February 2003 NEWSLETTER
we receive new seed and garden catalogs, we place them on the new materials
carts by the adult circulation desk.
They may be checked out!
Help us “think spring” and “think expansion.”
know that we and our customers will get tired of construction, dust, noise, and
disruption for thirteen months (June 2003 through June 2004), but right now we
are so very excited at the prospect of additional space for materials, services,
and programs. There
is still time to give us your ideas…we expect the floor plans and exterior to
be finalized by March 10.
is not too late to sign up for and participate in the winter reading programs in
both the adult and youth departments…the youth program runs through Feb. 14
and the adult program through March 28.
Let’s see how many books we can read this winter.
Books-on-tape and books-on-cd count too!
Thorntown Chapter of the Scribblers’ Guild continues to meet on the first
Wednesday of each month, 7-9:00 p.m.
The rules are simple:
Write something. This may be a poem, essay, short story—bring it to
share—we’ll make copies for everyone to read as you read your piece to the
may ask for cheers or a critique…this is a very kind group that encourages
ages may participate.
BOXES NEED LININGS
the winter is still frightful, we want to make progress on lining the wood cases
for our 53 puppets made by artisan Bob Gillan.
We have the materials, but we need helping hands.
Join us from 7-9:00 p.m. (or any part of that time) on Wednesday, January
Workshops for Youth
Endres is back again to hold ceramic workshops from 4-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.
11 and Wednesday, February 12.
Ceramic heart pendants will be painted just in time for Valentine’s
will hold classes for third graders and older on the 11th and for
kindergartner’s to second graders on the 12th.
Please wear old clothes for this workshop.
Cost of the workshop is $1.50 and may be paid on the 11th or
Register by visiting the library’s youth department or by calling
Windows 95, 98 and ME – Feb. 10, 8-10 a.m.
Have you noticed that we have created a “computer lab” in the adult
this “Basic Windows” class for users of 95, 98, and ME, Technology Assistant
Linda White will teach the Desktop:
What is it?
Right and left mouse clicking, setting up different users, organizing and
creating file folders, changing your desktop’s appearance, and managing your
hard drive. Classes are limited to five people.
There is no charge, but call the library to pre-register, please.
Basic Email w/ Outlook Express – Feb. 24, 8-10 a.m. This class
will include setting up an email account with Outlook, setting up options
(stationery, fonts, business cards, signatures, maintenance, etc.) reading
email, replying, forwarding, filing, and deleting email, creating new folders,
managing your address book, sending email attachments, etc.
Classes are limited to five people; call to pre-register.
On the 2nd Tuesday of each month you are invited to join others at the library to play chess from 7-9 p.m. Adults and youth are invited but we ask that youth under 12 have a parent or guardian with them. If you have your own chess set you are welcome to bring it. The library will have a couple of sets for those who don’t own one. The first chess night will be Feb. 11, 7-9:00 p.m.
the library calendar for many other opportunities at your Thorntown Public
Books for Winter Reading
Johns Hopkins Guide to Diabetes for Today and
Tomorrow” – a large print book
that includes sections on understanding and controlling diabetes, living with
it, and complications. A doctor who
is past president of the American Diabetes Association commented, “I have read
just about every book on diabetes written for persons with diabetes, their
families, and the general public, and not one comes close to matching this
Farm Equipment Guide 2003”
a comprehensive source of serial numbers, specifications and pricing information
on tractors, corn heads, grain heads, balers, spreaders, crawler tractors,
cotton pickers & strippers, planters, skid loaders, combines, windrowers,
and drills.” This two-volume
paperback is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer from AGCO to John Deere and
Kasten to Zetor. An intriguing book
for those intrigued by farm equipment!
Best American NonRequired Reading”
is aimed at the 15- to 25-year old audience and is a compilation of stories and
articles from magazines and newspapers of 2001.
The editors are asking for the best nonrequired reading from 2002 for a
volume to be released late in 2003. The
story “Please Don’t Kill the Freshman” includes the writer’s thoughts on
being a teenager, “We go to a double feature at a cheesy theater in the ghetto
part of the suburbs. I remember
being little and thinking that the teenagers who sat in the back row were
obnoxious and stupid and I never wanted to be like them,
I am, now. We laugh and rest
our feet on the back of the seats. We
throw candy and poke each other. I
wonder how long I can do this before I am the adult sitting in front of myself,
rolling my eyes and just wanting to watch the movie.”
DNA Kits Available for Parents/Grandparents
library has several DNA kits left to give away to interested parents and others
who wish to have a means of providing police and sheriff’s department
personnel with a positive
means of identifying missing children. The
DNA saliva swap is stored in your home freezer and
only used if needed. Obviously, we
hope the need never arises, but the kits have been provided by the sheriff’s
department for any who wish them.
a complete listing of New Materials (videos, books-on-tape/CD, fiction and
non-fiction books, CD's, DVD's, etc. please check out the library's website
SUGGESTIONS FOR OUR LIBRARY FROM
Building Our Future on the Foundation of the Past:
Planning calls for the library to break ground in June for a 10,000 square foot addition to the 1914 Carnegie library. The preliminary rendering of the Market Street entrance is subject to change, as are the floor plans that are being developed, but progress is being made daily.
Library Planning Advisory Committee
are always open to suggestions for programs and services you would like offered
by your library.
Updated 27 January 2003 / llw