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  • Winter Reading: Black Authors

    Diversify your reading in more than one way during Winter Reading! Here we highlight recent titles by Black authors, an optional reading challenge category offering all flavors of story. Enjoy a mere sprinkling of books below as a teaser, or...

  • Christina Soontornvat

    photo by Sam Bond Photography Back in October, Christina Soontornvat visited MPPL to talk about her Diary of an Ice Princess series. Today she won several awards from the American Library Association for two of her other books! All Thirteen:...

  • STEAM Saturday: Ice Experiments

    Did you know that salt lowers the temperature of ice water? To see this process happen, try making ice cream with only a few ingredients. Materials Needed: 1 Gallon Zip Bag2 Sandwich Zip Bags1/3 Cup Rock Salt1/2 Cup Whole Milk1...

  • Winter Reading: Native American Authors

    Native American voices have won glory for several recent titles covering a variety of topics for every reader. Plus, reading a book by a Native American author is part of the optional mini-challenge for Winter Reading this year! Below are...

  • Meet Chicago Author Amy Alznauer

    Join us for a fun evening with Chicago author Amy Alznauer! Amy has written several books for children, but this event will focus on her book The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity. This book tells the story of Ramanujan a...

  • Winter Reading Ideas: Chosen Family Stories

    Chosen families happen for a variety of reasons, but they always have very special and unique bonds. We’ve collected a bunch of stories that explore chosen families. These books show how diverse the idea of family can be. As these...