August 2005 NEWSLETTER
Volume 10, No.
6


ADULT READER/‘TRAVELERS’ COMPLETE PROGRAM

Forty people participated in Read Across America, the Adult Summer Reading Program. Prizes were awarded to top readers and most states ‘visited’ in their reading in five categories. The winners in the categories were:

25 and under: 1st prize to Jordan Baire who read 29 books and traveled to 24 states; 2nd prize to Bethany Baire, 15 books, 10 states.
Women aged 26-55: 1st prize to Angela Rabenstein who read 27 books and visited 27 states; 2nd prize to Sandy Baire, 22 books, 21 states; and 3rd prize to Carolyn West, 16 books, 14 states visited.
Men aged 26-55: Dan Hawkins who read 7 books, and traveled to 4 states.
Women aged 56 and over: 1st prize to Karen Niemeyer with 25 books, and 13 states; 2nd prize to Jill Kelley, 21 books, 11 states; 3rd prize to Betty Maze for 16 books , 12 states.
Men aged 56 and over: 1st prize to Jerry Adams who read 5 books and visited 3 states; 2nd prize to Jim Miner, 4 books, 3 states.

Winners who have not yet claimed their Reading and Travel prizes may do so. Reading prizes consisted of auto mugs, tool sets, cosmetic bags, and drink coolers. The travel prizes were Road Atlases donated by Teresa Susong State Farm Insurance Agency. All participants who turn in their reading record may claim small prizes consisting of 2005-2006 Indiana Road Maps, a wallet calendar, and a library logo pen. Congratulations to the winners!

VIDEO AND DVD CARE TIPS

You may have noticed a bright pink sticker on the library’s videos. Each time a video is returned, it is cleaned with a machine which counts the errors, and the date of cleaning is written on the pink sticker. Many times the errors are insignificant to the enjoyment of the movie, sometimes occurring near the beginning of the film only. We appreciate customers who maintain a clean VCR. If you experience problems with the movies, please let us know the nature of the problem. Special tip: always store your movies with the filled side down in the case, as gravity can cause a tape which is not played often to lose its tension on the spool. Videos should be stored in upright position.

We do not yet own a professional DVD cleaning machine, and will only clean DVD’s that appear to be defective. Handle DVD’s only by the edges. Do not ever stack discs together. DVD’s can be gently cleaned with a soft lintless cloth, (silky), by applying a special DVD cleaning solution, going from center to the edge, center to the edge, center to the edge. Never make circular sweeps or go side to side on a DVD. Careful handling and letting the staff know if there is a problem with the picture will help make our DVD collection last longer. Research has shown that DVD’s are not as indestructible as first thought!

One final tip: Be especially careful of all kinds of media in hot cars, or in very cold cars. The cases are fragile and can easily warp or shatter. We are replacing some cases for Books on Tape that have warped so badly they will not close. This means they are sitting at the repair desk, and not available to you, the customer.

New Scanner/Color Copier

We now have a document/image scanner that the public can use. On August 3 the library leased a new Xerox scanner/copier/printer for public use. Items may be scanned at the Xerox station and retrieved from one of our computers in the lab. The image may be saved to a diskette, CD, or jump drive. If you have a web mail account you can also e-mail the image to yourself or to another person with e-mail. There is no charge for scanning but staff must scan for viruses all storage devices before they may be used. There are handouts at the adult circulation desk with directions on how to use the Xerox station and retrieve images.

We also have the capability to make colored copies for the public with the new Xerox station. Copies are $.25 each on plain paper. If you wish to use photo paper you must furnish it for your project. The color price of $.25 is charged if even a small amount of color is used. Black-and-white copies remain ten cents per page; instructions for printing in black-and-white are posted by each computer.

We are happy to offer these improved services and save money for the library at the same time. We have traded in some old higher maintenance copiers/scanners and are taking advantage of the decreased cost of newer technology. We think you will be impressed with the color capability—we are!

Local History

The Guinn Local History/Genealogy Room received a donation of Clinton County, Indiana, and other area books, these books have been cataloged and placed in the Guinn Room for use by the public.

The books below may be checked out for use at home.

Indiana Source Books, Vols. 1-6 – GEN 929.3772 IND
Early Life and Times in Boone Co. Indiana – GEN 977.2 HAR
What Happened Grandpa? – W. Whisler – GEN 929.102 WHI

The following books have been added to our reference collection for use in the Guinn Room.

Early Pennsylvania Land Records – GEN REF 929.3 EAR
Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in Indiana – GEN REF 929.3 GUI
Marion County, Indiana, Records Miscellanea – GEN REF 929.3 MAR
Indiana Sources for Genealogical Research – GEN REF 929.3 MIL
Retro1935 – GEN REF 977.202 RET 1935
Montgomery County Remembers – GEN REF 977.248 MON
Frankfort City Directory, 1946, 49, 52, 54, 57, 65, 70, 75, 85, 89, 90 –GEN REF 910 FRA

New on our website

This month we have added several local photos to our website at http://www.bccn.boone.in.us/tpl/genealogy/localphotos.htm. We have not identified all of the photos, if you have any information about any of the photos please contact Linda White at the library.

RECYCLING:
We have removed our recycling boxes from the library vestibule, but we still accept torn, tattered flags for proper disposal by American Legion Post #218, Thorntown, and we accept empty/used inkjet cartridges. The cartridges are shipped off by the Friends of the Library in return for cash that is used to help provide programs for the library. We are looking for a Friends member who would be willing to seal a full box of cartridges and call Fed-Ex for pickup. Library staff have been handing this responsibility. The cartons are provided to us at no cost, as is the shipping fee. The box may be sealed and left at the library for pickup. All that is required is monitoring to box to see when it is getting full, taping, and phoning. Is there a volunteer? A special thanks to Charlene Vernon, who recycles weekly the library’s discarded newspapers and to Virginia Hart, who recycled pill bottles. As of July 22 we ceased collecting pill bottles and hope you will recycle them appropriately elsewhere.

WANTED: SURPRISE LILIES
Do you have extra surprise lilies that you would be willing to share? After watching the lovely displays of them this summer, we have decided that fifty or so at the library’s west entrance would make a lovely show in future years. We would welcome any donations if you have extra surprise lilies and could share.

GARDENING HELP WANTED
Do you wish for the opportunity to pull weeds and deadhead blossoms? If so, contact Karen for a volunteer spot at the library. We keep most weeds under control with chemicals but could use a weeder and deadheader. Time required? About 30 minutes per week. We could also use someone to help with watering. We did cut from the building budget an irrigation system and appreciate the money saved, but our plants still need a drink every few days. Soaker hoses help with part of it, but a little time weekly spent watering in specific areas is still desirable. Our plants will thank you for helping them add beauty to the community.

WINDOW WASHERS WANTED
If you are one of those rare persons who considers window washing fun and would like to wash the tip-in windows of the library, we could use a volunteer. No outside ladder work involved—we shall continue to hire that done. However, two hours per week moving through all windows and then starting over would keep our windows sparkling. We’ll show you our squeegee, streak-free technique and provide tools and cleaning solution—you provide the labor!

Youth Cook
Youth Cook had 14 children in attendance on Wed. July 6th. We made Five-Minute Fudge, which was delicious. We also made Southern Pralines, which turned into Praline Soup. We will have to perfect that one another time! The children happily spooned out of the saucepan the Praline Soup, and ate it. We celebrated two birthdays this month: Amanda Woodard and Mary Schmucker with birthday cake. Youth Cook will break for the month of August. We will resume on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Many thanks to local lawyer Debbie Smith and library staffer Mary Schmucker for coaching this energetic group. If you have never seen 13 youth and 2 adults in the same kitchen, it is a sight to behold. The shape of our kitchen is proving to be just as useful as we planned it to be: children and adults in wheelchairs and walkers are able to use the kitchen, as can groups. This would not have been the case had we planned a typical library kitchenette, which is a long, narrow galley. We are so glad our architects listened to our needs.


Thorntown Red Hatters Organized

Through the Library, a group of ladies have organized a Red Hat chapter for Thorntown. Named T-Town Ever-Ready-Hatters, the group received the official Charter, on July 25, 2005. Additional members are welcome. Dues are $2.00.

The original Red Hat Society was started as a group for women over 50 who enjoy dressing in purple outfits and red hats. The outfits were inspired by the line from the poem “Warning” by Jenny Joseph that begins “When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple with a red hat…” Younger sisters, who have yet to turn 50, are affectionately called Pink Hatters and dress in lavender outfits and pink hats. Together the ladies celebrate the joys of aging gracefully—and playfully. What does a Red Hat Society do? Nothing…and anything! The T-Town Ever-Ready-Hatters have been to the Indianapolis Zoo, had lunch at Stookey’s during the Chatauqua Days, had a lovely Tea Party hosted by ‘Queen Mary’ (Mary Robinson) and are meeting to put together a float for the Festival of the Turning Leaves Parade. The next outing will be an Indians Baseball game on August 19. Red Hatters have learned that growing old can be fun and frivolous.

For more information, call the library at 436-7348, and ask to talk with Cathi Jackson, Fern Miner, Mary Schmucker, or Chris Hawkins.

BOOK SALE
The September 24-25 Festival of the Turning Leaves book sale is rapidly approaching. We need: good, clean, used books, magazines, videos
volunteers to work two-hour shifts at our booth (usually in front of Stookey’s), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25.
If you have materials to donate, please bring them to the library and use the elevator to move them to second floor storage. We have flat carts and two-wheelers and will help unload your vehicle.

CALLIGRAPHY CLASS SCHEDULED
Gene Ryan will again teach Beginning Calligraphy at the Library. The fee with be $20 for three sessions, 7-8:00 p.m., October 4, 11, and 18. Participants must provide their own pens, and Gene recommends “Manuscript” calligraphy sets (available at Michael’s and containing one or more pens with three or more nibs and ink cartridges) or “Elegant Writer” in fine point black, available at Hobby Lobby. Manuscript paper and training handouts will be provided. Call to register and pay the fee before October 4: 436-7348.

The Quilt Bus is Coming
The only Indiana appearance of the Quilt Bus will be on Monday, September 19, 2005. Kris Dreissen and family have a love of quilts, educating about quilts, and love to pass on the trade. Quilt Bus is centered in New York, and only makes Midwest trips about once a year. The Quilt Bus will be located in front of the library for the day and evening, and you can shop on the bus for your quilting needs. During the day, Kris will present a Hands-on program about Strip Quilting. If you bring your sewing machine and the supplies, she will guide you in turning some of your scraps into new projects. During the afternoon, she will demonstrate a variety of quilt techniques, and even experienced quilters can learn some new techniques. In the evening, a program called The Dating Game will be presented. Bring your quilts in for information about their age, techniques used, and other pertinent information. Kris encourages bringing lots of quilts in for her lecture. There will be more information coming in the September newsletter and flyers are available. Help us spread the word—this is a unique opportunity to learn from an expert. Provide us an address if you wish us to mail a flier to someone. To date, two home extension clubs plan to meet at the library that evening in order to take part in the program; there is space for more groups.

New Scanner/Color Copier
We now have a document/image scanner that the public can use. On August 3 the library leased a new Xerox scanner/copier/printer for public use. Items may be scanned at the Xerox station and retrieved from one of our computers in the lab. The image may be saved to a diskette, cd, or jump drive. If you have a web mail account you can also email the image to yourself or to another person with email. There is no charge for scanning but staff must scan for viruses all storage devices before they may be used.. There are handouts at the adult circulation desk with directions on how to use the Xerox station and retrieve images.

We also have the capability to make colored copies for the public with the new Xerox station. Copies are $ .25 each on plain paper. If you wish to use photo paper you must furnish it for your project. The color price of $.25 is charged if even a small amount of color is used. Black-and-white copies remain ten cents per page; instructions for printing in black-and-white are posted by each computer.

We are happy to offer these improved services and save money for the library at the same time. We have traded in some old higher maintenance copiers/scanners and are taking advantage of the decreased cost of newer technology. We think you will be impressed with the color capability—we are!

Adult Videotapes

* I Will Fight No More, Forever – NR – VHS FIC SAM
* Shaft’s Big Score – R – VHS FIC SHA

Adult Fiction

* Homeward My Heart – J. Pella – CH FIC PEL
* Boo Who – R. Gutteridge – CH FIC GUT
* Boo – R. Gutteridge – CH FIC GUT
* Breaker’s Reef – T. Blackstock – CH FIC BLA
* London Refrain – B. Thoene – CH FIC THO
* Paris Encore – B. Thoene – CH FIC THO
* Dunkirk Crescendo – B. Thoene – CH FIC THO
* A, B, C, - S. Grafton – MYS FIC GRA
* The Sugar Camp Quilt – J. Chiaverini – FIC CHI
* The Shop on Blossom Street – D. Macomber – FIC MAC
* A Change of Heart – P. Gulley – FIC GUL
* The Priest – F. Rivers – CH FIC RIV
* Nobody’s Safe – R. Steinberg – MYS FIC STE
* Death of a Fool – N. Marsh – MYS FIC MAR
* Deep Fathom – J. Rollins – FIC ROL
* Praying for Sleep – J. Deaver – FIC DEA
* A Simple Plan – S. Smith – FIC SMI
* High Country Bride – L. Miller – PAP FIC MIL
* Apollo 13 – J. Lovell – FIC LOV
* The Bride of Black Douglas – E. Coffman – PAP FIC COF
* The Soul Catcher – A. Kava – FIC KAV
* Kissed by Shadows – J. Feather – PAP FIC FEA
* The Coffin Dancer – J. Deaver – MYS FIC DEA
* The Horse Soldier – M. Lovelace – PAP FIC LOV
* The Wood Beyond – R. Hill – MYS FIC HIL
* The Detective Wore Silk Drawers – P. Lovesey – FOC LOV
* Picture Me Dead – H. Graham – PAP FIC GRA
* Tracking Time – L. Glass – FIC GLA
* Capitol Scandal – S. Gregory – FIC GRE
* Highland Destiny – H. Howell – LP FIC HOW
* Improbable Cause – J. Jance – LP FIC JAN
* The Calhouns: Catherine – N. Roberts – LP FIC ROB
* In the Prince’s Bed – S. Jeffries – LP FIC JEF
* Club Dead – C. Harris – LP FIC HAR
* The Last Gunfighter: Violent Sunday – W. Johnstone – LP FIC JOH
* Guns of Hell Valley – J. Prsecott – LP FIC PRE
* High Gun – L. Ernenwein – LP FIC ERN
* Night Killer – C. Merriman – LP FIC MER
* Bald Hills – L. Paine – LP FIC PAI
* Ghost of a Gunfighter – W. Lee – LP FIC LEE
* Where the Road Ends – T. Quinn – LP FIC QUI
* Footprints in the Butter – D. Dietz – LP FIC AAL
* Nerd Gone Wild – V. Thompson – LP FIC THO
* The Americans – D. La Fon – FIC LAF

* Storm Gathering – R. Gutteridge – CH FIC GUT
* The Quilter’s Appentice – J. Chiaverini – FIC CHI
* The Prince and the Pauper – M. Twain – FIC TWA

Adult Non-Fiction

* Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – R. Miller – 616.8 MIL
* Traditional Home Remedies – M. White - 615.32 WHI
* Leaving the Saints – M. Beck – 289.3 BEC
* The Power of Intention – W. Dyer – 158.1 DYE
* I Drank the Water Everywhere – C. Barnard – 910.4 BAR
* Great Political Wit – B. Dole – 320.973 DOL
* Rickenbacker – E. Rickenbacker – 920 RIC
* Parkinson’s Disease, 300 Tips for Making Life Easier – S.
Schwarz – 362.1 SCH
* Write a Book for Me – D. Collins – 813.54 COL
* Perfectly Reasonable Deviations – M. Feynman – 530 FEY
* House, A Memoir – M. Ruhlman – 643.7 RUH
* Good News for Modern Man – 225 BIB
* Angel Unaware – D. Rogers – 921 ROG
* Dearest Debbie – D. Rogers – 248 ROG
* What Kids Need to Succeed – P. Benson – 649.1 BEN
* The Community of the Future – 307 COM
* Word Power Quiz Book – 082 REA
* Cooking Wild Game – Z. Hanle – 641.5 HAN
* One L – S. Turow – 340.07 TUR
* Checkers – M. Hopper – 794.2 HOP
* Coping With Snoring and Sleep Apnea – J. Eckersley – 616.2 ECK
* Quilt a Colorful Christmas – 746.46 QUI
* Official Big Ten Centennial Basketball Guide – 796.3 OFF
* Your Best Life Now – J. Osteen – 248.4 OST

Recorded Books
(All Books are recorded on cassette tapes unless there is (CD) after authors name, (CD) books are recorded on CD's)

* Heat Wave – J. Landis – CD BOOK FIC LAN
* McNally’s Bluff – V. Lardo – CK BOOK FIC LAR
* Skylark – J. Beverley – CD BOOK FIC BEV
* Crown Jewel - F. Michaels – CD BOOK FIC MIC
* On Thin Ice – C. Adair – CD BOOK FIC ADA
* You Slay Me – K. MacAlister – CD BOOK FIC MAC
* I Think I Love You – S. Bond – CD BOOK FIC BON

Music

* Beautiful Soul – J. McCartney – CD MCC
* Tougher Than Nails – J. Diffie – CD DIF
* The Best of Harry James, Vols. 1 & 2 – CASS JAM
* The Platters – CASS PLA
* Fascinatin Harmonicats – CASS HAR
* Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – CASS ALP
* Herb Alpert, The Christmas Album – CASS ALP
* The Greatest Hits of Duke Ellington – CASS ELL
* The Ray Conniff Treasury, Vol. 1&2 – CASS CON
* Banjo Party 67, Vols. 1&2 - CASS GOO
* Thinking of You – CASS GLE
* The 22 Golden Hits of Eddy Howard – CASS HOW
* Elvis’ Christmas Album – CASS PRE
* Honky-Tonk Spectacular – CASS SMI
* The Golden Touch of Frankie Carle – CASS CAR
* The Genius of Les Paul – CASS PAU
* Christmas Greetings from Jerry Vale – CASS VAL

 


Updated August 25, 2005