Access the Library’s DVD Collection at home

If you want to know whether the library has a particular DVD you can always call the library. Well, not always. Not if it’s outside library hours.
But there is a way to access the library’s card catalog on your home computer. Here’s how:
1. Go to and click on the “catalog” tab.
2. Type in the title of the movie
3. Click on ‘title.’
If the library has it, the information about it will come up.
However, if you don’t know a title, but just want to browse the DVD collection? Here’s how:
1. Follow step #1
2. Beneath the green bar are four tabs (basic, power, visual, & copy categories). Click on the “power” tab.
3. Fill in only two fields.
In the first ‘keyword’ field type “DVD”
In the ‘material field’ dropdown box select “video”
4. Click on the search box (with the magnifying glass)
This will bring up our entire collection of DVD’s, numbering around 2,750.
Have Fun!

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Changes at the Library

If you have been to the library lately, you’ve probably noticed some changes going on.

We shifted things in Fiction and Mysteries to make room for the Westerns on that side of the stacks. Then we moved the Indiana collection over to the beginning of Non-Fiction. Also, Audio Books were moved to the space where the recently phased out VHS tapes had been. With all that space opened up, we were able to shift the big table near the front entry over by the Indiana books.

More changes are coming. With most items in a slightly (or drastically) new place, don’t be surprised if you can’t find some things. Just ask at the desk. We’re glad to help. If we see you wandering around with a confused look, we’ll probably offer assistance.

Please pardon any noise, mess or inconvenience.

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Brown County is full of fiber artists, and the library has a good selection of materials on the fiber arts. New additions to the collection are all about weaving on a rigid heddle loom.

Great for absolute newbies and expert weavers alike, a rigid heddle loom is both a gateway to the wide world of weaving and a useful tool for any weaver.hands on

The library has the classic book Hands -on Rigid Heddle Weaving, by Betty Davenport, to get you started off on the right foot.

If you learn better from instructional videos rather than books, two new dvds are available, both by expert weaver Liz Gipson. To get you started there is slotsSlots and Holes: 3 Ways to Warp Your Rigid Heddle Loom. And for tips, tricks, and problem solving along your weaving journey take a look at Weaving Well on Your Rigid Heddle after

Last but not least, the book Weave, Knit, Wear will provide you with inspiration and projects for clothing and accessories that combine woven fabric and knitting. The weaving was all done with a rigid heddle loom, proving that weaving on a simple loom does not doom you to never ending scarves and hand towels – you can make clothing too!

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So, if you’ve ever wondered about weaving, a good place to start learning is at the library.


Weave, Knit, Wear – Judith Shangold, 746.1 SHA

Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving – Betty Davenport, 746.1 DAV

Slots and Holes: 3 Ways to Warp Your Rigid Heddle Loom – Liz Gipson, 746.1 SLO

Weaving Well on Your Rigid Heddle Loom (Life After Warping) – Liz Gipson, 746.1 LIF

More weaving resources at INSPIRE ” Other Databases ” Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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Recently we replaced three standing orders in our Large Print collection.  Standing orders are those which are sent to us automatically from the publishers monthly or bi-monthly.  The new books are similar in topic and type to ones we were already receiving, but we thought that these may be of even more interest to our library patrons.  The new categories are: HISTORICAL FICTION (12 books per year); WOMEN’S FICTION (24 books per year; authors such as Sophie Kinsella, Fern Michaels, Mary K. Andrews, etc.), MYSTERY SAMPLER (36 books per year).  Each month the MYSTERY SAMPLER order contains 1 crime scene book (fiction or non-fiction). 1 thriller and 1 cozy mystery.  We hope that you have found our Large Print collection much improved during the last few years with many up-to-date titles published at the same time as the regular print copies.  Everybody can read LARGE PRINT!

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Friends of the Library

What is the Friends of the Library? The “Friends” mission statement says its mission is to promote, support, and encourage the services of the library by building a strong bond between the library and community with free and equal access for all”. The “Friends” is a non-profit organization. There is a board of directors that governs the business and affairs of the group.
In our community, the “Friends” organize three to four informative and entertaining programs during the year. These programs provide information about local authors, musicians, artists and other talented individuals or groups.
The “Friends” is a fundraising group which provides support to the Brown County Public Library. Money from the Donation Bookroom sales, plant sales, parking lot monies and member dues are all given to the library to support services. The “Friends” recently purchased new blinds for meeting Room A and UV film for the lower level of the library to protect the art. Financial support is given for the summer reading program and the monthly advertisement in the Brown County Democrat.
The Friends of the Library encourages patrons of the library to join their membership. Yearly dues are $20.00 per family and $10.00 for a single membership.
The Friends’ Board is always looking for new members. If you would like to make a difference in this community, speak to one of the librarians. They can give you a phone number to call.

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Brown County Public Library
205 Locust Lane, P.O. Box 8
Nashville, Indiana 47448
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Sunday 1pm-5pm

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Wednesday 3-6 pm
Thursday 3-6 pm