Library News

LitWorks Author Chat Parties

Are you getting excited for LitWorks 2014, our annual Teen Book Fest in partnership with Ridgewood High School? Work yourself up for the event by chatting online with invited author Antony John on Saturday, February 8th at 1:00 pm CST. Join us in the library's Second Floor Conference Room for an Author Chat Party! Music, food, and laptops will be available for your viewing and posting pleasure. Can't make it to the library? Join the chat online at Google Plus! Look for future chats with Litworks authors Dave Roman on February 22nd and Jennifer E. Smith on March 8th.

Do You Like to Listen?

Do You Like to Listen?Download audiobooks to your own device for free!  With OneClick Digital and Media on Demand all you need is a library card to access a collection of hundreds of audiobooks, including best sellers, classics and books for teens. Check them both out - OneClick has books unavailable anywhere else.

All you need is an Eisenhower library card to access hundreds of audiobooks, including best sellers, classics and books for teens. Register for OneClick before January 31st and you'll be entered into a drawing to win an iPod shuffle - all your books in one tiny package. Winner will announced February 14th. Find out more about downloadable materials and sign up online. Need help? Ask at the Answers Desk or call 708-867-2299.

Severe Weather Alert

Despite our best intentions to remain open, the extreme cold has forced us to close at 5:00 pm on Monday night. We expect to open for regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday morning. If you or someone you know needs a safe place out of the cold, both Norridge and Harwood Heights are providing warming centers. Check in with the Norridge Police at 708-453-4770 or the Harwood Heights Police at 708-867-4353.

Any items due on Monday or Tuesday, may be renewed online or by calling 708-867-7828. If your items are not eligible for renewal, return them on Wednesday and we won’t charge you late fees for those two days. Already overdue items will remain overdue.

Library Closings

As the year comes to an end, Eisenhower will be closing in observance of the winter holidays. We'll be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  Have a great and safe holiday and we'll see you in the next year.

Winter/Spring Explorer

Cover image of the Winter/Spring 2014 Eisenhower Explorer newsletterThe Winter/Spring 2014 newsletter is here! Norridge and Harwood Heights residents should have received one in the mail. If you haven't seen it yet, you can browse it online or just stop in at the library to pick one up. Registration for 2014 programs begins on Monday, December 16th.

One Book, One Community

Alex Ross WOTW ArtworkAs our One Book, One Community program comes to a close, you're not going to want to miss the grand finale, a re-enactment of the infamous 1938 Orson Wells radio play of The War of the Worlds that sent the country into a panic 75 years ago. On Wednesday, October 30th, the SAG-AFTRA Senior Radio Players will peform the original script along with musical accompaniment and live sound effects. Just like old time radio. To register for this unique event, call 708-867-2299 or sign up online.

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Weeks logo featuring a hardcover book wrapped in yellow police line tape.It's Banned Books Week. Celebrate the freedom to read with us! Check out our lobby display featuring some of 2012 and 2013's banned and challenged books and look for trading cards featuring trivia questions about banned classics. Collect them all!