Library Life Episode 166

Library Life: June 2015

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Highlights from the Adult Spelling Bee, a National Library Week program of friendly competition where community notables spell their way to fun prizes and bragging rights.An interview with Executive Director and Chief Historian, Ted Wachholz, who describes the terrifying account of passengers who attended Western Electric Family Picnic that fateful day in July 1915 as we commemorate The Eastland Disaster Centennial.

    Budding scientists learning all about plants during Mad Scientist Club Junior: Here We Grow, where young visitors enjoy a little storytime, a guessing game, and 3 stations of experiments.

    Youth Services Best Book Recommendation: Lost in NYC, by Nadja Spiegelman. Other new graphic novels include: Phoebe and Her Unicorn, by Dana Simpson; hidden, by Loic Dauvillier; The Stratford Zoo Midnight Review Presents Macbeth, by Ian Lender; Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson; and Lowriders in Space, by Cathy Camper.

    Adult Services Staff Recommendation also includes the Graphic Novel genre: Asterios Polup, by David Mazzucchelli; Body World, by Dash Shaw; Ice Haven, Daniel Clowes; Building Stories, by Chris Ware; An Anthology of Graphic Fiction Cartoons and True Stories, by Ivan Brunetti; and Best Book Pick: Here, by Richard McGuire.

    Scenes from Super Saturday: Indian Dance Featuring Kalapriya, the exquisite performance combining colorful dances and stories from Indian mythology.

    Patron Interview: What is your favorite summer tradition and why?