Monday, April 26, 2010

New Biographies

Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby
by Geoffrey Wolff

Wolff examines the life of Harry Crosby, the director of famed publishing house Black Sun Press and member, along with friend Ernest Hemingway, of the Lost Generation.

Great Stars series
by David Thomson

This set of four biographies focuses on the lives and careers of film legends Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, and Gary Cooper.

Hero of the Pacific: The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone
by James Brady

Largely forgotten today, John Basilone was one of World War II's greatest heroes and received the first Medal of Honor during WWII.

Paul and Me: 53 Years of Adventures and Misadventures with my pal Paul Newman
by A. E. Hotchner

A story of friendship, Hotchner's memoir explores his bond of over 50 years with actor Paul Newman.

Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America
by Peter Biskind

Biskind presents the first biography written about the star of Bonnie and Clyde and Bugsy which has received complete approval by Beatty.

The Genius and the Goddess: Arthur Miller & Marilyn Monroe
by Jeffery Meyers
Meyers, a close friend of Arthur Miller, intimately analyzes the surprising relationship and marriage of playwright Miller and legendary actress Marilyn Monroe.

This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection
by Carol Burnett

Comedian Carol Burnett, star of the Emmy award-winning Carol Burnett Show, warmly reflects on her life in show business.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

April 23 (1564) marks the birthday of William Shakespeare, playwright and poet.

Would you like to read some of his works from your library?

Read more about the man who is considered the greatest writer in the English language (Wikipedia article)

Monday, April 05, 2010

In the Gallery -- April


In a not-so-quiet profusion of munificent color, magical quilts are "tripping the light fantastic" on the walls and in the display cases of the Library's Mary Bishop Memorial Art Gallery from Monday, March 15 until Friday, April 30 , during regular Library hours.

With a core of 60 active members, the Sugar Creek Quilters learn about and enjoy everything relating to the old-fashioned and new-fangled art of quilting. Member's interests range from those who unashamedly just enjoy being around or under warm snugly quilts, to those who venture further into their imaginations to create bed quilts, art-quilts, baby-quilts, patterns, bags, purses, wallets, vests, jackets and everything in between.

The SCQ meets at 6:45 on the third Monday of every month in the Public Library's Lower Level Community Room C. Everyone is welcome to come, enjoy and perhaps join the group! Cost of membership is $15.00 per year, which includes an informative monthly newsletter, the opportunity to hear state-of-the-art speakers and to enjoy the work of members during each meeting's show-and-tell. Added to the SCQ agenda this year are small sub-groups in art & color interpretation, machine and hand quilting, using found objects and making different patterned square each month. Small Groups are free and members may take all four classes or just one.

Quilters come in all shapes and sizes as do their unique and unusual creations. However the quilter's inspiration comes, the quilt will be fascinating to behold. Color choices reflect personal preference; difficulty of design depends on the individual quilter's skill and proficiency. Some members finish their quilts quickly; others take a more relaxed approach. Some quilters enjoy beading and bling; others enjoy plain and not so fancy. This diversity makes for genuine interest, education and a lack of boredom.

Members encourage one another to enter state and national quilting competitions where their work is judged, juried, and critiqued. Quilts often win prestigious ribbons and prizes, encouraging the quilt artist to pursue her talent even further.

Enjoy an "inside breath of spring" right here, until the real thing comes along.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

After-Hours Genealogy Research

"After-Hours Genealogy Research"

5: 00 to 9:00 pm
Friday April 23, 2010
at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.

Pizza Supper & Research -- no charge -- donations accepted towards pizza.

5:00 pm Pizza, Donnelley room, lower level
5:45 pm Research in local history and reference area, 2nd floor (no time limit on computers)
9:00 pm final closing

Advanced arrival [Before 5:00 PM] is required Library is locked at 5:00pm. Visitors are welcome!

Please confirm your expected attendance by Wednesday, April 21st
765-362-2242, Ext 4 or 118 or