We’ve had a tremendous amount of support for our upcoming Trivia Night Fundraiser on November 16th at Bernie’s Book Bank and we’re looking forward to celebrating the next endeavors for the Lake Bluff Public Library!
Please visit our first floor display featuring some general knowledge books. We can’t tell you anything about the trivia questions, but some of these books may prove to be very helpful.
A huge thank you to everyone that has signed up for our upcoming fundraiser! If you have any questions, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Jillian Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Levitt and co-author Dubner show that economics is the study of incentives, how people get what they want or need especially when other people want or need the same thing.
Grunt – Mary Roach
Tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries– panic, exhaustion, heat, noise– and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them
Headstrong – Rachel Swaby
Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day.
How Music Works – David Byrne
The co-founder of Talking Heads presents a celebration of music that provides us insight to the roles of time, place, and recording technology and explains how music expression has evolved throughout the 20th century.
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States – Sarah Vowell
The story of Marquis de Lafayette welcoming back to New York, 30 years after he left for the Revolutionary War, and the 80,000 people that came to cheer for him.
Live from New York – James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales
Saturday Night Live changed the face of television. By introducing new stars and TV taboos, it brought new meaning to American life, laughter, and politics. Dozens of previous cast members, hosts, and contributors recall backstage stories, gossip, and never before revealed struggles.
The Five – Hallie Rubenhold
Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. Coming from five different background, the one thing they have in common was the year of their murders: 1888.
The Monopolists – Mary Pilon
The inside story of how the game of Monopoly came into existence, its provenance by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man’s lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game’s questionable origins.
The World’s Great Wonders (Lonely Planet)
Go beyond the visual spectacle of the world’s 50 greatest wonders, and discover what makes them such amazing places.
Valiant Ambition – Nathaniel Philbrick
An account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.