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!Welcome

At the St. Joseph Township- Swearingen Memorial Library, you will find big city library services provided with a small town friendliness.

 

The library has a weekly email newsletter!  If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, go to the "Wowbrary" link on the left and follow the instructions.  The newsletters come out every Saturday.  It announces new materials added during the week as well as upcoming events happening at the library

 

SHARE Mobile App

 

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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Brought to you by the St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library and the SHARE library consortium, a division of Illinois Heartland Library System.

 

It's Awards Season on Biblio+
 
Movie about the Women-ran Indian newspaper Khabar Lahariya
Writing with Fire is the first Indian documentary to be nominated for an Oscar, and in 2023, it won the Peabody Award, the first ever won by Indian filmmakers. It tells the inspiring story of the newspaper Khabar Lahariya, led primarily by women of the Dalit class (once known as the “untouchables”), as it shifts from print to digital and cements the importance of their boundary-breaking work.
 
 
documentary about the struggle for voting rights in Alabama
 
A documentary based on the struggle for voting rights in an Alabama county 300 miles from Selma, the story of Lowndes County is its own, but the interviews and archival footage collected for this powerful film demonstrate the cruel atmosphere that birthed the civil rights movement and the scale of the fight for equality.
 
Documentary about the Holocaust
This documentary follows first time filmmaker Paul Bachow as he travels around the world and taps into a vast knowledge base of historians, psychology practitioners, and data derived from countless interviews with experts from around the world. Facts are corroborated and woven together with first-hand accounts of Holocaust survivors, meant to solidify the film as an educational touchstone for current and future generations.

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! 

 

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The St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library is joining over 200 libraries across the state of Illinois to host Romance & Regency with Bridgerton’s Julia Quinn. Quinn, the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning romance author, is known for her Bridgerton series. The event is presented by Illinois Libraries Present, a collaborative effort with libraries across the state featuring virtual events with bestselling authors and esteemed speakers. The event with Quinn will take place via Zoom at 7 PM on Tuesday, February 20.

Julia Quinn has written close to 40 novels including her popular series about the Bridgerton family which premiered on Netflix in 2020. Her newest novel, Queen Charlotte, is co-written with television pioneer Shonda Rhimes. It’s a powerful and romantic novel of Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte and King George III’s great love story and how it sparked a societal shift.

Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and if you watch reruns of the game show The Weakest Link you might just catch her winning the $79,000 jackpot. Quinn has been inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame and was recently named the national ambassador for EveryLibrary, an organization that helps libraries fight censorship. Quinn’s novels have been translated into 41 languages and have appeared on The New York Times bestseller list 19 times.

Julia Quinn will be joined in conversation with Sarah MacLean, bestselling historical romance author and romance columnist for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Bustle. MacLean is also the co-host of the weekly romance podcast Fated Mates. In addition to her novels, she is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place as a feminist text and a cultural bellwether.

Author events are often a cornerstone of library programming. Throughout the pandemic these events continued virtually and libraries often collaborated to host authors and speakers. Joining forces for such events allows libraries to bring speakers to their communities that might not be possible due to budget constraints or production capabilities. And that’s just what Illinois Libraries Present strives to do. Illinois Libraries Present, now in its third season, brings together diverse communities, ensures access to events with esteemed speakers to patrons across the state, and expands the speaker’s platform.

Click here to register!

 

 

Information on Dr. Temple Grandin ILP event

 

Join us for a special event with Dr. Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades.

Her memoir, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986 and she has continued to write about autism and neurodivergence over the decades. Her most recent book is Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions.

Dr. Grandin’s research and understanding of animal behavior spearheaded a reform in the quality of life for agricultural animals worldwide.

This event is made possible by 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 illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com

Register here!

 

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 illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.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 illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com.  The library is excited to be a part of ILP. 

 


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