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Finding Frankenstein

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Indiana Humanities group has created the One State/One Story: Frankenstein initiative to encourage Hoosiers to celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite monsters by reading the book and attending many Frankenstein-related events.  The Floyd County Library will be hosting [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Full Steam Ahead: A Steamboat Race Joins the Carnegie Collection

The Carnegie Center for Art and History recently accessioned—or added to the permanent collection—A Steamboat Race on the Mississippi, a painting by well-known New Albany artist Ferdinand Graham Walker. (Fig. 1) The gift came from Bruce Webster of Columbia, Maryland. How, and why, does a painting in Columbia, Maryland find its way to the Carnegie [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Genealogy?

Photo courtesy of growinglittleleaves.com. Join us on Monday, September 24, 2018 for What Is Genealogy?, an introductory family history program for kids!  It is geared towards children in second to fourth grades.  Registration is required. Click here to register! This program is located in the Strassweg Auditorium from 5:00 to 5:45 pm.  Participants will [...]

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

Great Books for Middle Schoolers

This week and next week our library staff are visiting Scribner Middle School to share some booktalks with their students. If you're looking for a book for a middle-schooler, you might want to choose one of the books we're featuring!   Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (2018; 355 pages). This [...]

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


Vox by Christina Dalcher (2018; 326 pages): In a near-future America, women can only speak 100 words per day... Jean never thought it could happen. Now she wears a mandatory word counter on her wrist that doles out electric shocks if she speaks more than her allotted 100. Worse, her six-year-old daughter must wear one, [...]

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

The Importance of Agitation

This year, I was the juror for the 2018 Bluegrass Biennial which was held at the Golding-Yang Gallery at Morehead State University. The Biennial serves an important need that allows artists from across Kentucky an opportunity to share their work alongside their peers from across the state. It also provides a great opportunity for audiences [...]

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

Pumpkin Spice Latte Season

It's after Labor Day! That means it's officially PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE SEASON. I asked some of my librarian pals: If a Pumpkin Spice Latte were a book, what book would it be? Here's what they said: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (2014; 337 pages). This is a book that will warm you up [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

  September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! Did you know your library card can be used for some INCREDIBLE things? Tune in to our Facebook page during the month of September to see what superpowers your library card has! What do you love to use YOUR library card for? -- Abby Johnson, Collection [...]

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

A Gathering of Secrets

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo (2018; 308 pages). Also available on audiobook CD. Series: Kate Burkholder #10 I read this series and have loved it from the beginning. The setting is in a fictional town called Painters Mill, which is in Ohio, but it is definitely based on real towns in this area. [...]

By | August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books to Take You to Another World!

One of my favorite books, Patrick Ness's The Knife of Never Letting Go (2008, 479 pages), is ten years old this year! It tells the story of Todd, the youngest boy in a town of only men. Because of something that happened long ago, shortly after colonists arrived on this new planet, there are no women [...]

By | August 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments