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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 […]

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Get Growing with AAPLD’s Seed Library!

The Seed Library is back! 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]


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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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 […]

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Library Programs

Back To Book Club!

Fall is a great time to get back to reading.  Book clubs are a great way to discover new books, and connect with other book lovers! AAPLD offers clubs that cover a wide range of genres. Fiction, non-fiction, and the classics. Contemporary literary best-sellers. Romance, horror, thrillers, fantasy and sci-fi! If you love reading it, you’ll find a book club […]