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Join us for a Hispanic Heritage Fiesta at the library!


Attention patrons!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.  September is Hispanic Heritage Month because several Latin American countries including Mexico gained their independence in the month of September.  To celebrate we are having a fiesta on Saturday, September 6th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   We will have music, a Mexican dance troupe – Arcoiris Latino, food, activities for kids, door prizes, and a piñata.  Join us for an afternoon of fun!

 

For more information call the Reference Services Desk at 812-949-3523.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center


HobbiesCraftsRC_Masthead_WebThe Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a complete collection of information covering virtually every hobby and leisure activity. It offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World and many more. It includes:

  • Full Text for more than 1,500 magazines and books
  • Access to more than 720 videos
  • Over 160 hobby profiles
  • More than 3,000 recipes from various health organizations

Categories covered include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Collecting
  • Home & Garden
  • Indoor Recreation
  • Kids’ Crafts
  • Model Building
  • Needlecrafts & Textiles
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Performing Arts
  • Science & Technology
  • Scrapbooking & Papercrafts

The Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is provided by the library for our patrons. All you need is your library card!

August Make It-Take It: Greeting Cards


It’s that time again! Time for the August Make It-Take It Event at the NAFC Library!

This month we will show you how to reuse or remake cards from those special occasions!

Make It-Take It: Greeting Cards is scheduled for Monday, August 18th at 6:00pm in the Stressweg Auditorium. The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is proud to host Lynn Quire, from Good Garbage Creative Reuse Center, as she provides us with creative ideas that will help you transform that stack into homemade cards!

This event is free, but registration is required. Please visit or call the reference desk at 812-949-3523 to register. Space is limited.

 

See you there!

Join us for a vegetarian cook off!


Who’s hungry, New Albany? 

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting a Vegetarian COOK-OFF on Wednesday, August 27th at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Entrants should bring prepared vegetarian recipes in a 13X9 casserole /or equivalent dish. Please bring a copy of the recipe to share with the other attendees.  Four prizes will be awarded:  1st, 2nd and 3rd place as selected by the judges and one by the attendees.  Everyone is invited to sample and vote for the best vegetarian entree.  Registration is required for entrants only.  All others are invited to come and enjoy. 

Contact the Reference Services Desk at 949-3523 to register. Join us for a taste of some of the best vegetarian dishes around!

Yum!

Everyone Can Benefit from referenceUSA


Working womanOne of the many databases your library has available to members is referenceUSA. Everyone can benefit from referenceUSA:

  • Job Seekers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business Owners

Use the Business Database to:

  • Conduct job searches
  • Look for sales leads
  • Find new business opportunities
  • Locate out-of-town companies
  • Find key business people contact information
  • Locate suppliers
  • Analyze competitors

Rely on the Residential Data to:

  • Plan weddings or family reunions
  • Organize class reunions
  • Find neighbors or long-lost friends

Search the Consumer Lifestyle Database to:

  • Conduct market research
  • Target new customers
  • Discover customer preferences
  • View prospective individual customer demographics
  • Analyze community demographics
  • Identify new residents in a specific area

Give referenceUSA a try by following the link. If you’re outside the library, you’ll need to sign in with your library card number and your PIN.

Remember, if you have any questions or need help using referenceUSA, just give us a call at (812) 949-3523. We’ll be glad to answer your questions.

August Meet-and-Mingle: Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft


Identity Theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. Learn how to protect yourself. 

 

DON’T BE A VICTIM: Protect Yourself from Scams and Identity Theft

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting the monthly Midday Meet & Mingle at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 4thin the Strassweg Auditorium.  Mandala Moyo, from the AARP Fraud Network, will speak on Don’t Be aVictim: Protect Yourself from Scams and Identity Theft.  Learn about the latest scams and frauds done through the mail, the phone and the internet; techniques used by fraudsters; and more!  Join us for refreshments and coffee!

Questions, visit or call the Reference Services Desk at 949-3523.

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August 2014 NAFC Library Computer Classes!


August is a great time to learn!

Did you know that the New Albany-Floyd County Public library is a great place to brush up on your skills? More importantly, for FREE? NAFCPL offers free classes frequently for essential programs like Microsoft Word or Excel (various skill levels) or even just a class on Internet basics!

Spaces are limited and registration is required, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to brush up on your skills today!.

NAFCPL August Computer Classes 2014

Call 812-949-3523 for more information or to register.

Do you love FREE music? Listen up!


Music/FREEGAL

 

Do you love FREE music?

The staff at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library sure do! That’s why they are letting you in on a little secret  called Freegal!

What is Freegal?

That’s a great question! Freegal is FREE downloadable music service provided to you by the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library!

If you have ever used any streaming music service, we encourage you to try Freegal today! You are able to download music to your personal computer or smartphone for absolutely nothing!

The only requirement is that you have a current library card that is in good standing. Even better? Each track that you download is yours to keep permanently!

Read more on How to get a NAFC Public Library Card.

I have a library card. Now what?

Just visit NAFC Library’s website and click on “books and more”. From there, just click on “downloadable music” and you will be on your way to downloading your free songs in no time!

If you have any questions about how to obtain a library card or about using Freegal, please visit or contact the Circulation Desk at 812-944-8464.

 

 

Learn at the Library! Computer Classes for July 2014


Hey New-Albany and Floyd County!

 

Did you know that the New Albany-Floyd County Public library is a great place to learn? More importantly, for FREE? NAFCPL offers free classes frequently for essential programs like Microsoft Word or Excel (various skill levels) or even just a class on Internet basics!

Spaces are limited and registration is required, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity to brush up on your skills today!.

NAFCLibrary_July2014 Computer Classes

Call 812-949-3523 for more information or to register.

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A Night of Mexican Music has been rescheduled


A Night of Mexican Music has been postponed.

The event scheduled for July 7th has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will join us on the new date, once it has been announced.

-NAFC Library Staff