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Authors Out Loud: Jenn Segal – Once Upon A Chef

11/9/2018
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Jennifer Segal is the classically trained chef and busy mom behind Once Upon A Chef, a popular cooking blog where she uses tips and tricks learned in culinary school to create tested and perfected recipes for the often hectic family life. This year Jenn made the transition from cooking blogger to cookbook author with the Once…

Duration:00:35:48

Bookies Recommend: Fall Reads

10/19/2018
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What better way to spend a chilly, blustery day than with a good read (and maybe a warm drink)? Andrea stops by to share five titles that she recommends for this fall. Titles mentioned: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg November Road by Lou Berney (read Jo’s review here) Washington Black by…

Duration:00:08:56

Authors Out Loud: Juliet McDaniel – Mr. & Mrs. American Pie

10/11/2018
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Mr. & Mrs. American Pie is “riotously funny with a surprising amount of heart” according to Erica who interviews McDaniel about her debut novel already in the works to be adapted for television. Their conversation touches on a wide variety of topics including 80’s beauty pageants, the challenges and tricks to writing good child characters, and…

Duration:00:21:29

Great American Reads: Brooke reads Ghost

9/26/2018
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Aspen Drive Library Manager Brooke Bahnsen talks about reading Jason Reynolds’ award-winning youth fiction novel Ghost as part of PBS’s The Great American Read. We talk about why this contemporary book series written for junior high readers deserves to be recognized, the enjoyment of reading youth literature as an adult, and the benefits of reading diverse perspectives…

Duration:00:13:53

Great American Reads: Jo reads A Prayer for Owen Meany

9/18/2018
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Popular Services Librarian Jo Hansen shares her thoughts on John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany, a novel she read for the first time as part of PBS’s The Great American Read. We talk about why she selected this novel out of the 100 finalists, her favorite Owen Meany quotes, and why it should be…

Duration:00:15:10

The 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein

8/23/2018
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Mary Shelley aficionado Emily Stensloff joins us on the podcast to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication. We talk about Shelley’s life, her feminist/anarchist upbringing, the differences between Frankenstein the novel and the idea of Frankenstein in popular culture, and why this 1818 book is Emily’s all-time favorite. Check out Frankenstein from the library…

Duration:00:27:50

Locally Sourced: Chris from My Flavor It! Place talks about The Devil in the White City

7/24/2018
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In Locally Sourced we ask local business owners to talk about an influential or special book they’ve read. Chris Hamel is one of the owners of the new ice cream and Hawaiian shaved ice shop in Libertyville – My Flavor It! Place. Chris stopped by the library to talk about a favorite book with a…

Duration:00:23:21

Bookies Recommend: Beach Reads

7/6/2018
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We’re in the full swing of summer and for anybody still looking for that great beach read, we’ve got you covered! Andrea joins us to talk about must-read titles from five different genres, each with its own appeal. The titles Andrea recommends in this episode are: Gale Force by Owen Laukkanen Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce…

Duration:00:10:59

Authors Out Loud: Catherine Price on How To Break Up with Your Phone

5/21/2018
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Award-winning journalist Catherine Price joins us on the podcast for a conversation on smartphone addiction. A growing number of smartphone users are starting to notice their phone usage has evolved into something problematic. Price’s new book is a practical guide to help acknowledge addictive smartphone behavior and develop healthier relationships with our devices. We discuss…

Duration:00:33:27

The Past is Present: The forgotten influence of Samuel Insull

5/3/2018
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Chances are you’ve never heard of Samuel Insull, but his fingerprints are all over Libertyville. Stick around this town long enough and you will surely use a building or service with a history that can be drawn back to Mr. Insull. He was like a living Monopoly Man with his hands in utilities, railroads, schools,…

Duration:00:20:21

National Library Week – What does a librarian do?

4/10/2018
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This second week in April is National Library Week – a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. For a special National Library Week podcast episode we interviewed some of our own librarians about what a day on the job looks like and also…

Duration:00:21:47

Book Pick: Educated by Tara Westover

3/15/2018
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Susie, Andrea, and Nate recommend a powerful new memoir. They try to put into words why the book had such an impact on each of them. Read Andrea’s original Educated blog post on Shelf Life. Check out Educated from the library

Duration:00:18:28

The Year in Film / Oscars Recap

3/6/2018
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Nate and AV Librarian Becky King meet up once again to talk about the past year in film and last Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. They discuss the night’s hits and misses plus share a few personal favorites they hope aren’t forgotten. Find out what movies you may have missed and how you can use your…

Duration:00:18:37

Authors Out Loud: Chris Harris – I’m Just No Good at Rhyming

2/22/2018
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Chris Harris is the author of the New York Times bestselling I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups. This impressive debut of children’s poetry has been making the rounds here at Cook Library and quickly become a staff favorite, provoking unhealthy amounts of laugh out loud moments. We…

Duration:00:29:58

The Aspen Drive Library Expansion Project

2/8/2018
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Library Director David Archer makes his podcast premiere! We chat about the recently announced Aspen Drive Library construction project. Find out what the expanded Vernon Hills library will look like, the needs that will be addressed, and learn what kind of planning and preparation go into a community construction project. Visit the library’s Aspen Expansion…

Duration:00:22:11

Reading Resolutions

1/31/2018
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In December Erica set some reading resolutions for herself, which you can read about in her blog post. We thought we would check in with Erica and get some tips on those resolutions, get some good reading recommendations and get some tips on another common reading resolution – reading more books (she read 150 last…

Duration:00:21:19

Our Favorite Books of 2017

12/18/2017
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Each year Jo Hansen meticulously culls, analyses, organizes, edits, and publishes our selections for the year’s best Fiction and Nonfiction. 2017 produced the library’s largest booklets yet! Jo comes back onto the podcast to talk about how the booklets were compiled, our year in books, and highlight a few of the titles you’ll find in…

Duration:00:21:29

Authors Out Loud: Jac Jemc

12/13/2017
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Jac Jemc is the author of The Grip of It, a deftly told story about a couple who purchase what turns out to be a haunted house. You may think you’ve read haunted house stories before, but you’ve never read any told this well or that does the creepiness so well. The Grip of It is featured in…

Duration:00:26:13

Genealogy at the Library

12/4/2017
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While we like to discuss books, movies and music on our podcast, we also like to share with you all the other great stuff we do here at the library. In this episode we talk with our genealogy librarian, Sonia, and find out how to get started using the library to do family history research.…

Duration:00:18:28

Authors Out Loud: Mark Russell – The Flintstones

11/15/2017
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Mark Russell is the author of DC Comics’ re-imagined version of The Flintstones, one of our favorite comics here at the library. And yes, we are talking about the Yabba-Dabba-Doo Hanna-Barbera TV characters. Russell and illustrator Steve Pugh’s version of Bedrock is a newly established Stone Age civilization just beginning to construct things like economics,…

Duration:00:32:32