Library Life Episode 197

Library Life: January 2018

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Details of the Winter Reading Program: Connect with Your Library from the Library’s Youth, Teen, and Adult Services Departments.
  • An interview with financial planner John Daly about his program, Financial Forecast for 2018.
  • Travel back in time to Picasso and Paris: A Salon with Gertrude Stein.
  • Adult Services Staff Recommendations include books featuring the plight of immigrants: Girl in Translation, by Jean Kowk; A Manual for Cleaning Women, by Lucia Berlin; How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents, by Julia Alvarez; The Leavers, by Lisa Ko; and We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Best Book Pick within this theme: The Book of Unknown Americans, by Christina Henríquez.
  • Youth Services Best Book Recommendations: I Will Always Write Back, by Caitlin Alifirenka. Other books featuring friendships bridging division: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, by Russell Freedman; A Friend Called Anne, by Carol Ann Lee; Understanding the Holy Lane, by Mitch Frank; Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak, by Deborah Ellis; and Ship of Dolls, by Shirley Parenteau.
  • An invitation to the Library’s Star Wars Party.
  • Patron Interview: What do you appreciate most about Mount Prospect Public Library and why?