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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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It’s MLK Day! Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ninety years ago, on January 15, 1929, Michael King was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  Before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968 at age 39, he went on to become the noted Civil Rights leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and prolific author we remember today as the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more … Continue reading It’s MLK Day! Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Countdown to Classes – Spring Term Starts Next Week Tuesday, January 22, 2019!

There’s still time to register –  make an appointment with a counselor and plan your schedule today!  For more information, here is the link to enrollment information: https://www.waubonsee.edu/admissions/enroll-waubonsee Already enrolled?  Order your textbooks online now and pick up at any campus!  Here is the link to the bookstore’s website: https://www.waubonsee.edu/student-experience/bookstore Hope to see you soon!

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Featured New Books

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

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Che : a revolutionary life

"The graphic novel adaptation of the groundbreaking and definitive biography of Che Guevara. The Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally recognized icon, as revered as he is controversial. In Che: A Revolutionary Life, Jon Lee Anderson and José Hernández present the man behind the myth, creating a complex and human portrait of this passionate idealist. Adapted from Jon Lee Anderson's definitive masterwork, and with renowned Mexican artist José Hernández's drawings"-- Provided by publisher.

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How fascism works : the politics of us and them

"As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar of propaganda, Jason Stanley has a deep understanding of how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism: Nations don't have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. In fact, fascism's roots have been present in the United States for more than a century. Alarmed by the pervasive rise of fascist tactics both at home and around the globe, Stanley focuses here on the structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of fascist politics--the language and beliefs that separate people into an 'us' and a 'them.' He knits together reflections on history, philosophy, sociology, and critical race theory with stories from contemporary Hungary, Poland, India, Myanmar, and the United States, among other nations. He makes clear the immense danger of underestimating the cumulative power of these tactics, which include exploiting a mythic version of a nation's past; propaganda that twists the language of democratic ideals against themselves; anti-intellectualism directed against universities and experts; law and order politics predicated on the assumption that members of minority groups are criminals; and fierce attacks on labor groups and welfare. These mechanisms all build on one another, creating and reinforcing divisions and shaping a society vulnerable to the appeals of authoritarian leadership. By uncovering disturbing patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley reveals that the stuff of politics--charged by rhetoric and myth--can quickly become policy and reality. Only by recognizing fascists politics, he argues, may we resist its most harmful effects and return to democratic ideals."--Dust jacket.

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Understanding everyday incivility : why are they so rude?

Understanding Everyday Incivility delves into the day-to-day annoying behaviors that color our interactions with other people, such as the use of crude language in public, family members who claim that they're "just teasing" and we're "too sensitive," coworkers who constantly interrupt us, and inflammatory remarks posted on social media sites. Shelley D. Lane explores what is considered uncivil behavior, why we label some acts as crude or selfish while others are deemed polite and proper, and how these labels often change from one context to the next. She highlights the power dynamics at play in our interactions and explains how "rude" behavior can sometimes be beneficial - and "polite" behavior can be detrimental. Rather than a simplistic manual of manners, Lane provides the tools to everyday incivility and strategies for responding effectively and appropriately. -- from back cover.

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Library Hours

This week's library hours.

Sugar Grove
  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Tue: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Wed: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Thu: 7:30am - 9:30pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Sat: 8am - 4:30pm
Aurora Downtown
  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Tue: 8am - 4:30pm
  • 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: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Tue: 8am - 4:30pm
  • 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