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News and Views MELROSE PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY In Person. Online. We Bring You the World

June 2012

Adult Summer Reading Program You’ll be amazed by what you find

BBQ & Grilling Demonstration Chef Andrew Comens joins us on Saturday, June 9 for a BBQ and Grilling demonstration . Learn how to prepare three delicious entrées and stay afterwards to sample the goodies!

Menu Thai Spicy Beef Teriyaki Chicken Citrus Shrimp

Adult Summer Reading Program June 18-July 20 Read Books for a Chance to Win Prizes at the Melrose Park Library

*Sponsored by Baker’s Square, Anthony B’s Pizza, and Cinemark Theaters

Upcoming Programs




• JUNE 23:11AM, THAT SWEEPSTAKES BBQ & Grilling Saturday, June 9: 11am Please Register at the Adult Services Desk or call 708-649-7485



That Sweepstakes Gal! Saturday, June 23: 11am Cindy Sykora and her family have won trips, merchandise, a new car, a landscaping makeover, and $10,000 in gas cards. She will share sweepstakes tips and

tricks and talk about how you can safeguard against scams. Sign up and learn how to boost your own chances. Please Register at the Adult Services Desk or call 708649-7485 for more information.



Adult Services Checking Out has a Whole New Look!

On July 1, we are introducing a faster, cleaner, and more efficient way of keeping track of your library items.

Checking out has a whole new look, No more messy slips in your books. So you will know when it’s due, We’ll print a receipt just for you. This handy reminder of the date, Will help you avoid being late. To save paper and avoid fines, Be sure and Check your account online.

Sample Receipt 07-02-2012 9:45AM Item(s) checked out to SMITH, SUE TITLE: The big fat cow goes kapow BARCODE: 3290400279711 DUE: 07-22-12 TITLE: Great escape from the city zoo BARCODE: 32904001805621 DUE: 07-22-12 2 item(s) successfully checked out To check your account, renew or manage holds Visit Follow us on Twitter/Facebook In Person, Online, We bring you the world

We’re Talking About Books! Travel Edition “OUR



Presidential Travel


The Dead Travel Fast


Paris My Sweet


The Elephant’s Journey

We’re Talking About Books! Schedule June 20: Travel August 15: Popular Science October 17: Crime December 19: Holidays WTAB will meet on the third Wednesday, every other month, at 7pm.


Movies at Melrose Presents: Something Borrowed Movies at Melrose Saturday, May 12: 11am Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surfacewhen terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy’s fiancé.

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Youth Services Weekly Programs Get Crafty It’s time to get out your creative side! The library is hosting a monthly craft event for children in grades K-3. Be sure to register early to reserve your spot! Wednesdays, June 13-July 25: 11am-12pm or Thursdays, June 14-July 26: 2-3pm *No program on July 4 due to the holiday Amazing Art Adventures Get ready to create artwork

like the masters! We’ll be using different kinds of art supplies to make beautiful creations this summer. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! For kids going into grades 1-6 Wednesdays June 13-July 25: 4-5pm Lego Club Join us for our popular Lego Club! Kids in grades K-5 will be able to make Lego crea-

tions together at the library. Registration is required. Wednesday, June 13– July 25: 2-3pm Monday Movie Madness Come over when the library hosts a movie afternoon! We’ll be watching a newly released movie, sharing some treats, and enjoying the air conditioning! Mondays, June 11-July 23: 3pm

STORYTIME Morning Storytime

Special Programs Mural Painting We’ll be making a giant mural that will hang in our basement for the whole summer. Come help us paint some fantastic animals in this program. Grades 1-6 Tuesday, June 12: 2-3pm Monsters of the Night Don’t be afraid to join us for some creepy fun adventures with monsters of the night!

Grades 1-6. Tuesday, June 19: 2-3pm Blast Off! Join us for an amazing space adventure as we play games, eat astronaut food, and make a craft at this program Grades 1-6 Tuesday, July 3: 2-3pm Dream Big BINGO! Come in and play our favor-

ite game of BINGO with a dreamy twist. This program is for kids going into grades 1-6 Tuesday, July 10: 2-3pm A Campin’ We Will Go! We will be playing games and making a very special craft all about camping. Grades 1-6 Tuesday, July 24: 2-3pm

Teens Teen Book Club Talking, eating, and hanging out with your friends – what could be better? Teen Book Club meets to discuss a book together. Sign up and get your copy of the book at the Youth Services desk. Grades 6-12. Registration required. Tuesdays, June 19, July 17, & August 28: 5-6pm

Pajama Day! (gr. 7-12) We will be watching movies, playing video games, and enjoying some snacks while wearing our pajamas. Feel free to bring your favorite robe, blanket, or pillow to lounge on! Thurs., June 28:4-8:30pm

Teen Monster Craft (Gr. 7-12) Get ready to own the night as we make our very own fabulous monster crafts! Grades 7-12. Thursday, July 12: 4-6pm S’Mores! (Gr. 7-12) Get ready for the ultimate S’mores cook-off! Thursday, Thursday, July 26: 4-6pm Page 3

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. Thursday mornings, 10-10:45am June 14– July26

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: 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 second Monday of every month except in July and August.

A Melrose Park Library card allows you to checkout materials from MLS libraries, access Internet computers in the library, use subscription databases, and checkout Museum Passes.

We’re on the Web— Scan this code for instant access to the MPPL website! Library Anywhere—Library Catalog and Website on your Mobile Devices: The library catalog and website are now available on your mobile devices. Whether you have an iPhone, Android-based device, or Blackberry, you can access your library anywhere! ________________________________________________________________ Looking for a Good Book? The Melrose Park Library has two databases that will help you find the perfect selection for you or your child: • • • • •

Go to the Melrose Park Library website ( Mouse over Online Resources Click on Databases Select the Books, Reading and Literature link Click on NoveList K-8 Plus or NoveList Plus

June 2012 Melrose Park Library News and Views  

June 2012 edition of the library's newsletter.

June 2012 Melrose Park Library News and Views  

June 2012 edition of the library's newsletter.