Prairie Trails Public Library

8449 Moody Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459

Phone: 708.430.3688

Fax: 708.430.5596

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM

Friday-Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM


birdThe Bird Watching Answer Book:  Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond

By Laura Erickson

ISBN:  9781603424523

Learn the how's and why's of bird behavior, from flirtatious mating practices and gorgeous birdsong to flying south for the winter. In this lively reference book, Laura Erickson addresses hundreds of real-life questions sent into the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world's foremost authority on birds. With expert advice on bird watching techniques and equipment, feeding and housing birds, protecting habitats, and much more, Erickson guides you through the intricacies of the avian world with a contagious passion for our feathered friends.


ice   Ice Fishing: The Ultimate Guide

   By Tim Allard

   ISBN:  9781896980720

   Whether you're a beginner or an expert, a lone wolf angler or a parent with fish-fanatic youngsters, fishing on ice has lots to offer everyone. But fishing on ice isn't without it's challenges, and that's where this book comes in. It covers everything you need to know to make your hard water adventures as comfortable, safe, enjoyable and productive as possible.


nordic   Nordic Skiing:  Steps to Success

   By Laurie Gulion 

   ISBN:  9780873223942

   Teaches the skills of cross-country skiing in thirteen progressive lessons, identifying the keys to correct technique, pointing out common errors, and providing practice tips and performance goals.



skate   Ice Skating:  Steps to Success

   By Karin Kunzle-Watson

   ISBN:  9780873226691

   Demonstrates proper posture, illustrates skating maneuvers, provides practice tips, and features fifty drills for learning and developing skills according to ability level.



birdfeed   The Backyard Bird Feeder’s Bible: The A-to-Z guide to feeders, seed mixes, projects, and treats

   By Sally Roth

   ISBN:  9780875969183

   Become the best bird host in your neighborhood. Let the Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible by Sally Roth be your guide to the foods and feeders, plants and projects that will guarantee you a yard that's absolutely brimming with birds!



cocoa   Hot Cocoa Comfort:  50 recipes for comforting cups of chocolate

   By Michael Turback

   ISBN:  9781510739963

   The book recalls cocoa’s ancient origins, offers instructions on tools and techniques for preparation, then stretches palate perspectives with fifty home kitchen-friendly drinks and paired small plates.




winter   Winter:  Recipes Inspired by Nature’s Bounty

   By Joanne Weir 

   ISBN:  9780783546094

   The Williams-Sonoma Seasonal Celebration series features foods at the peak of their season and flavor. WINTER embraces the cold weather season in every way--through color, flavor, heartiness and preparation style. Recipes include Butternut Squash and Smoked Bacon Risotto; Crown Roast of Pork with Baked Apples; Pappardelle with Red Wine-Stewed Duck and Persimmon Pudding; and more.



cooking   Cooking Light:  soups & stews tonight!

   Publisher:  New York -- Oxmoor House

   ISBN:  9780848733605

   From All American Chili to Classic New England Clam Chowder, and from Gazpacho to Chicken Noodle Soup, this is the definitive collection of over 20 years’ worth of the very best Cooking Light weeknight soups and stews recipes.



mom   The Super Mom’s Guide to Simply Super Sweets and Treats for Every Season:  80 cakes, cookies, pies, and snacks for perfectly imperfect moms

   By Deborah Stallings Stumm

   ISBN:  9781629145686

   Most of the treats in The Super Mom’s Guide to Simply Super Sweets for Every Season don’t even involve baking and take no time at all. The book features festive family-friendly recipes that take twenty minutes instead of two hours.



hour   Hour Chicago:  twenty-five self-guided 60-minute tours of Chicago’s great architecture and art

   By Ann Slavick

   ISBN:  9781566637435

   Each brief tour can be accomplished in roughly an hour. Ms. Slavick arms readers with concise information about the sights they will see, and the book offers photographs and simple maps that make touring a breeze.



lions   Behind the Lions:  A Family Guide to the Art Institute of Chicago

   Art Institute of Chicago.  1998

   ISBN: 9780865591561

   A family guidebook to the Art Institute of Chicago and the art displayed there, presenting entries on over 60 works from all areas of the museum’s collections.




walking   Walking for Fitness:  the low-impact workout that tones and shapes

   By Nina Barough

   ISBN:  9781405366397

   Power-walking expert Nina Barough reveals there is a world of difference between a casual stroll and an energizing, body-sculpting power walk.



flowers   Crafting with Flowers:  pressed flower jewelry, herbariums, decorations, and gifts for every season

   By Katie Meadow

   ISBN:  9781510755994

   Everyone could add a bit of brightness to their daily life. This book will teach you how to make a wide range of floral crafts, and help you truly connect to nature and the magical woodlands.



computers   Computers for Seniors for Dummies

   By Nancy Muir

   ISBN:  9781119420316

   A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC. Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system.


macbook   Macbook for Dummies (2018)

   By Mark L. Chambers

   ISBN:  9781119417255

   Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is the coolest laptop around, and longtime Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is just the guy you want showing you the ropes. Inside, he shows you how to navigate the Mac desktop, customize your settings, surf the web and set up email, hook into a network, transfer your important documents from another PC or Mac, and troubleshoot with ease. You'll also get the inside scoop on the fun stuff like FaceTime video calling, Messages, Reminders, photos, videos, music, the Mac App Store, and more.



modern   Modern Calligraphy Workshop:  the creative art of pen, brush and chalk lettering

   By Imogen Owen

   ISBN:  9781849499071

   "Learn how to create beautiful, hand-lettered stationery, art, and other decorations with Modern Calligraphy, a sophisticated, interactive book full of exquisite sample alphabets, fun exercises, and simple step-by-step projects. From modern calligraphy in ink to hand lettering in chalk on blackboard and brush lettering in paint, you will discover a variety of ingenious and unique ways to turn words and letters into projects that can be given as gifts, sent as snail mail, or used within your home decor. Among other things, you will learn to create eyecatching letterforms, embellish with swirls and flourishes, free-brush letters on canvas, and digitize your work for printing. Along the way, you will find plenty of inspiration and helpful artist tips to encourage you, as well as numerous open practice pages to help you develop your own lettering style. You can customize letters and words, developing your own rules and methods as you go. With practical projects for all sorts of celebrations, from engagements and weddings to baby showers and even Halloween, Modern Calligraphy will give you the inspiration as well as the skills to turn your everyday handwriting into artwork."--Publisher's description.


living   Winter Living: an inspirational guide to styling and decorating your home for winter

   By Selina Lake

   ISBN:  9781849756488

   Throughout the book, Selina‘s imaginative ‘DIY ideas’ and insightful ‘Style Tips’ provide inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the textures, tones, and ambience of winter and bring Selina’s signature style into your own home.



diy   Do-It-Yourself Basics -- Save money, solve problems, improve your home:  the basics everyone can master

   New York, NY: Reader's Digest, [2020]

   ISBN:  9781621455059

   This book states that everyone can tackle the easy fixes in home repair and save a lot of money.  Over 125 step-by-step secrets are revealed.



landscape   How to Paint Landscapes Quickly and Beautifully in Watercolor and Gouache

   By Nathan Fowkes

   ISBN:  9781624650499

   Summary:  From simplifying complex scenes and making smart choices about portraying light and texture, to establishing an effective color palette to enhance mood, world-renowned entertainment and fine artist Nathan Fowkes shares priceless lessons that he has developed over twenty five years of painting a broad range of places. 


spa   Home Spa:  pamper yourself from head to toe

   By Chrissie Painell-Malkin

   ISBN:  9781858688725

   Summary:  This book is the ultimate guide to pampering. A warm bath fragranced with an exotic blend of ylang ylang, mandarin and basil and a restorative massage using vegetable oil mixed with essential oils of lemon, cardamon, eucalyptus are only a few of the fabulous remedies offered here.