Notice!

The CLPL building is closed, but Virtual CLPL is open with programs, services and a call center. Material due dates have been extended to July 1. No materials can be returned at this time. 

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events
Registration Type

Start Time

Age
Program Type
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Library Board Meeting

April 15, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual CLPL
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Meeting
Event Details:
In order to follow the State of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, the Board of Library Trustees of the City of Crystal Lake will be holding a virtual meeting to perform essential business. In lieu of in-person Public Comment, participants may submit q...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - English Conversation Club

April 21, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: En Español
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Join our conversation club! Practice your conversational English, and increase your confidence in your skills. All levels welcome. ¡Venga a nuestro grupo de conversación! Practique su inglés conversacional y adquiera confianza en sus habilidades. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Adult Storytime with Katie

April 23, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual CLPL
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: General Interest, Storytime
Event Details:
It's Storytime--but for adults! Get cozy and enjoy the delightful short story “Up Where the Air is Clear” by Jonathan Goldstein, read by Adult Services staff member Katie. Join us on the CLPL YouTube channel.   ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - English Conversation Club

April 28, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: En Español
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join our conversation club! Practice your conversational English, and increase your confidence in your skills. All levels welcome. ¡Venga a nuestro grupo de conversación! Practique su inglés conversacional y adquiera confianza en sus habilidades. ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Tabletop Game Night - Featuring Tabletopia

April 30, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Join your community in playing card games on Tabletopia! There will be multiple available rooms to play in with various games set up. Choose one or choose a few!  ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

The National Theatre Presents: Frankenstein

May 1, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
The National Theatre in London presents a free limited* stream of their acclaimed production of Mary's Shelley's classic horror novel Frankenstein adapted by Nick Dear on YouTube! Watch the 2011 monster hit with Jonny Lee Miller a...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Every Monday in the month of May explore one of Chicago’s world class museums from the comfort of your home! This week, explore a galaxies near and far, far away with specially curated content, online exhibits and virtual reality walk-thrus of the...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Facilities Committee Meeting

May 4, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual CLPL
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Meeting
Event Details:
The Facilities Committee of the Board of Library Trustees of the City of Crystal Lake will meet. In order to follow the State of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, Facilities Committee of the Board of Library Trustees of the City of Crystal Lake will b...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - English Conversation Club

May 5, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: En Español
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join our conversation club! Practice your conversational English, and increase your confidence in your skills. All levels welcome. ¡Venga a nuestro grupo de conversación! Practique su inglés conversacional y adquiera confianza en sus habilidades. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Library Board Meeting - Special

May 6, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual CLPL
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Meeting
Event Details:
The Board of Library Trustees of the City of Crystal Lake will be holding a Special Meeting. In order to follow the State of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, the Board of Library Trustees of the City of Crystal Lake will be holding a virtual meeting ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Forever Young Adult Book Club

May 7, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
A YA book discussion group for those of us who are a little less Y and a little more A. Discussing: All of This is True by Lygia Day Penaflor. Digital copies are available for download on Hoopla. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Every Monday in the month of May explore one of Chicago’s world class museums from the comfort of your home! This week, visit Sue the T. Rex while you explore specially curated content, online exhibits and virtual reality walk-thrus of The Fi...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - English Conversation Club

May 12, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: En Español
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Join our conversation club! Practice your conversational English, and increase your confidence in your skills. All levels welcome. ¡Venga a nuestro grupo de conversación! Practique su inglés conversacional y adquiera confianza en sus habilidades. ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Join our teen librarian Karin in making Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Ree Drummond's book The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A New Frontier. To watch the program at 7 pm, visit the CLPL YouTube Channel.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Bookies

May 14, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Join Mary from the comfort of your own home for an informal discussion about the books we’ve been enjoying during shelter in place & books we recommend. Also will highlight some eBooks & eAudiobooks from CLPL digital catalogs. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Adult Storytime

May 14, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual CLPL
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
It's storytime - but for adults! Adult Services staff member Katie will read an excerpt from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Visit our CLPL YouTube channel at 7 pm to watch the program. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Every Monday in the month of May explore one of Chicago’s world class museums from the comfort of your home! This week, see some of the art world's most iconic masterpieces while you explore specially curated content, online exhibits and...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - English Conversation Club

May 19, 2020
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: En Español
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Join our conversation club! Practice your conversational English, and increase your confidence in your skills. All levels welcome. ¡Venga a nuestro grupo de conversación! Practique su inglés conversacional y adquiera confianza en sus habilidades. ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, En Español
Event Details:
Strawberries and cream is a delicious Mexican dessert. It’s great for any special occasion especially on a hot summer day! Join Eneida from Adult Services on our YouTube Channel to learn how to make this tasty treat at 7 pm. Fresas con Crem...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Library Board Meeting

May 20, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual CLPL
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Meeting
Event Details:
In order to follow the State of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, the Board of Library Trustees of the City of Crystal Lake will be holding a virtual meeting to perform essential business. In lieu of in-person Public Comment, participants may submit q...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Memory Cafe

May 21, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Reminisce with new friends at our Memory Cafe.  Come together with a cup of your favorite beverage in the comfort of your own home.  Join Marcia with hosts Christina and Rudy from Independence Health & Therapy for an enjoyable afternoon...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Virtual - Stew Cohen Reads "The Call of the Wild" Chapter 1

May 24, 2020
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Join radio personality Stew Cohen (Star 105.5) for this exciting presentation of Jack London's short adventure novel "The Call of the Wild." Visit the CLPL YouTube Channel to listen to Chapter 1. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Every Monday in the month of May explore one of Chicago’s world class museums from the comfort of your home! This week explore specially curated content, online exhibits and virtual reality walk-thrus of The Shedd Aquarium using Google Arts &...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - English Conversation Club

May 26, 2020
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: En Español
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Join our conversation club! Practice your conversational English, and increase your confidence in your skills. All levels welcome. ¡Venga a nuestro grupo de conversación! Practique su inglés conversacional y adquiera confianza en sus habilidades. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Beginner's Ancestry.com

May 28, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Are you new to family history research and would like help navigating Ancestry.com? Join Shannan from Adult Services in her Zoom class to learn how!    Registration Required. You will receive a Zoom invitation via email 1 day prior...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual - Pauly's Top Five Film Picks

May 29, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual CLPL
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: General Interest
Event Details:
Wondering what to watch this weekend? Tune in as Paul from Adult Services offers up his top five hidden gems available through CLPL's eContent Library! ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual- Paddock Street Writers Guild

May 30, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Virtual CLPL
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual CLPL
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Type: General Interest
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
All writers are welcome to join Katy for a virtual meeting of CLPL's monthly writers' group ...