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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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WE ARE GOING FINE FREE!

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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Did you know that August is Black Business Month?

Posted August 5, 2021

Kanopy has a lot of documentaries that tell the history of trials and tribulations of starting a black business in America.  Below are some summaries of the documentaries on the list found here. Boss: The Black Experience in Business: From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson comes a film that educates, informs, and examines more than 150 years […]

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Color Your Summer With Our Summer Reading Program

Posted July 11, 2021

After a wild year, we at the library are excited to return to an annual tradition: The Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is Reading Colors Your World, and if you look around you it certainly does.   The Youth Services Program consists of various elements. First, there will be events for kids and teens (both […]

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Watch The Great Outdoors With These Documentaries

Posted June 24, 2021

June is National Great Outdoors Month and here some documentaries that would good to watch on Hoopla. APPALACHIAN TRAIL: For more than half of the U.S. population, the Appalachian Trail is less than a day’s drive away. Yet despite its proximity to many major cities, few truly know the splendor of this national treasure. AUSTRALIA’S […]

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Interview With Patrice Ware the Cardio Instructor

Posted June 21, 2021

We interviewed Patrice Ware the instructor for our Cardio and Standing Cardio classes. Here are the questions we asked! Also take our Physical Activity survey here! It will help us know what types of programs to offer to you the community. You can find Patrice’s cardio classes over Zoom every other Thursday night. Find when […]

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Make a Bid on Matteson Area Public Library Furniture

Posted June 14, 2021

The Matteson Area Public Library is accepting bids on the following items (photos at the bottom): 50 solid oak vertical slat back chairs 12 cloth chairs 1 round table 2 wooden tables with dividers 3 metal computer tables 2 wooden computer tables 7 computer chairs The minimum bids are: For each Chair is $5 For […]

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Earth Day 2021

Posted April 8, 2021

By Marsha Lotz – Adult Services Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin proposed in 1969 to have annual national “teach-ins.” Patterned after the 1960’s Vietnam War teach-ins, they were a forum to promote awareness of our growing ecological crisis. About twenty million Americans nationwide participated in the first Earth Day in 1970, and today it engages […]

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