Calendar of Events

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 17 months old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Geography Challenge, grades 3 - 8

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Are you ready for a challenge? Do you know your geography? We will have all kinds of world geography questions. Registration required, CLPL cardholders.

External link: Teen Gaming with Affinity for Gaming

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come join us for Summer Open Gaming! We’ll feature some new games and other favorites. Hosted by Affinity for Gaming. Grades 6-12.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children age birth to three and their parents or caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-aged group in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Wednesday Matinee - Black Panther (PG-13, 2018, 134 mins.)

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: Caudill Book Club, Grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join our summer book club! Read and discuss Caudill Nominees with plenty of snacks.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children age 4 and older. This storytime is just for big kids! Storytime teachers read longer stories, but still make time for dancing, singing, rhymes, and more.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: McHenry County Conservation District

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

McHenry County Conservation District

External link: Comic Book Beads

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Feeling crafty? Make awesome beads from Comic Books and Magazines. Grades 6-12.

External link: Reel Life Movies-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R, 2017, 115 mins.)

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film. A discussion will follow. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women.

External link: Jawsome Sharks

When: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Youth Services

July 22 - 28 is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, a week-long series of television programs developed to raise awareness and respect for sharks. The Library is celebrating these amazing and important creatures with displays, crafts, coloring sheets and activities. Stop by anytime to participate.

External link: Principal Storytime with Mr. Grubbs of Coventry Elementary School

When: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Come enjoy a storytime at the Library with Mr. Grubbs, the principal of Coventry Elementary School and Assistant principal Ms. Lily Smith. All children are welcome to attend. No CLPL card required.

External link: "Paddington 2", PG

When: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Paddington Bear, who lives in England tries to buy an antique book for his aunt's 100th birthday. Before he can purchase the book, it is stolen. Who took the book?

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.

External link: Family Stem Saturday: Make Your Own Marble Run

When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Create your own giant marble run during this creative and playful STEM program.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 17 months old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Google Drive Intermediate

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Computer Lab

Learn more about Google Drive features, including Sheets, Slides, and Calendar.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: LOTR Week: The Fellowship of the Ring

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Love Middle Earth? Join us for Lord of the Rings Week! We’ll watch all 3 movies in 1 week with snacks, crafts, and lots of debates. Whether you’re a hobbit or a wizard it’ll be more fun than a 111th party. Grades 6-12.

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: LOTR Week: The Two Towers

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Love Middle Earth? Join us for Lord of the Rings Week! We’ll watch all 3 movies in 1 week with snacks, crafts, and lots of debates. Whether you’re a hobbit or a wizard it’ll be more fun than a 111th party. Grades 6-12.

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away! Coloring pages for adults as well as colored pencils and markers will be available. You are also welcome to bring your own. Light snacks will be provided.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children age birth to three and their parents or caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-aged group in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children age 4 and older. This storytime is just for big kids! Storytime teachers read longer stories, but still make time for dancing, singing, rhymes, and more.

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

You are invited to an informal social gathering where persons with memory issues and their care partner can connect with others in similar situations. Partnering with Family Alliance, enjoy wonderful programs and activities. Coffee and cookies will be provided!

External link: Family Storytime

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: LOTR Week: The Return of the King

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Love Middle Earth? Join us for Lord of the Rings Week! We’ll watch all 3 movies in 1 week with snacks, crafts, and lots of debates. Whether you’re a hobbit or a wizard it’ll be more fun than a 111th party. Grades 6-12.

External link: Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

We'll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a dual language class. It is also fun for those who already speak Spanish.

External link: Have a Winning Evening with the McHenry County Youth Orchestra

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Enjoy a classical evening with our local McHenry County Youth Orchestra.

External link: Library Closing

When: Friday, August 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Library is closed from 9am until noon for staff training.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.

External link: Pearl Harbor - A Day of Infamy

When: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Where: Ames II

It was the event that propelled the United States into the Second World War. Battlefield expert and noted historian, Robert Mueller, reviews the why and how the Japanese almost wiped out the American Pacific Fleet in one fell swoop. The program ends with a review of the surviving relics and, appropriately, a visit to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

External link: Beginning Excel 2013

When: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Learn the basics of working with Excel 2013 in this class for beginners. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Join us for a cozy cookies and milk storytime at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Please register using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Due to the popularity of this storytime, please provide the library with 24 hours' notice if you are unable to attend so we can notify those on the waiting list.

External link: CLPL CON

When: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Crystal Lake Public Library's 1st CON! A Fun, Free, Pop Culture Event for Everyone!

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Planning/PR Committee Meeting

When: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ames II

The Planning and Public Relations Committees of the Board of Library Trustees of the City of Crystal Lake will meet.

External link: Bullet Journaling for Beginners

When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Get organized with us! Learn the basics of how to create and use your very own versatile bullet journal planner. Journals and supplies will be provided.

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - Phantom Thread (Rated R, 2017, 113 mins.)

When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Bookies Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Adult Book Discussion - The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. This historical fiction, set in 1920s New York City, tells the story of worldly teenager Louise Brooks, who became a Hollywood star, and her Wichita matron chaperone.

External link: Fresh Thyme Storytime, ages Birth - 5 with a caretaker

When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Come to Fresh Thyme Market, 5340 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL for a storytime. Registration is required using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Children will receive a healthy, nut-free snack after the storytime is finished.

External link: Library Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ames II

The Board of Library Trustees of the City of Crystal Lake will meet.

External link: Film Lovers Group-Searching For Bobby Fischer (PG) 109 min

When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film. Stay for the discussion afterwards.

External link: Principal Storytime with Mrs. Alt of South Elementary School

When: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Come enjoy a storytime at the Library with Mrs. Rachael Alt, the principal of South Elementary School. All children are welcome to attend. No CLPL card required.

External link: Forever Young Adult Book Club

When: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

A YA book discussion group for those of us you are a little less Y and a little more A.

Discussing: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Adult Programs

External link: Wednesday Matinee - Black Panther (PG-13, 2018, 134 mins.)

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: Reel Life Movies-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (R, 2017, 115 mins.)

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film. A discussion will follow. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women.

External link: Google Drive Intermediate

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Computer Lab

Learn more about Google Drive features, including Sheets, Slides, and Calendar.

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away! Coloring pages for adults as well as colored pencils and markers will be available. You are also welcome to bring your own. Light snacks will be provided.

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

You are invited to an informal social gathering where persons with memory issues and their care partner can connect with others in similar situations. Partnering with Family Alliance, enjoy wonderful programs and activities. Coffee and cookies will be provided!

External link: Have a Winning Evening with the McHenry County Youth Orchestra

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Enjoy a classical evening with our local McHenry County Youth Orchestra.

External link: Pearl Harbor - A Day of Infamy

When: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Where: Ames II

It was the event that propelled the United States into the Second World War. Battlefield expert and noted historian, Robert Mueller, reviews the why and how the Japanese almost wiped out the American Pacific Fleet in one fell swoop. The program ends with a review of the surviving relics and, appropriately, a visit to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

External link: Beginning Excel 2013

When: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Learn the basics of working with Excel 2013 in this class for beginners. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

External link: CLPL CON

When: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Crystal Lake Public Library's 1st CON! A Fun, Free, Pop Culture Event for Everyone!

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Bullet Journaling for Beginners

When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Get organized with us! Learn the basics of how to create and use your very own versatile bullet journal planner. Journals and supplies will be provided.

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - Phantom Thread (Rated R, 2017, 113 mins.)

When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Bookies Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Adult Book Discussion - The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. This historical fiction, set in 1920s New York City, tells the story of worldly teenager Louise Brooks, who became a Hollywood star, and her Wichita matron chaperone.

External link: Film Lovers Group-Searching For Bobby Fischer (PG) 109 min

When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film. Stay for the discussion afterwards.

External link: Forever Young Adult Book Club

When: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

A YA book discussion group for those of us you are a little less Y and a little more A.

Discussing: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Teen Programs

External link: Teen Gaming with Affinity for Gaming

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come join us for Summer Open Gaming! We’ll feature some new games and other favorites. Hosted by Affinity for Gaming. Grades 6-12.

External link: Comic Book Beads

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Feeling crafty? Make awesome beads from Comic Books and Magazines. Grades 6-12.

External link: LOTR Week: The Fellowship of the Ring

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Love Middle Earth? Join us for Lord of the Rings Week! We’ll watch all 3 movies in 1 week with snacks, crafts, and lots of debates. Whether you’re a hobbit or a wizard it’ll be more fun than a 111th party. Grades 6-12.

External link: LOTR Week: The Two Towers

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Love Middle Earth? Join us for Lord of the Rings Week! We’ll watch all 3 movies in 1 week with snacks, crafts, and lots of debates. Whether you’re a hobbit or a wizard it’ll be more fun than a 111th party. Grades 6-12.

External link: LOTR Week: The Return of the King

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Love Middle Earth? Join us for Lord of the Rings Week! We’ll watch all 3 movies in 1 week with snacks, crafts, and lots of debates. Whether you’re a hobbit or a wizard it’ll be more fun than a 111th party. Grades 6-12.

External link: Have a Winning Evening with the McHenry County Youth Orchestra

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Enjoy a classical evening with our local McHenry County Youth Orchestra.

External link: Pearl Harbor - A Day of Infamy

When: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Where: Ames II

It was the event that propelled the United States into the Second World War. Battlefield expert and noted historian, Robert Mueller, reviews the why and how the Japanese almost wiped out the American Pacific Fleet in one fell swoop. The program ends with a review of the surviving relics and, appropriately, a visit to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

External link: CLPL CON

When: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Crystal Lake Public Library's 1st CON! A Fun, Free, Pop Culture Event for Everyone!

Youth Programs

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 17 months old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Life-size Candyland, ages 5-10

When: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Come and play a life-size Candy Land game. Groups of 6 children or less will play for 30 minutes and then a new game and a new group of children will start. Sign up for the time that you would like to start the game. Children must be ages 5-10. Crystal Lake cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Geography Challenge, grades 3 - 8

When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Are you ready for a challenge? Do you know your geography? We will have all kinds of world geography questions. Registration required, CLPL cardholders.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children age birth to three and their parents or caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-aged group in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Caudill Book Club, Grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join our summer book club! Read and discuss Caudill Nominees with plenty of snacks.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children age 4 and older. This storytime is just for big kids! Storytime teachers read longer stories, but still make time for dancing, singing, rhymes, and more.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: McHenry County Conservation District

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

McHenry County Conservation District

External link: Jawsome Sharks

When: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Youth Services

July 22 - 28 is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, a week-long series of television programs developed to raise awareness and respect for sharks. The Library is celebrating these amazing and important creatures with displays, crafts, coloring sheets and activities. Stop by anytime to participate.

External link: Principal Storytime with Mr. Grubbs of Coventry Elementary School

When: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Come enjoy a storytime at the Library with Mr. Grubbs, the principal of Coventry Elementary School and Assistant principal Ms. Lily Smith. All children are welcome to attend. No CLPL card required.

External link: "Paddington 2", PG

When: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Paddington Bear, who lives in England tries to buy an antique book for his aunt's 100th birthday. Before he can purchase the book, it is stolen. Who took the book?

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.

External link: Family Stem Saturday: Make Your Own Marble Run

When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Create your own giant marble run during this creative and playful STEM program.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 17 months old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from age 18-35 months, accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Preschool Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for 3 and 4 year olds. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children age birth to three and their parents or caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-aged group in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more. Please bring an adult with you.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Storytime teachers lead this multi-age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children age 4 and older. This storytime is just for big kids! Storytime teachers read longer stories, but still make time for dancing, singing, rhymes, and more.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more.

External link: Spanish Family Storytime

When: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

We'll feature stories, songs, and culture. This class is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language or let them practice if they are a student in a dual language class. It is also fun for those who already speak Spanish.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime for children from birth to age 5 years, accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. This storytime is for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and extra playtime.

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Join us for a cozy cookies and milk storytime at Panera Bread, 6000 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Please register using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Due to the popularity of this storytime, please provide the library with 24 hours' notice if you are unable to attend so we can notify those on the waiting list.

External link: CLPL CON

When: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Crystal Lake Public Library's 1st CON! A Fun, Free, Pop Culture Event for Everyone!

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.

External link: Fresh Thyme Storytime, ages Birth - 5 with a caretaker

When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Come to Fresh Thyme Market, 5340 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL for a storytime. Registration is required using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Children will receive a healthy, nut-free snack after the storytime is finished.

External link: Principal Storytime with Mrs. Alt of South Elementary School

When: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Come enjoy a storytime at the Library with Mrs. Rachael Alt, the principal of South Elementary School. All children are welcome to attend. No CLPL card required.