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Book Clubs

The library currently has three book clubs: a classics group, meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM; a mystery group, meeting on the third Tuesday at 7:00 PM; and a literary fiction group meeting at noon on the third Wednesday of the month. All book groups are free and open to [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Book Groups|0 Comments

Homeschooler Fridays

Friday mornings at the library are Homeschooler Fridays.  Every Friday at 10:30 we have an exciting hands-on activity or presenter.  So far this year we’ve made our own stop-motion animation movies, had a robot battle with Edison robots, played a variety of math games, enjoyed a board game day, learned about tools, tested out some [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Books by Latinx Authors

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and this is a great time to pick up a book written by a Latinx author. Here are a few of my favorites for kids of all ages. For the littles: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales (2013). If you have a wrestling fan [...]

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

Favorite Picture Books from Early 2019

I've been catching up on reading picture books from this year, and a few from early 2019 have caught my eye.  Here's what impressed me from a crop of books published earlier this year!   B is for Baby by Atinuke (2019) In this sweet adventure focusing on the letter "B," Baby has fallen into [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Review: Bloom (Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau)

Bloom is the story of Ari and his plans for moving to the city with his band and making a career in music. His parents want him to stay home and keep working in the Kyrkos’ family bakery. Ari’s older sister just got married and they’re not sure they can make it without Ari working there. But Ari has a plan: he’ll find someone who wants to be a baker and train them himself. Then he’ll be free to head to the big city and pursue his dreams. […]

By | September 26th, 2019|Reviews|0 Comments

Horror reads for Halloween fans who don’t usually read horror

With our neighbors decorating their homes for Halloween and planning their seasonal parties, spooky season is upon us! If you're not a longtime fan of horror authors like Stephen King and Ania Ahlborn, it can be tough to know what to pick up when you want to be scared. I've got you covered with some [...]

By | September 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ahoy, Matey! It Be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Arrrrr! September 19 be talk like a pirate day. If ye be hankerin' fer a bucketfull of great pirate books, take a gander at these! Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquist (2004). Jolly Roger is not like the other pirates. He smiles instead of scowls and the other pirates banish him belowdecks when there [...]

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

Knowing Your Government

Here is Your Indiana Government, a biennial publication of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is an excellent resource for learning about Indiana's government.  It contains: Descriptions and contact information for the various government offices throughout the state. An explanation of how the voting process works. An explanation of how the legislative process works. Links for [...]

By | September 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Register to VOTE!

THERE’S AN ELECTION COMING UP, and there’s a lot of things to do to get ready! It can be pretty overwhelming, and you might even be thinking it’s not even worth it. Well, all the friendly staff here at the library can make it easy for you. Here is all the information that you need [...]

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

Mix-It-Up Monday

Join us for Mix-It-Up Monday, a weekly teen program on Monday nights from 5:30-7 PM.  The first Monday of the month is our Teen Advisory Board meeting and the last Monday is typically our Anime Club meeting, but we'll be doing a variety of programs on the other nights of the month (come to our [...]

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