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Now it's easy to manage multiple accounts, keep track of checkouts and due dates, and renew items from your mobile device using the SHARE Mobile Library, the St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library's new app! Search for books, DVDs, video games, audiobooks, e-books, and more. Find it now in the Apple App store or Google Play Store.
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Happy New Year from biblio+!
This month we’re featuring movies and series to help keep your New Year’s resolutions on track, from working on a new diet to embracing mindfulness and finding a few minutes in your hectic day for a quick yoga flow.
We also have some exciting New Releases and Recent Discoveries, including the second season of the fan-favorite series The Librarians and more from our content partners at BBC, like The Office, Top of the Lake, Dickensian, The Musketeers, and the hit childrens series Hey Duggee.
It’s also a great time to commit to Lifelong Learning, so enjoy our engaging selection of selfdevelopment documentaries from LIT Videobooks and more on biblio+ to help you celebrate New Year, New You!
Explore some of our January featured titles available on biblio+:*
• Dickensian (new from BBC)
• The Librarians (s2)
• The Real Taylor Swift: Wild Dreams
• Master Mentors (A LIT Videobooks Exclusive)
• The Office (new from BBC)
• Top of the Lake (new from BBC)
• The Musketeers (new from BBC)
• The Mindfulness Movement
• Yoga for Busy Moms
• Diet Fiction
• Age of Uprising
• Wild Nights with Emily
• Between Me and My Mind
• Hey Duggee: New to biblio+ from the BBC
*Availability subject to territory
To get to Biblioplus, go to www.biblioplus.com
The library is excited to offer Biblio+, a free video streaming service for all St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library card holders in good standing. You will need your library card number and pin number to register. Please stop by the library to pick up the flyer! To get to Biblioplus, go to www.biblioplus.com
Kick off your new year with a conversation about joy with best-selling essayist and award-winning poet Ross Gay. An exploration of the joy we incite when we turn our attention to what we love and what brings us together, Ross will discuss his most recent collection of essays, Inciting Joy, with performance poet Dan “Sully” Sullivan.
Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding, winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His first collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released in 2019 and was a New York Times bestseller.
Dan “Sully” Sullivan is a three-time Chicago Poetry Slam Champion. His poems and performances have been featured on HBO Def Poetry Jam, WGN Morning News, and National Public Radio. Sully’s first full-length book of poems, The Blue Line Home, is available from EM-Press.?
This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, please click here!
The library has joined the Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email email@example.com. The library is excited to be a part of ILP.
Check back here for more events in 2022 and 2023!
These are our current COVID rules! If you have questions, please call or email us.
1. Masks are not required, use your best judgment.
2. You are limited to 60 minutes or less a day.
3. Curbside service is still available.