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Books vs. Movies

These young adult books are just a handful of the many have been made into movies. Which do you prefer? The book or the movie? If you've read the book and seen the movie, come in to the Melrose Park Public Library and let one of the Youth Services Librarians know which one you liked better. We'll give a free button!

Native American Heritage Month

Commemorate Native American Heritage Month this November by exploring Native American history and culture with the resources below. Divided into two parts, the first can be freely accessed on the Internet, while the second part is reserved for library cardholders. Under “Freely Accessible on the Internet,” you will find links to academic and government collections and online exhibits, spanning a wide-range of scope in space and time.

What to Read Next

12/18/14

Check out Emily Carroll's website where you can read some of her short graphic novels online! Click here!

 

11/26/14

Holiday Reads

This Just In!

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.

Halloween Horror Read-Out

Here is your opportunity to ‘act-out’ in the library.

6:00 pm

Apple Festival

 

Explore the different varieties of apples with a presentation featuring taste tests, before selecting your favorite to make a gourmet caramel apple at the library. Each participant will be guided through the process of:

11:00 am

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.

Scrapbooking & Papercrafts

Come and enjoy a morning of Scrapbooking with Nora at the Melrose Park Public Library. Discover different techniques in scrapbooking as we work on simple to elaborate page layouts and explore print and electronic resources provided by the library.

 

11:00 am

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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