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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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3 Big Events Coming In April

Posted March 26, 2021

National Library Week “Welcome To Your Library” April 4-10 National Library Week is the annual celebration of libraries, their staff, and what they stand for in our society.  It has been a long and hard year, but we hope the tide is turning, and we will be able to welcome you once again into your […]

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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

By Colleen Vander Hye – Adult Services Librarian 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 […]

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Bored? Then be a bird!

Posted July 9, 2020

By Joseph Friedman – Youth Services Librarian Family need something to do?  Then have a Bird Beak Relay Race!  Have the kids compete against the adults to see who is best at eating like bird. You’ll want to have plenty of space to run, so you’ll probably want to do this outside. Things you will […]

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Summer Reading’s Halfway Over!

Posted July 3, 2020

By Joseph Friedman – Youth Services Librarian There are lots of ways to have fun competing with in the 2020 Summer Reading Program. Kids can still join, just click on this link to go to our Beanstack site to sign them up. As of July 1st, Kylee has read 415 minutes and is only five […]

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FREE Craft and Science Kits for kids!

Posted June 25, 2020

By Joseph Friedman – Youth Services Librarian We currently have some great fun for kids available in the form of FREE craft and science kits!  The kits include all of the basic supplies you will need for the projects, but we only have a limited number of them, so call us at 708-748-4438 soon to […]

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