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The Huntley Public Library has announced its programming for April.

The litany of events include:

April 2013 Huntley Area Public Library Programs and Events*

*All programs take place at the library and require registration unless otherwise noted.

Library News and Special Events

Culver’s Night

Tuesday, April 9 from 4-8 pm

Join us as the Friends Foundation hosts a Culver’s Fundraising Night. No form is required! Visit Culver’s of Huntley on Rt. 47 between 4-8 p.m., dine-in or drive-thru, and a percentage of the proceeds will go to the Friends Foundation. Money raised by the Friends Foundation purchases ebooks, and pays for programs and many services at the library. Mark your calendar and join the fun.

National Volunteer Week - April 21-27, 2013

Over 80 volunteers worked 5,056 hours in the last fiscal year, amounting to over $110,000 in savings for library! Volunteers are an integral part of the library’s team, helping with office work, shelving items, reading programs, and fundraising. In 2012 the Friends Foundation’s 250 members raised over $50,000 for the library. Over the last year, library volunteers saved taxpayers $160,000. The next time you visit the library and see someone wearing a green “Volunteer” badge, be sure to thank them for all they do.

Huntley Green & Clean Day, April 27

The Friends are joining the Village of Huntley and honoring Earth Day and Arbor Day on April 27. Friends will be assisting with recycling and anyone that visits will receive a reusable Friends Foundation bag from 9 a.m. - Noon.

The Village of Huntley will be sponsoring electronics recycling, garbage drop off, document shredding and prescription medication disposal. For complete details about Green & Clean Day, visit the Village of Huntley website at

Discover Your Library - National Library Week is April 14 - 20

Pick up a “Discover Your Library” bookmark early, and join the educational activities and fun at the library. Smile for the camera! You may just be featured on our website at the end of the week. Discover all the great things you can do @ your library!

World Book Night - Tuesday, April 23

The Huntley Library has received a grant to participate in this once-a-year event. Twenty copies of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game will be given away to residents for World Book Night. A film based on the book starring Brad Pitt was released in 2011.

A limited number of free copies will be available at the following locations:

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Huntley Park District Rec Center

West of Rt. 47 on the corner of Mill & Lincoln

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar

Northeast Corner of Rt. 47 & Main St.

Money Smart Week Programs

It’s Money Smart Week

April 20-27

Try to match items with their costs in this month’s end-cap game located in the Children’s Room.

Bucks for Your Books

April 20-25

Show your money smarts and stop by the Information Desk after you check out to calculate how much money you saved by using the library. You’ll earn virtual book bucks, which you can use to “buy” books and more from our prize cart. For grades 6-12.

Take Charge Illinois : The Basics of Budgeting

Thursday, April 25 • 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tom Lydon, Consumer Affairs Division of the Illinois State Comptroller’s Office, will present a program on basic budgeting. Learn how to prepare a monthly budget, comparison shop, cut expenses and maintain a budget. Registration required.

Adult Programs (dial 847.669.5386 ext. 21 to register)


Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars’ Program

Tuesday, April 23 • 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Celebrate National Poetry Month. Professional storyteller and author Brian "Fox" Ellis' portrayal of Walt Whitman, America’s pre-eminent poet, includes the story of Whitman’s life, his philosophy of free verse, and selected poems from Leaves of Grass. Registration required.

The Illinois Humanities Council [IHC] is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the library, the NEH, the IHC, our partnering organizations or our funders.

Me & The Early Days of TV

Monday, April 15 • 10-11 a.m.

Remember when television shows were shot live in black and white? Huntley resident Dorothy Litwin will talk about the early days of television broadcasting and her role in programming in Chicago and the Midwest. Registration required.

The Fray: Stitchery Club

Tuesday, April 30 • 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Drop in and join the Fray. This stitchery club is for experienced and novice alike. Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or work another needle craft, come to learn and share. Bring your own supplies and projects. This group meets the last Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. For ages 10 & up.

Super Couponing Self-Service Swap Box

Do you like to save money? Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Try our Super Couponing Self-Service Swap Box and swap any time during regular library hours. Stop by the Information Desk to find out how.

eBooks @ The Library

Downloading eBooks/eAudiobooks for iPads, Tablets, and Smartphones

Wednesday, April 10 2-3 p.m.

Monday, April 15 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 22 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Learn to download eBooks/eAudio to an iPad, tablet, smartphone, Nook Color or Nook Tablet. Please bring your device, Huntley Library card, email address and email password. If you have an Apple device, please bring your Apple password. Registration required.

Downloading eBooks for Kindle FIRE

Wednesday, April 3 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17 2-3 p.m.

Learn how to download eBooks/eAudio to a Kindle Fire. Please bring your device, Huntley library card, email address, email password and password. Registration required.

Downloading eBooks for Kindle

Friday, April 12 2-3 p.m.

Learn to transfer library eBooks to your Kindle. Registration required.

Young Adult Programs (dial 847.669.5386 ext. 21 to register)


April 1 – 25

Celebrate National Poetry Month by entering our Iron Poet competition. Submit your entries at the Information Desk or online ( using one or more of the following “secret” ingredients: Limerick, Onomatopoeia, Metaphor, Chickens, Unicorns. Two outstanding entries will be chosen at the end of the month and the winners will receive Amazon gift cards. Entries will be published on the library’s teen site and in an upcoming issue of Teen Zine. For grades 6-12.

Teen Zine

Friday, April 12 • 4-5 p.m.

Share your writing, artwork, and/or photography with other teens and help create our ‘zine. Submissions accepted at the Information Desk or For grades 6-12. Registration required.

YU-GI-OH Battle Royale

Saturday, April 20 • 3:30-5 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of game play. Bring your card games (Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic, etc.), board games, RPGs, and meet new friends. For grades 6-12. Registration required.

College Options & Applications

Monday, April 22 • 6:30 p.m.

Karen Macella (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) will discuss post-secondary education options, how to research schools, planning school visits, choosing college majors, possible career paths with different degrees, and the application process. For high school students. Registration required.

Read It and Rate It

Review a book for a chance to win a prize! Review forms available at the Information Desk or For grades 6-12.

For more information about teen events and to check out our Featured Artist, book reviews, quizzes and galleries visit

Children’s Programs (dial 847.669.5386 ext. 26 to register)

Spring Family Reading Bingo Continues through April 30

Read together as a family and participate in programs at the Huntley Area Public Library to complete your bingo card and be eligible for book prizes! For families. Pick up your bingo card at the Children’s Desk.

Kids Chess Monday, April 1 • 7:00 p.m. Chess players of any skill level meet in the Program Room to play & strategize. Beginners welcome. Adult family members are also invited to play. For ages 8 and up. Dial 847.669.5386 ext. 26 to register.

Page Turners Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Children are encouraged to practice reading with a volunteer at one of two sessions beginning at 4:30 or 5:00 p.m. After four sessions, the child may choose a free book and small prize from the Friends Foundation.


Friday, April 5 • 9:30 a.m.

Enjoy this Friday morning story time with Miss Nora at Chesak Elementary School’s Parent-Tot Center. Please note: a registration fee is required. For details contact Carla Elam at

Art Discovery

Thursday, April 18 • 5-6 p.m. Join us at the library for an art session mixing creativity and fun! Be sure and dress for a mess! Class size is limited. For grades 3-5. Dial 847.669.5386 ext. 26 to register.

Read to a Dog Saturday, April 20

Sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. You will have a chance to read to Buddy, a Goldendoodle, or Boomer, a Bernese Mountain Dog. For families. Dial 847.669.5386 ext. 26 to register.

Live Frog and Reptile Exhibit Drop in: Saturday, April 20 • 12:30-3 p.m. One day only, stop by the Program Room to see LIVE frogs, turtles, snakes and other reptiles up close! These awesome animals belong to Dakotah Henn, who will be on hand to answer your questions. For families.

Lego Club

Monday, April 29 • 6:30-7:15 p.m. Show off your incredible imagination and super building skills by tackling a suggested challenge with the library’s Legos. Watch for photos on the Kids’ Corner webpage. For grades K-5. Dial 847.669.5386 ext. 26 to register.


Register in person or call the Children’s Desk, ext. 26 each week for the following week’s session. Dial 847.669.5386 ext. 26 to register.


Tuesdays • April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

10:15-10:45 & 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Stories and songs with Miss Nora! The last 10 minutes of BabyPalooza are reserved for social playtime. For ages birth-23 months. Registration required.

Story Time

Wednesdays & Thursdays

April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.

After stories, songs & fingerplays with Miss Jodi, children will complete a craft. For ages 2-6.

Registration required.


Tuesday, April 9 • 7-7:30 p.m.

Visit the library in your PJs for bedtime stories and a snack with Miss Michelle. Geared for familes of 2-6 year olds. Registration required.

For more information about Youth Services visit

HAPLD Friends Foundation News, Events & Programs

Stephen T. Mather: Saving America’s Scenic Wonders - Breakfast Fundraiser

Wednesday, May 1• 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

$30 per Person

Boulder Ridge Country Club - Lake in the Hills, IL

Tickets available at the Information Desk thru April 24. Tables of 8 may be reserved. Program features stories and stunning photographs of the park lands and wildlife Mr. Mather fought to save. Program presented by Actor R.J. Lindsey.

Menu: Scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, ham, fresh fruit garnish, muffins, French toast, coffee, tea and juice.

April Book Sale

Saturday, April 6 • 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, April 7 •, 12:30-4:00 p.m.

Sunday Only • $5 Bag Sale

Library Program Room

Hardcover Books: $1.00

Paperbacks: $ .50

General Meeting

Friday, April 19 • 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Location: Library Program Room. Discover new ways to support the library through the Friends fundraisers and events and meet new Friends.

Earth Friendly Fundraisers

Corner Books – New & gently used books for sale. Replenished several times a week.


Go green and help us raise money. Paper may be recycled (no phone books and no cardboard) in the green and yellow bins in our parking lot.

The FRIENDS now accept on-line donations through Pay Pal for sustaining or one-time gifts. Visit our website at for more information or call Pamela Kampwerth at 847.669.5386 ext. 28.

The Huntley Area Public Library is located at 11000 Ruth Road, Huntley, IL 60142. For more information about the library, our programs or events please visit us on the web at or call us at (847) 669-5386.

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