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The winter blahs are sure to hit soon but the Jay County Public Library has some cures ready for you. Get ready to Read, Watch, Listen & Learn starting January 12th through March 16th.
If cabin fever strikes you at 10:00 am some Thursday morning in January, maybe you can fight it off with one of these programs:
January 15th Tax Time Tips (tour the IRS.gov and IN.gov tax sites)
January 22nd Story & Craft (folktales, legends and crafts geared for special needs adults)
January 29th Coffee Cups and Book Bites (enjoy a cup of java while sharing and exploring new and old books with other readers)
Other cabin fever treatments, conventional & unconventional:
January Club Meeting Dates
The Cookbook Club meets monthly to trade recipes and try new foods. Bring homemade food and copies of the recipe to hand out to your fellow cookbook aficionados.
Meet Monday, January 12th, at 6:15pm.
JayCPL Book Club members read a new title each month and gather to discuss it the third Monday evening. Interested in joining them? Call the library at 260-726-7890 for details.
At the Hook & Needles Club you can share patterns, trade tips, show off projects and stitch. Teens and adults may drop in any time from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Come whether you are a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between.
Bring your own supplies.
Interested in participating in a writers group, to inspire and support each other?
Whether you are, or aspire to be, a published author or just write for your own enjoyment and to entertain friends and family you are welcome.
Monthly meetings will include activities to get writing juices pumping, opportunities to share and critique, and a chance to encourage and be encouraged in the writing life.
Resolve to be fine free in 2015
Bring 'em back on time and save your hard-earned cash.
Have you seen what joined the puppet theater in the children’s area recently? Children’s librarian Linda Shreve has been adding to the imaginative play area. We’ve seen active construction and repairs ever since. Thanks again to Ingrid Saxman for her gift that made the workbench addition possible. Do YOU have suggestions for the children’s area? Linda would love to hear your ideas! Call or leave a note.
Have you seen what joined the puppet theater in the children’s area recently?
Children’s librarian Linda Shreve has been adding to the imaginative play area. We’ve seen active construction and repairs ever since. Thanks again to Ingrid Saxman for her gift that made the workbench addition possible.
Do YOU have suggestions for the children’s area? Linda would love to hear your ideas! Call or leave a note.
Friends of the Library
What are Friends for?
They are emphatically for the library. In 2014, for example, the Friends supported children’s holiday specials with funds and cookies, provided the grand prize tablet for the summer adult reading club, made it possible to welcome 17 new babies with the gift of a board book, and were faithful folders of the library newsletter.
The Friends are also goodwill ambassadors for the library and community as they welcome folks to their annual used book sale. They are supportive and observant “eyes and ears” with the aim of enhancing the library’s mission and its value to the community.
Are you a Friend? Thanks!
Join or renew your membership in January. See membership forms on the kiosk near the circulation desk, or find one here to print and return to the library.
Or come to the next meeting and do it in person!
The next Friends meeting is January 20th at 6:30 p.m.
Gifts to the Library
Many thanks to those who have remembered family and friends and their community with gifts to the library.
Given in memory of Bill Lykins
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes / Laurie R. King, editor
Would you like to make a gift to the library in honor or in memory of someone special? The gifts are acknowledged by letter and by publication in this newsletter, both print and online versions.
You can also make a gift to the library’s endowment through The Portland Foundation.
Look for some helpful tools added in the latest upgrade to the Evergreen circulation system.
New icons help you search
Helpful new pictures make it easier to see whether an item is a book, DVD, CD or another format when searching the catalog.
“Group Formats & Editions” option makes sense of results
Ever typed in a popular title (imagine one of those books published in all kinds of formats then made into a movie) only to find a long list of all the possibilities with pages and pages of results to sort through? Now in Advanced Search you can click on “Group Formats & Editions” and the list will be sorted into groups of like items that take fewer pages and less sorting. You can even click the button after you’ve done a search and so you can make sense of those long, long lists.
My List Notes let you add your own touch
When you log into “My Account” and build a list of items you want to remember, you can now add your own notes to each item on the list. Look for the “edit” option by the item. Use it to add your personally relevant information, whether it’s a reminder, or your review, or who recommended the book, or when you read it — whatever you want to remember. The lists can be downloaded at your computer too.
Library information right where you need it
Find an item that isn’t available locally, but another library has it? Need to know when they are open or how to make contact? Just click on their name in the item results. Bingo!
Did you get a new digital device and want to learn how to download digital books to read or listen to? One 2 One Tech Tutoring can help. An introduction to basic computing skills, a walk-through the steps to download books, email & more. Make an appointment for a 30-minute individual tutoring session with Cheryl or Cindy. Call 260-726-7890
Did you get a new digital device and want to learn how to download digital books to read or listen to?
One 2 One Tech Tutoring can help.
An introduction to basic computing skills, a walk-through the steps to download books, email & more.
Make an appointment for a 30-minute individual tutoring session with Cheryl or Cindy.