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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day Virtually With Kanopy

Posted January 14, 2021

Hope Standifer – Adult Services Martin Luth King Day is Monday, January 18th . Here is a selection of movies that you can watch for free on Kanopy: 1) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective: He was the conscience of the struggle for civil rights–and one of its many heroic martyrs. this documentary […]

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Tax Season Updates

Posted December 29, 2020

Yes, here it is – January 2021! People are already thinking ahead, and want to start working on tax preparation. Last year, the Library was fortunate enough to host AARP and their free tax services, but unfortunately Covid-19 has made it impossible for them to be here this year.  At this time, AARP does not […]

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Holiday Movies on Kanopy and Hoopla

Posted December 11, 2020

By Hope Standifer – Adult Services Do you know you can watch Holiday movies on Kanopy and Hoopla? When you login to each service you can search for the term “holiday” or specific holiday. Here is a selection of each of some movies from Kanopy and Hoopla: Kanopy The Man Who Invented Christmas: “ This […]

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Holiday Drives 2020

Posted November 30, 2020

Hello all! We are running our annual Holiday Drives! Call the library at 708-748-4431 to schedule your drop off time. Items can be dropped off between 8 AM and 5 PM. Have things bagged so that it is easy for library staff to grab them. From now until January 15 (or until further notice) you […]

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Building Closed Due To Covid-19

Posted November 23, 2020

Due to the Governor’s Tier 3 order the Matteson Area Public Library is open for limited services: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 am -5:00 pm Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am -5:00 pm Please call or email the library for appointments concerning the holiday donation drop offs, curbside pickup or any […]

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Do We Gather Together or Not This Year?

Posted November 23, 2020

By Marsha Lots – Adult Services Holidays can be stressful times in many families for various reasons, but this year Covid-19 has imposed an unprecedented challenge on all of us. Should we get together with our extended families and possibly put vulnerable family members at risk or do we stay at home and celebrate as […]

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Early Voting Sites & How To Mail In Your Ballot

Posted October 20, 2020

From October 19 to November 2 early voting locations will be opened on weekdays (8:30am – 7 pm) and weekends (9-5 pm). The locations with a mail-in ballot drop box on site are: -Prairie State College Conference Center 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights -Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave, Matteson -Park Forest Village Hall, […]

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Find Your Freedom to Read!

Posted September 29, 2020

By Colleen VanderHye – Adult Services The Banned Books Week Coalition invites you to champion the right to read during Banned Books Week, September 27 – October 3, 2020!  In turbulent times, books are tools that help people navigate the world around them. Intellectual freedom and access to information uplift people in crisis and during […]

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DC’s Wonder Woman to Lasso Up Library Card Sign-up Month 2020

Posted September 17, 2020

By Colleen VanderHye – Adult Services This September, DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a new mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. A founding member of the Justice League, Wonder Woman is known for strength, compassion and truth. Armed with the Lasso of Truth, Wonder […]

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Updates here!

Posted September 1, 2020

Attention Library Patrons: Some services have returned to the library! Call the library at 708-748-4431 to make an appointment for: Faxes Notary Copies Limited computer access Limited Computer Access for ages 14 and up: Computers will be limited to 30 minutes per person and must be made by appointment. If you require sound you must […]

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