April is National Poetry Month!

The poem “Locksley Hall” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson notes, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”  This spring we would love to invite everyone to two poetry events, as March goes out, and April showers us with Easter, April Fools’ Day, and National Poetry Month!

From 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, the Aurora Downtown Campus Library will host an Open-Mic Night in partnership with Aurora First Fridays – bring your favorite poetry, short stories, comedy, or music to present, or just listen and enjoy.  Cookies and coffee provided.

Poetry Out Loud! will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at Todd Library in Sugar Grove.  Recite your own, read a favorite, or just listen and enjoy!  Snacks provided.

For details, or to bring a class, please contact Kathy Bartel at kbartel@waubonsee.edu or (630) 801-7900, ext. 4626.

Spotlight on Waubonsee Libraries: Far More Than You Expect! Thursday, April 12

Save the date!  Faculty and staff are invited to attend “Waubonsee Libraries:  Far More than You Expect!” 10-11 a.m. at Todd Library or 12-1 p.m. at Aurora Downtown Library on Thursday, April 12.

Please join us for the Support Staff Committee’s Spotlight Session on Waubonsee Libraries to learn about the library, new technology, and how to make the most of library resources to help students succeed!

Hope to see you there!




In/Visibility – Exhibition of Hmong art at the Aurora Downtown Campus Library

Based on the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s 2015 exhibition, Storytelling: Hmong American Voices, and curated in collaboration with a Hmong Community Advisory Council, In/Visibility: Hmong America and the Art of Storytelling explores Hmong American identity, the politics of displacement and what it means to belong. Featuring first-person reflections, textiles, and artwork by Aurora native and Waubonsee Community College alumna, J. Tshab Her, this exhibit considers how Hmong life has changed since refugees first entered the United States in the 1970s and what it means to be Hmong American today.

In/Visibility: Hmong American and the Art of Storytelling  is on exhibition at the Aurora Downtown Campus Library until Saturday, April 14th, 2018. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to view the exhibit during the library’s normal hours of operation.

March Book Display 2018

The Fall of the Alamo and Beyond

February and March 1836 denotes the siege of the Texan fort, led by the Mexican General Santa Anna. General Sam Houston rallied the U.S, with the war cry, “Remember the Alamo” and on April 21, 1836 defeated Santa Anna who then signed a treaty recognizing Texas’s independence. Come check out some of the library collection.