Calendar of Events

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

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

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, February 22, 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, February 22, 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: Harry Potter Trivia for Adults

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Can you name the creators of the Marauder’s Map? Show off your Hogwarts knowledge! Cosplay encouraged. Underage wizards not permitted.

External link: Spanish Language Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime in Spanish. 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: Beginning PowerPoint 2013

When: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Learn the basics of working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, February 24, 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: Cómo renovar su numero de ITIN (How to renew an ITIN number)

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Lo invitamos a que nos acompañe a una charla informativa sobre los cambios que afectan a los números de ITIN emitidos por el IRS antes del 2013. Entérese del procedimiento y documentación necesaria para renovar su número de ITIN, conozca los beneficios de declarar impuestos, aprenda como crear crédito y hasta como comprar casa usando ITIN. Presentado por Andres Cobo-Bartrina, de Fox River Tax LLC.

Come join us for an informative seminar about the recent changes affecting all ITIN numbers emitted by the IRS prior to 2013. Learn about the procedure and documentation required to renew your ITIN number, discover the benefits you are entitled to when filing a tax return, know how to create and build credit, and even learn how to buy a house with your ITIN. Presented by Andres Cobo-Bartrina of Fox River Tax LLC. This program is presented in Spanish.

External link: Harry Potter Book Club: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- Book Discussion

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation.
1-1:45 pm Book Discussion
1:45-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: Harry Potter Book Club: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Movie Showing

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation.
1-1:45 pm Book Discussion
1:45-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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, February 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: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I

LEGOs® are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, February 27, 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: DIY Friendship Bracelets, grades 4-8

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Learn to weave a friendship bracelet using a circular cardboard loom. http://www.michaelannmade.com/2011/07/woven-friendship-bracelet-tutorial.html. Registration required with a CLPL card.

External link: Identity Theft, Scams & Fraud

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Learn how to protect yourself and your personal information against theft. A representative from the Office of Illinois State Comptroller will examine the ways identities are stolen and answer your questions.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, February 28, 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, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime, Birth to 3

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Wednesday Matinee - Victoria & Abdul (PG-13, 2017, 112 mins.)

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: Tech Help with Terri

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop by the Youth Services desk any time between 3:30-5pm to get one on one device assistance.

External link: Al Capone & the 1933 World's Fair

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Author William Hazelgrove brings to life the exciting world of "Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair." It's the story of Chicago fighting the hold of organized crime under Capone's rule in order to host a World's Fair during the darkest days of the Great Depression.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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: Women's History Month, March 2018

When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - All Day
Where: Youth Services

Do you know what it cost Amelia Earhart, in 1920, to take flying lessons? What was the name of the woman who invented windshield wipers? Crystal Lake has had only one woman mayor. What was her name? Come to the Library to learn more information on these remarkable women and others.

(Answers: $1000, Mary Anderson and Mayor Arlene Fetzner)

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

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

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, March 01, 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, March 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. 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! Held the first Thursday of every month; new members are always welcome.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Thursday, March 01, 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 Art Frenzy, Grades 3-8, Tangle Time

When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Join us to create a new work of art every month. Drop-in and use your personal artistic style and new designs to make a cool piece of artwork.

External link: Spanish Language Drop-in Family Storytime

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

We'll share stories, songs and Spanish culture. Open to beginners and Spanish speakers.

External link: ACT v. SAT: How do I choose?

When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Join us for an informative session about SAT and ACT college entrance exams where we will give you all the information that you need to help decipher which test is a better fit. A representative from The Princeton Review will be on hand to discuss the following: Which test should I take; What test do schools accept; Is one test better than the other; and Most importantly, how it all adds up for College Admissions.

External link: Library Closing

When: Friday, March 02, 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, March 03, 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: Babytime

When: Monday, March 05, 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, March 05, 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, March 05, 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 Stem Crafts, water and flowers, Grades K-3

When: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

The craft the first Monday of every month is a STEM craft. Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, March 06, 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, March 06, 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: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, March 06, 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: Pajama Jam Family Drop-in Storytime

When: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Wear your pajamas to the Library for our Pajama Jam. We will dance to songs, use scarves, bells and shakers and conclude with a story. No registration required.

External link: College Application Essay Workshop

When: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Impress your college application evaluators by writing an engaging, flawless personal essay or personal statement. This workshop will help break down the essay so that you pinpoint your perfect personal stories to answer the essay prompt questions. We will also cover tips on how to make your essay clear, concise, and correct. Presented by College Coaches from MCC.

External link: Google Drive Basics

When: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

This hands-on introductory class will cover how to access, use, and organize Google Drive.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 07, 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, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Craft and Chat

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your current craft project and joins others to craft and chat.

External link: Little Ones Storytime, Birth to 3

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Tech Help with Terri

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop by the Youth Services desk any time between 3:30-5pm to get one on one device assistance.

External link: Roblox, Grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Play Roblox for an hour with friends! CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

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

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, March 08, 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, March 08, 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: Hands-On STEM, Fossils, grades 3-5

When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Each month's class features a different STEM topic, where kids will discover science, technology, engineering, and math. This month we will study fossils. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Spanish Language Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

We'll share stories, songs and Spanish culture. Open to beginners and Spanish speakers.

External link: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Teen Anime fans: gather with friends to watch some anime, share opinions, and enjoy some treats!

External link: Beginning Excel 2013

When: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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: Last Day of the Winter Reading Program

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Youth Services

Last day to record your minutes for the Winter Reading Program, "Reading is Sweet". The program ends at 5 pm.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, March 10, 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: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, March 10, 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: Board Game Cafe

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your friends for an afternoon of board games at the library. You're welcome to bring your own game or play one of ours. Coffee, tea, & treats will be provided.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, March 12, 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, March 12, 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: The A, B, C and D's of Medicare Educational Seminar

When: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Are you a new Medicare Beneficiary, retiring soon, or do you already have Medicare Insurance in place? Join us as for an Educational Seminar to help understand your Medicare Choices. They can be confusing and the choices you make can have financial implications. Learn about Medicare A & B, Supplemental Insurance, Part D (Prescription Drug), Medicare Advantage, their costs and how they work. Presented by Jane Sanchez, a local Independent Broker.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, March 12, 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: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I

LEGOs® are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.

External link: The A, B, C and D's of Medicare Educational Seminar

When: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Are you a new Medicare Beneficiary, retiring soon, or do you already have Medicare Insurance in place? Join us as for an Educational Seminar to help understand your Medicare Choices. They can be confusing and the choices you make can have financial implications. Learn about Medicare A & B, Supplemental Insurance, Part D (Prescription Drug), Medicare Advantage, their costs and how they work. Presented by Jane Sanchez, a local Independent Broker.

External link: Planning/PR Committee Meeting

When: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

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

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, March 13, 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, March 13, 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: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, March 13, 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: "I Survived: The Japanese Tsunami", Grades 2-4

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime II

Let's discuss this book! Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk. Registration required with a CLPL card.

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - Darkest Hour (PG-13, 2017, 114 mins.)

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Registration Required. Make your voice heard while gaining service hours! We will brainstorm ideas for future library programs. Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 14, 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, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Pi Day

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Where: Youth Services

Celebrate math with Pi Day! Come to the Youth Department for activities for children young and old.

External link: Little Ones Storytime, Birth to 3

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 14, 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.

External link: Tech Help with Terri

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop by the Youth Services desk any time between 3:30-5pm to get one on one device assistance.

External link: World Book Student, grades 3-5 with parent

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Explore this online tool to quickly find helpful information on many different topics and use it for your next school assignment. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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: Library Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 14, 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: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

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

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, March 15, 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, March 15, 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: Film Lovers Group-A Streetcar Named Desire (PG) 122 min

When: Thursday, March 15, 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: Spanish Language Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

We'll share stories, songs and Spanish culture. Open to beginners and Spanish speakers.

External link: Drop-in Preschool Crafts

When: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Preschoolers love creating fun projects, especially with the help of the special adult that brings them. Come create a piece of artwork and make a memory with your child.


External link: Excel 2013 Next Steps

When: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. A continuation of the skills learned in Beginning Excel 2013. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, March 17, 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: Harry Potter Club: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Book Discussion

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation. Grades 6-12.
1-2 pm Book Discussion
2-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: Harry Potter Club: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Movie Showing

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation. Grades 6-12.
1-2 pm Book Discussion
2-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: Mock Election

When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Where: Youth Services

The real election for adults is Tuesday, March 20. Remind your parents and older siblings to vote by participating in our mock election. Candidates on the kid's ballot will be popular children's books, authors and characters. Receive an "I Voted" sticker when you vote. Voting resources for parents will also be available.

External link: AARP Driver Safety Course

When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Drivers 50+ can refresh their driving skills & learn safety tips. This 2 day class may earn you an auto insurance discount. $15 for AARP members & $20 for non-members. Bring a snack, your AARP card, & payment to the first class. You must attend both days.

External link: Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3

When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.

External link: Thinking on Your Feet: Your Elevator Speech

When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs and business owners prepare for those moments when you're caught off-guard and need to briefly describe your business, products or services. You'll learn how to stay calm, spark interest and stand out in a crowd with your 2 memorable minutes. First impressions are critical. You want that potential customer to ask for more. You want the business leader you met networking to offer leads. You'll have the opportunity to perfect your existing speech or create a new one.

SCORE mentor Su Hartung has a marketing and communication background with a global specialty chemical manufacturer, franchise owner of a B2B marketing business in DuPage county, a decade in broadcast TV news and over 30 years in Toastmasters as a speaker and workshop facilitator.

External link: AARP Driver Safety Course

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Drivers 50+ can refresh their driving skills & learn safety tips. This 2 day class may earn you an auto insurance discount. $15 for AARP members & $20 for non-members. Bring a snack, your AARP card, & payment to the first class. You must attend both days.

External link: Stuffed Animal Sleep-over, ages 3-10

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Bring your favorite stuffed animal (or 2nd favorite if you can’t sleep without your favorite) to the Library with you for a fun storytime. When it is over, your stuffed animal will spend the night in the Library and have even more fun. CLPL cardholder. Registration required.

External link: Making the Most of Social Security

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Social Security is our country’s single largest Federal program and the sole means of support for many retirees. Remarkably, it offers a high level of flexibility to optimize your retirement income needs. This presentation will discuss the different filing options available to married couples, divorced individuals, and widows. These alternate filing options can often provide monthly lifetime social security payments higher than the standard filing options that are typically selected. Presented by Mike Heatwole, Financial Advisor.

External link: Bookies Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Adult Book Discussion - Euphoria by Lily King. Set in 1930s Papua New Guinea, this historical fiction is a riveting account of the love life and work of anthropologists based on Margaret Mead and her husband.

External link: Stuffed Animal Pick Up, ages 3-10

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Pick up your stuffed animal and see what it has been up to while you were home asleep. Feel free to pick up you Stuffy anytime between 9:30 am and 11 am.

External link: Tech Help with Terri

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop by the Youth Services desk any time between 3:30-5pm to get one on one device assistance.

External link: Say Yes to the College: Making Your College Decision

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. You are accepted to multiple colleges, now what? How do you choose the right school? College decision deadlines are right around the corner. In this workshop, we will review how to weigh your options and make your decision. The workshop includes comparing college programs, reading and comparing award letters (aka college costs), upcoming deadlines, and next steps to your first day of class. Presented by an MCC College Coach.

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Anime fans: gather to watch some anime, and share opinions!

External link: National Puppy Day, all ages

When: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Drop in and make a toy for the special puppy in your life to celebrate National Puppy Day. No puppy? Make a toy for a puppy at a local animal shelter instead!

Adult Programs

External link: Harry Potter Trivia for Adults

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Can you name the creators of the Marauder’s Map? Show off your Hogwarts knowledge! Cosplay encouraged. Underage wizards not permitted.

External link: Beginning PowerPoint 2013

When: Friday, February 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Learn the basics of working with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

External link: Cómo renovar su numero de ITIN (How to renew an ITIN number)

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Lo invitamos a que nos acompañe a una charla informativa sobre los cambios que afectan a los números de ITIN emitidos por el IRS antes del 2013. Entérese del procedimiento y documentación necesaria para renovar su número de ITIN, conozca los beneficios de declarar impuestos, aprenda como crear crédito y hasta como comprar casa usando ITIN. Presentado por Andres Cobo-Bartrina, de Fox River Tax LLC.

Come join us for an informative seminar about the recent changes affecting all ITIN numbers emitted by the IRS prior to 2013. Learn about the procedure and documentation required to renew your ITIN number, discover the benefits you are entitled to when filing a tax return, know how to create and build credit, and even learn how to buy a house with your ITIN. Presented by Andres Cobo-Bartrina of Fox River Tax LLC. This program is presented in Spanish.

External link: Harry Potter Book Club: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- Book Discussion

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation.
1-1:45 pm Book Discussion
1:45-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: Identity Theft, Scams & Fraud

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Learn how to protect yourself and your personal information against theft. A representative from the Office of Illinois State Comptroller will examine the ways identities are stolen and answer your questions.

External link: Wednesday Matinee - Victoria & Abdul (PG-13, 2017, 112 mins.)

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: Al Capone & the 1933 World's Fair

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Author William Hazelgrove brings to life the exciting world of "Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair." It's the story of Chicago fighting the hold of organized crime under Capone's rule in order to host a World's Fair during the darkest days of the Great Depression.

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. 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! Held the first Thursday of every month; new members are always welcome.

External link: Google Drive Basics

When: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

This hands-on introductory class will cover how to access, use, and organize Google Drive.

External link: College Application Essay Workshop

When: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Impress your college application evaluators by writing an engaging, flawless personal essay or personal statement. This workshop will help break down the essay so that you pinpoint your perfect personal stories to answer the essay prompt questions. We will also cover tips on how to make your essay clear, concise, and correct. Presented by College Coaches from MCC.

External link: Craft and Chat

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your current craft project and joins others to craft and chat.

External link: Beginning Excel 2013

When: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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: Board Game Cafe

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your friends for an afternoon of board games at the library. You're welcome to bring your own game or play one of ours. Coffee, tea, & treats will be provided.

External link: The A, B, C and D's of Medicare Educational Seminar

When: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Are you a new Medicare Beneficiary, retiring soon, or do you already have Medicare Insurance in place? Join us as for an Educational Seminar to help understand your Medicare Choices. They can be confusing and the choices you make can have financial implications. Learn about Medicare A & B, Supplemental Insurance, Part D (Prescription Drug), Medicare Advantage, their costs and how they work. Presented by Jane Sanchez, a local Independent Broker.

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: The A, B, C and D's of Medicare Educational Seminar

When: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Are you a new Medicare Beneficiary, retiring soon, or do you already have Medicare Insurance in place? Join us as for an Educational Seminar to help understand your Medicare Choices. They can be confusing and the choices you make can have financial implications. Learn about Medicare A & B, Supplemental Insurance, Part D (Prescription Drug), Medicare Advantage, their costs and how they work. Presented by Jane Sanchez, a local Independent Broker.

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - Darkest Hour (PG-13, 2017, 114 mins.)

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Film Lovers Group-A Streetcar Named Desire (PG) 122 min

When: Thursday, March 15, 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: Excel 2013 Next Steps

When: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. A continuation of the skills learned in Beginning Excel 2013. Keyboard and mouse skills required.

External link: Harry Potter Club: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Book Discussion

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation. Grades 6-12.
1-2 pm Book Discussion
2-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: AARP Driver Safety Course

When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Drivers 50+ can refresh their driving skills & learn safety tips. This 2 day class may earn you an auto insurance discount. $15 for AARP members & $20 for non-members. Bring a snack, your AARP card, & payment to the first class. You must attend both days.

External link: Thinking on Your Feet: Your Elevator Speech

When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. This workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs and business owners prepare for those moments when you're caught off-guard and need to briefly describe your business, products or services. You'll learn how to stay calm, spark interest and stand out in a crowd with your 2 memorable minutes. First impressions are critical. You want that potential customer to ask for more. You want the business leader you met networking to offer leads. You'll have the opportunity to perfect your existing speech or create a new one.

SCORE mentor Su Hartung has a marketing and communication background with a global specialty chemical manufacturer, franchise owner of a B2B marketing business in DuPage county, a decade in broadcast TV news and over 30 years in Toastmasters as a speaker and workshop facilitator.

External link: AARP Driver Safety Course

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Drivers 50+ can refresh their driving skills & learn safety tips. This 2 day class may earn you an auto insurance discount. $15 for AARP members & $20 for non-members. Bring a snack, your AARP card, & payment to the first class. You must attend both days.

External link: Making the Most of Social Security

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Social Security is our country’s single largest Federal program and the sole means of support for many retirees. Remarkably, it offers a high level of flexibility to optimize your retirement income needs. This presentation will discuss the different filing options available to married couples, divorced individuals, and widows. These alternate filing options can often provide monthly lifetime social security payments higher than the standard filing options that are typically selected. Presented by Mike Heatwole, Financial Advisor.

External link: Bookies Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Adult Book Discussion - Euphoria by Lily King. Set in 1930s Papua New Guinea, this historical fiction is a riveting account of the love life and work of anthropologists based on Margaret Mead and her husband.

External link: Say Yes to the College: Making Your College Decision

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. You are accepted to multiple colleges, now what? How do you choose the right school? College decision deadlines are right around the corner. In this workshop, we will review how to weigh your options and make your decision. The workshop includes comparing college programs, reading and comparing award letters (aka college costs), upcoming deadlines, and next steps to your first day of class. Presented by an MCC College Coach.

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Anime fans: gather to watch some anime, and share opinions!

Teen Programs

External link: Harry Potter Book Club: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- Book Discussion

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation.
1-1:45 pm Book Discussion
1:45-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: Harry Potter Book Club: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Movie Showing

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation.
1-1:45 pm Book Discussion
1:45-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: College Resources with MCC

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

Registration Required. Register for a 15 minute time slot for One-on-one assistance with a College Coach from McHenry County College in the Adult Study Room.
Looking at colleges can be overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the resources out there to help you find the perfect fit. Topics will include:
• Which college program, degree, or major to choose
• Researching and apply to colleges
• Paying for college
• Personal statements, college resumes, and other documents you need to stand out
• Being successful in college

External link: ACT v. SAT: How do I choose?

When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Join us for an informative session about SAT and ACT college entrance exams where we will give you all the information that you need to help decipher which test is a better fit. A representative from The Princeton Review will be on hand to discuss the following: Which test should I take; What test do schools accept; Is one test better than the other; and Most importantly, how it all adds up for College Admissions.

External link: College Application Essay Workshop

When: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Impress your college application evaluators by writing an engaging, flawless personal essay or personal statement. This workshop will help break down the essay so that you pinpoint your perfect personal stories to answer the essay prompt questions. We will also cover tips on how to make your essay clear, concise, and correct. Presented by College Coaches from MCC.

External link: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Teen Anime fans: gather with friends to watch some anime, share opinions, and enjoy some treats!

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Registration Required. Make your voice heard while gaining service hours! We will brainstorm ideas for future library programs. Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12.

External link: Harry Potter Club: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Book Discussion

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation. Grades 6-12.
1-2 pm Book Discussion
2-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: Harry Potter Club: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Movie Showing

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation. Grades 6-12.
1-2 pm Book Discussion
2-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: Say Yes to the College: Making Your College Decision

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. You are accepted to multiple colleges, now what? How do you choose the right school? College decision deadlines are right around the corner. In this workshop, we will review how to weigh your options and make your decision. The workshop includes comparing college programs, reading and comparing award letters (aka college costs), upcoming deadlines, and next steps to your first day of class. Presented by an MCC College Coach.

Youth Programs

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

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

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, February 22, 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, February 22, 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 Language Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime in Spanish. 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, February 24, 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: Babytime

When: Monday, February 26, 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, February 26, 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, February 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: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I

LEGOs® are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, February 27, 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, February 27, 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: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, February 27, 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: DIY Friendship Bracelets, grades 4-8

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Learn to weave a friendship bracelet using a circular cardboard loom. http://www.michaelannmade.com/2011/07/woven-friendship-bracelet-tutorial.html. Registration required with a CLPL card.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, February 28, 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, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime, Birth to 3

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Tech Help with Terri

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop by the Youth Services desk any time between 3:30-5pm to get one on one device assistance.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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: Women's History Month, March 2018

When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - All Day
Where: Youth Services

Do you know what it cost Amelia Earhart, in 1920, to take flying lessons? What was the name of the woman who invented windshield wipers? Crystal Lake has had only one woman mayor. What was her name? Come to the Library to learn more information on these remarkable women and others.

(Answers: $1000, Mary Anderson and Mayor Arlene Fetzner)

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

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

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, March 01, 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, March 01, 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 Art Frenzy, Grades 3-8, Tangle Time

When: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Join us to create a new work of art every month. Drop-in and use your personal artistic style and new designs to make a cool piece of artwork.

External link: Spanish Language Drop-in Family Storytime

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

We'll share stories, songs and Spanish culture. Open to beginners and Spanish speakers.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, March 03, 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: Babytime

When: Monday, March 05, 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, March 05, 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, March 05, 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 Stem Crafts, water and flowers, Grades K-3

When: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

The craft the first Monday of every month is a STEM craft. Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, March 06, 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, March 06, 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: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, March 06, 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: Pajama Jam Family Drop-in Storytime

When: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Wear your pajamas to the Library for our Pajama Jam. We will dance to songs, use scarves, bells and shakers and conclude with a story. No registration required.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 07, 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, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime, Birth to 3

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Tech Help with Terri

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop by the Youth Services desk any time between 3:30-5pm to get one on one device assistance.

External link: Roblox, Grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Play Roblox for an hour with friends! CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

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

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, March 08, 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, March 08, 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: Hands-On STEM, Fossils, grades 3-5

When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Each month's class features a different STEM topic, where kids will discover science, technology, engineering, and math. This month we will study fossils. CLPL cardholders. Registration required.

External link: Spanish Language Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

We'll share stories, songs and Spanish culture. Open to beginners and Spanish speakers.

External link: Last Day of the Winter Reading Program

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Youth Services

Last day to record your minutes for the Winter Reading Program, "Reading is Sweet". The program ends at 5 pm.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, March 10, 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: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, March 10, 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: Babytime

When: Monday, March 12, 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, March 12, 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, March 12, 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, March 12, 2018 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I

LEGOs® are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, March 13, 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, March 13, 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: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, March 13, 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: "I Survived: The Japanese Tsunami", Grades 2-4

When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime II

Let's discuss this book! Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk. Registration required with a CLPL card.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 14, 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, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Pi Day

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Where: Youth Services

Celebrate math with Pi Day! Come to the Youth Department for activities for children young and old.

External link: Little Ones Storytime, Birth to 3

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime for children from birth to age 3 years old, accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime, 3-4 years

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 14, 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.

External link: Tech Help with Terri

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop by the Youth Services desk any time between 3:30-5pm to get one on one device assistance.

External link: World Book Student, grades 3-5 with parent

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Explore this online tool to quickly find helpful information on many different topics and use it for your next school assignment. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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: Little Ones Storytime

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

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

External link: Big Kid Storytime

When: Thursday, March 15, 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, March 15, 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 Language Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

We'll share stories, songs and Spanish culture. Open to beginners and Spanish speakers.

External link: Drop-in Preschool Crafts

When: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Preschoolers love creating fun projects, especially with the help of the special adult that brings them. Come create a piece of artwork and make a memory with your child.


External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, March 17, 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: Harry Potter Club: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Movie Showing

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. We’ll discuss the book and then watch the movie. Come for one part, or stay for both. We’ll bring the snacks. NO SPOILERS! You can check out a book at Circulation. Grades 6-12.
1-2 pm Book Discussion
2-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: Mock Election

When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Where: Youth Services

The real election for adults is Tuesday, March 20. Remind your parents and older siblings to vote by participating in our mock election. Candidates on the kid's ballot will be popular children's books, authors and characters. Receive an "I Voted" sticker when you vote. Voting resources for parents will also be available.

External link: Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3

When: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a child’s problem solving abilities.

External link: Stuffed Animal Sleep-over, ages 3-10

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Bring your favorite stuffed animal (or 2nd favorite if you can’t sleep without your favorite) to the Library with you for a fun storytime. When it is over, your stuffed animal will spend the night in the Library and have even more fun. CLPL cardholder. Registration required.

External link: Stuffed Animal Pick Up, ages 3-10

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Pick up your stuffed animal and see what it has been up to while you were home asleep. Feel free to pick up you Stuffy anytime between 9:30 am and 11 am.

External link: Tech Help with Terri

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop by the Youth Services desk any time between 3:30-5pm to get one on one device assistance.

External link: National Puppy Day, all ages

When: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Drop in and make a toy for the special puppy in your life to celebrate National Puppy Day. No puppy? Make a toy for a puppy at a local animal shelter instead!