News from the Reference Desk Category: History

Preservation Week 2021

vintage and antique photos and docuomentsAn initiative of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures which is a division of the American Library Association, Preservation Week (April 25-May 1, 2021) highlights what libraries and individuals can do to preserve our personal and shared collections. The American Library Association webpage for this event guidelines for how to preserve items in personal collections (photographs, audio recordings, films, textiles) and webinars which give additional information about preservation issues. The University of Illinois Library also has information and webinar links on its Preservation Week webpage.

The Mount Prospect Public Library has several books in its collection which can help individuals care for their own treasures. Two of these are An Ounce of Preservation by Craig A. Tuttle and Windows on the Past: Identifying, Dating and Preserving Photographs by Diane V. Gagel.

If you would like to contact a professional conservator for advice about an item in your personal collection, check out the Find a Conservator Portal offered by the American Institute for the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works.

New and Forthcoming Nonfiction – January 2021

Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!

New in Entertainment

What to watch when: 1,000 TV shows for every mood and moment book cover James Bond Movie Encyclopedia book cover Jagged Little Pill: You Live, You Learn: The Stories Behind the Iconic Album and Groundbreaking Musical book cover

What to Watch When: 1,000 TV Shows for Every Mood and Moment by Christian Blauvelt

The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Jagged little pill : you live, you learn : the stories behind the iconic album and groundbreaking musical by Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, and the complete cast & crew by Ruth Soukup

New in Retro 90’s Style

A very special 90210 book: 93 absolutely essential episodes from TV's most notorious zip code book cover Alright, Alright, Alright: An Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused book cover 100 best selling albums of the 90s book cover

A Very Special 90210 Book: 93 Absolutely Essential Episodes from TV’s Most Notorious Zip Code by Tara Araiano & Sarah D. Bunting

Alright, Alright, Alright: An Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused by Melissa Maerz

100 Best Selling Albums of the 90s by Peter Dodd

New in Cooking

Modern Flexitarian: plant-inspired recipes you can flex to add fish, meat, or dairy book cover Pie for Everyone: recipes and stories from Petee's Pie, New York's best pie shop book cover Parwana: recipies and stories from an Afghan kitchen book cover

Modern Flexitarian: Plant-Inspired Recipes You Can Flex to Add Fish, Meat, or Dairy by Lucy Taylor

Pie for Everyone: Recipes and Stories from Petee’s Pie, New York’s Best Pie Shop by Petra “Petee” Paredez

Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen by Durkhanai Ayubi

New in Science

The Story of Life in ten and half species book cover Cosmos: Possible Worlds book cover The Science of Why 5 book cover

The Story of Life in Ten and 1/2 Species by Marianne Taylor

Cosmos: Possible Worlds: The Sequel to Carl Sagan’s Beloved Classic by Ann Druyan

The Science of Why. Volume 5: Answers to Questions about the ordinary, the odd, and the outlandish by Jay Ingram

Pandemic Moments 2020 Project Update

2020 Pandemic Moments in Mount ProspectA few months ago the Mount Prospect Historical Society along with the Mount Prospect Public Library launched a community history project focused on the experiences of residents during this pandemic.  To see what kinds of things can be included check out two of the submissions.  One is from a furloughed soccer player while the other explores the experiences of a college student. Please do not hesitate to share your own stories; each one adds a unique touch to the history of our community. You might even receive a gift certificate for Capannari Ice Cream! For more information about how to contribute to the project, please go to the Pandemic 2020 Moments page of the Mount Prospect Historical Society website.

2020 Pandemic Moments History Project

2020 Pandemic Moments in Mount Prospect

The Mount Prospect Historical Society in partnership with the Mount Prospect Public Library has launched a new community project. Residents and others affiliated with Mount Prospect are asked to share photos and videos and to write essays, impressions and even poems to help others among us put this experience into a larger context and provide those who come after us with a snapshot of what life has been like in Mount Prospect during this COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about this project and how to share your experiences, please see this page on the Mount Prospect Historical Society web site.

National Geographic History

national geographic magazine coverNational Geographic History magazine is coming to our subscription of the National Geographic Virtual Library which contains every page of every issue ever of National Geographic & National Geographic Travel. As of the time of publishing this blog post, History is not yet part of the browse function but will show up in search results. National Geographic Travel magazine will cease to publish at the end of this year but the issues we have already will not vanish from the Virtual Library.