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Read the November / December Preview Newsletter

The new November / December 2014 issue of our Preview newsletter is now available. You can browse previous editions as well.

By Linda G on October 30, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Library Life: Sister Cities French Festival; MPPL Foundation; Drawing 101 for Teens; and Puppet Making

Discover the fun of all things French within the Sister Cities French Festival. Sit down with the President of the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation.  Observe the creative minds of teen participants in Drawing 101 For Teens. Then watch more creativity bloom at the South Branch with Puppet MakingClick here to watch.

By Carol on October 28, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Mini Golf Fundraiser at the Library

09_01WEB_Found_Mini golfJoin us as we host an 18-hole miniature golf course fundraiser at the Library for a day of family fun. This unique adventure will have golfers putting throughout the Library, between the stacks, through the reading areas, and down the stairs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 14. There will also be a 19th Hole entertainment area for players with refreshments, entertainment, games, and a raffle for fun prizes.

Special sponsorship opportunities are available to businesses and organizations. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to promote your business while grabbing a round of mini golf! Click here for more information and to secure your spot as a sponsor.

This event is a fundraiser for the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF). The MPPLF provides funding to the Library for special programs and projects that are otherwise unattainable with tax dollars.

By Carol on October 24, 2014 Categories: Library News

The Discovery Zone is Coming!

dzoctober152014School-age kids will soon encounter a high-tech, STEM-focused area for interacting, learning, and playing! In the Discovery Zone, kids in 1st-5th grades can explore the science all around them. A large audio-video console, iPad tables, movable furniture, an IdeaPaint wall, and a multi-colored display wall will let kids engage with the world and with each other. Topics will be updated frequently and will let kids find out about weather, space, simple machines and more.

The Discovery Zone should be open for you to explore by the end of 2014.

By Carol on October 15, 2014 Categories: Library News

Discover Book Crossing 2014…C’est très bon!

BookCrossing LOGOBook Crossing is an international, intergenerational reading  program for all ages. We work with our  Sister City, Sèvres, France, to select books by both American and French authors translated into English.

Stop by the book displays on each floor to discover the books chosen this year and pick up one of the selections—there’s something for everyone!

Watch the Library’s Facebook page for Book Crossing updates or to join the discussion. Visit the Book Crossing web page to get details on the books and to read about related programs.

By Carol on September 30, 2014 Categories: Events

We’re on Twitter!

twitter-logoFind us on Twitter @MPPLib.  We’ll bring you updates, photos, events, and more.

Tweet us a photo of you or your family enjoying the library, ask us a question, or just tell us how we helped you today.

By Carol on September 20, 2014 Categories: Library News

Library Life: Antique Appraisals; A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust; Mad Scientists Club; and River Trails Nature Center

Discover the fascinating world of Antique Appraisals with Karl Gates. Sit down with an author as she reveals her harrowing story in Transcending Darkness: A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust.  Observe the working minds of young STEM participants in the Mad Scientists Club. Then watch as a visitor from the River Trails Nature Center engages children at the South Branch.  Click here to watch.

By Carol on August 26, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Sign Up for the Library’s eNewsletter

Get e-news you can use! Click on the e-Library tab on our website and scroll down to sign up for our e-newsletter. Library news will be delivered to your inbox twice per month. Hear about events and programs, discover new services, and find out what’s happening in Mount Prospect. You also have one-click access to program registration, the catalog, your account, and the Library calendar.

By Carol on August 14, 2014 Categories: Library News

Library Life: Discover the Magic Summer Reading Program; Trash to Treasure; Teen Open Creation Session; Staff Book Picks; & The Rope Warrior

Learn about the Discover the Magic Summer Reading Program on the latest episode of Library Life.  Sit down with an interior decorator to discover ways to turn Trash to Treasure. Witness creativity in bloom during Teen Open Creation. Then experience the amazing jump rope skills of The Rope WarriorClick here to watch.

By Carol on June 24, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Read the July / August Issue of our Preview Newsletter

The July / August issue of our Preview newsletter is now available. You can also browse previous editions of the Preview and Your Guide.

By Linda G on June 23, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized