Antiques and Collectibles Appraisals program with appraiser and educator Karl Gates.
An interview with professional photographer Jim Rowan on his virtual photo-tour program East Africa: Kenya and Tanzania as part of this year’s Annual Cultural Series.
An inside look at a Baby Yoga Class with instructor Susy Goelkel.
Youth Services Staff Recommendations are spooky for Halloween with some light-hearted ghost stories: Ruby & Olivia by Rachel Hawkins; My Haunted House by Angie Sage; The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie; Monster Itch: Ghost Attack by David Lubar; The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson; and Rules for Ghosting by A.J. Paquette.
Adult Services Staff Recommendations feature some dark wit and intrigue: Flood’s Last Resort by Jess Kidd; Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero; Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor; Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia; Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye; and Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss.
Polish Children’s Day celebration.
Patron Interview: What is your favorite Autumn tradition, and why?
Selections from The Best of Broadway and the Fabulous Forties.
An interview with Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Dawn Fletcher-Collins, about the upcoming September 23 MPPL 75th Anniversary Open House.
Marbling Art Demonstration.
Youth Services Staff Recommendations include awesome audiobooks: Tumble & Blue, by Cassie Beasley; The Wizards of Once, by Cressida Cowell; Greetings From Witness Protection!, by Jake Burt; Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L. Holm; and Patina, by Jason Reynolds. Best book pick within this theme: The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier.
Adult Services Best Book Recommendations:The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, by Natalie Y. Moore. Other narratives set in Chicago’s south side: Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago, by LeAlan Jones; Inside Mrs. B’s Classroom: Courage, Hope, and Learning on Chicago’s South Side, by Leslie Baldacci; Family Properties: How the Struggle Over Race and Real Estate Transformed Chicago and Urban America, by Beryl Satter; Negroland: a Memoir, by Margo Jefferson; and Waiting for Gautreaux, by Alexander Polikoff.
75th Anniversary Trivia Night.
Patron Interview: How has the Mount Prospect Public Library enriched your life?
Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation concert Encore Presents: Wish!
An interview with historian Anette Isaacs about her June 26 program, Levi Strauss, the Gold Rush and the World’s Most Famous Pair of Pants.
Throwback Thursday teen program.
Adult Services Best Book Recommendation:The Wedding Date, by Jasmine Guillory. Other books featuring relationships: Act Like It, by Lucy Parker; Kiss an Angel, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips; The Duke and I, by Julia Quinn; Tempest, by Beverly Jenkins; and Yours to Keep, by Shannon Stacey.
Youth Services Staff Recommendations include books about parallel universes: Signal, by Cynthia DeFelice; Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce; The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters, by James Dashner; The Twinning Project, by Robert Lipsyte; and Jed and the Junkyard War, by Steven Bohls. Best book pick within this theme: The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, by Christopher Edge.
Super Saturday: Magic by Randy.
Patron Interview: What is your favorite type of blue jean and why?
An interview with historian Leslie Goddard, about her June 12 program, Ten People From Illinois Who Changed History (Other Than Abraham Lincoln).
Global Art Explorers.
Youth Services Staff Recommendations include books about women who inspire: Before She Was Harriet, by Lesa Cline-Ransome; Miss Mary Reporting, by Sue Macy; Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist, by Jess Keating; I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, by Debbie Levy; and Malala’s Magic Pencil, by Malala Yousafzai. Best book pick within this theme: Dangerous Jane, by Suzanne Slade.
Adult Services Best Book Recommendation:Wonderful Tonight, by Pattie Boyd. Other autobiographies of popular musicians: Chronicles, by Bob Dylan; Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen; Life, by Keith Richards; Boys in the Trees, by Carly Simon; and How Music Works, by David Byrne.
Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros.
Patron Interview: Who is your favorite celebrity or statesman from Illinois history and why?
Reading Takes You Everywhere Summer Reading Program details from Adult, Teen, and Youth Services departments.
An interview with musical biographer Susan Benjamin, about her June 28, program Julie Andrews: Dauntless Diva.
Behind the scenes fun during the teen program Operation: CODEBREAK.
Adult Services Best Book Recommendation: Seven Days of Us, by Francesca Hornak. Other books featuring delightfully dysfunctional families: The Vacationers, by Emma Straub; The Red House, by Mark Haddon; The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney; This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Trooper; and The Wangs vs. The World, by Jade Chang.
Youth Services Staff Recommendations include around the world in chapter books: Anna Hibiscus, by Atinuke; Rafi and Rosi, by Lulu Delacre; Haggis and Tank Unleashed: All Paws on Deck, by Jessica Young; Coyote Tales, by Thomas King; and Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badges, by John Dougherty. Best book pick within this theme: Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions by Lenore Look.
A world of sunshine and smiles during Super Saturday: Dr. Gesundheit Clown Therapy Show.
Patron Interview: What is your favorite summer destination and why?