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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 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 [...]

Under the Cover Review: The Look

March 20, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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The Look by Sophia Bennett Reviewed by Naaz K. Old Orchard Junior High School, 8th Grade In the realistic fiction book, The Look, Sophia Bennett tells a tale of two sisters, Ava and Ted Trout, who are both fighting their own battles. The whole Trout family is shocked when a modeling agency offers Ted a [...]

Under the Cover Review: Edison’s Alley

March 19, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Edison’s Alley by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman Reviewed by Jaynard F. East Prairie School, 7th Grade Edison’s Alley is the second book in the Accelerati Trilogy and picks up immediately where the first book, Tesla’s Attic, leaves off. Nick is a 14 year old boy who is trying to track down the components of [...]

Under the Cover Review: Temple Run Run For Your Life: Jungle Trek

March 18, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Temple Run: Jungle Trek by Chase Wilder Reviewed by Ahmed K. East Prairie School, 6th Grade Temple Run: Jungle Trek is an outstanding book. I would recommend it for seven year olds and above. I like the book, because it allows you to pick what you want to do. The book is based on the [...]

Under the Cover Review: Level 2

March 17, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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Level 2 by Lenore Applehans Reviewed by Liana V.A. East Prairie School, 7th Grade Felicia Ward is a teenage girl with a scarred past, but she just can’t seem to get things to go her way until she finds Neil. Everything seems to change when Neil enters her life. Suddenly, all of that collapses the [...]

Under the Cover Review: The Glass Casket

March 16, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman Reviewed by Kelly Z. East Prairie School, 7th Grade The novel, The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman is a very unique take on the fairy tale of Snow White. It begins with five riders coming to Rowan’s village and disappearing. When their bodies are found, it is evident that [...]

Under the Cover Review: The Glass Casket

March 16, 2015 – 7:00 am |
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The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman Reviewed by Kelly Z. East Prairie School, 7th Grade The novel, The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman is a very unique take on the fairy tale of Snow White. It begins with five riders coming to Rowan’s village and disappearing. When their bodies are found, it is evident that [...]