A Great Day at Your Library
Saturday, September 28th

Help us celebrate the Library's 80th Birthday. We have a family-fun day packed with great programs, activities, and of course cake! All activities are drop-in expect for the Miniature Therapy Horse Visit (registration full) and Great Race.

Find the full schedule of events online.
ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS
All the Books
September 25th, 7 p.m.

Enjoy lively conversation highlighting all things new and exciting in books. Discover what your favorite library staff is reading as well as fellow library patrons. A one-of-a-kind "unbook” club! Everyone goes home with a free book, and who can say no to that?

Don't Judge a Book By It's Movie
September 25th, 7 p.m.

The Art of Racing in the Rain - have you read the book? Have you seen the film? Let’s compare! Sherry Engstrom, College of Lake County Humanities professor, will provide a multimedia presentation that is part book review, author study, and film criticism.


Lunch and a Movie
Friday, September 27th, Noon
A Dog's Way Home (PG)

A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness.

Light Lunch Provided
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The Art of Relating to Your Dog
Tuesday, October 1st, 7 p.m.

Krista Stockman, of Wag Worthy Training, helps people live a more harmonious life with their dog. Krista’s training and communication methodology is based on science and compassion, with an emphasis on understanding the root cause of canine behaviors. 
Come and learn about how dogs think and how to communicate with them.

Beyond Fiction
Monday, October 7th, 7 p.m.
Becoming
- Michelle Obama

Book Buzz Book Club
Tuesday, October 8th, 7 p.m.
Persepolis
- Marjane Satrapi
*Hosted at Honey Hill

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
KID CITY | CHILDREN'S OFFERINGS
Book Buddies
September 25th, 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.

FAMILY | FUN FOR THE FAMILY
Family Book Club
September 26th, 7:00 p.m.

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

Join in the Fall Big Read as a family. Learn more about the author, talk about the book, and make a fun craft.
( Grades 3-5 with parent or caregiver)

Book available at the Kid City Desk
WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE
What To Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter
by Suzy Hopkins & Hallie Bateman

Submitted by Molly J.
Illustrator Hallie Bateman comes face-to-face with the painful truth that one day her mom will be gone and explores that topic in this beautiful graphic novel. This is a tough realization for many who come to terms with outliving their parents. She collaborated with her mother (Suzy Hopkins) to form this graphic novel. It contains advice for Hallie after her mother is no longer there, serving as an instruction manual on how to get through life without one’s mom.
(New Adult Graphic Novel)

This Tender Land
by William Kent Krueger

Submitted by Terri S.
An outstanding novel about four orphans who set out on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression and share a summer marked by struggling farmers, faith healers, and lost souls. This is a beautiful story of hope, redemption, and finding our own place in the world. For fans of Leif Enger, Kent Haruf, and Elizabeth Strout.

Also likely to have big appeal for those looking for a good follow up to Where the Crawdads Sing .
(New Fiction)

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee ( Native America from 1890 to the Present)
by David Treuer

Submitted by Lynn M.
Extremely well written and thought provoking, Heartbeat looks at indigenous life in the past century plus, assessing US policy towards Native Americans and its impact on tribal groups. Treuer stresses that Indians have never been merely passive victims of fate; in ways that varied from tribe to tribe and from era to era, they made choices that allowed them to survive and, increasingly, to thrive as distinct peoples. In the final section he looks at how 21st century Indians are participating in the wider culture. An excellent overview from a Native author of his people’s American journey.
(Adult Non-Fiction)

Every Heart a Doorway
by Seanan McGuire

Submitted by Emily D.
Have you ever wondered how Alice would have adjusted to the world after Wonderland? What about how Dorothy reacted to people after Oz? Seanan McGuire imagines these scenarios in a new world where unique children returned from their magical lands cope with reality by attending a special boarding school. Nancy and her newfound schoolmates must figure out how to get along and who to trust after tragedy strikes.
(Adult Science Fiction)