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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay DVD

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay DVD is now available to checkout from our Evergreen Indiana catalog.

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The video recounts the events between September 9 to October 15, 2016, "when the Indiana Office of Tourism Development held a 3,200-mile torch relay through all 92 Indiana counties. Carried by over 2,200 Hoosier torchbearers, the torch began the journey in Corydon and concluded in Indianapolis during the Indiana Bicentennial Commission's Hoosier homecoming celebration. This documentary serves to commemorate the event for all future Hoosier generations."  (DVD insert, back cover.)

Look for the DVD (there are two copies) in our media alcove.  Maybe "Flat" Dovydas Balčiūnas will be there to help (click photo below to enlarge).





Thursday, January 26, 2017

2017 Indiana State Parks Entrance Permit

The 2017 Indiana State Parks entrance permit is now available to checkout at the library for our patrons who have an MPL-issued Evergreen Indiana library card (they start with the numbers 27323...).  Click here to learn more about the library pass.  The state department of natural resources has requested users to complete a survey about this program, which you may pick-up at, and return to, the library's circulation desk.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Scarecrow

MPL composer Danny Buckley has just released a new music CD entitled The Scarecrow (for solo guitar).  It is available to checkout (both the music CD and the sheet music) from the library's Indiana Room collection.  To listen, click the players below.


"The Scarecrow,"
Movement I from The Scarecrow,
by Danny Buckley


"Black Winds,"
Movement II from The Scarecrow,
by Danny Buckley


"Straw Heart,"
Movement III from The Scarecrow,
by Danny Buckley


"Elegiac Reverie,"
Movement IV from The Scarecrow,
by Danny Buckley

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Getting Closer to a Million Views

The MPL YouTube Channel  is getting closer to a million viewings.  Today's Mooresville-Decatur Times had a nice article about it.

The channel has many playlists for different types of videos (book trailers, program/promo trailers, historical videos, music videos, live action, sing-alongs, readalouds, puppet shows, and much more).  Browse our playlists to watch the videos, or just trawl through our video list to pick-and-choose from among our (currently) 730 uploads.


We begin most of our videos with production logos, starting usually with the library's 100th anniversary logo, followed by our Cauli Le Chat clip.



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This production clip was adapted from a share-alike video called Animal Motion Animation, by Megan Goodson (2010).

Don't know Cauli Le Chat?  Learn more about our retired feline roving reporter on her blog. It's a fun read.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Norma Tapp (1929-2016)

Norma Tapp (1929-2016), a longtime Mooresville educator and library volunteer, passed away earlier this week.  Her obituary appeared in today's edition of the Mooresville-Decatur Times.  It also appeared on the Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service website.

Norma Tapp Obituary
Mooresville-Decatur Times
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (Page A-2)
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One of Mrs. Tapp's many contributions to Mooresville Public Library was her compilation of newspaper articles about John Dillinger, who grew up in Mooresville.  It is our most popular Dillinger resource, although it is a reference item and does not circulate outside the library. (Learn more about this binder from our Evergreen Indiana catalog.)

I met Mrs. Tapp a few years ago while visiting my father-in-law at a senior living center in town.  She was a warm, friendly, charming person who was interested in discussing many subjects, including local history and library activities.

Many long-time residents will remember Mrs. Tapp as a teacher and friend. She made a lasting contribution to our community, making Mooresville a better place in which to live and grow up.  If you knew Mrs. Tapp and would like to share a memory or leave other comments, please visit the Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service website's celebration wall.