October Busy Month at Huntley Library

Huntley Area Public Library's programs and events for October 2012.



Huntley Area Public Library has a busy October planned with programs ranging from getting help with your resume to sports card history to a few Halloween-themed events.

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

Latest library news

Heartland Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 9 • 3-7 p.m.

Heartland Blood Centers will bring their mobile coach to the library parking lot for a blood drive. Please call the Information Desk at 847-669-5386, ext. 21 to make an appointment.  Donors should be ages 17 and up and should bring a photo ID. 

HelpNow! & JobNow! – Get The Help You Need


Students can receive online assistance from certified, background checked, USA-based tutors offering one-on-one homework or skills support. Comprehensive writing assistance & state-aligned skills building are also available. Students may also practice taking standardized tests like the ACT & SAT. HelpNow is available 24/7 & live tutors are available from 2-11 p.m. seven days a week at no charge. Visit www.huntleylibrary.org/helpnow to get started.

Get help with your resume today!

Work one-on-one with a job coach to get resume writing assistance & other career-enhancing resources. Build your resume, access career resources, ace the interview, and get the job! Get on the career track by visiting www.huntleylibrary.org/jobnow. Generously sponsored by the Huntley Area Public Library Friends Foundation.

Minilinks at the Library Fall Fundraiser

Friday, October 26, 6-8 p.m.

$3 for 9 holes

$10 for families (of 4 or more)

To become a sponsor or to make a donation, contact

Pamela Kampwerth at 847-669-5386, ext. 28.

Staff Costume Contest                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, October 31-November 4                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enjoy our costume photo display and vote for your favorite at one of the library’s service desks, or at www.huntleylibrary.org.  

Adult Programs

To register for adult programs, call 847-669-5386, ext. 21.

Senior Coffee: Spine Care

Monday, October 15 • 10-11 a.m.

Dr. Sandhya Meesala, Medical Director of Centegra’s Back and Spine Center will explain treatment approaches related to spine care. Registration required.

The Fray: Stitchery Club

Tuesday, October 30 • 6-7:30 p.m.

This stitchery club is for beginners and experts alike. Whether you knit, crochet, or cross-stitch, come to learn and share. Bring your own supplies and projects. This group meets the last Tuesday of each month. For ages 10 & up. 

Local Voices: Sports Card History

Tuesday, October 16 • 6:30-7:30 pm

Do you collect trading cards? Find out how they grew from being used as small advertisements in products into a multi-million dollar industry in this presentation by longtime collector and host of the Cardboard Connection Radio show, Doug Cataldo. There will be a short Q&A after the presentation. Feel free to bring any personal sports cards/memorabilia you’d like more info about. Registration required.

Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

Thursday, November 1 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn the difference between normal, age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems requiring a medical professional. Topics will include: common causes of memory loss, risk factors, and the importance of an accurate diagnosis. Register now.  

Young Adult Programs

To register for young adult programs, dial 847-669-5386, ext. 21.

Zombie Survival Quiz

Month of October

Take our quiz to find out if you’ve got what it takes to survive a zombie outbreak.  One lucky survivor will win a copy of The Walking Dead, season 2. Quiz available at the Information Desk and online ya.huntleylibrary.info/zombie. For ages 16 and up 


Thursday, October 11 • 4-5 p.m.

Meet once a month to help out @ the library. Learn how the library works, earn volunteer hours, and make new friends.  For grades 6-12. Registration required.

It Came from the Library Scavenger Hunt

Week of October 14-20

Find all of the items on the list and win a prize! Lists and prizes available at the Information Desk. For Grades 6-12.

Bundles of Books

Week of October 14-20

We’re giving away bundles of books to celebrate Teen Read Week. Enter at the Information Desk or at ya.huntleylibrary.info/bundles.  One entry per teen. For grades 6-12.

Monstrous Makeovers

Thursday, October 18 • 3:30-5 p.m.

Get tips on costume makeup and receive a monstrous makeover from one of our makeup artists. Practice new skills on an unsuspecting doll or action figure. Makeup, dolls, and paint provided. For grades 6-12. Registration required.

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

Children’s Programs

To register for children's programs, dial 847-669-5386, ext. 26.

Attention “Lightning Thief” Fans                                                                                                                                             Tuesday, October 2 • 6-8 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                      Re-experience the adventure that started it all!  Join us to watch “The Lightning Thief” and celebrate the release of the newest book in Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series.  Door prizes will include a copy of “The Mark of Athena” and other great prizes.  Rated PG.  Grade 4 and up.  Registration required.

Read for the Record                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, October 4                                                                                                                                                                                  Show Give your support for early literacy by joining Jumpstart’s Read for the Record.  By reading “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” on October 4.  You’ll help set a new world record for the greatest number of people reading the same book on the same day.  Can’t get a copy? No problem, read it online at wegivebooks.org

Fire Truck Visit & Take-Home Craft

Friday, October 5 • 10-10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                          School’s out!  Meet a fireman!  Touch a truck!  Next, visit the Children’s Room to pick up a Fire Safety Take-Home Craft.  All ages.

Potty Party

Friday, October 12 • 10-10:30 a.m.                                                                                                                               Celebrate potty training with stories, songs & activities.  Ages 20 mos. to 4 yrs. Registration required.


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