Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

In 1946, Laura McAllan struggles to raise children without electricity or running water on her husband’s failing Mississippi Delta farm. As the war comes to an end, two young men return to work the land.

Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is …


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Virtual Bus Trip: Rockefeller Chapel

Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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I-Spy: The Letter C

How many things can you find that start with the letter C? Can you find more at your house? Can you send us a photo?

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The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

“Lord our God, hear my prayer, the prayer of my heart. Bless the largeness inside me, no matter how I fear it. Bless my reed pens and my inks. Bless the words I write. May they be beautiful in your


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Eight Musician’s Autobiographies

What better way explore the history of popular music than through the words of those who experienced it first hand? Here’s eight great musician’s memoirs that allow singers, songwriters, and performers tell their own stories.

Cash by Johnny CashHe …


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Virtual Bus Trip: American Writers Museum

Wednesday, August 05, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

“The books I read were the dark kind—about scary things like disappearances and murders, especially the true ones. While other kids read J. K. Rowling, I read Stephen King. While other kids did history reports about the Civil War, I


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Learning Success with Tutor.com Webinars

All throughout the summer, Tutor.com, our partner in one-on-one tutoring and career coaching for Eisenhower card holders, is hosting free webinars for students, parents, and the wider learning community.

From preschoolers to college students, registering for these online seminars …


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BYO Book Club Recommendations

At the last meeting of the Bring Your Own Book Club, a bunch of librarians and a few patrons chatted about books we’ve all been reading lately. Looks like we’ll be doing it again on August 14th.Here’s all the …


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I-Spy: The Letter A

How many things can you find that start with the letter A? Can you find more at your house? Can you send us a photo?

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August 2020 LibraryReads List

Every month at libraryreads.org, librarians across the county nominate their favorite books. Whichever books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list. Place holds now to get these sure-to-be popular books as soon as possible after they're released ...


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Virtual Bus Trip: Chicago’s Fine Arts Building

Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

We can't take bus trips right now but, thanks to the internet, we can explore the world from the comfort of our homes. Every Wednesday, we're presenting a series of links to cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond.

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Learning Success with Tutor.com Webinars

All throughout the summer, Tutor.com, our partner in one-on-one tutoring and career coaching for Eisenhower card holders, is hosting free webinars for students, parents, and the wider learning community.

From preschoolers to college students, registering for these online seminars …


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I-Spy: The Letter L

How many things starting with the letter "S" can you find in this picture? What "S" things can you find in your house or yard? Can you send us a photo?

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