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Workshops with Sarah Jewett, MA – Gerontological Psychology

Posted March 11, 2020

It was Andy Rooney who said, “It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” In our society, independence is at the top of the priority list of values; and to be independent, one works, makes money, raises a family, etc. […]

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Learn Computer Skills With Niche Academy

Posted March 10, 2020

Written by Maria Fonseca, Digital Information Services Librarian If you frequent our library’s website, you will notice not only the facelift our site recently underwent, but also a sidebar that can be found on the right hand side of the screen. The title of that bar reads “Tutorials” and has a small graduation cap underneath […]

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What can the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment offer you?

Posted March 4, 2020

By Colleen Vander Hye – Adult Services Librarian Literacy has become more complicated in recent years. Years ago, literacy was… if you could write your name, you were literate. Now it also involves digital literacy. Do you have an email or social media account? Do you know how to operate … a smartphone? a tablet? […]

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Black History Month Graphic Novels

Posted February 21, 2020

Written by Alicia Brown, Marketing and Graphic Designer Celebrate Black History Month this February with a graphic novel. We have graphic novels in our Adult section about African American History and works of fiction with African American character leads. Here is a list of 9 books selected for you to read this month. The Life […]

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Find Happiness This Year With Inspiration From These 9 Books

Posted January 8, 2020

Written by Alicia Brown, Marketing and Graphic Designer This year a lot of people are adding happiness to their new years resolutions. There is a 100 day challenge that every day you submit a picture of what made you happy for 100 days! There is the hashtag #100happydays that you use on your photos. Click […]

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4 fun events for Millennials to do

Posted January 2, 2020

By Alicia Brown – Marketing and Graphic Designer In case you are wondering what Millennial Fun is, it is a program we started to reach our Millennial audience and bring them into the library for fun events that they would be interested in. Adults at the Millennial age, adults of any age may attend the […]

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This Season of Giving you could win tickets to The Other Cinderella

Posted December 27, 2019

By Tiffany Henderson – Community Engagement Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa OH MY! Tis the Season…. of “getting” is what sometimes the holidays tend to be about with all of the commercials and ads of the newest items on the market. People often refer to the holiday season “as the most wonderful time of the year”, it […]

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Big changes to our website!

Posted November 21, 2019

By Alicia Brown, Marketing and Graphic Designer Welcome to our new website and blog! The purpose of updating our website was to not only fit in with modern website design, but to also make our website more user friendly. We want to make it as easy as possible to find whatever you are looking for […]

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Disney Plus and more streaming services!

Posted November 13, 2019

By Maria Fonseca, Digital Information Services Librarian The Matteson Area Public Library has a large collection of streaming services available for our patrons. Some of these services you can access from home, while others can only be viewed by checking out one of our library Roku devices. The services currently available exclusively on our Rokus […]

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7 Quick Facts About Veterans Day

Posted November 6, 2019

Written by Lisa Korajczyk, Assistant Director & Public Services Coordinator Here are the facts: November 11th was chosen to remember “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 to signal the end of World War I. There is NO apostrophe! This day is for ALL veterans to be honored both alive […]

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