Featured Material

Upcoming Mount Prospect Public Library Events

Winter Reading Program: Escape With Books

When: Sunday, February 14, 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!

Winter Reading Program: Escape With Books

When: Monday, February 15, 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!

South Branch Closed

When: Monday, February 15, 2016
Where: Community Connections Center

The South Branch of the Library will be closed on Monday, February 15. The Main Library at 10 South Emerson Street is open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. The South Branch will reopen on Tuesday, February 16 at 11 a.m.

Although the building will be closed, you still have 24/7 access to conduct research with our online resources, register for upcoming programs, and renew items and place holds at www.mppl.org. Pick up an eBook or audiobook through MyMediMall at any time.

Story Tots

When: Monday, February 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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.

Chat & Chew: True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

When: Monday, February 15, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

For 4th-6th graders.
Chew on some good food while chatting about The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt. Being a Swamp Scout in the Sugar Man Swamp is not an easy job. Just ask Bingo and J’miah, the newest Swamp Scouts. Of course, they are also raccoons. Their job is to let the Sugar Man know when trouble is coming so that he can take care of it. However, the trouble coming is not only from the animal world but from a human, Sunny Boy Beaucoup, owner of the swamp. If Sunny Boy gets his way, then the other humans, Chap and his grandma, will have to move away and the swamp will never be the same. Can Bingo and J’miah find the Sugar Man in time? Join us for lunch and a discussion of this rollicking adventure.

Book Chat Book Discussion

When: Monday, February 15, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room B room 152

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
This narrative account of James A. Garfield’s political career offers insight into his background as a wunderkind scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell’s failed attempt to save him from an assassin’s bullet.

Word®: Beyond the Basics

When: Monday, February 15, 2016
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

Don’t let tabs, outlines, lists, and margins throw you for a loop. Continue to enhance your word processing skills to make yourself more marketable in this tight job arena. This “Beyond the Basics” class offers users information to master more advanced word processing capabilities. Participants should have word processing experience or have completed the Library’s “Using Word®” course. Space is limited to 13.