Library News

ESL Study Group

Posted on: October 30, 2015

Practice English conversation, reading, and writing with the Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County. Please call (708) 848-8499 to register.

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Popular Series

Posted on: October 21, 2015

Looking at recent New York Times Best-Sellers, you will find that some of the most popular titles are part of on-going series. Want to learn more about a certain character or look back at previous titles in a series? Here is a list of four popular series and the books they contain.

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Youth Services Renovation

Posted on: October 19, 2015

We’re sprucing up the Youth Services Room! In order to accomplish this renovation project, the Youth Services Room will be closed to the public from November 1-January 18 and the entire library will be closed from December 14-January 3.  While the Youth Services collection at the Melrose Park Public Library will not be available for browsing or check-out, staff will continue providing you with assistance in other areas of the library.

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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