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Melissa

/Melissa Wiseheart

About Melissa Wiseheart

Likes: science fiction and fantasy books and movies, genealogy, history, geography, cooking, journaling, playing Age of Empires, and a bunch of other nerdy things that are too many to list. Dislikes: spicy food, avocados, cold weather, country music, birds, the beach, snowmen, and a host of other things that are basically phobias.

Are you into video games and need reading recommendations?

As some of you know, I am currently working on my Masters in Library and Information Science.  One of my class assignments was to choose a young adult magazine and provide reading recommendations for people who read that magazine and would like to read something within their interests.  I chose Game Informer.  It's our newest [...]

By | April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family History for Kids

Are you looking for ways to interest your kids in family history?  We are having Family History for Kids at the Galena Digital Library on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  Click here to register and find out more about it!  This class will include a make your own family tree craft.  If you'd like to get [...]

By | March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Growing Up

I just finished reading Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder (2017, 269 pages) for a class discussion.  I chose this book because it was praised by Kelly Regan Barnhill, the author of another book I read and loved.  At first, I thought it was a delightful fantasy novel about an island and the mysteries of what [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you manga?

I've been watching anime for years, but have only recently begun reading manga.  The first manga series I read was Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki (2010, 200 pages).  I chose this one because I had watched the anime and I wanted to see if it differed in any way.  It definitely did!  There's a lot [...]

By | January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Traditions

Christmas is a bittersweet holiday for me.  My grandma always made so many cookies and homemade donuts for Christmas.  When I was old enough, I helped her with the cookies. My two favorites are Springerles and German Sour Cream Twists.  However, I didn't always like Springerles.  When I was a kid, I tried one and [...]

By | December 18th, 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

Do You Journal? (Or, Would You Like to Start?)

I journal.  I have since I was old enough to write.  I have a tendency toward traditional journaling, but I'm always wanting to try new things with my journaling.  I tried bullet journaling a couple of years ago but, while it has its uses, it didn't quite work for me.  Recently, I came across Rebecca [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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

Do you want to research your family history, but don’t know where to start?

Join us in September for Beginning Genealogy!  We will have classes every Wednesday in September from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Indiana History Room.  Due to limited seating, registration is required. Click here to register! Courses will cover the following: Wednesday, September 5th - Getting Started – You will learn what forms are used for genealogy [...]

By | August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you looking for an ancestor, or an old business in New Albany?

City directories are one of the Indiana Room's most frequently used resources.  They contain information on residences and businesses within the city limits for the given year.  This can be a great way to find out when a business operated here.  It can also be used as an alternative to a census.  Our earliest city [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments