Bluestem Readers for Homeschooled students --Book Club continues Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Homeschooled students in grades 3-5 are welcome to join us every Wednesday as we read books from the 2020 Bluestem Reader's Choice list. Discussions will include activities to enhance the stories. Our next session is on Wednesday, October 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Mrs. Karen at the library or by phone at 815-943-4671.

Make Candy Monsters! --edible craft for teens on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Teens in 6th-12th grades are welcome to join us on Wednesday, October 23 at 3:30 p.m. to turn pretzels, chocolate, and candy decorations into creepy or cute candy monsters!

Registration is required. Open ONLY to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to sign up.

Greater Harvard Area Historical Society presents a visit with Teddy Roosevelt --Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Teddy Roosevelt will visit the Library on Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. in this special program presented by the Greater Harvard Area Historical Society. Learn how Roosevelt overcame a childhood of illness to become a Rough Rider, conservationist, and President of the United States. Presented by Harvard historian Ed O'Brien.

Admission for this special program is $5 for adults age 18 and over; free for attendees under 18. Greater Harvard Area Historical Society members are free. Call 815-943-4671 to register.

Historical Hauntings --presentation by the Society for Anomalous Studies on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Save the date! On Monday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. we are excited to host the Society for Anomalous Studies for their Historical Hauntings program, right before Halloween! The SAS is a cooperative of experienced paranormal investigators. They will join us at the library to share the results from the historical locations they have investigated --from mansions to colleges, prisons and high schools, and witness the paranormal evidence they have captured.

Free and open to the public. Recommended for adults over 16. Seats are limited! Call 815-943-4671 to sign up and save your seats for this exciting presentation!

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

Harvard teens in 6th-12th grades are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m. for TAG! 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.

Your New PrairieCat Account

In May of 2019, Harvard Diggins Library became a fully participating member of the PrairieCat library consortium, which includes over 130 public, school, academic, and special libraries. By joining PrairieCat, our library cardholders now have direct access to over 8 million items shared among these libraries! In addition to this new larger collection, a few of the perks included in this new change are access to a much wider variety of books, movies, CDs, and video games; the ability to pay fines online from your account; and receiving text alerts about holds or overdue items.

To take a look at your new catalog, click here! Feel free to contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or ask a staff member at the circulation desk to give you a tour of the new catalog.

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