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Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, cultures, and contributions of Americans with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central, and South American ancestry. We’re here to connect you with books and learning experiences celebrating Hispanic heritage throughout the year. You’re invited to join us at a program, check out books by Latin American and Hispanic authors, and delve into resources that explore the achievements of Hispanic communities across the United States.

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The Secret Life of Librarians

If your child visited the Mount Prospect Public Library recently, they might have learned about the secret lives of librarians. This VIP experience includes a tour of restricted zones in the library. There are a lot of myths about what it’s like to work in a public library, but none of them come close to capturing what it’s like working in a library.

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A girl and a younger boy experiment with vials of colorful liquid.

New STEM Programs For You

Like many of today’s young whippersnappers, for a time my kids hoped to make it big as professional YouTubers. During that phase, their favorite activity involved planning and recording videos around their unique cooking theme “Gross to Good.” The idea was just like it sounds, except for the “good” part.

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