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Make sure to check out the listings in our Spring Newsletter before Program Registration begins February 22nd.
ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS

February 22nd, 12 p.m.
West Side Story (NR)

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Light lunch will be provided.

No Registration Required
February 25th, 7:00 p.m.

Laura Vanderkam’s book  Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done  has great advice for all of us who want to make the most of our time outside of work. With only 168 hours in a week, how do we make the most of that time? We will discuss Vanderkam’s book and watch her TED talk. Copies of  Off the Clock  will be available for check out at the library. 

Join a book club!

Novel Thoughts
Monday, Feb 20th, 7 p.m.
An American Marriage
- Tayari Jones

Beyond Fiction
Monday, March 4th, 7 p.m.
The Firebrand and the First Lady
- Patricia Bell Scott

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
FAMILY | OFFERINGS FOR THE FAMILY
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.
D118 Art Show Display

Stop by the library to see
District 118's talented artists!

The art show will be on display starting February 15th.

The reception will be held on Thursday, February 21st starting at 6:00 p.m.
KID CITY | CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Kids Choice Book Club
Only one week left!

Check in online or at the library to make sure you've finished all the reading required to attend a special private jump party at Bella's Bouncies.

Grades K-2 are asked to read all 20 books on the Monarch list.

Grades 3-5 are asked to read any 10 books from the Bluestem and Rebecca Caudill lists.
COMMUNITY | AROUND WAUCONDA

February 23rd, 10:00 a.m.

The library will have a booth at the Business & Community Expo again this year!

Stop by to learn about creative kits and databases you can use with your Wauconda Library Card!

The Chamber’s Business & Community EXPO is a family oriented showcase held at the Wauconda High School. It features local business exhibitors, government entities, direct sales, health & wellness fair, military expo, giveaways, a kid zone filled with activities, and live entertainment.

A must attend winter event!

WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE
Wolf Hollow
by Lauren Wolk

Submitted by Kelly K.
A fantastic book that is reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, this compelling tale of bullying, coming of age, and speaking truth will resound with readers from middle grades up.  This powerful literary gem should be read and shared; we were lucky to discuss it with our Mother Daughter Book Club just a few weeks ago. Highly recommended! 
(Newbery Honor 2017)

The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley
by April Stevens

Submitted by Stefanie M.
Frances Pauley, also known as Figgrotten, is an 11-year-old who loves sitting on her rocks, admiring the stillness of nature, watching her crows, and one day hopes to be an anthropologist like her idol Margaret Mead. Figgrotten’s best (and only friend) is her bus driver, Alvin Turkson, who always listens and encourages her to observe and learn more about the fascinating world around her. Figgrotten thinks she is content with her life of solitude until her world is turned completely upside down, and she discovers that making a new friend might not be so difficult after all--and it might be exactly what she needed all along. For fans of Cynthia Rylant’s Rosetown , this is a gentle, coming-of-age story that touches on some of life’s hardest obstacles, as well as some of its most magnificent joys.
(Children’s Fiction)

Refugee
by Alan Gratz

Submitted by Norma H.
Separated by decades, Josef, a Jew living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a girl trying to escape unrest in 1994 Cuba; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence, embark on journeys in search of refuge. Three countries, three time periods, three brave protagonists. Very intense and powerful! 
(Children’s Fiction)


The Eulogist
by Terry Gamble

Submitted by Terri S.
A sprawling, richly drawn family saga set in pre-Civil War Ohio. Irish immigrants are left to fend for themselves after their mother dies in childbirth and the desertion of their father aboard a river boat bound for New Orleans. This is one of those works of historical fiction where you are left knowing that, along with a great story, you have gleaned a bit of a history lesson as well. With a large cast of interesting characters and a compelling storyline, this is the perfect novel to get swept up in!
(Adult Fiction)