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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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Welcome to Summer Term!

Are you wondering what to read between classes this summer?  We have some suggestions! For light summer reading, check out the library’s new popular magazine database, Flipster – it contains 70+ magazines like Chicago, Consumer Reports, Discover, and Cooking Light.  Download the app to read issues on your Apple, Android, or Kindle device. This is also the … Continue reading Welcome to Summer Term!

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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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Featured New Books

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

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Dying for a paycheck : how modern management harms employee health and company performance--and what we can do about it

"In this timely, provocative book, Jeffrey Pfeffer contends that many modern management commonalities such as long hours, work-family conflict, and economic insecurity are toxic to employees--hurting engagement, increasing turnover, and destroying people's physical and emotional health--while also being inimical to company performance. He argues that human sustainability should be as important as environmental stewardship. You don't have to do a physically dangerous job to confront a health-destroying, possibly life-threatening workplace....In "Dying for a Paycheck", Jeffrey Pfeffer marshals a vast trove of evidence and numerous examples from all over the world to expose the infuriating truth about modern work life: even as organizations allow management practices that actually sicken and kill their employees, those policies do not enhance productivity or the bottom line, thereby creating a lose-lose situation. Exploring a range of important topics, including layoffs, health insurance, work-family conflict, work hours, job autonomy, and why people remain in toxic environments, Pfeffer offers guidance and practical solutions that all of us--employees, employers, and the government--can use to enhance workplace well-being. We must wake up to the dangers and enormous costs to today's workplace, Pfeffer argues. "Dying for a Paycheck" is a clarion call for a social movement focused on human sustainability. Pfeffer makes clear that the environment we work in is just as important as the one we live in, and with this urgent book he opens our eyes and shows how we can make our workplaces healthier and better."--jacket flaps

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Cleverlands : the secrets behind the success of the world's education superpowers

Secondary school teacher and education consultant Lucy Crehan was frustrated with ever-changing government policies on education ; dissatisfied with a system that prioritised test scores over the promotion of creative thinking; and disheartened that the interests of children had become irrelevant. Curious to discover how countries such as Finland, Canada, Japan, China and Singapore consistently manage to top global education surveys, Lucy set off on a journey around the globe to see these schools and students for herself. 'Cleverlands' is the story of her journey.

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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