Our fall library read discussions are off to a great start; here are your next opportunities to join the chat!

Join us at the library for the next discussion of Happiness is a Choice You Make Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old TONIGHT at 7:00p. No registration is required.

The next discussion will be held Tuesday at 7:00p at Strawberry Moon located in Downtown Wauconda. No registration is required.

The book represents a compelling narrative of his encounters with six of New York’s eldest inhabitants and the wisdom they demonstrated about aging, life quality and the art of living with resilience and joy.  Suitable for adults of all ages, the book brings together insight to inform the way we live now and to carry forward with the reminder that happiness is not a destination, but a choice we make every day.
It is your last chance to help us fill our Kindness Bucket! In conjunction with our #Kindness Campaign, write down something you did that was kind or made someone smile, and place it in the bucket. Patrons who participate will have their overdue fees waived during October. No overdue fees? Enjoy a free beverage from our Keurig machine. Stop by any Help Desk to participate. Limit one K-cup per person.

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Good planning increases the odds of success. The workshop THURSDAY at 7:00p covers the essential elements of business plan development including setting goals and objectives, preparing marketing and financial plans, and defining action steps to attain your goals. Presented by SCORE.

Drop in this Friday at 12:00p for a screening of Jumanji (PG-13). Please remember that this event is for adults only and light refreshments will be provided. No registration is required.
Thought-provoking, powerful, and poignant films connect us with ideas and people outside of our immediate comfort zones. Join us Sunday at 1:00p for a screening of Janey Makes a Play.

Visit Main St. on Sunday 1:00p- 5:00p for Trick or Treat on Main St. Come one, come all, (pets too) to the 2018 Trick or Treat on Main Street. Visit area businesses, enjoy great food, hit the haunted house at the Park District and enter your pet in the pet costume contest. Don't forget to enter your carved pumpkin to our pumpkin patch!

Does your teen or tween have a knack for designing in 3D and want to help others in the community? Have them bring skills as we learn what community members need most help with and then put those skills to good use using the 3D design software TinkerCAD. See you Saturday at 1:00p.

Hang out with us on Tuesday at 4:00p at Honey Hill Coffee Company to discuss a chilling book over a warm drink.

Harry's Trees
by Jon Cohen

Submitted by Terri S.
This is a delightful, redeeming tale about friendship, loss and finding love in the most surprising places. A modern day “fairy tale,” complete with a mysterious book, heroes and villains, a treasure trove of gold and even a villainous “wolf.” Fans of Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry  Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove are sure to enjoy this book’s charm and relentless good humor – a much needed remedy for these fraught times. (Adult Fiction)

A Noise Downstairs
by Linwood Barclay

Submitted by Terri S.
A smashing audiobook! This is the first Linwood Barclay book for me and I’m hooked. The story is reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Barclay has created an intense psychological thriller that blends the twists and turns of Gillian Flynn with the edge-of-your-seat suspense of Harlan Coben. This eerie thriller is superb on audio. A chilling “listen” leading up to Halloween! (Adult Audiobook via OverDrive)

The Woman's Hour
by Elaine F. Weiss

Submitted by Terri S.
This book is a true suffrage thriller that reads like the best fiction. Highlighting the power of women’s fight for equality, it dives deep into the fight (over a single summer) to get the stronghold state of Tennessee to ratify the 19 th amendment. A fascinating read, inspiring, and a true testament to the will and drive of the amazing suffragettes. When I go to vote I will be reminded of these women and the battle they fought for my right to do so. (Adult Non-Fiction)

Hey, Kiddo
by Jarrett Krosoczka

Submitted by Terri S.
Before picking this book up, I knew nothing of the author, his previous works, nor his very popular and widely viewed TED talk. What he presents, in this graphic novel, is a coming of age story of a child with an absent father and an incarcerated and heroin addicted mother. His colorful and offbeat grandparents step in to care for him when his mother no longer can. The graphics do the talking in this heart-wrenching story, with text that is sparse but loaded with emotion. This book broke my heart and put it all back together again and reminded me that I need to pick up graphic novels more often. There’s just something about pairing the emotion of art with the printed word…stunning. (YA Graphic Novel)