Library News

November is Native American Heritage Month!

We hope you will join us this week for the following events: Monday, Nov. 18 – Talk by Dr. Jayne-Leigh Thomas, Indiana U 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in BDE150 Highlights her work as NAGPRA Director at Indiana University, and also discusses IU’s Native American and Indigenous Studies programs for prospective transfer students. Monday, Nov. … Continue reading November is Native American Heritage Month!

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WCC Veterans’ Day Ceremony – Monday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. in APC110

Follow the flags lining the walkway from the Student Center (STC) to the Academic and Professional Center (APC)  for Monday’s 11:00 a.m. Veterans’ Day Ceremony honoring our military veterans, featuring: Former Waubonsee student and Iraq War veteran Tori Porter, sharing her military experiences and current work with veterans. Patriotic music from Waubonsee music students and faculty. … Continue reading WCC Veterans’ Day Ceremony – Monday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. in APC110

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November 2019 Veteran’s Salute

Come salute a friend or family member on our Military Honor Roll in the Todd Library. Veteran’s Day 2019 and beyond.

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Featured New Books

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

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Hacking Darwin : genetic engineering and the future of humanity

"When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?... From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives -- sex, war, love, and death.At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race.Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play."--Page [2] of cover.

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Parkland : birth of a movement

Following the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Cameron Kasky immediately recruited a colorful band of theatre kids and rising activists to map out a movement. A month later, their March for Our Lives was the fourth largest protest in American history. Cullen shows how these kids seized an opportunity, organizing the young activist groups mushrooming across America in their image. They forsee a generational struggle to save every kid of every color from the ravages of gun violence in America. -- adapted from jacket

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Mafia life : love, death and money at the heart of organised crime

The Japanese Yakuza. The Chinese Triads. The Sicilian Cosa Nostra. The Calabrian N'Drangheta. The New York Mafia. The Russian Vory -v -Vakone. Today, mafias operate across the globe, with hundreds of thousands of members and billions of pounds in revenue. From Hong Kong to New York, these vast organisations spread their tentacles into politics, finance and everyday life. But what is it like to belong to the Mafia? How do you join? What does it do to your loved ones? How do you make it to the top? And what happens if you break the rules? Criminologist Federico Varese draws on a lifetime's research to give us access to some of the world's most secretive societies. Mixing reportage with case studies and historical insights, this is the story of mafia as it really is: filled with boredom and drama, death and disaster, ambition and betrayal. Infiltrating initiation ceremonies from Russia to England, visiting exclusive gambling clubs in Macau and Mafia summits in Dubai luxury hotels, Varese builds up a unique picture of life in the mafia from the inside.

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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
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  • 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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  • Fri: 7:30am - 3:30pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 4:30pm