Get Ready to 'Read by Design' -- Summer Reading Club 2017 update!

Thanks to all who have signed up to read with us this summer! Reading by Design reading and programs are well underway! Kids are recording some impressive reading minutes, teens are writing some great book reviews, and adults are already turning in bingos. Readers have submitted many raffle tickets already for our end-of-program prizes!

Thanks to all who have signed up to read with us! We hope you have enjoyed your prizes and the programming that comes with your reading challenge! Watch this space for news of more programs this month and please remember to sign-up at the circulation desk if you would like to attend any programs. If you have any questions about SRC, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Photography Fundamentals with Rick Gomory --Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Adults ages 16 and over are welcome to join us on Saturday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m. for a primer on photography fundamentals for digital devices with professional photographer Rick Gomory. Class will begin indoors as we discuss camera functions and techniques. Then, we will go outdoors to take a few photos! Bringing your own camera or device with a camera is encouraged, but not required.

This program is open only to those age 16 and over. Registration is required. Sign up at the Summer Reading Club program desk. Participants in the Adult Summer Reading Club will receive a raffle ticket for participation in this program. For more information or to register, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Mathematician Movie Series --'A Beautiful Mind' on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

The Harvard Diggins Library will present A Beautiful Mind (Rated-PG-13) as part of our Summer Reading Club Mathematician Movie Series on the library's big screen on Saturday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. A human drama inspired by events in the life of John Forbes Nash Jr., and in part based on the biography A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar. John Forbes Nash Jr. made an astonishing mathematical discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery.

No registration required. This is an all ages event. This film is rated PG-13 and runs for 2 hours and 20 minutes. Summer Reading Club participants will receive a raffle ticket for attending. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and covered drinks! If you have any questions contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Harry Potter Book Club --continues Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Enter the magical world of Harry Potter this summer! Students in grades 3-5 are invited to read the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and enjoy activities and discussion about this first book J.K. Rowling's beloved series. Copies of the book are available at the library. Ask at the circulation desk if you need a copy to check out. The Harry Potter Book Club's next meeting is on Tuesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Participation is limited to 25. Registration is required. Participants will earn a Summer Reading Club raffle ticket for attending this event. This program will run for 7 weeks, every Tuesday, AT 6:30 p.m., EXCEPT JULY 4. Please register for the book club at the Summer Reading Club desk or by calling the library at 815-943-4671.

It's 'Wacky Science Wednesday' for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Harvard Diggins Library --Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Our Reading by Design program presents Wacky Science Wednesday! Love science? Love challenges? What about a little competition? Harvard 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited to participate in different science puzzles this Wacky Science Wednesday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Registration is required. Register for this event at the Summer Reading Club program desk. Open to 1st and 2nd graders only. Summer Reading Club participants will receive a raffle ticket for participating in this event. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any question or to register.

Reading by Design 'Robot' Storytime for Pre-Schoolers and Kindergartners on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Schoolers, Kindergartners and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Karen and Miss Anna for our final Reading by Design storytime on Tuesday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. We will feature stories and a craft about Robots!

This session of Storytime is open to preschoolers and kindergarteners. Registration is required. Please register for Storytime at the Summer Reading Program Desk. Summer Reading Club participants will receive a raffle ticket for attending this event. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or to register. See you on the Penny Carpet!

Introducing Mango Languages!

Mango Languages --Deliciously simple language and culture learning in over 70 languages!

Harvard Diggins Library patrons are now able to enjoy Mango Languages! Mango is a PhD-created, linguist-approved language-learning software that teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. Travelers and students alike will enjoy this colorful, educational language tool! You can also download the Mango app to a device and learn on-the-go! Your library card number is your ticket to this great resource!

Try out our new app! --Download now to have library services at your fingertips!

Are you on a mobile device? Download the FREE Northern Illinois Cooperative App! Search the catalog, check your account, request an item, download an e-book, even pay a fine --all from the Northern Illinois Cooperative Mobile App!

To download, visit the Google Play store or the iOS App Store and search for "NIC Libraries". If you have any questions, please contact the library at 815-943-4671.

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