Did you register to vote in the March 18, 2014 primary? If you didn’t, you still can register and vote in person until March 15, even if you are only 17 (but will turn 18 by November 4). Click here for more information.
Mount Prospect residents interested in serving on the Mount Prospect Public Library’s Board of Trustees are invited to apply for the trustee position that is open following the resignation of Barbara Burns. The appointed individual will fulfill the vacancy until the next trustee election on April 7, 2015.
Burns resigned from the Library Board of Trustees as of the end of January when she moved out of Mount Prospect and could no longer serve on the board.
“We will miss Barbara very much. She has been a strong advocate for library services as a resident, Friends member, volunteer, and trustee,” said Executive Director Marilyn Genther.
Burns joined the Friends of the Library Board in 2003, where she served as treasurer. She was elected to the Library Board in 2009 and again in 2013. In addition to her Friends and Board work, Burns worked on the 1994 and 2004 referenda campaigns and committees.
MPPL trustees and staff thank Burns for her time and devotion to the Library, and wish her success in her new endeavors.
Anyone interested in serving as a Library trustee can request an application and informational packet from the Library’s Administration office. The application should be submitted to Library Board President John Zulaski by March 24.
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.
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.
The Affordable Health Care Act Computer Labs scheduled for Dec. 3 (1-3 p.m.) and Dec. 9 (7-9 p.m) have been cancelled. However, you are welcome to use the computers on the second floor anytime to research or sign up for health insurance. Librarians can offer limited assistance on navigating the website but cannot offer advice on health care plans.
Our librarians have compiled a comprehensive list of information on the Affordable Health Care Act, featuring dates, links, marketplace information, and programs to help you make decisions about your health care.
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.
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.