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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

Library Life Episode 108

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • 4th Annual Sister Cities Celebration
  • Interview with Julie Collins, reference librarian, and Brian Winters, an interpretative naturalist at the River Trail Nature Center, promoting the Green Fair being hosted by the Library on September 25.
  • How to Draw Mythical Creatures
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy
  • Adult  Book Recommendation: My So-Called Digital Life: 2,000 Teenagers, 300 Cameras, and 30 Days to Document Their World by Bob Pletka, EdD
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
  • What is Your Library Card Worth to You? Visitors to the Library
By MPPL on August 1, 2010 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 107

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • 15 And A Published Author – Meet author Kieryn Nicolas
  • Interview with Tell Us Your Story participants Norbert Barszczewski, president of JP NetQuest, Inc., and Evann Balmes, a retired teacher and longtime Library supporter.
  • America in 1832: The Black Hawk War
  • Adult Book Recommendation: How the Pigeons Took Manhatten… and the World  by Courtney Humphries
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Poor Little Witch Girl by Marie Desplechin
  • Salad Dressings for Success –  Program presented by Whole Foods Market
  • How has the Library enriched your life? Visitors to the Library share their stories!
By MPPL on July 1, 2010 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 106

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Community Flavors: An International Cooking Class
  •  Interview with Joelle Brunemer and Jean-Christophe Nicolas of the

Bibliotheque – Mediatheque de Sevres, France.

  • Book Crossing: An Intercontinental Book Discussion
  • Young Yogis
  • Youth Book Recommendation: The Red Blazer Girls by Michael D. Beil
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brien
  • Still Acting Up!
  • What “green” steps do you take daily and why?

Visitors to the Library have some answers!

By MPPL on June 1, 2010 Categories: Library Life