Library News Blog


The Girl on the Train & Other Suggested Readings

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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Big Library Read: Eyes on You

June 13, 2015

Download Eyes on You, a psychological thriller, by Kate White through Media on Demand or the library catalog. Unlimited copies of the ebook and audiobook are available for digital checkout now through June 23rd as a part of OverDrive’s annual Big Library Read.

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New library app!

June 12, 2015

You can now use the BookMyne app to access our library catalog on the go! Search our catalog, place holds, manage your library account, and download electronic resources through your mobile devices. Accessible in English, Arabic, French, German, and Spanish languages.

Step-by-step instructions:

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Bubble Wonders

May 30, 2015

 

Bubble master Geoff Akins is bringing his spectacular show, Anything is Possible, to the  Melrose Park Public Library!  Join us to be amazed by Geoff as he uses bubbles to entertain, educate, and empower both children and adults.

Geoff’s fabulous, family-friendly show is an inspiring peek into the possible.  Fun for all ages! Please Register online or at either the Adult Services Desk or the Youth Services Desk.

Tuesday, July 21: 6:30pm

 

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Ravinia Tickets

May 28, 2015

The Melrose Park Public Library has free lawn passes to select Ravinia concerts. These passes will be distributed to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please visit or call the Adult Services Desk (708-649-7485) to request your tickets!

The following passes are available:

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concerts:

Wednesday, July 8: Gershwin/Porgy & Bess/McFerrin (One Score, One Chicago)  4 tickets

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Escape the Ordinary Fiesta

May 27, 2015

We kicked off the Escape the Ordinary summer reading program with icy cool treats at our Ice Cream Social in June, but the program ends with some sizzle and spice! Join us for prizes, music, and our 2nd Annual Salsa Contest!

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Summer Hours

May 11, 2015

The Melrose Park Public Library will be closed on Saturdays from June 27-September 5. Regular Saturday hours will resume on September 12.

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Ice-Cream Social

May 7, 2015

Join us for an Ice-Cream Social featuring an ice-cream bar for you to realize your favorite creations. The bar will include a variety of toppings including cookies, whipped cream, and hot fudge, along with three of the most popular flavors in ice-cream, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

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Cinco de Mayo Art Contest

May 4, 2015

This April, we asked what Cinco de Mayo means to you. In response, the following seven images were submitted, each symbolizing an aspect of Mexican-American heritage. 

 

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Changes in Loan Policy

April 29, 2015

Beginning May 1st, the Melrose Park Public Library will be loaning videos for a three-week period, regardless of format or content. You can  check-out DVDs or blu-rays, feature films or documentaries, new and old for 21 days from our library!!! Choose from our extensive collection, or request an item from another library. 

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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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