Library Foundation Category: Event

Eat Bread to Raise Dough!

Panera fundraising - eat bread to raise doughPlease join us for a fundraiser at Panera Bread in Randhurst Village from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. A percentage of sales  will be donated to the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF) when you present the promotional flyer. Both electronic and hard copies will be accepted. Click here for the flyer. Funds raised by this event will help the MPPLF provide funding for special programs and projects that enhance the Library experience.


Adult Concert Series

Join us for our adult concert series with musical performances throughout the year that everyone will enjoy. From cheerful holiday shows to historical performances of some of music’s most well-known pieces to multimedia experiences, these up-close and exciting concerts are guaranteed to get your toes tapping and might even encourage you to clap and sing along! Seating is limited for each concert and registration is required.

The Irish Heritage Singers, Tuesday, March 6, 7:30-9 p.m.
The Irish Heritage Singers will present their St. Patrick’s Concert, “Portraits of Ireland” featuring choral settings of Irish poetry, contemporary Irish pieces, sing-along pub favorites, and more. The vision of the Irish Heritage Singers is to preserve, perform, and bring to life the cultural heritage of Irish music. The singers perform traditional Irish and Irish-American music as well as songs by contemporary Irish choral composers. Under the direction of Paul Matijevic, the group has appeared at the Irish American Heritage Festival, Celtic Fest Chicago, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Long Grove Irish Fest, Chicago’s Cultural Center, and at the Sligo International Choral Festival in Sligo, Ireland. Click here to register.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 books before kindergarten

For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Why should you and your child read 1,000 books before kindergarten? Not only is reading aloud to your child a valuable bonding experience but it also improves your child’s success in school. By reading just three stories a day with your child, you will have read over 1,000 books in one year. The Library can help you track your journey and recommend titles your child will love. This program is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation.

Its is easy to participate!

  1. Visit the Youth Services desk to register and pick up your reading log.
  2. Check off one star per book.
  3. Check in after every 100 books for stickers and prizes. For completing the program, your child will receive a brand-new book, tote bag, and his or her name on a bookplate inside a Library book.

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago has been coming to the Library since 2016 with their annual season of theatrical readings for patrons to see and hear Shakespeare and his contemporaries in a new light. As there are no sets, props, or costumes, audiences find the Project’s readings help truly experience Shakespeare’s words.

At 7 p.m. the preshow introduction begins. Following the play, a discussion and opportunity to interact with the actors and creative team will further enrich the experience. Seating is limited for each concert and registration is required.

Coriolanus, Tuesday, January 16, 7:00 p.m.
“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.”
One of Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies, the play recounts the journey of a successful Roman general, who after achieving multiple successes in the military, turns his ambition to politics and leadership of his people.  However, his personality and temperament are ill-suited for his new role and he is ultimately deposed.  Seeking revenge against his enemies, and in his attempt to reclaim his power and prestige, he forges alliances with others that ultimately lead to his demise. Click here to register.

Women Beware Women, Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.
“Never were finer snares for women’s honesties /than are devis’d in these days.”
In a world where men have all the power, what happens when women decide to take power for themselves?  Marriages crumble, lust reigns supreme, widows are beguiled, passions slaked, revenge plotted, and power brokers may be caught in their own web. Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton is hailed as a masterpiece of Jacobean drama: smart, slick and hilarious, it is arguably the playwright’s crowning achievement. A deliciously decadent soap opera of a play, it showcases bad behavior and features possibly the bloodiest, most inventive climactic scene in Jacobean literature, giving new meaning to “murder most foul.” Click here to register.

Much Ado About Nothing, Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.
When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.”
Don Pedro and his fellow soldiers, Benedick and Claudio have returned from war and visit the estate of Leonato, Pedro’s friend.  There, Claudio falls deeply in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero, while Benedick rekindles an old friendship with Leonato’s niece Beatrice.  The stage is set for the ultimate battle of wits to ensue, combined with some intrigue stirred up by Pedro’s bastard brother Don John. Join us for one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies featuring a cast of Shakespeare Project favorites

Mini Golf 2019

Join us as we host an 18-hole miniature golf course fundraiser at the Library for a day of family fun. This unique adventure will have golfers of all ages putting throughout the Library, between the stacks, through the reading areas, and down the stairs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019. There will also be a 19th Hole entertainment area for players with refreshments, entertainment, games, and a raffle for fun prizes. The fee to play is $5 per person or $20 for a family of 4 or more.

The Foundation thanks all the organizations that have agreed to support the event with a sponsorship.  Click here for more information to secure your spot as a sponsor.

This event is a fundraiser for the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation (MPPLF). The MPPLF provides funding to the Library for special programs and projects that are otherwise unattainable with tax dollars.