October 2004 NEWSLETTER
Volume 9, No. 10


Area residents are invited to make a Vera Bradley-style quilted purse in one evening at the library. A sample is on display on the upper level of the library. Library Board member Deanna Brueggert will teach the class in the library’s new handicapped-accessible program rooms from 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 5. Pre-registration may be completed by calling the library at 765-436-7348 and is required. Participants will need to bring a sewing machine, ¾ yard double-sided quilted fabric, 2½ yards Maxi piping and 3 yards extra wide double fold bias tape compatible with the fabric, a 9” or longer sport zipper, and sewing notions. Since one serger is needed for every five students, the class is limited to ten participants; the class size will be increased to twenty if additional sergers become available.

Art Guild
The Boone County Art Guild will also meet on October 5, from 6-8 p.m. in the adult reading area. Guy Davis of Snodgrass and Davis Studio will display examples of restored oil paintings and explain the restoration process. He recently completed restoration of a crumbling historic painting for the Thorntown Heritage Museum and cleaned an original 1914 W. T. Turman painting for the library. The carved wood frames were also cast and restored. Area artists are invited to bring current projects and work independently from 5:00 p.m. until the program begins at 6:30 p.m. At the November 2 meeting of the Art Guild, local artist Janet Boettcher will explain the Norwegian folk painting “rosemaling” and display completed projects; Janet will teach classes at the library later this fall.

Youth Cooking
Youth Cooking will be taught in the library’s kitchen area from 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 6, and is designed for youth in grades 3-8.

Scribbler’s Guild
Writers of poetry, short stories, and other short pieces are invited to bring copies of their work to share at the Scribblers’ Guild meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 7-9 p.m. in the Adult Reading area.

Adult Book Discussion
The October selection for adult book discussion is “The Diary of Mattie Spenser”; a novel by Sandra Dallas, author of “The Perisan Pickle Club.” Copies of the novel may be borrowed or purchased at the library’s adult circulation desk. Discussion will take place on Monday, October 18, 2:30 p.m., in program room 120. In this vivid portrait of frontier life, Mattie Spenser and her husband of one month set off in a covered wagon to build a home in Colorado. Mattie records her joys and frustrations in her private journal that constitute a story of hardship, friendship, and survival.

Brown Bags and Better Books discussion group meets every Friday, noon to 1:00 p.m. in program room #120, and the Thorntown Quilters have just put a new quilt on the frame in room #116. Needleworkers are invited to join ‘round the frame.

Youth Council
The Junior Youth Council (grades 4-6) will meet on October 4 and 18, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. while Youth Council (grades 7-12) will meet on October 11 and 25, from 6-8 p.m. New members are welcome to participate in fun and service.

Knitting with Betty B. takes place around the fireplace from 6-8:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Veterans may knit and ask advice, while those who wish to learn will find a great teacher in Betty Brackemyre, who began knitting when she was in the fourth grade.

Scrapbooking with Brandi Murphy is scheduled for the program rooms on Thursday, October 21, 6-9:00 p.m. Area residents are invited to use the provided equipment for a $5.00 fee or to scrapbook on their own at no charge while in the company of fellow enthusiasts.

Greeting Cards
Greeting Cards Make-It-And-Take-It will be taught by Debbie Smith from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, October 28. Participants will make 2-4 unique handmade cards and experiment with new stamps and tools.

Halloween—October 31
Halloween treats and decorated cookies will be provided to costumed visitors at the new west entrance to the library from 6-9 p.m., Sunday, October 31, during the official Trick Or Treat hours in Thorntown.

November Events

In November many special events are being planned to celebrate the completion of the library’s year-long expansion project from 3400 to 14,000 square feet. Among these are a November 6, 1:00 p.m., program “Postcard Presentation and Free Appraisal” by Harley Sheets, vice president of the Indianapolis Postcard Club. Following a program on collecting and value, Mr. Sheets will offer free postcard appraisals for those who may have collections. His personal collection includes 20,000 cards. A display of historic Thorntown postcards is in the library’s lobby display case.

Also on November 6, at 7:30 p.m., internationally-known harpist Greg Buchanan will play folk, jazz, pop, gospel and country harp music on three harps: Salzedo Art Deco Electronic Concert Grand, Celtic, and ten-stringed Kinnor (David’s harp).

Beginning Calligraphy will be taught by Gene Ryan in three one-hour sessions, 7-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 16, 23, 30. The cost for the class is $20, and pre-registration is required (phone 765 436-7348). Gene recommends that beginners purchase the Elegant Writer or Manuscript calligraphy set at local craft stores. These sets contain one or more pens with three or more nibs and ink cartridges. Students will learn lettering, spacing, flourishes, and will complete a project of their choosing.

Homebound delivery to those unable to visit the library continues on Tuesdays, and residents in Sugar Creek, Jefferson, and Washington townships may call the library to request service.

For a complete list of new materials including books-on-tape, music CD’s, etc. go to the library’s web site at: http://www.bccn.boone.in.us/tpl

Updated 4 October 2004/ llw