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Find Out More About Invasive Species on April 22

The Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic pest from Asia. It destroys the tissues in ash trees that conduct water and nutrients. Heavily infested trees will begin to die, usually near the top of the tree and progressing down the trunk. Learn about what experts are doing to stop this and other invasive species at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. Click here to register.


By Carol on April 11, 2014 Categories: Events

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

Library Life: Scrapbooking With Tina, Travel For Free (or Almost), Crafting With Perler Beads, Staff Best Book Recommendations; and Circus Boy Bobby Hunt

Watch Tina Gary educate patrons on how to best preserve memories with scrapbooking. Sit down with a Certified Financial Planner for advice and tips on how to Travel For Free (or Almost) as part of  Money Smart Week. See creativity bloom at the South Branch. Then visit with energetic performer Circus Boy Bobby Hunt.  Click here to watch.

By Carol on April 1, 2014 Categories: Library Life

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 Latest Issues of Preview and Your Guide

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

Read the Latest Issue of Preview

Read the January/February issue of our Preview newsletter, or browse previous editions.

By Linda G on December 20, 2013 Categories: Uncategorized

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

Read the Latest Issue of Preview

Read the November/December issue of our Preview newsletter, or browse previous editions.

By Linda G on October 28, 2013 Categories: Uncategorized