Library News

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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Bookmyne Library App

Posted on: 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

Posted on: 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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Escape the Ordinary Fiesta

Posted on: 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

Posted on: 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

Posted on: 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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