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Vaping Becomes Epidemic in Suburban Schools
E-cigarette use (vaping) among teenagers is a growing epidemic that’s quickly outpacing other substances, such as alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and opioids, health experts warn. Vaping use in middle and high school students in the United States has skyrocketed with an estimated 3.6 million users in 2018. A common perception is that e-cigarettes aren’t harmful… Read more »
Employers no longer can ask for past salary information
Governor JB Pritzker has signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Equal Pay Act that bans employers and employment agencies from asking about applicants’ past wage and compensation histories or using such information to screen candidates for a job. The new law takes effect on September 29, 2019. The idea behind the new prohibition… Read more »
Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
When Ken first hears the news that his parents are sending him to Canada, he thinks this is his stepmother’s way of finally getting rid of him. But once the bombs start to fall on his London home, and his family has to the spend their nights in the stinky, crowded bomb shelter, Canada doesn’t… Read more »
Short Story Discussion: The Short of It
If you are a short story reader you won’t want to miss our program The Short of It, on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00pm. Enjoy a compelling discussion and engage with other literature lovers!
The Summer Read of Fame!
And the winner is… Throughout the summer, Mount Prospect readers logged over 1800 books, and of those 100 star titles were nominated for the ultimate Read of Fame! Though the last curtain has fallen on the season’s performances, you can still enjoy the encores of the winning reads. Give a round of applause to the… Read more »
Saraí and the Meaning of Awesome/Saraí y el significado de lo genial by Saraí Gonzalez and Monica Brown
Every morning, Saraí sees “you’re awesome” above her bed. Her life is pretty awesome: she has a business selling cupcakes, she knows how to dance, and her family and best friend live close enough to visit all the time. One day, her grandparents announce that they have to move. Saraí doesn’t know what to do…if… Read more »