Summer 2019 at the Library
Our summer newsletter should be hitting your mailbox soon. Get an online preview of our summer events and reading program here .

You can register in person, online, or over the phone starting
Friday, May 17th .

Messy Monet
May 10th, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-4

Getting messy has never been so much fun. Stop in any time between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for your toddler to create a mini masterpiece with your help.

Springtime in my Neighborhood
May 15th, 10:00 a.m.
All ages

Come meet the people in your neighborhood as they join us in a special storytime related to their jobs. 
May 15-Veterinarian
May 22-Mail Carrier
May 29-Police Officer

Move with Me
May 17th, 10:00 a.m.
Ages Birth to 5

Jump, crawl, roll, and toss while learning easy poems and large motor skills. Early Intervention will be available to answer any questions about developmental milestones. 

Mother/Daughter Book Club
May 16th, 10:30 a.m.
Grades 5-8

The Mother Daughter Book Club 
by Heather Vogel Frederick
What begins as a mom-imposed ritual of reading  Little Women  soon helps four unlikely friends navigate the drama of middle school.

Books available pair
at the Adult Help Desk
Monday Meditation
May 13th, 10:00 a.m.

Calm your mind and body though guided meditation with certified teacher Isabel Raci. 

Includes gentle yoga, so bring a mat or pillow. Chairs will be provided.

Clue: Mystery Book Club
Friday, May 10th, 10 a.m.
The Lake House
- Kate Morton

Book Buzz Book Club
Tuesday, May 14th, 7 p.m.
Burn Baby Burn
- Meg Medina
(Held at Honey Hill)

Novel Thoughts Book Club
Wednesday, May 15th, 7 p.m.
Before We Were Yours
- Lisa Wingate

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
Container Gardens
May 17th, 10:30 a.m.

We will combine unusual plants for fresh looks for both sun and shade. Annuals, perennials, tropicals, edibles - even trees and shrubs - you won't look at plant combinations the same again.   
Don’t miss the chance to win one of two containers to be given away!


Book Buddies
Wednesdays in May, 4:30 p.m.

Earn volunteer hours and become a mentor by reading with young patrons. We will match you up with a new reader in grades K-5 so you can help young readers build their skills and confidence!  

Wauconda Middle School
8th Grade Social Studies Fair
May 9th, 6:00 p.m.

A night celebrating the hard work of the Wauconda Middle School 8th grade students on their social studies fair projects. 

The Power
by Naomi Alderman

Submitted by Donna W.
As women begin to acquire a new biologic ability to inflict injury, which they call “the power,” there is a global shift in authority from a patriarchal society to one where women, as they rise to create a new world order, are now the gender that are feared the most. Soon their ideas for creating a better Utopian society begin to crumble as factions from religious and military groups fight for power. The story follows four girls from different Countries and different backgrounds as they each decide how to use their power; whether for revenge, to heal, political, or for conquest.
(Science Fiction)

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon,
Volume 1: Eternal Edition
by Naoko Takeuchi

Submitted by Molly J.
Sailor Moon fans will rejoice with the new Eternal Editions of the Sailor Moon manga coming out. Each of the Eternal Edition volumes are much larger than the original, with new content that hasn’t been seen before in these extra-long editions.
Revisit these 90s classics in an all-new way.

Moon prism power, make up!

Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies
by Edward I. Wilson

Submitted by Erik S.
Wilson offers a short but insightful look at a difficult (but fascinating) question in evolutionary biology: why cooperative, pro-social tendencies should develop when natural selection relies primarily on in-group competition and “survival of the fittest.” He reflects on the origins of phenomena such as altruism, reciprocity, and kin selection, but focuses mostly on the unique example of “eusociality,” by which group selection takes precedence over the (reproductive) interests of any one individual through division of labor and the development of non-reproductive “castes.” Whether or not the reader accepts Wilson’s somewhat controversial proposal that humans are in fact one of these “eusocial” species, the book provides an entertaining tour of cooperative behavior throughout the animal kingdom and is a valuable introduction to some key concepts in the study of evolution.
(New Non-Fiction)

Love & Lemons Every Day
by Jeanine Donofrio & Jack Mathews

Submitted by Kelly K.
Yum! What a delicious cookbook for those trying to be healthier and eat less meat. Gorgeous photos of healthy, fresh foods for all meals from breakfast to snacks to beverages and desserts. Absolutely loved this beautiful book.
(New Non-Fiction)