“For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots” Nov. 1 and Nov. 8

Indiana State University will celebrate the service and valor of African-Americans in our nation’s military with showing of the PBS miniseries “For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots.”

The African American Cultural Center will show the documentary in two parts with the first half being shown on Monday, Nov. 1 and the second half being shown on Nov. 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the events area of Cunningham Memorial Library. There will be a tele-conference question and answer session with Frank Martin, the film’s director each evening. The programs are free and open to the public.

See more at http://www.indstate.edu/news/news.php?newsid=2498

Read the book? Now, see the Play! Scarlet Letter

The classic novel “The Scarlet Letter” will come to life on the Tilson Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in conjunction with the 2010-2011 Performing Arts Series

Set in 1666, the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel tells the story of Hester Prynne, who lives in the Massachusetts Bay Colony with her only child. Scorned by her adulterous history, Hester bears the punishment of a scarlet “A” emblazoned on her chest. Just beyond Hester’s daily cloud creeps her husband, long believed dead, waiting to seek his revenge on Hester as well as the father of her child. A kiss, the scarlet letter and the punishing scaffold brings Hawthorne’s masterpiece to life. 

The performance will be presented by the National Players, America’s longest running classical touring company.

Tickets will be available at the door. Adult tickets are $16. Tickets are $10 for youth ages 2-18. ISU students are admitted free with a valid student ID and are invited to participate in a punch card program. Tickets are available in advance at the Hulman Center Ticket Office or by calling 1-877-ISU-TIXS.

                                                                                                        [text from ISU Community News, 11-1-10; posted by MM]

Elsewhere in Indiana: Anderson Library Auction

Anderson Public Library is hosting a public auction on Saturday, November 13 at 11:00 am.  Preview for the sale begins at 10:00am.  Please see the auction listing at:  

http://www.jacksonsauctioncompany.com//index.php?subp=1&sct=1530&pg=ap&pid=19112&ap_sub=det&det=1

All items must be removed the day of the auction. (Alternate arrangements can be made for libraries.) Please email the auctioneer or me if you have any questions.

Jackie Davis, Manager, Collection Management, Anderson Public Library, 111 East 12th Street, Anderson, IN  46011

email: jdavis@and.lib.in.us

Phone: 765-641-2450 ext. 235

Wabash Valley Library Halloween Happenings

Vigo County Public Library: several events. There is still space available for “I SPY Spooky Night” on Monday from 4-5 PM. This program is for children in grades 3-5. We will share a story, play games, and make a spooky craft. Please register by calling 232-1113 ext 2294. On Saturday, Oct. 30, from 2-4 pm bring your costumed kids to either the Main Library or West Branch for a free book!

See also

Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall IL – 6pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday, Oct. 28: hear a Halloween story and do a simple craft. Children in Halloween costume will receive a free book. (217) 826-2535 or www.marshallillibrary.com

Travel to Italy with a Real Librarian!

Spring Break in Italy

Reservations are now being taken for the annual spring break study abroad trip to Florence, Italy. This trip is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community persons. The trip may be taken for credit or non-credit and will leave from Terre Haute on March 6 and return March 16. The trip includes Italian culinary classes taught by master chefs, wine classes taught by master sommeliers, museum and architectural walking tours of Florence led by art and architectural faculty from the University of Florence, a tour of a leather shop in existence since the middle ages, a trip to 2 private wine estates of the Frescobaldi family, and many other interesting activities. This year the trip also includes an optional fashion component. If you are interested in more information, e-mail Stefanie Knott at Stefanie.Knott@indstate.edu (x3079); Cheryl Kremer at Cheryl.Kremer@indstate.edu (x3307); Freddie Kramer at Frederica.Kramer@indstate.edu (x7650) or Betsy Hine at Betsy.Hine@indstate.edu. The group will be limited to 20 participants. If interested we need to know by Nov. 1 and deposits must be paid by Nov. 15.