Using Your Digital Library
Tuesday, May 10 6:00-7:00pm
Interested in reading or listening to books or watching movies on your device from home or on-the-go? Come learn how to use your library card to access free books, movies, magazines, and more on your device. Please bring your device and login information to class. Don't have a device and want to learn? Register to use one of the library's devices. Call us at 309-446-9575 or email email@example.com to save your seat.
Technology Travel Tips
Saturday, May 21 12:30-1:30pm
Learn how to download maps and travel guides to your mobile phone so you aren't using expensive cellular data while traveling abroad. Bring your device and login information with you to class. Call us at 309-446-9575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to save your seat.
Recurring Adult Programs:
Classic Film Friday
Friday, May 20 from 1:00 to 3:00pm - The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Enjoy free popcorn while you watch this comedy musical starring Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell, which depicts a fictionalied account of the life of Titanic survivor, Margaret Brown. Reynolds was nomicated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her rousing, boisterous portrayal of Brown.
Genealogy Discussion Group
Monday, May 23 6:30-7:30pm
Whether you're a novice in researching ancestry, or already a seasoned genealogist, all are invited to come join in on this initial discussion group to kick off the new year. This is a collaboration of Brimfield Public Library & the Peoria County Genealogical Society. This series will be led by Kim Hanks, the Peoria County Genealogical Society President.
Yoga at the Library
Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm
Reduce your stress while toning and stretching with yoga instructor Nancy Shallenberger. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable, stretchy clothing, and bring a yoga mat. Cost is $4.00 per class. No registration is required. Masks will be required and social distancing spacing will be enforced.
Every Other Thursday 9:00-12:00
Come play a classic Chinese game of stategy, skill, and summation, Beginners welcome. Call the library for meeting dates and more information.
Fridays 10:00-12:00 beginning May 6th
Enjoy jigsaw puzzles? Come to the library and work in a fun, laid-back atmosphere in the company of others who enjoy putting together puzzles too. 300-piece to 1,000-piece sizes to choose from.
4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00 to 2:00pm
Tuesday, May 24 1:00-2:00pm
Join us for book club on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:00-2:00. New members are always welcome! Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of this months book.
Next Date: May 24 from 1:00-2:00 - Discussing "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig
The Brimfield Book Club voted their best book read in 2021 to be "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr which is a New York Times Bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to sruvive the devastation of World War II. The runner up chosen by the book club was "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. The Nightingale also took place in German occupied France during World War II and showcases the courage of two sisters. Both books are available in multiple formats for check out at the library. Grab a copy today!
Looking to browse a magazine? Check out our new service, Flipster. Login with your library card number to read digital copies of Allrecipes, Consumer Reports, Food & Travel Magazine, Reader's Digest, and Real Simple.
Looking for a new book to read? Check NoveList! To access NoveList, enter your library card number when prompted.
Browse items on our digital bookshelves! On these digital shelves you can click the link to take you to the item in our online catalog. From there, you can see if the item is available and place it on hold.
Help with Computers, Tablets and eReaders
Not sure how to use our free apps on your new tablet? Have questions about word processing, email, or printing? Curious about our 3D printer? Stop by the Circulation Desk, call the library, or email Abby (email@example.com) to set up a time to meet one-on-one with a staff member.
Roku Devices: The library has 3 new Roku Express streaming devices available for checkout. Each device contains Netflix, PBS, PBS Kids, Hoopla, Kanopy, and NASA TV. Devices can be checked out for 1 week at the circualtion desk. Don't have wifi at home and want to stream? Ask for a hotspot with your Roku.
Web Links of Interest
BPLs Digital Resources
Flipster Digital Magazines
New York Times Bestsellers
Learn World Languages
Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service
Online DMV Practice Test