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World Creativity and Innovation Day

Today was designated World Creativity and Innovation Day by the United Nations.  Creativity and innovation are great ways to fight boredom while you're staying home.  They are also great ways to relieve anxiety and stress.  I like to journal or paint to relieve stress.  Now may be a good time to get back into that [...]

By | April 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Working from Home Help from Lynda.com

Who else here is new to working from home? I know for me it has definitely been a struggle some days. If you're struggling sometimes, too, your library has resources that can help. Lynda.com offers lots of great classes that might help you cope while working from home or social distancing. Try: Remote Work: Setting [...]

By | April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spring Into Reading

While we miss handing you your next favorite book and seeing your faces, the Library is offering a digital spring reading program so you can participate from home while practicing good social distancing! If 100 people join the Spring Into Reading Challenge, $100 will be donated to Hope Southern Indiana's food pantry. This reading challenge [...]

By | April 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carnegie Collection Highlight: John James Audubon’s “Barred Owl”

Among the treasures preserved at the Carnegie Center for Art and History is a single, very large page of what would become the most ambitious printed book ever created. Long before the internet, information storage for images and words came in the form of costly to produce books that were often works of art themselves. [...]

By | April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Voting During COVID-19

If you're wondering how you will vote in the upcoming election, you may like the information I have compiled: The Indiana Primary Election has been postponed to June 2, 2020 You can register to vote online using your driver’s license You may request an absentee ballot by calling voter registration at 812-948-5419 or emailing a request [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy Birthday Avatar!

A month and a half ago marked the 15th Anniversary of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender television series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.  The show won numerous awards, including a Genesis Award commending its raising awareness of animal issues.  Seasons 1 and 2 of this three-season series are currently available for download [...]

By | April 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learn Zoom with Lynda.com

Raise your hand if you're suddenly trying virtual meetings for the first time in your life. Me, too. If you want to set up virtual meetings with your friends and family but you're not sure where to start, your Library can help!   With free Lynda.com classes like Learn Zoom and Google Hangouts Essential Training, [...]

By | April 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brand New to Digital Books?

Are you brand new to digital books and not sure where to get started? Dust off that tablet or Kindle and let us help you access our digital materials! We have two services that provide free e-books to library patrons: Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla. Check out this post from our Public Services Librarian Teresa for more [...]

By | April 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Social Distancing with Audiobooks

Getting outside has been saving my sanity lately. These are anxious times and taking a break from working at home to get out of the house and walk around my neighborhood really lifts my spirits. Whenever my neighbor friend can't join me for a socially-distanced walk, I put on my audiobook and walk to my [...]

By | April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Indiana Children 5 and Under: Vote for the Firefly Award!

It's been my privilege and pleasure to serve on the committee for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award for the past few years.  Our committee accepts nominations of recently published books for young children and decides on a ballot of five excellent books that support the early literacy practices of reading, writing, singing, playing, and [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments