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This Week in Mount Prospect

04_13WEB_FRIENDS_Spring saleBOOK SALE: This weekend is the spring installment of MPPL’s Book Sale sponsored by The Friends and held at the Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Members-Only can add to their personal cache on Friday (April 11) from 6:30 – 9 p.m. The General Public can browse and buy on Saturday (April 12) from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday (April 13) from Noon – 4 p.m. A featured selection this time includes automobile books and an array of medical books. There is something for everyone, by genre and price point. Choose from hard bound, paperback, music cd’s and DVD’s. Consider becoming a member this time and enjoy the bonus of having first dibs!

IRISH FEST: St. Patrick’s Day is passed, but celebrating all things Irish continues on Saturday (April 12) from 2 – 11 p.m. at the intersection of Emerson St. and Busse Ave. Enjoy Irish food, beverages and music at the annual fest sponsored by Mount Prospect’s Chamber of Commerce. Entertainment includes the Sullivan Irish Dancers, Trinity Irish Dancers, The Dooley Brothers, They Might Be Irish, and The Larkin and Moran Brothers. For more info, click here .

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: This year’s theme is “Learn How Lives Change @ Your Library!” Celebrate Sunday through Saturday (April 13-19) by attending a program at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) The first program is set for Monday (April 14) from 7 – 8:30 p.m. : “Continuing Education with New Learning Express Library, Lynda.com and Mango.” On Tuesday (April 15) from 1:30 – 3 p.m. the program scheduled is “The Stock Market: Outlook, Opportunities, and Overcoming Obstacles.” On Tuesday (April 15) from 7:30 – 9 p.m., attend “Break Your Bad Habits and Replace Them With Better Ones.” Teens are invited to drop in and make a Recycled Craft on Friday (April 18) from 2 – 4 p.m. Each program requires registration. Call 847/253-5675, click here, or stop by the Registration Desk in the front lobby. Stop by and show your Library a little love!

FISH FRY FOR A CAUSE: Head on over to the Moose Lodge (601 N. Main) on Friday (April 11) for a Fish Fry beginning at 6 p.m. It’s a delicious way to support various Mount Prospect charitable organizations and teams.

COFFEE WITH COUNCIL: Discuss anything concerning Mount Prospect on Saturday (April 12) from 9 – 11 a.m. at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) with Village department heads and elected officials while enjoying a cup ‘o joe. Coffee with Council meets the second Saturday of each month. For more info, call 847/392-6000.

FREE CLOTHING CLOSET: Are you or someone you know in need of gently used clothing for yourself or your children? Set aside Saturday (April 12) from 9 a.m. – Noon to visit Life Community Church (1500 E. Central Rd.) These generous donations from local congregations help fill the need seasonally. For more info, call 847-296-3242.

E-CYCLING: Dispose of your unwanted electronics on Friday and Saturday (April 11 and 12) from 9 a.m. – Noon at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd. DP.) There is no charge for the service. Click here for a complete list of acceptable items. For additional info, call 847/298-3500.

INDOOR EGG HUNT: Children ages 3 – 8 are invited to an Easter egg hunt on Saturday (April 12) from 9:30 – 11:40 a.m. held at RecPlex (420 W. Dempster St. MP.) Bring a basket for the booty and a camera to capture photos with the Easter Bunny. Each child will receive a goodie bag at the end of the event. After the hunt, they can make a craft with the staff from The Studio. Register early for this popular event. The cost is $5/child and the craft fee is $3/child. For more info, call 847/640-1000.

POETRY WORKSHOP: Meet, converse and share with other poets on Saturday (April 12) from 9 a.m. – Noon at Palatine Public Library (700 N. North Ct. PAL) when the Second Saturday Poetry Workshop, sponsored by The Northwest Cultural Council gathers. Susanna Lang will present “Joining the Conversation: Writing in Response to Others’ Poems.” For more info/registration, call 847-991-7966.

BIG BANDS: The 14th Annual Chicagoland Invitational, featuring 40 high school and middle school bands, will be held on Saturday (April 12) at Hersey High School (1900 E. Thomas, AH) beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information/tickets, call 847-718-4941 or click here  .

PICTURE THIS: Bring your family and pets for photos with the Easter Bunny on Saturday (April 12) at 11 a.m. at the Buddy Foundation (65 W. Seegers Rd., AH). A $7.50 donation is requested with proceeds going to support the no-kill animal shelter for stray, abused, and abandoned animals. For more info, click here .

TURQUOISE ART AND LANGUAGE FESTIVAL: The Turkish American Society will hold its 2d Annual Turquoise cultural event on Saturday (April 12) beginning at 2 p.m. at the Rosemont Akoo Theater (5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont.) The event is free and open to the public and will showcase many different cultures speaking many different languages. Songs, poetry, folk dances and distinguished guests are part of the festivities aimed at strengthening the intercultural community bonds by fostering diversity, inclusion, and respect. For more info, click here  .

INTERGENERATIONAL DINNER DANCE: D214 High School Students will join with the Community Education program to present an intergenerational dinner dance, “Unmasking Mardi Gras, on Saturday (April 12) at the Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd., AH) beginning at 6 p..m. For info and tickets, call 847-718-7702.

BIKE RIDES: Get your bike and join the Mount Prospect Bike Club on Paula’s Red Apple Ride. Thie 25-mile intermediate paced ride leaves Lions Park on Sunday (April 13) at 10 a.m. The faster paced Fitness Ride leaves Starbucks (90 E. Northwest Hwy.) at 7:30 a.m. The Thursday evening (April 17) beginner’s ride leaves Lions Park at 6:30 p.m. sharp. For more info and a complete schedule, click here  .

HARPER SYMPHONY: Enjoy the Harper Symphony Orchestra on Sunday (April 13) at 3 p.m. as they present Let’s Dance. For more info/tickets, call 847-925-6100 or click here  .

VOLUNTEER CHOICES: Wondering how you can make a difference? The Wheeling Twp. Senior Program will present “It’s Never Too Late to Volunteer” on Tuesday (April 15) at 10 a.m. at the Wheeling Twp. Hall (1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd., AH.) The program is free but registration is requested. For more info, call 847-259-7730.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: River Trails School Dist. 26 will hold a board meeting on Tuesday (April 15) at 7 p.m. following a “Meet and Greet” at 6:30 p.m. at the ESC (1900 E. Kensington.) For more info, call 847-297-4120.

LUNAR ECLIPSE: Get up early (or is it stay up late?) and catch the first eclipse of the year. Early Tuesday (April 15) the moon will be eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow beginning at 2:06 a.m. and ending at 3:24 a.m. Even though the moon is in the Earth’s shadow, it should appear a bit colorful with some shades of red and orange as light from around the earth’s edges splashes over onto the lunar surface. In all, there will be four eclipses this year — two lunar and two solar.

FOOD STAMP ASSISTANCE: On Wednesday (April 16) from 9 a.m. – Noon and from 1 – 4 p.m. the Greater Chicago Food Depository will be at CEDA Northwest (1300 W. Northwest Hwy.) to help complete applications for the Food Stamp program (SNAP). There will also be a representative of Safelink on hand offering free cell phone services to income eligible clients. Applications will be completed on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more info, call 847-392-2344.

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:

(C) George sang the lead on the Beatles version of Roll Over Beethoven.

Which Beatles song was the first release under their new Apple label?

a) Hey Jude b) While My Guitar Gently Weeps c) Money d) The Long & Winding Road

Community Information

Mount Prospect offers an active business community, good schools, an excellent library and park districts. There are many small specialty shops and restaurants in the downtown area.

According to the 2010 census, Mount Prospect has a population of 54,167. At the corner of Central Road and Main Street in downtown Mount Prospect, the elevation is 660.5 ft. above sea level. The Village is located at 42 degrees, 31 minutes north latitude and 87 degree, 56 minutes west longitude.

The Village Tree is the Euonymous alatus (aka Burning Bush) and the Village flower is the Snap Dragon.

Village of Mount Prospect

50 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/392-6000

Police Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/870-5656
Emergency: 9-1-1

Fire Department

847/870-5666
Emergency: 9-1-1

Post Office

300 W. Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/392-2731
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Sat 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Social Security Office

705 N. Wheeling Road
Mount Prospect, Il 60056
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