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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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Library Guide : All Things Water

Looking forward to summer? Will your plans involve water? Swimming in it? Fishing, canoeing or other water sports? Drinking it? A new library guide highlights books, articles, and news about all things water.

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May 2018 Book Display

Smallpox Vaccine Discovered, May 1796. Find out about other diseases that have either been eradicated or still a threat today.

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Featured New Books

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

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So you want to talk about race

"A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor at Large of The Establishment, Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans. Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, and Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay "The Meaning of a Word.""-- Provided by publisher.

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Canine confidential : why dogs do what they do

For all the love and attention we give dogs, much of what they do remains mysterious. Just think about different behaviors you see at a dog park: We have a good understanding of what it means when dogs wag their tails—but what about when they sniff and roll on a stinky spot? Why do they play tug-of-war with one dog, while showing their bellies to another? Why are some dogs shy, while others are bold? What goes on in dogs’ heads and hearts—and how much can we know and understand? Canine Confidential has the answers. Written by award-winning scientist—and lifelong dog lover—Marc Bekoff, it not only brilliantly opens up the world of dog behavior, but also helps us understand how we can make our dogs’ lives the best they can possibly be. Rooted in the most up-to-date science on cognition and emotion—fields that have exploded in recent years—Canine Confidential is a wonderfully accessible treasure trove of new information and myth-busting. Peeing, we learn, isn’t always marking; grass-eating isn’t always an attempt to trigger vomiting; it’s okay to hug a dog—on their terms; and so much more. There’s still much we don’t know, but at the core of the book is the certainty that dogs do have deep emotional lives, and that as their companions we must try to make those lives as rich and fulfilling as possible. It’s also clear that we must look at dogs as unique individuals and refrain from talking about zthe dog.y --amazon.com

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Welcome to the universe : an astrophysical tour

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all--from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works. Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.--Publisher description

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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