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

Storytime for Little Ones (Virtual)

All Day
Storytime, Virtual
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Watch on YouTube
Age Group: Infants, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime, Virtual
Event Description:
Stories, songs, and rhymes - oh my! Geared towards babies and toddlers, this storytime features a new theme every week. ...

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.

YouTube

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Free Tax-Aid

9:00am - 2:00pm
Other
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Conference Room (Room 124)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Description:
The Tax-Aide program will run Mondays - Wednesdays from February 5 through April 10, 2024. AARP’s Tax-Aide Program is a volunteer-based program that provides FREE tax preparation help for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, particularly those ages 60...

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 Polish

Nasza biblioteka robi wszystko co tylko możliwe aby wszyscy mogli skorzystać z naszych programów. Jeżeli mają państwo jakiekolwiek pytania dotyczące dostępności lub specyficzne potrzeby prosimy o skontaktowanie się  z biblioteką.

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 "Children" group.

Read Fur Fun

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Storytime
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 in grades K through 5.  Sign up for a slot by stopping in or calling the library. ...

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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

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Speaker/ Presentation
Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Room West (Room 136)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Speaker/ Presentation
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Event Description:
Coffee with 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, residen...

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.

AARP Free Tax-Aid

9:00am - 2:00pm
Other
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Conference Room (Room 124)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Description:
The Tax-Aide program will run Mondays - Wednesdays from February 5 through April 10, 2024. AARP’s Tax-Aide Program is a volunteer-based program that provides FREE tax preparation help for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, particularly those ages 60...

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 Polish

Nasza biblioteka robi wszystko co tylko możliwe aby wszyscy mogli skorzystać z naszych programów. Jeżeli mają państwo jakiekolwiek pytania dotyczące dostępności lub specyficzne potrzeby prosimy o skontaktowanie się  z biblioteką.

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 "Preschool Children" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime
Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Preschool Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Books, music, and activities! A new theme every week. ...

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.

No Caregiver

For children without a caregiver. Caregiver must remain in building during program.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Wednesday Table Top Games

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Games & Activities
Open
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.
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 "Adults" group.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Book Discussion Group
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 A Change of Cirmcumstance by Susan Hill. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk or through a Curbside Pickup appointment. Digital editions may be available from Libby or Hoopla. Chief police inspector Simon Serra...

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.

Sensory Play Storytime

10:00am - 10:45am
Storytime
Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Infants, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Description:
Stories come to life with Sensory Play Storytime. Interactive aspects such as ASL words of the day and sensory bin play are perfect for toddlers and parents to practice together. ...

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.

Accompanying Caregivers

This program is designed for children and their caregivers. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop-offs will not be permitted.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spring Stamping with Mallory

10:00am - 12:00pm
Arts & Crafts
Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:
Join Mallory as she guides us in making unique stamping projects to take home.    ...

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.

Library card required

You must have a valid McHenry Public Library District library card number to attend this program. Register in person or call 815-385-0036 x102

This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Free Tax-Aid

9:00am - 2:00pm
Other
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Conference Room (Room 124)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Description:
The Tax-Aide program will run Mondays - Wednesdays from February 5 through April 10, 2024. AARP’s Tax-Aide Program is a volunteer-based program that provides FREE tax preparation help for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, particularly those ages 60...

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 Polish

Nasza biblioteka robi wszystko co tylko możliwe aby wszyscy mogli skorzystać z naszych programów. Jeżeli mają państwo jakiekolwiek pytania dotyczące dostępności lub specyficzne potrzeby prosimy o skontaktowanie się  z biblioteką.

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

Storytime for Little Ones!

9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime
Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Infants, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Stories, songs, and rhymes - oh my! Geared towards babies and toddlers, this storytime features a new theme each week as well as a take home craft. ...

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.

Accompanying Caregivers

This program is designed for children and their caregivers. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop-offs will not be permitted.

No Siblings

No older siblings, please.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Discussion Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Book Discussion Group
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: 19
Event Description:
Read and discuss Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Copies are available at the Checkout Desk or through a Curbside Pickup appointment. Digital editions may be available from Libby or Hoopla. A tale inspired by the "Beauty and the Beast" stor...

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.

AARP Free Tax-Aid

9:00am - 2:00pm
Other
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Conference Room (Room 124)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Description:
The Tax-Aide program will run Mondays - Wednesdays from February 5 through April 10, 2024. AARP’s Tax-Aide Program is a volunteer-based program that provides FREE tax preparation help for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, particularly those ages 60...

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 Polish

Nasza biblioteka robi wszystko co tylko możliwe aby wszyscy mogli skorzystać z naszych programów. Jeżeli mają państwo jakiekolwiek pytania dotyczące dostępności lub specyficzne potrzeby prosimy o skontaktowanie się  z biblioteką.

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

Storytime for Little Ones!

9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime
Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Infants, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Description:
Stories, songs, and rhymes - oh my! Geared towards babies and toddlers, this storytime features a new theme each week as well as a take home craft. ...

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.

Accompanying Caregivers

This program is designed for children and their caregivers. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop-offs will not be permitted.

No Siblings

No older siblings, please.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons and Dragons- High School Edition

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Games & Activities
Open
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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

AARP Free Tax-Aid

9:00am - 2:00pm
Other
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Conference Room (Room 124)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Description:
The Tax-Aide program will run Mondays - Wednesdays from February 5 through April 10, 2024. AARP’s Tax-Aide Program is a volunteer-based program that provides FREE tax preparation help for low- to moderate-income taxpayers, particularly those ages 60...

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 Polish

Nasza biblioteka robi wszystko co tylko możliwe aby wszyscy mogli skorzystać z naszych programów. Jeżeli mają państwo jakiekolwiek pytania dotyczące dostępności lub specyficzne potrzeby prosimy o skontaktowanie się  z biblioteką.

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

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Games & Activities
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 "En español" group.
This event is in the "Adultos" group.

Leamos en Inglés

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Other
Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Room West (Room 136)
Age Group: En español, Adultos
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
¿Le gustaría mejorar su pronunciación en Inglés? Practique y lea en grupo. Unase a nuestro grupo de práctica de lectura en Inglés cada mes.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Preschool Children" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime
Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Rooms East and West (135 & 136)
Age Group: Preschool Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Description:
Books, music, and activities! A new theme every week. ...

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.

No Caregiver

For children without a caregiver. Caregiver must remain in building during program.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Crochet Club

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Arts & Crafts
Open
Registration
Library Branch: McHenry Public Library District
Room: Meeting Room West (Room 136)
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Description:
If you’re curious about crochet, come to the library to learn how to crochet or work on your latest project! Beginners and experts are welcome. Bring your own project and yarn or participate in a simple project. ...

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.