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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

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

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 August 20, 2014 Categories: Library News

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

Discover the Magic Summer Reading Program

07_31WEB_GEN_SRPMagicMagic is always in the air when you surround yourself with good stories. This summer, we invite you to discover the magic in books and movies during our Summer Reading program. All ages are invited to the Library and the South Branch to pick up a reading log and keep reading through July to earn prizes. Looking for an enchanting read? Let our knowledgeable staff conjure up a good fit for your reading and watching tastes.

By Carol on June 2, 2014 Categories: Events

Library Life: Homebound Delivery Service, Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom; Coin Collecting and Appraisal; Staff Book Recommendations; and Classical Piano Magic

Learn about the Homebound Delivery Service and the volunteers who help patrons of the Library.  Sit down with a Musical Biographer to discover Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom. Explore the fascinating and oftentimes surprising actualities of Coin Collecting and Appraisal. Then experience the romantic allure of classical piano music during an Afternoon Encore performance.  Click here to watch.

By Carol on May 20, 2014 Categories: Library Life

Library Life: Encore Sings Songs “Coast to Coast;” Destination: Millennium Park; Duct Tape Crafts; Staff Book Recommendations; and The Sama Sama Project.

Enjoy the choral group Encore as they sing songs “Coast to Coast.” Sit down with an educator and tour guide to learn more about the world renowned Millennium Park.  Witness creativity in bloom during Duct Tape Crafts. Then experience the energetic Sama Sama ProjectClick here to watch.

By Carol on April 29, 2014 Categories: Library Life