- Indulge in some "Holiday Magic" at Brookfield Zoo.
- Stop by Cantigny Park for a whole month of things to do, see, and learn.
- Chicago Botanic Garden invites you to take a trip to Wonderland Express.
- Take part in Legoland Discovery Center's Holiday Bricktacular.
- Crystal Lake card holders--don't forget you can check out a Museum Adventure Pass for these locations and more!
Pearl Harbor Day--December 7, 1941
Take a moment to remember all those who were affected by the attack on Pearl Harbor seventy three years ago.
- Pearl Harbor @ CLPL
- Planning a visit to Pearl Harbor? Get tour details and more at Pearl Harbor Tours.
- The Naval History & Heritage website has lots of information about the history and traditions of the U.S. Navy.
- For a list of links and further reading on WWII, take a look at the World War II History Infosite.
- Pay a visit to the Armed Forces History Museum in person or online.
- Find out the story behind the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders here.
Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
Several area tree farms feature cut-your-own Christmas trees. No matter how you celebrate the holidays, Crystal Lake Public Library wishes you a safe and happy holiday season.
- Oney's Tree Farm, Woodstock IL
- Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm, Woodstock IL
- Pioneer Tree Farm, McHenry IL
- Richardson Adventure Farm, Spring Grove IL
- Ziegler Christmas Tree Farm, Elgin IL
Human Rights Day--December 10
"To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity." - Nelson Mandela Learn more about human rights this month in honor of Human Rights Day.
- Human Rights @ CLPL
- Visit the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Campaign's site for petitions, education and other information.
- Find out about--or join--the global organization Amnesty International.
- Learn about the history and future of the United States' "oldest and largest civil rights organization." -- NAACP (National Association of Advancement for Colored People).
- Discover what the United Nations is doing to ensure human rights around the world.