News from the Reference Desk Category: History

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – July 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 in Baseball

Ballpark: Baseball in the American City book cover Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher Mantle: The Best There Ever Was book cover

Ballpark: Baseball in the American City by Paul Goldberger

Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher by David Cone

Mantle: The Best There Ever Was by Tony Castro

Coffee Table Books

The Travel Atlas: The Ultimate Atlas for Globetrotters book cover Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again book cover The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs from National Geographic book cover

The Travel Atlas: The Ultimate Atlas for Globtrotters by Lonely Planet

Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again by Donna De Salvo

The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs from National Geographic by Catherine Herbert Howell

Get Outside!

Walking: One Step at a Time book cover How to Camp in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Finding, Outfitting, and Enjoying Your Adventure in the Great Outdoors book cover Gather at the River: 25 Authors on Fishing book cover

Walking: One Step at a Time by Erling Kagge

How to Camp in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Finding, Outfitting, and Enjoying Your Adventure in the Great Outdoors by Devon Fredericksen

Gather at the River: 25 Authors on Fishing edited by David Joy and Eric Rickstad

New in American History

The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865 book cover Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War book cover Fault Lines: A History of the United States since 1974 book cover

The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865 by Mark Peterson

Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War by Elizabeth R. Varon

Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer

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

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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

Mount Prospect in the News

Events in Mount Prospect over the past 100 years have been documented by a few local newspapers; occasionally the Chicago Tribune would make brief mentions of the village, and the Daily Herald has been a source of Mount Prospect news since 1901.

Two other newspapers were focused just on Mount Prospect. Both papers document life in Mount Prospect during challenging times in history:


From 1932-1942 the Mount Prospect Review covered local events during the Great Depression and early World War II years.
The Prospect Day header
From April 1966 to June 1970 The Prospect Day covered events during a time of great growth and change in Mount Prospect. Digital copies of these newspapers are searchable on the MPPL website.

The Mount Prospect Review and the historical Daily Herald can be searched through the web resource Newspaper Archive. This source is only available in the Library. The Prospect Day was recently digitized and is available on the MPPL website on this page. The Historical Chicago Tribune, Newspaper Archive and Prospect Day can also be accessed by going to the newspapers section of the Web Resources page of the MPPL website.

If you have questions about how to use these resources, please ask for assistance at the Research Services Desk, call the desk at 847-253-5675 or chat online with a librarian.

Daylight Saving Time: Past and Present

On Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 AM, we will join most of North America and Europe, and parts of the rest of the world in “springing forward” and turning our clocks an hour ahead. Popular lore often attributes the one hour shift in daylight to farmers, but the reality is much more complicated. Benjamin Franklin is credited with the modern notion that a time change would save energy, though William Willett, a British builder, formally introduced the idea to the British Parliament in 1908. One year after Willet’s death in 1915, Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire were the first countries/states to officially enact Daylight Saving Time as an effort to save energy during World War I.

In the United States, The Calder Act established Daylight Saving Time and U.S. Time Zones on March 19th, 1918. The law was officially repealed in October of 1919, though many states and cities did not follow suit, creating a great deal of confusion until Congress passed the Uniform Time Act of 1966. 

On March 6th, 2019, the Florida Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act, aimed at keeping Daylight Saving Time all year, instead of reverting back to Standard Time from November to March.  Currently, American Samoa, the majority of Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do not participate in Daylight Saving Time.

Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead!

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