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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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Color Your Summer With Our Summer Reading Program

Posted June 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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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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20 Films To Watch For Women’s History Month

Posted March 4, 2021

By Hope S. – Adult Services Kanopy has some really great documentaries about the History of women. Here are five films that are part of a list of over twenty movies that we have highlighted on Kanopy this month. Here is the link to the rest of the documentaries that are part of a great […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month

Posted March 2, 2021

  By Lisa K. of Adult Services Did you know Women’s History Month started out as a week? However, in 1987, Congress passed law 100-9  designating the month of March as Women’s History Month. The country celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women to this nation. Here are a few resources that you can use […]

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Black History Month With Kanopy

Posted February 9, 2021

By Hope Standifer – Adult Services Librarian February is Black History Month and there is a curated list of films to enjoy during February. Here are a few summaries of the movies in the list that you can find here: Roots (2016): The classic American saga is reimagined for a whole new generation. This epic 4-part […]

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Black History Month Virtual Tours

Posted February 2, 2021

By Lisa Korajczyk – Adult Services Manager The idea of a celebration of African American achievement was conceived and brought to life by Carter G. Woodson and some of his associates in 1926 with Negro History and Literature Week. Woodson was a Harvard trained historian that believed that people created history, and not just “great […]

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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

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 yet know what type of services they will offer throughout the state. There are still some sites through-out the state […]

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