Library Life Episode 176

Library Life: April 2016

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Highlights from Mini Golf at MPPL, the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation’s signature fundraising event which brings 18 holes of miniature golf into the Library for players of all ages to enjoy.
  • An interview with Musical Biographer Susan Benjamin, previewing the March 31 program Afternoon Encore: George Gershwin: The American Composer which tells the intriguing story of the iconic musician, his relationship with his brother, and the history behind many of his greatest works.
  • A visit to Playtime at the Library where young children and their caregivers come to participate in hands-on activities that introduce early literacy and child development skills through play-based learning.
  • Adult Services Staff Recommendations include books featuring family and self-exploration: How to Save a Life, by Sara Zarr; Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell; Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green & David Levithan; Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt; and Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. Best Book Pick within this theme: I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson.
  • Youth Services Best Book Recommendations: The Truth About Twinkie Pie, by Kat Yeh. Other books featuring sisters include: The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall; West of the Moon, by Margi Preus; A Nearer Moon, by Melanie Crowder; Saffy’s Angel, by Hilary McKay; and The Sisters Grimm, by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson.
  • Super Saturday: The Dennehy Irish Dancers, a toe-tapping and mesmerizing performance by the troop of 18 dancers ranging from 6-13 years old, complete with a mini dance lesson for patrons.
  • Patron Interview: Who is your favorite American composer and why?