Happy Fourth of July!

Reminder: The library will be closing early on Wednesday, July 3rd at 8 p.m. due to the fireworks in Cook Park (weather permitting).
The library will remain closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

The library will resume normal hours Friday, July 5th.
Summer Concert Series
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the music and complementary ice cream!

In the event of inclement weather or extreme heat, concerts are held indoors.

July 11 - Kraig Kenning - Acoustic Blues/Roots Rock

Introduction to Pinterest
July 8th, 7:00 p.m.

Learn how you can use Pinterest to create a virtual bulletin board to share recipes, craft ideas, images, and other things you love.

Microsoft Excel Basics
July 10th, 7:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of MS Excel 2016 in this class. Perfect for those new to Excel or if you're just looking for a refresher. 

Introduction to QuickBooks
July 16th, 7:00 p.m.

Joel Shabsin of SCORE demystifies several issues that are important when first setting up an accounting system for your business. Come and join the discussion on QuickBooks. 

Beyond Fiction Book Club
Monday, July 8th, 7 p.m.
- David Sedaris

Novel Thoughts
Tuesday, July 9th, 7 p.m.
Social Creature
- Tara Isabella Burton

Clue: Mystery Book Club
Friday, July 12th, 10 a.m.
The Woman in the Window
- A.J. Finn

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

Our summer reading programs have begun! Don't miss out on these great prizes.

Summer Reading Programs for:
Babies & Toddlers

Register in person or online
Mother Daughter Book Club
July 13th, 10:30 a.m.
Grades 5-8

Chasing Secrets  by Gennifer Choldenko
(Video Chat with Author) 

Books available one per pair
at the Adult Help Desk

Family Book Club
July 16th, 7:00 p.m.
Grades 3-5 with caregiver

The Season of Styx Malone
by Kekla Magoon

Books available one per family
at the Kid City Desk


Parachute Play
Ages 0-24 months

Come join us for parachute story time. Sing, dance and read in this interactive program.

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 Islanders
by Meg Mitchell Moore

Submitted by Kelly K.
Set on the east coast’s Block Island, this is an engaging beach read sure to please. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand will enjoy the plot, setting, and all-too-human characters. Three strangers become acquainted, reveal their secrets, and share life’s ups and downs.

An easy fun read poolside or anywhere. Happy Summer Reading! 

The White Darkness
by David Grann

Submitted by Molly J.
Henry Worsley was a British Special Forces veteran who idolized Ernest Shackleton, the famous nineteenth-century polar explorer. In 2008 he made it his mission to cross Antarctica with two companions and follow in Shackleton’s footsteps. Then in 2015 he decided to do the unthinkable: traverse across Antarctica totally alone. Whether you listen to the book or read it, it is a riveting story. 

Speaks the Nightbird
by Robert R. McCammon

Submitted by Donna W.
Fount Royal is a small, but ambitious town beset by evil. After several murders and strange occurrences, the townsfolk realize that this can only be the work of a witch. Traveling magistrate Woodward and his keen-eyed clerk arrive to give the accused witch a fair trial, but soon find that there is more to the town than just witchcraft.  Speaks the Nightbird is a thrilling mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. This is the first book in the “Matthew Corbett” series. 

Mean Girl
by Lisa Duggan

Submitted by Erik S.
A short look at the influence of Ayn Rand on our current political climate, focusing especially on libertarian and neoliberal ideologies. Duggan presents Rand’s novels (in particular Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead ) as “gateway drugs” to right-wing politics, and given a list of Rand’s acolytes (Alan Greenspan, Paul Ryan, the current President of the United States) this is not a surprising argument to make. The fact that so many politicians and capitalist technocrats are avid fans of an author who evangelized for the “Virtue of Selfishness” is distressing to say the least, but for this reason alone Duggan’s book is worth a read. Politics aside though, Rand is a compelling figure—with a life full of seeming contradictions and personal drama, it’s fascinating to see how the historical circumstances into which she would born would ultimately shape her thought.