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Smart Lockers Are Here!
Smart Lockers located outside of our front doors offer a new option for picking up your requested library materials at your convenience, even when the library is not open. You can choose thisRead More
Library Implements New Online Catalog
This week the Matteson Area Public Library will be transitioning to a new patron access catalog called Aspen. Aspen has all the features of the previous catalog — plus many more — to makeRead More Here
Women’s History Month
Check out our lists of books for you to read and films for you to watch though our online resources. Kanopy – With Kanopy you can watch films on iconic women such as Maya Angelou, AgathaRead More
10 New Adult Graphic Novels We Just Got In
The MAPLD FanFest maybe over BUT, you can check out our list of new Adult Graphic novels that you can place holds on and check out now! There are also more graphic novels coming thisRead More
Books and Bugs
I’m sure with all the time kids are spending outside, they must have noticed all the insects and spiders all around, so I just wanted to share with them some fun bug books, both fiction andRead More
Social Justice and Race Book and Movie List
Matteson residents can place holds on the items in this list and pick them up through our curbside pickup service by requesting them on our catalog through their SWAN account here. Also findRead More
Our Library App
We have a new app for the SWAN library system. It is called SWAN Library You can manage holds, checkouts, fines and even use your library card digitally. Download the app from your Google PlayMore information here!
Find Happiness This Year With Inspiration From These 9 Books
This year a lot of people are adding happiness to their new years resolutions. There is a 100 day challenge that every day you submit a picture of what made you happy for 100 days! There is theRead More
Why come to a book discussion club?
Did you know that the Matteson Area Public Library has two different adult book discussion clubs? We have one that meets the 4th Monday morning of the month and another that meets the 3rdRead More
Staying healthy and uplifted with these 12 breast cancer titles
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we have put together a book display to help with this awareness. In addition to books, this display has information for mammograms, breast self careRead More
Monday Morning Book Discussion
10:15 – 11:15 am
January 23, 2023 – The Girl From Venice, by Martin Cruz Smith
This novel details the encounter and subsequent relationship between Innocenzo (Cenzo) Vianello, a fisherman from Pellestrina, and Giulia Silber, daughter of a wealthy Jewish family from Venice, and is set in early 1945.
Books are available for checkout four weeks before the discussion date. Meet on the 4th Monday of the month.
Adult Goodreads Online Book Club
January 02 – February 28-Passing, By Nella Larsen
Irene Redfield is a Black woman living an affluent, comfortable life with her husband and children in the thriving neighborhood of Harlem in the 1920s. When she reconnects with her childhood friend Clare Kendry, who is similarly light-skinned, Irene discovers that Clare has been passing for a white woman after severing ties to her past—even hiding the truth from her racist husband.
Book Match-up (Reader's Advisor)
Are you in a reading rut? Do you need help finding that next great read? Then fill out the form, and we can help you on your reading journey! The library will have your list ready within 72 hours. You can also contact us at email@example.com or all us at 708-748-4431.
Look up book reviews with Online Book Clubs. Read samples of the books and see reviews people have left through Goodreads.
Check out our YouTube video playlist of YouTube shorts on different books and films here.