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The Good Neighbor

Grab a good neighbor to accompany you on your road trips this holiday season. You might be spending a lot of time in the car this month - road tripping to visit family and friends, sitting in traffic trying to get in and out of the mall... And there's no better accompaniment in the car [...]

By | December 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Possible Side Effects

I will start off this review by saying I was able to listen to this book by borrowing it from Hoopla Digital. I use Hoopla on my phone and listen to audiobooks in my car. This is a great way to get in some extra reading time, especially if, like me, you are trying to [...]

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

Readlikes for Non-Reads

One of the things I've learned to do in my time as a librarian is to recommend books to people. Like with so much else in life, there are no one-size-fits-all book recommendations. There is no such thing as a universally-loved book. So, in order to find the right fit for the person I'm recommending [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carnegie Questions: Get to Know Dan Pfalzgraf

Q: What’s your earliest memory of an art experience? Do you have any personal projects? Dan: My earliest art memories are from when I was six years old. I remember my sister teaching me the color wheel before I started first grade so I could impress the teacher with my knowledge on the first day [...]

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

Do Babies Need Books? Yes!

It might be surprising to learn that reading is important for all ages - even babies!  Although they might not be able to understand everything or listen for very long, reading to babies helps them develop in many ways. Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenan1/118458606/in/gallery-94151330@N00-72157625107943370/   It's always important to talk to your baby, and books give you something [...]

By | December 4th, 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

In Other Lands

  I read a book recently so fantastic that I made my best friend use her selection for our book club to pick it, just so I would have an excuse to read it again. It is called In Other Lands (2017, 437 pages) and it was written by Sarah Rees Brennan. It begins with [...]

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


  I hope you're having a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day. We are thankful for all of our library patrons! -- Abby Johnson, Collection Development Leader  

By | November 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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|2 Comments