In Events on April 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm
The Berne Public Library is full of activities this summer for all ages.
- Wee Read: Ages 18 – 36 mo. on Tuesdays at 10:00.
- Preschool Story Time: Ages 3 -5 yr. on Tuesdays at 11:00.
- Elementary Summer Reading: Currently in Grades K – 5. Weekly programs on Wednesdays at 12:30.
- Young Adult Summer Reading: Currently in Grades 6 -12. Weekly programs on Monday evenings.
- Adult Summer Reading: Weekly programs on Thursdays.
Something for every member of the family!
Call 589-2809 for more information.
In Events on April 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm
Colleen Coble, author of Anathema, the Mercy Falls series, and many others, will be visiting the Berne Public Library on May 7th at 1pm!
Ms. Coble will be speaking a bit about her path to becoming an author and will answer audience questions.
Please come and support the library – books will be available for purchase, and light refreshments will be served.
This author visit made possible by the Indiana Humanities and the Glick Foundation.
In Events on April 22, 2011 at 10:43 am
Join us on Thursday, May 5th at 6pm for a showing of Tangled, Disney’s spin on the classic Rapunzel fairy tale. Stars Mandy Moore (The Princess Diaries, A Walk to Remember) and Zachary Levi (Chuck) lend their voices as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, the movie’s leading characters.
This animated movie will be shown in the main floor reading room. Popcorn will be served.
Tangled is rated PG for brief mild violence and lasts about 100 minutes.
In Reviews on April 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm
By Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004)
Fiction [Inspi Fic ROBIN]
Reviewed by: Angy
The protagonist, Rev. John Ames, has married a much younger woman, and he realizes that he will not see his son grow to maturity. This prompts him to write a long letter to his son, and this letter is the book Gilead. This letter covers a range of topics, from the Ames family history to how Rev. Ames came to marry his wife, day-to-day life, and the reappearance of a friend’s wayward son.
This book moves slowly; it is not a book that can be read quickly. I imagine that anyone trying to read this book in a hurry will be disappointed, but I gladly recommend this book to those who don’t mind taking a more contemplative pace through the novel. This book was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Note: Have you read a good book recently? Talk to Angy or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org about getting your review on the library’s blog.
In Events, Heritage Room on April 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm
Join the Heritage Room downstairs for a workshop that will give the basic tools needed to make German genealogy research easier. Angy Moore, library director and German expert, will be speaking at this free workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th. If you are interested in gaining new research information about the German language and how to apply it to genealogy research, then this workshop is for you. Hope to see you there!
In Events, News on April 7, 2011 at 7:16 pm
The Berne Public Library has started a book club that meets on the third Thursday of the month at 2pm. For April, the book club is reading God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Indiana author Kurt Vonnegut.
New members are always welcome! You do not need a library card to participate or to get a copy of the book to borrow.
Any questions? Ask at the main circulation desk.
Also ask at the main desk if you have your own book club and would like to learn more about the possibility of getting multiple copies of a book on loan from the library for your members.
In Children's Department, Events on April 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm
Come join us at the library on Thursday, April 14th at 6:30pm in the Children’s Department for stories, games, and decorating eggs!
We hope to see you there!
In Events on April 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm
Have you ever seen Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest?
The BPL will be showing this movie on Thursday, April 7th at 5:30 pm upstairs in the reading room. We hope to see you there!
Note: There will be popcorn!
In Reviews on April 6, 2011 at 4:53 pm
Tales of the Madman Underground
By John Barnes (Viking, 2009)
Young Adult Fiction [Y-A Fic BARNE]
Reviewed by: Angy
Tales of the Madman Underground takes place during 6 days in 1973 in small-town Ohio. Karl, the main character, is starting a new year of school and is desperate to escape the “Madman Underground” – the group of teenagers who have been pulled out of class and into bi-weekly therapy sessions for years.
Despite his efforts, Karl keeps getting sucked back into the group of flawed individuals, which over the years has turned into a fairly tight-knit group.
Between 4 (or is it 5?) part-time jobs, a house full of cats (his mother thinks getting them fixed is unnatural), and trying to negotiate high school, Karl has his work cut out for him.
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