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Posted March 26, 2021

National Library Week “Welcome To Your Library”
April 4-10
National Library Week is the annual celebration of libraries, their staff, and what they stand for in our society.  It has been a long and hard year, but we hope the tide is turning, and we will be able to welcome you once again into your library. We are not there quite yet, but we did not want this opportunity to pass to show you that we appreciate your patience. 

Starting Monday, April 5, and through Saturday April 10, the library will have curbside bags available filled with goodies. Two special bags will have a $50.00 gift card, and a third bag will have an autographed book by Mary Monroe. Curbside bags will be available while supplies last. Please call the library for your pick up time at 708-748-4431.

John Sandford Virtual Author Visit (Zoom)
Wednesday, April 14 at 7 PM
The Matteson Area Public Library has joined forces with other Illinois libraries to bring patrons a visit with #1 New York Times bestselling author John Sanford. His newest release, Ocean Prey will be released on April 13, 2021,and our patrons will have the opportunity to listen to, and ask John Sanford questions about writing, his long career, and his legendary characters Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport. The library has 200 seats available for this Zoom virtual meeting. Please call the library at 708-748-4431 and ask for the Adult Services department to reserve your seat.

Earth Day
Thursday, April 22
What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. The Library has prepared some Earth Day curbside kits with seeds and information on how YOU can do your part everyday to help with our environment. Bags will be available while supplies last. Please call the library for pick up at 708-748-4431.

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