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Upcoming Mount Prospect Public Library Events

Show Your Card

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Where: All Branches

Get ready for deals and specials from more than 50 Mount Prospect-area businesses and organizations during September’s Show Your Card promotion. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and ...

Banned Books Week: Stand Up for Your Right to Read

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Registration Lobby

Sunday, September 25-Saturday, October 1
Every year hundreds of requests are made to remove books from the shelves of libraries because someone does not like the opinions expressed. Intellectual ...

From Bibs to Books

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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 ...

On My Own

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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 befo...

From Bibs to Books

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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 ...

Play and Learn / Jugar y Aprender

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Where: Community Connections Center Community Room

Parents and their 3- to 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...

Open Tech Lab

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

Stop in anytime between 2-4 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...

Curso Básico de Internet: Parte II

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:30 PM
Where: Community Connections Center Community Room

Introducción al Internet Explorer®, buscadores (Web Browser) y la red mundial del Internet (World Wide Web) completamente en español. Los participantes aprenderán acerca de las direcciones Web, en...

Open Storytime

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room Combined room 119

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 regist...

Don't Pay the College Sticker Price

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

For many families, college tuition is the largest expense they will ever face. To make matters worse, the escalating pace of tuition has become downright intimidating. This program, presented by Joe O...

Show Your Card

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Where: All Branches

Get ready for deals and specials from more than 50 Mount Prospect-area businesses and organizations during September’s Show Your Card promotion. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and ...

Banned Books Week: Stand Up for Your Right to Read

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Registration Lobby

Sunday, September 25-Saturday, October 1
Every year hundreds of requests are made to remove books from the shelves of libraries because someone does not like the opinions expressed. Intellectual ...

Open Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room Combined room 119

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 regist...

From Bibs to Books

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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 ...

Meet With the Office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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,...

Utility Bill Clinic

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

Representatives from the Citizen's Utility Board (CUB) will be available to meet one-on-one with residents to review their utility bills (phone, electric, gas, etc.). CUB will look for hidden fees and...

zSpace Days

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 3:30 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library

For 1st-5th graders.
Interested in “seeing” in a whole new way? zSpace is interactive 3-D technology that lets you dissect frogs, play tennis, create models, and more—all virtually! Drop by th...

Bilingual Storytime / Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Where: Community Connections Center Community Room

For kids ages 3-6 and their families
The Library invites children under 6 years of age and their families to 30 minutes of songs and stories. An adult must accompany any children under the age o...

Open Storytime

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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 regist...

College Application Essays: Writing Your Way to “Yes!”

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Author and educator Gary Anderson has helped hundreds of young writers approach their college application essays with confidence. He will share strategies and tips ...

Getting More from Your Gmail

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

You may have signed up for Gmail because it was free, but it’s even more of a good deal now. Find out about Gmail’s many features and settings, including message formatting, inserting photos and att...

Show Your Card

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Where: All Branches

Get ready for deals and specials from more than 50 Mount Prospect-area businesses and organizations during September’s Show Your Card promotion. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and ...

Banned Books Week: Stand Up for Your Right to Read

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Registration Lobby

Sunday, September 25-Saturday, October 1
Every year hundreds of requests are made to remove books from the shelves of libraries because someone does not like the opinions expressed. Intellectual ...

From Bibs to Books

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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 ...

Story Tots

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM
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 fingerp...

Afternoon Encore: Marilyn Monroe: From Norma Jeane to Movie Queen

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker was a lonely, isolated child who believed that she was all but invisible to people. Through desire, talent, and perseverance, she transformed herself into Marilyn Monroe –...

Medicare and Your Options

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

Mike Altman, an experienced Medicare benefits advisor, will review how Medicare works and discuss the various options that are available. The information will apply to those just turning 65 and those ...

Excel®: Pivot Tables and Charts

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

Pivot tables let you summarize and reorganize data in a table or spreadsheet by selecting certain columns and rows. Learn to create basic pivot tables and charts, use sort and filter options, print, a...

Cookies & More With the Library Board

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Front Lobby

Drop by for refreshments and an informal chat with a Mount Prospect Public Library Board member. No registration is required.