Library Mini Golf
Friday, August 9th, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Put your putting skills to the test as you go for that hole in one. Enjoy our literary 18-hole miniature golf course that is both challenging and fun! A fantastic activity that all ages can enjoy together. We’ll provide the ball and putter; you bring the awesome.

The 50th Anniversary of Woodstock
August 15th, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a celebration of one of the most momentous rock festivals ever! This stellar presentation features live music along with a slide show featuring images from the event. Music will include songs of Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and many, many more. We all wish we could have been there, but maybe we can relive that pivotal weekend through the imagery and music of the festival.

Beyond Fiction Book Club
Monday, August 5th, 7 p.m.
The Feather Thief
- Kirk Wallace Johnson

Book Buzz
Tuesday, August 13th, 7 p.m.
Six of Crows
- Leigh Bardugo
Meets at Honey Hill

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

Sea Prayer
by Khaled Hosseini

Submitted by Molly J.
From the author of The Kite Runner comes a short and powerful illustrated book written in response to the current refugee crisis. Told from the perspective of a father with his son reflecting on the journey from Syria to safety, the story is an important portrait of the refugee experience. 

Year of Yes
by Shonda Rhimes

Submitted by Emily D.
I had always thought reading this book might be a little unnecessary. I mean, the point is right there in the title and book jacket. Shonda Rhimes, famed creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, turns her life around by embracing everything life throws at her with a yes for one whole year. Yes, (pun intended), this book will be exactly what you expect it to be but it is always motivational to read about somebody taking back the reins of their life and discovering themselves. Empowering, for sure.
(Adult Nonfiction)

Holy Lands: A Novel
by Amanda Sthers

Submitted by Terri S.
This little book really caught my eye (must have been the dancing pigs on the cover). I adore this simply lovely, poignant, funny, break-your-heart kind of story about an Ashkenazi Jewish American cardiologist who walks away from his life to become a pig farmer in Israel. The novel reads in epistolary style, consisting of emails and letters between the doctor (farmer), his ex-wife, his wayward daughter, estranged son, and a rabbi who, in the midst of trying to put a stop to the hog farm, fast becomes the doctor’s best friend. The story is magic, easily read in an afternoon. The film adaptation hits theaters in September, and stars James Caan and Rosanna Arquette (which I can’t wait to see). In the meantime, I’ll be enthusiastically recommending the book to everyone.
(New Fiction)

The Information:
A History, A Theory, A Flood
by James Gleick

Submitted by Erik S.
A wide-reaching tour of information technology through history, from the alphabet and talking drums to telegraph towers and binary code. Although it is ultimately a history of ideas, there’s a human element here as well, with characters such as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, and Claude Shannon propelling major sections of the narrative. One of the author’s main concerns is the way in which communication technology affects our relationships with each other and the world, and considering that our lives are now more entangled with “information” than ever before, it’s an important story to be told.