Singer-songwriter Linda Marie Smith’s one-of-a-kind multimedia experience features original songs, rich orchestrations, and evocative video-projected animations to tell the Celtic tale of a young Selkie maiden at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 5. Mearra is a mythical seal with the mysterious ability to shed her skin and transform into a human being. After meeting the lonely fisherman Ian, Mearra bids farewell to her life in the sea and starts a family. However, a Selkie cannot live on the land forever, and soon Mearra must choose between two worlds. On the heels of Smith’s successful original multimedia show, The Triumph of Artemisia, she returns with a stunning live performance of this bittersweet tale of love, loss, and transformation. This program is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation, which raises funds for special programming and events. Click here to register.
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 19 and October 17 beginning at 7:30 p.m. No registration is necessary; just drop in.
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
- 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.