Video Category: Virtual Programs

Job Search Essentials for 2023


New year, new job? If you are thinking about changing careers, switching jobs, or just polishing up your resume, this session is for you. Join Gene Flynn of the Barrington Career Center to learn what trends job seekers must be aware of to thrive in the job market this year.

Maximizing Financial Aid and Scholarships


Applying for financial aid and scholarship funding can be complicated and overwhelming with the potential to impact the finances of both students and parents. Jennifer Stewart from the College of DuPage Office of Student Financial Assistance will offer clear answers on how to maximize available financial aid, find scholarship opportunities and identify which student loans are right for you for both two- and four-year colleges.

The Path to Your Family Story: Beyond Ancestry (November 2022)


Genealogy subscription databases Heritage Quest, MyHeritage, Fold3, and Heritage Hub may not be as well-known as Ancestry Library Edition, but they offer information to help family historians add rich narratives to their family stories using Census records, vital records, obituaries, family trees, military records, and more. Librarians Steven Browne and Anne Shaughnessy will help you make the most of these resources available to Mount Prospect Public Library cardholders.

1981 Casablanca & Contemporary Morocco


In our One Book One Village title, The Other Americans, one family’s move to the U.S. during Casablanca’s 1981 unrest and protests changes the paths of several characters. Dr. Mahmood Ibrahim, Professor Emeritus of History at California State Polytechnic University, used the events in Casablanca to highlight aspects of Moroccan history, as a way of explaining the riots and putting them in present-day Moroccan context.

The World of Juliette Kinzie: Chicago Before the Fire


Juliette Kinzie is one of Chicago’s forgotten founders. Early Chicago is often presented as “a man’s city,” but women like Juliette worked to create an urban and urbane world, often within their own parlors. Author and North Central College history professor Ann Durkin Keating offers the opportunity to experience the rise of Chicago from the view of one of its most important founding mothers.