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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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24 Halloween Movies on Hoopla

Posted October 28, 2021

Halloween is here and Hoopla has fantastic scary movies! Click here to see all the movies we highlighted on Hoopla Here a few of the movies on our Hoopla Halloween list: Children of the Corn: A young couple (Linda Hamilton, Terminator 2, and Peter Horton, thirtysomething) find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, […]

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New Wireless Printing and Computer Lab

Posted September 20, 2021

You can now print online thorough our website here. You can upload your files and then come to the library to pay for them and pick them up. You can find the wireless printer button at the top of our website on the right. Our computer lab is now also up and running in the […]

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Interview with Mealtime Memories’ Kristyn Slick

Posted September 9, 2021

We interviewed Kristyn Slick the creator of Mealtime Memories, who also helped Youth Services with the Summer Reading Program. Here are a few questions we asked! Kristyn’s Introduction: Hi my name is Kristyn Slick and I am the creator of Mealtime Memories. Mealtime Memories is a space where young and budding chefs will explore skills […]

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Posted August 23, 2021

After careful consideration, the Library’s Board of Trustees has decided that the fines we collect tend to be more a hindrance to our patrons than a help to the library. As such, the Matteson Area Public Library is happy to announce that we will no longer be charging fines for the majority of items checked out […]

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Community Rummage Sale

Posted August 11, 2021

Sunday, August 15 from 10 AM – 2 PM All spaces to sell are full! Come to our Community Rummage Sale and buy from your neighbors in the parking lot of the Matteson Area Public Library. Parking will be at the Oakwood Community Center building lot. Purchases will be cash only and you must be […]

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Interview With Donna Brumfield The New Board Member

Posted August 9, 2021

We would like to welcome our newest Board member to the library, Mrs. Donna Brumfield! Here is a quick interview with her! Donna’s Introduction: I am honored to serve as a trustee on the Matteson Area Library Board. My husband, Kevin and I and our three children (Dawnn, Ozzie & Andre) moved to Matteson in […]

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The Library appoints Interim Director and hires an Executive Search Firm for Library Directors

Posted August 6, 2021

Find the Director search website here! At the June 26, 2021, Board of Trustees Meeting the board appointed Lisa Korajczyk as the Interim Director. Lisa has worked for the Matteson Area Public Library District for 7.5 years and is currently Public Services Coordinator and Assistant Director. At the July 13, 2021, meeting the Board hired […]

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