Limited Edition Big Band
Thursday, August 3 | 7:00 p.m.
There is a good possibility of rain for this Thursday's concert. In the event of weather, we will be cancelling the concert and will try to reschedule. If you have any questions, or want to be informed and up to date on the status be sure to check our Facebook or give the library a call at 847/526.6225. 
August Friends of the Library
First Saturday Book Sale
Saturday, August 5 | 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

All proceeds from this months sale will be donated to the Round Lake Area Schools Education Foundation to help with their flood relief fund. 

  Small Victories: Recipes, Advice
& Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs
by Julia Turshen
Submitted by Terri S.
Cookbooks are my weakness, my collection vast, but this gem is among my very favorites and one I find myself going to over and over.  Within each recipe are “small victories” for using the recipes in different ways and varying ingredients to make each dish one’s own. Turshen’s recipe for roast chicken has become a favorite weekly staple.  I’m also quite addicted to her recipe for Roasted Scallion Dip, which I use for everything – salads, vegetable topping, and even as a sandwich spread.  This is one of those cookbooks where the easy to make recipes just work.   I’m cooking my way through it in my own kitchen, and loving every bite! (Adult Non-Fiction)

Our Man in Tehran: The True Story Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Foreign Ambassador Who Worked with the CIA to Bring Them Home

by Robert Wright
Submitted by Lynn M.

Diplomacy has always fascinated me, and real-life 'spy' stories with happy endings are much better than novels. It's always encouraging to see that people can work together when it has to be done, and that occasionally self-interest doesn't win out: Although the Canadians were the ones who ultimately sheltered the 'houseguests', they had plenty of help from the Danes and New Zealanders, and in a more limited but still risky way, the Germans and Swedes independently stepped up. Even a handful of Khomeini's people did what they could behind the scenes, not least those who knew what was going on and chose to say nothing. It was remarkable all round, and it makes a great read.

(Adult Non-Fiction) 


The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Submitted by Lynn M.

This was extremely well crafted, the writing was a pleasure, and it didn't go where it seemed to be going halfway through. In the end, however, I just found it terribly sad, the sort of sad that stays with you.

(Adult Fiction)