May 2003 NEWSLETTER
Volume 8, No. 5
MEETING AND PLANT SWAP
L-I-B-R-A-R-Y…Listen to the Youth Council poetry rap, see a finger play by the preschool activity group, learn about the youths’ movie night and toga parties, sample the Youth Cooking group’s cookies, see the final plans of the expanded Thorntown Public Library, take home perennials and houseplants, and celebrate with the Friends of Thorntown Public Library its seventh annual meeting. A very brief business meeting will include election of board members and officers:
Jerry Rains, Sugar Creek Township
Robert Gillogly, Sugar Creek Township
Mark Sullivan, Sugar
Jim Miner, Jefferson Township
Julia Salvatore, Washington Township
are Vicki Randel and Glenn Merson.
organization was created on June 6, 1996, with four purposes:
to encourage the support and continued existence, growth and vitality of
the Thorntown Public Library; to enrich the total resources of the library; to
call attention to the needs of the library; and to undertake and perform any
activity which nonprofit corporations are permitted or entitled to perform for
the benefit of and to advance the interests of the library.
You are invited to be a member by completing the form below and returning
with your payment. Membership provides you the monthly newsletter by mail and
advance notice of library activities, including book sales.
The newsletter may also be picked up at the circulation desks.
Our Future on the Foundation of the Past” is the theme for the library’s
expansion from its 3,400 square foot 1914 building to its 14,000 square foot
2004 building. The front of the
main floor of the Carnegie will remain almost unchanged by the renovation
although we are hoping that the cost of the project will allow for a new front
door that better seals out cold and hot air and may be locked with a key instead
of with an Allen wrench. The final
blueprints and specifications/project manuals are on display at the library for
any contractor who wishes to view them in order to bid on the project.
There will be a pre-bid meeting for potential bidders at 10:00 a.m.,
Wednesday, May 21. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., June 4, and awarded at
the June 9 meeting of the Library Board. It
is anticipated that construction will begin at the end of June and will be
concluded in September 2004. Surely,
no one said life in Thorntown is dull?!
TASTE OF HOME
will meet at 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 5. Bring
table service and a dish from the current issue of “Taste
of Home”, “Taste of Home’s Quick Cooking,” or “Taste
of Home’s Light & Tasty”.
The library will provide beverages and copies of the recipes printed on
index stock. Please call the
library in advance so that recipes will not be duplicated.
Those chosen to date include Chicken in Cherry Sauce, Cube Steak Diane,
Wild Rice Barley Salad, Lemon Lover’s Pound Cake, Rhubarb Oat Dessert, and
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake. New
participants are invited…this is a great time to try a dozen or more new
AFTER-SCHOOL SPECIAL FOR YOUTH
special program is planned for May 8 for youth in grades 1-6.
According to the school calendar, students will be dismissed at 1:00 from
school on that day. Plan to come to the library’s youth department from
2:30-4:30 for a Mother’s Day
craft, refreshments, and a choice
of 2 videos playing simultaneously
in the easy room and the large room of the youth department.
AT THE LIBRARY
has become so popular that we now use more than seven chess sets.
If you want to see it in action, take a look at the upper level of the
library during the Friends’ annual meeting.
The chess players will be concentrating from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
AND GREETING CARD GROUPS continue
to meet on the third and fourth Thursdays.
See the calendar each month. Won’t
it be wonderful to have two program rooms with tables for these and other
programs that require a lot of space?
TEA is meeting on the first and third Friday’s from 1-3:00 p.m.
Join us on May 2 and 16 with your lap projects and help us plan a quilt
challenge in honor of the larger library, where a quilt frame will once again be
available. If anyone knows of a quilt top that could be quilted, we
shall, in the interim, place the frame in the Fellowship Hall of the First
United Methodist Church across from the library.
students in grades four through eight, will meet on Wednesday, May 21, 3-4:15
p.m. for “A History of Me”. This
beginning genealogy session will be facilitated by Patricia Gillogly, Linda
White, and Jennifer Abbott. In
April, the Worms visited the Ben Hur home in Crawfordsville.
When they attended the annual conference of the Junior Historical Society
at Turkey Run in March, a highlight was feeding time for the snakes in the
Nature Center. (Don’t ask.)
youth department has planned summer reading and activities programs to celebrate
the anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with the theme “Reading
Expedition: Read and Explore”.
Registration for summer programs begins May 9th.
hundred years ago Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on a
three-year journey to explore the uncharted West. They successfully completed the overland journey between the
Missouri and Columbia River systems, thus opening the unknown West for future
exploration and development. Their
courageous exploration made great contributions to the history of our country
and discovered our nation’s outstanding natural resources.
National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial website released the
“---I George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States do hereby designate 2003 through 2006 as the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. I ask all Americans to observe this event with appropriate activities that honor the achievements of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. I also direct Federal agencies to work in cooperation with each other, States, tribes, communities, and the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial to promote educational, cultural, and interpretive opportunities for citizens and visitors to learn more about the natural, historical, and cultural resources that are significant components of the Lewis and Clark story.--“
who would like to volunteer to help the youth department with the bicentennial
observation and Read and Explore
programs please contact Shirley, Chris, Mary, or Morgan in the youth department.
One volunteer has come forth to do a craft activity with the youth.
Look for more information on this in the next newsletter.
Read to Me - For
preschool children who have not yet learned to read.
Sign up in the Youth Department and receive a reading log.
Keep track of the 20 books you read to your child.
Before July 25th, bring the completed reading log to the Youth
Department desk. You are invited to a celebration on July 25th from
9-11:00 a.m. at the Lion’s Park for crafts, games, prizes, and refreshments.
Reading awards will be presented to those who have read 20 books.
- For children beginning to
read or listen to stories on their own. Keep
track of the 20 books you read together on a reading log you will receive at
sign-up in the Youth Department. Join
the celebration at the Lion’s Park on July 25th for crafts,
refreshments, games, and prizes.
Read On My
Own - For
children who are enjoying reading on their own.
Keep track of the 10 books you read on the reading log you receive at
sign-up. You are invited to celebrate at the Lion’s Club from 9-11:00 on July
25th with games, food, crafts, and prizes.
- Read 300 pages and receive
a prize and 3 reading bucks. For
every 100 pages over the 300 pages read, you will receive a reading buck.
You may use your reading bucks to select prizes.
will be shown Monday’s at 3:00 p.m. -- June 16,
June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, and
July 21. For a listing visit or
call the library. Registration is
helpful, but not required. Popcorn
and Kool-aid will be served.
(Toddler Ages 2-3):
us for stories, crafts, games, and snacks on Tuesday’s - June 3rd,
10th, 17th, 24th,
July 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd at
(Preschool Group Ages 3-6):
a fun-filled hour listening to stories, playing games, making crafts, and having
a snack with your friends. Join us
at 1:00 p.m. on the following Tuesday’s:
June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th,
July 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd or at
10:30 on the following Wednesday’s: June
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, July 2nd,
9th, 16th, and 23rd.
Discovery (School-age Grades 1-3):
at 1:30-3:00 (Stay for the 3:00-5:00 Monday
Movie Matinee.) The Corps of
Discovery will meet on June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th,
July 7th, 14th, and 21st.
During the Lewis and Clark expedition the Corps of Discovery made
important contributions to zoology, botany, geography, ethnology, and
literature. One of America’s
greatest expeditions became one of our nation’s greatest periods of learning.
Through hands-on activities we will learn about the skills the men needed
to be chosen to join the Corps.
Brown Bag Book Club (at Noon) (11:30-1:00)
Bring a sack lunch on Thursday’s, June 5th, 12th,
19th, 26th, July 3rd, 10th, 17th,
and 24th. We will
meet in the youth department or at the Lion’s Park, weather permitting.
Dessert will be provided. Featured
books are THE CAPTAIN’S DOG MY
JOURNEY WITH THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRIBE, and GUTS: THE TRUE STORIES BEHIND
HATCHET AND THE BRIAN BOOKS. (Look
for information on the Secret
Garden Book Club starting this fall.)
BEAT TEAMS: (Grades 4-6 and
Grades 7-8): Choose
your own team of 3-5 readers. Read
4-5 books over the summer and compete on the content of the books by playing
“Name that Book” at the Battle of the Stars on Thursday, July 24th
from 2:00-5:00 p.m. A Pizza
Party with Games and a Movie will follow. Sign
up now either as a team (3-5 people) or as an individual (we will find a team
for you). The first meeting will be
June 3 at 3:00 for Grades 4-6 and 4:00 for Grades 6-8. At this meeting you will
form teams, name your team, and receive your books.
Battle of the Stars will be held on July 23 from 2-5:00 p.m. for
Grades 4-6; July 24th from 2-5:00 p.m. for Grades 6-8.
For a list of the Young Hoosier Books we will be reading, call or visit
Summer Ceramics Camp with Instuctor Susie Endres
Activities by Shirley Hodgen and Morgan Dunbar
Day Summer Ceramic Workshops planned for June:
1st Session---June 4, 5, 6
- 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. each day
Pre-Registration by May 26
7 finished projects per
child (additional projects if time allows)
Cost per child : $20.00
for 3 days
11, 12, 13 - 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. each day
Grade & Up—Limit 12
Pre-Registration by June
finished projects per child (additional projects if time allows)
activities by Shirley Hodgen and Morgan Dunbar
per child: $20.00 for 3 days
more information contact Mrs. Hodgen at
the library, 765-436-7348
RISING STAR CAFE
is a new program being offered for those ages 13 to 22.
As soon as we have several submissions of poetry, music, or drama, a date
will be selected for an evening of entertainment and refreshments.
The public will be invited for the performance evening, but the
masterpieces must have been developed by the young adults.
The library’s sound system will be available and karaoke using an
original song is acceptable.
CLASSES FOR MAY AND JUNE:
8-10:00 a.m. - Microsoft Windows 95, 98 and ME
– This class will cover what a
desktop is, right and left mouse clicking, setting up different users,
organizing and creating file folders, changing the desktop’s appearance and
creating shortcuts on the desktop. Requirements for this
class are basic knowledge of keyboarding and of using a mouse.
Class is limited to 5.
8-10:00 a.m. Ins and Outs of E-mail – Let’s Get Organized – The class will cover setting up Outlook
Express; how to setup different mail boxes; reading e-mail and deleting,
replying to, forwarding, and filing it; creating new folders; address book
management; sending attachments; message rules and blocking sender; printing. Requirements
for this class are basic knowledge of keyboarding and of using a mouse. Class is
limited to 5.
June 4, 8-10:00 a.m. Microsoft Word 2000 Beginners’ Class - Taught,
as are all our computer classes, by Technology Assistant Linda L. White, this
class on basic Microsoft Word 2000 is a requirement for the June 30
“Intermediate Word” class. It
will be limited to 5 students and requires basic knowledge of keyboarding/mouse.
16, 8-10:00 a. m. Getting Started on the World Wide Web
– This class will cover Internet Explorer 6.*, how to access resources on the
Web, navigating the Web, useful options on the Menu Bar, how to download, e-mail
and print, components of the internet, Boolean searching on the internet, etc.
Requirements for this class are basic knowledge of keyboarding and of using a
mouse. Class is limited to 5.
30, 8-10:00 a.m. Intermediate Word
– The class will cover using images, tables, columns etc. Requirements for
class – Microsoft Word Basic. Class is limited to 5.
BOB SANDER SPECIAL at 4:00 p.m.
Sander is well-known for his work as the resident storyteller for the
Indianapolis Museum of Art, roster teller for Young Audiences and the Indiana
Humanities Council and independent work at festivals, libraries and
corporations. In 2001, Bob was
among 50 Indianapolis artists whose work was publicly recognized and awarded a
Creative Renewal Fellowship from The Arts Council of Indianapolis.
He reaches out and captures the attention and participation of a wide age
span. The Thorntown Public Library
is pleased to be able to provide this entertainment as a special program to
celebrate our 2003 Summer Reading Program.
Registration preferred, but not required.
THIS IS A PROGRAM FOR ALL AGES!
LIBRARY’S WEB SITE
and sign up to automatically receive monthly the calendar of programs.
You may also elect to receive a weekly notice of the new materials that
are available for checking out.
Cry of the Hawk – L. F. James
WES FIC JAM
The Selkie – M. Jackson PAP FIC JAC
Once Upon a Kiss – N. Roberts LP FIC ROB
Testament – Nino Ricci FIC RIC
Not Even for Love – S. Brown FIC
The Rules of Silence – D. Lindsey
The Hearse You Came In On—T. Cockey—MYS FIC COC
Holder of Lightning—S. L. Farrell—SCI FIC FAR
Pay It Forward—C. Hyde—FIC HYD
Skybrook - J. Nance-FIC NAN
The Outlaw’s Twin Sister—S. Bly—CHR FIC BLY
Cinderella Sims—L. Block MYS FIC BLO
Mr. Darcy’s Daughter’s E. Aston—FIC AST
Dirty Work—S. Woods—FIC WOO
Bone In The Throat—A. Bourdan—MYS FIC BOU
Firstborn—R. Hatcher—FIC HAT
Bridget Jones—H. Fielding-FIC FIE
Sapphp’s Leap—E. Jong—FIC JON
A Ship Made Of Paper—S. Spencer
The Family Way—Jayne Ann Krentz—LP FIC KRE
Missouri Mourn With Me—J. Wayne—FIC WAY
Mystic—L. Jackson—LP FIC JAC
The Guardian—N. Sparks—FIC SPA
Armageddon-T. LaHaye—CH FIC LAH
I don’t Want to Go To Jail—J. Breslin—FIC BRE
Paper Mage- L. Cutter- SCI FIC CUT
The Lost Get-Back Boogie- J. Burke- MYS FIC BUR
Dead Aim-I.Johansen FIC JOH
The King Of Torts-J.Grisham-LP FIC GRI
The Reluctant Suitor- K. Woodiwiss- LP FIC WOO
Traitor-M. Stover-SCI FIC STO
Dark Journey-E. Cunningham-SCI FIC CUN
The Fiery Ring-G. Morris-CH FIC MOR
Arthur-S. Lawhead-SCI FIC LAW
Stranded in Paradise-L. Copeland-CH FIC COP
Times and Seasons-B. LaHaye-CH FIC LAH
Strangers and Pilgrims-S. Bly-CH FIC BLY
Jordan’s Star-G. Morris-CH FIC MOR
Ties that Bind-P. Margolin-LP FIC MAR
Somewhere a Song-J. Pella-LP FIC PEL
The Visitor-L. Wick-CH FIC WIC
Lost Light-M.Connelly-MYS FIC CON
Spy Kids 2 CC PG DVD FIC
My Big Fat Greek Wedding CC
PG DVD FIC MYB
Eternal The Quest for Lost Tombs
DVD 932 EGY
Inside Islam DVD 297 INS
Rose Red cc PG 13 DVD FIC ROS
Secretary DVD-FIC SEC
Sweet Home Alabama—CC—PG-13---DVD FIC SWE
Road to Perdition—CC---R rated—DVD FIC ROA
In Her Shoes—J.Weiner—CASS FIC WEI
Double Whammy—C. Hiassen—CASS FIC HIA
Crumbtown—J. Connelly—CASS FIC CON
Twelve Seconds to Live—D. Reeman—CASS FIC REE
The Bone Vault—L. Fairstein CASS FIC FAI
Derailed—J. Seigel—CASS FIC STE
That Old Ace in the Hole—A. Proulx—CASS FIC PRO
When the Women Come Out—E. Leonard---CASS FIC LEO
White Doves at Morning—J. Burke—CASS FIC BUR
The Tail of the Tip-Off—R. Brown—CASS FIC BRO
The Archer’s Tale-B. Cornwell—CASS FIC COR
Back Story—R. Parker—CASS FIC PAR
Keeping Watch—L. King—CASS FIC KIN
This Just In—B. Schieffer—CASS 070.92 SCH
To America—S. Ambrose—CASS 973.9
Last Man Out—M. Greene—CASS 363.19 GRE
Dinosaur Days-L. Baker—E FIC BAK
Storm Cats—M. Doyle—E FIC
Silent Movie-AVI- E FIC AVI
31 Uses For A Mom-H. Ziefert-E FIC ZIE
Sheep Don’t Count Sheep—M. Brown-E FIC BRO
The Donkey’s Christmas Song-N. Tafuri-E FIC TAF
Rooster and the Fox-H. Ward—E FIC WAR
Porcuping-L. Wheeler—E FIC WHE
My Truck is Stuck—K. Lewis—E FIC LEW
The Pacing Mustang- E. Seton- E FIC SET
Little Fern’s First Winter-J. Simmons-E FIC SIM
When Poppy and Max Grow Up-L. Gardiner- E FIC GAR
Lion King II Simba’s Pride—J FIC FIC LIO
Charlotte’s Web 2, Wilbur’s Great Adventure
J VHS FIC CHA
Getting There, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
VHS FIC GET
So Little Time, Vol. 1 School’s Cool, Mary Kate &
Ashley Olsen J VHS FIC SOL
Jonah, a VeggieTales Movie J VHS 248.4 JON
Bob the Builder, Can We Fix It?
J VHS FIC BOB
Bob the Builder, Celebrate with Bob J VHS FIC BOB
Clifford’s School House
Land Before Time-Journey to the Big Water
Blue’s Clues-It’s Joe Time!
complete list of NEW MATERIALS, check out the library’s web site at:
Updated 5 May 2003 / llw