Public library – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 01:17:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://savemynjlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png Public library – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ 32 32 Columbia man charged after allegedly exposing himself at public library | Central Missouri News https://savemynjlibrary.org/columbia-man-charged-after-allegedly-exposing-himself-at-public-library-central-missouri-news/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 21:37:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/columbia-man-charged-after-allegedly-exposing-himself-at-public-library-central-missouri-news/ BOONE COUNTY — A Columbia man was charged Friday after allegedly exposing himself Thursday at the Columbia Public Library. The suspect, Mark Jones, is charged with two counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under 15 and first degree sexual misconduct. According to a probable cause statement, Jones knowingly exposed his genitals to a child […]]]>

BOONE COUNTY — A Columbia man was charged Friday after allegedly exposing himself Thursday at the Columbia Public Library.

The suspect, Mark Jones, is charged with two counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under 15 and first degree sexual misconduct.

According to a probable cause statement, Jones knowingly exposed his genitals to a child in the children’s section of the library, leading to his charges.

The probable cause statement details the encounter Jones had with the child and the efforts they made to distance themselves from Jones prior to the main incident after he made them “uncomfortable”.

Police say Jones made excessive eye contact with the child during the encounter, “in an effort to draw their attention to him and his actions.”

Security footage was extracted from CPL providing video and still evidence of Jones’ actions. According to records, Jones had exposed himself to four groups of women and children in the library during his time there, before being escorted out.

Records indicate that Jones’ pending in court may not be present due to his homeless status and not having a permanent physical address in the area.

Jones is currently being held without bond at Boone County Jail. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on October 19.

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St. Louis Public Library offers extensive technology and access point rentals https://savemynjlibrary.org/st-louis-public-library-offers-extensive-technology-and-access-point-rentals/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 03:43:32 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/st-louis-public-library-offers-extensive-technology-and-access-point-rentals/ The St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) Chromebook and Hotspot rental program has just expanded. The program allows community members to rent Chromebooks and hotspots the same way they would rent library books. The library applied for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), a federal program that provides funding for internet connectivity and technology to schools and […]]]>

The St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) Chromebook and Hotspot rental program has just expanded. The program allows community members to rent Chromebooks and hotspots the same way they would rent library books.

The library applied for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), a federal program that provides funding for internet connectivity and technology to schools and libraries.

COVID-19 is creating a new set of challenges for communities around the world, with many people connecting to work or school from home. The lack of widespread broadband and devices creates a need for these hotspots and Chromebooks.

“Everything was online. There was Zoom School and Zoom Work, and the program is to help create access through internet connectivity devices for low-income areas,” said Shelby Morgan, an acquisitions editor who works for the SLPL.

The ECF was received in 2021 to overcome the unique obstacles presented by the pandemic.

“SLPL launched the long-term program last year when the first wave of ECF funding was received and the first 8,000 devices were verified by cardholders,” said Jen Hatton, Chief Information Officer. public relations and digital marketing.

A total of 4,000 Chromebooks and 4,000 hotspots were purchased with the original funds. This expansion enabled SLPL to purchase an additional 1,500 Chromebooks and 8,000 access points. Access points can support up to 16 people without losing speed, accommodating families with multiple children.

The loan expiration date has been extended with the expansion of the program. Renters from 2021 will no longer have to return devices until 2023.

“What’s wonderful is how much of a real impact this has had on cardholders. We’ve heard stories about what these devices mean to our customers,” Hatton said. access to technology, to which they might not otherwise have access, has enabled them or their child or both to participate in online learning, take courses, research jobs and connect with others. It’s amazing to know that this program will have a lasting impact on our clients.

To apply, applicants must visit one of the 16 public libraries. All applicants must be residents of the City of St. Louis with library cards.

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Reading is the sweetness of this Halloween – Shaw Local https://savemynjlibrary.org/reading-is-the-sweetness-of-this-halloween-shaw-local/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 17:06:47 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/reading-is-the-sweetness-of-this-halloween-shaw-local/ Trips to the grocery store over the past two weeks have shown that Halloween preparations are in full swing. Decorations and clothing are on display. Pumpkins and squashes are arranged in boxes and on pallets. Shelves and bins are filled with every type of candy imaginable. Chocolate and nuts, nougat and caramel. All those sweets. […]]]>

Trips to the grocery store over the past two weeks have shown that Halloween preparations are in full swing.

Decorations and clothing are on display. Pumpkins and squashes are arranged in boxes and on pallets. Shelves and bins are filled with every type of candy imaginable. Chocolate and nuts, nougat and caramel. All those sweets.

Many families hand out candy to cheaters on Halloween, but the Batavia Public Library has a sugar-free choice to hand out to all the little ghosts and goblins. This is a coupon good for a free children’s book, young adult book, or paperback.

This Halloween, gift reading, learning and exploring with All Hallows’ Read coupons. Think of it as brain candy.

Launched by author Neil Gaiman, who has written books such as ‘Stardust’, ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Graveyard Book’, All Hallows’ Read aims to put books in the hands of children and teens.

All Hallows’ Read coupons make great Halloween treats, on their own or as an addition to the traditional, sugary goodies handed out to tricksters.

These coupons are sold in sheets of 10 for $2.50 per sheet. Just take them apart to place one in each little bag or pumpkin. It’s a treat you can feel good about doling out.

All Hallows’ Read coupons will be sold from October 1 to October 31 at the library.

Coupons can be purchased at checkout; at the Friends of the Batavia Public Library book sale on October 8; and during BatFest Stories at the library on October 29. The book sale is scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 8 in the FriendSpace on the lower level of the library. BatFest Stories and Parade is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to noon on October 29 at the library. Learn more about this event at batavia.libnet.info/event/7236610.

Children and teens can redeem their coupons at one of Friends’ monthly book sales. Or, redeem coupons in the Friends Book Corner on the upper level of the library any day of the week. Simply bring your coupon and book selection to checkout to redeem.

This Halloween, give a treat that lasts longer and is more satisfying than the time it takes youngsters to swallow it. Deliver the delicious pleasure of reading and open up a world of possibilities for young minds.

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History and Escape Room at North Webster Public Library – InkFreeNews.com https://savemynjlibrary.org/history-and-escape-room-at-north-webster-public-library-inkfreenews-com/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:00:29 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/history-and-escape-room-at-north-webster-public-library-inkfreenews-com/ Press release NORTH WEBSTER — Many know who Kosciusko County was named for, but few know the potential controversy behind that choice. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, the public is invited to join Faye Myers of the Kosciusko County Historical Society as she presents a brief history of Kosciusko County. Myers will not […]]]>

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NORTH WEBSTER — Many know who Kosciusko County was named for, but few know the potential controversy behind that choice. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, the public is invited to join Faye Myers of the Kosciusko County Historical Society as she presents a brief history of Kosciusko County.

Myers will not only explain the arguably sneaky way the county got its name, she’ll describe many other memorable aspects of its history.

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September 19 kicks off Forbidden Books Week and NWCPL invites teens and adults to put their brains to the test with a themed escape room.

Five time slots are available throughout the week, with the possibility of adding others if the existing ones fill up. The 45-minute escape room features clues and puzzles that revolve around banned books and authors, many of which may surprise participants.

Youth programs

Baby and Toddler Time begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20.

Time slots for preschool story time are 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21.

Teen programs

Teen Café meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays. Activities include video games, board games, snacks, coffee, and social time. Teens are invited to the Anime Club at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20. The Thursday study hall begins at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22. Teens can bring homework and study materials and enjoy snacks while they work.

Adult programs
It’s not too late to sign up for Needle Felting with Rachel Kruger, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19. There is a cost to cover the materials.

The Glean Team Genealogy Group meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21. The group is launching a new program called “Book a Genealogist”. Members of the public with questions about genealogy can call the NWCPL and arrange an appointment to meet one-on-one with an experienced genealogist, who can guide them in their research. Chair Dance for Fitness begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 22. Let’s Move Dance Class follows at 5 p.m.

For more information on any of the above events, contact the library at (574) 834-7122 or visit www.nwcpl.org.

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Hewitt Public Library hosts STARS program for young adults with disabilities | KWKT https://savemynjlibrary.org/hewitt-public-library-hosts-stars-program-for-young-adults-with-disabilities-kwkt/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 23:19:18 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/hewitt-public-library-hosts-stars-program-for-young-adults-with-disabilities-kwkt/ HEWITT, Texas (FOX 44) — The Hewitt Public Library has launched a program called STARS to help young adults with special needs. STARS stands for support, together, advocacy, resources and success. It gives people with special needs aged 18 and over the opportunity to meet other people, learn skills and grow into adulthood. “We have […]]]>

HEWITT, Texas (FOX 44) — The Hewitt Public Library has launched a program called STARS to help young adults with special needs.

STARS stands for support, together, advocacy, resources and success. It gives people with special needs aged 18 and over the opportunity to meet other people, learn skills and grow into adulthood.

“We have a community there that needs help,” said program coordinator Traci Villa.

Each month offers a new activity. In October there will be a spooky story hour to help with public speaking, a cooking class in November and this month a karaoke and dance party which Kade Perry loved.

“I just want to encourage more people to come dance and karaoke with us, and I just want everyone to have a lot of fun,” Perry said.

Ultimately, this program aims to direct them to where to go once they get out of their school routine.

“A lot of kids, they have to have a schedule,” Villa said. “They have to know what they’re doing hour by hour. Otherwise, they feel lost.

Young adults also meet with a police officer to show them that there is nothing to fear if they come into contact with law enforcement.

“They have to make sure that because some people have special needs that they have to manage them well,” Perry said. “Like, like, like they’re sensitive to light, they can turn their lights off or just dim them a bit.”

The program not only serves the young adult, but also their carer, showing them resources and skills as well.

“Building that kind of connection for parents is almost as important as providing that social outlet for kids,” parent James Karney said.

Karney has a 24-year-old son with autism and says a program like this is so important to the special needs community and gives them the social interaction they need.

“Especially our young adults, a lot of them, once they get out of high school, they sort of wander because of that,” Karney said. “This yellow bus is not coming to the house anymore.”

The Hewitt Public Library saw a need, then determined what its role could be in supporting young adults with special needs.

“What makes libraries so beautiful is that we can connect with these resource professionals and act as a conduit,” said library director Waynette Ditto.

Sign up for the Hewitt STARS program here.

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Carmel Clay Public Library to Unveil Walter Knabe Artwork https://savemynjlibrary.org/carmel-clay-public-library-to-unveil-walter-knabe-artwork/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 20:12:44 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/carmel-clay-public-library-to-unveil-walter-knabe-artwork/ Writer // Janelle Morrison Photography // Courtesy of Kelle Knabe During the grand reopening of the Carmel Clay Public Library Main Branch, patrons and guests entering the library from the second level of the all-new parking lot will be greeted by a spectacular 12-foot-wide and 7-and-a-half-foot-tall artwork commissioned by CCPL and created by nationally acclaimed […]]]>

Writer // Janelle Morrison Photography // Courtesy of Kelle Knabe

During the grand reopening of the Carmel Clay Public Library Main Branch, patrons and guests entering the library from the second level of the all-new parking lot will be greeted by a spectacular 12-foot-wide and 7-and-a-half-foot-tall artwork commissioned by CCPL and created by nationally acclaimed Indianapolis-based artist Walter Knabe.

The work of Walter Knabe

Walter Knabe is an American multidisciplinary artist. As a painter and screenprinter, Knabe’s work is versatile and includes original paintings and limited edition artwork, fabrics, wall coverings, exclusive lifestyle and interior decor and licensed designs. His work can be found in the homes of top musicians, athletes, former presidents, directors and Hollywood actors and at exclusive retailers and private companies.

Knabe earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin and for more than 40 years has built a wide and varied portfolio that includes projects such as being the official artist of the Indianapolis 500, collections licensed to Fieldcrest and Hallmark companies and bespoke design work for Harrod’s department store in London.

His early projects included collaborating with American art icon Thomas Hart Benton on one of his last murals in Joplin, Missouri. After earning his MFA, Knabe moved to New York and opened his first painting studio in Brooklyn in 1982.

Walter Knabe

After building a national reputation, Knabe and her family moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1994 to raise her children while continuing to expand her work and brand image across the country and beyond.

“I landed here [Indianapolis] over 20 years ago,” Knabe explained. “About 15 years into my career, I had established a national reputation, and my late wife and I had our children by then. It was incredibly expensive raising them in New York, so we moved to Indianapolis, and I remember being concerned about still being able to “connect” to customers, etc., but we took the risk, and everything went very well .”

Knabe and his current wife and business partner Kelle [Knabe] have been married for five years and have known each other for many years. Knabe shared that Kelle was a former client.

“Our studio is located on E. 54th Street, right next to the Monon [Trail]”, Knabe said. “It’s the very first studio I’ve had that’s open to the public. Kelle runs the shop at the front of the studio and all the business part of my studio. people come into the shop and the studio and tell me how much they love my work and how ‘positive’ they think it is – and that’s my goal.”

Walter Knabe

When asked which artists had influenced Knabe throughout his career, he replied, “Robert Rauschenberg, certainly with imagery. I learned screen printing in New York, and had the privilege of learning from guys who printed Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Their talent was simply amazing.

Additionally, Knabe was influenced by the work of Sam Gilliam, who passed away last June.

“Sam did some abstract work that was beautiful,” Knabe said. “And even someone like Cy Twombly, who is known for doodling, influenced me. My work is very narrative. However, I put doodles and writing in my work. I think it’s a very human thing to do, and I like the uniquely human elements. I bring those [elements] in my work.

Walter Knabe

The unveiling of Knabe’s CCPL piece

As of press time, the date for the highly anticipated unveiling has not been set in stone, but is expected to be set in time for the grand celebration of the Main Library’s reopening on Saturday, October 1.

Knabe expressed his humility and gratitude for being commissioned to create an exceptional work of art that embodies the spirit of community and inclusiveness – two elements that CCPL is proud to have developed and nurtured throughout its life. existence.

“I was introduced to CCPL by a few people from the CCPL Foundation who know my work,” Knabe explained. “I am very humbled and grateful for this opportunity.”

When asked what his thoughts and feelings were in that room, Knabe thoughtfully replied, “The first word was ‘community.’ I have to tell you that even though the piece is narrative, there is an abstract element to it. While I certainly don’t want to list all the things you can do in a library, I’ve made references to different things and have a few “library” quotes that I really like.

Knabe described the piece as having imagery that depicts the library as a space without borders or limitations – much like the universe.

Knabe concluded, “There’s also an overall human element to it – it’s definitely a positive element.”

For more information on Walter Knabe and his studio/boutique, visit walterknabe.com, and for information on CCPL’s upcoming grand reopening, visit carmelclaylibrary.org.

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Discussion at Glenview Public Library on the impact of gun violence https://savemynjlibrary.org/discussion-at-glenview-public-library-on-the-impact-of-gun-violence/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 23:14:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/discussion-at-glenview-public-library-on-the-impact-of-gun-violence/ After several school shootings, Glenbrook South High School student Mackenzie Ball said she made the difficult decision to buy a bulletproof backpack. “I physically carry the weight that something terrible could happen to our school and so do my parents,” Ball said. She was one of about 30 people who took part in a panel […]]]>

After several school shootings, Glenbrook South High School student Mackenzie Ball said she made the difficult decision to buy a bulletproof backpack.

“I physically carry the weight that something terrible could happen to our school and so do my parents,” Ball said.

She was one of about 30 people who took part in a panel discussion Sept. 7 at the Glenview Public Library where participants shared what it’s like to live in a time of mass shootings, active shooting ranges and how the threat of gun violence affects lives. . The group included high school students, members of various gun law reform groups as well as U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky (Ill-09) and Ill State Representative. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz.

“I’m here to talk about child safety in our schools,” Ball said. “It’s heartbreaking. The last one for me was near my home in Highland Park and to say I was speechless when I discovered it is an understatement.

On July 4, 2022, there was a mass shooting in Highland Park during a 4th of July parade. In this incident, 21-year-old Robert E. Crimo III is accused of killing seven people and wounding dozens more with a semi-automatic rifle his father allegedly helped him obtain just a few months after Crimo threatened to kill himself and resort to violence.

“I didn’t know how to act or how to react,” Ball added. “I couldn’t think. I couldn’t process. How did something so horrible happen so close to me?

The discussion also focused on how federal and state legislation can have an impact.

“We’re not just talking about the mass shootings,” Schakowsky told the group. “These are the daily shootings you see in your communities.”

“On the day of the Highland Park Massacre, more people were shot in the city of Chicago and elsewhere,” she added. “It’s street life in too many places.”

She also said that thanks to gun law reform activists, the House in July passed HR 1808 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, which prohibits the sale, manufacture, transfer or possession of semi-automatic assault weapons, as well as high-capacity magazines. The bill bans all semi-automatic rifles that may have a detachable magazine and have a military feature such as a pistol grip and detachable stock or grenade launcher, among other features.

It also prohibits “all semi-automatic rifles with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds”. The bill would not ban current semi-automatic weapons that people own, meaning current gun owners would have their guns grandfathered.

“We wouldn’t have passed any legislation without the activists who wouldn’t have given up,” Schakowsky said. “It wouldn’t be happening if it weren’t for the outside pressure, activism and organizing from people like you who are making it happen.”

“He would have sat for who knows how many decades doing nothing about gun violence and gun control,” she added. “You all helped change gun policy.”

Gong-Gershowitz said the State House may be on the verge of passing some very significant gun reform legislation.

“The reason we’re at an important moment in history is because people like the people in this room have, really made sure that we do transformational work around this issue. “, she said. “I believe we’re at a point in the State House where we could get something very, very big and on the governor’s desk.”

The discussion was also an opportunity for members of various gun law reform groups and those interested in gun reform legislation to share information and ideas for strategy in their quest meaningful firearm law reform.

“It’s important that we stand together, that we talk about next steps,” said Jordan Dahiya of Northshore Unite, a community organization dedicated to education and reform initiatives in the wake of gun violence.

“Instead of just coming here and having conversations about these tragedies, we’re really motivated and deciding on next steps and we have a plan in place to create the America we want to create for ourselves,” a- she declared.

Brian L. Cox is a freelance journalist for Pioneer Press.

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What’s New at Cranbrook Public Library https://savemynjlibrary.org/whats-new-at-cranbrook-public-library/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 15:10:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/whats-new-at-cranbrook-public-library/ By Mike Selby Thank you to all of the participants, parents and guardians, and all of the local sponsors for making this year’s Summer Reading Club another huge success. We are now very free! Your library membership is the freedom to explore, learn, and connect. Late fines shouldn’t bother you. And now they won’t! Library […]]]>

By Mike Selby

Thank you to all of the participants, parents and guardians, and all of the local sponsors for making this year’s Summer Reading Club another huge success.

We are now very free! Your library membership is the freedom to explore, learn, and connect. Late fines shouldn’t bother you. And now they won’t!

Library hours are:

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Our new website is up and running: www.cranbrookpubliclibrary.ca

LinkedIn Learning is now available at the library. Choose from thousands of online courses. All you need is your library card: https://www.linkedin.com/learning-login/go/cranbrookpubliclibrary

Newly acquired adult:

All Living and Dead – Hayley Campbell (363.75)

Glut – Marian L. Typy (304.6)

The Shortest Story of War – Gwynne Dyer (335.009)

Vegan One Pot – Roxy Pope (641.56362)

All the common problems these days – Rebecca Donner (943.1550)

Vancouver Island by Bike – John Crouch (796.6097112)

The Picturesque Geology of Alberta – Dale Leckie (557.123)

Why Am I So Anxious – Tracey Marks (616.8522)

Embers on the Wind – Lisa Williamson Rosenberg (fic)

An Unforgettable Summer – Erika Montgomery (fic)

Please Join Us – Catherine McKenzie (fic)

Aerials – Kate Munnik (fic)

The Blame Game – Sandie Jones (fic)

The Great Passion – James Runcie (fic)

The hutch – Tess Gunty (fic)

Amy and Lan – Sadie Jones (fic)

Midnight on the Marne – Sarah Adlakha (fic)

Firestorm – Taylor Moore (fic)

Call for a cover dance – Oscar Hokeah (fic)

Fox Creek – William Kent Krueger (mys)

The Verifiers – Jane Pek (mys)

The Ninth Month – James Patterson (mys)

Fish swimming in dappled sunlight – Riku Onda (mys)

The Marlow Murder Club – Robert Thorogood (mys)

The city we have become – NK Jemisin (sci fic)

A Master of Djinn – P. Djeli Clark (sci fic)

Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir (sci fic)

Network Effect – Martha Wells (science fiction)

Licorice Pizza (DVD)

The Art of Video Storytelling (DVD)

Downton Abbey: A New Era (DVD)

Total Control: Season 2 (DVD)

The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 7 (DVD)

Midsomer Murders: Season 21 (DVD)

Audrey (DVD)

Young adults and newly acquired children:

Our Twisted Hearts – Melissa Albert (ya fic)

When You Call My Name – Tucker Shaw (ya fic)

Answers in the Pages – David Levithan (j fic)

Ready or Not – Megan E. Bryant (j fic)

The Fort – Gordon Korman (j fic)

Blues Clues and You (j DVD)

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Indiana State Library Bailout US Act Grant for Williamsport Public Library | New https://savemynjlibrary.org/indiana-state-library-bailout-us-act-grant-for-williamsport-public-library-new/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 20:57:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/indiana-state-library-bailout-us-act-grant-for-williamsport-public-library-new/ The Indiana State Library is pleased to announce that it has received $3,471,810 through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support libraries and library services in the state from Indiana. ARPA funds are administered through the State Grants Program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Indiana State Library will use […]]]>

The Indiana State Library is pleased to announce that it has received $3,471,810 through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support libraries and library services in the state from Indiana. ARPA funds are administered through the State Grants Program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The Indiana State Library will use the majority of these funds to make subgrants to eligible Indiana public and university libraries. Libraries can apply for between $5,000 and $100,000 in federal funds. No local cash consideration is required. The grants are in the form of reimbursement grants. The Williamsport-Washington-Township Public Library will receive over $10,640 for this project.

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Livingston Public Library: August Adult Programming Recap https://savemynjlibrary.org/livingston-public-library-august-adult-programming-recap/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 03:31:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/livingston-public-library-august-adult-programming-recap/ September 2, 2022 We had wonderful virtual and in-person programs for adults during the month of August. Here is a little recap of what happened at the Library this month! We started the “Dogs Days of Summer” with a conference on How to speak dog: Beyond sit and lie down. Here we have learned to […]]]>

September 2, 2022

We had wonderful virtual and in-person programs for adults during the month of August. Here is a little recap of what happened at the Library this month!

We started the “Dogs Days of Summer” with a conference on How to speak dog: Beyond sit and lie down. Here we have learned to communicate better with our four-legged friends. But dogs weren’t the only creatures in our August lineup. We also enjoyed the program A peek into the hivewhere local beekeeper Lior Shliechkorn gave us insight into the complex world of the hive.

Those interested in astronomy enjoyed a virtual lecture on The Incredible Science of the James Webb Telescopewhere participants were able to ask Modhumita Sabata, Principal Systems Engineer at the Space Science Institute, questions about the telescope!

Those looking to get crafty also enjoyed our drop-in craftsmanship DIY group. We also enjoyed the instructor-led craft Art workshop for adults: Create a seascape in watercolor.

Do you like using vinegar in the kitchen? Participants in our Veingear Herbal Workshop have designed their own unique herbal vinegar blends to use in their summer kitchen!

Those wishing to enjoy an afternoon film join us in the library program room for our Weekends with the Oscars. It was wonderful to enjoy an Oscar-nominated movie with friends, while beating the summer afternoon heat!

We wouldn’t be a library without books! Readers gathered to discuss Ellen Feldman’s The Living and the Lost during our Bookish atmosphere book group meeting. Ellen Feldman also joined us on Zoom! We were also happy to celebrate the launch of never say invisible by the late local author Jeremy Schreiber.

Summer reading for adults completed in August. 100 adults have read more than 324 books! Adults were also able to take part in our long month Livi Cares Adult Volunteer Club where adults wrote letters to send to elderly people who lacked a smile through the organization Letters Against Isolation. We collected 40 letters!

Be sure to visit our events calendar to see what fun and engaging events we have planned for September.

See you next month!

-Jessica, Adult Services and Acquisitions Manager


This press release was produced by the Livingston Public Library. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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