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Crystal Lake Library Programs for February

Source: Crystal Lake Public Library


Feeling a bit cooped up this winter? Check out the special programs and happenings planned at the Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 Paddock St., Crystal Lake, for the month of February. 


ACT Practice Test with Kaplan

Saturday, February 1

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A fully proctored ACT test given at the Crystal Lake Public Library will show students what to expect in a test-like environment. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses during the ACT Test Strategies Workshop (February 15). For calculator information go to:http://www.actstudent.org/faq/calculator. html. Open to all high school students. Registration required.

 

Read, Write and Win Kickoff

Sunday, February 2

2:00 pm

Join us at the Crystal Lake Public Library for the kickoff of the 9th annual Read, Write and Win writing contest. Children in grades 3-5 can choose to read and write a new ending to either Wonder by R.J. Palacio or Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu or read and create a new illustrated essay ending to Summer Camp Science Mysteries #1: In Search of the Fog Zombie by Lynda Beauregard. Teens in grades 6-8 can choose to read and write a new ending to either The Apothecaryby Maile Meloy or Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead or read and create a new illustrated essay ending to Pandemonium by Chris Wooding. The Library will have copies of this year’s books available to check out and will explain the details you will need to enter. All children in public, parochial and home school, in grades 3-8 are welcome. Read, Write and Win is cosponsored by the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers, School District 47 and McHenry County College. 

 

Drop-in Crafts - Grades K-3

Monday, February 3

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Help develop the artist in your child with Drop-in Crafts at the Crystal Lake Public Library.

 

Introduction to Social Media

Wednesday, February 5

7:00 pm

This class at the Crystal Lake Public Library will provide an introduction to Facebook and Twitter and cover the basics of how these sites work and how you can use them to participate in social media. Registration required.

 

Navigating Ancestry and Heritage Quest

Saturday, February 8

9:30 - 11:00 am

This class at the Crystal Lake Public Library will help you learn how to navigate Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest to find genealogical information. Registration required.

 

Internet Skills Workshop

Monday, February 10

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Join us for this hands-on, supported exploration of popular Internet sites at the Crystal Lake Public Library.Registration required.

 

Monday Chick Flicks

Monday, February 10

2:00 pm

The Crystal Lake Public Library will be showing Somewhere in Time (PG).

 

Drop-in LEGO® Mondays

Monday, February 10

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Children, ages four and up, are invited to come work with our LEGO®s at the Crystal Lake Public Library. While your child is having fun, s/he is designing, engineering and developing self confidence.

 

Tuesday Movies

Tuesday, February 11

6:00 pm

The Crystal Lake Public Library will be showing the movie Captain Phillips (PG-13). You may bring your own dinner.

 
Bicycling through Peru: From the Pacific Ocean to the Amazon River

Wednesday, February 12

7:00 pm

Bob Olsen, owner of Wheel Werks Custom Bikes in Crystal Lake, will be reliv­ing stories from his bicycle tour across Peru with Race Across America legend Lon Haldeman at the Crystal Lake Public Library. This is about more than just riding the bike, it’s also about their humanitarian projects supported by cyclists from across the United States.

 

Hands-on Science: Grades 3-5

Thursday, February 13

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Scientists in grades 3-5 are invited to use their thinking skills and have fun at the same time at the Crystal Lake Public Library. The February topic will be: Which toilet paper is the strongest?  Registration required.

 

Teen Anime Club

Thursday, February 13

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Teen anime fans - get together with friends to view some anime at the Crystal Lake Public Library. Share your opinions and enjoy some snacks.

 
Preschool Valentine’s Day Party

Friday, February 14

10:00 am

Join us at the Crystal Lake Public Library for our special Valentine’s Day Party just for preschoolers. Enjoy songs, stories and activities geared to preschoolers, ages 18 months to 6 years. Registration required.

 

Zentangle

Friday, February 14

2:00 pm

There is only half a day of school on February 14. Spend the second half of your day at the Crystal Lake Public Library learning about the new art form called zentangle. Learn the basics of zentangle and leave with a finished piece of artwork. The Library will supply all the materials you will need. This program is for children in grades 4 through 8.Registration is required.

 

ACT Test Strategies Workshop

Saturday, February 15

10:00 - 11:15 am

During this one-hour workshop at the Crystal Lake Public Library, both parents and students can learn how to score higher on admissions tests using key Kaplan strategies. The format and content of the test are explored, including ways to take advantage of test format to maximize efficiency on the exam. Various question types are reviewed and answered and students and parents are given a study plan for success. This is an ideal follow-up seminar to a practice test. Registration required.

 

School Is Out Movie: Smurfs 2 (PG)

Monday, February 17

1:30 pm

The Crystal Lake Public Library will be showing the movie Smurfs 2 for children on this day off from school.

 

Drop-in Crafts - Grades K-3

Monday, February  17

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Help develop the artist in your child with Drop-in Crafts at the Crystal Lake Public Library.

 

Intro to Google Docs and Google Drive

Tuesday, February 18

9:30 - 11:00 am

This introductory class at the Crystal Lake Public Library will cover how to access Google Docs and Google Drive, the difference between them, how to use Google Docs and how to organize your Google Drive. Registration required.

 

Real World Reads (nonfiction book discussions)

Tuesday, February 18

7:30 pm

Read a book and share your views in a friendly setting. Books are available at the Circulation Desk at the Crystal Lake Public Library. New members are welcome.  February’s selection is The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean.

 

Bookies (fiction book discussions)

Wednesday, February 19

9:30 am

Read a book and share your views in a friendly setting. Books are available at the Circulation Desk at the Crystal Lake Public Library. New members are welcome. February’s selection is Home & Langley by E.L. Doctorow.

 

Job Club

Thursday, February 20

1:00 pm

Join other job hunters for information and networking in a supportive environment at the Crystal Lake Public Library. The topic for February will be interview success.

 

Film Lovers Group

Thursday, February 20

6:00 pm

The Crystal Lake Public Library will be screening and discussing The Apartment (PG). You may bring your own dinner.

 

Preschool Crafts (Ages 6 & under)

Friday, February 21

9:30 - 11:00 am

Come spend some special time with your preschooler while you craft at the Crystal Lake Public Library.

 

Monday Chick Flicks

Monday, February 24

2:00 pm

The Crystal Lake Public Library will be showing Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (PG-13).

 

Drop-in LEGO® Mondays

Monday, February 24

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Children, ages four and up, are invited to come work with our LEGO®s at the Crystal Lake Public Library. While your child is having fun, s/he is designing, engineering and developing self confidence.

 

Tuesday Teen Craft - Creative Marbles

Tuesday, February 25

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Teens (grades 6-12), join us in decoupaging words and images to glass marbles to create pins, paperweights, locker magnets or a magnetic poetry set at the Crystal Lake Public Library.

 

Wednesday Matinee

Wednesday, February 26

12:00 pm

Bring your own lunch and enjoy a showing of The Way, Way Back (PG-13) at the Crystal Lake Public Library.

 

Excel® 2007 Next Steps

Thursday, February 27

1:30 - 3:00 pm

This course at the Crystal Lake Public Library is a continuation of the skills learned in Beginning Excel® 2007.Registration required.

 

Affordable Care Act - Get the Facts

Thursday, February 27

7:00 pm

McHenry County Health Department per­sonnel will present a general overview of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) at the Crystal Lake Public Library.  The presenters will provide instructions on how to enroll and where to get more information or personalized assistance. Registration required.

 

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