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McHenry Library Announces Upcoming Events

McHenry Library Announces Upcoming Events

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MCHENRY — The McHenry Public Library announces the following programs and events. Registration can be done in person, online at www.mchenrylibrary.org or by calling 815-385-0036. The library is located at 809 N. Front St. in McHenry. Programs require registration unless otherwise noted.

Free Movies @ Your Library: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 3. See “Flight” rated R. For ages 18 and up. No registration required.

MAGIC: The Gathering: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Join us for a tournament. Come for prizes, or just for fun. ALL attendees will receive a FOIL CARD (while supplies last) just for attending in addition to tournament prizes. BRING YOUR OWN DECK. Standard TYPE II constructed format. For ages 11 and up.

How Photography Helped Lincoln Get Elected: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Leisa Corbett, artist and art history professor, will discuss how the invention of photography in the 19th century helped elect President Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Leisa will discuss five important photographs of Lincoln that created Lincoln’s public persona and still shape our perceptions of him today. She will also point out parallels in the imagery used in promotional material between President Lincoln’s campaign and President Obama’s campaign in 2008. For ages 18 & up.
Picasso and Chicago and You: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9. Get ready for the “Picasso and Chicago” exhibit at the Art Institute. Enjoy a presentation of Picasso’s amazing life and work then choose one of his paintings to copy in colored pencil for your own small study. For ages 18 and up.
Wreck-It Ralph Free Movie: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Join us in watching the newest Disney Movie, “Wreck-It Ralph.” This movie is rated PG. For all ages. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Computer Basics Class: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Learn about the desktop, task bar and other basic operations of a personal computer using Windows XP operating system. Attendees must be comfortable using a mouse. For MPLD cardholders only. Registration and $5 fee payable in person only. For ages 18 & up.

Contemporary Book Discussion Group: 7-8 p.m. Monday, March 11. Pick up a copy of “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro at the Checkout Desk. For ages 18 and up.

Easter Workshop with McHenry H.S. Art Honor Students: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. Join us for an Easter Workshop where you will create a spring art project with the help of the McHenry High School Art Honor Society students. Supplies provided. For kids in grades 1-6.

Disney World 101: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. Going to Walt Disney World? Plan the trip of a lifetime! Learn about the best and worst times to visit, the best accommodation options to fit your budget and needs, what FASTPASS is and how to use it, how to guarantee a ride (or two) on the most popular attractions, and why making dining reservations is important…and more! For ages 18 and up.

Zine Squad: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Bring your ideas, images and writing to create your own DIY publication. Sign up and work by yourself, with a partner or in a group. Production assembly tools provided. For grades 6-12.

History Book Discussion Group: 7:30-8:45 p.m. Thursday, March 14 (note different date). Pick up a copy of “The Magnificent Medills: America’s Royal Family of Journalism During a Century of Turbulent Splendor” by Megan McKinney at the Checkout Desk. For ages 18 and up.

Classic Book Discussion Group: 7-8 p.m. Monday, March18. Pick up a copy of “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck at the Checkout Desk. For ages 18 and up.

St. Baldrick’s Day Community Shave Event/Fundraiser: The library is once again participating in the community St. Baldrick’s Day event at West Campus High School on Thursday, March 14. We have formed a team made up of staff and our board president, who will bravely lose all their locks to raise money for pediatric cancer. If you’d like to support us in trying to reach the community’s $100,000 goal, you can make a donation on our team’s page on the St. Balrick’s Foundation website. If you can’t support us monetarily, you can always come cheer our team on at the big event on the 14th beginning at 5 p.m.

Friends’ Spring Book Sale – Sorters and Items Needed: The Friends of the McHenry Public Library could use some help sorting items for their upcoming Spring Used Book Sale, to be held the weekend of April 20 & 21. Sorting starts March 12. If you’d like to help sort for the upcoming sale, e-mail the Friends at mplfriends@mchenrylibrary.org to find out sorting dates and times, or call Bill Edminster, Assistant Library Director and Friends liaison, at 815-385-0036. You don’t have to be a member of the Friends to help sort. The Friends also need donations of gently used books. Please note that the Friends no longer accept donations of LP records, encyclopedias, textbooks, or Readers Digest Condensed books.

For more information check out www.mchenrylibrary.org

“Yesterday’s Wisdom, Today’s Knowledge, Tomorrow’s Dreams”

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