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Todd Library will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Happy Easter!
April 2019 Book Display

Tornadoes and Thunderstorms, do you know what to be aware of? Come check it out at the Todd Library during the month of April.

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Celebrating National Library Week! April 7-13, 2019

April is also National Poetry Month – please join us at Todd Library in Sugar Grove on Thursday, April 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. for Poetry Out Loud!  Read a poem of your own or that of a favorite poet.  Light refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome! Until then, here are the first seven lines … Continue reading Celebrating National Library Week! April 7-13, 2019

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Featured New Books

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

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The skeptics' guide to the universe : how to know what's really real in a world increasingly full of fake

"It is intimidating to realize that we live in a world overflowing with misinformation, bias, myths, deception, and flawed knowledge. There really are no ultimate authority figures--no one has the secret, and there is no place to look up the definitive answers to our questions (not even Google). Luckily, THE SKEPTICS' GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE is your map through this maze of modern life. Here Dr. Steven Novella--along with Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein--will explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories--from anti-vaccines to homeopathy, UFO sightings to N-rays. You'll learn the difference between science and pseudoscience, essential critical thinking skills, ways to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy co-worker of yours, and how to combat sloppy reasoning, bad arguments, and superstitious thinking. "--Amazon.com.

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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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Agincourt : The Fight for France

"On 25th October 1415, on a French hillside near the village of Agincourt, four men sheltered from the rain and prepared for battle. All four were English knights ancestors of Sir Ranulph Fiennes and part of the army of England's King Henry V. Across the valley, four sons of the French arm of the Fiennes family were confident that the Dauphin's army would win the day . . . Sir Ranulph Fiennes explains how his own ancestors were key players through the centuries of turbulent Anglo-French history that led up to Agincourt, and he uses his experience as expedition leader and soldier to give us a fresh perspective on one of the bloodiest periods of medieval history. With fascinating detail on the battle plans, weaponry, and human drama of Agincourt, this is a gripping evocation of a historical event integral to English identity. Six hundred years after the Battle of Agincourt, Sir Ranulph Fiennes casts new light on this epic event that has resonated throughout British and French history." --Dust jacket.

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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
  • Wed: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Thu: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 3:30pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 4:30pm