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Upcoming Mount Prospect Public Library Events

Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design

When: Monday, June 26, 2017
Where: All Branches

June 1 – July 31
Join us for Reading by Design this summer at the Main Library and South Branch. With programs for all ages, prizes, and fun activities, you'll have the building blocks for a fan...

Open Storytime

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room Combined room 119

Take a break from the heat and pop in to the Library for one of our storytimes. No registration required during the summer; just join us at the appointed time!

The Library invites childre...

Full STEAM Ahead

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library

For children entering grades 1-5.
Fuel your imagination and drop by the Discovery Zone for hands-on STEAM exploration. A variety of activities will be on rotation. No registration necessary; just...

Teen Advisory Board Meeting -- CANCELLED

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library

For teens in 6th-12th grades.
You can help decide what the Library offers teens! Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB, for short). Come to a meeting to see what it is all about.

Work with...

Book Voyagers: Super Summer Stories

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room Combined room 119

For children entering grades 1-3.
Dive into some good summer reads featuring a splash of summertime fun. We'll also make a patriotic craft, eat a refreshing snack, and enjoy a DVD.

Señor 4 y Señor 5: The Architects of Ancient Civilizations

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Where: Community Connections Center Community Room

For children and their families.
Join beloved teaching artist Laura Crotte as she takes you on a journey both educational and entertaining! Learn through storytelling, songs, masks, rhymes, and r...

iWork for Macs: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

If you've got a Mac, don't pay for Microsoft Office! You can create Microsoft-compatible documents, spreadsheets, and presentations using native Apple software. Learn the functions of Apple's producti...

Book Chat Book Discussion

When: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Set in the 1960s, the little-known North Carolina's Eugenics Sterilization Program is brought to light as twenty-two year old Jane Forrester defies soci...

Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Where: All Branches

June 1 – July 31
Join us for Reading by Design this summer at the Main Library and South Branch. With programs for all ages, prizes, and fun activities, you'll have the building blocks for a fan...

Open Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room Combined room 119

Take a break from the heat and pop in to the Library for one of our storytimes. No registration required during the summer; just join us at the appointed time!

The Library invites childre...

Play and Learn / Jugar y Aprender

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Where: Community Connections Center Community Room

Parents and their 3- to 5-year-old children are invited to enjoy arts, crafts, exercise, stories, and music. Call (847) 506-4930 to register.

cada martes en junio, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

How to Download Free Books From the Library With Your Tablet

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

Enjoy free Library e-books on your Tablet using MyMediaMall and the Overdrive App. All you need to get started is an MPPL card, your Library PIN, your Tablet, and your App Store or Google Play account...

Open Storytime

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room Combined room 119

Take a break from the heat and pop in to the Library for one of our storytimes. No registration required during the summer; just join us at the appointed time!

The Library invites childre...

Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Where: All Branches

June 1 – July 31
Join us for Reading by Design this summer at the Main Library and South Branch. With programs for all ages, prizes, and fun activities, you'll have the building blocks for a fan...

Meet With the Office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Lobby Conference Room 130

Meet privately with a representative from the office of Ninth District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky each Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. Ask your questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security,...

Animal Coverings w/River Trails Nature Center/Pieles de Animales

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Where: Community Connections Center Community Room

For ages 6-12 and families
Learn about local animals with an expert from the River Trails Nature Center. Find out about the different coverings animals have to protect themselves from the element...

Windows 10 Clinic

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

Come and learn how to navigate the many interesting features of this operating system. Find out what's changed from Windows7 and 8.1, discover time-saving tips, and more.

Books and Bites Family Book Club: Mad Scientist Edition

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Youth Program Room Combined room 119

For kindergarteners and up with an adult.
Welcome to the MPPL Family Laboratory where we will mix up science fun and reading! In Lunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton, Franny K. Stein is a ma...

3-D Print Yourself

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Training Room room 153

For teens in 6th-12th grades.
Be your own superhero, toy, or gamepiece. First, you'll get a quick lesson on how 3-D scanning works. Then, you'll scan your own head and edit the file. The Library ...

Healthcare 411: Medical Cannabis

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Where: Mount Prospect Public Library Meeting Room A room 154

Do you live with chronic pain and inflammation? Is medical cannabis an option? Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, is now available in Illinois. Kirsten Velasco, Patient Advocate for Illinois Wome...