Do you have goals of reading more in the new year, but you're not sure where to start? We're here for you!

  • Join a book club. With NINE options for adults (as well as one teen and two youth options), there's always something new to read each month. During this isolating time, it can also help alleviate the loss socializing you may experiencing.

  • Do a Reading Challenge. Our Winter Reading program is running now until February 1, and there's still time to join. If you're looking for something more long term, check out Reading Resolutions, a challenge that you can participate in throughout the rest of 2021.

  • Ask for suggestions. Conveniently, we can give Readers' Advisory from the comfort of your own home. Simply give us a call at (847) 458-6060 or live chat with a librarian at www.aapld.org.
Upcoming At-Home Programs
Music & Movement
Ages 0-5 • Mon, January 18
Learn new songs and sing old favorites with Ms. Jen! Watch weekly on our YouTube channel.
Virtual Yin Yoga
Adults • Mon, January 18
A yoga class where everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners can learn and benefit.
Happily Ever After
Adults • Mon, January 18 at 7 pm
A monthly book club that meets to discuss a romance title. Register to attend for a meeting link.
Your Library @ Home
Adults • Multiple Dates
Learn how to stream and download movies and TV shows onto your device and use the library from the comfort of your home.
College Admission Process
Parents/Students • Tue, Jan 19 at 6:30 pm
Thomas J. Jaworski of Quest College Consulting shares his expertise to assist families in applying to college.
Family Storytime
Ages 0-6 • Wed, January 20
Enjoy a virtual storytime full of fun stories and fingerplays. Check out a new video on our YouTube channel.
Did you sign up for Winter Reading yet? Register online using Beanstack at aapld.beanstack.com to participate in this year and earn awesome prizes, no matter what age.

Adults: Collect coupons and small prizes for your first three books read. Earn up to 15 chances to win a prize basket for each book you read.

Teens: Get rewarded for reading, completing challenges, attending virtual programs, and trying our Teen Take & Makes this winter. Earn Book Bucks and fun incentives as you go. Then enter your BB into our drawing for some amazing prizes.

Youth: Finishers get to choose a paperback book and get an additional finishing prize. For every hour you read you will be entered into a drawing for some fun prize gift baskets.
Pages & Panels
Teens • Wed, January 20 at 6 pm
A monthly book club that meets to discuss graphic novels. This month's theme is Marvel. Meets virtually via Zoom.
Enjoying the Classics
Adults • Wed, January 20 at 7 pm
Passionate readers meet to discuss classic, popular books. A Zoom link will be sent to you the week of the meeting.
Minecrafters on Discord
Grades 3-8 • Thu, January 21 at 6 pm
Play Minecraft from home and chat with your Library Minecraft friends on our Discord server.
Al Capone and the World's Fair of 1933
Adults • Thu, January 21 at 7 pm
William Hazelgrove will explore Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression and share the story of Chicago’s greatest fight.
Nite Readers
Adults • Thu, January 21 at 7 pm
Passionate readers meet to discuss popular title books. A Zoom link will be sent to you the week of the meeting.
Baby Storytime
Babies • Fri, January 22
Miss Kimberly will share a virtual, mini baby storytime full of songs and fingerplays. New themes each week.
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!