Monday, November 01, 2010

Tender Bar

Our next book discussion will be this Thursday, November 4th at 7 PM. We will be discussing the book "Tender Bar" by J.R. Moehringer. Copies are still available at the Reference Desk.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Architectural Boat Tour

We still have openings for our boat trip on August 13, from 1-5. Only $10! For further info, please call the library -- or register in person at the Reference Desk.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

School Supplies and Food Drive

The library will be holding a School Supplies and Food Drive from July 19 to August 20th. Please bring new school supplies and non-perishable food items for Worth Township to distribute to area families in need.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Independence Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 5th for Independence Day. Don't forget to check out your books, movies, music and games on Saturday, July 3rd!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Summer Reading Programs

The library offers Summer Reading Programs for all ages. "Sweet Read Chicago" is the adult program. Just read 3 books, and you will win a Chicago-related prize. If you read books with Chicago authors or topics, you will be eligible for additional prizes. High School students can read one or more books, and they will be entered in a drawing for gift cards and the grand prize of an iPod. Come to the Adult Services Desk to sign up. Programs end on July 31st this year.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kill-A-Watt Meter

Test the energy-efficiency of your appliances with a Com-Ed Kill-A-Watt Meter. Get a plastic browser from the Adult Reference Desk, and check it out!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Intermediate MS Excel Class on April 30

John Hojek will be back to teach "part 2" of his MS Excel class this Friday, April 30. For further information, please call Adult Services at 708/371-5666 x 108.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vote for our videos!

Our kids produced videos of some favorite books: "Fantastic Mr. Fox", "Dirty Joe the Pirate", "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More", and "The Red Tree." Vote for their videos in the StoryTubes competition from April 20-24!
Click here to vote.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

National Library Week Drawing

Celebrate National Library Week through April 17, 2010. Bring your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card, and enter a drawing for a Blu-Ray player!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Brookfield Zoo and Museum Passes

The library has a limited number of Brookfield Zoo and suburban museum passes available. Call the Adult Services Dept at 708/371-5666 x108 for details, or check here for a list of participating museums.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

White Sox Progam

Eight-one people attended the recent program about the White Sox, presented by their team historian Richard Lindberg. See additional pictures on Flickr.

Art Show in Youth Services

Don't miss the District 130 Art Show on display in the lower-level Youth Services Dept. through April 30th. Pictures will be posted soon!

StoryTubes Competition

Congratulations to the Youth Services Dept on being finalists in the StoryTubes video competition! Take a look at their video versions of some good stories!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snapshot: One Day in the Life of IL Libraries

On February 10, surveys were given about the Alsip-Merrionette Park Library. Here are a few of the responses:

--Very convenient hours of operation
Well-organized resources
Very friendly, congenial, and helpful/assisting staff!

--They're very helpful when you need help with anything.

--I come to this library 3-4 times a week. My 2 kids come every day to do research, Internet and check out books. This is the nicest branch I have ever been to and the staff is very friendly.

--Always very polite and helpful

--Funding should be increased to allow the library to be open additional hours/days.

--Check out movies and games -- a great asset to our community.

THANKS to all who participated!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Need More Information on Judges?

If you want to find information on judges so you'll be ready for tomorrow's election, take a look at

It provides evaluations from the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New email newsletter

The library will be sending out a new email newsletter. Updates on programs and library news will come to your inbox every two weeks.
Click here to sign up.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

George Washington School Art Show

Don't miss the student art being displayed in the Youth Services Dept. Come for a visit, or check it out on Flickr

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Thanks for your generosity!

Thanks to everyone who donated to our holiday drive! We truly appreciate all the many patrons who brought toys, food and financial contributions. Worth Township distributed these to the families in our area who were in need. Thank you and Happy New Year1