Staff Profile

Christie Robinson

Senior Communications Strategist

Communications and Multimedia Engagement

Christie supervises many aspects of our communications functions and uses her knowledge from being a music major in college to coordinate library performances. She sings in the Bach Week Festival Chorus, is costume mistress for the Evanston Dance Ensemble, and travels frequently to see her daughters perform as dancers and one as a cellist.


Blog Posts

It's Spring! Let's Try Something New

From books to machines to staff who are eternally curious, your library can help you try something new this spring.

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Shape Skokie's Future--Complete the Census

It's important for our future that everyone gets counted in the 2020 Census. We are helping--find out more.

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A Meeting of Beautiful Souls in an Unexpected Place

Recently, I volunteered in Pelican Bay State Prison for the third time with Hustle 2.0. The experience profoundly affected all of us--volunteers, incarcerated men, and staff alike.

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Lists

Showstopping Selections

Even if you’re not always a big fan of nonfiction, these titles offer some unique perspectives on music and dance. They’re also a bit quirky and, well, fun!

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The Versatile Voice

Chanting, chattering, rapping, speaking poetry. Listen to the rhythm of speech itself. Or hear what the human voice can do as an instrument--no words required! This list includes all of the musical selections you'll hear in the "Speaking the Beat," "Poetic Pulse," and "Vocal Variations" playlists that were part of our Read to the Rhythm: Sonic Wall in 2015.

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Childhood Cadence

This list includes all of the fun rhythms and musical selections you'll hear in the "Childhood Cadence" playlists that were part of our Read to the Rhythm: Sonic Wall in 2015.

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Weird and Uneven Tempos

Move beyond the march! This list includes all of the musical selections you'll hear in the "Time and Time Again" and "Weirdo Tempo" playlists that were part of our Read to the Rhythm: Sonic Wall in 2015.

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Thump, Bang, Clap

Applause! Applause! This list includes all of the musical selections you'll hear in the "Handmade Meter" and "Thump, Bump, Bang, Crack, Drum" playlists that were part of our Read to the Rhythm: Sonic Wall in 2015.

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Gratitude for Grown-Ups

It's a great time of year to consider, start, or strengthen the role of gratitude in our lives. These books represent just a tiny sample of what's out there, showing the power of gratitude through reflections, stories, and practical tips. Just putting this list together reminds me of many things I'm grateful for!

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Gratitude for Families with Young Kids

Sometimes I wish my daughters were still little. I'm grateful to have this opportunity to choose some great picture books for you to share with the little ones in your life, along with a wonderful little book, translated from French, on meditation for children.

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Celebrating Winter Holidays with Food

Full disclosure: I have not (yet!) tested the recipes in these books. I am a sucker for luscious food photography, however, so if the two are correlated, the results should be delicious!

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Exploring Rehabilitation and Our Prison System

These resources introduce the work of Hustle 2.0 and provide some of the background on mass incarceration, rehabilitation, and the U.S. prison system that I have explored in the past 18 months.

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