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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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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

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 close to a billion people in […]

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20 Films To Watch For Women’s History Month

Posted March 4, 2021

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 selection on Kanopy: https://mapld.kanopy.com/playlist/11137515 Wonder Women – We […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month

Posted March 2, 2021

  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 at home to explore the work, […]

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