Library Life Episode 152

Library Life: April 2014

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Details of the Library Homebound Delivery program which brings the services of the Library to all patrons.
  • An interview with Susan Benjamin, Musical Biographer, about the May 29 program, Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom, detailing the compelling life story of Producer, Director, Screenplay Writer, Academy Award Winning Songwriter and Philanthropist, Barbara Streisand.
  • Coin Collecting and Appraisal, where Coin Collector, Dave Ekstrom, educates consumers about what makes certain coins valuable, how to treat them, and the details of coin composition, condition, and mintage.
  • Staff Best Book RecommendationThe Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa. Other pieces featuring places and times in history include: Maus, by Art Spiegelman; Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi; Nicholas and Alexandra, by Robert Massie; Seven Years in Tibet, by Heinrich Harres; and the film, The Last Emperor.
  • Youth Book Recommendations of Incredible Escapes: Can You Survive the Titanic, by Allison Lassieur; Desperate Escapes, by Simon Lewis; The Escape from Alcatraz, by Stephanie Watson; Great Escapes, by Charlotte Guillain; The Underground Railroad, by Dennis Brindell Fradin; and Best Book Pick, The Journey That Saved Curious George, by Louise Borden.
  • Highlights from the Afternoon Encore Program: Classical Piano Magic where Pianist, Charles Billingon performs pieces from the Golden Age of Piano music.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite female singer and Why? 

Library Life Episode 151

Library Life: March 2014

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Highlights from the February 19 Preschool Childcare Information Night program, where over 15 local childcare providers offered information on their programs to parents.
  • An interview with Sarah Okner, Historian and Librarian, about the April 30 program, Afternoon Encore: Life in Japanese American Internment Camps with stories and historical facts about segregation and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
  • A Love Affair With Dessert, where Culinary Arts Instructor, Chef Michael Maddox, demonstrates the preparation of mouthwatering desserts.
  • Staff Best Book Recommendation: Building Stories by Chris Ware.
  • Youth Book Recommendations of Space Exploration: Space Tourism, by Steve Kortnecamp, Exploring Space, by Robert Snedden, Future Transport In Space, by Steve Parker, Space Explorers, by Eva Moore, Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce and How Do You Burp In Space, by Susan E. Goodman.
  • Excerpts from the Mad Scientists Club where children in grades 3 through 5 were able to learn about natural disasters and perform science experiments using different methods and equipment.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite dessert and Why?

Library Life Episode 150

Library Life: February 2014

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Highlights from the January 21 Scrapbooking With Tina program, where Paper Crafting Instructor, Tina Gary presented a Scrapbooking 101 session to patrons.
  • An interview with Danielle Schultz, Certified Financial Planner, about the April 8 program, Money Smart Week: Travel For Free (or Almost) with advice on how to best maximize your credit card Loyalty Programs and Mileage Points when planning your travels.
  • Crafting With Perler Beads at the Mount Prospect Public Library South Branch.
  • Staff Best Book Recommendation: One Goal II and DVD 17 Seconds.
  • Youth Book Recommendations of Novels in Verse: Odette’s Secrets, by Maryann Macdonald, The Lightening Dreamer, by Margarita Engle, Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War, by Helen Frost, Brains For Lunch, by K.A. Holt, Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech and Zorgamazoo, by Robert Paul Weston.
  • A conversation with Circus Boy Bobby Hunt where he describes his unique show using a blend of circus stunts, acrobats and stand-up comedy.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite winter pastime and Why? 

Library Life Episode 149

Library Life: January 2014

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • An interview with Marianne Rowe, Communications Expert, about the program, Dating at 40, 50 and Beyond on Tuesday, February 18.
  • A visit from Transportation Planning Engineer, turned author, John Billheimer, where he sheds light on what it takes to be a successful mystery writer.
  • Staff Best Book Recommendation: Stella Bain by Anita Shreve, and other works by the author.
  • Youth Book Recommendations of Classic Adventure Stories: Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren, James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl, Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh, The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame,The Borrowers, by Mary Norton and The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster.
  • Highlights from Apps and Gadgets Fair.
  • Who is your favorite Author and Why? 

Library Life Episode 148

Library Life: December 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • A celebration of the Mount Prospect Public Library’s 70th anniversary
  • An interview with Dr. George Motto, Endocrinology and Metabolic Expert, about the program, Choosing Your Calories Wisely on Tuesday, January 14.
  • Highlights from two Cultural Series Events: The Lore and Lure of Spices From South Asia and Exploring Indian Cooking With Anupy Singla
  • Adult Book Recommendation: On Heaven and Earth by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Abraham Skorka
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
  • What is Your Favorite Library Memory and Why? 

Library Life Episode 147

Library Life: November 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • A celebration of Bollywood dance styles as part of Cultural Month’s Festival Night.
  • An interview with Jennifer Troiano, choir director at Prospect High School, about the program The Prospect Madrigals: A Holiday Concert on Monday, December 9.
  • Healthy Holiday Food program.
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • Books and Bites Family Book Club

Library Life Episode 146

Library Life: October 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • The swinging music of the Legacy Girls performing as the Andrews Sisters.
  • An interview with Carrie Espinosa, insurance consultant at Horizon Benefit Services about the program Navigating Health Care Reform on Monday, September 30.
  • Magic: The Gathering teen gaming program.
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • Around the World With Frog Lady and Friends

Library Life Episode 145

Library Life: September 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Family French Festival
  • An interview with Paul Berg, professional photographer and presenter of India: The Magnificent Subcontinent, Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Learn to Draw: Still Life Class
  • Adult/Teen Book Recommendation: Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger
  • Dog Safety

Library Life Episode 144

Library Life: August 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Storytime With the Mad Hatters/ Narración de Cuentos Infantiles con Mad Hatters
  • An interview with David Wytmar, a LEED-accredited architect and presenter of Sensible Solutions for Green Home Design, Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mount Prospect Writer’s Group                      
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison
  • Youth Book Recommendation: I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History’s Strangest Cures by Carlyn Beccia
  • Ann Rutledge and Abraham Lincoln

Library Life Episode 143

Library Life: July 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

• MPPL Foundation Concert: The Best of Encore! Singers
• An interview with Hy Speck, historian and presenter of Afternoon Encore
Frank Sinatra: The Life and Loves of America’s Greatest Entertainer, Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m.
• Experience Yoga
• Adult Book Recommendation: Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
• Youth Book Recommendation: I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
• Celebrate Polish Children’s Day/Swietujmy Polski Dzien Dziecka!
• Who is your favorite singer of all time? Why? Visitors share their top choices.