide plenty of shamrocks, leprechauns, and rainbow cutting activities .Don't forget to wear green!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Students in grades 1-8 practice reading aloud to a teen volunteer in grades 9-12.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come journey through the alphabet while learning about animals along the way! This is a new early literacy program that will offer 26 different classes--- one for each letter of the alphabet. Each class will feature one animal, and the letter which it begins with. Activities will include stories, phonics games, art projects, and the integration of science with literacy. Be sure to pick up an Animals, A to Z attendance chart at registration, so we can reward your child for each animal he/she learns about.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, March 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, March 20, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us as we travel around the world! Get your passport stamped each month to remember all the countries you've visited!
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Stomp! Stomp! The dinosaurs are coming! Join us for dinosaur dancing, stories and maybe make your own dinosaur feet. For kids in K & 1 grade (5-7 years old). Registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enter the many worlds of Minecraft. Come with your favorite servers and minigames, your own accounts and get ready to build with other players.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Compete on the Wii! 1st prize in each age bracket will receive a $10 GameStop gift card! All participants will receive a small prize. Limited to the first 28 contestants, ages 5-13.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers and their favorite adults are invited to drop in for fun stories and fingerplays.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Children 2 & 3 years old and their parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays. Sign up one time to register for all 5 weeks of storytime.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us to get up close and personal with some of the most unique creatures from around the world during this one hour program. There is something for everyone; mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Join us for a calm and inclusive storytime for children of all developmental abilities. Enjoy stories and activities that can be adapted for individual needs. For ages 2 years and above with a parent/caregiver.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, March 27, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, March 27, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Babies 23 months and younger and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, and play time. This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, March 27, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Big Hero 6 (PG:108 mins)
Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Learn about the physics behind roller coasters by creating tracks with pipe insulation and marbles to complete gravity-defying challenges.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Super spy teams aren't born, they're hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. Rated PG
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come to this open activity time and play with toys and puppets, build towers with blocks, read books and play an early literacy game or two. Coffee, juice and muffins will be served.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Drop in for a fun craft.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Students in grades 1-8 practice reading aloud to a teen volunteer in grades 9-12.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Learn how to use the Library’s 3D printer, how to use 3D design software, and how to think in 3D.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Are you potty training, thinking of potty training or has your child just learned? Join us for fun games and stories to reinforce your teaching. Ages 1-4 years with a parent/caregiver. Limited to the first 30 children.


Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Register in person at the Library for Summer Reading and then you can log your books online. Remember to sign into the correct program, as indicated on your reading log. Once you are signed in, you can then record books for all members of your family. Call 847-458-6060 ext 135 if you need any assistance.