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  • New Fiction in April

    April showers bring…new books! Fresh books have come in this month, and below is just a sprinkling of titles that might get your reading sprouted this spring. We’ve also got a longer list of new titles to browse here. If...

  • STEAM Saturday: Water Pollution Experiment

    Water that you find in nature is not necessarily clean or pure; you would not want to drink pond water, for example. There are ways to clean water, though, and you can try this experiment at home! First, take a...

  • Author Program: Carl Hiaasen Interviews John Sandford on April 14

    Enjoy sitting in on a virtual chat with bestselling thriller author John Sandford on Wednesday, April 14 from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are an established fan, looking for a new series, or simply interested in hearing...

  • Mount Prospect Public Library Is Fine Free

    Today the Mount Prospect Public Library is officially a fine free library. In June 2020, the Board of Trustees declared a Fine Amnesty Day and cleared patrons’ accounts of fines. Since then, the library hasn’t assessed any fines, and as of April 1 it is now library policy. ...

  • Maker Monday: Egg Experiments & Facts

    Eggs Eggs are an incredible adaptation that allow birds to stay light and able to fly while their babies are growing.  Bird eggs are covered in a shell with lots of tiny holes.  These allow air and moisture to pass through.  Eggs are also covered in...

  • Money Smart Week goes virtual, April 10-17

    Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17 . This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19...