Calendar of Events

External link: Arts & Crafts for Adults: T-shirt Necklace or Scarf

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Come make a t-shirt necklace or scarf. All materials will be supplied.

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames 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: Wednesday Matinee - All Saints (PG, 2017, 108 mins.)

When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Murder, Mayhem, Mystery and The Birth of Motion Pictures

When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Where: Ames II

Presenter Craig Pierce separates truth from fiction in this fascinating multimedia program.

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Anime fans: Gather to watch a variety of anime, share opinions, enjoy great anime and manga series available for checkout, and more!

External link: A Matter of Balance

When: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required This 2.5 hour, eight-week program is designed to reduce the concerns of falling & increase the activity levels of older adults. Simple exercises will begin in the 3rd session. This program is facilitated by trained volunteers and Senior Services Associates. Participation in all eight classes strongly encouraged.

External link: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Join us for the first annual 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation to celebrate all the children who have completed their 1,000 books! All participants at any level are invited to the party and those children who have completed the program will receive special recognition.
CLPL cardholders only
Registration required

External link: Family Stem Saturday, Bot Spot

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Families are invited to explore the different robots available at the Library. Registration required. CLPL cardholders.

External link: Cloud Storage Basics

When: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

What is "the cloud?" What is the difference between cloud storage and cloud computing? How much stuff can you store in the cloud? Popular cloud storage services will be discussed in this introductory class – including Drop Box, Google Drive, One Drive, and others.

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames 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: Coloring for Adults

When: Thursday, August 30, 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: A Matter of Balance

When: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required This 2.5 hour, eight-week program is designed to reduce the concerns of falling & increase the activity levels of older adults. Simple exercises will begin in the 3rd session. This program is facilitated by trained volunteers and Senior Services Associates. Participation in all eight classes strongly encouraged.

External link: Library Closing

When: Monday, September 03, 2018 - All Day

The Library is closed for Labor Day.

External link: Pajama Jam Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, September 04, 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: Financial Aid 101

When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. College doesn’t have to be beyond your financial reach. Learn more about: • Types of financial aid
• Details on scholarships, grants, and loans
• How and when to apply for aid
• Important info about financial aid
Hosted by College Coaches from McHenry County College

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, September 06, 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: Story and Swim with Dolphin Swim Club, birth-6 with caregiver

When: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: OTHER

Join us for a fun storytime followed by free open swim at Dolphin Swim Club, 825 Munshaw Lane, Crystal Lake. Come dressed to swim or change there. Kids are required to have a grown up in the pool with them. Lifeguard on duty. Registration required.

External link: Lead Out Loud

When: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Want to learn more about being a leader in your life and community? We’ll watch and discuss TED talks on leadership. We’ll bring the snacks. Grades 9-12.

External link: Library Closing

When: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

External link: A Matter of Balance

When: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required This 2.5 hour, eight-week program is designed to reduce the concerns of falling & increase the activity levels of older adults. Simple exercises will begin in the 3rd session. This program is facilitated by trained volunteers and Senior Services Associates. Participation in all eight classes strongly encouraged.

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, September 08, 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: Grandparents are Special

When: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Ames II

Grandparents and their grandchildren are welcome to come together and share Grandparents Day at the Library. Come make your own family tree and see pictures of Library staff and their grandparents and grandchildren. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, September 10, 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, September 10, 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, September 10, 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, September 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, September 10, 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: Planning/PR Committee Meeting

When: Monday, September 10, 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: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, September 11, 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, September 11, 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, September 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime 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: Tuesdays with Movies - A Quiet Place (PG-13, 2018, 90 mins.)

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Fortnite Night - Grades 9-12

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Newbie or a Hardcore Fortnite player? Come in to the computer lab for a session of pure Fortnite action. Sign up for your chance to show your skills or squad up with fellow players! Bring your own login. Grades 9-12.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 12, 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, September 12, 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: Beginning Excel 2013

When: Wednesday, September 12, 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: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 12, 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, September 12, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 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: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 12, 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: Hands on STEM, Grades K-2, Coding Unplugged

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Learn programming without computers! Children will be introduced to programming concepts, collaborating with others as they problem-solve. Registration required.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 12, 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, September 13, 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, September 13, 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, September 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: Hands-On STEM, grades 3-5, Coding Unplugged

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Children will learn programming without computers! They will be introduced to programming concepts, collaborating with others as they problem-solve. Registration required.

External link: Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 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: Adult Anime Club

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Anime fans: Gather to watch new and classic anime, share opinions, enjoy great Japanese treats, and more!

External link: A Matter of Balance

When: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required This 2.5 hour, eight-week program is designed to reduce the concerns of falling & increase the activity levels of older adults. Simple exercises will begin in the 3rd session. This program is facilitated by trained volunteers and Senior Services Associates. Participation in all eight classes strongly encouraged.

External link: Batman Day

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Youth Services

Stop by the Library to take a look at our Batman display created in honor of Batman Day. There will be books and DVDs for you to check out and activity sheets to work on here or take home.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, September 15, 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, September 17, 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, September 17, 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: AARP Driver Safety Course

When: Monday, September 17, 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, and payment. You must attend both days.

External link: Family Storytime

When: Monday, September 17, 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 Crafts, Grades K-3

When: Monday, September 17, 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: 'Forever Young' Adult Book Club

When: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

Discussing: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

External link: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, September 18, 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, September 18, 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: AARP Driver Safety Course

When: Tuesday, September 18, 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, and payment. You must attend both days.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime 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: Arts and Crafts for Adults: Autumn Coasters

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Fall is upon us! Join us for a fall crafting session where we will decoupage our own set of four coasters. All supplies will be provided. Teens and adults welcome.

External link: Fortnite Night - Grades 7-8

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Newbie or a Hardcore Fortnite player? Come in to the computer lab for a session of pure Fortnite action. Sign up for your chance to show your skills or squad up with fellow players! Bring your own login. Grades 7-8.

Adult Programs

External link: Arts & Crafts for Adults: T-shirt Necklace or Scarf

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Come make a t-shirt necklace or scarf. All materials will be supplied.

External link: Wednesday Matinee - All Saints (PG, 2017, 108 mins.)

When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Murder, Mayhem, Mystery and The Birth of Motion Pictures

When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Where: Ames II

Presenter Craig Pierce separates truth from fiction in this fascinating multimedia program.

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Anime fans: Gather to watch a variety of anime, share opinions, enjoy great anime and manga series available for checkout, and more!

External link: A Matter of Balance

When: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required This 2.5 hour, eight-week program is designed to reduce the concerns of falling & increase the activity levels of older adults. Simple exercises will begin in the 3rd session. This program is facilitated by trained volunteers and Senior Services Associates. Participation in all eight classes strongly encouraged.

External link: Cloud Storage Basics

When: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Ames II

What is "the cloud?" What is the difference between cloud storage and cloud computing? How much stuff can you store in the cloud? Popular cloud storage services will be discussed in this introductory class – including Drop Box, Google Drive, One Drive, and others.

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Thursday, August 30, 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: A Matter of Balance

When: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required This 2.5 hour, eight-week program is designed to reduce the concerns of falling & increase the activity levels of older adults. Simple exercises will begin in the 3rd session. This program is facilitated by trained volunteers and Senior Services Associates. Participation in all eight classes strongly encouraged.

External link: Financial Aid 101

When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. College doesn’t have to be beyond your financial reach. Learn more about: • Types of financial aid
• Details on scholarships, grants, and loans
• How and when to apply for aid
• Important info about financial aid
Hosted by College Coaches from McHenry County College

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, September 06, 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: A Matter of Balance

When: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required This 2.5 hour, eight-week program is designed to reduce the concerns of falling & increase the activity levels of older adults. Simple exercises will begin in the 3rd session. This program is facilitated by trained volunteers and Senior Services Associates. Participation in all eight classes strongly encouraged.

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - A Quiet Place (PG-13, 2018, 90 mins.)

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Beginning Excel 2013

When: Wednesday, September 12, 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: Adult Anime Club

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Anime fans: Gather to watch new and classic anime, share opinions, enjoy great Japanese treats, and more!

External link: A Matter of Balance

When: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required This 2.5 hour, eight-week program is designed to reduce the concerns of falling & increase the activity levels of older adults. Simple exercises will begin in the 3rd session. This program is facilitated by trained volunteers and Senior Services Associates. Participation in all eight classes strongly encouraged.

External link: AARP Driver Safety Course

When: Monday, September 17, 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, and payment. You must attend both days.

External link: 'Forever Young' Adult Book Club

When: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

Discussing: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

External link: AARP Driver Safety Course

When: Tuesday, September 18, 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, and payment. You must attend both days.

External link: Arts and Crafts for Adults: Autumn Coasters

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. Fall is upon us! Join us for a fall crafting session where we will decoupage our own set of four coasters. All supplies will be provided. Teens and adults welcome.

Teen Programs

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames 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: Teen Advisory Board

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames 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: Financial Aid 101

When: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. College doesn’t have to be beyond your financial reach. Learn more about: • Types of financial aid
• Details on scholarships, grants, and loans
• How and when to apply for aid
• Important info about financial aid
Hosted by College Coaches from McHenry County College

External link: Lead Out Loud

When: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Want to learn more about being a leader in your life and community? We’ll watch and discuss TED talks on leadership. We’ll bring the snacks. Grades 9-12.

External link: Fortnite Night - Grades 9-12

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Newbie or a Hardcore Fortnite player? Come in to the computer lab for a session of pure Fortnite action. Sign up for your chance to show your skills or squad up with fellow players! Bring your own login. Grades 9-12.

External link: Fortnite Night - Grades 7-8

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Newbie or a Hardcore Fortnite player? Come in to the computer lab for a session of pure Fortnite action. Sign up for your chance to show your skills or squad up with fellow players! Bring your own login. Grades 7-8.

Youth Programs

External link: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Join us for the first annual 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation to celebrate all the children who have completed their 1,000 books! All participants at any level are invited to the party and those children who have completed the program will receive special recognition.
CLPL cardholders only
Registration required

External link: Family Stem Saturday, Bot Spot

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Families are invited to explore the different robots available at the Library. Registration required. CLPL cardholders.

External link: Pajama Jam Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, September 04, 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: Story and Swim with Dolphin Swim Club, birth-6 with caregiver

When: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: OTHER

Join us for a fun storytime followed by free open swim at Dolphin Swim Club, 825 Munshaw Lane, Crystal Lake. Come dressed to swim or change there. Kids are required to have a grown up in the pool with them. Lifeguard on duty. Registration required.

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, September 08, 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: Grandparents are Special

When: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Ames II

Grandparents and their grandchildren are welcome to come together and share Grandparents Day at the Library. Come make your own family tree and see pictures of Library staff and their grandparents and grandchildren. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Babytime

When: Monday, September 10, 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, September 10, 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, September 10, 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, September 10, 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, September 11, 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, September 11, 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, September 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime 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: Preschool STEM Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 12, 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, September 12, 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, September 12, 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, September 12, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 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: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 12, 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: Hands on STEM, Grades K-2, Coding Unplugged

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Learn programming without computers! Children will be introduced to programming concepts, collaborating with others as they problem-solve. Registration required.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 12, 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, September 13, 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, September 13, 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, September 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: Hands-On STEM, grades 3-5, Coding Unplugged

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Children will learn programming without computers! They will be introduced to programming concepts, collaborating with others as they problem-solve. Registration required.

External link: Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 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: Batman Day

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Youth Services

Stop by the Library to take a look at our Batman display created in honor of Batman Day. There will be books and DVDs for you to check out and activity sheets to work on here or take home.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, September 15, 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, September 17, 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, September 17, 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, September 17, 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 Crafts, Grades K-3

When: Monday, September 17, 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: Toddlertime

When: Tuesday, September 18, 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, September 18, 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, September 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime 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.