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Tuesday, April 5, 2011                 Issue No. 67


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National Library Week April 10 - 16
Nooks and Kindles Now Available
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National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week
April 10 -16

Libraries are places for new beginnings. Whether you are getting your first library card, job hunting, learning computer skills, or planning a trip, the library is the place where your story begins.

The theme of National Library Week is "Create Your Own Story @ Your Library" and the Wauconda Area Library invites everyone to celebrate and participate. With our friendly and knowledgeable staff, a wealth of programs and materials, and the latest information technology at our fingertips, we are better prepared than ever before to help you make your story a happy one!

Library Activities All Week Long

Friends Meet & Greet

Sunday April 10 from Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Stop by and say hello to the Friends of the Library! In addition to sharing information on membership, volunteer opportunities and more, the Friends will raffle off a Nook eReader and other prizes.

Get Capone by Jonathan EigAuthor Event: Get Capone by New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Eig
Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
Jonathan Eig presents a spellbinding account of the man known as "Scarface." Based on recently discovered IRS files, wiretaps, personal letters and more, Eig's book explores how Al Capone rose from small-time thuggery to become one of the world's first international celebrities as well as its most ruthless gangster. A book signing reception will follow.

Telling Our Story: Recording Family Histories
Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
It's often within our own families that the most absorbing and intriguing stories can be found. Author and genealogist Jeffrey Bockman will discuss the best methods for recording unique family stories, including techniques for identifying and preserving photos.

Essay Contest: Create Your Own Story
Everyone is invited to share his or her favorite library story. Receive a $5 fine waiver voucher for entering the contest. A grand prize will be awarded to one patron in each contestant category: Children 5-13, Teens 14-17, and Adults 18 and over. Restrictions apply. Pick up an entry form at any library service desk by April 16.

Mad LibsTell a Wacky Tale
For Grades 3 - 6
Stop by the Children's Reference desk to pick up some wacky instructions, then log on to the library's computer to complete a wacky Mad Libs story! We'll print the story for you, and you'll receive a silly prize that you can share with your friends.

Puzzle Me a Picture Story
For Preschool - Grade 2
Assemble a five-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring one of your favorite storybook characters! Then write a sentence (your parents can jot it down for you) describing what your character loves to do in order to win a fun prize!

For more information about other National Library Week activities and additional library programs, view our April/May Focus newsletter.


Nooks and Kindles now available

NookThanks to a special gift from the Friends of the Library, patrons will be able to check out a Nook or Kindle eReader for two weeks, and can renew it if there are no holds. Three Nooks and Kindles come preloaded with recent bestsellers and hundreds of fiction classics. It's great to have Friends!

To view the list of titles, place a hold or check the status of a Nook or Kindle, access the library's catalog or click here for more information.

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