Library News Blog


African American History

January 28, 2015

Creating an all-inclusive resource guide for African American history is difficult due to the wide-scope and vast amount of resources available in this subject area. The following resources barely scratch the surface. Organized chronologically, the guide is designed to get you to explore the topics and lead to further inquiries.

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Patron Picks for 2014

December 18, 2014

As the year winds down to a close, (and the Melrose Park Public Library is undergoing renovations and closed for the remainder of the year), here is a list of the most popular titles amongst our patrons in 2014. The list has been compiled using circulation data, and limited to our patrons and items.

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Hour of Code

November 26, 2014

With Computer Science Education Week this December (from December 8 to 14) use the following resources to start coding. Code.org uses this week to demystify and spread knowledge of computer science through their Hour of Code initiative, offering resources and tutorials for anyone to learn the basics.

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Game On @your library

November 13, 2014

Game On will be on hiatus for the summer but we will see you on September 12th 2015!

 

 

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Quick Reads

November 13, 2014

“Short Stories, Published as Standalone Reads” (Book Coasters) 

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Teen Book Club

October 20, 2014

Click on the book covers to be taken to our catalog so you can put books on hold!

May

May's meeting will be Tuesday, May 26th from 5-6 p.m. Our craft is to be determined. If you have ideas for a craft email Rose at laroccor@mpplibrary.org. Here's what we're reading for May:

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Books vs. Movies

October 20, 2014

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!

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Native American Heritage Month

October 15, 2014

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.

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What to Read Next

October 14, 2014

3/3/15

March is Women's History Month. Check out this website for an interactive history lesson (it's fun, seriously).

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1/12/15

NPR has ranked the 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels! Click below to find out if your favorites made the list!

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Food for Fines

October 2, 2014

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.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

September 13, 2014

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.

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You are never too old to learn @ your library:

August 11, 2014

                          

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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