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Huntley, IL 60142 United States
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December 2017

Read to a Dog – Saturday, December 16, 2017 – Huntley Area Public Library

December 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:45 am CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
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SIGN UP BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND,  IN PERSON OR CALL THE CHILDREN’S DESK –  847-669-5386 AND PRESS 4 Kids improve reading and communication skills by reading to a dog. Sessions last 15 minutes and begin at 9:30. The final session ends at 11:45 AM. For families.

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Intermediate Word ’16 – December 2017

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
$10.00

Topics include inserting clipart, borders, tables, headers, footers, creating labels in mail merge, columns and enhanced formatting features of Microsoft Word. Prerequisites: basic computer and Word skills required. For ages 18 and up.   Registration is required and begins 11/30/17.

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55+: Smart Grid – Monday, December 18, 2017

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Kim Hankins, Director of Sustainability, McHenry County College, will provide a short presentation on  the new Smart Meters currently being installed in homes and businesses across the state.  Learn how it works and how it can help you control your energy usage and save money. Pamphlets and other materials provided in English and Spanish. For ages 55 and up. Registration is required and begins November 20.

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Project Tween – December 18, 2017: Make-It for the Holidays

December 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Make some winter and holiday-themed items to keep or give as gifts.  Registration is required and begins November 27, 2017.  For ages 10-14.

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Lego® Club- Monday, December 18, 2017

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Tackle a suggested challenge with the library’s LEGO bricks. For ages 5-12. Children attend on their own. If child is under 10, parents/caregivers must remain in the library. REGISTER BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2017.

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Color On: Coloring For Adults – December 2017

December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Come out and treat yourself to some relaxation time: color, listen to music, and socialize. We’ll supply coloring sheets and a limited number of colored pencils and markers. You are welcome to bring your own for more variety. For ages 16 and up. Registration is required and begins November 21.

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Family Movies: Leap – Thursday, December 21, 2017

December 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Dream big!  A young orphan girl's passion and love for dancing wins her a spot as a student at the prestigious paris Grand Opera House.  Animated - Rated PG Please, no snacks. For families. Register beginning Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017.  

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Teen Zine – December 22, 2017

December 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
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Share your writing, artwork, and/or photography with other teens and help create our ‘zine. Submissions accepted at the library’s Information Desk. Download the form or fill out the online form. No Registration necessary. Drop-in. For grades 6-12.

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Introduction to PowerPoint ’16 – December 2017

December 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
$10.00

Topics include navigating the PowerPoint ribbon, creating presentations from scratch and existing templates, applying themes, adding and editing text/objects and how to make a slideshow. Prerequisites: basic computer skills For ages 18 and up. Registration is required and begins 11/30/17  

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The Fray: Stitchery Club – December 2017

December 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Donation

Drop in and join the Fray. This stitchery club is for experienced and novice alike. Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or work another needle craft, come to learn and share. Bring your own supplies and projects. Experienced members have offered to share their craft with beginners. For ages 10 & up. Drop in, no registration or ticket required.

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Family Movie: Captain Underpants

December 27 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Enjoy a family movie at the library. No snacks please. For families. Register beginning Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

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It’s All About Penguins

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Donation

Stop by for a short morning movie and craft.  For ages 2-8. Drop - In

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Cookies & Canvas – December 30, 2017

December 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Recreate a painting step-by-step while enjoying some delicious refreshments.  Registration is requried and begins November 27, 2017.  For grades 6-12.

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January 2018

Introduction to Excel ’16 January 2018

January 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
$10.00

Topics include navigating the ribbon, creating spreadsheets using formulas and functions, tables and basic Excel formatting. Prerequisites: basic computer skills For ages 18 and up. Registration is required and begins 11/30/17.

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SAT Practice Exam & Scores – January 6, 2018

January 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Exam: Saturday, January 6 • 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Scores: Monday, January 15 • 6 p.m. Practice taking the SAT with a Sylvan Learning testing proctor at the Huntley Library. Doors open at 9:00 a.m., and testing will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. You may bring a pencil and calculator to the test. Parents are welcome to attend the scores session. Please note: This is a practice exam; the library is not…

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Cut The Cable – January 2018

January 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Tired of paying for cable? Learn the basics on how streaming works, what equipment is required to stream and what kinds of devices and applications you can use to simulate the cable TV experience without paying the cable TV price tag. Ages 16 and up Registration is required and begins Tuesday, 12/26/17

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Get the Plant Slant- Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Joan Davis, RN will present a program about the exploding field of research demonstrating the connection between what we eat and how we feel, the promising answers offered by plants and pioneering physicians, and incorporating some successful strategies towards whole food plant based nutrition.  Recipes will be provided. Ages 16 or older. Registration is required and begins December 19.

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Health & Wellness Apps – January 10, 2018

January 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Use your Android or Apple tablet or smartphone to stay healthy and well. Learn which apps can help you with nutrition, fitness, and wellness. For ages 16 and up. Registration is required and begins December 19.

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Volunteens – January 11, 2018 – Huntley Area Public Library

January 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Meet once a month to volunteer at the library.  Earn volunteer hours and make new friends.  We will work together on various projects, and participants will have opportunities to help out with other library events. Registration is required and begins December 14, 2017. For grades 6-12.

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Intermediate Excel ’16 – January 2018

January 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
$10.00

Topics include creating charts, formulas, and functions, spreadsheets, working with databases, and creating Excel templates. Prerequisites: basic computer and Excel skills required. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required and begins 11/30/17

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Melt & Pour Soap – January 13, 2018

January 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Learn to make your own soap using the melt and pour method.  Combine different soap bases with scented oils, dyes, and other ingredients - provided - to create a unique soap to take home.  Registration is requried and begins December 26, 2017.  For grades 6-12.

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Meditation for Beginners, Sunday, January 14

January 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Lorrie Palczynski, a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certified instructor will lead participants in a session of meditation.  This practice focuses on the breathing process to rest the mind and relax the body. Participation will not be physically demanding. Wear loose comfortable clothes. Ages 13 and older. Registration is required and begins December 19. 

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55+: Guitar, Ukelele & Dulicmer for Seniors – Monday, January 15, 2017

January 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

An overview of three stringed instruments that are good for seniors presented by Steve Guelzo. This music clinic will provide a guide to determine which instrument you might like to learn,  how to the find the best instrument value, suggestions for making instruments more comfortable to play, how to practice, and suggested accessories and books for beginners.  There will be an opportunity to try each instrument after the program. For…

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Project Tween – January 15, 2018: Beginning Weaving

January 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Make a cardboard loom and learn to weave a bookmark or begin work on a narrow scarf.  We will provide supplies, but you may also bring your own yarn/embroidery floss, if desired.  Registration is required and begins December 18, 2017.  For ages 10-14.

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Color On: Coloring For Adults – January 2018

January 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Come out and treat yourself to some relaxation time: color, listen to music, and socialize. We’ll supply coloring sheets and a limited number of colored pencils and markers. You are welcome to bring your own for more variety. For ages 16 and up. Registration is required and begins November 21.

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Advanced Excel ’16 – January 2018

January 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
$10.00

Topics include Setting up/working with pivot tables and charts, V lookups and advanced formulas. Prerequisites: experience with Excel and basic computer skills For ages 18 and up. Registration is required and begins 11/30/17.

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Teen Zine – January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Donation

Share your writing, artwork, and/or photography with other teens and help create our ‘zine. Submissions accepted at the library’s Information Desk. Download the form or fill out the online form. No Registration necessary. Drop-in. For grades 6-12.

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iPad/iPhone Basics – January 2018

January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Learn the essentials to operating your iOS 11 iPad or iPhone. Topics include general operation and navigation, downloading apps, adjusting settings and more. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, 12/26/17

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How Do I Apply for and Get Into College? – January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Free

Learn the ins and outs of the college application process with a representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.   You'll become familiar with the typical components of applications, the timeline and logistics of the process, and receive tips on writing personal statements and admissions essays. Registration is required and begins November 27, 2017.   For high school students and adults.

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The Fray: Stitchery Club – January 2018

January 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Huntley Area Public Library, 11000 Ruth Road
Huntley, IL 60142 United States
Donation

Drop in and join the Fray. This stitchery club is for experienced and novice alike. Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or work another needle craft, come to learn and share. Bring your own supplies and projects. Experienced members have offered to share their craft with beginners. For ages 10 & up. Drop in, no registration or ticket required.

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