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Read the March / April Preview Newsletter and Spring Your Guide

The new March / April issue of our Preview newsletter and the Spring 2015 Your Guide are now available. You can browse previous editions as well.

By lgajda on February 23, 2015 Categories: Uncategorized

Help Us Reach 1,000 Facebook “Likes”

We are closing in on 1,000 Facebook “Likes.” Tell your friends to visit us on Facebook for the latest Library news, updates on your favorite books and authors, and links to local happenings. We are always interested to hear about you, so leave us a message to tell us what you are reading, or post a photo of you at the Library.

(Although we are interested in your pet, and especially interested if he or she is reading, please bring your books back home for them, as we unfortunately cannot welcome pets to the Library.)



By Carol on February 16, 2015 Categories: Library News

Library Life: Chicago Korean Dance Company; Mollie’s War; Beth Finke and her Seeing Eye dog; and Kindergarten Club: Fantastic Foods.

Enjoy the beautiful performance of the Chicago Korean Dance Company. Sit down with an author to learn about Mollie’s War: The True Story of a WWII WAC in Europe.  Discover the remarkable relationship between a special guest and her Seeing Eye Dog. Then watch the delight of members of the Kindergarten Clubhouse. Click here to watch.

By Carol on January 21, 2015 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 December 14, 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 November 15, 2014 Categories: Library News

Library Life: Library Art Tour; The Chinese Healing Art of Acupuncture; An Evening With Leslie Stella; and Super Saturday: The Fabulous Fable Factory.

Take a tour of the Library’s  Public Art Collection. Sit down with a Chiropractic Acupuncturist who discusses techniques and benefits of the Chinese Healing Art of Acupuncture.  Listen in to An Evening With Leslie Stella. Then watch as children delight in the musical presentation Super Saturday: The Fabulous Fable Factory.   Click here to watch.

By Carol on November 10, 2014 Categories: Library Life

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 lgajda 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

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