Harry Potter Escape Room! --a fundraiser to benefit the Harvard Food Pantry January 24-25, 2020

Harvard Diggins Library presents: A Harry Potter Escape Room! On January 24th, the Harvard Diggins Library will transform into Diagon Alley as participants visit the shops to gather their school supplies in one hour or miss the train to Hogwarts! All proceeds benefit the Harvard Food Pantry.

This is a ticketed event. Sign up for this event must be in person and pre-paid. Tickets are $5.00 per person for the all ages time slots on Friday and Saturday. Adults only times slots on Saturday from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. for ages 21 and over are $25.00. Call 815-943-4671 if you have any questions.

Teen Writers' Workshop --continues on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

Teens in Grades 6 - 12 are invited to join us on Monday, January 27 at 3:30 p.m. for our next session of this ongoing workshop. Bring in your existing or new writing projects. Get inspired from other writing wannabes by sharing, suggesting, and supporting the next best seller.

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.

Pre-School Storytime! --continues Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Kids ages 3 through 5 and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Anna and Mrs. Karen each Tuesday for stories, songs, and a craft based on a weekly theme. This Winter edition of pre-school story time continues on Tuesday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m.

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!

Bluestem Readers for Homeschooled students --Book Club continues Wednesday, January 22, 2020 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, January 22 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.

Monday Movie Night --'Harriet' on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us on Monday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. for Harriet on the library's big screen! From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told.

Movie licensing for this event provided by Swank Motion Pictures.

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

Teen Movie Tuesday -- The Addams Family on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

It's Teen Movie Tuesday! Teens in the 6th - 12th grades are welcome to join us on Tuesday, February 4 at 5:30 p.m. for the Addams Family on the library's big screen! Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family -- Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma -- are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams' eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood.

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

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library present "A Tea Party Celebration" on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are now available for the 4th Annual Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library Doll Tea Party. Children are invited to bring their dolls or stuffed animals to this special tea party on Sunday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. This year's event will feature refreshments, crafts, games, raffles, and a special ballet performance by the students of the Woodstock Dance Academy.

This event is suitable for children age 5 and older and all children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees must purchase a ticket, adults and children. There is a limited number of tickets available and are on sale now at the library circulation desk. Tickets are $8.00 each and must be purchased in person by Tuesday, February 4. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions. We thank the Friends for putting on this wonderful fundraiser event for your public library!

Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library News -- 'Clean Sweep Book Sale' in the lobby starting January 6, 2020

We're clearing out our inventory! A "clean sweep" book sale will be hosted by the Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library after January 6th. All subjects, fiction and non-fiction, adults and kids! New books will be added to the sale daily! Prices are:

Hardcover books - $1 each
Paperback books - 50ยข each
Bring your own bag and fill it for $5!

We thank the Friends for all of the hard work and dedication to YOUR library that makes these sales happen! For more information about the book sales or how to become a 'Friend' of the Harvard Diggins Library, contact the library at 815-943-4671. The proceeds from the sales directly benefit the Harvard Diggins Library. We thank you for your support!

Explore More Illinois! --Illinois museum access with your library card!

What is Explore More Illinois?
Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

How do I get a Pass?
Visit the Explore More Illinois homepage. Log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have two active reservations per library card. Please cancel your reservation(s) if unable to attend, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. Remember that once you print or download your pass you cannot cancel your reservation.

If you do not know your PIN or have any trouble logging in, please contact the library at 815-943-4671.

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