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April 2021

Preschool Storytime

April 27 @ 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2021

Free

Join Mrs. Karen each Tuesday for a story, song, and craft on the Library's YouTube channel.  Kits to make the crafts demonstrated in the videos may be reserved for pick up at the library.  To reserve a craft kit, email ilovestories@harvard-diggins.org.  For more information, call 815-943-4671.

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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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May 2021

Preschool Storytime

May 4 @ 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Free

Join Mrs. Karen for a story, song, and craft every Tuesday on the Library's YouTube page.  Kits to make the crafts demonstrated in the videos may be picked up at the Library.  Reserve a craft kit by emailing ilovestories@harvard-diggins.org.  For more information, call 815-943-4671.

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Preschool Storytime

May 11 @ 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Free

Join Mrs. Karen for a story, song, and craft every Tuesday on the Library's YouTube page.  Kits to make the crafts demonstrated in the videos may be picked up at the Library.  Reserve a craft kit by emailing ilovestories@harvard-diggins.org.  For more information, call 815-943-4671.

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Preschool Storytime

May 18 @ 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Free

Join Mrs. Karen for a story, song, and craft every Tuesday on the Library's YouTube page.  Kits to make the crafts demonstrated in the videos may be picked up at the Library.  Reserve a craft kit by emailing ilovestories@harvard-diggins.org.  For more information, call 815-943-4671.

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Preschool Storytime

May 25 @ 8:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Free

Join Mrs. Karen for a story, song, and craft every Tuesday on the Library's YouTube page.  Kits to make the crafts demonstrated in the videos may be picked up at the Library.  Reserve a craft kit by emailing ilovestories@harvard-diggins.org.  For more information, call 815-943-4671.

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June 2021

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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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

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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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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