Cook Memorial Public Library Podcast-logo

Cook Memorial Public Library Podcast

Literature >

We are a public library podcast.

We are a public library podcast.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

We are a public library podcast.

Twitter:

@CookLibrary

Language:

English

Contact:

(847)362-2330


Episodes

Bookies Recommend: Beach Reads

7/6/2018
More
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 Laukkaner 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
More
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 you acknowledge addictive smartphone behavior and develop healthier relationships with our devices. We…

Duration:00:33:27

The Past is Present: The forgotten influence of Samuel Insull

5/3/2018
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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

Ep. 50: Authors Out Loud – Annie Spence: Dear Fahrenheit 451

11/1/2017
More
If you consider yourself a book lover, bookworm, or bibliophile you will love this week’s author interview. Annie Spence is the author of Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to the Books in her Life. This collection of insightful and often hilarious letters to books will rekindle (no ebook device pun…

Duration:00:24:12

Ep. 49: Authors Out Loud – Gail Lukasik: White Like Her

10/25/2017
More
Libertyville local mystery author Gail Lukasik discovered a family secret that led her on an extraordinary personal journey through America’s complicated racial history. After appearing on PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow, Lukasik began recounting her memories and compiling her research into a book. White Like Her was published last week and Gail stopped by our Digital Studios to…

Duration:00:27:13

Ep. 48: The Past is Present – Murder at Cook House?

10/13/2017
More
For a chilling Halloween edition of The Past is Present, Local History Librarian Jenny Barry digs into a mysterious Libertyville legend: the 1885 murder of August Rosine. You may never look at the Cook House the same way again. Listen to last year’s Halloween episode on The Gate.

Duration:00:16:22

Ep. 47: Meet the Bookies – Jo

9/29/2017
More
It’s time for another episode of Meet the Bookies, where we introduce our library’s Bookies who can give you great book, movie and music recommendations. This week we are chatting with Jo Hansen, the editor and mastermind behind the extremely popular Favorite Fiction & Non-Fiction booklets we publish every year. Some of Jo’s recommendations from the episode:…

Duration:00:17:25

Ep. 46: Teen Lit for Grownups

8/31/2017
More
The library offers several book clubs for you to join, but we wanted to take time with this episode to highlight one of our newer book clubs, Teen Lit for Grownups. We talk with Andrea who runs the book club about teen lit and why adults might want to try reading books. Our next Teen…

Duration:00:08:10

Ep. 45: Authors Out Loud – Elizabeth Berg

8/25/2017
More
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg and her dog Gaby join us on the podcast to talk about her new collection of Facebook posts Make Someone Happy and her upcoming novel The Story of Arthur Truluv. Elizabeth also shares how she became a professional writer, insights on the publishing industry, advice for aspiring writers,…

Duration:00:18:12

Ep. 44: Bonus Features – Growing Up Smith & One More Time With Feeling

8/11/2017
More
Welcome to another edition of Bonus Features where Nate and Becky highlight two movies currently flying under the radar. Becky shares the cultural coming-of-age tale Growing Up Smith, then Nate shares the Nick Cave making-of music documentary One More Time With Feeling. Both titles are new to the library’s collection and shouldn’t be missed. Note: In our…

Duration:00:12:59