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Celebrating National Library Week! April 7-13, 2019

April is also National Poetry Month – please join us at Todd Library in Sugar Grove on Thursday, April 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. for Poetry Out Loud!  Read a poem of your own or that of a favorite poet.  Light refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome!

Until then, here are the first seven lines of T.S. Eliot’s 1922 modernist poem, “The Waste Land,” perhaps the most famous mention of April in poetry:

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.

Here are some literary interpretations of the poem from, and the entire poem, from

Happy Spring!

Welcome Back! First Friday Event 6:30-8:00 p.m. April 5, 2019 at Aurora Downtown Campus Library

As one of Downtown Aurora’s monthly First Friday events, the Waubonsee Community College MEChA student group will present “Man Up: Cry More,” an honest conversation and open dialogue around toxic masculinity, including how to identify it and address it, and provide a space for individuals to share their experiences as womxn/men.

We will begin with an “ice breaker” by doing a privilege walk, and then start the conversation. Light refreshments will be provided.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, community engagement, political participation, culture, and history.

Spring Break! March 18-24, 2019 Library Hours: 8-4:30 Monday-Friday, CLOSED Saturday/Sunday

We’re halfway through the semester, spring is finally awakening after the coldest winter ever, and that means Spring Break arrives next week, Monday, March 18- Sunday, March 24, 2019.

As you finish up your midterms and wrap up your first half-term 8-week classes this week, there’s still time to register for second half-term 8-week classes, which start on March 25, 2019.  Here’s the complete list of 8-week classes:

If you are looking ahead to summer, stop by the library and pick up a Summer 2019 Course Schedule while supplies last, or view it interactively online here:

Good luck with your classes and have a good Spring Break!

Aurora Downtown Campus Library Hosts First Friday Arts Event 6-8:30 p.m. on March 1, 2019

Waubonsee Community College, 18 S River St., will be open with “A Night of Arts – Ceramics, Jazz, and More.” The Aurora Downtown Campus Library will host the High School Invitational Ceramics Exhibition and will be joined by Oswego East and Kaneland High School Jazz Combos. Wheel throwing and tile painting will be available in the Café Lobby from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Ceramics Exhibition will be on view in the library from Wednesday, February 27 – Saturday, March 16, 2019.