The Library subscribes to Consumer Reports. Besides being a great resources for reviews on products, it is also a good place to go to find out how to stay safe from coronavirus and the predators who seek to take advantage of you during this emergency. Current articles discuss phishing scams, misinformation in social media, and security issues with Zoom and other video conferencing apps. You can also research what is and is not effective for disinfecting your home (hint: use bleach, not tea tree oil).
News from the Reference Desk Category: Health
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
Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life by Rachael Ray; food photography by Christopher Testani
35 Years of WrestleMania by Brian Shields and Dean Miller
Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir by Adam Rippon
New in Spiritual
Saint Everywhere: Travels in Search of the Lady Saints by Mary Lea Carroll
What are Biblical Values?: What the Bible Says on Key Ethical Issues by John J. Collins
New in Health Choices
BOSH! How to Live Vegan: Save the Planet and Feel Amazing by Henry Firth & Ian Theasby
New in Jane Austen
Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans by Holly Luetkenhaus & Zoe Weinstein
The Lost Books of Jane Austen by Janine Barchas
Biographic Austen by Sophie Collins
Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan by Ted Scheinman
E-cigarette use (vaping) among teenagers is a growing epidemic that’s quickly outpacing other substances, such as alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and opioids, health experts warn. Vaping use in middle and high school students in the United States has skyrocketed with an estimated 3.6 million users in 2018. A common perception is that e-cigarettes aren’t harmful to users, however; the Daily Herald reports that the majority of companies add the addictive chemical nicotine to their vaping products. Furthermore, health officials report that vaping can cause severe respiratory problems including cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, fever, vomiting and diarrhea.
District officials for School District 214 say that vaping has exploded among their high school students and that it’s a top concern for them going forward. They have begun taking action to battle the epidemic by bringing in experts to do presentations for students, parents and teachers as well as installing monitors in areas students commonly vape like bathrooms and locker rooms.
Information gathered from The Daily Herald.
Summertime 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.
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!
Please call Human Services: 847/870-5680