"Abandoned Illinois" --author visit with Lisa Beard on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us on Monday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m. as we welcome local author, photographer, and educator Lisa Beard for a presentation and book signing for her new book release, Abandoned Illinois. Whether the structure is a large factory or a single family's homestead, deserted places leave clues to the time shared between the people who once occupied a space and the buildings themselves. These spots are scattered throughout Illinois, both in rural and city settings, and as seen through a camera lens, can clearly illustrate times of industrialization, family histories, and significant historical milestones. This book documents stories from the past found in locations from Chicago and its surrounding areas to the near the shoreline of the Mississippi River and places found in between, including Joliet Prison, Goodman Manufacturing, and a completely vacant army depot.

Free and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase. All ages are welcome. Registration is required. Please call 815-943-4671 to save your seat at this event. Seats are limited! Call 815-943-4671 to sign up and save your seats for this fascinating presentation.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting --Wednesday, August 28, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Harvard teens in 6th-12th grades are invited to join us on Wednesday, August 28 at 3:30 p.m. for TAG! This is our first meeting for Fall 2019 so come and join us to give your input on what you would like to see for teen programs and books this school year --and, of course, have some snacks!

Registration is required. TAG meets monthly at the Harvard Diggins Library on the last Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. What is TAG? A place to talk about what you want in books, movies, and programs in YOUR library! Meet new friends, eat snacks, and provide your input! TAG is open to teens in grades 6 - 12. To sign up for TAG or if you have any questions, ask at the circulation desk or contact the library at 815-943-4671.

NOTICE: Library Hours --Closed Monday, September 2, 2019 for observance of Labor Day

Please note that the library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 2 for observance of Labor Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 3.

The staff of the Harvard Diggins Library wish all of our patrons a happy and safe Labor Day Holiday!

Attention Harvard Diggins Library cardholders! Welcome to PrairieCat!

Harvard Diggins Library is now a member of the PrairieCat consortium! What does that mean? It means that we now offer a brand new software package for our catalog as well as direct access to 130 libraries in Northern Illinois. To take a look at your new catalog, click here!

As with any big change, a few hiccups here and there will occur. We thank you for your patience as we complete this transition. Please feel free to ask staff any questions about this exciting new change or if you have any questions about your account. We would like to thank all of the PrairieCat staff for their months long work on this project and look forward to working with them!

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