May 2004 NEWSLETTER
Volume 9, No.
5

THORNTOWN LIBRARY OFFERS TOUR, PLANT SWAP
The highlight of the month of May at Thorntown Public Library is the Tuesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. tour of the 10,600 square foot addition to the library. Staff members will be stationed at various locations to explain each area’s purpose and answer questions. There will be no “scheduled” tours; guests will be invited to roam at their own pace. The elevator has been installed but will not be in use by May 11. Visitors may see the new space with only some cabinetry and doors in place; carpet will be installed later in the month. Staff members are planning an early June move-in.

Promptly at 7:30 p.m. inside the new west entrance the Friends of the Thorntown Public Library will host their annual meeting with election of board members. Slated are Robert Gillogly, representing Sugar Creek Township; Vicki Randel and Glenn Merson, Jefferson Township; Gary Thomas, Clinton Township. Continuing on the board will be James Miner, Mark Sullivan, and Julia Salvatore.

It is anticipated that a book sale and plant swap will be held and refreshments served in the new addition and that visitors will enter from the new west entrance. Directional signs will be posted, as instructions may change and will depend on the status of construction. Anyone may pick up plants at no charge, even if he has not contributed plants. Plants will be accepted on the main floor of the Carnegie from 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 11 until the 7:30 p.m. start of the meeting.

MAY EVENTS
Other events for May include homebound delivery and Crowne Point delivery on Tuesday morning’s, Homewood Delivery on Friday, May 7th, and Brown Bags and Better Books book discussion from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Friday’s. On May 7th the group will continue reading and discussing “Dream Giver” by Bruce Wilkinson.

Knitting will be taught by Betty Brackemyer on Tuesday’s from 6-8 p.m. and Greeting Card Make-It-Take-It on Thursday, May 27th, 6-9 p.m. The adult book discussion group will discuss Elizabeth Berg’s “Pull of the Moon,” on Monday, May 17th, 1:30 p.m.; copies of the book may be borrowed from the adult desk.

History Worms will meet on May 19th at the Thorntown Heritage Museum, 124 W. Main St., from 3:30-5:00 p.m. The Youth Council, Art Guild, Scribblers’ Guild, Chess Night, and Scrapbooking will not continue to meet in May.

RENOVATION UPDATE
Space is becoming tighter and tighter as walls are moved and furniture and collections rearranged to accommodate the renovation of the Carnegie’s 3,400 square feet and the creation of additional space. The air conditioning was removed last fall and the furnace disconnected March 29th. Temporary wood and plastic walls billow and creak as the spring winds flow through the library, and last week’s gusts hurled open and destroyed a glass front door to the adult department. Although the doors now say “Library”, not “Public Library,” the staff remains committed to keeping the facility open for public use. Most of the time the computers still function, as do the phones; reference questions and research needs are resolved; new books, DVD’s, videos and other materials are added to the shelves daily. In addition, the staff members dress in layers, never quite knowing what the daily environment might be. Last week the jack hammers finished at 12:59 p.m., one minute before a children’s storytime was to begin ten feet away on the other side of the plastic wall. “The theme of each day is flexibility”, reports library director Karen K. Niemeyer, “as the library staff, board, and customers continue ‘Building Our Future on the Foundation of the Past’.”

TURN OFF TV WEEK
Turn off TV week deadline for summary of results is May 10. If you turned off your TV the week of April 19-25, please turn in the results to head librarian Fern Miner by May 10. The two questions to be answered: What activities did your family do instead of watching TV? Do you plan to watch less TV in the future, as a result of this promotion?

NEW IN THE GUINN LOCAL HISTORY/GENEALOGY CENTER
Just received is the Millennium Edition of the DAR Patriot Index..
“The DAR Patriot Index has been an important tool for research of the American Revolution since its inception in 1966. This Millennium Edition provides an update to the Centennial Edition that was printed in 1994. The Index contains the names of all Revolutionary Patriots whose lineages and service have been established by members who have joined the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.”
Our copy can be used in the library for reference research but cannot be checked out.

BEWARE OF VIRUSES:
There are some new viruses coming in email these days. Here at TPL we received one attached to an email from another company we do business with. Systems Librarian Linda White advises, “If the person doesn’t tell you what the attachment is about or you are not sure who it is from, delete the file.” One of the latest viruses will activate and cause you to have pop up messages any time you are connected to the Internet even if you have not opened a browser.

COMING SOON:
For those genealogy researchers we will be subscribing to Heritage Quest and Ancestry Plus this summer. Both of these online databases will be available for use at the library. Keep an eye on our website and newsletters to see when both will be available

MEMORIAL DAY:
Library will be closed on May 31. You are invited to the Memorial Day Open House at Thorntown Heritage Museum on Monday, May 31, 11:00 a.m. (after Memorial Day service at Legion Memorial on Mill Street) to 4:00 p.m. See NEW CARPET, NEW EXHIBITS, NEW DIRECTOR. Discuss NEW IDEAS for preserving Thorntown’s history and for sharing with area residents and visitors. The museum is handicapped accessible, as will be the expanded library.

NEW MATERIALS

Adult Videotapes
Half Past Dead - cc, PG13 - VHS FIC HAL
My Favorite Year - PG - VHS FIC MYF
How-To Clinic, Roofing - VHS 695 HOW
How-To Clinic, Wood Flooring - VHS 694.2 HOW
Bullying - VHS 371.58 BUL

Adult DVD's
American Splendor - cc, R - DVD FIC AME
Runaway Jury - cc, PG13 - DVD FIC RUN
Spy Kids 3-D - cc, PG, - DVD FIC SPY
Under the Tuscan Sun - cc, PG13 - DVD FIC UND
Carol's Journey - Independent Filmmaker - DVD FIC CAR
Matchstick Men - cc, PG13 - DVD FIC MAT
Walking Tall - R - DVD FIC WAL
Walking Tall Part II - R - DVD FIC WAL
Walking Tall The Final Chapter - R. - DVD FIC WAL
Radio - cc, PG - DVD FIC RAD
Raja - Independent Filmmaker - DVD FIC RAG
Lost in Translation - cc, R - DVD FIC LOS
Something's Gotta Give - cc, PG13 - DVD FIC SOM
Matrix Revolutions - cc, R - DVD FIC MAT
Kill Bill - cc, R - DVD FIC KIL
Cheaper by the Dozen - cc, PG - DVD FIC CHE

Adult Fiction
The Fires of Pride - W. Trotter - FIC TRO
The Priestly Sins - A. Greeley - FIC GRE
My Sister's Keeper - J. Picoult - FIC PIC
The Blue Bowl - G. Minot - FIC MIN
Lord Sayer's Ghost - C. Holbrook - PAP FIC HAL
Wishes - L. Jackson - PAP FIC JAC
Guardian of the Horizon - E. Peters - MYS FIC PET
Nighttime Is My Time - M. Clark - MYS FIC CLA
Islands - A. Siddons - FIC SID
Bergdorf Blondes - P. Sykes - FIC SYK
The Vampire Chronicles Collection, Vol. 1 - A. Rice - FIC RIC
The Piano Teacher - L. York - FIC YOR
Chopping Spree - D. Davidson - MYS FIC DAV
Deal Breaker - H. Coben - LP FIC COB
The Main Attraction - J. Krentz - LP FIC KRE
The Wedding - N. Sparks - FIC SPA
Celeste - V. Andrews - FIC AND
Miss Julia Meets Her Match - A. Ross - FIC ROS
The Art of Mending - E. Berg - FIC BER
Mistress of the Pearl - E. Lustbader - SCI FIC LUS
The Heartbreaker - S. Howatch - FIC HOW
The Goodbye Summer - P. Gaffney - FIC GAF
Kissing the Gunner's Daughter - R. Rendell - LP FIC REN
Above and Beyond - S. Brown - FIC BRO
The MacGregor Grooms - N. Roberts - PAP FIC ROB




Updated 10 May 2004/ llw