Calendar of Events

External link: Babytime

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

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

External link: Toddlertime

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

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

External link: Family Storytime

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

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

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, April 23, 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: Money Smart Week: Credit Education Workshop

When: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Learn how to credit card comparison shop, review credit scores and history, and better understand credit card statements. Presented by the Office of Illinois State Comptroller.

External link: Toddlertime

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

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

External link: Preschool Storytime

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

Storytime for children ages 3 and 4 years old. 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, April 24, 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: Money Smart Week: Saving & Investing

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. The retirement landscape has changed. We live longer and need to make our money go further. Find out ways to help keep your money safe. It's your money, make sure it is working for you. Join us for an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the top ten investor alerts issued by the SEC in 2017. Presented by a representative of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

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

Storytime for children from 3 to 4 years old. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

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

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

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

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

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

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 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: Wednesday Matinee - Only the Brave (PG-13, 2017, 134 mins.)

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

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: Marble Run Maker Fun, grades 1-5

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Create your own giant marble run during this creative and playful STEM program. Drop in to collaborate, design, and learn!

External link: Meet the Ozobots! - Grades 6-8

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Off school early? Get an intro to robotics and coding with the Ozobots! Draw courses for the Ozobots to race or do tricks. Grades 6-8.

External link: Tech Help with Terri

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, April 25, 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: eBay Selling: Tips, Tricks and Ideas

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. eBay Selling is a demonstration walk-through class, detailing how to list an item for sale on eBay. Class will include uploading photographs, auction versus buy-it-now options, and determining item sale prices. Time will be allotted for a Q&A session.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

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

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

External link: Big Kid Storytime

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

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

External link: Family Storytime

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

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

External link: Reel Life Movies - Battle of the Sexes (PG-13, 2017, 121 mins.)

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

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

External link: Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, April 26, 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: Money Smart Week: Protect Yourself from Identity Theft & Scams

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Learn precautions you can take to avoid identity theft, ways to spot scams, and what to do if it happens to you. Presented by Officer Pluviose, Crystal Lake Police Department Community Relations Officer.

External link: Family Story and Playtime

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

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

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, April 30, 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: El Día de los Niños Celebration!

When: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join us to celebrate El Día de los Niños with a bilingual storytime featuring a story, songs, a piñata craft, and cookies & milk! CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: National Small Business Week: How to Price it Right

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

Registration required. This workshop is designed to help existing businesses and startup's to develop a pricing and marketing strategy that will maximize sales and margin while remaining competitive in the market place. Learn to define the price-value relationship of the product or service and how to test the pricing strategy before implementation.

Presented by Larry Bussow Mentor, College of DuPage, Center for Entrepreneurship and Fox Valley SCORE

External link: Pajama Jam Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, May 01, 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: Craft and Chat

When: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, May 03, 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: Library Closing

When: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

External link: Star Wars Day

When: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Youth Services

May the Fourth Be With You! Celebrate all things Star Wars in Youth Services. Stop by for crafts, coloring sheets, book displays, and trivia.

External link: Google Drive Basics

When: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

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

External link: Free Comic Book Day!

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - All Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Us! Come to Youth Services or Adult Services to pick up your free comic book today, while supplies last! One per person. Cosplayers welcome!

External link: 5 de Mayo Celebration, Grades K-5 with caregiver

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

5 de Mayo family event celebration. Story, songs, craft, and piñata outside after the event (weather permitting). CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.





External link: Board Game Cafe

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: British Royal Weddings of the 20th Century Part I

When: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Experience the pageantry and splendor of English Royal Weddings going back to 1923 with Prince Albert and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon to get ready to watch Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle. Amazing old-time footage with commentary from British-born Steve Marshall. Tea and biscuits to be served!

External link: Drop-in Stem Crafts, Grades K-3, Symmetrical Sun Catchers

When: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

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

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - The Post (PG-13, 2017, 116 mins.)

When: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Beginning Excel 2013

When: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

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

External link: British Royal Weddings of the 20th Century Part II

When: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Enjoy more historical footage of the English Royal Weddings, including Prince Charles and Lady Diana and Prince William and Catherine, with insight into these magical days for Great Britain. Tea and biscuits will be served!

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, May 09, 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: Water Flow Challenge

When: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required..Take the challenge! Can you create water flow? Or will it end in disaster? Grades 6-12.

External link: Beginning PowerPoint 2013

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Computer Lab

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

External link: Hands-On STEM, Squishy Circuits, grades 3-5

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Kids will discover science, technology, engineering, and math. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, May 10, 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: All That Dance, dance performance

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Ames II

Come see All That Dance, a local dance studio that has been serving the Crystal Lake and surrounding areas for 23 years. Dancers, ages 9 and older, from their community performance group, will perform at the Library.

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

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

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, May 14, 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, May 14, 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: Arts & Crafts for Adults: Royal Wedding Fascinator

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Create an enchanting Fascinator (it's a Hat!) from feathers, sparkles and bows - and you'll have something very special to wear while watching the upcoming Royal Wedding at CLPL on May 19 or 21!

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Tuesday, May 15, 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: Intro to Photoshop Elements

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration required. Use Photoshop Elements to enhance digital images. Learn how to work with layers, crop, edit, and retouch images using this powerful photo-editing program, which is now available on Crystal Lake Public Library PCs. Basic computer skills required.

External link: Bookies Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Adult Book Discussion - Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn. A charming caper following Britain’s Queen as she disappears on an unexpected adventure, leaving her staff with few clues besides a Scottish railway timetable and a cheddar cheese. Clever and fun, but also a look at the lonely constraints that come with royal duty.

External link: Fresh Thyme Market Storytime

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Beginning in May we will offer a storytime at the Fresh Thyme Market, 5340 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL. Registration is required using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Children will receive a healthy, nut-free snack when the storytime is over.

External link: Structure Superstars, Grades 1-5

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

We will provide a wide variety of building materials for you to create structures, however you choose. Drop-in and build! You may take home your structure.

External link: Library Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 16, 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: Royal Wedding Crafts

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Make a fascinator worthy of Meghan and Harry’s wedding! It’s a hat!

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 1-6 with an adult

When: Friday, May 18, 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: Google Drive Intermediate

When: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

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

External link: Royal Wedding Tea Party

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

You are cordially invited to a celebration of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at CLPL! Put on your fascinator or bow tie, and join us for tea and biscuits as we view pre-taped wedding coverage.

External link: Afternoon Study at the Library

When: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Finals Approach! Get your study on at the Library. We’ll provide the space and snacks, you bring the study. Feeling like you need a break? We’ll also provide coloring and some relaxation. Grades 9-12.

External link: Royal Wedding Tea Party

When: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Ames II

You are cordially invited to a celebration of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at CLPL! Put on your fascinator or bow tie, and join us for tea and biscuits as we view pre-taped wedding coverage.

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

When: Monday, May 21, 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.

Adult Programs

External link: Money Smart Week: Credit Education Workshop

When: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Learn how to credit card comparison shop, review credit scores and history, and better understand credit card statements. Presented by the Office of Illinois State Comptroller.

External link: Money Smart Week: Saving & Investing

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration required. The retirement landscape has changed. We live longer and need to make our money go further. Find out ways to help keep your money safe. It's your money, make sure it is working for you. Join us for an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the top ten investor alerts issued by the SEC in 2017. Presented by a representative of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

External link: Wednesday Matinee - Only the Brave (PG-13, 2017, 134 mins.)

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

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie!

External link: eBay Selling: Tips, Tricks and Ideas

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. eBay Selling is a demonstration walk-through class, detailing how to list an item for sale on eBay. Class will include uploading photographs, auction versus buy-it-now options, and determining item sale prices. Time will be allotted for a Q&A session.

External link: Reel Life Movies - Battle of the Sexes (PG-13, 2017, 121 mins.)

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

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

External link: Money Smart Week: Protect Yourself from Identity Theft & Scams

When: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Learn precautions you can take to avoid identity theft, ways to spot scams, and what to do if it happens to you. Presented by Officer Pluviose, Crystal Lake Police Department Community Relations Officer.

External link: National Small Business Week: How to Price it Right

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

Registration required. This workshop is designed to help existing businesses and startup's to develop a pricing and marketing strategy that will maximize sales and margin while remaining competitive in the market place. Learn to define the price-value relationship of the product or service and how to test the pricing strategy before implementation.

Presented by Larry Bussow Mentor, College of DuPage, Center for Entrepreneurship and Fox Valley SCORE

External link: Craft and Chat

When: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Memory Cafe - First Thursdays

When: Thursday, May 03, 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: Google Drive Basics

When: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

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

External link: Free Comic Book Day!

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - All Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Us! Come to Youth Services or Adult Services to pick up your free comic book today, while supplies last! One per person. Cosplayers welcome!

External link: Board Game Cafe

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: British Royal Weddings of the 20th Century Part I

When: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Experience the pageantry and splendor of English Royal Weddings going back to 1923 with Prince Albert and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon to get ready to watch Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle. Amazing old-time footage with commentary from British-born Steve Marshall. Tea and biscuits to be served!

External link: Tuesdays with Movies - The Post (PG-13, 2017, 116 mins.)

When: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Bring your own dinner and enjoy the film.

External link: Beginning Excel 2013

When: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

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

External link: British Royal Weddings of the 20th Century Part II

When: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Enjoy more historical footage of the English Royal Weddings, including Prince Charles and Lady Diana and Prince William and Catherine, with insight into these magical days for Great Britain. Tea and biscuits will be served!

External link: Beginning PowerPoint 2013

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Computer Lab

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

External link: Coloring for Adults

When: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Relax and color your stress away.

External link: Arts & Crafts for Adults: Royal Wedding Fascinator

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Create an enchanting Fascinator (it's a Hat!) from feathers, sparkles and bows - and you'll have something very special to wear while watching the upcoming Royal Wedding at CLPL on May 19 or 21!

External link: Intro to Photoshop Elements

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

Registration required. Use Photoshop Elements to enhance digital images. Learn how to work with layers, crop, edit, and retouch images using this powerful photo-editing program, which is now available on Crystal Lake Public Library PCs. Basic computer skills required.

External link: Bookies Book Discussion

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Ames II

Adult Book Discussion - Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn. A charming caper following Britain’s Queen as she disappears on an unexpected adventure, leaving her staff with few clues besides a Scottish railway timetable and a cheddar cheese. Clever and fun, but also a look at the lonely constraints that come with royal duty.

External link: Royal Wedding Crafts

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Make a fascinator worthy of Meghan and Harry’s wedding! It’s a hat!

External link: Adult Anime Club

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Google Drive Intermediate

When: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Computer Lab

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

External link: Royal Wedding Tea Party

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

You are cordially invited to a celebration of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at CLPL! Put on your fascinator or bow tie, and join us for tea and biscuits as we view pre-taped wedding coverage.

External link: Royal Wedding Tea Party

When: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Ames II

You are cordially invited to a celebration of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at CLPL! Put on your fascinator or bow tie, and join us for tea and biscuits as we view pre-taped wedding coverage.

Teen Programs

External link: Meet the Ozobots! - Grades 6-8

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required. Off school early? Get an intro to robotics and coding with the Ozobots! Draw courses for the Ozobots to race or do tricks. Grades 6-8.

External link: Free Comic Book Day!

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - All Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Us! Come to Youth Services or Adult Services to pick up your free comic book today, while supplies last! One per person. Cosplayers welcome!

External link: Board Game Cafe

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Water Flow Challenge

When: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Registration Required..Take the challenge! Can you create water flow? Or will it end in disaster? Grades 6-12.

External link: Teen Anime Club

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Teen Advisory Board

When: Tuesday, May 15, 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: Royal Wedding Crafts

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Make a fascinator worthy of Meghan and Harry’s wedding! It’s a hat!

External link: Afternoon Study at the Library

When: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Finals Approach! Get your study on at the Library. We’ll provide the space and snacks, you bring the study. Feeling like you need a break? We’ll also provide coloring and some relaxation. Grades 9-12.

Youth Programs

External link: Babytime

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

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

External link: Toddlertime

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

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

External link: Family Storytime

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

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

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, April 23, 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, April 24, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

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

External link: Preschool Storytime

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

Storytime for children ages 3 and 4 years old. 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, April 24, 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, April 25, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime I

Storytime for children from 3 to 4 years old. Introduce your preschooler to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this storytime perfect for curious little ones.

External link: Little Ones Storytime

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

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

External link: Preschool STEM Storytime

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

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

External link: Little Ones Storytime

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 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: Marble Run Maker Fun, grades 1-5

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Create your own giant marble run during this creative and playful STEM program. Drop in to collaborate, design, and learn!

External link: Tech Help with Terri

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

External link: Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 26, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Storytime II

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

External link: Big Kid Storytime

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

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

External link: Family Storytime

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

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

External link: Spanish Drop-in Family Storytime

When: Thursday, April 26, 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: Family Story and Playtime

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

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

External link: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, April 30, 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: El Día de los Niños Celebration!

When: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

Join us to celebrate El Día de los Niños with a bilingual storytime featuring a story, songs, a piñata craft, and cookies & milk! CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: Pajama Jam Family Storytime

When: Tuesday, May 01, 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: Star Wars Day

When: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Youth Services

May the Fourth Be With You! Celebrate all things Star Wars in Youth Services. Stop by for crafts, coloring sheets, book displays, and trivia.

External link: Free Comic Book Day!

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - All Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Us! Come to Youth Services or Adult Services to pick up your free comic book today, while supplies last! One per person. Cosplayers welcome!

External link: 5 de Mayo Celebration, Grades K-5 with caregiver

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

5 de Mayo family event celebration. Story, songs, craft, and piñata outside after the event (weather permitting). CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.





External link: Board Game Cafe

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

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

External link: Drop-in Stem Crafts, Grades K-3, Symmetrical Sun Catchers

When: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Storytime I & II

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

External link: Panera Storytime

When: Wednesday, May 09, 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, Squishy Circuits, grades 3-5

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Ames II

Kids will discover science, technology, engineering, and math. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.

External link: All That Dance, dance performance

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Ames II

Come see All That Dance, a local dance studio that has been serving the Crystal Lake and surrounding areas for 23 years. Dancers, ages 9 and older, from their community performance group, will perform at the Library.

External link: Second Saturday Sensory Storytime

When: Saturday, May 12, 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: Drop-in LEGO Monday

When: Monday, May 14, 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: Fresh Thyme Market Storytime

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: OTHER

Beginning in May we will offer a storytime at the Fresh Thyme Market, 5340 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL. Registration is required using the Crystal Lake Public Library calendar. Children will receive a healthy, nut-free snack when the storytime is over.

External link: Structure Superstars, Grades 1-5

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ames II

We will provide a wide variety of building materials for you to create structures, however you choose. Drop-in and build! You may take home your structure.

External link: Drop-in Preschool Crafts, ages 1-6 with an adult

When: Friday, May 18, 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: Drop-in Crafts, Grades K-3

When: Monday, May 21, 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.