Mount Prospect Public Library Videos

Once Upon a Fairy Tale (Winter Reading Program 2023)


Enchantment and magic await at the library! Come get lost in a fairy tale adventure, complete activities, and earn prizes! Join the Winter adventure this February and enjoy all the library has to offer:  books, activities, and games!

All children 5th grade and younger–even babies and toddlers–can read and complete activities to earn prizes all month long.

Activities include:
– Listen to an audiobook
– Read a book to a pet
– Build a blanket fort
– Write your own fairy tale
– Check out a folktale book
– Send a card to a loved one

For every five activities you complete, stop into the Main Library or the South Branch to get a prize!

Prizes include:
– Fairy tale finger puppets,
– Fidget bracelets,
– Light up rings,
– And more!

Complete all the activities and pick out a book to keep!

The Winter Adventure Challenge takes place from February 1st through the 28th, so visit us often!  See you at the library!

(Para Español)

Song: “Snow Is Coming” from Purple Planet Music
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Érase un Cuento de Hadas (Una Aventura de Invierno 2023)


¡Encantamiento y magia te esperan en la biblioteca! ¡Piérdete en una aventura de cuento de hadas, completa actividades y gana premios! Únete a la aventura de invierno este febrero y disfruta de todo lo que la biblioteca tiene para ofrecer: Audiolibros, juegos, diversión familiar y más.

Todos los niños de 5 grado y menores, incluyendo los bebés y niños pre-escolares, pueden leer y completar actividades para ganar premios durante todo el mes.

Actividades incluidas:
– Escuchar un audiolibro
– Leer un libro a una mascota
– Enviar una tarjeta a un ser querido
– Alquila un libro de no ficción sobre tu animal favorito
– Alquila un libro de un cuento popular

¡Cada vez que completes cinco actividades, visita la Biblioteca Principal o la Extensión del Sur para obtener un premio!

Los premios incluyen:
– Títeres de dedo de cuento de hadas
– Pulseras antiestrés
– Anillos con lucecitas
– ¡Y más!

¡Completa todas las actividades y elige un libro para quedártelo!

La aventura de invierno se llevará a cabo del 1 al 28 de febrero, ¡así que comencemos! ¡Nos vemos en la biblioteca!

Song: “Snow Is Coming” from Purple Planet Music
License: CC BY (

Job Search Essentials for 2023


New year, new job? If you are thinking about changing careers, switching jobs, or just polishing up your resume, this session is for you. Join Gene Flynn of the Barrington Career Center to learn what trends job seekers must be aware of to thrive in the job market this year.

Maximizing Financial Aid and Scholarships


Applying for financial aid and scholarship funding can be complicated and overwhelming with the potential to impact the finances of both students and parents. Jennifer Stewart from the College of DuPage Office of Student Financial Assistance will offer clear answers on how to maximize available financial aid, find scholarship opportunities and identify which student loans are right for you for both two- and four-year colleges.

The Path to Your Family Story: Beyond Ancestry (November 2022)


Genealogy subscription databases Heritage Quest, MyHeritage, Fold3, and Heritage Hub may not be as well-known as Ancestry Library Edition, but they offer information to help family historians add rich narratives to their family stories using Census records, vital records, obituaries, family trees, military records, and more. Librarians Steven Browne and Anne Shaughnessy will help you make the most of these resources available to Mount Prospect Public Library cardholders.

1981 Casablanca & Contemporary Morocco


In our One Book One Village title, The Other Americans, one family’s move to the U.S. during Casablanca’s 1981 unrest and protests changes the paths of several characters. Dr. Mahmood Ibrahim, Professor Emeritus of History at California State Polytechnic University, used the events in Casablanca to highlight aspects of Moroccan history, as a way of explaining the riots and putting them in present-day Moroccan context.

The World of Juliette Kinzie: Chicago Before the Fire


Juliette Kinzie is one of Chicago’s forgotten founders. Early Chicago is often presented as “a man’s city,” but women like Juliette worked to create an urban and urbane world, often within their own parlors. Author and North Central College history professor Ann Durkin Keating offers the opportunity to experience the rise of Chicago from the view of one of its most important founding mothers.

The Virtual Financial Aid Process for Students


Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC): this session outlines the general financial aid process and provides insight on how financial aid works, the application process, student eligibility, and how it can be used to help pay for college. It introduces the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, along with summarizing state and federal aid programs among other topics.

Basics and Benefits of Electric Vehicles


Cook County Department of Environment & Sustainability’s Community Outreach Coordinator Kate Carney presents the basics of electric vehicles (EV). In this recording, learn about the benefits of EVs and discover how some common myths about EVs don’t tell the full story.

One Book One Village


What is One Book One Village? The MPPL Assistant Department Head of Fiction/AV/Teen explains the two-month community reading event, discusses why MPPL chose the book “The Other Americans” by Laila Lalami, and talks about upcoming book discussions and events related to the book, including a 2-event virtual author visit on October 25th, and October 27th!

Sponsored with generous support of The Friends of the Library.


Song: “Positive Motivation” from Purple Planet Music
License: CC BY


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