Library News

Laura Lloyd, Local Author, Book Signing!
(12/8/2016, Chris Brown)
Come and meet this amazing local author, she has published "Heartfelt Poems" about her loves, losses and dealing cancer. Books available for purchase at the event.
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New Year Calendar Set and New Programs Coming to the Library!
(12/7/2016, Chris Brown)
Season’s Greetings! The library staff has been working hard to make the library festive. The Library calendar has been updated for the upcoming year, and new exciting programs are coming. Joey Alberich has started a chess club, come to the library every Tuesday to learn and play chess. Also Addie Farmer has begun an Anime Club and they meet the last Wednesday of the month, there will be snacks and watch and share some of your favorite anime, which is a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children. Game night at the library will continue every Wednesday night starting at 5pm. Also starting in January, Chris Brown will be giving a class on how to create or customize your own action figures, a six week class every Wednesday at 5:30pm. Look for more exciting programs throughout the year! New Year New Fun at the Library!
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Food For Fine Forgiveness
(11/3/2016, Chris Brown)
In the Season of Giving
The Williamsport Public Library
Food For Fine Forgiveness
For every donation of a non-perishable food item you will receive up to $3.00 off your fines! Bring in a new toy get up to $10.00 off your fines! Through the month of November!

Help the community & get your fines forgiven!
Gets you access to over 45,000 library items such as Movies, Music, Books and More!
Donated Items will go to local charities
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Open Enrollment for HIP 2.0 ASPIN at the library to answer any questions
(10/26/2016, Chris Brown)
Come to the library Tuesday, November 1st to meet with ASPIN Representative to help you navigate Open Enrollment! They can answer any questions you have about health care, the Affordable Care Act and open enrollment. Marcia will be at the library from 4pm to 7pm.
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Sarah Clark Art Show
(5/17/2016, Chris Brown)
Sarah Clark, Warren County native will be exhibiting her art work at the library May 23rd to May 28th. Please stop by the library to see this talented young artist's work!
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The Voice of the Indy 500 will be at the Library.
(4/15/2016, Chris Brown)
Monday April 18, at 10:00am Indianapolis icon, Donald Davidson the voice of the Indy 500 will be at the Williamsport Public library to present his book Autocourse the Official History of the Indianapolis 500 to celebrate the 100 running of the race. He will personally present the book to 40 libraries in the state and sending out 52 books to the remaining counties.
Donald C. Davidson is the historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the only person to hold such a position on a full-time basis for any motorsports facility in the world. Davidson started his career as a statistician, publicist, and historian at USAC. He is perhaps best known for his radio program, The Talk of Gasoline Alley, broadcast annually throughout the "Month of May" on WFNI in Indianapolis, as well as his long tenure as a part of the IMS Radio Network.
Davidson is a member of the Auto Racing Hall of Fame and the Richard M. Fairbanks Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.
As chief historian for USAC and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Davidson has written, or contributed to numerous books about auto racing and the Indianapolis 500. His earlier contributions include the annual Carl Hungness 500 Yearbooks and magazine articles. In 1974 and 1975, he wrote a short-lived series of Indianapolis 500 yearbooks entitled "Donald Davidson's 500 Annuals." During the month of May for numerous years, Davidson penned a daily column in the Indianapolis Star about Indianapolis 500 history. In addition to his work on the radio Davidson also co-hosted local Indy 500 practice and qualifications coverage on WTTV (1984-1989) and WNDY-TV (1995-1997).
After many years of helping others with their books on the Indianapolis 500, Davidson wrote his own, put out through the publishers of Autocourse, entitled Autocourse Official History of the Indianapolis 500, co-authored by Rick Shaffer. An updated second edition was published in 2013.
Davidson has appeared on numerous television programs, including SportsCentury on ESPN, and Indy 500 The Classics on Speedvision.
Please come to the library to welcome this Hoosier Legend!

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Book Signing at the Library Welcome Michele Stucky!
(2/19/2016, Chris Brown)
Please stop by the library to meet Michele Stucky author of her new book: Explore. She will be at the library signing her book February 24 and March 9th form 6pm to 8pm. EXPLORE : A Clue Solving Adventure” is a new and exciting book with will appeal to all ages. End of winter blues, spring break, and summer vacations are upon us. Are you looking for a fun, family get-away? Look no further! “EXPLORE” highlights multiple destination cities in the state of Indiana. Every Indiana resident, and anyone visiting the state, will benefit from the book. The destinations are arranged by city and the book contains 245 clues to help maximize the experience and minimize the expense of your travels. Several types of ciphers, hints, and picture clues are used throughout the book. Unlock your inner Sherlock Holmes and embark on this Indiana adventure!
The book serves two purposes: first, it promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. These are especially important skills for upper elementary and middle school students, while adults find clue solving fun, as well. Using internet search engines to obtain information is a necessary 21st century skill. The whole family can communicate and collaborate while solving the clues and then decide whether to visit the sites, or just learn more about them, “virtually”, through the internet. Peer groups can form stronger bonds while collaborating to solve the clues and take a virtual tour through the state. Secondly, solving the clues assists you in planning the perfect itinerary to the many interesting locations included in the book. The featured locations are in family friendly categories, including: historic sites, memorials, parks, works of art/sculptures, unique/specialty stores, special attractions, and restaurants with local ties. While the destinations are simply suggestions, it provides you with a nice mix of locations to explore. Help celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial by solving it, then living it!
“EXPLORE: A Clue Solving Adventure” is $7.99 and can be purchased by going to: www.facebook.com/acluesolvingadventure, acluesolvingadventure.weebly.com, or by sending an e-mail to: acluesolvingadventure@outlook.com.
In addition, it can be purchased at the Williamsport Library as well as the Library in West Lebanon, Covington, Veedersburg , along with the Carnegie Museum in Crawfordsville

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Attention the Library will be closed for Christmas and New Years!
(12/22/2015, Chris Brown)
The Library will be closed December 24th and 25th for Christmas and December 31 and January 1st for New Year's. We will resume regular hours January 2nd. Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season!
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Library Closed
(10/27/2015, Chris Brown)
Attention the Library will be closed Monday November 2nd and Tuesday November 3rd
For the Library’s New Checkout System, Destiny to be installed.
Sorry for any inconvenience!

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Local Author: Jerry Slauter will be at the library for a Book Signing
(3/6/2015, Chris Brown)
Jerry will be at the library to sign his new book "Fine Line". Wednesday April 8th, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm. Book description: "Was our nation losing its innocence at the end of the Gilded Age? Fortunes were being made in steel, oil, railroads and banking. Immigrants were streaming in to discover the American Dream. The Foundling Society was taking care of New York City’s children, finding them jobs and providing training or sending ." Please come and welcome Jerry back to our library. Books will be available for purchase. For more information contact the library.
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