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Upcoming Mount Prospect Public Library Events

Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Registration Lobby

Attention, chocolate lovers; this one’s for you! Join the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation beginning Saturday, January 30 through Saturday, February 13 for its sweetest event of the year, the Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle. The event takes place in the lobby of the Library and features sumptuous baskets designed for the chocolate lover in all of us.
Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets can be purchased from an MPPL Foundation volunteer, or inquire at the Registration Desk. The drawing will be held on Saturday, February 13 beginning at 3 p.m. Winners need not be present. All proceeds from the Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle benefit the Foundation, which raises funds for special programming and events at the Library that otherwise would not be available through public funding.

Winter Reading Program: Escape With Books

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Where: All Branches

Monday, February 1-Monday, February 29
Unlock adventure and excitement at the Library! You can experience daring escapades or take a thrilling journey by reading a good book. And it’s all available at the Library! We have something for every age, so stop at a service desk or at the South Branch to see where your escape can take you. Looking for more ways to get away from the everyday? Ask staff for book suggestions!

Open Storytime

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room B room 119b

The Library invites children ages 6 and younger and their families to attend these 30-minute sessions featuring stories and songs. An adult must accompany children younger than the age of 3. No registration required; just come on in!

From Bibs to Books

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room A room 119a

For children birth through 23 months and their parents or caregivers.
A variety of rhymes, songs, simple stories, and other activities designed to enhance language development and foster a love of reading will be presented during these 45-minute sessions. The last 15 minutes will be spent playing with toys and interacting with other children. Because this program emphasizes parent-child interaction, please do not bring older siblings to the sessions.

Meet With the Office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Lobby Conference Room 130

Meet privately with a representative from the office of Ninth District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky each Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. Ask your questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans’ benefits, and other federal services and benefits. Drop into Room 130 anytime between 2 and 5 p.m.

Reúnase con la Oficina de la Congresista Jan Schakowsky
miércoles 10 de febrero, 2-5 p.m.
Biblioteca Pública de Mount Prospect
Reúnase privadamente con un representante de la oficina del 9no. Distrito de la Congresista Jan Schakowsky cada miércoles 2-5 p.m. Haga sus preguntas acerca de inmigración, visas, Medicare, Seguro Social, beneficios de veteranos, y de otros servicios y beneficios federales. Pase en cualquier momento por el salón 130 dentro de las horas de 2 a 5 p.m.

Make & Take Craft / Hazlo y Llévatelo

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Where: Community Connections Center Community Room

For kids up to 6th grade and their families.
Drop into the South Branch to make crafts. The Library will provide all craft supplies. No registration required. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

miercoles 10 de febrero, 5-6:30 p.m.
Centro de Conexión con la Comunidad
Para niños(as) hasta el sexto grado y sus familias.
Participantes disfrutarán de manualidades. No inscripción necesaria; solo ven. Niños menores de 9 años deben de venir acompañados por un adulto.

The Path to Your Family Story With Fold3 & Heritage Quest

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

Discover how the online resources Fold3 and Heritage Quest, which are available free at the Library, can help you research your family’s history. Learn basic and advanced searching techniques, how to find relevant results, and more. This is the second in a series of three hands-on instructional classes focused on genealogy databases.

Movie Discussion: Her

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room B room 152

Her (2013; R; 126 minutes; Romance/Sci-Fi)
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson.
Directed by Spike Jonze.
A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Registration Lobby

Attention, chocolate lovers; this one’s for you! Join the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation beginning Saturday, January30 through Saturday, February 13 for its sweetest event of the year, the Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle. The event takes place in the lobby of the Library and features sumptuous baskets designed for the chocolate lover in all of us.
Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets can be purchased from an MPPL Foundation volunteer, or inquire at the Registration Desk. The drawing will be held on Saturday, February 14 beginning at 3 p.m. Winners need not be present. All proceeds from the Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle benefit the Foundation, which raises funds for special programming and events at the Library that otherwise would not be available through public funding.

Winter Reading Program: Escape With Books

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Where: All Branches

Monday, February 1-Monday, February 29
Unlock adventure and excitement at the Library! You can experience daring escapades or take a thrilling journey by reading a good book. And it’s all available at the Library! We have something for every age, so stop at a service desk or at the South Branch to see where your escape can take you. Looking for more ways to get away from the everyday? Ask staff for book suggestions!

From Bibs to Books

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room A room 119a

For children birth through 23 months and their parents or caregivers.
A variety of rhymes, songs, simple stories, and other activities designed to enhance language development and foster a love of reading will be presented during these 45-minute sessions. The last 15 minutes will be spent playing with toys and interacting with other children. Because this program emphasizes parent-child interaction, please do not bring older siblings to the sessions.

Story Tots

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room B room 119b

For children 2-3 years old and their parents or caregivers.
These 45-minute sessions are designed for parent/child interaction. The parent acts as a role model, leading the child through fingerplays, action rhymes, and sitting/listening behavior. The last 15 minutes will be spent playing with toys and interacting with other children. Your child must be 2 before the first day of the session. Please do not bring older siblings to the sessions.

Movies@MPPL: The Martian

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

(2015; PG-13; 144 minutes; Adventure/Drama/Sci-Fi)
Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig |
Directed by Ridley Scott
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit, and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

The Path to Your Family Story With Fold3 & Heritage Quest

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

Discover how the online resources Fold3 and Heritage Quest, which are available free at the Library, can help you research your family’s history. Learn basic and advanced searching techniques, how to find relevant results, and more.

Browser Basics

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

This hands-on class will provide novice users with an introduction to Internet Explorer® Web browser and the World Wide Web. You will learn about Web addresses, links, and more. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of computers and experience using a mouse. Reserved for Mount Prospect Public Library cardholders. Space is limited to 13.