Archive for March 2008

Kennedy Sculpture Unveiled

March 20, 2008

This sculpture will be displayed at Kennedy Library. You are invited to join us as this breathtaking artwork is unveiled…

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

3 pm Christopher Ries Presentation

4 pm Unveiling of “Sonata”

4-5:30 pm Reception-Enjoy Music and Refreshments

Kennedy Library, 1700 W. McGalliard Road, Muncie, Indiana

Visit the artist’s website here.


What can our community learn from Youngstown?

March 11, 2008

Jay Williams has attracted national and international attention since he became the first African-American to be elected mayor of Youngstown, Ohio in November 2005. Williams who was 34 years old when elected, was also the city’s youngest mayor.

His election as the city’s 47th mayor was an historic and stunning upset, and viewed by many political observers as a watershed event in the changing political landscape of the community. He was also the first independent candidate to win the mayoral seat in more than 80 years.

downtown Youngstown, Ohio

Youngstown has moved progressively under Mayor Williams’ leadership. The city’s planning and development efforts have been recognized and rewarded by a number of notable national organizations including, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, USA Today, the American Planning Association, and Governing Magazine to name a few. The city’s achievements have also been featured on National Public Radio. (From the Youngstown, Ohio webpage.)

Revitalizing Communities with Michael Pyatok

March 6, 2008

downtown business area in Annapolis, Maryland

You are invited to this special presentation by Michael Pyatok, nationally recognized architect and member of the American Institute of Architects, National Affordable Housing Task Group.

Acorn Street in Boston, Massachusetts

Pyatok Architects focuses on community planning, affordable housing, higher density, mixed-use developments and work-to-home zoning and economic development. The firm has won numerous awards. Sponsored by…1859 Forum, Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, Maxon Foundation, Muncie Community Development Office, Muncie Public Library and Mutual Federal Foundation.

Russia Revealed!

March 5, 2008

Russian nesting dollsRussia Revealed!

Kennedy Library, March 19 at 5 pm

Come kick off The Big Read at Muncie Public Library at Russia Revealed! The Big Read will focus on Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich. Get a free copy while supplies last. Enjoy Russian arts and crafts, food and dance. This event is free and open to the public and will be fun for all ages.

THe Death of Ivan IlychRussia Revealed Book Discussion!

The Loft at Maring-Hunt Library, March 20 at  3:30 pm.

Middle school and high school students are invited to hang out in The Loft, get a free copy of The Death of Ivan Ilyich and talk about the themes of the story.

Special Thanks to our Big Read Partners!

Carnegie Library’s Palooza Program

March 4, 2008


May’s Palooza is at Carnegie Library on Thursday, May 15th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Celebrate May Day the Library Way Palooza!

Celebrate and learn about Spring with stories, crafts and a dance around the Maypole! Sign up and reserve your spot at the Palooza TODAY! REGISTER HERE

Walden’s Song at MPL

March 4, 2008

Celtic Cross

Walden’s Song, a local Celtic folk group who has traveled and performed internationally, will delight customers of all ages with a wonderful performance. Enjoy this concert that has become an annual event at Muncie Public Library. Beautiful music under the gently lit stained glass dome at Carnegie Library…what could be better?

This family friendly event is free and open to the public.