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The Green Read

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61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
779-220-4945

March 2019

Story Time

March 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

It's almost St. Patrick's Day, and spring is just around the corner! Enjoy story time with your little ones at The Green Read when books about spring and a leprechaun will be featured.

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Author Talk and Book Signing

March 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

JUST ONE BACKYARD Can Make All the Difference In The World! Award-winning author Dr. Zahina-Ramos (“Dr. Z”) will give an entertaining and heartwarming talk about his efforts to turn his modern urban backyard into a sustainable food garden- just like those his rural immigrant ancestors had over a century ago. Along the way, he learned how growing your own food saves energy, reduces pollution, makes you more self-reliant and contributes to the local economy. He will also answer questions about…

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Family Game Day

March 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Taking a “staycation” over spring break? Bring your family and friends to The Green Read to learn and play some fun new games provided by Marvin’s Toy Store!  

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April 2019

Book Club

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

The first meeting of the Green Readers Book Club will take place on April 4 at 7:00pm.  We will be reading and discussing Defending Jacob, and decide which books we would like to read for future meetings.  Defending Jacob is about an assistant district attorney and his family dealing with the accusation that his 14-year-old son murdered a classmate. Copies of the book and the discussion questions are available at The Green Read.

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Story Time & Drop-in Kids’ Craft

April 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Enjoy story time with your little ones after a visit with the Easter Bunny in Downtown Crystal Lake.  Hear books about Easter and Spring. There will also be a drop-in craft for children to start their own gardens using egg shells as planters for starting seeds in recyclable egg cartons.  Available while supplies last.

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Yarn Crafts Night

April 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or another yarn craft?  Join fellow enthusiasts for a drop-in craft night to work on your projects.  Held every third Thursday of the month.

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Drop-in Kids’ Craft – Eggshell Seed Starters

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Come in to the Green Read with your preschool and elementary age children to get a jump start on your garden!  We will be using egg shells as planters for starting seeds in recyclable egg cartons.  Hurry in- while supplies last!

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May 2019

Drop-in Kids’ Craft – Mother’s Day Cards

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Trace your hand to make a lovely card, just in time for Mother's Day!  Decorate it and add a touching poem (provided) or a personal message just for Mom!

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Story Time @ The Green Read

May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Enjoy story time with your little ones!  The Selfish Crocodile will be one of the featured books this month, with a coloring page to go along with it!

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June 2019

Story Time

June 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Story time at The Green Read book store today will feature two pop-up books, The Long-Nosed Pig & The Very Dizzy Dinosaur!  There will be fun coloring pages to go along with the books, and you can make a Father's Day card while you're here, too!

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Craft Night

June 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting?  Do you have an unfinished craft you need time to work on?  Join fellow enthusiasts for a craft night to work on your projects.  Covered beverages & snacks are welcome.

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Family Game Day

June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Bring your family and friends to The Green Read to learn and play some fun new games provided by Marvin's Toy Store!

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Story Time

June 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Have you ever gone on a bear hunt?  Join the fun when we make binoculars and go on our very own treasure hunt after our storyteller reads, We're Going on a Bear Hunt!  A funny three-minute video of a Bear Hunt will also be included.

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Magic Show

June 29, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Have you ever seen a live magic show?  Come and be amazed as magician Kevin Sarnwick entertains kids and adults alike with his extraordinary magic tricks!

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July 2019

Story Time

July 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Story Time at The Green Read bookstore Go on an exciting adventure with a little boy and a bear to pick berries!  Listen and experience the book "Jamberry" by Bruce Degan.

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Story Time

July 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Story Time at The Green Read book store It's all about bears at storytime today!  We will be featuring a counting book called "Numbears" by Kathleen & Michael Hague and an adorable adaptation of the classic action rhyme "Teddy Bear Teddy Bear" by Michael Hague.  Extra of both books will be available for sale!

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Magic Show!

July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Have you ever seen a live magic show??  Magician Kevin Sarnwick will entertain kids and adults alike with his extraordinary magic tricks!  Come and be amazed!

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Story Time

July 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Story Time at The Green Read book store Join us for story time at the bookstore when we will read "Mother Goose Bruce" by Ryan T. Higgins.  Bruce's dinner recipe calls for eggs, but when the eggs call back, this grumpy bear is in for an unwelcome surprise!  This story will crack you up!

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Kids’ Craft

July 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Kids' Craft Based on Eric Carle's Books. Explore the world of Eric Carle's books by creating a special craft based on his unique form of art.  Class will be taught by Sue Jensen, an art teacher with D47.  All supplies will be provided. *FREE - Limited to 12 participants.  Sign up today at The Green Read or by email to: thegreenreadbookstore@gmail.com

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September 2019

Sloth Encounter – Meet Steve the Sloth

September 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
$35.00

The sloth encounter is where you can experience feeding and petting Steve the Sloth, as well as, learning about his habits, the way he moves in the trees and on the ground. You'll even get to take a photo with Steve! For the safety and respect of the animals, we cannot accommodate children under 3 years of age. Please, no outside food or drink is to be brought into the event. All proceeds benefit the Flying Fox Conservation Fund. Small…

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January 2020

Story Time

January 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Green Read, 61 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

Come to The Green Read with your little ones to listen to a story and participate in a craft or activity related to the story.  A different book is read at each story time.

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