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Food for Fines

Pay your overdue fines with donations of nonperishable food items and toiletries at the Circulation Desk from November 17th through the 26th. Items can include boxed and/or canned foods, deodorant, toothpaste, paper towels, among other resources that will be donated to a local food pantry by the library.

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

Celebrate the culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic Americans during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Starting in 1968, Hispanic heritage was first commemorated on a national scale as a weekly celebration. The celebration expanded to a month-long event with federal legislation (Public Law 100-402) on August 17, 1988. The month covers multiple significant dates for Latin American history: September 15 marking the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, September 16 for Mexico, and September 18 for Chile.

Banned Books Week: September 21-27, 2014

Celebrate the freedom to read with the Melrose Park Public Library as we show films based on banned or challenged books every day of the week from September 22 to September 26. Banned Books Week is a nationwide effort to draw attention to the harms of censorship. For more information on Banned Books Weeks and a complete listing of frequently challenged books, check out the American Library Association’s website.

You are never too old to learn @ your library:

                          

With the help of our staff, Consuelo has been able to conquer basic computer skills and use these skills to further explore electronic resources provided by the Melrose Park Public Library. Starting with the basics, Consuelo learned computer operating skills such as how to use a mouse and typing. Using these skills, she started her first email account at the library. Currently, she is using our electronic resource, Mango Languages, to better her English-language skills. MPPL provides an array of resources to further your computer skills and make you self-sufficient in adult learning.

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