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Library Life: Preschool/Childcare Information Night, Life in Japanese American Internment Camps, A Love Affair With Dessert, and Mad Scientists Club

Watch local area preschool and childcare facilities educate parents on their programs and childcare philosophy. Sit down with a historian and librarian to learn about Life in Japanese American Internment Camps. Witness the preparation of delicious desserts using different flavors and textures. Then take a trip into the science lab and watch the Mad Scientist Club learn about weather and natural disasters.  Click here to watch.

By Carol on April 23, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Read the May / June issue of our Preview newsletter

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

By Linda G on April 22, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Student Winners Help Us Celebrate National Library Week

NLW14_LivesChange_LOGOWe asked local students to help us mark this year’s National Library Week, held from April 13-19, by telling us what they love about the Library. Stop by the lobby to see the winners, and watch our video winner here.

All patrons are invited to stop by for a program, and while you’re there, visit our lobby table and tell us what part of the Library you like best to be entered into a drawing for local business gift cards.

Click here to learn how Lives Change @ Your Library!

By Carol on April 7, 2014 Categories: Library News

Find Us on Facebook

catbookWe know you like us, but do you “Like” us? Visit us on Facebook and get the latest Library news, updates on your favorite books and authors, and links to local happenings. Find a link to share with your friends or leave us a message about what you’re reading.

(While we know cats seem to rule the Internet, we reserve the right to post cute photos of dogs, birds, lemurs, baby pandas, Komodo dragons, or any other animal we deem adorable).


Photo: ©2008 Don Lowe

By Carol on March 25, 2014 Categories: Library News

Read the March / April issue of our Preview newsletter and the 2014 Spring Your Guide, or browse previous editions.

Read the March / April issue of our Preview newsletter and the 2014 Spring Your Guide, or browse previous editions.

By Linda G on February 25, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

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 February 21, 2014 Categories: Library News

Library Life: Celebrating Mount Prospect Public Library’s 70th Anniversary; Choosing Your Calories Wisely; The Lore and Lure of Spices From South Asia; and Exploring Indian Cooking

Take a walk through history and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Mount Prospect Library. Sit down with an Endocrinology and Metabolic expert to identify how to Choose Your Calories Wisely. Then take part in two Cultural Series Events: The Lore and Lure of Spices From South Asia and Exploring Indian Cooking With Anupy Singla where the spice of life is made evident by using quality spices and exploring the art of ethnic cooking. Click here to watch.

By MPPL on January 3, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Zinio Now Features Back Issues

You can now view back issues of all magazines that the Library subscribes to as part of our Zinio e-magazine service. Zinio features full-color, cover-to-cover issues that you can read anytime on your computer, tablet, or mobile device with your MPPL card. Select as many titles and issues in the MPPL collection as you want and keep them as long as you like.  Click Here to learn more.


By MPPL on December 1, 2013 Categories: Library News

Find Information on the Affordable Health Care Act

The Affordable Health Care Act Computer Labs scheduled for Dec. 3 (1-3 p.m.) and Dec. 9 (7-9 p.m) have been cancelled.  However, you are welcome to use the computers on the second floor anytime to research or sign up for health insurance. Librarians can offer limited assistance on navigating the website but cannot offer advice on health care plans.

Our librarians have compiled a comprehensive list of information on the Affordable Health Care Act, featuring dates, links, marketplace information, and programs to help you make decisions about your health care.

By Carol on September 26, 2013 Categories: Library News

Take a Visual Tour of 70 Years of Library History

The current building at Emerson Street and Central Road is not the first home of the Mount Prospect Public Library. Click here to see how the Library has evolved over the past 70 years.

Watch for more events as part of the Library’s year-long 70th Anniversary Celebration.

By Carol on March 25, 2013 Categories: Library News