Friday, February 26, 2016


Last week, inspired by the Oscars, the Fox River Valley Public Library held its first Book Awards readers’ advisory program. We ate cookies and chocolate, and had fun talking about books.

The winners in the Most Anticipated Read category are:
Lifetime Achievement Award:

Learn the secrets behind Tiffany’s stained glass masterpieces when you step into the women’s workshop in Gilded Age New York City

Historical Epic:

The Calligrapher’s Daughter – Eugenia Kim

Journey with a nameless upper class girl, from her strict Confucian home to the former royal court in pre-World War II Korea


The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley

Follow 11 year old amateur chemist Flavia de Luce as she rides her bicycle all over her 1950’s English village, searching for clues in her first mystery

Check these out, then stop by the Information Services Desk: Anna will be glad to provide you with additional suggestions!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Discover Will

People in this area have a don't-miss cultural opportunity this month: to see the First Folio or "the book that gave us Shakespeare." The First Folio is making the rounds in the U.S., and the only location in Illinois that will have it on display is the Lake County Discovery Museum, located in Wauconda. Admission is free for this exhibition that runs through February 28.

The First Folio is a compilation of many of Shakespeare's plays that was published in 1623 to preserve his work after death. Find out more about the exhibit and accompanying programs.

Read more about the Bard or one of his works. Discover Will this winter!