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.
Check out the library Facebook page for information on upcoming events and programs!
Spring is on the way! The library is hosting a program on Saturday, March 19, about saving seeds for your garden. There will be a seed swap and a presentation by Torrie Birkemeier. Come to meet some gardeners in our community and to learn about the local seed project. No seeds are necessary to attend this seed swap, but bring them if you have them and swap with others or pick some up. Bring your seed stories, also. The program is on Saturday, March 19, 1-3 p.m. in the lower level meeting rooms at the library. You can find out more info about the program on Facebook or by calling the library at 812-988-2850 to sign up.
On February 17, the Novel Bunch Book Club met to discuss To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Two days later, Harper Lee at 89, passed away in the same town where she was born.
Nelle Harper Lee was born and raised in Monroeville, Alabama, the youngest of 4 children. To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize. It is considered one of the classics of American literature and greatly appreciated to this day! Set during the 1930’s in the Deep South, it reflects adult prejudices and attitudes towards race in Monroeville, Alabama. It is considered semi-autobiographical and was inspired by Harper Lee’s childhood experiences. The character of Atticus Finch was based on her father, a newspaper editor who later practiced law and served in the Alabama State Legislature.
As a young woman, Harper Lee divided her time between Monroeville and New York. A close friend of Truman Capote, she helped him do research for his book, In Cold Blood. The character Dill is modeled after Truman. After publishing Mockingbird, she almost never made any public appearances or granted any interviews. Her older sister, Alice Finch Lee, protected her interests. Her novel was stirring and meaningful when it was published and still relevant today!