A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Meg Murry's family is the talk of the town. Her father has been missing for years, off on some kind of mysterious, scientific mission for the government. Her mother is so beautiful and smart everyone thinks she's wasting her life waiting for her husband to come home. Her little brother Charles Wallace is a weirdo.


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After Hours Teen Time: Back to the Future

Friday, January 13th, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

Hang out in the library after everyone else has gone home. Eat pizza, create a personal time capsule for your future self with artist Jessica Van Swol, and watch Back to the Future. When high school student Marty McFly is accidentally sent into the past, he must get home in a time-traveling DeLorean.


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Writing in the Margins: Winter 2016/2017

As anyone who has lived in the Midwest knows, winter is a time of hibernation for residents. Nothing sounds better than cozying up with a blanket, a hot beverage, and enjoying a book or a movie, listening to a new album, or binge-watching your favorite show.


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How to Read Like Rory Gilmore

Your favorite idiosyncratic family of fast-talking ladies is back with Netflix's revival of Gilmore Girls. If you weren't a fan during its original 2000-2007 run, you're probably not going to be interested in the four all new, ten-years-later, 90 minute episodes available to view on Netflix starting today. If you were a fan, you probably know that single mom Lorelai Gilmore was raising her teenage daughter to be quite a bookworm. Over the course of the shows seven seasons, Rory read or talked about 339 specific books.


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Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

Aspen Quick can take from you and you’ll never know. Had to much to drink? Take someone’ sobriety. Want the girl? Touch her and take the memory of her boyfriend.


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Writing in the Margins: Fall 2016

Things are continuing to change at Eisenhower. We’re creating a new teen space, expanding study rooms, and continuing to offer exceptional programming. In fact, our programming is so successful that programs fill up and people often find themselves on waiting lists.


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Serendipity’s Footsteps by Suzanne Nelson

Dalya is a shoemaker’s daughter living in Berlin in the 1930s. Dayla is also Jewish. She’s finally received permission to design her own shoes, a pair of pink heels with silken ribbons decorated with embroidered roses. She plans to wear them if she ever gets married.


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Writing in the Margins: Winter 2016

My last newsletter column focused on how Eisenhower has the best customer loyalty program around. Over the last few months, we’ve added even more services available specifically to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.


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Writing in the Margins: Fall 2015

It seems like almost every store has a loyalty program. There are some good ones out there. I am a fan of the Ulta and Sephora loyalty programs. Fannie Schmoe’s Bakery has offered a punch card that rewards customers after so many visits. However, the issue with many loyalty programs is that they track your purchases. Author Cory Doctorow has called this “putting a premium on privacy.” In other words, discounts are only offered when you agree to disclose some of your personal information.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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Watch Dogs

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


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Bandette: Presto by Paul Tobin

Bandette is the world’s greatest thief. She’s also a costumed teenager who uses her skills to not only thwart, but also to assist the police. Now an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead. Will she and her band of misfit street urchins survive?


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Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

The young adult novel, Man Made Boy tells a tale of trolls and nymphs, robots and dragons, living throughout the United States, and having to hide from the non-magical public.


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