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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Oct 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Game ON! 3:00 pm
Game ON! @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking for something to do after school on Wednesdays? Come to the library to play board games and video games! May’s edition of Game ON! will be a special Playstation VR day!
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 2 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
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Friday Fun Day Lego Day
Friday Fun Day Lego Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 4 all-day
Friday Fun Day and Lego Night are teaming up this Fall. One day a month will be Lego Day – all day. On the other Fridays there will be a fun drop-in craft/activity.
No School Day: Games! 1:00 pm
No School Day: Games! @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Play various games with a dice, pencil and paper, and Gummy Bears. Please join MULD for a fun afternoon.
Lego Club 3:30 pm
Lego Club @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Grades K-8 Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Program Room. Drop in.
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LEGO Club 1:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Nippersink Library
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Who can build the highest LEGO Tower or the coolest vehicle? Join us for LEGO Club and build cool projects alone or with a team!
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Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 7 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Music & Movement 11:30 am
Music & Movement @ Algonquin Library -Eastgate Branch
Oct 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We’ll learn some new songs and sing some favorites. We will learn some new songs each week as well [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Oct 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
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Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity 9:00 am
Early Literacy or Numeracy Activity @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stop by for an early literacy/numeracy activity or craft.
Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
LEGO Club 6:00 pm
LEGO Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to builders of all ages! Enjoy a chance to free build with friends or take on Miss Courtney’s special Master Builder challenges in the Children’s Activity Center!
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 11 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
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Chess/Game Day 1:00 pm
Chess/Game Day @ Nippersink Library
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in 1-4 PM What’s your favorite game Trouble, Scrabble, Candyland, or Monopoly? We’ll have a variety of games for you and your friends and family to play.
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LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads 1:00 pm
LGBTeaQ Rainbow Reads @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hang out with your rainbow fam at our monthly LGBTQ+ casual book club and support group. Sip some tea or coffee and tell us what you’ve been reading or watching, and whatever else might be [...]
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Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 14 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 14 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Oct 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Music & Movement at the Main Library 11:30 am
Music & Movement at the Main Library @ Algonquin Library
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
A fun half hour full of singing and dancing. We will learn some new songs each week as well as sing some old favorites. Singing is a fun and easy way for young children to [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 18 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
Tech Open Lab 3:30 pm
Tech Open Lab @ Barrington Area Library
Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All ages Families play and create with LEGO robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Program Room. Drop in.
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Constructive Play 10:00 am
Constructive Play @ Algonquin Area Public Library
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You choose what you want to do! Play with blocks, puzzles, toys, and enjoy early literacy games. Muffins, juice and coffee will be served.
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 21 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 21 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Teen Gaming Drop-In 7:00 pm
Teen Gaming Drop-In @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grades 6-12. Bring a friend and play Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and other Wii U or Xbox One games on the big screen. Snacks provided. No registration required
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Playtime for Littles 9:30 am
Playtime for Littles @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop-in at this child led unstructured play for babies through 2 year old with a caregiver in the Children’s Activity Center. Meet other parents and caregivers for playtime and socializing. We have music, play mats, [...]
The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
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Friday Fun Day
Friday Fun Day @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 25 all-day
Every Friday there will be a do-it-yourself activity in the Children’s Department.
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Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
Drop-in LEGO Monday 3:45 pm
Drop-in LEGO Monday @ Crystal Lake Public Library
Oct 28 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
LEGOs are great way for children to test new designs, make predictions and learn how to solve problems. Bring a friend to help you create.
Cuentos en Español 5:45 pm
Cuentos en Español @ Woodstock Public Library
Oct 28 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
¡Traiga a sus niños a pasar una tarde divertida! Invitamos a las familias que hablan o están aprendiendo español a que se acerquen a la Biblioteca para escuchar el relato de interesantes historias, realizar manualidades [...]
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Baby Time 10:00 am
Baby Time @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Up to 24 months w/caregiver Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this story time and playtime. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library [...]
Stay, Play, and Learn 11:00 am
Stay, Play, and Learn @ Cary Area Public Library
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages 6 and under with an adult. Join us with your child after storytime in the Flex Zone for early literacy activities. Each week the focus will be on one of the practices of early [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]
Page Turners 4:30 pm
Page Turners @ Huntley Area Public Library
Oct 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children practice reading with a volunteer. After four sessions, choose a free book and prize from the Friends Foundation. Drop in. Session times: 4:30 PM 4:50 PM 5:10 PM
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The Club 2:00 pm
The Club @ Fox Lake District Library
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Games, crafts, and more! Each meetup is different at this fun hangout for grades 4th-6th!
Wii Wednesday 3:00 pm
Wii Wednesday @ Algonquin Area Public Library - Branch
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The best place to be after school? The library! Hang out with friends and play Wii in our first floor meeting room. Snacks provided.   AGE GROUP: | Grade School |
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Baby & Toddler Playtime 9:30 am
Baby & Toddler Playtime @ Barrington Area Public Library
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class. Location: Story Room Other Information:  Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. [...]
Controller Freaks 3:00 pm
Controller Freaks @ Marengo-Union Library District
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New club! Join us Thursday afternoons for video gaming fun! Play E through PG-13 rated games on our Xbox 1. Bring your friends and meet new ones. For youth ages 8-14. Drop in anytime.  Open [...]
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! 3:30 pm
After School Supper Program! / ¡Programa de cena después de la escuela! @ McHenry Public Library District
Oct 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grab a friend and come to the McHenry Library for a quick supper. While you’re here get started on your homework or work on a mind-bending activity. Any student age 18 and under receives a [...]