Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG, including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.

On Earth Day 2020, over 100 million people around the world observed the 50th anniversary in what is being referred to as the largest online mass mobilization in history.

We encourage our community to join us for a themed storytime, crafts, and more this week in celebration of
Mother Earth!
Upcoming Programs
Happily Ever After
Adults • Mon, April 19 at 7 pm
Passionate readers meet to discuss romance titles. A Zoom link will be sent to you the week of the meeting.
Digital Preservation
Adults • Multiple Dates
Learn about the new equipment we have at the library for converting your old home movies, VHS, or 8mm reel film for archiving.
Tai Chi - Ball Qigong
Adults • Tue, April 20 at 4 pm
Using any ball you have at home, conduct a 45-minute, instructed exercise through MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness.
Virtual Tai Chi
Ages 14+ • Virtual
Multiple Skill Levels
Multiple Dates
Feeling stressed? Tai Chi has many therapeutic benefits.

Pick the level that works
for you!
The Nail Biters
Adults • Tue, April 20 at 6:30 pm
Passionate readers meet to discuss thriller titles. A Zoom link will be sent to you the week of the meeting.
Pages & Panels
Teens • Wed, April 21 at 6 pm
Passionate readers meet to discuss graphic novel titles. A Zoom link will be sent to you the week of the meeting.
Enjoying the Classics
Adults • Wed, April 21 at 7 pm
Passionate readers meet to discuss classic titles. A Zoom link will be sent to you the week of the meeting.
Outdoor Storytimes!
We're back with in-person storytimes, conducted outside.
Outdoor
Baby Storytime
0-23 months • Fri, April 23

Join us for a story and some songs and rhymes! No older siblings.

Algonquin Card required.
During outdoor programs, social distancing will be observed, and masks are mandatory for ages 2 years and older. Outdoor programs are weather dependent and may be canceled at any time.

The Legacy of
Gone with the Wind
Adults • Wed, April 21 at 7 pm
Film critic Dann Gire explores the recent controversy surrounding one of the biggest movies of all time.
Earth Day Wildlife Storytime
Adults • Thu, April 22
Join Ms. Power in conjunction with McHenry Co. Animal Control, all about spring and wildlife.
Silent Reading Hour
Adults • Thu, April 22 at 7 pm
Silently read whatever you want for an hour with other people on Zoom! Share what you're reading, and then log off for the night.
Mystery from History:
1930s Edition
Grades 4-8 • Fri, April 23
Participants will research historical events and answer questions given clues through a Google Form. Submitting your answers and contact information upon completion of the challenge will make you eligible for a prize related to the decade!

PRIZES: All participants who submit a form will receive a small prize related to the decade. In honor of the flight of the first practical helicopter in 1939, all participants who submit a form will be entered to win a remote control helicopter!

After you register, we will send you the form to complete. All forms must be submitted by Monday, April 26th to be eligible for a prize and the helicopter prize drawing.