SCPL Readers Corner: January 11

Hey everyone!  Bill here!

It’s been a bit since I’ve done one of these Reader’s Corner blog posts but we’ve had a lot to share with the end of year things at the library.  And 2021 has already come in with a rush and with a lot of insanity in our world.

We here to help and share some really great book links we have found this past week around the web and some other things that you might find interesting.

 

NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

We are still doing curbside services here at the library and we hope you are taking advantage of them.

You can place over 8.5 million items on hold with your library card by going to the library catalog at http://evergreen.lib.in.us .  This includes books and DVDs from all across the state of Indiana.  Give it shot.  If you aren’t sure how to use the catalog, feel free to give us a call at 812-752-2751 and we will be glad to help you place items on hold on your library card.

Covid-19 has forced lots of changes for the library and for the world around us.  We are continuing to try things and make adaptations to serve the public better.  We are adding to our services soon and you’ll see announcements coming your way on those very soon.  If you don’t follow us on Facebook, check us out there as well.

Beginning today, January 11 — we will have take & make craft kits for preschoolers and grade school kids.  Watch our Facebook page or call the library to schedule a pickup.  This week’s crafts are a snowman coffee filter craft for the preschool age and a bird feeder necklace for the school age.  Get them while they last.  Supplies are limited.

We are still getting lots of books in.  If you see something you might be interested in, give us a call and we will be happy to fill out a book request for you.  We order lots of books from patron requests now, so it never hurts to ask us.

 

 

GREAT STUFF FROM AROUND THE WEB

 

One of the things I get to do is curate lists of things for my job here at the library as collection development librarian and these are some of the fun things that I’ve found this week.

 

Are you a science fiction fan?  A bunch of great shows are returning to your tv this season with new developments and new characters.  Syfy.com  has the details:

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/13-returning-sci-fi-shows-we-cant-wait-to-watch-in-2021

 

Since we’ve been spending a lot of time at home the last year or so, chances are great we have probably had a few of these.  Smithsonian Magazine shares the history of the tv dinner.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/brief-history-tv-dinner-180976039/

 

Are you looking to locate some government information?  The Indiana State Library has some great resources over at their blog:

https://blog.library.in.gov/locating-government-information/

 

Just for fun —  Today is National Morse Code Day.  Try writing your name or other message in this text to Morse Code translator available here:

https://morsecode.world/international/translator.html

 

 

 

GREAT BOOK LINKS FROM AROUND THE WEB

I read a lot of crime fiction and have never thought much about the comedy in some of it.  Here’s an interesting article:

https://crimereads.com/funny-how-why-comedy-is-crucial-in-crime-writing/

 

Here’s a great list of books that were under the radar and you might have missed in 2020 from the folks over at Literary Hub

https://lithub.com/booksellers-recommend-the-best-under-the-radar-books-of-2020/

 

Are you in a reading slump or coming out of one?  The folks over at Book Riot have an interesting article about the neuroscience behind our reading slumps.

https://bookriot.com/reading-slumps-neuroscience/

 

Have you been watching Bridgerton over at Netflix?  Here’s a great list of books to read after you’ve watched from the folks over at Harlequin:

https://blog.harlequin.com/2021/01/7-historical-romances-to-read-after-binge-watching-bridgerton/

 

 

That is it for this week’s edition of SCPL Reader’s Corner.  We’ll be back in a couple of weeks with more updates and more links to share with you for fun.  Have a question or a comment?  Leave it below.  Have a great week everyone!

 

~ Bill

 

 

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