The best of autumn returns as the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF) kicks off its 9th annual Fall Classic Raffle beginning Monday, October 2 through Saturday, October 15. The event will feature specialty baskets, many filled with seasonal treats and gourmet items, including gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses.
Baskets will be on display in the Main Library lobby and the South Branch. Tickets are $2 each, six for $5, twelve for $10, and forty for $20. The drawing will be held in the Main Library lobby at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 15. Winners need not be present to win. Proceeds from the Fall Classic Raffle will benefit MPPLF, which raises funds for special programming and projects for the Library that otherwise would not be available through public funding.
The Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation welcomes Barbara Rinella bringing to life The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs at 7 p.m. Monday, October 9.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of legendary characters, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River. With brilliantly drawn characters and an epic scope, The Hamilton Affair is a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of young America.
This performance is a fundraiser for the Foundation, which sponsors Library programming and special events. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in person at the Registration Desk by 5 p.m. Sunday, October 8. Payment must accompany registration. No tickets will be available at the door on the day of the performance.
You Shop. Amazon gives…to the MPPLF! If you shop on Amazon.com, please consider supporting the Foundation by shopping through AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price to the Foundation —at no extra cost to you.
To participate, visit AmazonSmile and select the Foundation for the Mount Prospect Public Library as your charitable organization, then just continue to shop, keeping an eye out for products marked “eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Make sure you shop through AmazonSmile every time you log on to keep contributing!
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. Upcoming Coffee & Conversation discussions will be held on September 15 and October 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. No registration is necessary; just drop in.
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).
Board of Directors:
- President — Amy Romanelli
- Vice President — Bill Walters
- Secretary/Treasurer — Eileen Mantych
- Gail Bajkowski
- Jacqueline Hinaber
- Della Ipsen
- Nancy McCully
- Brian Milem
- Burt Schultz
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 South Branch Concert (Jacochicanos)
||Click here to view The Shakespeare Project Interview
Recycle your used electronics! It’s easy thanks to an ongoing program with Recycling Fundraiser and the MPPL Foundation.
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
- Ink-jet cartridges – small enough to fit in the palm of your hand (no toner)
- Apple iPads and Tablets
- Apple iPods
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.