Former Director of the Bloomfield Public Library, John Helling, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study the forward thinking aspects of the Finnish library system at the Helsinki City Library. He and his wife Lyndsey spent Aug-Jan living in Helsinki, Finland. John will share discoveries about Finland and their public library system on Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 6:30pm in the Community Room at the Bloomfield Public Library.
Join us on February 25th at 2:00PM in the Community Room at Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library for refreshments and a free showing of The Help.
The #1 New York Times best seller by Kathryn Stockett comes to vivid life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast. Led by Emma Stone, Academy Award-nominated Viola Davis, Octavia Spenser and Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project – one that breaks society’s rules and puts them all at risk.
Tell Us Their Story
The Greene County Foundation will celebrate
Greene County Women during Women’s History Month,
March 2012. Many fascinating ladies with untold
experiences are currently living or have lived among us.
We want to chronicle their stories and celebrate their lives.
Women born in 1936 or earlier grew up during world wars,
women’s movements, civil rights, dust bowl, and depressions.
They were among the first group to enter the workforce or
college in large numbers. Many were among the first women
to enter certain occupations, while others
successfully raised children and worked the family farm.
Locally women were a part of ensuring the operation of the
coal mines and river ferries, the starting of social and
self-help organizations, or the development of our
libraries and county governments.
Husbands, sons, daughters, granddaughters, nieces,
neighbors, friends, grab a beverage and sit down, with these interesting women and find out their stories. Family members or the ladies themselves,
are asked to submit a short essay 300 words or less about a
Greene County lady, 75 or older.
Please tell us:
What past events and activities within Greene County or
elsewhere has this individual witnessed or been involved
in that have helped shape this county or the country?
What impact did the events of the period have on this individual, or
their family, and how did they meet the challenges?
A current picture as well as a picture of the individual during
the time period the essay covers, if possible, should also be included.
We will be compiling the histories, and sharing the stories
at a Luncheon and Women’s Celebration on March 10, 2012
Essays may be submitted in one of three ways:
Electronically: @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Greene County Foundation, 4513 W. St. Rd 54,
Bloomfield, IN 47424
In person: Greene County Foundation,
offices located at the 4-H fairgrounds.
Deadline for Submission February 15, 2012
Please note: The stories will be for public review, and may be published
in The Greene County Daily World
Want to make your gift wrapping something special this year? If so, come to the library on Saturday, December 3rd from 1:30 till 4:30pm for a package-toppers workshop. Sandy Metzger will share tips and techniques for using a variety of materials (old, new, and natural) to create an assortment of package toppers.
This is a hands-on workshop and everyone will take home the package toppers they make, along with lots of ideas to make many more. If your gifts are already wrapped, you may bring them with you. But, if you haven’t wrapped your gifts yet, don’t worry: the toppers and tags you make at the workshop can easily be applied to the packages later.
Unleash your creativity, exchange ideas, and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon making unique package toppers for everyone on your gift list. Feel free to bring a snack and/or drink.
All materials will be furnished, but please bring a pair of scissors. Also, if you have a glue gun or glue pot, please bring that with you too. If you don’t have one, that’s ok.
If there are children on your gift list and you would like to make personalized tags or toppers for them, bring a billfold-size picture of each child.
Class size is limited to 15 adults. Please register and prepay at the circulation desk by November 30th. Cost is $2.
Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library presents:
FamilyTime Entertainment’s The Thanksgiving Show
Friday, Nov. 18 at 6:00
Come to the library and meet Tom the Turkey, as he and Magic Don talk about Thanksgiving history, meaning and traditions along with a little magic and a lot of fun!
The whole family is invited.
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Winners will be announced Monday, Dec 19th and will receive homemade cookies as their prize!
Recipe Swap and FREE Movie
Julie & Julia
November 19th, 2011
Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library, All Welcome!
The annual Apple Festival Art-Photography Show, 2011, will be held October 7st and 8th in the community room of the Bloomfield Library, 125 S. Franklin Street. This event is sponsored by the Bloomfield-Eastern Green County Friends of the Library. Continue reading
If you like books, you will love the upcoming book sale at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to choose from hundreds of books, books on tape, puzzles, VCR tapes, CDs, and magazines, all at bargain-basement prices. Continue reading