Library users now have access to “shelves” of reference material to use even at home thanks the recent purchase of more than 150 electronic books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). The ebook format allows the library to offer more reference materials than could be easily purchased in print form. Access the GVRL in “Favorites” at the library’s public Internet computers, or at home, school or anywhere you have an Internet connection using your library card and the library’s webpage. Go to our homepage and click the GVRL logo.
You can download a PDF version to your eReader or an MP3 version as an audio book. Students: GVRL makes it easy to cite articles and export the citations to third party software like EndNote or RefWorks. You can bookmark, save, email, or print articles and even translate text into different languages! Who might use the GVRL?
Business owners: Find useful ebooks like CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, or Encyclopedia of American Industries, with information about every industry recognized by the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.
Parents: A mom who suspects her son may have autism can learn more from a neutral, authoritative source in The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and The Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health, with info about signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management. In The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, she can read about alternative and non-Western treatments.
Learn more about the other digital resources available to you in the special insert in this issue. It’s at your fingertips!
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.
The theme for this month is “Chicago style.” Steve Garbacz will provide a main dish with “Chicago origins.” Members should bring a side dish or dessert that is in some way related to the Windy City. Thinking about bring an ethnic dish? Try Italian, Polish, or Irish.
Join us on Monday, October 8, at 6:15pm. No pre-registration required. Adults and teens welcome! Please bring your own table service.
October 23 5:00-7:00pm
Teens and adults whether beginners or experts No registration required Drop in anytime from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Bring your own supplies.
I can’t connect to the Evergreen catalog from home anymore.
As part of the Evergreen upgrade that began the evening of Friday, September 14, the URL or address for the online catalog changed slightly.
Most users won’t see a difference, but it’s possible that some may have bookmarked an address that no longer connects. If you’re having trouble, try typing the address below, or clicking on the “Catalog” link found on the library’s homepage.
You'll want to bookmark that address now!
Punked Out Pumpkins October 22, 6:00pm
Are you in a pumpkin rut? Tired of dealing with the messiness of pumpkin carving? Let us inspire you! Bring a pumpkin to the library and jazz it up with our assortment of creative craft accessories. From creepy to funky to elegant, we have supplies for every taste.
All ages—but youngsters should have a grownup along.
Register by October 15.
Celtic Origins of Halloween October 29, 6:00-7:00pm
Have you ever wondered why we carve jack-o-lanterns, dress up as ghouls, and bob for apples every October 31? What does the word “Halloween” mean, and why do we say “trick or treat” after knocking on neighbors’ doors?
The answers may surprise you, as our modern celebration of Halloween actually stems from ancient Celtic traditions! Fred Suppe, Associate Professor of History at Ball State University and former president of the Celtic Students Assocation of North America, will give a fascinating talk on the Celtic origins of Halloween, explaining how ancient traditions have evolved into the magical holiday we all know and love. Refreshments will be served.
Adults and teens welcome.
Register by October 25.
Gifts to the Library
Gifts to the Library
Many thanks for these recent gifts to the library for the purchase of new materials. A bookplate will be placed in each item to acknowledge the gift.
Given in memory of Judy Dilly by Pat & Pam Bennett
Breakfast Optimists and Alpha Chapter of Psi Iota Xi
Make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special. Donation forms are available at the library or print one here. For more details call the library at 260-726-7890.
The Friends are selling Jay County Public Library ornaments! The gold ornaments are in the shape of a snowflake and have a color image of the library in the center. Thank you to J & P Plating for producing the ornaments! Ornaments sell for $10, and proceeds help fund library programs, author visits, computers, equipment, etc. Get yours in time for the holidays!
Many thanks to Gamma Alpha Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority for their gift to the Friends in memory of Ruby Reitenour.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped set up, organize, cashier, and clean up at the annual Book Sale. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Want to help with the Book Sale next year? Consider becoming a Friend of the Library. You’ll feel good knowing that you’re helping out the community, and you’ll get a chance to “preview” the book sale before it opens to the public. $10.00/individual, $20.00/family.
Welcome to Lisa Arnold who renewed her Friend-ship!
Next regular Friends of the Library meeting is Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m.
Too Many Books? Try a tote!
Choose green, light blue, or burgundy.
The book group’s spooky choice for their October 15th discussion is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
The sole survivor [of an attack on his family]--an 18-month-old baby--escapes his crib and his house, and toddles to a nearby graveyard. Quickly recognizing that the baby is orphaned, the graveyard's ghostly residents adopt him, name him Nobody ("Bod"), and allow him to live in their tomb. Taking inspiration from Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Gaiman describes how the toddler navigates among the headstones, asking a lot of questions and picking up the tricks of the living and the dead. Amazon.com review
Discussion starts at 7:00 p.m. the third Monday of each month.
The group welcomes new members. Register at the library or by calling (260) 726-7890.
15 years ago - A new Reading Group sponsored by the Adult Services department was announced for November 1997.
10 years ago - A Centennial Edition of the newsletter included pictures of past buildings, bookmobiles and librarians.
5 years ago - Jacquelyn Mitchard, featured author for Jay County Reads! 2007, spoke at a luncheon held in the library’s Community Room October 11th. She also spoke at Arts Place that evening.
October 10th, 10 am to noon (register by October 9th)
October 17th, 10 am to noon (register by October 16th)
Call 260-726-7890 to register.
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.
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.