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Blood Hunt by Ian Rankin

An excellent standalone thriller by Rankin, who really, I feel, ranks as one of the top thriller writers, in addition to being a top-notch mystery writer as well, of the Rebus detective series. Taking place mostly in California , but also moves to London and Scotland , the main character, Gordon, here is a former […]

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Invictus

As with other films, the background I have about this film was limited. South Africa — nada. Rugby — less than nada. But, it’s an Eastwood film and it has two of my favorite actors, so what the heck. And, boy, what a great film. Morgan Freeman does a spectular job of playing Mandela…he’s less […]

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Rock the Boat!

We’ve got three local teen bands lined up to play live at the library on June 18.  Blame the Dog, winner of last year’s virtual battle of the bands is back!  Joining them are Illusion and Southern Fear. Help us kick off our “Make Waves” summer programming lineup!  Register by calling at 847-663-1234 or visiting […]

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Make Waves this summer by reading!

Our Summer Reading Club begins Monday, June 7.  Register at the Fiction (lower level) or Reference  (2nd level) desks. It’s really simple: just for tell us what you read over the summer by filling out a reading log.  You can read whatever you want. Get prizes when you sign up and turn in a log. […]

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Wild Ride

Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer manage to do it again in their latest book Wild Ride. With action, adventure, and quirky characters, the paranormal storyline take the reader on one heck of a trip. Dreamland, an old amusement park in Ohio, needs some work. Mab has been working her butt off restoring the park to […]

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Valentine’s Day

Not being the biggest fan of multiple vignette movies, I didn’t have high expectations here. I find that usually, in vignette ensemble movies like this one, ala Short Cuts, Crash, I get so upset with one story that no matter what is happening in the others, I lose interest in the whole thing. But, this […]

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