Our December digital newsletter is live on our website to give you the scoop on what's coming up.
There are events, books, and services waiting to be discovered!

Check out some of the latest tech from your Library!
Wauconda cardholders over 18 are able to check out the equipment for 2 weeks.

Try items like: mobile hotspots, podcast streaming kits, and *new* tonieboxes
December 4th, All Day

Learn to make reindeer cookies and holiday wreath cookies in this fun video. Please register so we can send you a list of ingredients and instructions.
December, ages 2-5

Missing storytime? We can help!
New themes and stories each week. 

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December 8, 10:30 am

Join us via Zoom to practice Tai Chi Basics with Allison Deputy of Moon Willow Tai Chi. 
A link to join the Zoom webinar will be sent to all those registered a day or 2 before the class.
December 9, 7:00 p.m.

Join Michelle Nichols of the Adler Planetarium as she gives an overview of celestial observations you can see with just your eyes, including Moon phases, eclipses, planets, stars, and much more in a session suited to an astronomy novice. 
Winter is an amazing time to be outdoors at night. 
Get ideas for books to give and receive this holiday season.
by Rachel Joyce

Submitted by Terri S.
Rachel Joyce is one of my favorite authors. She ALWAYS delivers a great story! Her latest is the story of outcast Margery Benson, who, after abruptly quitting her job, decides to fulfill her lifelong ambition to find and document the Golden Beetle, known to inhabit the mountainous region of New Caledonia. Edith Pretty provides an unlikely partner and assistant to the abrasive Margery. Both are harboring painful secrets, both ultimately come to understand each other through shared experiences. The novel also provides a startling look at post-WWII London, the plights of it citizens making their way back up after devastation from the war, and the effects of the war on the men who fought bravely. I so enjoyed this story, another one that had me googling facts - on beetles, New Caledonia, this list goes on.
by Sarah Smarsh

Submitted by Kelly F.
Dolly Parton left home the day after her high school graduation. Dolly Parton’s trajectory from Smoky Mountain poverty to music artist, businesswoman, and philanthropist is a stunning success story.
The backstory includes the daunting challenges of poverty and being a woman in the man’s world of country music. Author Sarah Smarsh skillfully weaves her own background story with Dolly’s, giving credence to the stories of many women struggling in rural, hard-luck obscurity. An absorbing read!
by Nic Stone

Submitted by Emily D.
A fun book for the holiday season.
On Christmas Eve, stuck at work, Rico sells a lottery ticket that ends up being the big ticket winner. She is determined to find the ticket holder and turn her bad luck around.
This was such a fun, worthwhile read for fans of The Hate U Give and Dear Martin who also like hopeful endings.
by Jane Cabrera

Submitted by Lauri C.
Find out how simple thank you notes inspire a community of people in this lively picture book.
Kindness is contagious!

Happy reading!

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