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    Alsip-Merrionette Park Library
    Alsip-Merrionette Park Library
    Alsip-Merrionette Park Library

    Alsip-Merrionette Park Library

    Come visit us soon!

    The #January 9th Drop-In #Craft is this sparkly #mitten to go wth our week full of #snow. Come to Youth Services to make one!

    The Alsip Library's Drop-In #Craft on November 28th: A #CandyCane for #Christmas! Stop by on Friday to make one.

    The Youth Services department makes a craft for our younger patrons to put together every Friday. Check out our pilgrim hat from this week!

    Every week, the AMPL Youth Services department sets out a drop-in craft for our younger patrons to put together. They're made in-house, frequently utilizing Ellison diecuts. We keep it simple so all the kids need is some glue. On 11/14/14, it will be this turkey. Come visit us this Friday or Saturday to make one!

    Every week, the AMPL Youth Services department sets out a drop-in craft for our younger patrons to put together. They're made in-house, frequently utilizing Ellison diecuts. We keep it simple so all the kids need is some glue. To kick off the build-up to Thanksgiving on 11/8/14, it will be this hand/footprint turkey. Come visit us this Friday or Saturday to make one!

    Did you know October is National Cookie Month? :) We celebrated with this display of picture books.

    Our display for National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is September 15 - October 15.

    "Catch a Book, West Sacramento, California, Joseph Bellacera" -- "This sculpture reflects the idea that books house an abundance of knowledge ready for the viewer to catch. These books are covered with patterns based on aerial views of local agricultural landscape and quotes from well-known authors who share a cultural and ethnic diversity with the people of West Sacramento."

    Actually, it happens even more when I write. I go into a time warp, and the hours slip away. I have to set alarms to awake to reality or kids remain on school steps after the doors are locked.

    One must be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. - Cassandra Clare

    Meet Regina Anderson. (May 21, 1901 - February 5, 1993) Regina Anderson was an African American librarian in the New York Public Library system who supported many members of the Harlem Renaissance, including W.E.B.Dubois, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes and others. Anderson helped found the Krigwa Players (later the Negro Experimental Theatre or Harlem Experimental Theatre) with W. E. B. Du Bois. She helped it find a home in the basement of the 135th Street Public Library in Harlem.

    Use a tablet instead of computers for a library catalog station. (The dream for circulation too!!)