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Sign Up for Free Medicare Part D Review

November 9, 2014 – 10:33 pm |

 
Wednesday, November 19 is the day for Medicare Part D assistance in the Book Discussion Room, west entrance, first floor at the Skokie Public Library from 9:30am – 3:00pm.  Beginning Monday, November 10 you may sign up for a half hour appointment by calling the Reference Desk (847.673.3733) or stopping by in person.  Open enrollment ends December 7, 2014. Representatives from Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s office, the Village …

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Under the Cover Review: Kinda like Brothers

April 18, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Kinda like Brothers by Coe Booth Reviewed by Aisha A. Lincoln Junior High School, 7th Grade Kinda Like Brothers is an book about a boy named Jarrett and a foster kid named Kevin. Jarrett’s mom is a foster mother, and she take cares of different kids. One day she brings in Kevin and his little [...]

Under the Cover Review: Rooftoppers

April 17, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Rooftoppers by Katherin Rundel Reviewed by Aisha Ali Lincoln Junior High School, 7th Grade Rooftoppers is a adventurous book about a girl named Sophie and her guardian, Charles. Charles rescues Sophie from a shipwreck and takes her home. Sophie grows up living with Charles. People think that she is an orphan,but she believes that her [...]

Under the Cover Review: The Vault Of Dreamers

April 16, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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The Vault Of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien Reviewed by Leland M. Lincoln Junior High School, 8th Grade How would you like to go to a drama school that films everything you do with your classmates and get posted on a famous, popular television show? If this sounds exciting to you, then attending The Forge [...]

Under the Cover Review: Saving Kabul Corner

April 4, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Saving Kabul Corner by N. H. Senzai Reviewed by Gabriela A. Lincoln Junior High School, 6th Grade In the beginning of the story, Ariana– a 12 year old girl– just moved from Afghanistan to California. Her cousin Laila also just came, but she knows how to cook sew and sing. Ariana is jealous of her, [...]

Under the Cover Review: Fault Line

April 3, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Fault Line by C.Desir Reviewed by Raemari O. Lincoln Junior High School, 8th Grade Fault Line starts out as an average love story, the boy and girl meet, hang out, get to know each other, and all that stuff. Ben and Ani’s relationship ignites fast; each chapter leaves off like a cliffhanger, that you just [...]

Under the Cover Review: Brother, Brother

April 2, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Brother, Brother by Clay Carmichael Reviewed by Anna A. Lincoln Junior High School, 7th Grade Brother Grace is a seventeen year old orphan who is on a search to find out who he really is. He gets the chance to do this when his charming and enthusiastic grandmother, Mem, dies. He discovers he has a [...]

Under the Cover Review: The Nazi Hunters

March 24, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb Reviewed by Ryan T. Lincoln Junior High School, 7th Grade This book is about a group of secret agents who are trying to capture World War II Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann. The book starts with a prologue so the reader knows right away that Eichmann will probably be [...]

Under the Cover Review: If You’re Reading This

March 23, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy Reviewed by Razeen A. East Prairie School, 7th Grade If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy is about a boy named Mike Wilson who is going through high school. His dad died in the war in Afghanistan. Mike is having a hard time trying to figure out who he [...]

Under the Cover Review: The Falconer

March 22, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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The Falconer by Elizabeth May Reviewed by Brandon D. East Prairie School, 8th Grade The Falconer is a captivating tale of a young girl who is the daughter of a government official, but at night she hunts a race of human-hating faeries. If you like the steampunk era or a strong female lead, this book [...]

Under the Cover Review: Trust Me I’m Lying

March 21, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Trust Me I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer Reviewed by Imani l. Lincoln Junior High School, 8th Grade Julep Dupree tells lots of lies. She is a con artist/grifter– someone who swindles people out of money through fraud.  She is also a sophomore at St. Agatha High and skillful with disguise. One day, she comes [...]