AAPLD Hosts Writing Industry Pros
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AAPLD Hosts Writing Industry Pros

The Algonquin Area Writers Group and Algonquin Area Public Library invite the community to a free Summer Writing Workshop Series for writers of all genres and experience levels, ages 14 and over. Hear from editors with Sourcebooks, and Albert J. Whitman Publishing; learn improv techniques to bring your characters to life, and get your creativity flowing. Discover the top 10 […]

Spring Photo Contest – May Voting
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Spring Photo Contest – May Voting

Here are the fabulous entries we received for the AAPLD Spring Photo Contest!  Please take a look at the photos below (click to enlarge) with the May theme of “Flowers” and select your favorite. A couple things to keep in mind: One Vote Per Person! – You may not vote more than once! You are allowed to vote for only […]

April’s Photo Contest Winner Is…
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April’s Photo Contest Winner Is…

Congratulations to Paula Mitchell, winner of the AAPLD Spring Photo Contest for April. Her striking photo depicting April’s theme, “Showers” earned 119 votes. Thanks to all eleven photographers who entered and to the 247 voters. We’re now taking entries for our May contest! This month’s theme is “Flowers,” so please send us an original photo that you feel reflects the […]

Spring Photo Contest – April Voting
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Spring Photo Contest – April Voting

Here are the fabulous entries we received for the AAPLD Spring Photo Contest!  Please take a look at the photos below (click to enlarge) with the April theme of “Showers” and select your favorite. A couple things to keep in mind: One Vote Per Person! – You may not vote more than once! You are allowed to vote for only […]

Enter AAPLDs Spring Photo Contest!
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Enter AAPLDs Spring Photo Contest!

Show off your photography skills with AAPLD’s Spring Photo Contest! No photography experience is necessary, and you can use any type of camera. The contest is open to everyone, and all entries will be displayed on the AAPLD website. We’re offering two themes to spark your imagination. In April, our theme is “Showers,” and in May, our theme is “Flowers,” […]

The Seed Library Is Open for 2024!
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The Seed Library Is Open for 2024!

Just in time for spring planting, Algonquin Area Public Library, in cooperation with the University of Illinois Agricultural Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Illinois Master Gardeners of McHenry County, is excited to offer the Seed Library,  that provides seeds to local gardeners free of charge! Stop by the Adult Services desk at the Main Library on Harnish […]

AAPLD Welcomes Author Charlie Donlea
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AAPLD Welcomes Author Charlie Donlea

Join us for an evening with bestselling thriller author Charlie Donlea, in a special multi-library event. This in-person live presentation will be held at McHenry County College’s Luecht Auditorium, on Wednesday, April 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. Registration is required. Donlea will discuss his work, including his 2023 release, Those Empty Eyes, published by Kensington. The story of a […]

AAPLD welcomes author Nick Medina
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AAPLD welcomes author Nick Medina

Algonquin Area Public Library is excited to celebrate the success of local author Nick Medina, whose debut thriller Sisters of  the Lost Nation, has  garnered both critical acclaim, and commercial success, with two events this fall. On Tuesday, October 24, at 7:00 p.m., the library will hold an online discussion about the novel with patrons from other local libraries. Register […]