How do I start? Where do I go from here? If you have always wanted to find out about your ancestors or are currently working on your family tree and need some help, join us at the library on Tuesday, February 23 for a free program. The program, presented by genealogist Kathy Evans, will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. downstairs in Room B. Please register at the library or call us at 812-988-2850 to sign up or ask questions.
Brown County Public Library does have ONE State Park Pass which is available for check-out now! Our library will have this pass until December 31. 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.
In the middle of the winter what could be more comforting than fresh baked bread and a pot of homemade soup? If you think you have no time for baking, check out the library’s newest addition to the baking section, The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.
With recipes for classic artisan loaves, sandwich breads, pastries and even gluten free breads you’ll find a bread for every occasion, and they really do only take 5 minutes to prep! Find it on the shelf at 641.815 HER.
For more traditional artisan bread recipes take a look at The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, by Peter Reinhart, and
The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens, by Daniel Wing and Alan Scott.
If you need ideas for a great soup to go with your bread, try something from Sunday Soup, by Betty Rosbottom, Soup Night by Maggie Stuckey,
or The Best Recipe Soups & Stews, from Cook’s Illustrated.
Stressed by the holidays or by life in general? Come to the library on January 13 to attend the STRESS REDUCTION AND RELAXATION WORKSHOP. This is a free program presented by well-known practitioner Lee Edgren, MS, CYT, E-RYT-500, who will show us techniques that will help us feel calmer and healthier. There will also be a segment on coloring as a method of reducing stress and calming the mind. The program, January Thaw, will take place downstairs at the library in Meeting Room B on Wednesday, January 13, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Look for the posters in the library. All are welcome. If you have questions, call the front desk at 812-988-2850.
For 3 years the library’s book club A Novel Bunch has met once a month to discuss a variety of fiction, nonfiction, biography and mystery books! What I’ve described is certainly typical of any other book club, but typical we are not! Over the years the conversations we’ve had of our individual and unique experiences, resonated with sincerity and honesty! No matter what the book is about, it always led to an in-depth discussion of the characters, setting, plot and the effect it had on us. Whether you have a lot to say, or a little, you can be sure you’ll be heard! The end result is a group of women who are committed to the book club and committed to each other!