Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!
New in Pop Culture
Carpenters: An Illustrated Discography by Randy L. Schmidt
Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events from Mickey Mouse to Moana! by Amy Croushorn
The Way We All became the Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We are still Talking about Today by Kimberly Potts
New in History
Army of the Roman Emperors by Thomas Fischer
Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion by Hilary Davidson
Women: The National Geographic Image Collection introduction by Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic magazine
New in the Humanities
The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham by Howard Phillips Lovecraft ; edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger with additional research by Janet Byrne
Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem by Michael Schmidt
The Pre-Raphaelites by Aurélie Petiot ; translated from the French by Jane Marie Todd.
New in Travel and Geography
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton
The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China and Japan by Amy Miller
Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe by Philippe Gloaguen
Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive online database of 4,000+ historical newspapers from the early 1700s into the 2000s. It contains a diverse blend of well-known regional and local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries. Here, you will find articles from The Daily Herald from 1902 to 2009.
Thanksgiving Day, 2019 marks the start of the 400th annual celebration of the landing of the Mayflower ship at Plymouth, Massachusetts. The celebration committee is working hard to look beyond the myth of Thanksgiving and colonial experiences to better tell the stories of the women of the Mayflower and the Native American tribes which lived in the area. You can learn about some of the plans for this commemoration in this recent article from the Boston Globe newspaper.
Great events like the coming of the Mayflower and colonial people’s interactions with Native American tribes are made up of many individual stories of individuals and families. Those stories can be easily lost if not shared. A recent article from Good Housekeeping magazine explains the current situation and offers some tips for encouraging young and old family members to start sharing and collecting these stories. Don’t let your family history be left out of the historical record. Mount Prospect Public Library has a strong collection of print and online sources that can help individuals research and document their family histories. Come to the Research Services desk or contact genealogy librarian Anne Shaughnessy for more information. Let’s get history right.