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Bandes Dessinées

Manga is an incredibly popular and widely-known phenomenon in the world of graphic novels and comic books.  At our library the collection of English translations of Japanese comics takes up most of a wall in the teen department and check out often.  Although they’re not as popular as Japanese comics, and they don’t have their [...]

By | May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Wind in the Willows

  We others, who have long lost the more subtle of the physical senses, have not even proper terms to express an animal’s inter-communications with his surroundings, living or otherwise, and have only the word ‘smell’ for instance, to include the whole range of delicate thrills which murmur in the nose of the [...]

By | April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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