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Resources for the job search

Looking for work, changing careers, or preparing to return to the workforce after an extended pause can be overwhelming. The Mount Prospect Public Library has resources for career development available for job seekers no matter where they are in their career path.  Brainfuse JobNow - Job seekers can get help from a live, online career coach…

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Mentoring for small businesses and entrepreneurs

Small businesses and entrepreneurs in Mount Prospect can receive free guidance from an experienced business mentor.  The Mount Prospect Public Library partners with SCORE, a non-profit organization that is supported by the Small Business Administration. SCORE offers free, confidential mentoring by volunteers who have experience in all aspects of business.   Mount Prospect Public Library…

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New resource: Live online job search assistance

Mount Prospect Public Library patrons have access to a new resource designed to support every step of the job search process. Brainfuse JobNow is available from any home or library computer and features the following services:   Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained…

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Celebrating the Fourth of July

The Second Continental Congress formally voted for independence from Britain on July 2, 1776 while meeting in Philadephia. On July 4, 1776 it adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. The declaration was read to communities and celebrations were held. In subsequent years people celebrated the act of independence on July 2, an…

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DIY Research: Legal Information

Online legal information  Answers to many common legal questions can be found online, but it is important to use a trusted, accurate website.  Illinois Legal Aid Online - Find answers to many common legal questions and guided, online assistance in filling out some legal forms through this extensive, free resource. Illinois Legal Aid Online is…

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Consumer Lab

New Web Resource: ConsumerLab is the leading provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals identify the best quality health and nutrition products. It publishes results of its tests in comprehensive reports at Since its founding in 1999, ConsumerLab has tested more than 6,600 products, representing over 950 different brands and nearly every…

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DIY Research: Financial Information

April is Financial Literacy Month and a great time to get your financial affairs in order. Clear, accurate information is of utmost importance when making financial decisions such as working to improve your credit score, taking out a loan, investing your savings, planning for college or selecting a bank to open a checking account. Be…

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1950 Census Records Coming Soon!

After a 72 year waiting period, the personal records from the 1950 Census will be made available online to researchers by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) on April 1, 2022. The records will also be available at the major genealogy online resources including, Family Search, and My Heritage. The National Archives' 1950…

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DIY Research: Sources for Statistics

Whether you are writing a research paper or trying to better understand the news headlines, you may find yourself looking for statistical information on the internet. Not to be confused with “data,” statistics are the analysis and interpretation of numerical data. Whether you are looking for data and statistics, it is important to keep in mind…

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DIY Research: Health Information

As anyone who has ever googled their symptoms can tell you, there is no shortage of medical information available on the internet. However, good sources with clear, authoritative information can be difficult to find among the search results. As with all information found online, medical information should be approached with a critical eye.   The Research Desk…

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