US Census Hiring Event
May 29th, 12:00 p.m. & June 5th, 2:00 p.m.
Held at the Wauconda Area Library

Earn extra income while helping your community. The Census is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisors. Apply for one of thousands of temporary #2020CensusJobs.
Census results determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as how funds are spent on roads, schools and hospitals. Apply online at #ApplyToday #2020Census
Springtime in my Neighborhood
May 22nd, 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 29 - Police Officer

Summer Storytime Session
Sessions begin June 3rd

Peek-a-Boo Baby ( 0-12 months)
Bounce and Books (12 -24 months)
Time for Twos
Summer Summer Stories ( Recommended for ages 3-8 with caregiver)
Parachute Play ( 0-24 months)

Learn Spanish Together
June 3rd, 10:30 a.m.
Grades 1-3 with parent/caregiver

Learn basic Spanish vocabulary with your child.  Sign up for this 4-week session where you will learn through games, songs, and simple activities.

Ghost and Other Campfire Stories
June 4th, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5

Join professional storyteller, Paddy Lynn, for interactive campfire stories. Children will help act out characters in the stories. Stories will include a combination of ghost, Native American and Around the World.  

Register for Summer Reading

Our summer reading programs start on June 3rd. Don't miss out on these great prizes!

Summer Reading Programs for:
Babies & Toddlers

Register in person or online
Camp 801 Recording Studio
June 4th, 10:00 a.m.
All Ages

Studio 801 will be open for you to come and record your very own "campfire" story or song, with the assistance of library staff. You will have about 10-15 minutes of Studio time to create an original recording.

Library Book Chat
May 29th, 7:00 p.m.

Love to share what you’re reading and hear what other readers are as well? Looking for suggestions on what to read or listen to next? Join this lively conversation with fellow readers about the latest book news, trends, new releases and favorite titles.
Book giveaways each month!

Lunch & a Movie
May 31st, 12:00 p.m.
Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother.

Light Lunch Provided
Beyond Fiction
Monday, June 3rd, 7 p.m.
- Adam Alter
*Video chat with the author

Clue: Mystery Book Club
Friday, June 14th, 10 a.m.
The Escape Artist
- Brad Meltzer

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees
by Meredith May

Submitted by Terri S.
I enjoyed this moving and thoughtful memoir of how the author survived a troubled childhood by helping her grandfather tend his beehives. The writing is personal, hopeful, and reads like the best fiction. I think readers that lean toward books like The Glass Castle and Hillbilly Elegy will find much to like here. It’s a fascinating story about family, bees, and the special ways nature has of keeping us safe, even in the most despairing circumstances.
(Adult Non-Fiction)

The Dispossessed
by Ursula K. Le Guin

Submitted by Erik S.
Sci-Fi with a political consciousness, by the late-great Ursula K. Le Guin. Follows the journey of a revolutionary physicist from his home planet (the anarcho-communist Anarres) to the world from which his people had originally fled in exile: the authoritarian and capitalist Urras. He intends to share his new theory of time with the wider scientific community, but along the way becomes embroiled in political intrigue and ultimately becomes a symbol of the ongoing class struggle on Urras. Le Guin uses this narrative to question our many definitions of freedom, and to examine the possibilities (both positive and negative) of what she deems “an ambiguous utopia.”
(New SciFi/Fantasy Book)

Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves
by Frans de Waal

Submitted by Molly J.
The book opens with the scene of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a bond with biologist Jan van Hooff, visiting her in her cage for one last hug before she passed away. The interaction was filmed and became a viral video. Using this to set the stage, de Waal discusses animal emotions and how eerily similar we are to our fellow primates in particular. He then dissects animal emotion, facial expressions, and more. It isn’t too scientific that it requires any knowledge of biology to get something out of the book.
(Adult Non-Fiction)

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman

Submitted by Lynn M.
Eleanor’s past is revealed bit by bit as the main story progresses, offering a look at how the human psyche copes with things just too overwhelming to integrate. Ultimately the novel illustrates the way relationships can create safe spaces for healing to begin. I enjoyed this so much I reread it immediately. I never do that.
(Adult Fiction)