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Library Life: Las Guitarras de España and Flamenco Ensemble; Nikola Tesla and the Soul of Innovation; The Prospect Madrigal Holiday Concert, and more!

Listen to the sounds of Las Guitarras de España and Flamenco Ensemble. Learn about the life and inventions of Nikola Tesla in Lightning Strikes: Tesla, Creativity, and the Soul of Innovation. Join the fun and visit the Kindergarten Clubhouse. View a preview of  a holiday favorite, The Prospect Madrigal Holiday Concert.  Click here to watch.

Show Your Card at Participating Local Businesses

09-30-2016_CSshow-your-card-2016-SLIDE_09-01-2016You already know what a good deal your Library card can be, earning you free access to books, e-books, movies, music, and more. But during National Library Card Sign-up Month in September, your Library card can get you even more! Many local businesses and organizations offer cardholders special deals or small gifts from September 1-30. Stop in the Library for a brochure listing all participating businesses, or find a list here.

View Our Latest e-Newsletter

sept2enewsHave you seen our latest e-newsletter? Show Your Card, Victorian Cemetery Art, Time Capsule Items Revealed Genealogy Tools, and other upcoming events @ MPPL are featured.

View the e-newsletter here and sign up here.

 

 

New Library Life Features the Encore! Singers, Programs on The Great Chicago Fire and Self Defense for Adults and Seniors, and the Science Alliance

Get your groove on with the latest episode of Library Life! We’ll be happy together when Encore! Presents Pop, Rock and Roll. Hear the story behind the program The Blaze That Shaped a City. Learn all about Practical Self Defense for Adults and Seniors.  Be amazed by the properties of physics during Science Alliance Presents Lights, Camera, Action! Click here to watch.

Get Attached to Pinterest

pinterestPinterest describes itself as “a place to discover ideas for all your projects and interests.” But it can also be compared to an online bulletin board. Just like boards that hang on our walls, with Pinterest you “pin” photos and links you find online to different categories, also called “boards.” As with other social media sites, you can follow other pinners. Find and follow our Pinterest account at www.pinterest.com/mpplib.

 

Have Your Webinar, Meeting, or Conference in MPPL’s New Foundation Room

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Due to the generosity of the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation, patrons can now have a meeting, conference, or webinar in the high-tech Foundation Room on the second floor.

The room seats 10 and is equipped with a Windows 7 computer with a 50” monitor and webcam. The table includes built-in power and monitor (HDMI) connections for patron devices.

Business Librarian Joe Collier recently used the room to present a webinar.

“Compared to working from a cubicle, cramped office meeting room or noisy coffee shop, the Foundation Room–with its tech-savvy setup and calm, comfortable atmosphere–is the perfect environment for conducting video conferences, Skype interviews, giving webinars or simply hosting a professional meeting.”

Use of the Foundation Room is limited to an individual, a business or group needing to use the equipment available in the room. Permitted usage includes: online conferencing, technology-based collaboration, viewing online webinars, online interviews, and presentations.

Reservations for the Foundation Room can only be made by MPPL cardholders and may be made up to a month in advance with no minimum number of people. Noncardholders can use the room on a walk-in basis only. Use of the room is restricted to patrons age 18 and older. Click here for more information and for our conference room policy.

We’ve Raised Limits on AV Materials

books_on_grassWe try to offer patrons a wide variety of audiovisual materials, from DVDs and BluRay™ movies to CDs to audiobooks to Playaways®.

There are so many types of media to choose from, and so much to enjoy, that we are raising limits on many of our AV materials. We’re even raising the per family toy limit!

Click here to see the full chart of loan periods, limits, and fines.

We hope that these changes make managing your materials a little easier. If you have any questions, please ask at the Circulation Desk.

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