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Fresh from storage!

Recently, we've been going through storage and re-introducing some items to the Indiana History Room.  Among them are the two volumes of Indian Biography by B.B. Thatcher.  These volumes were published in 1837 and have seen quite a bit of use in their lifetime.  They feature biographies on Powhatan, Massasoit, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Little Turtle, and [...]

By | November 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carnegie Questions: Get to Know Al Gorman

Throughout my first year as a Carnegie Center employee, I was slowly getting to know my colleagues. The art world often attracts interesting people with a story to tell, and my fellow coworkers are no exception. This week, I caught up with Al Gorman, the Coordinator of Public Programs & Engagement. Q: What’s your earliest [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Award Season is Beginning!

The end of the year and the beginning of the new year are when lots of major literary award winners are announced. Many awards make shortlists of finalists before announcing the top winner and these books are sure to end up on many best-of-2018 lists. What's already been announced? The National Book Awards will be [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When You Find Me

A captivating new voice in the world of psychological thrillers. When You Find Me by P.J. Vernon (2018; 330 pages). While visiting her childhood home with her husband, Gray awakens one morning to a roaring hangover and the other half of the bed empty. At first believing there was a simple argument between them, she [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Librarians Learning

I'm writing you from St. Louis where I'm attending the TLCU Conference. TLC (The Library Corporation) is our ILS vendor - they make our library catalog that you use to search for books, place holds, etc. Every year, they hold a conference where librarians gather to learn about new updates, share ideas, and get training. [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Researching the History of New Albany’s Carnegie Library: Part 1

As the new director of the Carnegie Center for Art and History, as well as an art historian and library lover, I was immediately attracted to the beautiful neoclassical style building which now houses a museum for art and history. Not only is the building compelling, the history behind its benefactor Andrew Carnegie intrigues me. [...]

By | November 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

13 Favorite Horror Writers

It’s Fall, and you know what that means: cooler weather, colorful leaves, and…. ….Horror! Here’s some information about great horror writers, for your Autumn reading and storytelling pleasure. […]

By | October 30th, 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

Atmospheric Autumnal Reads

Halloween is almost here, and the hour of horror is almost up. But, despite its association with baked goods and cozy sweaters, autumn is a spooky season, even after October is gone. Think about it: as the dark nights get longer, the world changes color and becomes something strange. As as we prepare to move [...]

By | October 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Experience as a Carnegie Center Intern

My name is Brianna Berry and I’m currently in my last semester at the University of Louisville studying music and psychology. A little over a month ago, I emailed Daniel, the Curator at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, to see if there were any internship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments