GO is the world’s oldest strategy board game and one of the most widely played in the world today. It originated in China over 4000 years ago. GO is one of the simplest games in the world, but it can also be very complex. Two players play on a board of intersecting grid lines, with black and white “stones.” The object of the game is to build territories and to capture your opponents stones. The game takes only 5 minutes to learn. The library has started a GO Club, which meets on Thursday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. Join us to learn more about this popular game and to try your hand at playing it. If you already know how to play, join us to teach others. The first meeting is on Thursday, April 17th, at 3:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A.
Some of us still call the facility the Care Center, but it is officially the Brown County Health and Living Community. Many in Brown County may be unaware that the library provides services to the residents of the “Care Center.” Each week on Friday morning one of our staff members visits the Care Center to take materials (books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, etc.) to the residents there, many of whom formerly were long-time library patrons. The staff member who goes each week also stays to lead a program of reading stories, articles, jokes and anecdotes, talking about the news of the day, celebrating holidays, reminiscing and generally having a good time. If you or a friend or relative lives there or are in rehab at the Care Center, please take advantage of this opportunity to have library materials each week and to participate in the activities on Friday mornings at 10:00.
Did you miss us? Yes, the entire staff was away on Thursday the 13th of March. The library was bravely run by the library board members while we all went up for a day of the national PLA (Public Library Association) convention in Indy.
While our librarians were able to attend the entire conference, the rest of us could not resist a day trip up to join them. Most of us had never had a chance to attend a library convention before. We are so grateful to the board members for volunteering to keep the library open for us and our patrons
A Novel Bunch book club is reading Jim Fergus’ One Thousand White Women on March 20th, 2:00-3:30. An historical novel transporting readers to another time and place, namely the western prairies, in 1875. In the 1850′s, a peace conference was held in Fort Laramie and a prominent North Cheyenne chief requested of the U.S. Army, a gift of one thousand white women as brides for his warriors. The chief thought by assimilating into the white man’s culture, he would be ensuring peace between the two cultures. Jim Fergus asks What If? and creates a journal of May Dodd, a courageous, inspiring main character. We feel her excitement, fear, sorrow and exultation as she and other women friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime ! Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.
Every year the American Library Association presents awards in children’s literature. The Newbery and the Caldecott Medals are considered the two most prestigious awards for children’s literature in the United States. This year’s Caldecott Award for the most distinguished American picture book went to “Locomotive,” illustrated by Brian Floca. The Newbery Award for literature went to Kate DiCamillo for “Flora & Ulysses.”
Honor books for the Caldecott include “Journey,” written and illustrated by Aaron Becker; Flora and the Flamingo,” written and illustrated by Molly Idle; and “Mr. Wuffles!” written and illustrated by David Wiesner. Newbery honors include “Doll Bones,” written by Holly Black ; “The Year of Billy Miller,” written by Kevin Henkes ; “One Came Home,” written by Amy Timberlake ; and “Paperboy,” written by Vince Vawter.
Check these and previous award winners out at the library!