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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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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Tax Counseling for the Elderly

December 12, 2014

Free Tax Counseling for the Elderly

Appointments may be made starting January 26, 2015.

Have you had your taxes completed? If not, RSVP to set-up an appointment.

Tax returns will be prepared at the following locations:
Triton College
Elmwood Park Senior Center
Melrose Park Public Library
Proviso Township Office
Norridge Senior Assistance Center
Leyden Township Senior Center

For information or an appointment, call:

(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3895

 

 

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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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Quick Reads

November 13, 2014

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

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Teen Book Club

October 20, 2014

December

December 10, 2014

Here are a few of the books we discussed in our book club last night. We picked a few of our favorites to discuss.

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Books vs. Movies

October 20, 2014

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!

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Native American Heritage Month

October 15, 2014

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.

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What to Read Next

October 14, 2014

2/24/15

 

1/12/15

NPR has ranked the 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels! Click below to find out if your favorites made the list!

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Food for Fines

October 2, 2014

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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Teen Book Blogs

September 30, 2014

 

These are blogs by teens, for teens!

 

 http://www.booknerdblog.com/

 

 http://bambookreviews.blogspot.com/

 

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