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Crackerjack Books for Seniors - 25 Nov 2014
Meet the OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) from the Garden Homes at Zionsville Meadows. These enthusiastic readers meet once a month to talk about books. In honor of Veterans Day, the OWLs read and discussed Fannie Flagg’s bestselling novel, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, a terrific story that brings to life some unsung heroines of WWII, the Women Airforce Service Pilots. They also celebrated the launch of the Library’s new Crackerjack Book program, which enables senior book groups to check out multiple copies of large print books to use in their discussions. At the end of the hour, the OWLS presented the Library with a copy of the DVD American Experience: Fly Girls for other seniors to enjoy!
Each Crackerjack Book box contains 8 large print copies, an audio copy, and a discussion guide for a popular book. Crackerjack borrowers may also request a Kindle Paperwhite preloaded with the book. Thanks to a generous grant from the Library Foundation, nine different Crackerjack Book sets are available for checkout to local assisted living facilities and their residents. For more information, stop by the Library and pick up a brochure, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elf Hunt: Help us choose our Elf's name! - 25 Nov 2014
This holiday season Santa is sending the Youth Services Department an elf, and we need your help deciding on the perfect elf name! Please help us decide by taking the elf poll.
Our elf will arrive on December 1st and will be hiding out to keep an eye on all the good little boys and girls at the HMMPL up until Christmas to let Santa know who has been naughty or nice.
Will you be able to find the elf when you visit the Library?
What kind of mischief does an elf get into in the Library?
Come on in and find out! If you find him, let us know at the Youth Services Reference Desk for a prize!
Don't Take Awkward Family Photos! - 20 Nov 2014
Along with your family and great food, there's the ever-present camera at holiday gatherings. Do your family pictures turn out like this?
Thank goodness that we can now easily erase bad photos. But we do want to have some good pictures to help us remember the happy times in our lives. Our photography section on the second floor has the inspiration you need for great holiday images.
In the book "The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography" author Lena Hyde shares images from several different photographers in sections on babies, children, siblings, and families. Be inspired by the images, as well as the tips on lighting, lenses and props.
Everyone knows that children are the hardest to capture, as noted in the picture with the bawling trio ironically holding the word "joy". In her book "Moments that Matter", mom of 3 and photographer Farrah Brannif answers the questions parents ask about photographing their children. She covers both point-and-shoot as well as DSLR cameras, so this is a guide for all levels.
Our photography section has these books as well as information on many other facets of photography. Come visit your library so you don't get stuck with pictures like these in your holiday photo album.