Floyd County Marriage Records

It's that time of year again, for lineage societies and family reunions!  The Indiana Room has been receiving a lot of requests for records, marriage records being some of the most popular.  The Indiana Room has Floyd County marriage records on microfilm from 1817 to 1922.  These are searchable via print indexes located in the [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reading Rocks: Visit Us to Learn About Geology!

We’ve got a lot of great programs this summer including a weekly geology program and a dinosaur week, but we’ve also got cool geology and paleontology exhibits on display outside the Strassweg Auditorium.  Our geology exhibit was created by Hawk Hart of Marengo Caves.  This exhibit features a variety of artwork shaped from precious stones, [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reading Rocks Again: More Books for Summer Reading!

Last week, I posted a handful of great reads for older children. Today I've got some more books that rock, this time for the younger set. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael Lopez (2015). This gorgeous picture book inspired by real events tells the story of [...]

By | June 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reading Rocks: Great Books for Summer Reading!

This summer, our theme for the Summer Reading Club is Reading Rocks. Here are a handful of books great for middle schoolers who want to rock out this summer! Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly (2015; 296 pages). Middle school can be really tough. For Apple, who moved to Louisiana with her mother from the [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

How Do I Find Time to Read??

It's finally summer!  This is a great time of year to get some reading done, but if you're busy, it can seem hard to find the time.  Here are my favorite tips for getting your reading in this summer.  Bring a book with you.  Throw a book into your purse, car, beach bag, or backpack.  [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Reading Starts June 1!

It's our favorite time at the library: Summer Reading time!  This summer, Reading Rocks as we explore music, geology, dinosaurs, and more. And, of course, people of all ages can earn prizes for reading whatever you like. That's right: ALL AGES. Summer Reading is not just for kids! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creating Your Summer To-Read List

Having a list of books you want to read is a great way to help you read more. You never have to wonder "What should I read next?" if you've got a list handy. Just open up your list and pick something that looks interesting and you're good to go! Browse and add to your [...]

By | May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

All the Names They Used for God

I love short stories and I'll tell you why: good short stories are like little mini-novels. They transport you completely, immerse you in their world, and then they let you go. If you're a person who doesn't feel like you have time to read the latest novels, short stories are a great alternative. Short story [...]

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

How to Research the History of a House

Staff members working in the Indiana History Room are asked a variety of questions on a daily basis.  Many of these questions pertain to house history.  When was my house built?  Did anyone famous ever live in my house?  Was my house a grocery store in a past life?  How can I find out if [...]

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

Bone Wars!

Next month marks the release of the newest film in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original film.  Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World are both based on novels by the late Michael Crichton, whose first foray into the world of dinosaurs [...]

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