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News from the Reference Desk

Jobs in 2011 with Higher Salaries, an online career portal, recently named the top 'comeback jobs' of 2011.  Take a look at the Top 10 List and if any of these jobs appeal to you, please ask one of our reference librarians to introduce you to our online subscription, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.

By MPPL on June 2, 2011 Categories: Uncategorized

Harper Job Fair on April 1, 2011

Harper College will host a Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in its Wellness and Sports Center, located on the lower level of Building M on the main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine.

Read more in the Daily Herald article

By MPPL on March 31, 2011 Categories: Uncategorized

workNet Manufacturing America & Resources for Business Growth Conference

workNet is preparing for its Manufacturing America & Resources for Business Growth Conference to be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Forestview Educational Center.  Details for this free and informative event to assist community businesses can be found at

By MPPL on September 14, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

New Website: "Illinois is Broke"

Check out the new website sponsored by "a coalition of concerned organizations and citizens from across the state – including business executives, civic organizations and social service agencies, small business owners and employees, parents and students. This effort was initiated by the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago."

This website provides information on the current budget crisis in the state of Illinois and offers some ideas of how to realize real budget reform. 

By MPPL on June 17, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Mango Languages

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Did you know we have a fun, fast and easy language learning program called Mango Languages?  The best part it is free for Mount Prospect patrons and you can access it anywhere there is Internet with you library card. Mango is the easiest and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.  Mango is available in two versions:

Mango Basic:

Perfect for a foreign language beginner, Mango Basic teaches everyday greetings, gratitudes, goodbyes and helpful phrases in a short period of time.  The courses, which require only two to five hours of time to complete, are currently available in 22 foreign languages and 14 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. 

Mango Complete:

Mango Complete offers a 100-lesson course that digs much deeper and is designed to provide a more complete understanding of the entire language and culture. It is available in nine foreign language and three ESL courses. Foreign language courses include Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.  ESL courses include Polish, Spanish and Portuguese.

By MPPL on May 5, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Money Smart Week® Chicago

Our Library is one of more than 120 partners participating in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's upcoming Money Smart Week®.  The following are sessions which we will be offering and invite you to register for:

Understanding College Illinois!® Prepaid Tuition Plan, 4/20/10 at 7:30p

Taking Stock in the Market, 4/21/10 at 7:00p

Getting Through Tough Financial Times, 4/22/10 at 7:00p

Tax Implications of a Job Loss, 4/23/10 at 3:30p


Neighboring libraries are also participating; you may contact them directly to register for the following sessions:


Arlington Heights Memorial Library

How to Write a Business Plan, 4/19/10 at 7:00p

Protect Your Identity and Your Money, 4/22/10 at 1:00p


Schaumburg Township District Library

Informed Investing, 4/19/10 at 7:30p

Ready, Set, Retire, 4/20/10 at 7:30p

Smart Choices in Retirement, 4/21/10 at 1:00p and 3:00p

Credit Scoring and Your FICO Score, 4/21/10 at 7:00p

Roth IRAs: A Good Idea for Me?, 4/22/10 at 7:30p


By MPPL on April 7, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Auto Repair Reference Center (Ebsco)

Patrons can find the Toyota recall information on Vehicle Speed Control:  Accelerator Pedal within the library's Auto Repair Reference Center (Ebsco).  The recall is tied to these Toyota vehicles in the database as of March 22, 2010: 

Avalon – 2005-2008, Camry – 2007-2009, Corolla – 2009, Sequoia – 2008, Tundra – 2007-2008

You can find the notice once you have selected the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle:

  • Service Bulletins and Recalls
  • Fuel Systems, Drivability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
  • 02/05/2010 – RECALL – Vehicle Speed Control

Access to MPPL database subscriptions is available to all visiting patrons from within the library and remotely to all Mount Prospect resident cardholders.  Please contact us at the Reference Desk should you need assistance tapping into this resource.

By MPPL on March 24, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Lee DeWyze on American Idol

Lee DeWyze from Mount Prospect is competing again tonight on American Idol.  He will appear on the Fox network tonight between 7-9p CT and voting takes place for 2 hours after the event.

By MPPL on March 16, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Jump Start Your Business: Generating Leads and Holding On to Customers

This morning's program was presented by Bonnie Richter with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Harper College as part of the Jump Start Your Business series, cosponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Library.  The presentation material is now available: Download Generating Leads

By MPPL on March 9, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Job Fair on March 6, 2010: Arlington Park & Levy Restaurants

Arlington Park and Levy Restaurants will be recruiting for several hundred jobs for the 2010 racing season at a Job Fair to be held Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Positions to be filled include:


Security Officers

Guest Services Representatives


Housekeeping Staff

Concessions, Restaurants, Banquets Back Of House – Kitchen personnel


Interviews will be conducted on-site. Please bring copies of resumes and reference to the job fair.


By MPPL on March 2, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized