Do you have a favorite Indiana author who should go down in history with other Indiana greats like James Whitcomb Riley, Booth Tarkington and Kurt Vonnegut?
Public nominations for the fifth annual Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award are being accepted now through March 22nd by the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. This Award seeks to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape of Indiana. Any living published writer who was born in Indiana or has lived in Indiana for at least five consecutive years is eligible for nomination.
A statewide panel will review all nominations to select winners in three categories: national, regional, and emerging authors. Winners are awarded cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Learn more by visiting www.indianaauthorsaward.org . See information on past award winners like 2012 national winner John Green (author of Looking for Alaska) and take the opportunity to nominate your favorite Indiana author.
She’s not an Indiana author, but she’ll be touring Indiana libraries.
Tess has penned a slew of best-selling suspense novels, and Publishers Weekly has dubbed her the “medical suspense queen.” Her work has also inspired the TNT television series “Rizzoli & Isles,” starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.
Check out Tess’s novels at the library, and visit her website for info on her life and work, www.tessgerritsen.com , where her News & Events page notes “The Great Indiana Public Libraries Tour!”
Tess’s visit will cap the Jay County Reads! 2013 program scheduled for September. More details to come.
Beginner's Internet: Senior Style
If you’d like to learn the basics, come to the Beginner’s Internet Class: Senior Style, where you’ll be taught in a small group of your peers. Learn how to use a mouse, navigate a webpage, surf the web, and more!
Class will be in the computer gallery Wednesday, March 13th from 10:00 am to noon. Seats are limited! Call the library at 260-726-7890 to register by March 12th.
Audience: Age 55+
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!
Class will be in the computer gallery Wednesday, March 20, 10:00 am to noon. Call 260-726-7890 to register by March 19th.
Regular Internet gallery users:
Tuesday, March 12 at 4 pm
All 4Her’s enrolled or interested in Genealogy should attend this workshop.
Call 260-726-7890 to register.
Visit the Jay County 4H web page
March is National Craft Month, and what better way to celebrate it than to share your craft projects with the community? Come to Craft Share and show off your craft skills, see what kinds of creations your fellow crafters are working on, and make some new friends while you’re at it!
Monday, March 25th, 5:00-7:00 pm
Registration required by Friday, March 22nd
Blu-Ray and You
If you are looking for Blu-Ray format videos, their blue spine labels are easy to spot on the DVD shelves.
Checking the catalog at the library or from home, use “Blu-Ray” in a keyword search to find titles available in that format.
Then bring on the popcorn and let the viewing begin!
The book group is following up their February Valentine choice (A Very Long Engagement) with The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. Join the discussion on Monday, March 18th.
Discussion starts at 7:00 p.m.
The Book Reading Group welcomes new members.
Register at the library or by calling (260) 726-7890.
You can make a gift to the library in honor or in memory of someone, or perhaps just in order to share your gift with the community. Cash gifts can help support library services valuable to so many. Call 260-726-7890 for details.
Public computers at the library can be used to file taxes electronically. Library staff can help you log on to the computer, but cannot assist you with filing your taxes.
BENEFITS DELIVERY CHANGE COMING!
If you receive your federal benefits by paper check, you’ll need to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. The federal benefits affected are:
Check out www.godirect.gov for more information or call Go Direct at (800) 333-1795. You can also ask a library staff member for assistance.
“I won it, and it’s been a godsend!”
So said a borrower at the circulation desk as she packed a substantial stack of books into a Friends of the Library tote bag.
You don’t have to wait for a contest or prize drawing to have a great tote. Bags are available for $10 each in your choice of green, blue, or burgundy.
The bags are great for all kinds of things, but especially for the books you check out OR the used ones you buy from the Friends’ sales shelves at the front desk
Come have free coffee and donuts courtesy of the Friends the second Saturday of each month. March 9th is our next date in the Community Room.
Wow! We have a bunch of new and renewing Friends to greet!
Roy and Debbie Adams
Have you renewed?
Next regular Friends of the Library meeting is Tuesday, March 29th at 6:30 p.m.