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.
Library Life: Sister Cities French Festival; MPPL Foundation; Drawing 101 for Teens; and Puppet Making
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.
Library Life: Antique Appraisals; A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust; Mad Scientists Club; and River Trails Nature Center
Discover the fascinating world of Antique Appraisals with Karl Gates. Sit down with an author as she reveals her harrowing story in Transcending Darkness: A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust. Observe the working minds of young STEM participants in the Mad Scientists Club. Then watch as a visitor from the River Trails Nature Center engages children at the South Branch. Click here to watch.
Library Life: Discover the Magic Summer Reading Program; Trash to Treasure; Teen Open Creation Session; Staff Book Picks; & The Rope Warrior
Learn about the Discover the Magic Summer Reading Program on the latest episode of Library Life. Sit down with an interior decorator to discover ways to turn Trash to Treasure. Witness creativity in bloom during Teen Open Creation. Then experience the amazing jump rope skills of The Rope Warrior. Click here to watch.
Kids in 1st – 5th grades can explore science all around them In the Discovery Zone.
Check out the STEAM kits, in-house toys, and much more.
Magic is always in the air when you surround yourself with good stories. This summer, we invite you to discover the magic in books and movies during our Summer Reading program. All ages are invited to the Library and the South Branch to pick up a reading log and keep reading through July to earn prizes. Looking for an enchanting read? Let our knowledgeable staff conjure up a good fit for your reading and watching tastes.
Library Life: Homebound Delivery Service, Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom; Coin Collecting and Appraisal; Staff Book Recommendations; and Classical Piano Magic
Learn about the Homebound Delivery Service and the volunteers who help patrons of the Library. Sit down with a Musical Biographer to discover Barbra Streisand: The Soul of Stardom. Explore the fascinating and oftentimes surprising actualities of Coin Collecting and Appraisal. Then experience the romantic allure of classical piano music during an Afternoon Encore performance. Click here to watch.
Library Life: Encore Sings Songs “Coast to Coast;” Destination: Millennium Park; Duct Tape Crafts; Staff Book Recommendations; and The Sama Sama Project.
Enjoy the choral group Encore as they sing songs “Coast to Coast.” Sit down with an educator and tour guide to learn more about the world renowned Millennium Park. Witness creativity in bloom during Duct Tape Crafts. Then experience the energetic Sama Sama Project. Click here to watch.
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Library Life: Celebrating Mount Prospect Public Library’s 70th Anniversary; Choosing Your Calories Wisely; The Lore and Lure of Spices From South Asia; and Exploring Indian Cooking
Take a walk through history and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Mount Prospect Library. Sit down with an Endocrinology and Metabolic expert to identify how to Choose Your Calories Wisely. Then take part in two Cultural Series Events: The Lore and Lure of Spices From South Asia and Exploring Indian Cooking With Anupy Singla where the spice of life is made evident by using quality spices and exploring the art of ethnic cooking. Click here to watch.