Library News

Next Week’s Library Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday, December 17- Friday, December 21, 2018)

Classes end this week!  Enjoy your holidays, and please note that the library will be closed during Winter Break, from Saturday, December 22, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Starting Wednesday, January 2 through Monday, January 21, 2019, Library Hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, closed Saturdays. Regular Library Hours … Continue reading Next Week’s Library Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday, December 17- Friday, December 21, 2018)

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December 2018 Book Display

Happy Birthday Illinois! 200 years of history to discover through the Todd Library and places to visit on your own.

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Student Photography Exhibit at Aurora Downtown Campus Library Through Jan. 31, 2019

Did you enjoy your extended Thanksgiving Break and survive the snowstorm?  On the eve of Illinois’ 200th Birthday Bicentennial (Dec. 3), stop in and view Illinois sights as seen through the eyes of a photography class. All images were edited into black and white to concentrate on the importance of light and shadow creating contrast through … Continue reading Student Photography Exhibit at Aurora Downtown Campus Library Through Jan. 31, 2019

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Featured New Books

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

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Understanding everyday incivility : why are they so rude?

Understanding Everyday Incivility delves into the day-to-day annoying behaviors that color our interactions with other people, such as the use of crude language in public, family members who claim that they're "just teasing" and we're "too sensitive," coworkers who constantly interrupt us, and inflammatory remarks posted on social media sites. Shelley D. Lane explores what is considered uncivil behavior, why we label some acts as crude or selfish while others are deemed polite and proper, and how these labels often change from one context to the next. She highlights the power dynamics at play in our interactions and explains how "rude" behavior can sometimes be beneficial - and "polite" behavior can be detrimental. Rather than a simplistic manual of manners, Lane provides the tools to everyday incivility and strategies for responding effectively and appropriately. -- from back cover.

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Sudan : Darfur and the failure of an African state

"Over the past two decades, the situation in Africa's largest country, Sudan, has progressively deteriorated: the country is in second position on the Failed States Index, a war in Darfur has claimed hundreds of thousands of deaths, President Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court, a forthcoming referendum on independence for Southern Sudan threatens to split the country violently apart. In this fascinating and immensely readable book, the Africa editor of the Economist gives an absorbing account of Sudan's descent into failure and what some have called genocide. Drawing on interviews with many of the main players, Richard Cockett explains how and why Sudan has disintegrated, looking in particular at the country's complex relationship with the wider world. He shows how the United States and Britain were initially complicit in Darfur -- but also how a broad coalition of human-rights activists, right-wing Christians, and opponents of slavery succeeded in bringing the issues to prominence in the United States and creating an impetus for change at the highest level."--Publisher description.

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Library Hours

This week's library hours.

Sugar Grove
  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Tue: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Wed: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Thu: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sat: 8am - 4:30pm
Aurora Downtown
  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Tue: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Wed: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Thu: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sat: 8am - 4:30pm
Aurora Fox Valley
  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Tue: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Wed: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Thu: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sat: 8am - 4:30pm
Plano
  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 7:30am - 10pm
  • Tue: 7:30am - 10pm
  • Wed: 7:30am - 10pm
  • Thu: 7:30am - 10pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 5pm