Library Life Episode 180

Library Life: August 2016

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Soft Rains, the newest addition to the public collection designed to complement the building, emphasizing the cultural nature of the Library in the community.
  • An interview with Beatles scholar and author Robert Rodriquez, previewing his August 9 program Fab Four FAQ, tracing the origins of the group as their days as The Quarry Men through their decision to cease touring in 1966.
  • A trip to The Discovery Zone for Full STEAM Ahead where patrons drop in to take part in fun activities featuring the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
  • Youth Services Best Book Recommendations: Echo, by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Other great books with lots of pages: Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke; The Marvels, by Brian Selznick; Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart; Revolution, by Deborah Wiles; and Egg & Spoon, by Gregory Maguire.
  • Adult Services Staff Recommendations include books in the Dramedy genre: Where’s You Go Bernadette, by Maria Semple; and Live, by Tig Notaro. DVDs within this same genre include; Silver Lining’s Playbook; Juno; and The Night Before. Best Book/DVD Pick within this theme: 50/50.
  • Highlights from Celebrate Polish Children’s Day, the bilingual program featuring a colorful performance by the young Chicago Theater Workshop, Little Stars.
    Patron Interview: What is your favorite work of art and why?