Harry Potter Escape Room! --a fundraiser to benefit the Harvard Food Pantry January 24-25, 2020

Harvard Diggins Library presents: A Harry Potter Escape Room! On January 24th, the Harvard Diggins Library will transform into Diagon Alley as participants visit the shops to gather their school supplies in one hour or miss the train to Hogwarts! All proceeds benefit the Harvard Food Pantry.

This is a ticketed event. Sign up for this event must be in person and pre-paid. Tickets are $5.00 per person for the all ages time slots on Friday and Saturday. Adults only times slots on Saturday from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. for ages 21 and over are $25.00. Call 815-943-4671 if you have any questions.

Adult DIY -- Woven Pet Toys on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Cold weather means our furry friends are stuck indoors - keep them occupied with a fun handmade toy. Join us at the library on Monday, January 20 a 6:00 p.m. and learn how to create a woven rope dog toy and/or ribbon cat toy while warming up with a hot cup of tea. Supplies & light refreshments will be provided.

This is an adult craft event intended for ages 18 and up. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 815-943-4671 to sign up.

Pre-School Storytime! --continues Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Kids ages 3 through 5 and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Anna and Mrs. Karen each Tuesday for stories, songs, and a craft based on a weekly theme. This Winter edition of pre-school story time continues on Tuesday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-school story time is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or to register. See you on the Penny Carpet!

Bluestem Readers for Homeschooled students --Book Club continues Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Homeschooled students in grades 3-5 are welcome to join us every Wednesday as we read books from the 2020 Bluestem Reader's Choice list. Discussions will include activities to enhance the stories. Our next session is on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Mrs. Karen at the library or by phone at 815-943-4671.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting --Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

Harvard teens in 6th-12th grades are invited to join us on Wednesday, January 22 at 3:30 p.m. for TAG! Come and join us to give your input on what you would like to see for teen programs and books this school year --and, of course, have some snacks!

Registration is required. TAG meets monthly at the Harvard Diggins Library on the last Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. What is TAG? A place to talk about what you want in books, movies, and programs in YOUR library! Meet new friends, eat snacks, and provide your input! TAG is open to teens in grades 6 - 12. To sign up for TAG or if you have any questions, ask at the circulation desk or contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Diggins Family Book Club meeting --"Lost in the Sun" discussion on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

The Library will welcome author Lisa Graff for a visit in March, 2020! In honor of this special author event, the Diggins Family Book Club will read Ms. Graff's Lost in the Sun together then meet at the library to discuss the book and complete a fun activity. The Book Club will meet on Wednesday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate!

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Copies of Lost in the Sun are available for checkout at the Library. Please contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to register.

Teen Writers' Workshop --continues on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

Teens in Grades 6 - 12 are invited to join us on Monday, January 27 at 3:30 p.m. for our next session of this ongoing workshop. Bring in your existing or new writing projects. Get inspired from other writing wannabes by sharing, suggesting, and supporting the next best seller.

Registration is required. Open ONLY to teens in grades 6-12. Call the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to sign up.

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library present "A Tea Party Celebration" on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are now available for the 4th Annual Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library Doll Tea Party. Children are invited to bring their dolls or stuffed animals to this special tea party on Sunday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. This year's event will feature refreshments, crafts, games, raffles, and a special ballet performance by the students of the Woodstock Dance Academy.

This event is suitable for children age 5 and older and all children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees must purchase a ticket, adults and children. There is a limited number of tickets available and are on sale now at the library circulation desk. Tickets are $8.00 each and must be purchased in person by Tuesday, February 4. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions. We thank the Friends for putting on this wonderful fundraiser event for your public library!

Explore More Illinois! --Illinois museum access with your library card!

What is Explore More Illinois?
Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

How do I get a Pass?
Visit the Explore More Illinois homepage. Log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have two active reservations per library card. Please cancel your reservation(s) if unable to attend, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. Remember that once you print or download your pass you cannot cancel your reservation.

If you do not know your PIN or have any trouble logging in, please contact the library at 815-943-4671.

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