This Week in Mount Prospect

Image result for garage salesLIBRARY CLOSED: The Main Branch of the Library (10 S. Emerson St.) and the South Branch (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) will be closed on Friday (May 18) for staff training. While the buildings will be closed, you still have 24/7 access to conduct research with our online resources, register for upcoming programs, renew items and place holds at Need a book? Pick up an e-book or e-audiobook through MyMediaMall at any time. The Main Branch of the Library will reopen on Saturday (May 19) at 9 a.m. The South Branch will reopen at 11 a.m.

GARAGE “SAILING”: More than 400 homes have registered for the Mount Prospect Village-Wide Garage Sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 18, 19 and 20.) Treasures await you! Find maps at the following locations: BP Amoco (SW corner of Wolf Rd. & Euclid Ave.), Shell Gas Station (630 W. Rand Rd.), Central Community Center (1000 W. Central Rd.), and Picket Fence Realty (400 W. Central Rd.) Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) will also have maps available. However, the Library is closed on Friday, May 18.

COOKIE WITH A COP: Bring the family and get to know those who serve and protect Mount Prospect on Saturday (May 19) from 8:30 – 11 a.m. at Chic-fil-A (950 N. Elmhurst Rd.) Join officers from Beat 3168 as they team up with @CFAMtProspect to solve Who Stole The Missing  Cookies? Discuss any neighborhood concerns with the officers while enjoying a fun afternoon.

PUBLIC WORKS OPEN HOUSE: Learn how Mount Prospect Public Works keeps the Village humming by attending an Open House on Saturday (May 19) from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the facility (1700 W. Central Rd.) This is a family friendly event featuring prizes, a tour, rides in the department’s aerial trucks, a children’s Fun Fact Hunt, and a range of displays demonstrating how the village’s water system, sewer system and more are maintained. Refreshments will be provided by the Mount Prospect Lions Club. For more info, visit or call the Public Works Department at 847/870-5640.

CRUISE NIGHT: The Ford is on display Saturday (May 19) from 3- 9 p.m. at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night in the Metra Commuter Lot (Northwest Highway and Rte. 83.) Rosie and the Rivets will perform. What a great way to spend a warm (hopefully!) spring day.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Make the market a weekend destination. Visit on Sunday (May 20) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Rte. 83.) Fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers and other goodies await you.

TROMBONE AUTHORITY PERFORMS: Enjoy the sounds of one of the most popular groups around on Sunday (May 20) 4 p.m. when Chicago Trombone Authority plays the music of the band Chicago at Trinity United Methodist Church ( 605 W. Golf Rd.) For complete concert info, visit or email

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted electronics on Wednesday (May 23) from 10 a.m. – Noon at Mount Prospect Public Works Facility (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items left outside of designated hours will not be collected. This service runs through October.

MEET WITH SCHAKOWSKY’S OFFICE: Meet privately with a representative from the office of Ninth District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on Wednesday (May 23) from 2 – 5 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Ask questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, veterans’ benefits and other services. For more info, call the Library at 847/253-5675.


—-KINDRED SPIRITS EXHIBIT: See the work of married couple Corey Postiglione and Katie Shaw on display now through Thursday (June 21. Visit Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd. DP.) For details, call 847/635-2633 or

—-D62 COMMUNITY FORUM: Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 hosts a community engagement forum on Tuesday (May 22) 6 p.m. at Chippewa Middle School (123 N. 8th Ave.) Officials are seeking feedback regarding what staff, parents and the community would like to see in the state’s School Report Card. District 62 will then provide feedback to the state for their consideration.

—-LONG GROVE CHOCOLATE FEST: Indulge your cravings for all the sweet varieties this weekend. Visit Friday (May 18) from Noon – 11 p.m., Saturday (May 19) from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday (May 20) from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in historic Long Grove (Old McHenry  and Robert Parker Coffin Rds.) Carnival rides, games, and music enhance the event. Kids’ activities include pie-eating contests, potato sack races, dancing, and a bubble show. The cost is $5, $10 for a 3-day pass, free for kids age 12 and younger. For more info, visit