The Main Library and the South Branch will be closed for Memorial Day on May 27. However, you still have 24/7 access to many services, including research with our online resources, the event calendar and program registration, and e-books and e-magazines through this website. You can also search for and renew items and place holds via the online catalog.
Library Life: Our 70th Anniversary and Irish Music; Handwriting Analysis; A Very Grimm Visit With Adam Gidwitz; and The Roz Puppets’ Variety Show
Celebrate MPPL’s 70th Anniversary! We get the party started with an Irish concert on this episode of Library Life. Then the fun continues with a puppet show full of laughs and a children’s author who tells fright just right. Plus what does your handwriting reveal about you? Click here to watch.
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.
Find our mobile website at mppl.org/mobile and search the catalog, browse events, or contact us. You can also download the BookMyne app for iPhone and Android and get more catalog capability, including the ability to place holds, renew materials, and manage your account.
Library Life: MPPL Foundation Presents Denny Diamond and the Family Jewels; Mary Todd Lincoln and Her Famous Husband, and Click & Create: Computer Animation for Kids
Hello New Year! Good-bye clutter! Get organized once and for all. Learn how on this episode of Library Life. Then, there’s something about Mary. Hear a fascinating tale of the other Lincoln. Plus meet computer whiz kids and revel in a Diamond-studded musical tribute. Click here to watch.
The librarians of Mount Prospect and its Sister City, Sèvres, France, work cooperatively each year to create Book Crossing, an international, intergenerational reading program. The books selected for discussion seek to spark a dialogue among different age groups, and to offer many ways to participate—with no need to speak French! Click here to view photos from and read a summary of this year’s Book Crossing events.
Science Online is an information-packed, easy-to-use web resource that can help you find a great experiment for a school project or give you more insight into that topic you’ve always wondered about. The database offers science news and features and even suggests searches when you choose a subject. Science Online contains more than one-thousand science experiments and activities categorized by subject, grade range, and time required. Diagrams, illustrations, images, videos, and animations help you visualize concepts and one simple click allows you to save your research. There’s even a conversion calculator to help you solve those area, pressure, or velocity and speed equations.
Library Life: Defamation: The Play; Homeschool Connection; Training to Be Top Dog; Going “Veg;” Autumn Traditions
Click here to watch the latest episode of Library Life, featuring an interview with Richard Shavzin, an actor and director of Defamation: The Play, book recommendations from Library staff, tips on training your dog and on living a vegetarian life, and library visitors sharing their favorite fall activities.