Pinterest 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.
During the latter half of 2015, the Second Floor of the library will be undergoing an extensive renovation. Find about the improvements we have planned for you by clicking here!
Book 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.
We bet that you will discover an amazing title or service that the Library offers through your mobile device. Stream a movie, read an e-book, or answer your question with an online resource or a chat with a librarian.
We also think that you’ll want to share the news of your discovery. Please do! Use the #libraryinmyhand hashtag to show off what you’ve accessed from your mobile device.
Post your photo to our Facebook page or Twitter account (@MPPLib). Teens, you can also post to our Instagram account (@MPPLTeen).
Join the fun during the Adult Spelling Bee. Learn about the Eastland disaster with Ted Wachholz. Learn all about plants during Mad Scientist Club Junior: Here We Grow. Then become captivated during Super Saturday: Indian Dance Featuring Kalapriya. Click here to watch.
The latest episode of Library Life features the Summer Reading Program: Read to the Rhythm, detailing how readers of all ages can get in tune and earn prizes for reading from the Adult, Teen, and Youth Services departments, an interview with author, Sue Baugh, who describes her journey to remote areas of the earth, rediscovering the conversations between us and nature, featured in the June 4 program, Echoes of Earth, imaginative crafts created with recycled and repurposed pieces during Create-a-Craft: Earth Day Fun, staff book recommendations, and scenes from Super Saturday: Andy Head’s Wonderfully Wacky Juggling Show, the exhilarating performance featuring dramatic tricks designed for sophisticated kids and silly adults, alike. Click here to watch!
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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.
School-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.
Take a tour of the Library’s Public Art Collection. Sit down with a Chiropractic Acupuncturist who discusses techniques and benefits of the Chinese Healing Art of Acupuncture. Listen in to An Evening With Leslie Stella. Then watch as children delight in the musical presentation Super Saturday: The Fabulous Fable Factory. Click here to watch.
Discover the fun of all things French within the Sister Cities French Festival. Sit down with the President of the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation. Observe the creative minds of teen participants in Drawing 101 For Teens. Then watch more creativity bloom at the South Branch with Puppet Making. Click here to watch.