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

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