Library News

July 2018 Book Display

60th Anniversary of NASA, July 2018. Check out our collection on its history and future programs.

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Reminder: Library Closed Wednesday, July 4 – Happy Independence Day!

The library will be closed next Wednesday for the 4th of July holiday, then open the following hours through the end of summer term,  Saturday, July 28: Monday – Thursday:  7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday:  7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday/Sunday:  Closed Happy 4th of July, good luck on your papers and projects, and enjoy the rest of … Continue reading Reminder: Library Closed Wednesday, July 4 – Happy Independence Day!

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June 2018 Book Display

June 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Come check out our collection of items concerning his life.

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Featured New Books

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

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Dirt is good : the advantage of germs for your child's developing immune system

"From two of the world's top scientists and one of the world's top science writers (all parents), Dirt Is Good is a Q & A-based guide to everything you need to know about kids & germs. "Is it OK for my child to eat dirt?" That's just one of the many questions authors Jack Gilbert and Rob Knight are bombarded with every week from parents all over the world. They've heard everything from "My two-year-old gets constant ear infections. Should I give her antibiotics? Or probiotics?" to "I heard that my son's asthma was caused by a lack of microbial exposure. Is this true, and if so what can I do about it now?" Google these questions, and you'll be overwhelmed with answers. The internet is rife with speculation and misinformation about the risks and benefits of what most parents think of as simply germs, but which scientists now call the microbiome : the combined activity of all the tiny organisms inside our bodies and the surrounding environment that have an enormous impact on our health and well-being. Who better to turn to for answers than Drs. Gilbert and Knight, two of the top scientists leading the investigation into the microbiome--an investigation that is producing fascinating discoveries and bringing answers to parents who want to do the best for their young children. Dirt Is Good is a comprehensive, authoritative, accessible guide you've been searching for"-- Provided by publisher.

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Anchor babies and the challenge of birthright citizenship

"Birthright citizenship has a deep and contentious history in the United States, one often hard to square in a country that prides itself on being 'a nation of immigrants.' Even as the question of citizenship for children of immigrants was seemingly settled by the Fourteenth Amendment, vitriolic debate has continued for well over a century, especially in relation to U.S. race relations. Most recently, a provocative and decidedly more offensive term than birthright citizenship has emerged: 'anchor babies.' [This book] explores the question of birthright citizenship, and of citizenship in the United States writ broadly, as [the author] counters the often hyperbolic claims surrounding these so-called anchor babies. [The author] considers how the term is used as a political dog whistle, how changes in the legal definition of citizenship have affected the children of immigrants over time, and, ultimately, how U.S.-born citizens still experience trauma if they live in families with undocumented immigrants. By examining this pejorative term in its political, historical, and social contexts, [the author] calls upon us to exorcise it from public discourse and work toward building a more inclusive nation."-- Provided by publisher.

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How we think and learn : theoretical perspectives and practical implications

"Written in a conversational and engaging manner, How we think and learn introduces readers to basic principles and research findings regarding human cognition and memory. It also highlights and debunks twenty-eight common misconceptions about thinking, learning, and the brain. Interspersed throughout the book are many short do-it-yourself exercises in which readers can observe key principles in their own thinking and learning. All ten chapters end with concrete recommendations, both for readers' own learning and for teaching and working effectively with others. As an accomplished researcher and writer, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod gives us a book that is not only highly informative but also a delight to read"--Back cover.

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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