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!
On Tuesday, December 8, the library will provide a Christmas gift tag craft program. There are still some spaces available for the activity, which will take place in Room B downstairs from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. This program is for those who are 18 years of age and older and registration is required. Call the library at 812-988-2850 for more information or to register. You may also register at the front desk when you are in the library. All materials will be provided. Just bring yourself and come to have a good time making clever tags for your family and friends’ presents.
As we approach Thanksgiving, my thoughts turn to all the books I am most grateful for. While there are far too many to count, this month I am putting my focus on exceptional nonfiction. Books are a great way to gain insight about the world around us. Children’s nonfiction is especially good at giving us easy to read, factual information on topics that will interest anyone! Some of the featured books I have displayed this month include:
A beautifully illustrated book about feathers and what they do. Written by Melissa Stewart
A great cookbook for kids of all ages, just in time for holiday cooking and baking! Written By Mollie Katzen
Have you ever wondered how library books receive their protective coverings? Visit the library on Wednesday mornings and you will find a group of volunteers sitting at the large table covering new books. Hardback books receive pre-cut plastic coverings that are snugly fitted and taped to the new books. Nimble fingers cut and fit contact paper to the soft covered books. We appreciate the volunteers that extend the life of our books!
FALL FEST at the library will be on Sunday, October 11 from 2-4 p.m. in the Children’s Garden. (In the downstairs meeting rooms if the weather sends us inside.) The FALL FEST will be for all ages: families, adults and children are welcome and expected. Come to hear the Lost Shoe String Band play and enjoy games, refreshments, crafts and other entertainments. Come dressed in your favorite costume and/or bring a carved pumpkin and hope to win a prize. Prizes for pumpkins and costumes have been donated by local merchants/restaurants. We’ll be here ready to have fun, and we hope that you will be here also.