Staff Profile

Chris Breitenbach

Adult Services Librarian

Adult Services

Chris is a part-time Adult Services librarian. This means you'll find him happily working behind the various reference desks at the library. When he's not at the library, he's a dad. He also enjoys making music, short films, and helping others to do the same.


Blog Posts

Help with the Headlines: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Reference Librarian Chris helps us learn what's behind the latest headlines.

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Help with the Headlines: The Iran Nuclear Deal

Reference Librarian Chris helps us learn what's behind the latest headlines.

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Found in Translation

According to some polls, average American film-goers shy away from movies with subtitles. But we know that Skokie Public Library patrons are above-average! So here are 10 accessible (and wonderfully entertaining!) foreign films for those ready to adventure forth into the bounty of goodness that is World Cinema.

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EDM: An Electronic Dance Music Primer

After the infamous “Disco Demolition Night” at Chicago’s Comiskey Park in 1979, American dance music went underground. But the last decade has seen it return to the mainstream with a vengeance. Here, then, is a primer, of some of the best Electronic Dance Music (EDM) the library has to offer.

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I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying

Some movies, despite our best efforts, make us cry. Tearjerkers, weepies, melodramas, and perhaps most pejoratively, the chick-flick, these films are often oppressively fine-tuned to elicit our sorrow. Here are some movies that earned my own recalcitrant tears.

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