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Saturdays in April & May

Wauconda Area Library has partnered with several area libraries to offer field trips to Chicagoland museums and cultural institutions.
Join us for these virtual tours and enjoy your city at home!

ADULT LIBRARY PROGRAMS
April 6th, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with four of today's most outstanding and acclaimed historical fiction authors as we talk about their latest novels! 
We are pleased to welcome Susan Meissner, Renée Rosen, Stephanie Dray and Erika Robuck.
Register to receive the Zoom link.
with Silver Lotus Yoga
April 7th, 7:00 p.m.

An adult yoga class which will be taught by staff at Silver Lotus Yoga in Wauconda over Zoom. 
Register to receive the Zoom link.
CHILDREN'S LIBRARY PROGRAMS
STEM Club
April 7th

Register to pick up experiment/project supplies. Then log in and watch the video explaining the science of light and rainbows to learn how to do the experiment/project.
Wednesdays in April

Register to read with a librarian.
Each child will receive their own 20 minute appointment to read one on one via Zoom.
Families with multiple readers sign up each reader individually.
LIBRARY UPDATES
READING RECOMMENDATIONS
by Lisa Unger

Submitted by Kim S.
A gripping psychological thriller that is hard to put down. College Senior Lana Granger is hiding her troubled past. She is currently studying psychology and is urged by her adviser to take a position as a babysitter to a very troubled young boy named Luke. Luke is whip smart, extraordinarily manipulative, and prone to terrifying rages, but Lana seems to understand him better than most. After all, she has spent a lifetime trying to understand her own childhood and why her father killed her mother. 
When Lana's roommate, Beck, disappears all eyes turn to Lana and her lies begin to unravel. Luke and Lana become locked in a sinister game while they try to figure out what really happened to Beck. Told in alternating narratives from Lana and unnamed diary entries, this tale is full of twists and turns that kept me reading far too late into the night.
by Pénélope Bagieu, translation by Montana Kane

Submitted by Kathryn S.
I initially picked up Brazen because it is on the 2022 Lincoln list and I felt I "should" read it. I ended up thoroughly enjoying it, learning a few things, and being inspired by it.
Bagieu is a French artist. She tells the stories of 29 women in a "comic book" format. I was unfamiliar with most of the women she featured but appreciated that she highlighted women from many different backgrounds, countries, ages, sexualities, and strengths. Some of them had it easier than others but I think the thing that they all had in common is that they all were an inspiration to others. Most were pioneers in their fields. It was a powerful book to read during Women's History Month.
by Gina Loveless & Andrea Bell

Submitted by Kelly M.
A charming twist on a much-loved tale told through the diary of 10 year old. Robin Loxley attends Nottingham Elementary, loves all thing basketball, has an insatiable appetite, and is a champion of the underdog. In this series opener Robin stands up to a bully and fights for a just cause. Along the way she makes a few mistakes, some new friends and gains a newfound confidence. Readers will love all the nods to the original tale and enjoy the familiar diary style. She’s a relatable and imperfect hero that young readers will love.
by Jory John

Submitted by Patty G.
This is a must read picture book for all ages. Hilarious puns and illustrations that are very relatable after our year on the sofa. 
Instead of telling our kids for the 20th time to go outside, let this book send the message about getting off our screens and spending some time in the great outdoors. 
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