Meet the Author: An Evening with Garth Stein
October 24th, 7:00 p.m.
Wauconda High School Auditorium
$5 Registration Fee

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear Garth Stein discuss his book,  The Art of Racing in the Rain , the writing process, and so much more. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the program. 

This program is made possible through the partnership and support of the Wauconda Area Library Foundation.

Tickets available online or in person with cash or check
ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS
Prime Time: Understanding Your Medicare Options
September 20th, 10:30 a.m.

Making sense of Medicare is complicated unless you have the help of a knowledgeable advisor. Take advantage of this session to have your questions answered.

Selling with Amazon is Easy, Making a Profit is Hard
September 23rd, 7 p.m.

Getting set up and selling on Amazon is easy, but just because you have a product online does not mean instant success. Learn about possible incurred costs, getting product attention, and becoming profitable.

Presented by SCORE.

Citizenship Classes
Tuesdays, September 10 - November 26

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. Must be a legal resident in order to participate.  Presented in Partnership with Mano a Mano.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Novel Thoughts
Wednesday, September 18th, 7 p.m.
The Swans of Fifth Avenue
- Melanie Benjamin

Clue: Mystery Book Club
Friday, September 20th, 10 a.m.
Sometimes I Lie
- Alice Feeney

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
KID CITY | CHILDREN'S OFFERINGS
Storytimes are back in session!

There is something for every child at the library, take a look below to see or find more information online .

Time for Twos (Ages 2 through just turned 3)
Bounce and Books (Ages 12-24 months)
Wondertime (Age 3)
Learning Adventure (Ages 4-5)
Peek-a-Book Baby (Ages 0-12 months)
Book Buddies
Wednesday, September 18th

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. Enjoy great books, a relaxed reading time, and making a new friend.



Parachute Play
Friday, September 20th, 10 a.m.

Join us for a parachute story time. Sing, dance, and read in this interactive program.
(Ages 12-24 months)

READING PROGRAMS | CURRENT READING CLUBS
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This early literacy program is meant to introduce children to a wide range of literature, encourage families to spend quality time together, and promote pre-literacy skills so children enter school ready to read, listen, learn, and succeed!

Ask for more information at the Kid City Desk.
Kids Choice & Monarch Book Clubs
August 16th - February 28th

Monarch Book Club (Grades K-3)
Great books for emerging readers, the Monarch Award nominees offer a chance to read something different. Which one will be your favorite? Read all twenty to find out. Voting starts in November, prizes given at halfway and completion of list. Pick up your list at the Kid City Desk downstairs.

Kids Choice Book Club (Grades 3-5)
Choose from a diverse collection of the Illinois Bluestem and Rebecca Caudill nominees. Earn a prize when you read five and ten books. Pick up your list at the Kid City Desk downstairs.
Teen Book Club
September 1st - May 1st

Teen Book Club (Grades 6-12)
Reading is its own reward but an extra perk doesn't hurt.
Read and review any 5 books and get a reward.
Attend a program and get the secret code for a bonus prize.
Fox 8
by George Saunders

Submitted by Stefanie M.
This book may be small but it packs a punch. Fox 8 is told from the perspective of a fox who learns to speak “Yuman” by sneaking outside a house to listen to a child’s bedtime stories, and his fraught relationships with the humans who are destroying his habitat to build a new mall. I can say with confidence that this is a life-changing story and one that will stick with you for a very long time.
(Adult Fiction)

Gods of Jade and Shadow
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Submitted by Donna W.
This is a wonderfully engaging fantasy book about a young girl in a Mexican village during the 1920’s. Caseopia Tun is treated like a servant in her Grandfathers house until she stumbles upon the imprisoned ancient Mayan death God Hun-Kame. Caseopia frees the God and agrees to help him retake his throne in the mythical underworld of Xibalba. Moreno-Garcia excellently weaves a story that combines myth and Mayan culture to create a riveting story that will both provide a satisfying ending and enough room for a sequel (hopefully).
(New SciFi/Fantasy)

Naturally Tan
by Tan France

Submitted by Emily D.
I had no idea who Tan France was before Netflix's Queer Eye. This successful founder of a ladies clothing company was retiring from his business and looking forward to starting a family when he was asked to audition for Netflix’s new adaptation of Queer Eye. Tan’s fun-loving personality and quick wit come across on the show and will have you laughing out loud in his memoir.
(Adult Nonfiction)


Dad Is Fat
by Jim Gaffigan

Submitted by Molly J.
Written by comedian Jim Gaffigan, this book lives up to some of Jim’s stand-up performances. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook because he reads it and does a lot of his signature funny voices. It’s a quick and entertaining listen if you’re looking for something light to make you laugh.
(Non-Fiction Audiobook)