Memory Cafe is an informal gathering where individuals with memory issues and their care partners can connect with others through discussion, activities and games. A speaker from Family Alliance will lead the program.
CLPL's catalog and check-out system will change on April 17.
The Library will transition from its current system to a new Polaris system at the end of the day Friday, April 13 and continuing through April 16. The Library will be open during this time, and you will be able to check out materials.
However, some functions won't be available such as My Account, check-ins and holds. For that reason, any materials returned to the Library from April 14 to 22, will be checked in as if they were returned April 13. Normal check-in process will resume Monday, April 23.
What can you do to prepare for the changes?
1) Change your password to ALL CAPS. (All passwords will migrate to the new system in all CAPS. Numbers will not be affected. You will have the option of changing your password after your initial login to the new system). Click here and see Question #1 for more information
Hands-On STEM, Earth Day, Grades 3-5 Thursday, April 12, 4 pm Ames II Earth Day was started in 1970 and we will celebrate with an Earth Day project. CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.
Earth Day Friday, April 20, 9:30 am Youth Services Earth Day is Sunday, April, 22, but we are celebrating early! Learn what can be recycled and do a craft using recycled materials. Drop-in program.
Marble Run Maker Fun, Grades 1-5 Wednesday, April 25, 2:30 pm Storytime I & II Create your own giant marble run during this creative and playful STEM program. Drop in to collaborate, design, and learn!
El Día de los Niños Celebration! Monday, April 30, 6:30 pm Storytime I & II Celebrate El Día de los Niños (Children's Day) with a bilingual storytime featuring a story, songs, a piñata craft, and cookies & milk! CLPL cardholders only. Registration required.
How to Get Your First Job Wednesday, April 11, 7 pm Ames II Teens - not sure where to start? We'll cover interview etiquette, references, resumes and more. Bring your questions. Presented by Express Employment Professionals. Registration required.
Teen Anime Club Thursday, April 12, 7 pm Ames II Teen Anime fans: gather with friends to watch some anime, share opinions, and enjoy some treats! Grades 6-8. Drop-in program.
College Financial Aid Workshop Tuesday, April 17, 7 pm Ames II College doesn't have to be beyond your financial reach. Learn more about: Types of financial aid; details on scholarships, grants, and loans; how and when to apply for aid; and important info about financial aid. Hosted by college coaches from McHenry County College. Registration required.
Adult 55+ Spelling Bee Tuesday, April 10, 6 pm Registration Required by March 28. Are you McHenry County's next 55+ year old Spelling Bee Champion? Join us at Senior Services for a Spelling Bee for McHenry County Adults 55 and older. Crystal Lake Public Library and Senior Services Associates are hosting the event at Senior Services, 110 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake. JourneyCare and Visiting Angels are sponsors. Participants may bring up to 4 guests.
Intro to Veganism Monday, April 16, 7 pm Ames II Are you interested in becoming vegan? Topics of this informational session include: Why vegan? pantry staples, recipe resources and reading labels.
Money Smart Week: Credit Education Workshop Monday, April 23, 6:30 pm Ames II Learn how to credit card comparison shop, review credit scores and history, and better understand credit card statements. Presented by the Office of Illinois State Comptroller.Registration required.
Money Smart Week: Saving & Investing Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm Ames II The retirement landscape has changed. We live longer and need to make our money go further. Find out ways to help keep your money safe. Join us for an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the top 10 investor alerts issued by the SEC in 2017. Presented by a representative of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Registration required.
National Small Business Week: How to Price it Right Monday, April 30, 7 pm Ames II This workshop is designed to help existing businesses and startups to develop a pricing and marketing strategy that will maximize sales and margin while remaining competitive in the market place. Learn to define the price-value relationship of the product or service and how to test the pricing strategy before implementation. Presented by Larry Bussow Mentor, College of DuPage, Center for Entrepreneurship and Fox Valley SCORE. Registration required.