May 6 is Free Comic Book Day

Celebrate comics and graphic novels by pic_comicbook6picking up a free comic book at both Library locations! We’ll have a costume contest for kids and teens, superhero craft stations, a comic-themed photo booth, a scavenger hunt, and much more! Open to the public; all ages welcome. One comic book per visitor, please.

Free Comic Book Day Schedule:

10am – 4pm Button making, T-shirt cape craft, door hanger craft, coloring sheets, photo booth, light-up light saber craft, make your own comic book. Fill out a card to tell us about your favorite graphic novel, manga, or comic book and win one of 6 graphic novels!

11 – 11:30am Youth Costume Contest

12 – 2 pm Star Wars and More! Meet comic/novel writer John Jackson Miller, learn about his work in the Star Wars universe and be amazed by his vast knowledge as a comics industry historian. Please register.

2 – 4 pm “This is the day  you will always remember as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow!” Look for the quirky pirate roaming the library and raising a ruckus.

2:30 – 3 pm Teen Costume Contest

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Get Your ACT Practice @ the Library

Saturday, January 30 at Harnish / Saturday, February 6 @ Eastgate. Student in grades 10-12 can practice taking the ACT with a Sylvan Learning testing proctor. Your $15 registration fee includes the test, study guide, and detailed score report. Doors open at 9am and testing begins promptly at 9:30am. Please bring a pencil and a calculator (click here for calculator rules).

Practice can go a long way toward a better score on the ACT. Take advantage of this low-cost opportunity. Please note: This is a practice test; we are not an official testing location.

Without a Mask: Hockey’s Daredevil Goalies

Tuesday, January 26, 7-8:30 pm: Wooden sticks, shabby equipment and goalies who didn't wear facemasks made up the the rough-and-tumble days of early hockey. And you thought Corey Crawford was tough! Don't miss this action-packed presentation filled with glory, guts and gore! Presenter Craig Pierce will entertain you with lively anecdotes and wow you with his artistic "Wall of Fame" panels saluting the 1961 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks.

Register today to save your spot. Attendees must be 12 years old or older. 

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Finals Study Nights Return

High school students, it’s time to cram for exams! Our meeting room and study rooms will be reserved for high school student study groups to use Monday through Wednesday, May 22 through May 24, from 3 to 8pm.

Stop by for an hour or more! We’ll have snacks and soda available in our comfortable meeting room. To reserve study rooms for up to 2-hour blocks of time, call 847-458-6060 ext 143 and let them know you’re a high school study group.