Join Us for Virtual Programming!
Monday, May 11th, 10:00 a.m.

Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga. We will meet via Zoom webinar. To participate, registration is required. You will receive an email with the link to join once you register. Click that link at the start time to join us. (You will not be on camera and will be muted on audio.)
If you have any questions or need help getting started with Zoom, please contact Kelly Kuningas at kkuningas@wauclib.org
Great Decisions
Saturday, May 16th, 2:00 p.m.

Great news for Great Decisions! Great Decisions will resume regular meetings starting on May 16th. Meetings will be held virtually, once per month, via Zoom. Professor Gary Midkiff will continue to lead this study of world affairs, and to facilitate group discussion of foreign policy.
Class members will receive an email invitation to the meetings.
For more information contact : Brian Buckley bbuckley@wauclib.org  or Kelly Fojtik kfojtik@wauclib.org

Get out of your head and let your creativity grow! Hundreds of videos are available for instant viewing and you can create alongside a brand new series - Daily Creativity at Home.
(Requires Wauonda Area Public Library Card)
WHAT WE'RE READING
by Loretta Lynn

Submitted by Terri S.
The Queen of Country Music shares the remarkable story of her deep friendship with the legendary Patsy Cline. The audiobook, narrated by Loretta’s daughter, Patsy Lynn, was a total treat. Listening, I felt like I was sitting right down at the table having a warmhearted conversation with a new best friend. I never knew the connection that writer Shel Silverstein had with Loretta’s chart breaking hits or that the melodic and haunting “Crazy” by Patsy Cline was written for her by Wilie Nelson, known at the time as Hugh Nelson. When I wasn’t listening to the story I was searching out my favorite songs by Patsy. This book reads like the best Southern fiction. Loved it!
by Valerie Woerner

Submitted by Kristen G.
Staying home with your kids (during the pandemic or any day!) may not always be easy or fun. Sometimes we can get stressed, grumpy, or irritated.

This book (available on Hoopla) gives a fresh perspective on parenting with renewed joy and purpose.
by Emily Giffin

Submitted by Donna S.
Emily Giffin’s first novel revolves around two women, friends since grade school, now in their twenties. One is engaged to be married, the other poised to be her maid of honor. A lot takes place, many ups and downs, in the five-month engagement period and, of course, the groom-to-be plays a major role.

Looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Something Blue .
Frozen II: Forest of Shadows
by Kamilla Benko

Submitted by Katie B.
The writing is amazing and the story is captivating. The narrator's voice is pleasant to listen to as well. ANY AND EVERY diehard Frozen fan needs to listen to this book! There is so much detail, so much lore, so many new names and descriptions.
This book takes place in the fictional Arendelle, Norway in the year 1842 (three years after the events of the first movie) and end off RIGHT were Frozen 2 begins so, if you've seen Frozen 2, this book very much connects without spoiling anything but definitely hinting to Frozen 2's plot if you know what to listen for. (Children's Fiction)
by Shannon Hale

Submitted by Lauri C.
Do your kids like graphic novels? I really enjoyed reading Real Friends with my daughter going into sixth grade.

Middle School can be a tough time for young teens. This book is a great platform for talking about tween friendships, middle school, family relationships, and self-confidence.

We both liked it and can't wait to read the next book in the series, Best Friends .
WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO

Submitted by Erik S.
I only recently discovered this podcast network, but as an avid reader of nonfiction, it has both complemented my ongoing interests and pushed my curiosity in new directions. Consisting mainly of interviews with authors about their newly published books, you can subscribe to its various channels (New Books in History, Biography, Political Science, Literary Studies, etc…) separately, or to its main channel for access to all new episodes. One recent episode that I enjoyed was with historian Peter LaChapelle, on his book: I’d Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music .

Submitted by Stefanie M.
Listen as librarian Betsy Bird pairs up a novice writer with one of the most popular children’s authors on the scene every episode. The two will then workshop a “story seed,” or an idea for a story, and write a brand new story together.
Featured authors include Dan Gutman, Veera Hiranandani, Chris Grabenstein, and the list is growing. Perfect for all of those budding authors out there!
WHAT WE'RE WATCHING
The Good Place (Netflix)

Submitted by Kelly F.
This highly rated show takes a clever, comedic look at what happens when feisty Eleanor Shellstrop dies an untimely death and then finds herself in The Good Place. The welcome there is amazing (beautiful homes! frozen yogurt! a soul mate!) and the inhabitants are... all good, or are they?

Submitted by Julianne M.
Alton Brown from Good Eats and Cutthroat Kitchen has been doing Quarantine Quitchen for the last month or so. Those have been fun to watch.
Alton and his wife livestream with their dogs and typically show the couple making something to eat and drink!


The Greatest Showman

Submitted by Katie S.
I'm a little late to the game in seeing this movie. An entertaining movie that doesn't quite follow P.T. Barnum's life. However, the music is amazing! 
The Mandalorian (Disney+)

Submitted by Amanda D.
What the world needs now is more BABY YODA! 
I am so glad to spend time bonding with my teenage son over this fantastic series on Disney+. It takes us away from this world and to a place far, far away! This show is pure gold. We are trying so hard to only watch one episode per day but it's just too good! 
If you are a Star Wars Fan this is a much watch .
Belgravia (Epix)

Submitted by Donna W.
Belgravia is the new show on EPIX created by Julian Fellows who also created Downton Abbey.

It follows the drama as a family moves up through English society in the early 19th Century.

I was able to watch the first few episodes as part of a free trial.
WHAT WE'RE MAKING

Submitted by Erik S.
I think this might be the first time I have baked bread on my own and it turned out great! The recipe and instructions were straightforward. I substituted the butter for a plant-based alternative and it worked fine.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/4 ounce active dry yeast (1 packet)
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (you may need as much as 4 1/2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Click the title for the recipe link.

Submitted by Terri S.
This is seriously THE ultimate chocolate chip cookie. The recipe says to plop them onto a baking sheet in quarter cup measure which is too big. I did the quarter cup measure and then just split in half for the PERFECT palm sized cookie.

I’ve had good luck with Epicurious recipes, and this cookie is no exception. 

I love browsing the site for cooking inspiration.

Click the title for the recipe link.
NEW BOOKS FOR BEDTIME

Submitted by Patty G.
This read along ebook has eggcellent narration, along with an underlying theme of friendship and finding fun. Shel and friends have a hide and seek adventure that will crack you up!
Perfect picture book for little ones missing storytime.  

Submitted by Patty G.
Anna and Elsa go on a royal tour visiting nearby kingdoms.

The follow-along narration is great for emerging readers. 
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While the Library building remains closed until further notice, our team is hard at work and ready to help.

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. , our staff will be available to answer your questions via email (patronservices@wauclib.org) and chat (access chat through our website under the telephone symbol).

You can also call us at 847-526-6225 and leave us a voicemail. We will return your call within 24 hours.

We look forward to serving you!