The library will be closed all day  Tuesday, December 24th
and  Wednesday, December 25th.

We will see you back at 9 a.m. on  Thursday, December 26th.

Happy Holidays!
Rock On Baby Band
December 19th, 9:30 a.m.

Introducing music and instruments to babies stimulates new brain pathways and helps to develop gross and fine motor skills. 
We will get everyone singing, dancing, and playing instruments.
(Age 0-18 months with caregiver)

I Spy Winter Wonderland
December 22 - January 4

Challenge yourself to find all of the items in the Winter Wonderland I-Spy Box. Stop in both weeks of Winter Break to spy the changes and receive a prize.

(All Ages)
Winter Dance Party
December 26th, 2:00 p.m.

Warm up at the library with a winter-themed dance party!
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to get your groove on with an assortment of instruments and props at this interactive program.
(Ages 2-3 with caregiver)

Future Engineers
December 27th, 1:00 p.m.

Build amazing structures with a variety of materials. 
How tall will your structure be?
(All Ages)


Indoor Playground
December 30th, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Get your winter wiggles out while you dance and play all day!

(All Ages)


Elf on the Upstairs Shelf
December 1-23

Library Elf is being very mischievous this holiday season. Tell a librarian where Elf is hiding upstairs for a sweet surprise.
The Giving Tree
December 1 - January 1

The Library's Tree is transforming into a Giving Tree again for the month of December. We're asking for donations of new hats, gloves, and scarves in adult and childrens sizes.

Once the tree gets good and "dressed" we will make a donation to two area charities.
Food for Fines
December 1 - January 3

Help area families in need and eliminate your library fines!
The Library will accept unexpired, never opened, nonperishable items for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry in lieu of overdue fines. Each item will equal $1 in fines. Donations cannot be used toward replacement costs or collection fees.
Chess - Open Play
December 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Whether you're an expert or a beginner, you are welcome to come. For those just starting out, the Wauconda Chess Club will hold a 30 minute class each week to teach fundamentals and hold an open play for the remainder.
(Grades 6-12)

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Submitted by Molly J.
Harriet Tubman was one of the strongest, bravest, and most important figures in United States history. In addition to liberating hundreds of slaves on the Underground Railroad, she was also the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War, worked as a spy for the Union army, and was also a dedicated suffragist. This book will give you a complete view of Tubman and all of her accomplishments. Her depiction on the $20 bill was slated for 2020 but has been postponed. We may be fortunate enough to see her grace our currency in the year 2028.
(New Non-Fiction)

by Eve Rodsky

Submitted by Kelly F.
Are domestic tasks, from laundry- to making appointments- to homework help, burying you alive? Do you struggle with doing all the she-fault work in the household? Fair Play is an eye-opening look at household dynamics and an actual game to improve life for everyone. It is possible to recognize and share the invisible workload of day-to-day life, and find more time to live well.
(New Non-Fiction)

The Confession Club
by Elizabeth Berg

Submitted by Kelly K.
If you are looking for a warm and cozy book for the holidays, this is a great choice. Small town setting, great characters, what’s not to love? A group of friends meet for supper but end up sharing secrets, support, laughter and tears – with a happy ending. This the third part of a trilogy (though you don’t need to read The Story of Arthur Truluv or Night of Miracles to enjoy this book.)  
(New Fiction) 

White Rose
by Kip Wilson

Submitted by Emily D.
A lot of my reading lately has been referencing The White Rose resistance group in Germany during WWII. I was happy to stumble across this recently published Young Adult book written from the perspective of Sophie Scholl, one of the founding members of The White Rose resistance group. This was a fascinating speculation of what Sophie must have been feeling throughout her young adulthood up until her execution. A fascinating and quick read.
(Young Adult Fiction)