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The Friends of the Wauconda Area Library are proud to sponsor the Complaint Free Community Initiative, including a visit from bestselling author Will Bowen. Mr. Bowen’s first book, A Complaint Free World, is the inspiration for our 21-day complaint-free challenge, beginning October 1.


We invite everyone to “go purple” while striving to eliminate complaint – at least for a few weeks. Beautiful things can happen when we distance ourselves from negativity. Give it a try! You’ll be amazed at the results. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library and for purchase throughout the community. in the coming weeks, visit the library’s website for more information about the Initiative, including dates/locations of book discussions and when/ where you will be able to get the purple “Complaint Free World” bracelets.



Will Bowen @ Wauconda High School
Tuesday, October 28
at 7 p.m.

This event is open to the public, but tickets will be required. Tickets can be obtained at the library and Bliss Wine & Gifts. We are asking for donations of school supplies instead of charging for tickets. Supply lists will be available on the library’s website.  www.wauclib.org/complaintfreeworld.asp

Wauconda Farmers' Market

Thursday June 26 - October 9, 2014
on Main Street


Market vendors  are ready to supply you with a variety of fresh produce, unique gifts, specialty food products, and, to add to the fun, themed events make the market fun for the entire family!  

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Thursday, October 9

5 - 6 PM

at the Wauconda Farmers Market


Wauconda Chamber of Commerce provides the pumpkins...You supply the carving tools (and/or color markers)


(Children under 11 years old must have adult supervision.)


For more information:




Michaelmas Fall Festival

Saturday, October 4, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. 

This fun-filled family event features children's activities including pony rides, obstacle course, games of skill and valor, puppet show, blacksmith demonstration, and storytelling.   Treat yourself to homemade soup, chili, bread and dessert.   Enjoy live music and home-baked treats.  The festival has something for everyone, so don't miss it!  The festival is open to the public.  Admission is free; small charge for food and some activities.  

Da Vinci Waldorf School
 150 W. Bonner Rd., Wauconda, IL. Call (847)526-1372 for details or visit www.davinciwaldorfschool.org.

Celebrate Oktoberfest with friends and family!!!


German food, Beer Garden with a variety of brands and local brews, entertainment (performances by 2 local bands--Alex and the Allstars & Little Broken Arrow), silent auction,  kids tent, open mic (so bring your instruments), campfire and sing-a-long...all down by the water at the Trout Valley lodge!

Please confirm your attendance  see link below and buy your tickets ahead of time! This is our big 2014 Fund raiser for Steps for Doug! All proceeds go to support ALS.

We want EVERYONE to come! So please pass this invite along!

Date: October 4, 2014, Saturday

Time: 4-11pm

Place: Trout Valley Lodge down by the Fox River

Hosted by Steps for Doug (http://www.steps4doug.org/) Click Here for more information.

Wauconda has partnered with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County to provide more recycling opportunities. The Wauconda Textile Recycling Bin was delivered on Friday, April 18th.  The bin is located at Public Works adjacent to the electronics recycling bin.  


It is estimated that nearly 85% of all clothing and textiles end up in landfills in the U.S. today. Textile and clothing waste is a significant problem in our country. It is estimated that anywhere from 5-10% of all waste that is sent to municipal landfills is comprised of textiles. Let's do our part to recycle these clothing items and save our landfill space.


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