The DNR and Indiana State Library are collaborating to continue the free park pass for 2017. The 2017 pass card will be available in January. The DNR would like patrons to fill out a survey after using the pass.
Brown County Public Library will have ONE State Park Pass which will be available for check-out. Our library will have this pass for all of 2017. This gives free admission to any of the 32 state parks and Indiana’s state forest recreation areas where admission fees are charged.
The “park pass” is available at our circulation desk. It is housed in an orange case and may be checked-out on your library card for ONE WEEK. There are no holds or renewals. There will be fines of a $1.00 per day if returned late. Lost cards will cost $50.00.
This program is a partnership between the Indiana State Library and the Indiana State Parks. The goal is to provide library patrons the opportunity to visit the many beautiful Indiana state park locations.
There are only 6 days left to turn in your Indiana Trivia answers. Sunday, December 11, is the deadline. The drawing for the books INDIANA AT 200 and MAPPING THE MUSE will take place on Monday, the 12th. Stop by the desk at the library if you haven’t yet picked up your set of questions. The questions cover Indiana history, culture, sports, geography, etc. Learn something new about Indiana!
If puzzles are your thing, the library has some options for you.
Jigsaw Puzzles: Last winter we began putting out jigsaw puzzles on a table near the front entrance. We thought people might enjoy helping to put them together. It became so popular that we’re still doing it almost a year later. It turns out that many of our patrons can’t do them at home (usually because they have cats,) so they like to be able to come in and contribute to whatever puzzle is currently out.
We have always had jigsaw puzzles available to borrow or make a donation for in our Book Nook room. Now we keep a stash of puzzles that we will eventually put out on the table. When they are completed they may go in the Nook. Some puzzles are lent to us by patrons or staff.
We only do puzzles which fit in the space and are 750 pieces or less. We work them on a bulletin board surface which can be moved easily if the table is needed for some other purpose. The degree of difficulty varies. Sometimes we put out one that takes more than a week to finish. Other times the puzzle is easy enough to be completed that same day. A wide variety of patrons and visitors have sat down (or stood) to contribute. Some of our frequent puzzle people come in several times a week to work on one. Others just stop by once in a while. All ages get involved, sometimes whole families.
Crossword Puzzles Etc.: Many people prefer other kinds of puzzles. Our newspapers provide crosswords, Sudoku, Word Jumbles and other types of puzzles. Of course we ask that you not work it in the actual newspaper, just make copies and then others can all do the same puzzles.
BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION at the Brown County Public Library, November 11th, 12th and 13th, 2016
INDIANA FOLK ARTS: 200 YEARS OF TRADITION AND INNOVATION (traveling exhibit)
The traveling exhibit “Indiana Folk Arts: 200 years of Tradition and Innovation” celebrates the rich culture and heritage of Indiana. It includes the work of master artisans and highlights the diverse traditional art forms of our state. From Mennonite basketry and African quilt making to Miami beadwork and German-American rag rug weaving, the exhibition explores the work of folk artists, whose crafts represents important threads within our state’s historical narrative. This exhibit is provided by Traditional Arts Indiana based at the Mathers Museum of World Culture at Indiana University. Please join us and presenter, Jon Kay, for a Reception, Friday, November 11th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the lower level meeting rooms of the Brown County Public Library. The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours November 12th and 13th. Free and open to all.
Winter’s coming! Wouldn’t it be fun to sit by the fire or cuddle up on the couch and knit or crochet? Brown County Public Library is offering beginning knitting and crocheting lessons on Tuesday, October 11, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Meeting Room B. There will also be weaving and spinning demonstrations. This free program is for adults and teens. Sign up at the library or call 812-988-2850.