Skip to content

Current Events

Home » News from Youth Services » Current Events

Moon Messenger: A Family Reunion During the Mid-Autumn Festival book cover

Mid-Autumn Festival

Today marks the holiday of the Mid-Autumn Festival. This is celebrated by millions in East Asia. This is celebrated around the time of the harvest moon which can change each year. Many will participating in activities like moon gazing and lantern. The symbol of a rabbit on a moon is used by many Asian countries.…

› Read More

father hugs his son

When Things Are Scary

It can be difficult to talk to your children when things are scary in the news. Youth staff have gathered some resources that could be helpful when having these conversations with your children. Rereading favorite stories or re-watching favorite movies can also be very comforting to children in times of stress. Photo by August de…

› Read More

close up of the book Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament

Black History Month: Inventors and Scientists

February is Black History month*, and all month long we'll have displays about Black excellence in a variety of areas. First up we have Scientists and Inventors! You can come into the library and check out items from the display or go to our reading recommendations page and place a hold! I particularly love the…

› Read More

Encanto characters

Encanto Read Alikes

Got "We Don't Talk about Bruno" stuck in your head? Check out some of the library's Encanto books and other similar books for the whole family can enjoy! Listen to the Soundtrack on hoopla  app. For younger readers: Encanto by Naibe Reynoso Mirabel's discovery by Vicky Weber Family is everything by Luz Mack Kind as a Princess…

› Read More

happy diwali

Happy Diwali!

Shubh Diwali! Happy Diwali! Diwali is a holiday that is celebrated in Southeast Asia and all around the world at the end of the Hindu calendar. This year, that falls on November 1st-6th. At the Mount Prospect Public Library, we love learning, so we invited two members of the community, Trisha and Gina, to tell…

› Read More

snapshot of books about the Tulsa race massacre

The Tulsa Race Massacre

This spring marks 100 years since the thriving Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, sometimes called Black Wall Street, was burned down and many of its residents were killed in what became known as the Tulsa Race Massacre. While this is not an easy subject to discuss with children, acknowledging and learning from this violence in…

› Read More

Asian-American, Pacific Islander experience books

Pilkey Apologizes for Passive Racism

In March of 2021, a Korean American father reached out to Scholastic about concerns he had about racist imagery and negative stereotypes in Dav Pilkey’s 2010 book The Adventures of Ook and Gluk. After several conversations between the father, Dav Pilkey, and Scholastic, on Monday, March 22, 2021, Scholastic halted distribution of The Adventures of Ook and Gluk with support from Pilkey.   The graphic novel is written and illustrated by characters from Dav Pilkey’s…

› Read More

asian creators books

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. has lots of information about the history of this monthlong celebration: "In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United…

› Read More

© Copyright 2024 Mount Prospect Public Library,
All RIghts Reserved

Mount Prospect Public Library

Install Mount Prospect Public Library

Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”