Library News

Summer Library Hours: Closed Saturdays

Are you taking a summer class?  Here are the library’s hours for the 2018 Summer Semester (May 12 – July 27): Monday – Thursday:       7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday:                                     7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday:                               Closed Summer Holidays:  The library will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 and Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4. Returning in fall?  … Continue reading Summer Library Hours: Closed Saturdays

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Library Guide : All Things Water

Looking forward to summer? Will your plans involve water? Swimming in it? Fishing, canoeing or other water sports? Drinking it? A new library guide highlights books, articles, and news about all things water.

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May 2018 Book Display

Smallpox Vaccine Discovered, May 1796. Find out about other diseases that have either been eradicated or still a threat today.

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Featured New Books

Take a look at these new arrivals in the Waubonsee libraries.

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Text me when you get home : the evolution and triumph of modern female friendship

"Text me when you get home." After joyful nights out together, female friends say this to one another as a way of cementing their love. It's about safety; but more than that, it's about solidarity. A personal and sociological examination--and ultimately a celebration--of the evolution of female friendship in pop culture and modern society.

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The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr

"On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure--scorned by many white Americans, worshipped by some African Americans and liberal whites, and deemed irrelevant by many black youth. In The Heavens Might Crack, historian Jason Sokol traces the diverse responses, both in America and throughout the world, to King's death. Whether celebrating or mourning, most agreed that the final flicker of hope for a multiracial America had been extinguished. A deeply moving account of a country coming to terms with an act of shocking violence, The Heavens Might Crack is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand America's fraught racial past and present"-- Provided by publisher.

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Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history

America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by impresarios and their audiences, by hucksters and their suckers. Over the course of five centuries-- from the Salem witch trials to Scientology to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, from conspiracy theories to our fetish for guns and obsession with extraterrestrials-- our peculiar love of the fantastic has made America exceptional in a way that we've never fully acknowledged. Andersen explores how every citizen free to believe absolutely anything, or to pretend to be absolutely anybody. We gave ourselves over to all manner of crackpot ideas and make-believe lifestyles designed to console or thrill or terrify us.

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Library Hours

This week's library hours.

Sugar Grove
  • 7:30 am - 9:30 pm, Mon - Thu
  • 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Fri
  • Closed, Sat
  • Closed, Sun
Aurora Downtown
  • 7:30 am - 9:30 pm, Mon - Thu
  • 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Fri
  • Closed, Sat
  • Closed, Sun
Aurora Fox Valley
  • 7:30 am - 9:30 pm, Mon - Thu
  • 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Fri
  • Closed, Sat
  • Closed, Sun
Plano
  • 7:30 am - 9:30 pm, Mon - Thu
  • 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Fri
  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Sat
  • Closed, Sun