Grandparent's Day is Sunday, September 8th
Join us by making a Grandparent's Day Memory Maker

Grandparents leave a remarkable imprint on our lives. 
Give them a gift they will cherish year round.
Bring the whole family!


ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS
Mah Jongg Club
Friday, September 6th, 1 p.m.

Join us as we learn Mah Jongg together!  Meet players who will help you learn strategy and enjoy community time at the library. 
All skill levels welcome.     

Beyond Fiction
Monday, September 9th, 7 p.m.
Chasing the Scream
- Johann Hari

Book Buzz Book Club
Tuesday, September 10th, 7 p.m.
The City & the City
- China Mieville
*Hosted at Honey Hill

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
Pet Apps
Thursday, September 12th, 7 p.m.

Are you a pet parent or aspiring to be one? Your smartphone can help you with training, walking, animal first aid, and more. We’ll discuss several apps to help you care for your furry friend.

KID CITY | CHILDREN'S OFFERINGS

Interactive Artists
September 5th, 6:30 p.m.

Spark your imagination, creativity, and lifelong connections with art inspired by some of our favorite books!
(Grades K-2 with Parent/Guardian)


Kids Create Studio
September 7th, 1:30 p.m.

Welcome to the wonderfully imaginative world of art. Kids will have fun exploring art through a different medium each month.
(Grades 3-5)

Book Buddies
September 11th, 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.

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

Color Exploration
September 13th, 10:30 a.m.

Fun new art projects each month to help your child’s imagination soar.
(Ages 2-5)

September Theme: Go Dog GO!


Mother Daughter Book Club
September 14th, 10:30 a.m.

Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (Author Visit 10/23-24)

For girls in grades 5-8 and the special women in their lives.

Books are available at the Adult Help desk – one to keep per Mother-Daughter pair.
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.
WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE
The Cottingley Secret
by Hazel Gaynor

Submitted by Terri S.
An enchanting tale that will sweep you away! This is good historical fiction combined with a bit of modern romance, a touch of mystery, an old book shop, a quaint little cottage (Bluebell Cottage, who can resist?) and a setting I wish I could blink and transport myself to. Add to that the magic of fairies and what a tale! The premise for the novel is actually based on the true accounts of the Cottingley Fairies. I enjoyed the audiobook via Hoopla. Both print and audiobook on CD are available at the library.
(Adult Fiction)

A Place For Us
by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Submitted by Kelly K.
An astounding, beautifully written novel about family, what it means to belong, to both maintain your culture and try to assimilate. Everyday family life is explored by spending decades with this Indian-American Muslim family -- misunderstandings and things said and unsaid that change lives, creating heartbreak. Fathers, mothers, siblings, community – I can’t say enough good things about how this novel wrapped its way around my heart.  I sincerely hope there is a sequel, but if not I will still be waiting patiently for this author’s next book.
(Adult Fiction)

Rosewater
by Tade Thompson

Submitted by Donna W.
The story takes place in the city of Rosewater in Nigeria in 2066 that has become a mecca for the sick and dying as a mysterious alien bio-dome looms in the center of the town. Once a year the dome emits radiation that can heal and grants supernatural mystic gifts to a select few. Kaaro lives in the city and works for the government as a psychic. He soon finds that others with similar gifts are beginning to be murdered. Rosewater is a dark science fiction story that has multiple timelines that can be difficult to navigate, but still tell an excellent story. This is a recent winner of the Arthur C. Clarke award and the first book in the Wormwood trilogy.
(Adult Science Fiction)

Einstein's War:
How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I
by Matthew Stanley

Submitted by Erik S.
This book follows two scientists during WWI—Albert Einstein in Germany and Arthur Eddington in England—as they each become increasingly distraught by the blind patriotism enveloping their colleagues and try, in the midst of it all, to re-forge the bonds of international science. Anyone who is interested in history, or the intersection of politics and science, will enjoy this book.
(Adult Non-Fiction)