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Navigating Middle Earth

I’m a pretty big J.R.R. Tolkien fan, but most of the books published under his name are pretty complex and inaccessible.  After readers finish The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which tell the story of the end of the Third Age of Middle Earth, the natural place to go seems to be The [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great Backyard Bird Count

Ornithology, in spite of having such a long name, is bound to remain a traditional, oral and emphirical craft.  You can't have a correspondence course in birds.  You have to go out to them in person, with a companion to start you by experience and word of mouth, and then you have got to find [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Homeschooler Fridays

If you or someone you know currently has students enrolled in homeschooling, we'd love you to drop in to the library for our Homeschooler Fridays program.  This program is geared for elementary-age students, but older or younger are welcome.  Last Fall we learned about animal camouflage with a speaker from Purdue Extension; our program and [...]

By | January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shakespeare Saturdays

A sad tale may be best for winter, but you can beat the post-holiday gloom with our slate of Shakespeare-themed programs for tweens and teens.  We’ll be hosting the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival who will be leading a workshop on stage combat on January 12.  Registered teens will learn how to perform a staged fight using [...]

By | December 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

Fencing – it’s not just swinging a sword around but a sophisticated sport with a complex set of rules and three different types of weapon.  There’s the foil, with a curved grip and shallow guard – foil fencers score points by thrusting the tip of the foil at their opponent, but only hits on the [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Nameless City

One of the best graphic novel series of the past three years, for my money, has been The Nameless City series by Faith Erin Hicks which reached its conclusion last month with The Divided Earth.  The series is set in a vaguely Asian fantasy world -- we suppose, there are actually no fantasy elements to [...]

By | October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Frankenstein – One Night Only!

How do you do? Mr. Carl Laemmle feels it would be a little unkind to present this picture without just a word of friendly warning. We are about to unfold the story of Frankenstein, a man of science who sought to create a man after his own image without reckoning upon God. It is one [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anatomy of an Escape Room

We can’t reveal all the elements of our escape room before the program starts, but here’s a sneak peek at our “Escape from Frankenstein’s Lab!” on Tuesday, October 9.  There are six half-hour sessions to choose from between 1-4 PM that day.  Tweens and teens in grades 4-12 are welcome to register for the session [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Alive! Robotics & Biomimicry

In the Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian poem written about four thousand years ago, the wild man Enkidu is raised by animals and lives in harmony with the beasts around him until he encounters his first human being.  After he discovers civilization he finds the animals shun him and refuse to let him back [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spooky Puppet Show

Although it's only loosely tied to our Frankenstein-related programs, we hope you'll join us for our Spooky Puppet Show on Tuesday, October 2 at 2 PM!  It’s the perfect amount of slightly scary without being too overwhelming for preschoolers.  We’re going to kick things off with an adaptation of I Will Surprise My Friend! by [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments