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Anatomy of an Escape Room

We can’t reveal all the elements of our escape room before the program starts, but here’s a sneak peek at our “Escape from Frankenstein’s Lab!” on Tuesday, October 9.  There are six half-hour sessions to choose from between 1-4 PM that day.  Tweens and teens in grades 4-12 are welcome to register for the session [...]

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

It’s Alive! Join our One State One Story read of Frankenstein

This October, the Floyd County Library is participating in Indiana's One State, One Story read of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. We're hosting many events throughout October that focus on Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and science. Join us! Take a look at our event calendar for October programs for many different ages. You can check out a [...]

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

It’s Alive! Robotics & Biomimicry

In the Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian poem written about four thousand years ago, the wild man Enkidu is raised by animals and lives in harmony with the beasts around him until he encounters his first human being.  After he discovers civilization he finds the animals shun him and refuse to let him back [...]

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

Spooky Puppet Show

Although it's only loosely tied to our Frankenstein-related programs, we hope you'll join us for our Spooky Puppet Show on Tuesday, October 2 at 2 PM!  It’s the perfect amount of slightly scary without being too overwhelming for preschoolers.  We’re going to kick things off with an adaptation of I Will Surprise My Friend! by [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program Oct 2

Human trafficking is an issue that affects many in our community, yet it is one we don't talk about much. Awareness is a vital tool in the protection of our most vulnerable populations. When interested parties know what to look out for, these crimes are more often accurately reported to authorities with the ability to [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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