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Library Life 123

November 2011 Library Life

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Crowd-pleasing Holiday Cooking
  • Crafting Handmade Gift Tags and Bags
  • Interview with professional horticulturist Peggy Garvin, owner of Garvin Gardens and presenter of Create a Holiday Centerpiece, Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Adult Book Recommendation: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor  
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • The Prospect High School Madrigals: A Holiday Concert
  • What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Visitors share the best of the season!
By MPPL on December 9, 2011 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 122

By MPPL on October 20, 2011 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 121

  • MPPL Foundation Presents: Amazing Music With the Kontomble Ensemble
  • Interview with world traveler Bill Helmuth, presenter of Russia’s Great Cities: Moscow and St. Petersburg on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Family Chess for Novices
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Trouble-Maker  by Andrew Clements
  • Adult Book Recommendation: 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman
  • Super Saturday: Scales and Tails With the Frog Lady
By MPPL on September 1, 2011 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 120

  • Music of the Civil War Era
  • Interview with Mary Smith, head of Youth Services at MPPL, and Denise Henderson, founder of Square One Organics, with a preview of the New Parent Expo on Saturday, September 10 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Exercise for Life
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste  by Carl Wilson
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Nuts by Kacy Cook
  • The Brothers Grimm, Bookworm Adventures
  • What is your library card worth to you?  Visitors to the Library weigh in.
By MPPL on August 1, 2011 Categories: Library Life

Library Life Episode 119

  • Cheese Tasting 101
  • Interview with Marsha Heuberger, professional chef and presenter of Waste Not, Want Not…Preserving Summer’s Bounty on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Chinese Folk and Classical Dance
  • Adult Book recommendation: Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • Youth book Recommendation: Toby alone by Timothee de Fombelle
  • Boogie Oogie Baby Bop
  • What is your favorite summer cuisine? Visitors to the Library share their tasty tastes for summer.
By MPPL on July 1, 2011 Categories: Library Life

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