April 13-19, 2014

 Join us for events celebrating National Library Week. Learn how Lives Change @ Your Library!

Multimedia Contest

Earlier this year, the Library invited students from Mount Prospect-area schools to use any multimedia format to describe what the Library means to them. The winners are on view in the Library lobby.  The winning video, along with the other entries. can be seen on our YouTube channel, MPPLTV.

The winners are:

The Library wants to thank all students who entered and shared their love of the Library.

NLW Drawing

Stop by our lobby table during National Library Week and tell us what part of the Library you like best to be entered into a drawing for local business gift cards.

NLW Programs

 Continuing Your Education With New Learning Express Library,, and Mango
Monday, April 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Mount Prospect Public Library
You don’t have to go back to school to learn something new. Library resources can help you upgrade your skills or learn a new language. This session will introduce you to three databases that will allow you to continue your education – for free! Discover easy language learning on Mango, update your software, technology, creative, and business skills through a vast library of video tutorials on, and find out how to navigate the complete facelift to test and exam resource Learning Express Library.  Register here

The Stock Market: Outlook, Opportunities, and Overcoming Obstacles
Tuesday, April 15, 1:30-3 p.m.
Mount Prospect Public Library
Investors have reason to be uncertain about the stock market. While the market has had its ups and downs, the economy continues to improve at a slow pace. Financial Advisor Brian Hamm of Edward Jones will address your anxieties about deficits and debts, offer an economic outlook for 2014 and beyond, give you strategies to address the impact of inflation and interest rates, and talk about some domestic and international investment opportunities.  Register here.

Break Your Bad Habits and Replace Them With Better Ones 
Tuesday, April 15, 7:30-9 p.m.
Mount Prospect Public Library
How many times have you promised yourself that you would eat better, get more exercise, or de-stress your live? When we decide to change our lifestyles, most of us make the same mistake – attempting a drastic overhaul instead of making the small changes that easily become healthier habits. ACE-certified Personal Trainer Kelly James-Enger will show you how to transform your life in a balanced, manageable way.  Register here.

Teen Open Creation: Recycled Crafts Edition
Friday, April 18, 2-4 p.m.
Mount Prospect Public Library
Stop by the Library and make something! This session focuses on recycling. We’ll provide supplies and instructional books for you to hack your toys, craft with paper, recycle a T-shirt, and upcycle everyday items.  Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, too. As always, snacks and drinks will also be provided.  Register here.