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May The 4th Be With You and our New Display Case

Posted May 2, 2022

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU! is the theme of the grand opening of our brand new Display Case. When our library was renovated in 2013 our display case was removed. We missed having collections displayed by our community. The Public Services team worked tirelessly to bring another into fruition. We found one that has […]

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Library Implements New Online Catalog

Posted April 25, 2022

This week the Matteson Area Public Library will be transitioning to a new patron access catalog called Aspen.  Aspen has all the features of the previous catalog — plus many more — to make it easier to search for materials and manage your account. Aspen includes all of the Matteson Area Public Library’s resources as […]

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National Library Week: Culver’s Scoop

Posted March 28, 2022

April 3 – 9 Celebrate National Library Week (NLW) by showing your library card at Culvers Matteson location to receive a FREE scoop of custard. One per person per day when showing their library card at time of purchase.

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Women’s History Month

Posted March 10, 2022

Check out our lists of books for you to read and films for you to watch though our online resources. Kanopy – With Kanopy you can watch films on iconic women such as Maya Angelou, Agatha Christie, Joan Of Arc, Frida, Ida B. Wells and more. You will have to create an account with your […]

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Interview With The Public Services Manager Cassidy Steinke

Posted January 28, 2022

We would like to welcome Cassidy Steinke to the Adult Services Department as the new Public Services Manager. Here is a quick interview to learn a bit about her! Cassidy’s Introduction: Hi! I’m Cassidy and I’m so excited to be working here! I’m a lifelong lover of libraries and will forever be grateful for my mother […]

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Libby

Posted January 6, 2022

As people increasingly read and listen to books on their smartphone or tablet, they’re discovering one of the best resources is their local public library. Matteson residents can access over 74,000 digital ebooks and audiobooks free from Matteson Library. With a library card, members of the community can borrow from the digital collection by downloading […]

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January is National Soup Month

Posted January 6, 2022

January is National Soup Month. Click here for some videos on how to make delicious soups.  Below are some highlighted videos that are on the list. An Elegant Corn Soup with Lobster: In this episode, cook, shave, and milk corn to create a delicious corn soup with julienned vegetables, an accompaniment to freshly cooked lobster. And […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Hoopla

Posted November 24, 2021

Happy Holidays! Find the full list of movies on Hoopla for the holidays here. Here some summaries of some of the movies that are this years list: A Holiday Boyfriend: Katie gets dumped right before Christmas and gets on a dating app to never spend Christmas alone! A Christmas Carol: Billionaire Ebenezer Scrooge has made […]

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Interview with The Food Mercenary Michael Niksic

Posted November 5, 2021

We interviewed Chef Michael Niksic, The Food Mercenary, who also did cooking classes for the Adult Services Department. Here are a few questions we asked! Library: What accomplishment are you most proud of? Mike: All of my goals on freestyle jet ski tours & competitions, culminating in a 17 year run as the main event […]

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Empowerment and Support Discussions for Girls

Posted October 29, 2021

There’s a lot of talk these days about the empowerment of girls and women: you see it on t-shirts and posters; you hear about empowerment through STEM classes and empowerment through organizations like the Girl Scouts and Girls on the Run.  So what’s all the fuss about?  From the day our girls come into the […]

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