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Upcoming Mount Prospect Public Library Events

Summer Reading Program: Read-For the Win!

When: Monday, July 25, 2016
Where: All Branches

This summer we are challenging you to go the distance and Read-For the Win! There are programs for all ages at both the Main Library and the South Branch.

Full STEAM Ahead

When: Monday, July 25, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library

For children entering grades 1-5.
Fuel your imagination and drop by the Discovery Zone for hands-on STEAM exploration. A variety of activities will be on rotation. No registration necessary; just drop in!

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

When: Monday, July 25, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room B room 152

For teens entering 6th-12th grades.
You can help decide what the Library offers teens! Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB, for short). Come to a meeting to see what it is all about.

Work with our teen librarians to:
• help plan and volunteer at teen events
• discuss books, movies, music, and even video games
• post on the Web site and blog

We meet once a month for an hour, and snacks are always served. It’s a chance to have an impact on what’s available at the Library for teens and to earn volunteer service hours (always good for college applications).

Open Tech Lab

When: Monday, July 25, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

Stop in anytime between 6-8 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 and movies and music from Hoopla. No registration required – just drop in!

Summer Reading Program: Read-For the Win!

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Where: All Branches

This summer we are challenging you to go the distance and Read-For the Win! There are programs for all ages at both the Main Library and the South Branch.

Play and Learn / Jugar y Aprender

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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 younger children. Call (847) 506-4930 to register.

martes 26 de julio, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Centro de Conexión con la Comunidad
Se invita a los padres y a sus hijos de 3-5 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.

Open Drawing Session for Teens

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

For teens entering 6th-12th grades
Teens at any level of drawing experience can come to the Library and practice new techniques or use different drawing materials at our Open Drawing Session. Pastels, colored pencils, graphite, and pen and ink are some of the tools that teens can experiment with. Instructional materials, as well as a staff person with drawing experience, will be on hand to help out. Teens will need to bring their own sketchbook, but drawing materials will be provided. Seating is limited and teens must register. (Due to the activity, there will be no snacks or refreshments.)

Cookies & More With the Library Board

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Registration Lobby

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

The Blaze That Shaped a City: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

It started in a barn and nearly destroyed a city. After two days of unrelenting flames, little was left of Chicago except remarkable stories of anguish and survival. Storyteller William Pack weaves together technical details with vivid firsthand accounts by those who endured the inferno of 1871.