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March 2021

Motown: Music that Moved Us CANCELLED

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

In Detroit in the 1960's, Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles - 110 Top Ten hits to be exact!  It was the "Sound of Young America" sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.  Using audio and visual content we'll trace the amazing musical journey from the power soul of "Dancing in The Streets" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" to the psychedelic soul of "Cloud Nine"…

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Adult Craft Kit: Sock Bunnies

March 15 - March 20
Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
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Free

  Craft kits for adults are available this week. Contains supplies to create a fun sock bunny, great for gifting or for spring decor. To reserve a kit, email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org, then pick up your kit anytime between March 15-20.

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Best New Plants Webinar

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Ready to start planning for gardening season? It’s time to see what’s new in trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, roses, vegetables and herbs this year. Kim Hartmann, landscape designer at Countryside Nursery, will share over 50 NEW plants that are proven for our area and add color, texture and diversity to your landscape along with tips and tricks for maintaining your garden. This annual favorite presentation will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar. To receive the Zoom registration link, please…

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April 2021

The Laid-Back Book Club: Born a Crime

April 1 - April 30
Free

  The April Laid-Back Book Club selection is “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah.  A limited number of copies of the book are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk, or you can request a copy on your PrairieCat account.  Want more info on how to participate in our Laid-Back Book Club?  Send us an email at adultservices@harvard-diggins.org.

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Composting and Water Conservation

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Water, food waste, and leaves... don't throw them away, let's use them! Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County will host this free Zoom webinar to share some easy ways to conserve water and turn those food scraps into something usable. Information, order forms, and lessons learned will be shared on the basics of rain barrels and composters in a suburban landscape. Also learn more about the Conservation@Home program!  To register for this program, please email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org and…

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Adult Craft Kit: Yarn Birds

April 12 - April 17
Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
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Free

  Craft kits for adults are available this week.  Contains materials to create a fun bird out of yarn. To reserve your kit, email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org, then pick yours up at the Circulation Desk between April 12-17.

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Growing Vegetables Webinar

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Kim Hartmann of Countryside Nursery shares the basics of growing your own vegetable garden in this free webinar on Zoom. To receive the Zoom registration link, email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org.

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Live Author Event – Marie Benedict “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie”

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Live virtual author event with Marie Benedict, author of the NYT Bestselling book "The Mystery of Mrs. Christie."  To register, please email adultervices@harvard-diggins.org.  Free courtesy of your library.

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Posters & Propaganda Webinar

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

From band posters stapled to telephone poles to the advertisements hanging at bus shelters to the inspirational prints that adorn office walls, posters surround us everywhere—but do we know how they began? Telling the story of this ephemeral art form, Dave Desimone of the Wisconsin Historical Society reexamines the poster’s roots in the nineteenth century and explores the relevance they still possess in the age of COVID-19 and modern social justice movements.  To receive the Zoom registration link for this…

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June 2021

Adult Craft Kit

June 14
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
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Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available at the library this week. Contains materials to create a rope rainbow keychain. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve a kit and arrange pickup.

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Jewels of Blue

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Learn about the life of the Eastern Bluebird, the decline of populations due to habitat loss and aggresive introduced species, and the local conservation efforts and success of the bluebird trail program in this free webinar presented by the McHenry County Conservation District. This program is tentatively planned as a webinar, but may move to an outdoor in-person program if pandemic conditions allow.  Adult Summer Reading Club participants who attend can log this as an activity in their Beanstack accounts…

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Adult Craft Kit

June 15
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
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Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available at the library this week. Contains materials to create a rope rainbow keychain. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve a kit and arrange pickup.

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Adult Craft Kit

June 16
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
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Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available at the library this week. Contains materials to create a rope rainbow keychain. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve a kit and arrange pickup.

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Adult Craft Kit

June 17
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
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Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available at the library this week. Contains materials to create a rope rainbow keychain. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve a kit and arrange pickup.

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Adult Craft Kit

June 18
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
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Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available at the library this week. Contains materials to create a rope rainbow keychain. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve a kit and arrange pickup.

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Adult Craft Kit

June 19
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 19, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
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Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available at the library this week. Contains materials to create a rope rainbow keychain. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve a kit and arrange pickup.

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The Colorful History of the Little Black Dress

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

British actress Audrey Hepburn on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany's based on the novel by Truman Capote and directed by Blake Edwards. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) Versatile, dependable, and affordable, the Little Black Dress or "LBD" has become the fashion equivalent of a Model T Ford. In this illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., explores the history of this fashion icon. Learn how Chanel helped dissociate black from mourning, how Audrey Hepburn helped establish the…

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July 2021

Perfect Pickles

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

  Are you wondering what to do with an abundance of garden produce? Join Andrea Pracht of My Kitchen Clatter and learn how to make a classic dill pickle using the brining method. Water, salt, a jar, and produce is all you need - this method works for all sorts of vegetables and fruits. As part of this class, you’ll get instructions, inspiration, and ideas.  Tentative plan for this class is to be an outdoor class held at the library…

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Adult Craft Kit

July 12
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 17, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
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Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available for pickup this week. Contains materials to create a colorful tape-n-paint canvas zipper pouch. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve your kit and arrange pickup.

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Add Fall Color to Your Landscape

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Autumn can bring a wide range of beautiful colors to your landscape, and not just from shade trees. Join us to learn about shrubs, perennials, and annuals that you can add to your garden now that will spice up your landscape with fall colors later this year. Presented by Kim Hartmann, landscape designer at Countryside Nursery in Crystal Lake, IL.  Adult Summer Reading Club participants who attend can earn an extra badge and raffle ticket by logging this activity in…

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Adult Craft Kit

July 13
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 17, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
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Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available for pickup this week. Contains materials to create a colorful tape-n-paint canvas zipper pouch. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve your kit and arrange pickup.

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Adult Craft Kit

July 14
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 17, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
+ Google Map
Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available for pickup this week. Contains materials to create a colorful tape-n-paint canvas zipper pouch. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve your kit and arrange pickup.

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Adult Craft Kit

July 15
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 17, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
+ Google Map
Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available for pickup this week. Contains materials to create a colorful tape-n-paint canvas zipper pouch. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve your kit and arrange pickup.

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Adult Craft Kit

July 16
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 17, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
+ Google Map
Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available for pickup this week. Contains materials to create a colorful tape-n-paint canvas zipper pouch. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve your kit and arrange pickup.

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Adult Craft Kit

July 17
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 17, 2021

Circulation Desk, 900 E. McKinley St.
Harvard, IL 60033 United States
+ Google Map
Free

  Craft kits for adults ages 18+ are available for pickup this week. Contains materials to create a colorful tape-n-paint canvas zipper pouch. Supplies are limited, so email adultservices@harvard-diggins.org to reserve your kit and arrange pickup.

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September 2021

Xochitl-Quetzal Aztec Dance

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, experience a journey into Mexico's ancient Aztec culture of music, song and dance. Xochitl-Quetzal invites you to a dynamic and vibrant performance honoring the heritage of the tradition of La Danza De Los Concheros. Join us and explore the Aztec world of indigenous ceremony and ritual presented by Henry Cervantes, Program Manager for The Peace Exchange, an organization that engages youth in leadership training and international travel to study global nonviolent movements. This program…

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October 2021

How Corn Changed Itself and then Changed Everything Else

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

About 10,000 years ago, a weedy grass growing in Mexico possessed of a strange trait known as a “jumping gene” transformed itself into a larger and more useful grass—the cereal grass that we would come to know as maize and then corn. Most textbooks only mention corn in the context of rescuing a few early settlers, but it in fact sustained the colonies and then early United States, and then virtually created the Midwest, a region settled faster than any…

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