Looking for something new to read?

The Libby app lets you borrow, download, and read a new book on an Android or iOS device. Wauconda Area Library cardholders have access to two collections: a shared collection with multiple libraries and one for just Wauconda patrons.
Browse the collections for something to read and make suggestions if you can't find the title you're hoping for.
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WHAT WE'RE READING
by Mary Kubica

Submitted by Kim S.
Dark and twisty psychological thrillers are my jam and The Other Mrs . is filled with tension and drama of the very best kind. Sadie and Will's marriage is in a bad place when Will's sister passes away and they move their family from Chicago to a remote Maine town to care for Will's less than welcoming niece. If an openly hostile, grieving teenager wasn't enough, their new neighbor is found dead and all eyes turn to the newcomers. Told in alternating points of view, this atmospheric mystery is filled with unreliable narrators and satisfying twists and turns.
by Deanna Raybourn

Submitted by Terry W.
Set in England in 1887, Veronica buries her last know relation and is getting set to embark on a world tour. A twist of fate sends a German baron in time to help Veronica thwart her own attempted abduction. He offers her answers to her unknown past but only if she accompanies him to London and sactuary with a friend, Stoker. She accepts but then the Baron is found murdered, leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run and searching for a murderer. A heroine with a very feminist twist, this series is great fun.
by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic

Submitted by Marshall H.
Have you ever thought about what it takes and how much secrecy is neded to move an atomic bomb across the sea towards the end of WWII? This book considers the obstacles of Japanese submarines, torpedoes, and sharks. Thankfully the research done by the authors also shows cover up, clears up wrongful blame, and gives credit a certain young man to help in the exoneration effort.
by Janelle Brown

Submitted by Lisa B.
My daughter read this book and recommended it to me. This story has so many twists and turns. Usually I am pretty good at predicting correctly but not with this book! I loved that it kept me guessing.
A wife and mother is presumed dead after she takes a solo hike and vanishes. The daughter begins to have “visions” that her mom is still alive.
It was a quick read and kept my interest the whole time. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries and drama!
by Carole King

Submitted by Donna S.
This is an interesting book for anyone who enjoys autobiographies or biographies and grew up listening to Carole King’s music in the early 1970s, especially her famous TAPESTRY album released in 1971. The book follows Carole from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her musical career. Glimpses into her four marriages and the births of her four children plus the ups and downs and challenges of her 60-year musical career. 
WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO

Submitted by Kelly M.
A quick paced fantasy with a great cast (Samira Wiley, Matthew Rhys, and Noah Galvin to name a few) that pulls you into the action right away.
Two princes on a quest face dragons, magic, and the challenge of following your heart.

Submitted by Stefanie M.
Researcher and author Brené Brown’s new podcast couldn’t have come at a better time. With a focus on mental and emotional health, she tackles topics like anxiety, grief, loneliness, and all things human with guests including Glennon Doyle, Alicia Keys, and Dr. Marc Brackett. A new favorite of mine!

Submitted by Emily D.
This is a throwback recommendation from 2017 but I've just started re-listening. Actors LeVar Burton, Kristen Bell, and Rupaul join a full cast for 10 great 30 minute episdoes - super digestable.

The Billing's annual dinner gala goes terribly awry when the power goes out and two people are found dead.
An entertaining, fun murder mystery to keep your mind occupied.

Submitted by Erik S.
If you are looking for something quick and fun to listen to, or if you have any interest in cryptozoology, this podcast delving into “our collective fascination with Bigfoot,” is worth checking out. Along the way, you will encounter both skeptics and believers, eccentric scientists and adventurers, even filmmakers and entrepreneurs who have tapped into our society’s love for the unknown in pursuit of their own bigfoot-themed projects. Whether or not your own beliefs on the matter will be challenged is for you to find out! A second season is supposedly on its way.
WHAT WE'RE WATCHING
(Amazon Prime)

Submitted by Donna W.
A town that is built above a research laboratory named ‘The Loop’, each serialized episode follows a different person, but are slowly entwined with one another as the show progresses. This is a strange and haunting science fiction show that you probably should not watch before bed.
Golden Girls (Hulu)

Submitted by Julianne M.
A classic comforting rewatch. There is nothing better than four smart, sassy, and funny women to lighten your mood. Although it is a show that is 30+ years old, it is still relatable today. It doesn't matter if you are a Blanche, Dorthy, Rose, or Sophia, the Golden Girls will always be there with a slice of cheesecake.

Submitted by Amanda D.
Each member of my family filled out a bracket and the winner gets a gift card. We have been watching one as a family every other night. It takes us away from some of the heavy. This has been a welcome break for me and I’m really enjoying seeing some of these movies my kids and I haven’t watched in years!
Mrs. America (Hulu)

Submitted by Kelly K.
We just started watching this – what a wonderful performance so far by Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly, a powerstorm who protests against the Equal Rights Amendment.
Outer Banks (Netflix)

Submitted by Kim S.
A teen mystery drama involving missing parents, a lost treasure, and murder. This series is set in the outer banks of North Carolina and delves into the disparity between the local blue collar families and the wealthy summer families they work for. It is really good!
WHAT WE'RE MAKING
Puffy Sidewalk Paint

Submitted by Katie B.
1 C Flour
1 C Water
1 Tbsp Dish Soap (any should do)
Food Coloring or Washable Paint 
1 Squeeze Bottle

Tip: For more than one color of sidewalk paint, double or triple the recipe and split it into the bottles before adding the colors.

In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour and water until there are no lumps. Add in the dish soap to the flour mixture. Add food coloring of your choice of color until the desired color is achieved. Pour the mixture into your squeeze bottle.

Lesson Learned: Use up the paint on the same day you make it. This recipe doesn’t save well. It will explode if you leave it closed.
One Pot Four Star Spaghetti

Submitted by Kelly F.
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
4 8-oz. cans tomato sauce
8 oz, uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
1 tsp. each of basil, oregano, rosemary (or use 3 tsp. Italian Seasoning)
Optional add-ins:
chopped fresh garlic or garlic powder to taste
salt
pepper
red pepper flakes

Brown the beef together with the onion. Add the tomato sauce, any optional ingredients, and 3 cans (use a tomato sauce can) of water. The water is important! Stir.
Add the uncooked spaghetti. Stir.
Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the spaghetti is cooked.
Serve with grated cheese.
APPS WE'RE LOVING
FitOn App

Submitted by Katie S.
Workouts range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes and cover all levels and styles.

I like trainer Breann Mitchell. 
Vroom App

Submitted by Katie B.
This app gives you daily suggestions on places to go, playtime, and snack-time. When we are running out of ideas for how to get work done and entertain our child this app has been a lifesaver!
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