Summer Concert Series
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the music and complementary ice cream!

July 18: LJ Slavin & Pat Gaughan - History of American Music in Folk

Due to the expectant extreme heat, Thursday's concert will be held indoors.
ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS
Novel Thoughts
Wednesday, July 17th, 7 p.m.
Dear Mrs. Bird
- A.J. Pearce

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

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
Introduction to Mah Jongg
July 19th, 10:30 a.m.
Expert player Pam Anderson will give a fascinating overview of Mah Jongg, and intuitive Chinese game of skill and luck. She will explain the basics of the game, the rules involved, how to read the cards and times and how passing and dealing is done.

Great Decisions
July 20th, 2:00 p.m.

Chapter 4: The Rise of Populism in Europe

Professor Gary Midkiff will lead a nonpartisan conversation about the most important foreign policy issues facing America today.

Booklets available at the Adult Help Desk
Get Outdoorsy with Tech
July 22nd, 7:00 p.m.

Finding the best trails, learning new exercise plans, and wayfinding are all possible with your smartphone or mobile device. We’ll discuss several apps that can help you on your next adventure in the great outdoors. 

All the Books!
July 24th, 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy lively conversation highlighting all things new and exciting in books. Did you love a book so much that you’re excited to share? Is there a “reviews darling” book everyone else loved that left you flat? Are you clamoring to dish on how a movie differs from its book? All perfect topics for ‘All the Books!’ Discover what your favorite library staff is reading as well as fellow library patrons. A one-of-a-kind “unbook” club! Everyone goes home with a free book! 

FAMILY | PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
Summer Reading

The bonus weeks of summer reading are here!
There is still time to log your reading and get entered into grand prize drawings.

Scavenger hunts are available until August 2nd.

Last day to pick up prizes is August 9th.

Register in person or online
KID CITY | KID CITY PROGRAMS
And the Beat Goes On:
Drum Circle
July 19th, 2:00 p.m.
All Ages

*Moved to the Lincoln Room*
Join us around the campfire for music magic. Play a hand drum or other percussion instrument. No experience required, only a willingness to try. We will play invented, in-the-moment music to amaze your ears and lift your spirits.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
COMMUNITY EVENTS | AROUND TOWN
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
WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE
Time After Time
by Lisa Grunwald

Submitted by Kelly K.
An enticing time travel tale set in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. In 1937, Nora Lansing appears out of nowhere wearing a 1920’s flapper dress. Mysteriously, she disappears, causing Joe Reynolds, a railroad worker who has fallen for her, to investigate her story. The plot moves back and forth in time, from New York to Paris, from 1925 to 1947. I enjoyed the book, loved the romantic descriptions of the city and time-period as well as Joe and Nora’s intriguing relationship situation.
(New Fiction) 


A Stranger in the House
by Shari Lapena

Submitted by Terri S.
No one can explain what Karen Krupp (housewife/bookkeeper/keeper of secrets) was doing on the seedy side of town one night that drove her to smash her car into a telephone pole. One minute she’s at home making dinner for the hubby, the next she’s ditching her dishwashing gloves at a crime scene. Trouble is, her memory of the evening has vanished, and with it, her husband’s faith in their seemingly perfect marriage, because for all practical purposes, she looks as guilty as sin. And what’s with the creepy, overtly intrusive neighbor across the street, spying on their every move? I really enjoyed this diverting page-turner. A fast-paced, gripping suspense thriller and a perfect summer read! (Fiction)


Lent
by Joe Walton

Submitted by Donna W.
Full of metaphysics, legend, and theology Lent is a mysterious walk into Renaissance Florence with a Dominican Friar who can banish demons and prophesize the future. Based on the real life Girolamo Savonarola whose rise to political power based on his abilities goes horribly wrong. A very fast read that is thick with Catholicism and mysticism; Lent is an intricate and engrossing read.
(New SciFi/Fantasy)

My Favorite Thing is Monsters
by Emil Ferris

Submitted by Erik S.
A book filled with great characters, amazing artwork, and labyrinthine storylines spanning the political upheaval of 1960s Chicago and the rise of Nazi Germany, in the form of the journal of a ten-year-old girl with a penchant for detective work and a preoccupation with monsters. I loved this graphic novel, and I can’t wait for Volume 2.
(Adult Graphic Novels)