Library Life Episode 178

Library Life: June 2016

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • The informative treasure hunt, Observing Antique and Collectible Appraisals with Karl Gates, where patrons learn background information, design history, and common uses for some of their most valued family heirlooms.
  • An interview with Renee Dorn, Youth Services of Elk Grove Township Program Coordinator, previewing her May 28 program How to Help Kids With Social Skills Deficits, which provides practical strategies and local resources to help empower children with important social skills.
  • A seat at the table with A Good Yarn: Knitting and Crocheting Guild where creators of all skill levels come together once a month for a relaxing and social gathering to work on various projects.
  • Adult Services Staff Recommendations include works focusing on culinary skills: Mastering the Art of French Cooking, by Julia Child; The Joy of Cooking, by Irma Rombauer; Mexico One Plate at a Time, by Rick Bayless; Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, by Marcella Hazan; and Good Eats Kitchen Classics Best Book Pick within this theme: Good Eats 3, by Alton Brown.
  • Youth Services Best Book Recommendations: Harriet the Invincible, by Ursula Vernon. Other books featuring amazing animal characters: Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny, by John Himmelman; Nuts to You, by Lynne Rae Perkins; The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, by Kathi Appelt; Appleblossom the Possum, by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Gary Rosen; and Lantern Sam and the Blue Street Bandits, by Michael D. Beil.
  • Highlights from Super Saturday: Songs and Dances of the South Pacific, celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and transporting patrons to two South Pacific destinations: Hawaii and Aotearoa.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite hobby and why?