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December 2011

Books into Movies Ever noticed how many books are optioned by Hollywood? Join us at the Melrose Park Library on Saturday, January 10 to view “The Help.” This will be the first in a series of movies that will be shown at the library on the third Saturday of every month. Every movie that we will be viewing this year is based on a book, so we will make sure we have copies of each title available for anyone who wants to read the book before watching the movie. After the movie, if there is time, we will serve light refreshments and open up the floor for audience discussion. Talk about the movie, talk about the book, compare and contrast them—anything goes. Don’t worry, you don’t have to read the book to come and enjoy the movie. Just join us to watch a great film in the company of other movie lovers.

Books

2012 Film Schedule • JANUARY 21: THE HELP •

FEBRUARY 17: THE LINCOLN LAWYER

MARCH 15: MONEYBALL

APRIL 20: CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC

MAY 18: THE TOWN

JUNE 15: SOMETHING

Movies Into

BORROWED

JULY 20: UNKNOWN

AUGUST 17: GODS AND GENERALS

FOR THE MONEY

Upcoming Programs Holiday Bows and Gift Wrapping: Saturday, December 10: 11am Donna, Margaret, and Julia are at it again. In December they will teach all interested crafters the art of festive holiday wrapping. Participants will make three different bows to bring home and

various gift-wrapping techniques will be demonstrated. If you have any holiday presents you need to wrap— bring them with you. We will provide the wrapping paper and the refreshments. Please register at the Reference Desk

SEPTEMBER 21: ONE

OCTOBER 19: THE HUNGER GAMES

NOVEMBER 16: FATHER OF THE BRIDE

DECEMBER 21: A CHRISTMAS CAROL


Reference/Adult Services We’re Talking About Books! If you love books, love to talk about them, but don’t want to be tied in to a specific title to read, join us for We’re Talking About Books! Unlike traditional book clubs, there will be no assigned book. Rather, we will select a broad topic and readers will choose their own book to read. The only suggestion is that the book be related to the topic. For instance, our topic for our first meeting in February is Food.

“WHEN I GET A BUY BOOKS; AND IF THERE IS ANY LEFT I BUY CLOTHES.” ~DESIDERIUS ERASMUS

We’re Talking About Books! Schedule

Simply read your book and come prepared to talk a bit about it. It’s all informal and everyone will leave with plenty of reading suggestions.

June 20: Travel

With food as the topic, refreshments will be served of course!

February 15: Food April 18: Weather August 15: Popular Science October 17: Crime December 19: Holidays WTAB will meet on the third Wednesday, every other month, at 7pm

Downloadable Media

LITTLE MONEY I

FOOD AND

Fiction, nonfiction, a book with food in the title, a novel that contains recipes, a main character who loves to eat, a food critic’s memoir—it’s up to you.

Melrose Park Library cardholders can download Audiobooks, eBooks, Music, and Video anytime, anywhere via Media on Demand. It’s easy, just visit

www.mediaondemand.org, browse, checkout, and download. Help for first-time users is available on the lefthand side panel of the Media on Demand homepage. You can checkout

and download to your Kindle, iPod, Sony Reader, Nook, PC, and other compatible devices. A complete list of compatible devices is available at mediaondemand.org.

gram is for teens in grades 6 -12. Registration is required. Tuesday, December 20: 5-6pm

different crafts, all using crayons, perfect for some holiday gifts for your family or yourself! This program is for teens in grades 6-12 and registration is required.

Teens Teen Book Club Talking, eating, and hanging out with your friends – what could be better? Time to throw in a book. Every month, Teen Book Club meets to discuss a book together. To sign up and get your copy of the book, talk to someone at the Youth Services desk. This proPage 2

Teen Craft Join us for a special teen craft using recycled crayons! We will be making three

Thursday, December 29: 4-6pm


Youth Services Holiday Happenings Ornament Drop-In Crafts

Candy Bingo

Holiday Party

Stop by the Youth Services desk to receive your very own ornament craft kit! Two tables will be set up for you to complete the craft at the library. For all ages. No registration is required.

Join us we play our favorite game of BINGO with a candy twist. So join us for snacks, prizes and some BINGO fun! This program is for kids in grades K-8 and registration is required.

Monday, December 19: 2-4pm

Tuesday, December 20: 2-3pm

Gather around for a great time for the whole family! We will celebrate the holiday season with snacks, crafts, music, and a visit from Santa. For families and kids of all ages. No registration is required. Tuesday, December 6: 6-7pm

“CHRISTMAS DAY

Storytime and Books Storytime Join us each week for songs, rhymes, and lots of great books in our storytimes. Then stay for a craft – kids will make a treasure to take home! All families with children 5 years old or younger are invited to attend. Registration is required. Thursday, December 22 & 29: 10-10:45am

WILL ALWAYS BE

Author Adventures

Magic Tree House Explore the Magic Tree House books as we take trips in our own imaginations to the places and times that Jack and Annie visited. It will be quite a ride! This program is for kids in grades 2-5 and registration is required.

Join us each month as we celebrate a famous children’s author! We will have stories, games, and a simple craft. For kids in grades K-3rd and registration is required.

Wednesday, December 28: 4-5pm

Thursday, December 22: 4-5pm

JUST AS LONG AS WE HAVE WE. WELCOME CHRISTMAS WHILE WE STAND HEART TO HEART AND HAND IN HAND.” ~DR. SEUSS

Movies & Games Holiday Movie Ready to curl up downstairs and watch a seasonal movie? Come to the library for a special afternoon with a classic holiday show, snacks, and fun! This program is for all ages. No registration is required. Tuesday, December 27: 2pm

Wii Fun Day Join us for some fun in the basement and games on our Nintendo Wii. We will also have our board games out while you wait your turn for the video games. For kids in grades K-6 and registration is required. Wed., December 28: 12-2pm Page 3


In Person. Online. We Bring You the World. MELROSE PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY 801 Broadway Melrose Park, IL 60160 Phone: 708-343-3391 Fax: 708-531-5327 E-mail: mpref@melroseparklibrary.org Library Hours Monday– Thursday: 9-9 Friday: 9-5 *Saturday:10-2 Sunday: Closed *The Library is closed the last Saturday of every month . Library Board of Trustees Loretta Gustello, President Teri Cervone, Treasurer Veronica Bonilla-Lopez, Secretary John Culotta Henry Latzke John Misasi Carl Alaimo The Library Board meets on the first Monday of every month except in July and August.

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Winter 2011