Library Life Episode 179

Library Life: July 2016

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • A front row seat to the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation concert, Encore! Presents Pop, Rock and Roll, a collection of some of the most popular songs of our time ranging from the doo-wop of the 50’s up to current Broadway favorites.
  • An interview with Professional Storyteller William Peck, previewing his July 26 program The Blaze That Shaped a City, shedding light on facts behind the infamous story of the O’Leary’s cow and The Great Chicago Fire.
  • Useful tips during Practical Self Defense for Adults and Seniors where patrons learn simple and effective techniques to use against would-be attackers, helping to build a sense of confidence in an array of situations.
  • Adult Services Staff Recommendations include books focusing on Dystopia: Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAdam, by Margaret Atwood; Life as We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer; A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller Jr.; Super Sad True Love Story, by Garry Shteyngart; and 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami. Best Book Pick within this theme: Gold Fame Citrus, by Claire Vaye Watkins.
  • Youth Services Best Book Recommendations: Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs. Other books featuring outer space: Origami Space, by Catherine Ard; 12 Things to Know About Space Exploration, by Rebecca Felix; Cleopatra in Space, by Mike Maihack; Space Rocks!, by Tom O’Donnell; and You’ll Like it Here (Everybody Does), by Ruth White.
  • Highlights from Science Alliance Presents Lights, Camera, Action! the hands-on, energetic demonstration of the basic principles of physics, including rides on a hovercraft.
  • Patron Interview: Which rock band is your ultimate favorite and why?