Posted tagged ‘Indiana’

Children’s Story Times 2008

August 20, 2008

Note: If library is closed for a holiday, story times will not take place.

@ Maring-Hunt                                 
Call 741.5151 to register!

Preschool Story Time
Fridays at 10:30 am
Children 3-5 years

Jumpstart Reading
Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Toddlers (18-36 months)

@ Kennedy                                       
Call 741.7333 to register!

Gingerbread Babies
Mondays at 10:15 am
Infants (4-18 months)
lapsit program
pre-registration required

Jumpstart Reading
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Toddlers (18-36 months)

Reading Music, Reading Words
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Children 3-5 years


Abe Lincoln at Maring-Hunt

July 16, 2008

Indiana's Lincoln Exhibit


Indiana (Lincoln’s childhood home) and the rest of America, will honor Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday (February 12, 2009) with a bicentennial celebration that kicks off in February 2008 and continues through 2010. Stop by Maring-Hunt Library during regular Library hours from July 7-August 31 to experience “The Lincoln Family Album,” an interactive and hands-on display for the whole family.

November 14, 2007


Flotation Device by Dana Wright-Wiggans

Flotation Device by Dana Wright-Wiggans

Come and visit Maring-Hunt Library from now until November 30. The Traveling Exhibition of the Hoosier Salon is on display. Nearly 20 works of art, some small and some quite large are framed and ready for viewing. See fine examples of Indiana artists’ work, (like those shown in this post) including oils, acrylics, pastels and water colors. Portraits, still lifes, landscapes and other subjects are well-represented.

Night Travelers by Ronald Mack

Night Travelers by Ronald Mack

The Hoosier Salon is an organization that promotes the appreciation of Hoosier artists and promotes art appreciation in communities and schools across the state. Ribbons on the wall next to each piece of art shows any prizes the art received in a juried art show designed to select “Hoosier Art at Its Best.” Do you agree with the selections?

Be sure to stop at the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk for a beautiful full-color booklet highlighting the entire Hoosier Salon competition.

Interested in more Hoosier Art Information?


Depression Support Group:

October 18, 2007

   It started with a book discussion focusing on post-partum depression. It has turned into a Depression Support Group offering hope and caring to anyone who would like to join. Down Came the Rain, is the memoir of post-partum depression written by Brooke Shields. Her book was the basis for a support group that began meeting at Carnegie Library in September. The group expanded to include any individuals who are struggling with depression or have had loved ones touched by depression.  Leading the group discussions are caring people from Delaware County Mental Health Association, a part of Mental Health Association America of Indiana. 

****The group meetings have ceased at this time. If they resume, we will let you know! ***** 


The Muncie Public Library Needs You!

September 27, 2007

The Muncie Public Library is looking for a few good volunteers to assist with our Homebound program. This program helps provide customers of all ages who are unable to travel freely to the Library with a selection of Library materials and home delivery of those materials at least once a month. We currently serve about 40 customers and are looking to add support for about 30 more.

Volunteers will need to have their own transportation and will help with selecting, delivering and picking up materials one time per month. Training and assistance is provided by the Muncie Public Library.

If you are looking for a meaningful opportunity to give something back to our community, please consider volunteering with us. Call Linda Dailey at 765.747.8214 for an opportunity to help out.