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Third Place

The “third place” is where you go and spend time in addition to your home and workplace. In his influential book The Great, Good Place, Ray Oldenburg argues that “third places” are important for civil society, democracy, and civic engagement. “Third places” are “anchors” of community life and facilities and foster broader, more creative interaction.

Speaking of creative interaction! Libraries not only benefit their patrons one at a time, they also act as community hubs, bringing patrons together and connecting them to artistic, cultural and knowledge filled worlds. More than ever we offer more than just books; we are a centralized site where everyone has access to programs and services that incite lifelong learning. What better way to offer access to culture and education than to create an event or program!

Everyone LOVES Shakespeare?

The Chicago Shakespeare Project performed four dramatic readings in 2016. Reactions were very positive.

Suggested topics by the audience included, more Shakespeare, more Shakespeare, more Shakespeare, as well as more musicals, more plays, more theater. During the first three performances fourteen people confessed this was the first program they had EVER attended at MPPL.

Cultural Month

Cultural Month is the most highly attended month of programming put on at Mount Prospect Library.

The mission is to highlight the cultures, history, arts and cuisine of the various and diverse regions of the world.


Festival Night: Las Guitarras de Espana and Flamenco Ensemble perfomed 102 patrons enjoyed music, food, and dancing
30 patrons enjoyed this existential and thought provoking performance by the Shaw Chicago Theater Company
70 patrons enjoyed a variety of tapas prepared fresh before their eyes

Looking forward to 2017

Centennial Program - Opera for Everyone featuring music from over 15 different countries

Promoting our newest art acquisition, Soft Rains, as well as updating the art collection brochure

Reading even more books!

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