April 15th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Laurel Mellien discusses the history of the American Rural Cemetery Movement, special purpose gardens in cemeteries, and Victorian flower symbolism on headstones. The program is brought to you in partnership with the Wauconda Township Historical Society.
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CHILDREN'S LIBRARY PROGRAMS
April 12th, 4:00 p.m.
Ages 5-12

A companion to Alphabet Animals, learn to draw all kinds of fun robots using only numbers, Roman numerals, and the occasional math symbol. You will not believe all the things you can draw with numbers!
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Wednesdays in April

Register to read with a librarian.
Each child will receive their own 20 minute appointment to read one on one via Zoom.
Families with multiple readers sign up each reader individually.
ADULT LIBRARY PROGRAMS
with the McHenry County Audubon Society
April 10th, 1:00 p.m.

“Birding McHenry/Lake County: Backyards and Beyond” helps newcomers identify bird species and learn more about the ways local birds adapt to their environment.  
The talk includes tips for attracting birds through feeders and garden plants and suggestions for the best places to look for birds in McHenry County.
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Dusable Museum of African American History Virtual Tour
April 10th, 1:00 p.m.

“The People Could Fly” is a very relevant and layered statement used by and about people of African descent in America. Join the discussion to learn about the history of Black people flying, literally and figuratively, well above their circumstances along with Chicago’s role in this rich legacy.
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by Tea Cooper
April 14th, 7:00 p.m.

Join us as we discuss The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper.
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READING RECOMMENDATIONS
by Brit Bennett

Submitted by Kelly K.
An amazing, mesmerizing story about light-skinned twins who leave behind a small Louisiana town to lead dramatically different lives. One marries a white man and has a daughter, passing as white; the other bears a dark-skinned daughter. How they come together again eventually, their experiences of race and gender corelating with their daughters’ lives is truly captivating. The author is brilliant at defining and capturing all of the emotions -- longing, fear, and love -- this epic story brings.
by Daniel Mendelsohn

Submitted by Lynn M.
This book has everything: It's a mystery, an adventure, a family drama, all kinds of history, at times a travelogue, some philosophy, and genealogical research - all very well written in a companionable style that makes the reader feel like he or she is along for the ride. Five hundred-plus pages, some of it painful to read, but it never lagged. Probably the best book I’ve ever read about what another author called the ‘Holocaust half-life’.
by Dwayne Reed

Submitted by Julianne M.
Simon is about to start 5th grade. Simon loves to rap and hopes to become known as the Notorious D.O.G. Simon is smaller than most 5th graders and prefers to lay low to avoid humiliation and bullies. His new teacher seems super cool, he even raps. Then Simon is assigned to do an oral presentation about something that is affecting the community and he doesn’t know if he will be brave enough to do it. With the help of his friends, can Simon learn to stand up for his community and himself?
by Joe Raposo

Submitted by Lauri C.
Letters, numbers, kindness, inclusiveness and FUN! To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Sesame Street beloved picture-book illustrators came together to interpret a line from "Sunny Day" the iconic Sesame Street theme song. Sesame Street fans of all ages will love this beautiful book!
Can YOU tell me how to get to Sesame Street?
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