Library News


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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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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Triton College

February 20, 2015

Representatives from Triton College will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions from community members.

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Triton College

February 20, 2015

Representatives from Triton College will be on hand to distribute information and to answer questions from community members.

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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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Cozy Comfort Foods

January 6, 2015

Chef Michael Maddox returns to the Melrose Park Public Library with an all new cooking and tasting demonstration. Three Cozy comfort classics will be prepared and all participants are invited to stay and sample the goodies.  Join us to prepare, taste, and enjoy!

Julia Child Style "Coq au Vin"

Winter Squash & Thyme Soup

Three Cheese and Portobello Risotto

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ESL Study Group

January 5, 2015

ESL Study Group

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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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 June 11th at 11:00am 

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