Fox River Grove Memorial Library Adult Programs - Summer 2018

"Book a Trip" Teen and Adult Summer Reading 
Register at the front desk, then "travel" across country by reading books set in different states within the U.S. Complete at least THREE books or audio books between June 1st and July 21st to qualify to win terrific prizes. "Fox River Grove's Most Traveled" will win an additional prize. Looking for some travel guidance? Ask our "travel agent" librarians! 

      ****Bonus: To help celebrate the Great American Road Trip, we are watching and playing along with PBS's Great American Read! PBS viewers across the nation will vote for a favorite title out of 100 finalists. We want to know what FRG readers would choose, too! We will be tracking our library patrons’ voting, and one participant can win a copy of his or her favorite book from the list. To vote in our Fox River Grove Memorial Library survey and enter for a chance to win your favorite book from the list, please click here. Visit PBS's Great American Read website for their official list and voting site.

College: Getting There from Here  
Monday, June 11 @ 6:30 p.m. 

Take action toward your future! College financial information session hosted by Amber Luczak from Edward Jones in Fox River Grove. Registration is required. 

Parenting the "Digital Generation"

Tuesday, June 12 @ 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Need help managing your children's digital lives? The Parent Feed seminar given by media professional Matt Batt is a 1.5 hour presentation where parents will get the latest, most up-to-date information on what this "digital generation" is doing online. Parents will learn about the top 10 most popular apps and how kids are using them. The presentation will outline steps parents can take to keep their children's digital lives under control with an emphasis on safety, future impact, and cyber-bullying. Registration is required. 

Master Gardener Program

Thursday, June 14th @ 6:30 p.m. 
McHenry County Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension Program will join us for a discussion on what to do in the garden during the summer months, followed by a Q & A session.  Have a problem plant? Bring in a sample to share with the Master Gardeners so they can help diagnose the problem. Registration is required. 

Bunco @ the Library for Teens and Adults – CANCELED
Tuesday, July 24 @ 6:00 p.m. 

Come to have fun! No need to form teams! Snacks and materials provided. Prize goes to Biggest Loser, Most Buncos, and Biggest Winner! Good luck! Registration is required. 

Starting a Small Business in Illinois 
Wednesday, July 25 @ 6:30 p.m. 

Join us for a presentation by Mitch Bienvenue, Director of Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center at the College of Lake County which will focus on what to consider when starting a business in Illinois. The discussion will introduce many of the free services provided by the Illinois Small Business Development and Trade Center, from ways to position a company for growth to assistance in developing business plans and financial statements. Registration is required. 

Tech Tuesdays at Panera Bread in Fox River Grove

July 31, August 7, 14, 21, & 28 - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

The Library will be closed later this summer, but our digital apps will still be available 24/7/365! Our Director, Nicole Steeves invites you to Tech Tuesdays at Panera Bread of Fox River Grove, 730 Northwest Highway, to get help using eBooks, eAudiobooks, the Library catalog, and your Library account. Drop in at the FRG Panera anyTuesday during renovations from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., July 31, August 7, 14, 21, or 28. Bring your device and your library card. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Panera (thanks, Panera!). And of course, we can always assist you right at the Library before and after renovations. Just stop at the Circulation Desk and ask!
 
RING OF FIRE Night out in Crystal Lake!

Saturday, August 4 – Dinner @ 6 p.m. & Show @ 8 p.m. 
Join your Library friends for a night on the town! We'll dine at a restaurant of your choice, then walk to the Raue Center in Crystal Lake for an exciting performance of Ring of Fire: the music of Johnny Cash. Special discounted tickets are limited, so register today! At the time of registration, please indicate restaurant choice (below). Must pre-pay for the show by July 18th. Meals are at the attendee's expense. (Note, there is no Metra service past 9 p.m. on Saturdays.) The Raue Center is located at 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. 
Restaurant options are: 
da Baffone Cucina Italiana @ 111 North Main Street, Crystal Lake  
Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria @ IL 75 E Woodstock St, Crystal Lake  
Duke's Alehouse @ 110 North Main Street, Crystal Lak


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.

​(No August meeting)

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!