The first meeting of our new Romance Book Discussion group will be on Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm. We will be discussing the historical romance "Devil’s Cub" by Georgette Heyer, the author considered by many to be the creator of the Regency romance. Please register with Adult Services at 708.926.7024. Books will be available the second week in March at the Patron Services Desk. Participants will help select titles for our future discussions.

Grab your mobile device, and try our new BookMyne app to search the SWAN catalog for library materials, or to check your AMPL account.  If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can find BookMyne in the Apple App Store. For most other phones and tablets, get the Android app from Google Play. On your hand-held device, you'll find BookMyne easier to manipulate than the web-based version of SWAN for computers. Try these step-by-step instructions, or consult the Adult Services Department for assistance at 708.926.7024.

World Book Online offers quick, reliable, fun information for all ages: preschool, kids, students, advanced users and Spanish speakers. Simply enter your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card, and get timelines, Early World of Learning, and more! This resource is also available to everyone on the library's first-floor database computers, near the Information Desk.  Give it a try today!

Hoopla is a downloading service that offers access to movies, television shows, music, comics and audiobooks. Located under the Downloads/eBooks tab on the library's website (alsiplibrary.info), it's available to residents of Alsip, Merrionette Park and Garden Homes. You can also access the site through hoopladigital.com. Simply select Log In. and Sign Up Now!  Contact the Adult Services Department at 708.926.7024 for additional information.

With your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card, you can now stream several hours of music on Freegal --in addition to downloading three mp3 songs per week.  On the library's homepage, click on the "Downloads/Ebooks" tab and you'll find the link to Freegal. Freegal is also a available as an app, with your 21145 . . . library card. For assistance, contact the Adult Services Department at 708.926.7024.