Tag Archives: McAllen Public Library

McAllen Public Library Offers Grab & Go Summer Meals

McAllen Public Library invites the public to pick up a Grab & Go meal bundle as part of the Summer Feeding Program. The imitative aims to provide meals to those ages 18 and under in the most underserved McAllen communities. Starting June 15, families can pick up at the entrance of the McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd Street. The meal bundles include breakfast and lunch as well as a…

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McAllen Community Job Fair Saturday

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McAllen Public Library, in partnership with Workforce Solutions, invites the public to a job fair Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event at the Main Library will host 40 different companies ready to accept applications and conduct on-site interviews. Attendees should bring updated resumes and dress interview-ready. McAllen Public Library hopes the job fair will act as a point of contact for people to gather and network…

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McAllen Public Library Hosts International Festival

In addition to the international festival, the McAllen Library will host lanterns from the City of Jinju, South Korea's famous lantern festival.

The McAllen Public Library will host an international festival Feb. 8, launching its new World Languages Collection. The festival will celebrate the successful introduction of new materials offered in Korean, Tagalog and Hindi. The festival will include food, visual displays, story time, and arts and crafts activities. Guests of all ages can also enjoy stories featuring multi-lingual storytellers including Cat Avila and Dr. Mohammed Uddin. Additionally, a temporary exhibit of…

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“Read to your Bunny” With Rosemary Wells

Two girls admire the six original artworks from Max and Ruby.

On Jan. 11, the McAllen Public Library hosted free to the public “Read to Your Bunny.” The educational talk and discussion featured Rosemary Wells, author and illustrator of “Max & Ruby.” During the event, Wells signed copies of “Twin Trouble,” the most recent “Max & Ruby” children’s book. During the event, a talk was also held between Wells, parents and caregivers. Wells reiterated to the audience the importance and impact…

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McAllen Library to Host “Max & Ruby” Author

Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells, the creator of the ever-popular Max & Ruby children’s show and books, will present at the McAllen Public Library on Jan. 10 to more than 600 school children from throughout the Rio Grande Valley.  Classes were selected based on teacher video submissions telling why their students should meet the author and illustrator. Public event Jan. 11 The public may also attend a special event, “Read to Your Bunny,”…

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McAllen Library Programs Are Back

Toddlers and parents participating in story time at the McAllen Public Library.

The month of September brings back all of the free programs the McAllen Public Library has to offer. One of the most popular events is toddler and baby story time. During this hour, library employees interact with patrons by reading stories, singing songs, dancing and having interactive play time. Check the schedule for all of the programs they have available. September is National Library Card Month To obtain your free…

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City of McAllen Receives 97 Marketing Awards

Quinta Mazatlán with some of its 21 Kaliff Marketing Awards for the festivals the famed nature-preserve hosts.

The City of McAllen was recently host to the Texas Festival and Events Association Annual Conference, bringing in festivals and events representatives from around the state. The highlight of the annual gathering is the Kaliff Marketing Awards. These recognize the best of the best among the various Texas festivals and events. The City of McAllen earned 97 awards for various events it hosts within their respective budget categories. A total…

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McAllen Library Wins Awards

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McAllen Public Library is celebrating being a recipient of two notable awards. The library is the 2018 recipient of the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award as well as a Texas Library Association Branding Iron Award. Each year, TMLDA confers awards for outstanding contributions to public libraries. To receive the Achievement of Library Excellence Award, the applicant must exhibit excellence in providing services to underserved…

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McAllen Library Holds Amnesty Month

McAllen Library Amnesty Month

April is McAllen Public Library’s fourth annual Amnesty Month with removal of fines for overdue items returned to branches. Throughout the month, returns of overdue books, CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays may be made at any of MPL’s three locations. All items regardless of how overdue, qualify for removal of fines from a patron’s account. “Amnesty Month has two goals: returning overdue items to our shelves and welcoming people back to the library…

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McAllen Job Fair This Weekend

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More than 50 companies will be on hand at the McAllen Public Library and Workforce Solutions’s semi-annual job fair Aug. 25. The public may attend and connect with employers while also filling out printed and online applications. On-site interviews will take place, therefore updated resumes and interview-ready dress is encouraged. In preparation for the job fair, MPL will partner with Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Inc. to provide a free…

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