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Friday, April 20, 2012                 Issue No. 78


In this issue:
Cultural Events and Author Spotlight
All Aboard! Trains arriving at the library!
THANK YOU for the Bunny Hop success
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Sunday Cultural Events and Meet the Authors

The library has a fantastic lineup of cultural and author events in April and May. Registration is not required for these events.

TitanicStories Aboard the Titanic: 100th Anniversary Retrospective
Sunday, Aril 22 at 2 p.m.

Historian R.J. Lindsey portrays Carr Van Anda, editor of the New York Times when the R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in 1912. An hour-by-hour account of the dramatic events which led to the fateful collision will give way to stories about the passengers. Several Titanic artifacts will be on display.

The March of the Mill Children: A Speech by Mother Jones
Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m.

Mother Jones was one of America's most effective and dynamic labor organizers. Presented in full theatrical performance, this story of a "modern day Joan of Arc" is brought to life by actress Betsey Means.

Nancy AthertonMeet Nancy Atherton - Author of the Aunt Dimity mystery series
Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

Nancy Atherton is the author of eighteen Aunt Dimity mysteries, many of them bestsellers. The first book in the series, Aunt Dimity's Death, was voted "One of the Century's 100 Favorite Mysteries" by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

Rachel BertscheMeet Rachel Bertsche - MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend
Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at Bliss Wine & Gifts

Treat yourself to a Bliss-full night with your friends! Bliss Wine & Gifts have partnered with the library to welcome girlfriend author Rachel Bertsche to Wauconda. Rachel will share her hilarious story of coming to terms with the reality that, no matter how wonderful your love life is, you've got to have friends.

Books for both author events will be available for purchase and signing, made possible by the Lake Forest Bookstore.


All aboard! Trains are arriving at the library!

Saturday, April 28
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

North Central O'Gaugers

Train fans are invited to spend time with the North Central O'Gaugers Model Railroad Club in the Lincoln Room. A "Circus/Carnival" theme is planned for this run. Interactive accessories will also be available. Fictional trains, such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Hogwarts Express, will be displayed and running along with various regional and historical railroads. Members of the club will be on hand to share information and answer questions about the world's greatest hobby! All ages welcome.

Thomas the Tank Engine

A Day with Thomas

After seeing the trains in the Lincoln Room, little engineers are invited to drop by the Children's department for fun Thomas & Friends activities! We'll have train games, crafts, and movies - and everyone will receive a special take-home surprise.


Thank you for the Bunny Hop success!

A giant THANK YOU to our all the runners, walkers, volunteers, sponsors, the Friends of the Library, STAR Runners, Wauconda's CERT volunteers, the Wauconda Park District, and the Village of Wauconda for making the Wauconda Bunny Hop a HUGE success!  

What a great morning! The weather was perfect for coming out to run or walk to support the library. For more pictures of the event, please visit the library's Flickr page and STAR Runners' photos on Facebook (lots and lots of photos)!!!

Wauconda Bunny Hop

Wauconda Area Library       801 N. Main St.       Wauconda , IL  60084      847-526-6225