We are located in the Crystal Court Plaza at Busse and Algonquin roads. There is a full range of library services in a location that's more easily accessible to residents on the south side of Mount Prospect.
Come visit us to Use computers to access the Internet and other programs, such as Microsoft Word; Check out books, movies, and music, and attend programs for children, teens, and adults
- Monday-Friday - 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Friday before the 2nd Saturday - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- 2nd Saturday of the month - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m
- South Branch is closed on Sundays
Address & Phone
- Phone: 847/590-4090
- 1711 W. Algonquin Rd, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
- At the intersection of Busse and Algonquin Roads, Crystal Court Shopping Center
If you like to try new recipes using cookbooks, you are probably drawn to cookbooks with appealing photos of the finished creations. Nothing gets us more excited about trying to make a new dish than seeing a mouth-watering photo in a cookbook. Here are our suggestions for a few new cookbooks to check out!
Although not every single recipe is accompanied by a photo, the majority do have a picture of the finished dish. Additionally, what we love about this cookbook is the variety of cuisines found in this cookbook, from gouda-stuffed burgers to curry-lime pork kabobs to scorched red snapper with Bahamian hot sauce.
With full color photos of each recipe on every page, this cookbook is bound to make your stomach rumble. And, one of the best features of this cookbook is that each recipe is no more than 5-7 ingredients with either pantry staples or easy to find grocery items.
Whether you are looking for an easy enhancement to cookies from a mix or a fresh from scratch recipe, this book is for you. Chocolate lovers can choose from recipes such as Chocolate-Banana Bread Cookies and Chocolate Crinkles or adorable Chocolate Reindeer Cookies that are a snap to decorate. For those looking for something a little different, you can try the Maple-Walnut Shortbread Cookies or Whoopie Pies. There are even brownie recipes in here and for those of us in a hurry, there are several delicious looking bar cookie recipes.
Though not every single recipe in this book is accompanied by a photo, the majority do have a mouth-watering photo showing the finished dish. Although the ingredients are simple and easy to find, this cookbook is full of unusual dishes not found in just any run-of-the-mill cookbook. From Fideos with Lamb Sausage, Chickpeas and Mint to California-Style Fattoush and even desserts such as DIY Chocolate Truffles with just 3 simple ingredients. Plus, with handy tips for cooking basics and easy to follow instructions, even novice cooks will enjoy trying out the new recipes here.
For anyone looking for alternatives to 50 ways to prepare tofu, this is the book for you! Focusing more on veggie heavy recipes such as Eggplant Parmesan Stacks or Vegetable-Barley Potpies and less on vegetarian staples with soy-based protein (although there are a few tofu-based recipes in here as well), this book is a great way to change things up for the vegetarian cook tired of the same old thing.