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November is Native American Heritage Month

November marks National Native American Heritage Month– a time to recognize the rich cultural heritage, traditions, and contributions of North America’s Indigenous people. A number of best-selling authors, and some rising literary stars– including one from our area– trace their heritage to our country’s Native nations. Whether you prefer literary fiction, thrillers, fantasy, or non-fiction, come browse the Native American […]

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Find It In The Library of Things

The Library of Things is our collection of clever gadgets, technology tools and ingenious items that AAPLD cardholders can check out to use at home. These include items you use once in a while, but don’t want to purchase and store. Have old audio and video recordings you want to store and share digitally? We have converters for a variety […]

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Celebrating Italian and Polish American Heritage Month

This month we’re celebrating Italian-Americans and Polish-Americans, their contributions and stories. In the Adult Services Department, you’ll find a display of cookbooks, fiction written by Italian and Polish authors, films starring actors of Italian and Polish descent, music performed by Italian and Polish artists.  We’re also highlighting biographies and memoirs of notable people of Italian and Polish descent. Stop in […]

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Discover October’s Library Reads

The season of ghouls, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night has arrived. If scary books are your October jam, this month’s Library Reads list has you covered. Whether it’s a child’s sinister “imaginary” friend, a Louisiana preacher’s daughter discovering devilish doings in her small town, or fearsome visions that drive a young woman to the brink of […]

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Chilling Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 through October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a long-standing celebration of Hispanic contributions to all facets of society. With a number of young Hispanic horror writers generating plenty of book-world buzz, it’s the perfect time for some frighteningly good reading; right on the cusp of Halloween season. Visit the Hispanic Heritage Month display in the Adult Services area […]

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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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Library Reads

Discover September’s Library Reads

Even if vacation season is over, books offer a great escape to another time and place. This month’s Library Reads take you to such varied locales as present-day India, a comfortable suburban neighborhood, or 17th century Jamestown, along with absorbing stories, and fascinating characters. Library Reads are ten new releases chosen each month by librarians across the country as their […]

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August is Read-A-Romance Month

Looking for a fun, upbeat read to enjoy during the final weeks of summer? Grab a romance novel!  August is Read-A-Romance month, a time to celebrate one of literature’s most popular, and optimistic genres! Romance novels are defined by two must-haves: a central love story and a happy ending, that includes the central couple together, in either a happily ever […]


On The Move at AAPLD!

There’ve been some changes to the Adult Services area at the Main Library on Harnish Drive. Biographies and Memoirs have moved from the Fiction area to Non-Fiction.  They now reside in the first section of shelves, facing the West Windows, across from study tables and soft seating. Career books and World Language materials have moved from rolling shelves to the […]