The Finals Episode
Summer is coming, but first students have to get through projects and finals. This time can put a strain on students and parents so we wanted to talk to someone about recognizing and managing stress and anxiety. Alisa Messana has years of experience with children and adolescents and is now a mental health consultant. She is also a Hinsdale parent. Here's our conversation.
Eating well and staying focused with Christine Trainer
Six weeks into the new year seems like a good time to revisit some of those goals we set for ourselves in the heat of the new year. Adult Services librarian, Emily Borsa, interviewed Christine Trainer of Red Integrative Health to talk about how to get started on healthy and immune food habits and staying focused with vision boards.
The College Episode
Mike and Cynthia talk to two 2016 high school grads about their experiences and expectations of their first year in college and three 2017 high school grads about their hopes for their first year in college. We also introduce a new segment called Stacking Up that looks at statistics and Hinsdale.
Learn more about Fusion, the library-wide program on Saturday, September 16. The theme this year is Oil + Water and in addition to programs featuring oil or water, Schools Count will be on hand to accept donations for hurricane relief in Texas and Florida.
All the 4th of July
Mike and Cynthia explore the past and present of the 4th of July in Hinsdale - donkeys and turtles and books. Find out a secret to winning a turtle race, how the Village came to run the parade, a coincidence spanning a century and how to get a book from the Library's float (spoiler alert: just show up!)
Librarians Mike and Cynthia talk to Pam Lannom and Jim Slonoff of the Hinsdalean in the first episode of the Spinsdalean. Find out about their starts in newspapers, how they founded the Hinsdalean and why owning a supply of allen wrenches is a good idea.