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National Library Week

                                            April 14- 20

Matteson Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.  Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues. 

Librarians work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover what their communities needs are and meet them.  Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

Throughout NLW we sill be serving coffee and donuts during the day.

This Weeks events include:

Kids: show your library card to the staff at the Youth Services Desk
          during National Library Week & get a free book!
Monday
4/15  Career Discovery Part 2 – Job Interviews  Registration required

 4/15  ”The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.
Jason Evans, Professor of Developmental Writing and English at PSC, will be discussing the book as part of the community wide reading event. 

Tuesday April 16, 2013 
Lapsit    9:30 AM and 1030 am
Description: Join us for this first playgroup experience with stories, songs &
baby games. No registration is required for families.

Wednesday 4/16 – Patron Appreciation Day
We will have cake and donuts and coffee throughout the day.
We will draw the winning raffle ticket – $50 Amazon Gift Card for the “like us on Facebook” campaign.

6:30 p.m. Stem Plus grades 6 and up: Come show your engineering ingenuity when you take on several NASA/Design Squad challenges.

Family Chess Night:  start time: 6:30 PM

Pigeon Birthday Party!   6:30 PM
Age(s): Preschool, Elementary, Elementary & Middle School 
Description:Recommended for All Interested Ages. Celebrate Pigeon’s 10th birthday at our party with crafts, games, stories, cake and lots of storybook fun. 

 Wednesday, April 17, 2013  7:00 PM
AFROCENTRIC BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP ” WHO FEARS DEATH, A NOVEL” by Nnedi Okorafor

Thursday, April 18
Teen Literature Day
Students in grade 6-12
Come in and fill out a short & simple recommendation form for one of you favortie books. We’ll give you a sweet treat to thank you for your time!

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