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Library Life: Sister Cities French Festival; MPPL Foundation; Drawing 101 for Teens; and Puppet Making

Discover the fun of all things French within the Sister Cities French Festival. Sit down with the President of the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation.  Observe the creative minds of teen participants in Drawing 101 For Teens. Then watch more creativity bloom at the South Branch with Puppet MakingClick here to watch.

By Carol on October 28, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Library Life: Antique Appraisals; A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust; Mad Scientists Club; and River Trails Nature Center

Discover the fascinating world of Antique Appraisals with Karl Gates. Sit down with an author as she reveals her harrowing story in Transcending Darkness: A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust.  Observe the working minds of young STEM participants in the Mad Scientists Club. Then watch as a visitor from the River Trails Nature Center engages children at the South Branch.  Click here to watch.

By Carol on August 26, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Library Life: Discover the Magic Summer Reading Program; Trash to Treasure; Teen Open Creation Session; Staff Book Picks; & The Rope Warrior

Learn about the Discover the Magic Summer Reading Program on the latest episode of Library Life.  Sit down with an interior decorator to discover ways to turn Trash to Treasure. Witness creativity in bloom during Teen Open Creation. Then experience the amazing jump rope skills of The Rope WarriorClick here to watch.

By Carol on June 24, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Library Life: Homebound Delivery Service, Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom; Coin Collecting and Appraisal; Staff Book Recommendations; and Classical Piano Magic

Learn about the Homebound Delivery Service and the volunteers who help patrons of the Library.  Sit down with a Musical Biographer to discover Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom. Explore the fascinating and oftentimes surprising actualities of Coin Collecting and Appraisal. Then experience the romantic allure of classical piano music during an Afternoon Encore performance.  Click here to watch.

By Carol on May 20, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Library Life: Encore Sings Songs “Coast to Coast;” Destination: Millennium Park; Duct Tape Crafts; Staff Book Recommendations; and The Sama Sama Project.

Enjoy the choral group Encore as they sing songs “Coast to Coast.” Sit down with an educator and tour guide to learn more about the world renowned Millennium Park.  Witness creativity in bloom during Duct Tape Crafts. Then experience the energetic Sama Sama ProjectClick here to watch.

By Carol on April 29, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Library Life: Celebrating Mount Prospect Public Library’s 70th Anniversary; Choosing Your Calories Wisely; The Lore and Lure of Spices From South Asia; and Exploring Indian Cooking

Take a walk through history and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Mount Prospect Library. Sit down with an Endocrinology and Metabolic expert to identify how to Choose Your Calories Wisely. Then take part in two Cultural Series Events: The Lore and Lure of Spices From South Asia and Exploring Indian Cooking With Anupy Singla where the spice of life is made evident by using quality spices and exploring the art of ethnic cooking. Click here to watch.

By MPPL on January 3, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Library Life: MPPL Foundation Presents Denny Diamond and the Family Jewels; Mary Todd Lincoln and Her Famous Husband, and Click & Create: Computer Animation for Kids

Hello New Year! Good-bye clutter! Get organized once and for all. Learn how on this episode of Library Life. Then, there’s something about Mary. Hear a fascinating tale of the other Lincoln. Plus meet computer whiz kids and revel in a Diamond-studded musical tribute. Click here to watch.

By Carol on January 7, 2013 Categories: Library Life

Library Life: Defamation: The Play; Homeschool Connection; Training to Be Top Dog; Going “Veg;” Autumn Traditions

Click here to watch the latest episode of Library Life,  featuring an interview with Richard Shavzin, an actor and director of Defamation: The Play, book recommendations from Library staff, tips on training your dog and on living a vegetarian life, and library visitors sharing their favorite fall activities.

By Carol on November 13, 2012 Categories: Library Life

Library Life: Antiques, Job Advice, and World Celebrations (Episode 131)

What’s It Worth? Library Life explores the fascinating world of antique appraisals. Then, discover your “return on hire.” Listen and learn how to impress your employer. Plus international experiences abound including the ancient art of henna designs and the festive music and dance of Polish Children’s Day. Click here to watch.

By Carol on July 30, 2012 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 122 – October, 2011

Green is good! Discover earth-friendly design ideas with renowned architect and author of The Not So Big House on this episode of Library Life. Then we’re off to Green Fair 2011 before wrapping up with an encore of love songs. Click here to watch.

By MPPL on October 25, 2011 Categories: Library Life