Library News Blog


Tips & Tech Thursdays

March 13, 2015

 

If it seems like using technology at your library is one big puzzle we'll be showing you how the pieces fit every third Thursday of the month. Learn about all the digital services the library offers and get help using them.

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Women's History Month

March 5, 2015

March is Women's History Month, and what better way to commemorate this feat than by reading books relating women's struggles and achievements. The following slideshow outlines the diversity in women's experiences over the past three hundred years, from the colonial era to modern times, with works on an array of individuals including Rosa Parks, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, flappers, World War II factory works, and nuns. 

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New Library Catalog

February 4, 2015
We've switched to a brand new online catalog.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve your catalog experience. As you may have noticed, some services are experiencing intermittent issues as we continue to optimize the new system. Be assured that librarians and IT professionals are working diligently to correct any issues that arise. Feel free to let us know when you experience a problem. Please contact us for the most up-to-date catalog access news or to discuss your library account. We greatly appreciate the patience of our patrons during this time of transition, and apologize for any inconvenience that you may experience.


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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

The next Game On will be on September 12, 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).

2/24/15

 

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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