Meet the Author: An Evening with Garth Stein
Thursday, October 24th

Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear Garth discuss his book, The Art of Racing in the Rain , the writing process, and so much more. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the program.
This program is made possible through the partnership and support of the Wauconda Area Library Foundation.

Buy tickets online or in person with cash/check only
Book Buddies
October 2nd, 4:30 p.m.

Kids - looking for a new way to practice reading skills?
Teens – looking to earn volunteer hours and become a mentor? We will match you up with each other to build reading skills and confidence.

Enjoy great books, a relaxed reading time and making a new friend.

Interactive Artists
October 3rd, 6:30 p.m.

Spark your imagination,creativity, and lifelong connections with art inspired by some of our favorite books!
(Grades K-2)

This month: Zebra Puppet

Kids Create Studio
October 5th, 1:30 p.m.

Welcome to the wonderfully imaginative world of art. Kids will have fun exploring art through a different medium each month. 
(Grades 3-5)

This month: Spooky Watercolor

Meet Enzo
October 10th, 6:30 p.m.

Follow Enzo, an adventurous pup, as he moves from the farm to the big city, with a reading of  Enzo Races in the Rain , discussion, and a dynamic dog craft.
(Grades K-2)

Color Exploration
October 11th, 10:30 a.m.

Fun new art projects each month to help your child’s imagination soar.
(Ages 2-5)

This month: Zebra Shaving Cream Art

Rise & Shine Storytime
October 12th, 10:00 a.m.

We’ll read great books, dance to some tunes, create art projects, and shake our sillies out.
(Recommended ages 3-8 with caregiver)

This week: Dogs

Dads, Dudes, and Daughters
October 12th, 1:00 p.m.

Grab Dad, Grandpa, or your favorite uncle and join us for some science-based car racing and track construction activities! 
(Grades 3-5)

Teen Makers
October 8th, 4:00 p.m.

From tinkering to technology, these programs offer a different hands-on activity every month for your inquisitive and creative teens.
(Grades 6-12)

This month: Dirty Pour Painting

The Art of Auto Buying, Maintenance, and Restoration
October 5th, 10:00 a.m.

Come to the library for Saturday morning  car talk! There will be coffee and donuts, and a panel of car experts. John’s Complete Auto Service will field your questions on car repair. Our car-buying expert will help you purchase your next vehicle - new or used. Bryan Reehoff of Custom Classics will answer your questions on classic cars and restoration.

Share Photos Online
October 9th, 7:00 p.m.

Learn everything you need to know about Apple Photos, Google Photos, Flickr, and more of the top websites that make it easy for you to share all of your favorite photos with friends and family.

Beyond Fiction
Monday, October 7th, 7 p.m.
- Michelle Obama

Book Buzz Book Club
Tuesday, October 8th, 7 p.m.
- Marjane Satrapi
*Hosted at Honey Hill

Clue: Mystery Book Club
Friday, October 11th, 10:00 a.m.
The Fallen Angel
-Danielle Silva

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
by Rachel Hollis

Submitted by Katie B.
All the tears. This book brought to the forefront so many things I have left uncovered in my life. It made me wish for more transparency in my relationships and left me longing to never apologize for being myself again. If you have been or currently are a people pleaser, this book is for you. If you feel the need to justify your actions, this book is for you. If you've ever felt the need to make yourself small in order to gain acceptance, this book is for you. Ladies, Stop Apologizing...reach for your dreams and don't give up.
(Adult Non-Fiction Audiobook)

Grimoire Noir
by Vera Greentea

Submitted by Emily D.
Every woman born in this special town becomes a witch with a unique talent. Buckey's sister has the power to disappear but when goes missing for days, he needs to put the pieces together to find her before he – or someone he loves – gets blamed. Beautiful noir art style throughout. Perfect for when you are looking for witchy vibes.
(YA Graphic Novel)

With the Fire on High
by Elizabeth Acevedo

Submitted by Stefanie M.
With the Fire on High follows Emoni as she is juggling her senior year of high school and all the stress that comes along with it, in addition to raising her daughter who she endearingly nicknames “Babygirl.” Emoni aspires to be a chef, and is elated when she discovers that her school will be offering a Culinary Arts elective, along with trip abroad to Spain. A gorgeously written slice-of-life novel by the National Book Award winning author of The Poet X, especially for fans of multigenerational dramas such as Gilmore Girls or Jane the Virgin.
(Young Adult Fiction)

Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention
by Donna Freitas

Submitted by Molly J.
Disturbing and eye opening. I would recommend to those who are college-bound. As much as students are now required to undergo training on harassment in student-student relationships (thanks to Title IX), this is an important true story of trauma with a person in a position of power (in this case a professor).
(New Non-Fiction)