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Find Information on the Affordable Health Care Act

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.

By Carol on September 26, 2013 Categories: Library News

Take a Visual Tour of 70 Years of Library History

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.

By Carol on March 25, 2013 Categories: Library News

Sign Up for Our E-Mail Newsletter

Get information on the Library’s programs and services delivered to your e-mail box twice each month.  E-news also features links to the online catalog and calendar of events as well as weekly happenings in and around Mount Prospect.

By Carol on January 13, 2013 Categories: Library News

Mobile Website and BookMyne Catalog App

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.

By MPPL on January 9, 2013 Categories: Library News

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.

By Carol on January 7, 2013 Categories: Library Life

Reaching Across the Ocean With Book Crossing 2012

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.

By Carol on November 29, 2012 Categories: Library News

Try the Science Online Web Resource

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.

By Carol on November 27, 2012 Categories: Library News

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.

By Carol on November 13, 2012 Categories: Library Life

Suburban Mosaic Fosters Understanding Through Literature

Now in its ninth year, the 2012-2013 Suburban Mosaic theme focuses on making a difference.  Discussion groups are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2012 and continue through the winter. This years’ books are The Submission by Amy Waldman for adults, Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green for grades 9 and up; Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose for grades 5 – 8; How Tia Lola Learned to Teach by Julia Alvarez for grades 1 – 4; and Spork by Kyo Maclear for pre-K readers.

The vision of Suburban Mosaic is to “reach a deeper understanding of the various cultures that make up the suburbs of Cook and Lake County, Illinois, in order to reduce prejudice, racism, and the systemic marginalization of populations.”

View the books on display in the Youth Services and the Fiction/AV/Teen Services departments.

By Carol on August 8, 2012 Categories: Library News

Book Crossing: An Intercontinental Book Discussion

The librarians of Mount Prospect and its Sister City, Sèvres, France, work cooperatively to create Book Crossing, an international, intergenerational reading program. The books selected for discussion, written by French and American authors, seek to spark a dialogue among different age groups, and to offer many ways to participate—with no need to speak French! Mount Prospect and Sèvres residents young and old are invited to read the books and then participate in both traditional and online discussions.

By Carol on July 30, 2012 Categories: Events