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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day Virtually With Kanopy

Posted January 14, 2021

Hope Standifer – Adult Services Martin Luth King Day is Monday, January 18th . Here is a selection of movies that you can watch for free on Kanopy: 1) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective: He was the conscience of the struggle for civil rights–and one of its many heroic martyrs. this documentary […]

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Tax Season Updates

Posted December 29, 2020

Last year, the Library was fortunate enough to host AARP and their free tax services, but unfortunately Covid-19 has made it impossible for them to be here this year.  At this time, AARP does not yet know what type of services they will offer throughout the state. There are still some sites through-out the state […]

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Holiday Movies on Kanopy and Hoopla

Posted December 11, 2020

By Hope Standifer – Adult Services Do you know you can watch Holiday movies on Kanopy and Hoopla? When you login to each service you can search for the term “holiday” or specific holiday. Here is a selection of each of some movies from Kanopy and Hoopla: Kanopy The Man Who Invented Christmas: “ This […]

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Holiday Drives 2020

Posted November 30, 2020

Hello all! We are running our annual Holiday Drives! Call the library at 708-748-4431 to schedule your drop off time. Items can be dropped off between 8 AM and 5 PM. Have things bagged so that it is easy for library staff to grab them. From now until January 15 (or until further notice) you […]

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Do We Gather Together or Not This Year?

Posted November 23, 2020

By Marsha Lots – Adult Services Holidays can be stressful times in many families for various reasons, but this year Covid-19 has imposed an unprecedented challenge on all of us. Should we get together with our extended families and possibly put vulnerable family members at risk or do we stay at home and celebrate as […]

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Find Your Freedom to Read!

Posted September 29, 2020

By Colleen VanderHye – Adult Services The Banned Books Week Coalition invites you to champion the right to read during Banned Books Week, September 27 – October 3, 2020!  In turbulent times, books are tools that help people navigate the world around them. Intellectual freedom and access to information uplift people in crisis and during […]

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DC’s Wonder Woman to Lasso Up Library Card Sign-up Month 2020

Posted September 17, 2020

By Colleen VanderHye – Adult Services This September, DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a new mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. A founding member of the Justice League, Wonder Woman is known for strength, compassion and truth. Armed with the Lasso of Truth, Wonder […]

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Updates here!

Posted September 1, 2020

Attention Library Patrons: Some services have returned to the library! Call the library at 708-748-4431 to make an appointment for: Faxes Notary Copies Limited computer access Limited Computer Access for ages 14 and up: Computers will be limited to 30 minutes per person and must be made by appointment. If you require sound you must […]

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Free eResource Library Card Sign-up Form

Posted August 31, 2020

You can fill out a library card form on the SWAN catalog website. E-resource cards are available until you can get a physical card. Items cannot be checked out with this digital card. You must get a physical card to check out materials. You can find the form here to apply for a card.   

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10 New Adult Graphic Novels We Just Got In

Posted August 25, 2020

Written by Alicia Brown, Marketing and Graphic Designer The MAPLD FanFest maybe over BUT, you can check out our list of new Adult Graphic novels that you can place holds on and check out now! There are also more graphic novels coming this month. Read on to see the books in this selection! BTTM FDRS […]

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