LIBRARY CLOSINGS
Due to parking lot repairs, the library will remain CLOSED Wednesday, August 21st .

The library will reopen on Thursday, August 22nd.
Please check the library's website or social media for opening details.

Please contact the library with any questions.

ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS

Microsoft Word for Beginners
August 24th, 10:00 a.m.
This class is suitable for those who are not familiar with the word processing software Microsoft Word 2016 or who just want to learn some new tricks and tips.  

Novel Thoughts
Wednesday, August 28th, 7 p.m.
The Vacationers
- Emma Straub

Beyond Fiction
Monday, September 9th, 7 p.m.
Chasing the Scream
- Johann Hari

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
All the Books
Wednesday, August 28th, 7 p.m.

Enjoy lively conversation highlighting all things new and exciting in books. Did you love a book so much that you’re excited to share? Are you clamoring to dish on how a movie differs from its book? All perfect topics for ‘All the Books!’ Discover what your favorite library staff is reading as well as fellow library patrons. A one-of-a-kind “unbook” club! Everyone goes home with a free book! 

AUTHOR EVENTS | HOSTED BY THE WAUCONDA LIBRARY FOUNDATION
The Art of Racing in the Rain: An Evening with Garth Stein
Wednesday, October 23rd, 7 p.m.
$50/per person
Purchase tickets online for card payments or in person with cash/check
Meet the Author: An Evening with Garth Stein
Thursday, October 24th, 7 p.m.
$5/per person
Purchase tickets online for card payments or in person with cash/check
WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
by David Grann

Submitted by Molly J.
The Lost City of Z follows the true story of Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett and his team. Regarded as “the greatest exploration mystery of the 20 th century,” Grann becomes fascinated with Fawcett’s story and travels to the Amazon to try to find out what happened to him. Part mystery, part exploration story, part adventure, this book has a lot of appeal for all types of readers.
(Adult Non-Fiction)



Never Have I Ever
by Joshilyn Jackson

Submitted by Kelly K.
What a twisty, suspenseful plot – imagine a new person (Angelica Roux) shows up at your book cub and immediately starts digging into everyone’s past. I have to admit the shocker at the end caught me off guard – Roux is even more evil than I anticipated.  Ominous and compelling!
(New Fiction)

From Twinkle, With Love
by Sandhya Menon

Submitted by Emily D.
Twinkle considers herself a “groundling,” a kinder label than “unpopular nerd.” When she gets the opportunity to make her directing debut in front of the whole school the possibilities for her status seem endless. Will she finally get the man of her dreams, the status she deserves, and the movie directing credit to get her a one-way ticket to film school? I cannot imagine a reader not rooting for Twinkle’s success. Fun, light, and the perfect book to kick off your school year optimism!
(Young Adult Fiction)


Through the Language Glass:
Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
by Guy Deutscher

Submitted by Lynn M.
A fascinating book, covering the evolution of linguistic understanding of how language does, or does not, influence thought or culture. In addition, Deutscher clearly enjoys writing – though it is not his first language, he uses English skillfully and sometimes playfully as well. Informative and enjoyable.
(Non-Fiction)