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New business information source: Mergent Intellect 

A new database is available to Mount Prospect Public Library patrons looking for business information. Mergent Intellect offers comprehensive data on both public and private companies with a user-friendly interface. Extensive coverage of private companies with financials, executive contacts, and other critical business information    Use the advanced search to build a list of companies,…

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Increase your financial literacy

April is Financial Literacy Month and a good time to review some of the resources available from the library to help you make informed financial decisions and improve your financial well-being.  Programs  In April, a series of library programs will address financial literacy topics. Advance registration is required.  Making the Most of Your Social Security…

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Money Smart Week, April 15-21, 2023. Registration is open!

Free webinars for Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week will be held Saturday, April 15 – Friday, April 21, 2023. This week-long, free, virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on tools for low and moderate income communities. Live events will include sessions on budgeting, debt relief, employer retirement plans, and a Spanish language…

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O’Reilly offers online learning for key tech skills

Keeping current on technology and business-related topics can be a challenge, and the Mount Prospect Public Library has a valuable resource to help. O’Reilly for Public Libraries is an e-learning platform consisting of business and technology videos, eBooks, and learning paths.   O’Reilly for Public Libraries offers up-to-date information in multiple formats including:  eBooks – Includes…

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Auto Repair Source

Find up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of cars and trucks — at the library! Know how much car repairs cost BEFORE you head to a mechanic. Find technical service bulletins and recall notices for thousands of cars and trucks. Find maintenance schedules and estimated labor times for common vehicle repairs. Find step-by-step diagnostic…

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Tax season is here

The filing deadline to submit 2022 tax returns or an extension to file and pay tax owed is Tuesday, April 18, 2023.   The library has many commonly used forms available for patrons, and staff can assist with printing additional forms as needed. To find tax forms and for help with printing forms, visit the…

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The Return of Creativebug

On Jan. 1, Mount Prospect Public Library will welcome back the crafting tutorial site, Creativebug. This is a resource for arts and crafts enthusiasts with more than 1,000 video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Video topics include sewing, quilting, knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, and holiday crafts. You will be able to…

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New year, new job?

If finding a new job is on your list of goals for 2023, check out some of these library resources:  Join us on Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual program, Job Search Essentials for 2023 to find out what you need to know to be prepared for the current job market. Gene…

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Resources for Charitable Giving

For many reasons, the end of the year is a common time to make charitable gifts to nonprofit organizations. Some are inspired to participate in Giving Tuesday, while others are thinking ahead to their tax returns. Whatever your reason for getting caught up in the spirit of generosity, there are free resources available to help…

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