Every month at libraryreads.org, librarians across the county nominate their favorite books. Whichever ten books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list. Place holds now to get on the top of the list when these books come out next month.
Leading up to our visit with Lori Rader-Day, author of Under a Dark Sky, on October 14th, we're screening some of Hollywood's most intense thriller movies. 09/09: Wait Until Dark. 09/14: Still of the Night. 09/21: Rebecca. 09/28: Dark Places. 10/12: Deceived.
August 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Modern Times Film Series: All the Money in the World
Tuesdays, September 04, 2:00 PM & September 25, 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 All the Money in the World, the true story of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and the attempt by his mother to convince her billionaire father to pay the ransom. 2017. Rated R. 2h 12m.
At the Eisenhower Library, we invite veterans, active service personnel, and their families to submit pictures to us. We post the pictures on a wall in our Kids World department. Our Veterans’ Breakfast is a yearly event, where we invite people who have served in the U.S. Military to join us for food, coffee, and conversation.
Award-winning author Lori Rader-Day’s newest novel, Under a Dark Sky is a psychological thriller set in a dark sky stargazing park near Mackinac Island where recent widow Eden Wallace is attempting to conquer her debilitating fear of the dark. But when another park guest is murdered, the dark may be her only protection.
Nine month ago Eden Wallace became a widow and she's still grieving. She's incapable of sleeping, her grief has alienated her friends and family, and she's developed a paralyzing fear of the dark. She spends her days restlessly mourning and her nights burning every light in her house to keep the darkness at bay.
August 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Bus Trip: The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe at First Folio Theatre
Sunday, November 04, 2018, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM. $45.00.
Two years after the death of his wife Virginia, Edgar Allan Poe is haunted not just by the specter of his beloved, but also by his many macabre stories. As he roams from room to room, searching for release from his demons, Poe relives both his life and his tales. Follow Poe and the ghost of his wife, Virginia as they take you throughout haunted Mayslake Hall and deep into The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe.
Friday, October 19, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM. $20.00.
State Optical Co. is a first-of-its-kind brand of luxury eyewear proudly being manufactured in Vernon Hills. They celebrate the quality, character, and individual style that make their handcrafted frames – like the people who wear them – so genuinely authentic, appealing, inspiring and original. Tour the factory and bring money for lunch off the menu at the Calzone and Macaroni Company.
August 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Bus Trip: Troll Hunt at the Morton Arboretum
Monday, September 10, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. $30.00.
Journey through the far-reaching forests to find Danish artist Thomas Dambo's six colossal troll sculptures. These sculptures are crafted one to be protectors of our environment. The Arboretum tram will carry you through the woods and stop at each sculpture. Some walking is involved, including some on wood chip paths.