Drop-in Stem Crafts, Symmetrical Sun Catchers, Grades K-3 Monday, May 7, 4 pm Storytime I & II The craft the first Monday of every month is a STEM craft. Making crafts builds self-confidence for children, increases their imagination and helps with a childs problem solving abilities.
All That Dance, Dance Performance Saturday, May 12, 1 pm Ames II Come see All That Dance, a local dance studio that has been serving the Crystal Lake and surrounding areas for 23 years. Dancers, ages 9 and older, from their community performance group, will perform at the Library.
Second Saturday Sensory Storytime Saturday, May 12, 1:30 pm Storytime I & II This storytime, designed for children with special needs, features movement, music, stories, and hand-on activities. Siblings are welcome. Registration required.
Structure Superstars, Grades 1-5 Wednesday, May 16, 2:30 pm Ames II We will provide a wide variety of building materials for you to create structures, however you choose. Drop-in and build! You may take home your structure.
Water Flow Challenge Wednesday, May 9, 7 pm Ames II Take the challenge! Can you create water flow, or will it end in disaster? Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Afternoon Study at the Library Sunday, May 20, 2 pm Ames II Finals Approach! Get your study on at the Library. We'll provide the space and snacks, you bring the study. Take a break and color, if you need to relax. Grades 9-12.
Tuesday Teen Gaming Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 pm Ames II Come join us for Summer open gaming! We'll feature new games and other favorites. Hosted by Affinity for Gaming. Grades 6-12.
Abe Lincoln Book Club Wednesday, May 30, 3:30 pm Ames II New this year: Abe Lincoln Book Club! Join this fun summer book club, where the books are from the Abraham Lincoln Award nominee list. Club members will choose a book, read it and discuss it, all while enjoying plenty of snacks. Grades 9-12. Registration required.
Memory Cafe - First Thursdays Thursday, May 3, 10 am Ames II You are invited to an informal social gathering where individuals with early onset memory issues and their care partner can connect with others in similar situations. A representative from Family Alliance Inc. will lead the discussion and activities. Coffee and cookies will be provided! Registration required.
Consumer Protection & the Attorney General's Office Tuesday, May 22, 7 pm Adult Services Learn about the programs and services the Attorney General's Office offers Illinois residents. Many of the AG's bureaus, including the Consumer Fraud Bureau, provide protections for consumers. Learn about common scams and decrease your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft. Presented by a representative from the Attorney General's Office. Registration required.
5 Keys to Impressing a Hiring Manager Wednesday, May 30, 7 pm Ames II Searching for a job and preparing for interviews go hand in hand. This presentation covers five key areas to focus on for your next job interview. Learn to demonstrate your knowledge of a company and its products. Understand the value of being confident and actively engaged in your profession. Presented by career coach Bruce Bennett. Registration required.
Bookies Book Discussion Wednesday, May 16, 9:30 am Ames II Adult Book Discussion - Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn. A charming caper following Britains Queen as she disappears on an unexpected adventure, leaving her staff with few clues besides a Scottish railway timetable and a cheddar cheese. Clever and fun, but also a look at the lonely constraints that come with royal duty.