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Online Genealogy Meeting - Irish Ancestry

Learn tips and tricks for researching your Irish ancestry during our Genealogy Group program via Zoom Thursday, June 25, 1 p.m.

Register at least 24 hours in advance.

IPPL cardholders still have free access to our library's edition of Ancestry from home at any time. Go to swanlibraries.net/ancestry/ and sign in with your card to get started.



Genealogy Group Meeting. May 28th, 1pm.

Are you interested in genealogical research and learning more about your family history? Local genealogists share their tips in our monthly Genealogy Group meetings. Register for the next meeting in the form of an online webinar:

May 28, 1-3 p.m. Researching at the Newberry Library. Presented by Sandi Trapp.





Listen to Neil Gaiman's Coraline, live from NYPL.

What is better than having someone read you a story? Having the author and famous actors read it to you!

The New York Public Library is hosting a live reading of Neil Gaiman's spooky book Coraline this week, from Tuesday, May 12 through Monday, May 18. Click here to see more details and this link to sign up for a reminder notice. Remember the time difference means it will be at 5pm Chicago time or just go here to watch later or catch up on missed chapters.

Borrow the eBook from Hoopla if you want to read along.



Genealogy Zoom Chat Series

Do you want to learn more about genealogy? Click here to see a great line-up of free online Zoom chats organized by the Algonquin Area Public Library District. Have your questions answered live by genealogy librarians from around Illinois.

Wednesday April 29 6:00 PM Break Down Brick Walls

Wednesday May 6 6:00 PM Ancestry Library Edition

Wednesday May 13 6:00 PM Finding Military Records

Wednesday May 20 6:00 PM About DNA

Wednesday May 27 6:00 PM Using FamilySearch


Did you know that Indian Prairie Library has a genealogy group? 

Their next meeting will also be held via Zoom - sign up here:

Thursday May 28th 1pm-3pm Researching at the Newberry Library

Online Program: Storytime Socials! Starting Thursday, April 30th

We have loved bringing storytime to you through our YouTube videos, but we miss seeing your faces! On Thursdays at 9:30a.m. from April 30th to May 28th, we will have a live, interactive storytime option to help us feel a little more like we are all together again. 

Register for each week you'd like to join us!
A valid email address is required to get the Zoom invite.

We look forward to being with you again!

Hey Parents! Need to Wine About It?

Parenting during a pandemic is no easy task, so we invite you to wine about it! Fill a glass with your drink of choice and meet up with other parents on Zoom to swap stories, laughs, and maybe some tears about the difficulties of balancing working from home, eLearning, trying to keep your kids fed and entertained, all while not losing track of your own sanity!

Come to whine about it, and stay for the comfort of knowing you're not in this alone!

This event takes place on Monday, April 27th at 7:30p.m.

Register here.