I rarely laugh out loud when reading. No matter how funny the book is. I have a fine sense of humor and I recognize comedy. I acknowledge it in my head, I just don't laugh. But John Hodgman's new book Vacationland, made me laugh aloud multiple times. In public. While eating soup at Mariano's.
Sometime in the 22nd century, after western civilization has given up the ghost, middle eastern countries have risen in importance to fill the gap left by the now-broken super powers, the United States and the Soviet Union.
If you have not signed up to participate in Battle of the Books this year, contact your school’s Battle Coach! There are great books to read, friends to make, points to earn, and of course, a trophy to win!
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4:30 - 9:30 PM. $30.00.
The Adler Planetarium's popular adults-only nighttime event offers unlimited access to all the astronomical exhibits, sky shows, and tours of the Doane Observatory (weather permitting). Not to mention the best view of the Chicago skyline in the city. Explore the Museum while enjoying drinks and entertainment.
Tuesdays, December 12, 2:00 PM & December 26, 6:00 PM.
Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be The Promise starring Oscar Isaac as a medical student involved in a love triangle during the Armenian Genocide. 2016. PG-13. 2h 13m.
Based on the trailer for Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express and its use of the song Believer by Imagine Dragons, you might think the new movie was going to be a stylish, modern, updated adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel. It's stylish alright but modern ... not so much. In fact, it's a pretty classically plotted and filmed mystery.
November 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Bus Trip: Singin’ In The Rain at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 1:15 PM - 6:30 PM. $50.00.
Experience the greatest movie musical with Lennie Hayton’s score performed live by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. MGM’s Singin’ in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, features some of the most iconic dance sequences and enduring songs ever to grace the silver screen.
November 10, 2017 | Comments Off on After Hours Teen Time: It’s a Wonderful Life and Ornaments
Friday, December 08, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 PM.
Hang out in the library after everyone else has gone home. Bring your friends to watch It’s a Wonderful Life and get a look at 3-D printing in action as Lizzie Long from Print Nook prints snowflake ornaments.
November 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Andy Weir’s Five Favorite Space Colonization Books
Andy Weir, author of The Martian, and the upcoming Artemis, a novel about the first city on the moon, lists his five favorite books about humans colonizing other planets. Head over to goodreads.com to read his comments about each book, all of which you can borrow at Eisenhower.
This week you’ll see some landscapers beginning to work around the library. Some of our trees and shrubs have gotten a bit unruly. They look bad and cause sight line safety issues in the parking. They need to be replaced. …
When friends share their bad news, is it worse to say the wrong thing, or say nothing at all? Artist Emily McDowell compiled all the sentiments she wished her friends had said as she fought cancer and created Empathy Cards: a line of cards that give us the words we struggle to say when a loved one is hurting.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. $25.00.
Chicago's newest museum explores how writers influence the history, identity, culture, and lives of Americans while honoring some of the nation's best novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, and essayists from Langston Hughes to Mark Twain to Dr. Seuss. Through innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, as well as compelling programming, the American Writers Museum educates, enriches, provokes, and inspires.
If you know the name Hart Hanson, it's probably as the creator of the hit TV series Bones, loosely based on the life and writings of author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs. Bones somehow manages to remain breezy and light despite the grizzly and gory deaths the show's characters are always investigating.