EVPL Communities: just_renny@evpl's Blog Postshttp://evpl.org/community/blogs/All of just_renny@evpl's blog posts on the EVPL Communities site.en-USCommunityServer 2008 SP1 (Build: 30619.63) <![CDATA[WWII Rosie the Riveters ]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2013/03/19/wwii-rosie-the-riveters.aspx Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:15:00 G3T 2443 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2013/03/19/wwii-rosie-the-riveters.aspx to post your comments!

Dr. Heidi Strobel will be presenting a program titled "Harmony of the Homefront: Homegrown Rosie the Riveters" tomorrow (March 20, 2013) starting at 6:30 in the Browning Room at Central Library.  This program will feature information from an oral history research project Dr. Strobel conducted in 2008 and 2009.  Dr. Strobel is currently Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Archaeology and Art History at the University of Evansville.

The Evansville in WWII Digital Collection was funded with a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library. The WWII Speaker Series is part of the promotional events for the grant.

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<![CDATA[Evansville in WWII Digital Collection]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2013/03/04/evansville-in-wwii.aspx Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:24:00 G3T 2441 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2013/03/04/evansville-in-wwii.aspx to post your comments!

EVPL worked with the University of Southern Indiana and theEvansville Shipyard Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science for the last year on the "Evansville in WWII" Digital Collection.  The collection was funded with a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library. 

EVPL digitized their collection of newsletters from Evansville factories producing for the war industry. The newsletters contain information about safety on the job, awards and goals acheived in production, recreational activities, comics, and photographs of laborers and their families. The newsletters can be searched by word which greatly helps when searching for something specific. 

USI owns a collection of war bond posters produced and distributed nationally by the Government Printing Office. The posters are colorful and show a variety of topics that were important to the patriotic feelings of Americans during the war.  A few of these posters are recognizable as they were created by Norman Rockwell, famous for his Saturday Evening Post (among other magazine) covers.

The Museum allowed EVPL to scan their collection of Evansville Shipyard photographs which were commissed by the Navy at the beginning of the shipyard construction in Evansville.  The collection includes nearly 10,000 pictures of the shipyard, building construction, laborers, office workers, ship building, ship christening, recreational activities, war ships on the Ohio River, and much more. Many of these pictures contain names of workers or people involved in the ship christenings which can be searched. 

In support of the efforts to bring to light Evansville's participation in WWII, EVPL is also hosting the WWII Speaker Series. The first speaker will by Mike Linderman from Angel Mounds discussing the WPA and Angel Mounds.  Coming up later in March are Tom Lonnber from the Evansville Museum and Heidi Strobel from the University of Evansville.  April features the final three presenters: Jennifer Greene from USI, local author Harold Morgan, and EVPL digitization clerk Lauren Weingart.

If you have questions or comments submit them to Renny in Reference Services.

 

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<![CDATA[EVPL Photo Collection]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2013/02/18/evpl-photo-collection.aspx Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:52:00 G2T 2438 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2013/02/18/evpl-photo-collection.aspx to post your comments!

In honor of the Library's 100th year, we created an online collection of the library from past to present.  The collection started with 98 pictures and the first two annual reports (1913 and 1914).  We uploaded another 8 pictures this afternoon.  This collection will continue to grow throughout the year, so check back often to make sure you don't miss any new additions! The collection can be found here. Just click "search" if you want to browse the entire collection. If you have any questions or feedback you can contact Renny in the Reference Services Department at Central (428-8218).

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<![CDATA[Book Talk: Postcard History: Evansville ]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2012/10/29/book-talk-postcard-history-evansville.aspx Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:48:00 G10T 2412 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2012/10/29/book-talk-postcard-history-evansville.aspx to post your comments!

Evansville Postcard

Are you interested in Evansville and its history? Have you often wondered what parts of Evansville looked like years ago?

If the answer is "yes!' then be sure to come to the Large Group Room on Central's 2nd Floor on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30. Joseph Engler will be speaking about his new book, Evansville.  The book is comprised of vintage postcards primarily from his family's personal collection.  Mr. Engler also writes articles for the examiner.com as the history expert and he developed and maintains the website historicevansville.com.  He will have books available for purchase and  will be availble to autograph books after his talk!

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<![CDATA[Do You Know Your Local History?]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2012/06/02/history-quiz-show.aspx Sat, 02 Jun 2012 17:39:00 G6T 2389 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2012/06/02/history-quiz-show.aspx to post your comments!

Main StreetTest your knowledge of Evansville history by attending the Do You Know Your Local History quiz show in Browning Room B at 6:30 on Tuesday. I have designed a lot of tough questions to test your knowledge.  This program is part of the Evansville Bicentennial, Historic Preservation Month, and the Summer Savvy Senior Series.

I look forward to challenging you!!

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<![CDATA[1888 Bird's Eye View of Evansville]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2012/05/22/1888-bird-s-eye-view-of-evansville.aspx Tue, 22 May 2012 12:18:00 G5T 2384 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2012/05/22/1888-bird-s-eye-view-of-evansville.aspx to post your comments!

1888 map

To help celebrate the Bicentennial of Evansville and Historic Preservation Month, EVPL has enlarged an 1888 Bird's Eye View map of Evansville! The map is 10 feet by 15 feet, so you can see a lot of detail. It is located at Central on the 2nd Floor just outside the Indiana Room.  Be sure to sign the guest book and share what you like about Evansville! Dennis Au, Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Evansville will be leading a "walking" tour of the map pointing out key features while giving some history of Evansville in 1888.  His tour starts at 6:30 on May 31st. 

 

The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, they are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective.  Preparation of panoramic maps involved a vast amount of painstakingly detailed labor. For each project a frame or projection was developed, showing in perspective the pattern of streets. An artist then walked in the street, sketching buildings, trees, and other features to present a complete and accurate landscape as though seen from an elevation of 2,000 to 3,000 feet.

Check out the Library of Congress American Memory Map Collection for other types of maps and another Bird's Eye Views of Evansville.

We also have several other programs planned as part of the Bicentennial and Historic Preservation Month. Be sure to mark you calendars for Do You Know Your Local History on June 5th at 6:30 in the Browning Room B and come by and check out Home Movies of the Great Flood of 1937, narrated by Dr. Robert Reid on June 7th at 6:30 in Browning Room B.

 

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<![CDATA[Crafty Doodads!]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2012/01/23/crafty-doodads.aspx Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:30:00 G1T 2350 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2012/01/23/crafty-doodads.aspx to post your comments!

clothes pin craft

  Come and join Beth Phillips from the Crafty Connections segment on WTVW Local 7's morning news on Mondays. She will be demonstrating two Valentine's Day crafts!

The first will be a clothes pin magnet with colorful Valentine scrapbook paper and glitter.  The second will be a lollipop designed to look like a flower! They are so cute and easy to make!  All supplies will be provided. 

Please join on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30PM. Click here to register or call Renny at 428-8200 ext 1238.

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<![CDATA[Chicks with Sticks: Little Women]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/archive/2011/03/10/chicks-with-sticks-little-women.aspx Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:29:00 G3T 2270 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/" target="_blank">Books Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/archive/2011/03/10/chicks-with-sticks-little-women.aspx to post your comments!

The third Tuesday of the month is quickly approaching and it is time for the next meeting of Chicks with Sticks.  This month we were to read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  I listened to the audiobook version. 

We will be meeting in the 2nd Floor Conference Room on March 15 and starting discussion shortly after 6pm.  Feel free to grab a snack or drink from the Cup and Chaucer Cafe on the 1st Floor before you come up! 

For the last several weeks, I have been crocheting individual squares for a blanket I am making as a wedding present.  I hope I can finish it up by July!  Please feel free to bring your craft materials whether it is crochet, knit, embroider, quilting, cross stitch, or a craft of your choosing! 

We are planning on meeting the third Tuesday of every month through May.  For the rest of the meeting times and the corresponding book, check out this page.

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<![CDATA[Chicks with Sticks: Jane Eyre]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/archive/2011/02/08/chicks-with-sticks-jane-eyre.aspx Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:29:00 G2T 2260 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/" target="_blank">Books Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/archive/2011/02/08/chicks-with-sticks-jane-eyre.aspx to post your comments!

Join me with your latest stitching creation whether it is crochet, knitting, or embroidery, in Central Library's Conference Room on Tuesday, February 15.  We will be discussing Jane Eyre while working on craft projects during this meet up.  Last month we tried the Cup and Chaucer Cafe, but had difficulty hearing one another, so grab a snack and a beverage and head up to the second floor Conference Room where will have plenty of space to spread out.  We will try to get started around 6pm.

I am still working away on my orange and black scarf for my husband, but I might bring something different to work on this month! If you aren't a crafter, but love Jane Eyre and want to join our discussion group, please feel welcome and encouraged to attend!

We are planning on meeting the third Tuesday of every month from January through May.  For the rest of the meeting times and the corresponding book, check out this page.
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<![CDATA[Chicks With Sticks: Wuthering Heights]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/archive/2011/01/15/chicks-with-sticks-wuthering-heights.aspx Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:16:00 G1T 2252 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/" target="_blank">Books Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/books/archive/2011/01/15/chicks-with-sticks-wuthering-heights.aspx to post your comments!

Join me with your latest stitching creation whether it is crochet, knitting, or embroidery, in the Cup and Chaucer Cafe at Central Library on January 18 starting around 6pm.  We will be discussing Wuthering Heights while working on craft projects during this meet up.  This month I am crocheting an orange and black basic scarf for my husband (I know, but those are his favorite colors!).  So grab your projects, stop by the cafe, and enjoy an evening of book discussion!

We are planning on meeting the third Tuesday of every month from January through May.  For the rest of the meeting times and the corresponding book, check out this page.

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<![CDATA[Preserving Your Past: Photographs]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2010/09/18/preserving-your-past-photographs.aspx Sat, 18 Sep 2010 16:26:00 G9T 2205 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2010/09/18/preserving-your-past-photographs.aspx to post your comments!

Don't forget to join me this Wednesday evening (September 22) at 6:30pm in the Large Group Room at Central Library.  I will be talking about how to extend the life of your old photographs through an integration of traditional preservation practices and technology use.  I will be showing examples of archival quality materials for storing photographs and taking questions.Participation is limited to 15, so don't forget to register!

 

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<![CDATA[New Local History Titles]]> http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2010/09/02/new-local-history-titles.aspx Thu, 02 Sep 2010 13:44:00 G9T 2197 just_renny@evpl Posted to the <a href="http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/" target="_blank">Research Blog</a> on EVPL Communities. View the original post at http://evpl.org/community/blogs/research/archive/2010/09/02/new-local-history-titles.aspx to post your comments!

The Indiana Room, located on the 2nd Floor of Central Library, has received several new titles.

The Interim Reports for Clay County, Dubois County, Washington County, Union County, Crawford County, and Decatur County.  Interim Reports contain information about historic structures in each county are are very useful for those who are researching their historic home.  The Indiana Room already has many Interim Reports from across the State of Indiana.

We have also received Face Boss: The Memoir of a Western Kentucky Coal Miner, Red Skelton: The Mask Behind the Mask, Indiana Political Heroes, and The Indiana Book of Trivia.

The Indiana Room is open Tuesday mornings, Thursday afternoons, and all day Saturday.  The collection does not circulate, but there are comfortable chairs to relax and read a book!

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