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Upcoming Mount Prospect Public Library Events

Winter Reading: Connect With Your Library

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM
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Celebrate the Library's 75 years as a center for literacy, learning, and community during Winter Reading. [...]

Spring Storytime Lottery

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM
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From February 19- March 8, parents can register their children -- birth through age 5 -- for the Library's Spring storytime session. This session, with a variety of times and age groups, will run March 19-April 27. Due to the popularity of these storytimes, registration is determined by lottery and is reserved for Mount Prospect Public Library cardholders. To participate in the lottery, please sig[...]

Polish Storytime/Polskie Bajki

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Where: Youth Program Room Combined room 119

For all ages. Listen to stories, sing songs, and have fun! These storytimes will be presented primarily in Polish and are best suited for children ages 3-7 and their parents, but all are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. (R) Dla wszystkich dzieci. Posluchajcie bajek, zaspiewajcie piosenki i bawcie sie dobrze! Dzisiejszy program, prezentowany w jezyku polskim, jest przeznaczo[...]

Full STEAM Ahead

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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For 1st-5th graders. 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 drop in![...]

Family Board Game Night/ Juegos de Mesa Para la Familia

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Where: Community Room

Bring your family and friends to play board games! We'll have the classics: Scrabble, Battleship, Candyland, Trouble, and MORE! Who will win? Refreshments will be served. Register today! lunes, 19 de febrero, 5:30-7 p.m. Centro de Conexión con la Comunidad ¡Trae a tu familia y a tus amigos para jugar juegos de mesa! Tendremos los clásicos: Scrabble, Battleship, Candyland, Trouble,[...]

College Planning for Students with Learning Differences

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Where: Meeting Room A room 154

College planning for students with learning differences can be overwhelming and confusing. Two experienced educational consultants who work exclusively with students with learning differences, (learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, chronic health issues, traumatic brain injuries and cognitive delays) will cover what to do in high school to help your student transition to college. Understanding vary[...]

Excel®: Tables, Charts, and Formulas

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Where: Training Room room 153

Learn to use tables and create charts in this advanced Excel® course. We will create, format, and modify tables and find out how to change chart types and print. We will also explore VLOOKUPS and IF/THEN statements. You should be proficient in Excel® or have completed both the Library's Excel® Basics and Excel®: Formulas and Functions classes.[...]

Winter Reading: Connect With Your Library

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM
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Celebrate the Library's 75 years as a center for literacy, learning, and community during Winter Reading. [...]

Spring Storytime Lottery

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Where:

From February 19- March 8, parents can register their children -- birth through age 5 -- for the Library's Spring storytime session. This session, with a variety of times and age groups, will run March 19-April 27. Due to the popularity of these storytimes, registration is determined by lottery and is reserved for Mount Prospect Public Library cardholders. To participate in the lottery, please sig[...]

Play and Learn/ Jugar y Aprender

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Where: Community Room

Parents and their 2- to 5-year-old children are invited to enjoy arts, crafts, exercise, stories, and music. This program is available to all families. Call (847) 506-4930 to register. martes 6, 13, 20, y 27 de febrero, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Centro de Conexión con la Comunidad Se invita a los padres y a sus hijos de 2-5 años de edad para disfrutar de manualidades, actividades, cuentos y músi[...]

Introduction to 3-D Printing for Kids

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Where: Training Room room 153

For 3rd-5th graders. Ever wanted to make your own toys? You can make them using digital design computer software and a 3-D printer, which makes three-dimensional objects out of plastic. We'll teach you the software, and then you'll be ready to submit your own designs for the Library to print. While you're working, our 3-D printer will be working on creating a new item.[...]

MPPL Foundation Presents The Shakespeare Project: Women Beware Women

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Where: Meeting Room A room 154

See and hear Shakespeare and his contemporaries in a new light when the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation brings The Shakespeare Project of Chicago back for a theatrical reading. As there are no sets, props, or costumes, you may find the Project's readings help you truly experience Shakespeare's words. At 7 p.m. the preshow introduction begins. Following the play, a discussion and opportun[...]

PowerPoint: Beyond the Basics

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Where: Training Room room 153

Unlock the secrets to working with slide animation, transitions, and other features during this more advanced course for PowerPoint® users. Attendees should have already completed the Library's "Using PowerPoint®" program. Space is limited to 13.[...]