Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Indiana Bicentennial Quilt on Display

Thanks to the generosity of local artist Sherry (Spencer) Foster, we now have an Indiana bicentennial quilt on display in our Indiana Room.  It is a wonderful historical tribute to our flags, featuring the American flag, Indiana State Flag, Indianapolis City Banner, and Mooresville Town Banner.  Stop by to have a closer look.  Click the photos below to enlarge.

These Dogs Are All Ears

April 2017 Update:  We were saddened to learn that Fluff passed away at the end of March.  Darla will continue serving as a Paws to Read dog, and there will be a new member of the team soon.

Kids love reading aloud to our Paws to Read pooches, Darla and Fluff.  Paws to Read is a program that helps young readers improve their literacy skills.  Sign-up at our youth services desk to schedule your time to read to these wonderful dogs, who are happy to listen.  They meet in one of the library's study rooms on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10-11 a.m.

Meet Darla & Fluff (click to enlarge picture)

We recently made a book trailer featuring a children's picture book about reading to library dogs.  Click the video below to watch.  Click here to place a hold on the book in our Evergreen Indiana online catalog (you'll need to log-into your E.I. account).

MPL Book Trailer #363
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
by Lisa Papp

Monday, November 28, 2016

Watercolor Painting Classes Return

Our watercolor painting workshop returns on Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Click here to register for the class.  Watch our program trailer (video) below to learn more.

Watercolor Painting Program Trailer (2017)
by Mooresville Public Library

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bill Cornwell's "The Bomb"

In case you missed atomic veteran William Cornwell's presentation, The Bomb and What You Might Not Have Known About It, you may watch it on video (below).

The BOMB and What You Might Not Have Known About It
by William Cornwell

The BOMB and What You Might Not Have Known About It
by William Cornwell

Q & A Session (Live Recording) to
The BOMB and What You Might Not Have Known About It
by William Cornwell

Longtime patrons of Mooresville Public Library know Bill Cornwell as one of our superlative volunteers (and building manager emeritus), whose inventive repairs and innovations have saved Morgan County (and, specifically, Brown Township) taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.  Anyone who enjoys the library owes Mr. Cornwell a huge debt of gratitude for all of his important contributions throughout the years.

William Gregory Harrison's Journal of 1880-1881

Between October 1880 and May 1881, William Gregory Harrison, who lived in Jefferson Township, Morgan County, Indiana, wrote a daily journal detailing farm life in the area. A digitized version is now available online. It is a fascinating look at Morgan County life in the late 19th century, told in the vernacular of the day. Teaching notes are included for Indiana studies/history teachers. Click here (or the logo below) to learn more.

Click (Above) to Read Harrison's Journal

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Checkout Our Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots

Tired of unreliable Internet access at home or elsewhere?  Looking for a free portable alternative?  The library has just what you need.  Our promo trailer (video) below elaborates.

WiFi Hotspots Promo Trailer, by MPL

Checkout our WiFi Hotspots (powered by Sprint) at our circulation desk with your MPL-issued Evergreen Indiana library card (starting with the numbers 27323...). Learn more about these devices here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wi-Fi Hotspots Now Available

Wi-Fi hotspots (powered by Sprint) are now available to checkout at the library circulation desk.  You will need an MPL-issued Evergreen Indiana library card (our name is on the back of the card).  You may use these to connect to the Internet at home or elsewhere.  Click here to learn more.