What’s Happening at the Library
As the mercury dips lower and the “frost is on the punkin” as the great Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley observed, everyone’s thoughts naturally turn toward finding a good book to enjoy with a hot beverage of choice in a cozy chair, yes? At the Cambridge City Public Library, our staff is more than ready to help you with that endeavor, armed with new knowledge and wisdom gleaned from the Indiana Library Federation annual conference last week. Along with hundreds of our colleagues from libraries of all types around the state, we learned about everything from award-winning books for young people to new technology and equipment to interesting ideas for innovative services. One of the most amazing, under-utilized services we have is the “INSPIRE” collection of databases on topics ranging from an online encyclopedia to investment research, to foreign language courses, to resume-building services, to practice tests for the SAT and ACT. To use this amazing, free resource funded by the Indiana State Library, go to INSPIRE.in.gov on your browser or stop by the library, and we will help you get started.
We are excited to offer two “Gifts from the Home” workshops, which will be held on Monday, November 25th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Cambridge City Public Library. Alicia Criswell with Purdue Extension Wayne County will facilitate the two workshops, which may stand independently or as a 2-part series. On November 25th, come learn how to freeze and dehydrate fresh foods, as a means of preservation and/or to minimalize storage space. On December 11th, join us to learn the basics of water bath canning and pressure canning. Call the library at 765-478-3335 to register for one or both of the workshops.
Evening Book Club meets at the library to discuss Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 p.m. Morning Book Club will meet at the library to discuss All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy on Monday, November 25th at 10:00 a.m. Our book clubs are always welcoming new participants.
The Senior Center Book Club will meet Wednesday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center. The group will discuss Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen on Wednesday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, within the Golay Center at 1007 E. Main St., in Cambridge City.
Mother Goose on the Loose story time is Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Mother Goose on the Loose is a story time geared towards toddlers and preschoolers that helps encourage learning through rhyme, repetition, music, movement, and stories. No sign-up is required.
PAWS for Reading happens on Thursdays, starting at 3:15 pm, by appointment. Call the library at 765-478-3335 to sign up to read to Mason, our favorite library dog.
Retired business teacher Jodi Johnson is available to help with resumes, job search questions, and general computer questions on Wednesdays and Fridays. To book an appointment, call the library at 765-478-3335.