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African American History Month Library Guide

National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation’s history. Check out our Guide to Library Resources for the Celebration of African American History Month.

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New for Spring Term! Sunday Hours 1-5 p.m. at Todd Library (Sugar Grove Campus Only)

Need to visit the library on Sunday?  Todd Library in Sugar Grove will be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays this Spring Term, starting this Sunday, January 27, 2019. Regular Library Hours Resume this week: Monday – Thursday:  7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday:                               7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday:                         8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday (New!):             1:00 … Continue reading New for Spring Term! Sunday Hours 1-5 p.m. at Todd Library (Sugar Grove Campus Only)

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Library System Maintenance

The library checkout system is currently undergoing hardware upgrades.  This upgrade is expected to take three days, and should be finished by end of day Thursday, Jan 24th 2019. During this time, you will be unable to renew materials online, or place holds online.  Please contact the library directly at (630) 466-2400  to handle these … Continue reading Library System Maintenance

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Featured New Books

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

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How to live in space : everything you need to know for the not-so-distant future

Stuart provides an amusing and informative guide to life beyond our own planet, covering everything from training for and living in space to the future of space travel and tourism. Readers will learn how we can survive and thrive in the zero-gravity, absolute-zero far reaches of space. Grounded in space science, planetary biology, and rocket science, this guide propels readers through takeoff, life in orbit, terraforming, and the long-term effects of space on the human body. -- adapted from publisher info.

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Polarized : making sense of a divided America

Many continue to believe that the United States is a nation of political moderates. In fact, it is a nation divided. It has been so for some time and has grown more so. This book provides a new and historically grounded perspective on the polarization of America, systematically documenting how and why it happened. Polarized presents commonsense benchmarks to measure polarization, draws data from a wide range of historical sources, and carefully assesses the quality of the evidence. Through an innovative and insightful use of circumstantial evidence, it provides a much-needed reality check to claims about polarization. This rigorous yet engaging and accessible book examines how polarization displaced pluralism and how this affected American democracy and civil society. Polarized challenges the widely held belief that polarization is the product of party and media elites, revealing instead how the American public in the 1960s set in motion the increase of polarization. American politics became highly polarized from the bottom up, not the top down, and this began much earlier than often thought. The Democrats and the Republicans are now ideologically distant from each other and about equally distant from the political center. Polarized also explains why the parties are polarized at all, despite their battle for the decisive median voter. No subject is more central to understanding American politics than political polarization, and no other book offers a more in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the subject than this one--Provided by publisher.

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Library Hours

This week's library hours.

Sugar Grove
  • Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • 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 - 9:30pm
  • Tue: 7:30am - 9:30pm
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  • Thu: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 3:30pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 4:30pm