Find
10 South Emerson, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 | 847/253-5675
Font:

Check It Out

New: Historical Fiction and Romance

Every Friday the Library will bring you short lists of buzz-worthy books in a rotating series of popular genres.

For these and other fresh reads, stop by the second floor Fiction/AV/Teen desk. While there, talk to a Readers’ Advisor about new and old titles tailored to your taste

New: Historical Fiction Books

Cover of The King's CurseCover of Song of the Shank Cover of O, Africa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory
Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen
O, Africa! by Andrew Lewis Conn

Cover of The Paying GuestsCover of The MiniaturistCover of Euphoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Euphoria by Lily King

New: Romance Books

Cover of Heroes Are My WeaknessCover of The Red BikiniCover of Long Hot Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Red Bikini by Lauren Christopher
Long, Hot Texas Summer by Carolyn Brown

Cover of The Maiden of IrelandCover of Love LettersCover of Emma, Mr. Knightley and Chili-Slaw Dogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Maiden of Ireland by Susan Wiggs
Love Letters by Debbie Macomber
Emma, Mr. Knightley and Chili-Slaw Dogby Mary Jane Hathaway

By Jenny, Readers' Advisor on September 19, 2014 Categories: Books, Historical Fiction, New Arrivals, Romance

Music: The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Cover of The Goat Rodeo SessionsBest listened to outside or going on adventures, world class musicians Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Chris Thile (mandolin), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Edgar Meyer (bass), and guest vocalist Aoife O’Donovan blend genres to create The Goat Rodeo Sessions. With its fresh sweeping strings, this bluegrass/classical quartet will make any room feel expansive. The album is as diverse as its musicians, featuring upbeat tracks like “Quarter Chicken Dark,” haunting melodies in “Franz and the Eagle,” and quick intricate pieces showing off the individuals’ technical abilities, such as in “Where’s My Bow.” While the artists come alive in the album a one-night-only live concert, The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live, is also available to check out.

By Jenny, Readers' Advisor on September 18, 2014 Categories: Music

Staff Pick: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

Marta Main PictureTen years into serving time for her mother’s murder, famous party girl Janie Jenkins is released from jail on a technicality. Everyone in Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little thinks Janie is guilty. They might be right. Janie can’t remember how she ended up next to her mother’s body covered in blood…

By Jenny, Readers' Advisor on September 16, 2014 Categories: Books, Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense, Picks by Marta, Staff Picks

Movies and TV: Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War DVD coverBefore Homeland there was Prisoners of War, and though they share a general premise, you cannot assume you know what to expect. In the original Israeli series, two POWs return home after seventeen years in captivity. Seventeen years. Time enough that one soldier faces teenage children who don’t know him at all, while his comrade is confronted with a fiancée who has since married his brother. A third hostage returns in a coffin, but his sister sees and hears him as if he survived. Extraordinary in its quiet, tense moments, Prisoners of War is a complex and provocative exploration of the effects of torture, suspicion, and the struggle to reintegrate into both family and society.

By MPPL on September 15, 2014 Categories: Movies and TV

New: Fiction and Nonfiction Books

Every Friday the Library will bring you short lists of buzz-worthy books in a rotating series of popular genres.

For these and other fresh reads, stop by the second floor Fiction/AV/Teen desk. While there, talk to a Readers’ Advisor about new and old titles tailored to your taste.

New: Fiction Books

Cover of The Children Act Cover of A Life of Intercepted Cover of 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Children Act by Ian McEwan
A Life Intercepted 
by Charles Martin
2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

Cover of Awakening of Miss PrimCover of Everything I Never Told YouCover of Narrow Road to the Deep North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
The Narrow Road to the Deep North  by Richard Flanagan

New: Nonfiction Books

  Cover of The RooseveltsWhat If?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

 

Brown Girl DreamingNFdaring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Rewire  by Richard O’Connor
Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things by David Rose
Daring: My Passages by Gail Sheehy

By Jenny, Readers' Advisor on September 12, 2014 Categories: Books, New Arrivals, Nonfiction

Fiction: Boomerang by Noelle August

Cover of BoomerangFun and flirty, Boomerang is told in the alternating perspectives of Mia and Ethan, two driven interns ready to start their careers at the new millennial dating website Boomerang.com. At a bar the night before the internship begins, Mia and Ethan accidentally meet and instantly connect. Their fantasy is short-lived as they learn the next morning they are competitors for a full-time position being offered to the best intern, and Boomerang.com has a strict policy against dating coworkers. While the couples’ forbidden chemistry is the story’s main focus, Noelle August also takes readers through the trials of finding a place in the world post-college in this energetic New Adult novel.

By Jenny, Readers' Advisor on September 11, 2014 Categories: Books

Staff Pick: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Diane D. staff picks photo“I just love finding new places to wear diamonds,” said Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  Director Howard Hawks’ style and Jane Russell’s sharp delivery, with Marilyn’s iconic performance of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” make this female buddy film a lighthearted pleasure.

By MPPL on September 9, 2014 Categories: Movies and TV, Picks by Diane, Staff Picks

Fiction: Peaches for Monsieur le Curé by Joanne Harris

Peaches for Monsieur le Cure book coverSomeone once told me that, in France alone, a quarter of a million letters are delivered every year to the dead…What she didn’t tell me is that sometimes the dead write back.

These lines set the tone for a dramatic visit to Lansquenet, a rural village in France. Vianne Rochet, known for near-magical skills with chocolate, returns after an eight-year absence in response to a letter she receives from a deceased friend. The formerly Catholic village now contains a sizable Moroccan population, and the town is straining to contain two distinct communities. Peaches for Monsieur le Curé (or Peaches for Father Francis) by Joanne Harris has been honored as the 2014-2015 selection for the Suburban Mosaic program, which seeks to foster cultural understanding through literature. Ultimately, it is a wonderful story that blends enchantment and real-life conflict in a way that will touch our hearts and remind us what we all have in common.

By MPPL on September 8, 2014 Categories: Books

New: Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense

Every Friday the Library will bring you short lists of buzz-worthy books in a rotating series of popular genres.

For these and other fresh reads, stop by the second floor Fiction/AV/Teen desk. While there, talk to a Readers’ Advisor about new and old titles tailored to your taste.

New: Mystery Books

Cover of Gone Dead TrainCover of Death of PieCover of Murder in the Telephone Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner
The Death of Pie by Tamar Myers
• Murder in the Telephone Exchange by June Wright

Cover of A Little Night MurderCover of The Secret PlaceCover of Canyon Sacrifice

The Secret Place by Tana French
Canyon Sacrifice by Scott Graham
A Little Night Murder by Nancy Martin

New: Thrillers and Suspense

Cover of Ice ShearCover of Peter Pan Must DieCover of The Beast in the Red Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Shear by M. P. Cooley
Peter Pan Must Die by John Verdon
The Beast in the Red Forest by Sam Eastland

Cover of A Colder WarCover of The WolfCover of Haunted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Colder War by Charles Cumming
The Wolf by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Haunted by Kay Hooper

By MPPL on September 5, 2014 Categories: Books, Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense, New Arrivals

Fiction: The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn

Shane Kuhn shows that Cover image of The Intern's Handbook just about anyone can be an assassin in the violent humorous thriller The Intern’s Handbook. Human Resources Inc., a company that trains assassins and inserts them into businesses as interns, is sending John Lago out to a law firm for his last mission before he retires at the age of 25. Written as if a real handbook, Lago shares his killer advice as he navigates a complex mission. Not only does Lago have to compete to keep his internship while maintaining a low profile, but he must manage unknown assassins, a ruthless handler, a sexy FBI agent, and the ever pressing question: what to do after retiring.

By MPPL on September 4, 2014 Categories: Books, Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense