Library Life Episode 147

Library Life: November 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • A celebration of Bollywood dance styles as part of Cultural Month’s Festival Night.
  • An interview with Jennifer Troiano, choir director at Prospect High School, about the program The Prospect Madrigals: A Holiday Concert on Monday, December 9.
  • Healthy Holiday Food program.
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • Books and Bites Family Book Club

Library Life Episode 146

Library Life: October 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • The swinging music of the Legacy Girls performing as the Andrews Sisters.
  • An interview with Carrie Espinosa, insurance consultant at Horizon Benefit Services about the program Navigating Health Care Reform on Monday, September 30.
  • Magic: The Gathering teen gaming program.
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • Around the World With Frog Lady and Friends

Library Life Episode 145

Library Life: September 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Family French Festival
  • An interview with Paul Berg, professional photographer and presenter of India: The Magnificent Subcontinent, Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Learn to Draw: Still Life Class
  • Adult/Teen Book Recommendation: Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Youth Book Recommendation: Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger
  • Dog Safety

Library Life Episode 144

Library Life: August 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Storytime With the Mad Hatters/ Narración de Cuentos Infantiles con Mad Hatters
  • An interview with David Wytmar, a LEED-accredited architect and presenter of Sensible Solutions for Green Home Design, Tuesday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mount Prospect Writer’s Group                      
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison
  • Youth Book Recommendation: I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History’s Strangest Cures by Carlyn Beccia
  • Ann Rutledge and Abraham Lincoln

Library Life Episode 143

Library Life: July 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

• MPPL Foundation Concert: The Best of Encore! Singers
• An interview with Hy Speck, historian and presenter of Afternoon Encore
Frank Sinatra: The Life and Loves of America’s Greatest Entertainer, Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m.
• Experience Yoga
• Adult Book Recommendation: Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
• Youth Book Recommendation: I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
• Celebrate Polish Children’s Day/Swietujmy Polski Dzien Dziecka!
• Who is your favorite singer of all time? Why? Visitors share their top choices.

Library Life Episode 142

Library Life: June 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Money Smart: What’s Your Problem With Jon Yates
  • An interview with Blogger Christy Silkaitis, known as The Shopper’s Apprentice, and presenter of Beyond Couponing: Shopping Strategies for Savvy Shoppers, Thursday, June 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros/Children’s Day, Book Day
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Secret Letters From 0 to 10  by Susie Morgenstern
  • Adult Book Recommendation: Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now by Margaret Coel
  • Super Saturday: The Bubble Wonders Show
  • What is your favorite shopping strategy? Visitors share some money-saving tips.

Library Life Episode 141

Library Life: May 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • Summer Reading Program: Have Book Will Travel
  • An interview with Officer Greg Sill of the Mount Prospect Police Department and presenter of Keeping Burglars Away From Your Home, Tuesday, June 4 at  2 p.m.
  • Fun With Folding: The Art of Origami
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Words in the Dust  by Trent Reedy
  • Teen Book Recommendation: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
  • Love Songs in the Afternoon

What is your favorite love song? Visitors reveal their top tunes

Library Life Episode 140

Library Life: April 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • MPPL’s 70th Anniversary and An Irish Concert With Pat Gaughan
  • An interview with Sharon Kissane, PhD and handwriting expert. Kissane is the presenter of Discover Handwriting Analysis on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • A Very Grimm Visit With Author Adam Gidwitz
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Mr. and Mrs. Bunny Detectives Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath.
  • Adult Services Recommendation: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.
  • Super Saturday: The Roz Puppets’ Variety Show
  • What is your favorite fairy tale? Visitors share their enchanting picks.

Library Life Episode 139

Library Life: March 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • The Spirit of Motown, Soul, and R&B
  • An interview with Carol Morency and Anne Shaughnessy, MPPL staff members speaking about special events in honor of National Library Week, April 14-20, including the Community Organizations Fair, Tuesday April 16 from 7-9 p.m.
  • Chocolate!Chocolate!
  • Adult Services Book Recommendation: One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
  • Super Saturday: A Musical Journey, Wiggleworms Style
  • What are your favorite Library programs or services? Visitors share their insights and top picks.

Library Life Episode 138

Library Life: February 2013

This episode of Library Life includes:

  • E-reader Test Drive
  • An interview with Susan Hall, a certified financial planner and presenter of  Savvy Social Security Planning, Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Musical Babies and Musical Toddlers
  • Youth Services Book Recommendation: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • Adult Services Book Recommendation: Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • Morris the Magic Man
  • What is your favorite instrument for reading? Library visitors tell their top choices.