Happy New Year from the Wauconda Area Library!

Preschools from the surrounding communities will be present to provide information to prospective families
on Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30pm .
January 3rd
Ages 3 and up 

Performance artist Chris Fair has a unique evening of light
and laughter lined up for you that uses Laser Reactive
Technology. He will draw animated characters and scenery on a glow-in-the-dark screen and then bring his 2-D screen creations to life with hilarious voices, sound effects, music and non-stop drawing action.

 January 4th
Grades 3-5

Break the winter boredom and escape out of the library! Using a series of puzzles and locks children will break the ice with one another by trying to solve the puzzle. Teams will work together and race to solve the clues to help the Penguin Escape and free themselves from the Lincoln Room in the library. 

 January 8th
Grades 6-8

From tinkering to technology, this program offers a different hands-on activity every month for you and your friends.

 January 9th
Ages Birth-6

Professional Puppeteer Susan Witek will bring fairytales to life while highlighting values of kindness and honesty. Classic stories, traditional puppets, and lots of laughter make lasting memories for families.
Saturday Mornings

Come move your body every Saturday in the months of January and February. Our Friends at Mano a Mano will lead us in a bi-lingual, cross generational Zumba experience.
Wear comfortable clothing, and come prepared to feel the heat.

No registration required.
 January 5th
All Ages

Come for a winter's day storytime.

Explore Winter Wonder with books and activities during this family-friendly storytime.

Join a book club
in the new year!

Nonfiction - Monday, Jan 7th
Notorious RBG - Irin Carmon

20's/30's - Tuesday, Jan 8th
Front Lines - Michael Grant
(Hosted at Honey Hill)

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

January 7th

Are you overwhelmed by receipts, old photos, recipes, and more?

Learn how to digitize these items with the help of several free online tools.

Call for Authors!

Join us to connect with readers and fellow writers in our area. All local authors are welcome to apply. If you live in the greater Chicago area and have published fiction or non-fiction for children, teens, or adults, we want to hear from you. Self-published writers are also encouraged to apply. Space is limited.


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
by David Grann

Submitted by Lynn M.
This book is creepy and infuriating and just plain sad, but it’s very well written - I couldn’t put it down! The extent to which the dominant culture has so often considered indigenous lives disposable should be more widely known.  (Adult Nonfiction)

by Karl Ove Knausgard

Submitted by Lynn M.
Knausgaard uses words like brushstrokes to paint a picture of a family in crisis and of the mundane details of everyday life that carry them through. 
(Adult Fiction)

by Kate Atkinson

Submitted by Lynn M.
I like spy stuff and this was well done. It was also not terribly heavy - a perfect read for a rainy and bittersweet weekend. 
(Adult Fiction)