Summer Concert Series
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the music and complementary ice cream!

July 25: Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two - Johnny Cash Tribute

In the event of inclement weather or extreme heat, concerts are held indoors.
All the Books!
July 24th, 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy lively conversation highlighting all things new and exciting in books. Did you love a book so much that you’re excited to share? Is there a “reviews darling” book everyone else loved that left you flat? All perfect topics for ‘All the Books!’ Discover what your favorite library staff is reading as well as fellow library patrons. A one-of-a-kind “unbook” club! Everyone goes home with a free book! 

Lunch and a Movie
July 26th, 12:00 p.m.
First Man (PG- 13)

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong , and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Light Lunch Provided
Collage Sketchbook Workshop
July 27th, 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
Adults and Teens - Grade 6 and up

Have you been admiring the June – July collage art display in the library’s Lincoln Room? Please register for this hands-on workshop to make your own unique collage booklet with abstract mixed media collage artist, Laura Lein-Svencer. 

REGISTER FOR 1 PM or 3 PM Session
Microsoft Excel Intermediate
July 31st, 7:00 p.m.

In this class you will learn some basic functions/formulas including VLOOKUP, SUM, AVERAGE, and how to use absolute cell reference.

Other things discussed include Tables and PowerPivot Tables. 

Beyond Fiction Book Club
Monday, August 5th, 7 p.m.
The Feather Thief
- Kirk Wallace Johnson

Book Buzz
Tuesday, August 13th, 7 p.m.
Six of Crows
- Leigh Bardugo
Meets at Honey Hill

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.

Summer Reading

Scavenger hunts are available until August 2nd.

Grand prize drawing winners will be pulled on August 2nd and notified by August 5th. Make sure you are entered to win!

Last day to pick up prizes is August 9th.

Register in person or online
Summer Lunch Program
June 3rd through August 9th
Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cook Park: 600 N. Main St, Wauconda, IL
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
by J. Ryan Stradal

Submitted by Terri S.
This is my favorite book of the summer thus far. The novel has it all – complex characters, unexpected tragedy, culinary descriptions that made me thirsty and hungry all at once – all pulled together in stellar story-telling fashion. I loved the regional, Midwestern appeal, as the story takes place in big and small towns in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I also really enjoyed reading about the beer business, especially what goes into craft brewing. Fascinating! The book’s as yummy as a slice of pie, as refreshing as a nice cold beer on a hot summer day and sure to be a hit with readers this summer.
(New Fiction)

Modern Fantasy
by Rafer Roberts, Kristen Gudsnuk

Submitted by Emily D.
This book is Dungeon’s and Dragons in the real world. A young woman working a dead end job but seeking her first great quest stumbles into the thrill of a lifetime when her roommate’s boyfriend steals an ancient relic. Determined to make sure the relic does not end up in the hands of evil, she partners with some unlikely (and reluctant) sidekicks on the way to justice. Very cool animation style.
(Young Adult Graphic Novels)

An Unwanted Guest
by Shari Lapena

Submitted by Kelly K.
Brrr! Nothing better on a hot day than to ready a creepy mystery set in a snowed-in resort. Fans of Agatha Christie will love this plot, reminiscent of And Then There Were None. It is a true thriller, and gets exponentially more frightening as it winds to the conclusion. Get ready to spend time reading, you won’t want to stop until the last page . . .
(Adult Fiction)

Reconstrucion: America After the Civil War
by Henry Louis Gates (PBS)

Submitted by Erik S.
Everyone should watch this illuminating documentary series from Henry Louis Gates (of Finding Your Roots fame). Not only does it shed light on a little-understood period of American history (which began with a series of inspiring structural reforms and ended with the shameful entrenchment of Jim Crow, as well as our modern prison system), but it provides fresh context with which to view waves of violence and racism plaguing America to this day.