Mary Poppins Returns reading challenge --reading continues through December 15, 2018.

Readers participating in the Mary Poppins Returns reading challenge have until Saturday, December 15 to complete their reading logs to earn a free ticket to a private showing of the new Mary Poppins Returns movie at Woodstock Classic Cinemas on December 29. Finished reading? Bring your log in to the circulation desk at the library to exchange it for your ticket to the movie!

Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 to sign up or for more information contact Mrs. Karen. ☂️

"Trivia Night is back!" --event for adults at the Stanchion Pub on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Trivia Night is back! Join us for the library's next trivia night at the Stanchion Pub in the Starline Factory building on Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. to compete in general trivia rounds in teams of 2-4 people. Everyone on the winning team will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Stanchion Pub. Cash bar and special appetizer buffet ($10/person) is available and open throughout the event.

Free and open to the public. Ages 21+ only. Registration is required with the names of all team members. The Stanchion Pub is located at 209 W. Front Street in Harvard. Please contact the library at 815-943-4671 to register or if you have any questions.

Cookies and Cards! --event for teens on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Harvard teens in the 6th through 12th grades are welcome to join us on Friday, December 14 at 3:30 p.m. to create holiday greeting cards for our Harvard Seniors while eating cookies and watching throwback holiday programs.

This event is for teens in 6th through 12th grades ONLY. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to register.

Storytime with Santa! --story and craft on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The one and only Santa Claus will be at Harvard Diggins Library on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. for a special holiday storytime. Santa will read some fun holiday books, and then we will create a special craft. Adult assistance will be required for younger children. Make sure to bring a camera or smartphone, as there will be time to chat with Santa and take a picture!

Registration is required to participate. Call 815-943-4671 to sign up for this event.

Monday Movie Night --'Crazy Rich Asians' on the big screen on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

It's Monday movie night on the library's big screen! Join us on Monday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. for Crazy Rich Asians. When one woman travels back to Singapore to attend the wedding of her boyfriend's best pal, she has no idea that her beloved just happens to belong to one of the richest families in Asia-and that he's at the top of the most eligible bachelor list. With this newfound insight, the woman finds that she is constantly under attack from rabid fans of her boyfriend who would do her harm-women who are desperate to take her place and win over her man. Based on the book by Kevin Kwan.

Free and open to the public. Seating will begin at 5:45 p.m. This film is Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language and runs for 2 hours and 1 minute. Participants are welcome to bring their own dinner or snacks to the movie. No advance registration required.

Pre-School Storytime! --Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Schoolers and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Karen and Miss Anna for Pre-School Storytime on Tuesday, December 18 at 10:00 a.m. Each week will feature a theme with stories and activities.

Pre-school story time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or to register. See you on the Penny Carpet!

Lunch & Learn Documentary Film Series --continues with 'Three Identical Strangers', Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Bring your own lunch to the library and join us for our “Lunch & Learn” series—a documentary film screening once per month. Coffee & tea will be served. Our next screening will be on Tuesday, December 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Three Identical Strangers is the true story of three strangers who are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret -- a secret with radical repercussions for us all.

Free and open to the public. This film is Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material and runs for 1 hour and 37 minutes. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. for seating. Movie begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or if you have any questions.

Game On! --video gaming for teens continues Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 5:30 p.m

Harvard teens in grades 6-12 are invited to play video games on our Nintendo Switch every Tuesday of the month beginning at 5:30 p.m. during the school year. Our next session is Tuesday, December 18 at 5:30 p.m. Call to reserve a time slot!

Open ONLY to teens in the 6th - 12th grades. Registration is required. Call 815-943-4671 to sign up for a time slot.

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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