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Empowerment and Support Discussions for Girls

Posted October 29, 2021

There’s a lot of talk these days about the empowerment of girls and women: you see it on t-shirts and posters; you hear about empowerment through STEM classes and empowerment through organizations like the Girl Scouts and Girls on the Run.  So what’s all the fuss about?  From the day our girls come into the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Holiday Drives 2020

Posted November 30, 2020

Hello all! We are running our annual Holiday Drives! Call the library at 708-748-4431 to schedule your drop off time. Items can be dropped off between 8 AM and 5 PM. Have things bagged so that it is easy for library staff to grab them. From now until January 15 (or until further notice) you […]

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Recycling and Shredding Drives

Posted August 24, 2020

Our Electronics Drive and Paper Shredding events have returned for the month of September The electronics disposal drive will be on Saturday, September 19 from 9 AM – 12 PM. All electronics are accepted but, if you are bringing televisions they are $20 each to dispose of. The paper shredding event will be on Saturday, […]

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MAPLD FanFest Online

Posted July 29, 2020

Maria Gonzalez – Digital Services Librarian The MAPLD FanFest is back this year and even though it is going to be virtual, it is an event not to be missed. On August 14th and 15th starting at 10 am on the MAPLD Facebook page, we will have series of events including: drawing sessions, how-to tutorials […]

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The 2020 Multi-Library Geocaching Competition is on! 

Posted July 15, 2020

If you want to get out of the house with your family while maintaining physical distancing, try the 2020 Multi-Library Geocaching Competition.  The Matteson Area Public Library is one of twenty-five libraries participating. We have modified the program due to Covid-19, so all QR code caches are visible on library property even if the building […]

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