February 2006 NEWSLETTER
Volume 11, No.2

Youth Department Programs

I Think You Can
All Aboard the Reading Train. It is not too late to sign up for winter reading. The programs runs through February 28. Pick up “tickets” at the youth department circulation desk. Keep track of the books/pages you read and enjoy your time reading this winter. Prizes are being awarded for those who sign up for the 500 page club or the 1000 page club.

Special Programs
January 31st - Parents may sign up their children for storytime in the youth department and then attend the Boone County Extension program, “Household Clutter” (house, workshops, garages, barns, etc.) in the meeting rooms at the library.

February 28th - Youth in Grades 2-6 will enjoy a special program and celebration of their winter reading from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

March 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Boone County Extension Program, “Speed Cleaning the Kitchen” by Maureen Buskirk, educator with the extension office.

April 11, 3:00-4:00 p.m. - Boone County Extension Educator, Maureen Buskirk, will give a program on “Transparent Tape……Who Would Have Thought?”

Youth Council will meet February 6 and February 20 from 4:00-6:00. The time has been changed to allow the youth to attend the council meeting and still get to their sports practices on time.

Youth Cook did not meet during Christmas Break. Youth Cook will meet Wednesday, February 1, 2006 from 4-5:30 p.m.


The Adult Reading Program, ALL ABOARD, continues through the end of February. Participants may choose their level of commitment—5 books or 10 books (including whatever they have read during the month of January), and get a ticket from the LIBRARY STATION at the upstairs level, and get started. No, it is not too late to start! Books on Tape count too!

BOOK DISCUSSION for February 20 is the first book in the ‘Ladies of Covington’ series. Author Joan Medlicott has written a series about the ‘ladies’ who find a solution to their loneliness. Copies of The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love are available to borrow. Join us at 1:30 for a lively discussion and light refreshments.

AUTHOR VISIT: You will be intrigued by the experiences of Odette Depres Chase as she presents a program on her experiences growing up in German occupied Bourges in central France. Her book, This Child’s War, relates how 9-year-old Odette viewed the Nazi occupation of her town, and the dangers of finding black market food. This special program is scheduled on Tuesday, February 14, at 12:30. Odette will be joining the seniors for lunch, and anyone is welcome to attend the presentation. Her books will be for sale and autographing.

TRAIN PROGRAM: On Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m., Steve Bowen will share his love of trains and railroading, particularly the trains and interurban that ran through Thorntown. All ages will enjoy this program.

Computer Programs
Windows XP for Beginners
—Wednesday, February 8th, 9-11:30 a.m.—Class for beginning users of Windows XP will cover how to open programs, create shortcuts and folders, changing your desktop and more. Class is limited to 6, pre-registration is required, must understand and be able to use mouse and keyboard.

Internet Searching for Beginners—Wednesday, February 15th, 9-11:30 a.m.—The class is a basic, hands-on computer class that uses “Internet Explorer”. Included will be what the World Wide Web is, what can be found on the Internet, browsers, home pages vs. web sites, following links, web addresses, going to a known site, subject indexes and search engines, and evaluation of web resources. Class is limited to 6, pre-registration is required, must understand and be able to use mouse and keyboard.

Email for Beginners—Wednesday, February 22nd, 9-11:30 a.m.—Using “Outlook Express”, the class will include setting up options, sending, replying, forwarding, deleting, saving, setting up folders, and sending attachments. Class is limited to 6, pre-registration is required, must understand and be able to use mouse and keyboard.

Genealogy Class
Larry Truitt, President of the Boone County Genealogical Society will be offering a class on Beginning searching on the internet on Tuesday, Feb 21, from 6-9 p.m. Watch at the library for more information.

Coffee Pot Needed—The library’s 25-cup coffee pot has expired. If there is a good one that is just taking up closet space, the library would appreciate a donation.

Scrapbooking at the Library
Friday, February 10, 7 p.m. to Midnight—use a table, learn how to make borders, obtain supplies, crop your photos, and share your creativity with others and with a Creative Memories Consultant. No charge for this introductory evening. RVSP to Shannon by Feb. 3: 478-1552 or 438-7225.

Scrap with Creative Memories’ Christina at the library from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, February 16. Some of the attendees will be sorting their stash of photos and trying to make sense of them; others will be making their pages. Call the library at 436-7348 to reserve your table(s). Refreshments will be served.

Greeting Cards Make-It-And-Take-It
This popular session will feature new ideas by Debbie Smith. Supplies will be provided so that participants may make two to four cards during the 6-8 p.m. session Let the trainer know to prepare a kit for you by calling 436 7348.

Senior Lunch and Exercise
Senior lunch provided by CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions continues to be a daily 11:30 a.m. popular event. On MWF this is followed at 12:30 p.m. by Sitting Fit chair exercise. The library staff and volunteers will be cooking on Feb. 20. Reservations preferred and a $2.00 donation requested.

Interested in a Red Hat Group? Call the library and ask for Fern, Mary or Cathie. Join the lively ladies who, by having fun and eating well, refuse to age.

For a more 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 17 December 2003 / llw