Fine Forgiveness Week - October 15 - 20

We want to thank you for all you patience during the renovation with Fine Forgiveness Week! During this week, we will increase the forgiveness amount from $1 to $3 for each donated item, up to $30 per patron card! Fine Forgiveness Week benefits FRG District Backpack program, so donated food must come from District 3's list of requested foods found at the Library or on Fox River Grove's PTO website. This does not include damaged or lost item replacement fees. Thank you!

United Way Week of Caring - October 22 - 27

The public libraries of McHenry county are proud to join together to adopt a United Way Week of Caring Toiletries Supply Drive. The project will benefit the following partner agencies: Community Action Agency-Head Start, Rosecrance - McHenry County, & TLS Veterans. Thank you for Caring!

Items needed:

shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss

deodorant, bar soap, hand soap & feminine protection

How to Pay for College without Going Broke 
Thursday, October 25 @ 6:30 p.m. 

Back by popular demand, this unique workshop covers little-known strategies not covered in regular college planning workshops. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn new strategies available to families for planning, saving, or paying for college—strategies that can save you thousands of dollars while finding the best-fit college for your child. Includes new material about important changes that may soon be coming in higher education. Both parents are encouraged to attend this free, 60-minute seminar presented by My College Planning Team. 

Get Covered Illinois Information Session

Monday, November 5 @ 1:00 p.m.

Get covered Illinois staff will share information and answer questions on how best to navigate your health care options this Open Enrollment Period that ends Dec. 15, 2018.

Computer 101 w/ Bob Psenka - CANCELLED
Wednesday, November 7 @ 6:30 p.m. 

Bob Psenka has owned and operated the Build-a-Comp retail computer store in Fox River Grove for over 10 years. Build-a-Comp is a retail business providing sales and services for all related computer technologies. Our overall goal is to provide a satisfying computer experience. Bob will be presenting an easy-to-understand overview of today’s personal computer technology. Topics will include: 

-General Computer Setup, Usage and Maintenance 

-Malware and Virus Protection 

-Internet Browser and E-mail Scams 

-Proper Computer Equipment Disposal 

-Open Q&A 

Family Movie @ the Library! 
Saturday, November 10 @ 1 p.m. 

The Greatest Showman! Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Library. 

Tai Chi for Seniors with Senior Services Associates in Crystal Lake 
Saturday, November 17 @ 1:00 p.m.

Tai Chi (pronounced "tie-CHEE") is an ancient, slow-moving exercise that originated in China. Tai Chi can help improve posture, balance, flexibility, stamina, and reduce chronic pain. It has also been known to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. This class is geared for patrons ages 60+. Instructor: Allison Deputy with Moon Willow of Woodstock.

Fun Runs w/ FRGML Running Club

Tues/Thurs @ 6:30 a.m.

Wednesdays @ 6:15 p.m.

Saturdays @ 7:00 a.m.

All levels (runners and walkers) are welcome, and snails are much applauded in this running group! Meet in the Library parking lot. More info? or email Bridgett at

Knitting and Crochet Club

1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
Come join this lively group of knitters and crocheters! Whether you are new to yarn crafts or not, all ages and experience are welcome to join the fun.

We're Talking About Books

(Not your average book club)

3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

The rejuvenated evening book club is here in a new and unique format. We're just talking about books in an unstructured, fun setting. Come share a great read, a new author, or a fantastic series. Or simply come and listen for new ideas! 

Fox River Grove Memorial Library Adult Programs - Fall 2018