Library News

Cancelled due to low attendance

Posted on: October 14, 2015

The Holiday Cookie Exchange has been cancelled.


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Horror Books & Films

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Many classic horror films are inspired by books. The following list contains brief summaries for some of the great horror stories with the films they inspired listed right underneath. Click on the title to locate the item, or find the title through Media on Demand.

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Halloween Horror Read-Out

Posted on: October 6, 2015

Here is your chance to "act-out" in the library! Choose your favorite scary story to read or perform in our "haunted" basement. Got stage fright? Just sit back and enjoy the spine-chilling show and tricky treats. Halloween costumes are optional but encouraged. All ages are welcome if they dare!

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Hispanic American Fiction & Nonfiction

Posted on: September 17, 2015

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by borrowing the following books from our library. The booklist contains both popular and classic fiction titles, along with nonfiction pertaining to Latin American cooking, biographies, and an overview of America's Hispanic past. 

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Banned Books Week: September 27 to October 3, 2015

Posted on: September 2, 2015

According to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, over 5,099 books were challenged in the past decade.

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Reducing Stress Through Meditation

Posted on: August 28, 2015

Join Michael Ribet as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one's life personally, professionally, and spiritually. 

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Driving Test Prep

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Melrose Park Library is pleased to partner with to offer free online DMV practice tests for library patrons. With 11 car tests, 8 motorcycle tests, 4 CDL tests, 3 handbooks, and plenty of advice for getting your Illinois driver's license or permit, is one of the nation’s top sites for driver’s license practice tests.

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Upcoming Reads

Posted on: July 24, 2015

September update: Preview titles to watch out for this year with this booklist drawn from different literary genres, including both fiction and nonfiction titles. Click on the title to place a hold on that item, or contact the Adult Services Department to make a request.

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New Release: Go Set a Watchman

Posted on: July 17, 2015

There has been great hype surrounding Go Set a Watchman that released on July 14th. Read Full Post

Superhero Filmography

Posted on: July 10, 2015

We are all excited about the “Escape the Ordinary” Summer Reading Program at the Melrose Park Public Library, including our superhero mascots for the program. While you can find superheroes in every corner of the library promoting the program, do you have a complete understanding of superheroes? Including titles of recent must-sees, the following guide will help fill in the gaps in your superhero knowledge.

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The Girl on the Train & Other Suggested Readings

Posted on: June 19, 2015

Can’t get to a copy of the New York Times Best-Seller, The Girl on the Train, fast enough, or need to indulge in another psychological thriller? Here is a list of read-alikes available from our library.

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Marvel Movie Madness - And the Winner is...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Iron Man 3 won with 65% of the vote!

Join us at 5:00pm today, July 1st for the movie and popcorn.


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