May the 4th Be With You
Saturday, May 4th, 11-2 p.m.
Drop in for all ages

Dress up and come pose with your favorite Star Wars characters. Our green screen in Studio 801 can take you anywhere in the galaxy!
KID CITY | KID CITY PROGRAMS
Rise & Shine
May 4th, 10:00 a.m.
All Ages

We’ll read great books, dance to some tunes, create art projects, and shake our sillies out.

This month's theme:  Star Wars



Kids Create Studio
May 4th, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5

Welcome to the wonderfully imaginative world of art. Kids will have fun while exploring art through a different medium each month. All supplies provided.

FAMILY | PROGRAMS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
May 5th, 12-2 p.m.
Drop in for all ages

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the library taking a picture with a very colorful Mexican background and decorating a beautiful frame to display your picture.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS
What Color is Your Brain
May 1st, 7:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered why some people are a song in your heart while others are a pain in your neck? Discover the answers, when author Sheila Newman Glazov offers you colorful clues from her book, What Color Is Your Brain?®, which simplifies the complex nature of the four Brain Color personalities. In this interactive program, you’ll come to understand yourself and others and learn how to create more harmonious relationships in your life!

Work from Home: Tips for the Solopreneur
May 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

Working alone has a unique set of challenges. We’ll talk about making the best use of your time, ideas for marketing content, productivity, batching, systems, scheduling and more!

Lunch and a Movie
May 3rd, 12:00 p.m.

Showing: Christopher Robin (PG)

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Beyond Fiction Book Club
Monday, May 6th, 7 p.m.
I'll Be Gone in the Dark
- Michelle McNamara

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

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
Handcrafted Paper Plant Workshop
Wednesday, May 8th, 12:30 p.m.
Ages 18 and up

Lush colors of nature and the beauty of paper collide to create homemade houseplants. These plants will thrive even if you’re without a green thumb!

TEENS/TWEENS | TEEN AND TWEEN OFFERINGS

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!  


Star Wars Stop Motion
May 2nd, 6:00 p.m.
Grades 5-8

In advance celebration of May the Fourth embrace your inner Jedi and travel to a galaxy far, far away with your very own Star Wars-themed Stop Motion video.


Middle School Makers
May 7th, 4:00 p.m.
Grades 6-8

From tinkering to technology, these programs offer a different hands-on activity every month for your inquisitive and creative middle graders.
This month : Paint and Illuminate your own Cityscape

DATABASE FEATURE | AVAILABLE WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD
Think Spring with Creativebug!

Nurture your creative side with 1000+ video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more. Log in with your Wauconda Area Library card to start learning now !
WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE
Book of Dreams
by Nina George

Submitted by Terri S.
After valiantly jumping off a bridge to save a young girl’s life, the rescuer, Henri, missteps off a curb, stumbling into the path of an oncoming car. The next 46 days follow him in the haze of a coma. Constant at his side are his 13 year old son, Sam, who he’s never met, and the one love of his life, Eddie, as they traverse existential questions regarding the purpose and definition of life, longing, and love – both being loved and loving in return. The audiobook, performed by three actors in the voices of Henri, Eddy and Sam, held me spellbound. It is just that gorgeous. This is one audiobook you’ll want to listen to forever, and the kind of story that stays with you long after the last word.
(Fiction/Audiobook)

Sounds Like Me
by Sara Bareilles

Submitted by Emily D.
Sara’s newest album, Amidst the Chaos, was released in early April and, being incredible, it reminded me that I never read her 2015 memoir. For fans, this is essential reading. For people new to Sara, this memoir is a story of resilience, finding your passion in life, and figuring out who you are. As a bonus, Sara narrates the audiobook herself and sings the chapter titles.
(Non-Fiction/Audiobook)




The Pursuit of Grouchiness: Oscar the Grouch's Guide to Life
by Oscar the Grouch

Submitted by Molly J.
This little coffee table book is laugh out loud funny, with life insights from none other than Oscar the Grouch. Oscar shares secrets to make sure that you have the grouchiest day possible. Though this book is adult nonfiction, any Oscar the Grouch/Sesame Street fan will get a kick out of it.
(Non-Fiction)



The Winter Sister
by Megan Collins

Submitted by Kelly K.
Sylvie’s sister’s unsolved murder is at the center of this debut thriller. She returns to her hometown after 16 years to care for her mother who has cancer, opening up deep wounds and immense guilt which has never left. Explores the relationship between mothers and daughters, a family drama filled with lies and betrayal.
(Fiction)