Now that we are past the Vernal equinox, the sun is stronger and it’s time to start planting/planning for the 2020 growing season.
If you have pepper, tomato, eggplant or basil seeds, you should be starting them now to transplant outside in 6-8 weeks.
Plant them in small containers/flats, a few seeds in each container/cell filled with potting soil or seed germination mix.
Put them in a sunny, warm spot (or under lights on a heat mat), keep them moist and wait for them to germinate.
After the seedlings sprout their first true leaves, transplant/thin them to one seedling per container/cell.
Lettuce, peas, kale, chard/beets, carrots and other cold weather vegetables can start to be planted in outdoor beds. A low tunnel can expedite germination and keep insects from your seedlings.
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Starting March 12 through March 20, 95% of all households in the U.S. will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes. They will receive a unique household I.D. with instructions on how to complete online, by phone or by mail. To complete online, please visit: https://my2020census.gov/
Staff at the Library are ready to assist you with any related issues including helping to complete forms online. Please contact staff with your questions or through our online chat service available Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more info and to view the Mount Prospect Census Video (a collaboration between the Library and the Village), please see: https://mppl.org/research/census-2020/
Financial advisor Karen Chan has compiled an extensive list of resources, links and updates for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19. Karen has been educating the public about financial topics for twenty-five years; she presents programs at libraries throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area and for organizations such as the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. Karen was one of the founding Money Smart Week partners in 2002 and has been an active partner throughout Money Smart Week’s history. Check out the resources at her website HERE.
Would you like see your family’s black and white photographs in a new light? You may want to look into a service offered by the genealogy online resource MyHeritage. The company revolutionized the world of online genealogy web sites recently when the company announced that anyone could upload black-and-white photographs to MyHeritage.com and then the web site would AUTOMATICALLY convert each photo to a color image. This service was only available to people who had a full MyHeritage subscription. Now EVERYONE can obtain FREE and unlimited access to MyHeritage In Color™ from March 23 to April 23, 2020. Ordinarily only 10 photos can be colorized by users who do not have a Complete plan, but now, you can colorize as many photos as you’d like for free. A free online access subscription is required if you would like MyHeritage to add the photos to their extensive photograph collection.
To get started, go to http://www.myheritage.com/incolor.