Mexican Chicago: A Story in Pictures


Posted on October 20, 2010

Join Rita Arias Jirasek at the Melrose Park Library on Wednesday, November 17 at 7pm as she presents the stories of the Mexican experience in the Midwest through photographs.


Ancestry Library Edition


Posted on September 9, 2010

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Visit the library to access Ancestry.com which allows you to search historical records, stories,photos,maps, and many other publications and databases. Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more.


A Message to Illinois Library Patrons : Metropolitan Library System


Posted on September 9, 2010

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A Message to Illinois Library Patrons

While you are aware of the financial problems the State of Illinois is experiencing you may not be aware of the impact it is having on your local public library service.


Melrose Park Historical Center


Posted on July 13, 2010

The Melrose Park Library Historical Center, located in the Melrose Park Library, is open to the public. If you are interested in learning more about the history of Melrose Park through words and pictures, please visit us in the Historical Center or use this site to listen to stories from longtime Melrose Park residents, look at pictures from the town's past, or learn more information about our community and its rich history.


Mail Order Homes


Posted on April 20, 2010

Thanks to a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the Melrose Park Public Library partnered with four area libraries/historical societies to continue research on mail-order homes. Architectural surveys have been completed for River Forest, Maywood, Bellwood, and Elmhurst. Visit the Mail-Order Homes Database documenting the mail-order homes identified.

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