Attention Harvard Diggins Library cardholders!

Do you use the "Reading History" function in the current catalog (www.niclibraries.org) to track the titles of books that you've read or DVDs that you've watched? If you have opted in for this feature in the past, please be aware that your library will be changing software in May 2019.

In May, your library will become a part of a larger consortium called PrairieCat with over 130 libraries in Northern Illinois.

To prepare for this change, please make sure to export your reading history BEFORE we switch software. We have how-to guides available at the library to help you export your reading history. PrairieCat will have a new way of tracking your reading history, so make sure to check with library staff after May 21st to set that up.

Pre-School Storytime! --Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Schoolers and their caregivers are invited to join Mrs. Karen and Miss Anna for Pre-School Storytime on Tuesday, April 23 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!

Earth Week 2019 Program Series : Best New Plants! --presentation by Countryside Nursery on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Ready to start planning for gardening season? Join us on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m. to see what's new in trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, roses, vegetables and herbs this year. Kim Hartmann, landscape designer at Countryside Nursery, will share over 50 NEW plants that are proven for our area and add color, texture and diversity to your landscape along with tips and tricks for maintaining your garden.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to reserve a seat.

Earth Week 2019 Program Series : Backyard Rain Barrels --presentation by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Save that water! Join us Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. when Sarah Michehl from The Land Conservancy of McHenry County will teach us the ins and outs of home rain barrel use for water conservation. Information, order forms, and lessons learned will be shared on the basics of rain barrels in a suburban landscape.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to reserve a seat.

Earth Week 2019 Program Series : Natural History of the Prairie in Northern Illinois -- presentation by McHenry County Conservation District on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

How did Illinois come to be called The Prairie State and what happened to the vast prairies that were once found here? Join us on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. to discover what is being done now to restore some of these unique ecosystems. Kim Compton of McHenry County Conservation District returns to our library to present this program to conclude our Earth Week 2019 series of programs.

Registration is required. Please call 815-943-4671 if you have any questions or to reserve your seat for this presentation.

May the "Fourth" be with you! --Join us for 'Star Wars' day Saturday, May 4, 2019 beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Join us on Saturday, May 4 for an all-day event in celebration of Star Wars Day! Activities include:

-Scavenger Hunt
-Star Wars Finger Puppet Craft
-Star Wars Bingo (Ages 8-18, 11am-12pm)
-LEGO Build & Watch (Ages 5 and up, 2pm-3pm)

Registration is required for bingo. Call 815-943-4671 to sign up. All other activities are walk-ins, while supplies last. If you have any questions or would like to register for this event contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Monday Movie Night --'Welcome to Marwen' on the big screen on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

It's Monday movie night on the library's big screen! Join us on Monday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. for Welcome to Marwen. When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one. Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.

Movie licensing for this event provided by Swank Motion Pictures.

Free and open to the public. Seating will begin at 5:45 p.m. This film is Rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 56 minutes. Participants are welcome to bring their own dinner or snacks to the movie. No advance registration required.

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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