We’ve all seen the fire extinguishers in our workplaces, but how many of us actually know how to use one in the case of a fire? Well, help is available–did you know that the Mount prospect Fire Dept (MPFD) offers free fire extinguisher training for businesses in Mount Prospect? Participants will learn how to prevent fires within the workplace, the different types of extinguishers and their correct usage, as well as get practical experience using one on a live fire! Classes are offered on site at no charge, limited to 20 participants per session, contact Cory Pikora the MPFD (847.818.5260 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to schedule a session!
Month: September 2017
News from the Research Desk Blog
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity’s Office of Community Assistance recently announced that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for winter heating assistance for seniors and people with disabilities beginning October 1, 2017.
LIHEAP is a state and federally funded energy assistance program for low-income families, in which heating bill payments are made on behalf of households. Applications are processed through a network of 35 local administering agencies around the state. These agencies will begin accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis from the elderly and people with disabilities starting on October 1, 2017.
For a complete listing of LIHEAP’s local administering agencies and additional information about the program, go to www.liheapIllinois.com.
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!
Newly Arrived Nonfiction:
by Jas Obrecht
In this lively collection of interviews, music writer Obrecht presents a celebration of the world’s most popular instrument as seen through the words of some of its most beloved players. In their own words, these guitar players reveal how they found their inspirations and mastered their instruments.
Why We March
On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. This inspiring collection features 500 of the most eloquent, provocative, uplifting, clever, and creative signs from across the United States and around the world.
This is What a Librarian Looks Like
by Kyle Cassidy
An inspiring tribute in text and photos to librarians and libraries in all 50 American states and Canada describes the diverse backgrounds and motivations of today’s librarians, Cassidy profiles nearly 220 librarians, who also share their personal thoughts on what it means to be a librarian.
by Mario Livio
An internationally respected astrophysicist explores the science behind curiosity to evaluate its role in human creativity, ambition and culture, drawing on interviews with scientists and students while examining the lives of forefront intellectuals to identify how curiosity manifests in the brain.
The Bucket List
edited by Kath Stathers
We all have things we’d like to do—one day—but work, family, school, money, and responsibilities get in the way. This invaluable guide to fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more.
by John R. Wennersten & Denise Robbins
Wennersten and Robbins sound an urgent wakeup call to the growing crisis of climate refugees, and offers an essential, continent-by-continent look at these dangers. Detailing a number of solutions, the authors argue that no nation can tackle this universal problem alone.
by Dan Jones
Jerusalem 1119. A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order. In this narrative history of the Knights Templar, extensive original sources were used to separate fact from myth, exploring their actual work and influence, the reasons they fell out of favor, and whether or not they were guilty of heresy.
These Schools Belong to You and Me
by Deborah Meier
Arguing that public education and democracy are inextricably bound, and pushing against the tide of privatization, These Schools Belong to You and Me is a rousing call to both save and improve public schools to ensure that all students are empowered to help shape our future democracy.
Women at the Wheel
by Katherine J. Parkin
Although women drove and had responsibility for their family’s car maintenance, twentieth-century popular culture was replete with humorous comments and judgmental critiques that effectively denied women pride in their driving abilities and car-related expertise. Parkin contends that, despite women’s long history with cars, these stereotypes persist.
Do You Really Need That Pill?*
by Jennifer Jacobs
This book—the first of its kind—tackles the epidemic overuse of prescription drugs. Combining stories of those who have suffered ill effects from taking too many drugs with data from cutting-edge medical findings, Jacobs helps readers realize they can choose different solutions to their health problems.
by Andrianna Natsoulas
From the dairy farmers of Wisconsin to the clam collectors of Ecuador and many places in between, Natsoulas highlights the men and women who are fighting with their sweat and hands, trying to create– or actually re-create– a food system that values quality over quantity, and communities and the environment over the corporate bottom-line.
by Reed Tucker
Combining primary-source reporting with in-depth research, a story of the greatest corporate rivalry never told—the battle between Marvel and DC—details the five-decade war that has resulted in an arsenal of schemes devised by the companies in an attempt to outmaneuver the competition.
Looking for fiction? Head over here for our newest titles!
*We’re sorry, these titles are not available at MPPL