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Harlan Hubbard- Plain Living. High Thinking.

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library in conjunction with the Arts Council of Southern Indiana is proud to host an exhibit and two lectures on the life of Anna and Harlan Hubbard.

Harlan Hubbard (January 4, 1900 – January 16, 1988) was an American artist and author who lived a simple life that Henry David Thoreau only experimented with. As a young man, Hubbard saw the industrial development in America as a threat to the natural world and he thoroughly rejected consumer culture. In 1929 he started keeping a journal into which he poured his thoughts on society. In 1943, he married Anna Eikenhout (she died May 3, 1986).

In 1951, Harlan and Anna built a primitive, yet elegant home at Payne Hollow on the shore of the Ohio River in Trimble County, Kentucky. It was there that the Hubbards lived lives that have been described as simultaneously frugal and abundant. 

Harlan Hubbard. (2014, October 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:33, October 10, 2014, fromhttp://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Harlan_Hubbard&oldid=628971779

Events at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library

Paul Hassfurder Exhibit – October 15th-November 17th
October 15, Opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Second Floor Gallery

Lectures (North Meeting Room)

October 21st, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Paul Hassfurder- “Anna and Harlan Hubbard, Keeping it Simple”

October 22nd, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Morgan Atkinson- “Wonder: The Lives of Anna & Harlan Hubbard“  

 

Share A Story On Make A Difference Day

 

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 On Make A Difference Day at the Library in Jeffersonville! 

On Saturday, October 25th, millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission – to improve the lives of others. For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine, in collaboration with Points of Light, has brought you Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service.

This year the Courier-Journal, WHAS-TV, and The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), are working together to sponsor volunteer reading events on Make a Difference Day 2014.

Reading is the foundation for success and we want to help area kids develop a love for books through our Share a Story events.  Events are being held at four branches of the Louisville Free Public Library and the Jeffersonville location of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library.

Saturday, October 25
10 a.m. to 12 noon

Activities for those age 18 and under:

  • Celebrity Storybook Readers– Dr. Andrew Melin, Greater Clark County Schools and Brooke Katz, WHAS 11 newscaster.
  • Corduroy Bear Costume Character
  • Kids Crafts and Activities
  • See the winning entries of the Share A Story Writing Contest
  • Refreshments & Giveaways*
  • Free Book*

*while supplies last

Get Your Favorite Magazines Online

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Thanks to a generous donation from the Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100, the Jeffersonville Township Public Library is pleased to offer Zinio for Libraries. Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular magazines.

Patrons of the Library will have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library.  Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Seventeen, and Newsweek are just a few of the popular titles available. There are no overdue fines or fees and no limit on the number of issues that can be downloaded. The magazine issue stays on the device as long as desired.

Patrons can access Zinio at www.jefflibrary.org. Staff members at either library location can provide more information or assist patrons in accessing this service.

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Download Free Music Now!

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The Jeffersonville Township Public Library has recently subscribed to Freegal® Music, a service that offers patrons the ability to legally download songs (MP3s) and stream music through the Library’s website (www.jefflibrary.org) or via the Freegal® app.

The newest version, Freegal 4.0, will allow cardholders of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library to access over 7 million songs from over 220 musical genres. The complete Sony Music Entertainment catalogue is included, as well as music from over 28,000 recording labels.

Under the terms of the launch, registered cardholders of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library can download up to three MP3 music tracks weekly. Library users are additionally being provided with the ability to freely stream music (entire albums, playlists, etc.) for up to three (3) hours a day as part of Freegal® Music Service’s online music offering.

The Jeffersonville Township Public Library has underwritten the purchase of this service to not only strengthen the Library’s music collection, but to also provide users with digital music content — as most music today is delivered via MP3.

Freegal® also has free mobile apps available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play® so that registered cardholders may also use a smartphone, tablet or MP3 device to download and/or stream music to.

For more information, call (812) 285-5630 or visit the Library’s website at www.jefflibrary.org.

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A Story Before Bed

We are pleased to announce a new library service,  A Story Before Bed recorded books!

Miss Lori, Miss Laura and several others have read these new and classic stories for Jeffersonville Township Public Library families to enjoy.  Whether you watch before bed or not, we hope you have fun with these great books!

Please click on the following picture to start.

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Additional Titles Now Available for Download!!!

Jeffersonville Township Public Library is pleased to announce a new reciprocal borrowing agreement with New Albany-Floyd County Public Library and Charlestown-Clark County Public Library .

More Titles

You can now use your Jeffersonville Township Public Library resident card to checkout downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks from the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library and Charlestown-Clark County Public Library. Non-eBooks, movies, and other material can only be checked out if the patron applies for a card with that library.

This agreement will greatly increase the number of downloadable titles. This is in addition to the reciprocal agreement we have for borrowing other materials.

The three library web pages will be linked, but patrons must search each library’s catalog separately. The participating library catalogs can be accessed using the new links on our eBook/ Audiobook home page.

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All you need is:

  • JTPL resident library card and PIN number
  • a computer, eReader or digital audio device
  • access to JTPL website

NextReads And Reading Groups

Looking for your next good read?

NextReads Newsletters

JTPL offers an email newsletter service called NextReads. NextReads Newsletters deliver reading suggestions to your inbox. No library card is necessary—just an email address.

You can subscribe to any of the 25 different subject and genre newsletters, with topics ranging from Biography and Memoir to Fantasy to Home, Garden & DIY to New York Times Fiction and Non-Fiction Bestsellers. A wealth of reading suggestions will be delivered to your inbox every month or every other month, depending on the publication schedule of the newsletter you choose.

Each NextReads Newsletter offers up to 12 titles, which are linked directly to the JTPL library catalog. You can place a hold or request a title immediately! If you don’t have an email address, you can take advantage of the lists by viewing them online.

Signing up – and changing your subscription – is easy! Just fill out the online application. Click here to sign up!

Sign up today and let NextReads Newsletters help you find your next great read!

 

JTPL Book Discussion Groups:  Did you know JTPL has 6 book discussion groups?

 

Get Your Favorite Magazines Online

Thanks to a generous donation from the Jeffersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 100, the Jeffersonville Township Public Library is pleased to offer Zinio for Libraries.  Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular magazines.

Patrons of the Library will have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Seventeen, and Newsweek are just a few of the popular titles available. There are no overdue fines or fees and no limit on the number of issues that can be downloaded. The magazine issue stays on the device as long as desired.

Patrons can access Zinio at www.jefflibrary.org. Staff members at either library location can provide more information or assist patrons in accessing this service.