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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.





Rollick & Roll: Evening Edition

Throw on your PJ's and get ready for a special nighttime version of Rollick & Roll!

Get your wiggles out before bedtime, experiencing different kinds of music, movement, and mindful moments from home:

Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required and closes 24 hours prior to the event. At that time, you will receive an email with the Zoom login information.

If you miss the deadline, you can still join! Contact Miss Heather at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom login information up to one hour before the program starts.


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!

Rollick & Roll Returns Weekly!

Wednesdays, April 29 through May 27, at 10:30 a.m., join Miss Heather for Rollick & Roll online every week!

Experience different kinds of music, movement, and mindful moments, from the comfort of your own home. Rollick & Roll is fun for all ages, but is geared specifically toward families with children birth to 7 years old.

Please register each week you'd like to attend. Registration will close 24 hours prior to each event. At that time, you will receive an email with the Zoom login information.



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.