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Posted April 20th, 2013 in Library News
The Hayner Public Library District, in partnership with the North Alton–Godfrey Business Council, Lewis & Clark Community College, Liberty Band, and McDonald’s Restaurants, will provide sponsorship for the “Expressions—a Musical Experience” (formerly, Jazz in the Park) Concert Series to be held May through September, 2013.
All the concerts are free of charge and will be held at either the Benjamin Godfrey Chapel on the campus of Lewis & Clark Community College or at the Alton High School auditorium. These programs of various jazz performances are a great way to spend a summer evening.
All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. The schedule includes:
- May 1: ”One Voice” – Millikin University, Benjamin Godfrey Chapel
- June 13: Session Jazz Band, Alton High School
- July 11: Ensemble – Jazz at the Bistro, Alton High School
- August 8: I-70 Jazz Ensemble, Alton High School
- September 12: St. Louis Symphony Ensemble, Benjamin Godfrey Chapel
Posted April 17th, 2013 in Library News
Please be aware that our Hayner Library Boopsie App will be temporarily unavailable for (possibly) the next few weeks. We are working to migrate information from our new Polaris software platform to our app account. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Posted April 10th, 2013 in Library News
Over the next few days you will notice some changes in the way that you access the online card catalog as well as changes to your library PIN/password. Some of these changes are only temporary as we move forward in our migration process with Polaris.
We are working to link the search box at the top of our Web site to our new card catalog system. The current search box requires that you enter your zip code and then choose a link to the Hayner Library card catalog you wish to search. You may also access the new online card catalog system here:
hynp.illshareit.com (for our Downtown Library)
hyap.illshareit.com (for our Alton Square Library)
hygp.illshareit.com (for our Genealogy Library)
All of the links (above and via the search box) contain the same information. We are currently working to combine the links into one easy-to-search catalog similar to our previous online card catalog. We will post an annoucement when the updated box is ready to use.
You will also need to reset your password for your online library account. The password was previsouly refered to as a PIN in our old system. The PINs/passwords from the previous library software did not transfer to our new system. Because of this, you will not be able to log into the new online card catalog using your old PIN/password. To reset your PIN/password, please call or visit the library; a Library Assistant will be happy to reset your PIN/password for you. We apologize for the inconvenience.
So far, the Overdrive eBook catalog has not been affected by PIN/password changes. If you should experience a problem logging into your Overdrive eBook account, please call or visit the library; a Library Assistant will be happy to reset your PIN/password for you.
We hope that you enjoy the new features of our online card catalog. You now have access to over 10 million items in the new Illinois Heartland Library System making IHLS the largest library consortia in the country!
Posted March 27th, 2013 in Library News
Do you like glassware? If so, take a step back in time and peruse Diamond I Products. See illustrations of every type of glass bottle produced by the Illinois Glass Company. In the early to mid-1900s, bottles stored all types of products: medicines and drugs, perfumes and cold creams, inks, acids, and much more. Many foods were packaged or stored in bottles: sauces and dressings, fruits and vegetables, pickles, candies, honey, jams and jellies as well as water, soda, whiskey, and beer. There were glass jugs, glass “buckets,” and large bottles covered with wicker. Some bottles had beautifully designed glass stoppers, while others were sealed with corks. Diamond I sold the labels and decorative cartons that would catch shoppers’ eyes, the crates in which the bottles were shipped, as well as the mass production machines and conveyor systems that washed, filled, corked, and labeled bottles for sale.
Peruse this catalogue in the Hayner Public Library District Genealogy & Local History Library.
IR 666.192 DIA
Posted March 21st, 2013 in Library News
Hayner Library now offers Morningstar Investment Research Center as a part of its extensive reference collection. Morningstar has discontinued the print version of Morningstar Mutual Funds, and this online version is its replacement. Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research with analysis of more than 41,000 investments. This online service is offered at both Hayner locations and is available for in-library use only.
With Morningstar Investment Research Center you have access to Morningstar’s proprietary data, including detailed analyst opinions on 1,700 stocks, 2,200 mutual funds, and 400 exchange-traded funds.
In addition to stock and fund information, you will gain a clear overview of index returns, sector returns, and fund category returns, along with the most active stocks throughout the day.
For assistance using Morningstar Investment Research Center, please check at the Reference Desk or refer to the Help & Education tab on the database. Here you will find database user guides and useful investment articles.
Posted March 21st, 2013 in Library News
During the month of May, 2013, The Hayner Public Library District will host a traveling exhibit on loan from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Ill. Co-sponsored by the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition, the exhibit, “To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” also commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
The deadliest weapon of the Civil War was the one that nobody could see, killing two soldiers for every one felled by gunfire. The extraordinary casualties caused by that invisible killer, disease; the conventional weapons used to create slaughter on an unprecedented scale; the horrific injuries suffered on the battlefield ; and the heroic efforts of medical personnel to treat soldiers on both sides are described in the “To Kill and to Heal” exhibit.
The exhibit kiosk features selected original images from the larger exhibit of the same name at the Presidential Museum. The experiences of actual soldiers are prevalent in the exhibit, including quotes and photographs, lending a human touch to the horror of war.
View this fascinating trip back in history during the month of May in the public space of Alton Square Mall, outside of Hayner Library and across from J.C. Penney.
Our staff suggests that you check out these new hits and well-worn classics. Come back here often…you might find your new favorite book! And, for all our past recommendations, check out the archive.
by Mary Higgins Clark
This novel taps our fascination with the explosive power of recently rediscovered ancient texts and dark conspiracies. Protagonist Mariah Lyons’s introduction to these engulfing mysteries is a letter written by Dr. Richard Callahan, her now-deceased biblical scholar father. It contains a translation from a 2,000-year-old papyrus that appears to be a letter from Jesus himself. This monumental discovery leads to other, more personal revelations: Was her father murdered for this invaluable document? Is her own life in danger because of what she now knows? One of Clark’s best mysteries in years.
by Nora Roberts
The daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally lets loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that follow change her life forever. This is the best stand-alone novel Roberts has written in some time. Well worth the honor of her 200th publication!
About the Library
Since becoming a tax-supported district, we have been able to expand our facilities and services and increase our collection and programming. Our Adult and Youth services at our centralized downtown location are augmented by the convenience of our Alton Square Mall location. We also reach out to the community through our Delivery Service, making the Hayner Public Library facilities and services accessible to all District residents.
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