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Quick Reads

“Short Stories, Published as Standalone Reads” (Book Coasters) 

Teen Book & Writers Clubs

November

This month we're reading Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway. If you've signed up for Teen Book Club, copies of the book are starting to come in, so stop by the Youth Services desk to pick yours up, then check it out at the front desk. If you haven't signed up and want to join, stop by the Youth Services Desk or email Rose at laroccor@mpplibrary.org.

Books vs. Movies

These young adult books are just a handful of the many have been made into movies. Which do you prefer? The book or the movie? If you've read the book and seen the movie, come in to the Melrose Park Public Library and let one of the Youth Services Librarians know which one you liked better. We'll give a free button!

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.

What to Read Next

 

11/5/14

Looking for suggestions on what to read next? Here is a link to lists of the Best of the Best, 2014 Award-Winning Young Adult books:

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/best/2014

 

10/18/14

Just in Time for Halloween!!

For Parents

 

Follow the link below for a great list of websites from the American Library Association that are wonderful for children! Includes educational and fun sites:

http://gws.ala.org/

 

 

Looking for Something Fun to Do With the Kids?

Check out some of our fantastic cooking books and turn your kitchen into a party! These are just a few of the many selections available:

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.

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

Celebrate the culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic Americans during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Starting in 1968, Hispanic heritage was first commemorated on a national scale as a weekly celebration. The celebration expanded to a month-long event with federal legislation (Public Law 100-402) on August 17, 1988. The month covers multiple significant dates for Latin American history: September 15 marking the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, September 16 for Mexico, and September 18 for Chile.

Banned Books Week: September 21-27, 2014

Celebrate the freedom to read with the Melrose Park Public Library as we show films based on banned or challenged books every day of the week from September 22 to September 26. Banned Books Week is a nationwide effort to draw attention to the harms of censorship. For more information on Banned Books Weeks and a complete listing of frequently challenged books, check out the American Library Association’s website.

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