News from the Research Desk

News from the Research Desk Blog

May Is National Older Americans Month

Are you an older American interested in improving your financial literacy? Get informed with free tools and resources available at the CFPB’s Working with Older Adults webpage. You can also download guides for specific topics such as Reverse Mortgages and Managing Someone Else’s Money, as well as find informational blogs about related topics. Free publications—such as Money Smart for Older Adults and Understanding the Benefits of Social Security (in English and Spanish)—can be ordered here. The Administration for Community Living is the federal government agency that sponsors this observance. Get more information here.

Property Tax Appeal Deadline Extended

An error in the reassessment values for a small number of condominiums in Elk Grove Township has caused the Cook County assessor’s office to extend appeal deadlines for Elk Grove and Maine townships.  The deadline has been moved from May 18 to May 29 because of the error.  For more information about appeals please go to the Cook County Assessor’s Office website

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – May 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!

New Cookbooks

Salt Smoke Time: Homesteading and Heritage Techniques for the Modern Kitchen book cover The New Spanish: Bites, Feasts, and Drinks book cover Chetna's Healthy Indian book cover

Salt Smoke Time: Homesteading and Heritage Techniques for the Modern Kitchen  by Will Horowitz

The New Spanish: Bites, Feasts, and Drinks by Rarfea Faizullah

Chetna’s Healthy Indian: Everyday Meals Effortlessly Good for You by Chetna Makan

New in Travel

Lincoln Road Trip: The Back-Roads Guide to America's Favorite President book cover Booked: A Traveler's Guide to Literary Locations Around the World book cover The Big Trip: Your Essential Guide to Gap Years, Sabbaticals, and Overseas Adventures book cover

Lincoln Road Trip: The Back Roads to America’s Favorite President by Jane Simon Ammeson

Booked: A Traveler’s Guide to Literary Locations Around the World by Richard Kreitner

The Big Trip: Your Essential Guide to Gap Years, Sabbaticals and Overseas Adventures by Lonely Planet

New in Interior Design

Reclaiming Style: Using Salvaged Materials to Create an Elegant Home book cover Vintage Living: Creating a Beautiful Home with Treasured Objects from the Past book cover The Midcentury Kitchen: America's Favorite Room from Workspace to Dreamscape 1940s-1970s book cover

Reclaiming Style: Using Salvaged Materials to Create an Elegant Home by Maria Speake & Adam Hills of Retrouvius

Vintage Living: Creating a Beautiful Home with Treasured Objects from the Past by Bob Richter

The Midcentury Kitchen: America’s Favorite Room, from Workplace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s by Sarah Archer

New in Crafts

Mini Menagerie: 20 miniature animals to make in polymer clay book cover Sue Stratford's Knitted Aviary: A flock of 21 beautiful birds to knit book cover I Love My Dog Embroidery: 380 stitch motifs for dog moms and dads book cover

Mini Menagerie: 20 Miniature Animals to Make in Polymer Clay by Lynn Allingham

Sue Stratford’s Knitted Aviary: A Flock of 21 Beautiful Birds to Knit by Sue Stratford

I Love My Dog Embroidery: 380 Stitch Motifs for Dog Moms and Dads by MakikoArt

Help with Hoarding

Did you miss our April 10th Hoarding 101 program presented by the Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago? Not to worry.  Below, please find some helpful resources for those – or loved ones of those – struggling with hoarding behavior or Hoarding Disorder.

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Treatment:
Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
Psychology Today Search Results for Hoarding Treatment Centers in Chicago 
Chicagoland Hoarding Task Force

Cleanout Services:
Red’s Hauling Services
1-800 Junk Removal 

Professional Organizers
Clear Your Space – Linda Parks (Chicago)
Altogether Organized – Linda Goldman

Local Groups:
Buried in Treasures Group at Frisbie Senior Center – Contact Dori at 847/421-5104

Village of Mount Prospect Help:
humanservicesdept@mountprospect.org
Human Services Department
50 South Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: 847-870-5680

Upcoming Events:
OCD & Hoarding Learning Expo

Books at MPPL:
Overcoming compulsive hoarding : why you save & how you can stop / Fugen Neziroglu
Stuff: Compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things / Randy O. Front & Gail Steketee
The secret lives of hoarders : true stories of tackling extreme clutter / Matt Paxton with Phaedra Hise.
Dirty secret : a daughter comes clean about her mother’s compulsive hoarding / Jessie Sholl

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – April 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!

New Poetry Collections

the octopus museum book cover Registers of Illuminated Villages book cover The Crown Ain't Worth Much book cover

The Octopus Museum by Brenda Shaughnessy

Registers of Illuminated Villages by Rarfea Faizullah

The Crown Ain’t Worth Much by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Biography & Memoir

Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keefe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury book cover Sounds Like Titanic book cover First: Sandra Day O'Connor book cover

Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury by Carolyn Burke

Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

First: Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas

Politics

Doing Justice: A prosecutor's thoughts on crime, punishment, and the rule of law book cover Putin's World: Russia against the west and with the rest book cover The Truths We Hold book cover

Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law by Preet Bharara

Putin’s World: Russia Against the Rest and with the Rest by Angela Stent

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris

Entertainment

The Unicorn Guide to Life: Magical methods for looking good and feeling great book cover Seeking Chicago: The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City book cover Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers book cover

The Unicorn Guide to Life: Magical Methods for Looking Good and Feeling Great by Edith Hall

Seeking Chicago: The Stories Behind the Architecture of the Windy City – One Building at a Time by Tom Miller

Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers by Margot Shaw