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African American History

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.

Black History Month Kickoff

Start-off Black History Month at the Melrose Park Public Library, as we celebrate by screening the film 42: the Jackie Robinson Story (2013) starring

Patron Picks for 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.

Hour of Code

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.

Native American Heritage Month

Commemorate Native American Heritage Month this November by exploring Native American history and culture with the resources below. Divided into two parts, the first can be freely accessed on the Internet, while the second part is reserved for library cardholders. Under “Freely Accessible on the Internet,” you will find links to academic and government collections and online exhibits, spanning a wide-range of scope in space and time.

Food for Fines

Pay your overdue fines with donations of nonperishable food items and toiletries at the Circulation Desk from November 17th through the 26th. 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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