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Rare Morrison Paintings Head to Conservator

George W. Morison (1820-1893), New Albany’s resident artist in the 1800s, is best-known for painting the iconic landscapes of Southern Indiana and portraits of prominent Ohio River Valley citizens. The largest collection of his paintings is held by the Carnegie Center for Art and History, a branch of the Floyd County Library, including the beloved [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dusting off the Classics

You may or may not know that the library has been working with Indiana University Southeast for the last year to revisit classic works of literature you may have read in school or may have only heard about, and dig in to what they're really about. This month, we will be hosting an online-only version [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s the Deal with Hoopla?

In these difficult times, Hoopla has offered us two ways to help you get more out of the service: we've extended your monthly borrow limit from 8 to 12, and they've also introduced a collection that won't count against your monthly borrows, called the "bonus borrows".  We're really excited to share these services with you [...]

By | April 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Circular Staircase (Mary Roberts Rinehart)

Today, your library is starting something new. We had plans to start a new online book group, but the current coronavirus issue has caused us to (at least temporarily) move all our book groups online. The first one to go active is Death on the Shelf, our mystery and thriller group. After some thought, we [...]

By | April 2nd, 2020|Book Groups|0 Comments

Day @ the Beach STEM – DIY

If you’d like to host your own “Day at the Beach STEM” at home, there are lots of things you can do. Never underestimate all the things you can find on Pinterest. I find so many great programming ideas there. You can always follow me on my pinterest where I found all of these resources [...]

By | March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Miss Your Favorite Magazines

Did you know that your library offers digital magazines? Simply visit our Flipster site (or follow the link to Downloadable Magazines on our main website) and log in with your library card number. Don't have a library card? You can sign up online with our Online Borrower Registration and get access right away! With Flipster, [...]

By | March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Barney Bright Sculptures: Self-Guided Walking Tour, Downtown New Albany

Looking for a nice, art-filled walk in a safe, historic downtown setting? You know the fresh air and exercise will do you good! Three important Barney Bright bronzes are now in New Albany, all within easy walking distance of the Floyd County Library. While the streets may by temporarily quiet, the civic pride and community [...]

By | March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 movies available right now on Hoopla!

The library provides a service called Hoopla, available to Floyd County residents with a valid library card. During our pandemic-related closure, you can get a temporary library card number here and instantly gain access to all the library's online resources. If you're stuck at home and looking for some things to watch, use your eight [...]

By | March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions

Although the library is closed, that doesn't stop people from needing help they might usually get from the library. If you'd like some direction toward resources we normally point you toward, I've got a post for you! For some of the below resources, you may need a library card; click here and follow the instructions [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Binge-Watching and Binge-Reading

My husband and I were practicing our social distancing this weekend by staying in and binge-watching a little Netflix. We stumbled on the show I Am Not Okay With This and devoured all seven episodes. Imagine my delight to find that the show is based on a comic and it's available to check out on [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments