Ohio Township Central Library News

Do You Believe in the Transformative Power of Literature for Prisoners?

Written By: Diane - Sep• 23•15

Dr. Laura Bates, an associate professor of English at Indiana State University, will speak Wednesday, October 7 at 6pm in the Emerald & Diamond Rooms to about her experiences teaching Shakespeare in the Indiana state prison system for over 25 years in supermax – the long term solitary confinement unit.  She is provided courtesy of a grant the OTPL was awarded from the Novel Conversations Speakers Program.

Join us for a talk about the transformative power of literature.  Do you have questions?  Bring them.  For example, do supermax inmates “deserve” programs like this?

Laura Bates

Bates teaches a wide range of courses at ISU, from Children’s Literature to World Literature, Shakespeare, and Crime and Punishment. With a PhD (University of Chicago, 1998) in Comparative Literature, her academic training involved classic world literature alongside contemporary texts and theory. Her dissertation focused on Shakespearean reception, directed by internationally respected scholar David Bevington.  Her work has been featured in national media, including MSNBC’s Lock Up.  She lives in Indiana. She is the author of “Shakespeare Saved My Life”: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard (2013).

This program is inspired by One Book One Community’s 2015 book selection, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman which takes place Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Victory Theatre.

Tax Amnesty ’15

Written By: Diane - Sep• 16•15

taxamnestyThe library, in partnership with the Indiana Dept. of Revenue is hosting a free Tax Amnesty informational seminar on Wednesday, September 16 from 6-7pm in the Emerald Room.

If you owe taxes to the Indiana Dept. of Revenue, you may be eligible to take advantage of this, a limited-time opportunity during which taxpayers can pay their overdue base taxes free of penalty, interest and collection fees.

Register for the seminar at the Adult Info. Desk or call to register at 812-853-5468,

ext. 316.




Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Written By: Diane - Sep• 02•15

Little Caesars – Newburgh, Schnucks – Newburgh, Signature School, & Gary Krick, our emcee.  We couldn’t have had such a successful Heroes & More Trivia Night Challenge @the Library 2015.  littlecaesars



Our winners this year


Our First Place Winners :  Table Niners winners – Lydia H, LucyAnne K, John K, & David K.

See our album on Facebook page (Ohio Township Public Library System) for more pictures.




Congratulations Adult Summer Reading Winners!

Written By: Diane - Aug• 24•15
Acapulco [4 $10]
Karen B
Mike S
Denise S
Nicole M
Ace Hardware [2 $10]
Ann J
Joe E
Archie & Clyde’s [2 $10]
Bob M
G. S
Barnes & Noble  [5 $20]
Robert B
Patti R
Amy O
Robert C
Julie S
Best Buy [4 $10]
Judy R
Christina I
Abby G
Stephanie W
Café Arazu [2 $10]
Cathy M
Marilyn E
Chic Fil-A [2 $10]
Nina F
Terry P
Donut Bank [3 $10]
Joe L
Mike R
Andrew B
Edgewater Grille [3 $10]
Richard R
Marilyn W
J Michael F
I-Tunes [2 $15]
Kendall W. M
Tracy M. M
Jalisco [3 $10]
Mike L
Missy H
Stacey N
Jimmy Johns [3 $10]
Crystal H
Mandy P
Priscilla C
Knob Hill [3 $10]
Melanie S
Dianna M
Pat B
Pet Food Center [3 $10]
Ruby J
Dru Anne C
Paul A. P
Priceless [2 $10]
Kristal C
Sharon C
Rivertown Butcher Shop [2 $10]
Nathan L
Jeanne W
Ruler Foods [3 $10] [Jay C  Foods]
Jean L
Jackie H
Leroy W
Schnucks [4 $10]
Barb H
Madeline K
Alice Van S
LaVonne W
Starbucks [12 $5]
LaVerne O
Marilyn C
Barbara Y
Jenny V
Karen M
Christie H
Lisa B
Missy H
Chuck M
Katie B
Kim C
Sarah A
Tin Fish [1 $20]
Linda C
Turonis [2 $10]
Jim B
Tela Z
Vecchio’s [4 $10]
Jake F
Gayle D
Gerard L
Sarah M
Walmart [4 $10]
Marcia S
John J
Christine G
Melinda N


Heroes & More Trivia Night Challenge @the Library 2015 – FREE! FREE!

Written By: Diane - Aug• 04•15

triviaFriday, August 28 – please join us for Trivia.

Enter as a team of 4 or come in and be teamed up with others.  Top teams will receive prizes.  Snacks provided thanks to our sponsors Little Caesars – Newburgh & Schnucks – Newburgh.  Sign in and snacks begin at 5:15pm.

Space is limited to the first 100 people to sign up so stop by Ohio Township Central Library’s Adult Info Desk or call 812-853-5468, ext. 316 to reserve your spot.

Questions?  Please call.