September 2005 NEWSLETTER
Volume 10, No.

Taste of Home Sampler on September 5
Although the library will be closed in celebration of Labor Day, the Taste of Home Sampler will be held at 6-7 p.m. that evening. Simply call the library and report the recipe you plan to prepare and bring with you table service. The library will provide beverages and copies of all recipes, which may be selected from Taste of Home Magazine, Quick Cooking. or Light and Tasty. To date the recipes selected are: Pineapple Chicken Fajita and Walnut Pear Coffeecake. Newcomers and old timers welcomed!

Computer Class Sept. 28
From 9-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, library systems administrator Linda L. White will teach “Publisher 2000 Newsletters” in the library’s computer lab. The first six people who call the library (436-7348) and have keyboard and mouse skills will learn from an expert how to create newsletters using Microsoft Publisher 2000.

Quilt Bus To Be At Thorntown Public Library
The Quilt Bus will spend September 19 at the Thorntown Public Library in its only Indiana stop this year. A full day of classes, demonstration, lectures, and shopping is planned. CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions provides lunch daily at the library and anyone wanting to eat should call 765-436-7348 by September 12. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. for a suggested donation of $2.00. The menu for Sept. 19 includes meatloaf, wild rice, spinach, pineapple, and wheat bread with butter, milk, juice, iced tea, and coffee.

There will be a $3.00 fee at the door for participation in any daytime quilting events, but no charge for visiting the Quilt Bus, a 30-foot converted bus containing 800 bolts of quilt fabrics, hundreds of books, patterns, kits, quilting and sewing supplies, and gifts. John Dreissen will be on hand to assist shoppers. The Quilt Bus travels to many sites in the northeastern states and makes a midwest trip once a year; this is the only scheduled stop for Indiana in 2005. The Dreissens and their Bus have been featured in “American Profile” magazine.

There is no charge for and the public is invited to bring quilts for the 7:00 p.m. lecture “The Dating Game.” The class will learn guidelines for dating quilts by their design, fabrics, colors, construction and patterns. This will be an opportunity to learn hands-on experience with actual textiles and participants are invited to bring multiple quilts for analysis.

Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and an all-day class “The Stripper Club” will be held in the library’s program rooms from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ($3.00 fee, pre-registration required). Participants will make a variety of quilt blocks in this demonstration/ hands-on class. Blocks include spool puzzle, kaleidoscope, paddlewheel blocks, double HST’s, braids, trip around the world. bargello, Chinese coins, and more. Registrants are to bring about 80 strips of cotton fabric, 2 ½ x 22”, in a variety of darks, mediums and lights. Also needed is ½ yard of muslin or neutral fabric, sewing machine (and power cord, foot pedal, cleaning kit), extra filled bobbins and machine needles, sewing supplies, such as thread, pins, scissors or thread snips, sewing gauge, tape measure, hand sewing needles, needle threader, thimble, fabric marking pencil, paper marking pencil or pen, and paper for note-taking. The library will provide tables for the sewing machines
At 2:00 will be a “Demo Round-Up” ($3.00 fee) taught by Kris Dreissen from Esperance, New York. She will demonstrate tips and techniques to make quilt-making easier. The tips will be repeated throughout the day so that everyone will have an opportunity to see them. Participants are assured of learning at least one new idea. Kris has had articles published in several quilting magazines.

The library and the Quilt Bus are accessible for handicapped. Programs are scheduled for the lower level program rooms in the library. Coffee and bottled water will be available throughout the day. Library staff, Friends of the Thorntown Public Library, and the Sugar Creek Home Extension Club will provide cookies for the evening program. The program is sponsored by the Thorntown Public Library and its Friends organization. Questions may be directed to Fern Miner or Karen Niemeyer at 765-436-7348.

Youth Department Programs
“Racing to Read “, the theme for this summer’s youth programs involved over 100 youth, each participating to reach victory lane by keeping their skills polished and ready for the 2005-2006 school year. The youth department staff is waving the black and white flag for each and every one who participated. To honor our youth, UGS Corp. representative, Don Cooper and his wife, Deena, library patrons, are to be commended for bringing a great program to the library. Representatives from Andretti Green Racing, Hendrick Motor Sports, and UGS presented a program, brought gift packages for each child, and displayed Bryan Herta’s race car in front of the library.

To help our youth with a winning tradition, we have planned

Fall Programs
Storytime begins the first full week after Labor Day. Beginning Tuesday, September 13 at 3:00 Storytime will be available for children ages 3-6. On Wednesday’s, Storytime is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. For a complete schedule, stop at the circulation desk in the youth department. DreamWeavers will meet on Tuesday’s at 3:00 p.m. for children in grades 1-3. Clueless Mystery Club will meet September 15, October 20, November 17, and December 15 from 3:30-5:00. Secret Garden Club for youth in grades 4-6 will hold an organizational meeting on Wednesday, September 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Youth Council Grades 4-6 will hold their first meeting on Monday, September 19th. Special guests have been invited.

Thorntown Public Library’s Teen Council is looking for teens in the Thorntown area that are between 13 and 18 years of age who are interested in joining our council for “Treats and Fun Times.” The council meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at the library from 6 – 8 pm. The Teen Council invites all interested teens to come and take part in the fun and teen activities. Rita Trafford, the Teen Council’s Advisor, looks forward to introducing you to our Council. Interested teens may call the following number and ask for Rita for more information: 765-436-7348.

Hello! Are you out there? We need Scribblers the first Wednesday of every month to share their “scribbles.” Maybe you’re not a “scribbler”. . no problem. Other author’s works are acceptable to read and share. Choose your pleasure and come share it with us. Some have shared letters in the past and these were ’works of art’ as well. There are all kinds of wonderful poets, writers and readers out there. We just need an audience of like minded folks with whom to share. SCRIBBLERS is here for you. Come join in the fun and creativity at the Thorntown Public Library from 7 to 8 pm, the first Wednesday of each month. We can’t wait to see you there. Want to know more about SCRIBBLERS? Call 765-436-7348.

Youth Cook
Youth Cook plans to cook and cook and cook on Wed., Sept. 7, 4-5:30 p.m. This group of youth in grades 3-12 meets monthly under the direction of master cook Debbie Smith and her assistant Mary Schmucker. You have not seen energy until you have seen 15 cooks in the same kitchen.

Pie Contest Winners
On July 15 the library’s pie contest was a feasting success, and almost every bite was consumed by the noon diners. Winner in the mincemeat category was Martha Jane Ottinger, in soft pies – Marjory Reeves, in fruit pies – Betty Davis. Karen Niemeyer’s mincemeat pie took the “best of show” award, and a delicious time was had by all.

Book Sale
The Friends of Thorntown Public Library will hold its annual book sale at the Festival of the Turning Leaves Sept. 24 and 25. We are now accepting donations of clean, used books, videos, DVD’s and other materials. For the price of a donation, materials go to a new home and the funds are used by the friends to help support library programs. Anyone who wants to volunteer to work at the book sale booth in two-hour increments is invited to let library staff at the upper level circulation desk know.

Check out the library’s website for a complete listing of New Materials including books-on-tape/CD, DVD’s, Music, fiction and non-fiction books for adults, youth, and toddlers, magazines, etc.


Updated  August 25, 2005