I Will Save You
The Queen of Water
Carter’s Big Break
Fade to Black
Let The Sky Fall
In the Memory of the Map
To do your own book spine poetry, just take some books and stack them so their spines create poetry! You can create anything you want! Try it out and comment the poem on our blog to share the fun!!!
Jennifer Bradbury: Shift- When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek the summer after graduating and only one returns, the FBI wants to know what happened.
Brent Crawford: Carter Finally Gets It- Awkward freshman Will Carter endures many painful moments during his first year of high school before realizing that nothing good comes easily, focus is everything, and the payoff is usually incredible.
Mark Crilley: Brody’s Ghost 1-3- Brody, a broken-down street musician, finds his world changed forever when he meets Talia, a teenage ghost who asks him if he will help her complete the task that allows her to gain entrance into heaven.
Matt de la Pena: Mexican White Boy- Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County, California.
Alex Flinn: Beastly- A modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.
Laura Resau: Jade Notebook- After down-to-earth Zeeta and her flighty mother, Layla, settle in the idyllic beachside town of Mazunte, Mexico, where Zeeta’s true love, Wendell, has an internship photographing rare sea turtles, Zeeta discovers that paradise has its dark side as she and Wendell dig deeper to unearth her elusive father’s past.
You can check these out at your local library and then come meet the authors at Litworks!
Matt de la Pena- Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican White Boy, We were Here, I Will Save You
Jennifer Bradbury- Wrapped, Shift
Brent Crawford- Carter Finally Gets it, Carter’s Big Break Carter’s Unfocused, One-Track Mind
Alex Flinn- Beastly, Beastly: Lindy’s Diary, Bewitching, Cloaked, A Kiss in Time, Fade to Black, Diva, Breaking Bad, Breathing Underwater, Nothing to Lose
Laura Resau- The Jade Notebook, The Indigo Notebook, The Ruby Notebook, What the Moon Saw, Red Glass, Queen of Water
Mark Crilley- Brody’s Ghost vol, 1-3; Miki Falls: Spring, Miki Falls: Summer, Miki Falls: Autumn, Miki Falls: Winter, Akiko on the Planet Smoo
Eisenhower Library is located at 4613 N. Oketo Harwood Heights IL.
***Students in grade school and high school get in for free, adults must pay $5.00
Litowrks is a teen reading workshop where teens and adults can come and meet amazing authors. The workshop begins at 9 am and starts with an open author panel that allows everyone to hear about the authors and their writings, as well as ask questions. We move from Eisenhower to Ridgewood high school (rides will not be provided) where there will be pizza, soft drinks and water. After lunch the authors will have their own panels where everyone can go and listen to their works and ask even more questions. There will be 45 minutes for each of the three sessions. After all the sessions are through everyone will meet in the school library for an all author book signing session. At the book signing, you can also buy the books of your favorite authors and get them signed.
For more information about the authors and the workshop, go to: http://ridgewood.cyberschool.com/District/Department/98-Library/1928-Litworks.html
This section has been around for as long as the library itself, but with new collections and a helpful sign, it’s easier to find and access for all those in need of assistance. It can be found just behind the Young Adult section next to the Classics. If you still have trouble follow the signs posted at the end of the columns.
Just a brief glimpse into the happenings at Eisenhower Library. These are a few pictures from the button decorating that took place a few weeks back.
Those of you out there that are good with technology we got a fun summer project idea: submit your own book trailer! You’ve seen trailers for all the new movies coming out this summer, but did you know that people make film style trailers like that for books too!? Here are links to a few you can check out. Then, try to make your own for your favorite book! Keep it on file, it might come in handy later, after all making a book trailer is a very popular English project! The best made, most entertaining book trailer wins! Winners will be posted on our blog!
Our pets look sooooo adorableeeeeeeeeeee playing in our back yard winter wonderlands, submit a video or picture of your pet(s) playing in the snow and we will determine which is the cutest of all! All winners will be posted on our blog!
—–Check out these videos of cute animals playing in the snow to get inspired!
Sudoku is a strategic puzzle game in which you fill in a number one through nine into the spaces provided.
The is only ONE correct answer.
To learn more about the insturctions, history, or watch some instructional videos visit: http://learntoplaysudoku.net/
For those of you that already know how to play - can you solve this puzzle?
Some times it is hard to eat healthy when all you are craving is junk food, so here are some recipes to help you stick to your nutritional goals while satisfying your cravings at the same time. Most are super easy( but ask an adult before handling sharp kitchen tools and the stove or oven) to make and contain tips and tricks that cut sodium and fat such as: baking instead of frying, using cheese made from skim milk, using leaner cuts of meat, and incorporating veggies, whole grains and more nutritious substitutions!
We’ve all seen then, read them, and laughed for minutes or hours at them. Meme’s are everywhere and are made for almost every subject you can think of. Submit your favorite (appropriate) meme or one of your own creation! We will pick several of the funniest memes and post them up for you to vote for! Here are some of our favorites, send us yours so we can determine THE GREATEST MEME OF ALL!
CubeeCraft is a fun online site that offers many different projects drawn in their own style called “Cubees.” Cubees can be built by printing them out on a printer, and then cutting them out. No glue or tape is required. The site contains the schematics for all sorts of Cubees from Space Ghost to the Companion Cube. It even has Cubees from one of my favorite new anime series, Gurren Lagann.
All in all, if you’re looking for a fun craft, print out a few Cubees.