Library Programs

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,” […]

Library Programs

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 […]

Library Programs

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 […]

Nick Medina
Library Programs

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 […]

garden fresh vegetables Carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes, leeks
Library Programs

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 […]

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Digital Resources

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November marks National Native American Heritage Month– a time when we recognize the rich cultural heritage, traditions, and contributions of North America’s Indigenous people. Algonquin Area Public Library invites everyone to take part in these fun and informative activities, that run throughout the month. This challenge runs November 1 – 30 and includes both reading and activities that explore the […]

Digital Resources

Write Your Story This November

November is National Novel Writing Month, when writers of all experience levels craft a 50,000 word novel or non-fiction work in 30 days. It might sound like a daunting challenge, but many NaNoWriMo projects have gone on to become best-sellers, including The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes, The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, […]

Genealogy

Family History Month at AAPLD

Registration is open for October and November Genealogy Programs! Click program names to register. Finders/Keepers Genealogy Club – A Genealogy Interest Group Join us each month at Finders/Keepers Genealogy Club to explore genealogy topics and resources, and to get help with your family research. Thursday, October 13: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Online or in-person at Harnish Main Beginning Polish Genealogy Explore […]

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Genealogy

Celebrate Polish American Heritage Month with Us!

October is Polish American Heritage Month. Here at Algonquin Area Public Library, we’re planning some special events to celebrate the culture and contributions of Polish people, throughout our history. Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eastgate Branch. Celebrate and learn about Polish heritage with stories, performances, food and fun, at this family-friendly event. For activities marked with an […]