Library News


Pick Up Anywhere

November 24, 2015

MPPL along with many other SWAN libraries allows you to choose where to pick up your holds. When you place a hold in the catalog you can choose which library (from a list of participating libraries) you'd like to pick up your items from.

 

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MPPL Items are no longer requestable or renewable as of 11/23

November 23, 2015

The Melrose Park Library building will be closed from 12/14 - 1/4/2016. In preparation for the closure, you won't be able to request (place holds) or renew items in our library collection starting November 23, 2015. You will be able to continue placing holds on materials at other libraries. You can even choose where you would like to pick up those materials.

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Food for Fines

November 15, 2015

Pay your overdue fines with donations of nonperishable food items and toiletries at the Circulation Desk from November 16th through the 25th. 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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International Games Day

November 15, 2015

Looking for a place to hang out and have fun with your friends or family?  Read, learn, and play during International Games Day @ your library. On Saturday, November 21st, join us in celebrating the educational, recreational, and social value of video and board games. We'll have activities for all ages including:

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ESL Study Group

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

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

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

October 14, 2015

The Holiday Cookie Exchange has been cancelled.

 

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Horror Books & Films

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

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

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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