August 2022

Looking Back at Summer Storytime Fun – August 2022

Elizabeth branch storytimeWhile the library offered many big programs this summer, our branch storytimes were very well attended.  The library staff and families were happy to get back to inside programming where stories, music, puppets and crafts provided fun and laughter for all.  Lanesville, Elizabeth and Palmyra all offered a weekly storytime. Watch for youth storytimes and programs to start up again at all four branch locations in September.  Calendars will be available towards the end of August.

Ms. Nikki with puppet
Bubbles Elizabeth storytime

Submitted by Diana Lasky, Youth Services Manager

Tori Murden McClure and Memories and Memoirs book club

“A Pearl in the Storm”: Tori Murden McClure’s guest appearance at HCPL book club

Tori Murden McClure
Tori Murden McClure

Memories & Memoirs Book Club members were thrilled to have author Tori Murden McClure attend their discussion of her book, A Pearl in the Storm, Tuesday, August 2She recounted her first attempt to row alone across the Northern Atlantic and demonstrated how her 23-foot boat, The American Pearl, capsized 15 times during Hurricane Danielle using a model of the Pearl (11 times in one day).

McClure, now president of Spalding University in Louisville, also talked about her family relationships and life in Louisville.

Gary Pope, retired South Harrison Community School administrator and teacher, was asked to revamp HCPL’s history and biography book club by Tiffany Thieneman, public services manager.  He reached out to McClure using his connections as a musical accompanist and adjunct professor at Bellarmine University thinking she may do a presentation in the future.  McClure surprised him by agreeing to come to yesterday’s meeting.  McClure also told the group that her book has been made into a musical Row which is downloadable from audible and her boat is currently on display at the Frazier History Museum. Gary Pope

The Memories & Memoirs Book Club meets the first Tuesday each month from 3:00-4:30 PM at the Main Branch in Corydon. If interested in joining Memories & Memoirs, please call Tiffany at 812-738-4110 or click here to register online.

September’s selection is Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana, edited by Tom Watson and Jim McGarrah.

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