Library Life Episode 2019

Library Life November 2019

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • A presentation on annual Banned Books Week programs with this year’s theme “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark,” including annual dramatic reading from City Lit, Books on the Chopping Block.
  • An interview with “Harmonaires” program coordinator, Virginia Banas, about the music group and their upcoming holiday concert, Holiday Celebration with the Harmonaires, Tuesday, December 17th at 1:30 p.m. Featuring a special performance from the Harmonaires.
  • An inside look at MPPL’s Teen Speed Volunteering program, monthly programs that provide opportunities for teens to volunteer. This month’s series focuses on Crafts for Charities.
  • Adult Services Staff Recommendations revolve around eccentric characters, and unique language and humor: Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken; Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons; The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai; The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman; Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo; and Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.
  • Youth Services Staff Recommendations are novels in verse: Love that Dog by Sharon Creech; Ebb & Flow by Heather T. Smith; Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison; The Crossover by Kwame Alexander; Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes; and Missing Mike by Shari Green.
  • Annual Prospect High School Madrigals Holiday Concert and interview with choir director, Jennifer Troiano.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite holiday song, and why?