Wauconda Area Community Calendar
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Have an event to promote?
If you belong to a community organization in the Wauconda Area Public Library District and have the group's permission, you can share your event on the community calendar for all to see. Click "Learn More" below to see examples of groups that could contribute.

Looking for an event to attend?
Remember hearing about a community event and aren't quite sure when it is happening? Make the community calendar your first stop. If you don't see the event posted, contact the organization and ask them to post their events!
Hakuna Matata! Remastered and released from the Disney vault, the  Lion King  is a cross-generational crowd pleaser. Join us on Friday at 1:30p. No registration required.
Come to the library during the month of April and learn about the life cycles of chickens, view the hatching process, guess which egg will hatch first, and enter our chick naming contest. 

Hop down to Kid City to prepare eggstraordinary eggs for your basket. No registration required.

Storytimes are back in session for spring. Click the image at right to learn more.
Beyond Fiction Book Club is meeting April 2nd. Join us to discuss Growing, Older  by Joan Dye Gussow
April is National Car Care Month. Take care of your car and see what help the library has to offer by clicking the image to the right.
Chamber Members: Click the link above to register for the next Business Before Hours hosted at the Library.
Drama: An Actor's Education by John Lithgow

I'm not particularly a fan of John Lithgow, but actors fascinate me generally, and this was written well. Although the book primarily tells the story of Lithgow's professional life, it is infused with love and appreciation for his parents and siblings; he accepts the blame for his own shortcomings and doesn't gossip or talk down anyone else. Well worth the read. (Adult Non-Fiction)

Hannah Who Fell From the Sky by Christopher Meades

What a book, so different! A little bit of love story (only a little), definitely a strong female statement, a bit supernatural, and a strong fiction offering. Loved the ending, and the last 20 or so pages it took to get there. I also love what the author did with the story. This isn't to be compared to David Ebershoff's The 19th Wife, for it isn't that. More, I think, for those who enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale, maybe some Alice Hoffman, and definitely for fans of Chris Cleave's Little Bee. I definitely could see the story, the premise, written into a screenplay and developed as a Netflix or Amazon series. Lots of characters to play around with, and tons of potential for story lines. (New Adult Fiction)

Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

Steampunk was very much the ‘in’ thing when this book came out in 2013; the genre seems to have passed its peak now, but this book, an entertaining adventure filled with witty characters and unlikely alliances, is still worth reading. One of the reluctant heroes is a librarian – how can you go wrong? (Adult Non-Fiction)

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland

Delight yourself with a step back in time to join Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir as he paints his masterpiece, Luncheon of the Boating Party. You will meet all of his models while relaxing en plein air at the riverside café terrace which is the setting for the painting. Be ready to settle into a world set at a much slower pace and enjoy exploring each of the characters’ lives as they spend this special time together.