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  • Earthquake Drill @ EVPL libraries on Tuesday

    The EVPL will be participating in The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut . On Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 9:15am, all EVPL locations will be participating in this earthquake drill. At the time of the drill, an audio broadcast will be played announcing the drill. Staff and customers in the building at the time...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 04-15-2011
  • Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives by Thomas French

    "Eleven elephants. One plane. Hurtling together across the sky." From these opening sentences, I was captivated by this account of the inner workings of zoos, in particular Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. The author is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and currently a professor of journalism at Indiana...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by lit.fic.reader@evpl on 08-09-2010
  • Celebrate Poetry Month!

    98 young poets in grades K-12 submitted 130 poems to McCollough Branch for our first (annual?) Poetry Month celebration and contest. Subjects ranged from the African Plains to a humble Hoosier mushroom, from love and friendship to the wisdom of starting over. We hope that all those who participated enjoyed...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by mrsweasley@evpl on 04-21-2009
  • Defending the Written Word: The Book Thief

    The third and final selection in McCollough's Defending the Written Word book discussion series is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. An award-winning and best-selling novel, it is a searing and moving work set in Nazi Germany. The main character is a young German girl who finds that reading helps to...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by lit.fic.reader@evpl on 03-02-2009
  • Like Animals? Zoobooks Are For You!

    Zoobooks magazine is published monthly. Each issue specializes in one animal or type of animal, and you can find out lots of info from reading it! While I am here in READ Center in Central LIbrary this Sunday, I see issues on skunks, koalas, lions, and zebras. The January issue is on dinosaurs, and includes...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 01-25-2009
  • We missed you!

    If you missed our American Girls book discussion yesterday, you missed some historical Christmas treats. We enjoyed Addy's Sweet Potato Pudding, and Samantha's gingerbread. Peanut butter sandwiches represented Kit's depression-era fare, and an authentic family recipe captured the flavor of...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by mrsweasley@evpl on 12-05-2008
  • If you love the American Girls...

    ...You'll love An American Girl Christmas at McCollough Branch this Thursday, December 4, at 3:30 pm. Mothers and daughters (and Grandmothers!) are invited to share the stories of American Girls Addy, Samantha, Kit and Molly. We'll also be enjoying some historical holiday treats!
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by mrsweasley@evpl on 11-29-2008
  • Early Voting begins today

    Beginning today and running through October 31, Vanderburgh County residents may vote early at several of our EVPL locations: Central Library, McCollough Branch, North Park Branch, Oaklyn Branch, and Red Bank Branch. The hours are Monday through Thursday, 1:00-7:00 PM, and on Friday from 1:00 to 5:00...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 10-14-2008
  • Greg Heffley fans, Unite!

    For some wacky fun, join us at McCollough Branch for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," a program based on the popular book series by Jeff Kinney. We'll have some crazy activities, mostly involving toilet paper, and you can earn "Mom Bucks" just like Greg and Rodrick. Be there at 3:00 p...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by mrsweasley@evpl on 09-10-2008
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