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  • Happy Birthday, Edith Wharton

    Today is the 151st birthday of the great American author Edith Wharton, admired as much now as she was during her lifetime for her wit, her brilliant social commentary, and her courage and determination to work as a writer in spite of the limited opportunities afforded to women of her elite upbringing during the Gilded Age. You can find her best known
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 01-24-2013
  • Six Degrees Game: the Book Version

    Let's play a literary version of the popular association game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” Here’s the Wikipedia explanation of the original idea. Ready? Here goes: How are best-selling writer Laura Lippman and Vernon Jordan, the first author to be selected for One Book, One Community of Southwestern Indiana, connected? 1. In 2008
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 12-27-2012
  • Taking on Virgil

    In her novel Lavinia , celebrated author Ursula LeGuin gives lyrical voice to her title character: the daughter of mythical King Latinus and the woman fated to cause The Aeneid 's culminating war. This lushly detailed account of ancient Italian ritual and daily life, which was named a 2008 Best Book by Library Journal, is an intriguing companion
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 12-06-2012
  • Get inspired to vote: American history art exhibition at Louisville museum

    Based on this Courier-Journal review by Louisville attorney Richard Clay, I'm going to take a break from incessant TV election campaigning and get truly inspired to vote by visiting the Speed Art Museum . "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery" runs from now through January 4, 2009
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 10-01-2008
  • Paul Newman, 1925 - 2008

    Paul Newman is an iconic figure in American film, and his life, times, and work figure significantly in the EVPL collection. To be reminded of the breathtaking good looks and inspirational pursuits that made him a star both on and off the screen, take a look at Paul Newman, a Life in Pictures , edited by Yann-Brice Dherbier & Pierre-Henri Verlliac
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 09-27-2008
  • Great resources for gardening in the lower Midwest

    My all-time favorite gardening website is that of the Missouri Botanical Garden . I'm a frequent visitor to the Plantfinder and Plants of Merit databases accessible on its Gardening Help page as I look for trees, shrubs, and perennials that are well suited for our USDA plant hardiness zone . I haven't yet visited this famous St. Louis attraction
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 09-10-2008
  • Foundation Center tracks Katrina aid

    On the third anniversary of the Gulf Coast devastation wreaked by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Foundation Center has put together a comprehensive portrait of the United States philanthropic response to the crisis. This will be the first in a series of special reports from the Foundation Center on current events and the field of philanthropy. The
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 08-29-2008
  • Tip for new grandparents

    So far I've managed to avoid blog-bragging about my new status as a grandparent, but a recent gift from a friend and fellow grandmother has convinced me to throw that resolution out the window. Every grandparent needs to know about Your Baby's First Year, Week by Week , such a great way to keep abreast of what that grandchild is up to. Reading
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 08-25-2008
  • New support for your charitable cause

    SO... you have a great idea for making Evansville a better place to live but no clue of how to get a grassroots effort started... The Foundation Center now offers free training webinars for nonprofit organizations through its website, http://foundationcenter.org . Click on a topic that interests you to learn more about the course and to see the scheduled
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 08-22-2008
  • Car Repair Information When You Need It

    Auto maintenance manuals are right at the top of the list of the most checked out books in the EVPL collection. An overlooked resource, though, for do-it-yourselfers as well as professional technicians, is our subscription to the Auto Repair Reference Center . It's an electronic database available in the Research section of this website. With your
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by banksoftheohio@evpl on 07-31-2008
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