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If you have a La Grange library card, you can check out an iPad. Read or listen to some of the current best sellers, stream a video or an eMagazine, Don't have WiFi at home? Check out a hotspot too.

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, September 06, 2018
Goodnight, Irene Goodnight, Irene

by Jan Burke

Former journalist, Irene Kelly, has settled uncomfortably into a new career in public relations when her life is shaken by the murder of her former colleague, O’Connor. Irene believes the murder resulted from an unsolved case that O’Connor resurrected annually, that of the body of a pregnant young woman found on the beach in 1955, missing hands and feet, for which O’Connor may… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services August 21, 2018
My Hero Academia My Hero Academia

by Kohei Horikoshi

Izuku Midoriya feels powerless. 80 percent of the world's population has superpowers known as “Quirks,” but Poor Izuku has no Quirk. This doesn't stop him from wanting to be a superhero and studying at U.A. High School, which specializes in developing powers. However, luck is on Izuku’s side when the greatest hero of all, named All Might, sees potential in Izuku and shares some… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services August 21, 2018
The City of Ember The City of Ember

by Jeanne DuPrau

Just over 200 years before the start of the book, The Builders write instructions for the citizens of Ember about how to escape their world. Friends Lina and Doon know that the increasingly common blackouts and supply shortages mean that they urgently need to find a way to save their city where all light comes from light bulbs and messages are carried across town by people. Lina stumbles across… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services August 21, 2018
City of Thieves City of Thieves

by David Benioff

During the Siege of Leningrad, 19-year old Lev, arrested for looting, and Kolya, a Russian Army deserter, are offered a chance to save their lives by finding a dozen eggs for the wedding cake of the colonel’s daughter. The quest leads them from the city through the even more dangerous countryside where they deal with German officers and partisan resistance fighters. The audio version of… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services July 26, 2018
The young champion's mind : how to think, train, and thrive like an elite athlete The young champion's mind : how to think, train, and thrive like an elite athlete

by Jim Afremow

Jim Afremow is a sports psychologist known for his book The Champion’s Mind. He has worked with elite professional athletes and Olympians. His newest book is geared toward high school and middle school students and covers how to balance school and sports, playing on a team and making long-term progress. Afremow knows that a good athlete must be of sound mind, body and spirit, making this… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services July 26, 2018
Ahimsa Ahimsa

by Supriya Kelkar

Ahimsa is filled with female empowerment, hope, family and the power of non-violent resistance. Set in a fictional town in India in 1942, the freedom fighters with Mahatma Gandhi are trying to overthrow British rule. Anjali's mother decides to join the movement, and through her mother’s work and sacrifice for the movement, Anjali’s learns the importance of equality and civil… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services July 26, 2018
Invitation to a Bonfire Invitation to a Bonfire

by Adrienne Celt

Zoya Andropova, a young girl without family and a recent refugee from the Soviet Union, struggles to fit in at a New Jersey boarding school during the 1920s. Zoya later becomes curator of the school’s exotic plant conservatory and leads a solitary existence until she falls for Russian author Leo Orlov, a married professor with elevated status. This artfully written noir is full of clever… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services July 26, 2018
Save the Date Save the Date

by Morgan Matson

Dum dum da dummm, it’s a wedding! Charlie’s older sister, Linnie, is getting married. Charlie can’t wait to get the family together one last time before their parents sell the family home and she heads to college. It’s been forever since the five siblings have been together at one time. It’s going to be a perfect weekend…or so she thinks! The chaos that… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services July 26, 2018
The Serpent's Secret The Serpent's Secret

by Sayantani DasGupta

On the morning of her 12th birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular 6th grader living in New Jersey. That is until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories, including how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and that she comes from a secret place not of this world. An excellent… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services July 26, 2018
The Darkest Minds The Darkest Minds

by Alexandra Bracken

Ruby is a survivor. Unlike most kids in the United States who died from disease, Ruby lived. She now has special powers that she can’t control. The government sent her to a “rehabilitation camp,” but they can’t keep her down. She manages to escape and finds an entire group of teens who have powers too. Read the dystopian novel now and catch the movie being released on… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services July 26, 2018
In my heart : a book of feelings In my heart : a book of feelings

by Jo Witek

Happy, brave, heartbroken, shy—In My Heart explores them all. The book follows a small, vibrant child as she describes many different feelings through metaphors and colorful illustrations. With lyrical but direct language, it is a book for anyone—of any age—who is seeking to recognize and articulate their emotions. Kids will connect to the main character as she calmly floats… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services July 26, 2018
The Fisher Boy The Fisher Boy

by Stephen Anable

Who killed Ian? Is there a connection to the cult living in an abandoned art colony in the woods near Truro? Cape Cod is overrun this summer by Swedish children connected to the cult and some unpleasant white supremacists. Mark, the last person to see Ian alive, learns a secret tying him more closely to Ian. Mark and his mostly gay group of friends try to solve Ian’s murder while learning… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services March 06, 2018
Vincent and Theo Vincent and Theo

by Deborah Heiligman

Most people know Vincent Van Gogh, but without his brother Theo, there might not have been a Starry Night. Theo was Vincent’s closest confidant, and this book delves into a relationship that included writing over 600 letters to each other. Theo, a gallery owner, was key in promoting Vincent’s talent. Although great fame eluded him during his life, the emotional and financial support… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services March 06, 2018
Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

by Alice Briere-Haquet

In this beautiful and simple picture book, readers learn about Simone’s childhood as she shares her stories with her daughter. The illustrations throughout the book bring to life Simone’s love for music, as well as her desire to stand up for her beliefs. Recommended for reading aloud with children in preschool-3rd grade, but kids of all ages and adults will fall in love with this… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services March 06, 2018
iPod Nano iPod Nano

Listen to an Audiobook

If you have a La Grange library card, you can check out the iPod Nano and listen to some of the current best sellers, including: Dragon teeth, Michael Crichton Same beach, next year, Frank, Dorothea Benton Woman in the window, Finn, A. J. Camino Island, Grisham, John Into the water, Hawkins, Paula Little fires everywhere, Ng, Celeste Come sundownRoberts, Nora Hillbilly elegy, Vance, J.… Continue

Chuck Johnson Recommended by Chuck Johnson Digital Services Coordinator, February 27, 2018
Frogkisser! Frogkisser!

by Garth Nix

Evil Duke Rikard likes to turn people into frogs, and that’s not even his worst quality. When the Duke decides to take over the Kingdom, pushing aside the rightful heir, Princess Anya rallies to save the day. With a magical potion and a kiss, Anya is able to reverse the frog curse. This earns her the nickname Frogkisser. But it’s going to take more than a few kisses to overthrow the… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services February 27, 2018
The Perfect Score The Perfect Score

by Rob Buyea

Told by five members of the 6th grade class at Lakeview Middle School, this story is proof that standardized testing isn’t the most important thing that happens in your first year of middle school. When the teacher they were supposed to have is unexpectedly unable to start the year, ancient Mrs. Wood returns from retirement to be their teacher. She looks old, dresses old, and sounds old,… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services February 27, 2018