Book Signing: Grandma's Shoes by Pat Fisher

Local author Pat Fisher will read and sign her book Grandma's Shoes at the library on Saturday, September 20, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. This charming book, illustrated by Karen Gruntman, reminisces about the author's beloved grandmother and the shoes her grandmother wore when performing chores around the from, as well as the shoes she wore to church. Then one day, Grandma decided to get new shoes. The story and the illustrations perfectly reflect memories of a loved one so important in a child's life. Pat will sell and sign her book for the public. Proceeds from book sales go to The Friends of Harvard Diggins Library.

Paper Beading Demonstration and Class

Learn the art of making beads with strips of paper. This easy technique uses just paper, toothpicks, and glue. Mod Podge and other embellishments are optional. On Wednesday, September 24, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the library, Dan Gezzi will help you get started on this fun craft with simple projects and inspire you to create more elaborate beads. If there is interest, there will be more classes. Please register at the circulation desk or call the library at 815-943-4671 to reserve your seat. A sample display can be seen in the library starting September 8.

Ed LeCrone Reading and Signing

Join us for a book reading and signing for Ed LeCrone's fourth book, Second Chance, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 25 at the library. Mr. LeCrone, from Harvard, has written a new novel starring former Civil War Union infantryman Chance Neunan as he resumes his quest to reconnect with the woman he discovered in the fires of war. Neunan is rejected by his mixed race love interest who feels that the barriers involved in their relationship will be insurmountable. Not knowing the location of Andrea Edwards, the newly recruited cavalry trooper volunteers for a hazardous mission in order to continue his search. The clandestine operation he joins is designed to gather information regarding the forces of Napoleon III and his appointee to the throne of Mexico, Archduke Maximilian. There will also be books to purchase. Open to the public. Call the library at 815-943-4671 for more information.

ACA Informational Meetings, Sept. - Dec.

The McHenry County Health Department is again offering informational meetings about the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment begins soon for the new year and those who are interested in enrolling for the first time or need information about changing their plans may attend. Free and open to the public. Some sessions will be offered in Spanish. Check our bulletin board for the dates, or watch this item on the web page for additional information as it becomes available.

New World Travel Databases Available

Thanks to the Harvard Rotary Club for funding three new world and domestic travel information databases. To see full descriptions or try them out, click on "A to Z World Databases" at the top right of this page, or in the left-hand column. (Users at home or on Wi-Fi connections in the library will need their library card number in order to connect.)

We also remind you that additional on-line data resources, including educational materials, auto repair, legal forms, and antiques and collectible pricing, are available under "Gale Databases" at the top right or in the left-hand column. All these resources are available to home internet users with a valid library card, or to any user at a library-owned computer station in the library itself.

Downloadable e-Materials Now Available

Zinio eMagazines are here! This free service offers 11 popular magazines in digital format. Browse our collection of full color titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. For more information about the service, click 'eDownloads' on the left or at the top right of this page.

Downloadable books for e-readers such as the Kindle™, Nook™, Kobo™, or Sony™ readers are now available to Harvard Diggins Library card holders. Audiobooks can also be borrowed and downloaded to your computer or portable player.

Additional audiobooks are available from OneClick Digital, a service of Recorded Books, Inc.

For the details on both services, CLICK HERE.

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E-Pay: a New Payment Option

Thanks to a program created by the State of Illinois, you can now use your credit card (Master Card, Discover, or American Express) to pay library fines and fees over the web or at the circulation desk. A convenience charge will be added to your payment, and you can find more details about the program at this link. The link to follow when you wish to make an online payment now appears in the left hand column of this page immediately beneath More Links. The library will also continue to accept cash or your personal check with ID, as always. Please call the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or if you have questions.

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