A Novel Bunch, the library’s book club, is reading Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. The book is a fictional account of a real person, Mary Anning.
Struck by lightning as a baby, Mary wasn’t an ordinary child. Though poor and uneducated, she had a rare talent for spotting fossils on the beaches of Dorchester. At 12 she discovered the first specimen of an ichthyosaur (a 200 million year old marine reptile) Confounding the religious community, while admired by some in the scientific world, she was supported and befriended by Elizabeth Philpot, a spinster with an interest in fossils. The strong bond between Mary and Elizabeth helps them with struggles against poverty, narrow-mindedness and leads them to exciting discoveries in the 19th century!
A Novel Bunch meets July 15, Wednesday, from 2:00-3:30, at the library. Everyone’s welcome!
The big shift has happened in the Children’s Area of the library and all that’s left are finishing touches. There will be new tops and ends on the children’s shelving, along with some new pieces of furniture. These will appear gradually over the summer. We all love the new layout and appreciate the positive comments from patrons.
Since we’ve moved so many things and keep shifting books within their areas, we are also updating the signage at the ends of the rows. Our new style of sign will be easier to change, and possibly easier to read, than the old style was. Additionally, there will now be signage at both ends of the rows, making it easier to find your way around.
The display case at the library is available to any individual or non-profit group to use. If you have a collection you would like to share with the public, or your non-profit group has an event to promote, you can reserve the display case for two weeks at a time. Come in to the library or call 812-988-2850 to reserve your spot!
Summer Reading starts Monday, June 1. All ages, preschool through adult, are invited to participate in this free program. Register at the main library in Nashville (beginning June 1), or at the branch at Cordry-Sweetwater (beginning June 2), and pick up your bag with the summer reading calendar and reading log. Read daily, stamp your reading log, solve puzzles, attend programs, win prizes! Summer Reading is all about reading for fun. Join us for a great time at the library.
April is National Poetry Month! Look for displays, poetry scrolls to take home and posters about programs. There will be a free program on Sunday, April 19, for adults and teens from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. downstairs in Room B. The children’s program will be Tuesday, April 21, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., also in Room B. Come to create and listen to poetry art. More to come! Watch for info.