Calendar of Events

External link: Library Closing

When: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - All Day

The Library is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

External link: Library Closing

When: Friday, November 24, 2017 - All Day

The Library is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

External link: Small Business Saturday Library Pop Up

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: OTHER

After shopping Downtown Crystal Lake on Small Business Saturday, visit the Library Pop Up at Suran Built (30 N. Williams Street). For a free-will donation, the elves from Senior Care Volunteer Network will wrap gifts while the Crystal Lake Public Library will offer bow making classes. Drop in between 10 am and 5 pm to learn to make bows for your holiday gifts!

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Come to our Teen Advisory Board Meeting and make your voice heard! We will brainstorm ideas for future library programs. Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12.

External link: Wednesday Matinee - Wonder Woman (PG-13, 2017, 141 mins.)

When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie.

External link: Library Closing

When: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

External link: Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

When: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Mrs. Claus and her elves are visiting the library! Join us for a special holiday storytime followed by time to visit with Mrs. Claus! Children will receive a special treat. Remember to bring a camera! CLPL cardholders. Register, in-person only, at the Youth Services Desk.

External link: Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

When: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Mrs. Claus and her elves are visiting the library! Join us for a special holiday storytime followed by time to visit with Mrs. Claus! Children will receive a special treat. Remember to bring a camera! CLPL cardholders. Register, in-person only, at the Youth Services Desk.Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

External link: Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

When: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Mrs. Claus and her elves are visiting the library! Join us for a special holiday storytime followed by time to visit with Mrs. Claus! Children will receive a special treat. Remember to bring a camera! CLPL cardholders. Register, in-person only, at the Youth Services Desk.

External link: Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

When: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Mrs. Claus and her elves are visiting the library! Join us for a special holiday storytime followed by time to visit with Mrs. Claus! Children will receive a special treat. Remember to bring a camera! CLPL cardholders. Register, in-person only, at the Youth Services Desk.Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

External link: Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

When: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Mrs. Claus and her elves are visiting the library! Join us for a special holiday storytime followed by time to visit with Mrs. Claus! Children will receive a special treat. Remember to bring a camera! CLPL cardholders. Register, in-person only, at the Youth Services Desk.

External link: Crystal Lake Library Foundation Meeting

When: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

The Crystal Lake Library Foundation Board will meet.

External link: Library Board Meeting - CANCELED

When: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Registration Required. Come to our Teen Advisory Board Meeting and make your voice heard! We will prepare for upcoming teen programs. Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12.

External link: Smart Meters

When: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Kim Hankins from MCC's Sustainability Center will explain the Smart Grid and Smart Meters and how they will help you save energy and money.

External link: Graphic Novel Book Club, grades 6-8

When: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Our title this month is, "Monster on the Hill" by Rob Harrell. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book.

External link: Smart Meters

When: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Kim Hankins from MCC's Sustainability Center will explain the Smart Grid and Smart Meters and how they will help you save energy and money.

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join us for a storytime designed for children with special needs. We engage children through movement, music, stories and hands-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.

External link: Gift Wrap & Bow Making

When: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Get ready for holiday gift giving! Learn to gift wrap packages and create bows like a pro! CLPL cardholders only.

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Planning/PR Committee Meeting

When: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 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: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 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: Roblox, grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Play Roblox at the Library. This online game is similar to Minecraft, but all accounts are free. Attendees do not need email access for a Roblox account. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: DIY T-shirt Scarves

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

We’ll make Tshirt scarves. Make one as a gift, or keep it for yourself. Optional: Bring a tshirt to turn into a scarf (the bigger the better!). Grades 6-12.

External link: Jingle Bell Rock'n Read, ages 2-5 with caregiver

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Ames II

Preschoolers will move and groove to the jingle bell beat, and sing songs!

External link: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 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: Jingle Bell Rock'n Read, ages 2-5 with caregiver

When: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Ames II

Preschoolers will move and groove to the jingle bell beat, and sing songs!

External link: Crystal Lake Recorder Consort Concert

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

The Crystal Lake Recorder Consort performs holiday music on the
recorder. Join us for Christmas sounds of the season.

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

When: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Drop-in crafts, Grades K-3

External link: Study Night at the Library

When: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Finals start tomorrow! Bring your notes and get that last minute studying done at the library. We'll bring the snacks.

External link: Study Night at the Library

When: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

One day of finals, down; Two to go! Bring your notes and get that last minute studying done at the library. We'll bring the snacks.

External link: Library Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ames II

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

Adult Programs

External link: Small Business Saturday Library Pop Up

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: OTHER

After shopping Downtown Crystal Lake on Small Business Saturday, visit the Library Pop Up at Suran Built (30 N. Williams Street). For a free-will donation, the elves from Senior Care Volunteer Network will wrap gifts while the Crystal Lake Public Library will offer bow making classes. Drop in between 10 am and 5 pm to learn to make bows for your holiday gifts!

External link: Wednesday Matinee - Wonder Woman (PG-13, 2017, 141 mins.)

When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie.

External link: Smart Meters

When: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Kim Hankins from MCC's Sustainability Center will explain the Smart Grid and Smart Meters and how they will help you save energy and money.

External link: Smart Meters

When: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Kim Hankins from MCC's Sustainability Center will explain the Smart Grid and Smart Meters and how they will help you save energy and money.

External link: Gift Wrap & Bow Making

When: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Get ready for holiday gift giving! Learn to gift wrap packages and create bows like a pro! CLPL cardholders only.

External link: Crystal Lake Recorder Consort Concert

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

The Crystal Lake Recorder Consort performs holiday music on the
recorder. Join us for Christmas sounds of the season.

Teen Programs

External link: Small Business Saturday Library Pop Up

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: OTHER

After shopping Downtown Crystal Lake on Small Business Saturday, visit the Library Pop Up at Suran Built (30 N. Williams Street). For a free-will donation, the elves from Senior Care Volunteer Network will wrap gifts while the Crystal Lake Public Library will offer bow making classes. Drop in between 10 am and 5 pm to learn to make bows for your holiday gifts!

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Come to our Teen Advisory Board Meeting and make your voice heard! We will brainstorm ideas for future library programs. Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12.

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Registration Required. Come to our Teen Advisory Board Meeting and make your voice heard! We will prepare for upcoming teen programs. Snacks will be provided. Grades 6-12.

External link: DIY T-shirt Scarves

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

We’ll make Tshirt scarves. Make one as a gift, or keep it for yourself. Optional: Bring a tshirt to turn into a scarf (the bigger the better!). Grades 6-12.

External link: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 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: Crystal Lake Recorder Consort Concert

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

The Crystal Lake Recorder Consort performs holiday music on the
recorder. Join us for Christmas sounds of the season.

External link: Study Night at the Library

When: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Finals start tomorrow! Bring your notes and get that last minute studying done at the library. We'll bring the snacks.

External link: Study Night at the Library

When: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

One day of finals, down; Two to go! Bring your notes and get that last minute studying done at the library. We'll bring the snacks.

Youth Programs

External link: Small Business Saturday Library Pop Up

When: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: OTHER

After shopping Downtown Crystal Lake on Small Business Saturday, visit the Library Pop Up at Suran Built (30 N. Williams Street). For a free-will donation, the elves from Senior Care Volunteer Network will wrap gifts while the Crystal Lake Public Library will offer bow making classes. Drop in between 10 am and 5 pm to learn to make bows for your holiday gifts!

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

When: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Mrs. Claus and her elves are visiting the library! Join us for a special holiday storytime followed by time to visit with Mrs. Claus! Children will receive a special treat. Remember to bring a camera! CLPL cardholders. Register, in-person only, at the Youth Services Desk.

External link: Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

When: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Mrs. Claus and her elves are visiting the library! Join us for a special holiday storytime followed by time to visit with Mrs. Claus! Children will receive a special treat. Remember to bring a camera! CLPL cardholders. Register, in-person only, at the Youth Services Desk.Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

External link: Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

When: Monday, December 04, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Mrs. Claus and her elves are visiting the library! Join us for a special holiday storytime followed by time to visit with Mrs. Claus! Children will receive a special treat. Remember to bring a camera! CLPL cardholders. Register, in-person only, at the Youth Services Desk.

External link: Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

When: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Mrs. Claus and her elves are visiting the library! Join us for a special holiday storytime followed by time to visit with Mrs. Claus! Children will receive a special treat. Remember to bring a camera! CLPL cardholders. Register, in-person only, at the Youth Services Desk.Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

External link: Holiday Party with Mrs. Claus

When: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Mrs. Claus and her elves are visiting the library! Join us for a special holiday storytime followed by time to visit with Mrs. Claus! Children will receive a special treat. Remember to bring a camera! CLPL cardholders. Register, in-person only, at the Youth Services Desk.

External link: Graphic Novel Book Club, grades 6-8

When: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Our title this month is, "Monster on the Hill" by Rob Harrell. Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy of the book.

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join us for a storytime designed for children with special needs. We engage children through movement, music, stories and hands-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I

Drop-in LEGO Monday

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 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: Roblox, grades 4-8

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Play Roblox at the Library. This online game is similar to Minecraft, but all accounts are free. Attendees do not need email access for a Roblox account. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Jingle Bell Rock'n Read, ages 2-5 with caregiver

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Ames II

Preschoolers will move and groove to the jingle bell beat, and sing songs!

External link: Jingle Bell Rock'n Read, ages 2-5 with caregiver

When: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Ames II

Preschoolers will move and groove to the jingle bell beat, and sing songs!

External link: Crystal Lake Recorder Consort Concert

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Adult Services

The Crystal Lake Recorder Consort performs holiday music on the
recorder. Join us for Christmas sounds of the season.

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

When: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Drop-in crafts, Grades K-3