Summertime can be full of fun times and fabulous food. For some families, however, it can mean going without. Children who qualify for school lunches are often not able to get as much nourishing food during the summer. In Mount Prospect families with school-age children who receive free or reduced-price lunch at school can obtain an extra bag of food during summer break through Mount Prospect’s Food Pantry. Call the Human Services Department at (847) 870-5680 or the Community Connections Center at (847) 506-4930 to schedule an appointment for a financial assessment and to learn more about local resources.
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Remembering the 1960s
Friday, June 21st 2019
Noon – 1:30pm
Mount Prospect Village Hall Community Room
A Memory Cafe is a welcoming place for those with mild cognitive impairment, early-stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and their care partners to gather for refreshments, reminisce about times gone by, laugh and participate in an activity! This cafe’s theme is: Remembering the 1960s. Come have a great time connecting and creating new friendships!
Please call Human Services: 847/870-5680
Is your family or a family you know struggling to become financially independent?
If so, check out Faith Community Homes for possible assistance.
Faith Community Homes serves the Northwest Suburbs providing rent assistance to low-income, working families for up to two years as well as professional case management and regular coaching from trained volunteer mentors.
For more information, check out their website: https://www.fchomes.org/
or this recent news article: Daily Herald Article – May 22nd, 2019
Almost every day new books arrive at the Library to be processed and then placed on the shelf or in your hands. Take a look at some of the books that have arrived most recently at the Library. Ask for more titles at the Research Services Desk!
Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen
The Stonewall Reader edited by The New York Public Library
Inside Family Guy: An Illustrated History by Frazier Moore
The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz & Alan Sepinwall
Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light by Caroline Eden
The Power of Sprinkles: A Cake Book by the founder of the Flour Shop, Amirah Kassem
The Turkish Cookbook: The Culinary Traditions & Recipes from Turkey by Musa Dağdeviren
New in History
The Color of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960 by Dan Jones and Marina Amaral
When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan
Chaucer’s People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England by Liza Picard
Are you an older American interested in improving your financial literacy? Get informed with free tools and resources available at the CFPB’s Working with Older Adults webpage. You can also download guides for specific topics such as Reverse Mortgages and Managing Someone Else’s Money, as well as find informational blogs about related topics. Free publications—such as Money Smart for Older Adults and Understanding the Benefits of Social Security (in English and Spanish)—can be ordered here. The Administration for Community Living is the federal government agency that sponsors this observance. Get more information here.