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!

Library Life Episode 130

Library Life: June 2012

The Sights and Sounds of  What’s Trending

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros/Children’s Day, Book Day
  • An interview with Dr. Mark Howes, DVM and presenter of Your Guide to a Happy and Healthy Pet on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • A Taste of Mexico With Whole Foods Market
  • Adult Book Recommendation: The Private World of Georgette Heyer by Jane Hodge
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: The Boy Who Ate Stars by Kochka
  • Super Saturday: Sing Outside the Lines With ScribbleMonster
  • What is your favorite community-wide event? Why? Visitors to the Library share their insights.

Library Life Episode 129

Library Life: May 2012

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Reading Is So Delicious!
  • An interview Dr. Burton Fischman, lifelong educator and presenter of Make the Most of Your Memory on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sit Down, Stand Up: Stories for Kids of All Ages
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
  • Adult Services Book Recommendation: Paris in Love by Eloisa James
  • MPPL Foundation Presents: An Irish Music Concert With Andy Young
  • What are your favorite summer foods? Why? Visitors to the Library dish up some delicious details.

Library Life Episode 128

April 2012 Library Life

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • The Triumph of Artemisia
  • An interview with and performance by Jose Sandoval, a professional pianist and presenter of A Piano Tribute to Miles Davis on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. This program is cosponsored by the Mount Prospect Historical Society.
  • Spring Floral Design Class With Busse Flowers
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Between Heaven and Mirth by James Martin
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  • Dennehy Irish Dancers
  • Where do your artistic talents lie? Visitors to the Library reveal their creative sides.