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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: The Other Side of Free

March 1, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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The Other Side of Free by Krista Russel Reviewed by Derek D. East Prairie School, 7th Grade The Other Side of Free is an extraordinary book about a runaway slave and his troubles. Jem, a young boy, escapes to Fort Mose to fight for the Spanish King in exchange for his freedom. I recommend this [...]

Under the Cover Review: Leaving China: An Artists Paints His World War II Childhood

February 28, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Leaving China: An Artists Paints His World War II Childhood by James McMullan Reviewed by Ani S. East Prairie School, 7th Grade Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood, by James McMullan, is about the memories of Chinese-born, Irish-Brit James McMullan during World War II. Many may find his childhood background very [...]

Under the Cover Review: Ore: The Foundry’s Edge

February 27, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Ore: The Foundry’s Edge by Cam Baity, Benny Zelkowicz Reviewed by Kieran M.L. East Prairie School, 7th Grade I think the book Ore: The Foundry’s Edge is a terrific book. It intertwines different elements of a story to create a rope of powerful figurative writing. Each strand of this rope is another character, descriptive word, [...]

Under the Cover Review: Resistance

February 25, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Resistance by Jenna Black Reviewed by Maeve S. Old Orchard Junior High School, 8th Grade In the next Replica novel, Resistance, by Jenna Black, Nadia and Nate continue to fight against Nate’s father, the ruler of Paxco, Chairman Hayes, after the Chairman murdered Nate, and then created a replica of him. Luckily, Nadia and Nate have [...]

Under the Cover Review: In Real Life

February 24, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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In Real Life by Cory Doctorow Reviewed by Serena T. Old Orchard Junior High School, 8th Grade In Real Life, written by Cory Doctorow and drawn by Jen Wang, is a graphic novel filled with beautiful illustrations and awesome characters. It starts with a high schooler, named Anda, who is given the chance to play [...]

Under the Cover Review: In Real Life

February 24, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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In Real Life by Cory Doctorow Reviewed by Serena T. Old Orchard Junior High School, 8th Grade In Real Life, written by Cory Doctorow and drawn by Jen Wang, is a graphic novel filled with beautiful illustrations and awesome characters. It starts with a high schooler, named Anda, who is given the chance to play [...]

Under the Cover Review: Noggin

February 23, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Noggin by John Corey Whaley Reviewed by Alex A. East Praire School, 8th Grade Life is difficult for a boy who is constantly living in the past. In the book Noggin by John Corey Whaley, Travis Coates is a sixteen-year-old boy with leukemia. After trying all possible options, Dr. Lloyd Saranson comes to Travis and [...]

Under the Cover Review: The Dark Unwinding

February 22, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron Reviewed by Emilie L. Old Orchard Junior High School, 8th Grade The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron features a young woman, Katherine Tulman, under the strict rule of her aunt in the mid-1800′s. She is sent to her wealthy uncle to proclaim him mentally unstable and collect his riches, [...]

Under the Cover Review: The One Safe Place

February 22, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth Reviewed by Lukas M. Old Orchard Junior High School, 8th Grade In The One Safe Place, by Tania Unsworth, the protagonist, Devin, is forced to leave his secluded farm in search of the city. This is no easy feat, considering that the planet has been scorched by the [...]

Under the Cover Review: Zac & Mia

February 20, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Zac & Mia by A. J. Betts Reviewed by Eshana P. Old Orchard Junior High School, 8th Grade Zac & Mia, by A. J. Betts, follows two teenagers who meet each other in a hospital after being diagnosed with cancer. Zac, who tries to find faith for his own survival through the statistics of cancer [...]