Battle Four Recap

The leader board remains very tight. Congratulations to the teams for a fine battle.

Remember, warnings are given for not only how you behave to other teams, but how you behave to your teammates. Name calling and blame dispersal is …

Remember Your Battle Purchase Forms!

Wednesday is the last day to pre-order one of Amy Polonsky’s books for the Battle of the Books Award Ceremony. Please turn in a check made out to Eisenhower Public Library District along with your Purchase Form to one of …

Battle Three Recap

Congratulations goes to all the Battle participants for their effort on Wednesday.

Just a few reminders, Battle begins promptly at 4:00 PM. If you intend to play in Round 1, make sure you are sitting in your team’s square at …

Battle Two Recap

Congratulations for a fine second battle.

Please note the scores posted here, do NOT reflect any potential points that may be awarded if any of the challenges issued is proved valid. The challenges will be evaluated over the course of …

Battle One Recap

Congratulations to all the teams for their fine efforts yesterday.

There was been quite a shift in the scoreboard comparing to the Practice Battle. Clearly, the teams this year are very strong. We look forward to seeing what happens next …

Practice Battle Recap

Congratulations to the teams for an excellent practice round!

Giles took first place with Pennoyer in second. St. Eugene and Leigh ended up in a tie for third place.  Now, a word of caution: two of the teams in these …

Snow White by Matt Phelan

Most readers are familiar with the story of Snow White, so there will be no real surprises in plot here. However, knowing what is coming just adds to the artful suspense in this graphic novel. Phelan frames his retelling of Snow White in New York City during the late 1920s/early 1930s. Here, Snow White is the daughter of the "King of Wall Street," and the evil stepmother a "Broadway Queen."

Practice Battle Today!

We are so excited to officially open the Battle of the Books for the 2016-2017 Season!

Practice Battle will be held in the Library. Please try to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. We will begin promptly at 4:00 PM. …

Pumpkin Day! by Candice Ransom

Read along as a family each choose their pumpkins, carve them with silly faces, and use the remains for the traditional pumpkin pie.

The Curse of the Were-Hyena by Bruce Hale

"In a rush, the were-hyena launched itself at the tree trunk, scrabbling with claws like hooked daggers...'That's not fair!...In all the wolfman movies we've watched, have you ever seen a werewolf climb a tree?'"

The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers

Kammie's life is in turmoil. Her family (minus her father) just moved to a new town, her brother is angry all the time, and she has to share an ugly orange room with him. Without anything familiar and comforting to hang onto, Kammie is desperate to fit in, and three girls have taken advantage of it.

Shake to Assemble by Calliope Glass

With that invitation, the reader is encouraged to tap, shake, and scream at the book to draw out each of the seven Avenger team members in turn.

HiLo by Judd Winick

"I'm a Robot! That is Outstanding!" -"Okay. Yeah. Maybe. But You're a really really broken robot." "True, true, but it doesn't take away from how unbelievably cool it is that I'm an actual robot."

Disney’s Descendants

In this Disney channel original movie, four teenagers face an identity crisis and they do so in true Disney style - in song, dance, and elaborate costumes.