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Black History Month Upcoming Events 2023

Posted February 1, 2023

Happy Black History Month! We have a ton of exciting programs and events happening this month. Check out our list below. February 1st | 6 – 8 PM – The Woman King (2022, Rated PG-13) February 2nd | 7 – 8:30 PM – My Relationship Matters Workshop Session 3 – Recognizing African American achievements (Register Here) February […]

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7 Banned Books for Banned Books Week 2022

Posted September 26, 2022

Last week (September 18 – 24) was Banned Books Week, and each day we highlighted a title on Facebook of a book on the list. Inside the library we also have displays of banned books up for you to browse and check out. We got the reasons for the books being banned from Reader’s Digest […]

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Library Implements New Online Catalog

Posted April 25, 2022

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 make it easier to search for materials and manage your account. Aspen includes all of the Matteson Area Public Library’s resources as […]

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Women’s History Month

Posted March 10, 2022

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, Agatha Christie, Joan Of Arc, Frida, Ida B. Wells and more. You will have to create an account with your […]

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Posted January 6, 2022

As people increasingly read and listen to books on their smartphone or tablet, they’re discovering one of the best resources is their local public library. Matteson residents can access over 74,000 digital ebooks and audiobooks free from Matteson Library. With a library card, members of the community can borrow from the digital collection by downloading […]

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January is National Soup Month

Posted January 6, 2022

January is National Soup Month. Click here for some videos on how to make delicious soups.  Below are some highlighted videos that are on the list. An Elegant Corn Soup with Lobster: In this episode, cook, shave, and milk corn to create a delicious corn soup with julienned vegetables, an accompaniment to freshly cooked lobster. And […]

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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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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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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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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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