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.
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.
We know you like us, but do you “Like” us? Visit us on Facebook and get the latest Library news, updates on your favorite books and authors, and links to local happenings. Find a link to share with your friends or leave us a message about what you’re reading.
(While we know cats seem to rule the Internet, we reserve the right to post cute photos of dogs, birds, lemurs, baby pandas, Komodo dragons, or any other animal we deem adorable).
Photo: ©2008 Don Lowe
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.
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.