Are you wondering what to read between classes this summer? We have some suggestions!
For light summer reading, check out the library’s new popular magazine database, Flipster – it contains 70+ magazines like Chicago, Consumer Reports, Discover, and Cooking Light. Download the app to read issues on your Apple, Android, or Kindle device.
This is also the summer of The Great American Read – take the quiz to see how many you’ve read, and vote for a classic, or maybe find a new favorite – happy reading!
Are you taking a summer class? Here are the library’s hours for the 2018 Summer Semester (May 12 – July 27):
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Summer Holidays: The library will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 and Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4.
Returning in fall? Registration for Fall Semester opens TODAY – Monday, May 7. Pick your classes now with the online Fall 2018 Credit Course Schedule!
Looking forward to summer? Will your plans involve water? Swimming in it? Fishing, canoeing or other water sports? Drinking it? A new library guide highlights books, articles, and news about all things water.
To a great group of students as Spring Semester finishes up over the next two weeks – congratulations and best wishes to Waubonsee’s Class of ’18 graduates, and we look forward to seeing continuing and new students in Summer or Fall!
Here is a poem for graduates, “Into My Own” by Robert Frost:
INTO MY OWN
One of my wishes is that those dark trees,
So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze,
Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom,
But stretched away unto the edge of doom.
I should not be withheld but that some day
Into their vastness I should steal away,
Fearless of ever finding open land,
Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand.
I do not see why I should e’er turn back,
Or those should not set forth upon my track
To overtake me, who should miss me here
And long to know if still I held them dear.
They would not find me changed from him they knew—
Only more sure of all I thought was true.
(From A Boy’s Will, 1913)
Click here for an insightful student analysis of the poem: https://owlcation.com/humanities/Robert-Frosts-Into-My-Own-Analysis
This year we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Illinois becoming our 21st state on Dec. 3, 1818, a year that also saw the births of first lady Mary Todd Lincoln, civil rights activist Frederick Douglass, and British novelist Emily Bronte.
Alive for almost half the lifetime of the state of Illinois was Rev. Billy Graham, who lived from 1918-2018, and had several ties to Illinois:
A documentary of his life also aired recently, entitled “Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey.”