Bus Trip: Glessner House and Clarke House on Prairie Avenue

Friday, December 05, 2014, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. $20.00.

Enjoy a glimpse into Christmas past. The Glessner House Museum offers guided tours of Glessner House, a National Historic Landmark and Clarke House, the City's oldest surviving building, located in the adjacent Chicago Women's Park and Gardens. Lunch off the menu at Little Branch Cafe.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Taking place in a futuristic Beijing, sixteen-year-old cyborg Cinder supports her lazy step-family by working as a mechanic at the town marketplace. Cinder finds herself in unusual circumstances when the prince of New Beijing comes to her market stand, desperately requesting the repair of his childhood android. He claims the android holds only sentimental value, bit Cinder suspects the android is far more important than that. It’s possible that the android holds a key secret pertaining to the horrible illness which has plagues the land for many years.

Bus Trip: Porgy and Bess at the Lyric Opera

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM. $48.00.

Join us for the Lyric Opera's performance of the great American opera, Porgy and Bess, a portrait of life in Catfish Row, a vibrant but impoverished African-American community on the South Carolina coast. Included is a thirty minute lecture on the play. Attend this and grab a snack at one of the Lyric's restaurant, or skip the lecture and enjoy a longer lunch at the Lyric.

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

Cyn thinks that, even though he’s cute, there’s something seriously creepy about Mr. Gabriel, the new school librarian. And, to make matters worse, her best friend Annie is falling in love with him. But when Cyn finds Mr. Gabriel in a magical containment circle, horns growing and wings flowing, she knows that she has to save Annie and get Mr. Gabriel out of her school right now!

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.

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan’s newest novel explores the character of British High Court Judge, Fiona Maye as she presides over several explosive cases. Childless, caught in a stagnant marriage, and feeling her age, Fiona decides to get personally involved in the life of Adam Henry, a seventeen-year-old leukemia victim refusing treatment on religious grounds.

Bus Trip: Visit the Plant, a Sustainable Indoor Urban Farm

Saturday, November 01, 2014, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM. $20.00.

Join the Eisenhower Gardening Club on our trip to the Plant, a sustainable food production facility inside a re-purposed industrial building. Learn about aquaponic farming and renewable energy and visit the farm stand to shop.

Bus Trip: U-505 at the Museum of Science and Industry

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM. $30.00.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the capture of the U-505, the Museum of Science and Industry offers an on-board guided tour of the submarine as well as a viewing of the Omnimax film D-day: Normandy 1944. You'll also have time to take the self-guided exhibit tour. Bring money for lunch.

Writing in the Margins: Fall 2014

One of our goals at the Eisenhower Library is to make your experience using library services as easy as possible, including the process of finding materials.

Adult Book Discussion: Frog Music

Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00 PM.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 2:00 PM.

This month's Adult Book Discussion book will be Frog Music by Emma Donoghue.

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."

Bus Trip: Gold Coast & Astor Street Walking Tour

Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. $20.00.

Discover the treasures of the Gold Coast with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Walk along Lake Shore Drive and in the Astor Street Historic District to learn about the beautiful homes, celebrated people and remarkable events of the area.

Bus Trip: Garfield Farm Museum

Friday, August 15, 2014, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. $20.00.

Discover America's prairie farm heritage at the barnyard, and brick tavern of Garfield Farm Museum in La Fox. Experience daily life in the 1840s with costumed interpreters interacting with live geese, turkeys, sheep, oxen and rare Black Java chickens.

Dorothy Must Die

Dorothy Must Die is a dark fantasy written by Danielle Paige, derived from the classic story, The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. This story focuses on Amy Gumm, a country Kansas girl who is swept away in a tornado and brought to the mythical Land of Oz.

Watch Dogs

In Watch Dogs, you play Aiden Pearce, an anarchist hacktivist who fights criminals, the government, and corporations, primarily using his smart phone.

Stumptown Volume One

Readers of contemporary detective fiction looking to experiment with the world of comics should check out Greg Rucka’s graphic novel series starring Dex Parios, a down-on-her-luck private investigator based in Portland, Oregon.

Bus Trip: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. $25.00.

120 years after the World's Columbian Exposition, the Field Museum opens its incredible collection, bringing to life one of the most spectacular events in Chicago’s history. Join us for a docent tour of the exhibit, including a meteorite so feared it was kept chained in a dungeon!