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Printable July-August newsletter (pdf)

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July-August 2013 Contents

NewsRegular Features

Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale

Tess Gerritsen and Jay County Reads 2013
 

Break New Ground with Three Earthy Programs
 

Senior Reads
 

Crochet Club
 

Internet Class
 

Reference and Resources

Book Reading & Discussion Group
 

eReader Rescue

Gifts to the Library

 

Heard at the Library
 

Friends of the Library

 

 
KIDSHEET
 

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Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale 

It's time for the annual Friends of the Library Used Book Sale! Take advantage of our low pricing and stock up on gently used DVDs, CDs, books, magazines, and more. Plus, check out our special new deals this year (see below). For more information, call 260-726-7890.

Location: The sale will take place in the Community Room of the Jay County Public Library.

Special promotions: "Bag and Box Sale" every day of the sale! Fill a bag or box for $5 on Thursday and $3 on Friday and Saturday.

Buy a Friends tote bag or ornament and get a free book with your purchase!

Volunteer: Friends members - we need your help at the book sale. Volunteer opportunities include organizing items, working the cash register, and helping clean up after the sale. If you're interested in helping, call Molly at 260-726-7890. If you'd like to become a Friends member, stop by the library and fill out a membership form ($10 individual/$20 family).

Dates: August 22, 23, 24

Hours: August 22 - 8:00am-7:00pm; August 23 - 8:00am-7:00pm; August 24 - 8:00am-10:00am

    

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Tess Gerritsen and Jay County Reads 2013

Tess Gerritsen is coming to the library on October 3 at 3:00pm! Tess has penned a slew of bestselling suspense novels, and Publishers Weekly has dubbed her the "medical suspense queen." Her work has also inspired the TNT television series "Rizzoli and Isles," starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.

Tess's visit will cap the Jay County Reads 2013 program scheduled for September.

Be sure to register by October 2 to reserve your seat.

Stay tuned for more details.

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Break New Ground with Three Earthy Programs

Geology of the Salamonie Watershed

July 2, 6:00pm

For adults and teens

Register by July 1

Presenter: Connie Ronald, Purdue Extension

 

Learn about geology, Indiana bedrock, fossils, glaciers, and watersheds!

 

 

Archaeology

July 9, 6:00pm

For adults and teens

No registration required

Presenter: Mary Farrell, Ball State University

 

There's more to archaeology than what you'll find in an Indiana Jones movie. Get the dirt on digging up history and learning about our past!

 

 

Eco-Safe Cleaners

August 8, 3:00pm

For adults and teens

Register by August 7

Presenter: Molly Hunt, Purdue Extension

 

If you like a clean house AND a clean planet, check out this program. You'll learn how to read product labels and make your own nontoxic, environmentally-safe cleaners!

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Senior Reads

Join us for our new daytime book group that's just for seniors. For ages 55 and older. No registration required. Check out our next two selections below:

July 17, 10:00am - Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

August 14, 10:00am - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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Crochet Club

Share patterns, ideas, and skills. Bring your own supplies. Join us on July 23 and August 27. Stop in anytime from 5-7:00pm.


 Internet Class

If you think using the internet is difficult and confusing, you're not alone. Learn how to use a mouse, navigate a webpage, surf the web, and more!

July 10, 10:00am-noon

August 7, 10:00am-noon

Register at 260-726-7890 by the day before the class.

Can't make it to the class? Schedule a one-on-one session with a staff member.

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 Reference and Resources

Summer is the time for road trips, home improvement, and working in your yard. Check out the great resources below and have a fun and safe summer!

Recreation.gov (www.recreation.gov) has ideas and tips for trips, activities, and summer fun.

Purdue University (www.agry.purdue.edu/turf/) offers gardening and lawn care tips. Get the scoop on pesticides, fertilizers, weeds, and more.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Thinking of building a deck or remodeling your bathroom? The Home Improvement Reference Center gives you access to diagrams, project ideas, and step-by-step instructions on a wide variety of home improvement topics. To access, go to the library's website (www.jaycpl.lib.in.us.) and click on the INSPIRE logo. Select "search by database" and scroll down until you see the Home Improvement Reference Center; then click on the link. INSPIRE is a service of the Indiana State Library.

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Book Group

Travel the American West and England this summer with the Book Group's next two selections:

July 15, 7:00pm

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection, Wild tells the story of the author's hike alone across the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

August 19, 7:00pm

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

National bestseller, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, Harold is the story of a passive retiree who decides to walk across England to save his friend.

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eReader Rescue

 

Need help figuring out your eReader or tablet? Schedule an appointment with Molly for a one-on-one help session. She’ll show you how to use your library card to checkout ebooks and audiobooks from the library and will give you troubleshooting tips. Call 260-726-7890 or stop by the library to schedule a session.

 

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 Gifts to the Library

Many thanks to our generous donors for their financial support of library programs.

Betty Dailey - KiPS

Goodrich Family Foundation - Children's programming

Portland Breakfast Optimist Club - Youth Summer Reading Program

 

Donation forms are available at the library or on our website. For more details, call the library at 260-726-7890.
 

 

 

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 Heard at the Library

Come check out our new computerized microfilm printer in the Indiana Room! The new machine can crop articles, save articles to a thumb drive, and enlarge tiny print.

Printer paper is 15 per page. To learn more about the machine, stop by for a one-on-one session with Shirley or Leah. Just be sure to call ahead to ensure they will be available.

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Friends of the Library

Gifts to the Friends:

PSI IOTA XI Sorority, Gamma Alpha Chapter, has donated $50 in memory of Virginia Elder. Thank you for your generous contribution.

 

New or renewing Friends:

Portland Evening Optimists

"Coffee with Friends" is taking the summer off, but we'll see you again on September 14 at 10:00am.

Next regular meeting of the Friends:

Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30pm

No July meeting

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