Art Project To Go
Wednesday, September 23rd

Register to pick up art supplies, then log in and watch the "how to" video to create your own masterpiece. 
This month: Llama Art

Register by Grade Level:

Supplies will be available for pick up 9/23-9/30
September 23, 11 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

Register to read with a librarian. Each child will receive their own 20 minute appointment to read one on one via Zoom. A great way to build confidence and increase fluency.
Sign up each week for a slot, families with multiple readers sign up each reader individually.
September 23, 7:00 p.m.

Join a talented designer from The Barn Nursery for a live-on-Zoom demonstration. Watch as they create a beautiful Fall Porch Pot and a decorated mini-pumpkin.
Get answers to your questions on live chat.
Handouts with information and instructions to make these projects will be provided by The Barn Nursery.
September 28, 6:00 p.m.

Continue the story with us!
Miss Julianne will read another chapter or two this Monday evening.
For a half hour we will use our imaginations and discover a new story. 
Register to receive the program link via email.
September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Join us on Zoom to discuss this month's Virtual Fiction Book Club selection:  The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. Books are available in eBook format from Hoopla using your Wauconda Area Library card.
by Isabel Allende

Submitted by Terri S.
I was completely swept away by this beautiful epic story which follows a courageous young couple as they make their escape from Spain at the height of the Spanish Civil War, aided by Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. Allende paints her novels in broad strokes, this one being no exception. I always enjoy historical fiction that weaves actual characters and events in and through the lives of characters in a novel. Allende does this masterfully. This is a gorgeous book with a wide array of characters to follow. I enjoyed the story in audiobook format via OverDrive, which is so well done. If you’ve not yet discovered this celebrated author, I highly recommend you start with this one, her latest. You’ll want to go back and read (or listen to) everything else she’s written. 
Another Isabelle masterpiece, which I highly recommend.
by Tyler Feder

Submitted by Molly J.
Maybe a bit of a shocking title, Dancing at the Pity Party is a graphic novel memoir written by author Tyler Feder who experienced the loss of her mother at a young age (Tyler was 19, her mom was 47). Tyler tells the story of the amazing lady her mother was as well as Tyler and her family’s grappling with the loss.
The author uses blunt humor as a way of coping and explaining her experience with losing her mother to cancer so young.
This book was both sad and funny in parts at the same time.
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Submitted by Kathryn S.
This book reminded me of the book “Room” because it describes a difficult childhood from the point of view of the protagonist at that time. It also reminded me of the book “The Glass Castle” because the main character was able to overcome his difficulties and gain perspective about the adults in life. His talent for drawing helped him along the way.
This graphic novel is a quick, thought provoking book.
by Adrianna Cuevas

Submitted by Stefanie M.
Have you ever wished that you could speak to your pets? If you answered yes, then I’ve got the book for you. Nestor Lopez and his mom just moved in with his abuela after his dad was deployed to Afghanistan. Things are already a little weird when he arrives--some mysterious creature in the forest is disappearing all of the town’s beloved animals--and some of his neighbors think his abuela is guilty after seeing her traipsing around the woods one night. Oh yeah, and Nestor has a gift of communicating with animals, but he’s always kept it a secret. When Nestor, and his friends (including a gang of woodland creatures) figure out that the creature is a witch, and not just any witch, a tule vieja--a witch that can absorb an animal’s power just by biting it during a solar eclipse, it’s up to them to figure out how to save the town, before the impending eclipse just around the corner!
A little scary, a little magical, and very heartwarming, this book is perfect for fans of Each Tiny Spark, Upside-Down Magic, Dragons in a Bag, or Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
Recommended for Grades 4+
by Joyce Sidman

Submitted by Kelly K.
This is a terrific book for kids about a young artist who connected with nature in a time when most women weren’t allowed to attend school (late 1600s). Her study and drawings of nature, insects/butterflies paved the way for more in-depth study and crushed many wrongly-held beliefs about their life cycles. Her drawings which abound in the book are very detailed and beautiful. A great book about science, history, art and a fascinating biography of Maria as well.
by Jonathan Stutzman

Submitted by Patty G.
Feeding these cute birds seems so harmless in this cute rhyming book of warning,
If you feed the coos they are going to …
Kids are sure to love this cautionary pigeon tale.
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