Library News

Thanksgiving Week Library Hours: 8-4:30 Monday & Tuesday, CLOSED Wednesday-Saturday

Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!  Regular library hours will resume Monday, November 26, 2018.

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Join Us! The Library Will Have a Display Table at the Veterans’ Day Program in the APC on Monday at 11:15 a.m.

Stop by Room 110 in the Academic and Professional Center Building on Monday, Nov. 12 at 11:15 a.m.  for a Veterans’ Day program, followed at noon by the Great Lakes Naval Station Navy Band, and help us commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I!

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Happy Halloween! Stop by the Todd Library Reference Desk for Candy (While Supplies Last!)

Featured New Books

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

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American journal : fifty poems for our time

American Journal presents fifty contemporary poems that explore and celebrate our country and our lives. Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith has gathered a remarkable chorus of voices that ring up and down the registers of American poetry. In the elegant arrangement of this anthology, we hear stories from rural communities and urban centers, laments of loss in war and in grief, experiences of immigrants, outcries at injustices, and poems that honor elders, evoke history, and praise our efforts to see and understand one another. Taking its title from a poem by Robert Hayden, the first African American appointed as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, American Journal investigates our time with curiosity, wonder, and compassion. Among the fifty poets included are: Jericho Brown, Eduardo C. Corral, Natalie Diaz, Matthew Dickman, Mark Doty, Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Joy Harjo, Terrance Hayes, Cathy Park Hong, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Ilya Kaminsky, Robin Coste Lewis, Ada Limón, Layli Long Soldier, Erika L. Sánchez, Solmaz Sharif, Danez Smith, Susan Stewart, Mary Szybist, Natasha Trethewey, Brian Turner, Charles Wright, and Kevin Young.

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The new urban crisis : how our cities are increasing inequality, deepening segregation, and failing the middle class-- and what we can do about it

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well. In The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement in The Rise of the Creative Class, demonstrates how the same forces that power urban growth also generate cities' vexing challenges, such as gentrification, segregation, inequality, and unaffordable housing. Middle-class neighborhoods are disappearing as our cities and suburbs are carved into small areas of privilege surrounded by vast swaths of poverty and disadvantage. The rise of a winner-take all urbanism represents a profound crisis of today's urbanized knowledge economy that threatens our economic future. But if this crisis is urban, so is its solution. Cities remain the most powerful economic engines the world has ever seen. The only way forward is to devise a new model of urbanism-for-all that encourages innovation and wealth creation while generating good jobs, rising living standards, and a better way of life for everyone. We must rebuild cities and suburbs for the middle class by investing in infrastructure, reforming zoning and tax laws, building more affordable housing, and further empowering cities to address their own unique challenges.

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Psychology's ghosts : the crisis in the profession and the way back

Examining popular practices and assumptions held by many psychologists, identifies the four problems with contemporary psychology and discusses solutions that point the way to a better understanding of the mind and mental illness.

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