Yesterday was National Voter Registration Day
Did you register? If not, we can help!
In addition to all of the other fabulous library offerings, we also offer voter registration. With the general election right around the corner, stop in soon to register! CLICK HERE to learn about ID requirements and answers to other FAQs about this service. If you're not sure if you are registered, please CLICK HERE.
Just a few days left to help area families in need and eliminate library fines! The library will accept unexpired, never opened, nonperishable items for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry in lieu of overdue fines. Each item will equal $1 in fines. For a list of preferred items, please see the list here.
The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

Click here  for a list of some of the books that have been banned or challenged at libraries and schools across the US.
ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS
Getting ready to take your exam to become a U.S. Citizen? This class will cover the 100 civic questions, N-400 application, and the English portion needed for the citizenship interview. You must be a legal resident in order to participate. This program is presented in Partnership with Mano a Mano.


Beyond Fiction Book Club meets Monday at 7:00p at Lindy's Landing in Wauconda for discussion of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes  by Caitlyn Dougherty.
Did you know that there are apps that can help you do good? Through the smart phone in your pocket you can donate to charity, find volunteer opportunities, adopt a pet, and more!



KID CITY | CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The wait is over!
Fall storytime is in session.
Be sure to check our calendar for more details.
WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE
Whiskey in a Teacup
by Reese Witherspoon

Submitted by Amy S.
Reese Witherspoon is a wife, mother, movie star and entrepreneur. Whiskey in A Teacup is written perfectly in her voice. She writes about the lessons she learned growing up in the South and how they help her today in raising her three children and running her businesses. At times hysterically funny and at other times, when she writes about our morals as a country slipping, more serious. Her stories are interspersed with recipes, playlists and beautiful pictures. (Adult Non-Fiction)

How to Walk Away
by Katherine Center

Submitted by Terri S.
An endearing love story about finding hope, joy and the celebration of family. A friend recommended this novel to me as a good follow up to the library’s Fall Big Read, Happiness is a Choice You Make. Good suggestion, and I’m glad I took her advice! The main character and her family in the story reminded me so much of the characters in the movie While You Were Sleeping. I think I liked this book as much as I enjoyed that film – all for the same reasons. A fun, heart-wrenching and redemptive read! (Adult Fiction)

In a Dark, Dark Wood
by Ruth Ware

Submitted by Kim S.
If you haven’t picked this book up yet, you must! Ware is the master of taking you on a twisted tour through the snarled underbrush of the dark side of human nature. In this suspense-filled novel, old shadows cast a long reach when childhood friends reconnect for a happy occasion that that slowly turns sinister. Dark and broody with an unreliable narrator, who can't even trust her own memories; Ware weaves the story skillfully until the very end when one sharp pull unravels all the secrets that someone would kill to keep buried. (Adult Mystery)

You're on an Airplane
by Bryan Shih & Yohuru Williams

Submitted by Terri S.
I’ve always been a fan of Parker, and a huge fan of the David Guest films she starred in, so I knew I’d enjoy her book. In this case, I took the audiobook route (which I highly suggest), as Parker is the reader. The book is a hilarious romp into her life as an actor, daughter, friend, mom (to dog, Gracie) and makes a great follow up to David Sedaris’ Calypso – ALSO an audiobook “must listen,” which I recently enjoyed. Listening to this audiobook made me feel like I was hanging out with Parker, who is seriously cool. Laugh out loud funny, a revelation about the film industry – loved it! (Adult Non-Fiction Audiobook)