Thursday, August 25, 2011

Three Years and Counting!

Today in Library History: On August 25, 2008, the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville, Indiana, became the first library to migrate its online catalog system to the Evergreen Indiana open-source ILS (integrated library system). Seventeen libraries followed by January, 2009, including my Library (in October, 2008). Today, Evergreen Indiana (E.I.) includes a consortium of over 90 public, school, institutional, or research libraries across the state. The E.I. online catalog encompasses over 6.2 million items for 821,000 Hoosier residents.
Happy third birthday, Evergreen Indiana!
To celebrate, here are a few of our E.I. promo trailers and parody videos.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mooresville Roots & Rhythm Festival (Saturday, August 27, 2011)

The Mooresville Roots & Rhythm Festival will be held this Saturday (August 27, 2011), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in historic downtown Mooresville, Indiana. Here is the basic info. You should attend if you can. It's a lot of fun!  Mooresville Public Library will have a booth, with lots of great giveaway stuff.

Event Dates: August 27, 2011 - August 27, 2011
Location: Mooresville, Indiana
5th Annual Roots & Rhythm Fest

LIVE American, Blues, & Roots Music
Delicious FOOD
Art & Artist Demonstrations
Games & events for the kids!

AUGUST 27, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Mooresville, Indiana. (Main Stree & Indiana Street)

Various visual & performing artists, vendors, and food will be in the Hadley Mini-Park area.

Sponsored by The Mooresville Revitalization Group. Proceeds from the event benefit downtown revitalization efforts and events such as Victorian Christmas.

Contact Rosemary Rogers at 317.437.0102 for information about registration for cars for the event.

Contact Jeff Whitney at 317.441.1808 for information about registration for bikes for the event.

Monday, August 15, 2011

ALA Banned Books Week, Sept. 24 Through Oct. 1, 2011

The American Library Association (ALA) has slated September 24 through October 1, 2011, as Banned Books Week. Visit the ALA website for lots of interesting information about censorship and our freedom to choose what we read.  We have a promo trailer for this year's Banned Books Week:

MPL Promo Trailer, 2011 ALA Banned Books Week

We made a video last year for the 2010 event, which you might also enjoy.

MPL Program Trailer, 2010 ALA Banned Books Week

Visit your favorite library (or libraries) to check-out challenged or banned books. You might be surprised to discover some of the works that have been challenged or banned from libraries. It is well worth exploring.

William R. Buckley
MPL Indiana Room Historian

Monday, August 8, 2011

2011 Old Settlers Parade & Fair

We have some photos posted from the library's float in this year's Old Settlers Parade and from our booths at the Old Settlers Fair, which began as a picnic in 1870 but morphed into a festival during the 1960s.  Click here and here to see the pictures.