Event List

Age Group
Age Group
Program Type

Primary tabs

This event is in the "Infants" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool Children" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Stories in the Park - Knox Park (Shelter B)

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Knox Park Soccer Field at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Children, Children
Event Description:

Join the Youth Services Staff at Knox Park Shelter B, where we will read stories and dance to music. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. (If it's raining or if the heat index is pr

Offsite Event
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Knox Park Soccer Field
Age Group: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Children, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:
Join the Youth Services Staff at Knox Park Shelter B, where we will read stories and dance to music. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. (If it's raining or if the heat index is projected to be 100° or higher by 9 a.m. the program will be canceled.) ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Todas las edades" group.

Summer Lunch Program/ Programa de Almuerzo de Verano

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Age Group:
All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:

Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins

Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:
Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins June 3, 2024 and ends on August 16, 2024. No meals are served on: ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accessibility Spanish

La biblioteca hace lo mejor posible para asegurar que todos puedan acceder a los eventos. Si tiene alguna preocupación en cuestión de accesibilidad o requiere ciertas  acomodaciones no dude en contactarnos.

Internal Library Meetings

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room (Room 124) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Internal Meeting
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Conference Room (Room 124)
Program Type: Internal Meeting
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read Fur Fun

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room East (Room 135) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Children
Event Description:

Come to the library to read to a certified therapy dog. Dog owner will be present. This program is for kids 5 to 10 years old.  Sign up for a slot by stopping in or calling

Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Room East (Room 135)
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:
Come to the library to read to a certified therapy dog. Dog owner will be present. This program is for kids 5 to 10 years old.  Sign up for a slot by stopping in or calling the library. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Coffee with the Chief

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Speaker/ Presentation
Age Group:
Adults
Event Description:

Coffee with Police Chief John Birk will begin with a topical presentation or guest speaker. Chief Birk will provide an overview of events or criminal activity within the city

Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Speaker/ Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Event Description:
Coffee with Police Chief John Birk will begin with a topical presentation or guest speaker. Chief Birk will provide an overview of events or criminal activity within the city over the past month, allowing residents to stay informed. At the end, ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ILP The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers with Dr. Temple Grandin

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Speaker/ Presentation
Age Group:
Adults
Event Description:

Join us for a special event with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and a

Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Speaker/ Presentation
Event Description:
Join us for a special event with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades. Her memoir, Emergen...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Friends sponsorship

Sponsored by the Friends of the McHenry Public Library.

Zoom

Register with your email address so we can send you the Zoom link before the program. You can access the program virtually on your computer, tablet or smartphone. To learn how to join a Zoom program, click HERE.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Preescolar" group.

La Cocina: Mezcla de bocadillos S'mores / S’mores Snack Mix

All Day
Watch on YouTube at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Bilingual, S.T.E.M./ Maker, Virtual
Age Group:
Youth, Preescolar
Event Description:

Visita nuestra página de YouTube para ver un video sobre cómo hacer mezcla de bocadillos S’mores. Incluimos la receta en la descripción, para que tengas los ingredientes listos par

Virtual Event
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Watch on YouTube
Age Group: Youth, Preescolar
Program Type: Bilingual, S.T.E.M./ Maker, Virtual
Event Description:
Visita nuestra página de YouTube para ver un video sobre cómo hacer mezcla de bocadillos S’mores. Incluimos la receta en la descripción, para que tengas los ingredientes listos para cuando el video esté disponible.   Visit our YouTube page...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accessibility Spanish

La biblioteca hace lo mejor posible para asegurar que todos puedan acceder a los eventos. Si tiene alguna preocupación en cuestión de accesibilidad o requiere ciertas  acomodaciones no dude en contactarnos.

YouTube

The YouTube video will be released on the Library's YouTube Channel starting today. Click HERE to visit the Library’s YouTube Channel.

YouTube - Spanish

Un evento grabado en YouTube se lanzará hoy en el canal de YouTube de la Biblioteca. Haga clic AQUÍ para visitar el canal de YouTube de la biblioteca.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Todas las edades" group.

Summer Lunch Program/ Programa de Almuerzo de Verano

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Age Group:
All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:

Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins

Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:
Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins June 3, 2024 and ends on August 16, 2024. No meals are served on: ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accessibility Spanish

La biblioteca hace lo mejor posible para asegurar que todos puedan acceder a los eventos. Si tiene alguna preocupación en cuestión de accesibilidad o requiere ciertas  acomodaciones no dude en contactarnos.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Wednesday Table Top Games

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room East (Room 135) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Games & Activities
Age Group:
Adults
Event Description:

Join us for an afternoon of tabletop games. You can bring your own games to share or enjoy one from our collection.

Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Room East (Room 135)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
Join us for an afternoon of tabletop games. You can bring your own games to share or enjoy one from our collection. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Advancing With Ancestry.com Genealogy Program

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Live on Zoom at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Genealogy
Age Group:
Adults
Event Description:

Ancestry.com has changed a great deal recently. AND … AncestryDNA is growing exponentially! Come catch up on all the latest tools and tweaks so you can reach more rewarding results

Registration
Virtual Event
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Live on Zoom
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 150
Event Description:
Ancestry.com has changed a great deal recently. AND … AncestryDNA is growing exponentially! Come catch up on all the latest tools and tweaks so you can reach more rewarding results on your own. Presented by Laura Street Chaplin owner of Willowtree Re...

Disclaimer(s)

Zoom

Register with your email address so we can send you the Zoom link before the program. You can access the program virtually on your computer, tablet or smartphone. To learn how to join a Zoom program, click HERE.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Todas las edades" group.

Summer Lunch Program/ Programa de Almuerzo de Verano

Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Age Group:
All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:

Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins

Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:
Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins June 3, 2024 and ends on August 16, 2024. No meals are served on: ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accessibility Spanish

La biblioteca hace lo mejor posible para asegurar que todos puedan acceder a los eventos. Si tiene alguna preocupación en cuestión de accesibilidad o requiere ciertas  acomodaciones no dude en contactarnos.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

FrogLady

Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Youth
Event Description:

Explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians in one-of-a kind herpetology programs that will educate and entertain. You will enjoy learning about animals from around th

Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians in one-of-a kind herpetology programs that will educate and entertain. You will enjoy learning about animals from around the world while seeing them right up close. Learn the fascinating natura...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Friends sponsorship

Sponsored by the Friends of the McHenry Public Library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room East (Room 135) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Book Discussion Group
Age Group:
Adults
Event Description:

Read and discuss "Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore" by Matthew Sullivan. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk or through a Curbside Pickup appointment. Digital

Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Room East (Room 135)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
Read and discuss "Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore" by Matthew Sullivan. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk or through a Curbside Pickup appointment. Digital editions may be available from Libby or Hoopla. "When a bookshop p...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool Children" group.

Parachute Play

Friday, June 7, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Parking Lot at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Games & Activities
Age Group:
Toddlers, Preschool Children
Event Description:

Have some fun in the sun at parachute playtime. We’ll play a different set of games each week and sing songs while getting to meet new friends.

Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Parking Lot
Age Group: Toddlers, Preschool Children
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Have some fun in the sun at parachute playtime. We’ll play a different set of games each week and sing songs while getting to meet new friends. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Todas las edades" group.

Summer Lunch Program/ Programa de Almuerzo de Verano

Friday, June 7, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Age Group:
All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:

Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins

Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:
Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins June 3, 2024 and ends on August 16, 2024. No meals are served on: ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accessibility Spanish

La biblioteca hace lo mejor posible para asegurar que todos puedan acceder a los eventos. Si tiene alguna preocupación en cuestión de accesibilidad o requiere ciertas  acomodaciones no dude en contactarnos.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Free Community Shredding Event

Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Other
Age Group:
Adults
Event Description:

For this year's shredding event, the McHenry Public Library is partnering with the McHenry Moose Lodge #691 and the Johnsburg Public Library. There will be 2 trucks available this

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Description:
For this year's shredding event, the McHenry Public Library is partnering with the McHenry Moose Lodge #691 and the Johnsburg Public Library. There will be 2 trucks available this year! The event will be held at the McHenry Moose Lodge from 11 am ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Todas las edades" group.

Summer Lunch Program/ Programa de Almuerzo de Verano

Monday, June 10, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Age Group:
All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:

Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins

Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:
Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins June 3, 2024 and ends on August 16, 2024. No meals are served on: ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accessibility Spanish

La biblioteca hace lo mejor posible para asegurar que todos puedan acceder a los eventos. Si tiene alguna preocupación en cuestión de accesibilidad o requiere ciertas  acomodaciones no dude en contactarnos.

This event is in the "Tweens" group.

Tween Paint 'n Sip

Monday, June 10, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts
Age Group:
Tweens
Event Description:

Creativity and drinks are aplenty as we use acrylic paint to make a campfire scene.

Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Tweens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Creativity and drinks are aplenty as we use acrylic paint to make a campfire scene. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion Group

Monday, June 10, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Book Discussion Group
Age Group:
Adults
Event Description:

Read and discuss "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern.  Copies are available at the Checkout Desk or through a Curbside Pickup appointment. Digital editions may be available

Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
Read and discuss "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern.  Copies are available at the Checkout Desk or through a Curbside Pickup appointment. Digital editions may be available from Libby or Hoopla. Waging a fierce competition for which they h...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "Infants" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool Children" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Stories in the Park - Petersen Park Shelter A

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Peterson Park Shelter A at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Children, Children
Event Description:

Join the Youth Services Staff at Petersen Park Shelter A, where we will read stories and dance to music. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. (If it's raining or if the heat index i

Offsite Event
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Peterson Park Shelter A
Age Group: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Children, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Description:
Join the Youth Services Staff at Petersen Park Shelter A, where we will read stories and dance to music. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. (If it's raining or if the heat index is projected to be 100° or higher by 9 a.m. the program will be cancele...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Todas las edades" group.

Summer Lunch Program/ Programa de Almuerzo de Verano

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Age Group:
All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:

Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins

Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: All Ages, Todas las edades
Event Description:
Any student age 18 and under receives a complimentary boxed lunch provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Every Monday-Friday*  from 12:00-1:00 p.m. *Program begins June 3, 2024 and ends on August 16, 2024. No meals are served on: ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accessibility Spanish

La biblioteca hace lo mejor posible para asegurar que todos puedan acceder a los eventos. Si tiene alguna preocupación en cuestión de accesibilidad o requiere ciertas  acomodaciones no dude en contactarnos.

Internal Library Meetings

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room (Room 124) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Internal Meeting
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Conference Room (Room 124)
Program Type: Internal Meeting
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Get Excited about Science!

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Youth
Event Description:

Getting Excited About Science is here to share amazing experiments and get us to think and discover how things work in a fun way!

Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Getting Excited About Science is here to share amazing experiments and get us to think and discover how things work in a fun way! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Friends sponsorship

Sponsored by the Friends of the McHenry Public Library.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons and Dragons- High School Edition

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room East (Room 135) at McHenry Public Library District
Program Type:
Games & Activities
Age Group:
Teens
Event Description:

Join us at the library and make (or take) a character with an experienced Dungeon Master as we play the 5th edition of this fantasy role-playing game.

Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Room East (Room 135)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Join us at the library and make (or take) a character with an experienced Dungeon Master as we play the 5th edition of this fantasy role-playing game. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.