Month: October 2022

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Calling All Book Group Fans

One Book One Village: Laila Lalami's The Other Americans

As readers, often we would love the chance to ask authors about their stories. This is your chance! Laila Lalami is joining the Mount Prospect community to answer our questions about The Other Americans on Tuesday, October 25, at 7pm. Register HERE to reserve your seat at the Library for our interactive viewing party or register HERE to join virtually via Zoom. We look forward to welcoming book groups from all around Mount Prospect as well as anyone who has wondered what it might be like to join a discussion. Submit your questions in advance to or bring them when you join. Whether you take part or just listen in, be sure not to miss the biggest book group Mount Prospect has ever hosted!


Fictional Teen Witches

Need something to do besides re-watch Hocus Pocus for the 100th time? We’ve got an answer: Enjoy a spellbinding book featuring teen witches in all their magical glory.

Magical baking witches? Check. Mystery solving witches? Check. Futuristic witches? Check. Magical kingdom witch rivals? Check. Use the list below to choose your coven carefully!

Witchy Adult Fiction

Spooktober is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the season than with witches? We’ve curated a list of our favorite witch-forward fiction, offering a range of moods from creepy to romantic to fantastical. Choose any of these reads to cast a spell on you.

New Fiction in October

In the mood for frights? Delights? Both? Explore some of what’s new to our shelves this October. Pick your poison carefully!

Looking for more personalized suggestions? Fill out our new Choose My Next Book form to receive five titles hand-picked just for you, or feel free to give us a call at 847/590-4070.