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Looking Back: Books on History

The end of the year is a good time to take stock of our past. It's also the time every "best books of the year" list comes out. In honor of this happy convergence, here are some of the best books of the year in the field of history. The Five: The Untold Lives of [...]

By | December 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot (1939; 64 pages) Some cats "are sane and some are mad / and some are good and some are bad / and some are better and some are worse / but all may be described in verse."  Apart from offering practical advice on how to name [...]

By | December 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

His Dark Materials

Have you been watching His Dark Materials on HBO? I have! And this is one of my favorites fantasy series of all times. If you've been watching or hearing about the series, you might want to pick up the books (they are awesome!). Start with the original trilogy: The Golden Compass (published in England as The [...]

By | December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Programming for All Ages

Are you getting into the Christmas spirit?  Here are some upcoming library programs happening at The Floyd County Library for the holiday season.   First Friday Concert: Silken Strings Ensemble and New Albany Community Choir Friday, December 6 12-12:30 PM All ages No registration required Free lunchtime concert series held the first Friday of the [...]

By | December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Books We’re Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving from your library! I reached out to our blogging team to ask them about books they're thankful for so we could share them with you today. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater (2017, 305 pages). Also available on downloadable e-book [...]

By | November 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pulitzer Prize Winners with Books on Harvey Weinstein

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism was awarded jointly to the publications The New York Times and The New Yorker, for reporting on the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct allegations. Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who wrote the winning work for the New York Times, published a book on the story, She Said, on [...]

By | November 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Audiobooks are Alright.

It’s 2019, and there is so much technology! This is even true for the library world - access to books has never been easier. This is especially great for people with different learning styles. As a Librarian who has worked with mostly children for several years, I can say that audiobooks have been especially helpful [...]

By | November 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s the oldest thing in the Indiana Room?

I am often asked what the oldest thing is in the Indiana History Room.  I've worked in this room for several years and I still can't say with any certainty.  However, as I have been relabeling books, I did come across one that is the oldest I've seen so far.  Carver's Travels Through the Interior [...]

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

Child of St. Kilda

Child of St. Kilda by Beth Waters (2019) is a book that really captured my imagination. This nonfiction picture book introduces us to the community of the island of Hirta in the St. Kilda islands about 100 miles off the coast of Scotland. This remote community was so removed from mainland civilization that they did [...]

By | November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

November is a time that Americans take a step back and look at all we are thankful for. We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell (Cherokee) and illustrated by Frane Lessac is a wonderful book to share with children to reflect on all that we are thankful for and to celebrate Native American History Month. [...]

By | November 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments