Library Update

We have loved seeing our patrons again and are loving seeing all these checkouts!
Don't forget you can place books on hold and pick up through Grab and Go, browse the library with a 45 minute in-building appointment, and make an appointment to use the computers/copiers/fax machine.
Thursday, August 20, 2:00 p.m.

Get the whole family together because all ages will have fun at the beach with stories, music, and some dancing. Join Miss Patty to soak up the sun and have some fun.
We can't wait to see you! (Socially distanced, of course!)

Meeting at Veteran's Park in Island Lake (316 Island Dr, Island Lake, IL 60042)
Weather permitting
Registration Required 
Thursday, August 20th, 7:00 p.m.

Join us via Zoom to enjoy Laura F. Keyes portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote. 
Stanton fought for equal rights for women for 50 years, and inspired feminists for over a century. Hear Mrs. Stanton in 1866, when the Civil War was over, but the battle for women’s suffrage was just beginning.
Registration Required
Thursday, August 27th, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us on Zoom to discuss this month's Virtual Fiction Book Club selection, Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera. This title is available in eAudio format from Hoopla using your Wauconda Area Library card.
Registration Required

Join Miss Kelly in her backyard as she demonstrates some fun, DIY outdoor games!

Find other fun videos on the Library's YouTube channel.
by Hazel Gaynor

Submitted by Terri S.
The BEST Titanic story! Take Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio, keep strings of Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On playing in the background, just switch out James Cameron’s Titanic script and replace it with Hazel Gaynor’s story. It’s perfect! I thoroughly enjoyed this story in audio format via Hoopla. Gaynor has quickly become one of my favorite historical fiction authors. Her stories are pure book escapism, and who couldn’t use a little of that these days?
The story is told in parallel narrative, set onboard the Titanic and alternately in suburban Chicago set in 1982. Both perspectives are so good. Read it, listen to it, just do your historical fiction loving self a favor and step onboard this version of Titanic.
by Patrick Radden Keefe

Submitted by Kelly K.
This book about the Troubles in Northern Ireland is one of the best non-fiction books I have read. It is a story told through great research and interviews of a very violent and divisive conflict involving the I.R.A. and British loyalists. Like many other conflicts in the world regarding religion and politics, brutal tactics abound. The history of the bombings, murders, hunger strikes, and ultimate political concessions is fascinating. If you want to know what really happened, this is where to start.
by Kekla Magoon

Submitted by Emily D.
This is the book that inspired Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give.
A novel told through multiple perspective vignettes after a young (possibly unarmed) black man is shot by a white vigilante.
by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Submitted by Julianne M.
This is the perfect read for anyone who has dreamed of being a rockstar. Melly became a drummer because of her friend Olivia and now she is attending Camp Rockaway because of her, too. Melly loves to play the drums but struggles to find her voice away from the drumset. At camp Rockaway she has to deal with her parents announcing their divorce a day before camp starts and her friend Olivia ditching her for a boy. Read about Melly’s journey to find her own voice and learn that you can be loud off stage, too. 
Recommended for 4th-8th grade
by Frank Murphy

Submitted by Sara E.
A wonderful and inspiring message in each book along with beautiful illustrations.
by Whitney Stewart

Submitted by Stefanie M.
Learn some of the building blocks of mindfulness by experimenting with different animal poses. Whether you’re hopping like a frog or stretching like a cat, this book is sure to make practicing mindfulness a ton of fun!

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