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July/August 2013

News & Views In Person. Online. We Bring You the World


Mango Language Learning is Here!

Programs: • Summer French Desserts, Tuesday, 8/6: 7pm

• Understanding the Affordable Care Act, Tuesday, 9/10: 6:30pm

• La Ley del Cuidado de Salud, Español, Tuesday 9/17: 6:30pm

Learning a new language with Mango Languages is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing languagelearning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on infor-

mation they have already learned. There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. To learn more about Mango stop

by the library. You can access Mango through the library website at www.

Summer French Desserts Join Chef Michael R. Maddox at the Melrose Park Public Library for a pastry demonstration and tasting. Chef Michael will teach us how to prepare three delicious Summer French Desserts, including a fruit, a chocolate,

and a custard recipe. You will not only leave with three new recipes, you will also enjoy some fabulous samples! Tuesday, August 6: 7pm

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News & Views Preschool & Little Ones PL MP ime ry T o t S

For all families with children 5 years old or younger. Thursday mornings, June 13-July 25:10-10:45am

“Legos are the building blocks of our childhood.” ~Anonymous

Free Infant Massage Workship A certified massage therapist will cover all the basics of infant massage. All caregivers are welcome: mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, sitters, expecting parents, etc. Please bring your baby or a doll to practice techniques, a pillow, and a toy for the baby to play with. Registration is required. Thursday July 25: 6-7:30pm

Kids Art A craft program just for our smallest patrons! Get ready for some paint, glitter, and more! Join us as we share a story and then complete a tiein craft. All families with children ages 3-7 are invited to attend. Registration is required. Wednesday, July 17: 2pm

Road Work Ahead! Join us for a group storytime and activity stations where children can practice different reading skills. Ages 3-7, registration is required. Wednesday, July 3: 2pm

Free Play: Tuesday, July 9 & July 23 or Wednesday, July 10 & July 24: 4-5 pm

Life-Sized Candyland

Dinosaur Dance! Come to the library for a dinosaur dance party! All families with children ages 3-7 are invited to attend. Tuesday, July 16: 11am

Family Lego Club Here’s the plan: on Free Play Days, build whatever you want, on Challenge Days there will be a Challenge for everyone to complete. Grades 1-6, (Kids ages 3-5 must attend with a parent.) Registration is required.

Challenge: Tuesday July 2 & July 16 or Wednesday, July 3 & July 17: 4-5pm

Friday, July 12: 2-3

School Age Get Crafty! The library is hosting a monthly craft event for kids going into grades 1-6. Sign up to make an amazing craft to take home! Wednesdays, through July 24: 11am-12pm OR Thursdays, through July 25: 2-3pm

We’ll be playing life-sized Candyland in our basement, with each kid being their own Candyland game piece. Registration is required, and this program is for all ages.

Watch it Grow! Ever wondered how seeds grow? Join us as we learn how the fun way. Grades 1-6 Tuesday, July 25: 2-3pm Dinosaur Dig Dig your own dinosaur fossil, play games, and learn! Grades 1-6 Wednesday, July 10: 2-3pm

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July/August 2013 School Age Marvelous Butterflies Get ready for a truly wonderful experience this July at the library! We will be growing Painted Lady butterflies and releasing them into the wild on the last week of Summer Reading! At this event kids will help prepare the caterpillars to begin their life-cycle, all while having tons of fun! Butterflies will be released on Friday, July 26th – the last day of Summer Reading!

This program is for kids going into grades 1-6. Registration is required. Tuesday, July 9: 23 pm

Seashell Sandcastles Bring your buckets and shovels – it’s time to get sandy! Join us as we make amazing seashell and sand creatures into wonderful castles. For kids going into grades 1-6. Registration is required.

Buried Treasure Mummies!

Uncover the secrets of the ancient world in this archeology program, full of Egyptian artifacts and mummies! We will play games, learn facts, and get mummified at this program for kids going into grades 1-6. Registration is required. Tuesday, July 23: 2-3pm

Tuesday, July 16: 2-3 pm

Teens Teen Book Club Talking, eating, and hanging out with your friends — what could be better? It’s 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 Katie. Grades 712 .Tuesday, July 16: 5-6pm

Teen Movie Spend some time cooling down at the library! During the month of July, we’ll vote on a movie to watch at other teen events. This program is for teens going into 7-12 grades. Registration is required. Thursday, July 25: 4–6 pm

Beneath the Surface Crafts In honor of summer reading, join us for some “Beneath the Surface” crafts. We’ll be making bubble magnets and resin pendants! We will have magazines available for pictures, but feel free to bring your own. Grades 7-12 Thursday, July 11: 4-6pm

More Mango News Mango Mobile Melrose Park patrons can now take advantage of Mango Languages’ latest innovations: mobile apps for Android and iPhone to allow patrons at participating libraries to learn a new language wherever they are. Now you can now take advantage of mobile access to Mango’s more than 47 foreign language learning courses and

16 English language learning options. Just log into www.melroseparklibrary. org to get started.

“I learned that just beneath the surface there's another world, and still different worlds as you dig deeper.” ~David Lynch

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Mango ESL & Ancient Languages ESL Did you know that Mango Languages is available in ESL versions for speakers of 16 foreign languages? Whether you want to practice your spoken English or offer an introductory course for a friend, Mango's engaging, fun process will get users speaking from the first lesson and give them a great tool to practice and improve. The best part? It's all available for free through the Melrose Park Library website:

and you can access it from home using your library card. New Online Courses in Ancient Languages! Have you ever wanted to experience the adventure of Homer’s Odyssey in its original Ancient Greek or the Old Testament in Biblical Hebrew? It may sound far-fetched, but the Melrose Park Library now offers introductory online courses in these and other languages for free through Mango Languages!

Mango’s new Religious & Scholarly Course Collection includes Scholarly Latin, Ancient Greek, Koine Greek (the language of the New Testament) as well as Biblical Hebrew. These online courses are accessible through the library’s computers or from your home through our website’s online databases ( Each one offers a rich visual and sensory learning experience that integrates classical texts with the latest language techniques and rich cultural notes.

July/August 2013 Melrose Park Library News and Views  

July/August issue of the Melrose Park Newsletter features Mango Languages, French Desserts cooking demo, and youth programs.

July/August 2013 Melrose Park Library News and Views  

July/August issue of the Melrose Park Newsletter features Mango Languages, French Desserts cooking demo, and youth programs.