Upcoming Events

Meet Paula Garner, Author of Phantom Limbs

***YA Debut***

Saturday, September 24th — 2:00 pm

How do you move on from an irreplaceable loss? In a poignant debut, a sixteen-year-old boy must learn to swim against an undercurrent of grief or be swept away by it.

 

Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis's little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it's been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protege of eighteen-year-old Dara part drill sergeant, part friend who's hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he's never forgotten and the brother he's never stopped grieving. As it becomes achingly clear that he and Meg are not the same people they were, Otis must decide what to hold on to and what to leave behind. Quietly affecting, this compulsively readable debut novel captures all the confusion, heartbreak, and fragile hope of three teens struggling to accept profound absences in their lives.

 


 

 

October is OAKtober!

Saturday, October 1st

Join us to celebrate and help preserve these magnificent trees!

At our 10:30 am Storytime, we'll read Because of an Acorn and Little Tree and have special oak-themed treats and crafts.

RBTL will donate 5% of sales from the entire day to the Land Conservancy of McHenry County. Plus, enter to win a copy of the books featured at Storytime.

 


 

We Found A Hat Storytime

Saturday, October 15th — 10:30 am

Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . .

To celebrate the release of the final book in Jon Klassen’s “hat” trilogy, we’re doing an extra special Storytime for We Found a Hat. After reading the story, we’ll have a hat making/decorating craft. Plus, we’ll have signed copies of the book available for purchase.

 


 

A Christmas Story(time)

Christmas Story: The Musical logoSaturday, October 22nd
10:30 am

Ralphie from the cast of A Christmas Story: The Musical at the Woodstock Opera House will join us for our Saturday morning Storytime and then perform selections from the show.

 


 

Aaron Reynolds Returns!

Meet Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny

Saturday, November 12 — 11:00 am

Aaron Reynolds returns with a new graphic novel series that delivers irresistible characters, big thrills, and even bigger laughs.

His grandpa invented fire. His dad invented the wheel. How will Caveboy Dave leave his mark?

Dave Unga-Bunga has always been more scrawny than brawny. This is a major problem when your village expects you to become a meat-bringer. At age twelve, all young cave-people must stalk through the eerie mushroom forests for a prehistoric beast the village can feast on. Dave would much rather invent stuff for a better life, though—like underwear to make loincloths less itchy and cutlery to make eating less filthy. Can Dave save his group by inventing the perfect defense against a bloodthirsty pokeyhorn? Or will he MEET HIS DOOM?

 

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Meet Jillian LaDage

Jillian LaDage - Celtic World musicianCeltic World musician and former Woodstock resident Jillian LaDage will be performing in the store. Her new album “Enchanted Winter” features traditional Christmas and Winter songs.

click here to listen to selections from Enchanted Winter

 


 

Lighting of the Square

Friday, November 28th

Enjoy the annual Lighting of the Square and stay warm with hot chocolate for only $1 outside our store throughout the evening.

 


 

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26th

Don’t forget to mark Small Business Saturday in your calendar. Get a head start on your holiday shopping, or just pick up something fun for yourself! We’ll have food samples, specials, and lots of fun throughout the day that you don’t want to miss!