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Job Search Training Session Series 
presented by expert, Frank Alaniz
1:30 – 3:30 PM
How to Write an Effective Resume – February 8
Library Training and Events Room, 2001 Delmar Ave, In person and via Zoom.
Come in person and receive a five minute review of your resume
Registration is required.In person and via Zoom. Registration is required. Please call 618-452-6238 or go to tinyurl.com/SMRLDJOBS to register.
These materials were developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by
the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Saying Yes to Your Story: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander – ILP

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, 7-7:45 PM

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cafUTTapQhyl1tRE60qMNw

Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with best-selling and award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander, author of the Newbery Award winning book, The Crossover, Newbery Honor/Caldecott Medal winning book, The Undefeated, and most recently, An American Story, for an Illinois Libraries Present event for young people and their families. Kwame will share ways to say yes to your story and persist in the face of rejection as he shares his own publishing journey. As a creator of more than 36 books, Kwame will energize our community to harness the power of words and storytelling for change! 

Please note that this program will be presented live without a recording.

Kwame Alexander Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times Bestselling author of 36 books, including Swing, Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson, Rebound, The Undefeated, The Crossover, and The Door of No Return. A regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award. In 2018, he opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Health Clinic in Ghana, as a part of LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy program he co-founded. He is the writer and executive producer of The Crossover show on Disney+.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of 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). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. 

To request accommodations, please email [email protected]

All Wound up
Beginning yarn crafts 2-4 PM
Saturday, February 18th – Simple knitting for beginners
Limited to 8 people
2145 Johnson Road
Register at tinyurl.com/allwoundup2 or call 618-452-6238
Funeral Planning
In partnership with Irwin Chapel 
Wednesday, February 22nd
2 PM
Library Training and Events Room, 2001 Delmar Ave
It’s not easy to plan for end of life issues, but being caught unprepared can make a hard time even more difficult.
Join licensed funeral director Jason Denton as he gives an overview of how to prepare, and answers questions you may have.
Questions?! call 618-452-6238 ext. 730
Healthy Cents
in partnership with University of Illinois Extension
Thursday, February 23 | 5-6 PM
Library Training and Events Room, 2001 Delmar Ave
Learn what healthy food is and Why eating healthy is important!
Build a healthy plate while sticking to a budget!
Sample a great recipe!
Call the library to register at 618-452-628
Book Club!
Join the Six Mile Regional Library Book Club
Rural Voices edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter: Monday, February 27, 11:00 AM 2145 Johnson Rd & Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 PM 2001 Delmar Ave
Copies of the book are available at both libraries.
Questions? Call 618-452-6238 ext. 785
1-on-1 Technology Instruction
Appointments with personalized instruction are available for up to 1.5 hours in the following areas:
New device assistance; Laptop; Smartphone; Tablet; Internet basics; Search basics; Computer security basics; Windows basics; and More! Just ask!
Call 618-452-6238 ext. 784 to make your appointment.

The Weird and Wonderful World with Mary Roach – ILP

Wednesday, March 1st, 7-8 PM

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ez6W8E48RIqwmGO7ldWpxw

Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with New York Times best-selling science author, Mary Roach – despite her claim that “people call me a science writer, though I don’t have a science degree and sometimes have to fake my way through interviews with experts I can’t understand”! Roach will discuss her frank approach to science, the importance of humor, and explore the weird, wonderful world in which we live.

Dubbed “America’s funniest science writer” by the Washington Post, Roach has explored topics from the curious lives of human cadavers, packing to visit space, the afterlife, the alimentary canal, and more. Roach claims to have no hobbies, but enjoys bird-watching, hiking, playing scrabble, and watching late-night Animal Planet.

Annalee Newitz will join Mary Roach in conversation. Newitz has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley and is one half of the hilarious podcast, Our Opinions are Correct. On their show, Newitz delves into the weird, wonderful, and nerdy framework of science in pop culture. 

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of 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). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email [email protected]

2023 SMRLD Adult Reading Challenge!
Select and read 12 books based on our challenge prompts during 2023 and received a surprise!
Pick up the challenge at either library or sign up through Beanstack!
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 618-452-6238 ext. 755
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The Six Mile Regional Library District (SMRLD) is proud to provide high-quality service for all ages.  The Adult Services Department focuses on providing materials, programs, reference assistance, readers’ advisory, print & electronic resources, DVDs & CDs, and more for persons age 13 and over.

2001 Delmar

OpenToday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

2145 Johnson

OpenToday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  • Nintendo Switch February 4, 2023 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Nintendo SwitchEvery Saturday, 1-4 PMTeen Room, 2001 Delmar AveGrades 7-12For more information email the Teen Services Librarian at: [email protected]
  • Make Your Own Valentine Pop-up Cards February 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Make Your Own Valentine Pop-up CardsFor children, grades 3-8Saturday, February 42-4 PM2001 Delmar AveDrop in and make Valentines cards!Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720
  • Story Time February 6, 2023 at 10:00 am – 10:30 am 2145 Johnson Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Story TimeEnjoy stories, music and crafts!Mondays at 10 AMSMRLD 2145 Johnson Road&Wednesdays at 6 PMSMRLD 2001 Delmar AveQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
  • Legos February 7, 2023 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Children's Department - Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Come Build with Us! Every Tuesday 5 - 7 PM In the Children's Department, 2001 Delmar Ave Questions? Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
  • Basic Computer Skills - Chouteau February 8, 2023 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Chouteau Township 906 Thorngate Drive

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