News from the Reference Desk Category: Home & Housing

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 Kamala Harris

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

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

Re-entry Help

Do you know someone who is reentering the community after having served time in prison?
Below are some resources that may be helpful.

Illinois Re-Entry Resources 
A website for people returning home from prison, created by the Education Justice Project and Chi Hack Night.

Safer Foundation One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of services designed exclusively for people with criminal records.

Prison Fellowship 
Trains and inspires churches and communities—inside and outside of prison—to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration.

Ear Hustle
A Podcast that brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared by those living it.

old life, new life signs

 

Getting Help with the House

Owning a home is a worthwhile but often challenging experience.  Issues surrounding purchasing, financing and maintaining a home are complex.  Area homeowners or prospective homeowners can get guidance from the Northwest Housing Partnership.  On Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 9:30 am at the Mount Prospect Public Library the Partnership will offer a series of presentations on homeownership. Six professionals in the areas of law, finance, and real estate will share guidelines and pathways for buying and maintaining a home. Information about the various programs offered by the Partnership, such as the Handyman Program, will also be provided. Each professional will also be available to answer questions. Come and learn about resources for home buying and home maintenance guidance that are available nearby.  You can register here for the program.

Getting Help to Stay in Your Home

Many individuals would like to stay in their homes as they grow older but need help to make this happen.  For people living in the Northwest Suburbs that help is now available.  North West Housing Partnership is administering the CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders) program.  The goal of this program is to help senior citizens remain in their homes as long as possible.  This is a pilot program modeled on one developed at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and is the first of its kind in the Chicago area. The program helps seniors who are cognitively intact and able to stand (with or without assistance) to overcome barriers to independent living.  CAPABLE includes the services of an occupational therapist, a registered nurse and a vetted and insured handyman.  Seniors in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine and Rolling Meadows are eligible to receive a limited number of at home visits and up to a day of repairs by the handyman.  These services occur over a four-month time frame.  The only costs are for the handyman work and materials.  To apply for the CAPABLE program, seniors or their caregivers must contact North West Housing Partnership by calling (847) 969-0561 or by emailing Robyn Sandys, the executive director of North West Housing Partnership, at robynsandys@nwhp.net.