This Week in Mount Prospect

LIBRARY CLOSED: The Main and South Branches of the Library will be closed on Sunday (April 21). Although the buildings are closed, you still have 24/7 access to conduct research with our online resources, register for upcoming programs and renew items and place holds at www.mppl.org. Pick up an eBook or audiobook through OverDrive at any time. The Main Branch (10 S. Emerson St.) will reopen on Monday (April 22) at 9 a.m. The South Branch (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) will reopen Monday (April 22) at 11 a.m.

SPEAKER SERIES: Hear English Renaissance scholar Jeffrey Gore discuss the role of race in Shakespeare’s “Othello, the Moor of Venice” on Tuesday (April 19) from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd., DP, Room 1625). His presentation is part of The Great Books Speaker Series, “Is This the Noble Moor? The Many Races of Shakespeare’s Othello.” The event is free. For more information, email mmauritz@oakton.edu.

SCHNEIDER HOSTS MEETING: U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider will host a “Congress in Your Corner” event on Saturday (April 20) from 10 – 11 a.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). He will answer questions from 10th District constituents and brief attendees on his work in Washington. The event is free and open to the public.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: Learn about gardening, recycling and going green on Saturday (April 20) from 1 – 3 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd., DP). Tour the greenhouse and get tips for making your garden grow. Guests can also visit additional displays from Mount Prospect Public Works and The Garden Club of Mount Prospect. For more information, visit www.mppd.org.

PictureBIRD WALK: Learn about the plants, animals and ecosystems on the campus of Oakton Community College Monday (April 22) from 9 -10:30 a.m. in Lee Center Room 355 (1600 E. Golf Rd., DP). Biology faculty member Paul Gulezian will conduct the tour. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

 

MEET YOUR REPS: Meet with a representative from State Senator Ann Gillespie’s office on Tuesday (April 23) from 3 – 6 p.m. in Room 130 of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). Meet with a rep from Jan Shakowski’s office on Wednesday (April 24) from 2 – 5 p.m. in the same location.  Ask questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, veterans’ benefits and other federal services.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted electronics on Wednesday (April 25) 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.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-TOWNSHIP OFFERS INTERNSHIPS: Two summer paid internships are being offered by Elk Grove Township to college students entering their junior and senior year. One internship is with the General Assistance Department and the second is with Township Administration. Applicants for the General Assistance post should be majoring in social work, human services or a related field. Applicants for the Township Administration role require the willingness to work in and with all township departments. Resumes, along with a cover letter are due by Friday, May 10 and should state which internship is being sought and why. Email these materials to ppioch@elkgrovetownship.com or mail to Elk Grove Township, Attention: Paul Pioch, 2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd., AH, IL 60005. For more information, call 847/437-0300.

—-HARPER POTTERY SALE: Find a unique piece of pottery created by local artisans, students and employees of The Harper College Clay Guild’s sale on Wednesday and Thursday (April 24/25) from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the Avante Center on the college’s main campus (1200 W. Algonquin Rd., PA). Cash and personal checks will be accepted as payment. For more information, contact Sam Rosby of the art department at 847/925-6495 or email srosby@harpercollege.edu.