DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece


Saturday, November 21, 10 to 11am. Get ready for Thanksgiving and create your own holiday centerpiece for your dinner table with a candle, flowers, and more. Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens will instruct you on pulling together appealing colors and textures for the perfect touch to your meal. All materials will be provided, but you might want to bring a garden pruner for ease of assembly. This program takes place at the Eastgate Branch.  You can register online, but payment of…

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Your Dog’s Picture with Santa


Sunday, November 22, 10am to 5pm. Pet Photographer Rich Chapman is ready to capture your pooch’s perfect photo with Santa Claus! It all happens at The Dog Waggin, 1400 S. Main Street in Algonquin. Have a great time with Santa, Rich, and the staff, and leave with a digital image that is yours to keep or share with friends and family. Algonquin Area Public Library cardholders can participate for free; all other cardholders pay $10. Please call 847-458-3144 to make…

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After Hours Family Movie Night


Friday, December 4, 6:30 – 8:15pm. Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday a day early! Register today to bring the whole family to Disney/Pixa’s movie Inside Out (PG:102 mins). Pizza will be served. Rotten Tomatoes says “Inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving, Inside Out is another outstanding addition to the Pixar library of modern animated classics.” The film tells the story of a girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) and the five emotions that form her psychological makeup: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger. Christopher Orr writes…

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Jacobs Madrigals to Sing at Harnish Main Library


Monday, December 7, 4:30pm. The HD Jacobs Madrigals will bring their unique performance of holiday selections to the Harnish Main Library for a free concert open to the public. Students dressed in beautiful Renaissance-era costumes will perform traditional carols and arrangements of modern carols in festive a Capella style. Appropriate for all ages, the performance will be held in the front lobby and cafe area. The concert is free. The Harnish Main Library is located on Harnish Road west of Randall Road…

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New Youth Anime Club

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Wednesday, October 28, 4-5:30pm. Do you love Anime, Comics, and Manga? We’re starting a new club for fans of graphic art and animation. We meet monthly to watch new and old favorites, discuss books, play games, and make crafts. This month’s topic is Halloween – Spirited Away. Come dressed in a costume.  No costume? No problem. We’ve got face paint! For students in 4-8 grade.

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Veteran’s Day Flag Ceremony


November 11, 10:30am. Join us in a salute to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. The parade of colors is presented by the American Legion Post 1231. The flag ceremony will be outside in front of the library. Bring the kids and start a conversation about those who serve our country in the military. Bring friends and family from the “older generation” for a remembrance of days gone by. The American Legion Post 1231…

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Music and Movement


Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Eastgate Branch. Singing is a fun and easy way for young children to learn about language. Enjoy singing and dancing with new songs each week and some old favorites.   

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Saving America


Sunday, November 8, 2 to 3:30pm. No military action in the bloody Civil War was probably more controversial than Sherman’s March to the Sea. It’s the reason that Southerners who were inclined to respect Grant and revere Lincoln were undivided in their hatred of William T. Sherman. Historian and National Teacher Barry Bradford presents this fascinating program that coincides with the 150th Aniversary of the end of the Civil War. Sherman’s March to the Sea: Saving America by Destroying a Rebellion…

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Read for the Record

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Join us Thursday, October 22 for the 10th anniversary of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a global campaign that generates public support for high-quality early learning and highlights the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading. Children and adults worldwide will take action by participating in the world’s largest shared reading experience. Each year, Jumpstart selects one children’s book as the catalyst for Read for the Record. This year’s campaign book is Not Norman: A Goldfish Story. Written by…

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