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March 26, 2020

Alsip-Merrionette Park Library Plans to Reopen April 8

The Alsip-Merrionette Park Library is planning to open on April 8th. Although, this may change based on local and federal government advisories.

No need to return checked out items at this time. It is better to be safe and stay home.All due dates have been extended to April 7.The library will be waiving all fines through May 1 for items that are due April 1 – May 1. These dates may change, so patrons may keep materials until the library reopens.

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MARCH 19, 2020

Respect Week at Shepard

Students and staff members at Shepard High School recently organized their annual campaign to promote more respectful and inclusive treatment for everyone, in particular people with special needs. 

Respect Week featured a variety of activities to create a more welcoming school community at Shepard. During lunch periods, staff and students recruited everyone to participate.

They asked students to sign a banner pledging to treat everyone kindly. They also asked students to sign an on line pledge to promote respectful treatment of people with special needs.

Respect Week closed with the Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 14. More than 60 students and teachers braved the icy waters of the Braidwood Recreation Club to raise money for Special Olympics of Illinois.  

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Students signed a banner to promise to treat everyone  with greater dignity and respect.

March 12, 2020

Digital Unplug Day at Shepard

For the fourth year in a row digital media production teacher Jodi Pelini organized a campaign to persuade students to abandon their phones and other electronic devices.

More than 20 other teachers from Shepard High School joined her. Students signed pledges to remain device free. 

Before the start of school students filed into classrooms and placed their phones in ‘sleeping bags,” small canvas sleeves. Teachers then stored the phones in boxes for the day.

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Shepard High School students sign pledges to remain device-free on Digital Unplug Day. 

March 5, 2020

St. Patrick’s Night at the Library

Join in for a night of fun just for adults filled with music, traditional Irish bag pipes, samplings of whiskey provided by local vendor Barrel Club of Oak Lawn, and an opportunity to have your palm read by Bob Trzeciak on Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library.

Enjoy Irish soda bread, food, a competitive game of bags (cornhole toss) and large-scale games sized just for adults. Those 21 and over must show State ID to be served alcohol. For more information, call the library at 708- 371-5666. The Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library is located at 11960 S. Pulaski Rd.  

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