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Muncie Public Library Salutes Veterans

October 30, 2008

Veterans Day Poster

Monday, November 10, 2008 at Kennedy Library

5:30 p.m.  Our Heroes’ Tree

7:00 p.m.  Conversations Across Generations


The Our Heroes’ Tree Program at 5:30 p.m. will feature donated and created ornaments on the patriotic Heroes’ Tree. Participants are encouraged to bring an ornament, copy of a picture or a story about a loved one who has served or is serving our country. Ornaments can also be made at the program and added to the tree. Any Veteran or service person wishing to share a story or a memory will have the opportunity to have that memory recorded on audiotape or videotape. The shared stories will be used in a future project honoring Veterans and will be made a part of the Local History and Genealogy collection.


The second program at 7:00 p.m. is a viewing of the Ball State Project, Conversations Across Generations: The Cantigny First Division Project Oral History. This moving video was created by students reaching out to hear and record the stories of Veterans. Discussion will follow.



Art @ Kennedy

June 6, 2008

Beaty is an art student at Ball State University and is an employee of Muncie Public Library. If you are a local artist or part of an art organization and would like to display your art at Kennedy Library or Maring-Hunt Library, stop by either location to make an appointment with the display coordinator. To display art at Kennedy Library contact Harriette Harra at To display art at Maring-Hunt Library contact Katherine Mitchell at Guidelines and policies are in place regarding the subject matter of art displayed and availability of space.

Free Tax Help is Coming to MPL!

December 31, 2007

Paying taxes

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program offers free one-on-one tax help for people with low to moderate incomes. VITA will hold several tax help sessions at Muncie Public Library throughout February, March and April. Dr. Paul Parkison, retired Ball State University Accounting Professor, oversees this volunteer-based program. Call 759-8620 for more information.

The following tax help sessions have been scheduled for February and March at either Kennedy Library or Maring-Hunt Library:

  • February   1      M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Cancelled
  • February   6      M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • February   8      M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • February 13      M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • February 15      M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • February 20      KB        10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • February 22      M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • February 27      KB        10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • February 29      M-H    10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • March   5          KB         10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • March   7          M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • March  12         KB        10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • March  14         M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • March  19         KB        10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • March  21         M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • March 26          KB        10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • March 28          M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • April 2             M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • April 4             M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • April 9              KB       10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • April 14           M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • April 15           M-H     10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Banned Books Week & Meet the Authors Event

September 19, 2007

Red Scare in the Heartland  In observance of banned books week, Muncie Public Library will host a Meet the Authors program October 4 at 3:30 p.m. at Carnegie Library. Guest authors will be Shirley A. and Wayne A. Wiegand, who wrote Books on Trial: Red Scare in the Heartland. Co-sponsor of this event is Ball State University. The authors will also speak October 4 at 7 p.m. at Bracken Library.

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