The Library will close early on Wednesday, November 27th at 5pm 
and remain closed all day Thursday for Thanksgiving.

We will see you back at 9 am on Friday, November 29th.
(Sorry, no door-busters here)
Holiday Decorating with Treetime Christmas Creations
December 2nd, 7 p.m.

Take your holiday decorating to a new level! Treetime, the area’s premier Christmas Tree store, will visit the library with decorating tips and tricks for your tree and your home. 

Christmas Tree Craft
December 4th, 1 p.m.

Create a stunning centerpiece with our old magazines! Learn how to a make magazine tree with a simple step-by-step tutorial. Perfect for Christmas.

All the Books
December 4th, 7 p.m.

This is your opportunity to share books that you've been reading as well as hear the picks and pans of others, including "the reading expert," your library staff. We always have a fun discussion and everyone goes home with a free book. What's not for a book lover to love?


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.
Step into History:
Holiday Photos with the Wauconda Township Historical Society
November 30th, 1:00 p.m.
Stop by the Library’s Studio 801 for a fun step back into simpler holiday times using the green screen and historical scenic photos. Props will be available but please feel free to bring your own! You might just be able to use the digital image for your holiday cards!
$1 a pose suggested donation for the Wauconda Township Historical Society.
by Samira Ahmed

Submitted by Emily D.
In a near-future United States, Muslims are forced into internment camps (similar to the Japanese during WWII). Layla knows her family has done nothing wrong and is hopeful that people will realize they are being wrongfully detained. After all, rebellions are built on hope. This is a very emotionally charged book and a timely read as Layla and her friends in the internment camp decide to protest. This book would pair beautifully with books like They Called Us Enemy (Takai).
(Young Adult Fiction)

City of Girls
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Submitted by Kelly K.
Written by the author of Eat, Pray, Love and a favorite novel titled The Signature of All Things. I was thrilled to get my hands on Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest novel.  In 1940, Vivian Morris is sent to live with her aunt in New York City after being expelled from Vassar. Her Aunt Peg owns a theater, and Vivian explores and discovers all that show business life has to offer.  It is a wild time with friends, sex and nightclubs until things go wrong, and then she has to deal with the consequences. Watching her grow, struggle, claim her independence, and forge her way in the world after this is poignant, realistic and beautifully written. I listened to part of this book, too – narrator Blair Brown is outstanding. Film rights have been purchased – it will make a terrific movie!

The Beautiful Ones
by Prince

Submitted by Kelly K.
Dan Piepenbring was admitted to Paisley Park and into Prince’s confidence a few months before the artist’s tragic death. This book recounts their meetings, and contains original, intimate writing by Prince. Read about details of Prince’s early life, first years as a musician, and some of his greatest musical achievements. Prince fans will relish pages of his hand written notebooks, family photos, and even a teacher’s note.
(New Non-Fiction)

by Timothy Zahn

Submitted by Donna W.
Timothy Zahn picks up after his Thrawn trilogy from 2011 with a new canonical series that explores the origins and rise to power of one of the most brilliant and dangerous military tacticians serving the Galactic Empire. I was very surprised at how well the characters are written and filled out and the fact that I was actually rooting for a member of the Imperial Navy. I recommend this book to any fan that wants to get ready for the new Star Wars film later this year, as the rumor is Thrawn will be making an appearance.
(Adult SciFi)