Crisis in Ukraine

At Eisenhower, our hearts go out to the innocent people who are directly and indirectly affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including those in our community who may have family or friends in the region.


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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Pippa Fitz-Amobbi is a highly precocious and dedicated teenager who chooses to solve a murder as her senior capstone project. The town put the case to bed five years earlier when their chief suspect, the victim's boyfriend, committed suicide.


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Big Biographies on Libby and Hoopla

I listen to a lot of audiobooks. They're the most convenient way for me to get through books. I listen when I'm folding laundry, taking the dog for a walk, or running errands. I love listening to audiobooks and these are some of my favorites available on Hoopla Digital or Libby/Overdrive.


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Sandworm by Andy Greenberg

In 2017 a small team of people caused more than $10 billion in damages, crippled multinational companies, stranded more than 800 seafaring vessels carrying tens of millions of tons of cargo. That team, based in Russia, had stolen hacking tools from the NSA and was wreaking havoc on the world.


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Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg

In Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life Klinenberg highlights problems in our communities and offers real world examples of how others are combating those problems.


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The River by Peter Heller

I was excited to see a new book by Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars, The Painter, and The Whale Warriors. Heller is an adventure writer. His books all feature wilderness and conquering, or better, interacting with nature. In The River two college friends plan a leisurely canoe trip north to Hudson Bay. Things don't go as planned.


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Reading Can Make You a Better Person

Do you know someone lacking empathy? Think that they can't change? A new study offers hope for grinches and grumps. Researchers from the University of Toronto suggest that reading fiction can make people more empathetic. The authors of the study wrote that literature can enhance a reader's empathy, or ability to understand someone else's point-of-view.


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The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

The author of the self-published picture book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep promises that it will put your children to sleep, and many tired parents are willing to try anything.


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This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein has a fresh take on climate change that doesn’t have anything to do with switching out your light bulbs. Klein is changing the nature of the conversation by arguing that capitalism is to blame for climate change, not carbon.


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Square Foot Gardening with Kids

"There is nothing quite like the look on a child's face when she picks the very first tomato she's ever grown. It's plump and red, and sure to be juicy, and it's all hers."


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