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From Writer to Author

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  D. M. Needom, award-winning author of the Better To Burn Out series, will discuss what it takes to turn your dream of writing into the reality of being a published author. She will discuss the tools you need to make your dream a reality, and the pitfalls and things to try and avoid in […]

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Brown Bag Movie Night

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Join us at the Library for a free screening of Wes Anderson's movie Asteroid City (2023) starring Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie, Willem Dafoe, Steve Carell, Tom Hanks, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Cranston, and many more. Attendees are welcome to bring their own dinner to the screening. Drinks must have a secure lid. […]

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Recurring Event Make & Mingle

Make & Mingle

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  Join us at Make & Mingle, the Library's monthly craft night for adults. Tonight we are making beautiful flower bouquets out of recycled egg cartons. Free and open to the public. All supplies provided. Advance registration is required - no walk-ins. To sign up for a seat at the activity, fill out the form […]

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The Life Cycle of Clothing in the 19th Century

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Americans invested a tremendous amount of labor into making and maintaining their wardrobes during the 19th century. Erika Holst, Curator of History at the Illinois State Museum will join us to explore the life cycle of clothing during the 1800s: how it was created, mended, remade, washed, and ultimately recycled. Erika will also highlight examples […]

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Stamp Collecting Basics

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    Are you curious about stamp collecting? Join us at the Library for this one-time class to learn the basics of building a stamp collection and what to look out for with Jeff Magnus. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. To sign up for a seat at this event, please […]

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Brown Bag Movie Night

Large Meeting Room

Join us at the Library for a free screening of the movie Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (2023), based on the classic book by Judy Blume. Attendees are welcome to bring their own dinner to the screening. Drinks must have a secure lid. Rated PG-13 for thematic material. Movie will begin at 5:30pm. […]

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Charlie Donlea Online Book Discussion

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On Wednesday April 10 at 7pm, several libraries in McHenry County will welcome author Charlie Donlea to a free in-person event at McHenry County College. You can join us for a pre-event book discussion with Charlie on Zoom. To sign up for this online book discussion with Charlie Donlea on Zoom, please click here. You will […]

Charlie Donlea Author Event

Out of Library

Celebrate National Library Week at an in-person offsite event with other McHenry County libraries to meet Charlie Donlea, USA Today and #1 International bestselling author of several novels includingThe Suicide House. His eighth thriller, Long Time Gone, explores the science of forensic genealogy and will be released in June 2024. Books will be available to […]

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Recurring Event Make & Mingle

Make & Mingle

Large Meeting Room

Join us for Make & Mingle, the Library's monthly craft night for adults. Tonight we are making cute wishing wells out of popsicle sticks/craft sticks. All supplies provided. Free and open to the public. Advance registration is required - no walk-ins. To sign up for a seat at this activity, please fill out the form […]

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How to Find the Genealogy of a House and Those Who Lived In It

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Join us at Harvard Diggins Library with guest speaker Vicki Ruthe Hahn of the Stateline Genealogy Club to learn the basics of researching your home's history using genealogy techniques of house architectural clues, local history, legal documents, maps, and stories, and learn more about a building and all of its occupants. This presentation is FREE […]

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Mind & Muscle: Exploring the Connection Between Mental Health and Exercise

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Join us to discover the powerful link between physical activity and mental wellness. Uncover the science behind how exercise combats anxiety, depression, and stress, and learn practical and easy ways to integrate fitness into your daily life for a healthier mind. Join us for an engaging, informative session complete with real-life examples and interactie elements. […]

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