Census 2020 Community Briefing
Thursday, January 30th, 7:00 p.m.

Join area neighbors for an informational talk about the U.S. 2020 Census. Find out what to expect as far as questions, census methods, and census time frame. Learn why the census is important and how participation benefits our whole community.

All the Books
January 29th, 7 p.m.

Enjoy lively conversation highlighting all things new and exciting in books, This is your opportunity to share books that you've been reading as well as hear the picks and pans of others, including "the reading experts," your library staff. Everyone goes home with a free book. What's not for a book lover to love?

Lunch and a Movie
Peanut Butter Falcon
January 31st, 12 p.m.

After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down Syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.

Ages 18 and up. Light lunch provided.
In the Loop Meetup
February 1st, 11 a.m.

Drop-in for social time with like-minded crafty adults. Knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting-all forms of needlework are welcome here. Bring your project and dedicate quality uninterrupted time to stitch your way to completion.  

Join a Book Club!
Monday, February 3rd, 7 p.m.
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Tuesday, February 11th, 7 p.m.
*At Honey Hill Coffee Company
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Friday, February 14th, 10 a.m.
Tagged for Death by A.J. Finn

Wednesday, February 19th, 7 p.m.
The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue
DIY Jewelry Organizer
February 4th, 6:30 p.m.

Create a unique jewelry organizer and learn how to navigate Creativebug with your library card. CreativeBug is a library resource to use when looking for craft inspiration and instruction. 
Ages 18 and up.

Chair Yoga
February 5th, 10 a.m.

Join Debby and Chenoa from Silver Lotus Yoga for a one hour chair yoga session.
Please dress comfortably for gentle movements.

Off-site at Wauconda Township Hall

Book Buddies
January 29th, 4:30 p.m.

Kids - looking for a new way to practice reading skills?
Teens - looking to earn volunteer hours and become a mentor?

We will match you up with each other to build reading skills and confidence.

Sensory Playtime
January 30th, 9:30 a.m.

Stimulating playtime, perfect for little ones and social time for the adults.

( Birth to pre-walkers with caregiver )

What a Disaster!
January 30th, 4:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more about the Great Chicago Fire? Join us for a lively discussion, fun activities, snacks, and hanging out with new friends.

(Grades 3-5)

Zumba for Families
February 1st, 9:30 a.m.

Start the year well in a very fun way. Our friends at Mano a Mano will lead us in a bi-lingual, cross-generational Zumba exercise experience.
Wear comfortable clothing, and come prepared to feel the heat.

Proud: Living My American Dream
by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Submitted by Emily D.
Looking for a pep talk through someone else’s inspiring story? Look no further! At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Ibtihaj Muhammad made history as the first American to compete wearing hijab AND the first Muslim-American woman to medal. Her road to the Olympics was not an easy one. Ibtihaj even quit fencing for several years after college because she didn’t want to chase the dream anymore. In this book she shares her road to fencing, her progress in the sport, and the challenges she overcame along the way.
Very enjoyable read! 

Believers: Faith in Human Nature
by Melvin Konner, MD

Submitted by Erik S.
Although Konner here offers a rebuttal to the likes of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens (“The Four Horsemen of the New Atheism”), those familiar with the arguments of such thinkers will likely find much the same ground covered here. He interprets the same basic theoretical framework (the supposed origins of religion as derived from cognitive science and evolutionary psychology), but--whereas the aforementioned four conclude that religion is ultimately a destructive trait of humanity’s—Konner is more optimistic; he sees religion as a net positive for the species, and as here to stay. Readers with an interest in the interplay of science and religion will likely enjoy this anthropologist’s perspective, whether or not they agree with his conclusions.
(New Non-Fiction)

by Michelle Obama

Submitted by Kelly K.
I just read this book recently though it has been on my list for a while. I understand fully why it has been on the bestseller list for so long – a great memoir of Michelle’s growing up in Chicago, striving to be successful, meeting and marrying Barack Obama, and coping with living in the White House and raising children in the public eye. It is a terrific read and inspirational – as well as warm, witty, and personal.

American Predator:
The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
by Maureen Callahan

Submitted by Molly J.
If you are a true crime fan, look no further for your next read. Israel Keyes is one of the most frightening serial killers you’ve never heard of. If you liked I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara, this is a great follow up book for a fast-paced, riveting, disturbing read.
(New Non-Fiction)