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Sunday, April 10 – Saturday, April 16

Libraries are places where stories are not only recounted but created. Let us help you start your story, whether it is with your first library card, learning new computer skills, or developing your creative talent. Ready for the next chapter in your life’s story? We can help you pursue new interests or career paths. This National Library Week, join us and other libraries to Create Your Own Story @ Your Library.

Bagging Your Memories: Create a Scrapbook

Sunday, April 10, 1 – 2 p.m.
For 6th – 12th graders.

These are the best days of our lives! You’ve got the pictures to prove it; now create an album to tell your story. Using paper bags and other art supplies, you’ll create your own mini-scrapbook album that captures your story and reflects your personality. Bring 8 – 10 photos; all other supplies will be provided. This program is part of our National Library Week Celebration. Registration is required. To sign up, visit www.mppl.org/events, call 847/253-5675, or stop by the Library.

Pride and Prejudice: A Live Performance by Radio Players West

Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Relive — or experience for the first time — a story brought to life by the magic of old time radio with sound effects and original music. The talented performers of Radio Players West will whisk you back to the time when voices over the air waves created dramatic mental images that brought audiences to laughter and/or tears. Today, they’ll take you to Jane Austen’s story of 19th-century England and the five Bennet sisters, whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival of the wealthy Misters Bingley and Darcy. This program is part of our National Library Week Celebration. Registration is required. To sign up, visit www.mppl.org/events, call 847/253-5675, or stop by the Library.

Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries

Wednesday, April 13

Today we are participating in Snapshot: One Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries. We will be collecting information, comments, and photographs from events that represent a typical day in the Library. If you support libraries, let your voice be heard. Stop by the Library today to help us record how important the Library is to Mount Prospect.

On this day, we will be taking photos of people using our Library and its various services. The photographs taken today are intended for a special, dedicated use and Library publicity. They will be used as part of a statewide initiative by public libraries. The initiative will promote the value of libraries. If you do not want your picture taken, please inform the photographer or a staff member and your request will be honored.

Online Resources to Create Your Story

Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m.

Each person has his/her own life story. It is made of past experiences, education, hopes, dreams, and interactions with the world around us. The Library’s online resources can help you enhance your life story by linking to your family’s past, providing ideas and information to enhance your present experiences, and develop your future goals. Let Librarians Steven Browne and Anne Shaughnessy show you how you can learn a new language, get directions for building a garden structure, increase your understanding of Microsoft Excel, develop a better resume, find out about a favorite author, and explore your family tree. This program is part of our National Library Week Celebration. Registration is required. To sign up, visit www.mppl.org/events, call 847/253-5675, or stop by the Library.