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STEAM Saturday: Celebrate Astronomy Day

moon phases

Saturday, May 15, 2021 is Astronomy Day! This day is a great time to learn more about astronomy and do fun activities inside or outside.   Astronomy is the study of the universe beyond the Earth including the sun, moon, stars, and more. To learn more about astronomy, use your MPPL library card to access the many web resources… Read more »

Staff Picks For Kids

Pilkey Apologizes for Passive Racism

Asian-American, Pacific Islander experience books

In March of 2021, a Korean American father reached out to Scholastic about concerns he had about racist imagery and negative stereotypes in Dav Pilkey’s 2010 book The Adventures of Ook and Gluk. After several conversations between the father, Dav Pilkey, and Scholastic, on Monday, March 22, 2021, Scholastic halted distribution of The Adventures of Ook and Gluk with support from Pilkey.   The graphic novel is written and illustrated by characters from Dav Pilkey’s… Read more »


Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL Bilingual Play and Learn - Firefighter Edition/Jugar y aprender bilingüe

When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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Meet a firefighter today during our special Play & Learn storytime on Zoom! Monika Epps from the Mount Prospect Fire Department, will teach you all about fire safety, firefighter gear, and more! This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information. martes 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. C[...]

OUTDOOR Look! Up in the Air! Storytime

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For ages 3 and up and their families. Put on your masks, bring a blanket or chairs, and join us for a special bird watching storytime at Pocket Park, located at Emerson Street and Busse Avenue. We will read stories, do action rhymes, and learn a little about the birds we see in our own backyards. We will also make a birdfeeder to take home. All children must be accompanied by a participating [...]

OUTDOOR STEAM: A Closer Look at Pocket Park

When: Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Where: Off-Site Location

For grades 3-5. Seeing the very smallest things on Earth can often only take place with a microscope, and who has one of those handy? You will! Join us at Pocket Park at Emerson & Busse to build simple microscopes and explore the wonders of Mount Prospect up close. Caregivers are encouraged to stay with their child to assist with construction of the microscope.To help keep everyone safe, [...]

OUTDOOR Family Yoga at Pocket Park

When: Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Where: Off-Site Location

For ages 3 and up and their families. Put on your masks, bring a blanket or yoga mat and join us at Pocket Park to move and stretch with Lindsay from Twisted Tree Yoga. Learn the concepts of mindfulness, calm breathing (pranayama), meditation, and yoga postures all while playing games and having fun as a family! To help keep everyone safe, space in this program is limited. Families will [...]

VIRTUAL Swietujmy Polski Dzien Dziecka!/Celebrate Polish Children's Day!

When: Monday, May 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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For all ages. Celebrate Polish Children's Day with the library and teachers from St. Dominick Day Care with music, a craft, and a storytime in Polish and English. Guests of all backgrounds are invited to register for this special event. The program is best suited for 3 to 7-year-olds and their families, but all are welcome. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must reg[...]

VIRTUAL Bilingual Play and Learn/Jugar y aprender bilingüe

When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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Join us for a virtual Play and Learn Program via Zoom.  Parents and their children ages 2-5 are invited to enjoy exercise, stories, and music in English and Spanish.This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive the login information. martes 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Únase a nosotros para un programa virtual de[...]

VIRTUAL Family Lotería - Zoom Edition/Lotería Para la Familia en Zoom

When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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For all ages.Join us for our popular virtual Lotería event from the comfort of your own home. Lotería is a Mexican bingo game with colorful cards and lots of fun! Grab some snacks, play alongside family, and try to win prizes. There is a limit of two Lotería cards per family. This program will be presented using Zoom. All participants must register and provide a working email address [...]

VIRTUAL Pajama Storytime

When: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM
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For ages 6 and younger with their families. Cuddle up in your pj's and let the library tuck you in with cozy stories and rhymes. What better way to get ready for bed than with your favorite stuffed animal and some wonderful books shared by your friends at the library. This program will be presented using Zoom. Participants must register and provide a working email address to receive[...]