Take the 'Wonder' Reading challenge! --Reading begins October 9 and continues through November 11

To celebrate the theatrical release of the movie Wonder, based on the beloved book by R.J. Palacio, kids in 4th through 8th grades can earn a FREE ticket to a private showing of the at Woodstock Classic Cinemas! All you have to do is read 400 minutes between October 9 and November 11 to earn your ticket to the showing on November 18.

Open to kids in the 4th through 8th grades. Sign up at the Harvard Diggins Library circulation desk and pick up a reading log to get started. All you need is a valid library card to participate. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 for more information.

Pre-School Storytime continues! --Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Schoolers and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Karen and Miss Anna for Pre-School Storytime on Tuesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Each week will feature a theme with stories and activities.

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!

Computer Basics : hands on instruction --next session Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Learn basic computer skills such as mouse and keyboarding, as well as internet, email and web browsing in this introductory computer class. Our next session will be held on October 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm. This session will be taught in English. We will also offer the same class in Spanish on Thursday, November 2, at 6:00 p.m.

**Advance registration is REQUIRED as class sizes are small. You can register at the circulation desk or call us at 815-943-4671**

Funding for these introductory computer classes is made possible by a grant from the McHenry County Community Foundation.

LEGO Build-it! Club for Grades K-5 --continues Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

LEGO builders in Grades K-5 are invited to join Miss Karen on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. for the next meeting of the LEGO Build-it! Club. The Library will supply the Legos; you supply the ideas and skills to match Miss Karen's challenge for that evening! Lego creations will be displayed in the Library's display case after the meeting.

Registration is required. LEGO Build-it! Club will meet on the last Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. A parent/caregiver must accompany the builder. For more information about this program, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

A Spooky Movie for Everyone! --Frankenweenie, Warm Bodies, and the Conjuring --Thursday, October 26, 2017 starting at 1:00 p.m.

Join us for an all-day Spooky Movie marathon on the library's big screen on Thursday, October 26 at starting at 1:00 p.m. Frankenweenie (Rated PG) will start us off. Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face consequences. Next up, Warm Bodies (Rated PG-13 for zombie violence and some language.) After a zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that might transform the entire lifeless world. We conclude with (still with us? :)The Conjuring. (Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and horror - parents strongly cautioned.) Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. The Conjuring will be introduced by local horror movie afficionado, Bill Matteson of Harvard. Bill has met Ed and Lorraine Warren in the past, and also went to school with Bill Friedkin, director of The Exorcist.

No registration required. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to bring your own pillows, snacks, and drinks with a lid to the movie - or even come in costume! Movie starts promptly at 1pm, so arrive early! (School is not in session this day for District 50.) If you have any questions contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Movie licensing provided by Swank Motion Pictures.

Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library News --Support the Library while you shop this season, with Amazon Smile :)

The Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library is now part of Amazon Smile! Whenever you shop on smile.amazon.com, you can opt to support our Friends group and 0.5% of your purchase will go towards the them, which raises money for your library. It’s a great way to give back this holiday shopping season! Support your library by choosing “Friends of the Harvard Diggins Library” as your selected charity before checkout.

If you have any questions, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Try out our new app! --Download now to have library services at your fingertips!

Are you on a mobile device? Download the FREE Northern Illinois Cooperative App! Search the catalog, check your account, request an item, download an e-book, even pay a fine --all from the Northern Illinois Cooperative Mobile App!

To download, visit the Google Play store or the iOS App Store and search for "NIC Libraries". If you have any questions, please contact the library at 815-943-4671.

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