Volume 10, No.

For a complete listing of DVD’s, videotapes, books-on-tape/CD, fiction, non-fiction, youth materials, etc., please check the library’s website at: http://www.bccn.boone.in.us/tpl/friends/friends.htm


The Summer Reading Theme in the adult department is “Read Across America” which invites you to read books of your choice, and in the quantity you choose. Sign up now and receive a special state quarter and your reading record. The program will end on Saturday, July 16. There will be categories of readers for those who are competitive. In book reading (or listening) choices, determine which state in the United States is the setting for the book and keep a record of your ‘travels.’ There will be prizes awarded for most books read, and most states ‘visited’ in your reading. Here are some examples of ‘traveling’ by book: the Spenser novels by Robert Parker are set in Boston, Massachusetts; novels The Chamber, The Runaway Jury, and A Time to Kill by John Grisham all take place in Mississippi. However, not every book read has to be placed in a state. More information on the program is available at the adult circulation desk.

Beginning Genealogy – June 16th, 6-8 pm – This month we will again be focusing on online searching for genealogy. This class is limited to 6 and you must pre-register for the class.

Book Discussion The title for the June 20 book discussion is Bears of Blue River by Charles Major. Many have said ‘my teacher read this to me in school.’ This is the second of a four-part Back Home in Indiana series. The group meets from 1:30 – 2:30 in the adult reading area. Books are available from Fern Miner’s office. Everyone is welcome at these interesting discussions, and light refreshments are served.

Quilted Purse with Linda – June 21, 1-4:00 pm – Come and make a quilted purse with Linda White. A sample purse is on display in the upper level of the library. This purse will require one (1) yard of double sided pre-quilted fabric, one nine inch zipper and one package of piping and thread to match purse fabric. Before class, pick up a pattern at the library, cut out the pieces, and make the strap: Cut a three inch wide strip of fabric, 45 inches long, and sew together lengthwise. Top stitch after turning right side out for strap. You will need to bring your own sewing machine and sewing notions to the class and you must pre-register for the class by June 20th.

Beginning Internet – June 23, 6-8 p.m. Linda White will teach the basics of using the Internet. Keyboard and mouse skills are required. The class is free and limited to six persons. Preregistration is required by June 21. Call the library at 436-7348.

Attention All Scrapbookers: Scrapbooking is scheduled for Thursday, June 23. For the remainder of the year, you can set aside the 3rd Thursday from 6-9 p.m. for Scrapbooking with Christina Forsythe, a Creative Memories consultant. For June, the theme will be “Seeing Stars” especially designed for Thorntown area graduation scrapbooks, but also applicable for other theme pages. This class will feature the use of the new star maker, and star templates. You may use all of Christina’s equipment (we especially like corner rounders) for the small fee of $5. She always has materials to purchase too. If you just want to attend and use our big table space to spread out your equipment, that is fine too. Scrapbooking is more fun with friends, so why not invite several and attend our program night? Each month, Christina will ‘teach’ a new skill or technique or layout page. The next scrapbook night is June 23.

Each month, Christina will ‘teach’ a new skill or technique or layout page. The next scrapbook night is June 23.

Greeting Card Make-It-And-Take-It will meet on June 23, 6-9 p.m., the same night as Scrapbooking. There will be plenty of space for both and our program rooms will be humming with creativity!

Scribblers’ Guild, Thorntown Chapter – July 6, 7-9 p.m. Write about your favorite holiday (poem, story, essay) or a topic of your choice and share the results with others who enjoy writing.

Youth Programs

The summer reading theme is “Racing to Read”. Mrs. Hodgen, Mrs. Schmucker and Mrs. Hawkins have planned many activities and there is still time to sign up. The celebration for summer reading will be Friday, July 15, with a sidewalk picture contest at 9:00 a.m., jump rope contest at 10:00 a.m., and marble contest at 11:00 a.m., and a celebration of all summer programs from noon to 2:00 p.m.

See our calendar in this newsletter for the dates and times of preschool story times, Clueless Mystery Club, Secret Garden, Book Beat and Youth Council, all for grades 4-6. There are special crafts for grades 1-6 on June 16 (for Father’s Day), 3:30-5:30 p.m. and June 29, 4:30 p.m. for Fourth of July. Grades 1-3 will “Book A Trip to the Continents” on Tuesday’s at 10:00 a.m.

SOAP BOX DERBY RACING – June 15, 1:00 p.m.
In 1992, Carolyn Bridger became the world champion soap box derby winner. She will talk about her experiences at this special session. There will also be two derby cars at the east entrance of the library, one of which may be touched and another that will be “look, but hands off.” Adults are invited too. Carolyn began racing when she was 9 years old.

Adult Videotapes

Sniper – cc, R – VHS FIC SNI
Mo’ Money – cc, R – VHS FIC MON
Porky’s – cc, R – VHS FIC POR
Great Mom Swap – cc – VHS FIC GRE
No Escape – cc, R – VHS FIC NO
The Magic of Ordinary Days – cc, NR – VHS FIC MAG
Weekend at Bernie’s II – cc, PG – VHS FIC WEE
Wild Thing – cc, R – VHS FIC WIL
Striking Distance – cc, R – VHS FIC STR
Taebo – VHS 613.71 TAE

Adult DVD’s

Kate & Leopold – cc, PG13 – DVD FIC KAT
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Murder – DVD FIC MUR
Guilty Conscience – PG13 – DVD FIC GUI
Racing Stripes – cc, PG – DVD FIC RAC
Friendly Persuasion – cc, NR – DVD FIC FRI
Painted House – cc – DVD FIC PAI
Simply Irresistible – cc, PG13 – DVD FIC SIM
Hotel Rwanda – cc, PG13 – DVD FIC HOT
The Ice Princess – NR – DVD FIC ICE
13 Going On 30 – cc, PG13 – DVD FIC THR
National Treasure – cc, PG – DVD FIC NAT
Dirty Harry – cc, R – DVD FIC DIR
Happy Holidays With Bing and Frank – DVD 791 HAP

Memorials and Gifts to the Adult Collection

In memory of Earl W. Weber: Living with Sheep, and The Pond Lover. Donated by Mike & Sally Dunbar.
In memory of Deborah Coffman: Any Place I Hang My Hat, and All the Flowers are Dying. Donated by Arthur Coffman.
In memory of Vera Morris: A Good Yarn. Donated by Alpha Zeta, Psi Iota Xi.
The Spice Box, and Fast Fit: Easy Pattern Alterations for Any Figure. Donated by Whayne Supply Employees Committee.
Impossible. Donated by Robert Goldsberry Family.
The Perfect Match. Donated by Don and Marsha Rapp.
A Calculated Risk, Superstition, Creating the Peaceful Home, and Treasury of Family Games. Donated by Mike & Mary Spiess, Geraldine Gardner, Gary & Karen Gardner, and Leonora & Jane Petrone.
In memory of Nina Emmert: Honeymoon and Light on Snow. Donated by Thorntown Public Library Board and Staff.
In memory of Maxine Swisher: Patchwork Puzzle Balls. Donated by Alpha Zeta, Psi Iota Xi.
Donated by James Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Bo. Co; Lewis and Clark Great Journey West -Video.
Donated by Indiana University Herman B. Wells Alumni Club of Boone County: Unexpected Indiana, Limestone Lives, The Kickin’ Hoosiers, Shipshewana, Trees, Shrubs, and Roses for Midwest Gardens, Got Shade, Indiana Wine, Varsity Sports at Indiana University, The Little 500, Monon, Field Guide to Projectile Points of the Midwest, IUPUI—The Making of an Urban University, Alice Adams, Penrod and Sam, Bad Man Ballad, The Year of the Three-legged Deer, At the Foot of the Rainbow, and A Daughter of the Land.
Donated by D. Bruce Scott: Indy: Racing before the 500.



Updated 10 May 19, 2005