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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.
This month we’re featuring movies and series inspired by Women’s History Month, including Calendar Girl, All This Panic, Daughters of the Sexual Revolution from Academy Award®-nominated director Dana Adam Shapiro (Murderball, 2005), and so much more. We’re also featuring New Releases and New Discoveries, including documentaries about President Jimmy Carter and Lady Gaga, alongside a new selection of BBC titles, including Pure, Little Dorrit, Van Gogh: Painted with Words starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and our Editor’s Pick, Cheaters.
We’re also featuring a brand new lifelong learning selection, How To Not Die by Dr. Michael Greger, exclusively from our partners at LIT Videobooks.
Explore some of our March featured titles available on biblio+:*
• Cheaters: New to biblio+ from the BBC (Editor’s Pick)
• Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President
• Lady Gaga: Glory
• How To Not Die by Dr. Michael Greger
• Van Gogh: Painted with Words (new from BBC)
• Pure (new from BBC)
• Little Dorrit (new from BBC)
• All This Panic
• Calendar Girl
• Daughters of the Sexual Revolution
• A Field in England
• Cheap Thrills
• Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
• Sarah and Duck
*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!
Actor, author, and restaurateur Danny Trejo will discuss how he developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry with a hard-earned and atypical road to success. From years of imprisonment to helping troubled youth battle drug addictions, from acting to producing, and now on to restaurant ventures, Trejo’s name, face, and achievements are well recognized in Hollywood and beyond, but it is his continuous role as a devoted father of three and an intervention counselor that bring him the most satisfaction.
Trejo has starred in dozens of films including Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Til Dawn series, Con Air, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids, and Machete. On the television side, he’s had recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy, King of the Hill, Breaking Bad, and The Flash, among others. He has also starred in and voiced various popular video games like Call of Duty, Fallout, and Grand Theft Auto, as well as voiced characters in the animated films Storks, The Book of Life, Minions 2: The Rise of Gru, and Maya and the Three.
He shared his love of food with the world in the release of his first cookbook Trejo’s Tacos: Recipes and Stories from LA. His fearlessly honest memoir Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood was released in July 2021.
Click the image to register for this event! The event will be Tuesday, April 4th at 7 p.m.
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
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 email@example.com. The library is excited to be a part of ILP.
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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 2 hours a day.
3. Curbside service is still available.