Spring 2020 Newsletter

Our Spring newsletter should be arriving in your mailbox!
Take a look inside to see all of the offerings from the Library this March, April, and May 2020.

Registration beings Friday, February 21st, 9:00 a.m.
(In person, online, and via phone)

Book Buddies
February 19th, 4:30 p.m.

Kids - looking for a new way to practice reading skills?
Teens - looking to earn volunteer hours and become a mentor?

We will match you up with each other to build reading skills and confidence.

D118 Art Show Reception
February 20th, 6:00 p.m.

Come join us for the annual reception for the D118 Art Show.

The D118 Art Show will be available to view anytime the library is open from February 15 through March 15. 
Join a Book Club!
Wednesday, February 19th, 7 p.m.
The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue

Monday, March 2nd, 7 p.m.
From Scratch by Tembi Locke

Tuesday, March 10th, 7 p.m.
*At Honey Hill Coffee Company
Lovely War by Julie Berry

Friday, March 13th, 10 a.m.
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra b y Vaseem Khan

Guide to Heart-Healthy Eating
February 21st, 10:30 a.m.

Join us in honor of American Heart Month to find out the best ways to keep your heart healthy through smart dietary choices.

New Year, Creative Marketing Possibilities
February 24th, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a facilitated conversation lead by Rebecca Hoffman, Founder and Principal at Good Egg Concepts. Together we will explore creative ways to market your small business, build your brand, and strategically communicate to your audience(s).

All the Books
February 26th, 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy lively conversation highlighting all things new and exciting in books, This is your opportunity to share books that you've been reading. We always have a fun discussion and everyone goes home with a free book. What's not for a book lover to love?

Teen Book Club
February 25th, 4:30 p.m.

They Called Us Enemy  by George Takei

George Takei's story reveals important lessons that are still relevant today. Snack on pizza and talk about a great book.

(Grades 6-12)

FAFSA Follow-Up
February 25th, 6:00 p.m.

Questions after completing the FAFSA? This presentation addresses what happens after a FAFSA is completed, including the Student Aid Report, verification process, IRS Data Retrieval Tool, aid award letters using ISAC's interactive award letter tool, and how aid is disbursed. Parents are welcome to attend. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Zumba for Families
February 22nd, 9:30 a.m.

Start the year well in a very fun way. Our friends at Mano a Mano will lead us in a bi-lingual, cross-generational Zumba exercise experience.
Wear comfortable clothing, and come prepared to feel the heat.

Dandelion Wine
by Ray Bradbury

Submitted by Erik S.
Bradbury’s use of language is mesmerizing, and the deep truths he discovers amidst the seemingly ordinary summer exploits of one boy and the characters he encounters in Green Town, Illinois (the author’s stand-in for Waukegan), will work on the reader in subtle ways. I first read this book sometime in middle school, and enjoyed it then, but in revisiting it now, I likely have a greater appreciation for Bradbury’s ability to find magic in the mundane.

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
by Ronan Farrow

Submitted by Molly J.
You’ve likely heard of the #MeToo movement or read about survivors of Harvey Weinstein’s abuses in the news. This is the inside story about how Weinstein terrified and assaulted women for years and about how many in Hollywood protected him out of fear or loyalty. Farrow sheds light on the darkest corners of Hollywood with wit and painstaking detail in this un-put-down-able read.
(New Non-Fiction) 

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
by Robert Dugoni

Submitted by Kelly K.
Noted for his crime novels, Robert Dugoni’s story about a boy with ocular albinism who is bullied and ostracized growing up will surely captivate you. With an amazing mother and supportive father, Sam goes to Catholic school in the 1960’s, makes friends, and eventually gets a job as an eye doctor. Ordinary is the extraordinary here. The memories, joy, heartbreak, faith and compassion of Sam’s life will be a perspective changer – highly recommended!
(New Fiction)

The Sterling Affair (A Morton Farrier, Forensic Genealogist Story)
by Nathan Dylan Goodwin
Submitted by Lynn M.

Well paced and full of twists! The mystery Morton finds himself unravelling is fascinating, and the balance between that story, and the story of Morton’s quest to uncover it, is perfect. Definitely my favourite of the series so far, but I recommend readers new to the Forensic Genealogist stories start with earlier ones.
(New Mystery)