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Upcoming Mount Prospect Public Library Events

Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle

When: Monday, February 08, 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: Monday, February 08, 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!

Story Tots

When: Monday, February 08, 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.

Story Tots

When: Monday, February 08, 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.

On My Own

When: Monday, February 08, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room A room 119a

For children 3-5 years old.
These 30-minute sessions may include stories, fingerplays, songs, action rhymes, flannel stories, and a literature-based media presentation. Your child must be 3 before the first day of the session. Children must attend this storytime “on their own” without their parents.

Teen Open Lab: 3-D Printing

When: Monday, February 08, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

For teens in 6th-12th grades
Interested in 3-D design? Learn with the online application Tinkercad, which will let you create an object to be printed.

Android Advice

When: Monday, February 08, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

The Android world seems to change daily. Just when you think you’ve figured out your phone or device there is a new upgrade or app available. This informal group will meet every other month to ask questions, discuss troubleshooting techniques, safety and privacy issues, ask questions, and more!

How Smart Meters May Help You Save Money

When: Monday, February 08, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

The average household spends more than $2,000 annually on gas and electricity. However, new technologies might help you cut those costs. With new smart meters being installed in your community, you can now take control of your energy use and potentially save money. Local nonprofit Elevate Energy can help homeowners in the area make smart choices about energy and potentially uncover these savings.

Unbelievable Chocolate Raffle

When: Tuesday, February 09, 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: Tuesday, February 09, 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: Tuesday, February 09, 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.

On My Own

When: Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room B room 119b

For children 3-5 years old.
These 30-minute sessions may include stories, fingerplays, songs, action rhymes, flannel stories, and a literature-based media presentation. Your child must be 3 before the first day of the session. Children must attend this storytime “on their own” without their parents.

From Bibs to Books

When: Tuesday, February 09, 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.

Play and Learn / Jugar y Aprender

When: Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Where: Community Connections Center Community Room

Parents and their 3- and 5-year-old children are invited to enjoy arts, crafts, exercise, stories, and music. This program is available to Mount Prospect residents only. Child care may be available for younger children. Call (847) 506-4930 to register.

martes 9 de febrero, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Centro de Conexión con la Comunidad
Se invita a los padres y a sus hijos de 3 y 5 años de edad para disfrutar de manualidades, actividades, cuentos y música. Este programa se ofrece para los habitantes de Mount Prospect. Con anticipación se ofrece cuidado de niños más pequeños. Llame (847) 506-4930 para registrarse.

Computer Learning Lab

When: Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

Stop in anytime between 4-6 PM and bring your questions about Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, e-mail, or e-books. Our trained staff will help you troubleshoot problems, practice your skills, or work on a project. This is also a great time to find out about Library services, including how to download e-magazines from Zinio. No registration required – just drop in!

Open Storytime

When: Tuesday, February 09, 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!

Sweet Perfection: Cupcake Decorating

When: Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

Pastry Chef Rose Deneen will demonstrate how to prepare a variety of cupcakes for your Valentine. Learn how to transform everyday ingredients to fill and decorate these individual treats just like the professionals!