Calendar of Events

External link: Preschool Fair, Family

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

What preschool is best for your family? Do you have questions about hours, location, price or programs offered? Let us simplify your search. Come to the Library’s annual Preschool Fair and meet representatives from over 20 area preschools. They will answer your questions and give you information on what their school offers. Please bring your children to the Fair, too. No library card is required to attend.

External link: Preschool Fair, Family

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Youth Services

What preschool is best for your family? Do you have questions about hours, location, price or programs offered? Let us simplify your search. Come to the Library’s annual Preschool Fair and meet representatives from over 20 area preschools. They will answer your questions and give you information on what their school offers. Please bring your children to the Fair, too. No library card is required to attend.

External link: Babytime, ages birth - 17 mos. with caregiver

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime, ages 18-35 mos. with caregiver

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime for ages birth to 5 with caregiver

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, January 22, 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, ages 18-35 mos. with caregiver

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Preschool Storytime, ages 3 and 4

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Beginning Excel 2013

When: Tuesday, January 23, 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: Drop-in Family Storytime, ages birth - 5 with caregiver

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: How to Search for Colleges

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required.With over 3500 colleges and universities in the United States, how do you find the right one for you? In this workshop, learn how to use available resources and tools to narrow down the search to find what fits your wants and needs, and matches your qualifications. This workshop is good for all high school grade levels, and all points in the search process. Presented by a College Coach from MCC.

External link: Little Ones Storytime, ages birth to 3, with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories and more!.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime for ages 3 and 4 years

When: Wednesday, January 24, 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, ages birth to 3 with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Preschool Stem Storytime for ages 3 and 4 years

When: Wednesday, January 24, 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: Chicago Wolves Player Visit

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

The Wolves are coming! A Chicago Wolves Hockey player will help us kick off the Winter Reading Program and promote the Chicago Wolves “Read to Succeed” reading program. He will tell us about some great books he has read and of course, talk hockey. He will also answer questions and sign autographs. One lucky child will even get to dress in hockey gear. Registration required.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime, ages birth - 5, with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Library Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 24, 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, ages birth to 3, with caregiver

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime, ages 4 and older

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

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, ages birth to 5, with caregiver

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Reel Life - Beatriz at Dinner (Rated R, 2017, 83 mins.)

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film. A discussion will follow.

External link: Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime in Spanish! We'll feature stories, songs and culture. This is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language, for students in dual language to practice, or for those who already speak Spanish.

External link: Drop-in Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes followed by playtime. Families with children ages B-6 are welcome to come to this Saturday morning drop-in program.

External link: Harry Potter Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - Book Discussion

When: Saturday, January 27, 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 Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - Movie Showing

When: Saturday, January 27, 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.
1-2 pm Book Discussion
2-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: Babytime, ages birth - 17 mos. with caregiver

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime, ages 18-35 mos. with caregiver

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime for ages birth to 5 with caregiver

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Google Drive Intermediate

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

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

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 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: DNA Behind the Scenes

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. DNA testing has become part of genealogy but what does it really mean? What are the different tests? Why do they tell us different things? Where did we gt the different components of our genetic heritage? Who should be tested? How can DNA testing be used to attack genealogical problems? In short, what do you need to know to start to think about DNA.

External link: Toddlertime, ages 18-35 mos. with caregiver

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

Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Preschool Storytime, ages 3 and 4

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

Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Excel 2013 Next Steps

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

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

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime, ages birth - 5 with caregiver

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

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: How to French Braid, Grades 4-8

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Learn how to French braid hair, using a yarn loom. Practice on each other, once you become advanced. Registration required with a CLPL card.

External link: Random Fandom Debate Night

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Snape: Good or Evil? Gale or Peeta? Do you have serious fandom opinions and feels? We’ll debate them. We’ll cover several fandoms. Bring your favorite fandom debates. Grades 6-12.

External link: Little Ones Storytime, ages birth to 3, with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories and more!.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime for ages 3 and 4 years

When: Wednesday, January 31, 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, ages birth to 3 with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Preschool Stem Storytime for ages 3 and 4 years

When: Wednesday, January 31, 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 -The Book of Henry (PG-13, 2017, 105 mins.)

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime, ages birth - 5, with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Michael Duffy Author of the powerful memoir, "From Chicago to Vietnam", discusses the United States’ involvement in Vietnam along with his personal experiences as an Army draftee during the war.

External link: Little Ones Storytime, ages birth to 3, with caregiver

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

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime, ages 4 and older

When: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

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, ages birth to 5, with caregiver

When: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Drop-in Art Frenzy, Geometric Valentines, Grades 3-8

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

Join us to create a new work of art every month. Come this month and create a cool Valentine's Day card.

External link: Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime

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

Storytime in Spanish! We'll feature stories, songs and culture. This is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language, for students in dual language to practice, or for those who already speak Spanish.

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Library Closing

When: Friday, February 02, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

External link: Practice ACT Test

When: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Take a stress-free sneak peek at the ACT with a Free Practice Test hosted by The Princeton Review. Bring: #2 pencils & a calculator.

External link: Drop-in Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes followed by playtime. Families with children ages B-6 are welcome to come to this Saturday morning drop-in program.

External link: Cloud Storage Basics

When: Monday, February 05, 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: Drop-in Stem Crafts, Code of Love, Grades K-3

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

The craft the first Monday of every month is a STEM craft. This we will create a Valentine's Day craft and learn the basics of computer binary code using the ASCII Binary Alphabet when we make this Code of Love craft.

External link: Photoshop Elements Next Steps

When: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Learn more about Expert mode, working with layers, and editing images using this powerful photo-editing program, now available on Crystal Lake Public Library PCs. This class builds on skills learned in the Intro to Photoshop Elements class.

External link: Developing a Resume for Teens

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

Registration Required. A good resume is an important tool to being accepted to jobs, scholarships, colleges, and internships. It can help your teachers and mentors write excellent letters of recommendations for you. Learn how to construct a resume from scratch, what to include and what not to include, and how to use it. This workshop is good for all high school grade levels. Presented by a College Coach from MCC.

External link: Craft and Chat

When: Wednesday, February 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: Escape Room for Adults

When: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Hey Adults! Can you beat our Escape Room? Or will you become Zombie food? Use your smarts and creativity to win and be able to escape!

External link: Hands-On STEM, Winter Olympics, grades 3-5

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

Discover STEM in the Winter Olympics. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, February 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: Valentine's Day Party, ages 2-6 with an adult

When: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Ames II

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Library. Registration required with a CLPL card.

External link: Valentine's Day Party, ages 2-6 with an adult

When: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Ames II

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Library. Registration required with a CLPL card.

External link: Genealogy - Start Your Search!

When: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Learn about Library resources, including Ancestry and Heritage Quest, to find genealogical information. Keyboard skills required

External link: Read to the Dog

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love for you to read to them. Practice your reading and make a dog's day during a one-on-one 15-minute session.

External link: Read to the Dog

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love for you to read to them. Practice your reading and make a dog's day during a one-on-one 15-minute session.

External link: Read to the Dog

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love for you to read to them. Practice your reading and make a dog's day during a one-on-one 15-minute session.

External link: Read to the Dog

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love for you to read to them. Practice your reading and make a dog's day during a one-on-one 15-minute session.

External link: Read to the Dog

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

Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love for you to read to them. Practice your reading and make a dog's day during a one-on-one 15-minute session.

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 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: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, February 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, February 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: Planning/PR Committee Meeting

When: Monday, February 12, 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: Tuesdays with Movies - Home Again (PG-13, 2017, 97 mins.)

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

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, February 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: Roblox

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

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

External link: Film Lovers Group-Network (R) 121 min

When: Thursday, February 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: Drop-in Preschool Crafts

When: Friday, February 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: Chinese New Year Celebration, Grades 1-3

When: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Come to the Library to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog. There will be stories, songs and a craft. Registration is required with a Crystal Lake Public Library card.

Adult Programs

External link: Beginning Excel 2013

When: Tuesday, January 23, 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: How to Search for Colleges

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required.With over 3500 colleges and universities in the United States, how do you find the right one for you? In this workshop, learn how to use available resources and tools to narrow down the search to find what fits your wants and needs, and matches your qualifications. This workshop is good for all high school grade levels, and all points in the search process. Presented by a College Coach from MCC.

External link: Reel Life - Beatriz at Dinner (Rated R, 2017, 83 mins.)

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film. A discussion will follow.

External link: Harry Potter Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - Book Discussion

When: Saturday, January 27, 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: Google Drive Intermediate

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

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

External link: DNA Behind the Scenes

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. DNA testing has become part of genealogy but what does it really mean? What are the different tests? Why do they tell us different things? Where did we gt the different components of our genetic heritage? Who should be tested? How can DNA testing be used to attack genealogical problems? In short, what do you need to know to start to think about DNA.

External link: Excel 2013 Next Steps

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

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

External link: Wednesday Matinee -The Book of Henry (PG-13, 2017, 105 mins.)

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Michael Duffy Author of the powerful memoir, "From Chicago to Vietnam", discusses the United States’ involvement in Vietnam along with his personal experiences as an Army draftee during the war.

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Cloud Storage Basics

When: Monday, February 05, 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: Photoshop Elements Next Steps

When: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Learn more about Expert mode, working with layers, and editing images using this powerful photo-editing program, now available on Crystal Lake Public Library PCs. This class builds on skills learned in the Intro to Photoshop Elements class.

External link: Craft and Chat

When: Wednesday, February 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: Escape Room for Adults

When: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Hey Adults! Can you beat our Escape Room? Or will you become Zombie food? Use your smarts and creativity to win and be able to escape!

External link: Genealogy - Start Your Search!

When: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required. Learn about Library resources, including Ancestry and Heritage Quest, to find genealogical information. Keyboard skills required

External link: Coloring for Adults

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

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - Home Again (PG-13, 2017, 97 mins.)

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

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Film Lovers Group-Network (R) 121 min

When: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

Teen Programs

External link: How to Search for Colleges

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration Required.With over 3500 colleges and universities in the United States, how do you find the right one for you? In this workshop, learn how to use available resources and tools to narrow down the search to find what fits your wants and needs, and matches your qualifications. This workshop is good for all high school grade levels, and all points in the search process. Presented by a College Coach from MCC.

External link: Harry Potter Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - Book Discussion

When: Saturday, January 27, 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 Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - Movie Showing

When: Saturday, January 27, 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.
1-2 pm Book Discussion
2-4:30 pm Movie Showing

External link: Random Fandom Debate Night

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Snape: Good or Evil? Gale or Peeta? Do you have serious fandom opinions and feels? We’ll debate them. We’ll cover several fandoms. Bring your favorite fandom debates. Grades 6-12.

External link: Practice ACT Test

When: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Take a stress-free sneak peek at the ACT with a Free Practice Test hosted by The Princeton Review. Bring: #2 pencils & a calculator.

External link: Developing a Resume for Teens

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

Registration Required. A good resume is an important tool to being accepted to jobs, scholarships, colleges, and internships. It can help your teachers and mentors write excellent letters of recommendations for you. Learn how to construct a resume from scratch, what to include and what not to include, and how to use it. This workshop is good for all high school grade levels. Presented by a College Coach from MCC.

External link: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, February 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!

Youth Programs

External link: Preschool Fair, Family

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

What preschool is best for your family? Do you have questions about hours, location, price or programs offered? Let us simplify your search. Come to the Library’s annual Preschool Fair and meet representatives from over 20 area preschools. They will answer your questions and give you information on what their school offers. Please bring your children to the Fair, too. No library card is required to attend.

External link: Preschool Fair, Family

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Youth Services

What preschool is best for your family? Do you have questions about hours, location, price or programs offered? Let us simplify your search. Come to the Library’s annual Preschool Fair and meet representatives from over 20 area preschools. They will answer your questions and give you information on what their school offers. Please bring your children to the Fair, too. No library card is required to attend.

External link: Babytime, ages birth - 17 mos. with caregiver

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime, ages 18-35 mos. with caregiver

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime for ages birth to 5 with caregiver

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, January 22, 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, ages 18-35 mos. with caregiver

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Preschool Storytime, ages 3 and 4

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime, ages birth - 5 with caregiver

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Little Ones Storytime, ages birth to 3, with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories and more!.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime for ages 3 and 4 years

When: Wednesday, January 24, 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, ages birth to 3 with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Preschool Stem Storytime for ages 3 and 4 years

When: Wednesday, January 24, 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: Chicago Wolves Player Visit

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

The Wolves are coming! A Chicago Wolves Hockey player will help us kick off the Winter Reading Program and promote the Chicago Wolves “Read to Succeed” reading program. He will tell us about some great books he has read and of course, talk hockey. He will also answer questions and sign autographs. One lucky child will even get to dress in hockey gear. Registration required.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime, ages birth - 5, with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Little Ones Storytime, ages birth to 3, with caregiver

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime, ages 4 and older

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

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, ages birth to 5, with caregiver

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Storytime in Spanish! We'll feature stories, songs and culture. This is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language, for students in dual language to practice, or for those who already speak Spanish.

External link: Drop-in Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes followed by playtime. Families with children ages B-6 are welcome to come to this Saturday morning drop-in program.

External link: Babytime, ages birth - 17 mos. with caregiver

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead our youngest patrons in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Toddlertime, ages 18-35 mos. with caregiver

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Family Storytime for ages birth to 5 with caregiver

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, January 29, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 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, ages 18-35 mos. with caregiver

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

Storytime teachers lead exuberant toddlers in songs, rhymes, dancing, and stories.

External link: Preschool Storytime, ages 3 and 4

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

Your child can get their first taste of independence in this storytime just for preschool aged kids.

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime, ages birth - 5 with caregiver

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

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: How to French Braid, Grades 4-8

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Learn how to French braid hair, using a yarn loom. Practice on each other, once you become advanced. Registration required with a CLPL card.

External link: Little Ones Storytime, ages birth to 3, with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories and more!.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime for ages 3 and 4 years

When: Wednesday, January 31, 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, ages birth to 3 with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories and more!

External link: Preschool Stem Storytime for ages 3 and 4 years

When: Wednesday, January 31, 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: Drop-in Family Storytime, ages birth - 5, with caregiver

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Little Ones Storytime, ages birth to 3, with caregiver

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

Storytime teachers lead this multi age group storytime in songs, rhymes, stories, and more!

External link: Big Kid Storytime, ages 4 and older

When: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

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, ages birth to 5, with caregiver

When: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

A storytime for every little one! Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, dancing, and more!

External link: Drop-in Art Frenzy, Geometric Valentines, Grades 3-8

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

Join us to create a new work of art every month. Come this month and create a cool Valentine's Day card.

External link: Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime

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

Storytime in Spanish! We'll feature stories, songs and culture. This is a great way to introduce your little one to a new language, for students in dual language to practice, or for those who already speak Spanish.

External link: Drop-in Family Story and Playtime

When: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes followed by playtime. Families with children ages B-6 are welcome to come to this Saturday morning drop-in program.

External link: Drop-in Stem Crafts, Code of Love, Grades K-3

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

The craft the first Monday of every month is a STEM craft. This we will create a Valentine's Day craft and learn the basics of computer binary code using the ASCII Binary Alphabet when we make this Code of Love craft.

External link: Hands-On STEM, Winter Olympics, grades 3-5

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

Discover STEM in the Winter Olympics. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Valentine's Day Party, ages 2-6 with an adult

When: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Ames II

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Library. Registration required with a CLPL card.

External link: Valentine's Day Party, ages 2-6 with an adult

When: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Ames II

Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Library. Registration required with a CLPL card.

External link: Read to the Dog

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love for you to read to them. Practice your reading and make a dog's day during a one-on-one 15-minute session.

External link: Read to the Dog

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love for you to read to them. Practice your reading and make a dog's day during a one-on-one 15-minute session.

External link: Read to the Dog

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love for you to read to them. Practice your reading and make a dog's day during a one-on-one 15-minute session.

External link: Read to the Dog

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Storytime I & II

Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love for you to read to them. Practice your reading and make a dog's day during a one-on-one 15-minute session.

External link: Read to the Dog

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

Pet Partner Therapy dogs would love for you to read to them. Practice your reading and make a dog's day during a one-on-one 15-minute session.

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 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, February 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: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, February 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: Roblox

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

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

External link: Drop-in Preschool Crafts

When: Friday, February 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: Chinese New Year Celebration, Grades 1-3

When: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Come to the Library to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog. There will be stories, songs and a craft. Registration is required with a Crystal Lake Public Library card.