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Read It and Watch

Is the book really better than the movie? Find out for yourself with these recently-released film adaptations and the books they’re based on. Check out the book, then check out the DVD – not necessarily in that order. Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift A young maid has...

Hayner Library Newsletter Digitization Project

The Genealogy & Local History Library is starting a project to digitize all the Hayner Library newsletters and make them available (and searchable!) on archive.org. However, there are several we do not have in our possession. If you’ve saved any of these Hayner...

StoryWalk: New Story at The Nature Institute!

Story Walk is posted along the Frog Trail at the Nature Institute, located at 2213 South Levis Lane in Godfrey.StoryWalk is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading and physical activity simultaneously. Laminated pages from a...


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we’re thinking what you’re thinking: food! Indulge your senses, learn something new, and immerse yourself in culinary culture with these food-focused picks.  Eat a Peach: A Chef’s Memoir by David Chang Celebrated chef...


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Unlock the magic of the past during our Holiday Open House at the Genealogy & Local History Library this Saturday! ✨🎄Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the main hall and Illinois Room, each echoing a different era—1891 and 1907. The decor, carefully selected and created by Hayner staff, is inspired by that of the year each space first opened its doors. Enjoy the decorations, make a craft to take home, and enjoy a cookie by the fire from 10 AM to 1 PM this Saturday, December 2. Join us as we blend the charm of yesteryear with the joy of the season! 🕰️🎁 ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out December's Teen calendar. We have some fun events coming up! 🎄🎅 ... See MoreSee Less
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You won't want to miss this event with psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb! To register for this free event, visit ow.ly/fiIa50Q461Y. Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, and co-host of the “Dear Therapists” podcast joins us for a thought-provoking conversation about mental health in anticipation of the winter holiday season.Gottlieb will share tools to help in everyday life and especially as you prepare for the holidays. Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted into a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she is co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast and writes The Atlantic’s “Dear Therapist” advice column. She has been on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air” as a therapy expert and her 2019 TED Talk was one of the most watched of the year. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office for the 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). ... See MoreSee Less
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