• WWII Rosie the Riveters

    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
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 03-19-2013
  • Talk on Evansville's WWII Shipbuilding Industry

    Tom Lonnberg, Curator of History at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science, will discuss the Evansville Shipyard. The shipyard was the largest employer in the City’'s history and was the foremost producer of Landing Ship Tanks, or LSTs, during World War II. LSTs were essential to the amphibious landings in Africa and Europe, including
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 03-10-2013
  • Evansville in WWII Digital Collection

    EVPL worked with the University of Southern Indiana and the 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
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 03-04-2013
  • EVPL Photo Collection

    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
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 02-18-2013
  • Book Talk: Postcard History: Evansville

    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
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 10-29-2012
  • Do You Know Your Local History?

    Test 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
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 06-02-2012
  • 1888 Bird's Eye View of Evansville

    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
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 05-22-2012
  • Crafty Doodads!

    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
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 01-23-2012
  • Chicks with Sticks: Little Women

    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
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 03-10-2011
  • Chicks with Sticks: Jane Eyre

    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
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by just_renny@evpl on 02-08-2011
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