MPPL Foundation Presents “A Holiday Concert With The Harmonaires” on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. Led by Alberta Fischer, this group of ladies from throughout the Northwest suburbs will showcase their three- and four-part harmonies as they sing your holiday favorites at this memorable event. Click here to register.
The fourth annual Fall Classic Raffle wrapped up with the announcement of fifteen winners on Tuesday, October 15. The drawing took place in the lobby with the help of several young visitors to the Library. The winners are:
• Spice It Up – Amy Haffner, Palatine
• Tailgate With Da Bears! – Joan Parojcic, Mount Prospect
• Once is Not Enough – Beatriz Victoria, Mount Prospect
• Once is Not Enough – Judy Swanson
• Once is Not Enough – Al Dorfman, Buffalo Grove
• Vampires Love Black – Carol Mikosz, Mount Prospect
• Oktoberfest! – John Heidkamp, Mount Prospect
• Trick or Treat – Manju Patel, Mount Prospect
• A Howlin’ Good Time – Les Keag, Mount Prospect
• Celebrate! – Judy Roraff, Mount Prospect
• Harvest Home – Katie Nagle, Mount Prospect
• Witch’s Escape – Judy Swanson
• Autumn Garden – Bonnie Atanus, Mount Prospect
• The Pumpkin Patch – Nathan Martinez, Mount Prospect
• Give Thanks (South Branch) – Nancy Reynolds, Mount Prospect
Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to everyone who supported the Fall Classic Raffle.
Join us for a cup of coffee and a lively round of current events on Friday evenings throughout the year. Sponsored by MPPLF, these informal gatherings, known as Coffee & Conversation, provide an open, nonpartisan forum for community members to share their views. The discussions are moderated and strive to encourage a greater understanding of diverse viewpoints. The next Coffee & Conversation will be held on Fridays, October 18 and November 15 beginning at 7:30 p.m. No registration is necessary; just drop in.
Irish eyes are smiling and so were the nearly 100 patrons who attended An Irish Concert With Pat Gaughan on Tuesday, March 12. Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation, the evening featured two celebrations in one – a musical prelude to St. Patrick’s Day plus the official launching of the Library’s year-long 70th Anniversary Celebration.
MPPL Executive Director Marilyn Genther welcomed participants with a surprise billed as Random Acts of Prizes. Those in attendance received a pack of sticky notes, a small token of appreciation from the Library to thank the community for its ongoing support. The Irish Music Concert was the first of Seven Signature Events in honor of the 70th Anniversary. The Seven Signature Events will take place throughout 2013 and are select programs that represent the scope and breadth of what the Library does best.
Thanks to your generous support the MPPL Foundation proudly sponsors a wide array of cultural and educational programs each year. Our free-of-charge programs reach children, teens, and adults and strive to entertain, educate, and enlighten. To enjoy a sampling of programs sponsored by the Foundation, follow the links below to Library Life.
|Click here to view Young Yogis!|
|Click here to view In Praise of Gospel Music|
|Click here to view MPPL Foundation Presents: An Irish Concert|
|Click here to view Chinese Folk and Classical Dance|
Bring any of the following items to the Library and drop them in the bright pink collection bin near the Registration Desk:
- Cell phones – no chargers or accessories
- Laptop computers only
- Ink-jet cartridges – small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. No toner.
- Apple iPods
- Digital cameras
- Digital video camcorders
- Handheld game systems – Sony PSP handheld and Nintendo’s DSI, DS lite, DS original, Gameboy Advance, or Gameboy Color
- MP3 Players – Microsoft Zune, Sandisk or Creative only
- GPS devices – Garmin, Mio, Magellan, and TomTom only
- Radar detectors – Escort, Beltronics, and Cobra only
- E-Book reader – Kindle, Sony, and Verizon iRex only
Since 2007, monies earned from Recycling Fundraiser have helped to support the Foundation in its ongoing mission of funding special events and other services at the Library.
The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit corporation organized and existing under the Illinois General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act exclusively for charitable, literary and educational purposes. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
2012-2013 Board of Directors:
- President — Suzanne Busse
- Vice President — Burt Schultz
- Secretary/Treasurer — Lillian Gerlach
- Rose Allen
- Charles Bennett
- Jacqueline Hinaber
- Laura Luteri
- Katy Rossi
- Bill Walters
Want to make a difference in your community? Consider volunteering for the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation. Your support for MPPLF allows the Library to continue to provide exciting programs and services not possible through public funding. For more information about MPPLF, please contact the Library at 847/253-5675 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.