News from the Research Desk

News from the Research Desk Blog

Tip of the Month: Protection Against Mortgage Closing Scams

Scammers are increasingly targeting real estate professionals, seeking to compromise their email in order to monitor email correspondences with clients and identify upcoming real estate transactions. You may be impacted during the closing process as scammers send spoofed emails to home buyers – posing as the real estate agent, settlement agent, legal representative or other trusted individuals – with false instructions for wiring closing funds.  Get information about how you can avoid a mortgage phishing scam and what to do if it does happen.

Food for Mount Prospect Families during the Summer

Image result for food pantrySummertime can be full of fun times and fabulous food.  For some families, however, it can mean going without.  Children who qualify for school lunches are often not able to get as much nourishing food during the summer.  In Mount Prospect families with school-age children who receive free or reduced-price lunch at school can obtain an extra bag of food during summer break through Mount Prospect’s Food Pantry.  Call the Human Services Department at (847) 870-5680 or the Community Connections Center at (847) 506-4930 to schedule an appointment for a financial assessment and to learn more about local resources.

Memory Cafe – Mount Prospect Village Hall

Memory Cafe:
Remembering the 1960s

Friday, June 21st  2019
Noon – 1:30pm
Mount Prospect Village Hall Community Room

A Memory Cafe is a welcoming place for those with mild cognitive impairment, early-stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and their care partners to gather for refreshments, reminisce about times gone by, laugh and participate in an activity! This cafe’s theme is: Remembering the 1960s. Come have a great time connecting and creating new friendships!

Reservations Required
Please call Human Services: 847/870-5680

 

Low-Income Resource

Is your family or a family you know struggling to become financially independent?
If so, check out Faith Community Homes for possible assistance.

Faith Community Homes serves the Northwest Suburbs providing rent assistance to low-income, working families for up to two years as well as professional case management and regular coaching from trained volunteer mentors.

For more information, check out their website: https://www.fchomes.org/

or this recent news article: Daily Herald Article – May 22nd, 2019

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New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – June 2019

New Books
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!

LGBTQ

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States book cover We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation book cover The Stonewall Reader book cover

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen

We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Matthew Riemer

The Stonewall Reader edited by The New York Public Library

Television

Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History book cover The Sopranos Sessions book cover Binge Watching New York: A Travel Guide Through the Most Emblematic TV Series book cover

Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History by Frazier Moore

The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz & Alan Sepinwall

Binge Watching New York: A Travel Guide Through the Most Emblematic TV Series by Marion Miclet

New Cookbooks

Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes Through Darkness and Light cookbook coverThe Power of Sprinkles book cover The Turkish Cookbook book cover

Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light by Caroline Eden

The Power of Sprinkles: A Cake Book by the founder of the Flour Shop, Amirah Kassem

The Turkish Cookbook: The Culinary Traditions & Recipes from Turkey by Musa Dağdeviren

New in History

The Color of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960 book cover When Brooklyn Was Queer book cover Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England book cover

The Color of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960 by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral

When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan

Chaucer’s People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England by Liza Picard