Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Join in a Book Discussion

A Book Discussion Group
Love Wins
by Rob Bell
Wednesdays 6:30 PM
May 11, 18, & 25
@ the Carnegie Library
Room A & B 2nd Floor
Led by Tim Terrell,
pastor @ Angola UMC
For more info call Pastor Tim @ (260) 667-8464

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cherry Blossom Fesitval Personalize Bookmarks

Japanese artist Chikuen Kato will be personalizing handmade bookmarks with your name brushed in Katakana on Monday May 9 from 9:00 am-noon and on Tuesday May 10 from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm inside the library. The bookmarks will cost $2.00 with 50% of the proceeds going to the Japan Disaster Fund. We hope you will stop in and purchase these beautiful bookmarks and maybe purchase some for friends. Thank you for your support.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Nature's Storyteller: The Life of Gene Stratton-Porter

On Tuesday June 21 at 6:30 pm local author Barbara Olenyik Morrow will present a power point presentation on the life of Gene Stratton-Porter. Barbara recently published a book for the Indiana Historical Society Press that examines Stratton-Porter’s early life exploring the treacherous Limberlost Swamp in northeastern Indiana to her development as an enormously popular writer. Stratton-Porter used her popularity to campaign for conservation, and some claimed she was as influential as President Theodore Roosevelt in igniting public interest in wildlife causes. Prominent scholar and critic William Lyon Phelps observed that Stratton-Porter “led millions of boys and girls into the study of natural objects,” and he even called her “a public institution, like Yellowstone Park.” The public is invited for this special evening books will be available for sale. This presentation is being presented by Friends of the Library.

American Red Cross CPR Training

Adult/Child/Infant CPR with First Aid

Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (1 hr lunch)
Cost: $55 (Includes workbook)

When an Emergency Strikes, Will You Be Ready to Save a Life?
While you can’t predict when an emergency will occur, you can be prepared. In less time than you think, American Red Cross training can give you the vital knowledge and skills you’ll need to respond to a life-threatening situation with confidence.

Red Cross training will teach you to:

• Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims
• Perform CPR
• Give first aid
• Treat sudden illnesses

Mark your calendar today for our next training session:

**Full Scholarship Opportunities available for immediate family members of active, reserve, or retired/veteran military personnel**

With Red Cross training, you can make a difference and save lives.

Register today by calling 260-484-9336 ext. 240 or
1-800-513-2599 or

American Red Cross Babysitter's Training

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (1/2 hr lunch) Cost: $40 per student **Full Scholarship Opportunities
available for immediate family
members of active, reserve, and retired/veteran military personnel.

Register today by calling 260-484-9336 x 240 or 1-800-513-2599 or

Babysitter’s Training has been newly revised by the American Red Cross with input from youth just like you. The course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions.

You’ll learn to be the best babysitter on the block. Plus, you’ll gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation.

You’ll learn how to:
• Supervise children and infants
• Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering and feeding
• Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys
• Handle bedtime and discipline issues
• Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries
• Care for common injuries and emergencies such as choking, burns, cuts and bee stings
• Communicate effectively with parents
• Find and interview for babysitting jobs
Cool Take-Home Training Materials Help You Get the Job Done Right

At your Babysitter’s Training class, you’ll receive excellent materials to help you be prepared and professional, including:
• Babysitter’s Training Handbook— full-color handbook filled with great information and resources to use in class and on the job.
• Babysitter’s Training Emergency Reference Guide—this easy-to-carry, compact booklet provides step-by-step instructions to handle common emergencies.
• Babysitter’s Training CD-ROM—provides tools to run your babysitting business, including a babysitting organizer, a printable activity booklet with games, crafts, songs and recipes, a resume template and more.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Fiber Artist Joel Fremion May 10th at 6:30 pm.

Growing up in his grandparents upholstery/fabric shop and being the son of an interior designer, Joel's early college education centered around architectural and interior design. As he explored the fine arts particularly painting he eventually created his own technique of "fabric college." This very tactile art work is an intricate blend of fabric and leather to create colleges that are then further enhanced with painted details. the result is remarkably detailed images that startle the eye and intrigue the mind. This program is being sponsored by The Angola Regional Artist Guild and is open to the public.Joel will speak about his art on May 10 at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Civil War Slave Quilts Presentation.

Sharon Zonker a retired teacher, author and long-time Civil War “buff” will present a program on “Civil War Slave Quilts” on May 11 at 6:30PM at the Angola Carnegie Library. Sharon and her husband, Jerry, have been interested in studying and visiting Civil War sites since their marriage. Their honeymoon was spent in Gettysburg. Since retirement, they spend part of the winter in Charleston, SC where the war started 150 years ago this year.
Over the years, Sharon has gathered stories and information focusing on the women and slaves connected with this nation-changing war. Sharon is a quilter and uses quilts to tell the stories she has gathered. While in Charleston she has attended many seminars, toured several plantations, and become acquainted with slave descendants. She shares their stories through her quilts.
Sharon has shared her quilts and stories with groups in Charleston as well as many quilt and historical societies throughout Indiana. This past year she has spoken at the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Marion Library, Tippecanoe Quilters, and at the Morton Center at Purdue University.
Sharon is excited to share new quilts and stories that she has recently completed after this winter’s visit to Charleston. These include slave Josiah Henson, Underground Railroad conductor Catherine Coffin, and an example of a Confederate “gunship” Auction Quilt.
This presentation is being sponsored by Friends of the Library.