At the St. Joseph Township- Swearingen Memorial Library, you will find big city library services provided with a small town friendliness.
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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.
Brought to you by the St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library and the SHARE library consortium, a division of Illinois Heartland Library System.
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Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, and co-host of the “Dear Therapists” podcast joins us for a thought-provoking conversation about mental health in anticipation of the winter holiday season.
Gottlieb will share tools to help in everyday life and especially as you prepare for the holidays. Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted into a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she is co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast and writes The Atlantic’s “Dear Therapist” advice column. She has been on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air” as a therapy expert and her 2019 Ted Talk was one of the most watched of the year.
Experience The Nutcracker at Home! Watch a Recording of the Famous Ballet
Get in the spirit of the season with a recorded virtual performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker performed by the United Kingdom’s internationally renowned Royal Ballet. The ballet, a holiday staple for all ages, can be viewed Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17. Registrants will receive an email with a special link to the performance.
With sumptuous period designs, spellbinding stage effects, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, the 2016 performance of The Nutcracker will enchant audiences of all ages. Performed by Britain's flagship ballet company, registrants can expect to see some of the most elite ballerinas in this performance.
Saturday, December 16, Sunday, December 17
These events were 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 email@example.com.The library 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The library is excited to be a part of ILP.
This month we’re featuring new movies and series just added to biblio+ including the crime scene dark comedy series The Cleaner and the mystery thriller Doctor Foster, our Editor’s Pick for August, from the BBC, as well as the Australian satire comedy Swinging Safari starring Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue. New to our Lifelong Learning category this month is Florence and the Uffizi Gallery, a thrilling, multi-dimensional tour of Tuscany's most famous city and the world-renowned gallery that holds some of the most prolific works from the Renaissance. New selections from the BBC this month include the cozy detective series Quirke starring Gabriel Byrne, Michael Gambon, and Geraldine Sommerville, the crime thriller The Intruders starring Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, and the comedy series This Time with Alan Partridge starring Steve Coogan. We’re also featuring a thrilling selection of True Crime series and documentaries, including Jack the Ripper: The Case Reopened from the BBC, Heartland Homicide, and Dear Zachary: A Letter To a Son About His Father.
Experience summer concerts from the comfort of your living room with two exciting live performance films starring global pop stars Ariana Grande and Sam Smith in the BBC’s Live in London series.
And don’t miss the kids series Yakka Dee! from the BBC.
Explore some of our August featured titles available on biblio+:*
- Doctor Foster - Editor's Pick (BBC)
- The Cleaner (BBC)
- Swingin Safari
- Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
- Quirke (New from BBC)
- The Intruders (New from BBC)
- This Time With Alan Partridge (New from BBC)
- Jack The Ripper: The Case Reopened (BBC)
- Heartland Homicide
- Dear Zachary: A Letter To a Son About His Father
- Ariana Grande: Live in London
- Sam Smith: Live in London
- Yakka Dee!
*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!