Library Life Episode 140

Library Life: April 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • MPPL’s 70th Anniversary and An Irish Concert With Pat Gaughan
  • An interview with Sharon Kissane, PhD and handwriting expert. Kissane is the presenter of Discover Handwriting Analysis on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • A Very Grimm Visit With Author Adam Gidwitz
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Mr. and Mrs. Bunny Detectives Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath.
  • Adult Services Recommendation: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.
  • Super Saturday: The Roz Puppets’ Variety Show
  • What is your favorite fairy tale? Visitors share their enchanting picks.

Library Life Episode 139

Library Life: March 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • The Spirit of Motown, Soul, and R&B
  • An interview with Carol Morency and Anne Shaughnessy, MPPL staff members speaking about special events in honor of National Library Week, April 14-20, including the Community Organizations Fair, Tuesday April 16 from 7-9 p.m.
  • Chocolate!Chocolate!
  • Adult Services Book Recommendation: One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
  • Super Saturday: A Musical Journey, Wiggleworms Style
  • What are your favorite Library programs or services? Visitors share their insights and top picks.

Library Life Episode 138

Library Life: February 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • E-reader Test Drive
  • An interview with Susan Hall, a certified financial planner and presenter of  Savvy Social Security Planning, Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Musical Babies and Musical Toddlers
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Adult Services Book Recommendation: Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • Morris the Magic Man
  • What is your favorite instrument for reading? Library visitors tell their top choices.

Library Life Episode 137

Library Life: January 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • We Love Reading
  • An interview with Suzanne Busse, president of the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation and organizer of the Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle, February 6-19.
  • Teen Knitting/Crocheting Club
  • Adult Services Book Recommendation: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Tomorrow Girls: Behind the Gates by Eva Gray
  • The World of Pooh
  • What type of books do you like to read? Library visitors share their top choices.

Library Life Episode 136

Library Life: December 2012

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • MPPL Foundation Presents: Denny Diamond and the Family Jewels
  • An interview with Michelle Prima, professional organizer and presenter of Decluttering Your Home One Room at a Time on Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The True Story of Mary Todd Lincoln and Her Famous Husband
  • Adult Services Book Recommendation: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner
  • Click & Create: Computer Animation for Kids
  • Who is your favorite historical figure? Library visitors share their picks from the past.

Library Life Episode 135

Library Life: November 2012

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Festival Night: Edelweiss Dancers and Kinder Gruppe
  • An interview with Jennifer Troiano, choir director at Prospect High School and conductor of The Prospect Madrigals: A Holiday Concert on Monday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Creative Crochet: A Bracelet With Beads
  • Adult Services Book Recommendation: How to Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
  • The Brothers Grimm
  • What is your favorite holiday song? Library visitors share top tunes of the season.

Library Life Episode 134

Library Life: October 2012

This episode of Library Life includes:


  • Homeschool Connection
  • An interview with Richard Shavzin, an actor and director of Defamation: The Play, Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Going “Veg”: A Crash Course in Vegetarian and Vegan Living
  • Adult Services Book Recommendation: Wonder  by R.J. Palacio
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger
  • Training to Be Top Dog: Guiding Your Pet to Good Behavior
  • What is your favorite autumn tradition? Library visitors share their best of the season.

Library Life Episode 133

Library Life: September 2012

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Reenergizing America
  • An interview with Jim Kendros, composer, music researcher and presenter of Discovering Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. This program is part of the Library’s Annual Cultural Series held in October.

This year’s theme is Alpine Trio: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

  • Green Farmers’ Market
  • Adult Book Recommendation: The Nest Home Design Handbook  by Carley Roney
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Arthur Goes to Camp: 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • What efforts are you making at home to go green? Library visitors share some earth-friendly tips.

Library Life Episode 132

Library Life: August 2012

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Remembering Marshall Field & Company
  • An interview with Mary Anne Sibrava and Cathleen Blair, MPPL staff members and organizers of Book Crossing: An Intercontinental Book Discussion. Learn more about this exciting Library program and opportunity to connect with book lovers in France.
  • War of 1812 Remembered
  • Adult Book Recommendation: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  • Wee T’ai Chi
  • What is your favorite form of relaxation? Visitors divulge their perfect plans for kicking back.

Library Life Episode 131

Library Life: July 2012

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • What’s It Worth? Antique Appraisals at MPPL
  • An interview with Bob Podgorski, Principal of R.P.P. Enterprises and presenter of Showing an Employer Your “Return on Hire” Monday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Henna for Teens
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Make the Bread Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Swindle by Gordon Korman
  • Polish Children’s Day
  • What is your favorite summer pastime? Visitors to the Library share their seasonal must dos!