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From the Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville/Vernon Hills, Illinois. Librarians sharing book recommendations, author interviews, local history stories, and more! Hosted by Nate Gass & Lindsay Barber-Peddycoart.

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From the Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville/Vernon Hills, Illinois. Librarians sharing book recommendations, author interviews, local history stories, and more! Hosted by Nate Gass & Lindsay Barber-Peddycoart.

    5 Unique Ways to Connect with Your Library

    5 Unique Ways to Connect with Your Library

    April 3-9 is National Library Week and this year’s theme is Connect With Your Library. In this episode we run down five ways to use the library that you may not have known about. Read Bronwyn’s National Library Week blog post Explore the Digital Studios Learn how to sign up for text notifications Visit our Genealogy page Check out Mango Languages and…

    The Year in Film (2021) / Oscars Recap

    The Year in Film (2021) / Oscars Recap

    Becky and Nate are back on the podcast for the 7th year in a row to talk about last night’s Academy Awards ceremony. They share some of their own opinions about the nominees and other favorite movies of last year. Hear about the night’s memorable moments (and boy were there moments), the movies, the performances,…

    Fresh Start Books

    Fresh Start Books

    To kick off the first podcast episode of the year, Andrea and Erica recommend four excellent books for your 2022 reading list. This is an edited version of January’s Bookies Live Facebook event. Follow the library on Facebook to catch future Bookies Live, every second Tuesday of the month. In This Episode Dan Harris, 10% Happier Nita Prose, The Maid Charles…

    Our Favorite Books of 2021

    Our Favorite Books of 2021

    Believe it or not 2021 is wrapping up and Readers’ Advisor Jo is back for our annual episode recounting Cook Library’s favorite books of the year! Make sure you visit either Cook Park or Aspen Drive library to pick up your very own copies of our Fiction and Nonfiction Favorites booklets. Or take a look…

    All in the Family

    All in the Family

    The Bookies are back just in time for Thanksgiving with some stellar November reading selections all about families. This is an edited version of November’s Bookies Live Facebook event. Follow the library on Facebook to catch future Bookies Live. In This Episode Alice Hoffman, The Book of Magic Laura Dave, The Last Thing He Told…

    Centennial Stories: Cook Library’s First Forty Years

    Centennial Stories: Cook Library’s First Forty Years

    It’s the podcast’s 100th episode! And what better way to celebrate than by exploring the library’s own 100th birthday. As part of Cook Library’s Centennial Celebration, Local History Librarian Jenny Barry walks us through the first 40 years of the Cook Memorial Public Library up until 1960. Hear what it was like using the library…

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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