Tuesday, April 3, 2007

 www.wauclib.org                 Issue No. 26


In this issue:
National Library Week
For Adults and Teens
For Children
For Everyone
From our website:
Library Home Page
Library Catalog
New Books, Movies, and CD's
eBooks and
Movie Theatre 
@ Your Library
Library Events
Community Information Network
Community Calendar
Library Newsletter
Staff Picks
Just for KIDS

Celebrate Your Library!

National Library Week
April 15 - 21

National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide - and the perfect time for residents of the Wauconda Area Library community to come together @ the library for entertainment and enlightenment.

Everyday at the Wauconda Area Library, people of all backgrounds come together for programs, activities and classes for adults, teens and children.  Research a topic with the assistance of professional staff, learn how to use the computer and Internet, search for a job, use online homework tutors, and much, much more. Visit the library this week to find out how much your library has to offer!

Come Together
@ Your Library!

The library will offer numerous activities, programs, raffles and more during National Library Week. 

For Adults and Teens

Author Event - Jeff Biggers
Saturday, April 14 2:00 p.m.

Kick off the week with a visit from award-winning journalist and featured NPR speaker, Jeff Biggers.  He will recount his fascinating yearlong journey in his book, In the Sierra Madre.  Learn about the cultures and treasures that existed in this mountainous terrain throughout the centuries.  Books will be made available for purchase and signing.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

AvantRetro Performance Poetry
Monday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Voice +  style + life + art + reaction + expression = AvantRetro Performance Poetry, an experience not to be missed!  This duo will perform original poetry to the backbeat sounds of sax, flute, and bongoIf you are interested in reading or having your work performed, please register at the Adult Services Reference Desk by Friday, April 6.

The Music of Cole Porter by Eugene Kwok
Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a "de-lovely" afternoon of piano music as pianist, Eugene Kwok, performs the compositions of one of America's greatest songwriters.

For Young Children

Storybook Characters Hunt
For preschoolers - second-graders

PJ Storytime
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
This special evening storytime will feature stories about frogs, snacks and crafts.  Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal.  For toddlers through first-graders and their parents or caregivers.

Movie for Preschoolers - Go, Diego, Go
Thursday, April 19 at 10:15 a.m.


For Older Children

Storybook House Match-Up
For grades 3-5

Wild Weather, a Book Nook activity
For grades 3-5

Free friendship bracelets for friends who come to the library together on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

For Families

For family members who come to the library together, all week long: Drawings for free tickets and admission passes to great attractions that you can enjoy together, such as movie theaters, Cozzi's Mini Golf and Brunswick Bowl.  Stop by the Children's Service Reference Desk for more information.

For Everyone
Culver's tokens will be randomly handed out at the Circulation Desk.  Increase your chances to win by checking out more movies, books, CD's, and magazines!

Essay Contest - "Why My Library Materials Were Late."  Turn in an essay to have library fines waived.

Children receiving their first library cards will be given free items.

Win a Playaway Audio Book by completing the Come Together @ Your Library Trivia Contest in the Adult Services Department.


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