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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.