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Library Life Episode 203

Library Life: July 2018

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation concert Encore Presents: Wish!
  • An interview with historian Anette Isaacs about her June 26 program, Levi Strauss, the Gold Rush and the World’s Most Famous Pair of Pants.
  • Throwback Thursday teen program.
  • Adult Services Best Book Recommendation: The Wedding Date, by Jasmine Guillory. Other books featuring relationships: Act Like It, by Lucy Parker; Kiss an Angel, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips; The Duke and I, by Julia Quinn; Tempest, by Beverly Jenkins; and Yours to Keep, by Shannon Stacey.
  • Youth Services Staff Recommendations include books about parallel universes: Signal, by Cynthia DeFelice; Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce; The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters, by James Dashner; The Twinning Project, by Robert Lipsyte; and Jed and the Junkyard War, by Steven Bohls. Best book pick within this theme: The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, by Christopher Edge.
  • Super Saturday: Magic by Randy.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite type of blue jean and why?

Library Life Episode 202

Library Life: June 2018

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Ready Player One Extravaganza.
  • An interview with historian Leslie Goddard, about her June 12 program, Ten People From Illinois Who Changed History (Other Than Abraham Lincoln).
  • Global Art Explorers.
  • Youth Services Staff Recommendations include books about women who inspire: Before She Was Harriet, by Lesa Cline-Ransome; Miss Mary Reporting, by Sue Macy; Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist, by Jess Keating; I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, by Debbie Levy; and Malala’s Magic Pencil, by Malala Yousafzai. Best book pick within this theme: Dangerous Jane, by Suzanne Slade.
  • Adult Services Best Book Recommendation: Wonderful Tonight, by Pattie Boyd. Other autobiographies of popular musicians: Chronicles, by Bob Dylan; Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen; Life, by Keith Richards; Boys in the Trees, by Carly Simon; and How Music Works, by David Byrne.
  • Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros.
  • Patron Interview: Who is your favorite celebrity or statesman from Illinois history and why?

Library Life Episode 201

Library Life: May 2018

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Reading Takes You Everywhere Summer Reading Program details from Adult, Teen, and Youth Services departments.
  • An interview with musical biographer Susan Benjamin, about her June 28, program Julie Andrews: Dauntless Diva.
  • Behind the scenes fun during the teen program Operation: CODEBREAK.
  • Adult Services Best Book Recommendation: Seven Days of Us, by Francesca Hornak. Other books featuring delightfully dysfunctional families: The Vacationers, by Emma Straub; The Red House, by Mark Haddon; The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney; This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Trooper; and The Wangs vs. The World, by Jade Chang.
  • Youth Services Staff Recommendations include around the world in chapter books: Anna Hibiscus, by Atinuke; Rafi and Rosi, by Lulu Delacre; Haggis and Tank Unleashed: All Paws on Deck, by Jessica Young; Coyote Tales, by Thomas King; and Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badges, by John Dougherty. Best book pick within this theme: Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions by Lenore Look.
  • A world of sunshine and smiles during Super Saturday: Dr. Gesundheit Clown Therapy Show.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite summer destination and why?

Library Life Episode 200

Library Life: April 2018

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • A walk down memory lane as we celebrate the 200th Episode of Library Life.
  • An interview with Botanist and Professor of Environmental Studies, Glen Adelson, PHD, about his May 22 program, The Astonishing Beauty and Wisdom of Wildflowers.
  • A hefty helping of crazy chemistry inside the Family Science Clubhouse.
  • Youth Services Staff Recommendations include art and architecture: Her Right Foot, by Dave Eggers; Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing, by Kay Haring; Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece, by Marc Harshman; Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, by Jeanne Walker Harvey; and The World is not a Rectangle, by Jeannette Winter. Best book pick within this theme: Dazzle Ships by Chris Barton.
  • Adult Services Best Book Recommendation: Inside the O’Briens, by Lisa Genova. Other books featuring illness and loss include: A Partial History of Lost Causes, by Jennifer DuBois; The Sweetest Halleluiah, by Elaine Hussey; Mimi Malloy, at Last, by Julia MacDonnell; My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult; and Did you Ever Have a Family, by Bill Clegg.
  • A front row seat to Super Saturday: Blues Concert with Fruteland Jackson.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite type of flower and why?

Library Life Episode 199

Library Life: March 2018

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Another round of Library Mini Golf with a fundraiser for the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation.
  • An interview with mindful vagabond Brian Micholski about his May 29 program, Vagabonding Around the World.
  • Highlights from the 75th Anniversary Art Exhibit Celebration.
  • Adult Services Best Book Recommendations: The Flintstones, by Mark Russell. Other graphic novels include: Demon, by Jason Shiga; Paper Girls, by Brian K. Vaughn; On The Camino, by Jason; Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky; and The Manhattan Projects, by Jonathan Hickman.
  • Youth Services Staff Recommendations include funny reads for home and school: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, by Betty MacDonald; Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and other Scary Things, by Lenore Looks; The Adventures of a South Pole Pig, by Chris Kirtz; Yours Sincerely, Giraffe, by Megumi Iwasa; and Fables You Shouldn’t Pay Any Attention to, by Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Worth Van Clief. Best book pick within this theme, I’m Just No Good At Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-ups by Chris Harris.
  • A front row seat to Super Saturday: Puppet Place Presents The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
  • Patron Interview: What is your favorite memory of Mount Prospect Public Library and why?