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Library Life Episode 118

  • Pride and Prejudice: A Live Performance by Radio Players West
  • Interview with Wayne Gerdes, owner and administrator of Clean and presenter of Hypermiling:Techniques for Fuel Efficient Driving on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Design Your Own Comic
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Blood of Ambroseby James Enge
  • Youth Book Recommendation: One-Handed Catchby MJ Auch
  •  Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros/Children’s Day, Book Day
  • What is your favorite summer tradition? Why? Visitors to the Library share their summertime best.
By MPPL on June 1, 2011 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 117

  • A Midsummer’s Knight Read
  • Interview with Greg Peerbolte, executive director of the Mount Prospect Historical Society and author of Randhurst: Suburban Chicago’s Grandest Shopping Mall. Peerbolte will present The Architect Behind Randhurst Mall: Victor Gruen on Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Snapshot Day
  • Adult  Book Recommendation: The Weird Sistersby Eleanor Brown
  • Youth  Book Recommendation: The Trader’s Gateby Avi
  • LEGO Medieval Mania
  • What is your favorite memory of Randhurst Mall? Visitors to the Library share their most-memorable mall moments.
By MPPL on May 1, 2011 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 116

By MPPL on April 1, 2011 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 115

  • Duct Tape Creations
  • Interview with Beth Randall, certified professional organizer and presenter of the April 5 program,Garage Sale Success. This program is part ofMoney Smart Week, a series of programs designed to help people of all ages save, spend, and borrow wisely.
  • 30-minute Chocolate Desserts
  • Adult  Book Recommendation: War by Sebastian Junger
  • Youth  Book Recommendation: The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow
  • A Musical Journey, Wiggleworms-style!
  • How do the resources of this library enrich you? Visitors share their stories.
By MPPL on March 1, 2011 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 114

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • Interview with Craig Pfannkuche, genealogist and presenter of the March 19 program, Dealing With Bad Guys in One’s Family Tree.
  • Culinary Knife Skills
  • Adult  Book Recommendation: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Youth  Book Recommendation: The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker
  • Smarty Pants’ Wild About Reading Balloon Show
  • Who is your most notable ancestor? Visitors to the Library share their family connections!
By MPPL on February 1, 2011 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 113

  • Read Up A Storm!
  • Interview with Bob Podgorski, manager of Extension Services at Harper College and presenter of the March 21 program, Reenergize Your Job Campaign.
  • Handcraft a Beaded Necklace and Earring Set: Jewelry Workshop
  • Adult  Book Recommendation: Dog Walks Man: A Six-Legged Odyssey by John Zeaman
  • Youth  Book Recommendation: Countdown by Deborah Wiles
  • Sea Beast Puppet Company Presents “Surf and Turf”
  • What is your favorite type of chocolate? Visitors to the Library answer oh so sweetly!
By MPPL on December 1, 2010 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 112

  • Who Is Amy?
  • Interview with Cindy Stec, a professional organizer and presenter of the January 11 program, Escape from Clutter.
  • Book Crossing Celebration: Sister Cities Intercontinental Book Discussion
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Guys Read: Funny Business edited by John Scieszka
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Green Like God by Jonathan Merritt
  • No Oven? No Problem With These No-bake Treats
  • What is your 2011 New Years Resolution? Visitors to the Library have the answers!
By MPPL on Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 111

  • Celebrate the Season With Whole Foods Market – Gather round for the table for some fabulous holiday recipes.
  • Creative Paper Crafts for the Holidays
  • Youth Book Recommendation: The Magic Half  by Annie Barrows
  • Adult Book Recommendation: The Mom & Pop Store by Robert Spector
  • Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America
  • The Mount Prospect High School Madrigals: A Holiday Concert
By MPPL on November 1, 2010 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 110

  • Storytime Favorites@ the Farmers’ Market
  • Interview with Melissa Tanner, a paranormal investigator and presenter at the October 26 program, Paranormal 101: An Introduction for the Novice Ghost Hunter.
  • Mad Scientists Club
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Moving Day  by Ralph Fletcher
  • Adult  Book Recommendation: Sophia Tolstoy by Alexandra Papoff
  • Sing Yourself Silly
By MPPL on October 1, 2010 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 109

  • The Four Bettys
  • Interview with Linda Kerr, District 214 Community Education Travel Manager, and presenter during October’s Cultural Series: A South American Carnival.
  • Computer Animation for Kids
  • Youth Book Recommendation: The Seer of Shadows by Avi
  • Adult  Book Recommendation: House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  • Earthkeepers
  • If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?  Library visitors share their dream destinations
By MPPL on September 20, 2010 Categories: Library Life