August 7, 2012

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August 7, 2012

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Put the power of your library in your pocket

Here are just five great reasons to download our mobile app, and take the library with you, where ever you are:

•Download ebooks and audiobooks straight to your device.

•Use “Book Look” to scan any book’s bar code. See instantly if it’s available for check out, and place it on hold.

•Browse the complete SWAN catalog and place items on hold.

Log in to your account, renew items, and check hold status and due dates.

•Find upcoming events – readings, concerts, book groups, activities for kids and teens, and more!

New Arrivals

Ted Dekker

Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel

Write Me Back
R. Kelly

On Celestial Music
Rick Moody

Current Happenings

Annual Book Fair a success

A big thank you to everyone who shopped, donated, or volunteered to make the Friend of the Library’s Book Fair a success. About 200 volunteers sorted thousands of donated items prior to the sale. Hundreds of shoppers on Friday and Saturday purchased gently-used books, movies, CDs, records, and collectibles. Proceeds from the book fair will allow the Friends of the Library to continue to support the library’s summer reading program and many events for all ages. Can’t wait until next year’s fair to help the library? Become a Friend.

Summer readers thrill the library

More than 3,200 kids, ages 2 to 11, joined our summer reading program. The older kids clamored to read for charity and raised hundreds of dollars. Over 500 teens and adults participated by reading more than 2,000 titles! These wonderful role-models demonstrated that reading is fun and rewarding. Tell us what you thought of the program by completing this teen survey or our Read Anywhere survey. Thanks for participating, and happy reading!

Your specially trained information scientist is waiting

Got questions? Get answers for free at your library. No question is too big or too small and no answer is too obscure. Our trained staff know how to fact check and will provide answers from credible sources. Plus, we’ll cite our sources so you'll know where we find the answer. We will never connect your name with your question because we value privacy. And we promise not to laugh, because no question is ever silly. Visit the library, call 708-452-3480, or chat with us online.

More library news

Upcoming Events

Jonathan Franklin: An Artistic Life
Thursday, August 9
7:00pm Maze Branch Library

Barbie Club
Wednesday, August 15
11:00am Main Library Veterans Room

Pick the Pulitzer Discussion: The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
Thursday, August 16
7:00pm Maze Branch Library

Find more library events on our calendar.


Job Seekers Seminar: Preparing for a Job Interview
Wednesday, August 22
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Job Seekers Seminar: Tell Me About Yourself
Wednesday, August 29
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Computer Help
Tuesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 pm Maze Branch
(call 708-386-4751 to schedule your session)

Fridays, 2:00 to 4:00 pm Dole Branch
(call 708-386-9032 to schedule your session)

Learn more about our classes here.


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