Eisenhower's romance book discussion group, The Red Feather Society, meets on the second Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. We read a lot of books and love sharing what we've been reading with each other. Please join us.
Eisenhower's Adult Book Discussion group meets the first Monday of every month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm and the following Tuesday from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Wide ranging book choices and discussions will keep you excited and energized about reading. Copies of each month's book are available in regular, large type, audio and eBook formats at the Library Services Desk.
Want more? Take a look at our list of previous titles and our blog below for upcoming books.
This coming Thursday, parents of pre-readers are invited to review research relating to pre-literacy skills and how they drive future academic success. You'll go home with ideas for adding literacy-building skills to your family time.
Children may attend if necessary.
Register online or by contacting Kids World.
Registration for Summer Reading is now open for all patrons ranging from 12 years old and younger.
Get your 'Reading Ticket' at the Kids Desk and start logging in the minutes you spend reading. Starting June 11th, you may come once a week to turn in your ‘Reading Ticket’ to earn a prizes.
Read as much as you can! There will be a weekly prize for each time you turn in your 'Reading Ticket.' Reach an overall total of 500 minutes to get a certificate, one book prize, and one raffle ticket or Ice Cream Social Pass. Total 1,000 minutes and earn a second book prize.
You don’t have to only read print Library books. Books on CD, Playaways, Nooks, and downloadable e-books all count towards your Summer Reading minutes. If you read a book aloud, all the listeners can also record the time in their Summer Reading logs. You can even read the same book again and again!
If you don’t like a book, you don’t have to finish it. Write down how long you were reading it, and move to the next one. It’s the minutes that count!
Storytime from Space is exactly what it promises to be. Astronauts have been recorded reading different space and science themed picture books while on the International Space Station. These readings have been posted online for you to enjoy as part of a project of the Global Space Education Foundation in conjuction with other organizations including NASA.
So far 12 videos have been posted ranging from 8 minutes to 20 minutes. The varying lengths of the book selections do cause the recommended age of the listener to vary from preschool through early elementary depending on the video. However, the lark of hearing a story from space is something that might appeal to a wider range of audience- no matter the book chosen.
Visit Storytime from Space official website
Celeste, Kids World
What happens when a dinosaur grows up in a duck family? They all swim, fish, learn to share and find their way by the stars. But what happens when the duck family have to fly south? In this sweet story, the readers will learn that being different can be a good thing.
Recommended for lower elementary school readers.
Victoria, Kids World
"Frank likes being a spider. He likes making beautiful webs..."
Until one day when Frank wakes up without a leg! Frank doesn't know what to do, he's now a seven legged spider and is not even sure if he is a spider anymore. So he sets out to find his missing leg.
Frank is determined to be the spider he was once before but encounters new challenges along the way. Join Frank on his journey to discover what it means to be a spider. This picture book would be enjoyed as a read aloud for listeners ranging from 2 years old through early elementary students.
Find Frank the Seven-Legged Spider in the Library.
Gilly, Kids World
“Papa, Mama, and bonny Baby hoisted themselves onto the main deck and headed straight for their breakfast. ‘Shiver me timbers, someone’s been eating me gruel!’ Papa boomed.”
Brush up on your pirate lingo with this new refreshing tale of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” When papa, mama and baby pirate row back to their ship with fresh water in tow they find that someone used some of their things, but wait, did she fix them too?
Readers who are familiar with the original tale would love this new twist! Recommended for early elementary school pirates!
Victoria, Kids World
"Good, honest, educated people... had 'surrendered themselves to belief in the most monstrous fiction.'"
Harry Houdini is arguably the best escape artist and one of the most famous magicians in America's history. Magic and ghosts- one would think they would go hand in hand, but Harry Houdini proved they are a combustive mix. Brokenhearted at the death of his mother, Houdini sought to understand the afterlife, and so began his fascination with mediums and believers of Spiritualism. However, his fascination became a zealous pursuit of frauds, which led to the severing of friendships. "If convincing evidence is brought forward I will be the first to acknowledge my mistake."
There have been many biographies on Houdini for readers of all ages. What makes this particular work so unique and interesting is that it focuses on Houdini's investigations of ghosts and mediums. The book delves into the history of Houdini and the rise (and falls) of Spiritualism, with side notes and relevant photographs of the time.
This nonfiction work is perfect for upper elementary and middle school readers who are interested in investigation processes or ghosts in general. It also serves as a great reminder in this digital age that you cannot always believe what you see and keeping an open mind does not mean turning off your mind.
Find The Magician and the Spirits in the Library
Celeste, Kids World