Month: February 2017

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Library Life Episode 186

Library Life: February 2017

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • A step back in time for It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Play, a radio theater performance of the 1946 film.
  • An interview with Mount Prospect Public Library Business Reference Librarian Joe Collier, discussing his Job Seekers Skills Series and Mount Prospect Entrepreneurs Initiative partnership.
  • A peek inside Crafternoon: Design-a-Dish, the ongoing advanced craft series featuring creative DIY projects.
  • Adult Services Staff Recommendations include Shakespeare inspired works: Caliban’s Hour, by Tad Williams; Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel; The Gap of Time, by Jeanette Winterson; The Dead Fathers Club, by Matt Haig; and the DVD Slings and Arrows. Best Book Pick within this theme: Hag-Seed, by Margaret Atwood.
  • Youth Services Best Book Recommendations: Tuesdays at the Castle, by Jessica Day George. Other books featuring castle capers include: Igraine the Brave, by Cornelia Funke; Pure Dead Magic, by Debi Gliori; The Beasts of Clawstone Castle, by Eva Ibbotson; 100% Wolf, by Jane Lyons; and The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless, by Ahmet Zappa.
  • An energetic performance during Super Saturday: Popeye and Sailor, presenting fascinating tricks and educational pointers about interacting with dogs.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite type of pet and why?

Library Life Episode 185

Library Life: January 2017

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • A step back in time for The Story of Smoky The War Dog, the little dog with a big heart who became the #1 mascot of the South Pacific and was regarded as the first therapy dog in the world.
  • An interview with North West Housing Partnership Executive Director Robyn Sandys and North West Housing Partnership Housing Specialist Brina August, previewing their upcoming November 30th programs: Need Help with Home Repairs and Flood Damage?
  • A peek inside Click & Create: Pico Boards, the ongoing technology program for students in second through fifth grades, where patrons learn how to work with sensor boards and coding software.
  • Adult Services Staff Recommendations include books dealing with Personal Growth: An Ocean Apart, by Robin Pilcher; Britt-Marie Was Here, by Fredrik Backman; Stiltsville, by Susanna Daniel; After You, by Jojo Moyes; and Iris and Ruby, by Rosie Thomas. Best Book Pick within this theme: One-in a-Million Boy, by Monica Wood.
  • Youth Services Best Book Recommendations: Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clanton. Other illustrated beginner chapter books include: Owl Diaries, by Rebecca Elliott; Baby Mouse Queen of the World!, by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm; The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan, by Maxwell Eaton III; Bird & Squirrel on the Edge, by James Burks; and Fish Fish Fish, by Lee Nordling Meritxell Bosch.
  • A hands-on demonstration during Sew Much Fun, a modern spin on an age-old skill where young patrons learn the basics of sewing and are able to make a take-home item.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite winter pastime and why?