Adult summer reading is underway. Many of those who have signed up know they can receive an additional Grand Prize entry form by writing a book review. The Book reviews are anonymous and are in a folder by the Novel Bunch Books. Feel free to read them. This is an opportunity for me to submit a review of one of my favorite books. You’ll find it in the library if you find it interesting.
Tolkien and the Great War by John Garth
I think anyone interested in the life of J.R.R. Tolkien should defiantly read this book. I have discovered the answer to so many questions that have been on my mind. A few things I have learned about his life are a surprise to me. Not only is this book a biography of Tolkien’s life but also an historical work of the firsthand accounts of WW1 and insight into the minds of the young men who fought in the trenches of that war.
John Garth has done a superb job of telling the story of Tolkien’s life the way I believe he would have wanted it told. Not only did John Garth consider WW1 to be the threshold of middle-earth, he brings to the world the other side of war, that glory is not just the winning, but the way it is won. The fiction of Tolkien brings this to light. And the heroes of war can be found each day of our daily lives. Through devotion to each other school friends find strength to carry on during the most difficult time of their lives. Tolkien holds the one element that joins them and us all: our language.
Being an English professor at Oxford University, Tolkien lived his life never diverting from the one thing that he wanted to spend the rest of his life doing. That was creating a language that created a world.
Discover and enjoy the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
The theme for summer reading is Exercise Your Mind — Read! The Adult program begins May 31 and ends July 31. For each book, ebook, audiobook or magazine you read and record on a reading log, you receive a stamp. Eight stamps complete the program and you can choose either a book or a water bottle!
For a chance at winning a Fire Tablet you may write a short review of a library book, ebook or audiobook and turn it in for a Grand Prize entry form. If you write a review of a book by an Indiana author, you’ll receive an entry form and a special prize! Last if you complete the Exercise Your Mind Bingo card and turn it in you’ll receive another chance!
Make this summer a reading summer!
Brown County Public Library Volunteers were honored at a luncheon at the Library.
Library staff prepared the lunch which included a variety of pasta dishes, salad, bread and dessert. The volunteers do many tasks for us that make the library that special place we all enjoy. The Friends of the Library BOOK NOOK is always replenished and kept tidy by the volunteers. Everyone notices the beautiful gardens that surround the library, but did you know we also have an herb garden and a children’s garden? Our gardeners are volunteers. We appreciate them so much. Thank you friends!
The Brown County Public Library has a branch library next to the Cordry-Sweetwater Clubhouse. This branch is opened for a few hours three days a week. This branch library is staffed by volunteers. Their help is greatly appreciated. You will find the branch hours on the back of our information pamphlet available at the library desk.
New volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering please feel free to pick up an application at the desk.
Brown County Public Library depends on the help of almost 100 volunteers. Below is a list of the volunteer groups that make our library such a spectacular place.
Plant Sale /Ravine group Children’s Garden
Herb Society Book Sale Room
Cordry Sweetwater Art Advisory Committee
Friends of the Library Board Wednesday Morning Book Coverers
Garden Club (children’s garden) Library Board
Sit, Stay, Read! Tax Helpers
Woodworker volunteer Landscapers
Thank you, thank you for all you do!!!
It’s not too late to participate in National Poetry Month at the library. Pick up a poem on a scroll. Kids choose a poem for your pocket. See the display of poets born in April. Recite a poem at the desk to earn a piece of chocolate.