Monday, January 19, 2009

New Year; New opportunities

2009 is upon us and we are planning an exciting year at the Wabash Carnegie Public Library. Before discussing 2009, I want to take a moment to thank the Wabash Carnegie Public Library staff and Board of Trustees for their support and work in 2008. Their dedication and hard work were reflected in increase in both items circulated and computer use from 2007. Hopefully, the Library will reach new heights in 2009.

There are a couple of items I want to highlight in this blog entry. Lottie Waggoner is leading the Spring Book Discussion starting in March. The theme for the Book Discussion is "War on the Home Front". The three books in the series are Life Class by Pat Parker (March 19th), Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (April 16th), and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (May 14th). All book discussions are on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. here at the Library. We are in the process of ordering copies to sell. We thank Lottie again for her leadership and expertise!

We are looking forward to showcasing the Library for close to 130 librarians and support staff from various communities in Indiana on May 1st. In order to use the Library for this event, we will be closed to the general public on that day which is a Friday. Due to the limited space in the library, the staff can not hold a conference and provide library services simultaneously. Due to this unique opportunity to showcase Wabash and bring tourist dollars to Wabash, we are thanking the public in advance for its understanding. If you have any questions, you may call me at 563-2972.

As in 2008, we hope you are a frequent visitor to the Library. 2009 brings new challenges and the Library looks forward to meeting those challenges and provide you excellent library service.

Thank you for letting us serve you,

Ware W Wimberly III, Director

1 comment:

Hannah Furst said...

I recently read your post about Irène Némirovsky and wanted to let you know about an exciting new exhibition about her life, work, and legacy that opened on September 24, 2008 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage —A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. Woman of Letters: Irène Némirovsky and Suite Française, which will run through the middle of March, will include powerful rare artifacts — the actual handwritten manuscript for Suite Française, the valise in which it was found, and many personal papers and family photos. The majority of these documents and artifacts have never been outside of France. For fans of her work, this exhibition is an opportunity to really “get to know” Irene. And for those who can’t visit, there will be a special website that will live on the Museum’s site

The Museum will host several public programs over the course of the exhibition’s run that will put Némirovsky’s work and life into historical and literary context. Book clubs and groups are invited to the Museum for tours and discussions in the exhibition’s adjacent Salon (by appointment). It is the Museum’s hope that the exhibit will engage visitors and promote dialogue about this extraordinary writer and the complex time in which she lived and died. To book a group tour, please contact Chris Lopez at 646.437.4304 or Please visit our website at for up-to-date information about upcoming public programs or to join our e-bulletin list.

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