An initiative of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures which is a division of the American Library Association, Preservation Week (April 25-May 1, 2021) highlights what libraries and individuals can do to preserve our personal and shared collections. The American Library Association webpage for this event guidelines for how to preserve items in personal collections (photographs, audio recordings, films, textiles) and webinars which give additional information about preservation issues. The University of Illinois Library also has information and webinar links on its Preservation Week webpage.
The Mount Prospect Public Library has several books in its collection which can help individuals care for their own treasures. Two of these are An Ounce of Preservation by Craig A. Tuttle and Windows on the Past: Identifying, Dating and Preserving Photographs by Diane V. Gagel.
If you would like to contact a professional conservator for advice about an item in your personal collection, check out the Find a Conservator Portal offered by the American Institute for the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works.
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 Entertainment
What to Watch When: 1,000 TV Shows for Every Mood and Moment by Christian Blauvelt
The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin
Jagged little pill : you live, you learn : the stories behind the iconic album and groundbreaking musical by Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, and the complete cast & crew by Ruth Soukup
New in Retro 90’s Style
A Very Special 90210 Book: 93 Absolutely Essential Episodes from TV’s Most Notorious Zip Code by Tara Araiano & Sarah D. Bunting
Alright, Alright, Alright: An Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused by Melissa Maerz
100 Best Selling Albums of the 90s by Peter Dodd
New in Cooking
Modern Flexitarian: Plant-Inspired Recipes You Can Flex to Add Fish, Meat, or Dairy by Lucy Taylor
Pie for Everyone: Recipes and Stories from Petee’s Pie, New York’s Best Pie Shop by Petra “Petee” Paredez
Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen by Durkhanai Ayubi
New in Science
The Story of Life in Ten and 1/2 Species by Marianne Taylor
Cosmos: Possible Worlds: The Sequel to Carl Sagan’s Beloved Classic by Ann Druyan
The Science of Why. Volume 5: Answers to Questions about the ordinary, the odd, and the outlandish by Jay Ingram
National Geographic History magazine is coming to our subscription of the National Geographic Virtual Library which contains every page of every issue ever of National Geographic & National Geographic Travel. As of the time of publishing this blog post, History is not yet part of the browse function but will show up in search results. National Geographic Travel magazine will cease to publish at the end of this year but the issues we have already will not vanish from the Virtual Library.